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Preschooler helps save his own life thanks to YMCA NSW swimming lessons

04 Oct 2018 - Media ReleasesRecreation

Sam still has nightmares about the moment the ocean “swallowed up” her three-year-old son during a family boat trip.  One minute the lower North Shore mum was filming Richard splashing his feet on a platform on the side of the boat and the next he had jumped in and disappeared under the water.

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Take the Pressure Off: Free gym and pool access for Year 12 students

YMCA centres across NSW and ACT are offering free access to students currently completing their Year 12 exams.  “Take the Pressure Off” is a YMCA NSW initiative designed to give students the opportunity to stay active and keep their wellbeing in mind during stressful exam periods.

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YMCA NSW cleans up at the ACT Aquatic Industry Awards

20 Sep 2018 - Media ReleasesRecreation

YMCA NSW’s commitment to drowning prevention and water safety education has been rewarded  with a clean sweep of trophies at the ACT Aquatic Industry and Water Safety Awards.

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New CEO appointment

27 Aug 2018 - Media ReleasesStaff

YMCA NSW is excited to announce it has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer to drive its key focus areas of healthy living, social impact and empowering young people.

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YMCA NSW proudly launches the Affinity Network, its LGBTI+ employee staff and advocacy group

10 Aug 2018 - Media ReleasesStaff

Profit-for-purpose community organisation YMCA NSW officially launched its LGBTI+ employee staff and advocacy group, the Affinity Network, in Sydney last night (Thursday 9 August).

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Applications now open for 18 new Wellness Centre jobs

Applications are now open for 18 new jobs at the $5.4 million YMCA Wellness Centre, the YMCA has announced.

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YMCA NSW delighted to receive $371,302 in Federal funding for the new Broken Hill Wellness Centre

YMCA NSW is delighted to receive $371,302 in funding for the new YMCA Broken Hill Wellness Centre from the Federal Government through the Building Better Regions Funding (BBRF), as announced by Member for Parkes Mark Coulton earlier today.

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YMCA NSW reaffirms its commitment to putting child safety first, as National Redress Scheme starts

29 Jun 2018 - Media ReleasesYouth

As the National Redress Scheme to support survivors of institutional child sexual abuse comes into effect on Sunday 1 July, YMCA NSW publicly reaffirms its commitment to placing the safety of children and young people first and advocating on their behalf.

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YMCA NSW wins tender to run Sydney Olympic Park Lodge

YMCA NSW is pleased to announce it has been awarded the tender for the management and operation of the Sydney Olympic Park Lodge (SOPL).

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Local talent to star in inaugural NAIDOC Indigenous Fashion Show

28 Jun 2018 - Media ReleasesYouth

Local members of the Taree community are gearing up to dazzle with a fashion show at Manning Valley Race Club next month.

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YMCA NSW response to NSW State Budget 2018-19

20 Jun 2018 - Media ReleasesYouth

YMCA NSW has welcomed a number of measures outlined in the NSW Budget 2018-19 for young people and families.

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Resignation of YMCA NSW CEO Leisa Hart

12 Jun 2018 - Media ReleasesStaff

After three years as CEO of YMCA NSW, Leisa Hart has resigned her position.

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YMCA Swim School renamed YMCA Mariners Aquatic Centre

12 Jun 2018 - Media ReleasesRecreation

YMCA Swim School at Mariners Centre of Excellence will now be known as YMCA Mariners Aquatic Centre.

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First sod turned on the new YMCA Broken Hill Wellness Centre

NSW Deputy Premier the Hon. John Barilaro MP, Member for Barwon the Hon. Kevin Humphries and Federal Member for Parkes the Hon. Mark Coulton joined with YMCA NSW Acting CEO Craig Fisher, YMCA Board member Christina Harlamb, local staff, volunteers, community representatives and others to turn the first sod for the new YMCA Broken Hill Wellness Centre on Friday, 4 May.

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YMCA NSW appoints Hutchinson Builders to construct YMCA Broken Hill Wellness Centre

YMCA NSW has today signed a contract with Hutchinson Builders to undertake the construction of the new YMCA Wellness Centre in Broken Hill.

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YMCA NSW appoints new CEO for a Day as part of National Youth Week

14 Apr 2018 - Media ReleasesYouth

To mark the start of National Youth Week, YMCA NSW handed the leadership reigns over to 18-year-old Sam Harris on Friday 13 April, appointing him CEO for the Day.

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All things youth with YMCA at Mount Annan Leisure Centre

Young people will be leading the way with YMCA NSW in the annual Youth Week celebrations at Mount Annan Leisure Centre. There will be plenty of fun and interactive activities from Friday 13 April until Sunday, 22 April.

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LET'S DO MORE TOGETHER THIS SENIORS FESTIVAL AT THE YMCA

08 Apr 2018 - Media ReleasesRecreation

Handy tips on healthy ageing will be offered this month at free fitness consultations across NSW marking Seniors Festival. YMCA NSW is embracing this year’s theme ‘Let’s Do More Together’ and will stage consultations, free health checks and a week of free participation with access to select services from 4 to 18 April.

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YMCA NSW encourages Australia’s champions of the future to start their sporting journeys today!

05 Apr 2018 - Media ReleasesRecreation

As the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast gets underway, YMCA fitness and recreation centres are encouraging young people to start their sporting journeys at one of our learn to swim, gymnastics or indoor sports programs.

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Broken Hill Council gives the green light for construction to begin on the new YMCA Wellness Centre

The exciting redevelopment of Broken Hill YMCA is a step closer today following the granting of the development application for construction by Council at last night’s meeting.

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