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RYE YMCA NEWSLETTER       February 2012  
News
Shira's Story SHIRA'S STORY
Shira has trained at the Rye Y since she was diagnosed with adult onset epilepsy 8 years ago. Her strength and optimistic spirit are a source of inspiration to the Y staff who know her.  Click here to view her story.
swim teamRye Y Wave Ryeder Swim Team Defeats Harrison Recreation and JCC
The Rye Y Wave Ryeders continued their winning season with victories over Harrison Recreation
on January 15 and the Mid-Westchester Jewish Community Center (JCC) on January 22.  Read more.
Rye Y Gymastics Team Wows Fans at Home Meetgymnastics team
The Rye Y Gymnastic team kicked off the new year with a home meet on January 7. Over 35 Rye Y gymnasts competed with the Wilton YMCA in front of a large crowd of enthusiastic fans.  Read more.
WORKING TOGETHER, LIVING BETTER
Let's  Stop Type 2 DiabetesYMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program  The next session starts in February:  Mondays at 6:30 pm (2/27-6/18) or Tuesdays at 11:00 am (2/8-6-12). Please email Tanya Potrzebowski
for a free pre-diabetes risk assessment and to register. Click here to learn more or watch the video highlights of our "Let's Stop Type 2 Diabetes" Forum above.   

Events
February Vacation Camps -  Feb. 20-24    
Enjoy your school vacation at one of our fun-filled camps!
We are offering Basketball Camp for ages 5-11; Gymnastics Camp for ages 5 and up; Mix It Up Camp for ages 5-11; Fun Club Camp for grades K to 6 and Teen Fitness Camp for ages 12-17. Click here for details and to register. Don't miss out!

Join the Rye Y Triathlon Team for Women
Information Session - Feb 8 at 10:30 am
or 7 pm  
We invite you to be part of a group of women training for and participating in their first triathlon. Click here for details.
Night Skiing/Snowboarding at Thunder/Ridge   
Friday February 10 (and March 2)  Ages 12-15
Bus leaves the Y 3:30 pm and returns at 10 pm. Click here for details.
Make Your Own Valentine   
Monday, Feb. 13, Ages 3-8
Come make your own valentines using glitter, sparkles and paint.
Family Members only. Free. Registration required.
SAFETY CLASSES
Lifeguard Readiness Workshop

Have your stroke analyzed and work on endurance to ensure you are ready for the lifeguard course. Every Wednesday in February, 8:00-8:45.  Click here for details.

Babysitting Training - Feb. 11 & 12, 9:00am-1:30pm
Member: $90; Non-Member: $100.  Register online.
First Aid & CPR - Feb. 9 & Feb. 16, 6-9pm
Member: $90; Non-Member: $100   Register online.
SAVE THE DATE! March Madness 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament Sun. March 25,  1- 6 pm  
Registration starts February 20 at the Member Services Desk.
$20 per child. Grades K-6. Register as a team of 3 or individual. Benefits the Strong Kids Campaign.
Ready, Set, GoFIT!  Tuesdays, 11:30am-12:30 pm
Late last winter, a group of 17 intrepid Rye Y members took on the "Ready, Set GO FIT" challenge in an effort to meet their health and fitness goals. Twelve weeks later, all participants reached their goals.  We invite you to be part of our next challenge starting March 6.  Please register (at the Member Services Desk) soon in order to have time to schedule your one-one counseling session prior to the first class.  Click here for details.
February Teen Nights
The Rye Y is open for basketball, swimming (swim caps required), working out, video games, or socializing with friends. Teens can also try air hockey, pool, ping-pong or foosball in the Game Room.All are welcome, Rye Y members are free (except special events) and Teen Access members are $5.00. Don't have a teen access card? Click here for a Teen Access Card application.
High School students: Fridays,  7-10 pm: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 
Middle School students (Y 2Night!) Bouncy House, Gym Games, Movies, Your Music Playlist & more! Please bring canned food to help us support local food pantries.  Saturdays,  7-10 pm: 2/4: Play "In It to Win It"; 2/11: Velcro Wall-$5 admission for all. 
February Wainwright House Programs
Intro. to Contemplative Meditation - Feb. 4, 9-2:30
Click here for details
Jazz Brunch with the Bob Mover Trio- Feb. 12, 12-3 pm  
Click here for details
Interfaith Celebration- Feb. 26, 2 pm  Click here for details
Affinity Groups - Holistic Moms; Connections; Women in Conversation; Writing from the Heart.  Click here for details.
gift cardRye YMCA Gift Cards Now Available!  Our new gift cards can be loaded with any amount - perfect for gifts of personal training, classes, camp - the possibilities are endless!  (Must purchase with credit card or cash, no checks)

The Rye Y is committed to nurturing the potential

of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
RYE YMCA
21 Locust Avenue, Rye, NY 10580
914-967-6363
www.ryeymca.org

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In This Issue
YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
Feb. Vacation Camps
Triathlon Team for Women
Teen Night Ski/Snowboarding
Make Your Own Valentine
Safety Classes
Youth Basketball Tournament Fundraiser
Ready, Set, GoFIT
February Teen Nights
March Madness for a Great Cause
Swim Team Home Meets
Family Fitness

Don't miss out on a summer of fun at the Rye Y!  Our camp spots are filling fast.  Click here to view camp guide and register online.  

MARCH MADNESS FOR A GREAT CAUSE- Saturday, March 31, 7-11 pm

Live screening of the basketball tournaments, hors d'oeuvres, music, silent auction, raffles and more. Rye Y fans don their favorite college gear and support of the Rye Y's Strong Kids campaign. Located at the Manursing Island Club.

 

Swim Team Home Meets  As finding a parking spot may require more time than usual, we recommend you arrive about 15 minutes before your scheduled class/activity.  Please consider using one of the Rye Municipal Parking lots.
Friday, 2/10
5:45-8:15 pm
Friday, 2/24
5:45-8:15 pm

Family Swim for Children with Special Needs.  Sundays -  9:00- 9:45 am.  FREE.  A facilitator will assist with fun games, safety skills and helpful tips in the water. Click here for details.  

New Fitness Classes
Family Zumba on Sundays at 3:30pm;  Sunday Night Madness - Cardio and weights for teens ages 15+ and parents.

Stay up to date with Fitness News including Group Exercise class changes by "liking" our Fitness Facebook Page.     

Save the Date  We're co-sponsoring the 3/8 showing of
Miss Representation at Rye High.  Click here for details. 

Parking Reminder Please be courteous and safe in the parking lot and park only in designated spaces on Mead Place. When our parking lot is crowded or full, parking in a municipal lot is an option. Thank you for your cooperation and  understanding.  

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