East Communities Y Newsletter: June 2021


The YMCA is committed to preventing drowning deaths in children, and as the summer heats up, swim lessons provide the basic skills to stay safe around water.


A generous donor has just provided $6,000 to give 100 kids with swim lessons at the Y. If only 100 Y members donate $60, we’ll match that gift, enabling us to reach 100 more children!


Give the gift of swimming lessons, and you’ll provide a skill that lasts an entire lifetime. Donate today!

Here’s What’s New at East Communities Y in June

group exercise

Facility Updates


We’re expanding our group exercise offerings this summer. Enjoy fewer wait lists and more availability of your favorite fitness options. Mixed Fit, Strong, Core, morning Yoga and mid-day Senior fitness are now on the schedule.

Find a full listing of our group fitness schedule online or in the app. We’ve also expanded our livestreaming class offerings to bring the virtual YMCA to you wherever you are. Connect to your community in-person or on the go.


New Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Thursday 6AM-8PM
  • Friday 6AM-6PM
  • Saturday 9AM-6PM
  • Sunday 1PM-6PM

Updated Mask Policy

Masks are now optional at all YMCA of Austin locations for fully vaccinated members and strongly recommended for those who are not yet vaccinated. Read more about our COVID-19 health policies and the steps we’re taking to keep members and staff safe.


Summer Vibes

Summer Vibes


Rising 9th-12th graders are invited to participate in our FREE summer program for teens. Meet new friends, learn new skills and get a free Y membership, too! We’ll engage in activities like team building, car repair, cooking, job interview skills & more. Register now!


Summer Out Loud family challenge

Summer Out Loud Member Challenge


The three-week Summer Out Loud family challenge starts July 12. Families are encouraged to challenge themselves to enjoy the outdoors, invent silly games, and spend quality time together. 


We’ll participate with Y members across the country to hike, play games, make videos, write songs and focus on quality over quantity. More details about the Summer Out Loud challenge will be on our website later this month.


five days of action

Five Days of Action to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse


The YMCA of Austin is participating in the Five Days of Action, June 7-11, 2021. The Five Days of Action is a week designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse. We encourage adults and organizations in the community to play a vital role in making Austin a safer place for children, especially during this ever-changing environment. Make sure to follow us on social media to raise awareness and visit AustinYMCA.org/five-days to access safety resources.


We’re Hiring! Join the YMCA Staff

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Join our Livestream “Here for Good” event June 10

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Your FREE Personal Training Consultation is Waiting

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Swim Lessons this Summer

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Summer Fun for Kids: Sports, Gymnastics, Dance & More

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Y Members Receive Discounts at Typhoon Texas All Summer

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Afterschool Enrollment for 2021-2022 School Year

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Fall Youth Sports: Registration is Open NOW!

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