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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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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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?

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