In 1920, at the Paseo YMCA in Kansas City, Andrew "Rube" Foster- former player, manager, and owner for the Chicago American Giants- met with a few other Midwestern team owners to join and form the Negro National (Baseball) League.
The YMCA is committed to making an impact on the health of our community. We believe in taking a holistic approach focusing on spirit, mind and body. As such, members can participate in a wide array of activities that better their health at the YMCA.
Swim Lessons – The YMCA offers swim lessons at the Hampton Inn indoor pool every summer. The week-long sessions include individualized attention from experienced staff and emphasize safety, fun and the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.