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There is so much happening at J.E.R Chilton YMCA at Rockwall including great summer programs for kids like flag football, baseball, swim lessons, and swim team. This is a great time to join the Y!

Join in June for $0

Join the Y in June and there is no joiner's fee! That's up to $95 in savings. Individuals, families, all may join for $0 this June. Go to www.ymcadallas.org/catchthewaive/ for more information.

Join a team, join a class, join new friends. Get active, get healthy, get involved. At the Y, there's something for everyone. Financial assistance and income based memberships are available.

East Coast Swing Lessons

Grab your partner and have some fun this Friday night! J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall is offering East Coast Swing Lessons every Friday at 7 p.m. Call 972-772-9622 for more information. 

Health & Safety Fair

The Rockwall Y recently took part in the Health & Safety Fair at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. The fair was presented by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall along with the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA, Walgreens, and Rockwall police, fire and EMS. The event included goody bags, blood pressure checks, infant CPR demonstrations and tips to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Clean Up at the Y

Caleb Richardson and Boy Scout Troop 100 showed up in force to clean up the creek, fallen trees and debris after high winds hit the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA. Caleb is working toward Eagle Scout and volunteered to help the Y. 

'Boston Strong'

J.E.R. Chilton YMCA member Estus Barron crossed the finish line of the 2015 Boston Marathon, placing 144th overall in the 45-49 age bracket. He reflects on this remarkable accomplishment and what drives him in a recent article in Blue Ribbon News - http://blueribbonnews.com/.

Fall Sports

While registration was a success for Summer Flag Football and the season is in full swing, it’s already time to be thinking about Fall Ball! Registration has begun for fall flag football (co-ed), fall boys and girls soccer and girls volleyball. For more information about sports at J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, visit our website or contact Bill Cadman, Sports Director, 972.772.9622, bcadman@ymcadallas.org.

Swim Lessons

It's always time for swim lessons at the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall! With summertime and hotter temperatures upon us, keeping children safe around water is critical. We offer a variety of swim classes for all ages and abilities. Visit our website for more information - jerchiltonymca.org.

Pool Parties

Semi-Private and Private Pool Parties are available at the Rockwall Y.

For a semi-private pool party, bring up to 25 swimmers during regular family swim hours. Saturday times are 1pm-3pm or 3:30pm-5:30pm and Sunday time is 2:30pm-4:30pm. Party participants do not have to be YMCA members.

For private parties, the pool can be reserved on Fridays from 8pm to 10pm, Saturdays from 6pm to 8pm and Sundays from 5pm to 7pm for with maximum of 50 swimmers. In addition to the pool you can add the gym and obstacle course bounce house for $100 (this is for private parties only).

Please contact the welcome center at 972-772-9622  for information and availability. For questions about the aquatics program, contact Nicholas Cain, Aquatics Director, at 972-772-9622 x102 or email ncain@YMCADALLAS.org.

Riptides Swim Team

Come join us for an amazing summer! The Rockwall Riptides competitive swim team is open to ages 5-21. Competitive swimming develops endurance, and is one of the most beneficial forms of cardiovascular exercise. Build flexibility and muscle toning, while developing self-confidence, self-discipline and goal setting.

Swim team levels include  Cub Team (pre-competitive), Novice 1, Novice 2 and Advanced. The season runs through July 26th with eight meets throughout the summer. Tryouts are available by appointment.

Call or email any questions or concerns to Alisha Garrett, Head Swim Team Coach at 972-822-9060 or email at alisha_garrett@att.net.

Employment Opportunities

The JER Chilton YMCA is seeking lifeguards and swim instructors. For more information, contact Aquatics Director Nicholas Cain at 972-772-9622 or ncain@ymcadallas.org

Adventure Guides & Princesses 

As one of the final activities for the 2014-2015 season, the Adventure Guides & Princesses recently had their Spring Campout at Sky Ranch. Sky Ranch offers a variety of activities such as trail rides, campfire, a giant swing, paint ball, laser tag, ziplines, horseback riding and more. Registration for the 2015-2016 season has already begun! For more information, contact Matthew Campos at 972-772-9622, or email mcampos@ymcadallas.org.

Check the website for the 2015-2016 Calendar coming soon! https://www.ymcadallas.org/locations/jerchiltonymca/adventure_guides__princesses/

Teen Programming

The Rockwall Y would like to add more local schools to the 2015-2016 Youth and Government program. Current schools include Rockwall High School, Rockwall-Heath High School, Wylie East High School, Burnett Junior High School, Cain Middle School and Royse City Middle School. 

As part of the Teen Y&G program, students - along with an advisor - select a section of government they would like to explore, such as Legislative (junior high and high school), Judicial (high school), or Media (high school). Competitions include a District Conference, held the first Saturday in December, and a State Conference, held the last weekend in January for high schoolers, and the last weekend of February for middle schoolers. 

Currently the YMCA Youth & Government program serves over 1600 students in the Dallas area alone. Registration has begun for the fall at J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall. To learn more, contact Matthew Campos, Family Program Coordinator, at 972-772-9622 or email mcampos@ymcadallas.org

Dirty Rock

J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall's 6th Annual Dirty Rock Off-Road Spring Triathlon was supposed to take place June 21, 2015. Unfortunately, due to high water and flooding, the event was cancelled.

Produced by Playtri Racing, this year's event was expected to draw more than 250 individual participants and over 30 relay teams. The event includes a 150-yard swim, a seven mile mountain bike ride through Squabble Creek Trail, and a two mile trail run. Net proceeds benefit the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall.

Stay tuned for information on the new date for Dirty Rock. For more information, visit playtri.com/dirtyrock, or call the Y at 972-772-9622.

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