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B.R. Ryall YMCA Holds Basketball Camp in Memory of Former Youth Coach

The B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County will host 40 children and teens for the inaugural Billy O’Donnell Basketball Camp, June 6-10, 2016. Founded to honor the memory of former B.R. Ryall YMCA youth basketball coach and local high school sports star Billy O’Donnell, the camp will offer youth entering grades 3-9 an opportunity […]

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WaterMat Yoga

B.R. Ryall YMCA to Offer Unique New Water-Based Yoga Program

The B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County will debut an innovative new WaterMat Yoga program for the Winter 2 session, beginning the week of February 22, 2016. The class will be the first of its kind in the area, and will utilize the original Yoga WaterMat invented by local Glen Ellyn businessman Bob Pole. […]

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B.R. Ryall YMCA Swimmer Qualifies for Olympic Trials

Max St. George of the B.R. Ryall YMCA Swim Team has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials. The 18-year-old Wheaton native swam the 100 meter backstroke in 57.16 seconds at the Illinois YMCA State Championships on July 19. Finishing first, he beat the qualifying time of 57.19 and earned a coveted spot in the 2016 […]

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Y Partners with Language Stars to Provide Foreign Language Classes at the Y

The B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County is excited to announce a new partnership with Language Stars, to provide FunImmersion® foreign Language Learning at the Y. Language Stars® brings top-quality, fun foreign language immersion programs to children between the ages of 12 months and 10 years. They offer a natural and easy way for […]

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Tips for Achieving New Year’s Resolutions

Each year, millions of Americans resolve to get in better shape and become healthier versions of themselves. According to a recent YMCA survey of more than 1,000 adults, less than a quarter of respondents kept their resolution in 2014. An overwhelming 71 percent said they tried but fell short, and 40 percent confessed that they […]

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New Weight Room Coming to Y

The B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County is please to announce the addition of a brand new weight room tentatively opening in early February. To meet the needs of members looking for a more complete total body workout, the weight room will have new equipment including: Smith Machine, Olympic Bench, Squat Rack, Power Cage, […]

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Building Improvements Being Made at Y

The B.R. Ryall YMCA has been at 49 Deicke Drive in Glen Ellyn, IL since 1965. With a building that is almost 50 years old, capital improvements are necessary to keep the building in good condition so that it continues to be a welcoming place for gathering by the entire community. A series of building […]

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Y Now Offering Yoga For Cancer Warriors

The B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County is excited to announce a new specialty fitness class for the fall; Yoga for Cancer Warriors. Taught by a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist, Yoga for Cancer Warriors is designed for cancer patients, survivors, their friends and family. Focus is on relaxation and breathing techniques as well as […]

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Learning to Swim at Y

Y Swim Programs Offer a Mix of Fun, Physical Activity and Safety

As swim season approaches, the B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County encourages children and parents to explore the many benefits of swimming, while also keeping safety top of mind. In the Y’s swim programs, participants can enjoy water sports, enhance or learn new techniques, meet new friends and develop confidence, while also learning safety […]

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Active Older Adult Ladies at Y

Y Encourages Active Older Adults to Examine their Healthy Living Routine

The B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County encourages all adults 50 years and older to develop behaviors that are crucial to healthy aging, including healthy eating, increasing physical activity and social interaction. Adults 50 years and older currently make up more than 30 percent of the U.S. population, and by 2015, are expected to […]

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YMCA Swim Team Achieves Great Success in their Championship Season

The B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County’s Swim Team has just completed the 2013 – 2014 Short Course Yards season with much to celebrate.  The Y’s Head Swim Team Coach, Chris Flamion, reports the following results achieved by his team of boys and girls 6 – 18 years of age: First time since 2009, […]

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Find Ways to Improve Community During National Volunteer Week, April 6-12

From April 6-12, 2014, the B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County will recognize National Volunteer Week – a time to thank individuals who dedicate themselves to helping strengthen their communities. As the Y joins the nation in recognizing and celebrating volunteers, it also encourages everyone to find ways to give back and make a […]

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Y Districts - Kate Morris 50 free IL state record

B.R. Ryall YMCA Swim Team Wins District Meet

On Sunday, March 2, 2014 the B.R. Ryall YMCA Swim Team won the YMCA Town & Country District meet. The swimmers, ranging in age from 6-18 years, worked hard, swam fast and had some fun along the way. Read the full article here.

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Christmas tree sales support YMCA scholarships for families in need

When you stop to think about what you want out of life, what the B.R. Ryall YMCA in Glen Ellyn offers sounds pretty good. Healthy, active children who grow up with confidence and a connection to their community. Your own health and sense of well-being. The promise of an active, engaged life as an empty […]

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