More than a century ago, Sonora Smart Dodd aspired to to create a holiday to honor fathers like her own, who, after the loss of his wife, did the painstaking work of raising six children of his own. With the support of some ministers in her hometown of Spokane, Washington, her idea came to fruition when the first official Father's Day was celebrated at the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910.
Father's Day is just around the corner. Stop by and write a Thank You card to a Father figure in your life.
Just remember, a father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.
Summer is just about here! We welcome the sun-and your visitors.
Be sure to familiarize yourself with our guest pass policy before bringing your friends and family in to see us.
As a reminder, all guests under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by a parent/legal guardian on file prior to using our facility. Forms are available on our website. Looking forward to a great summer! http://bit.ly/1JYMfZR
"A Farewell to Arms."
From time to time, the question arises, "What's the Y's policy on weapons in the facility?"
Because of the nature of our work, especially our youth programs, weapons (knives, brass knuckles, guns, etc.) are prohibited in our facilities. If you arrive at the Y in possession of one of the aforementioned items, please alert the Manager on Duty, who will be happy to help you store in our lock box while you exercise.
Thank you for helping us create a safe environment for all!
Our swimming lesson children are professionals when it comes to hopscotch.
Test your hopscotch abilities the next time you are in the Tacoma Center YMCA and challenge your workout partner to a round of hopscotch as well.
#tbt We love this sweet image from the archives at the YMCA of San Francisco.
Together we build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.
Today we celebrate another wonderful member on her birthday, Futaba!
Futaba, you are someone very special
and you should know it today
You are wished the nicest things
That life can bring your way.
Wishing you a Happy Birthday from the Tacoma Center YMCA!
A Safety Soundbite from our Risk Manager:
Hold the Phone. Just a gentle reminder that the use of mobile devices and cameras is restricted in our locker rooms as a safety measure to protect your privacy and the safety of our kids.
Also, as a courtesy to your fellow members, please refrain from taking personal phone calls while using exercise equipment. It's a little awkward and can be a distraction. Thank you!
Our Safety and Risk Manager shares some safety soundbites in honor of National Safety Month.
First on the list- Beat that heat! Maintain your health during the rising temperatures:
1.) Drink a quart of fluids per hour.
2.) Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which can speed dehydration.
3.) Take it easy- limit your time directly in the sun, and remember not to overexert yourself.
4.) Never leave children or pets alone in the car, even for a minute.
5. Wear sunscreen!
Stay tuned for more safety soundbites throughout the month.
What are you doing this summer?
If you are looking to fill your schedule with fun, outside activities, join us Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at 12:15pm for our Bootcamp class.
As the weather gets nicer, the more the class will be venturing out into Downtown Tacoma.
#tbt The Y has been making waves in water safety for over a hundred years. The nation's first "swimming bath" was housed in a New York YMCA in 1884. Just 24 years later, the first group swimming lesson occurred at a YMCA in Detroit.
Last year, the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties alone collectively taught more than 74,268 swim lessons!