21st Century Partners With The YMCA!

Samuelson’s 21st Century Program is partnering with the Grubb YMCA to offer water safety classes to our 3rd – 5th grade students starting on Wednesday, January 25th. Classes will take place on Wednesday’s (2:15-4:30) and Friday’s (3:15-4:45), and are open to students who are not currently enrolled in any other 21st Century programs. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like your child to participate in the program please fill out the enrollment form (Water Safety Participant-Enrollment-Form) and return it to the office as soon as possible. If you are unable to print the enrollment form for any reason, they are also available in the Samuelson office. Transportation home from this activity is not provided. Please pick up your students on time. More information is listed below:

YMCA Water Safety

The John R. Grubb YMCA is committed to helping the kids in the Des Moines district learn how to swim and be safe in/around water. With individual swim instruction, free time in a shallow-only pool, nutrition education and fun physical activity, our hope is that the students who attend our S.A.W. program will exit the program knowing more about swimming and making healthy choices regarding food and personal habits.  (Used to be called CATCH) Snacks will be provided. This program costs nothing for the students.


3rd-5th Graders          20-40 students – selected by the school to attend the 8-10 session program


Twice per week for 4-5 weeks (Wed. from 2:15-4:30 and Fri. from 3:15-4:45) for 8-10 total sessions. During 21st Century time, after school for 2 hours. We pick the kids up with our bus and bring them back in time to catch the late bus.


Each day the kids attend, we will break them into 2 groups. They’ll spend half the time in the pool and half the time in the gym for games and nutrition education.


John R. Grubb YMCA – 1611 11th St. Des Moines, Iowa 50314

Additional Info:

The students will need to bring a swimming suit and a towel, as well as gym shoes.

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