We were proud and honored to sponsor the inaugural season of the “Zarzaur Zingrays” swim team. This developmental team led by the Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA, brought skills and confidence to 24 young swimmers.
Under the direction of Bonnie Steffensmeier, Regional Aquatics Director, the Zarzaur Zingrays program serves youth ages 4-18.
“Most people are intimidated by swim teams,” Joe Zarzaur, founder, and lead attorney at Zarzaur Law, P.A., said. “This team is the missing ingredient that allows someone to see how to get from here to there. It’s a launching pad that’s available to all abilities and all income levels.”
The 24-member team, made up of youth swimmers 4 – 18 years old, practiced at the Hunter Pool and participated in four meets this summer.
Because of the sponsorship of Zarzaur Law, P.A., the cost to families is just $100 for the summer. Additional financial assistance is available from the YMCA on a sliding scale if that fee is still out of financial reach.
The team also practiced and were mentored by members of the Zarzaur Law, P.A. Triathlon “Gavel” team. The mission of the Zarzaur Law triathlon team is to serve as ambassadors for the sport of triathlon and to volunteer in our community for various philanthropic causes.
“Swim teams have a reputation for being very competitive and costly,” Steffensmeier said. “For a new swimmer, this team experience will lay a foundation to improve skills and build confidence. And we’re going to have some fun.”
For more information about the Zarzaur Zingrays swim team, please contact Bonnie Steffensmeier at the YMCA or call 850 438 4406 ext. 1013.
About Zarzaur Law, P.A.
Joe Zarzaur is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. OUR AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents Cycling Accidents, MedicalMalpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and FallInjuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida. www.zarzaurlaw.com
About YMCA Northwest Florida
Northwest Florida is served by the Bear Levin Studer, Northeast, and Pullum Branches of the Y. Last year, the local Y reached 18,000 children and adults in wellness, childcare, sports, camp, aquatics and community outreachprograms and gave away $414,589 in financial assistance and mission impact activities. www.ymcanwfl.og