"We are hoping this relationship will be beneficial for all and look forward to a lasting friendship," said Pravel.
McFarland said a few other area swim clubs have contacted him looking to make similar agreements, including the Charvale Swim Club, located in Charlton. He said although no details have been worked out yet, he thinks this pattern is a clear indication of how private entities and not-for-profits are looking more at working together to offer affordable choices to families on a budget.
The YMCA will be offering water aerobic classes open to members and the community, as well as some swim lessons at Glen Hills. The outdoor pool located on Bruce Drive will be open from June 23 through Labor Day Weekend. The YMCA indoor pool is open year round, and swimming lessons are available to nonmembers as well.
"It's a bit of an experiment, but one that we think is a win-win situation," said McFarland.
For information, log on to the Glen Hills Web site at www.glenhills.org and the YMCA Web site at www.cdymca.org. You can also call the YMCA at 399-8118.