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2707, 2021

Tri My Best Triathlon – This Sunday

Nearly 100 athletes will take part in the seventh annual Tri My Best Triathlon — one of the feel-good events of the summer — on Sunday (Aug. 1) at the Kenosha YMCA, 7101 53rd St. Tri My Best Triathlon is open to anyone with special needs including physical, cognitive, emotional, or psychological disabilities. Athletes are paired with two “buddies” from a group of over 400 volunteers that provide assistance through the course and time their race. Distances are based [...]

1407, 2021

Tri My Best–Kenosha Celebrates 7th year

Tender Touch Therapy and the Kenosha YMCA continue their partnership to present the 2021 TRI MY BEST TRIATHLON-KENOSHA. The 7th year of this annual race will take place at the Kenosha YMCA, 7101 53rd St., on Sunday, August 1st and will feature approximately 125 athletes of varying abilities, ranging from ages 5 and up. The swim, bike, run/walk/roll event is inclusive of all children and young adults with developmental disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy. However, athletes [...]

707, 2021

Child Care vs. Daycare: What’s the Difference?

So, it's time to find care for your child, but you have no idea where to start. Looking at all the options can feel like a bit of a minefield when you get started. Of course, you want the best care for your little one, but you also want something that will fit in with your schedule. Many parents don't work the average 9 to 5 hours anymore, and they certainly don't get the same vacation time, so care [...]

107, 2021

Kenosha YMCA 43rd Annual Firecracker 5K a Success

After a year break the Firecracker was back with over 300 runners! On Sunday, June 27th the Kenosha YMCA hosted the 43rd Annual Firecracker Run through Kenosha’s historic third avenue district. Cancelled in 2020 due to COVID restrictions, the race saw over 300 registrants and 50 volunteers on the course to cheer them along. Congratulations to the overall winners Johnny Binzak (15:22) and Lisa Johnson (20:01). This year’s age group winners were as follows: ages [...]

606, 2021

Child Care at the Y

Child Care Benefits at the Kenosha YMCA Taking care of yourself as a parent is hard. Scheduling the time to work out seems impossible. The kids are always running around, and you don't have time to find quality child care every time you want to hit the gym. But what if your gym doubled as a child care center? What if this child care was included in your gym membership? It almost seems too good to be true, but [...]

405, 2021

National Safety Around Water Month

KENOSHA SAFETY AROUND WATER COALITION STARTS MAY CAMPAIGN FOR NATIONAL SAFETY AROUND WATER MONTH With public pools and beaches opening again this summer, there will certainly be excitement around water! The Kenosha Safety Around Water Coalition is campaigning during the National Safety Around Water month of May tips for safety around water. The risk of drowning is as prevalent as ever, being the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4. These tragic deaths are preventable. “As ‘America’s [...]

701, 2021

Ice Danger: Kenosha Harbor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kenosha Safety Around Water Coalition Warns of the Dangers of Ice in the Harbor Kenosha Safety Around Water Coalition Continues to Raise Awareness [Kenosha, February 24, 2021] – The Kenosha Safety Around Water Coalition urges the community not to recreate on the ice in the Kenosha harbor.  Lake Michigan, and the harbor area in particular present significant dangers. This remains true in the winter months. Ben Andersen, Kenosha County Dive Team Leader and Safety Around Water [...]

111, 2020

What are You Thankful For?

WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR? In today’s social media age, we are showered with negative thoughts, opinions, and events on a daily basis. It’s all too easy to get bogged down by bad news and overlook the positive. But, the truth is, we have so much to be thankful for. So, during the month of November, we are using the Kenosha Y’s social media to shine a light on the good things in life and the Y’s positive impact on our [...]

2406, 2020

Serving Our Community

SERVING COMMUNITY DURING A PANDEMIC With adjustments and lots of teamwork we were able to safely serve children for essential workers with emergency childcare during the safer at home order. We are excited to have the summer program running. Allowing us to continue to assist the same families and more of our community. Following all state recommended guidelines 56 school-age and 20 early childhood aged children are having a fun, educational and safe summer!! Words of Thanks from a [...]

1106, 2020

Pandemic: Havoc On Our Bodies

DO YOU KNOW THE REAL WEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC ON YOUR BODY? It’s no secret that the pandemic has wreaked havoc on our mental and physical health. The results of the American Psychological Association’s survey on American pandemic stress levels in 2020 and physical health outcomes is out. Some of the highlights include: Nearly half of respondents had increased stress in 2020 Over 40% gained weight Nearly 25% drank more alcohol Nearly 66% had significantly altered sleep patterns 1 out of 3 [...]