Around the YMCA of Delaware

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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Take Your Quest for Fitness to the Next Level

Wish you had a personal trainer, but it isn’t in the budget? What if I told you that you could have a custom workout created for you at your local Delaware Y branch…for free? When I joined the Brandywine YMCA four years ago, I met with a floor coach initially, and she wrote up a…

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Pediatric Exercise Program for Cancer Survivors

Wilmington, DE – The Brandywine branch of the YMCA of Delaware has launched a pilot program for cancer survivors between 10-17 years of age. The 12-week program, that runs every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30- 6:00 p.m. helps young survivors increase strength and cardiovascular health while increasing flexibility and endurance. Participants work with staff trained in…

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Fall Festivals at the YMCA

Join us for our Annual Fall Festivals the last weekend in October. Events are open to non-YMCA members, and include a variety of family-friendly activities such as trunk or treats, costume contests, crafts, food, haunted houses, and more. For details by location visit