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New Swim Team Head Coach

Coach McCullough advocates for high-quality swim instruction and training that emphasizes stroke development, cognitive skills, and psychological training for all ages. She has authored a book entitled “A Season in USRPT: a 14 Week Primer for Coaches.” She serves as a mentor for coaches implementing Ultra Short Race Pace Training. Her past coaching experiences include Saint Maria Goretti, James Buchanan High School, Chambersburg Memorial YMCA, Waynesboro YMCA, Rockets Swimming, (a USA Swim Team, focusing on Senior Circuit high school swimming in South Central PA).

Water Safety Tips

As temperatures rise, kids want to cool off, whether that is in home pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, or oceans. And that means the risk of drowning is as prevalent as ever. With National Water Safety Month in May, now is the time for parents and caregivers to reinforce the importance of equipping their kids with essential water safety skills.

 

Listening and Responding to Children

Throughout April we’ve addressed the importance of understanding the Y’s abuse prevention policies, recognizing red flags and boundary violations and how to talk with your children about abuse. Now, it’s important that all parents and caregivers know how to respond to boundary violations and warning signs if children tell you about abuse. At the Y, we are mandated reporters, so we have procedures in place for responding and reporting suspected abuse. As a parent, you can follow these 5 steps:

1.  Keep your eyes & ears open

Recognizing Boundary Violations and Warning Signs

At the Y, creating safe spaces for youth to learn, grow and thrive is our top priority – especially following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kids need a safe space now more than ever, and we take pride in the measures we’ve taken to help keep your kids safe. Here are some important tips for parents to know as we work together to keep kids safe from abuse.


Offenders seek three things in order to abuse: access, privacy and control.

What does this mean for a parent?

Our Employee Code of Conduct

The development of children is the core of which the Y’s values were built. This is why the safety of all children in our care is our number one priority. Staff and volunteers at the Chambersburg YMCA follow our Code of Conduct to ensure the safety of all children who come through our doors, whether they’re regular program participants or only visit once a year.

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