Youth Development

FREE Safety Around Water Week

February 21, 2018

Spring Break Water Safety Lessons

At the Y, we have a deep passion for aquatics and want all kids to learn how to swim. During Safety Around Water Week, we give kids ages 3-12 this opportunity. If your kid is a non-swimmer or a beginner, join us as we teach children basic water safety skills that keep them safe and build their confidence in the water.

What to Do After School

February 07, 2018

Programs for Kids and Teens

With classes and your daily routine back, your kids may be looking for new ways to fill their time after school. It can be a challenge to find the right activities for each child’s personality, especially if you’re hoping to find them in one location. Good news. YMCA of the Suncoast has lots of options for kids of all ages and interests. Check out these ideas to keep your children active and happy.

Healthy Kids Day: April 21

February 07, 2018

YMCA of the Suncoast Healthy Kids Day
On Saturday, April 21, the YMCA of the Suncoast is holding a FREE community event for everyone to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA's Healthy Kids Day® , the Y's national initiative to improve families' health and well-being, features games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home. 

Happy, Healthy Heart Day

February 07, 2018

Member Appreciation Day is Feb 14

As Valentine’s Day approaches (and YMCA of the Suncoast Member Appreciation Day), thoughts of loved ones fill our hearts. That’s why it’s the perfect time to remind ourselves of how to take care of those hearts. Learning ways to improve heart health for yourself or your loved ones will help to ensure that you have many more Valentine’s Days to celebrate together. These six tips can get you on your way to a happy, healthy heart.

6 Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling

February 21, 2018

Whether you’re heading off on a business trip or planning a spring break vacation, traveling requires good health. But time-zone changes, hours on an airplane, and all those little travel-related stressors can affect your immune system. How can you stay healthy while being productive and enjoying your journey? By taking good care of yourself on the road. Here are five tips to help.
17th Annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo

17th Annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo

February 20, 2018

The 17th Annual Kids' Fishing Rodeo will be held at Pier 60, on Clearwater Beach, Saturday, April 28, at 8 a.m. 

2018 Fish for a Cause

February 20, 2018

Flats Fishing Classic and Captains' Party

The YMCA of the Suncoast is calling all professional and amateur anglers for the Flats Fishing Classic on Friday, April 6. The fishing classic is preceded by the Captains' Party and Benefit Auction at the Carlouel Yacht Club on Thursday, April 5.

February Member News

February 06, 2018

A Better Community Together

At the Y, we are about youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. In our February issue, you can learn more about how the Y is making it easier for members to visit participating Ys across the U.S. while away from home.

Less Salt is Great for Your Heart

January 25, 2018

February is American Heart Month, and as a leading community-based organization committed to improving the nation’s health, the YMCA of the Suncoast urges everyone to reduce sodium intake and keep your heart healthy.

How’s your Blood Pressure?

January 25, 2018

American Heart Month the perfect time for a check-up.

February is American Heart Month, and as a leading community-based organization committed to improving the nation’s health, the YMCA of the Suncoast urges everyone to get a blood pressure screening. Revised blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association means that nearly half of all Americans (46 percent) have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is “The Silent Killer” because there are typically no warning signs or symptoms.
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