There's nothing more important than learning how to swim. Knowing how to swim could literally save your life! It was so important, that it was a graduate requirement at Middlebury College in Vermont, when I graduated in 1982. You had to be able to demonstrate that you knew how to swim!

Registration is going on now for the next session of swim lessons at the Down East Family YMCA in Ellsworth. Lessons will begin the week of February 27th and run for seven consecutive weeks. Swim lessons are offered 6 days a week, with morning or evening classes, for children aged 6 months and above. Drop by the Y or view a schedule online at