YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Books & Breakfast mark fifth year of summer partnership

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Books & Breakfast mark fifth year of summer partnership

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Books & Breakfast, a program that supports elementary students in Evanston/Skokie School District 65, just completed their summer partnership for 2019, marking five years of this innovative effort. Since 2014, the YWCA has served as the summer gathering spot for the children and families of Books & Breakfast, which serves Dewey,… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Books & Breakfast mark fifth year of summer partnership

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Gibson, Cvetas pace Flying Fish swimmers at summer championship meets

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Several members of YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish Swim Team recently competed at summer championship meets and delivered impressive swims. At the Illinois Swimming Long Course Senior Championships, held July 11-14 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Clio Hancock, Aidan Dillon and Matt Gibson swam to top-ten finishes. Hancock took fourth place in the women’s 400-meter individual… Continue Reading Gibson, Cvetas pace Flying Fish swimmers at summer championship meets

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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

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Why is the swim marathon mandatory?

Monday, January 14, 2019

by Pete Caragher Director, Flying Fish Aquatics In addition to raising critical funds for the YWCA, the swim marathon is an annual measure of how all of our swimmers are progressing. When preparing daily for practice and placing swimmers within practice groups from season to season, it is necessary for us to see, on an… Continue Reading Why is the swim marathon mandatory?