Gibson leads the way for Flying Fish at Illinois Senior Championships

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Gibson leads the way for Flying Fish at Illinois Senior Championships

Monday, March 16, 2020

Matt Gibson placed second in the boys 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:51.93 at the Illinois Swimming Senior Championships, leading the way for YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish swim team, which sent a host of competitors to the event at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The meet was held March 5-8 before USA… Continue Reading Gibson leads the way for Flying Fish at Illinois Senior Championships

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Coast Guard Auxiliary teaches outdoor water safety through Evanston Swims!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Although it’s the dead of winter, the local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary recently led Evanston second graders through lessons in outdoor water safety. “The Coast Guard Auxiliary focuses on educating people about water safety, and today, this is about winter water safety,” said Kim Saccaro, with the Coast Guard Auxiliary based in Wilmette, at an… Continue Reading Coast Guard Auxiliary teaches outdoor water safety through Evanston Swims!

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YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics marks 10 years of “prescription to swim” partnership

Monday, December 16, 2019

In 2009, Evanston pediatrician Aimee Crow reached out to the Flying Fish aquatics program at YWCA Evanston/North Shore with an innovative proposal: If she gave a child a “prescription” for swimming lessons, would the YWCA provide those lessons at a free or reduced cost? The answer was “yes,” and this fall marked the ten-year anniversary… Continue Reading YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics marks 10 years of “prescription to swim” 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