News from the Y

Lighthouse Run Results

Thank you to all the Sponsors, Participants and Volunteers that helped make the 41st Lighthouse Run a success.  

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SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center

 
The Racine Family YMCA is pleased to announce that the pool at SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center at Pritchard Park, 2800 Ohio Street in Racine, is open. Season and day passes are on sale now.

The centerpiece will be two separate swimming pools – a lap pool and an activity pool – that have almost 15,000 total square feet of water surface. Special pool features include large water slides, a water play structure, climbing walls, water spray feature, drop slides and a zero-depth pool for young children. 

Welcome Desk Hours 
Mon-Sat 6:00am-7:00pm,  Sun 10:00am-7:00pm
*See pool hours tab for detailed pool schedule*
     · Seasonal hours begin June 8th

Click the learn more button for more information about hours, lessons schedule and season passes.

Summer Day Camp

The heart of the Racine Family YMCA Day Camp experience is that we focus on fun filled recreational opportunities, social interaction, physical involvement, leadership building, personal growth and creativity for ages 4-12.

We plan and carry out a variety of activities centered around our weekly themes that reinforce our core values: responsibility, honesty, caring and respect.

Summer Program Brochure-Click on Cover

Spring Cleaning benefits YMCA!

Spring clean to support the Racine Family YMCA. From April to October, area businesses can call Alter Metal Recycling for a free scrap metal pickup. The value benefits the Y and Alter will make a cash match. Individuals can participate too-just bring your scrap metal to your local Alter Recycling Center and say it’s a donation for the Y. Thank you, Alter Metal Recycling!

Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps you take control of your health by adopting habits to reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institutes of Health has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60%.

We encourage everyone to take control of their health and learn if they are at risk for type 2 diabetes.  Click to Take the Diabetes Risk Assessment. 

The Program
The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance.

In order to qualify for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI ≥ 25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes. (Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.) 

For upcoming classes, email lboehm@ymcaracine.org

A LOOK AT "US"

When our communities are strong, our country is strong.  But right now, the bonds that hold us together are fraying and we need a place to make them whole.  In Racine County, the Y is that place.  It fills the gaps, bridges our divides, and gives us common ground to stand on.  But they can't do it without your support.  Donate today for a better us tomorrow.