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Meet Emman one of our Swim School Teachers/Lifeguards here at Onehunga Pools!

Meet Emman Rahimi one of our Swim Teachers/Lifeguards here at Onehunga War Memorial Pools.

Click here to get to know Emman a little better!

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Meet Ema our Stadium and Recreation Assistant

Meet Ema our Stadium and Recreation Assistant here at Jordan Rec Centre. Click here to find out a little bit more about Ema!

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Dog Day Out a huge success

Our annual Dog Day Out was held on May 7th and went swimmingly. With over 300 pooches who turned up for a splash or a play.

Click here to read more about how Dog Day Out went!

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Pool opens doors to dogs to raise funds for family causes

The doggy paddle will be on full display on Sunday May 7 as 400 pooches descend on Auckland’s Onehunga War Memorial Pool for the YMCA’s Dog Day Out charity event.

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Meet Alice our new Customer Care Manager

Meet Alice our new Customer Care Manager here at Onehunga War Memorial Pool and Jordan Rec Centre.

Click here to get to know Alice a little better!

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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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Meet Dave our new Personal Trainer

Meet Dave one of our new Personal Trainers here in the Fitness Team at Onehunga War Memorial Pool. 

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Amazing weight loss transformation

Onehunga War Memorial member Syam Sunder has had an incredible weight loss journey since starting out our gym in 2016, loosing nearly 17kgs. Find out what his motivation was, and how he accomplished his goal.

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Meet Pool Operations Manager John Hall

Meet John Hall our Pool Operations Manager. He has been working at YMCA Onehunga War Memorial Pool for over two years now. 

Get to know more about John and his weird fear of loud noises as a kid by clicking here.

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Onehunga YMCA’s Doggy Day Out goes down swimmingly

YMCA welcomed dogs of all shapes and sizes for a splash around in the outdoor pool at the Onehunga War Memorial Pool before they closed for winter.

Dogs and their people came from all around to spend the day having fun in the sun. While there was fabulous representation from the local Onehunga community, we also had a visitor from Tauranga come all the way up, just to have a really special day with his dog and new canine pals. Local councillor Denise Krum came along to see what we were up to, and Centre Manager Cameron Kerr brought his whole family along for the fun and festivities.

Find out how YMCA is engaging the fury and four legged members of our communities as well as their people.

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Knocking on ninety and still using the gym

Ross uses the gym twice weekly. His training includes a comprehensive cardio and weights programme. 

His advice to other older adults, put bluntly, “get off your backside and do the world some good by being active”. He thoroughly enjoys going to the gym and will continue for as long as he is able.

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Eight months using the gym and he’s diabetes free

Steve's advice for other’s, ‘Starting exercise is the hardest part and needs the most motivation. Starting means consistency not just attending the gym once a month. When you have become regular this is when your journey will begin and everything will fall into place. Start at a light intensity to build a strong core foundation’.

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