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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

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YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics Program Receives Grant from USA Swimming Foundation

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish Aquatics program was recently chosen as one of 151 “Make a Splash” local partner programs to receive grant funding from the USA Swimming Foundation in 2018. The awarded money will go toward the Flying Fish Swim School and its ongoing efforts to provide free or reduced cost swim lessons to… Continue Reading YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics Program Receives Grant from USA Swimming Foundation

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Flying Fish Compete at Championship Meets, Gibson Shines

Monday, August 6, 2018

Evanston, IL, August 3, 2018 – Several swimmers from the Flying Fish Swim Team, which is part of YWCA Evanston/North Shore, recently competed at championship meets and delivered some fast swims. Matt Gibson led the way for the Flying Fish at the Illinois Swimming Summer Age Group Championships held July 26-29 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.… Continue Reading Flying Fish Compete at Championship Meets, Gibson Shines