January 26, 2015 | Comments (4)

The Truth About a Piece of Cake

Last year for my birthday, my best friend spent twelve hours baking me a birthday cake from scratch. It was nothing short of a masterpiece...
January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Measured Success

New year, new Y, new you. We hear the same or similar messages each January, but this year I’m reminded of author Tom Peters’s quote...
September 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Celebrating a Legacy of Impact

We said goodbye recently to a man who touched the lives of thousands of people in our community: John O. Morgan. ...
February 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kids Say the Darndest Things

There are moments when you can’t help but laugh when drawings from a five year old cross your desk. During the month...
November 19, 2013 | Comments (4)

Window Seat on the World

Normally, I’m an aisle girl. I like seeing what’s happening in the space around me. Last month I did a lot of travelling...
November 19, 2013 | Comments (2)

When We Return

I’m a cat person.   Let’s just get that out there from the start. I do love all animals...
November 19, 2013 | Comments (2)

In Times of Trouble

Earlier this summer Nik Wallenda, an incredibly brave wirewalker, traveled 1,400 feet across an Arizona canyon without a net or safety harness between him and...

The Y offers complimentary Estate Planning services to all our members. Take advantage of this opportunity to draft or revise your will and learn about the tax advantages available through this confidential planning. Email abacon@ymcapkc.org or visit ymcapkc.orglegacy for appointments on February 17.

Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: What's the most important super power at YMCA Child Care? Being a leader to yourself first! Superhero month is coming to a close, but our participants are still embracing their red capes and muscle suits. How can you be a superhero for someone today?
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The Gordon Family YMCA is looking for a creative professional with experience in effective communication to be their Marketing and Communications Director. The position closes on Feb 1. To learn more or to apply http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/gfy-branch-marketing-communications-director/

The Haselwood Family YMCA is looking for an experienced and energetic person to be their next Youth Director. You'll have the opportunity to shape the lives of children through positive programming and activities while supervising staff and volunteers. To learn more or to apply: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/hfb-youth-director/

Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: Friendly competition at the Y headquarters #gohawks #spiritof12 #bluefriday
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If you're passionate about fitness and have experience in supervision, you may be a candidate for our Health and Well-Being Director role at the Tacoma Center YMCA. Learn more or apply: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/tc-health-well-being-director/

Looking to try something new? The University Y Student Center is open to all Pierce and Kitsap County Y members.

We're looking for an experienced and energetic person to be the Haselwood Family Y's Aquatics Director. Learn more or apply: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/hfb-aquatics-director/

If you're skilled in administrative work and want to support the Haselwood Family Y's Aquatic Department, we want to hear from you. Learn more or apply for the Aquatics Coordinator position here: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/hfb-aquatics-coordinator/

Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: Happy New Year!

"Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word."
--Goran Persson
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July 10, 2014

National champions headed back home to washington

Defending National Champions have kept their title thanks to a stellar performance at the 2014 YMCA National Gymnastics Championship in Tampa, Florida. Teams from the...
June 12, 2014

YMCA offers free summer lunch program

Ensuring children have healthy meals this summer is a top priority of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Many free and reduced lunch recipients...
June 11, 2014

There's no stopping kimmy watters

Kimmy Watters, 43, has become an inspiration at the Morgan Family YMCA in Tacoma for a variety of notable reasons: losing 50 pounds despite having...
June 11, 2014

The force of nature that is kimmy watters

“I was reluctant when I joined the Y in 2001,” Kimmy said. “I’d never worked out, never exercised, and I was 50 pounds overweight...
June 11, 2014

Children in Pierce County Provided with Healthy Meals this Summer

Ensuring children have healthy meals this summer is a top priority of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Many free and reduced...
June 11, 2014

Helping Stem Summer Learning Loss

Providing opportunities to be both mentally and physically stimulated is the goal of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties’ Summer programs. From preschool through...
June 11, 2014

YMCA Feeding Children in Kitsap County for the Summer

Ensuring children have healthy meals this summer is a top priority of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Many free and reduced lunch recipients...
June 4, 2014

this chihuly isn't art but about giving back to community

“We look for an alum who’s done some great things in the community through their job, their service, whatever,” Besett said. “I get nominations from...
May 19, 2014

Bainbridge students learn at camp seymour

Audrey Barnett, Hayden Marchinek and Soleil Cowen-Quan studied marine ecosystems, forest ecology and their impact on the environment at YMCA Camp Seymour on the Key...
May 7, 2014

Construction of gordon family ymca in sumner begins

The effort to locate a YMCA in Sumner that started six years ago took a major step April 28...

Youth Swim Lesson Winter 2

Give your child the gift of confidence around the water. Our swimming lesson program focuses on instructing children on the safety skills when being in...

Lazy Man Triathlon

This is a great way to start the new year, and we hope that you try some new activities and challenge yourself to meet your...

Boot Camp TRX

Looking for a great Boot Camp style intense workout? One that will focus on developing strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously? Then join Boot...

Teen Late Nite

Come compete in our Tacoma-wide teen basketball tournament Friday, January 30, from 9pm-12am. Get down to live music featuring @DJRoyal253, enjoy free pizza, dunk contest...

Kids Night Out

Kids Night Out offers safe, affordable overnight care for children in K-5th grade. Children make friends and participate in games and activities.  ...

Parents Night Out

The Parent's Night Out program offers safe evening care and is a fun opportunity for your child to participate in activities designed to promote social...

Super Bowl Super Saturday

Join us for a super Saturday workout before the big game! Specially scheduled classes include: Cycling 8:30-10am Craig/Tim/Amy/Pete Multipurpose Room 1...


The Y is a fun place, but it's even better when you can enjoy all it has to offer with your friends. When you refer...

Walking Group

Lace up your walking shoes and join us on the track for good conversation and a workout that will fly by! For more...

Teen Late Nite

Teen Late Nite encourages the development of youth in grades 9-12 by providing a safe environment, consistent adult involvement, and fun activities that foster excellence...

1,440 Minutes in a Day...

Schedule 30 of them for physical activity.