RYE YMCA MEMBER NEWS                             MAY 2014
In This Issue
Summer Classes
Blood Drive
Rye Derby
Rye Y Centennial Insert
Summer Jobs at the Y
Spotlight on Water Safety
Mud Run Fun
Kids Outdoors!
Sugar Detox Workshop
Senior Health & Fitness Day
Wellness Tours/Clinics
Girls Night In
Middle School Nights
summer programs
This summer we're offering dozens of youth & adult swim classes. We are also offering soccer, music and adult healthy living programs. Registration starts June 4 for Members and June 6 for Non-Members.  

Saturday, May 17
9am - 1pm 

Your donation could save a life. 



Do you love the Rye Y?  Do you want to be more involved in your community?  We are looking for 3-4 Rye Y members to help launch Togetherhood-an exciting new member-led community service program. Interested? For more information, contact Denise Woodin: [email protected] 



A Day of Running & Fun

Hundreds of runners and families enjoyed a sunny, breezy day of races and festivities on Sunday, April 27. Read more.  
We are publishing a magazine-quality insert in the Rye Record on June 6 that will include a special Centennial Congratulations page for members and friends of the Y to include their name (or family's name).  The cost is $25. The deadline is Friday, May 2.  Please email Margaret Mead if you would like to be included.   



If you are looking for a rewarding summer experience, consider joining our camp staff team! 


The positions below require a high school diploma and at least 1 year of experience working with children: 
-Discovery Camp Counselor
-Kinder Camp Counselor 
-Kinder Camp Music Specialist (music background)
-Kinder Camp Sports Specialist
(sports background)  


A high school diploma and at least 2 years experience working with children:
-Kinder Camp Group Leader


College graduate with experience working with teens & pre-teens:
-Adventure Camp Trip Staff  


Click here for employment application. 

Any questions, please contact Hillary Southard at [email protected] 

In addition to the summer positions above, the following positions are also open:
-Music Specialist
-Sports Instructor
-Swim Team Coach
-Water Exercise Instructor 


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Spotlight on Water Safety
By Vickie Kourtelis,
Aquatics Director 

May is Water Safety Month.

The Rye Y Aquatics Department is dedicated to making sure that all children learn to swim and learn water safety skills that prevent injury or drowning.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fatal drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages one to 14 years old.

No matter what age or swim ability, children need continuous supervision around the water. Young children can drown in less than two inches of water - so it is very important that caregivers keep a close eye on them while they are swimming! The smallest distraction is all it takes for a child to become part of a horrible statistic. All too many times we hear stories beginning with, "I was only gone for a minute..."or, "I received a quick phone call and a few seconds later..." With the summer season around the corner, we would like to share some helpful tips to make sure that you and your family enjoy the summer and practice safe summer fun! Click here to read
Rye Derby & Healthy Kids Day
            Family Fun           
Mud Run Fun
For Families & Adults - Info. Session:
May 7 @ 10:30am or 6:30pm

Join our training program for the October 5 Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race in Orchard Beach. Training will take place June through September, one evening and one Saturday morning a month.  Click here for details.
Kids Outdoors! 
Click here to view the May calendar with ideas for outdoor fun in our area.
Health & Wellness 
Sugar Detox Workshop
Thursday, May 8 @ 7 pm
Led by Jenny Hirsch, Certified Health Coach
Spring Cleaning should include Sugar Detoxing too! There is no better time than  Spring to clean your body of harmful sugars. Jenny will give simple and practical tips on breaking the sugar addiction and leading a cleaner life. Free.
Senior Health & Fitness Day
Wednesday, May 28, 1:30-4:45pm
Senior Health & Fitness Registration starts at 1:30, classes start at 2:00. An afternoon devoted to health and fitness for adults 60 and older including Zumba, Yoga, Ta'i Chi and refreshments.
Click here for details.  
Countdown to Summer
May Personal Training Promotion 
Buy 5 - half hour sessions, get one free.
Buy 5 - one hour sessions, get one free.
Wellness Tours & Clinics
Try out one of our 20 minute clinics in the Wellness Center (Fitness Center) or learn more with a Welcome Tour.
Spin Meet & Greet
Monday, May 19, 6:30-7:30 pm
Meet Teresa (one of our spin instructors) outside our Wellness Center to learn all about how to Spin. Learn proper set-up and form to get you started for a Spin class.
Youth & Teens 
ASA & Kindertime
Enrollment opens to new participants on May 6, in person or online. (After School Adventures spots are very limited.)   
Summer Camp!
There are still some spots available - don't miss out! View our camp brochure and details here.  
Parent Orientation for parents of registered campers of Discovery, Sports & Specialty Camps is Thursday, May 8, 7pm at the Rye Free Reading Room.   
Middle School Nights
Saturdays, 7-10 pm -  Grades 6-8
Open Gym, Xbox, Ping Pong, Foosball and Air Hockey every week. Plus: 
May 3 - Jousting
May 10- Bungee Run
May 17 -Adrenaline Rush - Last Middle School Night!
Free for Members $5 for Non-Members.
Kids Night In - Ages 5-11
Friday, May 16, 6-9 pm
A few hours at the Rye Y just for kids with

swimming, arts, gym time and dinner. 

Family: $10/child; Youth: $15/child

Non-Member: $20 Click here to register.