YMCA and City of Rome Partner to Increase Youth Activities This Summer – Oneida Dispatch

Rome, NY – The City of Rome and the YMCA of Rome have partnered to open pools across the city with certified lifeguards, swimming lessons, an expansion of the Y day camp and a basketball league. summer for young people.

“The City of Rome is very happy to partner with the YMCA to provide our children with summer activities in our parks and lifeguards in the city’s swimming pools. Our collaboration allows both entities to offer swimming lessons, summer basketball in the Y’s indoor gymnasiums, a YMCA day camp at the Gryziec field and public swimming in three municipal swimming pools,” said the mayor. Jacqueline M. Izzo.

“This shared services model worked very well last year and this year we are able to expand the partnership in a very cost-effective way and leverage Y resources to train and supply lifeguards to pools across the town.

Community free swimming

All three city pools, Tosti, Municipal and Guyer will be open with lifeguards provided by the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley aquatics department. Additionally, Saturday swimming will be available at Tosti Pool with YMCA lifeguards on duty. YMCA lifeguards are all certified by the American Red Cross.

● Tosti swimming pool, 6th street:
Monday to Friday, June 27 to August 26, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays, July 9 – August 13, noon – 5 p.m.
● Municipal swimming pool, 500 W. Embargo Street:
Monday to Friday, June 27 to August 26, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
● Guyer paddling pool, rue Lauren:
Monday to Friday, June 27 to August 26, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Any high school or college student interested in joining the Y for Rome or Oneida certified lifeguard team can apply online at ymcatrivalley.org or contact Noah Farmer, Regional Aquatics Director, nfarmer@ymcatrivalley.org.

Sign up for swimming lessons

YMCA swim instructors will be teaching level 1, 2 and 3 swimming lessons at Tosti Pool on
Mondays and Wednesdays, from July 11 to August 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All instructors have completed the YMCA Level 1-3 program.

Pre-register at the City’s Open Registration Day, Saturday, June 18, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at City Green (outside City Hall), 198 N. Washington Street or call the City of Rome Activities Parks, Recreation and Community Department at 315.339.7656 for more information. The fee for Rome residents is $30 and $40 for non-Rome residents.

Day camp in Rome

Thanks to the partnership between the YMCA and the City of Rome, the Y-Care Summer Day Camp will be held outdoors at Gryziec Field, S. James Street. (In case of inclement weather, activities will move inside the YMCA, 301 W. Bloomfield Street.)

The NYS licensed day camp runs from June 27 to September 1. 2 for children from kindergarten to age 12. More information and registration details can be found at www.ymcatrivalley.org or by calling the YMCA of Rome at 315.336.3500. Y-Care Day Camp is also available in Oneida and New Hartford. Visit www.ymcatrivalley.org for more information.

Basketball summer clinic

City Parks Department. Recreation and Community Activities will hold basketball clinics for boys and girls in the gymnasium of the YMCA in Rome. Clinics run from July 5 to August 5 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The clinic for 5-8 year olds will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; and 9-12 year olds will play from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register at the City’s Open Registration Day, Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at City Green (outside City Hall), 198 N. Washington St. or call 315.339.7656.

“As we all move forward, we believe partnering with organizations, community groups, and the city and school district is the best way to stay relevant and continue to deliver programs that benefit our community,” Bruce said. Hairson, director of the Rome YMCA branch. “If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we all need each other to keep our communities thriving.”

The Greater Tri-Valley YMCA serves the Greater Rome, Oneida and New Hartford areas with programs and services for the whole family. It is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization with two main branches in Rome and Oneida and a school-aged child care center in the New Hartford area. The mission of the Y is to practice Christian principles through programs that promote health of mind, spirit, and body for all.

The mission of the City of Rome Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Activities is to provide diverse recreation programs and facilities to all of our citizens in a safe and enjoyable environment.

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