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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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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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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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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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YMCA NSW assembles experts to inform Australia’s first purposefully-designed child-safe building in Broken Hill

YMCA NSW has convened a forum of child safety professionals to assist the organisation to create the country’s first purposefully-designed child-safe recreation and community building.

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YMCA NSW and Boy George call for young voices to be heard

Giving young people a platform for their voices to be heard is at the core the YMCA’s new Why not? Campaign. The campaign was kicked off by music superstar Boy George, who re-interpreted the Village People’s iconic YMCA song to make it more relevant today.

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The risk of children drowning doesn’t go away as the temperature cools, YMCA NSW reminds families

14 Jun 2017 - Media ReleasesRecreation

As the temperature cools, YMCA NSW is reminding families that the risk of drowning doesn’t go away with the warmer weather – in fact, according to the Royal Life Saving’s Drowning Report 2015/2016, 59 people drowned in Australia in winter over that period.

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Central West Project Management appointed to lead $4.58 million redevelopment of Broken Hill YMCA

YMCA NSW has appointed regional Project Management Firm, Central West Project Management to lead the $4.58 million redevelopment of the Broken Hill YMCA.

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Study shows Exercise Physiologists greatly assist people with chronic disease, saves ailing health system thousands per year

16 May 2017 - Media ReleasesRecreation

With a staggering 50 per cent of Australians now living with a chronic health condition and as many as 13 million people at risk of developing one , there’s never been more pressure on our ailing healthcare system.

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Introducing Exercise Right Week 2017

09 May 2017 - RecreationUpdates

Exercise Right Week takes place between 22 - 28th May. This years theme is all about ‘Who’s your match? – Getting to know your expert of exercise’ YMCA NSW has partnered with Health Team Australia (HTA) to provide extended health coaching and intervention services.

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10 Days for $10

22 Mar 2017 - RecreationUpdates

Try us out for only $10! This March (13th March - 16th April ) we are offering $10 for 10 days access to health and fitness clubs across NSW and the ACT. The $10 will be a donation made to YMCA’s SwimAbility program.

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National title up for grabs when Gungahlin Leisure Centre hosts the Indoor Rowing Championships

15 Nov 2016 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The title of Australia’s indoor rowing champion is up for grabs when Gungahlin Leisure Centre is a host for the inaugural Australian Indoor Rowing Championships on Saturday, 19 November.

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YMCA to run Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre for another two years

25 Oct 2016 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The YMCA has been granted a two-year extension to its contract by the Council to run the Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre. The decision to extend the contract was made by the Council at its meeting earlier this month.

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YMCA NSW partners with Health Team Australia to help people live with greater independence, freedom of movement and quality of life

20 Oct 2016 - Media ReleasesRecreation

YMCA NSW is pleased to announce a new partnership with Health Team Australia (HTA) to deliver additional specialised health intervention services in its centres and communities throughout NSW and the ACT.

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YMCA granted five-year extension by Council to continue to operate the Bankstown centre

19 Oct 2016 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The YMCA has been granted a five-year extension to its contract to run the Bankstown fitness and recreation centre by Canterbury-Bankstown Council.

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Record number of people helped through YMCA’s Brightside program at Lake Haven Recreation Centre

01 Oct 2016 - Media ReleasesRecreation

A program to support people experiencing mental health issues run at Lake Haven Recreation Centre has seen a record 53 people from around the Central Coast receive life changing assistance over the past year.

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YMCA’s to raise funds for Brightside mental wellbeing program this October Mental Health Month

01 Oct 2016 - Media ReleasesRecreation

During Mental Health Month this October, YMCA centres across NSW and the ACT will give $10 from every new member who joins through a special offer to its Brightside program, which supports people with a mental illness to improve their physical and mental wellbeing in a mainstream, community setting.

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Free swimming lessons for kids at your local YMCA this September and October

21 Sep 2016 - Media ReleasesRecreation

Every child deserves the opportunity to learn life-saving water safety skills – which is why YMCA NSW swim schools are delighted to offer a free swimming lesson to all children under 5 in September and October.

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Looking on the Brightside

20 Sep 2016 - RecreationUpdates

The Y’s Brightside program offers opportunities for people with a mental illness to improve their physical, social and mental health and wellbeing with access to a Y facility, a customised exercise program and one-on-one support.

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