A Thank You to Our Volunteers

On February 27, the YMCA had a fantastic day hosting and showing off our new aquatics center with the largest YMCA swim meet in Maryland (and Northern Virginia) this season! The meet consisted of YMCA teams from Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. In total, there were 544 swimmers that competed, with 121 FCY swimmers. A total of 35 additional swimmers qualified for Districts with 6 being from FCY. The meet managed to raise nearly $13,000 for the Y and swim team.

April is National Volunteer Month and we would like to express our gratitude to every volunteer that has helped out the Y this year by volunteering at events, produce markets, and much more. The swim team would like to give a big public shout-out to all the coaches, volunteers, and swimmers for the effort that went into making this swim meet possible. In particular, our head coach Beck Bostian, and our two lead volunteers, Nancy Pressley and Kyle Bostian. Without their hard work and dedication, this swim meet would not have been possible. 

The YMCA would like to give a big thank you to Nancy Pressley. Nancy has put in 266 volunteer hours into the YMCA over the last 12 months and we can not even begin to guess how many hours she has put in over the last 20 years. She has also been Frederick Summer Swim League (FSSL), Chesapeake and Potomac Swim League (CPSL), and Maryland Swimming League team representative at various times over the years. She has also served on the board of the Chesapeake and Potomac Swim League as well as the Frederick Summer Swim League. Lastly, Nancy was the meet director for both meets the Y has hosted recently, which brought in money to support the Y and the swim team. Her dedication to the Y goes without question and we are very grateful to have her helping us make a positive impact on our community.

At the YMCA, having volunteers help out the events that we put on is key to our success. The volunteers that help us at the Y have a wide variety of roles that make the YMCA as successful as it is. The volunteers help raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community, coach our sports teams, advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation and our communities, and many more. Without the volunteers helping us out, the Y would not be able to continue to put on these events.