On July 4th, the Willow Grove Swim Club held its first annual Swim-a-thon to benefit the LiveSTRONG program at the Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA. More than 30 swimmers including swim team coaches, families and team members started their Independence Day by swimming almost 900 combined laps earning over six hundred dollars for the program.
The LiveSTRONG program at the YMCA engages cancer survivors through an approach that focuses on the whole person. Participants work with trained Y staff to rebuild muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance and improve functional ability. The program also focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community environment. For more information regarding the LiveSTRONG program at the Y, please contact Sheri Cognetti at 908-889-8880 x114.
Willow Grove Swim Club is a private swim club located in Scotch Plain who supports the local community through various programs including the Swim-a-thon and through its participation in the Swim for Food program which collects non-perishable food items for the local food bank. For more information on the Willow Grove Swim Club, please contact email@example.com or visit the Club’s website www.willowgroveswimclub.com.
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For information on membership or programs, or to request a schedule of classes, please call the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA at (908) 889-8880 or visit the Y’s website at www.fanwoodscotchplainsymca.org. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.