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February 27 - April 23, 2017 Registration Open NOW

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.


Dear Members and Community, Recently, we are seeing more business leaders and elected officials join parents and providers in a vitally important discussion about child care. We all want the best for Vermont’s children, but families face many challenges in realizing that goal. Perhaps no challenge is as great as the decisions parents must make about child care. As parents, we wish we would never have to leave our child’s side, but the reality is that 70% of children under six in Vermont have all available parents in the workforce. This simple, economic reality sets parents off on the pursuit – often all too difficult here in Vermont – to find child care. A 2016 study by Let’s Grow Kids, a Vermont early childhood advocacy group, determined that 79% of infants and toddlers likely to need care don’t have access to high-quality child care. Even more startling is that 47% of Vermont’s very youngest don’t have access to regulated care of any kind, let alone high quality. The Greater Burlington YMCA has long known just how important it is to support children and families with high quality care. With a forty-plus year history in the field, the Y is Vermont’s largest child care provider. Our established programs are 5-STAR rated and NAEYC accredited – the most-accepted indicators of a truly high quality program. Today, we are entrusted with the early care and education of over 230 infants, toddlers, and preschool children. We have early childhood programs at seven sites in five communities across two counties. Each passing year we learn more about just how crucial a child’s early years are to their development. As noted in the Let’s Grow Kids study, 700-1,000 new neural connections are formed every second during a child’s first few years. We must, therefore provide that burgeoning mind with the nurturing and stimulating environment needed to set a strong foundation for future development. As important as it is to support the social and emotional growth of a child during those first, critical years, there are other reasons that also make clear that access to reliable, high quality early care is an imperative for all of us. • It has the economic impact of attracting and building a strong workforce; enabling parents to get job training, seek employment, stay employed, and increase productivity. • It offers opportunities to connect families with other needed services such as early intervention, food programs, and a medical/dental home. • It provides structure and consistency for children with a challenging home life. This issue is foundational for the Y. With the support of generous Y donors, in recent years we have provided close to $250,000 annually in scholarships to families so that they can place their children in a Y early childhood program. You can trust that the Y will continue to advocate on behalf of Vermont’s youngest and stand with parents to make high quality care more accessible and affordable.

Kyle Dodson President & CEO 2

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266 College St | 862-9622 (YMCA) Monday – Thursday: 5 am -10 pm Friday: 5 am - 9 pm Saturday: 6 am - 8 pm Sunday: 7 am - 5 pm


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


32 Malletts Bay Ave | 655-9622 (YMCA) Monday – Thursday: 6 am - 9 pm Friday: 6 am - 7 pm Saturday: 7 am - 5 pm Sunday: 7 am - 3 pm


North Hero | 652-8180 Find us on Facebook: Greater Burlington YMCA FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

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.


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.


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.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME HERE Exercise your heart — in more ways than one!

When you join the Y, you’re joining an experience — an experience unlike anything you can find at a traditional gym. You’re joining the experience of a community that works together to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS BURLINGTON MEMBERSHIP • Full use of Pomerleau Family Y at 266 College St. o Fitness Center with cardio machines & free weights o Indoor lap pool o Indoor program pool (kept at 88°) o STRIVE strength training circuit o Adult and child locker rooms • Full use of Y Annex at 298 College St. • Full use of Winooski Y at 32 Malletts Bay Ave. • Group fitness classes including Zumba®, Spin®, GroupPower®, GroupCore®, yoga, pilates and more. • Aquatic fitness classes • Family programs & events • Pick-up basketball • Family, senior & open swim • Free access to Ys throughout New England • Access to other Ys worldwide (AWAY Program) • Free injury consultation with Vermont Physical Therapy


• Wellness Center membership (ages 18+) includes: o Exclusive Wellness Center locker room o Whirlpool, sauna, and steam room o Additional cardiovascular & weight training equipment o Complimentary towel service (Wellness Center fee is in addition to Burlington membership fee)

WINOOSKI EXPRESS MEMBERSHIP • Full use of the Winooski Y Fitness Center o Cardio machines o STRIVE strength training circuit o Free weights o Locker rooms • Free access to Ys throughout New England • Access to other Ys worldwide (AWAY Program)

WINOOSKI MEMBERSHIP Includes Winooski Express Membership features plus: • Group fitness classes including Zumba®, yoga, GroupPower®, pilates and more. • Family programs & events • Open swim in Swim Ex pool (90° therapy pool)

MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT OPTIONS Monthly Bank Draft: An automatic electronic funds transfer through your checking account, savings account, credit or debit card. Our monthly rates are based upon participation in this automatic billing (EFT Bank Draft) option. To establish a monthly membership, we need authorization to bill your checking/savings account or credit card. A checking or savings account draft is our preferred method. Annual: You may elect to pay in full for the year.


Membership Types

Burlington Y

Joining Fee

Winooski Express

Winooski Y

Joining Fee



Youth (up to age 12, pool only)





Teen (13-18 with parental permission)





Student (full time with valid college ID)





Young Adult (19-24)





Adult (25-64)





Senior (65 and older)





Family - 1 Adult (1 adult + kids)





Family - 2 Adults (married adults





Men’s Wellness Center


Women’s Wellness Center


or adults joined in a civil union, living in the same household and their dependents)

Financial Assistance Available. For more information, contact Jeff Lamkins at 652-8157 or

For more information about the benefits of becoming a Y member stop by, visit our website at, or call Jeff Lamkins at 802-652-8157.

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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. Openings are currently available in Y Preschool programs in some locations. Please call the person listed for each program with questions and to register. All Y Early Childhood programs for 3-5 year olds are approved for use of Act 166 funding, covering the cost of 10 hours of care per week.

Y Early Childhood Program at University of Vermont Medical Center For ages 8 weeks to 5 years. UVM Medical Center employees only. Contact Kathi Apgar at 338-9208.

Y Early Childhood Program at St. Albans

For ages 12 months to 5 years. Contact Pam Fontaine at 527-4872.

Y Early Childhood Program at College St. & St. Paul

Y Early Childhood Program at the YMCA

Preschool Kids Night Out - BURLINGTON

Y Early Childhood Program at Chamberlin

Enjoy a night out while your child enjoys a night of fun at the Y with pizza, a bounce castle, crafts & more! Call 862-9622 to register, space is limited.

For ages 2 – 5 years. Located at 266 College Street. Morning and full-day classes, Monday - Friday only. Contact Kristen Hakey at 652-8149. For ages 3 – 5 years. Located in South Burlington. Full-day, Monday - Friday only. Contact Kristen Hakey at 652-8149.

Y Early Childhood Program at Jericho Elementary

For ages 3 – 5 years. Located at Jericho Elementary. Full day, M - F only. Contact Kristen Hakey at 652-8149.

Early Learning Readiness Program (ELR)

BURLINGTON This FREE program offers a place for children 0 - 5 years old and their caregivers to learn and grow together during the school year. Children develop social, verbal and motor skills through active play, while caregivers learn how to help children build skills at home. Free snacks and engaging activities are available at every program site and anyone that is a caregiver — family, friends, neighbors, family support workers — is invited to attend. For more information contact Tina Boljevac at or 652-8158.

(Ages 2 - 5)

Beach Party

Friday, February 17

Sand Art

Friday, March 24

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$10 Members / $19 Non-Members

BIRTHDAY PARTIES Jump In & Party With Us!

Let the Y help you host a memorable Birthday party for your child! With gym and pool party options for children of all ages, your day will truly be special! The Y is available for parties Saturday afternoons. All parties are 2 hours in length, 90 minutes for a specific activity and 30 minutes in a room for party time. Contact Jess Lukas at 652-8143 or jlukas@ for more details, or to help you design your party.

For ages 8 weeks to 3 years. Two downtown Burlington locations. Contact Kristen Hakey at 652-8149.


Camp Greylock

Located on the shores of Lake Champlain in North Hero, Camp Abnaki provides a traditional boys summer camp program with an emphasis on character development, skill building and fun. Boys are provided with an experience designed to foster personal growth and independence. The friendships and memories they make last a lifetime.

Outdoor summer adventure camp located at Kingsland Bay State Park in Ferrisburgh. Free transportation to camp each day from Chittenden County. Activities include swimming, archery, crafts, environment exploration, canoeing and other skill building activities. For more information contact or 652-8139.

• Overnight Camp for boys currently in grades 1 - 10 • Day Camp for boys currently in grades K - 4

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 information.

To sign up online, or for more detailed information on any of our day camp programs, please see our Summer Camp brochure online at


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• Co-ed day camp for kids currently in grades K - 5

Camp Koda

• Co-ed day camp for kids currently in grades K - 6 State licensed summer program located in Burlington, Essex, Georgia 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 our website or contact Shannon Hickman, School Age Coordinator, at shickman@ or 652-8152. *Camp Koda at our Founders location in Essex is a program designed specifically for older students who are currently in grades 3 - 7.

Specialty Summer Camps

Specialty Camps are small in group size but large in enthusiasm! They are offered beginning June 19 and ending August 25 in Burlington, Essex and Fairfax! Have questions? Contact Katelyn Irwin, Youth Development Coordinator, at or 652-8153.

FAMILY EVENTS — FREE to Y Family Members Family Swim – BURLINGTON

We set aside several hours of pool time each week, including on weekends, for our family members to enjoy recreational swim time together. For safety, children who are non-swimmers must have an adult in the water with them at all times and anyone wishing to swim in the deep end must pass a lifeguard administered swim test. For open swim times, call the Member Services desk at 862-9622 or visit


Active indoor ‘playground’ fun geared toward families with children ages 7 years and younger. Fridays Sundays

10:15 am - 11:45 am 10:15 am - 12:00 pm

FREE for Y Family Members. FREE on Sundays for Early Learning Readiness participants. $5 per visit for Non-Member families with 1 child or $8 per visit for Non-Member families with multiple children.

Autism Awareness Swim

Saturday, April 22, 3:00-5:00pm The Y strives to serve children and adults of all abilities. This event is an important step toward that goal and is supported by the generosity of a grant from Autism Speaks; a grant that will help us provide adaptive swim lessons to those with autism throughout 2017. We invite everyone in the autism community to enjoy the comfort of our 89° program pool for this Autism Awareness Swim. FREE for members and non-members, but registration is required. Questions? Want to register? Contact Jess at or 652-8143.



Y Afterschool Programs

Youth Classes

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, Washington & Addison Counties. Contact Sara Robertson Ryan at 652-8150. Registration is ongoing at

Afterschool Enrichment Programs

The Y is partnering with local schools to bring exciting new learning opportunities to the after school hours. Enrichment programs have begun in Essex, Fletcher, Huntington, and Jericho! Visit to learn more. If you are interested in teaching an enrichment, please contact Contact Katelyn at 652-8153 or

Pre-registration required for all classes. Please contact Jeff Lamkins at or 652-8157 with any questions. 8 week session. WINOOSKI (Ages 3 - 4) Our introductory ballet class, focusing on creative movement and ballet fundamentals. This level is designed for young children who are new to dance. We will use a fun combination of books, floor exercises, games, and barre work to introduce children to the exciting world of ballet. Saturdays (Starts March 4) 10:15 am - 11:00 am $50 Members / $70 Non-Members Ballet II builds on skills developed through several sessions of Beginner Ballet, delving deeper into

School Vacation Camps

Pizza Pool Party

The Y offers imaginative themed camps during school breaks. April Vacation Camps are right around the corner and we still have some openings! The communities participating during some or all of these breaks include Burlington, Essex, Underhill, Jericho, Huntington, Georgia, Ferrisburgh, Waterbury and Barre.

Friday, March 24 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Dinner, play Mario Kart on the Wii, and play on a Mario-Kart inspired obstacle course in the gym! $12 Members / $20 Non-Members

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

Ballet III - WINOOSKI (Ages 5 - 7) Designed for children who have taken ballet in the past, and have mastered the basic steps and movements. We will work to build on previous experience for a more technically challenging class, while maintaining a fun and positive learning environment. This level will offer more focused barre work and the opportunity to learn and memorize dance combinations. Saturdays (Starts March 4) 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm $50 Members / $70 Non-Members

Ballet II – WINOOSKI (Ages 4 - 6)

(Kids ages K-6 in most, K-7 at Founders)

Mario Go Kart

Saturdays (Starts March 4) 11:15 am - 12:00 pm $50 Members / $70 Non-Members

Beginners Ballet –

School Age Kids Night Out - BURLINGTON Friday, February 17 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Dinner, swimming, and gym game fun!

proper technique and more sophisticated steps. This level is appropriate for 5-6 year olds who have not taken a dance class before, or for younger children who have already had the opportunity to learn ballet basics.

Information and registration at: www.gbymca. org/youth-development/camp/school-vacation/. $38 per day, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm. State subsidy is accepted for Vacation Camps. Questions? Contact Katelyn at 652-8153 or

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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.

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, Youth and Family Coordinator, at 652-8143 or Early Spring session of swim lessons runs Tuesday, March 7 to Saturday, April 22.

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 am - 10:40 am Thursdays 5:55 pm - 6:25 pm Saturdays 8:30 am - 9:00 am $98 Members / $155 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 am - 10:40 am Thursdays 5:15 pm - 5:45 pm Saturdays 9:10 am - 9:40 am $98 Members / $155 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. Wednesdays 10:50 am – 11:20 am Saturdays 9:50 am – 10:20 am $98 Members / $155 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. Wednesdays 11:30 am – 12:00 pm Thursdays 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm Saturdays 10:30 am - 11:00 am $98 Members / $155 Non-Members


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 pm - 12:45 pm Tuesdays 5:50 pm - 6:20 pm Wednesdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Thursdays 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm Thursdays 5:55 pm - 6:25 pm Saturdays 8:30 am - 9:00 am Saturdays 11:10 am - 11:40 am $98 Members / $155 Non-Members

SAFE & ACTIVE FUTURE (Ages 6 - 16) 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 pm - 5:45 pm Wednesdays 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Thursdays 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Saturdays 9:00 am - 9:45 am $105 Members / $163 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.

Pike 2 (Ages 3 - 5)

Tuesdays 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Wednesdays 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Thursdays 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Thursdays 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Saturdays 9:40 am - 10:25 am $105 Members / $163 Non-Members

Tuesdays 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm Tuesdays 5:50 pm - 6:20 pm Wednesdays 10:10 am - 10:40 am Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Thursdays 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm Thursdays 5:55 pm - 6:25 pm Saturdays 9:10 am - 9:40 am Saturdays 10:30 am - 11:00 am $98 Members / $155 Non-Members

Minnow (Ages 8 - 12)

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.

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 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Tuesdays 5:50 pm - 6:20 pm Wednesdays 10:50 am - 11:20 am Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Thursdays 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm Saturdays 9:50 am - 10:20 am $98 Members / $155 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 pm - 1:15 pm Thursdays 5:55 pm - 6:25 pm Saturdays 9:00 am - 9:30 am $98 Members / $155 Non-Members

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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 pm - 5:45 pm Wednesdays 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Thursdays 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Thursdays 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Saturdays 9:55 am - 10:40 am $105 Members / $163 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 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Thursdays 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Saturdays 10:50 am - 11:35 am $105 Members / $163 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 pm - 5:45 pm Saturdays 10:35 am - 11:20 am $105 Members / $163 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! Tuesdays 11:30 am – 12:15 pm $105 Members / $163 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, Youth and Family Coordinator, with any questions at jlukas@gbymca. org 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 private or semi-private swim lessons, please call Jess Lukas, Youth and Family Coordinator at 652-8143. Openings will be filled depending on the availability of instructors and space in the pool. 1 Private session $32 Members / $53 Non-Members 3 Private sessions $86 Members / $149 Non-Members 6 Private sessions $157 Members / $284 Non-Members 1 Semi-Private session $29 Members / $47 Non-Member 3 Semi-Private sessions $70 Members / $133 Non-Members 6 Semi-Private sessions $149 Members / $280 Non-Members

before moving to the competitive team. The program runs in 7 or 8 week sessions throughout the year. Stroke School teaches swimmers the physical skills/ strokes while also educating them on the aspects of being part of a competitive swimming team. Swimmers are expected to attend both sessions each week. February 27 - April 19 Monday & Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm $112 Members / $164 Non-Members

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. Practices for all levels below are held in the lap pool. 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 3 - June 1, 2017. Junior Age Group practice is designed for ages 6-9 with at least 1 year of swim team experience. Monday and Wednesday 3:30 - 4:45 pm $170 Members/$206 Non-Members (2 months)

Age Group

For more information about our American Red Cross programs, visit or contact Jaimie Held at or 652-8156. (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.

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

Tuesday, April 25 - Friday, April 28 10:00 am - 6:00 pm $250 Members / $300 Non-Members

Monday and Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00 pm OR Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 - 7:00 pm $185 Members/$221 Non-Members (2 months)

American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification Course

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.


Masters Swim Team (ages 19+)

The Stroke School is a intended for young swimmers new to swim team who need significant development

*Requires payment information to be provided in advance.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Course

Jr. Age Group

Monday and Wednesday 5:30 - 7:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 - 5:30 pm $200 Members/$236 Non-Members (2 months)

The Stroke School for 5-8 year olds

April 3 - June 1, 2017 Monday - Thursday 5:30-7:00 pm $50 Members / $66 Non-Members PER MONTH


Please note we do require a 24 hour notice should you need to cancel a scheduled lesson.


but competition is not required. All swimmers must be able to complete 300 yards of swimming before joining the program.

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

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 1.5 hours 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.

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. Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 12:00 - 6:00 pm each day $150 Member / $250 Non-Member

American Red Cross CPR PRO & First Aid Certification Course

Learn how to recognize and handle emergency situations, administer first aid, help someone with breathing and cardiac emergencies, and how to perform CPR on adults, childrean and infants as well as AED use and 2 rescuer CPR. This course also covers basic precautions for preventing disease transmission. Sunday, March 5 10:00 am - 8:00 pm $125 Members / $175 Non-Members

American Red Cross Basic CPR and First Aid

Finally, we will spend 2.5 hours in the pool working on stroke refinement. On the first day of camp, we will use our underwater tablet to film each swimmer doing a 50 of every stroke. We will do a detailed stroke analysis of each swimmer’s videos and then send a link out the night before each day so swimmers can watch their stroke videos online and see/hear the analysis. Then they will use this feedback during each pool session to make modifications to their strokes. We will focus on one stroke per day Tuesday-Friday.

This course teaches 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.

Monday through Friday, April 24 -28 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm $125 Member/$150 Non-Members

Sunday, April 23 12:00 - 6:00 pm $100 Members / $150 Non-Members

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Improving our community’s health and well-being GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Sometimes it is 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. A group fitness class is something everyone should try. Whether you are looking to sweat, relax, get stronger or relieve stress, we have a class that works for your schedule and fitness level. No reservation needed — just show up! Classes in Burlington are included for Pomerleau Family Y members. Classes in Winooski are included for Winooski and Pomerleau members. Winooski Express does not include classes. Non-members may participate on a space available basis by purchasing a day pass. All classes are for ages 16 and up. Questions, contact Jeff Lamkins at or 652-8157.

BURLINGTON SCHEDULE — POMERLEAU Y Monday 6:00-6:55 am 8:00-8:50 am 9:00-9:30 am 9:30-9:55 am 12:10-1:00 pm 5:30-6:30 pm 6:35-7:30 pm

The C.U.T. Silver Foxes Core Focus Together HIIT 25 The C.U.T. Strength Train Together Fitness Pilates

Tuesday 9:00-9:55 am 12:05-12:35 pm 5:30-6:30 pm

Butts, Guts & More Core Focus Together Zumba

Wednesday 6:00-6:55 am 8:00-8:50 am 9:00-10:00 am 12:10-1:00 pm 5:30-6:30 pm 6:35-7:30 pm 7:30-8:30 pm

Insanity Silver Foxes Zumba Cross Fire Strength Train Together Fitness Pilates Party Fit (NEW - see p. 9)


Thursday 9:00-9:55 am 12:05-12:35 pm 12:10-1:00 pm 5:30-6:30 pm

Butts, Guts & More Core Focus Together Strive* Zumba

Friday 6:00-6:55 am 8:00-8:50 am 9:00-9:55 am 12:10-1:00 pm

The C.U.T. Silver Foxes Core 30 and HIIT 25 Insanity

Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 am Zumba Sunday 9:00-9:30 am 9:30-9:55 am

Core Focus Together HIIT 25

*Strive is held in the STRIVE area of our Fitness Center


Vinyasa Yoga

Tuesday 6:00-7:00 am 7:45-8:45 am 5:30-6:30 pm

Spin Vinyasa Yoga Spin

Wednesday 12:10-1:00 pm 6:35-8:00 pm

Lunchtime Flow + Go Yoga Sivananda Yoga

Thursday 6:00-7:00 am 7:45-8:45 am 5:30-6:30 pm

Spin Vinyasa Yoga Spin

Friday 4:00-5:00 pm

Slow Flow Yoga

Saturday 8:00-9:20 am

Extended Spin

Sunday 9:00-10:00 am

Vinyasa Yoga

Monday 6:05-6:35 am 9:30-10:15 am 12:05-12:55 pm 5:30-6:25 pm

Core Focus Together Senior Cardio Strength Tabata Boot Camp Zumba

Tuesday 11:00-11:50 am 12:05-12:50 pm 5:30-6:30 pm

Tai Chi Spin Strength Train Together

Wednesday 6:00-7:00 am 7:15-8:15 am 8:30-9:15 am 9:30-10:15 am 12:00-1:00 pm 4:15-5:15 pm 5:30-6:30 pm

Strength Train Together Awaken Yoga Fit 4 All Senior Cardio Strength The C.U.T. Flow Yoga Hip Hop Cardio and Tone

Thursday 12:00-1:00 pm 5:30-6:30 pm

Gentle/Beginner Yoga Strength Train Together

Friday 6:05-7:00 am 8:30-9:15 am 9:30-10:15 am 12:00-1:00 pm 5:30-6:30 pm

Pi Yo Fit 4 All Senior Cardio Strength Strength Train Together Zumba

Saturday 7:45-8:55 am 9:05-10:05 am

Kripalu Yoga Strength Train Together

Schedules are subject to change. Please visit or stop by the Y for the most current schedule.

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Located at the Pomerleau Family Y in Burlington


Located at the Y ANNEX in Burlington


Located at the Y in Winooski

P W The C.U.T.

W Awaken Yoga

This new innovative training strategically places high intensity cardio training between low-intensity high-repetition strength training. This training is not for the lighthearted. Come prepared to burn fat while developing lean muscle mass. Can you make the C.U.T.?

Wake up your mind, body and spirit in this fun All-Levels class. Each class is tailored to the student’s experience level and where they are physically. The class may include some guided breathing practice and meditation to help relieve stress and anxiety.

P Butts, Guts and More

Buns, Legs, Core and more - these are the areas you want to work and work you will in this creative chiseling challenge. Focusing on the Lower Body, Core and Upper Body, we create the ultimate Total Body Workout.

P W Core Focus Together

Core Focus Together is a 30-minute athletic and functional core workout that strengthens everything from your shoulders to your hips. You will be stronger, quicker, and faster in all you do. Core work can also reduce back pain and will give you great looking abs! It’s quick, challenging and like nothing else.

P Cross Fire

Push your limits in this boot camp style class which includes cardio, pushups, jump squats, and much more. Want to be out of your comfort zone? Give this class as try.

P Fitness Pilates

Tone and elongate deep muscles with this mat workout. Improve body mechanics, flatten abdominals and alleviate stress! Weights and stability balls are added to really challenge your core and build abdominal strength.

W Flow Yoga

A class that links Hatha yoga poses together to emphasize strength, endurance, balance and postural alignment.


High Intensity Interval Training has proven time and time again to be the best bang for your buck when it comes to cardio. Burn fat and increase endurance…..25 minutes to a healthier you!

W Hip Hop Cardio and Tone

Slim down, tone up, and have fun! This cardio dance fitness class burns fat and calories while toning your abs, legs, and arms. For beginner, intermediate, and advanced fitness levels.

P Insanity

Our certified Insanity instructor will push you past your limits with athletic/plyometric drills mixed with intervals of strength, power, resistance and core training. Anyone can do this class, every move has a modification. We are going to Dig Deep!

W Kripalu Yoga

Incorporates into one system the physical and purification practices of Hatha Yoga; the mental disciplines of Raja Yoga; the prana awakening principles of Kundalini Yoga; the devotion of Bhakti Yoga; and the emphasis on service of Karma Yoga.

P Party Fit

New England’s most intense dance fitness class! Nightclub style sound system and light show, live DJ,

A Vinyasa Yoga

Blends an eclectic array of yoga styles and practices. Wisdom and experience combine to create a class that incorporates a balanced flow of postures with an emphasis on connecting conscious breath with conscious movement.

and instructor Angel Herrera — what could be better? $5 Members / $10 Participants.

W Pi Yo

Unleash your power with Pilates + yoga + nonstop movement! You’ll sweat, stretch, and strengthen—all in one workout. Define exactly how you want to look—and feel. No weights. No bulk. Just hardcore results. Ready to make your power move?

P W Zumba®

When participants see a Zumba class in action, they can’t wait to give it a try. Zumba features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students. So ditch the workout and join the party!

A Sivananda Yoga

Yoga for the body, mind, and spirit. Class includes Pranayama (science of breath), all asanas (postures), relaxation and meditation. This yoga is part of the Eight Limbs of Raja Yoga compiled by the sage Patangali. Class is 1.5 hours.

A Slow Flow Yoga

A great way to end the work week, Slow Flow Yoga is a Kripalu yoga which builds strength and flexibility in the body, quiets the mind, balances energy, and nourishes the spirit. The practice may include breath work, meditation and yoga dance.

A W Spin®

A great low-impact cardiovascular workout for all fitness levels. Choose your own intensity and challenge yourself to sprint faster and climb harder.


P W Strength Train Together

Strength Train Together is YOUR HOUR OF POWER! Blast all your muscles with this high-rep weight training workout. Using an adjustable barbell, weight plates, and body weight, Strength Train Together combines squats, lunges, presses, and curls with functional integrated exercises. Dynamic music and a motivating group atmosphere will get your heart rate up, make you sweat, and push you to a personal best!


The ultimate cardio strength training class to maximize your calorie burn utilizing STRIVE equipment. Class is held in the STRIVE area of our Fitness Center.

W Tabata Boot Camp

Tabata interval training is the most intense HIIT training on the planet. Each tabata is only 4 minutes long with a work/rest ratio of 20/10, but you will work harder in 4 minutes than you would in 30 minutes of steady state. Best of all, with Tabata Boot Camp you train both cardio and strength without any wasted time.

For descriptions of our low impact and senior group classes — as well as Adult Swim and Aquatic Fitness programs — please see page 11 of this Program Guide.

Have your children ages 6 wks to 10 yrs enjoy fun activities with our qualified staff while you’re at the Pomerleau Family Y. For more information or to reserve a space, please contact Becca at or 652-8123. Hours: M, W, F T, Th Saturdays

8:00 am – 1:30 pm 8:00 am – 12:30 pm 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Member Rates:

$5 per visit $16 for 4 visits $30 for 10 visits

Non-Member Rates:

$10 per visit

Visits are up to 2 hours.

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Nightclub Lighting


Live DJ

You do not want to miss this super fun weekly event. Teams can be from 6 to 15 people.

CLASS SIZE LIMITED This proven fitness and arthritis management program helps older adults become more active, energized, and empowered. The program consists of low-impact exercise classes that are safe, yet challenging, for older adults of all fitness levels. For more information about our current classes, contact Denise Schomody at or 652-8195. $FREE for Members / $60 a month for Non-Members

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program. It is free of charge to qualified participants, thanks to a partnership with the Vermont Blueprint for Health. The Program is a 12-month, lifestyle behavior intervention comprised of 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance sessions. This is an evidence-based program for adults at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. New sessions starting statewide soon! For more information or to sign up, contact Kristin Magnant at or 652-8196.

Health Self-Management Programs

Season runs: Friday, March 3 – Friday, April 28

FOR MORE INFO: Contact Jeff Lamkins at 652-8157 or

Through a partnership with VT Blueprint for Health, the Y manages several self-help programs across all 14 counties of Vermont. Diabetes Managment, Quitting Smoking, Emotional Wellness, Chronic Disease Management and Chronic Pain Management workshops can help motivate you to get on the path to better health. For more info and to sign up, check out

Let’s get healthy! We’re here to help. There’s a lot you can do to help


FACILITY RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES BURLINGTON GYM $85 per hour for Non-Profits $95 per hour for Members $110 per hour for Non-Members Contact Jeff Lamkins, Director of Membership Development at or 652-8157.

BURLINGTON POOL $90 per hour for Non-Profits $110 per hour for Members $115 per hour for Non-Members Contact Jaimie Held at or 652-8156.

CAMP ABNAKI IN NORTH HERO 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.


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All classes take place in our pools in Burlington.

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. Members Non-Members 1 session $31 $52 3 sessions $84 $146 6 sessions $154 $278

Swim Stroke Refinement Using Underwater Video

During this 45-minute session in the lap pool, a coach will help you to 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, Youth and Family Coordinator, with any questions at or 652-8143. $30 per lesson. Please note: we require a 24 hour notice should you need to cancel a scheduled lesson.


Ramp up your training with an intense, but lowimpact aquatic workout. AquaCross has something to offer everyone from triathletes to those recovering from injuries and individuals serious about getting in shape. This class will improve endurance, power and agility through water intervals, explosive plyometric movements, range of motion and the use of weights. The fun and intensity of AquaCross is certain to keep you motivated as you see results from this challenging total body workout. Mondays and Fridays 12:00-1:00pm $90 Members / $120 Non-Members The following Aquatic Fitness Programs are included with your membership. No need to register, just come join any class that fits your schedule. Non-Members are welcome to participate by purchasing a day pass ($12 for adults, $7 for seniors 65 and over). All aquatics fitness programs take place in Burlington.

Arthritis Exercise

Join a fun, joint-safe activity that will help decrease pain, stiffness, and improve flexibility that will make an impact on your daily life. Wednesday Arthritis class is conducted with an instructor, Monday and Friday class is self-guided with laminated routines. Wednesdays

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Water Aerobics (Ages 16 & older)


Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 6:15 am - 7:15 am Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 am - 10:00 am Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Senior Cardio Strength - WINOOSKI

Exercise your independence during this conditioning and resistance training program.

Water Games (Ages 16 & older)

It’s game time! Get those hearts pumping with a competitive and fun workout! Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:30 am – 7:15 am

Water Tai Chi

A water exercise and relaxation program that has been created to help us enjoy the water in a flowing yet powerful progression. Mondays


Senior Swim

Get fit, strong and energized with a program that accommodates all levels of ability. Through the use of equipment and gentle dance exercises, our certified instructor will help increase your flexibility, improve posture and balance, and make everyday living easier with this safe and healthy workout. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30 am - 10:15 am FREE for Members / $5 per class for Non-Members

Silver Foxes - BURLINGTON

This moderately paced aerobic exercise and muscletoning program includes both aquatic and land-based exercise. Classes will improve breathing, flexibility, balance and strength. Weights, cardio, and balance exercise are incorporated into these workout sessions.

Get Socially Fit while enjoying our 88° program pool. FREE to all seniors, including Non-Members. So invite a friend!

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8:00 am - 8:50 am - Land / 9:00 am - 9:30 am - Water FREE for Members / $7 per class for Non-Members



2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pre/Post Natal Water Exercise

Designed for the pregnant or post-partum woman, this medically approved class consists of safe exercises in the water to help relieve lower back pain and swelling as well as to maintain muscle tone and increase blood circulation. Suitable for non-swimmers. A completed physician’s approval form is required You can obtain one by contacting our Business Office at any time. Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 pm $75 Members / $100 Non-Members

Relaxation Swim (Ages 16 & older)

Let the 88° warmth of the Program Pool assist your therapeutic needs. Great for those with physical challenges or for individuals recovering from an injury. Mondays and Wednesdays Mondays - Fridays Saturdays

1:00 - 2:00 pm 7:15 am - 9:00 am 7:00 am - 8:30 am

This gentle martial art focuses on breathing and concentration. Appropriate for adults of all ages and fitness levels. Recommended to help ease arthritis pain. Tuesdays 11:00 am - 11:50 am FREE for Members / $5 per class for Non-Members

Fit 4 All - WINOOSKI

Become stronger and better able to perform tasks of daily living with strength and balance exercises provided by our certified instructors. All YMCA members are welcome to participate and experience the health benefits associated with becoming physically active. Wednesdays & Fridays 8:30 am – 9:15 am FREE for Members $5 per class for Non-Member Seniors $10 per class for other Non-Members

EnhanceFitness –

CLASS SIZE LIMITED This evidence-based 16 week program helps older adults be more active and energized! For more information about our current class, contact Denise Schomody at or 652-8195. $FREE for Members / $60 a month for Non-Members

Let our Fitness Coaches motivate you to reach your goals. It’s hard to do it alone. Our personal coaches come from all different backgrounds, and many have overcome significant obstacles to getting and staying in shape. They understand how hard it is to start a fitness plan, and know how to motivate their clients so that excercise becomes something to look forward to. They know the how’s and why’s of feeling good! Contact Andrew at or 652-8182 to learn more or set up an appointment.

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WE KNOW CAMPS Whether you are looking for a school vacation camp, summer day or summer overnight camp, the Y is your camp expert! Y camps are where kids have fun, build skills, make friends and enjoy a sense of belonging. With camps in 7 communities across 5 counties, we are sure there is a camp that is just right for your family. Register early! Space is limited.


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GBYMCA Early Spring Program Guide 2017