YWCA Clinton announces new aquatics director

Ben Evers

CLINTON — YWCA Clinton has announced the addition of a new program director.

Ben Evers has been hired as the YWCA aquatics director. No stranger to the organization, Evers first joined YWCA Clinton in 2005 as a lifeguard. Two years later he was certified to teach swim lessons, and in 2012 he was further certified to instruct American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification courses. Also in 2012, he began serving as the facility’s assistant aquatics director.

“I learned a lot about the pool during my time as assistant aquatics director, so I’m sure it will be a smooth transition into this new position,” Evers said.

“We’ve enjoyed working with Ben for many years now and are very happy to have him join our team of program directors,” said YWCA Clinton Executive Director Shannon Sander-Welzien. “We are confident he’s going to be a great asset to our pool and the facility as a whole.”

Evers replaces former aquatics director Jeanne McKenzie, who stepped down from the position in January but will remain with the organization as a fitness instructor and the Senior Services coordinator.

The YWCA Clinton pool is open year-round and offers swim lessons for all ages, lap swimming, aquatic fitness classes, and open swim. In addition, the YWCA pool hosts both water therapy and Special Olympics training sessions as well as other events throughout the year.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to get the word out about how important it is for YWCA Clinton, and for our community, to have the only indoor pool that is open to the public year round,” said Evers. “Whether it’s learning to swim, recovering from an injury, getting into better shape, maintaining physical fitness, or having a safe, fun place for all ages to enjoy, the YWCA Pool has something for everyone.”

For more information about YWCA Clinton, visit ywcaclinton.org or call 242-2110.