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Winter Program Guide

January 1 - February 26, 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,

266 College St | 862-9622 (YMCA)

As the Season of Giving comes and goes, each of us reflects upon the need that exists in our community and how we might help. Each day at the Y, however, is a powerful reminder that need is not seasonal and that too many of our neighbors struggle throughout the year. The Y, with generous support of donors, works day in and day out to alleviate these struggles; helping one person at a time to fulfill our mission to build a strong community. One member — a scholarship recipient — couldn’t have framed more clearly just how crucial our Y is when he said, “I am able to work out and stay healthy even when I have very little money. I don’t have to be poor and unhealthy.” I am thankful that the Y can play a positive role in this man’s efforts get back on his feet. Our focus on healthy living also includes working with partners to deliver a variety of health workshops, including the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, across all of Vermont. One of our success stories is featured in the current issue of Diabetic Living. When diagnosed with prediabetes, Judi Schwartz reached out to the Y knowing that the group approach of these workshops might be just what she needed. “Every struggle I heard was something I had worked through myself,” Schwartz says in the article. Her experience highlights the sense of community that infuses Y programs. Connection with our Y community starts at the very youngest age because parents know how important a strong start is for their children. Parents also know that availability and the cost of child care, particularly high-quality care, can be significant obstacles. A family recently made this appeal: “As most families, my husband and I struggle financially even though we both work hard full time in our community. My family lives paycheck to paycheck because we know how important child care is and we are willing to struggle with other areas of our life to provide quality care for our children. We would greatly appreciate any assistance that you could offer.” The Y knows these struggles and, by providing $250,608 in financial assistance this past year, is taking concrete steps to help families just like this give their children the start they deserve. So, this Giving Season, I hope you will keep in mind the need in our community, the role our Y plays throughout the year in support of our neighbors, and how your donations to the Y help make this all possible.

Kyle Dodson President & CEO 2

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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)


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)





• 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)

Student (full time with valid college ID)





Young Adult (19-24)





Adult (25-64)





Senior (65 and older)





Family - 1 Adult (1 adult + kids)





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)

Family - 2 Adults (married adults





Men’s Wellness Center



Women’s Wellness Center



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.

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

Financial Assistance Available. For more information, contact Mike Cioffi at 652-8141 or

For more information about the benefits of becoming a Y member stop by, visit our website at, or call Mike Cioffi at 802-652-8141.

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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. Y Preschool registration for the 2016 – 2017 school year is now open with space still available in some locations. 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.

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

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

Y Early Childhood Program at Chamberlin

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.

Preschool Kids Night Out - BURLINGTON (Ages 2 - 5)

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.

Messy Science Fun Friday, January 20

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$10 Members / $19 Non-Members

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. Old North End ELR Program VNA Family Room at St. Joseph’s School, 20 Allen Street, Burlington Mondays and Fridays, 9:00 am - 11:00 am South End ELR Program Bobbin Mill Community Center, 245 Pine Street, Burlington Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ECHO ELR Program ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College St., Burlington Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 am -11:00 am

We love our Y kids!

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

BIRTHDAY PARTIES Jump In & Party With Us!

Let the Y help you host a memorable Birthday party for your child! With a number of fun options for children of all ages, your child’s day will truly be special! Contact Jess Lukas at 652-8143 or for more details. The Y is available for parties Saturday afternoons. All parties are 2 hours in length, 1 hour for a specific activity and 1 hour in a room for party time.

Gym Party in Burlington (Ages 1 - Adult) $150 Members / $200 Non-Members

Gym Party in Burlington with the Bounce Castle (Ages 1 - 12)

YMCA CAMP ABNAKI — Registration open for Overnight and Day Camps

$200 Members / $250 Non-Members

Camp Abnaki, located on the shores of Lake Champlain in North Hero, provides a traditional boys’ overnight 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 they make and memories they take away will last a lifetime. Resident, overnight camp is open to boys in grades 1 through 10. Registration for 2017 boys’ Overnight Summer and Day Camp is open now. Please visit for 2017dates and rates. Camp Abnaki also offers a day camp program for boys in grades K - 4. Day campers spend their days with our dedicated day camp staff, engaged in a variety of favorite camp activities, such as archery, rock climbing, swimming, and arts & crafts. Bus transportation is provided from Essex and up Route 2 through Colchester and the Champlain Islands with times convenient for working parents. Lunch is included. 4

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Splash Party in Burlington’s Program Pool (Ages 1 - Adult) $175 Members / $225 Non-Members; covers 25 Swimmers More than 25 swimmers? Not a problem — an additional lifeguard is available for $25 for an additional 20 swimmers.

Have another idea for a Party? Contact Jess Lukas at to help you design your own party! Cost will depend on activities involved.


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

Winter Family Beach Party

Saturday, February 11th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Come enjoy the heat of the program pool and get out of the cold and snow! Enjoy our program pool with your family swimming amidst beach balls, noodles and rays of sun from 6-8 pm. This family night is sure to be a ball and allow you to spend some fun time together. Y Family Members are FREE / $20 per family for Non-Members. Registration required. REGISTER HERE!

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.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS 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, 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

Summer is just around the corner!

Registration opens February 1 for day camps — register early to get your preferred dates. Upcoming Specialty Camp at Edmunds

Spy Training – Cool gadgets and secret agents will be the focus of this day camp! To register visit Questions? Call Katelyn Irwin at 652-8153 January 18 8:30am-5:00pm $50 per day. Scholarships are available. State subsidy is not accepted for Specialty Camps.

SWIM, SPORTS & PLAY Youth Classes

Pre-registration required for all classes. Please contact Mike Cioffi at or 652-8141 with any questions. 8 week session.

Beginners Ballet –

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 ballet. Saturdays (Starts Jan. 7) 10:15 am - 11:00 am $50 Members / $70 Non-Members

Ballet II – WINOOSKI (Ages 4 - 6) Ballet II builds on 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 a dance class before, or for younger children who have already had the opportunity to learn ballet basics. Saturdays (Starts Jan. 7) 11:15 am - 12:00 pm $50 Members / $70 Non-Members

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 Jan. 7) 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm $50 Members / $70 Non-Members


School Vacation Camps (Kids ages K-6 in most, K-7 at Founders) The Y offers imaginative themed camps during school breaks in November, December, February and April. The communities participating during some or all of these breaks include Burlington, Essex, Underhill, Jericho, Huntington, Georgia, Ferrisburgh, Waterbury and Barre. There is still space in our February and April School Vacation Camps! Information and registration at: $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, Assistant Aquatics Director, at 652-8143 or Winter session of swim lessons runs Tuesday, Jan. 3 - Saturday, Feb. 25.

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 9:30 am - 10:00 am Thursdays 5:55 pm - 6:25 pm Saturdays 8:30 am - 9:00 am $111 Members / $179 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 $111 Members / $179 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 $111 Members / $179 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 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm Saturdays 10:30 am - 11:00 am $111 Members / $179 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 $111 Members / $179 Non-Members

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

Polliwog (Ages 6 - 9)

Polliwog instructors focus on the basics of kicking, arm motions, breathing, floating and safety with beginner swimmers. Tuesdays 5:00 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 $119 Members / $187 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 $119 Members / $187 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 $111 Members / $179 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 $111 Members / $179 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 Wednesdays 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Thursdays 5:55 pm - 6:25 pm Saturdays 9:00 am - 9:30 am $111 Members / $179 Non-Members


SAFE & ACTIVE FUTURE (Ages 6 - 16)

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 $119 Members / $187 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 $119 Members / $187 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 $119 Members / $187 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 $119 Members / $187 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, Assistant Aquatics Director, with any questions at or 652-8143. $30 per lesson

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons (Groups of 2 – 5) Enjoy a one-on-one, personalized swim lesson with a qualified instructor no matter what your age! Your instructor will create lessons to specifically meet your needs and goals. Lessons are 30 minutes. To schedule private or semi-private swim lessons, please call Jess Lukas, Assistant Aquatics Director 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

NEW THIS YEAR: For Jr. Age Group (5-8) and Age Group (9-12) there are 2 and 3 day program options but you MUST SELECT the days your swimmer will attend. Please Note: USA Swimming Registration ($72 per season) is separate from swim team fees and is required to compete in meets. Swim meets are not mandatory but highly encouraged.

limits. Coaches frequently provide stroke development and feedback to promote better form and prevent injury. This is a year round program. September 6, 2016 – March 23, 2017 Monday - Thursday 5:30-7:00 pm Per month: $50 Members / $66 Non-Members *Requires payment information to be provided in advance.

Please see our website at or contact Head Coach, Jacsen Callanan at 652-8154 or with questions. All competitive season programs require a monthly payment draft to be set up through credit card or checking account. Swimmers must be registered for at least 2 months and must provide 30 day notice of cancellation to stop monthly payment.

Jr. Age Group (5-8 year olds)

Junior Age Group practice is designed for our 8 and Under swimmers who can swim 100 yards of freestyle, 50 yards of backstroke and breaststroke and 25 yards of butterfly. The program focuses on improving stroke beauty and efficiency and building endurance. Practices are offered 6 times per week for 1.25 hours per practice. October 3, 2016 - March 23, 2017 Monday – Thursday 3:30-4:45 pm and 2 Day option per month: $85 Members / $103 Non-Members 3 Day option per month: $127 Members / $145 Non-Members **Must pick days in advance during online registration**

Age Group (9-12 year olds)

Age Group practice is designed for swimmers who can swim 100 yards of freestyle, 50 yards of backstroke and breaststroke and 25 yards of butterfly. The program focuses on improving stroke beauty and efficiency, endurance building and learning the technical aspects of competitive swimming. Practices are offered 8 times per week for 1.75 hours per practice.

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

(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. Tuesday, Dec. 27th - Friday, Dec. 30th Tuesday, Feb. 28th - Friday, March 3rd 10:00 am - 6:00 pm $250 Members / $300 Non-Members

American Red Cross 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. Saturday, Jan. 7th & Sunday, Jan. 8th, 2017 12:00 - 6:00 pm each day Saturday, Feb. 25th & Sunday, Feb. 26th, 2017 12:00 - 6:00 pm each day $150 Member / $250 Non-Member


October 3, 2016 - March 23, 2017 Monday – Thursday 3:30-5:15 pm and Monday – Thursday 5:30-7:15 pm 2 Day option per month: $100 Members / $118 Non-Members 3 Day option per month: $143 Members / $159 Non-Members **Must pick days in advance during online registration**

The Stroke School for 5-8 year olds

Senior Group (12-18 year olds)

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.

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


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 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. Jan. 2 - Feb. 22 Monday & Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm $112 Members / $164 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. Practices for all levels below are held in the lap pool.

Senior Swim Team is the highest level of Dynamo and is designed for our older competitive swimmers. The goal is to prepare swimmers for meet competition through specific and focused training. Advanced swimmers work all four strokes in both distance and sprint-based workouts. Dryland and strength training are key parts of the workout. We expect swimmers to be making at least 3 practices a week and competing in most scheduled meets. Practices are offered 8 times per week for 2.25 hours per practice. October 17, 2016 - March 23, 2017 Monday – Thursday 3:30-5:45 pm and Monday - Thursday 5:30-7:45 pm Per month: $169 Members / $189 Non-Members

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

American Red Cross CPR PRO & First Aid Certification Course

Saturday, Jan. 14th 10:00 am - 8:00 pm $125 Members / $175 Non-Members

American Red Cross Basics — CPR and First Aid

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.. Saturday, Feb. 4th 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 Mike Cioffi at or 652-8141.

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 Group Core HIIT 25 The C.U.T. Group Power Fitness Pilates

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

Group Core Butts, Guts & More Group Core 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

Insanity Silver Foxes Zumba Cross Fire Group Power Fitness Pilates


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

Group Core Butts, Guts & More Group Core Strive* Zumba

Friday 6:00-6:55 am 8:00-8:50 am 9:00-9:55 am 12:10-1:00 pm 5:30-6:30 pm

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

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

Group Core 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 5:30-6:30 pm 6:35-8:00 pm

Lunchtime Flow + Go Yoga Spin 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

Group Core 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 Group Power

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

Group Power 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

Kripalu Yoga Group Power

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 Group Power Zumba

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

Kripalu Yoga Group Power

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

W Awaken Yoga

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.

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.

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 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.

P W Group Core


Group Core 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 W Group Power®

Group Power 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, Group Power 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! POWER UP!


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!

P W Zumba®

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.

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?

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.


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.

P W The C.U.T.

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!

For descriptions of our low impact and senior group classes — Tai Chi, Fit 4 All, Senior Cardio Strength, Silver Foxes, and Enhance Fitness — please see page 11 of this Program Guide.

MEMBER CHILD CARE — Winter Hours 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.

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

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Greater Burlington YMCA | Winooski Branch | 32 Malletts Bay Ave, Winooski, VT 05404 Grand Way Commons | 412 Farrell St., South Burlington, VT 05403 HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS Over a four-month period, a trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors will encourage participants to: • Self-measure their blood pressure at least two times per month • Attend two personalized consultations per month • Attend monthly nutrition education seminars The Y will provide options for participants who need a home blood pressure monitor.

EnhanceFitness –

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. Class are Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 10:45 am at the Y Annex — 298 College St.

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.

PROGRAM GOALS • Reduction in blood pressure • Better blood pressure management • Increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure • Enhanced knowledge to develop healthier eating habits TO QUALIFY, PARTICIPANTS WILL: • Be at least 18 years old • Be diagnosed with high blood pressure • Not have experienced a recent cardiac event

Health Self-Management Programs

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT : Denise Schomody, or (802) 652-8195 OR Kristin Magnant, or (802) 652-8196

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 Mike Cioffi, Membership Director at or 652-8141.

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


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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.

Adult Aquatic Wellness

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

All classes take place in our pools in Burlington.

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

Adult Swim Clinic Get a jump start on your triathlon training! Scout will work with you to strengthen your breathing patterns, make your kicks more efficient and answer any stroke technique questions you have. Attend all 3 days to get the most out of this clinic. Tues., Jan. 17 - Thurs., Jan. 19 12:00 – 1:00 pm $45 members / $70 Non-Members

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

Water Aerobics (Ages 16 & older)

Exercise your independence during this conditioning and resistance training program. 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

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


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.

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

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




Senior Swim

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

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Pre/Post Natal Water Exercise

Fit 4 All - WINOOSKI

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.

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.

A completed physician’s approval form is required You can obtain one by contacting our Business Office at any time.

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

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, Assistant Aquatics Director, with any questions at or 652-8143. $30 per lesson.

Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 pm $75 Members / $100 Non-Members

EnhanceFitness –

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

Mondays - Fridays Saturdays

$75 Members / $100 Non-Members

Adaptive Swim Lessons


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

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. 7:15 am - 9:00 am 7:00 am - 8:30 am

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. Class are Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 10:45 am at the Y Annex — 298 College St.

Let our Y 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.

Join a fun, joint-safe activity that will help decrease

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Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

47% 157

We know that the need for high-quality child care is great and that affordability has been identified as a significant challenge to access. At the Y, this doesn’t come as a surprise. We know that families are challenged. Last year, 47% of children attending Y infant, toddler and preschool programs received financial assistance through state subsidy, a Y scholarship, or both.

Last year, 157 families received a total of $250,608 in Y assistance to ensure their children could access highquality care through Y infant, toddler and preschool programs. The first years of a child’s life are the most crucial for brain development and Y scholarships allow families to access high-quality early care and education programs, helping to give kids a strong and vitally important start to life.

Each year, over 1,000 kids enroll in Y swim lessons, receive free water safety classes, or participate on our Y youth swim teams. Children learn a potentially lifesaving skill, gain confidence, become more responsible and get healthy through Y swim programs. These programs are growing and through scholarships, the Y brings these benefits to low-income and New American children.

The amount of Y financial assistance provided has tripled from just 10 years ago. Today, the Y provides over $600,000 to help ensure that quality early education and child care is not out of reach for families; that children are not denied the opportunity for a summer camp experience; and that better health through a Y memberships and programs is not sacrificed because of limited resources.

1,000+ Tripled Together, we can change lives and build a stronger community. Please consider making a gift to the Y today. Mail in the form below, or visit

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PLEASE MAIL TO: Development Office, Greater Burlington YMCA, 266 College Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401

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