FFY wants local residents to get in the swim

It’s the time of year when those who have made a resolution to get back into shape are wavering in their commitment.

But the Foundation for Youth is encouraging people not to give up yet, and to consider getting back into the swim of things this month with a variety of pool programs targeted to all ages.

FFY, 405 Hope Ave., offers more than 80 hours of different aquatics programming seven days a week in the Dotty and Paul Dinkins Aquatics Center, said Laura Moses, health and fitness director.

The pool is named after the Columbus couple for their community service, including Dotty’s work teaching aqua aerobics classes for 34 years. Dotty Dinkins died Aug. 30, 2017, but her classes at FFY have continued.

“She always promoted health and activity and taking care of one’s self,” Moses said of Dotty Dinkins.

Moses said FFY has continued the classes with a CD that Dotty Dinkins created a few years ago before her death.

Among the pool programs available are lap swimming, instructor-led workouts, swimming for seniors, in addition to youth and adult swim instruction classes. Moses said there is always room for more people to participate in different programming currently offered.

“The goal is to be able to provide quality programs and services to the community that benefit their physical growth and well-being,” Moses said. “It’s programming from 2-years to 90-plus years (old).”

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.