Walk With Us to Stop Suicide

13962703_10153772649399117_6559896167902893969_nSupport the “Waynesboro Y Making Strides” team as we walk to fight suicide in the Greater Augusta Out of the Darkness Walk on October 8 at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton.

We are joining the community of nearly 250k people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

Donate: Please help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to a team member. All donations are 100% tax deductible and will help bring AFSP one step closer to achieving their bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025. You may donate online using the button below or drop off cash or check donations at the front desk.


Walk with Us: You can also support us by registering to walk with our team – just click the “join our team” button below. Our front desk staff is also happy to answer any questions you may have!


Our roster of walkers already includes …
Dawn McClallen-O-Neill
Ernie Lowry
Rachael Eavey
Stephanie Duncan

Nearly everyone has been touched by mental illness or suicide in some way. Please consider joining us in this worthwhile cause to #StopSuicide.

For more information on the walk, click here.

SMAC Breaks 2 Team Records Its Fall Invite At the Waynesboro Family Y

The Waynesboro Y Swim Team (SMAC), held its annual Fall Invitational at the Waynesboro Y November 17 & 18.  Emma Woodworth and Kristen Wagner set new Team Records in the 1,000 yard freestyle and the mile in the girls 10 and under division.  These are long and difficult races for any age so swimming these events and setting new SMAC records is quite an accomplishment.  The SMAC swim team has been a competitive swim team for over 40 years so anytime a new record is set it is a major accomplishment.

The following 41 SMAC swimmers participated in the meet:  Nick Alrdige (9), Alexis Brooks (15), Mackenzie Carter (13),  Megan Cross (7), Braelin Fauber (11), McKina Fitzgerald (13), Miles Fitzgerald (9), Alex Flowers (13), Colleen Higgins (14), Emma Hill (12), Sydney Hill (7), Taylor Hubbard (12), Norah Hunt (14),  Caleb Johnson (12), Ethan Johnson (10), Hannah Johnson (7), Carson Lawhorne (8), Sarah Loomis (12), Cameron Murie (11), Justin Merritt (15), Ashley Painter (9), Cody Niles (17), Ella Pickering (11), Ben Prucha (10), John Prucha (8),  Abby Prucha (7), Maggie Riggan (13), Clara Riggan (10), Charlotte Rumsey (12), Savannah Scarbrough (14), Hanna Shifflett (11), Ryan Shifflett (10), Tate Snyder (11), Madison Tegen (15), Logan Terrell (14), Elizabeth Terrell (14),  Kristen Wagner (10), Keeling Wolfe (15), Emma Woodworth (10) and Libby Young (11).

SMAC swam to over 160 lifetime best times at the meet and had approximately 60% best times overall.  The following swimmers had six or more best times: Aldridge, Fauber, McKina & Miles Fitzgerald, Sydney Hill, Caleb and Ethan Johnson, Pickering, Abby & John Prucha, Clara Riggan, Snyder, Wagner, Woodworth and Young.  The swimmers are rewarded with a new swim cap anytime they can swim 6 best times at a meet.  Congratulations to all of the swimmers on meeting this challenging goal.

The SMAC swim team is a Waynesboro Y program and practices are held at the Waynesboro Y and at Augusta Health.  The Team will be sending swimmers to Junior Nationals at the University of Tennessee, and to high level meets at Virginia Tech and in Carey, NC in the next few weeks.  For more information regarding SMAC swimming contact Coach Norm Wright, Director of Competitive Swimming at the Waynesboro Y at 942-5107 or email him at normw@smacswimming.org

For more information about SMAC, please visit their website: http://www.smacswimming.org/