Program Schedule: The program will run on the below Monday’s and Wednesday’s (July 7 – August 18*) from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Eastern Michigan University. *No meeting on August 12 & 14.


Young Women Making Waves is a free swimming program for girls and non-binary youth ages 11-18, no swim experience required.

Improve strength and develop swim techniques! This exciting new program provides mentorship, swim instruction and competitive swimming opportunities to participants between the ages of 11 and 18. Each session will include swimming instruction as well as participation in weekly workshops intended to engage youth in discussions on body image, identity, healthy relationships, leadership development and more! Young Women Making Waves is a progressive swim program providing foundational swim lessons to help build confidence and a love of water. As participants become proficient, they can compete in local swim meets with their Y friends. Interested swimmers will also be invited to participate in the Y’s Lifeguard Academy.