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YWCA Evanston/North Shore invites community to be part of 24-hour Oz Relay

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Flying Fish Aquatics program at YWCA Evanston/North Shore will hold its annual Oz Relay May 18 and 19 and invites the community to participate by swimming, sponsoring, or donating. This annual event supports the organization’s “Oz Fund,” which provides financial assistance to children in YWCA’s Flying Fish Swim School whose families cannot afford the… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore invites community to be part of 24-hour Oz Relay

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Why swimming fits with the mission of YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Monday, April 15, 2019

By Kristen White, chief operating officer, YWCA Evanston/North Shore (condensed from remarks at the Flying Fish awards ceremony on April 4, 2019) People often ask us why YWCA Evanston/North Shore is involved in swimming.  They do not see how swimming is related to our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. However, the history of… Continue Reading Why swimming fits with the mission of YWCA Evanston/North Shore

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Flying Fish Swim School awarded grant from USA Swimming Foundation

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The USA Swimming Foundation today announced that YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish Swim School was chosen as one of 85 “Make a Splash” local partner programs to receive grant funding in 2019. The foundation’s $4,500 grant will go toward the Flying Fish Swim School’s ongoing efforts to provide free or reduced-cost swim lessons to local… Continue Reading Flying Fish Swim School awarded grant from USA Swimming Foundation

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!