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RYE YMCA MEMBER NEWS                      AUGUST 2015
In This Issue
August 22 - Labor Day 
In an effort to ensure the cleanest and most well- maintained facility possible, we will be completing several projects throughout the building during our annual maintenance period.  

Throughout this maintenance period there will be some minor disruptions and program space closures in certain areas. Click here to view a tentative schedule (subject to change). We will provide an updated schedule by mid-month.


When Rye Y member Stuart Reis visited Don Bosco Community Center last winter, he was impressed by the range of the organization's activities and the dedication of its staff to the low-income, mostly Latino families they serve.
Growing up in the landlocked city of Santiago in the Dominican Republic, Edison Blanco never learned to swim.  So when he walked into the Rye Y in July 2014, at the age of 31, he had only one goal in mind... Read more
Participants from the 2014/15 Competitive Swim Team are NOT required to try out, but must register on or before Sept. 6 to ensure a spot on the team! Spring team members not on 2014/15 Competitive Team must try out. 
Wed., Sept. 9 - 6-7pm
Pre-Team Special Needs Tues., Sept. 10 - 5-6pm
Practice Team
Wed., Sept. 9 - 6-7pm
Practice Team Special Needs: Thurs., Sept. 10 - 5-6pm
Wave Ryeders Competitive Swim Team
Ages 5-9: Tues., Sept. 8 - 6-8pm
Ages 10-18: Thurs., Sept. 10 - 6-8pm
Make-up for all squads:
Fri., Sept. 11 - 6-7:30pm


Tryouts are for new
gymnasts only. Team or  Pre-Team members from 2014-15 are NOT required to tryout.
Tryouts: Wed., Sept. 16, 3:30-5:00 pm

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Rye, New York 10580
It's Light! It's Sound! It's Fitness! It's the Rye Y's ExerZone!

On August 10, we will start transforming our underutilized racquetball court into an exciting new studio. "ExerZone" will feature cutting edge equipment that combines technology, play and fitness into a fun, energetic experience for all ages. The new studio will offer one more option for members who are looking for ways to become more active, or who want to mix up their routine.

We plan to open ExerZone on Monday, September 21.  In the meantime, we will continue to update you on the renovation and plans for ExerZone programming. 

Click here for details.
Member Fall Program Registration starts Wednesday, August 5 at 6 am online. Children's aquatics classes are not available for online registration. Please mail or drop off registration lottery form by August 4.  An evaluation form is required. 

Non-Member registration starts Wednesday, August 12 at 6am online and 7:30am in person.

Fall classes start Sept. 12. Click here to view our Fall Program Guide. 
            Family Time
Family Time
View the summer pool schedule for family pool times and the summer gymnasium schedule for weekend family basketball time. 
Kids Outdoors! 
with ideas for outdoor fun in our area.
Please note: The First Family Friday in September will not be held as it falls on Labor Day weekend.  Save the date for First Family Friday on October 2.
Youth & Teens 
Teen Fitness Summer Camp 
Ages 12-15 - Limited space available.  Activities include swimming, sports, boxing, games, strength training, spinning, agility training and much more!  Click here to register (search -Summer Camp)
Click here for details.  
New at the Y!
Ages 7-14 (Starts week of Sept. 12)
Chess Club (Monday afternoons) Participants will learn to play chess, make friends and improve their problem solving skills.
Origami & Kirigami  (Tuesday afternoons) Students will learn how to transform ordinary papers into masterpieces. 
View page 14 of our program guide for details.
Adult Health & Wellness 
Transform with Tai Chi 
Tuesdays, 3-3:45pm (through August)

with Rob  in the Group Ex Studio
Fridays, 1-2pm
with Joy in the Group Ex Studio
Free to Members  

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
Starts Sept. 22
Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am or

Thursdays: 6:30-7:30pm

The program helps those (age 18+) at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk through healthy eating, increased physical activity and weight loss. To find out if you are qualify, contact Tanya Stack, 967-6363, ext 206. Click here to complete our Diabetes Prevention Program Checklist and learn more about the program.  

Special Event
Christopher D. Mello Memorial
Golf Outing - Save the Date!
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
New venue: Old Oaks Country Club, Purchase, NY

9 Hole Play with breakfast & lunch: 9:30 am shotgun start
18 Hole Play with lunch, cocktails & dinner: 12:30 pm shotgun start
Click here to register. For more information, contact Margaret Mead. 

Did You Know?
The Rye Y has a free smart phone app available at the Apple Store or Google Play. The app is a convenient way to view our pool, gymnasium and group ex class schedules. You can also use it instead of a membership card to check in at Member Services. The app's push notifications will keep you informed in the event of a facility closure or delayed opening.