YWCA York offers aquatics, yoga, and mindfulness classes to enhance wellness.
Aquatics remains a time-honored tradition and supports our commitment to build sound bodies and minds.
Water safety and lifelong skills are key to our aquatics program. Swim classes are available for all ages. Our York Synchro Team provides a creative outlet for youth to stay healthy and learn discipline, self-motivation, and teamwork. We also offer aqua exercise classes and lifeguard training. From special classes like mermaid swims and paddleboard yoga to synchronized swimming clinics and aqua exercise classes, our aquatics program offers something the whole family will enjoy.
Mindfulness has been a great unifier that has been infused in YWCA York’s daily operations.
YWCA York offers yoga and mindfulness classes to increase balance, strength and flexibility and to help manage pain, stress, anxiety, and trauma. Our classes are available for individuals, families, and community groups.
Our daughter Alexis was born with Down Syndrome 21 years ago, and she also has autism.
As new parents, my husband and I vowed not to put limitations on Alexis as we wanted her to develop to be the best, most productive young lady she could be. We heard about a special needs swim class at YWCA York through parents in our Down Syndrome support group.
Bill became her swim instructor, and he demonstrated the most patience with all of his swimmers. He taught Alexis using so many strategies to get her arms and legs to move together. Eventually, she was ready to enroll in the Special Olympics! She holds her own when it comes to the front crawl and back stroke and is very competitive.
We have witnessed firsthand what a blessing this program is to this population of our local community.