As part of the celebration of both its history and its vision of the future, Wednesday the Burbank Y – which received the first business license issued by the city of Burbank – unveiled more than $1 million in renovations of its aquatics center and pool, men’s shower facilities, enhancements to the Child Development Center, gym renovations and other facility upgrades to further serve its membership.
In 2014, the Burbank Community YMCA celebrates 90 years of being a centerpiece of the Burbank community – helping people to learn, grow and thrive – as a leader in youth development and in teaching and imparting family values, healthy living and social responsibility.
On hand for the festivities, serving as co-masters of ceremonies, were
Burbank City Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy and two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Cathy Ferguson, a Burbank High School student and Y member who trained at the Y’s pool. Ferguson competed at the 1964 Olympic games in Tokyo, winning gold medals in the 100-meter backstroke and as a member of the U.S. team in the 4×100-meter medley relay.