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Gibson leads the way for Flying Fish at Illinois Senior Championships

Monday, March 16, 2020

Matt Gibson placed second in the boys 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:51.93 at the Illinois Swimming Senior Championships, leading the way for YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish swim team, which sent a host of competitors to the event at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The meet was held March 5-8 before USA… Continue Reading Gibson leads the way for Flying Fish at Illinois Senior Championships

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Coast Guard Auxiliary teaches outdoor water safety through Evanston Swims!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Although it’s the dead of winter, the local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary recently led Evanston second graders through lessons in outdoor water safety. “The Coast Guard Auxiliary focuses on educating people about water safety, and today, this is about winter water safety,” said Kim Saccaro, with the Coast Guard Auxiliary based in Wilmette, at an… Continue Reading Coast Guard Auxiliary teaches outdoor water safety through Evanston Swims!

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore to lead racial healing circles for National Day of Racial Healing

Friday, January 10, 2020

Adults who live, work, or worship in Evanston are invited to take part in racial healing circles led by YWCA Evanston/North Shore at various sites throughout Evanston, January 21-24. The racial healing circles are being held in conjunction with the National Day of Racial Healing on January 21. The National Day of Racial Healing, which… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore to lead racial healing circles for National Day of Racial Healing

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YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics marks 10 years of “prescription to swim” partnership

Monday, December 16, 2019

In 2009, Evanston pediatrician Aimee Crow reached out to the Flying Fish aquatics program at YWCA Evanston/North Shore with an innovative proposal: If she gave a child a “prescription” for swimming lessons, would the YWCA provide those lessons at a free or reduced cost? The answer was “yes,” and this fall marked the ten-year anniversary… Continue Reading YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics marks 10 years of “prescription to swim” partnership

2019 YWomen honorees

Alpana Singh, Cindy Hartwig, Sekile M. Nzinga honored at YWCA Evanston/North Shore event

Thursday, November 21, 2019

YWCA Evanston/North Shore honored these local women at its annual YWomen Leadership Celebration on November 9: Cindy Hartwig, who serves as executive director of women’s health and professional practice at Lutheran General Advocate Hospital and focuses on the needs of domestic violence survivors in medical settings; Sekile M. Nzinga, director of the Northwestern University Women’s… Continue Reading Alpana Singh, Cindy Hartwig, Sekile M. Nzinga honored at YWCA Evanston/North Shore event