The YMCA of the Treasure Coast broke ground on their pool renovation project this month at the Y’s Indiantown branch located at 16451 SW Farm Road. The pool has been shut down for the past 3 years due to the need for extensive repairs and resurfacing.

The YMCA Indiantown Branch, including its pool, was officially opened as the Louis Dreyfus Citrus, Inc. Branch on November 9, 2002. For 20 years, the YMCA Indiantown Pool has been the only public pool in Indiantown where children and adults can learn to swim, therefore it is a vital part of the Indiantown community.

Accidental drowning is the leading cause of death for infants and small children in Florida, with children from communities of color, such as Indiantown, at the greatest risk. Research by the USA Swimming Foundation indicates that up to 70 percent of black and 62 percent of Hispanic children cannot swim. And multiple researchers have reported that African Americans and Hispanic/Latino children are 6 six more likely to come from a family in which neither parent can swim.

“We are so glad to be partnering with the Florida State Alliance of YMCAs to be able to provide free swim lessons to the communities we serve on the Treasure Coast. The YMCA is committed to helping keep kids safe in and around water not only in Indiantown but across the State of Florida.” said Charlene Lyons, CEO and President of the YMCA of the Treasure Coast.

The YMCA of the Treasure Coast has many donors to thank for helping to bring their pool in Indiantown back to life, including: The Catsman Foundation, Publix Charities, Treasure Coast Urgent Care, Maria S. Zequira, P.A., Seacoast Investment Services, Turning Point Counseling Services, Lum Wealth Management Group of Raymond James, Aesthetic Dentistry of Stuart, Garcia Group, Food Shop Inc., the Indiantown Chamber of Commerce and other private donors. 

Pictured from left to right: Phalysha Mungin, YMCA Indiantown Childcare Services Director; Taylor Dick, Executive Assistant to CEO; Judge Darren Steele, YMCA Board Chair; Charlene Lyons, CEO of the YMCA of the Treasure Coast; Marisol Zequeria, Esq., YMCA Governance Chair. 

Swimsuit Collection Drive

To help get ready for the reopening of our pool in Indiantown, the YMCA is hosting a swimsuit collection drive for all genders and sizes (infant, child, teenager and adult). All NEW swimsuits can be dropped off at our Stuart or Indiantown branches, during regular business hours.