GBYMCA Early Spring 2020 Program Guide

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Early Spring Program Guide

March 2 - April 19, 2020

Early registration for Members begins Feb. 10 Non-member registration begins Feb. 17 GREATER BURLINGTON YMCA Financial assistance is available for all programs

The Greater Burlington YMCA is a non-profit organization with a mission to build a strong community by involving youth, adults and families in programs and activities that develop spirit, mind and body.

POMERLEAU FAMILY Y 298 College St | 862-9622 (YMCA)

HOURS Monday – Thursday: 5am -10pm Friday: 5am - 9pm Saturday: 6am - 8pm Sunday: 7am - 5pm

Dear Members and Community, Wow! I don’t know that this simple exclamation captures the feeling of what has transpired here at the Y over the past few months, but it is a start. Over the past few months (or is it years), I have been anxious, determined, stunned, thankful, exhausted, overjoyed, and more. Six weeks have passed since we opened the doors of our new facility and I am still processing these emotions as I reflect upon what it has taken to get to this point. My life has not been uneventful; it has not been without change and challenges. However, this experience has been singular and will not soon be forgotten. Rehabbing our old Y — and yes, I can say that after 85 years, it was old — or finding an entirely new home had been a priority for decades. I came to the organization not long after the purchase of the land upon which our Y now sits. The outline of a plan was in place, but I could not have predicted that the journey would be so arduous or the process so long. To say I was anxious at times would be an understatement, yet Y colleagues, my mentors, and a generous community ensured that doubts were replaced with determination. No one accepted denial of our dream as an option.

POOL SCHEDULE Monday – Thursday: 5:30am - 9:45pm Friday: 5:30am - 8:45pm Saturday: 6:30am - 7:45pm Sunday: 7:30am - 4:45pm

DROP-IN CHILD CARE HOURS Mon-Fri: 7:30am-1:30pm, 3:30-7:30pm Sat and Sun: 8:00am-1:00pm

CAMP ABNAKI North Hero | 802-652-8180 Find us on Facebook: Greater Burlington YMCA Follow us on Instagram: gbymca Fitness app: Greater Burlington YMCA (more on page 8!)

Our new home began to take shape, steel girders framed our future path, and then in rapid succession pools were dug, child care classrooms built, and light-filled spaces began to invite a vision of our future as opening day approached. At times, the journey took an eternity, but like life itself, in what seemed like a blink of an eye our future suddenly stood just inches in front of our eyes. To say we approached opening day with trepidation would be an understatement. Would the building be done? Would we be ready to delight, as had been our mantra as we envisioned the experience we wanted to provide in our new home? Would you, our community, embrace what had been so long anticipated? The anxiety, tension, and pressures were palpable! I leaned heavily on all of my Y colleagues for support, and they in turn leaned upon one another. We all leaned upon family, friends, and loved ones. For this support, I am eternally grateful. And then, a date that for so long had seemed mythical, was upon us. We closed a chapter in our organization’s history at 266 College Street and we opened the doors of our new home. The community that never let “no” be an option when it came to whether, or in what form, the Y would survive and thrive not only came, but you have come in huge numbers. More importantly, you have embraced what the Y mission is all about – building stronger community TOGETHER. That embrace was the salve on our bruises and scars from a long journey to get to this point, but it has also filled me with thanks, joy, and hope for the promise of what the Greater Burlington YMCA can be.

Kyle Dodson, President & CEO WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE | January 6 - February 23, 2020

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve — and that the values and skills they learn are vital building blocks for quality of life.

FOR HEALTHY LIVING We’re passionate about improving our community’s health and well being by providing the resources and guidance to help maintain or improve physical fitness; address individual health issues such as childhood obesity and diabetes; and achieve true balance among body, mind and spirit.

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Communities are at their best when people work together for the common good. Here at the Y, our volunteers, donors, members, partners and friends share a common goal — to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has an opportunity to give back and support their neighbors.

With eternal gratitude,




New Y, lower rates — there’s never been a better time to join our community. Unplug, realize a healthier lifestyle, spend time with your family, and make connections. All of this and more in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, built to meet the needs of the community, and at lower membership rates!

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS • Modern, bright, and inviting weight, cardio, and fitness space with all new equipment. • 60+ group exercise classes offered weekly in three dedicated fitness studios and our pools. Classes include Yoga, Spin, Zumba, TRX, barre, strength and cardio training, aqua aerobics, arthritis swim, and more. All but a few specialized classes are included in your membership at no extra cost. • Indoor track (13 laps = 1 mile). • A light-filled aquatic center with a splash pad for kids and two separate pools — including a lap pool and an 88° program pool. • A co-ed sauna on the pool deck for all members • A mixed-use gymnasium: basketball, volleyball, pickleball, etc. • Three locker rooms: A universal locker room (not gender-specific) with private changing/shower suites, and men’s and women’s locker rooms. • Drop-in child care for members while you work out, and an adventure center. • 47 on-site parking spaces. • Fully ADA compliant space with an elevator and universally accessible design, lift chairs for the pools, and accessible weight and cardio equipment on the fitness floor. • Common ground for people from all across the community. • Free access to most Y’s across the country through the Y-USA’s Nationwide Membership program. • Members receive discounted prices on personal training, swim lessons, other youth fitness programs, and more.

The YMCA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all. We ask all persons to act appropriately at all times when in our facilities, on our property or participating in our programs. We ask all to observe our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility, as well as facility rules posted around the building.

FEES Membership Types Youth (age 12 and under)


Monthly Cost

$25 $19

Teen (13-17) $25

Monthly Bank Draft: Automatic electronic funds transfer through your checking account, savings account, credit or debit card.


Young Adult (18-24) $25 $33 Adult (25-64) $25 $49


2 Adults, no dependents (both 25-64, must reside at same address)

• Workplace Wellness Programs: Group fitness, First Aid and CPR classes offered at your business.



Senior (65 and older) $25 $47 2 Seniors (both 65 and older, must reside at same address) $25 $63

Call Member Engagement for more info and a tour, 862-9622.

Family - 1 Adult (1 adult + kids) $25 $74 Family - 2 Adults (must reside at same address)

Check out the wide range of adult exercise options on pages 8 through 11.

Joining Fee



Financial Assistance Available. For more information, contact Lindsay Austin Hawley at 652-8165 or

For more information about the benefits of becoming a Y member, stop by, visit our website at, or contact Member Engagement at 862-9622. WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE | January 6 - February 23, 2020



The Y’s Community Partner

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION


The Y Early Childhood Programs provide quality program for children ages 0 to 5 years, fostering social, emotional, physical, cognitive, creative, and healthy development through enriching experiences and positive relationships. Our established programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and have received 5 STARs from the State of Vermont.

Your children ages 6 weeks to12 years can enjoy fun activities with our qualified staff while you work out on-site at the Y. Reservations are recommended to ensure a space. Reservations are required for children under 1 year old. Please contact Drop-In Child Care staff at 652-8123.

Registration for Y preschool is ongoing. To register, reach out to the contact listed for each program. All Y Early Childhood programs for 3 to 5 year olds are approved for use of Act 166 funding: the first 10 hours each week are free for all families for 35 weeks!

Y Early Childhood Program at the Pomerleau Family Y in Burlington

For ages 2 – 5 years. Located at 298 College Street. Full day, 7:30am-5:30pm, M - F only. Contact Danielle Harris at 652-8149 or

HOURS: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-1:30pm, 3:30-7:30pm

Y Early Childhood Program for the University of Vermont Medical Center

For ages 8 weeks to 5 years, M - F only. UVM Medical Center employees only. Contact Joanna Houston at 338-9208 or

Y Early Childhood Program at St. Albans

Y Early Childhood Program at College Street

For ages 8 weeks to 3 years. Full day, 7:30am-5:30pm, M - F only. Located at College Street Congregational Church, 265 College Street. Contact Danielle Harris at 652-8149 or

For ages 12 months to 5 years, M - F only. Contact Pam Fontaine at 527-4872 or

Sat and Sun: 8:00am-1:00pm

Drop-In Child Care is FREE for Members! Non-Member Rates: $10 per child, per visit Visits are up to 2 hours.


• Overnight Camp for boys currently in grades 1 - 10 • Day Camp for boys currently in grades K - 4 Come to our 2020 Open Houses — Sunday, June 7 and Sunday, June 14 Located on the shores of Lake Champlain in North Hero, Camp Abnaki provides a technology-free, traditional boys summer camp program with an emphasis on character development, skill building, and fun! With amazing role models and a high staff-to-camper ratio, boys are provided with an experience designed to foster personal growth and independence. The friendships and memories they make last a lifetime. Camp Abnaki activities: • Archery • Rock Climbing • Sailing • Soccer • Windsurfing • Kayaking • Arts & Crafts • Skateboarding • Basketball • Tennis • Baseball • Campfires Camp Abnaki also has programs for families. Our Labor Day Family Camp and Father/Son weekend provide unique opportunities for family bonding in a natural setting.

You can also rent Camp Abnaki for your next corporate retreat, wedding, school trip, family reunion, or other function.

Please visit or call 652-8180 for more info.

Camp Koda

• Co-ed day camp for kids currently in grades K - 6 State licensed summer program located in Essex*, Georgia, Underhill and Waterbury. Each week follows a theme and includes hands-on learning including crafts, physical activities and games, swimming, field trips, science, and enrichments. Registration is underway now! For more information please visit or contact or 652-8170. *Camp Koda at Founders in Essex is for students who are currently in grades 3 - 7. Essex Elementary location is for students who are currently in grades K - 2.

Camp IGNITE — for girls ages 8 to 14

Burlington-based, Camp IGNITE will Inspire Girls in Nature, Technology, and the Environment! In addition to the weekly themed activities, campers will practice stewardship and gain skills in STEM. Each week, girls will gain a better understanding of environmental education and the important role we have in Vermont and the world. For details and to register, visit


Visit our website to see more specialty camp offerings in your area!

Camp Propel

Get out and move this summer! This sports-focused camp will teach leadership and teamwork through activities like soccer, basketball, baseball, and archery. Camp Propel is Burlington-based and open to students who are currently in grades 3-8. For details and to register, visit

“Imagine Your Story” at the Fletcher Free Library

In collaboration with the Fletcher Free Library, campers will be inspired to Imagine Your Story! Campers will participate in fairytale-themed activities and the library’s summer challenge. Camp is held the first week of summer, June 15-19. For details and to register, visit Questions about IGNITE or Specialty Camps? Contact Melissa Werle, Youth Development Coordinator, at or 652-8150.


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Each day we set aside several hours for our Program Pool to become a place where families can enjoy recreational swim during our Open Swim times. Our Splash Pad will be in operation during Open Swim times. Outside of these hours, the Splash Pad use is at the discretion of aquatic staff. Free to Y members. Non-members are welcome to purchase a Family Day Pass for only $15.

Family Gym

See how the gym at the Y turns into an active indoor ‘playground’ geared toward children ages 7 and younger. Sundays

9:30am -12pm

FREE for Y Family Members and Child Care families. $5 per visit for Non-Member families with 1 child, $8 per visit for Non-Member families with multiple children. Please check online schedules for updates.

Kids Night Out (Ages 3-6)

Enjoy a night out while your child enjoys a night of fun at the Y! Dinner will be provided, along with a fun themed night full of activities. Please visit or call 862-9622 to register. Y Child Care families pay Member rates. $10 Members / $20 Non-Members. March 13 6:00 - 8:00pm April 10 6:00 - 8:00pm

Tween Night Out

All classes run 7 weeks on Saturdays from March 7 - April 18 , except Parkour, which runs on Friday afternoons. Pre-registration required. $45 Members / $70 Non-Members. Please contact Jess Lukas at 652-8143 or with any questions.

Tiny Tots (Ages 2 - 3)

Designed to introduce children to sports in a fun, structured environment that encourages participation, builds confidence and fosters a love for staying active. Parents are asked to take an active role to ensure participation. 9:30 - 10:15am

Beginner Gymnastics (Ages 3 - 4)

(Ages 7-12)

This is what you’ve been waiting for, a night just for you and your 7-12 year old friends! This will give you a night to do crafts, enjoy some games, and make new friends. Parents are required to sign kids in and out. March 20 April 17


6:00 - 8:00pm 6:00 - 8:00pm

Family Recreation

Half of the gym is being set aside for family use.* Friday, 8:00-10:00am, and Saturday, 12:45 6:00pm

Teen Gym

Half of the gym is being set aside for teen gym.* Friday, 7:30-8:45pm, Saturday, 12:45 - 6:00pm, and Sunday 12:15 - 3:00pm *Please always check the online gym schedule as changes may occur.

Our intro gymnastics class focuses on enhancing large motor development. Activities encourage coordination, balance, strength, and body/spatial awareness, emphasizing self-confidence, building basic skills and having FUN! 10:30 - 11:15am

Beginner Ballet (Ages 3 - 4)

​ ur intro ballet class focuses on creative O movement and ballet fundamentals. We will use a fun combination of books, floor exercises, games, and barre work to introduce children to the exciting world of ballet. 9:30 - 10:15am

Gymnastics II (Ages 4 - 6)

Builds on the skills developed through several sessions of Beginner Gymnastics, enhancing and advancing basic gymnastic progressions on the floor and bars, while improving flexibility and strength. This level is appropriate for 5-6 year olds, or for younger children who have gone through the basics of gymnastics. 11:30am - 12:15pm

Ballet & Tap Combo (Ages 4 - 6)

L​ et your child’s inner dancer shine! Dancers will work on balance and grace, and develop a love for dance with this combo class of ballet and tap. 10:30 - 11:15am

Ballet II (Ages 4 - 6)


School Vacation Camps

For additional information on any of the School Age programs, please contact Katelyn Irwin, School Age Director at or 652-8153.

The Y offers imaginative themed camps during every school break. More information at school-vacation-camp. Registration is now open.

Y Afterschool Programs

November, December, February and April at multiple locations. 7:30am - 6:00pm.

Y Afterschool Programs are committed to providing children with a fun, enriching and safe environment, where we foster positive physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth. For children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Located in various schools in Chittenden, Franklin, and Washington Counties.

Thank You to Comcast Internet Essentials for their support of Y Afterschool Programs.

(Kids in kindergarten through age 14)

In-Service Specialty Camps (Kids in kindergarten through age 12) When area schools close, the Y holds Specialty Day Camps! These small group camps are big in enthusiasm! Held in multiple locations, the camps run 8:30am - 5:00pm. For dates and locations, visit Registration is now open.

Afterschool Enrichment Programs

The Y partners with local schools to bring exciting new learning opportunities to the after school hours. Enrichment programs take place in Essex, Georgia, Jericho, and Underhill! Visit www.gbymca. org/afterschool-enrichment/ to learn more.

Builds on the skills developed through several sessions of Beginner Ballet, delving deeper into proper technique and more sophisticated steps. This level is appropriate for 5-6 year olds who have not taken dance classes, or younger children who have learned ballet basics. 11:30am - 12:15pm

Intro to Hip Hop and Jazz (Ages 7 - 12)

Focuses on developing strength, flexibility, and body control by using center warm-ups and across the floor exercises. Skills such as isolations, extensions, leaps, and turns are incorporated into upbeat fast and fun combinations to challenge dancers. 12:30 - 1:15pm

Intro to Parkour (Ages 10 - 15)

Parkour is a sport using movement that developed from military obstacle course training, where participants will learn to move quickly and fluidly by swinging, climbing, running, jumping, rolling, vaulting & quadrapedal movements. Fridays, 3:45-4:30pm

Student Athlete Clinic (Ages 13 - 18)

Balance, flexibility and agility conditioning are the building blocks of well-balanced Youth Strength Training. Each session will work on speed, agility, endurance, strength training and athletic conditioning exercises. 1:30 - 2:15pm

To register, please visit EARLY SPRING PROGRAM GUIDE | March 2 - April 19, 2020



Our experienced swim instructors teach the nationally recognized Y Progressive Swim Program, with a focus on personal safety, stroke development, and rescue techniques. This program promotes personal growth for your swimmer in a fun, caring, and safe atmosphere.

Lessons begin on Tuesday, March 3 and run for 7 weeks. Registration is open NOW and pre-registration by level is required. To schedule a swim evaluation to ensure your child starts at the appropriate level, contact Jess Lukas, Aquatics Director, at 652-8143 or

FIRST PLUNGE (Ages 6 mos. to 5 yrs.) These 30 minute introductory classes use the bond between caregiver and child to create a safe and welcoming environment. Classes focus on comfort, balance and movement and are designed to allow the children to have fun in the water while caregivers guide them through skills such as bubble blowing, kicking, paddling and jumping. One adult must accompany each child in the water. Children that are not potty trained must wear a proper swim diaper. There is no swim lesson evaluation required; please register by age.

Shrimp / Kipper / Inia (Ages 6 - 18 mos.)

For children from 6 to 18 months, this class introduces parents and their infants to the pool and allows beginning swimmers to progress from water adjustment to basic skills. Instruction helps parents work with their children and focuses upon on creating a fun time for parents and children through water games, songs and basic movements. Wednesdays 10:10 - 10:40am Thursdays 5:55 - 6:25pm Saturdays 8:30 - 9:00am $104 Members / $167 Non-Members

Perch (Ages 19 - 36 months)

This class continues to provide the highest quality of early water experiences for children from 19 months to 36 months. Children will work towards swimming independently with support from both the instructor and their caregiver while continuing to develop safety skills and early swimming skills through games, song and playful instruction. Wednesdays 10:10 - 10:40am Thursdays 5:55 - 6:25pm Saturdays 9:10 - 9:40am $104 Members / $167 Non-Members

Perch Plus (Ages 29 - 36 months)

For children from 29-36 months, Perch Plus is for children that have completed at least one session of Perch. Caregivers remain in the water with children as instructors work towards preparing children for Parent Pike or even Pike 1. This class is for our more advanced, younger swimmers who are demonstrating bubble blowing skills and swimming independently with flotation and limited caregiver support. Saturdays 9:50 – 10:20am $104 Members / $167 Non-Members

Parent Pike (Ages 3 - 5)

This transitional class is for children who are not ready to be without an adult caregiver in the water and introduces skills to the child and adult together. By graduation day, the caregiver is out of the water and children are comfortable on their own.

GAINING CONFIDENCE (Ages 3 - 5) Our pre-school age swim lessons encourage comfort and independence through skills, games and fun. Children learn safe pool behavior and adjust to the aquatic environment with flotation aids. Parents are encouraged to be a support, but are not present in the water. Each class is 30 minutes long.

Pike 1 (Ages 3 - 5)

Children are introduced to their first experience swimming without a parent. Instructors work with children to teach independence and confidence in the water through basic swim skills and safety. Tuesdays 12:15 - 12:45pm Tuesdays 5:50 - 6:20pm Wednesdays 11:15 - 11:45am Wednesdays 3:55 - 4:25pm Thursdays 4:20 - 4:50pm Thursdays 5:55 - 6:25pm Saturdays 8:30 - 9:00am Saturdays 11:10 - 11:40 am $104 Members / $167 Non-Members

Pike 2 (Ages 3 - 5)

After graduating Pike 1, instructors continue to work with swimmers on independence and confidence in the water. Stroke development is introduced and less flotation is used as a Pike 2. Tuesdays 12:15 - 12:45pm Tuesdays 5:50 - 6:20pm Wednesdays 10:45 - 11:15am Wednesdays 3:55 - 4:25pm Thursdays 4:20 - 4:50pm Thursdays 5:55 - 6:25pm Saturdays 9:10 - 9:40am $104 Members / $167 Non-Members

Eel (Ages 3 - 5)

Instructors focus on stroke development, endurance, independence and confidence. Children must be comfortable on their back and putting their face in the water while swimming. Tuesdays 12:45 - 1:15pm Tuesdays 5:50 - 6:20pm Wednesdays 3:55 - 4:25pm Thursdays 5:55-6:25pm Saturdays 10:30 -11:00am $104 Members / $167 Non-Members

Ray / Starfish (Ages 3 - 5)

Instructors continue stroke development work, as well as proper breathing techniques. Timing of arm & leg movements is introduced.. Tuesdays 12:45 - 1:15pm Wednesdays 4:35 - 5:20pm Thursdays 4:20-4:50pm Saturdays 9:25 - 10:10am $104 Members / $167 Non-Members

Thursdays 5:15 - 5:45pm Saturdays 10:30 - 11:00am $104 Members / $167 Non-Members

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Our school-age swim lessons are designed to encourage comfort and independence in the water through skill building, games and fun. The higherlevel classes offer an athletic fitness element. These lessons are 45 minutes long.

Polliwog (Ages 6 - 9)

Polliwog instructors focus on the basics of kicking, arm motions, breathing, floating and safety with beginner swimmers. Tuesdays 5:00 - 5:45pm Wednesdays 4:35 - 5:20pm Thursdays 3:30 - 4:15pm Saturdays 8:30 - 9:15am Saturdays 9:00 - 9:45am $111 Members / $177 Non-Members

Guppy (Ages 6 - 10)

Our guppies start to transition from the program pool into the lap pool. They begin rhythmic breathing, refine their backstroke, build endurance and learn safety skills all while having fun. Tuesdays 5:00 - 5:45pm Wednesdays 3:00 - 3:45pm Thursdays 3:30 - 4:15pm Thursdays 5:00 - 5:45pm Saturdays 10:10 - 10:55am $111 Members / $177 Non-Members

Minnow (Ages 8 - 12)

Minnows work on refining strokes, building endurance and begin diving. Minnows should be able to complete 25 yards of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and elementary backstroke. Tuesdays 5:00 - 5:45pm Wednesdays 3:00 - 3:45pm Thursdays 3:30 - 4:15pm Thursdays 5:00 - 5:45pm Saturdays 9:40 - 10:25am $111 Members / $177 Non-Members

Fish (Ages 9 - 16)

Fish instructors work with swimmers to refine strokes, increase endurance and introduce butterfly, open turns and survival floating. Wednesdays 4:35 - 5:20pm Saturdays 10:50 - 11:35am $111 Members / $177 Non-Members

Flying Fish / Shark (Ages 9 - 16)

Flying fish and shark instructors continue working on stroke development and stamina building to work towards completing 100 yards of front crawl, backstroke, butterfly and breast stroke. A focus on water safety is maintained as flying fish and sharks are becoming young adults who might be thinking about jobs as swim instructors and lifeguards. Thursdays 5:00 - 5:45pm Saturdays 10:50 - 11:35am $111 Members / $177 Non-Members


SAFE & ACTIVE FUTURE (Ages 6 - 16)

Porpoise Club

Jr. Age Group

Through providing intensive stroke development and various leadership opportunities, participants have the unique chance to improve their swimming while developing important safety and leadership skills along the way! Participants in Porpoise Club will learn more about aquatic safety, as well as become more confident and knowledgeable in their swimming.

Junior Age Group practice is designed for ages 6-9 with at least 1 year of swim team experience. Monday and Wednesday 3:30 - 4:45pm $150 Members / $185 Non-Members (2 months)

Age Group

This 7-week, non-competitive swim club is a skillsintensive group for ages 12 and older. For more information please contact Jess.

Age Group practice is designed for swimmers ages 9-12 with at least 1 year of swim team experience.

Wednesdays 6:30 -7:15pm $111 Members / $177 Non-Members

Home School Swim

Are you a home school family? Time to take some swim lessons at the Y! We’ll join together for 45 minutes of a structured swim lesson program geared towards the home school children in our community. We are hoping that through some physical activity, together we can make some new connections for children and add some play into their day! 7 weeks. Tuesdays 11:30am – 12:15pm $111 Members / $177 Non-Members

Adaptive Swim Lessons (All ages)

One-on-one 30-minute lessons for people of all ages with physical or developmental needs. An informational application must be completed prior to the start of your lessons. To inquire about lessons, please contact Jess Lukas, Aquatics Director, with any questions at or 652-8143. $30 per lesson

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons (Groups of 2 – 5) Enjoy a one-on-one, personalized swim lesson with a qualified instructor no matter what your age! Your instructor will create lessons to specifically meet your needs and goals. Lessons are 30 minutes. To schedule a private or semi-private swim lesson, please call Jess Lukas, Aquatics Director at 652-8143. Openings will be filled depending on the availability of instructors and space in the pool. 1 Private session $37 Members / $57 Non-Members 3 Private sessions $96 Members / $152 Non-Members 6 Private sessions $176 Members / $306 Non-Members 1 Semi-Private session $34 Members / $51 Non-Member 3 Semi-Private sessions $82 Members / $138 Non-Members 6 Semi-Private sessions $152 Members / $259 Non-Members PLEASE NOTE: We require 24 hours notice should you have to cancel a scheduled lesson. If proper notice is not given, you will be billed for the lesson.

For a list of our upcoming American Red Cross classes — including Lifeguard Certification and Basic CPR, see page 10.

Monday and Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00pm OR Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 - 7:00pm $165 Members / $200 Non-Members (2 months)


INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMS The Stroke School for 5-8 year olds

The Stroke School is a intended for young swimmers new to swim team who need significant development before moving to the competitive team. The program runs in 7 or 8 week sessions throughout the year. Stroke School utilizes storytelling to teach swimmers the physical skills and components of the strokes while immersing them in a fun adventure-based learning experience. Swimmers are expected to attend both sessions each week. March 2 - April 15 Monday & Wednesday $98 Members / $144 Non-Members

5:30 - 6:15pm

SUMMER SWIM TEAM PREP PROGRAMS The Dynamo Swim Team is structured to promote the development and success of our swimmers. Program placement is based on age and swimming ability, as well as emotional, social and physical development. We welcome swimmers with disabilities. Please contact the head coach with any questions. Practices for all levels below are held in the lap pool.

Senior Group

Senior Swim Team is the highest level of Dynamo and is designed for ages 12-18 with 1 year of swim team experience. Monday and Wednesday 5:30 - 7:00pm Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 - 5:30pm $175 Members / $210 Non-Members (2 months)


The Dynamo Masters Swim Team is a great group of dedicated swimmers across a range of skill and experience levels. Our coaches provide a daily workout to challenge your strength and stamina along with lots of feedback about stroke technique. Some of our swimmers compete in meets around the region but competition is not required. All swimmers must be able to complete 300 yards of swimming before joining the program. We welcome swimmers with disabilities. Please contact the head coach with any questions. March 2 - May 29, 2020 Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 -7:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 - 1:30 pm $52 Members / $68 Non-Members PER MONTH *Requires payment information to be provided in advance.

Join us for some summer pre-season swimming to work on stroke technique and get back in shape to prepare for summer swim teams. All programs run April 6 - May 29, 2020.

APRIL VACATION SWIM CAMP Join Dynamo Swim Team this April vacation for a week-long, half-day swim camp. This camp is intended for swimmers ages 8-18 who have at least one season of competitive swimming experience. Each day we will spend an hour on dry land exercises and weight lifting safety education. We will spend 1 hour in class learning about nutrition, metabolism, hydrodynamics and propulsion theory, and how training changes the body. Time will also be devoted to analyzing race videos from the Olympics and World Championships to understand stroke mechanics. Finally, we will spend 2.5 hours in the pool working on stroke refinement. Each day we will use a submersible iPad and GoPro to take underwater film of swimmers strokes, turns and starts and then we will play back the videos immediately on an iPad to review modifications and refinements the swimmers need to make. Throughout the week we will continue to film swimmers as they progress through the changes needed for significant improvements to their strokes, turns and starts. Monday through Friday, April 20 -24 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm $130 Member/$160 Non-Members

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Improving our community’s health and well-being


Sometimes it’s the instructor or the person next to you that provides the inspiration you need to be your best. Other times, YOU will be the inspiration. Whether you are looking to sweat, relax, get stronger or relieve stress, we have a class that works for your schedule and fitness level. Classes are included as a part of your membership. Non-members may participate on a space available basis by purchasing a day pass. All classes are for ages 13 and up. Questions, contact Amy Arnold at or 652-8184.








6:00 a -7:00 a Body Blast

6:00 a - 6:45 a Insanity

6:00 a - 7:00 a Body Blast

6:00 a - 6:45 a Insanity

7:00 a - 8:00 a Flow Yoga

6:00 a - 7:00 a Ride & Shine *

6:00 a - 7:00 a Ride & Shine *

6:15 a - 7:15 a Aqua Aerobics

6:00 a - 7:00 a Ride & Shine *

6:00 a -7:00 a HIIT Boot Camp

9:00 a - 10:00 a Line Dancing, Nonstop!

6:15 a - 7:15 a Aqua Aerobics

6:30 a - 7:15 a Water Games

6:30 a - 7:15 a Water Games

8:00 a - 8:50 a Active Older Strength

7:30 a - 8:30 a Flow Yoga

8:00 a - 8:50 a Active Older Blast

9:00 a - 10:00 a Gentle Yoga 12:00 p - 1:00 p Burn 12:00 p - 1:00 p Core Yoga 1:15 p - 2:15 p Senior Strength & Stretch 4:30 p - 5:30 p Pilates Barre Fusion 5:45 p- 6:45 p Flow Yoga 5:45 p - 6:45 p Zumba 5:45 p - 6:30 p Cycle Beats * 7:00 p - 7:45 p Power Barre *

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9:15 a - 10:00 a Pure Strength

9:15 a - 10:15 a Barre & Tone * 9:00 a - 10:00 a Gentle Yoga 10:30 a - 11:30 a Balance, 12:00 p - 1:00 p Mobility & Yogalates Core 12:00 p - 1:00 p 12:00 p - 1:00 p Spin, Then Body Blast Resist! * 1:15 p - 2:15 p Tai Chi

12:00 p - 1:00 p Insanity

4:30 p - 5:30 p Mix It Up!

4:30 p - 5:30 p HIIT Boot Camp

5:45 p - 6:45 p Body Blast

4:30 p - 5:15 p Spin *

5:45 p - 6:45 p Gentle Yoga

5:45 p - 6:45 p Hip Hop & Tone

5:45 p - 6:45 p Spin *

5:45 p - 6:45 p Pilates Barre Fusion *

6:30 p - 7:30 p Aqua Aerobics


6:00 p - 7:00 p Cycle Beats *

7:30 a - 8:30 a Flow Yoga 8:00 a - 8:45 a Pure Strength

6:00 a - 7:00 a Yoga for Athletes 6:15 a - 7:15 a Aqua Aerobics 8:00 a - 8:45 a Prenatal Aqua Fitness

9:30 a - 10:30 a 8:00 a - 8:50 a Aqua Aerobics Active Older Blast 10:30 a - 11:30 a Balance & 9:00 a - 10:00 a Mobility Gentle Yoga 12:15 p - 1:00 p Glutes, Hips & Core

8:00 a - 9:00 a Spin * 8:00 a - 9:00 a Barre & Tone * 9:00 a - 10:00 a Body Blast

9:00 a - 10:00 a Flow Yoga 11:15 a - 12:15 a Moving to Heal

10:15 a - 11:15 a Zumba 10:30 a - 11:30 a Breakaway *

10:30 a - 11:30 a Senior Strength & Stretch

12:00 p - 12:45 p Ai Chi 12:00 p - 1:00 p Insanity 4:30 p - 5:30 p Body Blast 12:10 p - 1:00 p Spin * 5:45 p - 6:45 p Bootybarre * 4:15 p -5:15 p Restorative 5:45 p - 6:45 p Yoga * Spin * 5:30 p - 6:30 p 6:30 p - 7:30 p Restorative Aqua Aerobics Yoga *

7:00 p - 8:15 p Sivananda Yoga

5:45 p - 6:45 p Pound


Reserve a spot in classes by signing up online at


The most accurate and current schedules can be found online at Descriptions of Aquatic Fitness classes may be found online and on page 11.

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GBYMCA Download the Greater Burlington YMCA Mobile App in the App Store or Google Play Store. The mobile app enables you to scan your barcode into your phone for easy check-in, set fitness goals, track your workouts and history, link with other apps, request a personal trainer, refer a friend, and participate in fitness challenges!

GROUP FITNESS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Active Older Blast: Blast your body through

intervals of strength and cardio exercises in this safe and effective workout.

Active Older Strength: Focus on increasing your strength and muscle tone in this safe and effective class designed especially for you!

Balance, Mobility & Core: Improve your balance

and mobility through a series of movements that will increase your joint stability, enhance your posture and form, and employ your core strength to help you achieve greater control of your body to support your active lifestyle, while reducing your risk of falls and fall-related injuries.

Barre & Tone: Sculpt your whole body to acquire the long, lean physique achieved through ballet-inspired movements and isometric holds. Dumbbells, sliders, resistance bands, and a Pilates ball will enhance your results. Join us at the Barre!

Body Blast: Blast your body and keep your muscles

guessing in this ever-changing workout that will focus on total body conditioning. Be prepared to implement barbells, dumbbells, resistance bands, sliders, Pilates and stability balls, steps and anything else to shred the body!

Bootybarre: Join us for this energetic workout that

fuses techniques from dance, Pilates and Yoga to tone, define, and chisel the whole body.

Breakaway: Make Saturday mornings yours and

Gentle Yoga: Rejuvenate your mind and body

through this well-supported, slow-paced yoga experience that involves deep stretching, relaxation and breathing to still your mind and reduce stress and tension.

Glutes, Hips & Core: Activate and strengthen the

powerhouse of your core with focused resistance training that effectively isolates and targets your abs, glutes, and hips. Improve these critical muscle groups of the body to enhance your overall performance, functionality and tone. Resistance bands, block, and Pilates ball provided.

HIIT Boot Camp: Expect to go all out and give 100% through quick intense bursts of exercise, followed by less intense periods of active recovery in this high intensity boot camp. Boost your metabolism for hours after you finish!

Hip Hop & Tone: Slim down and tone up through

this hip hop dance-inspired cardio workout that burns calories and sculpts your abs, legs and arms. Add light dumbbells to kick it up a notch if you dare!

Insanity: Push your endurance to the extreme in this

MAX interval training cardio workout with 3 minutes of “all out work” and only 30 seconds of rest in this fastpaced class. Burn up to 1000 calories per hour!

Line Dancing, Nonstop!: Line up and dance your

way through choreographed steps to all styles of music in this nonstop, cardio-inducing hour of fun!

BREAKAWAY! Immerse yourself in a seamless ride of nonstop, cadence-inducing music. Thoughtful and rigorous by design, drop into quick trance-like beats that build to soaring heights.

Mix It Up!: Condition your total body through this

Burn: Ignite the fire in your core and leave your

Moving to Heal: Heal your body through sensation

muscles burning! Engage in both strength training and High Intensity Interval Training through a creative blend of exercises guaranteed to make you sweat.

Cycle Beats: Climb, sprint and jump to the beat

during this intense 45 minute, music-fueled ride that will leave you feeling beyond exhilarated!

Core Yoga: Creatively engage all the muscles in your

core through breath work, floor, and standing postures in this strength-building, flexibility-inducing yoga class. Expect flowing movements and longer holds.

Flow Yoga: Relieve stress while creating energy.

Move fluidly from one posture to the next through a continuous flow of poses with varying lengths of hold and a focus on breathing that will emphasize strength, endurance, balance, and postural alignment. For all levels, to modify and challenge themselves as desired.

fun, unique whole body experience that combines elements of strength, cardio, yoga, and dance-inspired exercises all in one amazing workout. and mindful movement that utilize the arts of dance, martial arts and healing through this simplified NIA class designed especially for active older adults, seniors and anyone who seeks healing of body, mind, emotions and spirit. May be performed standing or in a chair.

Pilates Barre Fusion: Sculpt long, lean muscles and continuously engage your core through this perfect integration of Pilates and Barre.

Pure Strength: Define your body, increase muscle

elasticity, build strong connective tissues, tendons and ligaments, and enjoy a higher post-workout calorie burn through continuous resistance training with barbells, dumbbells, resistance bands and body weight exercises.

Restorative Yoga: Wind down your work week

and share in this practice that leads to complete rejuvenation. Using props for support, be led through fewer asanas held for longer periods of time, allowing for full relaxation and comfort. Slower, gentle flow sequences will be included while our breath will always be our guide, leading us to renewal, stillness of mind and an inner calm.

Ride and Shine: Who needs the sun when you

have THIS to wake up to?! Elevate your spirit in this adrenaline-boosting indoor cycling class that includes high intensity intervals of climbs, sprints and lifts in and out of saddle to the best mood-enhancing music!

Senior Strength & Stretch: With the assistance of a chair for seated and standing support, increase your functional strength, improve joint stability, and ease into gentle stretches designed to enhance your daily living.

Sivananda Yoga: De-stress and empower yourself through this classical, holistic approach to Hatha that focuses on meditation, spirituality and full yogic breathing.

Spin: Choose your resistance and challenge yourself

to sprint faster and climb harder in this indoor cycling class.

Spin, Then Resist!: Endure an intense 45 minute

ride and conclude with a burst of upper body and core resistance training to kick your metabolism into overdrive! Just spin or stay till the end.

Tai Chi: Meditation in motion. Move through a series

of gentle, fluid, low-impact movements with a focus on breathing through this ancient Chinese Art that eases arthritic pain and improves balance and flexibility.

Yoga for Athletes: Fine-tune your body by

Pound: Let loose, energize, tone up and rock out

in the world’s 1st cardio jam session inspired by the infectious fun of playing the drums!

strengthening your weak muscles and stretching your tight ones to improve muscular imbalances, enhance your overall performance and decrease the risk of injury associated with running, cycling, and many other sports and physical activities. Beneficial to all actively engaged in life!

Power Barre: Brace yourself for this intense 45

Yogalates: Blending the breathing and meditative

minute session of Barre & tone!

power of Yoga with the core and strengthening power of Pilates to challenge yourself in a whole new way!

Women Lifting Weights

TRX Small Group Training

Thursdays, March 5 - April 16, 7:00 - 8:00am (7 classes), Held in the Wellness Center

TRX: Monday, 4:30 - 5:30pm or Wednesday, 10:30 - 11:30am NEXT LEVEL TRX: Wednesday, 9:15 -10:15am

Members $82 / Non-members $132 For more info or to register, contact Ryan Grey at or 652-8183.

TRX is a form of suspension training that uses body weight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability. We’re adding new levels for different abilities and interests!

A more intermediate to advanced TRX class to increase the challenge and pace. Members must have completed 2 previous sessions of TRX to meet the qualifications for this class.

Senior TRX: Wednesday, 1:15- 2:15pm BarreX: Tuesday,10:30 - 11:30am

A fusion of Barre and TRX where the TRX becomes your ballet barre! Members $96 / Non-members $144 For more info or to register, contact Amy Arnold at or 652-8184.

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(Ages 15 & up) Looking for a rewarding job? Train to be a lifeguard! Our comprehensive Lifeguard Training course includes accident prevention, lifeguarding techniques, emergency systems, and rescue skills. It also includes CPR for the professional Rescuer with AED and First Aid. Check our website for prerequisites. March 21-22 AND 28-29 10:00am – 6:00pm April 20-24 (daily) 8:00am – 2:00pm $300 Members / $375 Non-Members

Lifeguard Recertification Course

Trained lifeguards are in high demand. Are all of your certifications up to date? Test your skills to assure keeping people safe in and around the water. Two day program. Only those with a current certification can enroll in this class. Those with an expired certification are expected to enroll in the full certification class per the American Red Cross. February 22 & 23 8:00am - 4:00pm March 21 & 22 8:00am - 4:00pm $150 Member / $250 Non-Member


Basic CPR and First Aid

This course gives participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and decide if advanced medical care is needed. You will receive your First Aid Adult, Chilld and Infant CPR and AED certifications. This class is a blended learning class, with online course work required before class meets. March 10 5:30 - 7:30pm $100 Members / $150 Non-Members

Babysitter’s Training Course

This course provides youth ages 11-15 who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. Training will help participants develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave, as well as learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Children will not become CPR and 1st Aid certified.

Overnight or single day rentals available. Perfect for school retreats, weddings, family reunions, business retreats, conferences and more. Contact Adam Van Vught at or 652-8131. Visit for more rental info.

BOY SCOUTS SWIM BADGE TESTING At the Y, we facilitate the certification for the Boy Scout Aquanaut Badge. We provide a certified lifeguard and a swim instructor to teach Aquanaut requirements. Your group has reserved use of the pool for one hour, often allowing for additional swim time. $110 for group of up to 25 swimmers; additional fees may apply for more swimmers. For more information contact Jess Lukas by email at or by phone at 652-8143.

Sunday, April 26, 10:00am - 4:00pm $75 Member / $100 Non-Member

For more information about our American Red Cross programs, visit or contact Michael at or 652-8143.

Work at the Y!

Let Y instructors train your staff!

Here at the Y, we’re focused on nurturing the potential of every child, improving our community’s health and well-being, and providing support to our neighbors. By joining our team — either as a full-time, part-time, or seasonal professional — you’ll be inspired to make a difference every day in a job that matters. Must be:

Our certified staff can come to your business and deliver health and safety training on-site! Classes include: • Basic CPR and First Aid • CPR PRO and First Aid Certification • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers • Babysitter’s Training Course


• Asthma Inhaler Training

We expect our staff (and members) to live by our Y Core Values! As an employer, we offer more than just a job, we offer a cause you can participate in. We invite you to join us in this cause — where you can develop your professional skills, realize your leadership potential, and discover a career that is so much more than a job.

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• Bloodborne Pathogens Training For more info contact: Michael Bureau at 802.652.8143 or

Check out job openings at For more info and questions, contact Michele O’Day, Director of Human Resources at or 802-652-8132.


• Epinephrine Auto Injector Training


Water Games (Ages 16 & older)

Masters Swim Team (ages 18+)

Whether you can swim only a few lengths and want to improve your swimming and stamina or you are a lifelong swimmer, there is a place for you with the Dynamo Masters Team. Get in a good work out each day with other swimmers who will help you push your limits. Coaches frequently provide stroke development and feedback to promote better form and prevent injury. This is a year round program. March 2, 2020 – May 29, 2020 T/Th: 5:30-7:00pm, Sun: 11:45am-1:15pm Per month: $52 Members / $68 Non-Members *Requires payment information to be provided in advance.

Adult Aquatic Wellness

From first-time swimmers to experts looking for help with a training regimen, we have a qualified instructor for you! From basic to advanced skills, our instructors will help you gain the confidence you desire and the skill you need. Each lesson is centered around your personal goals — whether that is overcoming fears or training for a triathlon. Each session is 30 minutes and is one-on-one instruction. To inquire about lessons, please contact Jess Lukas, Aquatics Director, with any questions at or 652-8143. Members Non-Members 1 session $37 $57 3 sessions $96 $152 6 sessions $176 $306

Swim Stroke Refinement Using Underwater Video

During this 45-minute session in the lap pool, a coach will help you identify changes to improve your swim stroke(s) using a submersible iPad. Underwater video will be taken and reviewed to provide immediate and detailed stroke feedback. After the lesson, the video will be emailed to you with voiced over feedback related to the lesson. Contact Head Swim Coach Jacsen Callanan at 652-8154 or $75 Members / $100 Non-Members

Adaptive Swim Lessons

One-on-one 30-minute lessons for people of all ages with physical or developmental needs. An informational application must be completed prior to the start of your lessons. To inquire about lessons, please contact Jess Lukas, Aquatics Director, with any questions at or 652-8143. $30 per lesson. PLEASE NOTE: We require 24 hours notice should you have to cancel a scheduled lesson. If proper notice is not given, you will be billed for the lesson.


Join our lively morning crew to increase your strength, endurance and flexibility! Water games takes place in our heated program pool and includes elements of stamina building and teamwork. Class is lead by members — come ready to have fun! Tuesdays & Thursdays

Evolution Prenatal Aqua Fitness

Working out in water is a great way to stay fit and healthy during pregnancy! Prenatal aqua fitness gives the joints and bones a natural support while exercising and can reduce pregnancy swelling, combat restless leg and muscle cramping by increasing circulation (goodbye charlie horses!), and help with low back pain, digestion and balance. In this fun and upbeat prenatal aquafit class, you will safely develop core abdominal strength, stability and flexibility through specific exercises and water resistance. . Fridays 8:00 - 8:45am Register at Exercise your independence during this conditioning and resistance training program. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Tuesdays & Thursdays Thursday

6:15 - 7:15am 6:30 - 7:30pm 9:30 -10:30am

Balance & Mobility Class

Daily classes — check schedule at

Active Older Adults

Get fit, strong and energized! Increase your flexibility, improve posture and balance, and make everyday living easier with this safe and effective workout. Floor exercises will be performed in most classes. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8:00 - 8:50am: Studio B / 9:00 - 9:30am: Pool FREE for Members / $12 adult, $7 senior Non-Members

Tai Chi

Meditation in motion. Enjoy learning this ancient Chinese Art that involves a series of gentle, fluid, low-impact movements performed slowly with a focus on breathing and meditation. Recommended to ease arthritic pain and improve balance and flexibility. Tuesdays 1:15 - 2:15pm FREE for Members / $12 adult, $7 senior Non-Members

Ai Chi (Water Tai Chi)

Water Aerobics (Ages 16 & older)

Ai Chi, or flowing aquatic energy, is a water exercise and relaxation program that was created to help participants enjoy the water in a flowing yet powerful progression. Ai Chi uses breathing techniques and progressive resistance training in water to relax and strengthen the body, based on elements of Qigong and Tai Chi. Thursdays 12:00 - 12:45pm FREE for Members / $12 adult, $7 senior Non-Members

Improve balance and mobility through a series of movements as the water fully and safely supports you. Thursdays


Waterfront Diving Center Basic Scuba Diving Course Do you like to explore? Do you love the water? Learn to Scuba Dive at the YMCA this fall! This certification is your passport to SCUBA diving, and to enjoying the thrills of weightlessness underwater; to exploring the beauty of an underwater tropical paradise; or exploring the sunken shipwrecks of the Vermont Underwater Historic Preserve. The SCUBA DIVER certification enables you to buy or rent equipment, to go on dive charters, or to participate in any SCUBA activity anywhere in the world! Practice your skills right here in the YMCA pool before your next vacation or get ready to dive in the lake next summer. Waterfront Diving Center has classes all year long.


March 17 – April 10 or April 25 – May 22 Tuesdays & Fridays, 5:30-10:00pm

The following Aquatic Fitness Programs are included with your membership. Non-Members are welcome to participate by purchasing a day pass ($12 for adults, $7 for seniors 65 and over).

Arthritis Exercise

For more info and to register, go to or call (802) 865-2771.

Join a fun, joint-safe activity that will help decrease pain, stiffness, and improve flexibility that will make an impact on your daily life. Mondays and Wednesdays

6:30 – 7:15am


1:00 - 2:00pm

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Our Y Community has so many stories to tell. That’s why we’ve launched a series of stories called “I am Y.” The Y is a place where everyone belongs. Follow us on social media, or read more at

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