LIFEGUARD JOBS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2017 POOL SEASON
To be considered for a Lifeguard position you must be a certified Lifeguard or be willing to become certified before the pool season begins in late May. The YMCA does not pay for the cost of certifications. There are certification classes available in Muskogee, Tulsa, and Shawnee during the month of April. We will be hosting a class here the first week of June.
Candidates must have extremely flexible hours during the pool season including days, evenings, and weekends. Some Lifeguards are also involved in teaching youth swim lessons. A complete job description can be found under the employment tab.
If you are interested in one of these positions please call 918-756-6677 to schedule an interview time. These will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis. If you have questions please call the same number and we will be glad to help.
NEW GAME! Pickle Ball is a cross between tennis and ping pong
If you are interested in learning more about Pickle Ball just ask the front desk.
There are many videos on the internet if you would like to explore.
CHECK OUT OUR AWESOME SILVER SNEAKERS PROGRAM!!
Silver sneakers is a senior citizen exercise class, but any age is welcome! Silver sneakers is actually a program through your insurance that will pay for your YMCA membership if you qualify! It is definitely worth looking into if you have insurance and you are over the age of 65! Go to www.silversneakers.com to find out if you are eligible. If you have any questions or need help please call the YMCA 918-756-6677.
YMCA YOUTH BASKETBALL TEAM DOES GREAT AT STATE TOURNAMENT!
The Okmulgee County Family YMCA youth basketball team recently competed in the YMCA State Championship Tournament. The tournament held in Edmond, Oklahoma pitted the young, but talented Okmulgee cagers against 16 top teams in the state. YMCA Volunteer Coaches John Powell and Walter Harrison arrived early on February 21, 2015 with the team of 10 and after a grueling day of competition earned the right to play in the final championship game paired against Fuller-Bethany YMCA. Parents and other supporters were on hand to witness not only great basketball, but a team that played with class, heart, and sportsmanship. Okmulgee YMCA Program Director Angel Smith stated “many spectators and coaches from other teams remarked how well coached and Sportsmanlike the Okmulgee Team is” Dolph Hayden, Okmulgee YMCA CEO remarked, “Youth Development is one of the key focus areas of the YMCA movement, this event is a prime example of how the YMCA is impacting our community. Hats off to a fine group of young men, coaches, and supporters” Long time YMCA supporter and spectator of the event Thomas Parsons, Said “The coaches and players represented Okmulgee in the finest fashion During state tournament play and demonstrated outstanding principles Even in defeat. I hope the citizens of Okmulgee County continue to support Through volunteerism and donations to the YMCA so that the leaders of tomorrow Can begin developing today”. Although the team came up short in the final championship game their dedication, focus, and team spirit was shown brightly. The Okmulgee County Family YMCA would like to thank all the coaches, Parents, and sponsors of the YMCA Youth Basketball program for their support. For information on how you can support the youth of the community contact the Okmulgee County Family YMCA at 918-756-6677.
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