My Y Week

My Y Week is a celebration of YMCA membership and our impact on our community. Throughout the week, all YMCA of Rock River Valley branches will host engaging activities for members and staff. 

On August 15th we kick off My Y Week, a week dedicated to membership appreciation and raising awareness of how the Y impacts our community through charitable funds. During My Y Week we will be hosting a variety of campaign activities at the Y. Every dollar donated to the YMCA of Rock River Valley stays local and has a lasting impact on our community. Our goal is to raise $5,500 during the week. These funds will provide financial assistance for 125 youth to get swim lessons.


Rubber Duck Race

  • Purchase ducks for a chance to win amazing prizes! On Monday, August 22, we will race all ducks down the water slide at the Northeast Y. The first 10 across the finish line will be prize winners.

  • Ducks are available for purchase at all three front desks. 1 duck - $5, 5 ducks - $20. 500 total ducks are available, so get them before they are gone!

  • When you participate in this activity, you will not receive the actual ducks, but instead be assigned numbers.

  • Prizes

    • 1st - $150 cash prize

    • 2nd - $100 gas gift card

    • 3rd - $75 grocery gift card

    • 4th - $50 gas gift card

    • 5th - $25 grocery gift card

    • 6-10th – My Y Week T-Shirt

Hustle for the Muscle

  • Have you ever wanted to design your own workout class? Throughout the week, bring in donations to your group exercise classes and have a chance at winning the ultimate prize of working with your instructor to create your own group exercise class!

  • Winning classes at each branch will be able to pick their favorite tracks and exercises for a special workout session.

Pie Face Penny Wars

  • Bring your loose change and dollar bills to any branch location and select a jar. The 3 staff members with the most change will take a pie to the face on August 22!

Show Us Your "Y"

  • In each lobby, there will be giant “Ys” to write on. We want to know why you love the Y, and there will be plenty of space to share your thoughts! 

Text to Give

  • Help support a child in swim lessons for $44. We are asking you to text your donation. Simply text MYYWEEK2022 to 44-321.


815 Day Promotion

We're kicking off the week with 815 Day and a membership flash sale. New members can join the Y for $8.15. Invite your friends and family to join your Y community. Tell them about this one-day sale that is available online or in-person on August 15th only. 

Outdoor Movie Night

We're hosting an outdoor movie night at SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA presented by Drive 815. Stop by Food Truck Tuesday and then walk down to the Y for the showing of Luca. The movie will take place near the boathouse.

Tell Us Your "Y"

Everyone has a story to share, and we want to hear from you! Stop by the SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and be part of our special video.

**Everyone who participates will be entered to win a free month of membership!

Panera at Puri

Come enjoy bagels and scones courtesy of Panera Bread at the Puri branch from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tips are appreciated and will go toward the My Y Week goal!

Family Splash Night

Grab the family and head to the Northeast Family YMCA pool from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We'll have games and fun activities.

Try Something New

Break the routine and try something new at the Y. Whether you try a new exercise class or visit a new branch, trying new things expands our minds and helps us grow. There's nothing quite like the thrill of a new experience.


How many lengths (25 yards) can you swim in 30 minutes? There is no registration fee to enter, however, each swimmer will be responsible for securing a minimum of $88 in donations to participate. $88 is enough for two children to receive swim lessons through financial assistance.

All registrants will have the My Y Week fundraising page link that makes it easy to give on behalf of each swimmer. Registration is limited to 18 participants. Time slots are available in 30-minute periods from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you're interested in participating, contact Bobby at

The 3 swimmers that swim the most lengths will win a My Y Week T-Shirt and a $25 gas gift card.

Spin for the Kids

Get a workout while fundraising for an amazing cause! Spin bikes will be located in all three branch lobbies from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Help fundraise by pledging $44, $88, or $132 before hopping on a bike, but remember, you cannot get off the bike until you’ve acquired donations!

Reach out to friends, family, and colleagues to raise money to provide financial assistance for kids to attend swim lessons! Have them easily donate by sending them a link to our online fundraising page! The top 3 fundraisers will receive a My Y Week T-Shirt and a $25 gas gift card.