Pamela My experience at the Rye YMCA began when I worked my first job as a summer camp counselor at the Osborn School location. It was absolutely fantastic. This opportunity opened my eyes to how much I enjoyed working with children. At the end of the summer, I was invited to join the aquatics team at the Y. I joined aquatics and I haven’t looked back! Read more
Jeannette I am here for my health and my family. The Y has been a safe environment for me and my kids and grandkids. I feel like this is my second home. Read more. 
I have three boys, ages 8, 6 and 4 and they’ve all learned to swim at the Y. We started with Mommy and Me classes for each child and progressed through the program. Read more.
I’m originally from The Netherlands and ended up in the US because my husband, John, is American. We met in 1998 on the street in Huntington Beach, California, on a quiet Wednesday morning.  Read more
I’ve been a member of the Rye Y for five years. My personal trainer, George Lambrecht, suggested that I join when he began working here. I initially joined because of the convenience and the opportunity to train with George.  Read more
Susan and Lukie Lukie: Once upon a time there was a little boy named Lukie. He was a half a year old. And he took swimming lessons and he liked sports. The end.  Read more. 
Stan C. I’ve been at the Rye Y 20 years since September. I started part time with the teen program then I became a building supervisor. I’ve been going to the Y since I was a pre-teen. I started with the New Rochelle Y where I learned how to swim and went to summer camp. I was a counselor in training, a junior counselor and then a counselor. Read more.
I came to the Rye Y when I was seven. My parents signed me up for summer camp here. I was going to the camp until I was about 14. Once I was 15, I became a camp counselor. Read more
Scarlin My experience at the Rye YMCA began when I started working as a summer camp counselor for the Kinder Camp. At the end of the summer, The Childcare Director offered me a position in the After School Adventures program. Read more
Sara I started coming to the Y when I moved here from Brazil about three years ago. I was already doing triathlons and events like that in Brazil, so I wanted to find a way to continue that here. That’s what brought me and my family to the Y initially, and it is also where I made some great friends here in Rye. Read more
Polly I’ve been a member of the Rye Y for almost two years. I started taking swim classes with Cathy Meeker before I became a member. I was doing the 7 a.m. pre-endurance class. This year I decided to suck it up and go for the 5:30 am class because I felt like I needed a push. Read more
I have three boys, 16, 14 and 11. My older son would come to the Y with friends and say “Mom, I want to join.” I’m a single Mom with three boys and worried that it wasn’t affordable. So, instead he would pay $5 every time he came after school. When I did look into joining, I discovered that I was eligible for a scholarship.  Read more
I live in Riverside CT so my family and I were members of the Greenwich Y. The first time we came to the Rye Y was when the pool closed down in Greenwich during their construction. We wanted to do the family swim. My kids love the Pa Cope pool. Read more
Nathaniel I am 13 years old and a Mamaroneck resident. I’ve been a member of the WaveRyeders swim team for the last five years and that’s why I come to the Rye Y. I heard about WaveRyeders when I was a member of the Rye Golf Club team and since I like swimming, I decided to try out. Read more
Mike I joined the Y a week ago. I recently moved to Rye from New Jersey. I had belonged to a Y in Red Bank, NJ and one close to the office in New York. I closed the office and moved it out here so I needed a Y. Read more
I am a long-time YMCA member. I was a member of the White Plains YMCA but they had to close their pool. Some of my friends joined the Rye Y and encouraged me to come. As a White Plains Y member I was allowed to swim, but not take classes. Read more. 
Marlene My family joined the Rye Y in 1995 when we moved to Mamaroneck. We had a neighbor across the street who moved here from Japan and she told us that she always went to the Y. So, she directed us how to get here and we joined! Read more
My family has lived in Rye for over 60 years. I used to come here when I was a little girl. My dad was a national swimming champion and was in the 1952 Olympic trials. My uncle Jack coached basketball and baseball in the Bronx. Read more
Lindsey My family joined the Y earlier this summer so my son, who was 18 months at the time, could participate in the swim class. We were new to the area and many local parents recommended the Y as a great place for Mommy and Me classes. Read more
Laura L. Thirty-four years ago we joined the Rye Y so our kids could swim, do gymnastics and go to summer camp. I started coming here to swim about 20-25 years ago, whenever I could fit it into my schedule. Read more.
Kim It’ll be a year in January since I first started coming to the Y. There was a promotion, and I came the day before it ended. I came because I was having a conversation with my girlfriend who’s a breast cancer survivor. She lives in Pennsylvania and we’ve been friends since junior high. She said that she had started going to the gym and I said ‘oh, my local gym is having this promotion.’ She said ‘well you have to go!’ I asked why and she said ‘because I want us to grow old together.’  Read more
Jason My wife and I moved to Rye just before my daughter finished pre-school. My wife did some research and found that Rye had some of the best schools in the country. We were from the city and moving was a bit of a change for me. I was just in the process of getting myself back in shape. Read more. 
Howard I find that exercise is important to my health and mental state. I belonged to a gym in Manhattan but when I retired seven years ago I joined the Rye Y. I particularly like the Y because it is a very community- orientated environment. Read more.
Frank Even though I was a member for a while and came intermittently beforehand, my Y journey really started when I had a heart attack during a dive trip in Granada in 2012. I ended up having to be airlifted back to the United States, and 19 hours later I was catheterized and had two stents placed. Read more
Frank I am a former member of Lifetime Fitness. it was a nice place but the only thing I was doing there was swimming and it wasn’t a good value. A friend of ours was a Rye Y member and suggested that we join. Read more
Eliza I started at the Y at two years old. I was mostly doing rollie pollies and bad handstands. I was flopping all over the place. I did the class with Tatum as I got older, and was about four. I joined a class with Kayla when I was, I think, five turning six. I started team last year. Read more
Emilio We moved to Rye last year and one of the first things we did was join the Y. We wanted to make sure our children felt welcome in the community. And what better place to come for social interaction and activities?  Read more
I have been a member of the Rye YMCA since we moved to Rye about 23 years ago. For a number of years, I was not serious about health and fitness. It wasn’t until the past ten years that I started taking serious interest in my health.  Read more
I started coming to the Rye Y about two years ago. I was a cancer patient. The chemo and the radiation really wore my body down so someone hooked me up with the LIVESTRONG program here. And it’s the best thing that ever happened to me. Read more
We love helping people get into the Y easier by getting them a parking space. We try to help everyone. Some people have physical challenges, and we have them drop their car in the circle so they don’t have to walk as far. Then we park their car for them. It’s great saying hello to Y members, especially the kids who like to play with us. Read more
My wife, Melissa, and I have lived in Rye for the past 15 years. Once here, we joined the Rye Y. The Y is a great place to take spin classes, to swim, to strength train and to get a run in on the treadmills, especially when the weather isn’t very nice. I’ve made lots of friends here in Rye and met lots of people at the Y.  Read more
We joined the Rye Y because I was looking for activities for our kids and looking for an alternative to our health club. It was really expensive. For the cost of a membership for my husband and me there, our entire family could come to the Y and have money left over for Child Watch. Read more
I moved to Rye Brook from New York City five years ago. I’d become sick from a rare reaction to a flu shot that had left me paralyzed on the left side of my face and in bed for a year. When I began to recover, I committed myself to making the best use of my body to express my gratitude for my health and to the people who had helped me along the way.  Read more. 
I came to the Rye Y in 2000 for an interview with Robert because they needed a housekeeper. And I got the job. I work in the locker room with the members and do the housekeeping job. I like everybody here. Everybody’s nice.  Read more
ASHLEY I was 6 months old when I started coming here. I started with Armelle and Tatum’s class. I started doing the baby classes and now I’m on team. I did basketball at one point, but now I do gymnastics, yoga and Ninja Zone. I made a lot of friends being on team.  Read more