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The staff of the YWHA and Jewish female residents commended the sports facilities.
For Jewish girls the YWHA boasted that swimming promoted "Health-Sport-Safety.
The Young Women's Hebrew Athletic League hosted its swimming meets at this YWHA pool.
The excellent swimming pool of the New York City YWHA hosted not only swimming classes but also national competitive swimming championships featuring such outstanding national and Olympic champions as Aileen Riggin, Gertrude Ederle, and Helen Meaney in the 1920s.
36) The WSA held National Swimming Championships in the early 1920s governed by the Amateur Athletic Union rules at the YWHA pool; this highly competitive swimming meet included prizes for the champions.
Jean Greenhouse, manager of athletics, emphasized that swimming was on the program again for the YWHA.
In Columbus, Ohio, in the report of the YWHA listing activities for the season 1925-26, President Minna D.
In another case supervised by the JWB, in Gloversville, New York, in the early 1920s, the YM and YWHA wanted to expand and attract new members.
In Jewish communities where an affiliation existed between YWHA and YMHA members, and the two groups shared space, women wanted to participate in sports.
In recounting the history of the YM and YWHA from 1877 to 1933, the San Francisco Jewish Community Center's Executive Director Louis Blumenthal wrote, "The first record of the Y.
The association grew fairly quickly, and since "the activities of the organization were constantly increasing, it was decided that a place, to be devoted exclusively to YWHA work should be secured.
At the Hartford YWHA athletics expanded with the women's autonomy in this organization.
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