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WHERE COMMUNITY HAPPENS Spring Program Guide 2017 SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA

YOU MAKE A

DIFFERENCE


WHY WE’RE HERE This beautiful 69,000 square foot facility is made possible through a public/private partnership between the Y and the City of Sammamish. Built in Sammamish’s Town Center on 9 acres of City owned land, the Community & Aquatic Center is bringing our community together and will continue to create a lasting impact for years to come. With a 50-year lease as sole operator, the Y will greatly expand its positive impact in Sammamish and Eastside communities.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is the Northwest’s leading nonprofit organization strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Founded in 1876, we enhance lives of more than 220,000 people annually through 13 branches, two overnight camps and more than 200 program sites throughout King and south Snohomish counties.

We live our mission daily, one person and relationship at a time:

• Reaching 220,069 people of all backgrounds, abilities and financial circumstances. • Nurturing 79,187 children and teens to develop their gifts and give back to our community. • Engaging 15,007 volunteers who contribute 325,988 hours of service each year. • Working with 15,071 community donors, investing $8.7 million in local kids and families.

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OUR MISSION: “Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.” For Youth Development Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

For Healthy Living

Improving the nation’s health and well-being.

For Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

Everyone is Welcome The Y is a membership organization open to all people. We welcome women, men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations and financial circumstances. Our programs and branches embrace diversity, reflecting the people and needs of our communities. Financial assistance is available.

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MARCH SUNDAY

5 Teen School Year Trip: Spring Break Rock Climbing

MONDAY

6 Teen School Year Trip: Spring Break Rock Climbing

TUESDAY

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WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1 2 Couch to 5k Challenge Begins

3 Teen Trip: Ski at Snoqualmie

4 Teen School Year Trip: Spring Break Rock Climbing

8 Parent/Child Skills & Drills Session Starts 4-4:30pm

10 No School LWSD

11 Family Outdoor Trip: Snowshoe 8am-2pm

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Parent's Night Out Senior Social: Brown Bag Lunch

Youth Badminton 101 Session starts 4:30pm, & 5:30pm

12 Daylight Savings Time Extended Family Pickleball 12:30-2:00pm

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26 Extended Family Badminton (3 courts) 12:30-2:00pm

13 Nutrition Workshop: Eat Smart for a Healthier Brain 9:30 - 11:30am

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Adult Volleyball 101 Session starts 6:30-7:30pm 15 16

Teen Trip: Snowshoeing

17 Swim Lesson Registration FM Teen Trip: Ski at Snoqualmie Family Fun Night: St. Paddy's Day Bash 6:30 - 8:30pm

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28 Preschool Storybook Cooks 1:45 - 3pm

22 Parent's Afternoon Out 1:30 - 4pm

29 Kids Create 6:30 - 7:30pm

23 Togetherhood Volunteer Project: Preparing dinner for Issaquah meals.

24 Swim Lesson Registration CM

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31 Teen Trip: Snow Tubing

Teen Trip: Indoor Climbing Family Movie Night in the Pool 7:00 - 9:30pm

18 Teen Service Day: Big Rock Park Clean-up

9:00am-12:00pm

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APRIL SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY 1 Teen Service

Day: Evans Creek Restoration

National Volunteer Month 2

9 Extended Family Pickleball 12:30-2:00pm

3 Spring Break LWSD

10 Spring Break ISD

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11 Teen School Year Trip: Spring Break Rock Climbing

5 Parent/Child Family Gym Session Starts 4 - 4:30pm

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12 Teen School Year Trip: Spring Break Rock Climbing

13 Teen School Year Trip: Spring Break Rock Climbing

Teen Trip: Photography Hike

8 MELT for Runners 8:30 - 10:30am

Parent's Night Out 6:30 - 10:30pm 14 Swim Lesson Registration FM

15 Eggstravaganza

Senior Social: Cooking Demo Teen Trip: Yoga Hike

16 YMCA CLOSED Easter

17 Spring Break ESCS

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19 Parent/Child Kids Create 4 - 4:30pm

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21 Swim Lesson Registration CM Teen Trip: Tree Planting

22 Earth Day Teen Service Day: Commons Restoration 9:00am-12:00pm

Family Outdoor Trip: Geo Cashing Treasure Hunt 1:00-4:00pm 23 Extended Family Badminton (3 courts) 12:30-2:00pm

24 Birthday Week

25 Birthday Week

26 Birthday Week

Preschool Storybook Cooks 1:45 - 3pm

Parent's Afternoon Out 1:30 - 4pm

27 Birthday Week

Nutrition Workshop: Healthy Snacks for the Whole Family Youth Badminton 101 Session starts 6 - 8pm 4:30pm, & 5:30pm

28 Birthday Week

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Teen Trip: Outdoor Climbing Family Skwim 7:30 - 9:30pm

Adult Volleyball 101 Session starts 6:30-7:30pm Kids Create 6:30 - 7:30pm SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA SPRING 2017 || 5


MAY SUNDAY

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MONDAY

TUESDAY

1 Diaper Derby begins- diaper donation collection for Eastside Baby Corner.

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8 Nutrition Workshop: Eat Right for Sports and Nutrition 9:30 - 11:30am

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WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

3 Parent/Child Skills & Drills Session Starts 4 - 4:30pm

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FRIDAY 5 Cinco de Mayo

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12 Aquatics Clinic Registration FM Senior Social: Potluck Teen Trip: Outdoor Climbing

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Parent's Night Out 6:30 - 10:30pm

Family Pool Wibit Party 14 Mother's Day

SATURDAY

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Extended Family Pickleball 12:30-2:00pm

19 Aquatics Clinic Registration CM Teen Trip: Art Hike

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Teen Service Day: Evans Creek Restoration Swing Dance Workshop 1 - 2:30pm Family Outdoor Trip: Family Hike 1:00-4:00pm 20 Parent's Night Out 5:30 - 9:30pm

Family Fun Night 6:30 - 8:30pm 21

28 Extended Family Badminton (3 courts) 12:23-2:00pm

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29 YMCA CLOSED Memorial Day

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24 Parent's Afternoon Out 1:30 - 4pm

30 Water Safety Week

31 Water Safety Week

Preschool Storybook Cooks 1:45 - 3pm

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Kids Create 6:30 - 7:30pm

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25 Family Outdoor Trip: Learn to Ride a Bike 5:30-7:00pm

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Teen Trip: Outdoor Climbing

WATER SAFETY MONTH


JUNE SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY 1 Water Safety Week

FRIDAY 2 Water Safety Week

SATURDAY 3

Swim Lesson Registration FM

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5 Swim Team 101

6 Swim Team 101

7 Swim Team 101 Parent/Child Family Gym Session Starts 4 - 4:30pm

8 Swim Team 101 Family Outdoor Trip: Learn to Ride a Bike 5:30-7:00pm

Teen Trip: Outdoor Climbing 9 Swim Team 101

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Swim Lesson Registration CM Senior Social: Brown Bag Lunch & Art Project Teen Trip: Kayaking

11 Extended Family Pickleball 12:30-2:00pm

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Parent's Night Out 6:30 - 10:30pm 16

CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE

CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE

CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE

CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE

CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE

CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE

18 Father's Day

19 Splash Week

20 Splash Week

21 Splash Week

22 Splash Week

23 Splash Week

Nutrition Workshop: Rethink Your Drink 9:30 - 11:30am

Teen School Year Trip: Summit of St. Helens.

24 Workshop: Yoga 101 1 - 3pm

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CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE

25 Extended Family Badminton (3 courts) 12:23-2:00pm

26 Jr. Lifeguard Camp Starts

Family Fun Night 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Parent's Night Out 5:30 - 9:30pm

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Summer Camp Begins

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JOIN US FOR

EGGSTRAVAGANZA! Sat, April 15, 10:00 am – Noon Sammamish Commons, 801 228th Ave SE, 98075

Join the Sammamish Community YMCA for egg hunts, carnival games, bounce houses and more! Free and Open to the Public CONNECT WITH US:

THANK YOU

SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA 831 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075 P: 425.391.4840

Web:

to all our amazing volunteers who help make Eggstravaganza possible by volunteering their time and talents to planning and helping run the event.

SammamishYMCA.org /YMCAinSammamish

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TOGETHER, WE CAN BUILD A BETTER US Give to the Y, Positively Impact Your Community Donors like you help make a difference in the lives of kids, families and individuals who are facing financial barriers, by providing access to programs and services.

Your Gift Helps Support Local Needs: Scholarships to Afterschool Programs such as Kids University provide a safe place for all children to learn, grow and thrive afterschool. Teen Leadership programs are available at little to no cost to participants, and aim to develop confident and engaged leaders. Summer Scholarships provide safe, summer options for children in need. Water Safety programs prevent drowning, which is the second leading cause of preventable death in children ages 5-14. Prevention/Intervention services are available at little to no cost to participants, and focus on behavioral health services, and chronic disease prevention such as childhood obesity and diabetes prevention.

You Can Make a Difference! Give Today to Support Your Local Community.

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SAMMAMISH RESIDENT BENEFITS

Through our public/private partnership with the City of Sammamish, we are able to offer a number of benefits to Sammamish residents.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: No YMCA Membership Required.

• Open community swim time every Sunday from 2:30 - 5:30pm for City of Sammamish residents. Please register online.* • • • • • • • • •

Joining fees are waived for Sammamish residents for the first 18 months of operation. 10% off all youth facility-based programs. Open House Days throughout the year. Meeting space available at no charge for Sammamish-based community groups. Senior social once a month, free for all City of Sammamish residents (see pg. 22). Walking and running groups led by caring instructors available at no charge (see pg. 17). Fun social groups, such as Book Club, Community Excursions** and Community Potlucks offered at no charge (see pg. 22). Free seminars and workshops presented by local community health partners. Free teen leadership programs such as Outdoor Leadership, Afterschool Mentoring, Fitness Specialist Program and more (see pg. 46-47).

* Such use may be limited by pool capacity **Includes additional program fees

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JOIN

TEAM SAMMAMISH

Membership Benefits: • • • • • •

Access to all YMCAs in Washington State Monthly Family Activities & Events Complimentary Drop-in Kids Zone for Family Memberships Free Personalized Wellness Plan Free Lose to Win Weight Loss Program A.W.A.Y. Member Privileges no matter where you travel in the US, your Y membership privileges go with you

• 120+ Group Exercise Classes included in your membership • Complimentary Towel Service • Complimentary Weekday Morning Coffee • Reduced Fees for Programs & Priority Registration • 12 Guest Passes per Year • No Contracts

MEMBERSHIP RATES Membership Type

Join Fee*

Monthly Dues**

Daily Rate***

Youth (up to 13)

$25

$42

$10

Teen / Young Adult (14-29)

$50

$52

$12

Adult (30-64)

$100

$73

$17

Senior (65+)

$75

$66

$15

Couple****

$125

$120

$28

Family 1: One adult in the household & all dependents

$100

$109

$25

Family 2: Two adults in the household & all dependents****

$125

$129

$30

*Joining fee waived for Sammamish residents in first 18 months of operation ***Daily Rate for Non-Members ****Additional adults can be added to a Couple or Family membership at $40 per month

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GENERAL INFORMATION HOURS OF OPERATION Facility Hours

Monday - Friday: 5am -10pm Saturday: 7am - 8pm Sunday: 7am - 6pm Limited Hours: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve Closed: New Year's Day, MLK Jr. Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Christmas Day

Pool Hours

Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday

5am - 9:30pm 7am - 7:30pm 7am - 5:30pm

Community Swim is open to all Sammamish Residents every Sunday from 2:30 - 5:30pm

Kids Zone Hours

Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

8am – 1pm, 3:30 - 8pm 8am – 1pm, 3:30 - 6pm 8am – 1pm 8am – 1pm

REGISTRATION INFO

CONTACT US

Many Y Programs require registration in advance of the start date. Priority registration is available for YMCA Facility members.

SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA 831 228th Ave SE Sammamish, WA 98075

Click

to register online.

FM= Facility Member / CM= Community Member

P: E: W:

425 391 4840 SammamishInfo@seattleymca.org SammamishYMCA.org

SOCIAL MEDIA: /YMCA-in-Sammamish @SammamishYMCA @SammamishYMCA

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TABLE OF CONTENTS March - June Event Calendars 4 - 7 Sammamish Residents Benefits 10 Membership info 11 Age Guidelines 14 Health & Wellness Programs 16 - 25 Personal Training 20 - 21 Active Older Adults 22 Chronic Disease Prevention 24 - 25 Volunteerism 26 - 29 Youth & Family Programs 30 - 35 Sports & Recreation 36 - 37 Aquatics 38 - 45 Teen Programs 46 - 51 Click any page to navigate to that section.

IMPACT STORY: SANJANA

The word “leadership” used to terrify Sanjana. She described herself as shy, always taking a seat in the back row and avoiding eye contact with the teacher. But once she joined the Teen Leadership Board at her Y, and later the Youth and Government program supported by donors like you, Sanjana started to come out of her shell. She grew her confidence and became more comfortable speaking in public. After four years in Y programs, Sanjana says she’s now a different person. Sanjana says: “I have become so much more confident than I ever expected. In a society where teenagers are constantly told ‘you’re just a kid’ and ‘you don’t understand,’ the Y offered me a place to voice my opinions and contribute ideas in an atmosphere where they are actually heard and taken into account.”

Help Support Teen Leadership Programs!

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AGE GUIDELINES 0-5 YEARS

ALONE IN FACILITY

HEALTHY LIVING CENTER

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

LAP & ACTIVITY POOL

6 YEARS

7 YEARS

8-9 YEARS

10 YEARS

11 YEARS

12 - 13 YEARS

14+ YEARS

Those 11+ may enter the facility without a parent, but must follow the age restrictions below.

With Adult

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Without Adult Dance & Family Classes Only

With Adult

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Without Adult With Adult

Without Adult

Pass Swim Test*

Pass Swim Test*

Pass Swim Test

Pass Swim Test

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WHIRLPOOL With Adult

GYMS Without Adult

With Adult

TRACK

Without Adult

KIDS ZONE

Kids Corner

6 weeks4 years

Adventure Zone

3 years

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*Adult must remain in facility


CAREERS AT THE Y

Love working out at the Y? We think you’d love working here, too! Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you'll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA SPRING 2017 || 15


BE HEALTHY

BE STRONG ADULT & OLDER ADULT WELLNESS PROGRAMS At the Y, we have the facilities, equipment, programs and staff to support you. Make new friends, increase your confidence and improve your spiritual, mental and physical health.

JUST GETTING STARTED? Schedule your complimentary Personalized Wellness Plan. Whether you want to take your fitness one step further or just aren't sure where to begin, all Y members receive a complimentary one-hour session with a Healthy Living Coach. This is your chance to work with an expert to create a Personalized Wellness Plan based on your fitness level and goals. An introduction to our facilities, programs and classes is also included to ensure that you're set up for success. To schedule your free Personalized Wellness Plan, fill out an Appointment Request Form and return to Member Services.

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Spring Health & Wellness Programs Lose to Win The Lose to Win program is a great way to learn sustainable ways to eat healthier, move more and lose weight. There are no gimmicks and no restrictive approaches, just the tools you need to make the necessary changes in your lifestyle to achieve your weight loss goals. This program discusses the importance of physical activity and nutrition, while also discussing motivation, obstacles, and pitfalls that make losing weight (and keeping it off) challenging. A weekly, group based, one hour meeting provides a supportive network of others working on similar goals to help when the going gets tough and to celebrate successes along the way! Join this FREE program today and get started on creating lasting change! Program includes weekly weigh-ins, tracking of food and physical activity, group accountability and advice you can trust. When: Multiple sessions available

Cost:

Free with your Y Membership

Couch to 5K New to running or walking a 5K? In this Couch to 5K Program, participants will be given a nine week training plan to get them ready to run or walk a local 5K this spring. Learn about form, injury prevention, increasing speed and distance safely, choosing the right shoes and more! Meet other members in a supportive community. Group runs/walks will take place on and off-site. Indoor walking/running group meets weekly on the track Tuesdays at 10:15am. Contact Jamie Joppa at jjoppa@seattleymca.org for details. When: March 1 - May 3

Cost:

Free - No Y Membership Required

Walking & Running Groups Enjoy making friends and experiencing the beautiful outdoors in our Walking & Running Groups. They are a great way to stay in shape and get to know your local trails and routes in the Sammamish Community. To join, contact Vicki Sosey at vsosey@seattleymca.org. Walking Group Running Group When: Mondays, 8 - 9am When: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:30am (off-site) Cost: Free - No Y Membership Required Tuesdays, 10:15 - 10:45am (on-site) Wednesdays, 9 - 10am (off-site) Cost: Free - No Y Membership Required

Nutrition Workshops

Lisa Wonneberg is our Nutritionist at the Sammamish YMCA. Originally from St. Charles, Illinois, Lisa has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She specializes in nutrition, endurance athletes, weight loss, and healthy living. Lisa will be offering a series of healthy nutrition workshops to help support healthy eating habits for the entire family. Eat Smart for a Healthier Brain When: March 13, 9:30 – 11:30am Cost: Free Healthy Snacks for the Whole Family When: April 27, 6 – 8pm Eat Right for Sports and Nutrition When: May 8, 9:30 – 11:30am Cost: Free Rethink Your Drink When: June 20, 9:30 – 11:30am Cost: Free SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA SPRING 2017 || 17


Workshops Workshops are a great addition to your normal routine. Led by an instructor, you will receive hands-on learning and practice on a variety of topics relevant to your personal health and well-being. Prenatal Yoga When: March 18, 1 - 2:30pm

Cost:

$20 FM / $30 CM

If you're pregnant and looking for ways to relax or stay fit, join us at this prenatal yoga workshop. Much like other types of childbirth-preparation classes, prenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing. Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies. Reserved for ages 14 and up. Advanced registration is encouraged due to limited space available.

MELT for Runners When: April 8, 8:30 - 10:30am

Cost:

$30 FM / $40 CM

Whether you are a competitive runner, a weekend athlete, or just running your favorite dog, these easy, self-care techniques are a proactive approach to maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Reserved for ages 14 and up. Advanced registration is encouraged due to limited space available.

Swing When: May 13, 1 - 2:30pm

Cost:

$20 FM / $30 CM

Dancing is a great way to have fun, keep fit and make new friends! If you have never danced before, this class is specially designed for those who just want to have fun. You will learn basic steps, plus how to lead and follow. Reserved for ages 14 and up. Advanced registration is encouraged due to limited space.

Yoga 101 When: June 24, 1 - 3pm

Cost:

$30 FM / $40 CM

New to Yoga or seeking a gentle re-entry into your yoga practice? This workshop will focus on foundational yoga postures, meditation and breathing techniques. Students will learn proper body positioning in poses, including ways to modify for a safe Yoga practice. Reserved for ages 14 and up. Advanced registration is highly encouraged due to limited space.

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SAVE THE DATE

BIRTHDAY WEEK

April 24 - April 28

THE SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA IS TURNING ONE! Join us for a special week as we celebrate our members, donors, staff and community partners who have helped make this past year a special one. Each day we will offer fun activities and new surprises to show our appreciation. More details will be available as we get closer. SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA SPRING 2017 || 19


Personal Training Personal training is about finding your strength within. We are here to help bring that strength out. Our personal training staff partner with you to help launch and sustain a smart exercise program. Your health and wellness is not a quick fix - it's about improving your habits over time. We'll make sure you go home with new knowledge and a new sense of accomplishment every session! Fitness Assessment This 60 minute session includes two parts. The first part is body composition analysis, measuring weight, body fat percentage, and circumference measurements. The second part of the assessment will test cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and strength. Completing the fitness assessment will give you a great idea of where your fitness level is now and where you may need improvement! Cost: $30 (Facility Member Only)

Intro to Personal Training Package Not sure if personal training is right for you? Try out our introductory package, which offers three personal training sessions, a nutrition coaching session and a Fitness Assessment. This package is limited to first-time personal training participants, one package per member. Valued at $270, this is a great way to start your health and wellness journey! Cost:

$200 (Facility Member Only)

Personal Training

Nutrition Consultations

Get the support you need from a certified Y trainer who will set up, monitor and modify your exercise program to meet your individual needs. Sessions are one hour or thirty minutes in length.

Work with one of our registered dietitians to bring healthy eating into your life! Whether you’re looking to lose weight or you’re an athlete wanting to increase performance, our staff will create a customized nutrition plan to fit your needs.

Session Length

30 minutes

60 minutes

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# of Sessions

Total Cost

3 Package Commitment Price per Package

4

$120

$108

8

$240

$216

12

$360

$324

4

$240

$216

8

$480

$432

12

$720

$648


Small Group Personal Training Personalized, Affordable, Effective Whether you are looking to amplify your workouts or are just getting started, Small Group Trainings at the Y will give you the tools you need to meet your goals in a caring and supportive environment. Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Basic Strength & Conditioning 7:30 - 8:30am Pilates Reformer 10:30 - 11:30am

MELT 6 - 7pm

Pilates Reformer 10:30 - 11:30am

Pilates Reformer 10:30 - 11:30am

Pilates Reformer 10:30 - 11:30am

Kettlebells & TRX 5 - 6pm

Total Body Burn & Firm 12 - 1pm

Pilates Reformer 12:00 - 1:00pm

Ballroom & Swing 5:15 - 6:15pm

Pilates Reformer 4:45 - 5:45pm

Pilates Reformer 3:30 - 4:30pm

Cost varies for each small group. Please click on the Register Now button for details.

Pilates Reformer

Total Body Burn & Firm

This small group is designed with your specific needs in mind. The Pilates Reformer is a piece of equipment that provides resistance with a series of springs and ropes. In this small group setting, you will develop stronger, leaner muscles and increase your overall flexibility. Space is limited to 4 students to enable our instructor to correct and modify for all fitness levels and ages.

This is a challenging and dynamic whole body muscle conditioning class using dumbbells, resistance bands, exercise balls, and body bars as strength-training tools. Exercises will be modified to accommodate all fitness levels. Be prepared to work all your muscle groups.

Basic Strength & Conditioning Learn the techniques for a variety of basic exercises for a challenging, fun, full-body workout.

Kettlebells & TRX Ballroom & Swing Dancing is a great way to have fun, keep fit and make new friends! If you have never danced before, this class is specially designed for those who just want to have fun! You will learn some basic steps so you can feel comfortable on the dance floor and how to lead and follow. Learn some new dance moves from dances like the Swing and Foxtrot. These dances are a great introduction to other social dances.

Learn the foundations of safe and extremely effective kettlebell training. Our certified trainer will teach you how to improve your overall strength and performance using kettlebell swings, squats and deadlifts. With the additional use of the TRX, this workout is perfect if you’re looking to revitalize your training and transform your body all while increasing stability and mobility.

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Older Adults At the Y, we offer more than physical benefits through exercise. We foster a sense of community and strong social ties through a wide variety of activities. Socializing and volunteering have positive effects on our health as we grow older, and exercise has proven to promote mental agility in addition to longevity and good health.

Active Older Adult Group Exercise Classes

Member Coffee

Our AOA Group Exercise classes are low impact and designed with you in mind! Enjoy a variety of AOA classes including ZUMBAÂŽ Gold, Water Walking, Gentle Yoga and much more!

Sit back, relax and enjoy coffee with friends at our weekday member coffee hours in the Linda Toycen Community Kitchen!

Book Club Make new friends at the Y’s monthly Book Club! You will read a new book every month and engage in lively discussions with other readers. Open to members and the local community.

When: Monday - Friday

9:00am - 11:00am

Senior Socials Join the Y for monthly themed social events! Bring your friends and classmates for these events, open to all adult members and the local community. No registration is necessary.

When: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 12:15pm

Day Trips* Join us for monthly outings to different local venues for walking and hiking activities. Times and meeting locations TBA.

When: March 10 Brown Bag Lunch & Nutrition Talk April 14 Cooking Demo May 12 Potluck June 9 Brown Bag Lunch & Art Project Time:

All socials begin at 12:15pm

When: March Seward Park & Third Place Books National Senior Health & Fitness Day April Tulip Festival May Museum of Flight Save the Date! Wednesday, May 31st is National Senior June Hike Health & Fitness Day. Vendors will be invited to the Y for a fun, interactive health fair for our active older adults. *Indicates there may be an additional cost for program For more information about Older Adult programming, contact Vicki Sosey at vsosey@seattleymca.org. 22 || SAMMAMISHYMCA.ORG


Group Wellness

The secret to sticking with a health and fitness program is finding activities you enjoy and that keep you moving. At the Y you have hundreds of free choices – from low-impact activities like strength training, stretching and water exercise to high intensity classes like boot camp, interval training and indoor cycling. JUST GETTING STARTED? We are committed to helping you achieve your goals every step of the way! Classes marked with a star on the schedule are geared toward beginners who are new to exercising or group wellness classes. These classes will get you fit while having fun in a supportive group setting! All levels, interests & abilities welcome! We offer 120+ group wellness classes per week, all included in your YMCA membership. Classes include: ZUMBA®, Indoor Cycling, Boot Camp, Nia, Meditation, Barre, Aqua Fitness, Turbo Kick, and a variety of Yoga & Pilates Mat classes. A complete class schedule, with descriptions can be found online. View the most updated Group Wellness Schedules:

NEW CLASSES STARTING IN MARCH 2017 RIZZMIC®: An exhilarating new dance fitness experience dedicated to American music and dance styles from early generations to today's biggest dance crazes. STRONG BY ZUMBA™: This class combines high intensity interval training with the science of synced music motivation. In every class, music and moves sync in a way that pushes you past your perceived limits, to reach your fitness goals faster. Adaptive Programming We are excited to announce a new addition to our group wellness program! We have added adult adaptive group wellness classes to our schedule. These classes will be designed to provide fitness opportunities for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. If you are interested in our adaptive programming for yourself or your loved one, please fill out our new program interest list to better help us design this upcoming program. SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA SPRING 2017 || 23


BUILDING A HEALTHIER

NEW THIS YEAR

COMMUNITY

ENHANCING PEOPLE’S HEALTH & BUILDING COMMUNITY

We give everyone the opportunity to live healthier lives, with donor-funded scholarships, chronic disease prevention programs, and a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual, and spiritual strength for all.

THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY

Cancer patients

& SURVIVORS need a SAFE, SUPPORTIVE space to build STRENGTH, BALANCE & ENDURANCE due to effects of treatment

out of 5 1 YOUTH are In King County

OBESE

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The Y is addressing the needs of our community through three new Chronic Disease Programs starting in 2017. Diabetes Prevention Program The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is evidenced based and recognized by the CDC. Work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt habits that will improve your overall health and well-being and reduce your risk of developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance.

Actively Changing Together (ACT!) Childhood Obesity Program A 12-week evidence based program developed by the YMCA and Seattle Children’s that helps families adopt healthy lifestyle habits such as moving more and healthy eating. Families meet once a week for 90 minutes. Each session includes fun family activities and games, group support, nutrition education and hands on healthy cooking demonstrations. This program is best suited for ages 8-14.

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA LIVESTRONG® is a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. This 12-week program provides individualized goal setting and support around building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence and self-esteem. When: May 2 - July 20, 3 - 4:30pm For additional information on our Chronic Disease Prevention programs, please contact Katie Fraser, Health & Wellness Director at kfraser@seattleymca.org.

You Can Change Lives A Gift of $125 supports one family in need to receive support, education and resources through the Actively Changing Together program. Donate Today!

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VOLUNTEERS IN

ACTION DID YOU KNOW?

In 2016, over 1,892 volunteers contributed over 10,000 hours to support our cause in strengthening community. Much of what we offer wouldn't be possible without the helping hands of so many amazing people in our community. Here are just a few of the amazing folks who do their part to make the Y as special as it is to our community.

Ross, Tai Chi Instructor Ross is not just an instructor at our Sammamish Community YMCA but a volunteer who gives his time and shares his passion with others. For 5 years now, Ross has given us the beautiful gift of his time, skills, patience, practice, and passion which the community at large is now able to experience in his class every Wednesday evening. "It makes me a better student when I teach. It is my main form of exercise and the only thing I do really that’s not work or family.�

Kaela, Youth Sports Ambassador "Coming to America gave me the opportunity to get involved with sports that were not well known in my previous country of residence. I took the opportunity to learn softball and basketball along with other sports, as well as experience the passion the YMCA community has for their sports. Being in a position where I can teach younger kids some skills or just teach them how much fun it can be to be physically active and surrounding themselves with a group of people sharing the same passion, is the fulfillment of my own hopes and ambitions." 26 || SAMMAMISHYMCA.ORG


Kaitlin, Aquatics Ambassador

“I am honored to be volunteer of the month because I have so much fun coming in and helping out every Tuesday. I cannot wait to be old enough to work here because it will be so much fun.�

Ryan, Welcome Center

Ryan has been a dedicated volunteer at our Y almost since we opened our doors in April 2016. He enjoys helping with towels and welcoming members as they come in for a workout.

Meghan, Towel Attendant

Meghan volunteers her time every Saturday morning helping fold towels behind the front desk. You can also find Meghan collecting towels around the building and making sure the facility is neat and clean.

Sue , Class Ambassador

Sue serves as a class ambassador for a yoga class she attends regularly. She enjoys helping the instructor set up, welcoming in new members, and helping keep people motivated to continue working out.

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Lauren Svacek, Volunteer Lauren has been volunteering with the Y twice a week for several years! She helps with greeting members, managing the towel station, wiping down machines and simply provides a helping hand wherever is needed. However, Lauren’s accomplishments reach far beyond her volunteer work at the Y. She has worked with Microsoft in their café for over 10 years. After work, she enjoys hanging out with her friends at the Highland Community Center, visiting book stores with her mom, and taking art class once a week. At the bottom of each piece that she creates, she draws a worm as her “artist signature.” Lauren also plays basketball in the Special Olympics. Lauren truly embodies the Y’s mission of building a healthy mind, body and spirit! When she’s not busy with work, volunteering, and participating in different activities during the week; Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and pets. So despite such a busy schedule, why does Lauren give back? Lauren's Mom says: “She enjoys helping people and in return, feeling like she is part of a community. Lauren likes when people recognize her from one Y to another.”

As for the Y, we are fortunate to have volunteers like Lauren who are as committed to our mission as we are! Lauren is kind, always smiling, and eager to help others. We are honored that Lauren chooses the Y as her way of giving back. We hope that just like Lauren, our new members too join in on our various volunteer opportunities and initiatives.

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GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY! Have you heard about

Togetherhood®? Togetherhood is our member-led volunteer service program, where Y members work together to plan, lead and execute service projects that respond to local community needs. Our Togetherhood Committee recently completed their first project where they planted trees at Lake Sammamish State Park in October. Our committee is currently planning more projects that bring people together to respond to community needs.

You can help play a part! Contact us if you are interested in joining the Togetherhood® Committee or helping out as a volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities: Health & Wellness Encourage your community to become more active in a number of ways. Serving as a fitness instructor, walking/running group leader or a Group Fitness Class Ambassador are all great ways to help support others in their health & wellness journeys.

Family Programs Have fun as a Family Programs Ambassador and play with youth in our Kids Zone, teach and assist youth and families in our specialty classes or volunteer at YMCA events and birthday parties. You are sure to have a blast!

Aquatics Safe swimming saves lives. Volunteer in our aquatics department and support our swim lessons as an Aquatics Ambassador, help with slide operations, greeting families and youth as they enter the area or provide support for swim tests. As an aquatics volunteer, you help keep our youth safe and feeling confident in the water.

Teen Programs Support Y teens in staying active and volunteer with our dodgeball, basketball or Teen Outdoor Program. Help teach a specialized skill or technique such as photography, cooking or arts class – there’s something for everyone!

Sports & Recreation Do you love net sports, basketball or other sport activities? Volunteer with the Y as a Sports & Recreation Ambassador or Youth Sports Coach and support our members.

Member Services Brighten someone’s day and volunteer with our Member Services team. Whether you are serving as a greeter, supporting administrative tasks or keeping our facility clean and tidy, you’re helping us better serve our community.

GET INVOLVED TODAY! Email sammamishvolunteers@seattleymca.org today to sign up as a volunteer, get involved in Togetherhood® or to discuss other opportunities.

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A PLACE TO STAY

A PLACE TO GROW YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS The Y has a long-standing commitment to building strong families. If you’re searching for active, healthy, affordable fun your family can enjoy together, you’ll find it at the Y!

Kids Zone: Drop-In Care Kids Zone (Includes Kids Corner, Adventure Zone, the Hub) Let our caring staff watch after your little ones while you enjoy a rejuvenating workout - it’s included in your Family Membership! Drop-in care is a great place for kids to release energy and make new friends in a supervised, friendly environment. Your kids will have fun with age-appropriate toys, games and activities. Children may be checked in for up to 120 minutes per day and a parent/guardian must remain at the Y. General Information: Ages 6 weeks - 12 years Free with Family 1 or Family 2 memberships

Kids Corner Ages 6 weeks - 4 years. Age ranges may vary depending on time of day. Hours Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

8am - 1pm & 3:30 - 8pm 8am - 1pm & 3:30 - 6pm 8am - 1pm 8am - 1pm

Adventure Zone Ages 3 - 8 and up. Age ranges may vary depending on time of day. Children in Adventure Zone must be fully potty-trained. Hours Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

8am - 1pm & 3:30 - 8pm 8am - 1pm & 3:30 - 6pm 8am - 1pm 8am - 1pm

The Hub The Hub Drop-In is for ages 8 -12 and is designed to keep kids active and social at the Y. Throughout the week your teens and tweens can be checked into the ExerGames Room (Hub) for a variety of ExerGames activities, board games, creative arts and more. Age ranges may vary depending on time of day. Start times in the afternoon may vary based on demand. *Please ask at the Kids Zone check-in window about Hub availability. Hours Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

3:30 - 8pm* 3:30 - 6pm* 8am - 1pm 8am - 1pm

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Great Camps for All-Day Adventures!

CAMPS

AVAILABLE 7am - 6pm

JUST $15 RESERVES YOUR SPOT Sign up by April 29 and this early-edition sunny, summer shirt is all yours! Camps ďŹ ll up fast - reserve your spot today for just $15 per week!

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UPCOMING FAMILY EVENTS Family activities at the Y allow families a time and a place to come together to have a good time, participate in a variety of fun activities, share, communicate and strengthen their relationships, and meet other families!

MARCH

APRIL

10th

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT: COSTUME PARTY 6:30 - 10:30PM

17th

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: ST. PADDY'S DAY BASH 6:30 - 8:30PM

18th

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT: REPTILE MAN 5:30 - 9:30PM

22nd

PARENT'S AFTERNOON OUT: COMMUNITY HEROES 1:30 - 4:00PM

24th

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT IN THE POOL, 7:30-9:30PM

7th

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT: SPRING FLING 6:30 - 10:30PM

15th

EGGSTRAVAGANZA, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

26th

PARENT'S AFTERNOON OUT: TINY MAGIC 1:30 - 4:00PM

28th

FAMILY SQWIM IN THE POOL, 7:30-9:30PM

5th

MAY

JUNE

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PARENT'S NIGHT OUT: FIESTA! 6:30 - 10:30PM

12th

FAMILY WIBIT PARTY IN THE POOL, 7:30-9:30PM

19th

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: A NIGHT OF MAGIC 6:30 - 8:30PM

20th

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT: HARRY POTTER 5:30 - 9:30PM

24th

PARENT'S AFTERNOON OUT: ALL STUFFED UP 1:30 - 4:00PM

9th

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT: STAR WARS 6:30 - 10:30PM

23rd

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: SUMMER KICKOFF 6:30 - 8:30PM

24th

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT: MINI ENGINEERS 5:30 - 9:30PM

Photo Credit: Dana Berenson


FAMILY EVENT DESCRIPTIONS Parent's Afternoon Out Kids, join us at the Y for an afternoon of themed activities including group games, story time, snack, make & take art and indoor recess! Parents can leave property for their own time away while kids have a blast playing and learning at the Y!

Parent's Night Out Offered twice per month (one Saturday, one Friday) enjoy an evening of fun for the kids and a night out for you! Ages 3 & older will spend the evening at a different activity station throughout the Y. Reservations required. Fees apply.

Family Fun Night Bounce, swim, play, create! Family Fun Nights at the Y include tons of activities for families to enjoy together! Each month will include themed family nights and special activities! Free for YMCA Members.

Family Movie Night in the Pool NEW this year! What's better than watching a movie while floating in the pool? Join us for a fun evening with your family, friends and neighbors. Free for YMCA Members.

Family Skwim Night Skwim is a brand new, fun, fast-paced surface water-disk sport that is easy to learn and play. Using a soft foam disk that skims across the surface of the water, your goal is to work as a team to pass the disk to one another in an attempt to score in the opponent's floating goal. To learn more about Skwim, it's best to come and check it out! Free for YMCA Members.

Eggstravaganza Join the Y for a free egg hunt and community celebration! There will be carnival games, photo opportunities with the Easter bunny, community organizations and more. Satuday, April 15 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Sammamish Commons. Free and open to the public. No registration necessary

Family Wibit Party Our pool is awesome and so are inflatables. So how about we combine the two together and make a night of it? Come enjoy the Wibit, an inflatable obstacle course/game that you can climb on, jump on and make it a memorable and fun evening as a family.

NEW! FREE OUTDOOR FAMILY TRIPS ON THE NEXT PAGE.

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Preschool & Youth Activities At the Y, children and families have the opportunity to join programs and activities that foster creativity, promote fun and friendships and teach new skills. Whether it's a night at the Y during Parent's Night Out or a specialty class such as movement or cooking, kids will have a blast while making lasting memories. Preschool Storybook Cooks

Kids Create

Storybook Cooks is a preschool specialty cooking program that includes story time and a themed make-and-take cooking project that relates to the story.

Join us at the Y for a themed workshop featuring a make-and-take project! (Parent supervision not required as long as a parent/guardian stays at the Y during the event.)

Ages:

3 - 5 yrs

When:

Tuesdays, 1:45 - 3:00pm March 28, April 25, May 30

Cost:

$20 FM / $30 CM per date

Ages: Cost: When:

3 - 10 yrs $15 FM / $25 CM 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Dates: March 29 April 26 May 31

Kids University Kids University is the Y's afterschool enrichment program. This program offers kids in grades K - 5 opportunities to engage in activities outside of the classroom. Each session, kids sign up for the classes that interest them and enjoy a variety of activities after school. Classes come in a wide range of activities focused on physical activity, art, academics, design and creativity. You can create a schedule that works for your family, come as little as 1 day a week or as many as 5!

Kids University Location Options in Sammamish Sammamish Community YMCA Margaret Mead Elementary (transportation options from Discovery, Creekside and Sunny Hills Elementary)

What does a typical class or session look like? Classes last 45-60 minutes and kids are engaged in specific subject matter such as STEM, dodgeball, arts and crafts, cooking and more! Kids University classes are hands-on activities led by a qualified and caring instructor. You can sign up for our Enrichment Pass and your child will have access to all of our amazing classes throughout the session or choose the 'by class' option! Either way, your kids are sure to have a blast at Kids University.

How do I get more information? Please contact us at eastsidechildcare@seattleymca.org for more information.

HELP KIDS AND FAMILIES IN NEED REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL DID YOU KNOW?

A gift to the YMCA Annual Fund Drive can provide scholarships for families and children in need.

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Family Outdoor Trips Get outside with the Y! Hike, search for treasure or learn to bike this spring. Our staff will take care of the logistics so you can enjoy the fresh air. Each month we will offer a family activity that takes place outdoors, where you can connect with your family, and also other families at the Y.

Family Snowshoe Location: Snoqualmie Pass Date: March 11 Time: 8am - 2pm Cost: $10 FM

Geo Cashing Treasure Hunt Location: Lower Commons Date: April 22 Time: 1 - 4pm Cost: Free

Family Hike Location: Evans Creek Date: May 13 Time: 1 - 4pm Cost: Free

Learn to Ride a Bike Location: Sammamish Community Y Two Dates to choose: May 25 June 8 Time: 5:30 - 7pm Cost: Free

BIRTHDAY PARTIES EASY, FUN, MEMORABLE Celebrate your special day by hosting a memorable, fun-filled party at the Y! Choose from a Big Splash Pool Party, Zany Zone Party or Gaga Party.

for details.

To book your party or for more information, contact sammamishparties@seattleymca.org.

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Sports & Recreation NEW! Expanded Options For Families - Youth Basketball Open Gym (with lowered hoops) on Mondays, for ages 5-8. Adult supervision is required. - Expanded Family Badminton every 4th Sunday of the month. - Family Pickleball every 2nd Sunday of the month.

Net Sports We offer a weekly schedule for open play for Badminton, Volleyball, Pickleball and Table Tennis. Each activity is available as drop in, unless otherwise listed, and included in your membership. - Badminton - Volleyball - Pickleball - Table Tennis

Adult Volleyball 101 Try something new at the Y! Volleyball 101 targets beginners who want to try and learn a new sport. Aimed at providing participants with a basic understanding of volleyball, they will build a foundation of skills on which to build upon as they grow. Equipment is provided. Ages: 18+ Cost: $55 FM / $95 CM When: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm Sessions: I: March 8 - 29 II: April 26 - May 17

Youth Badminton 101 Try something new at the Y! Badminton 101 targets beginners who want to try and learn a new sport. Aimed at providing participants with a basic understanding of badminton, they will build a foundation of skills on which to build upon as they grow. Equipment is provided. Ages:

9 - 11 yrs

12 - 13 yrs

When: Wed, 4:30 - 5:15pm Wed, 5:30 - 6:15pm Sessions: I: March 8 - 29 II: April 26 - May 17 Cost:

$55 FM / $95 CM

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Parent/Child Activities The Y is a starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. The benefits are far greater than just physical health. YMCA Youth Sports are about building the whole child, from the inside out. Improve your skills, make new friends, be active with other kids and learn to love a sport at the Y.

A Parent/Guardian is required to attend all Parent/Child programs. Parent/Child Spring Sports Stations

Parent/Child Skills & Drills

Join us every Friday for our Parent/Child Sports Stations. This FREE drop-in program is a great opportunity for little ones to develop hand-eye and foot coordination as well as skill development and teamwork! We'll rotate through a variety of activities like shooting hoops, scoring goals in indoor soccer and so much more!

Take part in our Playground Sports Samplers, where your child will learn a variety of different sports offered through the Y including basketball, soccer and more.

Ages:

2.5 - 4 yrs

When:

Every Friday, 9:45 - 10:45am

Cost:

Free with Y Membership

Ages:

2.5 - 4 yrs

When: Wednesday, 4 - 4:30pm Sessions: I: March 8 - 29 II: May 3 - 24 Cost: $35 FM / $60 CM

Parent/Child Family Gym Parents, bring your preschooler to the Y for a parent/child family gym! We will feature activity stations throughout the gym including slides, indoor roller coaster, mats, balls, tunnels and more. A parent/guardian is required to attend. Ages:

2.5 - 4 yrs

When:

Wednesdays, 4 - 4:30pm April 5 & June 11

Cost:

$8 FM / $15 CM *cost is per date

Parent/Child Kids Create Parents, bring your preschooler to the Y for a parent/child art class! We will create an educational and fun make-and-take project during this 30-minute program. A parent/guardian is required to attend. Ages:

2.5 - 4 yrs

When:

Wednesdays, 4 - 4:30pm April 26 & June 21

Cost:

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BUILDING CONFIDENCE

IN THE WATER

AQUATICS PROGRAMS Included in your Membership Open Swim We offer a variety of open swim options all throughout the week.

Masters Program Masters Swim Masters Swim is for adults who want to improve their swimming technique. During an hour-long workout, swimmers will complete 4,000-plus yards utilizing a variety of strokes. Masters Swim is registered with United States Masters Swimming and offers the opportunity to compete both locally and nationally. Only open to YMCA facility members ages 18 and up. Join us any time for this drop-in class. When: Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday, 5:30 - 6:30am

Cost:

Free with Y Membership

Pre-Masters Swim Improve your swimming technique, swim fitness, prepare for open water swim races or simply swim along with others for fun! Swimmers will be grouped in lanes based on their swimming abilities, all levels are welcome (although swimmers should be able to swim at least 25 yards without stopping). Knowledge of all four strokes is not necessary and swimmers will have the opportunity to improve in or learn all four. Only open to YMCA facility members ages 18 and up. When: Monday / Wednesday / Friday, 11:15 - 12:15pm

Upcoming Family Events March 24, 7:30 - 9:30pm April 28, 7:30 - 9:30pm May 12, 7:30 - 9:30pm

Family Movie Night Family Skwim Family Wibit Party

Please see page 33 for more details.

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Cost:

Free with Y Membership


Planning Your First Visit to the Y? We are excited to welcome you to our Aquatics Center. In order to provide a fun, safe experience for all, we have established the following guidelines to use the Activity Pool, Lap Pool, or any features. As You Plan Your First Visit To the Y: •Remember to bring a lock from home to secure your belongings in one of our many complimentary day lockers. If you forget your locker at home, we do sell them at the Y. •We offer complimentary towel service at the Y, but encourage you to bring towels from home whenever possible. •If you are planning to bring guests, neighbors or friends with you for a visit, make sure they have their photo ID upon checking in at the Y.

SWIM GUIDELINES AGES 14+ DO NOT NEED A SWIM TEST

AGE 13 AND UNDER

TAKES SWIM TEST

DOES NOT TAKE SWIM TEST

• Children not potty trained must wear a swim diaper & plastic pant cover

Participating in Open Swim • Please check the Activity Pool schedule prior to your visit to ensure availability, as Rec Swim is scheduled at certain times throughout the day. • Each of our Rec Swim Sessions are 50-minutes, unless stated otherwise. •Rec Swim Sessions require a wristband, which are available up to 60-minutes prior to the start of the session. •Please refer to our schedule for specific Rec Swim sessions

To pass the swim test, one must swim half the length of the lap pool (12 yards) and mett the criteria below: 1. Use freestyle/ crawl-stroke 2. Face must be in the water 3. No stopping 4. Complete half-length of pool confidently

PASS

RED BAND: DOES NOT PASS

- Must remain within arm's reach of adult/guardian - Must wear a lifejacket - Cannot use Lap Pool during Open Swim

During Open Swim, those with red band may use the open half of the lap pool without a lifejacket to practice swimming with an adult/ guardian.

UNDER AGE 8 Must be supervised by an adult/ guardian on the pool deck

GREEN BAND - Be in the water without a parent - Use the waterslide if over 48'' tall - Use the open half of the Lap Pool during Open Swim

AGES 8-10 Can swim alone, but adult/ guardian must remain in facility AGES 11+ Can swim alone without an adult/guardian in facility

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SWIM LESSONS Join the Sammamish Community YMCA for Swim Lessons this spring and summer! We offer private, semi-private and group swim lessons for all ages and abilities. We will be offering four sessions this spring and summer with registration taking place online at the designated times below. Please refer to the chart below for upcoming registration dates.

SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION INFORMATION Swim lesson slots become available online starting at 8:00 AM on the dates below. If remaining spots are still available, in-person registration at the Sammamish Community YMCA will open at 11:00 AM.

Session YMCA Member Community Dates Registration Registration March 3/4 - 3/30 FRI, 2/17 FRI, 2/24 April 4/3 - 4/27

FRI, 3/17

FRI, 3/24

May 5/1 - 5/26

FRI, 4/14

FRI, 4/21

5/30 - 6/1 6/5 - 6/9 6/19 - 6/22

FRI, 5/12 FRI, 5/12 FRI, 5/12

FRI, 5/19 FRI, 5/19 FRI, 5/19

SUMMER Summer I 7/5 - 7/13 Summer II 7/17 - 7/28 Summer III 7/31 - 8/10 Summer IV 8/14 - 8/24

FRI, 6/2 FRI, 6/2 WED, 7/12 WED, 7/12

FRI, 6/9 FRI, 6/9 FRI, 7/21 FRI, 7/21

June

Water Safety Clinic Swim Team 101 Clinic Splash Week Clinic

Swim Lesson Registration Registration takes place online. If you have not registered to use our online registration system, you may set up your account by using the email that you set your membership account up with. Swim Lesson Cancellation Policy: We require notice in writing at least seven days prior to the start of the session for a full refund. You may email someone directly at sammamishaquatics@seattleymca.org 40 || SAMMAMISHYMCA.ORG


Adult & Youth Private Swim Lessons Y private swim lessons offer the opportunity to learn in a one-on-one setting. Each student is paired with a certified, caring instructor based on needs and abilities. Ages 3 & up. When:

Spring Session I Spring Session II Spring Session III

Cost:

$210 FM / $306 CM Six lessons per swimmer

3/4 - 3/30 4/3 - 4/20 5/1 - 5/18

Adult & Youth Semi-Private Swim Lessons Learn to swim in a semi-private setting with a maximum of two students per class! Please register in pairs, as the Aquatics Department will not be grouping singles together. When:

Spring Session I Spring Session II Spring Session III

Cost:

$150 FM / $222 CM Six lessons per swimmer

3/4 - 3/30 4/3 - 4/20 5/1 - 5/18

Group Swim Lessons Group Lessons are based on age and ability of the participant. Swim lessons develop competency in swimming, along with confidence and endurance. A participant is advanced to the next level only when he or she can proficiently and safely perform the skills with his or her level. Please refer to the charts on page 34 and 35 for age breakdowns and abilities. Cost: March 4 - 30 FM CM Mon/Wed Classes $80 $136 Tues/Thurs Classes $80 $136 Saturday Classes $30 $51 April 3 - 27 FM CM Mon/Wed Classes $80 $136 Tues/Thurs $80 $136 Saturday $40 $68 May 1 - 26 FM CM Mon/Wed $80 $136 Tues/Thur $80 $136 Saturday $40 $68

VIEW OUR ONLINE SWIM LESSON GUIDE

Adaptive Aquatics

Adaptive Aquatics is a great opportunity for youth and adults with developmental, physical, medical, or social challenges to learn to swim in a safe and supportive environment. Participants in this program should have a referral from a doctor, therapy provider, or approval from YMCA Aquatics Staff. Contact Kellie Masters at kmasters@seattleymca.org for more information or to set up a day and time.

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YMCA Swim Lesson Levels WHAT AGE GROUP DOES THE STUDENT FALL INTO? 6 months–3 years

3 years–5 years

5 years–12 years

13+ years

PARENT* & CHILD: STAGES A–B

PRESCHOOL: STAGES 1–4

SCHOOL AGE: STAGES 1–6

TEEN & ADULT: STAGES 1–6

All age groups are taught the same skills but divided according to their developmental milestones.

WHICH STAGE IS THE STUDENT READY FOR?

Can the student respond to verbal cues and jump on land?

NOT YET

STAGE A / WATER DISCOVERY

Is the student comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water?

NOT YET

STAGE B / WATER EXPLORATION

Will the student go underwater voluntarily?

NOT YET

STAGE 1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

Can the student do a front and back float on his or her own?

NOT YET

STAGE 2 / WATER MOVEMENT

Can the student swim 10–15 yards on his or her front and back?

NOT YET

STAGE 3 / WATER STAMINA

Can the student swim 15 yards of front and back crawl?

NOT YET

STAGE 4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool?

NOT YET

STAGE 5 / STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool and back?

NOT YET

STAGE 6 / STROKE MECHANICS


STAGE

DESCRIPTIONS SWIM STARTERS

SWIM BASICS

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidencebuilding experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

A / WATER DISCOVERY

B / WATER EXPLORATION

Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

2 / WATER MOVEMENT

3 / WATER STAMINA

4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION

 / STROKE 5 DEVELOPMENT

6 / STROKE MECHANICS

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

• S  wim, float, swim— sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit. • Jump, push, turn, grab

SWIM STROKES

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.


MAY IS WATER SAFETY MONTH Water Safety Week May 30 - June 1 Cost: Free for members Want to make sure your child is in the correct swim lesson? Want to learn how to properly fit your child in a life jacket? Want to learn about boating safety and how to tread water in open water? This is the week to come to the pool and learn how to keep your kids safe in and around the water.

Swim Team 101

June 5 - 9

Splash Week

June 19 - 23

Ever wonder what it would be like to be on a swim team? Come spend a week learning all the ins and outs of swim team! Each day will focus on one of the four competitive strokes; Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly. Practice how to dive off the blocks, perfect flip turns, learn meet rules and timing - all leading up to a fun and friendly non-competitive meet.

Get ready to get in and swim!! Splash week is a week-long opportunity to spend time working on swimming skills, water games, and water safety. All stages are welcome. We have instructors ready to meet youth where they are at and help them to develop their skills and confidence.

BE A LIFESAVER

Drowning is the second leading preventable cause of death for ages 5 - 14. Your gift of $100 ensures that two children in need receive the necessary life-saving skills of water safety through swim lessons.

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WORKING TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW Now Hiring Lifeguards + Swim Instructors

If you love swimming, this is the job for you! LIFEGUARDS Lifeguards maintain safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck and surrounding areas and positively communicate information on YMCA Total Health and other YMCA programs. Various morning, afternoon, evening and weekend shifts available. SWIM INSTRUCTORS Provide direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes. In addition, they assist lifeguards with maintaining swimming conditions in the pool, deck and surrounding areas. We pay for your time and certification! Please email Jenny Petty, Senior Director of Aquatics if interested in learning more at jpetty@seattleymca.org.

FLEXIBLE HOURS

FUN ATMOSPHERE

VARIETY OF SHIFTS

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EMPOWERING TEENS LEADERS OF TOMORROW Middle School Student Service Groups Middle School students in grades 6 - 8 can explore new interests and build leadership skills in a variety of Service Groups at the Sammamish Community Y.

Jr. Teen Leadership Board Have a say, make a difference! Members of the Junior Teen Leadership Board learn teamwork, leadership skills, time management and the importance of service all while making friends and building connections. When: The 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 5 - 6pm

Hand-in-Hand We Code We welcome middle and high school students to come learn coding with friends. Monthly, older participants also host Scratch events for elementary school kids to help spread technological literacy. Please contact us for more details before attending an event at sammamishyteens@seatteymca.org. When: Sundays, 2:30-4:30pm

In Our Local Schools YMCA Earth Service Corps at Pine Lake Middle School Youth Earth Service Corps Join your school’s Green Team or Environmental Club! School staff and a Y staff team up after school to help students promote sustainability on their campus and in our community. Locations: Beaver Lake Middle School Pine Lake Middle School Eastlake High School Issaquah High School Skyline High School Please contact sammamishyteens@seattleymca.org for more details on any teen program.

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High School Student Service Groups We offer a service group to meet a variety of interests for High School students in grades 9 -12. Mentoring

Join a dedicated group of teens and give back to others by providing after school enrichment programming. In the afternoons help with homework, lead arts and craft activities and play games!

It takes a community to make things happen! This student led group of on-call Teen Volunteers supports events at the Y and in the community. Projects range from food drives, community events and everything in-between!

When: Monday-Thursday, 3 - 5pm, at Highland Gardens, Fridays we swim at the YMCA

When: Mondays, 6 - 7pm

Teen Fitness Specialist

Help other teens and community members on their healthy journeys as a Teen Fitness Specialist. Volunteer to help people work out safely, learn about coaching, and correct workout techniques to encourage our community to live a healthy, active life! Please contact us to sign up. Orientations: April 19th, April 26th and May 3rd Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm Volunteer Hours: Flexible

Outdoor Leadership

This group focuses on getting themselves and others outside! They are breaking down barriers to the outdoors by creating a “gear bank,” planning trips for others, honing their own backcountry leadership skills and learning to be good stewards of the places we go. Join us as we climb, hike, and snowshoe around Washington!

Teen Volunteer Corps

Hand-in-Hand We Code

We welcome middle and high school students to come learn coding with friends. Monthly, older participants also host Scratch events for elementary school kids to help spread technological literacy. Please contact us for more details before attending an event at sammamishyteens@seattleymca.org.

Creative & Visual Arts

A group of dedicated teens working to change the world and be changed through art! In our first semester we worked to address teen mental health, this spring we’re working to connect Sammamish teens to the art scene in Seattle. Join us as we explore art in our area! When: Mondays, 5 - 6pm

When: Tuesday, 5 - 6pm

Youth & Government*

Students explore the meaning of civics and democracy by assuming the roles of various elected officials. Develop critical thinking, debate skills and a deeper understanding of the legislative process. When: Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30pm at the Sammamish Community YMCA Cost:

$435 (Covers end of year trip to Olympia. Financial Assistance is available).

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Service Days

Join our teen leaders, YMCA families and the City of Sammamish on joint days of service! For more info, please contact sammamishyteens@seattleymca.org.

Big Rock Park Clean-up March 18, 9am - 12pm Evans Creek Restoration April 1st, 9am - 12pm Lower Commons Restoration Earth Day! - April 22, 9am - 12pm Evans Creek Restoration May 13th, 9am - 12pm

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Teen Summer Trips This summer, explore your backyard as we paddle, climb, and ride from the Cascade Mountains to the Puget Sound. This new day camp will let students learn outdoor and leadership skills while also serving our community and having a blast! Work alongside with community partners as we experience the wilderness in a brand new way.

Rock Climbing (1 Week) Dates: Coed: Cost:

July 10 - 14 or August 21 - 25 Ages 10 - 14 $330 FM, $375 CM

Reach new heights on this outdoor climbing expedition to some of the best local climbing areas! We’ll climb in the Issaquah Alps and check out crags in the Cascade Mountains. Hone your outdoor climbing skills with a group of like-minded adventurers. This trip will include community service and plenty of fun. Beginners welcome; we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Mountain Biking (2 Weeks) Dates: Coed: Cost:

July 17 - 28 Ages 13 - 18 $640 FM, $685 CM

Ready for a challenge? In week one, we’ll learn new bike skills, explore local parks and work with local nonprofits to give back to the trails we use. During week two, we’ll travel regionally on trails from the peaks of the Cascades all the way down to the shores of the Puget Sound. Along the way we will incorporate community service & learn about our local ecology. Participants must possess basic bike riding skills, we’ll teach you the rest!

Sea Kayaking (2 Weeks) Dates Coed: Cost:

July 31 - August 10 Ages 13 - 18 $640 FM, $685 CM

Join us as we learn to sea kayak! We’ll trace the salmon’s route from Issaquah Creek all the way to the Puget Sound. Along the way, we'll learn kayaking techniques and rescues, paddle across Lake Sammamish, complete a service project in the local watershed and spend the night on an island in the Puget Sound. No experience necessary. Gear provided.

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Teen School Year Trips We believe in the power of adventure! Several times each year, we offer longer wilderness based programs that allow teens to explore nature, learn about themselves and work in a community. These trips vary in difficulty. Spring Break Rock Climbing Come climb on the legendary black basalt cliff of Frenchman’s Coulee and sleep among the broad leaf sage of Eastern Washington. We’ll challenge ourselves climbing on real rock during the day and spend the evenings learning to use camp stoves, setting up tents, and enjoying a sky full of stars. TWO DATES TO CHOOSE FROM:

Dates: Nights: 2

April 4-6 or April 11-13 Difficulty: 1/5

Cost: $175

The cost of this trip includes: transportation, food, lodging, permits & equipment.

End of the Year Summit of St. Helens After the school year has ended, we’re celebrating the year with a summit of St. Helens. This majestic peak is the perfect way to both challenge yourself, and feel that sense of accomplishment once you make it to the top! Hike through Washington’s geologic history. No hiking experience necessary. This is strenuous walking. We recommend participants be in good physical shape.

Dates:

June 21 -23

Nights: 2

Difficulty: 4/5

Cost: $215

*For all of our trips, boys and girls will sleep separately and there will be chaperones of each gender.

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Teen Friday Outdoor Trips Join us every Friday and get outdoors to explore with other adventurous teens! We’ll hit the slopes, scale real rocks, explore the quiet of nature, and get wild.

#optoutside Ages: When: Details:

8th grade to 12th grade Bus leaves the YMCA at 4:00pm. Return time is dependent on the activity. Click on the each activity to learn more and register.

March 3rd – Ski at Snoqualmie Pass

May 5th – No Activity

10th – Snowshoeing

12th – Outdoor Climbing

17th – Ski at Snoqualmie Pass

19th – Art Hike

24th – Climbing at an Indoor Gym

26th – Outdoor Climbing

31st – Tubing at Snoqualmie Pass April 7th – Photography Hike

June 2nd – Outdoor Climbing 9th – Kayaking

14th – Yoga Hike 21st – Tree Planting & Restoration 28th – Outdoor Climbing

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YMCA OF GREATER SEATTLE Your membership includes access to 13 locations in Greater Seattle, including four on the Eastside! For more information, visit www.seattleymca.org

Facility Locations Eastside Locations BELLEVUE FAMILY 14230 Bel-Red Rd Bellevue, WA 98007 425.746.9900 COAL CREEK FAMILY 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd Newcastle, WA 98059 425.282.1500 SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY 831 228th Ave SE Sammamish, WA 98075 425.391.4840 SNOQUALMIE VALLEY 35018 SE Ridge St Snoqualmie, WA 98065 425.256.3115

Other YGS Locations AUBURN VALLEY 1620 Perimeter Rd Auburn, WA 98001 253.833.2770 DALE TURNER FAMILY 19290 Aurora Ave N Shoreline, WA 98133 206.363.0446 DOWNTOWN SEATTLE 909 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98104 206.382.5010 FAUNTLEROY 9140 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98136 206.937.1000 MATT GRIFFIN 3595 S 188th St SeaTac, WA 98188 206.244.5880 MEREDETH MATHEWS EAST MADISON 1700 23rd Ave Seattle, WA 98122 206.322.6969 NORTHSHORE 11811 NE 195th St Bothell, WA 98011 425.485.9797

Everyone is welcome. The YMCA of Greater Seattle strengthens communities in King and south Snohomish counties through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Financial assistance is available.

UNIVERSITY FAMILY 5003 12th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105 206.524.1400 WEST SEATTLE FAMILY 3622 SW Snoqualmie St Seattle, WA 98126 206.935.6000

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