Sawsan and Amal’s Story

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Sawsan and Amal’s Story

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Joining YWCA in fall 2018 has opened new doors for my daughter, Amal, a lovely third grader diagnosed with generalized anxiety and sensory integration dysfunction a few years back. The journey into regaining strength, confidence, coping skills, and battling worries and fears has been full of twists and turns for both of us; but we… Continue Reading Sawsan and Amal’s Story

YWCA/YMCA Crosstown Classic raises $5,000 to support Evanston Swims!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Evanston, IL – On January 18 and 20, more than 200 swimmers from McGaw YMCA’s swim team (MYST) and YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish competed in the fourth annual Crosstown Classic meet to raise money for the Evanston Swims! program. The event, which was held at both the YMCA and YWCA, netted approximately $5,000. The following… Continue Reading YWCA/YMCA Crosstown Classic raises $5,000 to support Evanston Swims!

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

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Peter Raffel Named Aquatics Manager at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Peter Raffel, who grew up swimming in YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s pools, has been named aquatics manager in the organization’s Flying Fish Aquatics program. In this newly created position, he will be responsible for all Flying Fish Swim School operations, including its award-winning learn-to-swim program. “I learned to swim here and I swam on the Flying… Continue Reading Peter Raffel Named Aquatics Manager at YWCA Evanston/North Shore