I moved to the area in the beginning of July. I have played soccer and tennis in the past, but problems with my knees have gotten me more involved with swimming. It seemed like the Rye Y was the only pool in the area, so I decided to try it out.

I was impressed by the warmth and friendliness of the staff. Rich and Barbara in membership really encouraged me, and I even get to practice my Italian with Paul on Saturdays. Everyone has been very helpful, especially since we have been giving Rich some extra work assisting with the new lockers. I have also been pleased with the amount of communication that goes out via e-mail about what’s going on at the Y so I am able to stay connected.

As for my goals, I have been coming to the Y to swim about three times a week and I have worked up to being able to swim a mile. I am hoping to be able to swim two miles soon. I am grateful to the Y for the family atmosphere and the clergy discount toward my membership.