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Summer camp is something so many kids do each and every summer, but may not necessarily realize just how much it is benefiting them in the long run. Whether it’s a traditional day camp, sports camp, or special interest camp, kids are getting...

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As the temperatures begin to drop and snow begins to fall many people begin to stop swimming or wait until warmer weather to start back into a swim lesson routine. Did you know the winter months are the BEST time to learn to swim and make sure...

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Halloween is just around the corner, and many of you and your families will enjoy trick-or-treating in your neighborhoods and collecting goodies! We thought we'd share some safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and...

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Schools are out and swimming is in! We know that families will be looking for ways to beat the heat this summer. Here’s our suggestion – fill the summer with swimming! While swimming is a fun and healthy activity to fill your time with, it is...

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Here are five of the YMCA’s favorite flag football drills. Do them in your backyard or in a park and improve your skills!1. Routes

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Boost your game of volleyball! Here are a few drills to help you or your child who plays volleyball get prepared for the volleyball season!Passing DrillsPassing to YourselfWith this drill, you want to plant your feet and lower your legs like you...

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The very first game of basketball was played on December 21, 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The creator was James Naismith, a 30-year-old physical education faculty member at the YMCA International Training School (later to be named...

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“Basketball doesn’t build character it reveals it.” James Naismith couldn’t have spoken truer words to this day. The sport of basketball was invented in 1891 at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts by James Naismith. At the time, Naismith was a...

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From social media to email to everything in-between, technology is an ever-present part of our daily lives. A study by analytics firm Flurry found that in 2016 the average American “spent up to 5 hours per day on mobile devices, an increase of 20%...

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