Events at the YMCA

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TIGERSHARKS SWIM TEAM OPEN HOUSE
The YMCA is hosting an open house on Thursday, April 12 to showcase their distinguished aquatics department and swim team. After placing fifth in the Carolina YMCA Swim League last season, the Y wants to showcase the program as well as recruit new talent.  This event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to boys and girls ages 18 and under who are interested in becoming part of the Tigersharks Swim Team.
New and advanced swimmers will have the opportunity to meet the coaches, tour the facility and review swim team season expectations.  Interested swimmers can also try out for the team, so come prepared.
The YMCA is a charitable organization open to people of all abilities, ages, beliefs, cultures, faiths and incomes. Financial assistance is available based on need. For information, visit www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com or call 843-522-9622.

KID TRIATHLON ENCOURAGES YOUTH TO GET ACTIVE
Working in partnership with Road Fish Bike Shop and numerous volunteers, the Wardle Family YMCA is hosting its first-ever Kid Triathlon on Saturday, April 28. Youth ages 5-15 will bike, run and swim and compete for first place in their age category.
All running, biking and swimming distances are age appropriate and will take place right in the Port Royal area including the Sands Beach, the new fitness trail and amphitheater in Port Royal.  “Our goal is to keep today’s youth active and help them establish these habits throughout their lives,” says YMCA Health and Wellness Director Charles Ridlehuber. “The kid triathlon, along with other Y programs and membership, is the perfect way to do this.”
The cost to participate is $25 for Y members and $30 for community participants.  The first 50 registrants will receive a free T-shirt as well as a participation ribbon for all race finishers. This is a timed event and will begin promptly at 9 a.m. on April 28. All participants must have a bike helmet and running shoes to participate and can register at www.active.com or at the Y front desk.
Individuals interested in sponsoring the Kid Triathlon and having their personal name or company logo on all race-day T-shirts and marketing collateral, must select either the Bronze ($50-$99), Silver ($100-$249) or Gold ($250+) sponsorship level and visit or call the Wardle Family YMCA to make their pledge.