Another new Y forms


In 1953, the TCU-Southside YMCA organized near the TCU campus.


TCU-Southside YMCA organized in 1953

The branch has since moved and is now known as the E. R. Van Zandt Southwest YMCA.

Current Southwest pic

Silver Sneakers Class at the E. R. Van Zandt Southwest YMCA this winterMembers enjoy a workout at the E. R. Van Zandt Southwest YMCA

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Welcome to the blog celebrating the 120-year history of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth. In this blog, we will have information for those interested in history, Fort Worth or the YMCA – month by month, decade by decade.

Were you a YMCA member or participant years ago? Do you remember camp outs at Camp Carter or swimming at the Downtown Y? We invite you to share your YMCA memories in this blog – let us know what you remember or what you enjoy most now as a member of the YMCA. We can’t wait to hear from you!