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YMCA Swim Teams Win Big at a Major Meet

Wilmington, DE- Swimmers on YMCA competitive swim teams took home top honors at the YMCA East Field District Championship held March 15-17 at the Prince George Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland. The Sussex Tsunami Swim Team won the District Championship in the Small Division for the first time since 2014 while the Western…

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YMCA to Host Advocacy Day at Legislative Hall

Dover, DE- “Y not be Healthy” will be the theme of the day when staff, members, and volunteers of the YMCA of Delaware converge on the state capitol Tuesday, March 26, for Advocacy Day with an 11:00 a.m. kick-off in the second floor House Hearing Room. President and CEO, Deborah Bagatta-Bowles will lead the way…

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Central YMCA to Host Major “Fun” Raiser

On behalf of the YMCA of Delaware’s annual campaign, the Central YMCA invites the public to attend an evening called SIP. SAMPLE. SUPPORT. on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The event will feature music, dancing, wine, beer, and food tasting, along with a silent auction. Some of the many silent auction items include:…

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The YMCA of Delaware Announces the 2019 Annual Campaign

Wilmington, Delaware, March 11, 2019 – The YMCA of Delaware is launching its annual campaign to help ensure people throughout Delaware have access to the YMCA, its community programs, and valuable resources. Every day, the YMCA of Delaware plays a vital role in supporting various community needs including early childhood education, healthy weight, diabetes prevention,…

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WDEL News: Brandywine YMCA unveils fruits of $5M renovation

By: Kevin Hayes January 13, 2019 Just over a year-and-a-half and $5.5 million later, there is more to be excited about, just off Concord Pike. “We’re celebrating the completion of our expansion project. We’ve added 19,000 sq. ft. on top of a building that was built in 1966, so this is going to allow us…

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YMCA OF DELAWARE NOW OFFERS FREE MEMBERSHIP TO SEVENTH-GRADERS

The YMCA of Delaware is starting the New Year by offering free youth memberships to students in the seventh grade who live or attend a school in the state of Delaware. To register, students need to bring a school ID, class roster, or recent report card along with a parent or guardian to a local…

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Partners in Health

For the next three years, Nemours Children’s Health System and the YMCA of Delaware are pleased to partner to enhance the health of children and families across the state of Delaware. Nemours will provide a variety of value-added services for Y members and the community. Some of these services include literacy assessments for children, trainings…

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Our Mission


The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.