March 26, 2020
Graduating Wisconsin YMCA swimmers have the opportunity each year to earn scholarships by writing and essay about how being involved with YMCA swimming has impacted their life. 16 swimmers submitted essays this year. 8 of the 16 have strong connections to the Oshkosh YMCA. 6 OSHY swimmers (Jackson, Sophie, Emelia, Gabby, Claire, and Annemarie) and 2 NKB Camp / Texas trip swimmers (Drew Harris and Paige Whaley)
Originally under a generic name the scholarship program is renamed after Jon Brenner, the longtime La Crosse YMCA coach that passed away from brain cancer 10 years ago. Jon was a kind, gentle, giving man. The OSHY team and the LAXY team would always sit next to each other at the YMCA State meet. I loved listening to Jon talk to his swimmers. Jon was Coach Eric's coach when he was growing up.