Swim, Sports & Play

For Koby, flag football is just one of the Y activities helping him to be a great student, leader and son.  This is Koby’s Y.  His camera. His story.

"It's Taught Him to Be a Leader." Yt0iQdbd3kg

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Diana C.

Downey Family YMCA

"As a Team, You Have to Take Care of One Another."

No one knows better than Diana that there's no "I" in team, even if being the first female player on the team was a bit daunting at first. Yet the opportunity to overcome her shyness and make new friends was a slam dunk! This is her Y. Her camera. Her story. 


Shannon D.

Hatboro YMCA

"The Y Helped Me Gain My Confidence."

Even though Shannon was born prematurely, she has come a long way with a little hard work and perseverance. But she knows there's much more than just winning medals on the mat. This is her Y. Her camera. Her story. 


Alex R.

Garden City YMCA

"Trying Hard Gets You Results."

To Alex, swim team is more than learning the strokes.  It's about working hard, setting goals, surpassing them and cheering on your teammate (also sister).  This is his Y. His camera. His story. 


Brennan Mejia

YMCA of the East Valley

"It's Not Just about Putting on a Show."

Lucky for Brennan, he didn't have to run away and join the circus. It was in his own back yard. Find out how this tight-knit community of performers is working together to embrace the spirit of hope and determination. This is his Y. His camera. His story. 



Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Ys offer swim lessons (for all ages), family swim, competitive swimming and diving teams, and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.



Teen centers, group exercise, triathlon training, dance clubs, skateboarding, arts—there’s a lot more than sports at the Y, giving kids the chance to exert energy, try new things, make new friends—and be kids!


Youth Sports

Baseball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, karate, basketball, gymnastics—check out the sports offerings at your Y and get in the game. Improve your skills, make new friends, be active with other kids and learn to love a sport at the Y.


Competitive Sports

Swimming, diving and gymnastics are the most popular national competitive sports leagues at the Y. The Y hosts state, regional and national championships annually, helping kids value hard work, reach for excellence and enjoy spirited competition.

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