SWIM, Inc. to open Sept. 8 at YMCA

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HARDYSTON — SWIM, Inc. will reopen for the season on Monday Sept. 8 with a social hour from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Sussex County YMCA, 15 Wits End Road in Hardyston.

SWIM, Inc., “Specialized Water Interest Movement” is a volunteer organization that provides recreational water therapy for adults with muscular impairment. There is a need for volunteers to help some of the SWIM participants who require assistance. Current swimmers have arthritis, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, fibromyalgia, reduced muscle mass from battling cancer, and there are individuals recovering from strokes, heart attacks, hip or knee surgery, or injuries.

Everyone is required to sign a release and a physician’s approval is required. All participants must wear a swim belt that is provided. Transportation to and from the pool is the participant’s responsibility.

Swimmers may apply and register now.

SWIM is a non-profit organization that provides FREE opportunities for adults with muscular impairments to exercise weekly in a pool in a positive, caring and safe environment, Water exercise may include floating, mild movement, walking in the water, doing aerobic movements or swimming pool lengths. Participants go at their own pace and choose what is best for them.

Visit the website www.swim-inc.org to download an application or call (908) 766-6085, or contact the participating YMCA or community center nearest to you.

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