Chipper’s Dinner 2020

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early at Chipper’s while helping the DEFY Fitness Department raise money for their next project. Join us for stationary and passed appetizers followed by amazing entrees. Choose from Filet Mignon, Grilled Salmon, or Chicken Marsala. Of course, 3 choices of delicious desserts: Cheesecake, Kahlua pie, and Apple pie. Limited to 56 spots.[…]

New Aquatic Session, October 28-December 21, 2019

The 2019 Holiday Session of Aquatics kicks off October 28th. Registration is going on now. Holiday Aquatic Guide 2019

Fall Aquatics Guide 2019

The next session for Aquatics begins September 9th. Registration begins August 23rd. We are offering a seven-week session of swim lessons and aqua aerobics, with classes ending October 26th. Lessons are offered Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings, Thursdays in the afternoon and Monday and Wednesday evenings. We offer aerobic classes each weekday. 2019 Fall Aquatic[…]

Echo Lake Swim 2019

The 2019 Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim will take place at Camp Beech Cliff on Saturday, August 10th. The swim offers a 500-yard swim, 1.5-mile swim and a 1.5 mile 2 person relay. The swim course consists of 2 laps beginning and ending at a floating dock. Swimmers begin the race in the water at the[…]

Summer Aquatics Schedule 2019

Are your kids ready for summer? Are they safe around the water? This Summer we will be offering an intensive session of swim lessons, June 17 – June 21, and seven-week session, June 24 – August 10. Adult Aquatics will be offered June 17 – August 10. Registration is going on now. Check out the[…]

Summer Specialty Camps 2019

Every year we pass along some camp options for the summer in this area.  Some are Y programs and some are not.  Here is the list of what we have so far (we do not have Bootin’ Eagle or Seacoast Soccer Camp information) Eagles Hoop Camp June 24-28 Grade K-4 Cost: $50 1:00-3:00pm Grades 5-10[…]

May Membership Drive – 2019

Help us celebrate National Physical Fitness & Sports Month this May! NEW MEMBERS: 2 for 1. Two new members split the join fee AND the membership fee for the month of May! MEMBERS: When you score 50 points on our Physical Fitness Score Card, you earn a Y Travel mug! FRIENDLY FRIDAYS: Members, bring a[…]

2019 Spring Swim Lessons

Our Spring Session of swim lessons run April 22 – June 8. We offer lessons for kids aged 6 months on up. The Spring Session of swim lessons includes a water safety component. Make sure your kids are ready for a fun, wet summer! Spring Aquatics Guide

Aquatic Guide Winter 2019

Our Aquatic Guide for Winter 2019 is now available. Swim Lessons, Aqua Aerobics and more begin the week of January 7th. We have more than 20 group lessons available this session, weekdays and Saturdays, as well as Private Swim Lessons offered on to meet your schedule. We also offer more than 13 hours of Aqua[…]

2018 Holiday Session Aquatic Programs

Registration is going on now for our Holiday Session Aquatic Programs. Swim Lessons: Monday lessons begin Nov 5 for seven straight weeks, ending December 17. Wednesday lessons begin Nov 7. No class Nov 21. This is a six-week session with rates adjusted accordingly, ending December 19. Thursday lessons begin Nov 1. No class Nov 22. This[…]

Fall Aquatics Session 2018

The Fall Aquatics Session will begin September 10th. The pool will re-open on Tuesday, September 4th from its annual drain & deep-clean. Swim Lessons, Swim Team & Aqua Aerobics will be in full swing from September 10th – October 27th. Fall Session Class Descriptions Pool Schedule

2018 Echo Lake Swim Results

The sun was shining and the water was warm for the 23rd Annual Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim. Kristy Barry finished first in the 500 yard swim, Sam Pelletier finished first in the 1.5 Mile Swim and the relay of Kristy Barry and Nick Partridge set a new course record for the fastest relay swim.[…]

2018 Echo Lake Swim

The 2018 Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim will take place on Saturday, August 11th. The swim offers a 500-yard swim, 1.5-mile swim and a 1.5 mile 2 person relay. The swim course consists of 2 laps beginning and ending at a floating dock. Swimmers begin the race in the water at the dock. Prices listed are[…]

Summer Aquatics Guide

Summer swim lessons, Aqua Aerobics, Triathlon Training, and more, begin Monday, June 25th! This summer we will offer 4 sessions of swim lessons! Intensive Session: June 25-29. 5 Days of lessons in a row to help get your little swimmer ready for summer! 3 Week Sessions: July 9-25 & July 30-August 15. 6 classes held Mondays &[…]

Spring Program Guide

The Spring Program Guide has been published. Summer camp sign up information can be found on page 2. We have several new programs this Spring & Summer in Youth Sports, including Flag Football, Fencing & Baton Twirling. check out page 4. Swim Lessons begin May 7th and run through June 23rd. See page 5 for[…]

YMCA Snowmaggedon Closings

Due to the pending storm, all YMCA locations (Wiggins Center, Moore Center, Beechland Road, Blue Hill and Bucksport) will be closing on Thursday, January 4th at 12 noon. We will have snow care available on Thursday, January 4th until noon for people enrolled in our afterschool program. The YMCA will re-open at 8:00 am on Friday, January 5th following the regular schedule.[…]

Bring A Friend for Welcome Week

Bring a Friend for Fitness welcome week January 2 – 6 Numerous studies have shown that people who have a workout partner tend to stick to their goals more than those who workout alone. This year you have no excuse! From January 2nd through the 6th members may bring a friend to any of our[…]

Swim Lessons & Aqua Aerobics start September 11th

Fall Session: September 11 – October 28 Swim Lessons SHRIMP – 30 minute class – Ratio 1 instructor/10 children Monday 9:00am-9:30am Wednesday 9:00am-9:30am Saturday 10:30am-11:00am $40 Members, $70 non-member per session PRESCHOOL I – 30 minute class – Ratio 1 instructor/5 children Monday 9:00am-9:30am Monday 5:35pm-6:05pm Wednesday 9:00am-9:30am Wednesday 5:35pm-6:05pm Saturday 10:30am-11:00am Saturday 11:15am-11:45am $40[…]

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Meeting twice a week in small teams, they teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run[…]

Closed Sunday & Monday of Labor Day Weekend

The YMCA will be closed on Sunday & Monday, September 3rd and 4th, for Labor Day Weekend. We will re-open on Tuesday, September 5th. Most classes, including Aqua Aerobics and swim lessons, as well as the new schedule of Fitness classes, will begin the week of September 11th. Fall Program Guide September 5-10th Pool Schedule

Echo Lake Swim Results

Sam Alvarado defended his 1.5 mile swim title and Kristy Barry was a double winner at this year’s Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim. 56 Swimmers aged 9-69 braved the rain and fog to compete in the 22nd Annual event, sponsored by Berry Dunn, Finn’s Irish Pub and Clarke Construction. Sam Alvarado led from beginning to[…]

Echo Lake Swim

The 23rd Annual Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim will take place on Saturday, August 12th. This year the swim is returning to Camp Beech Cliff. The Echo Lake Swim offers a 500 yard and a 1.5 mile swim/race. This year we are including a 2 person relay for the 1.5 mile swim. Last year competitors[…]

Postponed – Iron Dolphin Triathlon

The Iron Dolphin Triathlon has been postponed until fall. Construction in front of the YMCA will not be complete by June 4th and presents road hazards that can not be avoided. We are looking for an alternate date in September. The 2nd Annual Iron Dolphin Triathlon will be held on Sunday, June 4th. This is[…]

Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter & Program Guide is now available. We have a ton of upcoming events, including our Annual meeting, the 10th Annual Kaufman 5K & Fun Run and the Iron Dolphin Triathlon. We also have a couple of membership promotions coming up in May & June. See page 2. Day Camp Registration is going on[…]

Mud Season Newsletter

Our Mud Season Newsletter has been published and covers programs and events that occur from late February through April. Upcoming events include: Day Camp Registration: Going on now February Vacation Camp: February 20-24 Recreational Indoor Soccer: beginning February 25 Swim Lessons: February 27 – April 15 Youth Strength & Conditioning: beginning March 6 Little League[…]

Procrastinator’ s New Year Resolution

For all you procrastinators out there, the Y is running a special promotion to get you moving this February. We will be offering Free Classes, prizes and special promotions all month long. Win a Membership for a Year! Fill out a Goal Sheet for February and post it on our Accountability Board. If you meet[…]

2017 Winter Newsletter

DEFY Swimmers

Our 2017 Winter Newsletter has been published and we a ton of new programs to help you and your family start the year off right. The Winter Session for swim lessons and adult fitness classes runs from January 2 – February 18. New progtams in 2017 include: Recreational Indoor Soccer, Country Heat Instructor’s Workshop, Middle School[…]

Fall Programming begins September 12th

Just after the kids get back to school the YMCA will start their Fall program schedule. Swim lessons, fall soccer, aerobics, and much more, begin the week of September 12th. A few programs, including any Aqua Aerobic classes, begin September 6th. Our Fall newsletter includes a ton of new programs and upcoming events, like: Pickleball[…]

Facility closures

From August 22 through August 28th the YMCA will be closed for renovations. We will be cleaning the pool, replacing lighting, painting, refinishing the gymnasium floor, replacing the men’s lockers and aggressively cleaning the entire facility. Our members may use the Blue Hill YMCA, Bangor YMCA, MDI YMCA or any other convenient YMCA location, free[…]