Back to School Bash 2014

2014 YMCA Back to School Bash Volunteers

Our Annual Back to School Bash Each year we have a Back to School Bash to celebrate the end of Summer Day Camp and to welcome the new school year with a SPLASH!  Our West Side Y pool was the party place last Friday.  We served up hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, fruit, drinks and the ever popular snow cones to 600 kids and 300 adults.  Dancing to the DJ's great sounds, inflatable slide rides, and ...

Red to Green (That’s Swim Band Speak!)

S for Swim Lessons & Safe Water

Kuddos to 107 Knoxville youth!  They have learned basic water safety and how to swim.  These kids now proudly sport green safety bands.  This means they can now enjoy all areas of the pool, including the double flume slide at the West Side Y.  This opportunity for these kids was made possible thanks to a grant from Y USA. As the largest operator of swimming pools in the U.S., the Y ...

We are a Healthier Tennessee Workplace!

Healthier Tennessee Certificate for the Knoxville Y

The Y in Knoxville is A Healthier Tennessee Workplace The YMCA of East Tennessee was recognized recently as a Healthier Tennessee Workplace. Watch a short video to learn ways you can live a healthier lifestyle: Join us and together we will become a healthier state! Visit to learn more. ...

2014 YMCA & Epilepsy Foundation Golf Tournament

Knoxville YMCA & Epilepsy Foundation Golf Tournament 2014

We hope you can join us for our 10th Annual Event! Friday, August 22, 2014 Three Ridges Golf Course $75 per player / $300 per foursome Free Range Balls (available at noon) $20 Package includes: 2 Mulligans, 1 Red Tee, a 1 Throw Tee Time 1:00 p.m. Lunch Served at 11:30 a.m. Scramble or Best Ball Format Your participation and support can make a difference in the lives of many people ...

Composting: Hot or Cold, Fast or Easy

Join the Knox County Master Gardeners to learn the basics of making compost that's good for your garden and spares you the expense of buying soil amendments. Monday August 18th 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Davis Family Y ...

Participants Needed for UT Research Study – You Could win a Personal Training Session or Swim Lessons!

Volunteers Needed at the Knoxville YMCA

We are recruiting YMCA members to be involved in a research study.  This research study would require minimal time and effort on your part, (no more than 20 minutes of your time) but could be highly beneficial for the YMCA of East Tennessee and the University of Tennessee.  This study is being lead by Dr. Kelley Strohacker, an Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology at the University of ...

July 4th Hours of Operation

July Fourth at the Y

In honor of Independence Day, all Y branch locations will be closed on Friday, July 4th. The outdoor pool at our West Side Y will be open on Friday, July Fourth from 10:00 AM until 4:00PM.  For details on the outdoor pool, click here. Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July! ...

Supporting Our Neighbors: Gathering Fresh Produce

Share Your Harvest at the Y

SHARE YOUR HARVEST Bring your extra produce to any Knoxville Y Branch! If you have a home garden and have more fresh produce than you know what to do with, bring it to the Y! We will deliver all donations to the Manna House food pantry at Cokesbury. The Manna House serves over 850 families a month and is open to anyone in our community who is facing a food emergency. At the Y, we're for social ...

You Are invited to An Evening in the Garden

An Evening in the Garden for the Knoxville Y

You won't want to miss this Premiere Event to benefit our Annual Campaign! Tickets are on sale now at all Knoxville Y Branch Locations and On-Line. Join friends of the Y on Friday evening, July 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Enjoy a night out under the stars in the beautiful Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. Tickets are available for $50 per person (21 years and up only) ...

Off to the Races!

Knoxville Y Annual Race Events

Several race events are on tap at the Y in Knoxville, TN this summer.  Challenge yourself or invite family and friends to join you in the growing and exciting multi-sport world. For details, use the interactive links within the races listed here: June 21, 2014     Salamander Youth Splash & Dash at the West Side Y July 12, 2014      West Side Y Tri August 2, 2014   High Five ...