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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 […]


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 […]


2016 WNBA Champion Alana Beard to Host Second Annual Water Safety Event in Hometown Shreveport, LA

PHOTOS FROM 2017 ALANA BEARD WATER SAFETY EVENT! PRESS RELEASE distributed July 21, 2017 – WNBA Champion and Shreveport, Louisiana native Alana Beard will host her second annual swim safety event at the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana on July 21-22. Beard will participate in the two-day swim education program with local children. “I decided to […]


RRAC Competes at Sectionals

Six Athletes with Red River Aquatic Club at the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana; Sarah Holt, Katherine Bush, Ellie Kairschner, John Stewart, Chris Sanders, and Lyle Alford, traveled to Austin, TX last weekend to compete in Sectionals.   Races for Top 25 finishers John Stewart & Sarah Holt were featured on Floswimming.com RRAC swimmers RACED some […]


Red River Aquatic Club – Damon McCoy Invitational

Local Team’s Success Highlights Damon McCoy Invitational Swim Meet June 13, 2017 Red River Aquatic Club (RRAC), a local swim team based out of the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana, placed second among the twenty teams competing in this past weekend’s event. 600 swimmers traveled to Shreveport from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and other regions of the […]


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