YMCA of Greenwich Announces New Director of Aquatics

Laurie HouseknechtThe YMCA of Greenwich has announced that Laurie Houseknecht has been named the new Director of Aquatics.

Houseknecht will oversee all aquatic programming in both the YMCA’s 50 meter Olympic Swimming Pool and Warm Water Pool.

“Laurie is a perfect addiction to our YMCA Family,” said President and CEO Bob DeAngelo. “Our Aquatics Programs and Pools are constantly growing. Her experience and energy will help strengthen and develop our aquatics offerings to the community.”

Houseknecht brings over 25 years of aquatic and athletic leadership to the Greenwich YMCA. Laurie was most recently the Aquatics Director at the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut, Greenknoll Branch where she managed the Main Pool, Therapeutic Pool and all aquatic programming pertaining to summer camp. Prior to working at the Greenknoll, Houseknecht was the Aquatic/Athletic Program Director at the Italian Center in Stamford, a position she held for 20 years.

Laurie is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University where she swam for their Division I Swim Team.

“I am super excited to be joining the YMCA of Greenwich,” said Houseknecht. “I am hoping that with my existing experience we can continue to flourish the already success aquatics facility at the YMCA. I look forward to be being a part of a great team.”

Founded in 1916, the YMCA is the largest community-based membership organization in Greenwich. Part of a well-known YMCA national network, the Greenwich Y has over 5000 members and growing. Its programs in healthy living and youth development seek to serve and to nurture the potential of everyone in our community, whether or not they have the ability to pay for its programs.

To learn more about the YMCA of Greenwich, membership and its numerous wellness programs, visit: www.greenwichymca.org.