ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Over 100 kids will get the opportunity to learn how swim this week at the Albany Boys & Girls Club.
“I am so excited to see as many kids here this morning as we are, along with their parents. This tells me this is a community event,” said Dougherty County Commissioner Anthony Jones.
ZAC Foundation and the Boys &Girls Clubs of Albany hosted the camp.
“They will learn the safety techniques, they will learn all about swimming and this will be a lifesaving tool for these folks in this community,” said Jones.
The ZAC Foundation goes around the country, teaching kids the fundamentals of swimming and water safety.
Jordan Demps, a member of the Albany Boys & Girls Club said he learned how to swim at the club and hopes the kids will gain lots of valuable lessons on water safety.
“I hope they gain more ways to swim, be more calm in the water and just stay relaxed,” said Demps.
There were many local law officials and first responders like Corporal Dillard Glover with the Albany Police Department talking to kids about the importance of always swimming with an adult.
“Never swim alone, always swim with a buddy. Please, especially the age that most of you are at, make sure you have an adult with you,” said Glover.
The Albany Boys & Girls Club hosts free swimming lessons every day for its members.