YMCA Sponsors Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
The YMCA of Central Florida is a proud sponsor of the 7th Annual Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival on October 18, 2014 at the Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake.
Dragon Boat racing is the world's fastest growing water sport. A team consists of 20 paddlers sitting two abreast, plus a Cox who steers the dragon boat from the rear and a drummer who sits at the front. The team of paddlers work in unison to propel the boat forwards from a standing start, the aim being to reach the finish l
YMCA Kicks off the Summer Season with Water Safety Program
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
The YMCA of Central Florida kicked off the summer season on Saturday, May 17, with a Splash Bash Celebration, where more than 160 minority youth received free swim lessons. The celebration, promoting water safety and water survival techniques, was held at four YMCA locations, which included the Wayne Densch YMCA, South Orlando YMCA, Blanchard Park YMCA and the Osceola YMCA.
According to the USA Swimming Foundation, about 70 percent of African-American children and 58 percent of Hispanic chil