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Why to Choose the Y for Swim Lessons:

A YMCA of Broome County mom sat on the bleachers by the shallow end of the West Family Y pool watching her nearly-5-year-old daughter during swim lessons. She offered smiles and encouragement to her youngest, as she left the wall and swam to her instructor. The mom, a seasoned pro of the program, said they

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Join the YMCA Partnership with Broome County’s Homeless Coalition “No Freeze” Policy

  The recent stretch of bitter cold has taken a toll on Broome County residents. The group most seriously impacted by the frigid temperatures is the homeless population. According to the National Weather Service, frostbite can occur in 30 minutes at 0 degrees with a wind speed of 15 mph. (wind chill temperature -19 degrees).

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1, 2, 3 Grow: Helping Toddler Discover the Fun in Fitness

  The YMCA of Broome County is committed to providing wellness options for the entire community, from the youngest to the oldest members. The 1 2 3 Grow held in the West Family YMCA  gym offers preschoolers, age 3 and under, and their parents (or grandparents) a session filled with fun, fitness and socialization. The

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12 Days of Fitness Challenge

  Played pickleball? Brought a friend to class? Tried a new exercise? Stood on one foot as long as you can? Thanked a lifeguard for being on duty? The YMCA of Broome County’s 12 Days of Fitness Challenge has stirred up almost as much as excitement as the clatter of 8 reindeer prancing on a

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YMCA of Broome: Thankful for Community

  Bless the Lord…and do not forget any of his benefits. Psalm 103:2 NRSV   “I have not stopped giving thanks for you…” Ephesians 1:16 (NIV)   During this season of thankfulness, the YMCA of Broome would like to take a moment to express gratitude for the faithful support from YMCA staff, members, Board and

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Veteran’s Day 2017: Honoring Our Veterans’ Service

  “We can’t all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.” Will Rogers   YMCA Member and Vietnam War Vet, Alan’s Story Continued…   Vietnam Veteran and YMCA member, Alan’s Wellness Center work-out discipline built his strength and endurance over the summer of 2017. He said

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My Lessons from Cancer, (Part 2 of Margaret’s Breast Cancer Awareness Story 2017)

  So, it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month again. I was 53 years old when I was diagnosed. I started treatment in October of 2013. The outpouring of national and local “pink ribbon” awareness positively overwhelmed me! The following year I was completing chemo and wanted to ignore every reminder of “pink”. In 2015, seeing

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October Breast Cancer Awareness: Margaret’s Sturdy Girl, “New Normal” Livestrong Story

Part 1 On September 16, 2013, I received the phone call no one would want. It started me on a journey no one would choose. It made me a member of a club no one would join. A calm, soothing voice delivered these core-shaking words, “you have cancer.”   Many other words followed. I didn’t really

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Better Together: YMCA Sand Volleyball Season Ends a Great Season

The Monday Night YMCA Recreational Sand Volleyball League held play-offs on Monday, August 14 in Otsiningo Park. The 16 teams were narrowed to a seeding of 6. Each team required 2 males and 2 females on their roster. The 6 Lost Doggers and 6 Airborners won their team a place in the championship match of

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Goodbye to an Inspirational YMCA Member, VHL Syndrome, Survivor and LIVESTRONG Program Member

Cheyenne, Wyoming, Here Comes Cathy! On Monday, August 28th, 2017, a group of YMCA Water Fitness enthusiasts met for a farewell breakfast. Cathy, a member of the AquaBody Blast class, planned on moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming the following week. Cathy exercised harder than anyone else in the pool, so intense other members stepped back in

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