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[…]

Recreational Outdoor Soccer

Beginning September 9, 2017 Sponsored by: U4 Recreational Soccer When:  Wednesday at 5:00pm and Saturdays at 10:00am Starts:  Saturday, September 9 at 10:00am, Ends:  Saturday, October 28 Locations:  Demeyer Field 3 and Wilson Field Fee:  $40 members $70 non-members U6 Recreational Soccer League When:  Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday practice at 5:00pm and Saturday games (trying[…]

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[…]

Echo Lake Results 2016

Sam Alvarado completed the Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim sweep on Saturday, finishing first in the 500 yard swim and the 1.5 mile swim. Alvarado completed the 500 yard swim in 5:31.57, just ahead of Talor Hamilton and Brim Peabody, who finished in 5:41.72 and 5:43.74 respectively. Kristy Barry was the first female to finish[…]

2016 Echo Lake Swim

The 22nd Annual Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim will take place on Saturday, August 13th. 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[…]

Bo Lewis Memorial Golf Tournament

The Annual Bo Lewis Golf Tournament for Camp Discovery will take place on Friday, July 8th at the Bar Harbor Golf Course in Trenton. The scramble format tournament raised over $15,000 last year to support sending kids to the Y’s summer camp on Webb Pond. The tournament offers cash prizes, a lobster dinner  & a[…]

Main Street Memorial Mile Results

225 participants ran, walked or strolled down Main Street for the Annual Main Street Memorial Mile. Sara Spenser kicked off the event with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem.  Many of the participants wore race bibs with the names of loved ones who they were racing or walking in memory of. Perry LeBreton, 41,[…]

DEFY Press Fest

Registration is now open for the Semi-Annual DEFY Press Fest. The first DEFY Press Fest was held in January. More than 30 lifters competed in that event. This year the event is scheduled for Sunday, August 14th from 8:00am – 7:00pm. All competitors will participate in squat, deadlift, and bench press events. The competition will[…]

Iron Dolphin Triathlon Results

The early morning showers tapered off just in time for the beginning of the 1st Annual Iron Dolphin Triathlon on Sunday. 73 participants participated in the inaugural race, competing as individuals or teams in one of the 3 race distances offered. The Triathlon is a fundraiser for the DEFY Swim Team. Max Triathlon: 525 yard[…]

Main Street Memorial Day Mile 2016

Join us on Monday, May 30th for one of the most exciting events in Ellsworth! Run, skip, walk or stroll your way down Main Street in memory of loved ones during the Annual Main Street Memorial Mile. This race is part of EDEN ATHLETICS and SUB 5 race series! The 1st 100 registered will receive[…]

Kaufman 5K results

Over 130 runners & walkers participated in the 9th Annual Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K on Saturday. Andrew Kephart, 31, of Ellsworth crossed the finish line first with a time of 17.37. Kephart was followed by 4 other runners who finished the 5K in under 20 minutes. Bob Ciano, 65, Victor Skorapa IV, 21, Andy Pereira,[…]

Iron Dolphin Triathlon

Sunday, May 15th On Sunday, May 15th the DEFY Swim Team will be holding the 1st Annual Iron Dolphin Triathlon. Finisher Medal for each participant. Swag Bags & T-shirts for first 100 registered. Free Childcare provided onsite for children aged 2 1/2 and older. Registration ends May 14th, no-day of registration. Each race will be[…]

Annual Dinner & Awards Night

HEROES AMONG US The Down East Family YMCA’s Annual Meeting and Awards Night will be held on Tuesday, March 29 at the Bryant E. Moore Community Center. The evening is principally a shareholder’s report for the community. The Y releases its financial statement from the previous year and recognizes the individuals who have supported the[…]

Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run

The 9th Annual Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run will be held on Saturday, April 23rd. Proceeds from the race benefit the ALS Maine Collaborative, Hancock County Home Care & Hospice and the YMCA. 7:30am Registration 8:30am 5K Walkers start 8:45am Kids Fun Run 9:00am 5K Runners start Registration Form

February Break Week Schedules

We have a ton of options to stay active over February Break. We have over 50 fitness programs, from Zumba to Tabata, offered throughout the week. Did you hit a lull with your New year’s Resolutions? Get back on track over February Break! Want a chance to see some of the fastest swimmers in the[…]