When Dr. Ann Borders and her husband, attorney Will Borders, first moved to Evanston, they asked around about swim lessons for their children. Following a scare with a different child who had fallen into a pool, the Borders knew it was time to give their kids the skills necessary to be safe, and have fun, around water.
Friends recommended McGaw YMCA. So, they enrolled Vera, age 4, in a group swim class that happened to be on Tuesday evenings. Soon after, baby Kate and her mom joined a Parent-Tot swim class, also held on Tuesday evenings.