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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

NURTURING THEIR POTENTIAL

FOR HEALTHY LIVING

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

SPRING PROGRAMS 2011 NEW CANAAN YMCA

Registration begins Monday, February 28 Classes begin March 21


Strengthening the Foundations of Community

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. OUR PROMISE: At the Y, strengthening community is

our cause. Every day, we work side by side with our members, volunteers, and other organizations to make sure that everyone — regardless of age, income or backgound — has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

WHAT WE DO: The Y makes accessible the support and

OUR WORK IS ALIGNED AROUND THREE MAIN AREAS OF FOCUS: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Nurturing the potential of every child

opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow, and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves our community’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

We believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, at the New Canaan Y, 5,000 kids in our community each year are cultivating the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement.

HOW WE DO IT: There is no other nonprofit quite like the

Improving the community’s health and well-being

Y. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver, positive change.

HEALTHY LIVING

In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health, and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun, and shared interests.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors The New Canaan Y has been listening to and responding to our community’s needs since 1954. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, preventing chronic disease and building a healtier community, or reaching across borders through our World Service Initiative, the New Canaan Y empowers members of our community to be healthy, confident, connected, and secure.


Table of Contents General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Membership Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Registration Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Refund and Exchange Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

School Vacation Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Hargrove Child Development Center. . . . . . . . 8-9 Preschool and School-Age Arts . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Preschool Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 School-Age and Middle-School Sports . . . 12-13 Middle-School and High-School Programs. . . . 14 Y Special Needs Initiative . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16 Unified Sports and Special Olympics . . . . . . . . 17 Bouncing Bears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Swim Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-24 Specialized Aquatics/Red Cross Courses . . . . . 25 Aquatic Info and Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Caimans Swim Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Synchronized Swimming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Recreational Gymnastics and Diving . . . . . 30-31 Whirlwind Diving Team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

HEALTHY LIVING

Preschool and School-Age Wellness . . . . . . . . 33 Middle-School and High-School Wellness . . . . 34 Adult Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-37 Pilates Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Maternity Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Adult Aquatics and Therapeutic Programs. . . . 40 Family Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Y Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Active Older Adults. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Community Partners/Project Adventure . . . . . . 44 YMCA/Outback Partnership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 International Initiatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47 Developmental Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48


General Information HOURS OF OPERATION

PHONE: (203) 966-4528 FAX: (203) 972-7738

SCHEDULED CLOSINGS

Enriching all people in spirit, mind, and body… The New

UPCOMING FIRE DRILLS

SERVING EVERYONE

Mon.-Fri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:45 am -10:00 pm Sat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:30 am -6:30 pm Sun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:00 am -5:00 pm April 22 (Good Friday) – CLOSED April 24 (Easter) – CLOSED May 30 (Memorial Day) – CLOSED Tue., February 15, 4:00 pm Fri., April, 15, 3:00 pm

YMCA STAFF: (203) 966-4528 . . . . . . . . . . . . .EXT

Carol Antrum, V.P., Program Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 Krista Bessinger, Asst. Synchronized Swimming Director . . . .153 Brendan Carney, Sports Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 Donna Carpenter, Preschool Gymnastics & Movement Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175 Davie Cedela, Youth & Family Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 Joann Cerretani, V.P., Program Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Allison Coleman, Associate Diving Program Director . . . . . . . .158 John Conway, Facility Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 Leslie DeJesus, Member Relations Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Diane DiBella, Asst. Wellness Director (Personal Training) . . .123 Susan Cossette Eng, Financial Development & Marketing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Anne Finneson, Asst. Finance Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 Nancy Follis, Director of Membership Operations & Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 Alicia Guerrette, Asst. Competitive Swimming Director . . . . . .174 Nicole Jezairian, YMCA and Outback Program Director . . . . . .157 Pam Libertiny, V.P. of Human Resources and Risk Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 Carol Matousek, Chief Financial Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 Marisa McBride, Director of Special Needs Programming . . . .156 Sergey Meshcherskiy, Associate Diving Director . . . . . . . . . . .158 Jen Muzyk, Synchronized Swimming Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183 Suzan Obernier, Asst. Wellness Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 Jason Paige, Competitive Swimming Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Craig Panzano, Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Suzy Pfeifer, Child Development Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163 Bridget Philipp, Senior Director of Wellness & Health Enhancement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 Kristina Quinlavin, Asst. Financial Development & Marketing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 Josephine Rojas, Aquatics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169 Kim Rojas, Assistant Aquatics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 Tynia Shoulars, Assistant Human Resources Director . . . . . . .178 Joseph Somma, Jr., Senior Director of Competitive Diving & Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159

YMCA MISSION

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.

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 5. Special Member Needs: All are welcome at the New Canaan YMCA; see page 15 for more information.

A.W.A.Y. PROGRAM

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.

LET’S WORK TOGETHER...JOIN OUR STAFF!

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, V.P. of Human Resources and Risk Management, at 203-966-4528, ext. 128, for more information.

“The support and respect for each other here at our Y is like having a second family” - Y Staff Member


Membership Descriptions

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)

• Use of Rec Pool during scheduled Family Swim times. (Children under 12 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 under 12 years old 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.

STUDENT (AGES 15-18 AND FULL-TIME COLLEGE)

• Young 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).

INCLUDED IN ALL MEMBERSHIPS (AGES 15+)

Wellness Center • Paramount strength circuit equipment and Hoist Roc-It Strength • Lots of cardio and free weight equipment • Two orientation sessions with trainer

Group Exercise Classes • Two sunny studios – one for group exercise and one for spinning – 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, Tai-Chi, and other like-minded classes.

ADULT

• Ages 19 and older. • The YMCA’s Wellness Center is included in ALL Adult memberships! • Unlimited group exercise classes in the Y’s group Exercise and Mind-Body Centers, 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 pick-up basketball games during scheduled times. • Participation in volleyball games Monday and Thursday evenings. • Right to reserve racquetball and squash courts and participate in challenge ladders. Reservations may be made one day in advance for members.

FAMILY/SINGLE PARENT FAMILY

• Family 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. • As a special benefit of Family Memberships, use of pool during Family Swims at no additional charge (see page 26 for details). • Each family member has use of facilities as listed in Adult or Youth Membership descriptions.

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.



NON-MEMBER DAY PASSES

Available to Youth and Adults: Facility usage for one day only. Driver’s license or passport must be copied at the front desk and waiver signed prior to facility usage. Please see the front desk for guest rates. A copy of the Y’s Policy Manual may be found on our website, www.newcanaanymca.org under “About Us”, or a copy may be viewed at our front desk.

Membership ID cards must be scanned when entering the YMCA. Please note: $5 replacement fee for lost cards. HAVE YOU HAD YOUR MEMBERSHIP PHOTO TAKEN? STOP BY THE FRONT DESK TODAY!


Membership Information

MEMBERSHIP AUTHORIZATION

OUR 30-DAY MEMBERSHIP GUARANTEE

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.

Adults, join the New Canaan YMCA at no risk…If you are not pleased with your adult or family 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.

The New Canaan YMCA is a non-profit organization and reserves the right to deny membership on a non-discriminatory basis when deemed appropriate. 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. Members are required to carry their ID cards and scan them each and every time they come into the building and are also required to have their picture taken and linked to their membership account. The Y’s Policy Manual is available upon request at the Front Desk and is also online: newcanaanymca.org under “About Us.”

Monthly Bank Draft: Adult and family memberships 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. Termination forms can be picked up at the Front Desk and must be signed and submitted to Membership Administration for processing at least 7 business days prior to member bank draft. No fax or emails are accepted.

MEMBERSHIP CODE OF CONDUCT

WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PRIVACY POLICY

All members will sign a waiver of liability upon establishing and renewing all memberships. The YMCA bears no responsibility or liability for the state of health or fitness of its members and shall have no liability to members, guests, or visitors for damage or injury to persons or property while on YMCA premises, using YMCA equipment or facilities, or participating in YMCA programs. 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- 4:00 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.

WAYS TO PAY

Annual: A one-year membership can be purchased by paying with cash, check, VISA or MasterCard.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Membership applications need to be updated annually at the front desk.

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 $100

Monthly Bank Draft $71 $102 $113 $76 $148 $200

$25 $25

$149 $236

$50

$427

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

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 and Family members.


Registration Instructions SPRING PROGRAM REGISTRATION AND SESSION DATES

Online Registration* Begins: Mon., February 28, 9:00 am

Registration at the Y Front Desk: Mon., February 28, 9:00 am

Classes Begin: Mon., March 21 Classes End: Mon., June 20 No Classes: April 18-22; April 24; May 30 * For current members only. NEW memberships must be purchased at the Front Desk.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

To better serve our members, online registration is currently available for our programs. Please read the following instructions to conveniently register for your favorite classes in the comfort of your own home. We recommend attempting to log on at least a week prior to the start of online registration to confirm accessibility and viewing of our program listings. • A member must have a current, valid e-mail address on file in our membership database in order to register for programs online, and an “Online Registration Account.” • Your address will be used for YMCA purposes only and will not be given out to anyone. • Receiving our e-newsletter does not mean that we have your e-mail address in our membership database; please check at the front desk to ensure that we have your current information.

TO REGISTER ONLINE:

(1) Go to newcanaanymca.org to log onto our website

(2) Go to “Online Registration” and click on “Login & Register” hyperlink (3) Enter “Log-In & Password” information.

(4) 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 doesn’t work, please click “Retrieve Login” and you’ll immediately be e-mailed your information. (5) Once you’ve entered your login and password, click “Submit;” you’ll then be on a page called “My Account.”

If you have a problem logging on, please e-mail us at membership@newcanaanymca.org. Once you have opened your online registration account, you’ll be able to register for future programs.

SPECIAL PAYMENTS AND FINANCIAL AID TRANSACTIONS

Completed applications (previously approved by Carol Antrum ext. 140) for special payments and financial aid transactions are processed at the front desk.

Special Payment forms and Financial Aid applications for Spring programs must be recieved by February 15 in order to be ready for registration day processing. All applications should be submitted to Carol Antrum, ext. 140.

MEMBERS WITH AN EXISTING, ONLINE ACCOUNT

Follow the instructions above. NOTE: Online registration after classes have begun requires full payment; once classes have begun, registration and prorating of fees only take place at the front desk.

To best meet the needs of our applicants, the New Canaan YMCA reserves the right to close online registration at its discretion. If you have any further questions, please call Leslie DeJesus, Member Relations Director at 966-4528 ext.166


Refund Exchange Policy PROGRAM REFUND/CREDIT POLICY

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 (Mon.-Fri.) 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 (Mon.-Fri.) 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 (Mon.-Fri.) 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 CANCELLATIONS 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. If participants are unable to attend the scheduled make-up class, no credit will be issued.

YMCA MEMBERS

We are now equipped with WiFi throughout our facility! The New Canaan YMCA is pleased to accommodate our members by providing WiFi service and complimentary Netbook use in our facility: • Netbooks have Internet access only. • Only New Canaan YMCA members may check out a Netbook, and no one under the age of 18, unless accompanied by an adult or guardian, may check out a Netbook. • Netbook use is limited to two locations inside the facility: • First floor lobby (front desk area) • Second floor lobby (seating area). • All members wishing to check out a Netbook will be required to sign our use agreement, provide credit card information for loss or damage, and leave a personal ID item (driver’s license or passport), plus security item (car keys, cell phone, driver’s license) before Netbook is released. • Damage to the Netbook is the responsibility of the person who signed it out and will result in a monetary cost ($500) for replacement or repair of the Netbook. • Certain sites deemed “inappropriate” by the YMCA are restricted and may not be accessed. • The New Canaan YMCA reserves the right to refuse use of the Netbook at our discretion; see Member Relations staff at our Front Desk for Netbook use.


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

nurturing the potential of every child and teen

School Vacation Camp

DAY OFF FROM SCHOOL? LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN TO DO?

Try the YMCA Vacation Programs! GRADES 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. Mon. – Fri., February 21-25 – Winter Vacation Mon. – Thu., April 18-21 – Spring Vacation

Grab your friends and sign up for this awesome program! Registration is required for all programs. Watch for more

Registration is required for all programs. Watch for more information as the dates draw near, or inquire at the YMCA Front Desk.

REFUND POLICY

• Should the participant cancel 5 or more business days (Mon. through Fri.) 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 (Mon. through Fri.) 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.


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

nurturing the potential of every child and teen

The Anita & G. Thomas Hargrove RAINBOW STATION

• Infant- Preschool Childcare • Ages 6 weeks–5 years • Hours available Mon.– Fri. 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 Contact Suzy Pfeifer, ext. 163, for more information.

“Never could we have asked for a more exceptional place for our children. All of the teachers have been phenomenal and have shared both wonderful moments in our children’s lives as well as the difficult ones. Through it all, they were always a tremendous support to not just our kids, but to us as well” - Rainbow Station Parent

Y’S LITTLE OWL NURSERY SCHOOL

• 2 year old program: Mon. and Wed. OR Tue. and Thu. 9:30 –11:30 am OR Fri. (only) 9:30 -11:30 am • 3 year old program: Mon., Wed., Fri. OR Tue., Thu. 9:00 am–12:00 pm • 4 year old program: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am –12:00 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 More Than Just Music, Y-swimming lessons (4’s only). • All participants enjoy the entire Y facility, Limited including open gym time, large program availab space le for t spaces, and outdoor play area. he 20 Contact Suzy Pfeifer, ext. 163, for more information.

11-20 school 12 year.


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Child Development Center KIDS UNLIMITED

• After-school childcare program Limite d Sp • Grades K-6 Availa ace ble • 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 Contact Suzy Pfeifer, ext. 163, for more information.

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

MY PLAYROOM

• Drop-in babysitting program for members who are using the YMCA facility: Mon. - Fri.: 8:15 am -1:15 pm Sat.: 8:15 am -12:00 pm Sun.: 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 $95. See the My Playroom handbook for more details on policies. Contact Suzy Pfeifer, ext. 163, for more information.


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: PRESCHOOL & SCHOOL AGE nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Y Arts

HOT DIGGITY CRAFTS

Child & Guardian Class (Ages 2-3) 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 3/23-6/15 4/20 Wed. 9:45-10:30 am $160, plus Preschool or Family membership 12

THE Y SCHOOL OF MUSIC: Instruction in piano, guitar, violin, voice, and more for kids through adults. See page 41.

LEGO CLASS (Grades K-3)

Come build and explore at Krazy Kool Creations Lego class! Join us for krazy kool fun while building great Lego creations with your friends! Build krazy kool places like a carnival, a playground or a movie theater! Build with your friends and make some new friends too! There are lots of things to learn and explore at this class such as improved communication skills, self-pride, tolerance, speaking in front of a group and much more! Join us for all the krazy kool fun! Location: Multipurpose Room 2

Instructor: Krazy Kool Creations Day/Time: Mon.: 4:15-5:15pm Session Dates: 3/21-6/1

No Class: 4/18

Fee: Members: $230 Non-Members: $280

Limit: 20

MORE THAN JUST MUSIC

(Child-Guardian Class) 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: Instructor: Session Dates: No classes: Fee: Limit:

Williams Room J. Engel Wed.: 3/23-6/15 Thu.: 3/24-6/16 Fri.: 3/25-6/24 3/31, 4/1, 4/22 $180 per child, plus Preschool or Family membership 10 children with adult

12-24 months (Child/Guardian) Thu. 10:30 -11:15 am Fri. 10:30 -11:15 am 25-36 months (Child/Guardian) Thu. 9:30 -10:15 am Fri. 9:30 -10:15 am 6 mos.-4 yrs. (Sibling class w/ parent) Wed. 11:15 -12:00 pm

A JOURNEY THROUGH ART

(Ages 2-6 & Siblings) 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 materials and techniques in a therapeutic way to enhance and practice communication skills. Art stimulates the imagination and becomes a bridge for self-expression. Led by Sara O’Connor, who has her M.A. in Art Therapy, participants will use a variety of art materials to assist in the development of foundation skills, art activities, and socialization. Location: Instructor: Day/Time: Session Dates: Fee: Limit:

Multipurpose Room 2 S. O’Connor Tue.: 4:00-4:45pm 3/21-6/20 No Class: 4/19 $180 per child, plus Youth or Family membership 6 children with adult


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: PRESCHOOL nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Sports

PEE WEE TENNIS (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. Y-ROOKIES T-BALL LEAGUE

(Boys & Girls Ages 4-5 Pre-K only) This is a beginner instructional league designed around fun, teamwork and skill development in the sport of baseball. The early weeks of the program will focus on instruction and practice in hitting and fielding, gearing up for weekly Saturday games as the season gets underway.

Pee Wee Tennis (ages 4-5)

PRESCHOOL SOCCER (Ages 3-5)

Presented by Blue Wave Kickers (BWK). Fun is the single most important thing Blue Wave Kickers teaches. BWK instructors’ enthusiasm spreads like wildfire, and the kids love the game. This class engages children in physical activity while developing their motor skills and basic soccer skills. Fun and imaginative games also help build self-confidence and self esteem.

THE LITTLE STIXTM (Grades K-5)

The LITTLE STIXTM lacrosse class will be offered at the New Canaan YMCA for boys and girls ages 3-5. 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.

TGA GOLF (Grades K-5) 8-week course.

Learn how to play golf in a safe and fun environment with our TGA-certified instructors. This golf enrichment program is designed to develop each child’s passion for golf while developing and improving motor skills and coordination, helping with focus and concentration, and boosting self-confidence. All golf equipment is provided, including softer practice balls.

YOUNG ATHLETES (YSN) Special Olympics Unified sports program for preschoolers and kindergarteners. See page 17.

Location South Gym

Instructor Marvin Tyler

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20

Day Mon.

Time 11:00-11:30 am

Member Fee $248

Limit 4

Location Backfield

Instructor Volunteers

Session Start/End 4/9-5/14

Day Sat.

Time 8:30-10:00 am

Member Fee $163

Limit 80

Location South Gym South Gym* South Gym South Gym South Gym South Gym South Gym South Gym

Instructor BWK Staff BWK Staff BWK Staff BWK Staff BWK Staff BWK Staff BWK Staff BWK Staff

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day Mon. Tue. Wed. Wed. Fri. Fri. Sat. Sat.

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

Member Fee $222 $222 $222 $222 $222 $222 $222 $222

Limit 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Location South Gym South Gym

Instructor Todd Gilman Todd Gilman

Session Start/End 3/22 -5/17 3/24 -5/19

Day Tue. Thu.

Time 1:30-2:15 pm 1:30-2:15 pm

Member Fee $180 $180

Limit 20 2

Location South Gym

Instructor TGA Staff

Session Start/End 4/26-6/14

Day Tue.

Time 4:00 pm

Member Fee $199

Limit 12

Location South Gym

Instructor YSN Staff

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20

Day Thu.

Time 4:00-4:45 pm

Member Fee $180

Limit 8

Y-Rookies T-Ball League (ages 4-5)

Preschool Soccer (ages 2-5) (*Age 2 “Mommy and Me” class)

LITTLE STIXTM (ages 3-5)

TGA Golf (grades K-5)

Young Athletes Sports (YSN)

No Classes: 4/18-4/22; 5/30.


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Sports

BASKETBALL CLINICS

Former U-Conn Starter Craig Austrie will be running a spring clinic on Wednesdays at the Y. At this clinic, your child will get the opportunity to play games, develop their basketball skills, as well as become a disciplined basketball player. When games are played, Craig and his staff will evaluate players, strengthening their strengths and addressing their weaknessess. The lessons are focused, fun, and challenging. The instruction is all positive. The instruction is tailored to age and skill level. This is about making each kid feel great about what they can do as individuals, not comparing each to the next. If your kids like basketball, this will make them love it. If they love basketball already this is a great opportunity to realize their full potential!

LACROSSE: INTRO TO BANTAMS (Boys, Grades K-1)

This class offers students the opportunity to be introduced to the game of lacrosse with a hardball. The students work stick skills, such as shooting, passing, cradling, ground ball pick-ups and catching. Participants are required to wear gloves and a helmet, and the class is non-contact.

LACROSSE: BANTAMS (Boys, Grades 2-3) Advanced first grade boys may also apply to this class. The class is structured around teaching boys the positions on the lacrosse field. Stick skills are reinforced, and dodging and defense techniques are emphasized. This class offers game play. Boys’ lacrosse equipment is required (helmet, shoulder and arm pads, gloves, and a stick).

Young Athletes Sports (YSN)

Location Instructor South Gym (grades 3-5) YSN Staff

Basketball Clinics Location

Instructor

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 Session Start/End

SOCCER (Grades K-2)

Presented by Blue Wave Kickers (BWK). Fun is the single most important thing Blue Wave Kickers teaches. If kids are not having fun while playing soccer, then nothing else matters, because they will find something else to do instead. BWK instructors’ enthusiasm spreads like wildfire, and the kids love the game. This class engages children in physical activity while developing their motor skills and basic soccer skills. Fun and imaginative games also help build self-confidence and self esteem.

TGA GOLF (Grades K-5) 8-week course.

Learn golf in a safe, fun environment with our TGA-certified instructors. Swing fundamentals, along with basic rules and etiquette. This program is designed to develop a passion for golf while developing and improving motor skills and coordination, helping with focus, and boosting self-confidence. All equipment is provided, including softer practice balls. Our 5-level-program will advance children through all aspects of the game and prepare them to go out and play on the golf course. Our instructors create the right balance between fun and fundamentals.

The Y is proud to host our Unified Sports and Young Athletes Sports programs (YSN). For more info see page 17. Day Wed. Day

Time 4:30-5:15 pm

Member Fee $180

Time

Member/Non-Member

South Gym (grades 3&4) C. Austrie

3/21-6/20

Wed.

5:30-6:30 pm

South Gym (grades 7&8) C. Austrie

3/21-6/20

Wed.

Location Back Field (grades K-1) Back Field (grades 2-3)

Session Start/End 4/25-6/13 4/25-6/13

Location Instructor South Gym (kindergarten)BWK Staff South Gym (grade 1) BWK Staff South Gym (grade 2) BWK Staff Location South Gym

South Gym (grades 5&6) C. Austrie

Bantams Lacrosse

Soccer (Grades K-2)

Instructor Todd Gilman Todd Gilman

TGA Golf (Grades K-5)

Instructor TGA Staff

Wildcats Baseball (YSN)

Location South Gym/Outside (grades 3-5) South Gym/Outside (grades 6-8) South Gym/Outside (grades 9-12)

Instructor YSN Staff YSN Staff YSN Staff

Limit 8 Limit

$250/$275

25

7:30-8:30 pm

$250/$275

25

Day Mon. Mon.

Time 3:45-5:00 pm 3:45-5:00 pm

Member Fee $195 $195

Limit 24 24

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day Tue. Wed. Thu.

Time 4:45-5:30 pm 3:45-4:30 pm 4:45-5:30 pm

Member Fee $222 $222 $222

Limit 25 25 25

Session Start/End 4/26-6/14

Day Tue.

Time 4:00-4:45 pm

Member Fee $199

Limit 12

Day Mon. Mon. Tue.

Time 6:30-7:15 pm 7:15-8:00 pm 2:30-3:30 pm

Member Fee $200 $200 $200

Limit 10 10 10

3/21-6/20

Session Start/End 4/1-6/20 4/1-6/20 4/1-6/20

Wed.

6:30-7:30 pm

$250/$275

25


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Sports

SANDLOT SPORTS (Grades 5-6)

New at the Y, Sandlot Sports is our answer to today’s overstructured and over-scheduled athlete. Kids enjoy the camaraderie of their peers on the ball fields and in the gym, where they are able to set the rules for the game and resolve conflicts that arise during games with limited assistance from the staff. Kids gain the opportunity to learn problem-solving skills and the nuances of the sports played while developing an appreciation for recreational sports. Sign up and enjoy the true meaning of sports!

JUNIOR TENNIS (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. ARCHERY (Ages 8-12)

Excited about learning archery at Camp this summer? Why wait? We are now offering indoor archery for ages 8-12. Classes offer a basic introduction to the sport, safety tips, maintenance, and shooting techniques. All equipment will be provided.

Sandlot Sports Location

South Gym

Junior Tennis Location

South Gym (ages 6-7) South Gym (ages 8-10) South Gym (ages 11-15)

Archery Location

Mezzanine

Girls Volleyball Location

Instructor

Session Start/End

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL (Grades 6-8)

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 at the high-school level.

YOUTH RACQUETBALL (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.

YOUTH SQUASH LESSONS (Ages 8-11)

Squash is a sport that has a long tradition at the Y, and instruction is now available in this fast-paced sport. Participants are guaranteed plenty of conditioning along with instruction in racquet handling, skill development, and more.

FENCING (Ages 7-Adult)

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. Day

Time

YMCA Staff

3/21-6/20

Instructor

Session Start/End

Day

Mon. Mon. Mon.

3:45-4:30 pm 4:45-5:30 pm 2:45-3:30 pm

Instructor

Session Start/End

Day

Time

Coach Marvin Coach Marvin Coach Marvin

Ryan King

Instructor

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

3/21-6/20

Session Start/End

Fri.

4:00-4:45 pm

Mon.

Day

Time

4:00-5:00 pm

Time

South Gym

YMCA Staff

3/21-6/20

Wed.

3:00-3:45 pm

Location

Instructor

Session Start/End

Day

Time

Youth Racquetball Racquetball Court

Staff

3/21-6/20

Youth Squash (Semi-Private Lessons: Call for times/availability) Location

Squash Court

Fencing

Instructor Staff

Location

South Gym (Youth; ages 7-10) South Gym (Teens; ages 11-15) South Gym (Advanced; ages 7-15) South Gym (Adult; ages 16+)

No Classes: 4/18-4/22; 5/30.

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20

Instructor

Staff Staff Staff Staff

Session Start/End

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Wed.

Day

TBD

Day

Member Fee

$280 $280 $280

Member Fee

$186

Member Fee

$260

Time

Member Fee

Time

5:30-6:30 pm 5:30-6:30 pm 6:30-7:30 pm 7:30-8:30 pm

Limit

24

Limit

6 6 6

Member/Non-Member Limit

$160/$210

4:30-5:30 pm

TBD Mon. Tue. Tue. Tue.

Member Fee

$140

6

Limit

20

Limit

6

Limit

$260

N/A

Member Fee

Limit

$275 $275 $275 $275

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Middle School & High School Programs 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, with the goal of giving middle school students fun and safe “choices.” Look for the Saxe Middle School “Choices Catalog,” which includes a full list of all the activities, along with dates and times for programs and other choices.

YOUNG ADVENTURERS (Grades 5-6) Join us for eight weeks of adventure and fun! The first four weeks we will work together to achieve great heights on an outdoor ropes course. The last four weeks, back by popular demand, we will kayak with Down Under Kayaking. TEEN SCENE (YSN: Grades 6-12)

Middle school and high school youth: Looking for something fun to do with other teens during the week? How about evenings at the Outback Teen Center, dinners in town, and special events at the YMCA? Teen Scene is an ideal opportunity for teenagers with special needs to partake in social outings with other teenagers and peers.

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.

Y-HIGH LEADERS

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 two times per month during the school year. Please contact Davie Cedela for more details at 966-4528, ext. 141.

RED CROSS BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION

(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 an 8 week course 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 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.

Young Adventurers Location YMCA

Davie Cedela

Instructor

Session Start/End

Day

Time

Member/Non-Member

Limit

Location

Instructor

Session Start/End

Day

Time

Member Fee

Limit

Instructor

Session Start/End

Day

Time

7:00-9:30 pm

$12/$15 ($18 for all at door)

Member/Non-Member

Limit

Instructor

Session Start/End

Day

Time

Member Fee

Limit

Day

Time

Teen Scene (YSN) Varies

Middle School Madness Location YMCA

Y-High Leaders Location YMCA

Marisa McBride

Davie Cedela

Davie Cedela

Red Cross Babysitting Certification Location YMCA

Instructor

Davie Cedela

4/27-6/15

April start date

4/16, 5/14, 6/4

Twice Monthly

Session Start/End

3/22-5/31

Wed. Wed.

Sat.

Wed.

Tue.

3:15-6:30 pm 6:15-7:30 pm

6:30-7:30 pm

3:30-4:30 pm

$380/$400 $300

Free

Member/Non-Member

$77/$108

16

10

20

Limit

10


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Special Kids, Special Families ALL KIDS ARE OUR KIDS

The New Canaan YMCA believes that all children are first and foremost children, regardless of need or ability. All individuals are welcomed and encouraged to participate in our traditional programs; adapatations and accomodations are available. Individual differences are to be celebrated in an inclusive recreational experience, allowing the YMCA to fully deliever on its charitable mission of “enriching all people in spirit, mind, and body.”

Specialized Programs...

The YMCA has specifically designed several programs with special needs in mind. These programs are located throughout the brochure in their respective departments and are noted as YSN. Please note that all programs, including specialized programs, are open to all YMCA members, regardless of need or ability. Please contact Marisa McBride with any questions at (203) 966-4528, ext.156, or mmcbride@newcanaanymca.org.

FRIDAY NIGHT OUT

“SUNDAE FUNDAYS”

February 18 March 25 April 29 (Check back for more dates)

YSN FAMILY CAMP

PARENTS...HEAD ON OUT FOR A NIGHT IN TOWN AND LEAVE THE KIDS, AND THE FUN, TO US! We’ll order pizza, play games, and have a different special event for each Friday Night Out! Don’t let your child miss out on the fun!

Drop Off: 6PM - Pick Up: Promptly @ 8 PM Fee: $20/Members SPACE IS LIMITED. TO SAVE YOUR SPOT, SIGN UP AT THE YMCA FRONT DESK.

SPECIAL CARES CAMP - SUMMER 2011

**Interested participants for Summer 2011 must contact Marisa McBride by February 14th to request an application packet!** Registration for Special Cares Camp is done by lottery on a first-come, first-serve basis. Completed applications must be returned NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 28, 2011, to be considered for the first round of the lottery. SPECIAL CARES CAMP PROGRAMS SCC @ CAMP MINI AGES 3-5 SCC @ SPORTS CAMP GRADES K-7 SCC @ CAMP Y-KI GRADES K-6 (Half day option available only for students enrolled in extended school year programming with district support.) SCC TEEN CAMP AGES 13-18

The Y will be hosting fun-filled “Sundae Fundays” for families of children with special needs and their friends! Come join us for an afternoon of fun, games, and ice cream sundaes for the whole family. Special events and dates TBA.

An action-packed camp experience for the whole family over the New Canaan public school and Y’s vacation breaks. (Ages 4-11 with parent/guardian) APRIL BREAK FAMILY CAMP Mon. - Fri. (April 18-22, 2011) $125/first child, $75/each additional child

UNIFIED SPORTS & SPECIAL OLYMPICS PROGRAMS Wildcats Baseball

Young Athletes Sports

Saturday Sports Buddies

Special Olympics Gymnastics Team See page 17 to learn more about these programs.


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YSN Program Directory

PRESCHOOL – “EXPLORERS”

SCHOOL-AGE – “CLUB Y”

A JOURNEY THROUGH ART: Page 10 Tuesdays, 4:00 – 4:45 pm

ANGEL FISH: Page 25 Tuesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 pm

ANGEL FISH: Page 25 Tuesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 pm

TLC SALAMANDER: Page 25 Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:00 pm

LITTLE EXPLORERS: Pages 18-19 Mondays, 3:15 – 4:00 pm

FAMILY EXPLORERS – PRESCHOOL CLASS: Pages 18-19 Saturdays, 9:45 – 10:30 am

YOUNG ATHLETES SPORTS: Page 17 Thursdays, 4:00 – 4:45 pm (PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN)

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL - “TEEN SCENE” TEEN GYM & SWIM: Page 25 Saturdays, 12:45 – 2:15 pm

GYM & SWIM COMBO

FRIDAY NIGHT OUT: Page 15 Fridays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm TEEN SCENE: Page 14 Wednesdays, 6:15 – 7:30 pm

UNIFIED SPORTS – BASEBALL: Page 17 TEAMS FOR GRADES 6-8 and 9-12 Contact Marisa McBride for details.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS GYMNASTICS PROGRAM: Page 17 Mondays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm

YOUNG ATHLETES SPORTS: Page 17 Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 pm

GYM &SWIM COMBO

EXPLORER BEARS: Pages 18-19 Thursdays, 4:00 – 4:45 pm BUDDY SWIM: Page 25 Saturdays, 9:45 – 10:30 am

GYM & SWIM COMBO

FAMILY EXPLORERS – YOUTH CLASS: Pages 18-19 Saturdays, 10:45 – 11:45 am FRIDAY NIGHT OUT: Page 15 Fridays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (GRADES 4 AND UP)

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SPORTS BUDDIES: Page 17 Saturdays, 9:30 – 10:30 pm (GRADES 1–3) UNIFIED SPORTS – BASEBALL: Page 17 TEAM FOR GRADES 4-5 Contact Marisa McBride for details.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS GYMNASTICS PROGRAM: Page 17 Mondays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm

YOUNG ADULTS - “POST”

(High School Graduates – Ages 18-21+)

POST – PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOCIAL TRANSITION

Program to begin in Spring 2011. Please contact Marisa McBride for more information regarding information sessions and program opportunities.

A NOTE REGARDING INCLUSIVE PROGRAMMING:

Families interested in additional support for inclusive programming must contact Marisa McBride NO LATER THAN 1 WEEK PRIOR TO THE START OF PROGRAM REGISTRATION. Support staff is limited and will be provided to qualified participants on a first-come, first-serve basis, as schedules allow.


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Unified Sports & Special Olympics The New Canaan Ymca Is Proud To Be An Official Site For Special Olympics & Unified Sports! SPECIAL OLYMPICS, SPORTS BUDDIES & YOUNG ATHLETES SPORTS

Players will participate in sports-specific activities that focus on skill and gross motor development. Athletes and partners will have opportunities to participate in basketball, soccer, volleyball, and track and field events. The Young Athletes program will culminate each session with a showcase and awards ceremony. Young Athletes Sports

Preschool - Thu.: 4:00-4:45pm School Age - Wed.: 4:30-5:15pm

Saturday Sports Buddies

School Age - Sat.: 9:30-10:30pm

SPECIAL OLYMPICS GYMNASTICS PROGRAM

An exciting gymnastics program for youth and teens with special needs focused on the development of basic gymnastics skills and aimed at competition in the Special Olympics 2011 regional games. AGES 9-16

MONDAYS, 5:15 – 6:15 pm

GRADES 3-5 GRADES 6-8 GRADES 9-12

PRACTICE: MONDAYS, 6:30 – 7:15 pm PRACTICE: MONDAYS, 7:15 – 8:00 pm PRACTICE: TUESDAYS, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

NEW CANAAN YMCA “WILDCATS” BASEBALL TEAMS

Wildcats sports allow players who are interested in pursuing a specific sport to play on a competitive team. All players interested in competitive teams should have a basic understanding of the sport’s rules and play, as well as have a desire to participate on a competitive level. Teams will practice once per week in intra-squad scrimmages and select games. Interested participants, both athletes and partners, should contact Marisa McBride, Director of Special Needs Programming, for more information at (203) 966-4528, ext.156, or mmcbride@newcanaanymca.org.

THE NEW CANAAN YMCA’S YSN IS PROUD TO HOST OUR 2011 SPRING “UNIFIED” SPECIAL OLYMPICS PROGRAMS!


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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’s 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 Mon., Wed., and Fri. from 12:00-1:00 pm and on Mon. and Thu. from 3:15-4:00 pm for make-ups and additional playtime. Open gym fee of $15 per visit for anyone not enrolled in Bouncing Bears. The program is divided into the following levels: BOPPERS: 3-5 years, child only LITTLE TYKES: 12-24 months with parent MIGHTY MITES: 24-36 months with parent GYM STARS: 3 years old with parent TUMBLERS: 3-4 years old, child only ACROBATS: 4-5 years old, child only SIBNASTICS: Multi-age class for children 5 and under, with parent; 2 children must participate. $200 per child. KINDERBEARS: 5-6 years old, child only Please refer to our Parents’ Handbook, available at the Front Desk. For further information, contact Donna Carpenter at dcarpenter@newcanaanymca.org.

EXPLORER CLASSES (YSN)

These exploratory gymnastics classes, designed for children with special needs, offer a semi-structured format of instruction, allowing children the freedom to move from station to station and explore a variety of gymnastics skills at their own pace. Instructors will assist parents and children at each station to 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.

CHILD/SIB DROP-OFF:

Explorer Bears (ages 7-12) Teen Gym and Swim (ages 13-18)

Thursdays, 4:00 pm Saturdays, 12:30 pm

Preschool Families (ages 2-6) Youth Families (ages 7-13)

Saturdays, 11:45 am Saturdays, 10:45 am

Ages 9-16

Mondays, 5:15 pm

FAMILY EXPLORERS:

SPECIAL OLYMPICS GYMNASTICS TEAM:


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Bouncing Bears Mighty Mites (24-36 months with parent)

Location

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

Instructor Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

Little Tykes (12-24 months with parent)

Location

Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym

Instructor Staff Staff Staff

Gym Stars (3 years with parent)

Location

Higgins Gym

Instructor Staff

Tumblers (Ages 3-4, child only) Location

Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym

Instructor Staff Staff Staff

Boppers (Ages 3-5, child only) Location

Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym

Instructor Staff Staff Staff

Acrobats (Ages 4-5, child only) Location

Higgins Gym Higgins Gym

Instructor Staff Staff

Sibnastics (Ages 5 & under, with parent) Location

Instructor

Higgins Gym

Staff

Location

Instructor

Kinderbears (Ages 5-6, child only) Higgins Gym

Staff

Explorer Bears (YSN: Ages 7-12) Location

Higgins Gym

Instructor

Staff

Family Explorers (YSN: Ages 2-6) Location

Higgins Gym

Instructor

Staff

Family Explorers (YSN: Ages 7-13) Location

Higgins Gym

Instructor

Staff

Session Start/End

Day

Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.

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 10:00-10:45 am

Session Start/End

Day

Time

Session Start/End

Day

Session Start/End

Day

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Session Start/End

Location

Instructor

Staff

No Classes: 4/18-4/22; 5/30.

Thu.

Mon. Tue. Fri.

Limit

12 12 12 12 12 12

9:00-9:45 am 9:30-10:15 am 9:00-9:45 am

$245 $245 $245

Member Fee

Limit

Time

Member Fee

Limit

Time

Member Fee

Limit

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

$245

$272 $272 $272

12 12 12

12 8 8 8

Thu. Tue. Sat.

2:30-3:15 pm 2:30-3:15 pm 9:15-10:00 am

Time

Member Fee

Limit

Session Start/End

Day

Time

Member Fee

Limit

Time

Member Fee

Limit

Member Fee

Limit

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Session Start/End

Day

Member Fee

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

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Mon. Wed.

Day

3/21-6/20

Mon.

Session Start/End

Day

3/21-6/20

Session Start/End

Mon.

Day

3/21-6/20

Thu.

Session Start/End

Day

3/21-6/20

Session Start/End

3/21-6/20

Special Olympics Gymnastics Team (YSN: Ages 9-16) Higgins Gym

Tue. Wed. Fri.

Time

Session Start/End

3/21-6/20

Sat.

Day

Sat.

Day

Mon.

2:15-3:00 pm 2:15-3:00 pm

9:30-10:15 am

Time

$272 $272 $272

$272 $272

$200

4:00-4:45 pm

$272

Time

Member Fee

4:00-4:45 pm

Time

11:45-12:30 am

Time

10:45-11:45 am

Time

5:15-6:15 pm

8 8 8 8 8

10

12

Limit

$272

6

Member Fee

Limit

Member Fee

Limit

Member Fee

Limit

$275/first child 8 families $45/each addl. child $275/first child 8 families $45/each addl. child $305


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

nurturing the potential of every child and teen

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. Y-Swim 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 22.

Parent/Child: 6-36 Months

Shrimp/Kipper - Children between the ages of 6-12 months. Children can control head and sit with or without support of hands. Location Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Instructor Staff Staff

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day

Mon. Thu.

Time

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

Member Fee $228 $228

Inia - Children between the ages of 13-24 months. Child can stand without support; walks with or without support or aid. Location Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Instructor Staff Staff Staff

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day

Mon. Tue. Sat.

Time

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

Member Fee $228 $228 $228

Perch - Children between the ages of 19-36 months. Child can run, jump, and is beginning to speak using words and phrases. Location Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Instructor Staff Staff Staff Staff

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day

Mon. Wed. Thu. Sat.

Time

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

Member Fee $228 $228 $228 $228

Limit 12 12

Limit 12 12 12

Limit 12 12 12 12

Perch II - Children between the ages of 24-36 months. Child has experience with flotation (IFD), is comfortable in the water, and is starting to Location Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

show confidence and independence.

Instructor Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day

Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Sat.

Time

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

Member Fee $228 $228 $228 $228 $228

Limit 12 12 12 12 12

Perch II Plus - This is a parent/child class for children who have completed the Perch II level and who are able to progress to this advanced Location Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

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.

Instructor

Staff Staff Staff Staff

No Classes: 4/18-4/22; 5/30.

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day

Mon. Tue. Wed. Sat.

Time

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

Member Fee $228 $228 $228 $228

Start getting ready for summer in April! Four days of lessons during your April vacation!!! DATES: Mon. 4/18 - Thu. 4/21. More info on pages 22 and 24.

Limit 5 5 5 5


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Swim Lessons

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. Location 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

Instructor Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day

Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Tue. Tue. Wed. Wed. Wed. Thu. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sat.

Time

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

Member Fee $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240

Pike II - Child can swim independently with back float, is not apprehensive, and may be trying to paddle stroke. Basic swimming without Location

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

floatation and water safety skills are the focus.

Instructor

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

No Classes: 4/18-4/22; 5/30.

Session Start/End

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day

Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Tue. Tue. Tue. Tue. Tue. Wed. Wed. Wed. Wed. Thu. Thu. Thu. Thu. Fri. Fri. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sat.

Time

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 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

Member Fee

$240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240

Start getting ready for summer in April! Four days of lessons during your April vacation!!! DATES: Mon. 4/18 - Thu. 4/21. More info on pages 22 and 24

Limit 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Limit

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


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Swim Lessons

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.

Location 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

Instructor Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day

Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Tue. Tue. Tue. Tue. Wed. Wed. Wed. Thu. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sat.

Time

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

Member Fee

Limit

$240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240

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

Ray/Starfish - Child can swim 20 feet in prone position with face in the water, is able to begin over arm recovery while swimming front crawl, Location

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

and back floats independently. Rotary breathing is introduced and emphasized. Continued challenge in diving, elementary backstroke, and survival skills are begun in this level.

Instructor

Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

No Classes: 4/18-4/22; 5/30.

Session Start/End

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day

Mon. Mon. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Sat. Sat.

Time

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

FOUR DAY JUMP START

Start getting ready for summer in April!!! Four days of lessons during your April vacation!!

DATES: Mon. 4/18, Tue. 4/19, Wed. 4/20, Thu. 4/21 TIME: 9:30-10:00am - Perch II 10:00-10:30am Pike I; Pike II 10:00-10:45am Pollywog II; Guppy 10:45-11:15am Pike II; Eels 10:45-11:30am Guppy; Minnow 11:30-12:00pm Shrimp; Kipper; Inia

4:00-4:30pm Pike I; Pike II 4:00-4:45pm Pollywog II 4:30-5:00pm Pike II; Eels 5:00-5:45pm Pollywog II, Guppy, Minnow

MEMBERS $78 Shrimp/Kipper, Inia, Perch $82 Pike I, Pike II, Eels $86 Pollywog II, Guppy, Minnow NON-MEMBERS $92 Shrimp/Kipper, Inia, Perch $96 Pike I, Pike II, Eels $104 Pollywog II, Guppy, Minnow

Member Fee

$240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240

Limit

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Swim Lessons

School-age: Grades K and Up Child-only class emphasizing 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.

Pollywog I - No previous experience and/or hesitancy in the water. Assisted paddle stroke, blowing bubbles, and kicking. Location Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Instructor Staff Staff Staff

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day

Mon. Mon. Thu.

Time

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

Member Fee $250 $250 $250

Limit 6 6 6

Pollywog 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.

Location Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Instructor Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day

Mon. Mon. Tue. Tue. Tue. Wed. Wed. Thu. Thu. Sat.

Time

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

Member Fee $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250

Guppy - Beginning front crawl with overarm recovery. Child is able to swim 25 yds. on front and back in a horizontal position. Location

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

Concentration is on rotary breathing and backstroke. Symmetrical arms introduced.

Instructor Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

No Classes: 4/18-4/22; 5/30.

Session Start/End

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day

Mon. Mon. Tue. Tue. Wed. Wed. Wed. Thu. Thu. Sat.

Time

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 9:00-9:45 am

Member Fee $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250

Start getting ready for summer in April! Four days of lessons during your April vacation!!! DATES: Mon. 4/18 - Thu. 4/21. More info on pages 22 and 24.

Limit 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Limit 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Swim Lessons

Minnow - Concentration on front crawl with coordinated overarm recovery and rotary breathing. Can swim front crawl and backstroke Location

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

25 yards without stopping. Symmetrical strokes are introduced. Instructor

Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

Session Start/End

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day

Mon. Mon. Tue. Tue. Wed. Thu. Thu. Sat.

Time

4:30-5:15 pm 5:15-6:00 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

Member Fee

$250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250

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.

Location Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Instructor Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day

Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Sat.

Time

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

Member Fee

$250 $250 $250 $250 $250

Flying Fish/Shark - Advanced level with emphasis on endurance swims and stroke development of all four competitive strokes and Location Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

sidestroke. Individual medley, racing starts, and lifesaving medley are also covered.

Instructor Staff Staff Staff Staff

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day

Mon. Wed. Thu. Sat.

Time

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

Member Fee

$250 $250 $250 $250

Limit

8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

Limit

8 8 8 8 8

Limit

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

Location Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

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.

Instructor Staff Staff

No Classes: 4/18-4/22; 5/30.

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

FOUR DAY JUMP START

Day

Wed. Thu.

Time

4:30-5:15 pm 3:45-4:30 pm

Start getting ready for summer in April!!! Four days of lessons during your April vacation!! DATE: Mon. 4/18, Tue. 4/19, Wed. 4/20, Thu. 4/21 TIME: 9:30-10:00am - Perch II 10:00-10:30am Pike I; Pike II 10:00-10:45am Pollywog II; Guppy 10:45-11:15am Pike II; Eels 10:45-11:30am Guppy; Minnow 11:30-12:00pm Shrimp; Kipper; Inia

4:00-4:30pm Pike I; Pike II 4:00-4:45pm Pollywog II 4:30-5:00pm Pike II; Eels 5:00-5:45pm Pollywog II, Guppy, Minnow

MEMBERS $78 Shrimp/Kipper, Inia, Perch $82 Pike I, Pike II, Eels $86 Pollywog II, Guppy, Minnow NON-MEMBERS $92 Shrimp/Kipper, Inia, Perch $96 Pike I, Pike II, Eels $104 Pollywog II, Guppy, Minnow

Member Fee $250 $250

Limit 8 8


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Specialized Aquatics/Red Cross Courses

ANGEL FISH (YSN) 11-week session. A small group class for children with special needs and his or her parent. 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 (YSN) 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 3 children. Registration will not be accepted without Director’s approval. BUDDY SWIM (YSN)

The New Canaan YMCA is proud to offer a class for children with special needs aged 7-12 years old led by an instructor. Staff will work on skill development under the direction of the swim instructor, while increasing each child’s self-confidence.

See page 14 for info on Red Cross Babysitting Certification Course. Angel Fish (YSN)

Location Rec. Pool

TLC Salamander (YSN)

Location Rec. Pool

Buddy Swim (YSN)

Location Rec. Pool

Teen Gym and Swim (YSN) Location

Higgins Gym/Rec. Pool

Instructor Staff

Instructor

Staff

Instructor

Staff

Instructor

YSN Staff

No Classes: 4/18-4/22; 5/30.

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20

Session Start/End

3/21-6/20

Session Start/End

3/21-6/20

Session Start/End

3/21-6/20

RED CROSS LIFEGUARD COURSE

Weekend courses are held on Saturdays and Sundays. Lifeguarding courses will be offered during the Spring Session. Detailed information will be available at the YMCA and on our website starting in TBD. Fee: $350

TEEN GYM AND SWIM (YSN)

A combination gymnastics and swim program for teenagers with

special needs! Teens must be able to swim independently.

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.

Y-SWIM 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.

Day

Tue.

Day

Wed.

Day

Sat.

Day

Sat.

Time

7:00-7:45 pm

Time

5:15-6:00 pm

Time

Member Fee $484

Member Fee

$300

Member Fee

Limit 12

Limit

5

Limit

9:45-10:30 am

$250

6

Time

Member Fee

Limit

12:45-2:15 pm

$320

8


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Aquatic info and Policies DON’T FORGET

To pick up your Fish Pass at the Member Check-In Desk when swiping your membership card. Family swims are intended for families. All participants should have a valid membership.

If you’re a non-member, you may participate in our family swims based on the following fees: 0-14 years - $5.00; 15-21 years - $15.00; Adult $30.00; Adult M/C or W/C - $50.00

FISH PASS PROCEDURE

IN EFFECT DURING ALL FAMILY SWIMS; WEEKDAY MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SWIMMERS IS 25. (Weekend Family Swims times: Max. is 50 if 2 guards are on duty.) Children under 12 and non-swimmers of any age MUST have an adult (18 years or older) in a bathing suit in the pool area at all times 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 CHILD AT ALL TIMES. LIFEGUARDS WILL ENFORCE ALL POOL RULES AND GUIDELINES.

FAMILY SWIM INFO: Fish Pass is in effect!

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 50 people are permitted in the Recreational Pool 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 50 passes have been given out, members will have to wait outside of the pool area until the next passes become available.

“NO SECOND CHANCE” New Canaan YMCA Aquatics

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 three summers ago to address the need of educating staff on drowning situations that occur in the summer months. Two years ago, we implemented it with our year-round staff to focus on safety for all who use our pools. We now conduct 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. All those 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.


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

nurturing the potential of every child and teen

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 opportunities for health and well-being to our YMCA members and the community through competitive aquatic experiences. Anyone interested in joining the swim team must schedule an evaluation. Please contact Alicia Guerrette to schedule: (203) 966-4528, ext 174, or aguerrette@newcanaanymca.org.

Join our non-competitive squads:

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Visit our Website! www.ncyac.org

For Pre and Red teams, Session III Registration Begins February 14th Note: Each swimmer must have an evaluation prior to joining.

Levels:

Developemental Pre A: 8/under Pre B: 8/under Pre C: Ages 8-10 Red Squad: Ages 11-14

Mon/Fri 4:00-4:45, Diving Well Mon/Fri 4:45-5:30, Diving Well Tue/Thu 6:15-7:00, Rec. Pool Tue/Thu 3:15-4:00, Diving Well

Practice starts March 28th

CAIMANS COACHING STAFF

Jason Paige – Competitive Swimming Director ncyheadcoach@newcanaanymca.org

Alicia Guerrette – Asst. Competitive Swimming Director aguerrette@newcanaanymca.org Chris French – Senior Coach cfrench@newcanaanymca.org

Dave Fine – Assistant Senior Level Coach Drew Kingman – Head Developmental Coach Kat Munson – Assistant Age Group Coach Chris Riley – Assistant Age Group & Senior Level Coach Maria Molloy – Administrative Assistant mmolloy@newcanaanymca.org

“Our son was never interested in sports and his attitude toward trying new activities was consistently, ‘no thanks.’ As parents, we worried about his little involvement in after-school activities; not only was it an unhealthy situation physically, but mentally as well. Ever since he joined the New Canaan YMCA Caimans swim team, he has shown an unbelievable sense of enthusiasm and commitment, which has trickled into other parts of his life. His self-esteem is at an all-time high, he earns better grades at school and he has become physically fit. We feel extremely blessed to have found the New Canaan YMCA Caimans and we are ever so grateful for the positive impact they have on our son.” - New Canaan YMCA Caimans Parent


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Synchronized Swimming

SYNCHRO FISH (12-week program)

A once-a-week class for girls ages 6-10, this class is great for beginners! Swimmers learn basic synchro skills in a safe, noncompetitive environment. Girls will enjoy playing games, listening to our underwater sound system, and learning synchro positions upside down in the deep end! At the end of the session, they will combine the skills they learned into a routine and perform for their families! 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.

“My husband and I feel so grateful that our daughter has become a part of the synchronized swimming team. Respect, independence, team work, and consideration of others have been shared with my daughter. The building of positive self-esteem that is encouraged to each of these girls is just priceless. The coaches are the MOST caring, thoughtful, driven, kind women that I have ever met. Their tireless and complete effort to this team truly amazes me. I am a proud mother of a 13-year old Aquiana.� - Synchronized Swimming Parent

SYNCHRO STRIPES (12-week program)

This class is offered to three age groups: 10 and under, 11-12, and 13 and up. Beginners are welcome, but girls with some synchro experience will also be challenged. Synchro Stripes builds upon the skills taught in the Synchro Fish class, and girls will learn compulsory figures and a full-length routine. They work on developing the flexibility, balance, and endurance needed for more advanced synchronized swimming. Some girls in Stripes move up to the Stars Team mid-year and attend a few meets, while others choose to stay in the Stripes class and perform at Night of Champions, our year-end show. 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.

SYNCHRO STARS TEAM (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 Swimming

NC YMCA AQUIANAS SYNCHRONIZED SWIM TEAM

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 Intermediate to Elite-Level swimmers. The goal for all team members is to have each one reach their potential while having fun!

Synchro Fish Location Rec Pool

Instructor A. Bardin

Synchro Stripes (Ages 10/under)

Location Rec Pool Rec Pool Valles Pool

Instructor A. Bardin

Location Valles Pool Valles Pool Valles Pool

Instructor A. Bardin

Location Valles Pool Valles Pool Valles Pool

Instructor A. Bardin

Location Rec Pool Rec Pool Valles Pool

Instructor A. Bardin

Location Valles Pool Valles Pool Valles Pool

Instructor A. Bardin

Location Valles Pool Valles Pool Valles Pool

Instructor K. Bessinger

Synchro Stripes (Ages 11/12)

Synchro Stripes (Ages 13/over)

Synchro Stars Team (Ages 10/under)

Synchro Stars Team (11/12)

Synchro Stars Team (Ages 13/over)

*optional day

No Classes: 4/18-4/22; 5/30.

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 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.

Session Start/End

Day

Time

Member/Non-Member

Limit

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Day Mon. Fri. Sat.*

Time 5:00-7:30 pm 4:00-6:00 pm 2:30-4:30 pm

Member/Non-Member $650/$675

Limit 16

Session Start/End

Day Mon. Fri. Sat.*

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

Member/Non-Member $650/$675

Limit 16

Session Start/End

Day Mon. Fri. Sat.*

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

Member/Non-Member $650/$675

Limit 16

Session Start/End

Day Mon. Fri. Sat.

Time 5:00-8:00 pm 4:00-6:30 pm 2:30-4:30 pm

Limit 12

Session Start/End

Day Mon. Fri. Sat.

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

Limit 12

Session Start/End

Day Mon. Fri. Sat.

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

Limit 12

3/21-6/20

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Fri.

4:00-5:30 pm

$390/$415

16


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Recreational Gymnastics And Diving

THE NEW CANAAN YMCA OFFERS PROGRAMS AT THE FOLLOWING LEVELS:

SPARKLERS (Kindergarten & 1st Grade) This beginner class is a starting point for those ready for a structured format in our recreational gymnastics program. Our instructors will incorporate a fun, caring environment with a learning atmosphere, to help children develop basic gymnastic moves that will help them improve involvement in all sports, especially gymnastics. Our goal is to allow children to have fun while having a gymnastics experience. We will challenge athletes individually. Skills include basic tumbling, and we encourage the YMCA’s four core values.

JUMPERS (Ages 7-9) A beginner group for children who want to expand their gymnastic experience, this is a structured class that includes emphasis on flexibility, conditioning strength, apparatus station development, and age-appropriate gymnastic activities. We will encourage participation among everyone, to help improve their gymnastic skills and increase each child’s enjoyment of the sport. Basic skills such as cartwheels, handstands, bridges, somersaults, and some beam and bar moves are the focus of this program.

FLIPPERS (Ages 9-12) This beginner-to-intermediate program is similarly structured to the Jumpers class. This class will emphasize skills at a more advanced level and is designed for those looking to reach the developmental level. Skills such as cartwheels, handstands, and somersaults should be mastered. We will improve upon these skills, as well as focus on more advanced skills, such as front and back walkovers, roundoffs, front and back-hip circles, and pirouettes. COACHING STAFF: Krista Carmel

Allison Coleman Wes Mattice

POWER TUMBLING (Ages 10-18)

For cheerleaders, gymnasts, and tumblers! Power tumbling is for gymnasts, cheerleaders, and power tumblers of all levels. Power tumbling is becoming a popular form of gymnastics and differs from basic gymnastics in that it focuses on doing flips and twists in the air. It incorporates some traditional gymnastics moves and elevates them into a series of jumping and spinning movements in the air that take skill and practice to complete. If you want to go to several steps beyond somersaults and cartwheels, try this class!

DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM

(Coaches Invitation Only) The most advanced level of our recreational gymnastics program, this program is for gymnasts who have previously been through structured gymnastics classes and are now ready for more intensive training. Gymnasts will train with others of the same ability and skill level who are looking to showcase their skills in a low-key environment. Skill sets include all apparatus. We will enhance upon front and back handsprings, arials, round-off sequences and more. We will work pirouettes and cartwheels, as well as back walkovers. Bars will include cast squat-ons, cast to horizontal, kips, and dismounts. Other basic and competitive skills on various apparatus will be the main focus of this class.


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Recreational Gymnastics And Diving

DIVE-GYM CLASS

A great way to tie two sports into one great experience, this class is one hour of gymnastics and one hour of diving instruction.

Gymnastics segment: A structured class with an experienced instructor. Learn basic gymnastics skills to improve strength, flexibility, and body coordination.

Diving segment: Learn to translate these skills into the water and improve overall diving ability. Ideal for athletes who have a limited diving list and who want to learn the backbone of the sport.

Note: All classes start in the Valles Pool.

BEGINNER DIVER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Available in 3 month sessions. (2 days/week for 1 hour - May, June, and July)

For more information, contact Joe Somma at (203) 966-4528, ext. 159, or jsomma@newcanaanymca.org

Sparklers (K-1) Location

Higgins Gym Higgins Gym Higgins Gym

Jumpers (Ages 7-9)

Location

Higgins Gym Higgins Gym

Flippers (Ages 9-12)

Location

Higgins Gym

Girls Developmental Program Location

Higgins Gym

Power Tumbling (Ages 10-18) Location

Higgins Gym

Gym & Dive Location

Higgins Gym/Valles Pool (9 & under) Higgins Gym/Valles Pool (All ages) Higgins Gym/Valles Pool (10 & over)

No Classes: 4/18-4/22; 5/30.

Instructor Staff Staff Staff

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

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3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

3/21-6/20

3/21-6/20

3/21-6/20

3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Tue. Wed. Fri.

Tue. Thu.

Fri.

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Fri.

Day

Fri.

Day

Tue. Wed. Thu.

4:00-4:45 pm 4:00-4:45 pm 4:00-4:45 pm

4:45-5:45 pm 5:30-6:30 pm

4:45-5:45 pm

5:45-7:00 pm

Time

$305 $305 $305

$305 $305

$305

$340

Member Fee

15 15 15

15 15

15

Limit

15

Limit

5:45-7:00 pm

$340

15

Time

Member Fee

Limit

5:00-7:00 pm 5:30-7:30 pm 5:30-7:30 pm

$360 $360 $360

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Whirlwind Diving Team

YMCA NATIONAL DIVING CHAMPIONS 2010

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, email us at: whirlwinddiving@aol.com. Visit the team online at ncywwd.com

TEAM HIGHLIGHTS 2009-2010:

• 8 athletes qualified for Junior Nationals: Katie Warburg, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Merideth Jonker, Margaret Rogers, Timmy Luz, Alex Leinroth, Justin Sodokoff, Lee Christensen • 5 High School All-Americans, 1 Academic All-American • High School State Open Champion: Kara Capossela • Lords of the Boards Invitational Champions • Spinner Diving Champions • 6th Place, East Nationals • 5 National Champions

BEGINNER DIVER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Available in 3-month sessions (2 days/week for 1 hour - May, June, and July)

SUMMER OPTIONS GYMNASTICS AND DIVING CAMP Available in 2-week sessions (4 days/week for 2½ hours)

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Joseph J. Somma, Jr. Assistant Diving Director: Sergey Meshcherskiy Associate Diving Program Director: Allison Coleman 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, 50 + All-Americans, 50 + All-State divers, 3 Junior Olympic Champions, and one age group champion. Joe’s goals are to ensure that each diver will benefit from his knowledge, as well as to provide a positive experience. Staff Coaches: Wes Mattice, Steven Ratner


HEALTHY LIVING: PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL AGE improving the nation’s health and well-being

Wellness

ZUMBATOMIC

(Preschool & School-Age) This Latin-inspired dance fitness program 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!

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.

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 ON THE RUN

(Grades 3 - 5) After a successful pilot season, Girls On The Run is back! The program is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls combining training for a 3.1 mile run event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. This program is not a running program but a program that encourages positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. The objective of Girls On The Run is to educate and empower girls at an early age in order to prevent the display of at-risk activities in the future. For more information contact Davie Cedela at ext. 141.

“ Because of Girls On The Run, I’m more confident and outgoing and I feel like I can make my own decisions. This program is fun and friendly and everyone is nice.” - Past Girls On The Run Participant

Zumbatomic Location

Mind-Body Center (Ags 4-5) Mind-Body Center (ages 5-9)

Fun Fitness (Grades 3&4) Location

Group Exercise Ctr.

Instructor

J. DiDonato/S. Obernier J. DiDonato/S. Obernier

Instructor

Group Exercise Ctr.

Girls On The Run (Grades 3-5) Location

Back Field

No Classes: 4/18-4/22; 5/30.

3/20-6/18 3/20-6/18

Session Start/End

Day Tue. Tue.

Day

Time

1:30-2:15 pm 4:00-4:45 pm

Time

Member Fee $180 $180

Member Fee

YMCA Staff

3/21-6/18

Thu.

4:00-4:45 pm

$150

Instructor

Session Start/End

Day

Time

Member Fee

Day

Time

Member Fee

Pre-Teen Fitness (Grades 5 & 6) Location

Session Start/End

Dave Isidor

Instructor

L. Orsini / M. Bentley

3/21-6/18

Session Start/End

3/21-6/15

Mon.

3:15-4:00pm

Mon. & Wed. 4:00-5:30pm

$150

$165

Limit

10 12

Limit

12

Limit

12

Limit

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Wellness

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.

FAMILY SPIN (formerly Teen Spin) For teens and adults, come on your own, with a friend, or with a family member. Offered on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 PM. 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. Youth Strength - Free to Family Members! Location

Wellness Center Wellness Center Wellness Center Wellness Center

Instructor

Dave Isidor Deb Herdic Dave Isidor Dave Isidor

No Classes: 4/18-4/22; 5/30.

Session Start/End 3/28-5/25 3/28-5/25 3/29-5/26 3/29-5/26

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 at the end of 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! FAMILY PILATES FUSION

This class introduces the basics of Pilates mat with easy-tofollow moves for moms, dads, and kids to strengthen the core, plus 20 minutes of flexibility exercises to increase flexibility in the back, hamstrings, calves, hips, and shoulders. This drop-in class is open to all, including kids ages 10 and up! See current group exercise schedule for day and time. Day

Mon. & Wed. Mon. & Wed. Tue. & Thu. Tue. & Thu .

Time

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

Member Fee

$203 $203 $203 $203

Limit 12 12 12 12

“ I find the Y to be a great place to connect with friends and become part of the community. Daily exercise is a commitment and for years I have found the New Canaan YMCA has everything I need to stay in shape. Additionally, the trainers always make themselves available to offer great tips (which I need)! My entire family enjoys the benefits of the New Canaan Y; from the Y-Guide/Princess Program to the family swim time, we feel very fortunate to have such a great facility here in town.” - Y Family Member


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Adult Wellness WELCOME TO THE NEW CANAAN YMCA WELLNESS CENTER

GROUP EXERCISE: FIND STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Treadmills, Elliptical Trainers, Free Climbers, Arc trainers, Concept II Rowers, Recumbent Bikes, Precor Strength Trainers, Nautilus Treadclimber, Upright Bikes, NuStep Recumbent Trainer, new Krankcycle, Medicine and Stability Balls, Paramount Strength Training Equipment, and prepare to be “Roc’d” on our new Roc-It strength training line!

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

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:

Satellite TV and DMX Radio…and much more! The Wellness Center is open to members 15 and older (F.I.T. Pass training available for 12-14 year olds; see page 33). All new members receive 2 complimentary orientation sessions with wellness staff member and introduction to the web-based Mobile Fit Training System.

Enjoy your choice of more than 60 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 exercise classes.

In addition there are several Water Group Fitness Class offerings: Hydrofit, Deep Water Conditioning, Depth Charge, Aquamates, Ai Chi, and Aqua Zumba Director: Suzan Obernier Our current schedule is available at our front desk or online at www.newcanaanymca.org. Group Exercise Classes are open to all Y members 15 and older: 12-14 year olds may attend classes with a parent (excluding Group Power). Family Spin is open to 11 and older, as long as leg length is 30”.

FEATURED PROGRAMS

Zumba Toning: Be one of the first in our area to try Zumba Toning. This “Latin inspired dance ‘n tone” is a combination of cardio dance and dynamic resistive exercises. Zumba Toning is exhilarating, different, challenging, effective and FUN! Zumba Toning Sticks or light hand weights are used but are optional. Tai Chi: Learn how to revitalize your body and mind using dynamic, slow breating movements. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese art also known as “moving meditation.” Traditional Shaolin movements are practiced using animal forms. Some of the benefits of Tai Chi include relaxation, strength, flexibility, and balance. This class accomodates beginners as well as advanced students and is easily practiced by all ages.

Core Fusion: A blend of Lotte Berk, Pilates, and stretching. Use light weights, body weight, and then stretch each muscle. A great full-body workout! Pilates Mat with Rhythm: Blends classical Pilates mat with the basics of Ballroom Dance. 35 minutes Pilates followed by 20 minutes of standing abs and arms to fun Latin music! Tone your entire body and learn to “Dance like the Stars!” Kettlebell Training 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


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Adult Wellness Personal Training

Fees* 1 Session = 1 hour

Sessions 1

3 5 10 20

One person (one trainer/one client) $68

Packages

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

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.

Kettlebell Training Location

Instructor

Group Exercise Center Spin Center Spin Center Spin Center Spin Center

T. Murphy T. Murphy T. Murphy R. Taylor R. Taylor

Location

Instructor

Martial Arts Conditioning TBA TBA

M. Tolla M. Tolla

Session Start/End

Day

Mon. & Wed. Mon. Thu. Tue. Thu.

Time

6:00-6:45 am 10:30-11:15 am 10:30-11:15 am 7:40-8:25 pm 7:40-8:25 pm

Member Fee

Limit

Session Start/End

Day

Time

Member Fee

Limit

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Limit

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Limit

3/21-6/20 (12 weeks) 3/21-6/20 (12 weeks) 3/21-6/20 (12 weeks) 3/21-6/20 (12 weeks) 3/21-6/20 (12 weeks)

3/21-4/28 5/2-6/13

No Dieting! - For Teen Girls only, ages 14-18. Location

Wellness Center

Instructor D. DiBella

Session Start/End 4/25-6/2

F.I.T. Club - Fit Pass holders and teens ages 15-18 (coed). Location

Wellness Center Wellness Center

On the Ball Location

Racquetball Court Racquetball Court

Instructor

Session Start/End

Mon. & Thu. Mon. & Thu.

Tue. & Thu.

5:00 pm 5:00 pm

4:30 pm

$480 $240 $240 $240 $240

$198 $198

$200

8 8 8 8 8

10 10

6

D. Isidor D. Isidor

3/21-5/4 5/9-6/15

Mon. & Wed. Mon. & Wed.

5:00-6:00 pm 5:00-6:00 pm

$198 $198

8 8

Instructor

Session Start/End

Day

Time

Member Fee

Limit

C. Burry C. Burry

3/22-4/28 5/2-6/13

No Classes: 4/18-4/22; 5/30 (except F.I.T. Club)

Tue. & Thu. Tue. & Thu.

10:00 am 10:00 am

$198 $198

10 10


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Adult Wellness

PERSONAL TRAINING

All ages…abilities…and workout needs! All of our personal trainers are certified by ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) or an organizatio recognized by ACSM. • 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 PERSONAL TRAINING OPTION: TEAM TRAINING

Get the benefits of working with a personal trainer without the price of a one-on-one personal training session! NOTE: 6-week sessions, unless indicated. All sessions 50 minutes. No makeups for missed sessions unless YMCA cancels. 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). F.I.T. Club (Open to F.I.T. pass holders and teens 15-18) Meet new people and make new friends while you work out in a small team atmosphere. Your trainer, Dave Isidor, will teach you how to use the plate-loaded equipment properly while building an intense workout suitable to your abilities. On the Ball - A strength, balance, and core workout on the “resist-a-ball.”

Mindfulness-Based Eating Program (MB-EAT) Location

Mind Body Room

Instructor

Stamford Hospital

Session Start/End 3/30-6/1

HEALTHY BALANCE:

A nutrition and lifestyle change program

NEW DESIGN !

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 Package 1: $300: 5 individualized appointments. Assessment and analysis, realistic goal-setting, exercise orientation or analysis of current program. Individual 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/Non-Member: $360 The fee includes 8 weekly group meetings, including group training, three private consultations, and a personalized exercise program. NOTE: Participants are pre-selected for this program. A pre-participation questionnaire is required. Please attend the info session on Tue., Mar. 22 at 6:30 pm, or Thu., Mar. 24 at 11:30 am in the Spin & Training Center.

INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES TO WEIGHT LOSS LECTURE

Learn how to transform your life using a mindful-based approach to improving your health and wellness and lowering your risk of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease! Free to Community, Tuesday, March 29th, 6:00 pm, Williams Room. Prior sign up required in binder at Front Desk.

MINDFULNESS-BASED EATING PROGRAM (MB-EAT)

Kathleen Sanders addresses mindless eating, stress-related eating, disordered eating patterns, and obesity through the application of mindfulness meditation. The MB-EAT program employs meditation practice, experiential eating exercises, and self-reflection to help participants cultivate mindful awareness of their eating behaviors. 9 week session. Day

Wed.

Time

4:30-6:00 pm

Member/Non-Member $375/ $450

Limit

10


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Adult Pilates Apparatus Classes PILATES APPARATUS CLASSES

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. Instructors: Julie Warburg, Madelaine Hane, Glenda Barrientos, and Nancy Lochtefeld; instructor bios and other class info available online.

PILATES EQUIPMENT REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:

Sign up for privates or semi-privates by filling out the blue registration form and waiver. Return your form to the Y, and we will contact you to discuss your request. Privates and semiprivates are scheduled around class times. Please note: It is YMCA policy that if only one participant attends a prescheduled semi-private session, both participants will be charged. It is the responsibility of the two clients involved in a semi-private to schedule agreeable times.

Winter group classes run for 11 weeks. To sign up for a group class, fill out the green class registration form and waiver. Forms will be available online or at the YMCA; return your form starting on the first day of registration. You will be placed in a class on a first-come, first-served basis. Every effort will be made to place you according to level. Questions: Contact Bridget Philipp at 966-4528, ext 126.

NEW: THERE WILL NOW BE ONE WEEK FOLLOWING THE SESSION, SCHEDULED JUST FOR MAKEUP CLASSES. PARTICIPANTS WHO MISS A CLASS DURING THE SESSION CAN ATTEND A MAKEUP CLASS THIS WEEK. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY MAKEUP CLASS ALLOWED.

Small Group Classes: $341, 11-week session. Private & Semi-private fees* 1 session= 50 MINUTES Sessions 1 3* (member rate) 3 (non-member rate) 5 10 20

Private (one client) $85

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

Semi-private (2 clients)

$55

$260 $500 $900

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

Note: 11-week session; no class: 4/18-4/22; 5/30. Please check registration form online or at our front desk, for days and times.


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Maternity Programs

“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.

“BABY” BOOTCAMP (Formerly Make Time for Mommy)

Amidst the feedings, diapers, and everyday life with a new baby, it can be tough to try to squeeze in a little fitness time for yourself. Bring baby and stroller along for this 1-hour exercise class designed specifically for new moms. We alternate “strollerobics” with lower body conditioning, moving on to lightweight/bodyweight strength training, and then finish up with core work and stretching. Come bond with other moms. *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 omponent 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.

Pre- and Post-Natal Water Exercise

Location Valles Pool

Instructor D. Sourby

Session Start/End 3/21-6/18

Day Mon.

Time 10:30-11:30 am

Member/Non-Member Free/$300

Limit 10

Location Mind-Body Ctr.

Instructor J. Supple

Session Start/End 3/21-6/18

Day Thu.

Time 1:15-2:15 pm

Member/Non-Member Free/$186

Limit 10

Location Instructor Group Exercise Center S. Obernier

Session Start/End 3/21-6/18

Day Wed.

Time 12:00-1:00 pm

Member/Non-Member Free/$150

Limit 10

Pre/Post-Natal Yoga “Baby” Bootcamp

No Classes: 4/18-4/22; 5/30.


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Adult Aquatics & Therapeutic Programs ADULT SWIM INSTRUCTION

The goal of this program is to give adults the opportunity to either learn to swim or master whatever skill 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.

ARTHRITIS EXERCISE

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.

STAMFORD HOSPITAL 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 heart disease recover faster and return to full, productive lives. A team of Stamford Hospital exercise physiologists will meet with you, 3 times per week. Physician’s referral is required to begin this program.

LIVE WELL - CHRONIC DISEASE SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Live Well, a nationwide program, is a workshop designed to help those who struggle to manage ongoing health conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, anxiety, heart disease, or any other chronic health condition. Learn self-management techniques through this 6-week workshop.

Adult Swim

THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE AND MOVEMENT CLASS

Join instructor Laura Beare for an exercise class specifically designed for those living with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement challenges. Class participants will explore movement in a welcoming and 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 weightshifting 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.

CANCER WELLNESS PROGRAM

This 12-Week program is free to New Canaan YMCA members. Members meet with a Y staff member who is a certified personal trainer as well as a certified Cancer Exercise Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine and/or the Cancer Exercise Training Institute, to develop their program. The program involves group as well as individual coaching. Opportunities to participate in special group offerings like yoga, pilates, spin and tai-chi will also be offered. Interested participants must complete a signed medical clearance form and a Helath History Form available at the Y or online and return to Diane Dibella in the wellness office. Questions, call Diane at (203) 966-4528, x 123, ddibella@newcanaanymca.org

Location Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Instructor Staff Staff

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day Tue. Fri.

Time 7:45-8:30 pm 10:15-11:00 am

Member Fee $250 $250

Limit 6 6

Location Rec. Pool Rec. Pool

Instructor Staff Staff

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20 3/21-6/20

Day Tue./Thu. Wed.

Time 12:00-12:45 pm 6:00-6:45 pm

Member/Non-Member $88/$110 $44/$55

Limit 15 8

Location Wellness Ctr.

Instructor Stamford Hospital

Session Start/End 3/21-6/20

Day Time Mon.,Wed.,Fri. 12:30-1:30 pm

Member/Non-Member $252

Limit 8

Location Mind/Body Rm.

Instructor L. Beare

Session Start/End 3/21-6/18

Day Thu.

Time 2:15-3:15 pm

Member/Non-Member $150/$240

Limit 12

Location KU Room

Instructor D. Dibella/B.Philipp

Session Start/End 4/29-6/3

Day Fri.

Time 9:30-12:00 pm

Member/Non-Member Free/$15

Limit 12

Arthritis

Cardiac Rehab Phase IV

Parkinson’s Exercise and Movement

Live Well - Chronic Disease Self Managment Program


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Family

Y-GUIDE/Y-PRINCESS

(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.

2011-2012 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION:

“ I have to thank you all for helping my daughter and her fellow Y-Princesses have a memorable three years. It was with great reflection that I looked at them all playing on the grounds of our “estate” Saturday night. No electronics. No aids. Nothing but imagination and boundless energy. It is still possible to manufacture fun from nothing other than great weather and wide open spaces. I know that my daughter will always have a warm place in her heart for her great friends, a succession of wonderful leadership and caring fathers, who for awhile, were able to step away and remember what it was like to once again be young and wondrous.” - Y-Princess Father

Sunday, May 15, 3:30pm, at the New Canaan YMCA

Registration forms for new members collected May 16-August 22 Participants will be notified of their tribe assignments by September 1 Note: Past Member Registration May 2-16 For questions or further information, contact Davie Cedela at (203) 966-4528, ext. 141, or dcedela@newcanaanymca.org

SIGN UP FOR THE NEW 2011-2012 PROGRAM Past Participant

New Sibling

First-Year Participants

Y Members

Child: $62 Dad: Free

Child: $72 Dad: Free

Child: $93 Dad: Free

Non-Members

Child: $147 Dad: $123

Child: $158

Child: $180 Dad: $145

Limit: 20 families per tribe.

SPRING OUTING INFORMATION! Frost Valley

Y-Guides & Y-Princess

Note: Outing fees are additional.

April 29-May 1

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Sunday, April 3, 1:00-4:00pm INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

LEARN ABOUT OTHER CULTURES THROUGH FUN ARTS AND CRAFTS SNACKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

FREE EVENT OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY *Get involved and volunteer or just come to enjoy* Look for details as the date draws near

For more information or to take part in the festival, contact Nicki Jezairian at njezairian@newcanaanymca.org or by phone at (203) 966-4528, ext. 157


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Y Arts: All Ages

The New Canaan YMCA School of Music: Ages 5-Adult Lessons in: Piano, Strings, Drums, Guitar, and Voice

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; Jennifer Brian, violin; Justin Elkins, violin and cello; Maria Elkins, piano; and Mike Knox, piano and upright bass. 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.

Y SCHOOL OF MUSIC UKULELE CLASS

(Ages 6-12)

Want to learn to play the ukulele? This is a great opportunity to learn a unique instrument in a fun environment with a group of your peers. This class is for beginner guitar players or anyone who wants to learn to play a new instrument. Ukulele’s are provided for in-class use. Location: Williams Room Instructor: Mike Knox Day/Time: Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12

Sat., 2:00-2:30 pm Sat., 2:45-3:15 pm

Session Dates: 3/26-6/18 No Class: 4/23

Fee: $240 Limit: 14

Y Art Gallery

This is a great opportunity for our members and local artists—both young and young at heart—to share their imagination and talent through their personal artwork, allowing Y members and the community to take a special inside look at their exceptional creativity and skill. All shows are located on the Y’s second floor lobby unless otherwise requested, and we are now accepting space reservations. New and seasoned artists may contact Nicki Jezairian at (203) 966-4528, ext. 157, or njezairian@newcanaanymca.org to set up an appointment to see how you can show your work at the New Canaan YMCA.


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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 program options. Note: Some classes require advanced sign-up. Director: Suzan Obernier Free Member Classes: (Schedules available at front desk or online)

FIT AND FUNCTIONAL

Get the maximum benefit of a group exercise class at a gentler pace. For all ages and fitness levels.

AQUAMATES

Water exercise combining cardiovascular and strength training.

HYDROFIT

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

A tranquil, foundation-building practice, designed to introduce new students to yoga, as well as offer regular practitioners a gentle class complement to their Yoga practice.

PILATES MAT BASICS

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. Zumba® fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

AQUA ZUMBA

The “pool party” workout for all ages! Safe, efective, and challenging water-based workouts that integrate traditional water fitness moves with Latin dance rhythms.

YOGA BASICS

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 SETTING

One-on-one appointment with a personal trainer. (See page 37.)

ARTHRITIS EXERCISE CLASS

Water exercise class specifically designed for people with arthritis. (See page 39.)

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, ext. 128.


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The Y Partners With The Community

As a community service organization, the New Canaan YMCA is proud to support many human service organizations and educational groups to address the common needs of individuals of all ages in the area. The Following Are Some Of The Agencies And Organizations With Which We Have Partnered With Or Supported A-Home AAU Basketball ABC House of New Canaan Boy Scouts of America Court Community Service Program Exchange Club of New Canaan Fairfield County Sports Commission Getabout of New Canaan Girl Scouts of America The Greens at Cannondale Horizons Lions Club of New Canaan National Charity League New Canaan Ambulance Corps New Canaan CARES New Canaan Chamber of Commerce New Canaan Early Childhood Directors Association New Canaan Football New Canaan Middle School Choices

Project Adventure

TEAM BUILDING!

New Canaan Police Department New Canaan Public Schools New Canaan Red Cross New Canaan Social Services Norwalk Hospital Nursing and Home Care Outback Teen Center Project Friendship Rotary Club of New Canaan Saxe Mentoring Program South Avenue Cottage St. Luke’s School Stamford Hospital STAR Toys for Tots Voices of September 11 The Volunteer Center of Southwestern Fairfield County Waveny Care Center Young Women’s League of New Canaan Youth Adult Partnership Board

Let us bring our bag of tricks to you with PA on Wheels!

Groups who take part in our Project Adventure on Wheels program 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 “Stepping Stones” or encourage their fellow group members to experience the “Wild Woosey,” they know they can overcome tasks at work, in school, or life. We work with organizations/businesses, school groups, alternative classrooms, out-of-school programs, religious youth groups, sports teams, camps, and clubs throughout the year either at the YMCA or your facility.

Our schedules are flexible; please contact us about availability.

Contact Davie Cedela, (203) 966-4528, ext. 141, for more information regarding program and fees and to schedule your group’s activity.


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The YMCA/Outback Partnership working together for our community’s youth

Since 2009, the New Canaan YMCA and Outback Teen Center have been working together with an innovative partnership and management agreement to better serve New Canaan’s teens. Our shared vision is for the Outback to be a hub for youth activities, including a wider array of after-school programs for middle and high school students —as well as activities and special events to

include field trips, community service programs, teen mentoring, homework help, or simply stress-free down time. The New Canaan YMCA and the Outback Teen Center also collaborate on programs and events throughout the year, like the annual Haunted House; Teen Scene program; Happy Families, Healthy Families; and LEAP (Leaders Educated as Philanthropists).


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Global Partnerships and Programs you have to go far to see near

INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES

A global perspective, responsibility, and response are tied directly to our collective effort to increase the impact of the YMCA mission across the country and around the world. The ability to integrate global dimensions into daily programming and initiatives is a critical component to effectively engage an increasingly diverse population in the United States and maintain our connection to the global YMCA movement.

KIBERA, AFRICA FACING THE FUTURE PARTNERSHIP

In 2007, the New Canaan YMCA embarked on an exciting partnership with Facing the Future, a child development center serving more than 100 children in the Kenyan slum of Kibera. In Kibera, nearly one million people live in an area the size of Central Park without clean water, electricity, plumbing, trash removal, adequate food, and medical facilities. 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. This is a great opportunity for members of our community to change the life of a child a world away—and is a chance to talk as a family about helping others in need and doing good “just because.” Just $200 will help feed one child for one year at Facing the Future. For more information, contact Carol Antrum at (203) 966-4528, ext. 140, or cantrum@newcanaanymca.org.

LEAP LEADERS EDUCATED AS PHILANTHROPISTS

3 groups of ordinary, diverse individuals connected together in an unlikely, unique local and global partnership to affect change throughout the world.

A partnership program between the New Canaan YMCA, The Boys and Girls Club of Stamford, and The Drug Fighters School in Kenya, Kiberia, and Africa. For more information, contact Lauren Calahan at lcalahan@optonline.net.


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INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES Free The Children

As a young person, you have an enormous power to change the world

Get Inspired with the Y’s Me To We Club

Our Y is taking action with Free the Children to change the world with a group of students from New Canaan and the Greenwich community. Geared toward ages 12 – 18 years old. The Y’s Me to We – Free the Children club is an opportunity to experience a world of learning and adventure. See fascinating places, become immersed in new cultures and truly see the world. Volunteer alongside local communities, develop friendships and support community development. Contact NIcki Jezairian for more information at 203-966-4528 ext. 157 or njezairian@newcanaanymca.org

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Sunday, April 3, 1:00-4:00pm

• Interactive entertainment

• Learn about other cultures through fun arts and crafts • Snacks from around the world • Fun for the whole family

• Free event open to the community

For more information or to take part in the festival, contact Nicki Jezairian at njezairian@newcanaanymca.org or by phone at (203) 966-4528, ext. 157


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50 WAYS TO HELP YOUR WHOLE FAMILY THRIVE: 1.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST and you'll take better care of others.

2. Play and laugh with your children. 3. Compliment your kids on the good things they do. 4. Let your kids be kids. 5. Admit your mistakes and say you're sorry. 6. TURN OFF THE TV. 7. Ask for help when you need it. 8. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. 9. Meet your children's friends and their friends' parents. 10. Accept that you don't have to be perfect; just be real. 11. SET CLEAR BOUNDARIES and expectations for your children.

12. Ask your kids where they are going and who they'll be with. 13. Avoid doing too much; say no to some requests without feeling guilty.

14. Eat together as a family whenever possible. 15. READ ALOUD WITH YOUR CHILD. 16. Be excited about your child's interests. 17. Take time to develop your own special strengths and talents.

18. ASK FOR YOUR CHILD'S OPINION. 19. Spend time alone with your significant other and your friends.

20. Don't worry if the house is a little messy sometimes. 21. Listen to your child without always giving advice or opinions.

22. Try to find the joy in each day. 23. Say no to your child when you have to, but say yes as much as you can.

24. BE CONSISTENT. 25. Attend parent-teacher conferences and other school events.

26. Continue your own learning - read a book, go to a museum, or take a class.

27. Spend regular one-on-one time with each of your children. 28. Spend some time by yourself. 29. BE SILLY. 30. Do volunteer work with your kids. 31. Make happy memories together. 32. GIVE YOUR KIDS LOTS OF HUGS. 33. Balance your needs with your kids' needs. 34. Care as much about your own health as you do about your children's.

35. Tell your kids how terrific they are. 36. PLAY AS HARD AS YOU WORK. 37. Ask other caring adults to spend time with your child. 38. Realize we never outgrow our own need for other caring adults.

39. When your child pushes you away, give her or him space, but don't leave.

40. Try to see things from your child's point of view. 41. Ask your kids to help with planning a party or other event. 42. Talk to your children the way you want them to talk to you. 43. Nurture your own spiritual life. 44. EXERCISE TOGETHER AS A FAMILY. 45. Take a deep breath and slow down now and then. 46. Go to your kids' games, performances, and other events. 47. When you're in a rut, change something about your routine to get a fresh outlook.

48. Surprise your child with something that will make her or him feel special.

49. Do the things that give you energy. 50. Tell your kids you love them every day, no matter what.


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EVERYBODY BELONGS HERE

The New Canaan YMCA’s 2011 Annual Support Campaign

Turn your gift into... THEIR POTENTIAL: We believe all kids deserve the

chance to discover who they are and what they want to achieve. At our Y, more than 5,000 youth are cultivating the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement. Y activities give our kids the opportunity to become confident kids today and happier, healthier grown-ups tomorrow.

THEIR HEALTH: Improving our community’s health and well-being is one of our priorities, and the Y offers resources and guidance to help people of all ages and abilities improve their physical activity, health, and wellness. We bring families closer together, encourage good health, and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun, and shared interests. THEIR FUTURE: At the Y, strengthening the community is

our cause. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. Every day, we work side by side with our members, volunteers, and other community organizations to ensure that everyone – regardless of age, income, background or ability – has the opportunity to learn, grow, thrive, and connect.

THIS YEAR’S GOAL:

$300,000 We count on the generosity of our members and the community to make the Y available to people of all ages and abilities through financial assistance and programs for those with special needs. When you give to the Y, your gift has a meaningful impact right here in your neighborhood.


NEW CANAAN YMCA 564 South Avenue New Canaan, CT 06840-6322 (203) 966-4528 www.newcanaanymca.org

SUMMER CAMP

2 11

Camp Mini: Ages 3-5 Pre-K

Camp Y-Ki: Completed Grades K-6

Sports Camp: Completed Grades 1-7

Special Cares Camp: Ages 3-18

Leaders-In-Training: Ages 12-13

Counselor-In-Training: Ages 14-15

SPECIALTY CAMP PROGRAMS

Gymnastics/ Diving Camp Synchro Camp

REGISTRATION BEGINS FEBRUARY 28.

International Festival

Sunday, April 3, 1:00- 4:00pm • Interactive Entertainment

• Learn About Other Cultures Through Fun Arts and Crafts

• Snacks From Around The World

• Fun For The Whole Family

• Free Event Open To The Community For more information or to take part in the festival, contact Nicki Jezairian at njezairian@newcanaanymca.org or by phone at (203) 966-4528, ext. 157


New Canaan YMCA Spring Brochure