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Stay up-to-date with the latest news and happenings from the Ozarks Regional YMCA and its 7 branches.

New Features at the Ward Downtown YMCA

We are very excited about two recent upgrades. New lights in our gymnasium were provided in part and installed by Southern Sun Electric. A new steam generator For the Men’s Steam Room was provided by an anonymous donor and Danny Edwards with Connelly Plumbing donated their time and labor for the installation. Both projects substantially improve the experience and efficiency that our members receive in those areas. Our appreciation goes out to these donors!

Safety Around Water Program

The Ozarks Regional YMCA announced the launch of Safety Around Water, a program to engage and educate parents about the importance of water safety skills and provide more of America’s youth access to water safety lessons. 300 scholarships for swim and water safety lessons were awarded to high risk children within our communities of the Ozarks Regional YMCA. Through Safety Around Water, parents and caregivers were encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills. During the eight-day course, children learned how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations -- from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge to safely reaching a

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