News & Info

Congratulations Gerald Velli!!

“When I started, I couldn’t run around the block. I went out every day and did a little more. Soon I was running 5K races”. –Gerald Velli

Gerald Velli, competitive runner and member of the YMCA, has run several races and his most impressive accomplishments are placing third in the Men’s 50-54 Division of the 2011 USA Track & Field-New Jersey Long Distance Running Mini 2 Grand Prix Series (an event in which a runner must complete a series of seven qualifying 8K, 5M and 10K races, over the course of a year), and receiving the 2011 Doug Williams Memorial Award for Consistency and Effort.

Join the Rapids Swim Team!!!

Be Part of Something Bigger-The Rapids Swim Team is back!

The YMCA of Eastern Union County Rapids Swim Team stands on the belief that through competitive swimming, young athletes are taught life skills that will benefit them during their academic career and continue through their lives.

The YMCA of Eastern Union County Rapids Swim Team is made up of the following age groups:
6-10 years old, 11 and 12 years old, and 13 and over. Tryouts begin on August 27th.

A Reason to Celebrate at the Rahway Branch New Member Social

On Thursday, August 16, 2012, 18 members including 2 new members of the Rahway Branch joined together for an exciting social and a birthday celebration. Members and staff gathered for snacks, coffee, cake, socializing, and a few laughs.


New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher joined about 50 campers for the greatest Zucchini Race of the year! The Rahway Branch had an amazing turnout on August 2 for their 4th annual Great Zucchini Race hosted by Farmer Bob. It was enjoyable, fun, educational and a day to remember for the campers and all that attended.

Caring and Learning for Me

Call today, learn about a place where a child and their caregiver can discover and learn through play, resources and meeting other people. Free Community Program Beginning September 17, 2012 at the Elizabeth Branch Mon. & Wed. or Tues. & Thurs. mornings.
For more information see flyer below or go to Learn and Play With Me web page:


Gain tools to reduce your risk to develop type 2 diabetes. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier and increasing physical activity:
Program Goals:
7% weight loss
150 minutes of physical activity

Member Spotlight

Get to know Dwayne Greene

Member at the Rahway Branch since July 1, 2011

Read Dwayne’s inspiring story of how he made changes to his life that has reaped the benefits of good health, family engagement and high energy,

Exciting New Additions to our Aquatics Department

Aquatics Programs expand to meet members needs. Read more about our exciting changes and additions to our Aquatics Programs including Aquatic Zumba, rebirth of our Rapids Swim Team, New Aqua Exercise in the morning and a High Swim Clinic. Led by our new Aquatics Director Ed Soder.

Planning for the Future to meet Member and Community Needs!

Exciting Plans for renovation and growth are underway for our Rahway Branch. Read more about what will be coming in 2012. Renovation includes many exciting new opportunities for our members and the community.