Swimming is a special component of the Horizons experience. More than just a life skill that improves children’s safety, we have found that learning to swim builds confidence in the students which then carries over into other aspects of their lives, including the classroom. Many students join our program afraid of the water and with little to no exposure or access to swim facilities. Once they overcome the challenge of learning to swim, their self-confidence soars and spills over into the classroom. Students quickly discover “if I can learn to swim, I can learn to master this math problem!”
Horizons Hampton Roads is very fortunate to have great swim partnerships with the YMCA of Portsmouth, Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA and Indian River YMCA. Our generous swim partners provide wonderful, safe facilities and compassionate, qualified swim instructors for our students.