Jimmy

Lakewood Family YMCA

Before this March, 10-year-old Jimmy was terrified of the water. When he came to the pool at the Y with spring day camp, he insisted on wearing a life jacket and wouldn't get in.

"Prior to spring break, his idea of a swim was get to the edge of the water, splash, and run away," said Dave, Jimmy's father.

Over the course of day camp, he gradually became more and more comfortable in the water and more trusting of the instructors. Now, he is enrolled in swim lessons at the Y and loves to get in the water and blow bubbles.

Dave has also seen tremendous progress in Jimmy's behavior and social skills thanks to his time at the Y.