Around the YMCA of Delaware

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Sep 15 and will run through October 15, giving us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate members of our communities and their ancestors who hail from Mexico, parts of the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Spain. “The Latino community and Latino history is a fundamental part of American…

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YMCA of Delaware Celebrates Hosts Welcoming Week Events

Celebrations to take place at YMCA’s across the state Saturday, September 18, 2021 and Sunday, September 19, 2021 Wilmington, DE– This Welcoming Week (September 10-19), the YMCA of Delaware will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs, and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. Each year, Welcoming Week elevates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to…

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Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month 

Since 1992, the month of May has been celebrated as Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This month was chosen to commemorate both the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the U.S on May 7, 1843 and the completion of the transcontinental railroad –which was predominantly built by Chinese immigrants on May 10, 1869….

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Black History Month and Its Roots With the YMCA

  Black History Month has roots associated with the YMCA. In 1915, Carter G. Woodson, a University of Chicago alumnus, arrived in Chicago to attend a national celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of emancipation sponsored by the state of Illinois. Inspired by this three-week celebration where thousands of African Americans had traveled from across the…

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Wilmington, Delaware, January 4, 2021 – The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to announce that Tommy Janton, competitive swimmer and member of the Western YMCA Wahoos Swim Team, has recently qualified for Olympic Trials in the 100 yard and 200 yard backstroke events. Janton started swimming at age 7 and has been swimming with the…

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Exercising with a Mask: 4 Tips to Help You Adjust

We get it. Wearing a mask isn’t the most enjoyable thing to be doing right now. However, it is the safest, and at the Y our members’ health and safety are our top priority. So how can you be more comfortable while exercising in a mask? Check out these 4 tips from our friends at…

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The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to announce that they will once again offer swim lessons throughout the state of Delaware. Registration is now open for sessions running July 13th through August 22nd. As America’s leader in aquatics instruction, the Y is the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment…

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Your Health Matters

During the past few weeks, news about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been prevalent in the media. Although the number of confirmed cases in the United States remains low and there are no current cases in Delaware, health issues of this type can generate anxiety, worry and concerns. We want you to know the health…

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5 Secrets to Staying Motivated When January is Over

Wilmington, DE-  Each January, thousands of Delawareans flock to their local gym in hopes of getting in shape and living a healthier lifestyle in the new year. Too often January comes to an end and motivation starts to dwindle as our busy lives take priority. The sad fact is that almost 50% of American adults…

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Beach Party - Friday, January 28th

Get rid of your mid-winter blues and join us for a YMCA Beach Party! Members and non-members are welcome to attend this FREE lively evening full of family activities and tons of fun! Learn more.

Vaccine Events

We are excited to partner with CAREFORCE MD to offer vaccine events at Y locations across the state. Click here for details.