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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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Meet Fiona the Winner of our social media Baby and Toddler show competition!

26 Sep 2018 - RecreationUpdatesYouth

YMCA NSW - We believe in the power of inspired young people. It’s stories like these that define who we are. #ThisisY

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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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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 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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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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YMCA CLASSES HELP SENIORS MAINTAIN STRENGTH, FITNESS AND BALANCE

13 Mar 2018 - Media ReleasesRecreation

Handy tips on improving mobility, bone strength and nutrition will be offered this month in free health and wellbeing seminars marking Seniors Week. YMCA NSW-managed centres in the ACT are staging the talks, morning teas and a week of free access to select services from 12 to 18 March.

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YMCA CARINGBAH WINS TOP GYMNASTICS HONOUR

13 Mar 2018 - Media ReleasesRecreation

YMCA NSW’s Caringbah centre has won the top gong of Kindergym Club of the Year at the prestigious 2017 Gymnastics NSW Awards.

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CENTRAL COAST SKATEBOARDERS GET READY TO CLAIM YOUR TICKET TO THE NATIONAL FINAL

22 Feb 2018 - Media ReleasesRecreation

Central Coast skaters are invited to carve up their gnarliest tricks this weekend at YMCA NSW’s National Skateboarding Qualifier at Bato Yard Skate Park. The top five skateboarders from each State Qualifier will earn their spot at the Australian Skateboarding League National Final, to be held next month in Melbourne.

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YOUTH WELL-BEING PROGRAM TO START IN TOONGABBIE

After a successful run in Telopea last year, Street gYM- a free health and fitness program for youth aged 12-18 will start in Toongabbie next week.

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LEARN WATER SAFETY SKILLS AT FAMILY FUN DAY

08 Feb 2018 - Media ReleasesRecreation

Looking for something fun and educational to keep the kids busy this weekend? YMCA NSW and Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) invite you to attend the launch of the Respect the River program this Sunday at Camden War Memorial Pool.

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IT'S FUN TO PLAY AT THE YMCA NSW WITH THE NSW GOVERNMENT'S ACTIVE KIDS REBATE

As an approved provider of the NSW Active Kids program, we are making it easier for kids to be active with the $100 Active Kids Rebate, that can be claimed on YMCA recreational programs.

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YMCA NSW FOCUSES ON POOL SUPERVISION THIS SUMMER

19 Dec 2017 - Media ReleasesRecreation

As summer hits, YMCA NSW is raising awareness of the importance of pool supervision at its sites across NSW. Pool safety is everyone’s responsibility. Lifeguards might do the rescuing but parents, guardians and carers play a crucial role in supervising children when they are in the pool. This important message is part of YMCA NSW’s Safe Summer campaign which promotes pool safety as a partnership between lifeguards and those responsible for children when visiting a YMCA pool or aquatic centre.

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YMCA LAUNCHES MENTAL WELL-BEING PROGRAM IN THE ACT

14 Dec 2017 - Media ReleasesRecreation

YMCA NSW is delighted to be launching our Brightside mental health program at both Gungahlin Leisure Centre and Lakeside Leisure Centre in January. YMCA NSW is now taking referrals for the 60 day program that gives people experiencing mental health issues the opportunity to enhance their physical health, wellbeing and social engagement.

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SUMMER BODY FOR A GOOD CAUSE

14 Nov 2017 - Media ReleasesRecreation

YMCA NSW are offering 10 days for $10 across all their health and fitness centres and aquatic sites this November.

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And the WINNER is ...

26 Sep 2017 - RecreationUpdates

And the WINNER of the 12 Weeks YMCA NSW Gymnastics or Swimming Lessons is....

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