To the Finish Line

Local YMCA Track Program Inspires Athlete All the Way to College

Michael began his track career when the local YMCA implemented a track program. He tried all of the sports offerings at the YMCA but immediately fell in love with the track. In his first sessions he learned about fundamentals and sportsmanship. Micha... Read More

Sam Continues to Inspire and Motivate YMCA Members

Sam is an inspiration to YMCA Members and continues to motivate by example.

In April 2018, the YMCA published a story about a member that inspires members of her community. Samantha Schultz’s story about her journey from a traumatic brain injury to a beloved staff member of the Benjamin Harrison YMCA that inspires and moti... Read More

Where Leprechauns Play and They Know You by Name

A Partnership with a Local Semi-Pro Basketball Team Underscores the Community Spirit of the YMCA

A little-known fact about the Witham Family YMCA is that, from time to time, Leprechauns play in the gym. That is, members of the Lebanon Leprechauns basketball team get in a little practice time at the Y. Rebecca McVay, Marketing Director for the... Read More

Good Form – Part 2 of 2

Students Learn Taekwondo and Healthy Behaviors in Martial Arts Class

Fighting for Focus and Good Form In Part 1 of this story, Megan Ryle shared with the Fishers YMCA just how much Taekwondo has benefitted her three sons. Her two older sons, Ian and Alek, take pride in being an example to the other students. But they... Read More

From Lifeguard Certification to Endurance Swimmer

Never too old to grow and get better

The summer of my 7th-grade year, I taught myself to swim at a place called Camp Exchange. Even though that was 45 years ago, I’ve never thought of myself as a strong swimmer and certainly, the thought of becoming a lifeguard never entered my mind. ... Read More