Stories tagged with: Muskingum Family YMCA

June 12, 2015 - 4:10pm
32 weeks 6 days ago

If you haven't already noticed, it's hot outside, and kids are cooling down with a summer swim to escape the heat.

The Muskingum Family YMCA is a popular destination for the kiddos, and the attraction underwent some renovating this year to get ready for these busy summer months. Lifeguard David Griffin explained...

"We actually painted the whole pool, drained it this past winter, painted the whole thing and then installed a new filter system," he said.


August 4, 2014 - 2:13pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

With the arrival of August, the Muskingum Family YMCA is already thinking about the end of summer.

The Y is always a popular place to swim at during those hot afternoons. Lifeguard, David Griffin says each day they typically see about 100 kids come through. Griffin said if the weather stays nice for the next two weeks, that attendance is expected to continue.

"I think if the weather keeps up like it has been lately, it's gonna be a lot of kids here finishing out the year,...

July 7, 2014 - 2:16pm
1 year 30 weeks ago

Area students get the opportunity to do more than just play games at camp this week.

The Muskingum Family YMCA is hosting its annual STEAM Camp. STEAM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics, gives the campers the opportunity to learn from teachers at area schools and colleges while having a little fun at the same time.

"They are doing a bird beak evolution lab today," said Katie Hooper-Boyd, Assistant Professor at Zane State College....

June 15, 2014 - 5:37pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

Father's Day usually involves cookouts, backyard games of catch and football, and of course, spending time with Dad.

The holiday was founded at a YMCA in Spokane, Washington back in 1910. We took to the Muskingum Family Y to ask area dads what Father's Day means to them.

"It's important to spend time with your children," said Patrick McGovern, a father of three.  "I think speding time with your children helps mold them into the men they'll...

June 2, 2014 - 3:58pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

With summer comes camp season for many area children, and the Muskingum Family YMCA wants to make sure your kids have a fun camp experience.

The Y is offering Summer Day Camp which is available for anyone entering grades Kindergarten through eight.  Executive Director Jeff Radde said the campers will have no shortage of events to enjoy.

"We divide the kids up with age appropriate activities," Radde said.  "We do swimming, crafts, art projects, a lot...

April 16, 2014 - 8:50pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

For the past 26 years, the Muskingum Family YMCA has been celebrating the achievements of Muskingum County women, and on Wednesday night, friends, family, co-workers and past recipients filled the Zane State/OUZ Campus Center to celebrate the Muskingum Family YMCA's 2014 Women of Achievement recipients.

To be considered for an award, Mistress of Ceremony Maryjane Bednarczuk said the nominees must be "a person that lives up to the principals of the Y," which include empowering...

March 4, 2014 - 4:51pm
1 year 48 weeks ago

Muskingum Family YMCA Executive Director Craig Miracle, says six Muskingum County women will be recognized at the awards ceremony April 16. The list of recipients includes Beth Glass, Joanna Duncan, Theresa "Terri" Ulrich, Maria Kalis, Janice McCloud and Sarah Holdren.

"We had over 30 nominations we received and we had six very deserving candidates that were selected for this year," Miracle explained. "In education, business professions, special...

February 11, 2014 - 5:26pm
1 year 51 weeks ago

Do you know a woman committed to the community? Does she empower others, or act as a role model?

Well now is your time to nominate her for the Muskingum Family YMCA's Woman of Achievement Awards. Executive Director of the Y, Craig Miracle, said there are a few requirements needed to submit a nomination.

"One, they have to live or work in Muskingum County," said Miracle. "There's different criteria, it's all on our website. But it talks about, are they mentors...

November 14, 2013 - 6:37pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

The Muskingum Family YMCA's annual Zaney Reindeer 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk is coming up.

Muskingum Family YMCA Executive Director Craig Miracle says the 5K and 1 mile walk was started 10 years ago as a way to provide runners an opportunity to run in winter and as a way to raise money for families and children who can't afford the full price of the YMCA youth programs.

"We're looking forward to it again," explained Miracle. "We've had a great participation for it the...

July 19, 2013 - 5:06pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

Pool season is in full gear which makes pool safety a serious priority for a local swim center.

Every year, Muskingum Family YMCA leaders go through a series of steps to make sure that the pool's water is up to the health department's standards.

" We go to the health department before the season starts. It has a training on what rules have changed and we go and attend that so we're up to date on all the rules," said Executive Director, Craig Miracle.

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