YW Staff Profile: John Dwinell
Where did you attend school / what did you study?
Worcester State College and UMass Amherst
How long have worked at the YW?:
What are your favorite workouts or fitness routine?
- 200 yards of kicking with fins warm up
- 200 yards Breast Stroke
- 200 yards Side Stroke
- 200 yards of Flutter Kick w/board
- Underwater swim
What song empowers you?
- American Storm-Bob Segar
- Under Pressure-Queen
- Toes-Zac Brown Band
What is your favorite part about the Fitness Center?
The new facility is a breath of fresh air for the Strength and Cardio area of the YWCA. The new equipment is easy to use and understand and there is something here for all fitness levels. Having a new floor and lighting as well as having the ability to control the temperature of the Fitness Studios is a huge plus.
Who inspires you?
My mother and father. They were both great influences on my life. Both were people who enjoyed the outdoors and brought us exploring. They could make the most out of simple things. Both of them gave their children a love for nature as well as instilling a passion to help others through civic duty.
What is your favorite quote?
“The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed” Captain Jacques Yves Cousteau
What advice do you want to share with your peers about being a member of the YWCA family?
Enjoy every minute of it. Without knowing, you are making a difference in the lives of others.
What does the YWCA mean to you?
Community- working with others for a greater good. A chance to pass knowledge on to others be it working with my peers or in the pool teaching swimming and lifeguarding. Through the working with others, I find myself becoming a better person.