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LEADERSHIP

CERTIFICATIONS

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

AQUATICS

HEALTH & FITNESS

PROGRAM GUIDE

BUILD YOUR SWEAT EQUITY HERE.

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YMCA CALGARY IS a hard working non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote the spiritual, mental, physical and social development of individuals and to foster a sense of responsibility in the community. Fees for programs, services, admissions and memberships are invested right back into the organization to help maintain facilities, deliver programs, and provide fee assistance to those in need. Some of our community outreach programs include: • • • • • •

Aboriginal programs Leadership programs At-risk youth programs Math tutoring programs English as a second language programs New Canadian settlement programs

Our fee assistance program helps support Calgarians with: • • •

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Program fees Overnight and day camp fees Membership fees

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OUR PROGRAMS HELP CHILDREN & YOUTH

ADULTS & SENIORS

Develop physical literacy.

Belong to a positive community

YMCA programs include intentional activities that help build physical literacy to help kids be active and confident in whatever activity or sport they choose. It’s proven that people who are physically literate are more likely to be active for life (see more about physical literacy on page 4).

Become socially responsible Through our values of respect, honesty, responsibility and caring, we teach kids to respect themselves, others and the environment in which they learn and play.

Our facilities are filled with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Our programs create opportunities to build positive relationships with like-minded, active people. Participating with others provides a powerful combination of support, accountability, and motivation to stay active and helps build healthy communities.

Be active for life We offer accessible programs and facillities that help develop and sustain healthy and active lifestyles.

Develop life skills Kids learn social skills, how to be independent and to make good choices. We foster individual development through group learning, challenge and fun.

OUR PROGRAMS HELP BUILD HAPPY, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES.

THERE ARE CURRENTLY

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YMCA facilities in Calgary

MELCOR YMCA AT CROWFOOT

GRAY FAMILY SADDLETOWNE EAU CLAIRE YMCA YMCA

SHAWNESSY YMCA

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

Outdoor camp facilities

(one in Calgary ‘s southwest and one in Bow Valley Provincial Park just west of Calgary)

CAMP RIVEREDGE

CAMP CHIEF HECTOR YMCA

AND MORE YMCA FACILITIES OPENING SOON...

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New YMCA faciliites

REMINGTON YMCA IN QUARRY PARK

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YMCA IN ROCKY RIDGE

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YMCA IN SETON

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New dedicated child development centre

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Have you heard of the term physical literacy? We don’t take the term lightly. Physical literacy means developing the foundational skills and confidence required to participate in regular physical activity, play a sport or get to the podium. YMCA programs include intentional activities that help build physical literacy to allow your child to participate in whatever activity or sport they choose.

Start Early. It’s important to build a foundation of physical literacy. The early years are the best time to start. You can continue to build these skills through life.

Developing physical literacy skills is progressive, and different at each developmental stage.

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BOYS 0 - 6 GIRLS 0 - 6 Learn basic movement skills and link them together to play. Develop habits for being active.

Be active for life.

It’s proven that people who are physically literate are more likely to be active for life.

BOYS 6 - 9 GIRLS 6 - 8 Learn fundamental movement skills and build agility, balance and coordination.

BOYS 9- 12 GIRLS 8- 11 Convert fundamental movement skills to fundamental sport- specific skillls.

CLICK HERE to learn more about physical literacy.

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IT’S A FACT. 70% of Canadian children aged 3 - 4 years get their recommended 180 minutes of daily activity.

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But only

14% of children aged 5 - 11 years and 5% of youth aged 12 - 17 years get their recommended 60 minutes of daily activity.

Ten ways to encourage your kids to love to move. When kids are moving, they are developing physical literacy at the same time. The love of moving needs to be taught and encouraged, exactly the same way we teach and encourage our children to love to read.

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Make moving a natural part of your child’s day right from the beginning. Encourage your child to crawl, stand, walk and play.

Build physical activity into your family’s daily routine. Engage in some form of physical activity with

your family every day. It doesn’t matter what the activity is, as long as you are moving together. To start, make a family activity goal of 15 minutes per day.

Lead by example. What’s your active routine? Do you practice yoga, play tennis, walk the dog, or work out at the gym? Being an active role model is one of the best things you can do to encourage your kids to be active.

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Power your transportation.

Walk, run, bike, scooter, or skate your way from point A to point B. Encouraging your kids to power their own transportation from an early age will get them into a healthy habit they won’t think twice about.

Expose your kids to a wide variety of activities and sports. Kids who specialize in a

Focus on fun.

Most kids aren’t ready for competition until they are at least 10 years old. For kids under ten, fun activities and non-competitive games keep things stressfree and allow them to have success no matter what their skill level.

Spend time outdoors. It’s proven that kids who play outside take 35% more daily steps. Create opportunities that encourage outdoor play every day.

Choose a daycare or pre-school that incorporates physical activity. Parents should

look for a daycare that dedicates time to encouraging ageappropriate movement every day. Children need lots of opportunities to move and develop basic skills like running, jumping, hopping, and skipping during both structured and unstructured play.

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Help your child move early .

specific sport too early often get burned out. It’s important to let kids try lots of different activities so they can develop a wide range of skills and discover what they enjoy. With a few exceptions, most sports do not require specialization until kids are in their early teens.

Praise but don’t push.

Notice when your child is enjoying an activity and cheer them on. Always keep things positive from the sidelines so they understand that you value what they are doing, but you aren’t so invested in it that they feel pressure.

Encourage your child’s school to incorporate physical activity in the curriculum. Every school would benefit from a physical education specialist who knows how to engage children of all skill levels and abilities, and can help them develop their love of moving. Physical literacy is as important as reading literacy. For kids, both quality and quantity is important when it comes to being physically active. Moving with your family every day will help your kids value physical activity, promote physical literacy, and keep everyone happy and healthy. This Active for Life article was authored by Sara Smeaton. Children with physical literacy skills have the ability and confidence to be active for life.

Active for Life is a non-profit organization committed to helping parents raise happy, healthy, physically literate kids. For more tips like these, please click on this activeforlife.com link.

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ADMISSIONS & MEMBERSHIPS DROP-IN ADMISSIONS

MULTI-VISIT CARDS DROP-IN 5 VISITS 10 VISITS ADULT (18Y+)

$14.25 $71.25 $128.20

SENIOR (65Y+)

$ 8.10

$40.50

$ 72.90

YOUNG ADULT (18 - 25Y)

$ 9.75

$48.75

$ 87.90

YOUTH (12Y - 17Y)

$ 7.90

$39.50

$ 71.10

CHILD (0 - 11Y)

$ 4.85

$24.25

$ 43.60

FAMILY*

$27.25 -

DID YOU

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You only need to visit five times each month to cover the cost of your monthly membership fee.

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* Family includes 2 adults and children 17 years and under who reside in the same household.

MEMBERSHIPS (monthly or annual) MONTHLY

Membership fees withdrawn monthly (no contract or withdrawal fees).

PRICE FREEZE. YMCA Calgary will not increase membership fees in 2016!

It’s proven that people who hold a gym membership are more likely to visit the gym more often. Now that’s motivation.

GENERAL PLUS ADULT (18Y+) $71.40 MEN $140.55 ADD A WOMEN $118.55

DEPENDENT

TO YOUR SENIOR (65Y+) $48.55 MEN $110.90

WOMEN $ 91.10 YOUNG ADULT (18 - 25Y)

$53.55

YOUTH (12Y - 17Y)

$34.40

CHILD (0 - 11Y)

$29.15

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YOUNG ADULT (18 - 25Y) $25.40 YOUTH (12Y - 17Y)

$ 7.35

YOUTH PLUS (12Y - 17Y) $15.05 CHILD (0 - 11Y)

$ 4.20

We’ve made the gym

* The Young Adult Membership has replaced our Student Membership. If you currently have a Student Membership, please see member services who will make any necessary changes and price adjustments. * A Plus Membership includes access to our Plus locker rooms which includes all the extras like towel service, steam rooms, hot tubs and more.

ANNUAL

MEMBERSHIP FOR A NOMINAL FEE.

DEPENDENT

more affordable for

young adults. For more details, visit www.ymcacalgary.org/young adult.

Annual fee is paid once/year (No contract or withdrawal fees)

GENERAL PLUS

ADD A ADULT (18Y+) $856.80 MEN $1686.60 DEPENDENT TO YOUR WOMEN $1422.60 MEMBERSHIP FOR A SENIOR (65Y+) $582.60 MEN $1330.80 NOMINAL WOMEN $1093.20 FEE.

YOUNG ADULT (18 - 25Y)

$612.00

YOUTH (12Y - 17Y)

$412.80

CHILD (0 - 11Y)

$349.80

GRADE 6

FREE

DEPENDENT YOUNG ADULT (18 - 25Y) $304.80 YOUTH (12Y - 17Y)

$ 88.22

YOUTH PLUS (12Y - 17Y)

$ 180.60

CHILD (0 - 11Y)

$ 50.40

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New member joining fee: There is a one-time $75 joining fee charged to general and plus memberships (one per household). This non-refundable fee supports operational excellence and ongoing upgrades to equipment and facilities. Financial assistance is available for individuals and families who are unable to pay full fees. For details or to apply, please visit www.ymcacalgary.org/financialassistance. Our prices vary between locations. Please visit www.ymcacalgary.org for details.

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MEMBER BENEFITS

• • • • • • • • • •

Access to five (and soon to be more) YMCAs in Calgary and across Canada Free consultations with our certified fitness professionals Access to more than 100 FREE drop-in fitness classes across the city each week FREE child minding for up to 2 hours a day, 3 times/week for children ages 6 weeks to 35 months No contract or withdrawal fees Free and discounted registered programs Advanced program registration FREE introductory climbing course at Saddletowne, Shawnessy and South Health Campus YMCAs Discounted drop-in admission rates for your guests FREE access for a guest on the fifth of every month

CHILD MINDING

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR Y. THINKING ABOUT PURCHASING A YMCA MEMBERSHIP?

TAKE A TOUR. A facility tour is a great way to learn more about YMCA memberships, programs, services and facilities. It will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Drop by or book a tour today!

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MEMBER NON-MEMBER MULTIPLE VISITOR?

6 WEEKS - 35 MONTHS

FREE*

$3.75

36 MONTHS, PLUS

$3.75

$5.75

For convenience, a $30 multi-visit card can also be purchased.

* Members receive free child minding for up to 2 hours a day, 3 times/week for children ages 6 weeks to 35 months. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is available for those who are unable to pay the full child minding fee. Please visit www.ymca.org/financial assistance for details.

CALGARY FLAMES GRADE 6 YMCA

MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM EVERY GRADE 6 STUDENT IN CALGARY GETS A FREE YMCA MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVE PROGRAMMING. AS A GRADE 6 MEMBER, YOU WILL

GET ACTIVE BE INDEPENDENT

CORPORATE

CALGARY As a YMCA Corporate Partner, your organization will receive discounts for your employees and their families on YMCA memberships, programs and more! Good for business. Good for families. Good for you.

Contact your local YMCA for details.

BE SOCIALLY RESPONS IBLE BECOME A LEADER MAKE CONN ECTIO NS

Through the generous support of the Calgary Flames Foundation, YMCA Calgary provides grade 6 students with a full-year membership and special programming for FREE! You’ll practice independence and leadership in a safe and positive place that promotes the Y’s values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring. As a Calgary Flames grade 6 YMCA member, you’ll have free access to all the facilities at our five Calgary locations any time throughout your grade 6 year (until August 31).

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Not in Grade 6? You can still join in on the fun at our Flames Friday youth night.

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YMCA Calgary President and CEO Helene Weir says Andy Melton’s – and Melcor’s – commitment demonstrates a match in values.

PROGRAM & REGISTRATION DETAILS.

THANK YOU MELCOR DEVELOPMENTS

The words honesty, caring, responsibility and respect hang prominently inside the Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot,” she says. “Andy and the team at Melcor embody those values and put them to good use creating communities and investing in the success of kids, families and everyone who lives and works within them.

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“ FROM LEFT: BROOKE MELTON, ANDY MELTON, EVAN HAZELL, HELENE WEIR, BRIAN BAKER

YMCA Calgary will be forever grateful to Melcor Developments for their support. Calgarians will be too. In a significant boost to its Power of Potential Campaign, YMCA Calgary received a $1-million donation from Melcor Developments Ltd., celebrating the strong relationship between the YMCA, Melcor and its founding family, the Meltons.

THE POWER OF POTENTIAL is a $30 million fundraising campaign with a goal to give more Calgarians a place to belong, grow, thrive and lead.

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In recognition of this substantial and meaningful gift, YMCA Calgary has renamed its Crowfoot YMCA facility in northwest Calgary as the Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot.

Operating three new facilities in partnership with the City of Calgary, will help us respond to the growing demand for our programs and services.

The Melton family and Melcor Developments are strong supporters of the Power of Potential Campaign and YMCA Calgary.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS SPRING

PROGRAMS

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PROGRAMS page

AQUATICS............................ 14

AQUATICS...............................42

PRE-SCHOOL........................................................................18 CHILDREN & YOUTH...........................................................19 ADULTS...................................................................................20 LEADERSHIP (AQUATIC)............................................... 21 CERTIFICATION (FIRST AID).......................................... 21

PRE-SCHOOL........................................................................ 46CHILDREN & YOUTH......................................................49 ADULTS...................................................................................47 LEADERSHIP (AQUATIC)............................................... 48 CERTIFICATION (FIRST AID).......................................... 48

HEALTH & FITNESS.............. 23

HEALTH & FITNESS................ 49

PRE-SCHOOL.......................................................................... 24 CHILDREN & YOUTH............................................................. 26 FAMILY........................................................................... 25 ADULTS.......................................................................... 28 NEW OUTDOOR PROGRAMS..................................... 32 PERSONAL TRAINING.................................................. 34 CERTIFICATON (FITNESS LEADERSHIP).................... 35 STRONG KIDS RUN...................................................... 36 Y SURVIVE FITNESS CHALLENGE.............................. 39

ADULTS.......................................................................... 49 PERSONAL TRAINING.................................................. 34 CERTIFICATON (FITNESS LEADERSHIP).................... 35

PROGRAM INSIDER TIPS

PROGRAM FEES

HOW TO REGISTER

Both a member and non-member cost is listed under each program. YMCA members receive a discount on programs.

BY PHONE A member services representative can take your registration over the phone. Call any one of our YMCA locations to register.

M = Member price

NM = Non-Member price

FREE REGISTERED PROGRAMS YMCA Calgary offers a variety of health, wellness, and leadership programs free of charge. Taking advantage of our free programs is a great way to get the most out of your YMCA. Look for the following symbols in the guide to find out which programs are free: Free for YMCA members

Free for everyone

FREE DROP-IN CLASSES Drop-in fitness and aquatic classes are also free with admission and membership. For drop-in fitness descriptions and schedules visit www.ymcacalgary.org for details.

ONLINE If you are a member, you can register using Member Zone, YMCA’s online registration system. Visit our website at www.ymcacalgary.org and click on Member Zone.

WHEN TO REGISTER Programs fill quickly. Register closer to the registration opening date to increase your chances of getting into your preferred program(s). Members receive advanced program registration.

IN-PERSON

Visit member services at any YMCA location. A member services representative will be happy to process your registration.

SPRING REGISTRATOIN Member Non-member

Feb 22 Mar 7

SUMMER REGISTRATION Member Non-Member

Feb 22 June 6

REGISTER SOON! PROGRAMS FILL FAST.

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OPENING SUMMER 2016

YMCA IN QUARRY PARK IN SOUTHEAST CALGARY

A FULLY EQUIPPED HEALTH & WELLNESS FACILITY Remington YMCA artist rendering

M CORPORATE CHILDCARE WELLNESS

CARDIO MIND/BODY PROGRAMS EQUIPMENT

GROUP FITNESS

PLUS MEMBERSHIP

PERSONAL TRAINING

INDOOR TRACK

SWIMMING POOL

AND A DEDICATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Quarry Park Child Development Centre artist rendering

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WE’RE OPENING TWO NEW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRES. YMCA Calgary will open two new Child Development Centres in the Summer of 2016. The centres will offer full-day licensed child care for children ages 12 months - 6 years.

OUR PHILOSOPHY.

We’ve been in the childcare business for more than 20 years. Our philosophy has remained the same.

LEARNING

SOCIAL

HEALTH

YMCA childcare centres use the Playing to Learn curriculum. This play-based curriculum is designed to maximize children’s learning by actively engaging them in small group, play-based experiences that are developmentally appropriate..

Relationships form the foundation for all that occurs within the childcare setting. Children learn about YMCA Calgary’s four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. Children practice behaviours that support social skill development, emotional competence and community engagement.

Our program teaches kids to value health, nutrition and activity. We encourage and learn about healthy eating and dedicate time throughout each day to incorporate and encouraging age-appropriate movement. Through intentional activities, we begin to build the foundation for physical literacy (read more about physical literacy on pages 4 and 5).

Activities encompass all developmental areas and support children with school readiness and with becoming life-long learners. Program options include onsite enhancement activities and fieldtrips for older children.

OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY FROM 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Programs at both centres will include recreation time in the pool (for children 19 months – 6 years of age) and active play in the indoor activity spaces at the Remington YMCA.

Located in the Remington YMCA Health, Fitness and Aquatics facility

REMINGTON YMCA

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE • Approximately 62 licensed spaces for children ages 12 months - 6 years • Dedicated outdoor play area • Indoor group activity spaces including use of YMCA facility space for active play • Recreation time in the Remington YMCA pool(children 19 months – 6 years of age) • Healthy lunch provided

A stand-alone building

QUARRY PARK

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE • Approximately 348 licensed spaces for children ages 12 months - 6 years • Dedicated outdoor play area • Healthy morning and afternoon snack provided Financial assistance is available for qualifying families through Alberta Children’s Services and the YMCA Calgary Opportunity Fund.

DETAILS & REGISTRATION To register, for our Quarry Park and Remington childcares, call: 403.351.6689 For more details on these or our other licensed and accredited childcare centres, vist: www.ymcacalgary.org/childcare

SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER TODAY.

belong. grow. thrive. lead.

Visit ymcacalgary.org/childcare for details.

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PROGRAM & REGISTRATION DETAILS.

TO CYCLE OR NOT TO CYCLE. THAT IS THE QUESTION. From run and walk programs, to bootcamp and martial arts, to learn to swim and masters swim, YMCA Calgary offers a variety of programs to fit your interests and skill level. You will have a hard time choosing! As a program participant, you will benefit from the motivation of an instructor and the support and accountability of a group. Your program will include intentional, progressive skills and challenge so that you will continue to improve.

INSIDER TIP LOOKING FOR A GREAT WORKOUT WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT YOUR REGULAR REGISTERED PROGRAM? JOIN A FREE DROP-IN FITNESS CLASS. WE OFFER CYCLE CLASSES, YOGA, INTERVAL TRAINING AND MORE! VISIT WWW.YMCACALGARY.ORG FOR DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULES.

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SPRING 2016

CHECK OUT OUR NEW RUNNING AND WALKING PROGRAMS ON PAGE 26 & 28

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AQUATICS LEARNING TO SWIM ISN’T JUST FOR KIDS. Looking to overcome your fear of the water, refine your strokes, or become a more efficient triathlon swimmer? We offer adult programs from beginner to master. Visit page 23 for details.

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IT’S A FACT.

Drowning is the second leading cause of death in Canadian children under 5 years of age. Deceptively quiet and often mistaken for water play, 10% of drownings happen while parents are watching. Introducing children to swim lessons that teach swim skills and water safety helps to prevent drowning. Register your child for a swim lesson today!

How do you determine what swim level is right for your child?

Use our progression chart and level descriptions. If you have observed your child in the water, use the descriptions on pages 16 and 17 to determine what level is right for your child. With the exception of Star Leadership 7, our unparented swim programs have two levels in each swim class. Once your child can confidently complete the skills in the first level they will move to the next (for example, once Bobbers successfully complete their skills, they move to Floaters). Depending on skill level, your child can be enrolled in the second level to start.

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Contact your local YMCA and speak with a certified swim instructor.

Book a swim assessment with one of our aquatics team members - it’s free!

Ask your child’s swim intructor on the last day of lessons where to place your child for the next session.

Use your child’s online swim report card to determine what skills match which level. To access your child’s report card, visit www.ymcacalgary.org/reportcards. Use your membership or swim access card barcode number to login.

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YMCA SWIM PROGRAM LEVELS, DESCRIPTIONS AND PROGRESSIONS L’IL DIPPERS PROGRAMS L’il Dippers programs introduce preschoolers (and the adults who accompany them) to a wide range of water activties, while setting a foundation for the critical life skill of swimming.

AGES 3M- 5Y • •

Splashers and Bubblers

PARENTED

Introduce your little one to swimming with Splashers and Bubblers. Learn how to be safe and have fun in the water with your child.

SPLASHERS BUBBLERS Splashers

Bubblers

Splash with hands or feet

Front/back assisted floats

Children will grow their comfort and confidence to prepare for independent swim lessons.

Bobbers and Floaters

AGES 3Y- 5Y

UNPARENTED

BOBBERS & FLOATERS GLIDERS & DIVERS

Floaters learn unassisted bobs and perform 3-metre front and back glides. Bobbers

Floaters

Gliders

Bob and float assisted

Front/back floats

Front, side & back glides

SURFERS & DIPPERS Divers

Surfers

Dippers

Kick on front Surface-support Swim for 25 m and back for 5 m for 30 seconds

DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR AQUATIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS. We offer swim certification programs from Bronze Star to National Lifeguard. We even offer a FREE junior lifeguard program. With three new YMCA facilities opening soon, there will be plenty of lifeguard and swim instructor opportunities.

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Bobbers hold the wall, kick, blow bubbles, perform assisted front and back glides, and learn about water hazards.

Gliders and Divers Gliders develop deep water skills, perform 5-metre front and back swims, and learn how to access EMS. Divers learn to surface-support for 10 seconds, perform 5-metre front and back swims, and are introduced to boating safety. Surfers and Dippers Surfers perform kneeling dives, 15-metre front and back swims, and learn about ice safety. Dippers surface-support for 45 seconds, perform 25-metre front and back swims, and are introduced to throwing assists.

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LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAMS Learn to Swim programs build a love for the water and introduce fundamental swim skills to children over the age of 6.

AGES 6Y- 17Y OTTER AND SEAL

What swim level is right for your child? See page 15 for tips. Otters & Seals

Otter

Seal

Front and back glides, Submersion

Kicking and rolling, deep water skills

DOLPHIN & SWIMMER

Otters go under water and glide on top of the water. Seals use flutter kicks and roll the body from side to side for streamlined movement through water. Dolphins & Swimmers

Dolphin

Swimmer

Coordination for front and back crawl

Front and back crawl for 15 m

Dolphins coordinate arms, legs and breathing for smooth propulsion during front and back crawl. Swimmers improve their front and back strokes, endurance, and treading water skills.

STAR PROGRAMS Star programs help participants improve swim ability, learn new strokes, develop endurance and learn water sport, safety and leadership skills. Star Levels 1 and 2

AGES 6Y- 17Y STAR LEVELS 1 & 2 STAR LEVELS 3 & 4

Star 1 swimmers whip kick on their backs and perform a 75 metre endurance swim. Star 1

Star 2

Elementary backstroke Breast stroke; Eggbeater Swim for 100 m

Star 2 swimmers whip kick on their fronts, eggbeater as surface support, and swim 100 metres. Star Levels 3 and 4 Star 3 skills include elementary backstroke, dolphin kick and a 200 metre endurance swim.

Star 5

Star 4

Dolphin kick; Swim for 200 m

Side stroke, swim proficiency, lifesaving

Star 4 swimmers breast stroke, side stroke and perform a 350 metre endurance swim.

STAR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS Star Leadership programs help participants continue to improve swim ability, refine strokes, and develop endurance. They will continue to learn and practice water sport, safety and leadership skills. Star Leadership 5 and 6

AGES 6Y- 17Y STAR LEADERSHIP 5 & 6 STAR LEADERSHIP 7

Star 5

Star 6

In Star 5, swimmers learn butterfly and throw a buoyant aid to a swimmer; create and teach a water game; and, perform a 500 metre endurance swim.

Butterfly; first aid; teaching others

Lifesaving recognition and rescue; swim for 600 m

Star 6 participants learn first aid, tow someone to safety, and demonstrate how to teach a skill.  Star Leadership 7

Star 7 Volunteer in aquatics; Swim 400 m in 12 minutes

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Star 7 swimmers learn first aid, teach someone a skill using effective feedback, and swim a 12-minute, 400 metre endurance swim.

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PRE-SCHOOL

SURFERS & DIPPERS - UNPARENTED (AGE:3Y-5Y) Encourage your child’s love of the water and watch them thrive in Surfer and Dipper pre-school unparented swim lessons. Surfers will perform kneeling dives; 15-metre front and back swims; and, learn about ice safety. Dippers will learn to surface-support for 45 seconds; perform

SPLASHERS & BUBBLERS - PARENTED (AGE:3M-5Y) Introduce your little one to the water with Splashers and Bubblers. In this fun and engaging class, learn how to be safe and have fun in the aquatic environment with your young child. Your Splasher or Bobber will grow their comfort and confidence to prepare for their independent swim lessons. 109347

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Su

11:00-11:30AM Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $77

NM $96

Test your Ninja Warrior skills on our NEW AQUATIC

OBSTACLE COURSE

BOBBERS & FLOATERS - UNPARENTED (AGE:3Y-5Y)

at the Gray Famly Eau Claire YMCA

Encourage your child’s love of the water with Bobbers and Floaters. Participants will learn how to be safe and have fun in the water while learning foundational swimming skills. Bobbers will hold the wall; kick and blow bubbles; perform assisted front and back glides; and, learn about water hazards. Floaters will perform unassisted bobs and 3-metre front and back glides with kicks.

Test your skills, race a friend or play to your heart’s desire on our new floatable obstacle course. You and your kids will spend hours of active fun in the pool.

109643

M

5:30-6:00AM

Apr 4

Classes: 11

M $70

NM $88

109691

M

10:00-10:30AM Apr 4

Classes: 11

M $70

NM $88

109648

Tu

10:30-11:00AM Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $77

NM $96

109654

W

3:00- 3:30PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $$77

NM $96

109658

Th

9:30-10:00AM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $$77

NM $96

109730

F

10:00-10:30AM Apr 8

Classes: 12

M $$77

NM $96

109724

Sa

12:00-12:30PM Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $$77

NM $96

109661

Sa

9:30- 10:00AM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $77

NM $96

112196

Su

9:00- 9:30AM

Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $$77

NM $96

112201

Su

10:00-10:30AM Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $72

NM $90

Only available at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA. Fridays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturdays 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Sundays 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

GLIDERS & DIVERS - UNPARENTED (AGE:3Y-5Y) Watch your child thrive in the water as their swimming abilities progress from basic skills learned in Bobbers and Floaters. Participants will be introduced to front and back swims, as well as a variety of deep water skills. Gliders will learn deep water skills; perform a 5-metre back swim; and, learn how to access EMS. Divers’ learned skills will include a 10-second surface support swim; a 10 metre front and back swim; and, lessons in boating safety. 109775

Tu

2:00- 2:30PM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $77

NM $96

109788

W

5:30- 6:00PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $77

NM $96

109793

W

9:30-10:00AM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $77

NM $96

109815

Th

5:30- 6:00PM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $77

NM $96

109816

Th

2:00- 2:30PM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $77

NM $96

109817

Sa

10:30-11:00AM Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $77

NM $96

112199

Su

9:30-10:00AM

Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $77

NM $96

112204

Su

10:30-11:00AM Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $77

NM $96

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YMCA’s water obstacle co urse

Insider tips. 1.

You can use your YMCA pass at any YMCA location in Calgary (including the Gray Family Eau Claire location)

2.

Parking at the Eau Claire Market is just $3 on evenings and weekends. There is free street parking on Sundays.

3.

Every Friday night is Flames Friday at all YMCA locations. Youth ages 8 - 17 can drop in for planned youth activities, including the water obstacle, for just $4!

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CHILDREN & YOUTH

STAR LEVELS 1, 2, 3 & 4 (AGE:6Y-17Y)

Your continuing swimmer will learn elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and increase their swimming distance to 350 metres by the end of Star 4. In Star 1, participants will whip kick on their backs and perform a 75 metre endurance swim. In Star 2, swimmers whip kick on their fronts, eggbeater as surface support, and swim 100 metres. Star 3 includes elementary backstroke, dolphin kick, and a 200 metre endurance swim. Star 4 swimmers perform breaststroke, sidestroke, and a 350 metre endurance swim. Optional items provide opportunities to explore competitive swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo and aquafit.

OTTERS & SEALS (AGE:6Y-17Y)

110918

Tu

6:30- 7:15PM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $91

NM $114

110919

Sa

9:00- 9:45AM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $91

NM $114

Your beginner-level swimmer will learn foundational swimming skills that will be applied throughout their future aquatic activities. They will improve their body awareness and motor skills as they submerge, kick, roll and jump in the water. Otters will learn to go under water and glide on top of the water. Seals will use flutter kicks and roll the body from side to side for streamlined movement through the water.

110920

Sa

10:30-11:15AM Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $91

NM $114

110921

Sa

12:00-12:45PM Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $91

NM $114

112200

Su

9:30-10:15AM

Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $91

NM $114

112208

Su

11:00-11:45AM Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $91

NM $114

109563

M

6:00- 6:30PM

Apr 4

Classes: 11

M $75

NM $94

109580

Tu

4:00- 4:30PM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $82

NM $102

109565

Tu

6:30- 7:00PM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $82

NM $102

109581

Th

6:30- 7:00PM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $82

NM $102

109583

Sa

9:00- 9:30AM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $82

NM $102

109584

Sa

10:00-10:30AM Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $82

NM $102

109585

Sa

11:00-11:30AM Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $82

NM $102

110941

Tu

7:15- 8:00PM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $91

NM $114

NM $102

110942

Sa

9:45-10:30AM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $91

NM $114

Sa

11:15-12:00PM Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $91

NM $114

Su

10:30-11:15AM Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $91

NM $114

109586

Sa

12:00-12:30PM Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $82

STAR LEVELS 5 & 6 (AGE:6Y-17Y) Watch your aquatic skills grow! In Star 5 & 6, you will thrive with the knowledge gained in previous lessons and begin to apply it in new ways. In Star 5, you’ll swim the butterfly; throw a buoyant aid to a swimmer; create and teach a water game; and, perform a 500 metre endurance swim. Star 6 includes first aid, towing someone to safety, and demonstrating how to teach a skill.

112197

Su

9:00- 9:30AM

Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $82

NM $102

110943

112202

Su

10:00-10:30AM Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $82

NM $102

112203

DOLPHINS & SWIMMERS (AGE:6Y-17Y)

STAR LEVEL 7 - LEADERSHIP (AGE:6Y-17Y)

Dive into aquatics with the Dolphins and Swimmers program, designed to encourage your child to swim distances as great as 15 metres using common crawl strokes. Dolphins will coordinate arms, legs and breathing for smooth propulsion during front and back crawl. At the Swimmers level, participants will improve front and back strokes, endurance, and treading water skills.

Enhance your skills in Star Leadership 7, the final level in the YMCA’s Star Leadership program. Throughout this course you will gain a deeper understanding of the roles of lifeguards and swim instructors by assisting them with their responsibilities. You’ll learn first aid; how to teach someone a skill using effective feedback; and, perform a 400 metre, 12-minute endurance swim.

109471

Tu

7:00- 7:30PM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $82

NM $102

109475

W

6:00- 6:30PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $82

NM $102

109476

Sa

9:30-10:00AM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $82

NM $102

109479

Sa

10:30-11:00AM Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $82

NM $102

109480

Sa

11:30-12:00PM Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $82

NM $102

112198

Su

9:30-10:00AM

Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $82

NM $102

112205

Su

10:30-11:00AM Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $82

NM $102

110924

12:00- 1:00PM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $122

NM $152

YOUTH RECREATIONAL SWIM PROGRAM (AGE:6Y-17Y) Have fun learning competitive swimming skills in a recreational environment. Find out how to enter the water, take off, position your body, use your arms, and turn to maximize speed and endurance. You’ll swim competitive strokes including front crawl, breaststroke, back crawl and butterfly. Participants will be grouped according to skill level. 111024

Looking for a great Birthday Party idea? You will score points with your Birthday Boy or Girl when you book your next party at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA. Party goers will have a blast entertaining themselves on the water obstacle, then continue the fun in our a private party room. Saturdays

Sa

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

For more details or to book, call 403.269.6701. Book your party today!

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA SPRING/SUMMER

M, Th

7:00- 8:00PM

Apr 4

Classes: 23

M $138

NM $190

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ADULTS

DID YOU

LEVEL 1 - LEARN TO SWIM Learn the basic skills to be comfortable in the water. Find out how to safely enter and exit the water, jog and move through the water. You’ll also learn how to float with and without assistance. Other skills such as breathing techniques, flutter kick and front and back swimming may be introduced depending on participants’ abilities. 109295

W

7:00- 8:00AM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $125

NM $156

109296

F

7:00- 8:00PM

Apr 8

Classes: 12

M $125

NM $156

LEVEL 2 - SWIMMING STROKES AND SKILLS

KNOW? You only bear approximately 10% of your weight when you swim due to the buoyancy of water. With greater ease of movement and less strain on bones, joints and muscles, swimming has a lower risk of injury than many other forms of exercise.

Improve your swimming strokes and build on your skills. This adult class features front and back crawl, treading water and whip kick. You’ll also get a deep water orientation and practice swimming greater distances. 109305

M

7:00- 8:00AM

Apr 4

Classes: 11

M $114

NM $143

109306

W

7:00- 8:00AM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $125

NM $156

LEVEL 3 - STROKE IMPROVEMENT Build endurance while developing and improving swimming strokes. You’ll get an introduction to sidestroke, butterfly and eggbeater. Various lifesaving skills may also be included. Must be able to swim 50 metres and be comfortable in deep water. 109313

M

4:00- 5:00PM

Apr 4

Classes: 11

M $114

NM $143

AQUA BOOT CAMP Be kind to your joints while taking your water workout to a new level of intensity. Your muscular strength and endurance will grow as you utilize the drag-resistance equipment. This equipment was designed by an injured Navy Seal to maintain a high level of fitness during his rehabilitation; it increases the amount of force required to move through the water. Your body will thrive as you enjoy a fun and intense workout. 109315

W

12:05-12:50PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $90

We offer private swim lessons for children, youth and adults. Inquire today!

NM $117

MASTERS SWIM PROGRAM Cover the four competitive swim skills - front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly - in a swim club environment. The workouts vary in distance and intensity. You should be able to swim 200 metres continuously before participating in this class. 109592

M, W, F

5:15- 6:30PM

Apr 4

Classes: 35

M $193

NM $263

109590

Tu, Th

7:00- 8:00AM

Apr 5

Classes: 24

M $132

NM $180

SWIM FIT Improve your strokes and fitness through a variety of aquatic fitness activities. Participants should feel comfortable in the water and be able to swim a minimum of 50 metres continuously. 111007

Tu, Th

6:00- 7:00AM

Apr 5

Classes: 24

M $132

NM $180

TRIATHLON SWIM TRAINING Improve upon your fundamental swim skills by focusing on more advanced training methods to improve your front crawl, and build your speed and endurance. Registrants should be able to comfortably swim 200 metres using front crawl. 111011

M, W

8:30- 9:30PM

Apr 4

Classes: 23

M $127

NM $173

111016

M, W, F

6:00- 7:00AM

Apr 4

Classes: 35

M $193

NM $263

111013

Tu, Th

5:00- 6:00PM

Apr 5

Classes: 24

M $132

NM $180

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LEADERSHIP BRONZE STAR AGE:10Y AND UP Gain the confidence and skills you need to perform low risk rescues. Increase your understanding of lifesaving skills and personal water safety while developing individual and group decision making abilities. This program also prepares you for the Bronze Medallion course. Before taking Bronze Star, we recommend you complete the Canadian Star Patrol program. 109333

Sa

12:00- 1:00PM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $75

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION AGE:16Y AND UP Continue to be certified in one of the top levels of lifeguarding and be able to work in any pool across Canada. This 4-hour recertification covers all the skills, knowledge and values taught in the National Lifeguard Service pool option course. To enroll in this course you must hold a National Lifeguard Service card current within the past five years. This course requires 100% participation in order to successfully complete. 109601

Enhance your understanding of lifesaving principles and skills. Learn tows, carries, release methods, victim assessment and emergency care through this 20-hour program. To participate, you must be at least 10 years old and have successfully completed the Bronze Star award, or be 13 years or older and be able to swim. The course requires a mandatory 100% attendance to successfully complete. The manual is included in the course fee. 109327

Sa

1:00- 5:00PM

Apr 9

Classes: 5

M $135

NM $145

109328

Sa

1:00- 5:00PM

May 14

Classes: 5

M $135

NM $145

BRONZE CROSS AGE:13Y AND UP Eager to advance your lifesaving training? This 20-hour program teaches you the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, giving you direction on how to safely supervise in an aquatic facility. This course covers emergency procedures, injury assessment and spinal injury rescue. Prerequisite: completion of the Bronze Medallion Award. This course requires 100% attendance and participation to complete. 109322

Sa

1:00- 5:00PM

Apr 9

Classes: 5

M $115

NM $125

109323

Sa

1:00- 5:00PM

May 14

Classes: 5

M $115

NM $125

Apr 9

Classes: 12

Classes: 1

M $35

NM $70

AND ALL FOR YOUTH. YMCA Calgary is committed to creating a healthy, positive youth culture. We offer free leadership, self-development, sport and fitness programs. In addition, we offer youth programming for new immigrants, Aboriginals and at-risk youth. Want to help support the healthy development of Calgary’s children and youth? See pages 36 and 37 for details on our Strong Kids campaign.

BECOME A

Discover what it takes to be a lifeguard. This program introduces you to lifesaving techniques and first aid skills. You’ll also gain experience in accident prevention and dealing with the public. Participants must be able to swim 50 metres and tread water for one minute. 1:30- 3:30PM

Jun 14

ONE FOR ALL.

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CLUB AGE:10Y - 15Y

Sa

5:00- 9:00PM

NM $85

BRONZE MEDALLION AGE:13Y AND UP

109342

Tu

M $0

NM $0

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD AGE:16Y AND UP Advance your YMCA aquatic leadership to a peak level. This 40-hour program builds on the skills, knowledge and values taught in the lifesaving awards. To participate in this program you need to have completed the Bronze Cross award and standard first aid with CPR level C. This course requires 100% attendance and participation in order to successfully complete the core components. The manual is included in the course fee. 109597

F-Su

5:00- 9:00PM

Apr 22

Classes: 6

M $275

NM $305

109600

F-Su

5:00- 9:00PM

Jun 3

Classes: 6

M $275

NM $305

CAMP

COUNSELLOR

Our Counsellor in Training (CIT) program is a great way to build your resumé, become a positive leader in the community, and get your first job.

Join a group of other positive youth and enjoy the fun and challenge of working with kids.

For details on our CIT program, visit page 27.

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HEALTH & FITNESS GET MOVING FOR LIFE. To achieve health benefits, it is recommended that 18 - 64 year olds get 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity per week and do strengthening exercises at least 2 days/week.

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PRE-SCHOOL PARENTED

UNPARENTED

GYM AND SWIM AGE:10M - 23M

INDOOR/OUTDOOR ADVENTURES AGE:4Y - 5Y

Let your toddler burn some energy in the gym and pool. Children will sing songs, stretch, and learn about safety in the gym component. While in the pool, they will sing songs and play with pool toys and equipment. Children who are not toilet trained must wear approved swim diapers. Participants must be able to walk. 111329

W

9:15-10:30AM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $150

NM $188

111333

Sa

9:15-10:30AM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $150

NM $188

Let your toddler burn some energy in the gym and pool. Children will sing songs, stretch, and learn about safety in the gym component. While in the pool, they will sing songs and play with pool toys and equipment. Children who are not toilet trained must wear approved swim diapers. Participants must be able to walk. 111331

W

9:15-10:30AM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $150

NM $188

111330

Sa

9:15-10:30AM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $150

NM $188

Encourage your child’s exploration of music through lively songs, rhythm and sounds. Your toddler’s experience will be further enhanced by dance, movement, and fun games to develop body and spatial awareness. 9:15-10:00AM

M

10:30-11:30AM

Apr 4

Classes: 11

M $94

NM $124

Bring your active preschooler to jump, roll, play and explore in a high-energy environment. Kangaroos and Climbers will give your child a head start on building a healthy lifestyle through movement, exercise and games. 111338

Tu

10:15-11:15AM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $102

NM $135

111339

W

10:15-11:15AM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $102

NM $135

111341

Sa

10:15-11:15AM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $102

NM $135

SPORTS AGE:3Y - 5Y

SONG AND DANCE AGE:2Y - 3Y

M

111335

KANGAROOS AND CLIMBERS AGE:3Y - 5Y

GYM AND SWIM AGE:2Y - 3Y

111351

Help your child discover nature and seasonal wonders through activities and crafts. Weather permitting, each class will include a different outdoor activity such as sidewalk chalk art, bubble blowing, bug hunts, nature walks and creating nature collages. Please ensure your child is dressed for the weather.

Apr 4

Classes: 11

M $74

NM $99

TUMBLE TIME AGE:10M - 23M Bring your active toddler to jump, roll, play and explore in a high energy environment. Tumble Time will give your child a head start on a healthy lifestyle through movement, exercise and games. Participants must be able to walk. 111372

W

9:15-10:15AM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $108

NM $144

111375

Sa

9:15-10:15AM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $108

NM $144

Is your child crazy about sports? Let him or her try fun new games and sports that help improve movement and skills. All sports will be adapted to meet your child’s needs and abilities. Each class will feature a different sports theme such as basketball, soccer, badminton, volleyball, golf and floor hockey. Child must be toilet trained and appropriate indoor shoes are required. 111366

Sa

10:00-11:00AM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $102

NM $135

SPORTS AGE:4Y - 5Y Is your child crazy about sports? Let him or her try fun new games and sports that help improve movement and skills. All sports will be adapted to meet your child’s needs and abilities. Each class will feature a different sports theme such as basketball, soccer, badminton, volleyball, golf and floor hockey. Child must be toilet trained and appropriate indoor shoes are required. 111907

Tu

4:30- 5:30PM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $102

NM $135

TUMBLE TIME AGE:2Y - 3Y

VARIETY AGE:3Y - 5Y

Bring your active toddler to jump, roll, play and explore in a high energy environment. Tumble Time will give your child a head start on a healthy lifestyle through movement, exercise and games. Participants must be able to walk.

Your child will be amused by songs, story time, puzzles, arts and crafts. In the gym, your child will explore movement with structured and free-play activities, play with soft equipment, and learn safety skills. Please bring a healthy nut-free snack from home. Child must be toilet trained to attend this class.

111373

W

9:15-10:15AM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $108

NM $144

111374

Sa

9:15-10:15AM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $108

NM $144

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111378

W

9:15-11:15AM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $171

NM $228

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VARIETY W/ SWIM LESSON AGE:3Y - 5Y Delight your child with a blend of classroom and gym activities, as well as a swim lesson. In the classroom, your child will sing songs, take part in story time, enjoy free play and get creative with arts and crafts. In the gym, he or she will play with soft equipment and take part in games, relays and action songs. Structured half-hour swim lessons with a qualified YMCA swim instructor will follow the YMCA swim program curriculum based on your child’s swim ability. Child must be toilet trained. Please bring a healthy nut-free snack from home. 111389

Tu

9:15-11:15AM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $216

NM $288

111390

Th

9:15-11:15AM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $216

NM $288

111388

F

9:15-11:15AM

Apr 8

Classes: 12

M $216

NM $288

FAMILY WILD FAMILY NATURE CLUB AGE:ALL AGES Bring your family for a morning walk and explore some local nature trails. We will meet at different locations across the city each week and hope to make a trip to the mountains. No experience is necessary. Meet and socialize with other families in your Y community. All walks will be stroller-friendly. 112062

Sa

9:00- 10:30aM

Children who engage in active outdoor play in natural environments demonstrate resilience and self-regulation, and develop skills for dealing with stress later in life.

outdoor programs Visit page 32 for to learn about our new youth and family outdoor programs at our Camp Riveredge location. Looking for a fun outdoor camp for your older kids? See our camp guide for details on our Camp Riveredge and Camp Chie Hector summer Camps online. www.ymcacalgary.org/camps

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $0

We are passionate about helping develop healthy, happy kids.

IT’S A FACT.

NEW

Apr 12

In addition to active programs, we offer quality care and learning programs at all our locations.

We currently have three licensed and accredited childcare centres and two more opening soon. See page 11 to learn more about our new centres.

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GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA SPRING/SUMMER

We have five licensed pre-schools (one at each YMCA in Calgary). See page 25 for details. We can care for your child while you workout. See page 7 for details on our child minding program.

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CHILDREN & YOUTH ARTS & CRAFTS Are you looking for a creative way to spend your time? Are you interested in expressing yourself through art? Our youth arts programs provide you with opportunities to explore and discover your inner artist through a variety of creative projects. W

5:00- 6:00PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $93

NM $126

ART IN THE CITY AGE:10Y - 13Y Are you looking for a creative way to spend your time? Are you interested in expressing yourself through art? Our youth arts programs provide you with opportunities to explore and discover your inner artist through a variety of creative projects. 112071

W

5:00- 6:00PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $93

NM $126

ATHLETICS / SPORTS

6:30- 7:30PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $93

NM $126

5:30- 6:30PM

Apr 8

Classes: 6

M $0

F

5:30- 6:30PM

May 20

Classes: 6

M $0

Learn the fast game of handball with lessons developed to teach you how to pass, leap and score! Court handball is the world’s oldest game played with a ball. This fun sport will help you improve hand-eye coordination, balance, footwork and bilateral body movements. 111608

Su

11:00-12:00PM

Apr 10

Classes: 11

M $93

NM $126

HANDBALL AGE:10Y - 17Y Learn the fast game of handball with lessons developed to teach you how to pass, leap and score! Court handball is the world’s oldest game played with a ball. This fun sport will help you improve hand-eye coordination, balance, footwork and bilateral body movements. 111609

Su

10:00-11:00AM

Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $93

NM $126

INDOOR SOCCER AGE:6Y - 7Y

Explore the fast-paced game of badminton and develop the skills that will make you a better player. Chase whizzing shuttles while learning the skills to smash your way to fun. 111499

W

6:30- 7:30PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $93

NM $126

111500

F

6:00- 7:00PM

Apr 8

Classes: 12

M $93

NM $126

111496

Su

1:00- 2:00PM

Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $93

NM $126

BADMINTON AGE:14Y - 17Y 111497

F

6:00- 7:00PM

Apr 8

Classes: 12

M $93

NM $126

111495

Su

1:00- 2:00PM

Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $93

NM $126

IT’S A FACT. Children who play in natural environments benefit from improved motor abilities and increased creativity.

11:30-12:30PM

Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $93

NM $126

Explore the popular sport of indoor soccer. Learn all the essentials, and even some tricks, as you pass and juggle your way through this fun-filled program. Su

11:30-12:30PM

Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $93

NM $126

PARKOUR AGE:16Y AND UP Twist, flip and leap your way through the urban jungle! Parkour utilizes movements such as rolls, vaults and climbing in combination with free running, freestyle gymnastics and martial arts to navigate through any environment. It is about moving efficiently and effectively. Learn to scale walls, jump gaps, move on all fours, balance on rails, climb poles and much more! Parkour conditions us to see all obstacles as opportunities. 111643

Explore the fast-paced game of badminton and develop the skills that will make you a better player. Chase whizzing shuttles while learning the skills to smash your way to fun.

Su

INDOOR SOCCER AGE:8Y - 9Y 111619

BADMINTON AGE:10Y - 13Y

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Explore the fast-paced game of badminton and develop the skills that will make you a better player. Chase whizzing shuttles while learning the skills to smash your way to fun. W

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Explore the popular sport of indoor soccer. Learn all the essentials, and even some tricks, as you pass and juggle your way through this fun-filled program.

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Develop gym etiquette and learn how to use the gym to improve strength, power and agility. You will use a variety of equipment including battle ropes, bosu balls and free weights plus learn proper bench press technique and more!

HANDBALL AGE:6Y - 10Y

ART IN THE CITY AGE:8Y - 9Y

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M

6:30- 7:30PM

Apr 4

Classes: 11

M $121

NM $165

RUNNING CLUB AGE:10Y - 17Y Are you between 10 -17 years old and interested in learning about running, improving your skills with a fun group? Join YMCA Calgary’s very first Youth Running Club! Run with a group outside along the river, or inside on the running track. A great way to have fun, burn some energy and learn about the importance of staying active.e. 111651

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5:30- 6:30PM

Apr 4

Classes: 11

NEW outdoor

M $0

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programs WWW.YMCACALGARY.ORG


SPORTS LEAGUE: SOCCER AGE:12Y - 14Y

CERTIFICATION

Looking for some friendly competition? Throughout the year we will be offering a youth sports league focusing on soccer. Tournaments will happen at the end of each session for youth to compete against other YMCA branches.

BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION COURSE AGE:12Y - 17Y

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10:00-11:30AM

Apr 10

Classes: 6

M $0

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10:00-11:30AM

May 22

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $66

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SPORTS LEAGUE: BASKETBALL AGE:12Y - 14Y Looking for some friendly competition? Throughout the year we will be offering a youth sports league focusing on basketball. Tournaments will happen at the end of each session for youth to compete against other YMCA branches. 111915

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7:00- 8:00PM

Apr 8

Classes: 6

M $0

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7:00- 8:00PM

May 20

Classes: 6

M $0

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STEVE NASH BASKETBALL AGE:10Y - 13Y Steve Nash Youth Basketball (SNYB) is a Canadian national youth basketball program designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love for the game of basketball. Participants will receive a SNYB reversible jersey, basketball, drawstring bag, parents’ guide, SNYB poster and certificate of participation. 111664

Sa

11:00-12:00PM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

Launch your childcare career aspirations with this informative course developed by the Red Cross. Learn the latest childcare theories and practices while you prepare to take your first steps as a child caregiver. Manual is included in the course fee.

M $132

NM $180

F

9:00- 5:00PM

Apr 22

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $60

LEADERSHIP COUNSELLOR IN TRAINING (CIT) AGE:14Y - 16Y You’ll learn leadership skills and improve your knowledge of group dynamics, effective communication, physical literacy, safety management, program planning and behaviour management. Skills are taught in an interactive, welcoming environment. You will complete your Standard First Aid and CPR as part of this camp. This camp includes three weeks of camp and a two-week mandatory volunteer placement to receive your certificate. (CIT youth will participate in a Calgary Food Bank drive during the week of August 8 – 12.) Eau Claire YMCA 111754

M-F

8:30- 4:30PM

Jul 4

Classes: 20

M $275

NM $350

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8:30- 4:30PM

Aug 2

Classes: 19

M $275

NM $350

STEVE NASH BASKETBALL AGE:6Y - 7Y Steve Nash Youth Basketball (SNYB) is a Canadian national youth basketball program designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love for the game of basketball. Participants will receive a SNYB reversible jersey, basketball, drawstring bag, parents’ guide, SNYB poster and certificate of participation. 111883

W

5:30- 6:30PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $132

NM $180

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10:00-11:00AM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $132

NM $180

STEVE NASH BASKETBALL AGE:8Y - 9Y Steve Nash Youth Basketball (SNYB) is a Canadian national youth basketball program designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love for the game of basketball. Participants will receive a SNYB reversible jersey, basketball, drawstring bag, parents’ guide, SNYB poster and certificate of participation. 111884

W

5:30- 6:30PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $132

NM $180

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10:00-11:00AM

Apr 9

Classes: 12

M $132

NM $180

LOVE YOUR COMMUNITY August 8 - 12 During the week of August 8 - 12, CIT participants will have the opportunity to explore philanthropy and help teach YMCA campers the value of getting involved in the community during our Calgary Food Bank drive. During last year’s food drive, CIT participants led kids on a food drive. They helped hang bags on community doors, then collected donated food. Last year, more than 8000 pounds of food was collected!

DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR AQUATIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS. We offer swim

certification programs from Bronze Star to National Lifeguard. We even offer a FREE junior lifeguard program. With three new YMCA facilities opening soon, there will be plenty of lifeguard and swim instructor opportunities.

Interested in learning the game of ultimate Frisbee, the game archery or how to build a fire? Visit page 32 for to learn about our new youth and family outdoor programs at our Camp Riveredge location.

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Not quite sure about the CIT program? our Ultimate Leaders and Riveredge Osprey camps for youth ages 14 - 15 are a great way to discover if you are interested in becoming a camp counsellor. See our camp guide online.

DID YOU KNOW

every grade 6 student in Calgary receives a FREE YMCA membership and FREE active youth programming? See page 7 for details.

THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF THE CALGARY FLAMES FOUNDATION!

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ADULTS

ZUMBA Join the party! Zumba cardio dance will take you through basic salsa, reggaeton, flamenco and other international rhythms with a fitness flare. Dance your way into shape! 111162

ATHLETICS & SPORTS Workout like a champ! Get ripped and have fun doing it with this interactive boxing workout. Skipping ropes, pads, gloves and punching bags are used to train your body for speed, agility and stamina. No experience needed. Th

5:15- 6:45PM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

6:30- 7:30PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $180

HEALTH & WELLNESS

BOXER’S WORKOUT

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M $180

NM $234

BOOT CAMP Are you ready to take the next step toward your fitness goal? Challenge yourself using body weight exercises and a variety of portable equipment in this exhilarating class! Classes are progressive so you can start at comfortable level !This is a great way to stay focused and achieve a postive outcome! 111027

M

12:00- 1:00PM

Apr 4

Classes: 11

M $110

NM $143

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12:00- 1:00PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $156

NUTRITION 101 Are you not even sure where to start when it comes to healthy eating? We’ll focus on eating habits that make the most difference to your health and clear up the myths and misinformation. Smart eating is simpler and easier than you think, and we’ll get you moving in the right direction. This course will be lead by a Registered Dietician. You will have the opportunity to receive weekly feedback on a personal food journal to help you reach and maintain your healthy eating long term goals. 112092

W

6:00- 7:00PM

May 18

Classes: 1

M $10

NM $15

MARTIAL ARTS TAI CHI

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE Are you a light to middle distance runner wanting a little more? Join us for a variety workouts including hills, tempo, intervals, circuit training and technique to build skills and endurance to

Learn ancient techniques to centre your focus and improve your mental and physical stamina. 111206

Th

12:05-12:50PM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $90

NM $117

become a better runner. 111057

Th

5:30- 7:00PM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $180

NM $234

TRIATHLON RESISTANCE TRAINING Interested in joining one of the fastest growing sports? This triathlon resistance training class will help you become stronger, faster and help pervent injuries. It is also a great opportunity to meet people with similar goals and interests. 112163

M, W

11:00-12:00PM

Apr 4

Classes: 23

M $230

NM $299

MIND/BODY PILATES MAT CLASS - LEVEL 1 Build core strength, flexibility and posture in this challenging self-paced workout. Grow selfawareness and build lasting friendships while leading yourself to a healthy and active life. 111259

Bollywood dance blends the Indian Folk dance Bhangra, with movement from Belly Dancing and many other styles. Often mixed with western popular styles including: modern, jazz, and hip hop dancing, Bollywood dance is an invigorating way to add a little spice to your fitness routine. 6:45- 7:30PM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $168

Take your body and spirit to the next level. This class will help you grow your yoga practice through more advanced postures. This level is appropriate for people who have taken level one or introduction to yoga.

BOLLYWOOD

Th

6:35- 7:35PM

ADVANCED YOGA / LEVEL 2

DANCE

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Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $180

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5:15- 6:15PM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $168

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12:00- 1:00PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $168

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6:30- 7:30PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $168

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5:30- 6:30PM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $168

WESTERN DANCE Get ready for Stampede! Learn to line dance, two step, double shuffle and more! Our dance instructor will take you through the moves so you look like a pro on the dance floor. This is a great work out for all fitness levels. Price shown is for couples. 111154

Tu

6:35- 7:35PM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $288

NM $384

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fitness & leadership?

Become a certified fitness instructor. See page 35 for details.

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YOGA FOR RUNNERS

INTRODUCTION TO RESISTANCE TRAINING

This yoga program is designed to meet the needs of runners and will address specific areas of tightness and muscle imbalances, help prevent and overcome injuries and enhance physical conditioning. It will improve your flexibility, core strength, balance and endurance as well as help you develop better breathing patterns and running form. Discover how yoga will benefit your training both physically and mentally.

This class will help increase your understanding of strength training fundamentals. The instructor will lead you through resistance exercises with a focus on proper technique and execution. Belong to a group dedicated to improving strength!

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7:40- 8:40PM

Apr 4

Classes: 11

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NM $154

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7:40- 8:40PM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $168

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12:10-12:55PM

Apr 5

Classes: 6

M $0

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5:45- 6:30PM

Apr 7

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $45

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1:15- 2:00PM

Apr 8

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $45

ADVANCED CONDITIONING INTRODUCTION TO YOGA This class is great for beginners and for those restarting their practice after taking a long break from yoga. The class will teach the fundamentals to help you feel comfortable taking drop-in classes. 111254

M

6:00- 7:00AM

Apr 4

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $84

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10:00-11:00AM

Apr 6

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $84

PRE-NATAL & POST-NATAL PRE-NATAL YOGA Experience Hatha yoga to help with a healthy pregnancy, delivery and recovery. This course will guide you through slow poses, breath work and relaxation techniques in a serene atmosphere to support your mind, body and spirit. 112438

M

5:15- 6:30PM

Apr 4

Classes: 11

M $110

NM $154

The ultimate all-round strength and conditioning program is here! This program uses a variety of exercises that draw the maximum benefits of weight and cardio training. Sculpt your body from head to toe with this full body workout that incorporates cardiovascular intervals and strength training movements. Whether you’re an elite athlete or just looking to improve overall fitness, put in the work and you will see results. 112440

Tu, Th

6:00- 7:00AM

Apr 5

Classes: 24

M $240

NM $312

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W

12:10-12:50PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $110

NM $134

ADVANCED CONDITIONING: OLYMPIC LIFTING Learn the foundation movements of the Olympic and power lifts to add strength and speed to your workouts. Beginners will benefit from setting correct movement patterns to maximize results and minimize injuries. The advanced lifter can refine their technique under a trained and watchful eye. 111414

Tu

7:00- 8:00PM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $156

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11:00-12:00PM

Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $156

POST-NATAL FITNESS

SKI & SNOWBOARD CONDITIONING

Post-natal mom & baby classes provide the opportunity to workout with your baby and meet other moms. This supportive land-based fitness class is designed to help women strengthen, stabilize and re-condition post-partum. The class will incorporate cardio, resistance, core and stretching exercises appropriate for post-natal women.

This conditioning program emphasizes the importance of speed, agility, strength and coordination for seasonal sports. You will learn to safely prepare for your sport in a way that will enhance your overall performance.

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5:15- 6:30PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $168

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10:30-11:45AM

Apr 16

Classes: 11

M $110

NM $154

ACTIVE OLDER ADULT AGE:55Y AND UP Learn safe, effective ways to include more free weight, on-the-ball and advanced balance exercises into your routine. Th

10:00-11:00AM

Apr 7

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $49

ACTIVE OLDER ADULT ADVANCED CONDITIONING AGE:55Y AND UP

W

10:00-11:00AM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $60

5:20- 6:20PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $156

RESISTANCE TRAINING LEVEL 2: TRX, KETTLEBELL & FUNCTIONAL TRAINING

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Tu

5:30- 6:30PM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $156

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7:00- 7:45PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $156

WOMEN’S RESISTANCE TRAINING - LEVEL 2 This class is for women who already strength train and want to learn new ideas to progress. You will start challenging yourself by lifting heavier weights and learn proper form and technique to use free weights and lift at the power rack. You will build confidence, learn new ways to train, and get a great workout in a fun and supportive environment. 111441

Tu

12:00- 1:00PM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $156

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5:30- 6:30PM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $156

Discover advanced training protocols that will kick your resistance training up a notch and provide you with another level of challenge. These classes will help you to help you further improve your strength and increase range of motion for your everyday life activities to help you prevent injuries related to daily chores. 112162

W

This class includes TRX, kettlebell and functional training with cardio intervals to increase strength and cardiovascular fitness. Discover new training techniques with the TRX suspension trainer and kettlebell. This full body strength training workout challenges all fitness levels.

RESISTANCE TRAINING

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NM $97

It’s a great way to keep up your fitness level, learn more about health and fitness and help others.

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Looking for more ways to stay motivated & fit?

See page 20 for details on adult swim programs. A great way to get fit without the stress on your joints.

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RESISTANCE TRAINING LEVEL 2: FUNCTIONAL TRAINING Gear up for a fun and exciting workout incorporating resistance training and cardio. Using intervals and short bursts of high intensity training, this class will help you increase your metabolism for up to 48 hours after the workout, and increase your fat burning potential! 112180

M

6:30- 7:30PM

Apr 4

Classes: 11

M $110

NM $143

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M

12:00- 1:00PM

Apr 4

Classes: 11

M $110

NM $143

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Th

6:30- 7:30PM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $156

HARD CORE Increase the strength and endurance of your core in this short, but effective class! You will focus on training your abdominals and posterior chain using functional movements and many strength-building tools, including the BOSU, exercise ball, and gliders. 112401

W

6:30- 7:00PM

July 7

Classes: 8

M $60

Did you know?

We offer massage therapy at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA? Visit www.ymcacalgary.org for details.

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NEW

outdoor programs Want to join a group for an urban hike? Visit page 33 to learn about our walking program.

NM $84

Looking for more ways to stay motivated & fit?

  

Get a one-on-one training session with a personal trainer. Visit page 34 for details. Boost your fitness program with our Y Survive fitness challenge. Details on page 39. Take a free drop-in fitness class. Visit ymcacalgary.org for schedules and descriptions.

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Let’s stay connected. Sign-up for our monthly newsletter (YTODAY), Read our blog, Follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram.

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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS GET OUTSIDE. Children who engage in active outdoor play in natural environments demonstrate resilience and self-regulation, and develop skills for dealing with stress later in life.

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These programs are at Camp Riveredge. our outdoor program space at Sandy Beach in southwest Calgary.

YOUTH

FAMILY

ULTIMATE FRISBEE AGE:12Y - 14Y

WILD FAMILY NATURE CLUB AGE:ALL AGES

Ultimate Frisbee is happening at Camp Riveredge. Come and learn this fun fast-paced, noncontact team sport that combines the throwing and catching skills of football with the non-stop movement of soccer. A sport tha is played by millions of people in more than 50 countries. Join the fun this spring!

Bring your family for a morning walk and explore some local nature trails. We will meet at different locations accross the city each week and hope to make a trip to the mountains. No experience is necessary. Meet and socialize with other families in your Y community. All walks will be stroller-friendly.

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M,W

6:30- 8:30PM

Apr 18

Classes: 8

M $62

NM $84

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6:30- 8:30PM

May 23

Classes: 8

M $62

NM $84

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ULTIMATE FRISBEE AGE:15Y - 17Y Ultimate Frisbee is happening at Camp Riveredge. Come and learn this fun fast-paced, noncontact team sport that combines the throwing and catching skills of football with the non-stop movement of soccer. A sport tha is played by millions of people in more than 50 countries. Join the fun this spring! 112059

M,W

6:30- 8:30PM

Apr 18

Classes: 8

M $62

NM $84

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M.W

6:30- 8:30PM

May 23

Classes: 8

M $62

NM $84

9:00- 10:30aM

Apr 12

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $0

SEE OUR CAMP GUIDE

for our outdoor camps at Camp Riveredge and Camp Chief Hector.

OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP AGE:13Y - 15Y Experience the great outdoors right in the city. You will learn fire-building, knot tying, archery, map reading and more! Each week you will develop your outdoor awareness, leadership and safety skills at this fully-outdoor program. 112261

Tu

6:30- 8:00PM

Apr 12

Classes: 10

M $77

NM $84

SHARE THE

GREAT OUTDOORS WITH A GROUP. Looking for a fun birthday party option or an outing for your community, work or school group? Camp Riveredge is available year-round for birthday parties, team-building and more!

FOR MORE

Visit ymcacalgary.org for details.

outdoor programs

Visit page 29 for our Yoga for Runners program.

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GET RESULTS WITH

Personal Training

GETTING STARTED New to resistance training or wanting to boost your current program? Get started with an individualized training program developed by a certified personal trainer. The Getting Started program includes one 30-minute consultation and two 60- minute personal training sessions, along with a plan you can take with you or leave at the gym.

PRIVATE TRAINING (one-on-one) Enhance your workout with 5, 10 or 20 60-minute training sessions. A certified trainer will monitor technique and ensure your program includes the right combination of exercises and duration to give you the results you want.

SEMI-PRIVATE TRAINING (maximum four people) Reduce your savings and increase the fun with small group personal training. You will still receive individual attention and get results in these 60-minute sessions. Choose from a package of 5, 10, or 20 sessions.

PRIVATE

GROUP TRAIINING

MEMBER

NON MEMBER

MEMBER

NON MEMBER

Getting Started

$125

$175

MEMBER

NON MEMBER

5 sessions

$300

$405

$235

$310

10 sessions

$570

$750

$390

$520

20 sessions

$1020

$1380

$750

$1000

SEMI-PRIVATE

GST not included

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ICE WITH R P T A E R AG IVATION THE MOCTOUNTABILITY FOR MORE AND AC INING DETAILS, OF A TRA R OR SMALL SPEAK WITH A PARTNE MEMBER OF GROUP.

OUR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING TEAM. BOOK A SESSION TODAY!

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DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR

fitness & leadership? Become a Certified Fitness Leader and share your love for health and fitness with others in your community.

Need more motivation to become a fitness leader?

Our volunteer fitness instructors get a free YMCA membership.

Our certified leadership courses include all the technical fitness requirements you need to become a Certified Fitness Leader. Each course includes fitness theory and the fundamentals of leading fitness programs. You will apply your learning through peer teaching, learning assignments, apprenticeship and a final practical observation.

COURSE

CODE

MEMBER

NON MEMBER

LOCATION

DATES

PERSONAL TRAINING 40 hours

112248

$400

$500

SHAWNESSY YMCA

Feb 22-Mar 21 Mon 5:30-9pm, Sat (Feb 27, Mar 5 & 12) 9am-4:30pm

CARDIO 35 hours

112378

$360

$450

MELCOR YMCA AT CROWFOOT

May 4-Jun 26 Wed & Sun (exact dates TBD) 9am-4:30pm

AQUA 35 hours

112382

$360

$450

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

Apr 3-May 15 Sun 1-6 pm

CYCLE 35 hours

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$360

$450

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

Mar 31-Apr 9 Mar 31: 6-9pm, Apr 2: 9am5pm, Apr 3: 9am-5pm, Apr 9: 9am-5pm

YOGA 48 hours

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$464

$580

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

Apr 6-May 25 Wed 6:30-9:30pm, Sun. (Apr 17, May 1, May 15) 8am-5pm

GROUP RESISTANCE 35hours

112385

$360

$450

SHAWNESSY YMCA

May 4-Jun 15 Wed 6:-9:30pm, Sat (May 14 & June 4) 9am-2pm

For more details, please call or visit your local YMCA. Become a fitness leader today!

PREREQUISITE: You must have attended a minimum of 50 hours of fitness classes or have a minimum of 50 hours of training/practice in the certification stream you wish to enrol in. Prior to registration you must be approved by a YMCA Canada Fitness Trainer or YMCA Calgary Fitness or Strength & Conditioning Director.

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Child minding will be available at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA during the run. To book, call 403.781.1669

YMCA Strong Kids

5K, 10K & 1.5K Family Fun Run Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA | Saturday, April 30, 2015 Participate with your family and friends in the YMCA Strong Kids 10K, 5K and 1.5K Family Fun Run! Support children and youth and enjoy a fun event along the banks of the Bow River. All proceeds raised will go directly to YMCA Strong Kids.

STRONGKIDSRUN.CA

5K and 10K Race 9:00am 1.5K Family Fun Run 10:30am

Adults $40 ($35 before March 1) Youth (8Y –17Y) $25 ($20 before March 1) Kids (7Y & under) $15 ($10 before March 1) More Information & Register Online

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IT’S A FACT.

1 in 4 kids at YMCA Calgary receive financial assistance through our Strong Kids Campaign.

THANKS to people like you, we never turn a child away. SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016

YMCA Strong Kids is an annual fundraising campaign to support the healthy development of children and youth. Funds raised through Strong Kids supports development, delivery and access to many impactful YMCA programs.

Our goal is to help kids live healthier, happier lives today, and grow into productive adults in the future. BELONG. GROW. THRIVE. LEAD.

HOW DO STRONG KIDS DONATIONS TRANSLATE INTO REAL, LIFE-CHANGING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CALGARY KIDS? $10/month ($120/year) enables a

$50/month ($600/year) means

$10,000+: This major gift

child to enjoy a week of oudoor fun and learning at Camp Riveredge.

a child can have an unforgettable outdoor experience at our overnight summer camp, Camp Chief Hector.

ensures the support of much needed and fully funded programs such as Aboriginal Active Life, School Support, and the YMCA Achievement Program (YMAP).

$20/month ($240/year) allows a teen to participate in leadership development programs, helping to build their skills, character, and self-esteem.

$83/month ($1,000/year) ensures a whole family can enjoy the lasting benefits of regular physical activity at YMCA Calgary.

To donate, visit ymcacalgary.org/donate-ymca.

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Looking for more community-building, fitness- boosting programs and events at the Y? Sign-up for our monthly newsletter (YTODAY). Read our blog. Follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram.

Let’s stay connected.

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Y SURVIVE 2016 WILL YOU SURVIVE? GET MOTIVATED GET FIT GET CONNECTED HAVE FUN

JOIN OUR Y SURVIVE FITNESS CHALLENGE.

It’s a great way to boost your fitness program, keep motivated, try new activities, and meet other fun people at the Y.

STEP 1 Sign up at Member Services, pick up a team

STEP 3 Record your activities using the tool provided.

STEP 2 Use your list of Y Survive challenges (including

STEP 4 Join us for the Y Survive final event (date TBA).

shirt and details on how to participate in the challenge. cardio, strength, flexiblity and endurance activities in the gyms and pools) during your visit to the Y. Earn bonus points by participating in special weekly challenges. (Challenge a team member - you’ll know who your team members are by their Y Survive team shirt colour!)

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PARTICIPATE FOR JUST $10.

Includes a t-shirt and a $5 discount on YMCA’s Strong Kids Run.

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SUMMER 2016

JULY 4 - AUGUST 28, 2016 Member Registration: February 22 Non-Member Registration: June 6 GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA SPRING/SUMMER

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AQUATICS

AQUATICS LEARNING TO SWIM ISN’T JUST FOR KIDS. Looking to overcome your fear of the water, refine your strokes, or become a more efficient triathlon swimmer? We offer adult programs from beginner to master. Visit page 51 for details.

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IT’S A FACT.

Drowning is the second leading cause of death in Canadian children under 5 years of age. Deceptively quiet and often mistaken for water play, 10% of drownings happen while parents are watching. Introducing children to swim lessons that teach swim skills and water safety helps to prevent drowning. Register your child for a swim lesson today!

How do you determine what swim level is right for your child?

Use our progression chart and level descriptions. If you have observed your child in the water, use the descriptions on pages 16 and 17 to determine what level is right for your child. With the exception of Star Leadership 7, our unparented swim programs have two levels in each swim class. Once your child can confidently complete the skills in the first level they will move to the next (for example, once Bobbers successfully complete their skills, they move to Floaters). Depending on skill level, your child can be enrolled in the second level to start.

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Contact your local YMCA and speak with a certified swim instructor.

Book a swim assessment with one of our aquatics team members - it’s free!

Ask your child’s swim intructor on the last day of lessons where to place your child for the next session.

Use your child’s online swim report card to determine what skills match which level. To access your child’s report card, visit www.ymcacalgary.org/reportcards. Use your membership or swim access card barcode number to login.

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YMCA SWIM PROGRAM LEVELS, DESCRIPTIONS AND PROGRESSIONS L’IL DIPPERS PROGRAMS L’il Dippers programs introduce preschoolers (and the adults who accompany them) to a wide range of water activties, while setting a foundation for the critical life skill of swimming.

AGES 3M- 5Y • •

Splashers and Bubblers

PARENTED

Introduce your little one to swimming with Splashers and Bubblers. Learn how to be safe and have fun in the water with your child.

SPLASHERS BUBBLERS Splashers

Bubblers

Splash with hands or feet

Front/back assisted floats

Children will grow their comfort and confidence to prepare for independent swim lessons.

Bobbers and Floaters

AGES 3Y- 5Y

UNPARENTED

BOBBERS & FLOATERS GLIDERS & DIVERS

Floaters learn unassisted bobs and perform 3-metre front and back glides. Bobbers

Floaters

Gliders

Bob and float assisted

Front/back floats

Front, side & back glides

SURFERS & DIPPERS Divers

Surfers

Dippers

Kick on front Surface-support Swim for 25 m and back for 5 m for 30 seconds

DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR AQUATIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS. We offer swim certification programs from Bronze Star to National Lifeguard. We even offer a FREE junior lifeguard program. With three new YMCA facilities opening soon, there will be plenty of lifeguard and swim instructor opportunities.

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Bobbers hold the wall, kick, blow bubbles, perform assisted front and back glides, and learn about water hazards.

Gliders and Divers Gliders develop deep water skills, perform 5-metre front and back swims, and learn how to access EMS. Divers learn to surface-support for 10 seconds, perform 5-metre front and back swims, and are introduced to boating safety. Surfers and Dippers Surfers perform kneeling dives, 15-metre front and back swims, and learn about ice safety. Dippers surface-support for 45 seconds, perform 25-metre front and back swims, and are introduced to throwing assists.

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LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAMS Learn to Swim programs build a love for the water and introduce fundamental swim skills to children over the age of 6.

AGES 6Y- 17Y OTTER AND SEAL

What swim level is right for your child? See page 42 for tips. Otters & Seals

Otter

Seal

Front and back glides, submersion

Kicking and rolling, deep water skills

DOLPHIN & SWIMMER

Otters go under water and glide on top of the water. Seals use flutter kicks and roll the body from side to side for streamlined movement through water. Dolphins & Swimmers

Dolphin

Swimmer

Coordination for front and back crawl

Front and back crawl for 15 m

Dolphins coordinate arms, legs and breathing for smooth propulsion during front and back crawl. Swimmers improve their front and back strokes, endurance, and treading water skills.

STAR PROGRAMS Star programs help participants improve swim ability, learn new strokes, develop endurance and learn water sport, safety and leadership skills. Star Levels 1 and 2

AGES 6Y- 17Y STAR LEVELS 1 & 2 STAR LEVELS 3 & 4

Star 1 swimmers whip kick on their backs and perform a 75 metre endurance swim. Star 1

Star 2

Elementary backstroke Breast stroke; Eggbeater Swim for 100 m

Star 2 swimmers whip kick on their fronts, eggbeater as surface support, and swim 100 metres. Star Levels 3 and 4 Star 3 skills include elementary backstroke, dolphin kick and a 200 metre endurance swim.

Star 5

Star 4

Dolphin kick; Swim for 200 m

Side stroke, swim proficiency, lifesaving

Star 4 swimmers breast stroke, sides troke and perform a 350 metre endurance swim.

STAR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS Star Leadership programs help participants continue to improve swim ability, refine strokes, and develop endurance. They will continue to learn and practice water sport, safety and leadership skills. Star Leadership 5 and 6

AGES 6Y- 17Y STAR LEADERSHIP 5 & 6 STAR LEADERSHIP 7

Star 5

Star 6

In Star 5, swimmers learn butterfly and throw a buoyant aid to a swimmer; create and teach a water game; and, perform a 500 metre endurance swim.

Butterfly; first aid; teaching others

Lifesaving recognition and rescue; swim for 600 m

Star 6 participants learn first aid, tow someone to safety, and demonstrate how to teach a skill.  Star Leadership 7

Star 7 Volunteer in aquatics; Swim 400 m in 12 minutes

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Star 7 swimmers learn first aid, teach someone a skill using effective feedback, and swim a 12-minute, 400 metre endurance swim.

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PRESCHOOL Introduce your little one to the aquatic environment with Splasher sand Bubblers. In this fun and engaging class, learn how to be safe and have fun in the aquatic environment with your young child. L’il Dippers will grow their comfort and confidence to prepare for their independent swim lessons 109892

M-F

9:30-10:00AM

Jul 4

Classes: 10

M $60

NM $75

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M-F

6:30- 7:00PM

Jul 4

Classes: 10

M $60

NM $75

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M-F

6:30- 7:00PM

Jul 18

Classes: 10

M $60

NM $75

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M-F

9:30-10:00AM

Jul 18

Classes: 10

M $60

NM $75

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Tu-F, M

6:30- 7:00PM

Aug 2

Classes: 9

M $54

NM $68

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Tu-F, M

9:30-10:00AM

Aug 2

Classes: 9

M $54

NM $68

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6:30- 7:00PM

Aug 15

Classes: 10

M $60

NM $75

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M-F

9:30-10:00AM

Aug 15

Classes: 10

M $60

NM $75

BOBBERS & FLOATERS - UNPARENTED AGE:3Y - 5Y Begin your child’s love of the water with Bobbers and Floaters. Participants will learn how to be safe and have fun in the water while learning foundation swimming skills to prepare them for the Learn to Swim program. Bobbers will hold the wall; kick and blow bubbles; perform assisted front and back glides; and, 3 metre front and back glides with kicks. 110160

M-F

10:00-10:30AM

Jul 4

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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M-F

6:00- 6:30PM

Jul 4

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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M-F

9:00- 9:30AM

Jul 4

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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Sa

9:00- 9:30AM

Jul 9

Classes: 7

M $45

NM $56

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M-F

10:00-10:30AM

Jul 18

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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M-F

6:00- 6:30PM

Jul 18

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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M-F

9:00- 9:30AM

Jul 18

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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Tu-F, M

10:00-10:30AM

Aug 2

Classes: 9

M $58

NM $72

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Tu-F, M

6:00- 6:30PM

Aug 2

Classes: 9

M $58

NM $72

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Tu-F, M

9:00- 9:30AM

Aug 2

Classes: 9

M $58

NM $72

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M-F

10:00-10:30AM

Aug 15

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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M-F

6:00- 6:30PM

Aug 15

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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M-F

9:00- 9:30AM

Aug 15

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

GLIDERS & DIVERS - UNPARENTED AGE:3Y - 5Y

SPLASHERS & BUBBLERS - PARENTED (AGE:3M-5Y)

We offer private swim lessons for children, youth and adults. Inquire today!

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Watch your child thrive in the water as their swimming abilities progress from basic skills learned in Bobbers and Floaters. Participants will be introduced to front and back swims, as well as a variety of deep water skills. Gliders will learn deep water skills; perform a 5 metre back swim; and, learn how to access EMS. Divers learned skills will include a 10 second surface support swim; a 10 metre front and back swim; and, lessons in boating safety. 110261

M-F

7:00- 7:30PM

Jul 4

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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M-F

10:30-11:00AM

Jul 4

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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Sa

9:30-10:00AM

Jul 9

Classes: 7

M $45

NM $56

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M-F

10:30-11:00AM

Jul 18

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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M-F

7:00- 7:30PM

Jul 18

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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Tu-F, M

7:00- 7:30PM

Aug 2

Classes: 9

M $58

NM $72

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Tu-F, M

10:30-11:00AM

Aug 2

Classes: 9

M $58

NM $72

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M-F

10:30-11:00AM

Aug 15

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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7:00- 7:30PM

Aug 15

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

SURFERS & DIPPERS - UNPARENTED AGE:3Y - 5Y Encourage your child’s love for the water and watch them thrive in Surfer and Dipper pre-school unparented swim lessons. Surfers will perform kneeling dives; 15 metre front and back swims; and, learn about ice safety. Dippers will learn to surface support for 45 seconds; perform 25 metre front and back swims; and, be introduced to throwing assists. 110318

M-F

9:00- 9:30AM

Jul 4

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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M-F

6:00- 6:30PM

Jul 4

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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M-F

9:00- 9:30AM

Jul 18

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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M-F

6:00- 6:30PM

Jul 18

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

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Tu-F, M

9:00- 9:30AM

Aug 2

Classes: 9

M $58

NM $72

110325

Tu-F, M

6:00- 6:30PM

Aug 2

Classes: 9

M $58

NM $72

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M-F

9:00- 9:30AM

Aug 15

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

110324

M-F

6:00- 6:30PM

Aug 15

Classes: 10

M $64

NM $80

Looking for a great Birthday Party idea? You will score points with your Birthday Boy or Girl when you book your next party at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA. Party goers will have a blast entertaining themselves on the water obstacle, then continue the fun in our a private party room. Saturdays 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm For more details or to book, call 403.269.6701. Book your party today!

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CHILDREN & YOUTH

STAR - LEVELS 1,2,3 & 4 AGE:6Y - 17Y Swimmers will learn elementary backstroke, breaststroke, side stroke and increase their swimming distance to 350m by the end of Star 4. The optional items give your child opportunities to explore competitive swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo and aquafit.

OTTERS & SEALS AGE:6Y - 17Y Your beginner-level swimmer will learn foundational swimming skills that will be applied throughout their future aquatic activities. They will improve their body awareness and motor skills as they submerge, kick, roll and jump in the water. Otters will learn to go under water and glide on top of the water. Seals will use flutter kicks and rolling the body from side to side for streamlined movement through the water. 110078

M-F

9:30-10:00AM

Jul 4

Classes: 10

M $68

NM $85

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M-F

6:30- 7:00PM

Jul 4

Classes: 10

M $68

NM $85

110101

Sa

10:00-10:30AM

Jul 9

Classes: 7

M $48

NM $60

110080

M-F

9:30-10:00AM

Jul 18

Classes: 10

M $68

NM $85

110082

M-F

6:30- 7:00PM

Jul 18

Classes: 10

M $68

NM $85

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Tu-F, M

9:30-10:00AM

Aug 2

Classes: 9

M $61

NM $77

110095

Tu-F, M

6:30- 7:00PM

Aug 2

Classes: 10

M $61

NM $77

110096

M-F

9:30-10:00AM

Aug 15

Classes: 10

M $68

NM $85

110098

M-F

6:30- 7:00PM

Aug 15

Classes: 10

M $68

NM $85

Core Skills at a Glance: Star 1: Whip kick on their back, and 75m endurance swim. Star 2: Whip kick on their front, eggbeater as surface support and 100m endurance swim Star 3: Elementary backstroke, dolphin kick, and 200m endurance swim. Star 4: Breaststroke, sidestroke, and 350m endurance swim 110419

M-F

10:30-11:15AM

Jul 4

Classes: 10

M $76

NM $95

110420

Tu-F, M

10:30-11:15AM

Aug 2

Classes: 9

M $68

NM $86

STAR LEVELS 5 & 6 AGE:6Y - 17Y Watch your aquatic skills grow! In Star 5 & 6, you will thrive with the knowledge gained in previous lessons and begin to apply them in new ways. In Star 5, you’ll swim the butterfly; throw a buoyant aid to a swimmer; create and teach a water game; and, perform a 500 metre endurance swim. Star 6 includes first aid, towing someone to safety, and demonstrating how to teach a skill. 110431

M-F

10:30-11:15AM

Jul 18

Classes: 10

M $76

NM $95

110432

M-F

10:30-11:15AM

Aug 15

Classes: 10

M $76

NM $95

DOLPHINS & SWIMMERS AGE:6Y - 17Y Dive into aquatics with the Dolphins and Swimmers program, designed to encourage your child to swim distances as great as 15 metres using common crawl strokes. Dolphins will coordinate arms, legs and breathing for smooth propulsion during front and back crawl. At the Swimmers level, participants will improve front and back strokes, endurance and treading water skills.

Test your Ninja Warrior skills on our NEW AQUATIC

OBSTACLE COURSE

at the Gray Famly Eau Claire YMCA

109970

M-F

7:00- 7:30PM

Jul 4

Classes: 10

M $68

NM $85

109989

M-F

10:00-10:30AM

Jul 4

Classes: 10

M $68

NM $85

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Sa

10:30-11:00AM

Jul 9

Classes: 7

M $48

NM $60

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M-F

7:00- 7:30PM

Jul 18

Classes: 10

M $68

NM $85

Test your skills, race a friend or play to your heart’s desire on our new floatable obstacle course. You and your kids will spend hours of active fun in the pool.

109993

M-F

10:00-10:30AM

Jul 18

Classes: 10

M $68

NM $85

Only available at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA.

109995

Tu-F, M

7:00- 7:30PM

Aug 2

Classes: 9

M $61

NM $77

109996

Tu-F, M

10:00-10:30AM

Aug 2

Classes: 9

M $61

NM $77

Fridays

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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M-F

7:00- 7:30PM

Aug 15

Classes: 10

M $68

NM $85

Saturdays

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

NM $85

Sundays

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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M-F

10:00-10:30AM

Aug 15

Classes: 10

M $68

Insider tips. 1. You can use your YMCA pass at any YMCA location in Calgary (including the Gray Family Eau Claire location) 2. Parking at the Eau Claire Market is just $3 on evenings and weekends. There is free street parking on Sundays. 3. Every Friday night is Flames Friday at all YMCA locations. Youth ages 8 - 17 can drop in for planned youth activities, including the water obstacle, for just $4!

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YMCA’s water obstacle co urse

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ADULTS

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LEVEL 1 - LEARN TO SWIM Learn the basic skills to be comfortable in the water. Find out how to safely enter and exit the water, jog and move through the water. You’ll also learn how to float with and without assistance. Other skills such as breathing techniques, flutter kick and front and back swimming may be introduced depending on participants’ abilities. 109865

M, W

7:00- 8:00AM

Jul 4

Classes: 15

M $156

NM $195

109864

W

7:30- 8:30PM

Jul 6

Classes: 8

M $83

NM $104

M $83

NM $104

LEVEL 2 - LEARN TO SWIM Continue to work on water safety , develop indepedence and swim skills. 112363

F

7:00- 8:00AM

Jul 8

Classes: 8

LEVEL 3 - LEARN TO SWIM Continue to work on water safety , develop indepedence and swim skills. 112364

F

7:00- 8:00AM

Jul 8

Classes: 8

M $83

NM $104

MASTERS SWIM PROGRAM Cover the four competitive swim skills - front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly - in a swim club environment. The workouts vary in distance and intensity. You should be able to swim 200 metres continuously before participating in this class. 110128

M, W, F

5:15- 6:30PM

Jul 4

Classes: 23

M $127

NM $173

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Tu, Th

7:00- 8:00AM

Jul 5

Classes: 16

M $88

NM $120

SWIM FIT Improve your strokes and fitness through a variety of aquatic fitness activities. Participants should feel comfortable in the water and be able to swim a minimum of 50 metres continuously. 110508

Tu, Th

6:00- 7:00AM

Jul 5

Classes: 16

M $88

NM $120

TRIATHLON SWIM TRAINING Improve upon your fundamental swim skills by focusing on more advanced training methods to improve your front crawl, and build your speed and endurance. Registrants should be able to comfortably swim 200 meters using front crawl. 110509

M, W, F

6:00- 7:00AM

Jul 4

Classes: 23

M $127

NM $173

110510

M, W

8:30- 9:30PM

Jul 4

Classes: 15

M $83

NM $113

Tu, Th

5:00- 6:00PM

Jul 5

Classes: 16

M $88

NM $120

LEADERSHIP BRONZE MEDALLION AGE:13Y AND UP Enhance your understanding of lifesaving principles and skills. Learn tows, carries, release methods, victim assessment and emergency care through this 20-hour program. To participate, you must be at least 10 years old and have successfully completed the Bronze Star award, or be 13 years or older and be able to swim. The course requires a mandatory 100% attendance to successfully complete. The manual is included in the course fee. 109882

M-Th

12:00- 5:00PM

Jul 11

Classes: 4

M $135

NM $145

109878

M-Th

12:00- 5:00PM

Aug 15

Classes: 4

M $135

NM $145

BRONZE CROSS AGE:13Y AND UP Eager to advance your lifesaving training? This 20-hour program teaches you the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, giving you direction on how to safely supervise in an aquatic facility. This course covers emergency procedures, injury assessment and spinal injury rescue. Prerequisite: completion of the Bronze Medallion Award. This course requires 100% attendance and participation to complete. 109872

M-Th

12:00- 5:00PM

Jul 11

Classes: 4

M $115

NM $125

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M-Th

12:00- 5:00PM

Aug 15

Classes: 4

M $115

NM $125

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD AGE:16Y AND UP Advance your YMCA aquatic leadership to a peak level. This 40-hour program builds on the skills, knowledge and values taught in the lifesaving awards. To participate in this program you need to have completed the Bronze Cross award and standard first aid with CPR level C. This course requires 100% attendance and participation in order to successfully complete the core components. The manual is included in the course fee. 110131

F-Su

5:00- 9:00PM

Jul 8

Classes: 6

M $275

NM $305

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION AGE:16Y AND UP Continue to be certified in one of the top levels of lifeguarding and be able to work in any pool across Canada. This 4-hour recertification covers all the skills, knowledge and values taught in the National Lifeguard Service pool option course. To enroll in this course you must hold a National Lifeguard Service card current within the past five years. This course requires 100% participation in order to successfully complete. 110133

W

5:00- 9:00PM

Aug 10

Classes: 1

M $35

NM $70

We offer private swim lessons for children, youth and adults. Inquire today!

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HEALTH & FITNESS GET MOVING FOR LIFE. To achieve health benefits, it is recommended that 18 - 64 year olds get 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity per week and do strengthing exercises at least 2 days/week.

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ADULTS

MIND/BODY INTRODUCTION TO YOGA

ATHLETICS & SPORTS BOXER’S WORKOUT Workout like a champ! Get ripped and have fun doing it with this interactive boxing workout. Skipping ropes, pads, gloves and punching bags are used to train your body for speed, agility and stamina. No experience needed. 110544

Th

5:15- 6:45PM

Jul 7

Classes: 8

M $120

NM $156

Are you ready to take the next step towards your fitness goals? Challenge yourself using body weight exercises and a variety of portable equipment in this exhilarating boot camp class. Classes are progressive so you can start at comfortable level. This is a great way to stay focused and achieve a positive outcome! M

12:00- 1:00PM

Jul 4

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $84

10:00- 11:00AM

Jul 6

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $84

Jul 4

Classes: 4

M $40

Jul 6

Classes: 8

M $72

NM $112

NM $52

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Th

5:30- 6:30PM

Jul 7

Classes: 8

M $72

NM $112

110647

Tu

5:15- 6:15PM

Jul 6

Classes: 8

M $72

NM $112

Jul 6

Classes: 4

M $40

NM $52

110519

W

12:00- 1:00PM

Aug 3

Classes: 4

M $40

NM $52

110533

M

12:00- 1:00PM

Aug 8

Classes: 3

M $30

NM $39

YOGA FOR RUNNERS

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE Are you a 5K to marathon runner wanting a little more? Join us for a variety of workouts including hills, tempo, intervals, circuit training and technique to give you the skills to become a better runner. Jul 7

Classes: 8

M $120

Lift your body and spirit to the next level. This class will help you grow your yoga practice through more advanced postures. This level is appropriate for people who have taken level one or introduction to yoga. 12:00-1:00PM

12:00- 1:00PM

5:30- 7:00PM

6:00-7:000AM

W

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Th

M

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ADVANCED YOGA LEVEL 2

BOOT CAMP

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This class is great for beginners and for those restarting their practice after taking a long break from yoga. The class will teach the fundamentals to help you feel comfortable taking drop-in classes.*We recommend participants enroll in only one Introduction to Yoga program per session as the material covered in this program is the same each session.

NM $156

Yoga for Runners is designed to meet the needs of runners by addressing specific areas of tightness and muscle imbalances, helping prevent and overcome injuries and enhancing physical conditioning. By participating, you will improve your flexibility, core strength, balance and endurance, as well as develop better breathing patterns and running form. Discover how yoga will benefit your training both physically and mentally. 112350

Tu

7:40- 8:40PM

Jul 6

Classes: 8

M $72

NM $112

TRIATHLON RESISTANCE TRAINING Interested in joining one of the fastest growing sports? This resistance training class is geared towards strength training specifically for the sport and will help you become stronger, faster and help pervent injuries. It is also a great opportunity to meet people with similar goals and interests. 112193

M, W

11:00-12:00PM

Jul 4

Classes: 15

M $150

NM $195

DANCE ZUMBA Join the party! Zumba cardio dance will take you through basic salsa, reggaeton, flamenco and other international rhythms with a fitness flare. Dance your way into shape! 110629

W

6:30- 7:30PM

Jul 6

Classes: 8

M $80

NM $120

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SKI & SNOWBOARD CONDITIONING

RESISTANCE TRAINING

Get ready to hit the slopes this winter! This conditioning program helps skiers and snowboarders of all abilities increase their strength and endurance. Participation in this class will help enhance your performance and help you last longer on the slopes!

ACTIVE OLDER ADULT INTRO TO RESISTANCE TRAINING AGE:55Y AND UP

112351

W

5:20- 6:20PM

Jul 6

Classes: 8

M $80

NM $104

Discover advanced training protocols that will kick your resistance training up a notch and provide you with another level of challenge. These classes will help you to further improve your strength and increase range of motion for your everyday life activities to help you prevent injuries related to daily chores. 112164

M

10:00-11:00AM

Jul 4

Classes: 7

M $0

NM $45

RESISTANCE TRAINING ACTIVE OLDER ADULT AGE:55Y AND UP

Looking for more ways to stay motivated & fit?

Learn safe, effective ways to include more free weight, on-the-ball and advanced balance exercises into your routine. 112165

Th

10:00-11:00AM

Jul 7

Classes: 8

M $40

NM $65

INTRO TO RESISTANCE TRAINING This class will help grow your understanding of strength training fundamentals and is geared for a beginner level. The instructor will lead you through resistance exercises with a focus on proper technique and execution. Belong to a group dedicated to improving strength! 112118

Tu

5:30- 6:15PM

Jul 12

Classes: 4

M $0

NM $52

112119

Tu

12:10-12:55PM

Jul 12

Classes: 4

M $0

NM $52

112120

W

6:30- 7:15AM

Jul 13

Classes: 4

M $0

NM $52

HARD CORE Increase the strength and endurance of your core! In this class we will focus on training your abdominals and posterior chain using functional movements and many different tools, including the BOSU, exercise ball, and gliders. 112190

W

7:00- 8:00PM

Jul 6

Classes: 8

M $80

NM $104

RESISTANCE TRAINING LEVEL 2: TRX, KETTLEBELL & FUNCTIONAL TRAINING This class includes TRX, kettlebell and functional training with cardio intervals to increase strength and cardiovascular fitness. Discover new training techniques with the TRX suspension trainer and kettlebell. This full body strength training workout challenges all fitness levels. 112187

M

9:30-10:30AM

Jul 4

Classes: 7

M $70

NM $91

112188

Tu

7:00- 8:00PM

Jul 5

Classes: 8

M $80

NM $104

112402

Th

6:30-7:30PM

Jul 7

Classes: 8

M $80

NM $104

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Get a one-on-one training session with a personal trainer. Visit page 34 for details. Take a free drop-in fitness class. Visit ymcacalgary.org for schedules and descriptions. Take a swim class. It’s a great way to get fit without the stress on your joints.

RESISTANCE TRAINING WOMEN’S ADVANCED CONDITIONING This class is for women who already strength train and want to learn new ideas to progress. This class will be very informative and helpful to get you to start challenging yourself and lifting heavier. Build your confidence and learn to lift at the power rack and use free weights with proper form and technique. Super fun and supportive environment. Come for a great workout and learn new ways to train!. 112194

Th

7:30- 8:15PM

Jul 7

Classes: 8

M $72

NM $96

111679

Tu

12:10-12:55PM

Jul 5

Classes: 8

M $72

NM $96

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