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Opening January 1

Winter Program Guide

January 6 - February 23, 2020

Early Registration for Members begins Dec. 9 Non-member registration begins Dec. 16

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, It is that time of year when much is being celebrated; a time that we refer to as the “holiday season.” Beyond all of the wonderful individual traditions, this time of year is a particularly appropriate time to express gratitude. Despite a world that can be increasingly complex and troubling at times, there is still so much to be grateful for! At the Y, we are especially appreciative that we have the honor and privilege of unveiling a brand new facility as a gift to this community, coinciding with this season of giving thanks. Just as the “holiday season” now marks a celebration of a more universal recognition of tradition and gratitude, the Y celebrates our commitment to opening the doors to the entire community. We value an environment that fosters dignity, respect, fairness, and appreciation for all aspects and dimensions of diversity. If you want to connect to community; be healthy in mind, body, and spirit; and be part of the ‘village’ that raises all of our children; then the Y has a place for you. Our grand opening is serendipitously scheduled for the same day that we will ring in the New Year. We swing open our doors to the community at 7am on January 1st for our first day of operations, and at 11am on January 2nd, we will have an official “ribbon cutting,” which in our own Y way will find a unique twist on this rite of passage. Notably, our new Y offers: • Sauna, lap pool, program pool, and splash pad • Full ADA accessibility • Roomy and comfortable lobby, offering space to relax and socialize • Community conference space • Gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, pickleball, badminton, etc. • Vast array of all-new cardio and weight equipment in a light-drenched and airy space • Indoor mini-turf with functional weight racks • Indoor, 13 lap to the mile, track • Men’s, Women’s, and Universal locker rooms • Three dedicated fitness/wellness studios • Drop-in child care space available while parent/guardian works out But beyond all of these wonderful perks, the new building is a platform through which we hope to learn of additional community needs and to vastly expand the programs and services that we offer. For those who have followed the Y over the past 20 plus years, and our efforts to build a new Y, this is truly a time for celebration. Together, WE did it! The path that brought us to this new home has truly been a community effort, without which this simply would not be possible.

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

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 (starting Jan. 2) 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 Cover: Architects renderings of our new YMCA at 298 College Street. Top: Lobby viewed from entrance Mid: Aquatics Center with 2 pools Bottom: Health + Wellness area

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.

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.

We thank the community and we are confident that you will love your new home.




New Y, new year, 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.

FEES Membership Types Youth (age 12 and under)

Joining Fee

Monthly Cost

$25 $19

Teen (13-17) $25


Young Adult (18-24) $25 $33 Adult (25-64) $25 $49 2 Adults, no dependents (both 25-64, must reside at same address)



Senior (65 and older) $25 $47

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

2 Seniors (both 65 and older, must reside at same address) $25 $63 Family - 1 Adult (1 adult + kids) $25 $74


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

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

Family - 2 Adults (must reside at same address)



Financial Assistance Available. For more information, contact Graham Gowen at 652-8162 or

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


For more information about the benefits of becoming a Y member, stop by, visit our website at, or contact Member Services 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. 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

Morning-Only Preschool at the Pomerleau Family Y in Burlington

Introduce your child to a preschool setting through our extended morning session from 8:45am-12:15pm, M - F only. To learn more or enroll, contact Danielle Harris at 652-8149 or

Camp Abnaki • Overnight Camp for boys in grades 1 - 10 • Day Camp for boys in grades K - 4 Come to our 2020 Open Houses — Sunday, June 9 and Sunday, June 16

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

Located on the shores of Lake Champlain in North Hero, Camp Abnaki provides a technologyfree, traditional boys summer camp experience with an emphasis on character development, skill building, and fun! Amazing role models and a high staff-to-camper ratio provides boys with a program designed to foster personal growth and independence.

Y Early Childhood Program for the University of Vermont Medical Center

Registration is now open! Please visit or call 652-8180 for more info.

For ages 8 weeks to 3 years. Full day, 7:30am-5:30pm, M - F only. Two downtown Burlington locations. Contact Danielle Harris at 652-8149 or

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

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

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS For additional information on any of the School Age programs, please contact the School Age Department at schoolageprograms@ or 652-8170.

Y Afterschool Programs

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. Registration is now open at

School Vacation Camps (Kids in kindergarten through age 14)

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

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.

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• Co-ed day camp for kids that have completed Kindergarden through grade 6 State licensed summer program located in Burlington, 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.

Camp IGNITE — for girls ages 8 to 14

Based at Rock Point in Burlington, 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.

Specialty Camps (Ages 11 - 14)

Half and full day camps with programs in Chittenden, Franklin and Washington counties that offer interesting themes and loads of fun.

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

Registration begins February 1 for Camp Koda, IGNiTE, and Specialty Camps. Check out to learn more!

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, Fairfax, Georgia, Jericho, Underhill, and Waterbury! Visit to learn more.

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


Camp Koda

Check out the Y at the Kids VT Summer Camp Fair Saturday, February 1 10am-2pm Hilton, Burlington


Each day, through our “Open Swim,” we set aside several hours for our Program Pool to become a place where families can enjoy recreational swim time together. Free to Y members. Non-members are welcome to purchase a Family Day Pass for only $15.

Kids Night Out

Family Movie Night

(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. January 17 February 14

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

Bring pillows and sleeping bags and get comfortable at this fun family event. Includes popcorn, drink, and a movie. Please visit or call 862-9622 to register. $10 Members / $20 Non-Members per family.

Ice Age

Saturday, January 11

Hidden Figures

Saturday, February 8

5:00 - 8:00pm 5:00 - 8:00pm

Tween Night Out (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 students in and out. January 24 February 21

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.

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

Teen Night Out (Ages 13-18)

Teen Nights at the Y provide kids a safe place to hang out with and meet new friends. Get a group of friends together, or come by yourself and meet new friends! Join us for music, basketball, dodgeball, swimming, arts & crafts, inflatables, food and best of all FUN! January 31 February 28

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

YOUTH SPORTS All classes run 7 weeks on Saturdays from Jan. 11 - Feb. 22. Pre-registration required. $45 Members / $70 Non-Members. Please contact Rachel Kinder at 652-8134 or with any questions.

Tiny Tots (Ages 2 - 3)

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. 11:15am - 12:00pm

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 interactive participation that includes drills and game play. 9:15 - 10:00am

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. 10:00 - 11:00am

Beginner Gymnastics (Ages 3 - 4)

Ballet II (Ages 4 - 6)

Our introductory gymnastics class focuses on enhancing large motor development. Activities encourage coordination, balance, strength, and body/spatial awareness. Emphasis will be on developing self-confidence, building basic skills and having FUN! 10:15 - 11:00am

Ballet & Tap Combo (Ages 4 - 6)

Ballet II 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 for younger children who have already learned ballet basics. 11:15am - 12:00pm

Beginner Ballet (Ages 3 - 4)

​ ur introductory ballet class, focusing on creative O 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. 9:15 - 10:00am

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. 12:15 - 1:00pm

Warrior Youth Fitness (Ages 7 - 12)

45 Minute class that mixes cardio and strength to help build a love for fitness. 1:15 -2:00pm

Student Athlete Clinic (Ages 13 - 18)

Balance, flexibility and agility conditioning are the foundation and building blocks of well-balanced Youth Strength Training. This program will help your Student Athlete to be the best that they can be. Each session will work on speed, agility, endurance, strength training and athletic conditioning exercises. 12:15 - 1:00pm

For more info. and to register for classes above, please visit

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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.

Lessons begin on Tuesday, January 6 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. Thursdays 5:15 - 5:45pm Saturdays 10:30 - 11:00am $104 Members / $167 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 - 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 Saturdays 10:30 - 11:00am $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


WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE | January 6 - February 23, 2020

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 - 5:45pm Wednesdays 3:00 - 3:45pm 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 - 10:45am $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

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 / $101 Non-Members

Porpoise Club

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. This 8-week, non-competitive swim club is a skillsintensive group for ages 12 and older. For more information please contact Jess Lukas, Aquatics Director, with any questions at or 652-8143. Wednesdays $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! 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

Let Y instructors train your staff! 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 • Epinephrine Auto Injector Training • Bloodborne Pathogens Training For more info contact: Michael Bureau at 802.652.8156 or

Lifeguard Certification Course

6 Private sessions $176 Members / $306 Non-Members

(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. Waterfront module is included. Check our website for prerequisites.

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.


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. January 6 - February 19 Monday & Wednesday $98 Members / $144 Non-Members


COMPETITIVE 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. All swimmers are expected to compete in at least two meets per year. Practices begin on October 14 and run through March 27. Check out the website for all of the details about practice groups, days and times practices are offered and price by program. Contact Head Coach, Jacsen Callanan at 652-8154 or with questions.

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. January 1, 2020 – June 11, 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.

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

February 24 - 27 10:00am – 6:00pm $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. Tuesday, January 28 5:30-7:30pm Saturday, February 15 3:00-5:00pm Tuesday, 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. Sunday, February 23 10:00am - 4:00pm $75 Member / $100 Non-Member

It’s never too late to learn how to swim! WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE | January 6 - February 23, 2020



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. Group Fitness schedule of classes below begins January 2. DAY




Monday 6:00-7:00am Body Blast A Monday 8:00-8:50am Active Older Strength B Monday 9:15-10:15am Gentle Flow Yoga B Monday 12:00-1:00pm Burn A Monday 12:00-1:00pm Core Yoga B Monday 1:15-2:15pm Senior Strength & Stretch B Monday 4:15-5:15pm Mat Pilates B Monday 5:30-6:30pm Flow Yoga B Monday 5:45-6:45pm Zumba A Monday 5:45-6:30pm Cycle Beats C Monday 6:45-7:30pm Power Barre B Tuesday 6:00-6:45am Insanity A Tuesday 6:00-7:00am Ride & Shine C Tuesday 7:30-8:30am Flow Yoga B Tuesday 9:15-10:15am Barre & Tone B Tuesday 10:30-11:30am Balance, Mobility & Core B Tuesday 12:00-1:00pm Body Blast A Tuesday 1:15-2:15pm Tai Chi A Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm Mix It Up! A Tuesday 5:45-6:45pm Body Blast A Tuesday 5:45-6:45pm Gentle Yoga B Tuesday 5:45-6:45pm Spin C Wednesday 6:00-7:00am Body Blast A Wednesday 8:00-8:50am Active Older Blast B Wednesday 9:15-10:00am Pure Strength A Wednesday 9:15-10:15am Gentle Yoga B Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm Spin & Resist C Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm Progressive Yoga B Wednesday 12:15-1:00pm Insanity A Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm HIIT Boot Camp A Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm Spin C Wednesday 5:45-6:45pm Hip Hop & Tone A Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm Pilates Barre Fusion B Wednesday 6:45-8:00pm Sivananda Yoga B Thursday 6:00-6:45am Insanity A Thursday 6:00-7:00am Ride & Shine C Thursday 7:30-8:30am Flow Yoga B Thursday 8:00-8:45am Pure Strength A Thursday 12:15-1:00pm Glutes, Hips, & Core A Thursday 4:30-5:30pm Body Blast A Thurssday 4:30-5:30pm Yoga for Athletes B Thursday 5:45-6:45pm Pound A Thursday 5:45-6:45pm Bootybarre B Thursday 5:45-6:45pm Spin C Friday 6:00-7:00am HIIT Boot Camp A Friday 6:00-7:00am Yoga for Athletes B Friday 8:00-8:50am Active Older Blast B Friday 9:15-10:15am Gentle Yoga B Friday 10:30-11:30am Senior Strength & Stretch B Friday 12:15-1:00pm Insanity A Friday 12:10-1:00pm Spin C Friday 4:15-5:15pm Restorative Yoga B Saturday 7:00-8:00am Flow Yoga B Saturday 8:00-9:00am Spin C Saturday 8:15-9:15am Barre & Tone B Saturday 9:00-10:00am Body Blast A Saturday 10:15-11:15am Zumba A Saturday 10:30-11:30am Breakaway C Sunday 9:00-10:00am Line Dancing, Nonstop! A Sunday 9:00-10:00am Flow Yoga B Sunday 11:15am-12:15pm Moving to Heal A 8

WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE | January 6 - February 23, 2020

NEW, EXPANDED DROP-IN CHILD CARE HOURS! Your children ages 6 weeks to10 years can enjoy fun activities with our qualified staff while you work out at the Pomerleau Family Y. For more information or to reserve a space, please contact Drop-In Child Care staff at 652-8123. HOURS (starting Jan. 2): Mon-Fri: 7:30am-1:30pm, 3:30-7:30pm Sat and Sun: 8:00am-1:00pm

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

These schedules are subject to change. The most current and accurate schedule information can be found online at Or, call Member Services at 862-9622. Our online schedules utilize a tool that allows members to add Y classes and activities directly to their digital calendars and to request reminders and updates should a class be canceled or the time, location, or instructor change. Register for SPIN online to reserve a bike! “Walk-in” members must wait until after class start to claim a bike, since registered members have until the class start time to claim their bike.

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

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.

Achieve your potential with Personal Training Looking to take your first step toward improving your health and wellness — or need a push to reach that next level? Let our team of certified trainers help! For more info or to sign up, contact Ryan Grey at or 652-8183.

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

Senior Strength & Stretch: With the assistance

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!

Moving to Heal: Heal your body through sensation

Core Yoga: Creatively engage all the muscles in your

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.

Insanity: Push your endurance to the extreme in this

Burn: Ignite the fire in your core and leave your

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

Pure Strength: Define your body, increase muscle

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!

MIX IT UP!: Condition your total body through this

Cycle Beats: Climb, sprint and jump to the beat

minute session of Barre & tone!

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!

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

Power Barre: Brace yourself for this intense 45

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.

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!

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 & Resist: Endure intense intervals of indoor cycling, upper body resistance training with various bands, and core-challenging exercises, followed by active recovery and stretching.

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

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!

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TRX Small Group Training

Jan. 14- Feb. 27, Tuesdays + Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00am (14 classes), Held in the Wellness Center

TRX is a form of suspension training that uses body weight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability.

Members $161 / Non-members $221 For more info or to register, contact Ryan Grey at or 652-8183.

Monday, 4:30 - 5:30pm Wednesday, 9:15-10:15am Members $96 / Non-members $144 For more info or to register, contact Amy Arnold at or 652-8184.

WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE | January 6 - February 23, 2020



Work at the Y! 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:

BURLINGTON POOL $90 per hour for Non-Profits $110 per hour for Members $115 per hour for Non-Members Contact Jess Lukas at or 652-8143.

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.

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

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.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES PLEASE NOTE: We will not be offering Birthday Parties in January, 2020, but will resume February 1. Let the Y help you host a memorable Birthday party for your child! The Y is available for parties Saturday afternoons. All parties are 2 hours in length. Contact Rachel Kinder at or 652-8134 for more details. Pool Birthday Party (Ages 1 - Adult) $200 Members / $250 Non-Members

Gym Party (Ages 1 - 12) $150 Members / $200 Non-Members

Gym Party with the Bounce Castle (Ages 1 - 12) $200 Members / $250 Non-Members

Book your birthday party today!

Check availability and book online at 10

WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE | January 6 - February 23, 2020


Water Games (Ages 16 & older)

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.

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. January 1, 2020 – June 11, 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. Members Non-Members 1 session $37 $57 3 sessions $96 $101 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.


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. . Thursdays 7:15 - 8:00am Register at

Water Aerobics (Ages 16 & older)

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 am - 8:50 am: Studio B / 9:00 am - 9:30 am: 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 11:00-11:50am FREE for Members / $12 adult, $7 senior Non-Members

Ai Chi (Water Tai Chi)

Thursdays 1:15-2:00pm FREE for Members / $12 adult, $7 senior Non-Members

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

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.

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).

WINTER CLASS DATES: January 21 – February 14 Tuesdays & Fridays, 5:30-10:00pm

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. Mondays and Wednesdays

6:30 – 7:15am


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

1:00 - 2:00pm

Let the Y be your place to de-stress.

WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE | January 6 - February 23, 2020


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