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Why is the swim marathon mandatory?

Monday, January 14, 2019

by Pete Caragher Director, Flying Fish Aquatics In addition to raising critical funds for the YWCA, the swim marathon is an annual measure of how all of our swimmers are progressing. When preparing daily for practice and placing swimmers within practice groups from season to season, it is necessary for us to see, on an… Continue Reading Why is the swim marathon mandatory?

2019 swim marathon photo

The swim marathon makes me cry

Thursday, December 20, 2018

by Nancy Anderson, Flying Fish Coach I read somewhere that you should pay attention to the things that make you cry – the things that unexpectedly give you a lump in your throat – because they tell you something about yourself and what makes you tick. For me, many such moments have occurred on the… Continue Reading The swim marathon makes me cry

Healing Financially After Domestic Violence

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

By Fabiola Alfonso, Financial Education Specialist, YWCA Evanston/North Shore After a financially abusive relationship, the road to financial well-being can be overwhelming, but it is not impossible.  According to NCADV, 99% of domestic violence survivors also suffer financial abuse and they have the additional challenge of rebuilding their financial life. Financial abuse can leave a… Continue Reading Healing Financially After Domestic Violence

Mother and childOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

ALL DONATIONS made in October to support survivors of domestic violence will be MATCHED by an anonymous donor.