Archive

Tag: swim school

A- A A+

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

Make a Splash logo

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

Swimmers in Evanston Swims program

Evanston Swims! Launches Sixth Season

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Evanston, IL – Evanston Swims!, a community collaboration that teaches water safety and swim instruction to Evanston second graders at no cost to their families, recently launched its sixth official season. Approximately 230 children have registered. “It is gratifying to watch this program continue to fulfill its mission, which is to give all Evanston schoolchildren… Continue Reading Evanston Swims! Launches Sixth Season

Photo of Peter Raffel

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