Rich's End of Summer Message



Welcome back from wherever summer took you: whether it was an exotic adventure or a stay-cation, your YMCA family offers an extravagant September welcome and a challenge for all of us to SET A NEW COURSE at the Y!


Some exciting things happening here at the Y, not the least of which is our ANNUAL REALLY BIG RELAY on Saturday, September 23rd from 10-12 noon. Please join us that day for our Olympic sized SWIMMING EXHIBITION…well, maybe not Olympic in the Ledecky and Phelps style…however, one that should be a lot of fun! We will have many relay teams on hand to literally jump in and swim in celebration of our YMCA and the importance of a strong YMCA in our community. Each team will have a $150 entry fee to raise money for our ANNUAL SUPPORT CAMPAIGN, which channels scholarship funds for children and their families. If you want to put a team together, please contact me or Kristin Dassler!


We hope you will join us for this special event!


Y Highlights for September



  • Our new and improved locker rooms for men and women are scheduled for a facelift in September/October – thanks for your patience!


  • We are now offering an all-day Pre K program to help our working parents – the ½ day option is still available!


  • Our After School Care is now offered at BARNARD, in addition to WEBSTER and at the YMCA!


  • Another great year ahead for our SAILFISH SWIM TEAM – under the leadership of Coach Ann Horowitz, we have already close to 75 young swimmers – if you are interested, check us out at or see Ann at the Y!


  • Our partnership with the English as a Second Language (ESL) community is getting stronger with the offering of classes this fall! Please inquire at the Welcome Center for more information.  


  • We will be kicking off the membership phase of our Annual Support Campaign in September. Many of you contributed to the pool project and we hope you will donate to our efforts to raise funding to provide financial aid scholarships, and helps to make programs and services affordable for those in our community needing a Y experience.


Join me in SETTING YOUR NEW COURSE to get healthier in SPIRIT, MIND and BODY! Why wait until January 1st!


Thanks for being part of the NEW ROCHELLE YMCA family!


-Rich McCarty, CEO.