Posted on: Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Tryouts Coming Week of 7/24

Be a HAY Lightning Swimmer!

Make plans to attend our 2017/18 Short Course* tryouts and enjoy being part of our YMCA competitive swim team. HAY Lightning Swim Team provides opportunities for youth to exhibit excellence in the water surrounded by teamwork, commitment, and friendship. This is an experience that truly builds skills and confidence, inspires camaraderie and loyalty, and demonstrates caring and support.

Boys and girls age 6 through high school are invited to tryout during the last week of July (see below for times and locations). The team will participate in weekly practices and meets during the coming fall and winter.

The HAY Lighting Swim Team practices at all 3 of our branches and participates in swim meets throughout the area, and offers a year round opportunity for competitive swimming in both YMCA and USA Swimming, as well as seasonal clinics for aspiring competitive athletes.


At the Y, we recognize that successful youth development requires a holistic approach focused on achieving certain social-emotional, cognitive and physical milestones. Youth need positive adult and peer role models, and they need to feel physically and emotionally safe to thrive. Our caring coaches and parent booster club nurtures children along their journey to adulthood, so they can become active, thriving and contributing members of society. Check us out in the April 2017 news article HAY Lightning team making waves in the pool.


Potential team participants should attend (1) of the following tryouts:

Monday, 7/24 at the Foxboro Y – 5:30pm
Tuesday, 7/25 at the North Atttleboro Y – 5:30pm
Wednesday, 7/26 at the Franklin Y – 4:30pm

Please contact head coach Sun Roycroft at with any questions. See you on the pool deck!

* called Short Course because of the 25-yard pool used for swim meets. Our Long Course tryouts will take place at the end of Short Course for swim meet participation during the spring and early summer.

Posted on: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Summer Classes Start Monday

Have you enrolled yet? Register today

session runs: June 26 – August 27

Choose from YMCA staff favorites:

Swim Lessons

Especially for kids, swimming is fun and challenging – and sometimes competitive. At the Y, swim lessons are part of our broader focus on Youth Development. Unsure which class to choose, consult our Swim Level Placement Guide or give us a call.

STEM Classes

We are passionate about working with kids to develop their potential as they discover the world around them. There’s nothing like rolling up your sleeves and completing a project that helps you realize all that you can acheive.

Dance Classes

Cultivate an appreciation for artistry while building coordination and confidence in your child.


The Y provides positive, fun activities that build athleticism and friendships while helping children feel a part of something great. Check out the many sports classes and clinics we’ll offer kids this summer.


At the Y, we offer a sense of community, fellowship and support that enriches people’s lives. You’re as likely to find a theatre class as an aerobic class at your Y, and book clubs, painting classes, mommy and me first play classes, cooking classes and teen programs have become as popular as anything in the gym.

Fitness Programs for all Ages

Keep active and make new friends as you explore YMCA clubs aimed at bringing people together to be active around shared interests…offered in Foxboro, Franklin and North Attleboro.

See you at the Y!


Posted on: Monday, June 19th, 2017

We’re Hiring!


Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities.

As the nation’s leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y offers more than just a job—we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community.

At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation’s most pressing social issues.


Teachers and Assistant Teachers
Yoga, Spin and Boot Camp Instructors as well as Certified Personal Trainers
Member Service Representative
Lifeguards and Swim Instructors
General Maintenance
Youth Programs Staff and limited camp staff including a pottery instructor
After School and Before School Child Care Postitions
Administration Positions

Attend a group hiring event led by our Gymnastics Program on June 29 (4-6pm) details here.

A complete listing of career opportunities and instructions for applying to work at our YMCA are available on our website’s careers page.


Posted on: Friday, June 16th, 2017

Attend a Great Show – June 23 & 24

The Hockomock Area YMCA Theatre Institute Presents Into the Woods

Our Theatre Institute actors age 15-22 invite you to take a journey with them Into the Woods. Sondheim’s musical brings to life all your favorite fairy tale characters like Cinderlla, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and others as they set off to make their wishes come true. What inner strengths will they discover during the exciting journey?

This is a thrilling story! All ages will enjoy the show. Give yourself a late spring night out or a matinee on Saturday and join families from around the region. You’re sure to be impressed by the lengths the young adults go to, pushing themselves to achieve milestones in their pursuit of theatre excellences: singing, acting, and stage production.

We are thrilled to share this wonderful story with you.

June 23 (Fri) 7:00 pm
June 24 (Sat) 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm

At the Orpheum Theatre
1 School St, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Tickets are $10 at the door for students, $12 for adults

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

Posted on: Friday, June 16th, 2017

Annual Meeting 2017

Every spring at our Annual Meeting, passion for our cause-driven mission is inspired and renewed as we gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year. We had the pleasure on May 17th of honoring shining examples of youth, individuals and community partners who make it possible for our Y to enhance lives and enrich communities.

Enjoy this short video capturing highlights from the annual meeting held at Lake Pearl. And please read our 2016 annual report chronicling another successful year at our Y. The report describes the impact our relationships have in improving the quality of life of our members and friends as together we strive to meet emerging community needs with our focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


Ed Hurley
President, Hockomock Area YMCA

Posted on: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Why Kids Who Love Outdoors Are Having the Best Summer Ever

Outdoor adventures are an exciting way to exercise, challenging your mind as well as your body. Campers work together to plan routes and tackle encounters as they arise. Our Y runs a series of summer adventure camps, providing training, instruction and equipment. Our groups take trips to adventure locations in the area and beyond–including Maine and the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

Charge Into The Great Outdoors!

So many good things happen when kids go outside. Space to roam and natural light are healthy for kids and adults alike. This summer, encourage children and young adults to trade technology for outdoor adventure.

Our adventure camps are designed to get youth outdoors, help them build healthier lifestyles and create an appreciation for nature and ecological interdependence. Led by program director Cody Albright, the program has expanded to serve students in our 15 surrounding communities. Expeditions range from two-day campouts in the local forest to 5-day mountaineering odysseys and white water excursions.

We are hosting a parent meeting on Wednesday, June 21. Contact Cody at or 508-643-5290 for details. Or download the camp guide today. Registration paperwork for adventure camps is found on pages 26-30.

Posted on: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

July 4th Veterans Picnic

Thank you for your service.

We are pleased to invite local veterans and their families to celebrate Independence Day together with us. On July 4, 2017 our North Attleboro Branch will host the 2nd annual July 4th Picnic for Veterans from 10am until 2pm.


10:00am –  Opening Remarks & Welcome
11:00am-1:00pm – Swim in our outdoor pool and play field games that will be coordinated for all ages to enjoy
11:30am-1:00pm – Food will be provided in the picnic area
A DJ will provide music and entertainment throughout the event. Reminder: alcohol use and smoking is prohibited on YMCA property.

This fun day is co-sponsored by the Town of North Attleborough, Rolling Thunder, North Attleborough Historical Society, American Legion, and Daughters of The American Revolution with in-kind donations provided by Freihofer’s Bakery Outlet, Stop & Shop, Target and Walmart.

For more information, contact Mario Tardif at 508-643-5291 or

Posted on: Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Race for a Cause in the 11th Annual Hockomock Area YMCA Triathlon – July 23


JULY 23, 2017

8:00 a.m. START TIME

Lake Pearl Luciano’s
299 Creek Street, Wrentham, MA 0209


This USAT Sanctioned event is limited to 400 registered triathletes.

This friendly sprint triathlon returns for its 11th year! The race is welcoming to beginners, youth/junior triathletes and paratriathletes. All proceeds benefit the Reach Out for Youth and Families Campaign. The Y is proud to be the first paratriathlete-friendly race in New England beginning in 2013 and continuing to this day.

Fast Facts

1/4 mile SWIM, 9 mile BIKE, 3.1 mile RUN.

Swim is in a calm lake, with an in-water wave start.
Bike and run provide moderate hills through Franklin, Norfolk, and Wrentham.
Centrally located and easily accessed grass transition area.
Free tech tee and finisher medals. Top 3 finishers in each category will also be recognized with place medals.
Club competition with trophy to first place team. Club members are also eligible for individual medals.


Youth: 10-14 (with the permission of the Race Director)
Junior: 14-19
Age Groups (Male & Female, 20 years+)
Clydesdale (Male 200+ lbs)
Athena (Female 165+)
Relay Teams (Male, Female, Mixed): 2 or 3 person teams allowed

Posted on: Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Play a Round in Support of Our Area’s Teens

Each year our YMCA is proud to partner with our friends at beautiful Maplegate Country Club to recognize the achievement of young people in our Leadership Development programs and raise funds for outreach programs that support teens in the 15 communities we serve.

We are pleased to invite you to join us for a great day of golf, for a great cause. This fun event is set for Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Maplegate Country Club in Bellingham, Massachusetts.

What a value! In addition to an outstanding round of golf, the event will include continental breakfast, lunch on the course, and will conclude with a buffet dinner — all while enjoying the complimentary beverage carts throughout the day and plenty of surprises along the way.


8:00-9:00am – Check-In & Registration / Continental Breakfast
9:00am – Shotgun start
Lunch  – Provided on the course
3:00pm – Dinner program
 Maplegate Country Club, 160 Maple St, Bellingham, MA

How does the Hockomock Y helps kids to get on track and stay on track?

  • Teen Centers
  • Ropes Challenge Courses
  • Leaders Clubs
  • Youth and Government Programs
  • Teen Transitions and part-time staff development programs designed to teach skills and values needed to make safe decisions


Thank you to those who make this event possible. Your support of Hockomock Area YMCA Teen Programming and Outreach is sincerely appreciated.

Course sponsor: Maplegate Country Club
Presenting Sponsor: Servus

Sponsorships are welcome. For more information, contact Jim Downs at 508-643-5275 or

Posted on: Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Have a Fit-tastic Summer!

Take advantage of our summer personal training special during the month of June!

Purchase 3 One-Hour Personal Training Sessions for only $99!
Training sessions expire 9/1/17.
After purchase, receive a 10% off coupon toward a package of 6+ 1-on-1 training sessions.
Coupon valid through 8/31/17.

Why Sign up for Personal Training?
Trainers teach you new things.
Trainers offer an objective eye.
Trainers are better than a mirror to help correct your form.
Trainers keep count.
Trainers push your limits.
Trainers hold you accountable.
Trainers keep you from plateauing so that you continue to see great results.
Trainers know how far you’ve come and offer support and focus.

Register today by visiting one of our member service desks!

Any questions, please contact your branch’s Health & Wellness Director.