I am proud to be training for my second Ironman race as a member of the Ironman Foundation Team that is supporting the local YMCA serving the race's host city of Cambridge, Maryland. The YMCA provides important services in my experience.
When I was younger I worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor teaching inner city youth at the YMCA in NJ where I grew up. I have seen first hand how much of an impact their services make to youth, to families, and the elderly.
When I was training for my first Ironman I used a local YMCA for swim training. This race was a milestone in my life- marking the 10 year anniversary of my return from Iraq. I will be training again at the YMCA as I prepare for Oct 3rd.
In addition to teaching values to the youth that come through their doors, the YMCA supports our military as well, through outreach initiatives in partnership with the Department of Defense and the Armed Services YMCA.
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