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"Keep moving," is this 72-year-old Indy resident’s mantra. She had a stroke in 2010. Dorothy Hammonds didn't want someone to wait on her hand and foot: she was going to help herself. Starting out small, in 2015, Dorothy began swim lessons at the B... Read More

Benjamin Harrison YMCA Celebrates 20 Years

The Benjamin Harrison YMCA is celebrating 20 years of changing lives!   Enjoy this story about how we got starting and the amazing feats we have accomplished since! Read More


There is a list of basic life skills all parents instinctively know they must teach their children to keep them safe and healthy. It includes habits like looking both ways before you cross the street, washing your hands with soap and water and eating... Read More

Every Beat Counts

February is American Heart Month and the Benjamin Harrison YMCA wants to help your family get heart healthy. Here are five things you can do to help your heart. Get Physical Being physically active every day is fun and can improve the function of y... Read More

Twist & Shout

Three years ago, Steve Barnes was diagnosed with a rare condition called Transverse Myelitis; which is inflammation of the spinal cord that can cause pain, weakness and paralysis of muscles. The disease progressed over time causing a very active man ... Read More

Confidence. With Every Stroke.

Allison Heller can often be found at the Benjamin Harrison YMCA Aquatics Center swimming many laps around the pool. She came to the Y back in 2013 and started swimming with the Stroking Onward swim team. Even at her young age, Allison had high levels... Read More