“I like First Strokes because it is easy to learn to swim. My favorite part of the lessons is blowing bubbles under water. The program is a lot of fun so others should definitely join.”
"First Strokes has been really fun. I really like gliding underwater, and before taking this class I really wanted to learn to swim but I did not want to take a class with five year olds. Now that I’m learning to swim with other high schoolers, who are all super nice, I finally will be able to go to the beach this summer and swim with my friends!”
“Learning to swim for free with my friends has been really fun and I love that it is after school. We learn really quickly! Today I swam six whole laps!”
"First Strokes is an amazing opportunity to learn a new skill while being active. An added bonus is the encouraging and supportive environment made up by my fellow classmates. It made me love swimming."
“I was afraid of blowing bubbles in the water when the lessons first began because I was scared of going under water. However, I now love to do bobs in the beginning of practice, and every week I can’t wait for Tuesday to come. When I’m in the library before the lessons I keep looking at the clock hoping it will be time to get in the pool!”
“First Strokes has been super fun with great energetic instructors — plus, I love swimming with my high school peers. My swimming has definitely improved from First Strokes, and I am not as afraid of the water as I was on the first day.”
"First strokes has allowed me to learn how to swim before I go to summer camp this year. Finally, I will be able to swim in the lake!"
"After participating in First Strokes I am not afraid to be in the water anymore because I now possess the safety skills to prevent myself from drowning. It has been amazing to learn how to swim from my high school peers, which has helped boost my confidence in the water."
“First Strokes has helped me become more comfortable in the water. I feel really supported in my journey to be able to swim.”