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Association Services Office
50 S. Main Street, Ste. LL 100
Akron, Ohio 44308
(330) 376-1335

swim category change-up






The Akron Area YMCA has adopted the new SWIM LESSON curriculum and placement at all locations. See how we're making a splash


running away from the finish line  

amanda merkle
is learning to take things in stride

Middle age was sneaking up on 47-year-old Amanda Merkle.  A Kindergarten teacher, wife and mother of three, Amanda’s lifestyle left little time for exercise and little thought about eating healthy. 

She noticed that her clothes started getting tight while other appendages started to resemble what she laughingly called “BINGO arms.” 

Her daily diet of Toaster Strudel and Lipton’s latest rice concoction could have contributed to the spike in her cholesterol levels, but it was her family history of diabetes that caused her to get moving – well, that and her husband, Steve, a serious runner. 

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