YMCA needs patient support
Recent news that the Ennis YMCA would hold swimming lessons at the Sokol Hall was well received around town this week, myself included. I don’t have kids myself, but as someone who’s had to write about drownings several times before, more kids knowing how to swim is always a good thing.
There’s more to it than that, however; swim lessons available at low-cost to the public represents yet another opportunity for Ennis’s less economically-mobile kids to take part in something usually reserved for children of wealthier backgrounds. Sure, anyone can afford to go out in the lake and wade around, but directed swim lessons in the safer environment of the Sokol pool is likely better for our kids just learning their way around the water.