May 2021

World's Largest Swimming Lesson

It’s Time To Get Back On Deck For The 12th Annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Come join with aquatic centers and waterparks all around the globe as we learn about water safety and swim skills to spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™.

WHEN: Thursday, June 17th, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA
WHO: All ages, youth and adults, swimmers and non-swimmers

• Free to the community - space is limited to first 100 participants
• Register in person at the Y or click here to register online 
• Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult

• 2-3 p.m. - Marshalltown Police & Fire demonstration; rescue with boat and safety equipment
• 3-4 p.m. - Water safety & swimming skills with Marshalltown YMCA -YWCA Staff
• 4-5 p.m. - Story County Search & Rescue demonstration; life jackets, icy water safety, water rescue

This event made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Marshall County.

Water Volleyball & Water Polo


Join us as we introduce the sport of water polo to youth 10-18 years old.  The intent of this clinic/intramural league is to provide basic skills and an understanding of this sport in a recreational format.  The focus of the program will be in-water instruction on the fundamentals of the game such as passing and throwing. Must have passed the swim test to join!


June 6, 2021 11:00a.m.—1:00p.m. featuring clinician Blair VanStaalduine, former Iowa Hawkeye water polo player.
Cost: $10

Coed Intramural league for ages 10-18 yrs: 

Date: June 8 - July 15
Times:  Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-3:00p.m.
Games: TBA
Cost: **$50/member; $70/program participant**  **Try free in June!**


Try this new program FREE during the month of June 2021. Come by yourself or with a team. 

Water volleyball is a team sport derived from volleyball in which the games are played in water.   Teams consist of 4-6 players.   The court will be located in the warm water recreational pool. Please register  for no charge weekly for the month of June.  Walk in registrations welcome.

Intramural Coed League for ages 15 yrs - adults
Location: Recreational Pool
Date:  June 8 - 29
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.

Register in person at the Y or online at this link.

For more information contact Shelley Lechnir at 641-752-8568, x210 or


Festivus Team Top Finishers Spring 2021

Congratulations to the top finishers of the Festivus Games competition hosted by CrossFit 641 on April 24th.
*notes national rank for Marshalltown area teams

Female Novice

1st- Bad Donkeys (Keegan Heslop, Kimberly Poston, Wendy Baxter)
2nd- B.A.M (Erin Winters, Katie Houston, Michelle Kalb) – Virtual Participant
3rd- The “GRR”LS (Genesis Chinchilla, Kristi Souksaengmany, Mindy Cross)
*finished 55/569 worldwide

Female Intermediate

1st- Gen:XYZ (Amanda McCrary, Kierra Gardner, Lindsay Elmore)
*finished 74/800 worldwide
2nd- WOD Squad (Gabby Morrow, Jessica Potter, Madi Adams) – Virtual Participant

Female Masters

1st- OCD Old Chick Domination (Kendra Davis, Mindy Buschbom, Tabatha Goodrich)
*finished 16/151 worldwide
2nd- Older than HAK (Alex Greenfield, Heather Denger, Kristine Haupert)

Male Intermediate

1st- Owen & the Old Men (Mario Torres, Mike Miller, Owen Miller)
*finished 38/598 worldwide
2nd- 2 Legit 1 Should Quit (Arron Gallick, Jason Knipp, Kyle Sievers)
3rd- Beefcakes (Andrew Downs, Brett Vanveller, Tavis Anderson)