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2017 SPRING PROGRAM GUIDE YM CA o f Sprin g fiel d , IL

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SPRINGFIELD YMCA One Mission The Springfield Y puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

One Cause Strengthening community is our cause. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y. When you join the Y, you are coming together with others in our community who are committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility!

How We Do It There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. In 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, lasting personal and social change. Because the Y is for everyone, we bring kids, families, adults and communities together like no other organization.

Two Branches to Serve You Our staff strives to provide the best programs and services possible. Please contact us any time at either branch. To email us, use our contact form on

DOWNTOWN 701 South 4th Street Springfield, IL 62703 P 217.544.9846 F 217.544.0004 217.241.8664 Sport Hotline (Cancellations)


GUS & FLORA KERASOTES 4550 West Iles Avenue Springfield, IL 62711 P 217.679.1625 F 217.679-0920



WE ARE FOR... Registration for Flag Football starts Feb. 17!



Table of Contents




Kids & Community......................................3-4 Arts & Humanities......................................5 Gymnastics...................................................6 Youth & Adult Sports.................................7-8 Aquatics.......................................................9-12 Health & Wellness......................................12-13 Seniors.........................................................13 Community Impact......................................14 Program Registration Information............15




Child Watch

Our Child Watch areas are free for members with a family plan. An adult must remain in the building and there is a 2-hour time limit. Children ages 8 weeks through 7 years are welcome. Downtown Kerasotes

Pal Service

Monday-Saturday Monday-Thursday Monday-Saturday Monday-Thursday

9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 4 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

PAL Service is available at the Downtown Y to assist parents with children in Y programs. The Y provides parents with a “PAL” to escort a child from one program or class to another while the parent is involved in their own Y program. Please fill out a request form available online or at the front desk.

Parent Night Out at Kerasotes (ages 2-12)

Our youngest members are an active bunch. Parents need a break. We get it at the Y, so we offer Parent Night Out. PNO is the first Saturday of each month during the school year (unless it falls on a holiday) from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Kerasotes Child Watch Room. Your kids will play, dance, and enjoy story time, and they can do it all in their pajamas. Kids ages 8-12 will swim from 7-8pm. Pizza available $1/slice. ARTS17, $10 Member $20 Public Spring PNO Dates: April 1, May 6. PNO will resume in September.

Kids Night Out Downtown (ages 8-12)

All kids need a little time away from their parents, so we offer Kids Night Out. We won’t tell your child that you are getting a break too. Kids have an awesome time and parents have time to themselves. Activities run from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and include swimming, art, Downtown Youth & Family Center Our Downtown Youth & Family Center is free to members. It games, dance and more! Don’t forget a little spending is a safe and fun place for youth to interact, play and meet money for the concession stand. KNO is held the second Saturday of each month during the school year new friends. Children ages 1 to 5 may also use the at the Downtown branch. Youth & Family Center with an adult. Children ages 6 and 7 may be in the Youth & Family Center with an adult in the KNO17, $10 Member, $20 Public KNO will begin again in September. The only KNO in branch. Children 8 & up can play without an adult in the Spring is a specialty KNO: Cookies and Canvas. building. The Youth & Family Center has a pool table, air (See below.) hockey, reading area, craft table, video games and more. Hours for the Youth & Family Center: *Registration for Nights Out may be made online or at either branch front desk. Monday-Friday 3-8 p.m. • except Weds. 2:30-8 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 12-5 p.m. The Youth & Family center is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., M-F when school is out per the standard District 186 calendar.

Kerasotes Youth Activities

The Kerasotes branch has activities for youth members ages 8-18. In addition to our Child Watch, our safe and spacious lobby area is a great place for kids to meet new friends. It is staffed with a youth coordinator who plays board games, does crafts and monitors our video game station. We also have designated supervised group games in our lobby area to keep all our youth active and engaged. Our youth game time is Monday-Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for youth ages 8-14. The Youth Lobby Area is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., M-F when school is out per the standard District 186 calendar.



Financial Assistance for program participation is available with a financial assistance membership. Contact the Y front desk for more information.

Cookies & Canvas:

Pet Portraits (ages 6-12) April 8, 6:30-9:30PM

Get your little artists ready for another special Kids Night Out: Cookies & Canvas! Kids will paint and draw their favorite pet with the guidance of our art staff and special guests! All participants must be pre-registered by Thurs., Apr. 6. Downtown, ARTS17, $15 Member, $25 Public

Afterschool Programs

Chatham, Riverton, Rochester and Sherman The Y offers afterschool programs for children in kindergarten through 5th or 6th grade in Chatham, Riverton, Rochester and Sherman. We also offer a before school program at Chatham Glenwood Elementary Activities include homework assistance, crafts and group games. Programming may be provided on school holidays and early dismissal days. For more information contact the Y at 217-544-9846 x135.

School Days Out

When District 186 cancels school, the Y makes every effort to provide programming for children in grades K-6. We provide a safe place for children to come and have fun. Drop-off begins at 7 a.m. and activities (arts/ crafts, group play, and games) are planned from 9 a.m.4 p.m. Children must be picked up by 6 p.m. Fee is required at registration. SDO registration forms will be available on our website and in our branches when the program is offered. This program is located at the Downtown branch.





It’s Back!


Gym & Swim (ages 1-2; Parent/Child Class) Children enjoy social time, games, songs and bonding with parents. Gym activities allow children to develop coordination, balance, flexibility and body awareness. Swim time allows children to get comfortable with the water, basic swimming skills and safety. $60 Members, $120 Public Thursday mornings Swim time: 9:05-9:35 a.m. Break for 10 minutes Gym time: 9:45-10:15 a.m. Downtown, DGS0905A4

Saturday mornings Swim time: 9:00-9:30 a.m. Break for 15 minutes Gym time: 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Y Summer Camp 2017 is almost here. Check out our Best Summer Ever catalogue and select your summer! Register soon for creative camps, sports camps, our beautiful Camp Wa-Kon-Tah, and more!

Party Packages and Rentals

For more information about our party packages, room rentals, fees, or to reserve a date, please call Jill at 217-544-9846, ext. 136 Downtown or 217-679-1625 Kerasotes. Birthday Party Packages Our Ys are wonderful places for a birthday party. The Y staff knows a little something about how to have fun with groups of children! Each branch offers party packages. Parties are held in two-hour increments. Tables and chairs are provided. Renters are responsible for room decorations and party supplies. Groups must bring their own food and drink and refrigeration is not available. Adult to child ratio must be 1:5. Group Parties The Downtown branch is the perfect place for a party with family and friends, your school, church or work group! We offer packages that include activities such as dancing, basketball, swim or use of the Youth and Family Center for your group or team. Y Overnights The Downtown branch is a great place for a family, church group or organization to spend Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights. Activities available include basketball, swimming, racquetball, volleyball and use of the large multipurpose room and Youth and Family Center for alternative activities. Reservations should be made a minimum of two weeks in advance and can be made as far as one year in advance. Room Rentals Various rooms are available to rent for small and large group meetings, conferences or seminars. For current fees for rentals go to How Do I Rent the Y on our website at Pool Rentals Y pools are available to rent for group or private use on an hourly basis at the discretion of the Y and for approved events only. Our child-oriented pools have age restrictions. Youth Fitness Center Rental A Youth Exergame Party is offered with private party space and private access to the new Youth Fitness Center at the Downtown Branch. The Youth Fitness Center features Exergames T-Wall, Heavy Ball, 3 Kick and Jump Q. Exergames can be programmed for individuals, groups, teams and competition. Youth ages 5-13 years may use the space. Youth ages 5-7 must have a parent or guardian present in the space. Contact Jill for details at 217-5449846, ext. 136. Go to page 13 for more information. Wa-Kon-Tah Rental We are offering rental opportunities at our beautiful 26-acre campground site on Lake Springfield. From large birthday parties and family gatherings to team building retreats, we have a great alternative. Our lodge has a spacious room with tables, benches, and a fireplace. You may also enjoy the great outdoors, making use of picnic tables, playing your favorite sports or games,walking our nature trails or hosting a meeting by the lakefront. Contact Shelby for details at 217-544-9846, ext. 134.



So much more than a gym.


Art Club (ages 8-12) Our Art club will meet Thursdays, in the Kerasotes YMCA Conference Room. For this session, the club will focus on fiber arts. Projects will include basket weaving, fabric sculpture, crochet and more! KAC0400P4, Thursday, 4-5PM $50 Member, $98 Public (CR) Little Hands (ages 2-5) Parent/Child Arts & Crafts: Fun for little and big hands alike. Parents and toddlers/preschoolers are invited to join us for a parent-child experience incorporating learning with arts and crafts. Creation of homemade playdough combining sensory learning and science along with pediatric nutrition education and edible art are just a few examples of the experiences we have planned this session. KLH1030A3, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:00AM $32 Member, $52 Public (MPR)


Mini Masterpieces (ages 2-5) An exciting introduction to the world of art for our youngest, budding artists. Children love using colors, shapes and textures to create their mini masterpieces. Children learn the use of different art materials and tools. Creating their personal works of art builds their confidence and abilities. DMP0530P3, Wednesday, 5:30-6:00PM $32 Member, $52 Public (Room C) Preschool Ballet & Tap (ages 3 - 5) Children learn the basics of ballet, the foundation of dance, and the fun of tap. Stretching, dance positions, bar work and basic steps are taught in fun and imaginative ways. It is “tutu� much fun! DPBL0700P2, Tuesday 7-7:45PM $50 Member, $80 Public (Lower Program Center) Arts and Crafts (ages 6-12) From traditional art experiences like painting and sculpting to creating unique crafts like tie dye and candle-making, students have a fun opportunity to express themselves. Our experienced staff teach your child to use a variety of materials as they explore fun themes and projects. DACR0615P3, Wednesday, 6:15-7:00PM $50 Member, $80 Public (Room C)


NEW!! Spanish Classes

Join us on a journey to learn the Spanish language! These are introductory classes in which participants will learn to listen to and speak entry-level Spanish. Kids Spanish (ages 6-12) Students learn the basic concepts of the Spanish language while having fun! Our classes help kids learn the Spanish language and culture. Learning another language is not only a practical life skill, it also encourages openness to new experiences and furthers appreciation of another culture. DKS0530P2, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:15 PM $50 Member, $80 Public (Room C) Adult Spanish (ages 13- adult) Enjoy the rewards of life-long learning while gaining the skills to connect to Spanish-speaking members of our community. This is a great class for those wanting to learn conversational Spanish. DAS0630P2, Tuesdays, 6:30-7:15 PM $50 Member, $80 Public (Room C)



GYMNASTICS Programs are offered at both Y branches.


Toddle Bugs (ages 1-3; Parent/Child Class) Introduce your toddler to a wide variety of movements in an active environment that provides an opportunity to develop and refine gross motor skills. Children move at their own pace with their parent or guardian’s involvement. KTB0945A6, Saturday, 9:45-10:30 a.m. (Kerasotes) $66 Member, $108 Public (MPR)

NEW! Kippers Gymnast must be able to do round-off, handstand forward roll and back-bend kick-over on floor, two legged pullover and back-hip circle on bars, whip up mount, and handstand on beam. (Downtown) KIP30600P2, Tuesday, 6-7:25 p.m. $107 Member, $147 Public

Explorers (ages 3-5; Instructor Led Class) Explorers is a preschool class that is instructor led. Parents may enjoy 30 quiet minutes to themselves outside of the Gymnastics Center while the instructor introduces your toddler to jumps, rolls, bars and the beam! (Downtown) EX0515P2, Tuesday, 5:15-5:45 p.m. EX0515P4, Thursday, 5:15-5:45 p.m. $42 Member, $66 Public

NEW! Beginning Tumbling This is a beginner class for those with little or no experience. In this class the participants will work on introductory and progressive tumbling skills. (Downtown) TUM0600P3, Wednesday, 6-6:50 p.m. $107 Members, $147 Public

NEW! Intermediate/Advanced Tumbling Participant must have passed beginning tumbling or be approved by the gymnastics coordinator. In this class YOUTH RECREATION GYMNASTICS PROGRAM they will work on, front limbers, back handsprings, front Our Y gymnastics program is a coed progressive program. handsprings, handspring series, and flips. (Downtown) Each class is based on skill evaluation or coordinator approval. If you are interested in registering for a class, but TUM0600P4, Thursday, 6-6:50 p.m. $107 Members, $147 Public are unsure of where to place your child, please email the Gymnastics Coordinator. NEW! Rollers Rollers is a beginning developmental class which will lay the foundation on which all other progressive gymnastics skills are built. Introduction to gymnastics equipment and program. (Downtown) ROL0430P1, Monday, 4:30-5:25 p.m. ROL0430P3, Wednesday, 4:30-5:25 p.m. ROL0930A6, Saturday, 9:30-10:25 a.m. $107 Members, $147 Public NEW! Springers Gymnast must be able to do forward and backward rolls to a stand on floor, front support roll-down on bars, and walk relevé in all directions on beam. (Downtown) SPR10500P1, Monday, 5-5:55 p.m. SPR10500P3, Wednesday, 5-5:55 p.m. SPR11030A6, Saturday, 10:30-11:25 a.m. $107 Member, $147 Public NEW! Gliders Gymnast must be able to do a cartwheel, handstand and bridge kick-over on floor, pullover unassisted on bars, and front support mount and tuck jump on beam. (Downtown) GLI20530P1, Monday, 5:30-6:25 p.m. GLI20530P3, Wednesday, 5:30-6:25 p.m. $107 Member, $147 Public


Our competitive gymnastics team is for those girls interested in taking their love of gymnastics to the next level. The YMCA is a USAG progressive program. Placement is based on skill evaluation and coordinator approval. If your child is interested in joining the team, please email the gymnastics coordinator. A time will be arranged to have your child’s skills assessed. (Downtown). GYMT17 Competitive Intermediate Gymnastics Team Levels 1-2 (ages 4 and older) $100 per month (Must be a Y Member)

Elite Gymnastics Team Level 3 - 10 (ages 6-16) $150 per month (Must be a Y Member)


Megan Hart, Looking for Gym & Swim? Check out page 4!

PRIVATE LESSONS are now available for gymnastics. Inquire & register at the front desk downtown.






“I pledge to play the game, the best that I can, to be a team player, to respect my opponents, rules and officials and to improve myself in spirit, mind and body.� The Y follows three important concepts in youth sport programming: 1. Everyone must play half the game; 2. We teach positive values; 3. We emphasize the idea of having fun over the notion of winning or losing.

Register for Spring Soccer by March 17!



Flag Football Run, pass, catch, and score! Flag football is a spring recreational, non-contact sport in a fun and instructional atmosphere. The league games are held at University of Illinois Springfield on Saturday mornings April 8th through May 20th. Register before March 17th! YS17, $41 Member, $59 Public Spring Recreational Soccer (ages 4 - 14) The Springfield Y has been running the largest Y league in downstate Illinois since 1975. This is a coed league. Teams are formed by elementary schools and neighborhoods. Games are played on soccer fields located at UIS and begin April 14th. Our sports office is located at the Downtown branch. Early Bird Special is January 30 - February 27. The deadline to register for the Spring Soccer Session is March 17. Families may receive multiple child discounts. YS17 • Early Bird Registration: Members $44, Public $60 • 4&5 y.o., Fridays $59 Member, $75 Public, (Second Child: $34 Member, $49 Public) • 6-14 y.o., Saturdays $59 Member, $75 Public, (Second Child: $34 Member, $49 Public)


Fencing (beginner & intermediate classes, ages 10+) Learn the basics of fencing including how to salute, advance, retreat and more. Fencing is fun and a great workout! You’ll have the benefit of a cardio workout, and improved mental focus, balance, stamina and endurance. Our experienced instructor will provide the gear, you just need to wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. This program is offered Downtown and it follows our program session calendar. Beginner Class FEN0445P2, Tues, 4:45-5:30p $49 Member, $76 Public (Downtown) Intermediate Class FEN0650P2, Tues, 6:50-7:50p $63 Member, $86 Public (Downtown)


The Y Adapted Physical Education staff is dedicated to meeting the special needs of those persons with mental or physical disabilities. The Y offers opportunities for those with special needs to participate in programs, membership, branch rentals, and collaborations. Financial assistance is available. Please call 544-9846 for information. Saturday Striker Bowling League Our Saturday Strikers League is held at Strike ‘N’ Spare Lanes. This group continues to send members to the Special Olympics, returned with many medals and great memories. Ramps and guides are provided. Participants may bowl at no charge. The Y offers transportation through the SMTD Access Bus program. For more information, contact our bowling coordinator at 217-544-9846, etx. 140.

MARTIAL ARTS (beginners, and those ages 5-6, need to

meet with the instructor before starting class for proper class placement)

Tae Kwon Do (beginner & intermediate classes, ages 5+) Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art. The techniques blend several ancient self-defense systems into a single dynamic one. Extensive kicking and footwork patterns characterize this Olympic sport! Our program stresses self-esteem, self-discipline, physical fitness, balance, flexibility and concentration. Families may receive multiple participant discounts.

Beginner/Junior TKDBEG, Mon & Wed, 5:30-6:30p $48 Member/ $98 Public (Downtown) Junior Intermediate and Adults TKDADV, Mon & Wed, 6:30-7:15p $61 Member/ $121 Public (Downtown) Karate All (beginner & intermediate classes, ages 5+) Beginners (white belt) and advanced (yellow belt and above) are taught traditional karate and self-defense. Karate builds your coordination, self-confidence, discipline and respect for yourself and others. Classes incorporate blocks, punches, kicks, throws, and other techniques. Families may receive multiple participant discounts. KAR0545P2, Tue, 5:45-6:45p KAR0445P4, Thur, 4:45-5:45p KAR0545P4, Thur, 5:45-6:45p $58 Member/ $119 Public (Downtown) Family Karate (Ages 5-12) This class is designed for children to learn karate together with their parent, guardian, or older sibling. Working from basics (white belt) up to advanced techniques (yellow belt and above). Karate builds coordiation, self-confidence, discipline, and respect for yourself. Class incorporates blocks, punches, kicks, throws, and self defense. KFK1045A6, Sat, 10:45-11:45a $42 Member/ $85 Public (Kerasotes, MPR) Teen & Adult Karate (Ages 13+) This class is designed to build upon basic techniques and to master more advanced moves. Class incorporates a mix of karate, tae kown do, and self defense. Participants can test for a higher belt after completing this class. KAK1145A6, Sat, 11:45a-12:45p $42 Member/ $85 Public (Kerasotes, MPR)


Racquetball League Adult racquetball leagues provide the opportunity to play at the level you’re comfortable. We have four divisions: Expert (A), Advanced (B), Intermediate (C) and Novice (D). Racquetball courts are located at the Downtown Branch. Register online at or email AS17 Badminton Club See for 2017 registration information. AS17



The program is a progressive swim lesson system designed to make children and adults safer in and around the water.

Parent & Tot

(Ages 6-36 Months) $41/$82 Parents assist with the class to help acclimate the child to the water introducing underwater and surace progressions, dolphin dip, back kick, breathing,and surface safety skills. Downtown Parents & Babies (6-18 months) Tue: 5:30-6:00p (DPT18P2) Thu: 5:30-6:00p (DPT18P4) Sat: 9:00-9:30a (DPT18A6) Parent & Tot (18-30 months) Tue: 6:05-6:35 (DPT30P2) Thu: 6:05-6:35p (DPT30P4) Sat: 10:25-10:55a (DPT30A6) Almost 3 (30-36 months) Mon: 9:10-9:40a (DPT36A1) Tues: 6:40-7:10p (DPT36P2) Thu: 6:40-7:10p (DPT36P4) Sat: 11:50a-12:20p (DPT36A6) Kerasotes Parent & Babies (6-18 months) Mon: 11:2011:50a (KPT18A1) 4:00-4:30p (KPT18P1) Wed: 4:00-4:30p (KPT18P3) Sat: 9-9:30a (KPT18A6) Parent & Tot (18-30 Months) Mon: 4:35-5:05p (KPT30P1) Wed: 4:35-5:05p (KPT30P3) Sat: 9:35-10:05a (KPT30A6) Almost 3 (30-36 months) Mon: 5:10-5:40p (KPT36P1) Wed: 5:10-5:40p (KPT36P3) Fri: 11:20-11:50a (KPT36A5) Sat: 10:10-10:40a (KPT36A6)

Preschool Classes

(Age 3-5) $56/$112 Downtown 101: Swimming Basics This level builds the basics for stroke instruction through front and back kick exercises, breath holding and breath control, and swimming with a pop-up breath. Mon: 9:45-10:30a (D101A1) 4:35-5:20p (D101EP1) 5:25-6:10p(D101MP1) 6:15-7:00p (D101LP1)


Tue: 4:40-5:25 (D101P2) Wed: 11:30-12:15a (D101A3) 4:35-5:20p (D101EP3) 5:25-6:10p (D101MP3) 6:15-7:00p (D101LP3) Thu: 4:40-5:25p (D101P4) Sat: 9:35-10:20a (D101EA6) 11:00-11:45a (D101LA6) 201: Freestyle & Backstroke The focus at the 200 level is developing a stronger kick on front and back, side breathing in freestyle and backstroke swimming. Mon:6:15-7:00p (D201P1) Tue: 5:30-6:15p (D201P2) Wed: 6:15-7:00p (D201P3) Thu: 10:30-11:15a (D201A4) 5:30-6:15p (D201P4) Sat: 9:35-10:20a (D201A6) Kerasotes 101:Swimming Basics Mon: 10:30-11:15a (K101A1) 4:00-4:45p (K101EP1) 4:50-5:35p (K101MP1) 5:45-6:30p (K101LP1) Tue: 4:50-5:35 (K101EP2) 5:40-6:25 (K101LP2) Wed: 4:00-4:45p (K101EP3) 4:50-5:35p (K101MP3) 5:45-6:30p (K101LP3) Thu: 4:50-4:35p (K101EP4) 5:40-6:25p (K101LP4) Fri: 10:30-11:15a (K101A5) Sat: 9:00-9:45a (K101EA6) 9:50-10:35a (K101LA6) 201: Freestyle & Backstroke Mon: 4:00-4:45p (K201EP1) 4:50-5:35p (K201LP1) Tue: 4:50-5:35p (K201P2) Wed: 4:00-4:45p (K201P3) Thu: 4:50-5:35p (K201P4) Sat: 9:00-9:45a (K201EA6) 9:50-10:35a (K201LA6) 301: Breaststroke Wed: 4:50-5:35p (K301P3)

Youth Classes

(Age 6-9) $56/$112 Downtown 102: Swimming Basics This level builds the basics for stroke instruction through front and back kick exercises, breath holding and breath control, and swimming with a pop-up breath. Mon: 6:15-7:00p (D102P1)

Tue: 5:30-6:15p (D102P2) 6:55-7:40p (D100P2) Wed: 6:15-7:00p (D102P3) Thu: 10:30-11:15a (D100HSA4) 5:30-6:15p (D102P4) 6:55-7:40p (D100P4) Sat: 9:35-10:20a (D102A6) 10:25-11:10a (D100A6) 202: Freestyle & Backstroke The focus at the 200 level is developing a stronger kick on front and back, side breathing in freestyle and backstroke swimming. Mon: 6:15-7:00p (D202P1) Tue: 5:30-6:15p (D202P2) Wed: 6:15-7:00p (D202P3) Thu: 10:30-11:15 (D200HSA4) 5:30-6:15p (D202EP4) Sat: 10:25-11:10a (D200A6) 302: Breaststroke The 300 level reviews breaststroke through a kicking, arm stroke and timing drill. Tue: 5:30-6:15p (D300P2) Thu:10:30-11:15a (D300HSA4) 5:30-6:15p (D300P4) Sat: 9:35-10:20a (D300A6) 352: Butterfly The 350 level introduces butterfly through a body dolphin butterfly kick. Mon: 6:15-7:00p (D350P1) Tue: 6:55-7:40p (D350P2) Wed: 6:15-7:00p (D350P3) Thu: 6:55-7:40p (D350P4) Sat: 10:25-11:10 (D350A6) Kerasotes 102: Swimming Basics Mon: 5:45-6:30p (K102EP1) 6:35-7:20p (K102LP1) Tue: 4:50-5:35p (K102EP2) 6:30-7:15 (K102LP2) Wed: 5:45-6:30p (K102P3) Thu: 4:50-5:35p (K102EP4) 6:30-7:15p (K102LP4) Sat: 10:45-11:30a (K102A6) 11:35a-12:20p (K100A6) 202: Freestyle & Backstroke Mon: 5:45-6:30p (K202P1) 6:35-7:20p (K200P1) Tues: 5:40-6:25 (K202P2) 6:30-7:15p (K200P2) Wed: 5:45-6:30p (K202P3) 6:35-7:20p (K200P3) Thu: 5:40-6:25p (K202P4) 6:30-7:15p (K200P4) Sat: 10:45-11:30a (K202A6) 11:35a-12:20p (K200A6) 302 Breaststroke Mon: 6:35-7:20p (K300P1) Tue: 5:40-6:25p (K300P2) Wed: 6:35-7:20p (K300P3) Thu: 5:40-6:25p (K300P4) Sat: 10:45-11:30a (K300A6)

352: Butterfly Tue: 6:30-7:15p (K350P2) Thu: 6:30-7:15p (K350P4) Sat: 11:35-12:20p (K350A6)

353: Butterfly Tue: 6:30-7:15p (K350P2) Thu: 6:30-7:15p (K350P4) Sat: 11:35-12:20p (K350A6)

402: Lifesaving Strokes A progressive, advanced strokes course that teaches lifesaving sidestroke, elementary backstroke & treading. Wed: 6:35-7:20p (K400P3)

403: Lifesaving Strokes A progressive, advanced strokes course that teaches lifesaving sidestroke, elementary backstroke & treading. Wed: 6:35-7:20p (K400P3)

Youth Classes

Adult Classes

(Age 10-12) $56/$112 Downtown 103: Swimming Basics This level builds the basics for stroke instruction through front and back kick exercises, breath holding and breath control, and swimming with a pop-up breath. Tue: 6:55-7:40p (D100P2) Thu: 10:30-11:15a (D100HSA4) Thu: 6:55-7:40p (D100P4) Sat: 10:25-11:10a (D100A6) 203: Freestyle & Backstroke The focus at the 200 level is developing a stronger kick on front and back, side breathing in freestyle and backstroke swimming. Tue: 5:30-6:15p (D203P2) Thu: 10:30-11:15a (D200HSA4) 5:30-6:15p (D203P4) Sat: 10:25-11:10a (D200A6) 303: Breaststroke The 300 level introduces breaststroke though a kicking, arm stroke and timing drill. Tue: 5:30-6:15p (D300P2) Thu: 10:30-11:25a (D300HSA4) Thu: 5:30-6:15p (D300P4) Sat: 9:35-10:20a (D300A6) 353: Butterfly Mon: 6:15-7:00p (D350P1) Tue: 6:55-7:40p (D350P2) Wed: 6:15-7:00p (D350P3) Thur: 6:50-7:40p (D350P4) Sat: 10:25-11:10 (D350A6)


103: Swimming Basics Tue: 6:30-7:15p (K100P2) Thu: 6:30-7:15p (K100P4) Sat: 11:35a-12:20p (K100A6) 203: Freestyle & Backstroke Mon: 6:35-7:20p (K200P1) Tue: 6:30-7:15p (K200P2) Wed: 6:35-7:20p (K200P3) Thu: 6:30-7:15p (K200P4) Sat: 11:35-12:20p (K200A6) 303: Advanced Breaststroke Mon: 6:35-7:20a (K300P1) Tue: 5:40-6:25p (K300P2) Wed: 6:35-7:20p (K300P3) Thu: 5:40-6:25p (K300P4) Sat: 10:45-11:30a (K300A6)

(Age 13+) $56/$128 Downtown 104: Swimming Basics This level builds the basics for stroke instruction through front and back kick exercises, breath holding and breath control, and swimming with a pop-up breath. Mon: 7:05-7:50p (D104P1) Wed: 12:15-1:00p (D104EP3) 7:05-7:50p (D104LP3) Sat: 10:25-11:10a (D104A6) 204: Freestyle & Backstroke Mon: 7:05-7:50p (D204P1) Wed: 7:05-7:50p (D204P3)


NEW: Terrified of Water Thu: 7:20-8:05p (KTOWP4) 104: Swimming Basics Thu: 7:20-8:05p (K104P4) 204: Freestyle & Backstroke Thu: 7:20-8:05p (K204P4)

Adapted Classes SNAP (Age 3-18) $15 Downtown

Specialty Classes Pre-Competitive (Age 5-13) $148/$296

Participants must be proficient in all four competitive strokes. Class meets multiple times per week and are designed to transition participants to swim team participation or fitness swimming. (IM Strokes is an alternative class that meets once per week.)


Mon & Wed: 7:05-7:50p Sat: 9:35 - 10:20a (DPRECOMP)


Tue & Thu: 4:00-4:45p Sat: 12:30-1:15p (KPRECOMP)

IM Strokes (Ages 6-13) $56/$112, Downtown

Mon: 7:05-7:50p (DIMSTR1) Wed: 7:05-7:50p (DIMSTR3)


DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU! Available for members and the public. Register at either location. Also available to SNAP particpants at a reduced rate!

NEW! Terrified of Water

This class is for adults who have a fear of or have experienced a traumatic event around water but are ready to overcome their fears and learn to swim.

NEW! SNAP Open Swim Downtown

SNAP is a specialized swim lesson program targeting individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and other special needs. Participation must be approved by the Aquatic Director. SNAP lessons run in conjunction with Y program calendar. This program is supported through grants making it affordable to all participants. Partipants are encouraged to progress to group lessons and SNAP competitive!

The Y has set aside time for SNAP families to come in and enjoy open swim. This quiet time is designated especially for those with special needs and their families! Please check our Downtown pool schedule for SNAP Open Swim times.

Tue: 6:20-6:50 (SNAPP2) Thu: 6:20-6:50 (SNAPP4) Sat: 9:00-9:30a (SNAP0900A6) 11:15-11:45a (SNAP1115A6) 11:50a-12:20p (SNAP1150A6) 12:25-12:55p (SNAP1225P6)

Once your child has completed breaststroke and/or butterfly, they have the opportunity to contact aquatics to set up a time to be an assistant or gain volunteer experience!

SNAP Competitive $30 (Age 12+)

Tue & Thu: 6:55-7:40p (SNAPCOMP) Work towards Special Olympics!

SNAP Conditioning (Age 12+) This new class will be at the recommendation of the instructor and will enhance fitness swimming for progression & competitive swimming. (SNAPCOND)


Please apply with: Tara Crowley, 217.544.9846x139


All water fitness classes benefit everyone in one way or another:


LIFEGUARD TRAINING The YMCA lifeguard training and certification is a unique program designed to ensure interested individuals have all the necessary skills to handle a very demanding and important responsibility: Saving a life! Check for convenient Spring training dates & times! $250 Members • $350 Public

Books & other materials are included in the fee.

How do I earn FREE lifeguard training?


Commit to work for the Y, and have your training fee waived! Turn in a lifeguard job application with your Lifeguard Training Registration Form ( or either branch), and your lifeguard training fees will be waived! In order for the waived fee to stand, the applicant must be hired and must work at least 500 hours as a Lifeguard for the YMCA of Springfield, IL, starting at the completion of training.

• Increase muscle strength: The resistance of the pool can range from 4 to 42 times greater than air. • Build endurance: Water resistance is natural resistance that requires the body to move through the water rather than against it. • Increase flexibility: By adjusting the body in various directions and pushing and pulling the water, the joints naturally increase their range of motion. • Lessen impact and pressure on joints: Water creates buoyancy which helps lessen the amount of pressure placed on joints. • Burn calories: The combination of strength and cardio workouts mixed with water resistance ensures that the body gets a full workout without breaking a sweat. Depending on activity and other factors, the body can burn between 400 and 500 calories in an hour. • Reduce stress and anxiety: Watching and being in bodies of water in motion can be extremely soothing. • Make lasting friendships: Water fitness is popular and a great place to meet new friends that often develop into lasting relationships!

Masters Swimming GYM & SWIM IS BACK!

Parent/Child Class, Ages 1-2

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WATER FITNESS Water Aerobics

Water exercise is a great way to burn calories without putting extra stress on your joints. The ability to swim is not necessary for participation and classes are offered at varying levels of intensity. Arthritis: The Arthritis Foundation Y Aquatic Program is designed to provide the opportunity for people with arthritis to participate in a recreational group activity. The water provides buoyancy to help support joints, decrease pain and/ or stiffness and help improve/maintain joint flexibility. Deep Water Exercise: This class offers exercises in deep water. Participants will not able to touch and flotation belts are used. Exercises are moderate to high intensity. Aqua Chi: This class will leave you feeling relaxed! Stretching, breathing, and relaxation skills are practiced. Aqua Dance: This is an aerobics class with all the fun of dancing! Participants enjoy Latin dance moves with the added resistance of water for low impact on joints.

Lap Swimming

Check out our pool schedules at both locations and at to find times for open lap swim lanes!

Kerasotes Competition Pool M-W-F: 6-7AM Adults, Free for Members Masters provides the opportunity for organized workouts which can be adapted to meet individual abilities.




Below is a complete listing of our group exercise fitness classes offered at our branches during the year. Group exercise classes are free to all members (unless otherwise specified). Class schedules vary each session based on instructor availability and participant interest. Current detailed class schedules are located online at www., may be viewed daily on our smart phone mobile app, or are located at our front desks. Group exercise classes are for individuals13 years and older unless specifically stated in the description.


Ballet Sculpt Body Conditioning Body Shave Boot Camp Hip Hop Step Aerobics jFit Hip Hop Kettlebell Kick boxing Kickin’ Arms & Abs Pilates Power Pump Step Blast Strength Tabata & Tools (TNT) TRX Ultimate Workout Weights on Ball

New! Personal training is now available to non members as well. Visit us online to check out our rates.

WERQ Ycycling Yoga Zumba Zumba Gold Zumba Toning


Not enough time to come to the Y during your lunch break? Head to the Centennial Building off Washington Street. Classes run Monday-Friday, 12:15-12:45p. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are Power Pump classes. Tuesdays are Kickboxing and Thursdays are Zumba. The classes are open to both members and non-members for a fee. 17offsite


SilverSneakers Classic Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a Silver Sneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support. SilverSneakers Yoga Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.


Lose Big Challenge This is a 12 week weight loss program for inidviduals who are willing to push themselves and want to begin a path to a healthy lifestyle change. The program is designed to guide new exercisers. This is a seasonal program and runs during certain times of the year. Please make sure to check the website at for more information on our 2017 session of Lose Big! FIT17 Total Body Transformation Join us for this new, popular 90 day intense weightlifting program that will completely transform your body. Each participant will receive a comprehensive training and diet program specified to their needs and bodies. Workouts will be intense and include weight lifting, plyometrics, and advanced moves. This program is designed to change you from the inside out through nutrition and a strategic exercise plan catered to you. FIT17


Personal Training At the Y, motivation, structure, results and progression are the cornerstones of a great personal training program. We know at times your personal health and wellness program needs a jump start or new challenge. We also understand there are times when you feel like you have hit a plateau or your goals change! Enter our affordable personal training program. Our trainers are nationally accredited with certifications in: ACE, AFAA, NSCA, NASM, ACSM, ISSA, or a Kinesiology degree. Our personal training program offers: • Individual training • Partner training • Group (3-5 participants) training A group may be your family, friends, or coworkers. Does your family want to get and stay active? Are you and your friends preparing for a class reunion or wedding? Do you have a group at work who would like to get out and get going? Our trainers are ready to serve the need you have right now! Personal Training Packages We offer one, three, five, ten, and twenty session packages. Our trainers design a program that may include cardio workouts, free weight and/or machine weights, aquatics exercises and more. Our programs are tailored to your needs and abilities, goal specific and utlilize the fitness equipment available in our branches. Our trainers will meet you at either branch. We offer one-hour sessions and for those who have limited time, 30-minute high intensity sessions. Wellness Session Let one of our Wellness Coaches put you on the best path to reach your personal goals. Work one-on-one with a Wellness Coach for 45 minutes and learn what you want to know about any or all of our three fitness areas. We will take the intimidation factor of exercise equipment away by having our trained staff take you through our Strive and Life Center stations and other machines. Our staff will help you set up the machines correctly, ensure proper usage for the most effective results, and answer questions about the cardiovascular equipment. Sign up with our Health and Wellness Director or contact any member of our membership services staff team.


YOUTH FITNESS C E N T E R @ the DOWNTOWN Y Jan-May & Sept-Dec • M-F: 4-7 pm • Sat: 11am-6 pm • Sun: 1-4 pm June-August • M-F: 12-6 pm • Sat: 11am-6pm • Sun: 1-4 pm Hours will be adjusted for School’s Day Out, Spring and Holiday Breaks

Walking is more fun with company. Enjoy this weekly walk get-together every Wednesday afternoon. Dress for the weather. Meet Downtown. Register. Games Downtown Y Drop In Drop in and play cards, checkers, and games in the lobby. Games are located at the desk, just ask! Ping pong table availability posted in the lobby and pickleball or basminton courts can be reserved most days from 7am-11am and 1-3pm!

• Ages: 8-13 (and 5-7 when accompanied by an adult) • Free for Y Members!

The Y has programs, spaces, and activites for all ages to engage and have fun!


Our youth group exercise classes have now become family classes! The whole family can workout and have fun together at these free fitness offerings: Kids Zumba (Kerasotes) Zumba Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. Youth Yoga (Kerasotes) Another offering in our youth group exercise series, this class for 8-12 year olds is designed to strengthen growing bodies, enhance concentration, increase selfesteem, enhance body awareness and teach discipline and responsibility.



Coffee Club, Social Downtown Y & Kerasotes Y Monday-Friday, 5:00AM-10:00AM Enjoy coffee with company every morning at both Y locations. Stay in “the loop” and make lasting friendships. Wonderful Walking Wednesdays Downtown Y Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30PM


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SENIOR opportunities

Check out all of our spring classes online at


Volunteers Check out the Senior Bulletin Board downtown for new & upcoming programs!

to lead senior programs & activities. Contact Lesley at 217.544.9846 for opportunities!


Group Exercise for All Fitness Levels SILVER SNEAKERS CLASSES DOWNTOWN Classic


11 am – 12 pm



11 am – 12 pm


Tues & Thurs 1 – 2 pm


Mondays Fridays

10:20-11:15 am 10:40-11:40 am


STRONG KIDS scholarship fund campaign Saturday Strikers Bowling League

Special Needs Aquatic Program

Be vibrant and healthy. Share your experiences. Engage your community. Belong. Laugh. Play. At the YMCA of Springfield we don’t just get healthy, we give healthy too. This past year supporters of our mission generously donated $299,354 to the Strong Kids Scholarship Fund. This fund is used to supplement youth and family memberships, programming for underpriveledged children, weeks at summer camp, and programming for those who are differently abled. We share the stories we have permission to share, but we can’t always share every story. We share many photos of smiling children, but we can’t always share every photo.

Summer Camp Pie for the Y!

Sometimes, some of the greatest successes of the Strong Kids Scholarship Fund must go untold. For every frown turned to a smile that we photograph, post, or publish, know there are five more behind it, maybe enduring even more dire circumstances. Thank you for being a part of our 2016 drive, and please consider pledging to the

2017 Strong Kids Scholarship Campaign

April 5th through May10th.

Sometimes the places and people that are unseen are the ones who need the most hope.


PROGRAM DATES Spring (7 weeks) April 10 - May 28, 2017 Registration Starts: March 27, 2017 (Members) April 3, 2017 (Public) Program Registration Information • • •

Register online at or at the front desk at either branch for Y classes and programs. Join the Y within 30 days of paying non-member fees and receive a credit for the difference between your nonmember and member rate to be applied to your joining fee. Lightning Policy: The Springfield YMCA closes its indoor pools when lightning is within a 6 mile radius of the branch. We monitor weather information during inclement weather. Due to the distance between our branches, one Y may have pools that are open when the other Y is closed. In an effort to reduce any inconvenience to our members, the Y notifies of closing via our Facebook page, Twitter, and our smart phone app push notifications. We will post closings as quickly as possible. If there are storms in the area, we recommend you check one of these resources or call either branch before heading to the Y for a swim.

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There are no make-up classes, credits or refunds for missed classes or changes in a child/families personal schedule. Exceptions will be made for those participants with medical emergencies. Documentation may be requested. The Y reserves the right to cancel a class due to low participation. In the event this happens, registrants will receive a full refund. If the YMCA cancels a program due to staff or facility difficulties, the Y will provide a credit for the missed class on members’ accounts. Credits will expire in 12 months. If the YMCA cancels a class/program due to inclement weather, the Y will not issue a credit for the first occurrence within a session. The Y will provide a credit on members accounts for subsequent occurrences within a single session. Credits on member accounts will expire after 12 months. Credits will not be issued for sport leagues/programs held at outdoor fields; however, the Y will provide make up games for weather cancellations as often as possible. Request to withdraw from a class/program for refund must be submitted one week prior to the first class/game. After the second class within a session, there will be no participant transfers. Classes are not held on holidays, special event or swim meet dates when the Y facilities are closed. Classes effected by YMCA holiday/event closings are prorated prior to payment.


There are 8 tulips hidden in this brochure. While you and your child are looking for great Y programs, circle each tulip and write the page numbers below. After you discover each tulip, share with your child one positive way they have grown in the past year! Bring this brochure in to either Y branch and have your child show it to the front desk to receive a prize!

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2017 YMCA Spring Program Guide  
2017 YMCA Spring Program Guide