NORTHBROOK – Just as the City of Chicago tints the Chicago River green for St. Patrick’s Day, the North Suburban YMCA delivers some verdant fun of its own with the annual Dive for Gold swim party on March 17. This annual celebration invites kids to collect “leprechaun gold” tokens from the depths of the indoor pool, which will be tinted a festive green for the holiday. The tokens can then be exchanged for goody bags of prizes.
“This is our eighth annual Dive for Gold party, and our families really enjoy it,” notes Kathy Fielding, NSYMCA Vice President of Member Engagement. “It’s a great chance for kids to meet up with friends for a special afternoon, not to mention practicing their swim skills. It reminds us that summer will be here before we know it, and we want all our kids to be safe and confident around the water.”
The swim party runs from 2:30 to 4:30pm at the Y, 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook. Admission is free for NSYMCA members. Non-member admission is $10 per person with a maximum fee of $20 per family. Parents are asked to swim with children younger than six, and to stay in the pool area to supervise older children.
The North Suburban YMCA is a leading provider of swim lessons, with programs ranging from parent/tot classes through adults. The facility also offers lap swimming, water-based fitness classes, youth swim teams, and private rental pool parties. Swim instruction at the Y promotes safety, confidence, and a love of activity that supports a lifetime of healthy habits. To better serve the Y’s diverse community, the Y’s aquatics staff offers swim instruction in several different languages.
Spring Session swim classes begin April 2. For more information about aquatics programs at the North Suburban Y, or about the “Dive for Gold” event on March 18, call 847 272 7250 or visit NSYMCA.org.