Dirty Rock Off Road Triathlon July 29 at Rockwall Y

Dirty Rock Off Road Triathlon July 29 at Rockwall Y

NEW DATE: The Dirty Rock Off Road Triathlon has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 29, 2012, after the original date had to be changed due to heavy rains affecting the mountain bike trail. Transition opens at 6 a.m.; the race starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Rockwall Family YMCA. Off road sprint triathlon benefits Rockwall YMCA […]

Summer fun and fall registrations at the YMCA

Summer fun and fall registrations at the YMCA

(Rockwall) June 15, 2012 – Swim lessons run year round at the the Rockwall Family YMCA, but there are so many more options in the summer! There are two week sessions that run in the mornings and afternoons starting as early as 9 am and running as late as 2:10 pm.  They also have evening classes […]

Rockwall YMCA recognizes Father of the Year

Rockwall YMCA recognizes Father of the Year

No matter how you choose to celebrate Father’s Day, you can thank a woman named Sonora Louise Smart Dodd for the tradition. Father’s Day history begins with this resident of Spokane,Washington. She was the oldest of six children who were raised by their father, Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, after their mother died during […]

Take on summer with swim lessons at Rockwall YMCA

(Rockwall) May 24, 2012 – The Rockwall YMCA is offering a host of water safety classes this summer, including swim lessons, lifeguarding and CPR. Located at 1210 N. Goliad in Rockwall, the YMCA’s mission is to put Christian values into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Financial assistance is […]

Celebration of Life: Paul Keggereis / The Membership Connection

May 14, 2012 –  One of my favorite members at the Rockwall YMCA recently passed away.  Paul Keggereis was always friendly, funny, and loved to tease people.  I miss seeing him almost every day when I walk out into the lobby.  I am one of many, many people who miss him being here. Paul and […]

YMCA honors volunteers, passes gavel at 127th annual meeting

(Dallas) May 8, 2012 – The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas honored 28 area volunteers at its 127th Annual Meeting held recently at the Belo Mansion. Volunteers were lauded for their continued dedication and generosity to the North Texas community.  YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas President/CEO Gordon Echtenkamp was the evening’s speaker. During the business portion of […]

Focus on fitness: think positive, plan, get support

Do you ever feel like you need some assistance to reach your goals?  Following are some tips that can help you: First, what is it you want to accomplish?  Do you want to lose weight?  Do you want to add muscle?  Do you want to reduce your blood pressure or relieve stress? What I find […]

‘YMCA Angel Camp takes the “dis” out of disability’

The Rockwall Family YMCA’s Angel Camp is a day camp for children with intellectual disabilities – the only camp of its kind in Rockwall. The camp includes typical day camp activities, plus weekly field trips specially designed for kids age 6 to 14 with special needs. Chase Wood was born with Down Syndrome and he […]

Rockwall Y to host Healthy Kids Day, welcoming kids, community

Free community event kicks off summer of physical fitness for area families 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28 On Saturday, April 28, the Rockwall Family YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day with a free community event that will help families find fun through active play and educational opportunities to improve health and well-being. […]

Sign up now for summer sports at Rockwall YMCA

The Rockwall County YMCA is offering Baseball, T-ball, Softball (ages 4-14) Flag Football (ages 6-12) and Volleyball (3rd thru 6th grade). Registration runs through March 31. Late registration runs April 1-15 and ends when all teams are full. Register now to take advantage of the lowest prices. Returning players who register before April 1 are guaranteed […]