SACRAMENTO, December 4, 2017 – Join Santa Claus as he returns to the indoor heated swimming pool at the Sacramento Central YMCA to enjoy a swim with local children on December 15. The third annual “Swim With Santa” will welcome kids to bring their wish list and join Santa for poolside pictures and a swim. Photos with Santa are from 5:00 to 6:30pm and the swim with Santa is from 6:30 to 7:45pm.
“Swim With Santa” is free and open to all. There is a suggested donation of $2 per person to benefit YMCA youth programs or a non-perishable food item benefiting the Sacramento Food Bank. All kids under age 7 must have a parent in the water with them at all times.
“The hustle and bustle of shopping malls during December can be exhausting for families,” said Jay Lowden, President & CEO, YMCA of Superior California. “We are grateful to Santa for taking the time to visit all of the children at our Sacramento YMCA pool because it creates a truly unique family fun experience to be cherished and remembered.”
In addition to a swimming with Santa, families can join Mrs. Claus while she reads her favorite holiday stories. Children will also have the opportunity to make Christmas ornaments in Santa's workshop with his elves or play some reindeer games for all ages. At the end of the night, families can exit through the pool patio to make Snowman Soup (hot chocolate) for $1.
During the holiday season the Sacramento Central YMCA will be offering a variety of Giving Season promotions. Bring your gifts by the Sacramento Central YMCA to get them wrapped by our volunteers who will be onsite collecting $5 donations ($1 for each additional gift) on December 16 from 10:00am to Noon, and December 18 and 20 from 9:00am to Noon.
Visitors can also join the YMCA Giving Tree tradition. Stars on the tree have specific item donation requests from the Loaves and Fishes, and Mustard Seed School. Grab a star off the tree and bring in the donated item suggested on the back and place it under the Giving Tree. Tree ornaments are also available at the Front Desk ($5 suggested donation for ornaments). Holiday shoppers can also consider giving the gift of good health with a YMCA gift certificate.