Rock ’N Run 5k Goes “Radio” Active

RadioActive Race

The YMCA is happy to share the results of the "Radio Active" Rock N Run 5K held on October 1st., 2016.  We hosted over 60 participants in the 5K this year ranging in age from 8 to 85 years young.  We also hosted a kids fun run for youth ages 2-8!

The Fundraiser netted enough income to send 5 kids to summer camp for the entire summer break- over $4,000 dollars!  The Y will designate these funds to our annual campaign so that no child or family is ever turned away from the YMCA programs due to inability to pay.  

We want to thank our Sponsors of the event:
  • WSLM Radio- Cover Sponsor
  • Jeans Extrusions
  • Netshape
  • Leader Publishing Co.
  • Meadow View Health & Rehab
  • Salem Crossing Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Blue River Wood Products
  • GKN
  • Jason Wade State Farm Agency
  • Loy and Fordyce Agency, Inc.
  • Ace Hardware of Salem
  • Scotty's Sanitation, Inc
  • St. Vincent Salem Hospital
  • ​360 Accounting
  • Salem Apothecary​ (Who was at the event with a specially compounded runner's cream!)
  • Cynthia Winkler
  • Pacers and Racers 
Another thank you to Cornucopia Farms for use of their trailer and fall decor and to Future Electric's Chris Quinlin and team for the electricity in the shelter house that was installed!
And to Dowling Family Photos for memorializing the event through photographs!  A link to the photos can be found by clicking here. 
From the home made slime pit, to our encouraging course marshals- our amazing group of Volunteers and Staff helped pull off the event.  It was a wonderful morning full of music, dancing, walking, running, and most of all FUN!
To join the Y's movement to strengthen your community contact 812-883-YMCA or visit our location at 1709 N. Shelby Street, Salem, IN 47167.  


2016 Fall Water Aerobics Classes Forming

Water Aerobics

Tone and sculpt your body with no impact to your joints. This popular water aerobics workout is a swimming blend of cardio and resistance training, and may incorporate resistance tools such as buoyant water weights and noodles. The water provides an atmosphere of safe resistance for aerobic conditioning. This class is perfect for the fit, pregnant, and/or joint-sensitive individual. You need not be a swimmer to participate.

Join us at the Salem Middle School Pool for Water Aerobics Classes. 

First class is Monday Oct. 3rd! We must have 8 in each class in order to run the program. 

Click here to register or more info on Water Aerobics


Zoe For President: New Candidate Announces Her Run for Commander in Chief In 2064

Zoe for President

YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) has launched Zoe for President, a campaign to elect a one-year-old girl as our nation's Commander in Chief…in 2064….maybe… if she wants…. The campaign highlights the potential the Y sees in all kids to grow up and change the world if they're nurtured properly and supported along the way. Through Y initiatives like childcare, academic enrichment, mentorship, college prep, job training, and more, kids have the opportunities to succeed, grow, and one day, maybe even become president. The Y aims to impart the values of what it means to achieve—how hard work, determination, perseverance and character can drive someone to success beyond what they thought possible.

Like all candidates, Zoe has her own campaign website,, where users can donate to her campaign, watch videos of her stance on issues and shop for swag. When users donate to Zoe's campaign, they are donating to their local Y and supporting the programs and services that enable kids like Zoe to thrive from childhood to old age.

"While Zoe for President is a breath of fresh air during a heated campaign cycle, every child, regardless of background, needs support and guidance to reach their full potential," said Kevin Washington, president and CEO, YMCA of the USA. "Our campaign will address actual issues that America's communities are faced with each day like access to early childhood education, safe space, meal assistance, and the Y's role in solving the challenges head on." 

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