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Sometimes the most challenging journeys begin with the first step. Or the first stroke, as in Darlene Leonard’s case. While she can now freestyle and kick it up like the best of them, she wasn’t always as comfortable in the pool. … Read More


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The Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA has not only allowed Bob Koch to pursue his love of raquetball, but it also has helped bring his family closer together. … Read More


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For YMCA Group Fitness Instructor Fred Diquattro, health and wellness has been a lifelong pursuit and passion. His Y journey began in 1972 when he signed up his family for a membership at a branch in Barrington, Rhode Island. … Read More


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This camp introduces teens to lifeguarding and water safety while building leadership, responsibility, and water safety skills. Level I is for those new to this program. Level II is for participants who have already taken Level I. All certified Jr. Lifeguards will volunteer minimum of 20 hours after camp to receive certificate of completion. … Read More


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Tyler Sand has worked for the Scottsdale Y for the last 3 years. He now serves as the referee and scorekeeper for the team sports programs, and he is very dependable and knowledgeable. Tyler played with the Jr Suns since he was 11 or 12 years old, and his love of basketball and recreational sports began at an early age. … Read More


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Diana decided to take action, and started eating healthier and added more workouts at the Y. She used the treadmill, attended muscle conditioning classes, and practiced yoga. … Read More


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In 2005 we joined the SP/V Y. We have been with this Y for over a decade! I did not go to the Y as a kid but my husband did. It was his experiences with the Y in his youth that brought us back to the Y. My husband first served on the board and enjoyed the experience. He suggested that I would enjoy it and he was right! … Read More


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Jen has been working for the Y about 7 months and Aaron has worked for the Y about 4 months. Jen is our Youth and Family Coordinator and Child Watch Lead and Aaron is our Bus driver for our Childcare and Teen Coordinator.… Read More


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Aldo’s troop master contacted the Y to see if there was any way we could help Aldo learn how to swim so he could go to camp with the rest of the troop this summer. Through donation dollars, the Y was able to scholarship Aldo to take 16 private swim lessons. … Read More


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Rowan has been working at the YMCA since the summer of 2013. She worked at the front desk as a Member Service Representative before moving to aquatics. … Read More