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New Canaan YMCA

Enriching all people in spirit, mind, and body‌

2009

Fall Programs Online Registration begins Monday, August 10 Classes begin September 9


Y M C A FA L L P R O G R A M S

2009

Support the YMCA The YMCA keeps our community healthy... help keep the Y healthy!

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The All Kids Are Our Kids campaign supports the Y’s charitable mission of service by providing: • Membership and program scholarships. • Programs for individuals with special needs. • Subsidies for key mission-based programs, keeping them affordable for all. • Seed funding for new programs that respond to our community’s changing needs. Thanks to our co-chairs: Paula Bruno and Susan Lovejoy!

You are invited: The New Canaan YMCA’s 13th Annual

Charity Golf Tournament Monday, October 19, 2009 The Country Club of Fairfield To benefit special needs programming at the New Canaan YMCA. To reserve a foursome, contact the Development Office at (203) 966-4528, ext. 142.


KIBERA

Partnership

In 2007, the New Canaan YMCA embarked on an exciting partnership with Facing the Future and the YMCA in Kibera. Kibera is one of Africa’s largest slums and is located in Kenya. There, nearly one million people are living in an area the size of Central Park. The people of Kibera have none of the things that we take for granted on a daily basis—water, electricity, plumbing, trash removal, medical facilities, adequate food, etc. There are not enough schools, childcare, and early childhood education programs available to meet the needs of all of the children in Kibera, where 70% of the population is under the age of 14. The New Canaan YMCA is proud to be sponsoring the feeding program at Facing the Future. Founded by Simeon Ajigo, former head of the Kibera YMCA. Facing the Future provides early childhood education, childcare, primary education, a youth leadership program, and feeding to over 100 participants. Children who are in programs often receive their only daily meal while there. Here are a few of the “Faces of Kibera”:

Please help by sponsoring a child today. Just $200 can feed one child in Kibera for a year. Yes, I am interested in sponsoring a child in Kibera Payment is enclosed: Check Credit Card MC / V # Exp. You will receive a letter for tax purposes and a photo of the child from Kibera you are sponsoring (please see Carol Antrum if you would like to pick the child you would like to sponsor). I am unable to sponsor a child at this time but would like to be added to your mailing list to receive updates on the New Canaan YMCA’s partnership with Kibera Name: Address: Phone:

City/State/Zip: Email:

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Y M C A FA L L P RO G R A M S

2009

TABLE OF GENERAL INFORMATION

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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

4-5 REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS 6 REFUND & EXCHANGE POLICY 7 Y- CARES CHILD DEV. C EN TER 8-9 SCHOOL VACATION CAMP 10 Y- FAMILY 11 PROJECT ADVENTURE 12 ARTS & HUMANITIES 13-14 SWIM LESSONS 15-20 AQUATICS INFO & POLICIES 21 SPECIALIZED & ADULT AQUATICS / RED CROSS COURSES 22 BOUNCING BEARS 23 GYMNASTICS 24-25 WHIRLW IND DIVING TEAM 26 CAIMANS SWIM TEAM 27 SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING 28-29 SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMMING 30 PRESCHOOL SPORTS & WEL L N ESS 31 PRESCHOOL & SCHOOL - AGE SPORTS & W EL L N ES S 32-34 MIDDLE SCHOOL & TEEN PROGRAMS 35-37 PIL ATES APPARATUS 38 ADULT WELLNESS & SPORTS 39-42 THERAPEUTIC PROGRAMS 43 MATERNIT Y / ADULT PROGRAMS 44 ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS 45 AND DESCRIPTIONS

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GENERAL HOURS OF OPERATION Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday

Information

5:45 am-10:00 pm 7:30 am-6:30 pm 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

SCHEDULED CLOSINGS August 15-23 (CLOSED) - Annual Maintenance Shutdown Monday, Sept. 7 (CLOSED) - Labor Day Thursday, Nov. 27 (CLOSED) - Thanksgiving Day YMCA STAFF : (203) 966-4528 EXT. Carol Antrum, V.P., Program Operations ..................... 140 Lacey Arndt, Outback Director ......................... 594-3075 Davie Cedela, Youth & Family Director ...................... 141 Joann Cerretani, V.P., Program Operations .................. 133 John Conway, Facility Manager................................ 155 Diane DiBella, Asst. Wellness Director (Personal Training) ... 123 Susan Cossette Eng, Financial Development & Marketing Director............................................. 142 Anne Finneson, Asst. Finance Director........................ 171 Nancy Follis, Membership Operations & Communications Director .................................................136 Alicia Guerrette, Asst. Competitive Swimming Director.... 174 Nicole Jezairian, Arts and Humanities Director ............. 157 Pam Libertiny, Vice President of Human Resources and Risk Management ........................................ 128 Carol Matousek, Chief Financial Officer ..................... 125 Sergey Meshcherskiy, Associate Diving Director ............. 158 Jen Muzyk, Assistant Synchronized Swimming Director.... 153 Suzan Obernier, Assistant Wellness Director ................. 127 Jason Paige, Competitive Swimming Director ................ 137 Craig Panzano, Executive Director ............................. 124 Suzy Pfeifer, Child Development Director ................... 163 Bridget Philipp, Senior Wellness & Athletic Director ........ 126 Sarah Rivers, Asst. Outback Director ................... 594-3075 Patty Roberts, Membership Retention & Communications Director..................................... 166 Josephine Rojas, Aquatics Director ............................ 169 Kim Rojas, Assistant Aquatics Director ........................ 143 Joseph Somma, Jr., Competitive Diving/Gymnastics Dir. .159 John Spadafina, Asst. Competitive Swimming and Volunteer Director......................................... 138 Mychal Thigpen, Sports Director .............................. 152

YMCA MISSION Enriching all people in spirit, mind, and body… The New Canaan YMCA is committed to providing programs and services that promote the health and well being of our members and our community. We are founded on Christian principles and are guided by our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. SERVING EVERYONE Financial Assistance: The YMCA strives to serve everyone in our community, regardless of economic circumstances. Financial aid applications for YMCA programs and membership may be obtained at the Front Desk or on our website. The application process is confidential and requires proof of financial need. This assistance is made possible by donor contributions to the Y’s Annual Support Campaign. Applications should be submitted to Carol Antrum, ext. 140. See additional information on page 6. Special Member Needs: The New Canaan YMCA would like to serve all members of our community. We will do our best to accommodate all members with special needs into our programs. If you or a member of your family requires additional assistance or has a special circumstance, please contact Carol Antrum, ext.140.

A . W. A . Y . P RO G R A M Through the A.W.A.Y. (Always Welcome at the YMCA) Program, you can use your membership at over 600 participating YMCAs across the country at no charge or at a priority rate of that YMCA’s guest fee. We recommend you contact the Y you are visiting to ascertain the Y-AWAY policy. FIRE DRILLS September 15 & November 15 F E E L G O O D AT T H E Y M C A ... J O I N O U R S TA F F ! Great people are at the heart of every great organization. Learn how your talents can make a difference at the New Canaan YMCA. As an employee of the Y, benefits include Y membership (10+ hrs/week), priority registration, program discounts, flexible schedules (as applicable), career development, and a healthy atmosphere! Employment application form and current employment opportunities can be found at www.newcanaanymca.org. Contact Pam Libertiny, Director of Human Resources, Risk Management and Administration at 203-966-4528, ext. 128, for more information.

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Y M C A FA L L P RO G R A M S

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MEMBERSHIP PRESCHOOL (Ages 0-4) • With this membership, children 4 and under may participate in all age-appropriate YMCA activities. • Parents and caregivers with children through age 4: Please use Boy’s/ Girl’s locker rooms. For unisex situations, Family/ Special Needs Locker Rooms are available. YOUTH (Ages 5-14) of Rec Pool during scheduled Family Swim times. (Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult member in the pool. Valles Pool: Swimmers must be 13 or older to participate in Adult Lap.) • Use of both gymnasiums during scheduled open times. • Right to reserve racquetball and squash courts. (Must be at least 13 years old and accompanied by an adult.) • Use of Boys/Girls Locker Room. • Children 10 years old and younger and non-swimmers of any age MUST have an adult responsible for them in a bathing suit in the pool in order to participate in Family Swim. NON-SWIMMERS OF ANY AGE AND CHILDREN USING A SWIM AID MUST HAVE A PARENT IN THE POOL NO MORE THAN AN ARM’S LENGTH AWAY FROM THE CHILD AT ALL TIMES. • Use

STUDENT (Ages 15-18 and Full-Time College) adults ages 15 and up enjoy the same membership privileges as adults! • Check out the Adult Membership description. (Note: Members under 18 years of age use Boys or Girls locker rooms). • College students: College photo I.D. and dated full-time course schedule required when joining. • Separate school break memberships available (Winter and Summer breaks). • Young

Included in all memberships (Ages 15+)

WELLNESS CENTER • Paramount strength circuit equipment • Lots of cardio and free weight equipment • Two orientation sessions with trainer GROUP FITNESS CL ASSES sunny studios with suspended wood floors and professional sound system • Motivating, fun instructors • More than 50 classes each week (land, water and spinning) • Mind-Body Center: dedicated to Pilates, yoga, and other like-minded classes.

Descriptions A D U LT • Ages 19 and older. • The YMCA’s Wellness Center is included in ALL Adult memberships! • Unlimited group fitness classes in the Y’s Fitness Studios, as well as water and Spinning classes. • Use of both pools during scheduled Adult Lap and Family Swim times. • Use of both gymnasiums during scheduled open times. • Participation in pickup basketball games during scheduled times. • Right to reserve racquetball and squash courts and participate in challenge ladders. Reservations may be made one day in advance for members. FA M I LY / S I N G L E PA R E N T FA M I LY and Single Parent Family are defined using IRS guidelines to include head of household, all dependents, and live-in nannies (tax return documentation required for children/dependents over 18). • Dads with young daughters or moms with young sons (ages 5 and over) may use Family/ Special Needs Locker Rooms. • Each family member has use of facilities as listed in Adult or Youth Membership descriptions. • Family

MENS OR WOMENS CENTER • Ages 18 or older. • Includes all of the Adult member privileges, plus: separate locker room area with sauna, steam room, hot tub and kit locker. • Towels, lotion, and hair care products provided. • Enjoy coffee or tea in our comfortable lounges. Cable TV, too! • Massage therapy available. Contact massage therapist directly to schedule appointment.



Membership ID cards must be scanned when entering the YMCA. Please note: $5 replacement fee for lost cards.

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Have you had your membership photo taken? Stop by the Front Desk today! Effective October 15, all YMCA premises – including parking lots and grounds – will be tobacco-free.

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and Information M E M B E R S H I P A U T H O R I Z AT I O N The New Canaan YMCA reserves the right to secure emergency care and protection for any person participating in YMCA activities. All expenses incurred for emergency treatment will be borne by the participant or their family. The New Canaan YMCA reserves the right to use member and event photographs in YMCA-related promotional materials. MEMBERSHIP CODE OF CONDUCT Membership is a privilege which may be suspended or revoked by management for abusive behavior, profanity, noncompliance with rules, failure to comply with staff, or other behavior deemed unacceptable and inappropriate. WAIVER OF LIABILIT Y / PRIVACY POLICY All members will sign a waiver of liability upon establishing and renewing all memberships. Please be assured that the YMCA never releases your personal information to outside parties. Member Service Desk Business Hours: Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm Saturday: 7:30 am- 4:30 pm • Sunday: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

YMCA POLICY : NO CHILD LEFT ALONE Please note that no child under the age of 12 can be unsupervised at the Y. Children 11 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the supervision of a program director or coach are considered accounted for. We will allow a 15-minute window before and after programs that children can wait for a ride. After that point, a parent or guardian will be contacted. Thanks for your help in keeping all of our children safe.

OUR 30 - DAY MEMBERSHIP GUARANTEE Adults, join the New Canaan YMCA at no risk…If you are not pleased with your adult membership, we will refund your membership and joiner fee within the first 30 days of your joining. Memberships are non-transferrable and, after 30 days, non-refundable. No refunds on preschool, youth, or student memberships.

WAYS TO PAY Annual: A one-year membership can be purchased by paying with cash, check, VISA or MasterCard. Monthly Bank Draft: Adult and family membership may be paid by the month through automatic payment from your checking account to the YMCA. Not only is it a convenient payment method, but it also provides you with a continuous membership that will never expire unless you request it by providing the YMCA with a 30-day written notification of a termination (no faxes or emails accepted). Non-Member Day Passes: Available to Youth and Adults: valid on the date of issue only (restrictions may apply; name and emergency phone number required). Day Membership Type Youth (0-14) Student (Ages 15-21) Adult Adult with Men’s or Women’s Center

Fee $5 $15 $30 $50

MEMBERSHIP FEES * Membership Type Adult (Ages 19-62) Men’s or Women’s Center Family Single Parent Family Household Family + Men’s or Women’s Center Family + Men’s and Women’s Center

Joiner’s Fee $100 $100 $100 $100 $100

Monthly Bank Draft $70 $102 $111 $77 $146

$100

$196

ANNUAL FEE MEMBERSHIPS: Preschool (Ages 0-4) Youth (Ages 5-14) Student (Ages 15-18 & Full-Time College)

$25 $25

$145 $229

$50

$415

Senior Citizens (Age 62+): Receive a 25% subsidy. Note: A Joiner’s Fee is charged for all new memberships and to past members whose memberships have lapsed more than 29 days. These funds are used for building and ground maintenance and improvement. *Memberships are non-refundable, although we do offer a 30-day guarantee to our new adult members.


Y M C A FA L L P RO G R A M S

2009

REGISTRATION FA L L P RO G R A M R E G I S T R AT I O N A N D S E S S I O N D AT E S * Online Registration Begins: Monday, August 10, 9:00 am Registration at the YMCA Front Desk: Monday, August 10, 9:00 am Classes Begin: September 9 Classes End: December 5 No Classes: *

November 25-28

For current members only. NEW memberships must be purchased at the Front Desk. To better serve our members, online registration is available for our programs. Please read the following instructions, so you can conveniently register for your favorite classes. If you have participated in previous online registration and know your login and password, your online account is already set up and you are ready to go to online registration. Please confirm accessibility before registration begins.

Instructions

If this is your first online registration attempt, please follow these steps at least one week ahead of the start of online registration and confirm accessibility by logging on and viewing program listing. •A

member must have only one email address on file in our membership database before being able to register online and open an “Online Registration Account.” Your address will not be given to anyone and will be used for YMCA purposes only. (Receiving our e-newsletter does not mean we have your e-mail address in our membership database.) • Contact us at membership@newcanaanymca.org to send your e-mail address, or come in to the YMCA in person. These are the only two options for e-mail address input. • When this is completed, go back to the New Canaan YMCA website www.newcanaanymca.org, and follow the prompts for “registration.” • Go to “Online Registration” and click on any “Login and Register” hyperlink. • “First-time users” should retrieve their “Login” and “Password,” which will be sent to the member once their e-mail address is recognized. This is not an immediate response. If your login and password do not work, please click “Retrieve Login,” and you will be emailed your information. If you have any further questions or difficulty, contact us at: membership@newcanaanymca.org. • Once you open your online registration account, you are eligible to register for any future online registration. • At this time Special Payments and Financial Aid transactions must be processed at the Front Desk. Special Payment forms and Financial Aid applications must be submitted to Carol Antrum, Ext. 140, by August 1 for Fall programs. • After classes start, registration and prorating of class fees can only be processed at the Front Desk; online registration after classes start will require full payment. • The New Canaan YMCA reserves the right to close online registration at its discretion. For your convenience and service the New Canaan YMCA strives to promote efficient procedures through enhanced technology. If you have any questions, please contact us at 966-4528.

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Refund& Exchange POLICY P RO G R A M R E F U N D / C R E D I T P O L I C Y Members must complete and return a refund form to the Front Desk for processing at least 5 business days before the class/program starts for each participant. • Should

the YMCA need to cancel a class/program, a full program refund will automatically be issued to the participant. • Should the participant cancel five or more business days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first day of the class/ program, a full refund will be provided, less a $15 processing fee. • Should the participant cancel less than five business days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first class or after the first day of the class/program, whether or not they attended, a 50% program credit will be issued, less a $15 processing fee. • Should the participant cancel less than five business days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first class or after the first day of the class/program, whether or not they attended, AND wish to sign up for another class/program, the participant may wait for their 50% program credit, less a $15 processing fee to be applied to their account and then use it to register for the new class. Otherwise, in order to secure new class opening, the member may sign up and pay for new class and then use program credit for a future transaction. • Should a participant cancel after the second class, whether or not they attended, NO credit shall be given. • Should the participant cancel due to a medical reason, a prorated refund/credit, less a $15 processing fee, will be provided upon written verification by a physician. • There are some exceptions to the above policy which are written in the handbooks/flyers of certain class/programs and supersede the above. • All class/program “Changes” will incur a $15 processing fee and are subject to Director’s discretion. • All class/program “Refunds,” or “Credits” will incur a $15 processing fee and must be submitted within two weeks of session end date.

PROGRAM CHANGES AND CANCELL ATIONS The YMCA reserves the right to cancel any program that fails to meet enrollment requirements. All schedules are subject to change. When programs are cancelled by the YMCA due to inclement weather or other emergency, every effort will be made to reschedule programs and offer make-up classes. If the YMCA is unable to do this, credit for the missed program will be issued and may be used at a later registration.

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Y- CARES

Child

R A I N B OW S TAT I O N Preschool Childcare • Ages 6 weeks- 5 years • Hours available Monday- Friday 7:30 am- 6:00 pm • Loving, nurturing staff • Staff-to-child ratio of at least 1:4 for infants/toddlers and 1:8 for pre-schoolers • Outdoor walks/play daily • Large preschool play yard • Indoor play area for toddlers • Developmentally appropriate, theme-based curriculum includes activities to develop the whole child: socially, cognitively, emotionally, and physically. • Preschoolers enjoy the entire Y facility, including swimming, Bouncing Bears, gym time, and large program spaces • Infant-

Contact Suzy Pfeifer, ext. 163, for more information.

 Limited s for 2009 paces -2010 available .

Y ’ S L I T T L E OW L N U R S E RY S C H O O L • 2 year old program: Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-11:30 am • 3 year old program: Monday, Wednesday, Friday OR Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 am -12:00 pm • 4 year old program: Monday-Friday 9:00 am -12:00 pm or 12:30-3:30 pm • Lunch Bunch available: 3’s and 4’s only • Staff/Child ratio of at least 1:4 (2’s), 1:7 (3’s) and 1:8 (4’s) • Developmentally appropriate, theme-based curriculum includes activities to develop the whole child: socially, cognitively, emotionally, and physically. • 3 and 4 year old programs include: Bouncing Bears and Magical Musical School, swimming lessons (4’s only). • All participants enjoy the entire Y facility, including open gym time, large program spaces, and new outdoor play area. Contact Suzy Pfeifer, ext. 163, for more information.

Rainbow Station, Y’s Little Owl Nursery School, and Kids Unlimited are all NAEYC accredited.

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Development Center



KIDS UNLIMITED Limited space childcare program available! • Grades K-6 • School Dismissal until 6:00 pm • Participants can register for 3, 4 or 5 days per week • Follows New Canaan public schools calendar • Energetic, qualified staff • Staff/child ratio of at least 1:10. • Activities include: Organized gym activities and outdoor play Swimming, art and crafts, cooking, science, music Special events and local trips Homework assistance Vacation programs available ( at reduced rate) on most public school holidays • Transportation provided from New Canaan Public Schools and St. Aloysius • After-school

Contact Suzy Pfeifer, ext. 163, for more information.

M Y P L AY RO O M babysitting program for members who are using the YMCA facility: Monday- Friday: 8:15 am -1:15 pm Monday- Thursday: 3:30 pm -7:00 pm Saturday: 8:15 am -12:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am -12:00 pm • My Playroom is for children who are 6 months old (and can sit up on their own) and up. • Caring staff provide an environment for play, games, and arts and crafts. Older children are encouraged to bring their homework. • 15-hour coupon books can be purchased at the Front Desk for $92. • Drop-in

See the My Playroom handbook for more details on policies. Contact Suzy Pfeifer, ext. 163, for more information.

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Y M C A FA L L P RO G R A M S

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School Vacation CAMP Day Off from School? Looking for Something Fun to Do? Try the YMCA Vacation Programs! G R A D E S K-6 Why not come with the YMCA for an exciting day with your friends? We go on awesome day trips, make crafts, do experiments, and use the YMCA pools and gym. It’s a lot of fun! The program will meet at the New Canaan YMCA from 9 am-5 pm along with some great off-site programs as well. Extended day (8-9 am and 5-6 pm) also available. MONDAY, SEPT. 28 – Yom Kippur MONDAY, OCT. 12 – Columbus Day TUESDAY, NOV. 3 – Professional Development

Grab your friends and sign up for this awesome program! REFUND POLICY • Should the participant cancel 5 or more business days (Monday through Friday) prior to the first day of Vacation Camp Session, a full refund will be provided less a $15 per-person, per-session service charge when the space is filled. If the space is not filled, no refund will be issued. • Should the participant cancel less than 5 business days (Monday through Friday) prior to the first day of Vacation Camp Session, a refund less a $15 per-person, per-session service charge will be prorated according to the date the space is filled. If the space is not filled, no refund will be issued. For more info, contact Davie Cedela, ext. 141. Registration is required for all programs. Watch for more information as the dates draw near, or inquire at the YMCA Front Desk.

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Y- FAMILY Y- G U I D E / Y- P R I N C E S S (A Father/Son and Father/Daughter program: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade) The Y-Guide/Princess program instills closer family relationships between parents and children. Our program fosters togetherness...doing fun things, such as crafts, hiking, outings, stories, games, and hobbies. In the process, participants get to know and understand each other better. Parents become more aware of their children’s needs, and at the same time children are provided with the important adult role models so necessary to their development. Youngsters savor the joys of achieving in joint projects, and parents, the fun and value of companionship with their children on a one-to-one basis. The parents and youngsters join and participate together in small groups called tribes. REGISTRATION IN PROGRESS FOR NEW MEMBERS:

Y Members

Past Participant

New Sibling

First-Year Participants

Child: $60 Dad: Free

Child: $70

Child: $91 Dad: Free

Non-Members Child: $143 Child: $154 Dad: $119

Child: $174 Dad: $141

Limit: 20 families per tribe.

OUTING DATES: Fall

Princess – Sept. 26-27

Guide – Oct. 3-4

Winter

Princess – Jan. 16-18

Guide – Jan. 23-24

Spring

Princess & Guide – April 30-May 2

Note: Outing fees are additional.

For questions or further information, contact Davie Cedela at (203) 966-4528, ext. 141.

H E A LT H Y FA M I L I E S , H A P P Y FA M I L I E S A nutrition program for families with children ages 9 -14 As a family: • Learn more about making healthy, affordable food choices. • Have an interactive cooking experience with an experienced chef, followed by a healthy, well-balanced dinner. • Interact with other families in your community. This is a FREE program for Y members and nonmembers and is offered as a collaborative effort between the New Canaan YMCA, The Outback Teen Center, New Canaan Department of Youth Services, and Chef 3M. Families that eat together, stay together! Location: Outback Teen Center Dates: Tuesdays: October 13, November 17, and December 15 (you can sign up for one or all sessions) Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm To save a space, sign up at the YMCA Front Desk. For more information, contact Nicki Jezairian at 966-4528, ext. 157, or njezairian@newcanaanymca.org.

STEP OUT: WALK TO FIGHT DIABETES American Diabetes Association Fairfield County Walk Sunday, October 4, 2009 Registration: 8:00 am; Walk: 9:00 am This year, we’ve begun a new and exciting collaboration with the American Diabetes Association. This walk is a non-competitive 5K event to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association. All are welcome, and this is a great way for families to get together, spend quality time, and build Developmental Assets. We are sponsoring their “Kids Zone” (interactive entertainment for kids) and are looking for volunteers and for participants to join our walking team for this wonderful cause. Contact Nicki Jezairian at 966-4528, ext. 157, or njezairian@newcanaanymca.org for more information.

Y A RTS W EEK ... Where community and culture meet: October 5-11, 2009 Y Arts Week is a nationally celebrated YMCA event that highlights our delivery of mission-based services in support of healthy growth and development of kids, teens, adults, and seniors through arts and humanities programming. Watch for special performances, exhibitions, and activities all week long! Interested in participating as an artist? Contact Nicki Jezairian at (203) 966-4528, ext. 157.

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Y M C A FA L L P RO G R A M S

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PRO J ECT

Adventure

Top 5 reasons to choose the New Canaan YMCA’s Project Adventure:

5 A day (or more) of fun for all involved. Adventure promotes and develops 4 Project team-building, leadership, and confidence. 3 Each program is custom-designed with your input. learning and skills transfer directly to 2 Participants’ life experiences. with a wide variety of learning styles 1 Participants benefit from our activities. We work with school groups, alternative classrooms, out-of-school programs, religious youth groups, sports teams, camps, and clubs throughout the year.

Bring your group or team to Project Adventure at the YMCA: Groups who take part in Project Adventure will be required to figure out problems, overcome obstacles, and work as a team to complete a task within certain boundaries and sometimes within a time limit, much like “real life.” What your group will get out of it is a boosted morale toward stressful situations and seemingly impossible odds. Once they know they can overcome an obstacle such as “Wild Woosey” or encourage their fellow group members to experience the “flying squirrel,” they know they can overcome tasks at work, in school, or life. Are you flexible with scheduling? How about weekends? We are as flexible as our schedules allow us, depending on the staff at hand for your desired time. Please contact us about availability. Program Director: Davie Cedela, (203) 966-4528, ext. 141

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PRESCHOOL

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MORE THAN JUST MUSIC Led by board-certified music therapist Judy Engel, this program includes a structured curriculum that provides music activities to increase your child’s developmental learning. Enjoy movement and singing as well as instruments and props for individual creativity and to enhance fine, gross motor, and beat-sense skills. You and your child will be learning and having fun all at the same time! Location: Williams Room Instructor: J. Engel Session Dates: 9/9-12/5; no classes 11/12-11/14 or 11/26-11/28 Fee: $150, plus Preschool or Family membership Limit: 10 participants CHILD/GUARDIAN CLASSES: 6-12 months Friday 12:30 - 1:15 pm Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm 13-24 months Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 am Friday 10:30 - 11:15 am Saturday 11:30 am - 12:15 pm 25-36 months Thursday 12:30 - 1:15 pm Friday 1:30 - 2:15 pm Saturday 1:30 - 2:15 pm Ages 3-4 Thursday 1:30 - 2:15 pm

MUSICAL MUNCHKINS Since 1982, Musical Munchkins has delighted families from Westchester and Fairfield Counties. This unique curriculum grows with your child and changes every session. Music learning includes instruments, singing, rhythmic movement, and more, and props such as puppets, books, balls, beanbags, blocks, hoops, and scarves are used to encourage self-exploration and imagination.



Cancelled for Fall Location: Williams Room 2009 session; Instructor: N. Koehler we apologize for the inconvenience. Session Dates: 9/9-12/5; no classes 11/25-11/28 Fee: $180, plus Preschool or Family membership Limit: 10 participants

CHILD/GUARDIAN CLASSES: Baby Munchkins – Ages 6 – 13 months: A child/caregiver class, bring a light blanket to lay your child on. Babies love bouncing, giggling, tickling, and peek-a-boos, and we give you ways to play with baby while nurturing their sensory development through music. Wednesday: 12:15 - 1:00 pm 1:15 - 2:00 pm Music for 1’s – 14 – 23 months: Children walk, march or tippy-toe around the classroom and explore their newfound mobility. We will use shaker instruments, woods, drums, bells and more, as well as props like scarves, balls and soft toys to allow children to explore with verbal direction, music, and lots of singing! Wednesday: 9:30 - 10:15 am Music for 2’s and 3’s – Ages 24 – 35 months: Featuring more independent activities, kids have a choice of being with their grown-up or sitting in a group with the teacher. Class includes group instrument play on various instruments. Wednesday: 10:30 - 11:15 am Music for 3’s and 4’s – Ages 36 months and up: Child-only class, with a gentle approach to separation. In this class, we get more into musical notation and delve into the use of musical notes and vocabulary. Imaginary music play is one of our favorite ways of broadening musical horizons at this age. Wednesday: 2:15 - 3:00 pm


Y M C A FA L L P RO G R A M S

2009

PRESCHOOL & SCHOOL - AGE

Arts & Humanities The New Canaan YMCA SCHOOL OF MUSIC Lessons in: Piano, Strings, Drums, Guitar, Voice, Music Theory



Ages 5-Adult: As part of our Arts and Humanities initiative, the New Canaan YMCA is proud to have a music program for kids and adults! Music nourishes the brain, enriches the spirit, and helps to develop children’s fundamental learning skills. The music lessons are taught by highly trained local instructors from a variety of different schools of music who have been teaching young people and adults for many years. Rob Silvan, piano/voice; Jody Sandhaus, piano/voice; Rick Quintanal, drums; Justin Elkins, violin and cello; Maria Elkins, piano; and Sid Obando, guitar. Lessons meet once per week for 12 weeks: 30-Minute Lessons: $504 plus membership; 45-Minute Lessons: $744 plus membership; 1-Hour Lessons: $984 plus membership For more information contact Nicki Jezairian at 966-4528, ext. 157, or njezairian@newcanaanymca.org or pick up a YMCA School of Music brochure at the Front Desk. *If there is a desire to learn more about an instrument that is not listed, please contact us, and we will try our best to accomodate that need.

HOT DIGGITY CRAFTS Child & Guardian Class (Ages 2-3)

T RY A C L A S S The New Canaan YMCA offers you an opportunity to try a new music class before signing up for the whole session. Check out the following classes, dates, and times:

MORE THAN JUST MUSIC Crafts, crafts, and more crafts! This class will open your child’s mind and imagination to the world of arts and crafts. Glitter, glue, paint, google-eyes, and recycled materials are only a few of the things we will use to ensure a messy—and incredibly fun—time. Location: Instructor: Session Start/End: No Classes: Day: Time: Member Fee: Limit:

Mezzanine J. Greywacz 9/9-12/5 11/25-11/28 Wednesday 9:45-10:30 am $155 12

Friday August 14, 2009 6 – 12 months 13 – 24 months 25 – 36 months 3 and 4 years

12:30 – 1:15 pm 10:30 – 11:15 am 11:30 am – 12:15 pm 1:30 – 2:15 pm

Thursday September 3, 2009 6 – 12 months 13 – 24 months 25 – 36 months 3 and 4 years

14

12:30 – 1:15 pm 10:30 – 11:15 am 11:30 am – 12:15 pm 1:30 – 2:15 pm


SWIM

Lessons

The New Canaan YMCA Aquatics program offers a fun, safe, and enjoyable experience for parents and young children. Under the direction of trained and certified staff, your child will participate in a combination of water-adjustment skills, songs, and games geared for their age group and swim level. YSwim Lessons for preschoolers are divided into two-groups: 6-36 month olds with parent, and 3-5 year olds independent with an instructor. Make-up class policy: See page 20.

Parent/Child: 6-36 Months SHRIMP/KIPPER

Children between the ages of 6-12 months. Child can control head and sit with or without support from hands. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

Shrimp/Kipper Shrimp/Kipper

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. 11:00-11:30 am Thurs. 9:30-10:00 am

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

$228 $228

12 12

INIA Children between the ages of 13-24 months. Child can stand without support; walks with or without support or aid. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Inia Inia Inia

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Tues. Sat.

11:30-12:00 pm 9:30-10:00 am 11:30-12:00 pm

$228 $228 $228

12 12 12

P E RC H Children between the ages of 19-36 months. Child can run, jump, and is beginning to speak using words and phrases. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Perch Perch Perch Perch

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Wed. Thurs. Sat.

10:30-11:00 am 10:00-10:30 am 11:00-11:30 am 12:00-12:30 pm

$228 $228 $228 $228

12 12 12 12

P E RC H II Children between the ages of 24-36 months. Child has experience with flotation (IFD), is comfortable in the water, and is starting to show confidence and independence. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Perch II Perch II Perch II Perch II Perch II

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Sat.

9:30-10:00 am 11:00-11:30 am 11:00-11:30 am 11:30-12:00 pm 12:30-1:00 pm

$228 $228 $228 $228 $228

12 12 12 12 12

No classes: 11/25-11/28


Y M C A FA L L P RO G R A M S

SWIM

2009

Lessons (continued)

P E RC H II P L U S This is a parent/child class for children who have completed the Perch II level and who are able to progress to this advanced class at the instructor’s recommendation. This is a bridge class to the preschooler levels for children who do not meet the age requirement. Parent participation in the water and instructor’s written recommendation are required for this class. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Perch II Plus Perch II Plus Perch II Plus

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Tues. Wed.

2:30-3:00 pm 11:30-12:00 pm 9:30-10:00 am

$228 $228 $228

5 5 5

Pre-School: 3-5 Years Old Child-only class emphasizing skill development

PIKE I Child cannot swim independently. Apprehensive/first-time experience. Basic swimming and water safety skills are begun. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Pike I Pike I Pike I Pike I Pike I Pike I Pike I Pike I Pike I Pike I Pike I Pike I Pike I

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Mon. Mon. Tues. Tues. Wed. Wed. Wed. Thurs. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sat.

10:00-10:30 am 2:00-2:30 pm 3:00-3:30 pm 10:30-11:00 am 5:15-5:45 pm 10:30-11:00 am 11:30-12:00 pm 4:00-4:30 pm 10:00-10:30 am 1:30-2:00 pm 9:15-9:45 am 10:30-11:00 am 11:00-11:30 am

$235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

P I K E II Child can swim independently with back float, is not apprehensive, and may be trying to paddle stroke. Basic swimming without flotation and water safety skills are the focus. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Tues. Tues.

10:00-10:30 am 2:00-2:30 pm 2:30-3:00 pm 3:00-3:30 am 4:00-4:30 pm 10:00-10:30 am 10:30-11:00 am

$235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235

5 5 5 5 5 5 5

No classes: 11/25-11/28

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PIKE

II ( C O N T I N U E D )

CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II Pike II

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Tues. Tues. Tues. Wed. Wed. Wed. Wed. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Fri. Fri. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sat.

2:15-2:45 pm 3:30-4:00 pm 4:00-4:30 pm 11:30-12:00 pm 3:00-3:30 pm 3:30-4:00 pm 4:00-4:30 pm 10:00-10:30 am 1:30-2:00 pm 2:00-2:30 pm 5:15-5:45 pm 9:15-9:45 am 9:45-10:15 am 10:15-10:45 am 9:45-10:15 am 10:30-11:00 am 11:00-11:30 am

$235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

EEL Child can swim independently at least five feet on their front and back in a horizontal position. Emphasis at this level is putting face in the water, so child should be comfortable submerging underwater. This class also concentrates on back floating independently and kicking on back while finning. Dives and diving safety are introduced. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Eel Eel Eel Eel Eel Eel Eel Eel Eel Eel Eel Eel Eel Eel Eel Eel Eel Eel

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Tues. Tues. Tues. Tues. Wed. Wed. Wed. Thurs. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sat.

2:00-2:30 pm 2:30-3:00 pm 3:00-3:30 pm 3:30-4:00 pm 4:00-4:30 pm 10:00-10:30 am 2:15-2:45 pm 3:30-4:00 pm 5:15-5:45 pm 10:30-11:00 am 3:00-3:30 pm 3:30-4:00 pm 10:00-10:30 am 2:00-2:30 pm 9:45-10:15 am 9:45-10:15 am 10:30-11:00 am 11:00-11:30 am

$235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

No classes: 11/25-11/28

17


Y M C A FA L L P RO G R A M S

SWIM

2009

Lessons (continued)

R AY / S TA R F I S H Child can swim 20 feet in prone position with face in the water, is able to begin over arm recovery while swimming front crawl, and back floats independently. Rotary breathing is introduced and emphasized. Continued challenge in diving, elementary backstroke, and survival skills are begun in this level. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Ray/Starfish Ray/Starfish Ray/Starfish Ray/Starfish Ray/Starfish Ray/Starfish Ray/Starfish Ray/Starfish

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Mon. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Sat. Sat.

2:00-2:30 pm 3:00-3:30 pm 3:30-4:00 pm 4:00-4:30 am 3:00-3:30 pm 5:15-5:45 pm 9:45-10:15 am 10:30-11:00 am

$235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

School-age: Grades K and Up (Child-only class emphasizing on skill development) A little about our program‌ Children kindergarten and up may join this program for water adjustment, stroke development, physical conditioning, and personal safety as well as fun. Classes are taught within the guidelines set up by the YMCA of the USA National Aquatics Program. Each of the seven developmental levels is divided into five elements: personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, personal growth, and rescue. Required membership: Youth or Family.

P O L LY W O G I No previous experience and /or hesitancy in the water. Assisted paddle stroke, blowing bubbles, and kicking. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

Pollywog I Pollywog I Pollywog I

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. 3:45-4:30 pm Mon. 5:15-6:00 pm Thurs. 4:30-5:15 pm

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

$245 $245 $245

6 6 6

P O L LY W O G II Beginning to swim independently and comfortable in the water. Front and back glides introduced. Concentration is on endurance and strength to accomplish 25 yds. on front and back. Rhythmic breathing is introduced. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Pollywog II Pollywog II Pollywog II Pollywog II Pollywog II Pollywog II Pollywog II Pollywog II Pollywog II Pollywog II

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Mon. Tues. Tues. Tues. Wed. Wed. Thurs. Thurs. Sat.

3:45-4:30 pm 5:15-6:00 pm 3:45-4:30 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 5:15-6:00 pm 3:45-4:30 pm 5:15-6:00 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 5:15-6:00 pm 9:45-10:30 am

$245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

No classes: 11/25-11/28

18


GUPPY Beginning front crawl with overarm recovery. Child is able to swim 25 yds. on front and back in a horizontal position. Concentration is on rotary breathing and backstroke. Symetrical arms introduced. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Guppy Guppy Guppy Guppy Guppy Guppy Guppy Guppy Guppy Guppy

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Mon. Tues. Tues. Wed. Wed. Wed. Thurs. Thurs. Sat.

4:30-5:15 pm 5:15-6:00 pm 3:45-4:30 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 3:45-4:30 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 5:15-6:00 pm 3:45-4:30 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 9:45-10:30 am

$245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

M I N N OW Concentration on front crawl with coordinated overarm recovery and rotary breathing. Can swim front crawl and backstroke 25 yards without stopping. Symetrical strokes are introduced. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Minnow Minnow Minnow Minnow Minnow Minnow Minnow Minnow

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Mon. Tues. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Thurs. Sat.

4:30-5:15 pm 5:15-5:45 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 5:15-6:00 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 3:45-4:30 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 9:00-9:45 am

$245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245

8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

FISH Continued stroke development, endurance swims, and stroke development on front and back crawl and breaststroke. Concentration on learning the butterfly, and flip turns are introduced. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Sat.

4:30-5:15 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 5:15-6:00 pm 3:45-4:30 pm 9:00-9:45 am

$245 $245 $245 $245 $245

8 8 8 8 8

No classes: 11/25-11/28

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Y M C A FA L L P RO G R A M S

SWIM

2009

Lessons (continued)

F LY I N G F I S H / S H A R K Advanced level with emphasis on endurance swims and stroke development of all four competitive strokes and sidestroke. Individual medley, racing starts, and lifesaving medley are also covered. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

F.F./Shark F.F./Shark F.F./Shark F.F./Shark

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Wed. Thurs. Sat.

4:30-5:15 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 5:15-6:00 pm 9:00-9:45 am

$245 $245 $245 $245

8 8 8 8

PORPOISE This level is for the accomplished swimmer in the YSWIM program. The atmosphere is one that encourages new experiences: Swim team, lifeguarding skills, snorkeling, and water sports and games are among just a few we hope to cover. The focus will also be on continued stroke development through drills and a generous workout experience that the swimmer will be able to carry with them through adulthood. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

Porpoise Porpoise

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Wed. 4:30-5:15 pm Thurs. 3:45-4:30 pm

Parents Please remember to check the recreational swim program board located in the front hallway next to the door to the Rec. Pool. Keep yourself informed, and pick up your copy of the parent handbook and Winter session guide.

YSWIM Makeup Class Policy It is our desire that each student attend all classes within a session. This will provide the maximum benefit to the development of a child. Therefore, a makeup class can only be allowed for a student who has been sick the day of their class, and with a doctor’s note. All make-ups MUST be approved AND scheduled by Kim Rojas, Assistant Aquatics Director, by calling 966-4528, ext. 143. No classes: 11/25-11/28

20

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

$245 $245

8 8


AQUATIC

Information Family Swim Info:

Mark your Calendar!

Fish Pass is in effect!

Y-SWIM EVALUATIONS FOR FALL 2009 SESSION We will be holding evaluation days for children returning to swim lessons this Fall in July & August. Children who have attended summer swim lessons do not need to attend.

• •

Evaluations will take 5-10 minutes in the Recreational Pool on the following days only: •

Monday Tuesday Thursday Saturday Monday Tuesday Thursday Saturday

July 27, 3:30-4:30 PM July 28, 5-6 PM July 30, 5-6 PM August 1, 9-10 AM August 3, 3:30-4:30 PM August 4, 5-6 PM August 6, 5-6 PM August 8, 9-10 AM

• •

Due to the overwhelming number of members attending weekend Family Swim, our concerns for safety, and the legal capacity of the pool, we have a special procedure for Family Swims on Saturdays and Sundays: Only 60 people will be allowed in the Recreational Pool are at one time. Fish passes will be available at the Membership check-in Desk. When swiping your membership card, please pick up your fish pass. Each fish pass entitles the holder to enter the Recreational Pool for a 45-minute swim. Passes are to be handed to the lifeguard and your last name given. If at the end of your 45-minute swim, there is no one waiting and passes are available, you can renew for another 45 minutes. Once all 60 passes have been given out, members will have to wait outside of the pool area until the next passes become available.

New Canaan YMCA Aquatics

“NO SECOND CHANCE” SAFETY FOR ALL • Three children die each day from drowning. • For every child that drowns, another 4 receive emergency care for non-fatal injuries. • Non-fatal drowning can cause brain damage that results in long-term disabilities. • 1 in 4 drownings occur among children 14 years old and younger. The New Canaan YMCA Aquatic Department implemented a campaign called “NO SECOND CHANCE” with their Camp Waterfronts two summers ago to address the need of educating staff on drowning situations that occur in the summer months. Last year, we implemented it with our year-round staff to focus on safety for all who use our pools. This Fall, we will be doing mandatory swim testing on all members who use our pool during Family Swim times. Information on procedures for this swim testing will be available on our website and posted around our facility. Once swim testing starts, all attending Family Swim will need to be tested before participating in Family Swim. Aquatic staff will be available to test members 15 years and younger during all Family Swim times.


Y M C A FA L L P RO G R A M S

2009

SPECIALIZED

& ADULT AQUATICS

Red Cross Courses A N G E L F I S H (11-week session) A small group class for children with special needs and his or her parent (ages 2-6 and 7-12). This class will use therapeutic techniques to strengthen muscles, normalize muscle tone, and modulate the sensory system. Using the water’s properties of buoyancy, resistance and hydrostatic pressure, we will meet each child’s individual needs. This class is run by Ailene Tisser-Physical Therapist, along with other therapists and a YMCA instructor. The focus will be on parent education regarding therapeutic activities, basic swim skills, peer interaction, motor planning, and mostly FUN! Siblings cannot swim at this time. Siblings will be invited to swim on the last class at the instructor’s discretion. TLC SALAMANDER This is a “bridging” class especially for children with special needs who are ready to be introduced to a regular swim lesson format. All children must be evaluated by the Aquatics Department prior to registering to determine if this is the appropriate class for them. The class ratio will be 1 instructor to 4 children. Registration will not be accepted without Director’s approval.

R E D C RO S S L I F E G U A R D C O U R S E Courses are held on Saturdays and Sundays. Two lifeguarding courses will be offered during the Fall Session. Detailed information will be available on Tuesday, September 8 at the YMCA and on our website. Fee: $350 A RT H R I T I S E X E RC I S E Come have fun while you exercise in a class specifically designed for people with Arthritis. Classes will be taught by a certified AFYAP instructor and will be held in our warm (85-87 degree) Rec Pool. A D U LT S W I M I N S T R U C T I O N The goal of this program is to give adults the opportunity to either learn to swim or master whatever skills they may already have. Beginners—uncomfortable in the water? This class is for you. Intermediate to advances swimmers, brush up on your skills and enhance your techniques.

BUDDY SWIM The New Canaan YMCA is proud to offer a class for children with special needs aged 7-12 years old led by an instructor. Children are grouped with 1-2 high school volunteers who will work on their skills under the direction of the swim instructor.

CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Buddy Swim TLC Salamander Angel Fish Angel Fish Arthritis Adult Swim Adult Swim

Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Sat. Wed. Sun. Sun. Tues./Th. Tues. Fri.

9:00-9:45 am 5:15-6:00 pm 9:15-10:00 am 10:00-10:45 pm 12:00-12:45 pm 7:45-8:30 pm 10:15-11:00 am

$245 $300 $475 $475 $85/$105 $245 $245

6 3 8 8 15 6 6

No classes: 11/25-11/28

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BOUNCING

Bears

Bouncing Bears Explorative Gym is a unique and integrated program that will challenge your child as he or she develops physically and socially. Your child will be exposed to activities that enhance flexibility, balance, rhythm, and motor skills. Age-appropriate classes incorporate music, dance, puppets, relays, games, gymnastics apparatus, skills stations, and creative obstacle courses. An emphasis is placed on community and social skills, as well as the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Workout Attire: Shorts and tee-shirt, sweats, or leotard. No shoes, socks or jewelry. Make-Up Policy: Open gym time will be provided on Monday and Thursdays from 12:00- 1:00 pm for make-ups and additional playtime. The program is divided into the following levels: B O P P E R S : 3-5 years, child only L I T T L E T Y K E S : 12-24 months with parent M I G H T Y M I T E S : 19-36 months with parent G Y M S TA R S : 3-5 years old with parent T U M B L E R S : 3-4 years old, child only A C RO B AT S : 4-6 years old, child only S I B N A S T I C S : Multi-age class for children 6 and under, with parent. 2 Children must participate. $200 per child. Please refer to our Parents’ Handbook, available at the Front Desk. For further information, contact jsomma@newcanaanymca.org.

CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Mighty Mites Mighty Mites Mighty Mites Mighty Mites Mighty Mites Mighty Mites Little Tykes Little Tykes Little Tykes Tumblers Tumblers Tumblers Boppers Boppers Boppers Gymstars Gymstars Acrobats Acrobats Acrobats Sibnastics Sibnastics

Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym

Carpenter Carpenter Carpenter Carpenter Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Carpenter Staff Carpenter Staff Carpenter Carpenter Staff Staff Staff Carpenter Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Tues. Wed. Sat. Mon. Tues. Fri. Sat. Thurs. Tues. Mon. Thurs. Wed. Wed. Thurs. Mon. Fri.

10:30-11:15 am 10:30-11:15 am 10:30-11:15 am 10:30-11:15 am 9:45-10:30 am 10:30-11:15 pm 9:00-9:45 am 9:00-9:45 am 9:45-10:30 am 1:30-2:15 pm 9:45-10:30 am 10:30-11:15 am 9:00-9:45 am 2:15-3:00 pm 1:30-2:15 pm 9:45-10:30 am 9:45-10:30 am 9:45-10:30 am 2:15-3:00 pm 9:00-9:45 am 9:00-9:45 am 9:00-9:45 am

$245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $245 $272 $272 $272 $272 $272 $272 $245 $245 $272 $272 $272 $200 $200

12 12 12 12 12 12 15 15 15 8 12 8 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 16 16

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2009

GYMNASTICS Girls and Boys: Kindergarten and Up

The New Canaan YMCA offers programs at the following levels:

Utilizing the YMCA/USA GYMNASTICS Junior Olympic Development program progressive teaching methods, our goal is to ensure your child has a rewarding experience learning and executing gymnastic skills and routines. Our coaching staff is skilled at making class time fun, structured, and exciting.

RO L L E R S / S W I N G E R S Ages 5-9: The first step in our progressive gymnastics program. Classes consist of equal parts stretching, conditioning, and basic apparatus skill development. Emphasis is on fostering enjoyment of the sport.

Gymnastics requires self-discipline and independent workout skills. We help each child to develop these skills, so their experience in the gym is fun and productive. If a child decides to progress to the competitive level, he or she will be prepared for the intensity of that level and will experience a greater degree of success in their training and the competitive arena.

TWISTERS I Beginner-to-intermediate program for girls and boys ages 9-12. Emphasis on skill development. No experience necessary. Children interested in cheerleading or other team sports will find that gymnastics will improve their performance. T W I S T E R S I I : A D VA N C E D L E V E L Focus on skill proficiency and preparation for pre-competitive level. Participant should be accomplished at hip pullover on bars and be working on a cartwheel on beam. There will be many opportunities to work out with the Pre-Team, which will inspire them to achieve. GIRLS PRE-TEAM/BOYS PRE-TEAM: This program is for gymnasts who have progressed through our instructional program and are ready for more intensive training. Participants will be introduced to the compulsory competitive routines and will participate in clinics, workshops, and film review. Two classes per week recommended: Boys must choose Thursdays first; girls must choose Fridays first. U S A G Y M N A S T I C S P RO G R A M L E V E L S 1-4 Boys and Girls Pre-Team: By coaches’ invitation only. For further information, contact jsomma@newcanaanymca.org

CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Roller/Swinger Roller/Swinger Roller/Swinger Roller/Swinger Roller/Swinger Twisters I/II Twisters I/II Pre-Team Boys Pre-Team Boys & Girls Pre-Team Boys & Girls

Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym

Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Mon. Wed. Thurs. Mon. Fri.

3:45-4:45 pm 3:45-4:45 pm 3:45-4:45 pm 3:45-4:45 pm 3:45-4:45 pm 4:45-5:45 pm 4:45-5:45 pm 4:45-6:15 pm 4:45-5:45 pm 4:45-6:15 pm

$305 $305 $305 $305 $305 $305 $305 $340 $340 $340

16 16 16 16 16 16 16 25 16 25

No classes: 11/25-11/28

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2009

WHIRLWIND DIVING

Team

Y M C A N AT I O N A L D I V I N G CHAMPIONS 1999-2007 Whirlwind Diving is the New Canaan YMCA’s Competitive Diving Team and is for all participant levels, from beginners to experienced athletes. The objective of this program is to develop proper diving mechanics, as well as to enhance and strengthen individual skills, all within a safe environment. For competitive challenge, the team participates in numerous United States Diving events throughout the season. The level of the individual diver will indicate the events in which athletes compete. Registration: For more information, including team fees, contact Kristin Faig at (203) 966-4528, ext. 131, or by email at: kfaig@newcanaanymca.org. Visit the team online at ncywwd.com

Team Highlights 2008-2009: 10 athletes qualified for Junior Nationals • 5 High School All-Americans: Alex Leinroth, Kara Capossela, Katie Warburg, Hannah Singer, Mark O’Connell • High School State Open Champion: Kara Capossela •

C O A C H I N G S TA F F Head Coach: Joseph J. Somma, Jr. Assistant Diving Director: Sergey Meshcherskiy Joe Somma brings over 20 years of coaching experience to the New Canaan YMCA and is the 2001 recipient of the Robert Moss Award for his contribution to YMCA Diving. Under the guidance of Mr. Somma, the team has earned 9 YMCA National Titles, 20 + All-Americans, 40 + All-State divers, and 3 Junior Olympic Champions.

Fall Options: Gymnastics for Diving, Ballet for Diving, and Pilates for Diving.

Joe’s goals are to ensure that each diver will benefit from his knowledge, as well as to provide a positive experience. Staff Coaches: Corrine Houston, Wes Mattice

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CAIMANS SWIM

Team

The New Canaan YMCA Caimans Swim Team, led by a professional coaching staff, is a year-round family swim team committed to providing and promoting opportunities for health and well-being to the YMCA members and community through competitive experiences. Registration Information: New Team Member Tryouts*: September 9 4:00-5:00 pm September 10 4:00-5:00 pm *Swimmers must attend one day of tryouts only.

C A I M A N S C O A C H I N G S TA F F Jason Paige – Competitive Swimming Director ncyheadcoach@newcanaanymca.org

New Member Registration Begins: September 14 All new members must attend tryouts or schedule an evaluation with Alicia Guerrette. aguerrette@newcanaanymca.org (203) 966-4528, ext. 174

Alicia Guerrette – Asst. Competitive Swimming Director aguerrette@newcanaanymca.org

LEVELS Intermediate Silver Squad* A or B Gold Squad* (8/Unders)

Kat Munson – Head 8/Under Coach Drew Kingman – Bronze Squad & Assistant Age Group Coach Dave Fine – Assistant Senior Level Coach Chris Riley – Assistant Age Group Coach

12-weeks Sept.-June

Age Group Red Squad A or B 12-weeks White and Blue Squad* (9-12) Sept.-July Stars and Stripes Squad* (Ages 9-12) Sept.-August Senior Senior Squad* (Ages 13/Over)

John Spadafina – Asst. Competitive Swimming & Volunteer Director jspadafina@newcanaanymca.org

Kristin Faig – Administrative Assistant kfaig@newcanaanymca.org Joann Cerretani – Program Supervisor

Sept.-August

*Swimmers must meet additional criteria for placement in all the above competitive levels. Visit our website at: www.ncyac.org

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2009

SYNCHRONIZED

Swimming

S Y N C H RO F I S H (12-week program) A non-competitive synchronized swimming program. Participants will develop flexibility and learn basic synchronized swimming skills, including extension, sculling, and basic body positions. In addition, participants will learn to swim together to music and learn a routine. Each week will focus on the development of a specific skill, and there will be a routine demonstration and skills play day at the end of the session. Practice commitment is one day per week. Practice Commitment: One day per week. Prerequisites: Must be able to swim length of pool using freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke and be comfortable going underwater. Minnow proficiency or higher. No synchro experience necessary.

S Y N C H RO S T R I P E S (12-week program) A non-competitive synchronized swimming program. Participants will continue to build and develop skills learned in the Synchro Fish program. This class will introduce more challenging skills, including compulsory figures, routine elements, and team swimming. This class is ideal for those who wish to continue developing competitive skills at a non-competitive level. Each week will focus on the development of a specific skill, and there will be a routine demonstration and skills play day at the end of the session. Practice Commitment: 2 days per week, with optional third day. Prerequisites: For strong swimmers: Flying Fish/Shark or equivalent. Synchro Fish skills assessment, summer club experience preferred, but not required.

S Y N C H RO S TA R S T E A M (September-June) An entry-level team that introduces the competitive synchronized swimming program to swimmers who have advanced through the Fish and Stripes classes. This team will focus on skill development for intermediate competition, including compulsory figures, extension, flexibility, and routine elements. Routines will be offered in solo, duet, trio, and team. Competitive opportunities are available for those who qualify. Practice Commitment: Three days per week.

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SYNCHRONIZED NC YMCA AQUIANAS S Y N C H RO N I Z E D S W I M T E A M The New Canaan YMCA Aquianas Synchronized Swim Team was founded on the belief that synchronized swimming can be an expressive and creative outlet for young athletes within an athletic and competitive environment. The nationally ranked YMCA Aquianas are comprised of Age Group to Elite-Level swimmers. The goal for all team members is to have each one reach their potential while having fun!

Swimming

the solo, duet, trio, and team events, as well as compulsory figures, based on the recommendations of the coaches. Competition on the local, regional, zone, national and international levels is offered to those who qualify.

The nationally certified coaching staff strives to develop positive values and foster teamwork among athletes of every level. The YMCA Aquianas focus on developing winners both in and out of the water. Athletes compete in CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

DAY

SESSION START / END

TIME

FEE (Member

LIMIT

/Non-Member)

Synchro Fish

Rec Pool

Staff

Fri.

9/9-12/5

4:00-5:30 pm

$390/$415

16

Synchro Stripes Ages 10/Under

Rec Pool Rec Pool Valles Pool

Staff Staff Staff

Mon. Fri. Sat.*

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

5:00-7:30 pm 4:00-6:00 pm 1:00-3:00 pm

$650/$675

16

Synchro Stripes Ages 11/12

Valles Pool Valles Pool Valles Pool

Staff Staff Staff

Thurs. Fri. Sat.*

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

4:00-5:30 pm 5:00-8:00 pm 10:00-12:00 pm

$650/$675

16

Synchro Stripes Ages 13/Over

Valles Pool Valles Pool Valles Pool

Staff Staff Staff

Wed.* Fri. Sun.

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

6:00-8:30 pm 4:00-6:00 pm 4:00-6:00 pm

$650/$675

16

Synchro Stars Team Ages 10/Under

Rec Pool Rec Pool Valles Pool

Staff Staff Staff

Mon. Fri. Sat.

— — —

5:00-8:00 pm 4:00-6:30 pm 1:00-3:00 pm

$1,350

12

Synchro Stars Team Ages 11/12

Valles Pool Valles Pool Valles Pool

Staff Staff Staff

Thurs. Fri. Sat.

— — —

4:00-5:30 pm 5:00-8:00 pm 10:00 am-1:00 pm

$1,620

12

Synchro Stars Team Ages 13/Over

Valles Pool Valles Pool Valles Pool

Staff Staff Staff

Wed. Fri. Sun.

— — —

6:00-8:30 pm 4:00-6:00 pm 4:00-7:00 pm

$2,350

12

*optional day No classes: 11/25-11/28

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Y M C A FA L L P RO G R A M S

2009

SPECIAL NEEDS

Programming We strive to serve all members of our community, and individuals with special needs are encouraged to participate in any of the program offerings throughout our brochure – with the assistance of a YMCA aide if needed. In addition, the Y has a variety of specific special needs programs if that is better suited to a participant’s needs.

MORE THAN JUST MUSIC Music can provide all children, special needs or typical, a safe environment to learn, express, create, and explore, all while developing positive social, cognitive, fine/gross motor, and social-emotional skills. Music therapist Judy Engel incorporates developmental skills into this music program. For example: Songs traditionally seen as a movement song require the child to visually process information from peer to adult, auditory input from the music source and directional information, receptive language to decode the directions, cognitive ability to enable decision making, expressive language to communicate within the activity, and the kinesthetic ability to perform the motor skills required. Participants will have fun with music while learning and practicing important skill development. HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE S T U D E N T S ( A D U LT S T O O ).. We are looking for volunteers to help out in the programs listed on this page. If you enjoy being with others and are caring, patient, and enthusiastic, please contact Carol Antrum at 966-4528, ext. 140. It will be a fun, rewarding experience and also looks great on resumes while providing valuable, hands–on experience for those going into the field of education, recreation, or therapy. OUTBACK AFTERNOONS Middle school and high school youth. Looking for something to do with others during the week afterschool? How about an afternoon of fun at the Outback? Food, music, ping pong, foosball, Wii games, pool, and more. The Outback provides a fun environment where participants can enjoy a variety of loosely structured activities. Special events will also be planned. Participants should come with a buddy (the YMCA/Outback can help with this too) and be ready to have some fun!

E X P L O R E R B E A R S (similar to Y Bouncing Bears) This exploratory gymnastics class, designed for children with special needs, offers a semi-structured format of instruction, allowing your child the freedom to move freely along with you from station to station and explore a variety of gymnastics skills at his/her own pace. Instructors will assist you and your child at each station and nurture interest, motivate to try new things, set goals, and encourage a love of gymnastics. As participants climb the mountain, bounce on the trampoline, walk across obstacles, roll over the bars, and swing on the rings, their spatial awareness, self-confidence, and love of physical activities will be increasing every moment. A J O U R N E Y T H RO U G H A RT This is an art-centered activity group for children with a variety of special needs and developmental delays. The goal of this group is to use art therapy materials and techniques in a therapeutic way to enhance and practice communication skills. Art can stimulate imagination and becomes the bridge for self expression. We will use a variety of art materials to assist in the development of foundation skills, art activities, and socialization. The instructor, Sara O’Connor has her M.A. in Art Therapy. T H E AT R E W O R K S Offered in partnership with Arts for Healing at the YMCA facility, this program consists of weekly workshops in small group settings to foster socialization and self-expression through interactive musical and dramatic play experiences. Participants play instruments, sing, act, choreograph movement, develop the plot and scripts for performances, as well as design and construct scenery. The program offers socialization within the context of improvisational musical and dramatic play for ages 6-14. Led by Arts for Healing Theatre Director, Billy Ayres. MEMBER LIMIT FEE

CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

More Than Just Music (Ages 3-5) Outback Afternoons (MS, HS) Explorer Bears A Journey Through Art (Ages 9-14) Theatre Works (Ages 6-14)

Williams Room

J. Engel

Sat.

10:30-11:00 am $240

6 w/adult

4:30 - 5:15 pm

FREE

15

11:15-12:15 pm 4:15-4:45 pm

$245 $240

10 w/adult 6 w/adult

TBD

4:15-5:00 pm

$340

6

(Weekdays)

(Afternoon)

No classes: 11/25-11/28

Outback Teen Ctr. D. Cedela

9/9-12/5

Higgins Gym Mezzanine

Carpenter S. O’Connor

10/7, 10/21, Wed. 11/4, 11/18 9/9-12/5 Sat. 9/9-12/5 Tues.

Mezzanine

B. Ayres

9/9-12/5


PRESCHOOL

Sports & Wellness P E E W E E T E N N I S (Ages 4-5) Presented by Slammer Tennis World! Kids will learn the basics of tennis in a fun-filled atmosphere. Strokes covered include ground strokes and volleys, the overhead, and the serve. The class will also incorporate some light exercises and footwork drills to build stamina. Lessons taught by certified tennis teaching professional. Note: All students must bring their own tennis racquet to class, and there will be no make-ups except for inclement weather. T H E P R E S C H O O L 3 (Ages 4-5) The Preschool 3 is a fun class that covers three sports: Basketball, Tee-ball, and Soccer. The class runs for 12 weeks, and dedicates 4 weeks to teaching the fundamentals of each sport. Participants should bring their own glove for tee-ball. P R E S C H O O L S O C C E R (Ages 3-5) Participants will learn the fundamentals and basics of soccer. Players will also learn teamwork and sportsmanship while having a great time!

T H E L I T T L E S T I X T M (Ages 3-5) The LITTLE STIXTM lacrosse class will be offered at the New Canaan YMCA for boys and girls ages 3-5 this fall. Children will gain confidence and have fun learning lacrosse skills. Cradling, shooting, throwing, catching, and game play are all part of the 45-minute program. S N A G ® G O L F (Ages 4-5) It has been said that the game of golf is a microcosm of life itself. The sport, more than any other, truly reflects the well- known adage, “It’s not whether you win or lose; it’s how you play the game.” Developed by former PGA Tour players Terry Anton and Wally Armstrong, SNAG® provides an excellent entree for kids into the game of golf. SNAG® contains all the basic elements of golf, but in a modified form. Falling somewhere between miniature golf and regulation golf, SNAG® allows for full shots, pitching, chipping, and putting. Perhaps the greatest feature of SNAG® is that it makes learning as much fun as playing!

CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCT

SESSION DAY START / END

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Pee Wee Tennis The Preschool 3 The Preschool 3 Preschool Soccer (3’s only) Preschool Soccer (ages 4-5) Preschool Soccer (3’s only) Preschool Soccer (ages 4-5) Preschool Soccer (ages 4-5) Preschool Soccer (ages 4-5) LITTLE STIXTM (ages 3-5) LITTLE STIXTM (ages 3-5) SNAG® Golf (ages 4-5) SNAG® Golf (ages 4-5)

South Gym Field/South Gym Field/South Gym Field/South Gym Field/South Gym Field/South Gym Field/South Gym Field/South Gym Field/South Gym South Gym South Gym South Gym South Gym

Marvin Tyler YMCA Staff YMCA Staff YMCA Staff YMCA Staff YMCA Staff YMCA Staff YMCA Staff YMCA Staff Todd Gilman Todd Gilman YMCA Staff YMCA Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

11:00-11:30 am 10:15-11:00 am 1:45-2:30 pm 10:00-10:45 am 10:00-10:45 am 2:45-3:30 pm 12:00-12:45 pm 1:30-2:15 pm 12:00-12:45 pm 1:30-2:15 pm 1:30-2:15 pm 1:45-2:30 pm 9:15-10:00 am

$270 $150 $150 $186 $186 $186 $186 $186 $186 $180 $180 $186 $186

4 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

No classes: 11/25-11/28

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Mon. Thurs. Wed. Mon. Tues. Tues. Wed. Fri. Sat. Thurs. Tues. Mon. Wed.


Y M C A FA L L P RO G R A M S

2009

PRESCHOOL

& SCHOOL-AGE

Sports & Wellness YOUTH HOOPS (Grades 2-5) This program is highly recommended for anyone that has interest in participating in the YMCA’s Recreational Basketball League this winter. Sportsmanship and teamwork strictly enforced. Sign up today and be ready for the next level of play!

PEE WEE BASKETBALL (Grades K-2) The purpose of this program is to teach younger boys and girls the basic basketball skills, such as dribbling, passing, defensive strategies, and shooting. Our goal is to get them going in the right direction of this fast-paced sport. Sportsmanship and teamwork are strictly enforced. FUN FITNESS (Grades 3 & 4) This class involves a variety of physical activities geared toward keeping your child moving; introducing the fitness concepts of strength, endurance, and flexibility; and most important having fun!! Relays, rope skipping, active games, agility drills, and stretching, along with some strength work using bands and dumbbells, are all part of this class. ZUMBA FOR KIDS (Preschool & School-Age) Zumba for Kids is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program. It is an exciting way for kids to exercise while having fun learning to dance! The kids begin each class with a warm-up of freestyle dance, hula hooping, etc, and then move from song to song treating each routine like a different mood or personality. They will also as a group choreograph their own dance to a song or two. The class ends with a cool down and stretch. It is 45 fun-filled minutes of nonstop movement!

CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

Pee Wee Basketball Youth Hoops Fun Fitness (Grades 3 & 4)*

South Gym South Gym Group Exercise Ctr. Mind-Body Center Group Exercise Ctr. Group Exercise Ctr.

Staff Staff YMCA Staff

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/17-11/19

D. Herdic

Zumba for Preschoolers (10-week session) Zumba for Kids (Ages 6-9) Zumba for Kids (Ages 10-11)

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Thurs. 4:30-5:15 pm Wed. 3:45-4:30 pm Thurs. 4:00-4:45 pm

$186 $186 $100

8 12 12

9/9-12/5

Tues.

1:30-2:15 pm

$124

10

D. Herdic

9/9-12/5

Tues.

4:00-4:45 pm

$124

12

D. Herdic

9/9-12/5

Wed.

3:15-4:00 pm

$124

12

* No class for Fun Fitness on 9/28 & 10/12 No classes: 11/25-11/28

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SCHOOL-AGE

Sports & Wellness Y O U T H R A C Q U E T B A L L (Ages 8-11) This high-energy sport utilizes both speed and agility. This is an activity that is great for those trying to develop or improve hand-eye coordination. Y O U T H S Q U A S H (Ages 8-11) Squash is a sport that has a long tradition at the YMCA, and instruction is now available for this fast-paced sport. Participants are guaranteed plenty of conditioning along with instruction in racquet handling, skill development, and more. This sport is highly recommended if your child is not quite ready for a team sport. Y M C A F L A G F O O T B A L L (Grades 3-5) Are you ready for some football? The sports staff at the Y are ready to play! If the pigskin is your forte, come to the Y and play. Learn the game of football in a semi-competitive environment. Kick in the Fall season with some good old-fashioned football. Note: In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the South Gym.

BASKETBALL LEAGUES:

Kindergarten Coed – Clinic 1st Grade Coed – Clinic 2nd grade boys 3rd/4th grade boys 5th and 6th grade boys 7th and 8th grade boys High school boys CLASS

Youth Racquetball

2nd grade girls 3rd /4th grade girls 5th/6th grade girls 7th/8th grade girls High School girls

LOCATION

Racquetball Court Youth Squash Squash Court Flag Football South Gym/ Y Backfield Basketball League (K) TBD Basketball League (1st) TBD Basketball League (Gr. 2-8) Varies Basketball League (HS) Varies No classes: 11/25-11/28

GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE The YMCA’s Recreational Basketball League is a developmental program that follows the philosophy of having fun while learning the game of basketball. The league is designed to teach basketball skills and game play in a semi-competitive environment. Grades 2 through high school will be assigned to a team and have one practice day per week, and one game per week. Practice days and times are decided and communicated by your team’s coach. The league runs 8 weeks. The Kindergarten and 1st grade leagues will meet on Saturday mornings for 8 weeks, and the sessions will emphasize skills, with some game play built in at the end of each session. Sign up begins August 10. Registration forms are available at the Front desk or online at www.newcanaanymca.org Calling all Volunteer Coaches! Earn a coaching certificate at a onetime training for basketball coaches in each level. Training includes a coach's manual and strategies. For more info. and to volunteer, please contact 966-4528, ext 152.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES:

EVALUATION DAY FOR GRADES 2-8:

Grades K-8: 10/9/09 High School: 12/1/09

Grades 2-8: 10/17/09

START DATES:

Grades K-8: 11/21/2009 High School: 1/9/2010

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Staff

9/9-12/5

Tues.

4:30-5:15 pm

$260

6

Staff M. Thigpen

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Tues. Thurs.

3:45-4:30 pm 3:45-4:30 pm

$260 $186

6 10

Staff/Volunteers Staff/Volunteers Staff/Volunteers Staff/Volunteers

11/21 11/21 11/21 1/9-TBD

Sat. Sat. M-Sat. M-Sat.

TBD TBD Varies Varies

$160/$260 $160/$260 $230/$330 $230/$330

40 40 TBD TBD

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Y M C A FA L L P RO G R A M S

2009

SCHOOL-AGE

Sports & Wellness F E N C I N G (Beginners & Advanced; ages 7-15) Looking for something new for your child to try? This program is a great introduction to an Olympic sport that has been around for centuries. Participants will learn the basic footwork, hand positioning, and much more. Note: Fencing is a beginning-level class. Participants signing up for Advanced Fencing must have completed Fencing and have instructor approval. All first-time participants must purchase the basic 5-piece beginner foil set BFS5 at www.blue-gauntlet.com or by calling 201-797-3332. T H E S C H O O L A G E 3 (Grades 3-5) Enjoy 3 sports—basketball, flag football, and soccer—in this class, which runs for 12 weeks and dedicates 4 weeks to each sport.

J U N I O R T E N N I S (Ages 6-10 and 11-15) Presented by Slammer Tennis World! Kids will learn the basics of tennis in a fun-filled atmosphere. Strokes covered include ground strokes and volleys, the overhead, and the serve. The class will also incorporate some light exercises and footwork drills to build stamina. Lessons taught by a certified tennis teaching professional. Note: All students must bring their own tennis racquet to class, and there will be no make-ups except for inclement weather. S P O RT S O F A L L S O RT S (Grades K-3) For boys and girls in Kindergarten through third grade, this program develops skills in different sports areas in a fun environment. Some of the activities will be soccer, football, gymnastics, basketball, kickball, baseball, and other ball games.

S N A G ® G O L F (Ages 5-11) Developed by former PGA Tour players Terry Anton and Wally Armstrong, SNAG® provides an excellent entre for kids into the game of golf. SNAG® contains all the basic elements of golf, but in a modified form. Falling somewhere between miniature golf and regulation golf, SNAG® allows for full shots, pitching, chipping, and putting. Perhaps the greatest feature of SNAG® is that it makes learning as much fun as playing!

CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Junior Tennis (6-7)

South Gym

Coach Marvin

9/9-12/5

Mon.

3:45-4:30 pm

$280

6

Junior Tennis (8-10)

South Gym

Coach Marvin

9/9-12/5

Mon.

4:45-5:30 pm

$280

6

Junior Tennis (11-15)

South Gym

Coach Marvin

9/9-12/5

Mon.

2:45-3:30 pm

$280

6

Sports of All Sorts

South Gym

M. Thigpen

9/9-12/5

Tues.

3:45-4:30 pm

$150

10

Fencing (Ages 7-10)

South Gym

J. Smith

9/9-12/5

Mon.

5:30-6:30 pm

$275

12

Fencing (Ages 11-15)

South Gym

J. Smith

9/9-12/5

Mon.

6:30-7:30 pm

$275

12

Adv. Fencing (Ages 7-15) South Gym

J. Smith

9/9-12/5

Wed.

6:30-7:30 pm

$275

12

The School Age 3

South Gym

M. Thigpen

9/9-12/5

Wed.

4:30-5:15 pm

$150

12

Golf (Ages 8-11) South Gym

YMCA Staff

9/9-12/5

Thurs.

3:00-3:45 pm

$186

12

YMCA Staff

9/9-12/5

Tues.

4:30-5:15 pm

$186

12

SNAG®

SNAG® Golf (Ages 5-7)

South Gym

No classes: 11/25-11/28

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Sports & Wellness F. I . T. PROGRAM ( FAMILIES IN TRAINING ) The F.I.T. Program is designed to strengthen families by providing opportunities to exercise together in a safe, fun environment. After successfully completing the exam for the 8-week Youth Strength Training class, teens ages 12-14 will be eligible for the Teen F.I.T. Pass, allowing them to use the Wellness Center from 2-5 pm Monday through Sunday. F.I.T. Pass holders may also work out with their parent at any time. Teens can also earn a F.I.T. Pass by completing 10 sessions with a personal trainer and successfully completing the Youth Strength Training exam. F.I.T. classes are free for family members! YOUTH STRENGTH TRAINING (F.I.T. Class, Ages 12-14) This program teaches sound principles of strength training, aerobic endurance, and muscle conditioning. A certified personal trainer will teach proper technique as well as Wellness Center safety. After completing this 8-week course, participants take practical and written exams to test their skills and earn their F.I.T. pass. ZUMBA FOR KIDS (Ages 11-15) See page 33 for class description.

TEEN SPIN (Ages 12-18) On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 PM, get your friends together and sign up for this wild workout. Spinning is a unique group exercise class performed on stationary cycles. Set to your favorite music, this class is a great workout, not to mention a fun ride! This class is free to members and runs continuously; session dates do not apply. Bring a towel and water bottle to each class. Note: Participant must have a minimum leg length of 30 inches from the top of hip bone to the bottom of foot. FIT CLUB (Open to F.I.T. pass holder only) Meet your FIT PASS friends to workout together! Your group will be assisted by a personal trainer. Learn new exercises to jazz up your routine. Along with working out, you will be guided in the START SOMETHING program developed by Tiger Woods! PRE - TEEN FITNESS (Grades 5 & 6) These are the ideal years to introduce a strength training program. Pre-teens will learn a strength training program using dumbbells and will also improve their endurance level through a variety of movement activities in a game atmosphere using jump ropes, balls, hoops, cones, steps, and bands. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL (Grades 5-8) This class for middle school girls is an introduction to the fundamentals of Volleyball. The program is recommended for all those who have an interest in playing Volleyball on the high school level.

CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

MEMBER FEE

LIMIT

Youth Strength Youth Strength Youth Strength Youth Strength F.I.T. Club

Wellness Center Wellness Center Wellness Center Wellness Center Wellness Center

Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

10/5-12/3 10/5-12/3 10/5-12/3 10/5-12/3 10/5-12/3

Mon. & Wed. Mon. & Wed. Tues. & Thurs. Tues. & Thurs . Mon. & Wed.

4:00-5:00 pm 2:15-3:15 pm 4:30-5:30 pm 2:15-3:15 pm 4:30-5:30 pm

$203* $203* $203* $203* $203*

12 12 12 12 12

*Youth Strength and F.I.T. Club are free to family members! Pre-Teen Fitness* (Grades 5 & 6) Zumba for Kids (Ages 11-15) Girls Volleyball

Group Exercise Center Group Exercise Center South Gym

* 10-Week Session. No classes: 11/25-11/28

Staff

9/14-11/30

Mon.

3:15-4:00 pm

$100

12

Deb Herdic

9/9-12/5

Tues.

2:30-3:15 pm

$124

12

Staff

9/9-12/5

Thurs.

5:30-6:30 pm

$186

12

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

&

TEEN

Programs MIDDLE SCHOOL MADNESS (Grades 5-8) Teens, come take over the YMCA! Middle School Madness is offered one Saturday a month (except in December) during the school year. Under the leadership of the Y staff and volunteers, Middle School Madness offers fun, recreation, and great special events for our community’s youth.

R E D C RO S S B A B Y S I T T I N G C E RT I F I C AT I O N (Ages 11-15) Enjoy being with kids? Looking to earn extra cash? Take the Red Cross Babysitting Certification course at the YMCA and be the “best of the best.” You’ll learn specific techniques and skills to become certified in First Aid. Parents will feel reassured when they hear that you have earned this certification. If you want to be a confident, fun, and creative babysitter, sign up now! This is a two-day course.

Activities include special theme nights, D.J. dance parties, 3-D movies, live entertainment, swimming, working out in the Wellness Center, game room, and much more! Check out the Wii room, a space designed exclusively for for Wii games! Games will include boxing, tennis, bowling, Guitar Hero, etc. Note: Advance registration and ticket sale available online. Save money and avoid waiting in line the night of the event.

Y- H I G H L E A D E R S We are looking for youth ages 14-17 who are interested in working as volunteers with a group of their peers to organize club events, trips, and community service projects. This is your chance to showcase your leadership skills and talents within your community and meet new friends! The YMCA is inviting you to be a part of this dynamic group. Group will meet once a month. Please contact Davie Cedela for more details at 966-4528, ext. 141. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

YMCA

Davie Cedela

9/12

Sat.

Middle School Madness

YMCA

Davie Cedela

10/10

Sat.

Middle School Madness

YMCA

Davie Cedela

11/14

Sat.

Red Cross Babysitting Certification

YMCA

Davie Cedela

10/13 & 10/15 OR 11/3 & 11/5

T & Th. T & Th.

7:00-9:30 pm ($16 @ door) 7:00-9:30 pm ($16 @ door) 7:00-9:30 pm ($16 @ door) 3:15-7:15 pm 3:15-7:15 pm

Y-High Leaders

YMCA

Davie Cedela

TBD

Thurs.

7:00-8:00 pm

35

LIMIT

/Non-Member)

Middle School Madness

No classes: 11/25-11/28

FEE (Member

$10/$13 $10/$13 $10/$13 $75/$100

10

Free

TBD


MIDDLE SCHOOL

Choices MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOICES The New Canaan YMCA, New Canaan Youth Services, Saxe Middle School, Outback Teen Center, New Canaan Parks and Recreation, and The New Canaan Police have joined forces to create a variety of outlets for young people. The goal of this collaboration is to give middle school students fun and safe “choices.” Look for the “Choices Catalog” in October, which includes a full list of all the activities along with dates and times for Y programs and other choices. Y - M S L E A D E R S (Grades 5-6) The YMCA wants Middle School Leaders! The group will take part in fun initiatives, learn leadership skills, work with their peers, enjoy fun trips, and identify and plan a community service project for their town. If this sounds like something you are interested in, contact Davie Cedela at ext. 141 for more details.

P RO J E C T Y - R U N WAY (Grades 7-8) Design your own clothes and show off your style. This is your chance to shine. Participants will be designing their own original pieces, learning how to use a sewing machine, and creating patterns. We’ll even have our own Y-Runway Show!

Y O U T H FA C T O RY (Grades 5-8) Looking for something to do after school? Come hang out at the YMCA. You can play interactive video games, hang out with friends, learn a new skill, take trips, and get your homework done. G I R L S C L U B (Grades 7-8) This program is designed to provide middle-school girls with a safe and supportive environment where you can learn about life skills while taking trips and having fun! You will be offered a variety of programs, such as volunteerism, health and nutrition, self-defense, self-esteem, leadership skills, and crafts. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

Youth Factory Y-MS Leaders

YMCA YMCA

Davie Cedela Davie Cedela

Project Y-Runway Girls Club

YMCA YMCA

Lori Dunn Davie Cedela

SESSION START / END

DAY

Mid-Oct.- 12/5 Mid-Oct.- 12/5 Mid-Oct.- 12/5 Mid-Oct.- 12/5 Mid-Oct.- 12/5

Wed. Mon. Wed. Wed. Thurs.

No classes: 11/25-11/28

36

TIME

FEE (Member

LIMIT

/Non-Member)

2:30-3:30 pm 2:30-3:30 pm 5:00-6:00 pm 2:30-3:30 pm 2:30-3:30 pm

$50/$65 FREE FREE $205/$230 $150/$175

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2009

ADULT

NEW!

Pilates Apparatus Classes PIL ATES REFORMER CL ASSES The New Canaan YMCA is excited to add Pilates apparatus classes to our new Mind-Body Center offerings. Pilates apparatus exercise is a versatile, accessible movement system for everyone, and anyone from beginner to advanced will enhance their mind-body connection with their core muscles to work better and faster to change the body. Last but not least, working on the equipment is fun! Equipment: 4 Peak Pilates Deluxe Systems and 4 MvE Pilates Chairs.

discuss your request. To sign up for a Fall group class, fill out a green class registration form and waiver starting on Mon., August 10. All forms are available at the YMCA or online. Return your form to the YMCA. For classes, you will be placed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Questions: Contact Bridget Philipp at 966-4528, x126.

SESSIONS

PRIVATE ( ONE CLIENT )

SEMI - PRIVATE ( 2 CLIENTS )

Instructors: Julie Warburg, Kenna Feeney, Rhodie Olsen Instructor bios and other class info available online.

1

$85 Packages $195 “The Right Start” Package $255 “The Right Start” Package $415 $800 $1,500

$55

Pilates Equipment Registration procedures: You can sign up for private, semi-private (2 people), and group class offerings (4 people). All classes and privates are approximately 50 minutes long. Sign up at any time for privates or semi-privates by filling out the private and semi-private (blue) registration form and waiver. Return your form to the Y, and we will contact you to

FEES * 1 SESSION = 1 HOUR

3* (member rate) 3 (non-member rate) 5 10 20

$260 $500 $900

*Must be your first experience with Pilates apparatus at our YMCA. You can only purchase this package one time.

CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

FEE (Member /Non-Member)

LIMIT

Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group Pilates Group

Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm. Pilates Apparatus Rm.

J. Warburg J. Warburg J. Warburg K. Feeney J. Warburg J. Warburg J. Warburg J. Warburg K. Feeney J. Warburg J. Warburg J. Warburg K. Feeney K. Feeney J. Warburg J. Warburg J. Warburg J. Warburg K. Feeney R. Lorenz K. Feeney K. Feeney K. Feeney K. Feeney K. Feeney

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Tues. Tues. Tues. Tues. Wed. Wed. Wed. Wed. Wed. Wed. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Fri. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sun.

11:00 am 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:30 pm 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:30 pm 9:30 am 11:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am

$360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360 $360

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

No classes: 11/25-11/28. Note: Additional classes may have been added upon registration date. Please check green fall registration form for most accurate class selection.


ADULT

Wellness

WELCOME TO THE NEW CANAAN YMCA WELLNESS CENTER With beautiful facilities and qualified, caring staff, the Y’s Wellness Center is here to assist you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle—spirit, mind, body. You’ll find a vast array of cardio training options, free weights, and selectorized strength training equipment:

GROUP FITNESS CL ASSES : FIND STRENGTH IN NUMBERS Enjoy your choice of more than 50 group fitness classes each week as a part of your Y membership! Whether your goal is improving endurance, building strength, or increasing flexibility and core strength, you’re bound to find strength in numbers in one of our group fitness classes.

Treadmills, Elliptical Trainers, Free Climbers, Arc trainers, Concept II Look for new improvements Rowers, Recumbent Bikes, Precor this Fall! Strength Trainers, Nautilus Treadclimber, Upright Bikes, NuStep Recumbent Trainer, Medicine and Stability Balls, Paramount Strength Training Equipment

Here’s a sampling: Yoga, Group Power, Spinning, Step, Group Active, Fit & Functional, Circuit Challenge, Group Kick, Pilates Mat, NIA, Zumba.

Satellite TV and DMX Radio…and much more!

Director: Suzan Obernier



The Wellness Center is open to members 15 and older (F.I.T. Pass training available for 12-14 year olds; see page 36). All new members receive 2 complimentary orientation sessions with wellness staff member and introduction to the web-based Mobile Fit Training System.

In addition there are several Water Group Fitness Class offerings: Hydrofit, Deep Water Conditioning, Depth Charge, Aquamates, and Ai Chi

Our current schedule is available at our front desk or online at www.newcanaanymca.org. Group Fitness Classes are open to all Y members 15 and older: 12-14 year olds may attend classes with a parent (excluding Group Power). Teen Spin is open to 11 and older, as long as leg length is 30”. Group Fitness participants – sign up for Mobile Fit today! This free program allows you accumulate fitness points for the classes that you do, free access to your own trainer, dynamic workout programs and more… See page 42 for details.

at’s h w k Loo new!

The Mind-Body Center at the New Canaan YMCA

Dedicated space for such mind-body classes as yoga, Pilates, NIA, and more! Separate Pilates Apparatus classroom: Private and small group instruction. See page 41. Visit www.newcanaanymca.org for more information.

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ADULT

2009

Wellness

PERSONAL TRAINING All ages…abilities…and workout needs! • Ready,

Set, Go!: This is a chance to meet with your trainer to discuss your goals and perform the proper assessments necessary to establish a baseline. Add to Personal Training package for $50.

• Motivation

Package: For first-time clients only. This package includes one “Ready, Set, Go!” session and three personal training sessions. *Blood pressure screening and body composition available upon request.

Personal Training Rules • Appointments must be cancelled 24 hours in advance, or sessions may not be made up. • Session packages must be used within one year of purchase date. • All sessions expire and no refunds issued after designated use periods. • Personal training at our facility is permitted only by New Canaan YMCA personal trainers. Director: Diane DiBella



NEW! S M A L L G RO U P T R A I N I N G

“ STRENGTH

IN NUMBERS ” SERIES

By signing up for one of more of this series, you will get the benefits of working with a personal trainer in a small group setting without the price of a one-on-one personal training session. Each series will focus on a specific training goal, under the watchful eye of your trainer. Note: 3-week sessions, unless indicated. All sessions 50 minutes. No makeups for missed sessions unless YMCA cancels. Workout 101 - For new exercisers, an all-in-one workout! Mix It Up - A great mix of Pilates, yoga, strength, and cardio training. Body Fat Blaster - A mix of kettlebell training, calisthenics, rope-jumping, and more.

K E T T L E B E L L T R A I N I N G (8-week session) Train with this unique method using a cannonball-shaped weight with a U-shaped handle. The skills acquired through kettlebell training not only have application for fitness and performance improvement, but also for everyday activities. Director: Suzan Obernier HEALTHY BAL ANCE : A Nutrition and lifestyle change program

Are you ready to make a change?

Healthy Balance is about making lifestyle changes, shifting your mindset, and putting your health first. It is not a diet. Healthy Balance is a partnership between Lifestyle Management Associates, Dr. Jane Pentz, and the New Canaan YMCA. The sessions and classes are conducted by New Canaan YMCA wellness professionals under the support of a registered sports dietician. This program is available through individual sessions or in a group setting as an 8-week class. Individual Program: Package 1: $300: 5 individualized appointments. Assessment and analysis, realistic goal-setting, exercise orientation or analysis of current program. Package 2: $800: Nutrition program with personal training. All of the features listed in Package 1, plus 10 sessions with your personal trainer, designed to be completed in 12 weeks. Group Program: $200 The fee includes 8 weekly group meetings, including group training, one private consultation, a manual, and a lifestyle journal.

 NEW DESIGN!

NOTE: Participants are pre-selected for this program. A pre-participation questionnaire is required. Please attend the info session on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 pm, or Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11:00 am.

Martial Arts Conditioning - Use martial arts training to improve your fitness level. No previous training experience necessary. No Dieting! - For teen girls ages 14-18. Learn how to stay fit and lean for life combining nutritious eating and exercise (6-week session). Fitness Fusion - Fight boredom and reshape your cardiovascular and musculoskeletal system using a mix of drills, kickboxing, boot camp activities, jump ropes, balls, and more.

 NEW DESIG N!

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Wellness

PERSONAL TRAINING : FEES * 1 SESSION = 1 HOUR SESSIONS

ONE PERSON ( ONE TRAINER / ONE CLIENT )

1

$68 Packages $241 Motivation Packet $330 $640 $1,240

3 5 10 20

TWO PERSON ( ONE TRAINER OF SAME 2 CLIENTS )

$106 $392 Motivation Packet $510 $980 $1,880

Ready, Set, Go! Add on $50/$100 Note: All personal training prices subject to change. *Want to add Nutrition Counseling to your sessions? Check out Healthy Balance Package #2. SMALL GROUP TRAINING : All sessions 50 minutes unless indicated. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

FEE (Member LIMIT /Non-Member)

Workout 101

Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Spin and Train Ctr. Racquetball Court Racquetball Court Racquetball Court Racquetball Court Group Ex Ctr. Higgins Gym Williams Rm.

A. Pasqua A. Pasqua A. Pasqua A. Pasqua D. Sourby D. Sourby D. Sourby D. Sourby T. Murphy T. Murphy T. Murphy T. Murphy M. Tolla M. Tolla M. Tolla M. Tolla D. Dibella D. Dibella K. Tallodi K. Tallodi K. Tallodi K. Tallodi T. Murphy T. Murphy Staff

9/9-9/23 9/28-10/12 10/19-11/4 11/9-12/1 9/10-9/24 10/1-10/15 10/22-11/5 11/12-12/3 9/9-12/5 9/28-10/12 10/19-11/4 11/9-12/2 9/10-9/24 9/29-10/13 10/20-11/5 11/10-12/1 9/10-10/15 10/18-12/3 9/14-9/28 10/5-10/19 10/26-11/9 11/16-11/30 9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5 10/5-12/3

M&W M&W M&W M&W Tu. & Th. Tu. & Th. Tu. & Th. Tu. & Th. M&W M&W M&W M&W M & Th. M & Th. M & Th. M & Th. T & Th. T & Th. Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. M&W Sat. TBA

6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 10:30 am 10:30 am 10:30 am 10:30 am 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 9:30 am 9:30 am 9:30 am 9:30 am 6:00-6:45 am 7:45-8:30 am TBA

$99 $99 $99 $99 $99 $99 $99 $99 $99 $99 $99 $99 $99 $99 $99 $99 $200 $200 $50 $50 $50 $50 $320 $160 $200/$360

Mix It Up

Body Fat Blaster

Martial Arts Conditioning

No Dieting!* Fitness Fusion

Kettlebell Training Kettlebell Training Healthy Balance (Group)

* This training session for Teen Girls only ages 14-18yrs. No classes: 11/25-11/28

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Y M C A FA L L P RO G R A M S

2009

ADULT

Wellness & Sports MOBILE FIT Whether you are training for a triathlon, want to improve your golf swing, or just looking for a way to start fresh, ask a trainer about the New Canaan YMCA’s Mobile Fit system. Mobile Fit is a complete exercise program free to members that gives you just the amount of help that you want. This unique technology prescribes a workout based on your goals and current level of fitness. All members have access to complimentary dynamic training programs, regular contact with your assigned trainer, web-based access to your workout progress, and more! Ask staff how to sign up today in the lobby or in the Wellness Center. Get started today!

Z E RO - E N T RY S P I N Look for this beginner Spin class on the Group Fitness schedule every Tuesday at 10:45 AM in the Spin Studio. Learn to spin in this fun ride taught to a mix of musical styles. Great for those new to Spin, active older adults, or anyone looking to add more cardio options. Focus is on getting accustomed to the bike, breathing techniques, and fun. Also available to the beginner are one-on-one begin to spin appointments; contact Diane DiBella at ext. 123 for more information. Free to members!

S Q U A S H A N D R A C Q U E T B A L L C O U RT CODE OF ETHICS • New Canaan YMCA members may reserve courts by phone or in person. • Reservations

cannot be made more than 24 hours

in advance. •

Each reservation is for 45 minutes.

• Players

must be signed up in the reservation book for a valid court time.

• Reservations

will be lost and your court may be given away if you are more than 15 minutes late for your reserved court.

• If

a player wishes to continue playing after their 45 minute reservation and a court is vacant, they must sign up and reserve the court again at the desk.

• Please

initial your court reservation upon arrival at the YMCA, so we know you are here.

Players are responsible for bringing their own equipment.

• Players

must be 13 years old or older, unless accompanied by an adult.

• Courts

are for the use of racquetball, handball, and squash only.

• Appropriate

attire is required. No street shoes or black-soled shoes are allowed on the courts.

• The YMCA

reserves the right to close the courts

at any time. • Respect

all other players. The use of profanity and offensive language is strictly prohibited.

• The YMCA

Membership Code of Conduct will be enforced when applicable. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Therapeutic Programs  N

EW! PARKINSON ’ S EXERCISE AND MOVEMENT CL ASS Join instructor Laura Beare for an exercise class specifically designed for those living with Parkinson's Disease and other movement challenges. Come explore movement in a welcoming, energizing environment. The focus will be on improving joint mobility, flexibility, dexterity, balance, and posture. We will spend time, in chairs and/or standing, performing restorative stretches and safe, strength-building and weight-shifting exercises. Learn tools for moving through your everyday life with greater physical confidence and ease. Participants of varying degrees of mobility are encouraged to participate. Laura Beare has a significant family history of Parkinson's (grandfather, uncle, and father all diagnosed) and a varied background in teaching dance, yoga, Pilates and other wellness pursuits. She holds a MA in dance from Florida State University, a yoga certification from Yoga Works, a Pilates mat certification from the Kane School for Core Integration, and a Pilates apparatus certification from Half Moon Pilates. In spring of 2009, she completed the "Dance for Parkinson’s" teacher training program, held at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn.

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EW! S TA M F O R D H O S P I TA L CARDIAC REHAB PHASE IV The New Canaan YMCA and Stamford Hospital have collaborated to bring to you a Phase IV cardiac rehabilitation program here at the Y. This program brings the cardiac medicine expertise of Stamford Hospital to the familiar setting of the Y. Cardiac rehabilitation helps patients with CLASS

LOCATION

Parkinson’s Cardiac Rehab Phase IV

Mind/Body Rm. L. Beare Wellness Ctr. Stamford Hospital Williams Room S. O’Connor

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

INSTRUCTOR

heart disease recover faster and return to full, productive lives. The program offers a safe and effective way to help you feel better and stronger, faster. Based on your own needs, abilities, and interests, a team of Stamford Hospital exercise physiologists will meet with you, 3 times per week, in a group setting at the New Canaan YMCA. The benefits include learning how to exercise safely, muscle strengthening, improved stamina, and group support from fellow participants. A perfect transition for those who have experienced a cardiac event or have heart disease and are now ready to transition to an exercise program in a community setting. Physician’s referral is required to begin this program.

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS An art therapy support group for those 50 and older, the goal of this program is to create art in a therapeutic environment while helping people understand their individual art expressions and enjoy the creative process. Participants will learn to recognize their own unique symbols and images in their creations and benefit from the healing power of the creative process of art. If you are experiencing stress, trauma, transition, challenges or just want to learn more about yourself, this is the perfect opportunity to express yourself and enjoy the pleasures of art making, an experience that can lead to personal fulfillment, emotional satisfaction and transformations, while using your imagination and spontaneity to resolve conflicts and problems, increase inner awareness, positive changes, growth and healing. Sara O’Connor, AT earned her MA in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT. She was an intern at the Bennett Cancer Center, Stamford Hospital and CES, a therapeutic day school in Trumbull CT. She has also worked at the NCYMCA for the past 18 years teaching in various enrichment programs. SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

FEE (Member /Non-Member)

LIMIT

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Thurs. M, W, F

2:15-3:15 pm 12:30-1:30PM

$100/$160 $252/$360

12 8

9/9-12/5

Tues.

10:15-11:15 am

$180

12

No classes: 11/25-11/28

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2009

MATERNITY/ADULT “Moms in Motion” Maternity Fitness Note: Physician’s clearance required to participate. Director: Suzan Obernier

PRE - AND POST- NATAL WATER EXERCISE This popular water class is just what you need to promote a healthy pregnancy. The supportive environment of the water will allow you to relax and concentrate on improving your endurance level and muscle strength. You will receive lots of useful information, handouts, and support as you meet other “Moms in Motion.” Note: This is a mom-only class. For safety, no children on pool deck during class.

Programs

MAKE TIME FOR MOMMY * Amidst the feeding, diapers, and naps, you must “Make Time for Mommy.” Bring baby along for this 1-hour exercise class experience. The focus is on balance, core strength, realigning the spine, and exercise basics to getting fit after having a baby. Most importantly, this class will give you the opportunity to bond with other moms and share concerns and stories. *Bring your stroller to class.

PRE / POST- NATAL YOGA Experience gentle and safe movements to stretch, relax, and strengthen your body. The class complements the pre-natal water class well by adding the necessary flexibility component to your prenatal workout program. Learn to use relaxation and breathing techniques to release tension, increase your focus, and calm yourself and your baby. Note: Class for moms with infants up to 8 months old. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCT

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

FEE (Member /Non-Member)

LIMIT

Pre- and Post-Natal Water Exercise Pre/Post-Natal Yoga Make Time for Mommy

Valles Pool

D. Sourby

9/9-12/5

10:00-11:00 am

Free/$300

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Mind-Body Ctr. Group Exercise Center

J. Supple C. Wood

9/9-12/5 9/9-12/5

Mon. & Wed. Thurs. Wed.

1:00-2:00 pm 12:00-1:00 pm

Free/$186 Free/$150

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No classes: 11/25-11/28

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S E W I N G F O R A D U LT S Looking for a new tailor or personal designer? How about learning to do it yourself! Come learn how to make your own alterations, or even design your own clothes. CLASS

LOCATION

INSTRUCT

SESSION START / END

DAY

TIME

FEE (Member /Non-Member)

LIMIT

Sewing for Adults

Mezzanine

Lori Dunn

9/9-12/5

Wed.

1:00-2:00 pm

$205/$230

10

No classes: 11/25-11/28

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ACTIVE

Older Adults

Active Older Adults… Look what we have for you! Our goal at the New Canaan YMCA is to help active older adults stay “forever fit” with specially designed fitness programs options. Note: Some classes require advanced sign-up. Director: Suzan Obernier

Free Member Classes: (Schedules available at front desk or online)

CORE AND MORE Just when you think you have really worked your core, there is always more! Strengthen the full body using a variety of props, including balls and glides. All fitness levels welcome! FIT AND FUNCTIONAL Get the maximum benefit of a group exercise class at a gentler pace. For all ages and fitness levels. A Q U A M AT E S Water exercise combining cardiovascular and strength training. H Y D RO F I T This complete water exercise program is taught mostly in the shallow water. The workout focuses on cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, as well as flexibility. AI CHI This class brings the principles of Tai Chi to the water. Enjoy this unique blend of balance, relaxation, and mental concentration. GENTLE YOGA STRETCH Gentle yoga moves and stretches. P I L AT E S B A S I C S This class focuses on the basic principles of the Pilates conditioning method. Strengthening the core muscles through controlled, precise movements results in a more balanced, aligned, and strong body.

BEGINNER’S YOGA Ideal for those new to yoga, those who need modifications, or those who want to learn at a nice pace, focusing on basic principles. NIA Join the fun and passion of NIA, a dynamic workout that combines expressive dance, martial arts, and Asian disciplines. This holistic fitness class is for all ages, relieves stress, and lifts the spirit, promoting flexibility and energy through movement. Feel your joy, and release your passion!

Additional Fee/Advanced Sign Up Required: PERSONAL TRAINING/GOAL SET TING One-on-one appointment with a personal trainer. (See page 40.) A RT H R I T I S E X E RC I S E C L A S S Water exercise class specifically designed for people with arthritis. (See page 43.)

The Senior Men’s Club of New Canaan The Senior Men’s Club of New Canaan was founded in 1977 by a group of YMCA racquetball players. Today the Club welcomes men 55 years of age and older who are residents of, or own property in, New Canaan. YMCA membership is not necessary, but SMC membership applications are available at the YMCA on South Avenue. The Club is involved in many service activities within the town and schools. The club has recreational activities that include amateur chefs, bridge, golf, paddle tennis, outdoor tennis, photography, hikes and walks, racquetball, and computer flying. We also have a Friday lunch outing each month. We include monthly day and/or evening trips which incorporate theaters/restaurants, symphonies, museums, and other cultural events. Also, we host many famous and riveting speakers at our Friday meetings. Come spend time with us! For more information, log on to www.smcnc.org or call Pam Libertiny, Human Resources Director at the YMCA at (203) 966-4528, extension 128.

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New Canaan Community YMCA 564 South Avenue New Canaan, CT 06840 www.newcanaanymca.org

Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage

PAID New Canaan, CT Permit 4

JOIN THE FUN !

Halloween Party

Sunday October 25, 2009, 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the YMCA. Bring the whole family for a day of fun! Event is free and open to community.

 NEW!

Scary Haunted House at the Outback!

New Canaan YMCA Fall Brochure: Sept 10, 2009  

A complete listing of the New Canaan YMCA's programs.

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