Parking lot update: Week of June 25

PARKING NOTICE: This week our partners at the City of Sammamish will be continuing the improvements for the Sammamish Plaza which includes City Hall, the Library and the Y.

City Construction map for 6-13 post

As you plan your visit to the Y between


Accelerator Y Food Drive

Still have some spring cleaning to do? Let us help you in your endeavors! Clean out your pantry and donate food and small toiletry items to help homeless youth transitioning out of foster care in the greater Seattle area.

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The Accelerator Y is a branch of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, focused on


Be A Y Tri Champion – Your Challenge Starts Today!

This guest post is written by Tri Champion Challenge leader John Cofano.

Back in 2005, after a severe basketball knee injury, Margie introduced me to triathlons. Since then, with nearly 80 finishes each, including dozens of Half- and Full-marathons, 8 Half Ironman and 3 Full Ironman races, the feeling of accomplishment never leaves us! Endurance sports have been fantastic for our health, friends and our relationship.

John and Margie Cofano high-res image May 2018

In eight weeks (on June 24th), we’ll be racing


Give it a Tri!

Join Sammamish Y members Margie and John Cofano in training as they prepare for Ironman France and complete an Iron Distance Triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) — over the course of 2 months.

The Champions Tri Challenge will run April 30- June 30. All fitness levels are welcome! If you are not able to run, bike or swim substitutions will be allowed. Ages 14 and up. Registration begins mid-April. A celebration for all participants will be scheduled in July and all finishers will receive a t-shirt.

Champions Tri Challenge May 2018

Please join John and Margie for either of their Q&A meetings, held from 6:15-7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25th


Practicing calm: A new stress and anxiety group for teens

Stress and anxiety plagues all of us, but for teens, social pressures and new responsibilities like an after school job and sports in addition to piles of homework and college applications can be overwhelming at times. This new group, led by Allora Tvedt, the Sammamish Y’s own child and family therapist, will support participants in […]