The Number One Water Safety Rule

Any time children are going to be near water, there are rules involved—wear sunscreen, walk/don’t run, no pushing, etc. But here at the Y, there’s one rule that outweighs all the others: Never get in the water without an adult’s permission. Teaching children this rule from a young age helps keep them safe by always […]

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A Drowning Myth

We’ve all seen the movies and television shows that feature a scene with drowning—there is typically a lot of yelling, lots of splashing over a long period of time while onlookers attempt understand what is happening and then perform a rescue. Unfortunately, Hollywood has taught us to look for the wrong things when it comes […]

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This May, the Y Encourages Older Adults to “Engage at Every Age”

There’s no age limit on eating healthy, getting active and being social May is Older Americans Month and the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is emphasizing the importance of being active and involved, no matter where or when you are in life. Residents are encouraged to develop behaviors that are crucial to healthy aging, including healthy […]

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