Northern Berkshire Branch
22 Brickyard Court | North Adams, MA 01247
P.413-663-6529 | F.413-663-5700

True Stories

“I have a four-year-old daughter. She started swimming classes a few months ago. She was petrified of water, but now she’s practically a fish!” – Heather Frost, Member

“I belong to the YMCA for a lot of reasons, but I think that the most beneficial for me is the swimming. It gets me energized as well as being with a lot of nice people. I look forward to going to the Y on a daily basis and hope that I can continue for a long time. It truly makes my day.” – Betty Coussoule

“I am amazed of the quality of swim lessons that the Y offers. My son has always been nervous about swimming even at our home pool. The first day of swim lessons at the Y, he was very nervous and it took a lot of prompting to get in the water, but the instructor worked with him and after the first class, he doesn’t want to get out. And now just after one session, he is so much more confident in the water. My son knows how to be safe in the pool and his confidence is very high- thank you YMCA – we will be back next session.” – Tracy McConnell

“I continue to belong and use the YMCA facilities at the YMCA because I enjoy the fellowship and friendships that I’ve made over the years. I also am happy to support an organization that helps my local community.” – Anonymous


Paige Bartels

“My boys (Luca and Rafael) have taken swimming lessons since they were three years old. It’s helped them build confidence. The Y has been an important source for our community.”

Paige Bartels, Member

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