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Ages: 5 years and younger
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Winter Session I (CYCLE 1)

Classes run January 2 to February 24, 2018

Winter Session II (CYCLE 2)

Member Registration: February 17-February 24, 2018
Non-Member Registration: February 21-February 24, 2018
Classes run February 25 to April 21, 2018

Spring Session (CYCLE 3)

Member Registration: April 14-April 21, 2018
Non-Member Registration: April 18-April 21, 2018
Classes run April 22 to June 16, 2018


PeopleCHILD CARE

Please visit our Child Care page for complete details or call the Child Care Office at 724-287-0045.

 


 


 

SwimmerAQUATIC PROGRAMMING

Please contact the Aquatics Director with Aquatic Programming questions at 724.287.4733 x138.

 

YOUTH AQUATIC SAFETY INITIATIVE

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Aquatic safety at our pools is our first priority. All children ages 12 years and younger must participate in a swimming skills assessment and will be provided a colored wristband based on their swimming ability. Once tested, each time a child comes into the Y for open swim they will need to acquire their color appropriate wristband from the Welcome Desk when checking in. Complete details are available on our Test.Mark.Protect page.

Please contact the Aquatics Director with any questions.

 

SWIM LESSONS

Parent Letter with Swim Lesson Information

ONE Aquatic class per person, per cycle.  Swim lessons run for 7 weeks and report cards will be distributed during week 6.  If you want to sign up after the first day of class, you must obtain written permission from the Aquatics Director prior to registering for class.  NO exceptions.

 

Private Swim Lessons
Private swim lessons for youth to adults who are interested in learning to swim or water safety.  We have instructors who can accommodate those with learning disabilities or physical impairments.  Lessons are available by appointment only.

For more information about this program, contact the Aquatics Director.

Fee: $17.50|Member      $20|Non-Member for 30 minutes OR
$115|Member         $125|Non-Member for seven 30-minute lessons


STAGE A: WATER DISCOVERY  (formerly Parent/Child)
Ages 6 months – 3 years. Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment! Accompanied by a parent in the water, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Monday: 5:00-5:30pm
Tuesday: 9:00-9:30am
Wednesday: 5:00-5:30pm
Thursday: 9:00-9:30am

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STAGE B: WATER EXPLORATION  (formerly Pre-Pike)
Ages 6 months – 3 years. Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. Child will be accompanied by a parent in the water.

Tuesday: 9:35-10:05am  |  5:00-5:30pm
Thursday: 9:35-10:05am
Saturday: 9:00-9:30am

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STAGE 1: WATER ACCLIMATION  (formerly Pike)
Ages 3-5 years. Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Monday: 5:35-6:05pm
Tuesday:  10:10-10:40am | 6:45-7:15pm
Wednesday: 6:45-7:15pm
Thursday: 10:10-10:40am
Saturday: 9:35-10:05am | 11:20-11:50am

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STAGE 2: WATER  MOVEMENT  (formerly Eel)
Ages 3-5 years. Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Monday: 6:10-6:40pm
Tuesday: 10:45-11:15am  |  6:10-6:40pm
Wednesday: 6:10-6:40pm
Thursday: 10:45-11:15am
Saturday: 10:10-10:40am

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STAGE 3: WATER  STAMINA  (formerly Ray)
Ages 3-5 years.  Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

Monday:  6:45-7:15pm
Tuesday: 11:20-11:50am  |  5:35-6:05pm
Wednesday: 5:35-6:05pm
Thursday: 11:20-11:50am
Saturday: 10:45-11:15am

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STAGE 4: STROKE INTRODUCTION  (formerly Starfish)
Ages 3-5 years. Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

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ShoeSPORTS & FAMILY

Please contact Jaime Cypher, Youth Development Director, at jcypher@bcfymca.org with any Sports and/or Family programming related questions.

Birthday Parties

The YMCA offers a SPLASH PARTY for members and non-members on weekends that is sure to be a hit for your child’s special event!   Security deposit and payment required.  Call the YMCA at 724.287.4733 x112 to schedule your party today!


 

CURRENT PROGRAMS


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Gym Play
Gym Play is 30-minutes of interactive play rather than an instructional class. Children ages 2-4 AND Parent will enjoy open gym space and will be encouraged to try new things and to experience the concept of sharing. Kids will use balls of different sizes, slides and scooters! 7 weeks in Gym 1. There is no instructor, it is free play with your child(ren).

Friday: 10:00-10:30am
January 5-February 16, 2018
March 2-April 20, 2018
April 27-June 8, 2018

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Karate – Tiny Tigers
For youth ages 4 and 5. Youth will learn respect, confidence, concentration, cooperation, patience and self-discipline.  Registration is monthly and the Karate program is available year-round.  Participants must register prior to each new session.
Class meets in the NEW PROGRAM CENTER!

Saturday:  9:00am-9:45am

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GymnasticsGYMNASTICS

 

Preschool Tumbling
For children ages 3 and 4. This 30-minute class is designed to introduce basic gymnastics positions, jumps and rolling. Child must be potty trained and able to understand directions.

Thursday:     4:30-5:00pm
Thursday:     5:00-5:30pm

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BALLET CLASSES
Who:  Preschoolers ages 3-5
Time: Friday evenings 5:15pm to 6:00pm
Session begins January 5, 2018
Fee:  $30|Member   $60|Non-Member
Class will be held in the Group Exercise Studio.
Preschoolers will learn basic ballet dance steps.  7 weeks.

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FUTURE PROGRAMS OFFERED

Li’l Champs Hockey (April-May)
Daddy & Me Soccer (April-May)
Youth Baseball League (May-July)
Li’l Champs Basketball (Sept-Oct)
Li’l Champs Football (Nov-Dec)


 

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