June News: Make a splash this summer

Swim Splash

Discover the ”hidden” benefits of membership

Summer is the perfect time to make the most of a Y membership! You can cool down in our pools, make new friends, get stronger, and take time for yourself. And while you’re at it, you can take advantage of membership perks you might not know about, such as:

  • Discounts on Y programs such as swim lessons, youth sports, and specialty training
  • First dibs on program registration
  • One-stop fun for the whole family
  • Up to two hours of onsite childcare for household memberships while you’re at the Y
  • 24/7 fitness classes on Virtual Y
  • Free access to YMCAs around the country when you’re out of town
  • Unlimited guest passes (up to three per person per year)
  • Monthly savings when you refer a friend who joins

Learn more here, and check in soon to enjoy your benefits!

 

YOUTH AND FAMILIES

Family programs at the Y

Keep your kids active all summer long

The Y is the place for kids and teens to stay active and have fun this summer!

  • Our half-day sports camps for basketball, field hockey, flag football, soccer, and volleyball are designed to help kids ages 5-12 build skills and confidence in and out of the game.
  • Children ages 3-5 will enjoy Camp Kiddos, a half-day enrichment program that introduces structured camp through arts, crafts, song, outdoor play, water safety, and fun educational activities.
  • Check out fitness classes for kids and teens on our group exercise schedules. 
  • Youth ages 13+ may have their own membership and can be in the facility without a guardian. The Wellness Center is accessible for ages 13-15 after they've completed a Youth and Family Orientation. Sign up at the membership desk.

Financial assistance is available for Y membership and programs. Learn more and sign up at ymcawnc.org.

Time out for grown-ups

Do you need a break to run errands, go to the movies, or work on your hobby? Our Parents Morning, Afternoon, and Night Out programs are a fun and affordable alternative to babysitting. Programs are open to children ages 12 months to 12 years at multiple locations, on different dates, at a variety of times. Each one is different, so choose the one that's most convenient for you. You don't have to be a Y member to sign up, although members do get the best rate! Click here for more info and to sign up.

Even more fun at Patton Pool

Group exercise classes and lap swim are now available at Patton Pool in Hendersonville. Lap swim lanes are open weekdays, and group exercise classes are available Monday through Thursday as well as Saturday. Check schedules here.

Keeping pools safe

It takes a lot of skilled people to ensure swimming pool safety, and preparation is essential. Lifeguard Training and Certification will be taking place throughout June at our Asheville, Black Mountain, Hendersonville, and Reuter locations. Pools will still be available, but space may be limited. Please keep this in mind when planning your visits. We appreciate your understanding while our new team members learn how to keep you safe. Learn more about lifeguard certification here.

 

ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS

Special Events for Older Americans Month

Dance the morning away

Yes, there are low-impact ways to enjoy line dancing and Zumba! Join us at the Corpening Memorial YMCA in Marion on June 24 for a Senior Low-Impact Exercise Class. This one-time dance class is specifically for seniors and is open to all members and non-members. Bookmark our events page and make plans to attend more activities at the Y.

Find rewarding work at the Y

Retired but still want to keep your hand in? Put your life skills to work at the Y! We have a variety of positions to engage your interest and keep your mind sharp. Along with flexible hours and competitive pay, you’ll get a Y membership and make a meaningful contribution. Click here to explore your encore career at the Y!

 

HEALTH & WELL-BEING

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Change your habits for good

Adapted from the Whole Life Challenge, the 7 Daily Habits for Optimal Health are scientifically proven to improve your health one day at a time. Join us on June 28 at 11 a.m. at the Ferguson Family Y to learn what they are, how you can insert them into your life today, and make a goal for yourself. This program is free and open to all, and will be presented by Certified Health Coach Laura Richardson. Click here to sign up and to see all Health and Wellness programs.

Getting stronger together

A limited number of spaces are still available for our next in-person session of LIVESTRONG® at the Y, an exercise-based cancer support program that focuses on the emotional and physical well-being of people living with cancer. The program is offered at no cost thanks to grants and the generous support of donors. The next class begins Tuesday, June 14 at the Ferguson Family YMCA. Sign up here.

 

SERVING ALL

Explore new job opportunities

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. The Y offers all that and more. We invite you to attend our job fair on Tuesday, June 7 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Reuter Family YMCA to learn more about available opportunities. Ready to apply now for a job you’ll love? Start your application now.

Enjoy the taste of summer at Y markets

Nothing beats the taste of fresh, local summer crops like beans, squash, and tomatoes. Visit one of our free Mobile Food Markets to choose from an abundant selection of delicious and healthy produce. In addition to food, you’ll get cooking tips in English or Spanish. Markets are open to the public, no questions asked. See this month's schedule here.

Giving back 

The Y is much more than a fitness center. Together, we support community health and well-being through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, and we are a safe, inclusive place for all. Donors, like you help us ensure that our services are available to everyone in the community. Your tax-deductible gift supports our efforts to build a better us. Thank you!

Share your story

What do you love about the Y? Were you a Y camper growing up? Do you benefit from our sliding scale or a program scholarship? Share your story for a chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter or social media post.