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RYE YMCA MEMBER NEWS                       FEBRUARY 2015
In This Issue
Strong Start for Rye Y Swim Team
The Rye Y Wave Ryeders dived into the 2014/15 season with wins over JCC Scarsdale, Greenwich Boys & Girls Club and Harrison Swim Team. Last week's meet with JCC Manhattan was their first loss. Read more.


March Madness
Save the Date
March 14, 7-11 pm at Manursing Island Club
Watch for details.

Community Conversation on Childhood Obesity
Ten years after a landmark study found that the current generation of children could lead shorter lives than their parents, what is the state of childhood obesity? Join the Rye Y's Healthier Sound Shore Coalition and a panel of experts for a "Community Conversation" on this important and timely topic. 

Tuesday, February 10 

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye.


Our final home swim meet of the season is in the Brookside Pool on Sunday, Feb. 8.  There will be a special schedule for lap & family swim in the Pa Cope pool. Our parking lot is at capacity during swim meets so we recommend that you park in a municipal lot, free on Sunday.
Starting in February:
Babysitting Training Standard First Aid
Standard First Aid & CPR/AED
Lifeguard Pre Course
Waterfront Lifeguarding

Red Cross Blood Drive

February 28
9am- 2pm-Child Care Rm.  

Amazon Smile

Did you know that every time you shop at Amazon you can donate .5% of your purchase to the Rye Y? Click here to visit AmazonSmile and choose the YMCA of Rye. 

The Rye Y would like to provide a few simple reminders to help reduce the risk of spreading illness.  Click here to read.    
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Spotlight on Y Member
Wellness Options
By Diana Vita, Senior Director of Member Wellness 
Try the Y!

Did you know that adding variety to your routine helps to beat boredom, avoid plateaus, prevent overuse injuries and meet new people? 


This month, we want to help you learn more about what the Y has to offer. Our Try the Y Member Challenge will encourage you to experience the many choices for physical activity and well-being that you have access to as a member of the Y. The Challenge will feature a pass that will encourage you to take a spinning class, participate in lap swim, play a new sport, work out in our fitness center, go to the Wainwright House, take your blood pressure and more. Plus, if you complete a variety of activities in the month of February, you'll  have a chance to win a Y membership! Click here for details.


February Vacation Clubs
February 16-20
It's time to register for February Vacation options. We are offering Basketball (full and half day), Gymnastics (full and half day); Fun Club and Teen Fitness Clinic. Click here for details.
Summer Camp
View the camp guide and register at    
We recommend that you register soon to avoid disappointment.
            Family Time

First Family Friday

Friday, Feb. 6, 6:30-7:30 pm
Featuring Graham Clarke

Join us for an hour of fun and music with children's entertainer Graham Clarke. Free for Family Members. Youth/Non-Members, $10/person.  Click here to register.

Prime Time at the Y
Our new Prime Time schedule (on the bulletin board across from the Member Services desk), focuses on after-school activities at the Y. Stop by our new Homework Haven in the Teen Lounge from 3-7 pm weekdays to read, work on homework or quietly hang out.  
Family Calendar
A quick view of family activities for the month of February!
Click here for Family and Prime Time Calendar.

Family Exercise Classes  

Family Zumba:
Sun, 3:30-4:15 pm, Group Ex Studio

Family Boot Camp:
Wed, 6:30-7:15 pm, Racquetball Court

Family Fit Circuit:
Sat, 3:30-4:15 pm, Group Ex Studio
Free to Family Members

Cardboard Boat Regatta
Friday, March 13, 6:30 pm
Save the date for our 2nd annual regatta!Families are challenged to design, create and race a human powered boat made entirely of cardboard. Free to Family Members. Youth or non-members: $10/boat.  Click to register online.
Kids Outdoors! 
Click here to view the February/March calendar with ideas for outdoor fun in our area.
Youth & Teens 
Junior Leaders Club
Grades 6-8
We are re-starting our Junior Leaders Club so now is a great time to join! Meet weekly to participate in meaningful activities while learning the ideals of social responsibility, leadership & community service. Time TBA. Please contact John Rice, the Rye Y's new Camp, Family & Teen Director at 967-6363, ext. 105.
2nd Saturday - 6-8 Graders 
Saturday, February 14, 7-10 pm
Valentine's Day Fun
Cookie Decorating, Wrecking Ball, Pizza, Basketball, Game Room
Family/Youth Members: Free
Non-Members: $5
Paintball - 6-8 Graders 
Monday, February 16, 9am-4:30 pm 
A great day at Liberty Paintball in Patterson, NY. Click here for details and to register.
Teen/Tween Prime Time Classes
Monday - Thursday at 3:30 & 4:30 pm
Grades 5-10 - Free for Members
Adult Health & Wellness 
Try the Y Member Challenge
Feb. 2-Feb. 28

Add some variety to your routine by trying new activities at the Y this month! Pick up your Try the Y pass at the Member Services desk and complete at least 12 activities for a chance to win a Y membership.
Click here to view the details.
Did you know?  Rye Y Yoga Classes held at the Wainwright House are included in your membership!
Choose from Vinyasa, Restorative, Hatha, Kundalini, Yin, Mindful Yoga and more! Click here for a schedule and descriptions.
Tai Chi Workshop 
A great time to try Tai Chi! 

Thursdays, Feb, 5, 12, 19 & 26
With Rob Corrado.  Free to Members, no registration necessary.  Racquetball Court.
TRIBE info session
Triathlon Team for Women, Age 18 +
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 10:30 am or 7 pm
Click here for details.