When you come through the doors of the Ross Farnsworth East Valley YMCA or the Mesa Family YMCA, we want you to feel like part of the family.

August is all about “back to school” and getting back into routines.

But did you know the most drownings happen in August? People tend to have a false sense of security around water at this time of year because kids have been swimming all summer. Plus, parents often are distracted by all the new routines. Remember to have a designated “water watcher” any time of year when kids are around water.

Following are a few other requests and reminders for this month:

  • You can help us support local schools by bringing in school supplies. We will then donate them to help our neighborhood schools. You’ll receive a free guest pass when you bring in a donation.
  • Please take a moment to complete our online member survey by Aug. 16.
  • We will be hosting a PoolSide @ the Y event for members at the Ross Farnsworth East Valley YMCA from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Food will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you at the Y. If there is ever anything I can do to make your experience at the Ross Farnsworth East Valley YMCA or the Mesa Family YMCA more enjoyable, please don’t hesitate to let me know.