New YMCA dazzles and delights with bells, whistles, and ballet.

“Some call it the Ritz. Others seem in awe of the largest and most expensive YMCA ever built north of Boston.”

“This feels like a private club,” said Katherine Bell, who sat in the WiFi cafe of the new Marblehead-Swampscott YMCA typing on her laptop while occasionally glancing through a nearby window at the two indoor pools.

“We think it was the largest capital campaign for a single YMCA in New England,” said Paul Gorman, executive director of the Marblehead-Swampscott YMCA.

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