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Drowning Prevention

Texas ranks number one in the nation for child pool drownings and, since the beginning of June, 35 people in Fort Worth have drowned, which is twice as many as last year.

07/24/2015

Kids have planned water breaks at YMCA Camp Carter.
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YMCA Camp Has Plan To Keep Campers Safe From Heat

There is a fixed schedule for filling water containers and getting the water to the campers.

07/13/2015

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When Watching Kids In The Pool, Where You Sit Matters

A Fort Worth’s YMCA aquatics specialist shared some advice for anyone who will be near a pool this holiday season.

07/02/2015

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Near Drowning At Fort Worth YMCA

A 6-year-old boy has been taken to the hospital after a near drowning at a Fort Worth YMCA.

06/24/2015

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Dad Says YMCA Lost His Little Boy, Then Misled Family

George Tolbert says he was worried sick when he heard his 6-year-old son had gone missing from the care of the McDonald Community YMCA in southeast Fort Worth.

CBS 11–03/06/2015

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YMCA Turkey Trot

This year’s YMCA Turkey Trot will again raise funds for those who can’t afford the YMCA services. It also raises the hopes of anyone who has struggled with a major life setback.

KRLD–11/25/2014

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New Alert System Added To This Year’s Dallas Turkey Trot

Organizers say changes to this year’s Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot will make the 46th annual event “a lot safer.”

11/26/2013

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Residents Expected To Fight New Apartments & YMCA Moving

Revitalization plans in southeast Fort Worth are expected to draw a crowd at City Hall Tuesday night. As it stands, the YMCA on Berry Street could be moved and replaced with apartments.

CBS 11–06/04/2013

A boy jumps into the waters of a swimming pool. (credit: Ali Yussef/AFP/Getty Images)

Area Drownings Bring Attention To Swim Safety

“Texas is now leading the nation in the number of children that we lose every summer,” says Jan Emler, founder of Emler Swim Schools. “It’s a terrible distinction for our state.”

05/28/2013

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YMCA Launches New Swim-Safety Training Program

Memorial Day and swimming pools often go hand-in-hand and unfortunately so do drowning deaths. To help combat the problem the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth has launched a new swim-safety training program.

CBSDFW.COM–05/27/2013

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Best Budget Fitness Classes In DFW

There are tons of fitness classes out there, but many of them come with a hefty price tag. If you want to burn the fat without burning a hole in your wallet, check out these places.

05/18/2013

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DFW Fitness Pro’s Tips For Keeping Kids Active

With freezing temperatures and wind chills, who wants to be outside? This leaves kids at the mercy of video games and snacks. However, parents in DFW do have options.

02/16/2013

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