We are closed Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day 

August 2016
We are very happy to welcome three experienced Rye Y staff members to our Sports & Recreation team!

Tatum and Kayla
Tatum Nussbaum, our new Assistant Sports & Recreation Director, joined the Rye Y ten years ago as a gymnastics instructor. Over the years, she has played several essential roles at the Rye Y - as a class instructor, school recess instructor and gymnastics specialist. "I'm thrilled to be playing a leadership role in the Rye Y's Sports and Recreation program," said Tatum. "Sports have always been an important part of my life and I hope to pass on my enthusiasm to the children of the Rye Y."

Kayla Guagnini, our new Gymnastics Coordinator and Head Coach, started at the Rye Y as a member of our competitive gymnastics team. Six years ago, she joined our staff as a gymnastics instructor and has served as an assistant coach for the team, supervised gymnastics competitions and designed curriculum for the after-school classes.  Most recently she was a summer camp group leader. "The Rye Y had a very positive impact on me as a young gymnast and I hope to do the same for our aspiring gymnasts," said Kayla. 
Brian Loomis, our new Sports Specialist, was our Assistant Sports Camp Director this summer and is an avid sports enthusiast. Previously, he served at the Greenwich YMCA where he worked with both the early childhood and elementary school programs and ran the childcare pre-school physical education program.

"Tatum, Kayla and Brian are enthusiastic, dedicated leaders who will be a wonderful asset to the Rye Y in their new roles!" said Melissa Lewis, Rye Y's Sports & Recreation Director."

The fall session starts Saturday, September 10
Click here to register online.  (Youth swim classes not available for online registration.)

Annual Maintenance work continues until September 9
The parking lot will close Saturday, Sept. 3 and re-open Tuesday, Sept. 6.  We are closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. Child Watch, the Group Ex Studio & the Gymnasium will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 6. The Group Ex Studio will close again on Wednesday & Thursday for lighting installation but the classes will be re-located to the gymnasium or ExerZone. Click here for special Wednesday/Thursday Group Ex schedule. The Pa Cope pool is closed and will re-open Sept. 10. (The Brookside Pool has a limited schedule during that time). The Fitness Center, Wainwright, Spin Studio, ExerZone and Freestyle Fitness Zone are open.

Member Experience Survey
Our 2016 annual Membership Experience Survey will arrive via email starting Sept. 13 to members. The email will be from surveys@seeranalytics.com

with a subject line of: Your YMCA Annual Member Experience Survey. If you receive the survey, please take the time to fill it out and return to the address noted. Your feedback helps us focus on improvements that are meaningful to you!

ASA Parent Orientation: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6-7pm

Please join us
in the Childcare room to meet staff and tour facility.

There's still time to register for programs!  Classes start Sept. 10.

Here are some possibilities:

Pre-School: Spanish music & movement, Cooking, Kiddie crafts, Gymnastics, Sports and more!

School age: Chess Club, Hands on Art, LEGO Engineering & STEM, Dance, Basketball, Karate and more!

Teens: Middle School Basketball League, Karate, Teen HIIT Class, Injury Prevention for Young Athletes and more!

Click here to view the program guideClick here to register.

Click here to view the printable September Family/Primetime Calendar

Family Nerf Night:  Friday, September 16, 7-8pm

Join us for a fun evening of NERF, geared towards family participation!

Family Members: Free; Youth: $10/person; Non-Member: $15/person
Parent's Night Out: Friday, September 23: 6:30-9pm
Enjoy a night out while we provide a safe and fun environment for the kids! Registration is required.

Ages 3 mos-5 years: located in Child Watch and includes an age appropriate snack. Family $15/child; Youth: $20/child

Grades K-6: located in Child Care and includes a light dinner

Family: $20/child; Youth: $27/child

EXERDROP in the ExerZone: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm
Drop the kids off in the ExerZone for supervised, safe and structured play!

Ages 5-10, 1 hour limit. No reservations needed; purchase wristbands ($5/child) at Member Services. Limited to 16 children, supervised by two trained Rye Y staff. (No other adults are allowed in the ExerZone during this time.)

Family ExerZone Fun!  Join us for our family classes in the ExerZone!

(Classes for families with children ages 5 and up and youth 11+)

ExerSport with JT: Monday & Thursday, 4:30-5:15pm

Deck of Cards with Will: Friday, 5:30-6:30 pm

Children ages 5-10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (except during ExerDrop - see above). 

Test. Mark. Protect
The Rye YMCA is committed to ensuring everyone is safe while swimming in our pools. In order to add an extra layer of protection to our members and swimmers in the pool, children under the age of 18 must participate in a swim check and will be issued a blue, yellow, or red wristband based on the results of their swim check. These wristbands will identify which areas are safe for swimmers based on their swimming abilities.  Click here to view details.

Swim Team Tryouts

Wave Ryeders Competitive Team Tryouts

Ages 5-9: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6-9pm; Ages 10-18: Thurs., Sept. 8, 6-8pm

Pre-Teams & Practice Teams: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6-7pm

Make-up for all squads: Friday, Sept. 9, 6:00-7:30pm

Click here for swim team details.

Gymnastics Team Tryouts

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 3:30-5:00 pm.  Click here for gymnastics team details.
Save the Date - Youth Basketball League registration starts online for members on October 3!

Get Ready for a trip to Liberty Paintball: Tuesday, October 4, Ages 11-14. Family/Youth: $130; Non-Member: $150. Limited space.  Register online or at Member Services.

Programs start September 10 - Don't Miss Out!  Here are a few ideas:

Early Morning Boot Camp, Boxing with Larry, Adult Swim Instruction, Fit & Fast Freestyle, Endurance Swim Training and more!

Click here to view the program guide  Click here to register

Have you experienced the ExerZone yet?  Try out our new Core Challenge with Maiju in the ExerZone.  Wednesdays, 11:15am-noon. Free to Members. Starts Sept. 8.
Booked at the Y: Friday, September 9, 10:30am-12pm - Teen Lounge

All members are welcome to join our Rye Y Book Club! We will be discussing 1000 White Women by Jim Fergus. Please RSVP to Penny Cozza at 967-6363, ext. 201

Crafty Crew: Starts September 13, every Tuesday, 10:30-noon

Our fall project is Operation Gratitude. We will make scarves and hats for servicemen/women abroad. No experience necessary. Child Care Room. Please RSVP to Penny Cozza at 967-6363, ext. 201
Aqua Jog Coffee:  Wednesday, September 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 noon - Teen Lounge.  A fun social morning for participants in our Aqua Exercise classes.
Statue of Liberty Outing: Thursday, Sept. 29, 9am- 2pm

Join us for a fun adult sightseeing trip to the Statue of Liberty. The cruise will depart from New Rochelle. Click here for details.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA - Starts September 12
Mondays & Wednesdays: 6:15-7:30pm

A FREE twelve-week, small group program designed for cancer survivors. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. Click here for details Contact Tanya Stack, 967-6363, ext 206 for more information.  

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program - Starts September 26

Mondays: 10:00-11:00am or Tuesdays: 6:30-7:30pm

If you're at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life. Change is tough - we can help.
Program Features
* 25 sessions delivered over the course of one year.
* Led by a trained Lifestyle Coach.

* A group that offers motivation and support. To find out if you qualify, contact Tanya Stack, 967-6363, ext 206. Click here to learn more about the program.

Weight Watchers at the Y: Thursdays, 1-2pm.

All are welcome! If you are interested in joining, please contact
Diana Vita, 967-6363, ext. 211.

The Rye YMCA is very fortunate to be one of the charities that is supported by a portion of the proceeds of the Westchester Triathlon. Each year the Y recruits volunteers to help with this awesome race. This year the race is on Sunday, September 25. Volunteers are also needed on Saturday, September 24 and during the week leading up to race day to help with pre-race logistics.
Volunteers are critically important in making this local race happen, so please consider giving some of you time!  To volunteer, please click here to sign up

In the News
Rye Y Marks 5th Anniversary of Programs that Promote Health and Healing
Two of the Rye YMCA's most successful and highly regarded community health programs turned five this summer. The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA have reached hundreds of Y members and residents from across Westchester and Fairfield counties, giving them the resources, strength and courage to take control of their own health.  Read more

Rye Y Members and Camp Families Fill the Shelves for Bread of Life
Rye YMCA members and camp families donated 75 grocery bags filled with non-perishable food items during a recent food drive for Bread of Life. Held on July 28 and 29, the project teamed the Y's Togetherhood Committee with its summer camp for double the impact. Read more.

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