New Swim Team in Largo

July 18, 2017

Welcome Greater Ridgecrest Sharks

A great way for kids and teens to make friends, have fun and enjoy a little bit of friendly competition is to join a team. Recently the Greater Ridgecrest YMCA introduced the community to their first swim team.

YMCA Day with the Rays Fundraiser

July 06, 2017

Benefiting Be Water Smart!

YMCAs of Tampa Bay and the Be Water Smart from the Start water safety campaign have taught thousands of children and adults how to be safe in and around the water. Join the Y as we celebrate the success of the program on Sunday, August 6, when the Rays play the Milwaukee Brewers.

Top School Supplies Needed

July 05, 2017

Help a child and help the future.

Every year, thousands of teachers and students find themselves relying on free school supplies from generous donors, in order to take full advantage of the educational opportunities in front of them.  This year, the YMCA of the Suncoast wants to make sure that every student and every teacher has the chance to get the most out of their education.

From July 15-31, if you donate to the Y new school supplies we'll cover your join fee. Already a member? Donate anyway and help kids get ready to achieve. Learn more. 

Exercising outside? It's HOT!

June 27, 2017

How to Recognize Heat-Related Illness

The summer months often bring opportunities for outdoor fun, activities and exercise; unfortunately, they also bring increased risk for heat-related illnesses. These ailments occur when the body can’t cool itself quickly enough. Potential problems range from heat rash (prickly heat) to heat stroke. 

Field Day Strengthens Families

July 12, 2017

Greater Ridgecrest Hosts Event on September 16

The YMCA of the Suncoast is excited about the new partnerships they have built with organizations that enhance the well-being of children and families in need of a second chance. To celebrate the Greater Ridgecrest YMCA in Largo will host a FREE Field Day with games, swimming and so much more on Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m to 2:30 p.m.

Running Miles that Matter

July 05, 2017

Freedom Run and the 16th Run to Remember

The Hernando County YMCA will host the Freedom Run 5K and 1-mile walk on Saturday, September 9, and the 16th Annual Run To Remember service on Monday, September 11, at 6:30 a.m. Both events are free and open to all members of the community.

Greater Palm Harbor Kids' Triathlon 2017

July 05, 2017

Swim Bike and Run for Freedom

The Greater Palm Harbor YMCA hosts its annual Kids' Triathlon “Swim, Bike, Run for Freedom” presented by Florida Hospital North Pinellas on Sunday, September 10, 2017. 

The opening ceremonies are dedicated to all those who served our country and especially to those heroes who perished on September 11, 2001.

July Member News

June 27, 2017

Strong Families Connected Communities

At the Y, we are about youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  In our increasingly connected world, it's important for kids and adults to broaden their horizons and appreciate other people, places and cultures.

World's Largest Swim Lesson June 22

June 01, 2017

Be Water Smart from the Start

The "Be Water Smart from the Start" safety awareness campaign continues to grow with The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL). On Thursday, June 22 at 10 a.m., the YMCA of the Suncoast will participate with tens of thousands of kids and adults at swimming facilities around the world in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record™.

Celebrate YMCA History

June 01, 2017

173 Years Strong

On Tuesday, June 6, the YMCA marks more than 173 years, as more than a place, it is a movement that offers programs and services designed to foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
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