Vest It Up
Kohl's Cares (r) Vest It Up Program in partnership with TMC for Children is pleased to offer a new swim safety program at YMCA of Southern Arizona. Children participating in the Kohl's Cares (r) Vest it up Program will be fitted for a personal flotation device (pfd) by TMC Desert Kids Safety program to register and receive your voucher call 520.324.5604. Parents will be provided with a voucher to redeem for free child swim lessons at the YMCA. Children will participate in eight (8), thirty (30) minute swim lessons. After the child completes the YMCA swim lesson, the child will be presented with a specially fitted personal flotation device. 

Beginning October 2013 all Vest It Up! vouchers will be accepted in any YMCA swim class.
For children 4 and 5 years old click here.
For children 6 through 12 years old click here.
For children 13 through 17 years old click here.

  • Children ages 4 - 17.
  • Swim lessons are provided on a first come-first basis to the first 550 children.

For nearly 100 years, the Y has been teaching children in Southern Arizona to swim. This
summer, we taught nearly 5,500 children to swim in local Y pools. The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation's health and well being, and provides opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. 

The goal of Y swim lessons is to develop the whole person--spiritually, mentally and physically. Our teaching methods focus primarily on student-centered learning, increasing awareness of safety in all aspects and assisting participants in perfecting skills to the best of their ability. The goal is to create a life-long interest in aquatic activities and promote a healthy lifestyle. All instructors are lifeguard certified.
We are pleased to be partnering with strong partners in the Southern Arizona area who share our commitment to eliminating drownings in our communities through water safety education and awareness, and by teaching swimming skills.