YMCA In The News: Water Safety Programs Receive Olympic-Level Boost
Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones was in Des Moines on Monday, August 27, as part of USA Swimming's "Make a Splash" tour.
Jones spoke before an Urbandale Middle School assembly about his own experience of near-drowning at 5 years old. He also gave a swimming safety clinic at the Urbandale Pool. See the Des Moines Register's coverage of the event here.
As part of the day's activities, Jones and USA Swimming donated $5000 to the City of Urbandale and the YMCA of Greater Des Moines. Jones is pictured with, from the left, Ryan Westerkamp, John R. Grubb Community YMCA; Wade Riedinger, COO of the YMCA of Greater Des Moines; and Sara Roberts, Waukee Family YMCA.