Hays Communities Y Newsletter: May 2021

Be the Change

The YMCA of Austin develops leaders with purpose. Our staff work together every day to make an impact in the community. We’re hiring now to fill summer roles that are perfect for young people embarking on their first job, students home from school for the summer, recent grads and retirees ready to begin a new chapter.

We’re one of Austin’s top employers, and you’ll find rewarding opportunities at every level of your Y career. Join one of our upcoming hiring events for lifeguards, swim instructors, camp staff and afterschool leaders:

Spread the word and apply today!

Apply Today

Plus, we’re offering $100 in retention bonuses when new staff remain in these roles for 90 days!

Not certified to be a lifeguard? Register for one of our upcoming courses!

Here’s what’s happening at Hays Communities Y this month

Pool & Facility Updates

As we move into the busier summer months, changes are in store for our pools & facilities.

Lap swimmers now enjoy expanded swim times and more reservation options:

  • 55 Minute Swim: Lap swim reservations will be 55 minutes instead of 45 minutes, except for the last swim of the day. These changes will begin May 1-3.
  • Top of the Hour: Lap swim starts at the :00 minute mark instead of the :15 minute mark of the hour.
  • No Limit on Number of Reservations: in the past you have been limited to three lap swim reservations per week. You may now reserve as many swim times as you like per week.
  • More Shared Lanes: single lane reservations will be limited. Check with the Aquatics staff for details.

Expanded Hours of Operation

We’ll observe new hours of operation beginning Saturday, May 22:

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

Make Summer Matter! 

Last summer was a bummer. That’s why we’re offering a wide range of options to make this the best summer yet.

Our preschool campstheme campssports campsbasketball leaguessports skills clinics and mini-camps are engaging and fun for kids of all ages and interests. Try one or try many!

Our monthly enrollment classes continue through the summer, too. Sign up for gymnasticsmartial arts and swim lessons. It’s all happening at the Y!

Adult Programs

Join us for a free nutrition education webinar May 25 and May 26. This presentation is free and will provide education on selecting in-season produce for healthy living. 

Active Older Adults Social Hour is Wednesday, May 19 at 1:00PM.

Farewell to Gay H. 

Our longtime facilities staff member Gay H. celebrated her last day with the Y. We will miss her smiles, and we wish her well on her next journey! 

“My personal trainer, Christine H., has helped me become stronger, more flexible, and more mindful of my body. She plans my workouts, explains the purpose and benefit of each exercise, closely monitors my execution of each exercise, and answers all my questions with grace and intelligence. I hope I have her guiding my workouts for a long time.” – P. WilliamsHear what other members are saying about personal training at the Y: 

Check out our personal training options and schedule your free consultation with a personal trainer today!

April Check-in Challenge

So many of you put in the effort to check into the Y and keep your fitness goals on track this month! Congratulations! You’re giving yourself the gift of strength and health. 

Hays Communities members Allison P. won a FREE month of membership! Members Susan J. and Art A. won a YMCA ball cap. Thank you for participating in the challenge! 

Tell a Friend about the Y!

Our community is stronger when we support one another, and one of the best ways to ensure long-term health is by exercising with a friend! 

Did you know that when you refer a friend to join the Y, we’ll waive your friend’s fee to join. And if they remain a member for three months, YOU receive a month of membership, FREE!

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