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Optimise your training: Tips from a Y trainers for Olympic-level workouts

17 Jul 2024 - RecreationYouth

The Olympics stand as the pinnacle of athletic achievement, showcasing the incredible dedication, skill, and determination of athletes from around the globe. Behind every medal-winning performance lies a rigorous training regimen designed to push the boundaries of an athlete’s potential.

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Building mental resilience: The power of the mind in sports

In sports, where physical competence often takes centre stage, it's easy to overlook the crucial role that mental resilience plays in shaping an athlete's journey. As we watch this year’s Olympics in Paris, with all of the triumph and adversity, it becomes evident that behind every medal-winning performance lies a mindset forged in the crucible of challenge and perseverance.

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Unlocking your inner Olympian: Training tips for young athletes from the pros

27 Jun 2024 - RecreationYouth

In the world of sports, Olympians stand as figures of dedication, perseverance, and skill. Their journey to the podium is marked by countless hours of training, unwavering commitment, and a mindset that refuses to settle for anything less than excellence.

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The Y NSW Continues its Basketball Legacy

26 Jun 2024 - Recreation

With a long-standing commitment to supporting young people and fostering a love for the game of basketball, the Y NSW is thrilled to announce that it has acquired Junior Basketball Academy.

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The Y NSW Expands its Gymnastics Offerings with Acquisition of East Gymnastics

17 Jun 2024 - Recreation

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of East Gymnastics, a well-established gymnastics business in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney that now joins the Y NSW.

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Celebrating Men’s Health Week | Our Approach to Wellbeing

06 Jun 2024 - Recreation

Men’s Health Week is here, providing the perfect opportunity to focus on the health and wellbeing of the men and boys in our communities. This week is about more than raising awareness; it’s about empowering every man to take control of both their physical and mental health.

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How well should your child be able to swim?

13 May 2024 - Recreation

Swimming isn’t just a recreational activity; it's a vital life skill. But what level of swimming proficiency should parents expect from their children, and how can they gauge their child's swimming ability? Understanding the benchmarks for swimming proficiency can help you ensure that your children have the skills they need to stay safe in and around the water.

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The benefits of year-round swimming lessons for children

02 Apr 2024 - Recreation

When it comes to children and swimming lessons, consistency matters more than just about anything else. While it might be tempting to view swimming lessons as a seasonal activity reserved for summer, the truth is that sticking with swimming lessons all year round is immensely important for children. From safety and skill development to physical fitness and confidence building, the benefits of year-round swimming lessons extend far beyond just learning how to swim.

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Resolutions to Results | Tips to Maintain Your Fitness Goals Year-Round

01 Mar 2024 - Recreation

Picture this. You started the new year with health and fitness goals but now your motivation has started to wane, life has thrown you a curveball or two and, suddenly, you’re just not feeling it anymore. Where to from here?

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Swim carnival success: A guide to helping your child overcome nerves

19 Feb 2024 - Recreation

A quintessential part of Australian children’s school days are swim carnivals; an exciting event for children providing opportunities for them to showcase their swimming skills, race in a relaxed environment, and foster a sense of team spirit.

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Camp Yarramundi Celebrates 10 Years of Hosting Recovery Camp

Since 1937 Camp Yarramundi has been providing outdoor education, camping and community engagement programs to groups across NSW, but over the last 10 years it is one camp in particular that has made one of the biggest impacts on both participants and outdoor instructors alike – that is Recovery Camp. In May we celebrated the tenth anniversary of Recovery Camp and the amazing collaboration with the Y NSW.

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Spotlight On Our Staff - Nicole Banning

03 Mar 2023 - RecreationStaffUpdates

"It’s clear that the Y likes to give young people opportunities whenever possible.” - At just 26 years old, Nicole is the Centre Coordinator for the Wingham Memorial Swimming Pool.

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WestInvest Grant Success

Camp Yarramundi’s legacy is set to be enriched after the Y NSW successfully secured $44 million to transform the site for future generations.

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Mount Annan Leisure Centre wins prestigious AUSTSWIM NSW award

12 Jul 2022 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The Mount Annan Leisure Centre (MALC) has won this year’s AUSTSWIM NSW award in the category of Swim School of Excellence – Large.

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Mount Annan Leisure Centre shines in safety audit

24 May 2022 - Media ReleasesRecreation

Mount Annan Leisure Centre has earned top marks in Royal Life Saving Society Australia’s industry-wide safety assessment, cementing the Y NSW's position as a leader in aquatics management.

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Big Splash at Port Macquarie Family Fun Day

16 May 2022 - Media ReleasesRecreation

Hundreds of residents have flocked to the Y NSW Family Fun Day at Port Macquarie Olympic Pool on Saturday 14 May, with more than 200 locals enjoying perfect weather and a big day of fun activities.

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The Y NSW new aquatic centre partner with Port Macquarie Hastings Council

06 Apr 2022 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The Y NSW is celebrating the announcement that we will take on the management of four public swimming pools owned by Port Macquarie Hastings Council (PMHC).

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The Y NSW announces its holiday business hours

As the holiday season approaches, the Y NSW would like to wish its members a very merry time over the break. Changed opening hours are being introduced at Y NSW centres over the holiday period.

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The Y NSW opens Tea Gardens Swimming Pool just in time for summer

04 Dec 2021 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The Tea Gardens Swimming Pool is set to be officially opened this weekend by the Y NSW, just in time for the summer season.

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Mount Annan Leisure Centre wins national award

27 Aug 2021 - RecreationUpdates

The Y NSW has won a national award for its commitment to inclusive swimming at Camden’s Mount Annan Leisure Centre (MALC).

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