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CHILDREN’S FUN GUIDE


Let’s Make Memories Together This Summer! The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club is gearing up for a fantastic summer! Our children’s athletic programs are designed for both beginners and experienced, competitive athletes, while our day camp provides the perfect combination of fun, educational activities and outdoor play to keep them active and engaged. Did you know that grandchildren of members and sponsored friends can participate in GPYC’s Junior Sailing, Swim Team, Tennis and Day Camp? Register Online for GPYC Summer Programs Just like last year, registration for all programs can be completed online. Day Camp, Junior Sailing, Swim Team and Synchronized Swim Team (which will be reintroduced at the GPYC this summer!) all use a registration software called TeamSnap. The software allows the coaches to communicate effectively with parents, handle invoicing efficiently and keep important information such as allergies at their fingertips. Parents can sign up for Junior Tennis and Swim Lessons via email. All of the information you need, as well as registration links, is available at www.gpyc.org/fun

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Table of Contents Junior Sailing Program

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Swim Team Program

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Swim Lessons

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Day Camp

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Tennis Program

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Junior Sailing Program Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Junior Sailing is at the forefront of sailing. Suitable for parents who want their children to learn the basics of sailing in a fun and safe environment and for those kids with Olympic aspirations. Sailing Director Wally Cross Wally Cross is excited to be leading our team of U.S. Sailing certified instructors. Each is a talented sailor and teacher, and we are confident that you will be pleased with the progress students will achieve. Together, they will work to meet the individual needs and sailing goals of all interested members. As a professional sailor since 1985, Wally has raced in over 1,000 sail boat races and has also sailed worldwide. Youth Sailing Director Emily Simon A Grosse Pointe native and GPYC Junior Sailing alumnus, Emily is returning to the program this year to inspire and teach a new generation of sailors. Her history includes being on the first high school team from Grosse Pointe to qualify for national competitions. She continued to compete after high school in local and national competitions, earning multiple racing awards. Sessions

Half Day Full Day

2-Week Session

$400 ($425)

$500 ($525)

4-Week Session

$800 ($850)

$1,000 ($1,100)

(Racing Team Only)

Kinder Sailing $150

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Full Summer Program Three 2-week sessions,

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$1,000 ($1,100)

$1,500 ($1,650)


Junior Sailing Program Learn to Sail • Level 1 and 2 (Ages 7–11) An introduction to the sport of sailing, this course will teach the basics of rigging a boat, boat handling, sailing fundamentals and water safety with a fun, game-inspired curriculum. Session1: June 15 - 26 Session 2: June 29 - July 10 Session 3: July 20 - 31 GPYC Racing Team (Ages 8-Up) GPYC’s racing team is a fun but intensive program for intermediate-advanced sailors who are ready to compete in local and regional regattas. Our racing team competes in weekly local events with additional opportunities to compete on a regional and national level. Sailors have the opportunity to compete in the Club’s Optis, Lasers, and J/22s. Session 1: June 15 - July 10 Session 2: July 6 - August 7 Full Summer: June 15 - August 7 No Sailing: July 13 - 17

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Junior Sailing Program

Kinder Sailing (Ages 5 and 6) This new week-long session is a perfect sailing introduction for those who love the water and aren’t old enough yet for our Learn to Sail program. Our instructors will use the sailing simulator and the Club’s J/22s to get our smallest sailors comfortable on the water. This session will cover basic sailing concepts and water safety. Session 1: June 13 - 17 Session 2: August 3 - 7 Session 3: August 10 - 14 Adventure Sailing (Ages 12-18) Adventure sailing is for the beginner to advanced teenage sailor who wants to explore the water and improve their sailing in a fun and casual way. During this two-week session, sailors will get to sail the Club’s J/22s, O’pen Bics, 420s and windsurfers. This class focuses on water safety and seamanship while allowing sailors to experience the joys of being on the water. Session 1: June 15 - 26 Session 2: June 29 - July 10 Session 3: July 20 - 31 2020 420 North American Championship July 14–17 GPYC will be host to the 420 North American Championships in 2020. We encourage all local 420 sailors to participate in this event. GPYNEF will sponsor any DRYA sailors who would like to compete. GPYC members’ children who sign up for any Youth Sailing Program this summer can bring along a guest. The Buddy Program is designed to allow kids to continue training with their friends to expand their interest in Sailing.

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Swim Team Program The GPYC Sailfish Swim Team is a competitive swim program offered to members ages 4-17 (age as of June 1). Our swimmers are grouped by ability, and practice in a fun learning environment. The GPYC is one of the original MICSA participants in the 78-year tradition of the Michigan Interclub Swimming Association, a group of 14 clubs located throughout Metro Detroit.

Head Swim Coach Nick Valice

Nick started his coaching career in 2015. He is currently a group coach for Pointe Aquatics, where he primarily works with the 12-and-under age group. He also serves as a head coach for the Grosse Pointe North Boys’ Team. In addition, Nick was the head coach for the Grosse Pointe Shores Sharks, leading them to consecutive winning seasons. In his youth, Nick received several local and state swim awards. He looks forward to many successful seasons with the GPYC!

Assistant Head Coach Bill Thompson

As a Grosse Pointe South High School graduate, Bill swam for former long-time GPYC Head Coach Fred Michalik, was Team Captain his senior year, and was All-State and AllAmerican. At the University of Pennsylvania, he was All-Ivy team captain his senior year and Scholar Athlete of the Year for his entire senior year. Bill has coached All-State and AllAmerican swimmers in various local swim programs.

Assistant Head Coach Elizabeth Bourke

Elizabeth began swimming at the age of 5. She swam under former long-time GPYC Head Coach Fred Michalik for over a decade and also swam for the Country Club of Detroit. She coached for GPYC for 8 years, with the winning legacy team. She was assistant coach for University of Detroit (U of D) high school boys as well as Grosse Pointe South boys’/ girls’ teams. Elizabeth has been involved with GPYC through management of the pool as well as private and group lessons for all age groups. Elizabeth wears many swim caps. She is very excited to be helping Nick and Bill continue a great tradition of swimming at the Club.

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Swim Team Program Future Sailfish Cost $300 This group is designed for children ages 4 and up and must have some prior swim experience. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters without help on both their front and back. This group focuses on proper technique for all four strokes, starts and finishes, and meet preparation. Age 8 and Under Cost $400 This group is suited for all swimmers 8 and under, who have knowledge in all 4 strokes, and are looking to become stronger swimmers. This group will focus on stroke drills, starts, turns, finishes, body position, breathing technique, streamlining, kick strengthening, proper workout habits, and being competitive while having fun. Age 9 - 12 Cost $400 This group is suited for swimmers ages 9-12 with a background in all 4 of the strokes. The focus will be on stroke development with an increase in aerobic and anaerobic training. To participate in this group, swimmers must be able to swim all 4 strokes properly and understand interval training.

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Age 13 and Over Cost $400 This group is for advanced swimmers who have several years of experience swimming with the GPYC Sailfish or elsewhere. This group will train all four strokes, focus on more intense aerobic and anaerobic training, starts, turns, finishes, body position, breathing technique, streamlining, kick strengthening, and proper workout habits. Synchronized Swim Team Cost: $200 We are reintroducing the Synchronized Swim Team as an amazing addition to the Sail Fish Team! This is an amazing sport to build strength and endurance. June 29 - August 7, 2-3 p.m. (with a break during MICSA Finals Week, July 19-26)

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Swim Lessons Level 1 – Intro to Water Skills: Age 3+ For beginner swimmers. Basic skills include breath control, kicking, floating on front and back. Class is geared toward first-time swimmers. Class meets: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 9 - 9:30 a.m. Session 1: June 16 - 25, June 23 - July 2 Session 2: July 7 - 16 Cost: $125 per session Level 2 – For Beginner Swimmers: Age 4+ Class is geared towards the beginner swimmer who is already comfortable in the water. Basic skills include breath control, kicking, floating, freestyle and backstroke. If time permits, butterfly and breaststroke will be introduced. Class Meets: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10-10:30 a.m. Session 1: June 16 - 27, June 22 - July 1 Session 2: July 6 - 16 Cost: $125 per session

Private Lessons These 1/2-hour lessons can be offered, upon availability, to those who are in Day Camp as well. Cost: $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers. For more information about private lessons, please inquire with Elizabeth Bourke or Kathleen Louisell: ebourke@pgyc.org klouisell@gpyc.org (313) 884-2500.

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Day Camp Thanks to our awesome camp coaches, this program grows every year! The Camp is for children ages 4-12 and runs from June 17 through August 9. Highlights of this year’s program include gardening, cooking classes, STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), tennis, pickleball, swimming, splash pad, playscape, sailboat rides and more. Day Camp Director Madeleine Kaiser Madeleine is currently a second grade teacher at Our Lady Star of the Sea. Over the past seven years, she has taught a range of preschool through middle school students. Madeleine’s greatest passion is working with children to give them enjoyable enrichment opportunities to learn and grow. There are two daily sessions: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 1 - 6 p.m. Schedule June 22-26 June 29-July 2* July 6-10 July 13-17 July 20-24 July 27-31 August 3-7 August 10-14

Weekly Theme Hawaiian Ice Age Nautical Circus Around the World Life on a Farm Medieval Times Olympics

Half Day 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-6 p.m. $200 Member Rate $250 Sponsored Guest Rate *Week of June 29-July 2: half day and full day rates are $160 and $240 for members, $200 and $280 for sponsored guests. Full Week $300 Member Rate $350 Sponsored Guest Rate

The price includes snacks, lunches and all activities. A one-time registration fee of $50 includes 5 t-shirts. For more information, contact Madeleine Kaiser at mkaiser@gpyc.org Day Camp does not include Sailing or Swim Lessons.

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Tennis Program It’s time to get your child acclimated to tennis on our Har-Tru tennis courts and pickleball courts. GPYC’s Tennis Pro has developed a worldclass program with the help of his one-on-one tennis coaches. Tennis Professional Dmitri Diakonov Dmitri Diakonov is one of 47 PTR Masters of Performance Tennis Coaches worldwide. The Master of Performance Tennis represents the highest possible educational rating achievement in the industry. The Master of Tennis also represents a coaching level 5, the highest level within the national Standard for Sports Coaches. It is also recognized as an equivalent to the international Tennis Federation’s highest level of education and coaching. Dmitri is one of a handful of certified professionals within the Pickleball Professional Registry and is a sponsored member of Paddletek’s National Player Team. Pee Wee Program This program provides the building blocks of tennis and is taught through fun and engaging games. Ages: 4-7 Cost: $16 Challenger & Tour Level Designed for intermediate to advanced children, emphasizing improved foot work, strokes, strategy, and match play. Cost: $24 Tennis Lessons will begin on Monday, June 15. Email Dmitri at tennispro@gpyc.org to find a time that works best for you and your children. Children are welcome to bring nonmember guests for tennis lessons, as long as the member’s child accompanies his / her guest.

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