Pups can splash, swim and play at the YMCA
The YMCA Puppy Plunge is back on for the fall and winter. Events will take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month from 9 am – 11 am now through March 2019.
Your pups can splash, swim and play in the safe, enclosed outdoor pool area of the Beaufort County YMCA. The cost is $10 per pup with all proceeds benefitting the Y’s Learn to Swim program.
Dogs must be well behaved, current on all required vaccines and leashed until inside the pool area. Owners must be present at all times and humans are not permitted to swim in the Puppy Plunge. For more details call the Y at 843-522-9622 or check the YMCA Facebook page the morning of each Puppy Plunge to check any status update.
“As soon as we close the outdoor pool for the summer, we open it up for the dogs!” says Mike Bostwick, CEO of Wardle Family YMCA. “It’s truly a win-win situation. Our ‘Learn to Swim’ program receives support and area dogs have a fun, safe place to play!”
Canines of all breeds and sizes are welcome to attend the Y’s outdoor pool at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal.
Puppy Plunge welcomed 100 pups and raised over $500 in 2015.
“Since the outdoor pool will be closed to humans, it’s time to let the dogs out,” said Lisa Redwine, YMCA aquatics director. “We’re looking forward to having as many pups as possible splashing, swimming, and playing in our safe outdoor pool area. Of course, we’re also hoping to raise as much money as possible to supplement swim lessons, so everyone bring your pups to the Y!”
The YMCA of Beaufort County is part of a 256-year-old worldwide organization that enables the citizens of Beaufort County to develop values and behaviors that are consistent with our mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort County was charted in 1990 and opened its doors in June 1996. The YMCA is a locally autonomous organization made up of voluntary membership that is open to individuals of all ages, race, religion, incomes, and abilities. Programs and services incorporate the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and the YMCA encourages and challenges its staff, members, volunteers and program participants to accept and demonstrate these values. The YMCA of Beaufort County currently serves approximately 8,000 individuals through the programs and services provided.