HOLIDAY CLOSURE: The Health & Fitness Center will be closed on Sunday, April 17th, in observance of Easter.

Following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), fitness members will no longer be required to wear a mask while in the Health & Fitness Center (HFC), however masks are highly encouraged. Read our full Covid-19 policy.

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Swimming the English Channel with Karen Zemlin

Join YWCA St. Paul Health & Fitness Center and swimmer Karen Zemlin, who recently completed the 21-mile challenge of swimming the English Channel!

Zemlin, who swam the Channel in just 10 hours and 17 minutes, holds the third fastest crossing time for 2019 and the second fastest by any swimmer age 50 or above ever! In addition to sharing her record-setting experience, Zemlin will dive into tips for turning worries into confidence, developing a practice of gratitude, and becoming aware of your weaknesses and learning how to overcome them.

Event Details:

Date and Time:
Thursday, November 21, 2019
7–8 p.m.

Event Location:
YWCA St. Paul
375 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102


Are you a member of the Piranhas or Masters swim team, or their families? If so, please join us on Wednesday, November 20. Event details and registration can be found at

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