Water defines the Northern Neck. It delineates its boundaries, supplies its geography and provides its many pleasures. But those pleasures are denied to many children growing up on the Northern Neck because they don’t know how to swim and, often, are simply afraid of the water.
Now three organizations known for their commitment to serving the Northern Neck have forged an innovative partnership to offer free swim lessons to children aged 6-11. The new Community Swim Program is a joint effort of the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck, the Northern Neck Family YMCA and the Northumberland Family YMCA.
Launched in June, the swim program offers four two-week sessions, with….
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