Employee spotlight

Michael Pyykkonen NEW AQUATICS DIRECTOR at Legacy Foundation Chris-Town and Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA branch has recently joined the team.  

Michael started as a lifeguard, working part time and in high school at the Awhatukee branch for 4 years.  When he graduated high school Michael headed off to Northern Arizona University – 2009 August earning a degree in Exercise and Science. He continued to work part time during the Summer until he graduated and landed the Aquatics Coordinator position for the Ahwatukee branch for two years. Michael quickly built up the swim lesson program and developed life guards, when an opportunity opened up at the Legacy Foundation Chris-Town and Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA as a Aquatics Director.  Michael’s goal is to be involved in the  community through swim lessons and taking lessons outside of the Y building.  His goal is continue to build Chris-Town’s Aquatics program to the next level. He is excited to come on board and look forward to working with the team!