YMCA offering stroke clinic for high school swimmers

The Marion Family YMCA will offer a Stroke Clinic for high school swimmers September 8–10, 2015 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. This clinic will offer stroke technique for every stroke.  There will be basic introduction to turns, starts and many different drills. If you have any questions, contact Debbie Sheehan, Aquatic Director at the Marion […]

Marion Family YMCA’s Triathlon and Duathlon aims for fitness and fun

On Saturday, August 15, 2015 the Marion Family YMCA is holding their 9th annual triathlon and duathlon.   Healthy living through physical activity is central to the Y’s cause and they say the triathlon/duathlon is a great way to achieve an exercise goal while having fun and building friendships. The triathlon consists of a 500 yard […]

YMCA opens registrations for fall soccer

The Marion Family YMCA will begin their fall youth soccer league on August 29, 2015.  Soccer League is for boys and girls ages 3 – 12 years old.  Leagues are separated by age.  Teams practice one evening per week and play games on Saturdays.  League runs through October 10, 2015. Members and Non-Members can register […]

PHC Marion explains billboard campaign, their mission and work

Pioneering Healthier Communities – Marion (PHC Marion) recently launched a public awareness campaign they said highlights issues of childhood obesity and how the Marion community can work together to ensure Marion’s youth grow up to be healthy adults. The focus of this campaign is acknowledging that one in three Marion County fifth graders is obese […]

Marion area students participate in YMCA Youth in Government Day

Twenty-two Marion area high school students participated in the 64th Ohio YMCA Youth in Government State Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse April 16, 17 and 18, 2015. Marion delegates joined 506 middle and high school students (grades 8 – 12) from throughout the state in this leadership and public service program. “From youth sports to […]

Diabetes expert to speak at Marion Family YMCA

The Marion Family YMCA has announced another Health Chat Speaker Series with OhioHealth/Marion General Hospital’s Dawn Sperling – Certified Nurse Practitioner – on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:30PM. Sperling will speak about diabetes. Sperling has been a Certified Nurse Practitioner since May of 2008.  She works in internal medicine at Marion Area Physicians (Former […]

Marion YMCA’s Health Chats Speaker Series to kickoff with focus on Parkinson’s Disease

The Marion Family YMCA has announced the kickoff of their Health Chats Speaker Series will feature OhioHealth/Marion General Hospital’s Dr. Alex Purchuk on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 9:45am. Purchuk’s chat will focus on Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s Disease is a brain disorder that is caused by a lack of the chemical messenger dopamine in the […]

Marion YMCA launches 2015 annual fundraising campaign

The Marion Family YMCA launched its annual campaign this week to ensure that everyone in Marion County has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Every day, the Marion Family YMCA works to support the people and neighborhoods that need it most by addressing community issues, […]

Marion YMCA offering lifeguard classes

The Marion Family YMCA is set to offer lifeguard classes in March and April. While learning essential lifeguarding and safety skills, participants will also learn the importance of responsibility, hard work, perseverance, and service to the community. The YMCA promises that their trained, certified, professional staff will give each class participant personal attention to ensure […]

Marion YMCA hosting annual President’s Day 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament

The Marion Family YMCA is hosting the President’s Day 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament on Monday February 16, 2015. 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 9:00 to 9:30am with the games staring at 10:00 am. The teams […]