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25/07/2016
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Jake “The Snake” Bensted’s chance at Olympic glory at Rio

Geelong born Judo champion Jake Bensted will get his chance at Olympic glory in Rio next month. With multiple Australian and Oceania Championships to his name, along with a Commonwealth Games medal. The 23 year old Jake, nicknamed “the snake”, currently trains at Club Judo and Geelong YMCA Judo Club.

25/07/2016
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"YMCA a child safe organization" - Dr Joe Tucci, CEO, Australian Childhood Foundation

As a community organisation that has provided services for children and young people for over 160 years in Australia, YMCA has a profound responsibility for the care and protection of those we serve.

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    Inspiring young people to get active: What we could learn from the United Kingdom

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    Why the YMCA Swimathon matters to me – and to many others

    ​The power of swimming and water safety should never be underestimated.  It can be many things to many people from ...

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    Ending Childhood Obesity

    The WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) has delivered its final report on this global health issue. It pr...

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    You don’t have to be a bystander

    ​Many of you know that YMCA Victoria has been implementing a unique, ground-breaking project promoting gender equity and...

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    Water safety for children

     As the sun gets hotter, the calendar says summer and our minds inevitably turn to the sun, sand, beach and pools, ...

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