Emily K.

Gordon Family YMCA

When Emily Kovacs first stepped foot into the Gordon Family YMCA, she had already set a goal for herself.

“I have always wanted to learn how to swim,” Emily said. “And I knew I would do it here.” Through consistent swim lessons, Emily was soon developing swimming techniques such as floating and various kinds of bobs.

Emily was so excited about her newfound skill that she approached a Y lifeguard named Kylee that she had seen many times before.

“Emily showed me how much she had learned and swam from one end of the pool to the other,” says Kylee. Emily told Kylee that the Y had changed her life.

Inspiration can come from anyone, and seeing members succeed and reach their goals is what keeps our staff motivated to change lives every day.