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YMCA Auckland and Waikato network receives child-safe accreditation

The YMCA Auckland and Waikato network has taken a proactive step to reaffirm its commitment to child safety by becoming New Zealand’s first accredited Safeguarding Children organisation through the internationally-renowned Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). 

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Holiday programmes a hit with working families

Summer. It’s the season of fun in the sun and holidays at the beach. But for working families, summer can also be a long slog spent juggling work and looking after the kids. Community recently caught up with Celeste and Emma, two mothers who work full-time, to discuss the challenges, and how YMCA holiday programmes and camps are helping them survive the summer

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Finding time for whānau at Family Camp

Work. Finances. Chores. School routines. With the pressures of daily life it’s little wonder so many Kiwi families struggle to spend quality time together, and the numbers prove it.

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Breaking down barriers to healthy living opportunities

For eight years, Niloufer Sultana has faced a number of health challenges, including being diagnosed as pre-diabetic, and suffering from a stroke and three heart attacks. By 2016 Niloufer knew it was time for a lifestyle change. Upon joining the YMCA, she felt she had finally found a place where she was welcome and comfortable enough to work on her health.

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Auckland swim teacher receives national award

YMCA Auckland swim teacher Liam Blain-Caunce has received national recognition for his contributions to aquatic education and water safety by taking out the 2017 AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics Award on 15 July.

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YMCA Auckland awarded Quality Swim Schools award

YMCA Swim Schools in Auckland has received a Quality Swim Schools award at the 2017 Swimming New Zealand Awards.

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Panmure students win Swim School Showdown

A swim school group from Lagoon Pool and Leisure Centre managed by YMCA has taken out the Swim School Showdown title for the third consecutive year, beating students from Onehunga, Glen Innes and Mt Roskill.

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Rowing a million metres…and still going!

Despite being 70 years old, busy with work commitments, and running around after the grandkids, Glenda finds the time to pop into Lagoon Pool and Leisure Centre, managed by YMCA.

Proving that age is no barrier, find out how Glenda Cullen has managed to row over one million metres!

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Overcoming disabilities and learning to swim

As a nation surrounded by water, swimming and aquatic fun are virtually a kiwi rite of passage. At YMCA Auckland, we believe that anyone can swim, and for the last two years Helen Vann has been on a mission to prove it.

Find out how YMCA is making sure that people of all abilities have the chance to enjoy the water.

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Janet Lewis

Swimming laps for 40 years

Go down to the Lagoon Pool and Leisure Centre, and you’ll probably find Janet Lewis swimming laps. She’s been a regular face in the swimming pools every week since 1974. Not only is that an incredible dedication to her favourite sport, what’s even more remarkable is that Janet didn’t actually know how to swim until she was 28 years old.

Find out how swimming at Lagoon Pool has changed in the last 40 years

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