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YMCA Welcomes New Head Swim Coach

John Janszen – New Head Coach for Red River Aquatic Club [Shreveport, Louisiana – November 3, 2017] – The YMCA of Northwest Louisiana welcomes John Janszen as the new Head Coach of the Red River Aquatic Club. Over 170 youth swimmers from Northwest Louisiana are part of this team. John brings years of coaching experience […]


2017 RRAC Fall Classic

Red River Aquatic Club Hosts First Swim Meet at New Facility [Shreveport, Louisiana – November 1, 2017] – On October 28th and October 29th, Red River Aquatic Club, the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana’s Youth Swim Team, hosted their first swim meet in the Miles A. FitzGerald Pool at the new BHP Billiton YMCA. Ruston’s Bulldog […]


9.25.17 Shreveport Times – Swim For Life

Tragic drowning inspires YMCA to offer water safety program Kathie Rowell, Special to The Times Published 9:00 a.m. CT Sept. 25, 2017 | Updated 2:20 p.m. CT Sept. 25, 2017 A new program aims to teach water safety to Caddo school kids. Henrietta Wildsmith/The Times (Photo: Henrietta Wildsmith/The Times) By the end of this school […]


2017 YMCA Rally Day

THANK YOU MEMBERS & DONORS!  Our membership and area community partners came together on September 21st and we are on our way to BUILDING A BETTER US! Throughout the BHP Billiton YMCA & the Downtown YMCA  WE DID IT TOGETHER on September 21st! 50-YARD POOL LAPS | BIKE & RUN MILES PULL-UPS | FREE THROWS […]


8.10.17 Shreveport Times – Never Too Old

Never too old: How three locals changed their lives Kathie Rowell, Special to The Times Published 10:59 a.m. CT Aug. 9, 2017 | Updated 7:05 a.m. CT Aug. 10, 2017 Buy Photo (Photo: Kathie Rowell/The Times) Have you heard the saying “Big things often have small beginnings?” That could be the theme for these three […]


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