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Y Stories


Jamaal’s Y Story

In 2011, Jamaal Williams was at quite a low point in his life. He found himself overweight, had just gone through a divorce, and was struggling to keep his...


Zeltha Ellis’s Y Story

When Zeltha Ellis came to the City Center YMCA in the fall of 2017 she was on a mission. Zeltha’s husband John had passed away in March and she...


Lane Y Story

Lane has struggled with his weight for the past 30 years. It was the most difficult challenge of his life. He had visited several fitness facilities, but they didn’t...


Erin’s Y Story

Erin Croumbley is a busy working mom with sons ages 7 and 15, so finding time to work out is difficult, but she knew she needed to take the...


Chi

Chi loves to swim and he is quite good at it. Chi is eight years old and has autism spectrum disorder as do his two siblings. Children with autism...


Autumn and Avery Zodet

Sisters Autumn and Avery Zodet began their swimming careers with the Diplomat swim club when they were 8 and 6. When the Diplomats merged with the YMCA in September...


Alice Simpson

For Alice Simpson the Y was not just a great place to regain health and wellness, but also a place to find friends and support. Alice Simpson was born...


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