Marion YMCA Offering Lifeguard Training


The Marion Family YMCA is offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class, which they say will teach you the necessary skills to gain employment anywhere as a lifeguard. The class will run August 7 through August 12, 2014. To become certified, you must attend all course sessions, participate fully, and pass all physical tests […]

Registration Opening for Fall YMCA Programs


Fall is just around the corner and the Marion Family YMCA says that makes not a great time to get into shape for the holidays. The YMCA encourages everyone to make fitness an everyday commitment instead of just a New Year’s resolution. Registration for all classes at the Marion YMCA begins July 28, 2014 for […]

Registration is Open for Annual Marion YMCA Triathlon and Duathlon


The Marion Family YMCA’s triathlon and Duathlon will be held at 8:00am on Saturday, August 16, 2014.  The triathlon consists of a 500 yard swim, 12 mile bike and 5K run and the Duathlon consists of a 2 mile run, 12 mile bike and a 5K. Registration is $25 per individual before August 1 and […]

Community Garden Plots Still Available at Marion YMCA


Many families living in the Marion would like to grow some of their own fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Some want to save money on their food bills. Others like the freshness, flavor and wholesomeness of home- grown produce. And for many, gardening is a relaxing way to exercise and enjoy being out-of-doors. If you […]

Local Students Participate in YMCA Youth in Government at Statehouse

YIG Harding Delegates 2014

23 Marion area high school students participated in the 63rd Ohio YMCA Youth in Government State Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse April 3, 4 and 5, 2014.  Marion delegates joined 475 middle and high school students (grades 8 – 12) from throughout the state in this leadership and public service program. “From youth sports to […]

YMCA Dolphin Swimmers Compete in National Championship

Marion Family YMCA Dolphins League Champions

Two swimmers from the Marion Family YMCA Dolphins Swim Team just returned from competing in the 2014 YMCA Short Course National Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Rachel Shipp, senior at North Union High School and daughter of Margo Shipp, competed in the 100 and 200 Fly.  Madison Linstedt, 7th Grader at Elgin Local Schools and […]

5K, Fun Run, Walk to Highlight Healthy Kids Day


The Marion Family YMCA is sponsoring a free 5K or one mile fun run/walk on April 12, 2014 at 8:00AM.  The run will be at “The Marion Campus” and sponsored by Marion Technical College and The Ohio State University at Marion located on St. Rt. 95. The first 100 kids registered will receive a free […]

Marion YMCA Launches 2014 Annual Campaign

YMCA Board Members Jon Williamson, Karen Ream, Dan McGrady and Tom Oney

The Marion Family YMCA launched its annual campaign on Monday, March 17, 2014 with the goal of ensuring that everyone in the Marion area has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Larry Babich, Annual Campaign General Chair, said that the Marion Family YMCA works every […]

New Round of Swimming Lessons Kicking Off at the YMCA


The Marion Family YMCA will be offering a variety of swim lessons programming for the Winter II and Spring I sessions.  The sessions begin Monday, February 24, 2014 with the spring session immediately following. Learning to swim at the YMCA is more than just stroke development. The Y says trained, certified, professional staff gives each […]

YMCA Hosting Presidents’ Day Youth Basketball Tourney


The Marion Family YMCA is hosting the President’s Day 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament on Monday, February 17, 2014. Players between the ages of 7 and 14 are welcome to lace up their athletic shoes and join in. Check in time will be from 9:00am to 9:30am with the games staring at 10:00am. The teams will […]