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July Newsletter

by Kristen Hogan | Jun 27, 2017
Join us for our MOSSA launch! We are excited to add "Cycle Together" to our group exercise classes. Join us for the launch of this new program, July 15, and participate in one of our other MOSSA classes.Click here for more information.
Grab your crayons for our 100 year coloring contest.The contest is for boys and girls ages 3-16. Winners from each age division will be randomly drawn and will receive a brand new bicycle!Pick up an entry form and coloring sheet at any YMCA location. Drop off your submissions by July 28th at any of our nine branches.
Y Swim Lessons continue to evolve to better meet the needs of the people they serve.
  • The latest evolution of Y Swim Lessons accommodates students of varying abilities to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers’ progress between levels.
  • Through this approach, advanced swimmers flow more easily to higher levels while swimmers who need more instruction can learn at their own pace.
  • The results are more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming that can last a lifetime.


The Y has received matching grant dollars from the United States Tennis Association, The Southern Region Tennis Association and the Louisiana Tennis Association. These grants, matched by YMCA of the Capital Area dollars, will allow us to start on repairs to all 20 courts! This will allow us to proceed with $200,000 of the roughly $340,000 dollars in Capital Improvements that we have identified. 
Click here for more information.


Congrats to the 13 and under all-star team at the Paula G. Manship YMCA, they won the Babe Ruth District 4 Area 3 Tournament on June 18, 2017. We would like to wish them good luck as they compete in the state tournament July 6-9 in Madisonville, LA.
  • On July 2, 1953, Camp Singing Waters composed of 73 acres off Highway 190 near Holden was purchased for $40,500.
  • On July 15, 1980, the C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony in honor of its construction and completion.
July 4: Happy 4th of July! Branches open from
9 am until 12 pm include: A.C. Lewis YMCA, C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA, and Paula G. Manship YMCA. All other locations will be closed.
July 15: MOSSA Launch 9 am and 10 am
July 26: Member Appreciation Day
July 28: Friend Friday, Y members can bring a friend for free.
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