2020 Y Champions

Saving Lives through Water Safety and Swim Lessons
Saving Lives through Water Safety and Swim Lessons


We're a group of Lifeguards and Swim Instructors working to carry out the YMCA's mission of promoting healthy spirit, body, and mind. We work at the heart of Southwest Atlanta at the Young Family YMCA. We are passionate about water safety and ensuring that every child knows how to be safe in and around the water to prevent drowning. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional death among youth. The YMCA is a leading non-profit and we want to ensure no one gets turned away from our programs for the inability to pay. Membership fees keep the lights on and the doors open but donations to our Why It Matters annual giving campaign makes it possible for us to ensure no one is turned away. 100 % of every dollar donated goes directly to the individuals in our community who need us most.

We are more than a gym and great place to swim, the Y develops and provides vital programs and services for ALL people in metro Atlanta. Because at the Y, we believe ALL people, especially children, deserve an equal chance to reach their full potential. 

With your support 350 children will stay on track in school and develop healthy habits through Y afterschool programs, 400 kids will learn life-saving water safety skills in swim lessons, and 500 Kids will stay safe, engaged, and active during the summer in Y Day Camp. 

Help us make a difference in a child's life by donating today! We also have options, if you don't want to pay today but would like to make a pledge reach out to us at; yolandam@ymcaatlanta.org. 

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