Tacoma Center YMCA

For as long as Crystal can remember, she has been terrified of the water. She was determined to conquer her fear, mostly because it was keeping her from taking the next step in her faith, getting baptized.

After some research she learned about Floating Beyond Fear, a program offered at the Y designed to address fear of the water for adults.

During her time in Floating Beyond Fear, Crystal learned about the body’s natural interaction with water, discovered tools for remaining calm, and practiced floating skills. When it was time for her baptism, she felt ready.

“I felt comfortable in the river during my baptism,” said Crystal. “I would have been terrified if I hadn’t continued to the end of class and moving forward, I have a greater respect for water thanks to the Y.”