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JOINER’S FEE

PROGRAM GUIDE

SPRING & SUMMER 2019

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TABLE OF CONTENTS (click to navigate!) MEMBERSHIP Member Benefits

HEALTH & WELLNESS 3

SUMMER CAMP 2019 Grow Up With Camp

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THE MCGAW DIFFERENCE Thank you

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Sports 10–11 Martial Arts 11 Aquatics 12–17

EDUCATION American Red Cross Early Childhood Education After School Programs

SPRING & SUMMER MEMBER REGISTRATION BEGINS: NON-MEMBER (NM) registration begins Monday, March 25.

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PROGRAMS 4

CELEBRATIONS Birthday Parties Space Rentals

Group Training

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membership

membership benefits

WELCOME TO THE MCGAW YMCA! The McGaw Y is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our program offerings are designed to support, encourage and uplift participants of all ages and backgrounds. When you become a member, not only can you improve your health and well-being, but you can also support your neighbors and the greater Evanston community. Plus, being a member gets you significant savings on so many activities all in one place. For more information on rates, or to inquire about fee assistance, email Member Relations at info@mcgawymca.org.

MEMBER PERKS: • No contract to join • FREE parking • Memberships for all family types • Flexible payment structure (monthly draft, semi-annually or annually)

• Fee assistance is available on all membership types, based on income and household size. • Unlimited guest passes • Up to 2 hours of FREE childcare during your workout* • Hundreds of FREE group fitness classes • Discounted rates on ALL programs • Priority program registration • Membership privileges at Ys across the country *Family membership only

For details on safety and security, cancellations, holds, or refund policies, please visit www.mcgawymca.org/policies.

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summer 2019

GROW, LEARN, & THRIVE WITH CAMP! Starting with the youngest campers entering Kindergarten, through our middle-schoolers and teens, our camps offer recreational and educational activities that inspire creativity, build confidence and embrace fun. Even those 18 and older can enjoy camp alongside the next generation, as employees or by attending our popular Family Camp.

GROW UP WITH CAMP!

DAY CAMP

METAMEDIA

K–6TH GRADE

6TH–8TH GRADE

OVERNIGHT CAMP 3RD–12TH GRADE

EMPLOYMENT 17+ YEARS

FAMILY CAMP ALL AGES

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR CAMP GUIDE!

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Click here for current camp openings.


celebrations CELEBRATE AT MCGAW! Here at the McGaw Y we have your birthday party fun covered. Our facility is a giant playground for kids eager to run, climb, swim and play! All parties are two hours and accommodate up to 25 participants unless noted otherwise. GYM PARTIES

$275 M ($325 NM) Summer Rate: $200 M ($250 NM)* Rent out our Sebring-Lewis Center and customize a party that best fits your group, from toddlers to teens! The gymnasium space can be themed as a celebration of various sports or open play with our gym equipment, toddler playground or inflatable bounce house. Staff members are available to lead group games or officiate scrimmages and we’ll work with you to create an event to remember!

POOL PARTIES

$300 M ($350 NM) Summer Rate: $250 M ($300 NM)* Reserve our 4-lane, warm-water pool for 50 minutes of fun with friends! We provide foam noodles and a supervising lifeguard. Afterwards the celebration continues for up to an hour in one of our private event rooms.

Add on one of our popular floating inflatables to your pool party, including our jungle inflatable!

MARTIAL ARTS PARTIES

$325 M ($375 NM) For an hour in the gym, partygoers learn some of the Taekwon-do basic techniques in a safe and engaging setting. Instructors use games, drills, and board-breaking to make the party an exciting and unique experience for participants. Use of private party room included.

METAMEDIA PARTIES

$415 M ($540 NM) Give your child an unforgettable birthday experience with a high-tech party at MetaMedia! We provide the location, technology and instructors, you invite the guests, and then we can do the rest! Choose from one of our digitally savvy themes that include videography and animation, video game design, spoken word poetry and photography. Accomodates up to 20 guests.

NEW! BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR LITTLE ONES

$200 M ($320 NM) Capture memories of your baby’s formative years with a special party here! Infants and toddlers can safely explore our Beidler Center for up to two hours—the play kitchen, train table, infant area and tricycle space can all be yours for the celebration! Available for up to 30 children, staff included. *(Summer rate applies for parties hosted June 1–August 31)

SPACE RENTALS Need space for a private party? We can accommodate events of all sizes and we welcome guests of all ages. Choose any space that works best for your needs:

• Our 30,000 sq. ft. Gym • High-tech MetaMedia Lab • Private Sky Deck • Historic Chinnock Lounge • And more!

For details on parties or rentals, email BirthdayParties@mcgawymca.org or call 847-475-7400 x281. Prices subject to change. Click here for more information.

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ACCESS & EQUITY FOR ALL

We’re proud of our commitment to serve a diverse group of people from all corners of Evanston. We believe that every person should be able to take advantage of ways to improve their life, make positive connections, and be a part of our McGaw community, no matter their personal circumstances. When we welcome members to the McGaw Y, they become part of our family. Here, members can enhance their well-being by making meaningful lifestyle changes in a welcoming environment. Our fitness center is a judgement-free zone and our programming is designed to support, encourage and uplift participants of all ages and backgrounds. Thanks to our generous supporters, we continue to offer the Membership for All rate system based on household income and family size.

WE’RE COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY

For our members and program participants, being connected to the McGaw Y means more. Here, you are part of a community that includes everyone who walks through our doors.

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THANK YOU

TO OUR DONORS SEPTEMBER 1, 2018–JANUARY 31, 2019

VISIONARY / $100,000+

GRAND BENEFACTOR / $10,000–$24,999+

Bud and Mimi Frankel Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation Thomas F. and Susan P. Moran Family Foundation

The Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation B. T. Rocca, Jr. Foundation Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Peter and Marya Frankel Doug and Linda Honnold Laurel and Henry Latimer Jay and Bonnie Lytle Lucinda Fox and John Mancini Patricia Maunsell and David Campbell Peter and Margaret Morris Nick and Susan Noyes Mr. and Mrs. Tom And Cathy G. Omundson John and Susie Pratt Mr. and Mrs. William C. Suvari Ted Muller Camp Scholarship Fund Inc. The Hon. Elizabeth B. Tisdahl United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

CHAMPION / $50,000–$99,999+

Northwestern University LEADER / $25,000–$49,999+

Anonymous Cless Family Foundation Ann and Russ Covode The Davee Foundation Franklin Square Foundation Dan and Kay Israelite L & L Copeland Foundation YMCA of the USA

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT

The generosity of this community is what makes our positive impact possible. As we continue to provide life-changing opportunities for all, we are meeting the needs of Evanston in a realistic way, providing nearly $2M in fee assistance across all our offerings: memberships, early childhood and school age programs, day camps, overnight camp, and our men’s residence. It is only because of you that we can accomplish this. Together we are a resource for good. Spring &Winter Summer2019 2019 || 7


health & wellness GROUP TRAINING AGE: 18 years–Adult

AGE: 14 years–Adult

CROSS TRAINING & RECOVERY

BASIC TRAINING

1WACR Wednesdays, 6–6:55pm | 55 minutes $132 M ($172 NM) | $132 M ($172 NM) Go through a series of fast-paced cardio and strength exercises to challenge your body and improve your performance.

FIT 30 MASH-UP 1WAFI M / W / F, 9:30–10am | 30 minutes 2x: $144 M, 3x: $168 M 2x: $144 M, 3x: $168 M This gives you the option to sign up for 2–3 days per week of different classes: KettleBell, Track/Cardio, Core, Strength or Yoga. There’s no better way to balance all aspects of fitness and then see results you want.

BOXING BOOTCAMP

1WABT M / W / F, 6–7am | 1 hour $166 M ($216 NM) Mix up your fitness routine with this fullbody group workout that emphasizes proper form and working at your own pace. Agilitybuilding activities such as jogging, resistance and strength training are modified to fit your individual needs.

MEMBER PERK! FREE GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES Members have access to over 100 FREE group exercise classes, including Zumba, yoga, cycling, strength training and more! Schedules are available on the app or at www.mcgawymca.org/schedule.

1WABO Saturdays, 10–10:45am | 45 minutes $108 M ($132 NM) | $108 M ($132 NM) A popular cardio workout that burns a lot of calories and tones muscle. Structured with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), participants work their upper and lower body, develop core strength and overall toning.

NEW! BALANCE FOR STRENGTH 1WABFS Wednesdays, 1–1:55pm | 55 minutes $65 M | $65 M Struggling with balance issues? Our very own health and wellness manager, who has a background in clinical rehabilitation, leads this class that addresses the importance of finding and maintaining physical balance. Participants will focus on upper and lower body conditioning to improve their balance and enhance their overall workout experience.

SPRING SESSION DATES

SUMMER SESSION DATES

8-Week Session

8-Week Session

March 31–May 26

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June 9–August 3

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workout extras & massage

INDIVIDUALIZED WELLNESS Take your exercise routine to the next level and reach your fitness goals faster with one-on-one expertise. Our specialized trainers and massage therapists will keep you on track and feeling great.

PERSONAL TRAINING

MASSAGE

Let a fitness expert guide you! Our trainers work with you to set realistic goals and help you safely improve your strength, weight, endurance and overall health. Get a personalized plan that makes sense for you, whether you’re just starting out, want to try a new challenge, or need some extra support and encouragement.

We view massage therapy as a big part of overall wellness and an important tool to achieve your health goals. In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, your mind and body should work together—massage focuses on strengthening that mind-body connection.

PILATES An experienced instructor works with you on various pilates equipment, which can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. It builds strength without excess bulk, increases body awareness, and improves flexibility and posture.

MEMBER PERK! FREE FITNESS ASSESSMENTS Our personal trainers assess your current fitness level so you can set attainable goals.

THERAPEUTIC ADD-ONS Kinesiotape: Your therapist can apply elastic therapeutic tape that can help with pain relief, reduce swelling/inflammation, and accelerate healing for muscles. Aromatherapy: Your therapist can enhance your massage by incorporating beneficial essential oils, which can promote positive changes in the mind and body. Cupping: Cupping is a manual form of bodywork using suction and negative pressure by placing special cups to the skin. This ancient technique releases rigid soft tissue, brings blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles, and much more!

FREE ORIENTATION (11 years–Adult) Get an overview of our Wellness Center, learn how to use fitness equipment safely, and get acclimated with just the right amount of staff support.

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programs SPORTS LEAGUES AGE: 4–8 years INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE

1SYSOC Saturdays, 10–10:45am | 45 min. $65 M ($85 NM) In this fun and engaging introduction to soccer, players will learn the fundamentals of passing, dribbling, stopping and scoring.

GRADE: Pre-K–8th grade BASKETBALL LEAGUE

$65 M ($85 NM) | $50 M ($63 NM) Go to www.mcgawymca.org for times. 3–5 years: 1SYBBLPK Kindergarten: 1SYBBLK 1st grade: 1SYBBL1 2nd grade: 1SYBBL2 3rd grade: 1SYBBL3 4th–5th grade: 1SYBBL45 6th–8th grade: 1SYBBL68 In our basketball clinics and leagues, everyone plays! Here, kids learn all about the basics, including shooting, dribbling, and passing; while improving their teamwork and leadership skills.

GRADE: 4th–5th grade INDOOR VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE 1SYGVB Thursdays, 6:30–8pm | 1.5 hours $65 M ($85 NM) This program focuses on developing essential volleyball skills like serving, passing, and setting. Youth will learn about team-work and motivation.

MEMBER PERK! OPEN GYM Members get exclusive access to open gym times in the Sebring-Lewis Center. Open gym schedules are available on the McGaw Y app or at www.mcgawymca.org/schedule.

Experience these programs during our open house for youth sports! Check online for dates. AGE: 18 years–Adult RACQUETBALL LEAGUE 1SARACL Matches scheduled at your convenience. $65 M ($85 NM) | $55 M ($75 NM) Enjoy friendly play and competition with our co-ed racquetball league. The league is open to all levels of play: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Weekly games are scheduled at your convenience. New lower pricing and an updated space!

VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE 1SAVOLREC Mondays, 6–9pm | 3 hours $65 M ($85 NM) Stay active and fit playing volleyball while having fun and meeting friends! You will gain new skills and improve your game in recreational play that emphasizes fair play and good sportsmanship. Join as a team of 10 or as a free agent.

MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE 1SABBLM Wednesdays, 6–9pm | 3 hours $450 M / Team Sign up as an individual or to be placed on a team of 10.

SPRING SESSION DATES

SUMMER SESSION DATES

8-Week Session

6-Week Session

April 8–June 2

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June 24– August 4

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sports

SPORTS ALL AGES NEW! PRIVATE SPORTS COACHING 1GSPORT 1 hour | $30 M ($40 NM) 5 hours | $125 M ($175 NM) Improve your game in the sport of your choice! Open to all ages, this individualized session allows for one-on-one attention to your personal athletic goals.

AGE: 4–6 years SPORTS OF ALL SORTS

1SYSPORT Saturdays, 9–9:45am | 45 min. $65 M ($85 NM) Want your little ones to try a little bit of everything? This class introduces kids to a variety of sports including soccer, basketball, t-ball, floor hockey, golf, and more! Kids will stay active, develop basic skills for a variety of sports, and learn the benefits of teamwork.

AGE: 7 years+ KENDO 1MAKEN BEGINNER: Saturdays, 3:30–4:30pm | 1 hour $108 M ($140 NM) | $122 M ($158 NM) CONTINUING: Saturdays, 3:30–5:30pm | 2 hours $132 M ($171.60 NM) | $148.50 M ($193 NM) Kendo, a martial art based on ancient Korean and Japanese fighting techniques, has become a worldwide sport. Students learn discipline and self-control and develop an appreciation for the cultural history of defensive arts.

AGE: 4 years+ TAEKWON-DO

BASKETBALL CLINIC: SKILLS, DRILLS & GAMES

$108 M ($140 NM) | $122 M ($158 NM) Classes emphasize safety and self-control. Students work with the instructor to progress at the pace that is right for them. Training methods include sparring, traditional patterns and practical self-defense techniques. Thursdays, 5:15–6pm | 45 min. TIGER CUBS: 1MATKDTC Thursdays, 6–7pm | 1 hour YOUNG TIGERS: 1MATKDYT Thursdays, 7–8pm | 1 hour TEENS & ADULTS: 1MATKDTA Saturdays, 9:30–10:30am | 1 hour ALL AGES: 1MATKDAA

GRADE: 9th–12th grade

AGE: 9 years+

BASKETBALL SKILLS CAMP

ADVANCED TAEKWON-DO

GRADE: K–5th grade

1SYBBSDGTH Thursdays, 5–6pm | 1 hour $65 M ($85 NM) | $50 M ($65 NM) Players learn shooting, dribbling and passing, as well as offensive and defensive concepts and rules.

1SYBBSCHS Mondays, 6–8pm | 2 hours $50 M ($65 NM) Players will work on ball handling, shooting and finishing fundamentals for the first hour and play full court games during the second hour.

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1MAADV Saturdays, 8–9:30am | 1.5 hours $132 M ($171.60 NM) | $150 M ($193 NM)

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programs

MYST MYST is a competitive swimming program oriented toward developing the whole swimmer. We believe there is more to competition than collecting trophies. The guiding philosophy of YMCA swimming is, “Everyone swims; everyone wins.” This means we value participation as much as performance.

Click here for more info about Spring Clinics and Summer Swim Team.

GYM & SWIM Whether you want to further connect with your little one, or your child is ready to gain some independence, these classes were created with fun in mind. Kids stay active, engage with others and safely explore different environments. AGE: 6 months–3 years

AGE: 3–5 years

PARENT/TODDLER GYM AND SWIM

PRESCHOOL GYM AND SWIM

1TOGYMSPTF SPRING Fridays, 9:30 –11am | 90 min. 8-WEEK SESSION: $136 M ($200 NM) 4-WEEK SESSION: $68 M ($100 NM) Join your toddler for engaging play and exploration in our gym and pool! Rubber swim diaper required for children not potty trained.

1TOGYMSF SPRING Fridays, 9:30 –11am | 90 min. 8-WEEK SESSION: $136 M ($200 NM) 4-WEEK SESSION: $68 M ($100 NM) Drop your preschooler off for this class combination. We start off with supervised play in the gym, followed by a swim lesson in the pool. Caregivers must remain in building during this 90-minute class.

AGE: 1–4 years PARENT/TODDLER PLAY-TIME

PRESCHOOL GYM

1TOPLA SPRING Fridays, 9:30 –10:15am | 45 min. 8-WEEK SESSION: $56 M ($80 NM) 4-WEEK SESSION: $28 M ($40 NM) Toddlers and their caregivers enjoy 45 minutes of supervised play on our padded gym equipment with instructor-led activities focused on socialization and motor skills.

1TOGYMF SPRING Fridays, 9:30 –10:15am | 45 min. 8-WEEK SESSION: $56 M ($80 NM) 4-WEEK SESSION: $28 M ($40 NM) Drop off kids for supervised play and activities in our indoor gym and obstacle course, led by an instructor. Preschoolers gain independence and develop gross and fine motor skills in a group setting. Caregivers must remain in building during this 45-minute class.

MEMBER PERK! FAMILY SWIM Our members get exclusive access to open family swim times in our 4-lane pool. Pool schedules are available on the McGaw Y app or at www.mcgawymca.org/schedule.

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SPRING SESSION DATES 8-Week Session

March 31–May 26

4-Week Session 1 4-Week Session 2

March 31–April 28 April 28–May 26

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adult aquatics

ADULT AQUATICS AGE: 14 years–Adult ADULT GROUP SWIM LESSONS 1AQSLADU SPRING Tuesdays, 7:20–8:05pm Wednesdays, 9–9:45am SUMMER Tuesdays, 7:20–8:05pm Wednesdays, 9–9:45am 4-WEEKS, 45 MIN. $56 M ($90 NM) It’s never too late to learn to swim or improve upon the swimming skills you already have. At the Y, we offer a variety of ways to do just that. Whether you want to learn how to swim, become more comfortable and confident in the water, or learn a different stroke, you can do it all here!

MEMBER PERK! ADULT SWIM & LAP SWIM Members get exclusive access to open adult swim times and lap swim in our 6-lane pool. Pool schedules are available on the McGaw Y app or at www.mcgawymca.org/schedule.

NEW! ADULT INTERMEDIATE SWIM LESSONS 1AQSLADU SPRING Sundays, 9–9:45am SUMMER Thursdays, 7:20–8:05pm* 4-WEEKS, 45 MIN. $56 M ($90 NM) This class builds off of foundational swimming skills to increase endurance and improve technique. It focuses on side breathing, breast stroke and treading water. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards on their front and back. Class is held in the 6-lane pool. *Session 1: 3-weeks, $42 M / $67.50 NM due to holiday

SPRING SESSION DATES 4-Week Session 1 4-Week Session 2

March 31–April 28 April 28–May 26

SUMMER SESSION DATES 4-Week Session 1 4-Week Session 2

June 9–July 7 July 7–August 3

PRIVATE LESSONS ALL AGES PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS

ONE 30-MINUTE LESSON: $45 M ($65 NM) FIVE 30-MINUTE LESSONS: $200 M ($300 NM) Private swim lessons are intended for those who need individualized attention in their swimming skills and stroke development or are unable to participate in group lessons.

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YOUTH AQUATICS

AGE: 6 months –13 years

Your kids stay fit, healthy and strong when they gain confidence in the water.

Kids will: • Develop Water Safety Skills • Gain Confidence • Build Endurance • Have Fun! Register for our standard 8-week session group lessons or try our Group Swim Intensives that are designed for more concentrated skill-building in less time.

SPRING SWIM LESSONS

SUMMER SESSION DATES

GROUP SWIM LESSONS | 1x/week 8-Week Session March 31– May 26

GROUP SWIM LESSONS | 1x/week 8-Week Session June 9–August 3

GROUP SWIM INTENSIVES | 2x/week 4-Week Session 1 March 31–April 28 4-Week Session 2 April 28–May 26

GROUP SWIM INTENSIVES | 2x/week 4-Week Session 1 June 9–July 7 4-Week Session 2 July 7–August 3

All youth swim lessons are only $112 for members.*

ONLY $14 PER CLASS! ($180 Non-Members)

*Summer swim lessons on Thursdays are prorated to $98 M ($157.50 NM) due to no class on July 4.

Click here for a complete breakdown of classes by dates, ages and skill levels. See page 13 for Private and Adult Swim Lessons.

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youth aquatics

FIND YOUR CLASS LEVEL A / WATER DISCOVERY

B / WATER EXPLORATION

• Caregiver joins infant/toddler in the water

• Caregivers join children to explore body positions, floating, and blowing bubbles

• Get comfortable in the pool and have fun with water play

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES

• Learn fundamentals of aquatic skills and safety

PARENT/CHILD AGE: 6 mo.–2 ½ years 1AQSLPC

• Children transition to independent swimming as session progresses

AGE: 2 ½–3 years

SUNFISH 1AQSLSUN

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

2 / WATER MOVEMENT

3 / WATER STAMINA

• Develop basic water safety skills and swimming fundamentals, including body positions, floating, and blowing bubbles

• Focus on body position and control, continue to develop safety skills

• Practice longer distance swimming, rhythmic breathing and integrated arm/ leg movement

AGE: 3–5 years

PIKE 1AQSLPIK

EEL 1AQSLEEL

AGE: 6 –13 years

BEGINNER POLLIWOG 1AQSLPOL

ADVANCED POLLIWOG GUPPY 1AQSLPOLA 1AQSLGUP

4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION

5 / STROKE DEVELOPMENT

• Continued focus on stroke technique including intro to breaststroke, backstroke and treading water

• Learn all major competitive strokes

• Refine technique and learn about competitive swimming

• Complete 100-yard swim with confidence

• Exceed 100-yard swim with confidence

FISH 1AQSLFIS

FLYING FISH & SHARK 1AQSLFLY

SWIM BASICS

SWIM STROKES AGE: 3–5 years

STARFISH 1AQSLSTA

AGE: 6 –13 years

MINNOW 1AQSLMIN

• Moderate instructor support

• Minimal instructor support RAY 1AQSLRAY

6 / STROKE MECHANICS

Still not sure which lessons are right for you? Contact our Aquatics Department at 847-475-7400 x208. Click here to register.

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GROUP SWIM LESSONS SPRING

Click here to find your child’s level!

8-Week Session, 1x/week March 31–May 26

AGE: 6 months–2 ½ years

30-Minute Lessons

PARENT/CHILD 1AQSLPC MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

9:30–10am 6–6:30pm

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

10:30–11am

8:30–9am 10:30–11am

10:30–11am

AGE: 2 ½–3 years

30-Minute Lessons

SUNFISH 1AQSLSUN MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

4– 4:30pm

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

6–6:30pm

10–10:30am

10–10:30am 11:30am–12pm

11:30am–12pm

AGE: 3–5 years

30-Minute Lessons

PIKE 1AQSLPIK MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

4– 4:30pm

9:30–10am 4:30–5pm 5:30–6pm 6:30–7pm

*4:15–4:45pm

4– 4:30pm 5–5:30pm 5:30–6pm 6:30–7pm

*4:15–4:45pm

8:30–9am 9–9:30am 9:30–10am 11–11:30am

10–10:30am 11–11:30am

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

4– 4:30pm

9:30–10am 4:30–5pm 5:30– 6pm 6:30–7pm

*4:15–4:45pm

4– 4:30pm 5–5:30pm 6:30–7pm

*4:15–4:45pm

9–9:30am 9:30–10am 10–10:30am 10:30–11am 11–11:30am

10–10:30am 11–11:30am

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

4– 4:30pm

9:30–10am 4– 4:30pm 5–5:30pm 6–6:30pm

*4:15–4:45pm

4:30–5pm 5:30–6pm 6–6:30pm

*4:15–4:45pm

9–9:30am 10–10:30am 11:30am–12pm

10–10:30am 11:30am–12pm

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

9:30–10am 4– 4:30pm 5–5:30pm 6– 6:30pm

*4:15–4:45pm

4:30–5pm 6–6:30pm

*4:15–4:45pm

9:30–10am 10:30–11am 11:30am–12pm

10:30–11am

EEL 1AQSLEEL

RAY 1AQSLRAY

STARFISH 1AQSLSTA MONDAY

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youth aquatics AGE: 6–13 years

40-Minute Lessons

BEGINNER POLLIWOG 1AQSLPOL MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

4 – 4:40pm 6–6:40pm

FRIDAY

4 – 4:40pm 6– 6:40pm

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

9:20–10am 10:40–11:20am

10–10:40am

ADVANCED POLLIWOG 1AQSLPOLA MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

4:40–5:20pm 6:40–7:20pm

*4:05–4:45pm

4:40–5:20pm 6:40–7:20pm

*4:05–4:45pm

8:40–9:20am 10–10:40am 11:20am–12pm

10:40–11:20am 11:20am–12pm

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

4 – 4:40pm 4:40–5:20pm 6–6:40pm 6:40–7:20pm

4:05–4:45pm

4 – 4:40pm 4:40–5:20pm 6– 6:40pm 6:40–7:20pm

4:05–4:45pm

8:40–9:20am 9:20–10am 10–10:40am 10:40–11:20am 11:20am–12pm

10:40–11:20am 11:20am–12pm

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

GUPPY 1AQSLGUP MONDAY

MINNOW 1AQSLMIN MONDAY

TUESDAY 4– 4:40pm 5:20– 6pm *5:20– 6pm 6–6:40pm

4 – 4:40pm 5:20– 6pm *5:20– 6pm

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

8:40–9:20am 9:20–10am 10–10:40am 10:40–11:20am

10–10:40am 10:40–11:20am 11:20am–12pm

FISH 1AQSLFIS MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

4:40–5:20pm 5:20– 6pm *5:20– 6pm

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

4:40–5:20pm 5:20– 6pm *5:20– 6pm

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

8:40–9:20am 10–10:40am

10–10:40am 11:20am–12pm

FLYING FISH & SHARK 1AQSLFLY MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

5:20– 6pm *5:20– 6pm

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

5:20– 6pm *5:20– 6pm

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

9:20–10am 10:40–11:20am

10:40–11:20am

*SPRING GROUP SWIM INTENSIVES

Ready to improve your swimming skills, endurance and technique? Or are you looking for a more focused approach to gaining confidence in the water? Our four-week intensives can give you that extra edge in a concentrated amount of time. 4-Week Session 1, 2x/week March 31–April 28

W & F, 4:15–4:45pm W & F, 4:05–4:45pm T & TH, 5:20–6pm

Click here to register.

4-Week Session 2, 2x/week April 28–May 26

Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Advanced Polliwog Fish, Minnow, Flying Fish & Shark

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programs

GROUP SWIM LESSONS SUMMER

Click here to find your child’s level!

8-Week Session, 1x/week June 9–August 3

AGE: 6 months–2 ½ years PARENT/CHILD 1AQSLPC MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

6–6:30pm

5:30–6pm

30-Minute Lessons THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

10:30–11am

8:30–9am 10:30–11am

AGE: 2 ½–3 years

SUNDAY

30-Minute Lessons

SUNFISH 1AQSLSUN MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

6–6:30pm

10–10:30am

10–10:30am 11:30am–12pm

AGE: 3–5 years

SUNDAY

30-Minute Lessons

PIKE 1AQSLPIK MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

*9:30–10am *4–4:30pm

*4–4:30pm 6:30–7pm

*9:30–10am *4– 4:30pm 5–5:30pm

*4– 4:30pm 6:30–7pm

10–10:30am

9–9:30am 9:30–10am 11–11:30am

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

*9:30–10am *4–4:30pm

*4–4:30pm 6:30–7pm

*9:30–10am *4– 4:30pm 5–5:30pm

*4– 4:30pm 6:30–7pm

10–10:30am

9–9:30am 9:30–10am 10–10:30am 10:30–11am 11–11:30am 11:30am–12pm

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

*9:30–10am *4:30–5pm

*4:30–5pm 6–6:30pm

*9:30–10am *4:30–5pm 5:30–6pm

*4:30–5pm 6–6:30pm

10:30–11am

9–9:30am 10–10:30am 11:30am–12pm

SUNDAY

EEL 1AQSLEEL SUNDAY

RAY 1AQSLRAY SUNDAY

STARFISH 1AQSLSTA MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

*9:30–10am *4:30–5pm

*4:30–5pm 6– 6:30pm

*9:30–10am *4:30–5pm

*4:30–5pm 6–6:30pm

10:30–11am

8:30–9am 9:30–10am 10:30–11am

*SUMMER 2-WEEK SWIM INTENSIVES 4–4:30pm OR 4:30–5pm 4–4:40pm 4:40pm–5:20pm 5:20–6pm 18 | Spring session starts March 31!

SUNDAY

2-Week Session, 4x/week M, T, W, TH | August 5–15

Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Advanced Polliwog, Guppy Guppy, Fish Minnow, Flying Fish & Shark Click here to register.


youth aquatics AGE: 6–13 years

40-Minute Lessons

BEGINNER POLLIWOG 1AQSLPOL MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

6–6:40pm

4 – 4:40pm

6– 6:40pm

10–10:40am

9:20–10am 10:40–11:20am

SUNDAY

ADVANCED POLLIWOG 1AQSLPOLA MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

*4:40–5:20pm

*4:30–5:10pm

*4:40–5:20pm 5:20–6pm

*4:30–5:10pm 6– 6:40pm

10–10:40am

8:40–9:20am 10–10:40am 11:20am–12pm

SUNDAY

GUPPY 1AQSLGUP MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

*4–4:40pm *4:40–5:20pm

*3:50–4:30pm *4:30–5:10pm 6:40–7:20pm

*4–4:40pm *4:40–5:20pm 5:20–6pm

*3:50–4:30pm *4:30–5:10pm 6:40–7:20pm

10–10:40am

8:40–9:20am 9:20–10am 10–10:40am 10:40–11:20am 11:20am–12pm

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SUNDAY

MINNOW 1AQSLMIN MONDAY

TUESDAY *4 – 4:40pm *5:20– 6pm 6–6:40pm

*4 – 4:40pm *5:20– 6pm

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

8:40–9:20am 9:20–10am 10–10:40am 10:40–11:20am

FISH 1AQSLFIS MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

*4 – 4:40pm *5:20– 6pm

FRIDAY

*4 – 4:40pm *5:20– 6pm 6–6:40pm

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

8:40–9:20am 10–10:40am

FLYING FISH & SHARK 1AQSLFLY MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

*5:20– 6pm

FRIDAY

*5:20– 6pm

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

9:20–10am 10:40–11:20am

*SUMMER 4-WEEK SWIM INTENSIVES 4-Week Session 1, 2x/week June 10–July 3

4-Week Session 2, 2x/week July 8–August 1

M & W, 9:30–10am M & W or T & TH, 4–4:30pm M & W or T & TH, 4:30–5pm M & W, 4–4:40pm M & W, 4:40–5:20pm T & TH, 3:50–4:30pm T & TH, 4–4:40pm T & TH, 5:20–6pm Click here to register.

Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Pike, Eel Ray, Starfish Beginner Polliwog, Guppy Advanced Polliwog, Guppy, Fish Beginner Polliwog, Guppy Minnow Fish, Minnow, Flying Fish & Shark Spring session starts March 31! | 19


education AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES AGE: 15 years–Adult

AGE: 11–14 years

POOL & WATERFRONT LIFEGUARD TRAINING: BLENDED LEARNING

BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION

1ARCLG Sunday–Tuesday, March 24–26, 1:30–8pm Sunday, April 7 & 14, 12–9pm AND Monday, April 15, 4–9pm Sunday April 28 & May 5, 12–9pm AND Monday, May 6, 4–9pm Friday–Sunday, June 7–9, 1:30–8pm $320 M ($410 NM) This American Red Cross course prepares participants for pool and waterfront lifeguarding. Participants learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, first aid and CPR/AED responses. Participants must attend all class dates to be eligible for certification.

NEW! LIFEGUARD ORIENTATION 1ARCLGOR $10 M ($10 NM) Check online for dates. This 45-minute class offers potential lifeguard course candidates an opportunity to perfect swimming technique, treading skills and address any questions about the course and/or the job of a lifeguard.

CPR/AED & FIRST AID: ADULT & PEDIATRIC BLENDED LEARNING 1ARCCPR Saturday, May 18, 10am–12pm Sunday, June 23, 12–2pm $110 M ($160 NM) Participants learn to determine unconsciousness, treating and caring for victims of emergencies or sudden illness, the use of AEDs, and general emergency prevention. *Review class also available.

1ARCBABYT Monday, April 1 & 8, 4–6:30pm Monday, May 13 & 20, 4–6:30pm $100 M ($135 NM) This American Red Cross certification course offers an opportunity to learn how to become a knowledgeable and valuable babysitter. Participants develop good decision-making skills, learn about safety and hygiene for small children and infants and understand how to respond to emergencies. Private courses are available for 8–10 participants.

NEW! JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING 1ARCJRLG 8-weeks, June 12–July 31 Wednesdays, 4–7pm $200 M ($280 NM) Designed to guide youth ages 11–14 in water safety and first aid. Participants gain the knowledge and skills that form the foundation of a future lifeguard. This 8-week class meets once a week for three hours, working in the pool and in a classroom each time. There is no lifeguard certification in this fundamentals class.

AGE: 17 years–Adult POOL & WATERFRONT LIFEGUARD REVIEW 1ARCLGR Saturday, April 6, 1:30–8pm Saturday, May 11, 1:30–8pm Sunday, May 19, 1:30–8pm $150 M ($200 NM) Calling current lifeguards! Get your certification renewed in this one-day class.

For more details, go to www.mcgawymca.org/arc

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children’s center

CHILDREN’S CENTER At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success.

That’s why our early childhood, preschool and school age programs are staffed with teachers who understand the cognitive, physical, language, and social development of children. We respect and nurture your child’s need to feel connected and supported in exploring the world around them. At our center, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their environment, and school-age children make friends, discover their interests, and receive homework assistance. We’re committed to building confident children today and bright futures tomorrow. Registration is now open. CHILDREN’S CENTER PROGRAMS: • Infant & Toddler • Part-Day & Full Day • Head Start • School’s Out Afterschool Program (2 Sites) FACILITIES: • Indoor Playroom • 250-Seat Auditorium • Multipurpose Room • Outdoor Playgrounds • Administrative Offices • On-Site Enrollment Office MCGAW YMCA FACILITIES USED: • Pool • Youth Locker Rooms • Gymnasium

THE CONTINUUM: INDEPENDENCE GROWTH CONFIDENCE Our programs are child-centered and developmentally appropriate to foster curiosity, creativity, and self-esteem in all children. We engage children in physical and intellectual enrichments such as swimming, gym, art, and music.

Our classrooms are intentionally designed to enhance the social, intellectual, emotional, and physical growth of all children.

Click here for more information.

Our teachers encourage children to use critical thinking and problem solving strategies to strengthen social skills and gain independence.

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education

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

AGE: 0–5 years

The foundation of a happy adulthood begins at the youngest age. Recent brain and child development research confirms what we at the Children’s Center have long believed: the care and stimulation that young children receive is critical to every aspect of their futures. PART-DAY PROGRAM Our Part-Day Program welcomes children into a preschool setting that prepares them for school success. At the Children’s Center, your child builds relationships with their peers and teachers through engaging educational experiences in their classroom and in the community. Children participate in activities such as swimming lessons, gym, music, the arts and more.

FULL-DAY PROGRAM Our Full-Day Program supports families yearround in a partnership to nurture children’s development through play-based learning. Here, children from 0 to 5-years-old establish friendships that continue year-after-year and learning is a hands-on experience, ensuring children are ready for kindergarten.

HEAD START AT FAMILY FOCUS Our satellite center in partnership with Childcare Network of Evanston is located at 2010 Dewey Avenue. Our Head Start Program ensures all children ages 3–5 are ready for kindergarten by building curriculum around children’s interests and developmental stages. Family members are valued as partners in supporting their children’s learning and growth.

McGaw YMCA Children’s Center 1420 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

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after school programs

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS By incorporating the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into all of our youth programs, we give children the solid foundation they need to thrive. The McGaw YMCA offers two afterschool programs: GRADE: Rising K–5th graders

GRADE: 6th–8th grade

SCHOOL’S OUT

METAMEDIA: OPEN STUDIO

We serve over 200 kids across the District 65 area at two locations. All of our staff members are hired with experience in youth development, First Aid/CPR, and more. Participants enjoy a daily meal or snack, homework help, and a variety of enrichment experiences. Students are bused to the Children’s Center or Foster after their school day ends and dismissal is at 6:15p.m. Programs match D65 calendar.

School’s Out at Children’s Center 1420 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 Participants enjoy a daily snack, homework help, and choice-based enrichments each season of the year. Special enrichments are offered weekly and include YMCA swim lessons, STEAM, youth sports, D.I.M.E., and so much more!

School’s Out at Foster Family Focus Building 2010 Dewey Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 Participants enjoy a daily snack, homework help, dinner and a variety of enrichment experiences, including swim lessons.

Year Round Youth from 6th to 8th grade take advantage of our space to interact with high-level technology. Expert mentors involved in various creative fields expose youth to our philosophy. We support youth in all their interests and help them build a foundation for lifelong intellectual, social, and emotional experimentation. There is no need to enroll.

METAMEDIA: METAMAKES FREE; MUST REGISTER This program uses hands-on STEAM learning to transform middle school youth into emerging makers, designers, and entrepreneurs based on a community issue.

METAMEDIA: SCIENCE IN SOCIETY FREE; MUST REGISTER; Mondays Northwestern University’s Science Club programs encourage the development of skills such as experimentation, critical thinking, and problem solving.

OPEN STUDIO HOURS Monday–Friday School Days Off Summer

2:30–7pm 1–7pm 9am–6pm

Hours are subject to change. Check the website for current information. www.mcgawymca.org/metamedia

Click here for more information.

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UPCOMING EVENTS APRIL

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HEALTHY KIDS DAY

Saturday, April 27 FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY!

METAMEDIA REGATTA Friday, April 12

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MCGAW YMCA

1000 Grove Street, Evanston, IL 60201

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2019 Spring & Summer Program Guide  

The McGaw YMCA spring & summer program guide is here! Click to navigate and find out more about our programs.

2019 Spring & Summer Program Guide  

The McGaw YMCA spring & summer program guide is here! Click to navigate and find out more about our programs.

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