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YMCA Calgary Fall Program Guide

INCLUDES WINTER BREAK DAY CAMPS


IMPORTANT REGISTRATION UPDATE

FALL PROGRAM REGISTRATION DATES HAVE CHANGED.

Get ready now to register for a fun and active fall.

1 MARK THE NEW FALL REGISTRATION DATES IN YOUR CALENDAR MEMBER REGISTRATION: NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION:

FALL PROGRAMS Tuesday, August 15 Tuesday, August 22

WINTER DAY CAMPS Tuesday, October 3 Tuesday, October 3

2 GET SET UP ON YMCA ONLINE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Set up a YMCA Online account to register online (it takes 48 hours to receive your login information) at ymcacalgary.org/registration. Registration can also be completed in-person or over the phone.

3 FIND THE PROGRAM FOR YOU – BEFORE REGISTRATION DAY

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It’s helpful to take a note of the program (and corresponding code) prior to registration.

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NEW!

OUR GUIDE FORMAT HAS CHANGED Our program guide will still be informative, but will no longer include a full listing of programs or corresponding dates, times and codes. Full program details can be accessed through YMCA Online, our online program search and registration system. Visit ymcacalgary.org/registration and click on the program tab to search for full program details.

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PROGRAM REGISTRATION WHEN TO REGISTER Programs fill quickly. Registering on the registration opening date will increase your chances of getting into your preferred program(s). Members receive advanced program registration. SESSION DATES

PROGRAMS WINTER DAY CAMPS (DECEMBER BREAK)

REGISTRATION DATES MEMBER

NON-MEMBER

September 11 - December 17

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

December 27 - 29, 2017 January 2 - 5, 2018

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

HOW TO REGISTER Online Fast and convenient, YMCA Online allows you to search for programs and to register online. You will need to set up a YMCA Online account to register online (it takes 48 hours to receive your login information). To create an account, visit ymcacalgary.org/registration.

By Phone A member services representative can take your registration over the phone. Call any one of our YMCA locations to register. Contact information can be found online at ymcacalgary.org/locations.

In-Person Visit Member Services at any YMCA location.

FREE REGISTERED PROGRAMS

FREE DROP-IN FITNESS CLASSES

YMCA Calgary offers a variety programs free of charge. Look for the following symbol in the guide to find out which programs are free:

Drop-in fitness and aquatic classes are free with admission and membership. For drop-in fitness descriptions and schedules visit the drop-in fitness page, download our app, or visit us at ymcacalgary.org.

Free for YMCA members

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CONTENTS Admission & Memberships

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Child Care (full day), Child Minding (babysitting), & YMCA Preschool

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Swimming

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Preschool Child & Youth Adult

20 20 21

Health & Fitness

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Youth Adult Older Adult Drop-In Classes

24 24 25 26

Sports (programs, leagues & conditioning)

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Preschool Child & Youth Adult

30 30 31

Climbing

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Preschool Child & Youth Adult

34 34 34

Arts & Dance

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Preschool Child & Youth

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Leadership

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Youth Leadership Aquatics Leadership Fitness Leadership

40 40 41

Camps

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Community Initiatives

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FACILITY FEATURES / AMENITIES

MELCOR YMCA

LICENSED CHILDCARE (DAY CARE)

SHAWNESSY YMCA

SADDLE -TOWNE YMCA

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

REMINGTON YMCA

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

QUARRY PARK CHILDCARE

CAMP CHIEF HECTOR

CAMP RIVEREDGE

SHANE HOMES YMCA COMING SOON! 

CHILD MINDING (BABYSITTING)

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING CENTRE

RUNNING TRACK

MULTIPURPOSE ROOMS/ STUDIOS

GYMNASIUM

POOL

CLIMBING SQUASH COURTS

OUTDOOR SPACE

ROPES/ CHALLENGE COURSES

AUDITORIUM/ AMPHITHEATRE

ARTS AND THEATRE SPACES

COMING SOON AT SHANE HOMES YMCA

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COMING SOON AT SHANE HOMES YMCA

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LOCATIONS & FACILITIES

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GOOD TO KNOW!

WE INCORPORATE PHYSICAL LITERACY INTO ALL OUR PROGRAMS.

PHYSICAL LITERACY

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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 and play a sport. YMCA programs include intentional activities that help build physical literacy to allow your child to participate in whatever activity or sport they choose. Those who are physically literate are comfortable in all physical environments: on the ground (e.g. running, throwing balls); in the water (e.g. swimming); on snow and ice (e.g. skating and skiing); in the air (e.g. moving in the air without support – i.e. jumping/spinning in the air); and in the outdoors (e.g. movement on uneven surfaces).

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.

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

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PHYSICAL LITERACY AGES & STAGES

Start by developing a good base of foundational skills. Developing physical literacy skills is progressive, and different at each developmental stage.

Once a foundation of skills is built, youth can choose to build specific skills to participate in competitive sport. In these stages, youth can begin to develop sport-specific skills while still continuing to build physical literacy skills.

OR skip competitive sport and simply choose physical activities to be active for life. Once a good foundation of physical literacy is built, anyone can confidently participate in a variety of sports and activities – with the goal of being active for life!

BOYS 0 - 6 GIRLS 0 - 6

BOYS 6 - 9 GIRLS 6 - 8

BOYS 9 - 12 GIRLS 8 - 11

Learn basic movement skills and link them together to play. Develop habits for being active.

Learn fundamental movement skills and build agility, balance and coordination.

Convert fundamental movement skills to fundamental sport-specific skills.

BOYS 12 -16 GIRLS 11 - 15

BOYS 16 - 23 GIRLS 15 - 21

BOYS 19 GIRLS 18+

TRAIN TO TRAIN

TRAIN TO COMPETE

TRAIN TO WIN

Build aerobic base and consolidate sport-specific skills.

Train to solidify sportspecific/position-specific skills and physical capabilities.

Refine skills with the ultimate goal to win.

AGES 12+ ACTIVE FOR LIFE Life-long participation in a variety of sport or recreational activities.

ARE YOUR KIDS PHYSICALLY LITERATE? TAKE THE PHYSICAL LITERACY QUIZ: activeforlife.com/educating-parents-physical-literacy

Physical literacy stages have been adapted from the Active for Life and Canadian Sport for Life models.

Active for Life is a non-profit organization committed to helping parents raise happy, healthy, physically literate kids. For more information on physical literacy, please visit activeforlife.com.

Canadian Sport for Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a clearer path to better sport, greater health, and higher achievement in Canada. For more information please visit sportforlife.ca.

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ADMISSIONS & MEMBERSHIPS All membership fees are withdrawn monthly and include GST. There are no contract or withdrawal fees.

ADMISSIONS

MULTI-CARD VISITS

DROP-IN ADMISSION

5 VISITS

10 VISITS

ADULT (26+)

$14.50

$72.50

$130.50

SENIOR (65+)

$8.25

$41.25

$74.25

YOUNG ADULT (18-25)

$10.00

$50.00

$90.00

YOUTH (12-17)

$8.10

$40.50

$72.90

CHILD (0-11)

$5.00

$25.00

$45.00

$28

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FAMILY*

DID YOU KNOW? You only need to visit five times each month to cover the cost of your monthly membership fee. All children under 8 years must be supervised at all times and be signed in and out by a legal parent or guardian.

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

GENERAL MEMBERSHIPS

PLUS MEMBERSHIPS

A General Membership includes access to the General or Universal Locker Rooms at all YMCA locations in Calgary (and across Canada). Universal Locker Rooms are open, co-ed locker rooms with private change and shower areas.

Plus Locker Rooms include all the extras like towel service, steam rooms, hot tubs and more. The Men’s Plus Locker Room at the Gray Family Eau Claire location also offers laundry service as part of the membership. You can upgrade to a Plus Membership any time!

ADULT (26+)

$71.40

MELCOR YMCA AT CROWFOOT, SHAWNESSY & REMINGTON YMCA

SENIOR (65+)

$48.55

ADULT (18+)

$97.65

YOUNG ADULT (18-25)

$53.55

SENIOR (65+)

$75.60

YOUTH (12-17)

$34.40

CHILD (0-11)

$29.15

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

GRADE 6 (GRADE 6 STUDENTS)

FREE*

MEN (18+)

$140.55

WOMEN (18+)

$118.55

SENIOR MEN (65+)

$110.90

SENIOR WOMEN (65+)

$91.10

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS MEMBERSHIPS A South Health Campus Membership includes access to the South Health Campus location only. Located in the South Health Campus Hospital, this location offers similar facilities to other YMCA locations including a climbing wall and outdoor sport court, but does not have a pool facility. ADULT (26+)

$52.50

SENIOR (65+)

$37.80

YOUNG ADULT (18-25)

$39.40

YOUTH (12-17)

$34.40

CHILD (0-11)

$29.15

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS 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.

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

CALGARY FLAMES YMCA GRADE 6 MEMBERSHIPS

Access to all six YMCA locations in Calgary and locations across Canada (except SHC only membership)

Access to more than 100 FREE drop-in fitness classes across the city each week

Free Fitness Essentials consultation with one of our certified fitness professionals to help you get started on a fitness program

Grade 6 members have free access to all six Calgary locations any time throughout their grade 6 year (until August 31). Students can join anytime. Proof of grade is required.

FREE child minding for up to 2 hours a day, 3 times/week for children ages 6 weeks to 35 months (and discounted rates for older children)

As of August 1, 2017, Grade 6 students can sign up for their Grade 6 membership.

No contract or withdrawal fees

Free and discounted registered programs

The 2017/2018 Grade 6 membership will become active as of August 15th. Once active, members will have facility access and begin receiving member benefits such as early registration and program discounts (Fall program registration for members begins August 15. Programs fill quickly!).

Advanced program registration

FREE introductory climbing course at Saddletowne, Shawnessy and South Health Campus YMCAs

Discounted drop-in admission rates for your guests any time

FREE access for a guest on the fifth of every month

Through the generous support of the Calgary Flames Foundation, YMCA Calgary provides all Calgary grade 6 students with a full-year membership and special programming for FREE! It is a great way for grade 6 students to be active and practice independence and leadership in a safe and positive place that promotes the Y’s values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring.

GRADE 6 (GRADE 6 STUDENTS)

FREE

New Member Joining Fee This non-refundable, once per household fee supports operational excellence and ensures ongoing upgrades of equipment and facilities. Adult/Senior: $75 Young Adult & South Health Campus: $45

CHILD MINDING Child Minding is a short-term babysitting service for children ages 6 weeks to 10 years. Parents and guardians can leave children for up to two hours/visit while using YMCA facilities. Pre-booking is required. Hourly fees are listed below. MEMBER

NON-MEMBER

6 WEEKS - 35 MONTHS

FREE*

$6.00

3 - 10 YEARS

$4.00

$6.00

* Members receive three free Child Minding visits/week for children ages 6 weeks - 35 months.

THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A YMCA MEMBER? TAKE A TOUR. A facility tour is a great way to learn more about YMCA memberships, programs, services and facilities. You’ll get the information you need to make an informed decision. Drop by for a tour today.

DOWNLOAD THE YMCA APP! Check drop-in schedules, view online program guides, receive news and event updates. Get it free. Search “YMCA Calgary” at Google Play or the App Store.

** Financial assistance is available for those who are unable to pay the full Child Minding fee. Please visit ymcacalgary.org or visit your local YMCA for details.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE YMCA Calgary believes all Calgarians, of every age and income bracket, should have access to quality health, fitness and community programs that support their health and well-being. YMCA Calgary provides financial assistance for those who wish to register for membership, programs, or camps, but are not able to afford the full registration fee. Visit ymcacalgary.org/financialassistance for details.

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CHILD CARE, CHILD MINDING & YMCA MULTI-DAY PRESCHOOL Learn something new, make a friend, be creative, and enjoy lots of active play - both indoors and out! Our early years programs and services help kids get a great start in life. We offer short-term babysitting services, full-day child care and multi-day preschool programs. Our programs and services promote active, healthy, play-based experiences that are fun and positive. Time at the YMCA will help your child build important physical, social and mental foundational skills, value an active and healthy life, and have a positive, safe place to belong and grow!

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CHILD MINDING 6 WEEKS - 10 YEARS (SHORT-TERM CARE)

CARING AND QUALIFIED CAREGIVERS AND EDUCATORS.

You'll have peace of mind knowing your child is being well cared for while you work on your health and well-being. YMCA Calgary’s Child Minding service provides short-term care for infants and children. Your child will have engaging learning experiences that make his or her visit to the YMCA as fun and beneficial as yours! Child Minding must be booked in advance. Single or multi-visit cards can be purchased.

Our caregivers and educators have a passion for caring for kids and helping them learn and grow! We deliver quality care and play-based learning experiences to help children build foundational social and physical literacy skills, as well as a spark for life-long learning. Children are lead through the YMCA’s values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring in a fun, safe and nurturing environment.

Child Minding for infants and toddlers (6 weeks to 35 months) is FREE for YMCA Members

All YMCA caregivers and educators have up-to-date police security clearance, first aid and CPR certification. Our educators also have post-secondary education in Early Childhood Development and are certified by Alberta Human Services.

QUARRY PARK CHILDCARE CHILDCARE

MELCOR YMCA

FREE Child Minding

SHAWNESSY YMCA

SADDLETOWNE YMCA

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

REMINGTON YMCA

CHILDMINDING

YMCA MULTIDAY PRESCHOOL

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SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

Free for YMCA members


CHILD CARE

YMCA MULTI-DAY PRESCHOOL

12 MONTHS - 6 YEARS (FULL-DAY CARE)

3 - 5 YEARS

Set your child up for success in this well-rounded care and learning program. YMCA Calgary’s licensed child care service provides full-day care for children aged 12mths to 6yrs. Our child care educators use the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum, which aligns with primary school benchmarks and helps children learn and discover through fun activities and creative play. We aim to foster enthusiasm and spark a life-long love of learning in your child.

Help your child enjoy the fun of learning in our well-rounded preschool program! In this multi-day program, preschoolers will be introduced to physical activity, literacy, mathematics and science through play-based, progressive learning experiences. Your child will have fun in the preschool room participating in story time, art, drama and music activities, and will enjoy lots of active time in YMCA spaces while working on gross motor, spatial awareness and movement fundamentals. Our preschool program supports children to build positive relationships and gain confidence with early learning concepts. Children require running shoes to participate safely in this program, and must be able to use the washroom independently. Please bring a healthy nut-free snack from home.

Children enrolled in our Child Care service receive a free YMCA membership, with all the membership benefits, including; discounted programs, free and discounted admission for guests and more!

FREE YMCA Membership

Option A: YMCA Preschool Each class will include time in the preschool and activities in our dryland areas. There is no pool time in this option. Option B: YMCA Preschool – Recreational Swim* One class per week will include a recreational swim. Preschoolers will be carefully supervised by preschool educators and a YMCA lifeguard. Option C: YMCA Preschool – Swim Lesson* One class per week will include a YMCA swim lesson with a qualified instructor. Swim lessons in this class are part of our national YMCA swim program, giving your child time each week to master or progress to the next swim level. * Swim dates and times will be announced during the first week of the program. Please bring a swim suit and towel on your child’s swim day.

KEEP YOUR PRESCHOOLER ACTIVE AT THE YMCA! We offer many active preschool programs in our pool, gyms, climbing walls and studios. Visit our Health & Fitness, Sports and Arts & Dance sections for more program offerings for your preschooler.

GROW YOUR FAMILY AT THE YMCA. Our Care And Education Programs Are Just A Start! The YMCA is a healthy community hub. A place for you and your family to build a community, build skills and keep active and healthy from the early years to your senior years. Connect with others while you keep active. We’d love you and your family to be part of our fun, active community.

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SWIM LESSONS & PROGRAMS Master a stroke or learn a new one, be part of a swim club, or simply dive in to improve your level of fitness! Our swim programs help new and seasoned swimmers learn and progress. We offer traditional swim lessons, private and semi-private lessons, leadership certification and fitness programs. We also offer swim clubs that promote progressive skill development and healthy competition including; Masters and Youth Swim Club, Triathlon Club and Junior Lifeguarding Club. Programs and progress for all ages and all abilities.

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CHILDREN & YOUTH SWIM PROGRAMS

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Levels, Descriptions And Progressions

DETERMINE WHAT SWIM LEVEL IS RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD. 1.

Use our progression chart and level descriptions below

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View your child’s lesson on the last day or ask your child’s swim instructor where to place your child for the next session

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Use your child’s online swim report card to determine what skills match which level.

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

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Book a swim assessment with one of our aquatics team members or drop-in during our regular swim lessons – it’s free! If your child is under 8 years old, you must be in the water with your child during the assessment.

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 participants successfully complete their skills, they move to Floaters). Depending on skill level, your child can be enrolled in the second level to start.

L’IL DIPPERS PROGRAMS L’il Dippers programs introduce preschoolers (and the adults who accompany them) to a wide range of water activities, while setting a foundation for the critical life skill of swimming.

PARENTED

AGES 3M - 5Y SPLASHERS & BUBBLERS

SPLASHERS Splash with hands or feet

AGES 3Y - 5Y

SPLASHERS AND BUBBLERS

BUBBLERS Front/back assisted floats

BOBBERS AND FLOATERS Bobbers hold the wall, kick, blow bubbles, perform assisted front and back glides, and learn about water hazards. Floaters learn unassisted bobs and perform 3-metre front and back glides.

UNPARENTED

BOBBERS & FLOATERS GLIDERS & DIVERS

Introduce your little one to swimming with Splashers and Bubblers. Learn how to be safe and have fun in the water with your child. Children will grow their comfort and confidence to prepare for independent swim lessons.

GLIDERS AND DIVERS BOBBERS Bob & float assisted

FLOATERS Front/back floats

GLIDERS Front, side & back glides

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 & DIPPERS

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Surfers perform kneeling dives, and 15-metre front and back swims. DIVERS Kick on front & back for 5m

SURFERS Surface-support for 30 seconds

DIPPERS Swim for 25m

Dippers surface-support for 45 seconds, perform 25-metre front and back swims, and are introduced to throwing assists.

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We offer private swim lessons, competitive clubs and leadership programs too!

GOOD TO KNOW!

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.

OTTERS & SEALS

AGES 6Y - 17Y

Otters go under water and glide on top of the water.

OTTERS & SEALS

OTTERS Front & back glides, submersion

SEALS Kicking & rolling, deep water skills

Seals use flutter kicks and roll the body from side to side for streamlined movement through water.

DOLPHINS & SWIMMERS

DOLPHINS & SWIMMERS

Dolphins coordinate arms, legs and breathing for smooth propulsion during front and back crawl. DOLPHINS Coordination for front & back crawl

SWIMMERS Front & back crawl for 15m

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 & 2

AGES 6Y - 17Y STAR LEVELS 1 & 2

STAR 1 Elementary backstroke; Eggbeater

STAR 2 Breast stroke; swim for 100m

Star 1 swimmers whip kick on their backs and perform a 75 metre endurance swim. Star 2 swimmers whip kick on their fronts, eggbeater as surface support, and swim 100 metres.

STAR LEVELS 3 & 4

STAR LEVELS 3 & 4

STAR 3 Dolphin kick; swim for 200m

STAR 4 Side stroke, swim proficiency, lifesaving

Star 3 skills include elementary backstroke, dolphin kick and a 200-metre endurance swim. 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 5 Butterfly; first aid; teaching others

STAR 6 Lifesaving recognition & rescue; swim for 600m

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


STAR LEADERSHIP 7

STAR LEADERSHIP 3&4

STAR 7 Volunteer in aquatics; swim 400m in 12 minutes

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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SWIM LESSONS & PROGRAMS PRESCHOOL

Star Levels 1-7 Star Levels 1-4: Develop your strokes with technical accuracy in this Star Program. Advance your swimming skills in front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, elementary and side stroke. Optional activities provide opportunities to explore competitive swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo and aquafit.

3 MONTHS - 5 YEARS

Parent & Child Programs L'il Dippers – Splashers & Bubblers Introduce your little one to the fun of the swimming pool! In this fun and engaging class, you will learn how to be safe and have fun in the pool with your child. This program will teach your child to be more comfortable and confident in the water, and prepare him or her for independent swim lessons.

Star Levels 5-6: Advance your swimming skills! In this program, you will use skills learned in previous lessons and apply them in new ways. You will 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 also includes first aid, towing someone to safety, and demonstrating how to teach a skill.

Independent Programs Bobbers, Floaters, Gliders, Divers, Surfers & Dippers Splash up some fun for your child in this learn-to-swim program. Your child will learn how to be safe and have fun in the water while learning foundational swimming skills, progressing at each level.

Star Level 7: You'll be the ultimate swimming star after this challenging level! Enhance your skills in this final level of YMCA’s Star Leadership program. In this program, you will gain a deeper understanding of the roles of lifeguards and swim instructors by assisting them with their responsibilities. You will also learn first aid, how to teach others skills using effective feedback, and will perform a 12-minute 400-metre endurance swim.

CHILD & YOUTH 6-17 YEARS

Learn to Swim Otters, Seals, Dolphins & Swimmers Have your child dive into improving swimming skills. Children will improve their body awareness and motor skills as they submerge, kick, roll and jump in the water. They will continue to learn water safety and progress at each level. Participants must be between the ages of 6 and 17 (children will be grouped according to age and ability).

PRESCHOOL

CHILD/ YOUTH

ADULT

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

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SEE PREVIOUS PAGE FOR SPECIFIC SWIM SKILLS COVERED IN EACH OF THESE LEVELS.

MELCOR YMCA

SHAWNESSY YMCA

SADDLETOWNE YMCA

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

REMINGTON YMCA

Parent and Child Programs: L'il Dippers – Splashers & Bubblers

Independent Programs: Bobbers, Floaters, Gliders, Divers, Surfers, Dippers

Learn to Swim – Otters, Seals, Dolphins, Swimmers

Star Levels 1-7

Adult Level 1 - Learn to Swim

Adult Level 2 - Swimming Strokes and Skills

Adult Level 3 - Stroke Improvement

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SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

NO POOL AT THIS LOCATION


ADULT 14 YEARS+

PUT YOUR SKILLS TO WORK AT THE POOL!

Adult Level 1 – Learn to Swim

We offer swim certification programs from Bronze Star to National Lifeguard. We even offer a FREE junior lifeguard program. With our new Shane Homes YMCA location opening in early 2018, there will be plenty of lifeguard and swim instructor opportunities. Get certified now!

Learn the basic swimming skills to become comfortable in the water. You will learn to safely enter and exit the pool, how to jog and move through the water, and to float with and without assistance. Other skills such as breathing techniques, flutter kick and front and back swimming may be introduced depending on individual abilities.

Adult Level 2 – Swimming Strokes and Skills Improve your swimming strokes and build on your skills. In this class, you will learn front and back crawl, treading water and the whip kick. You’ll also receive an orientation on deep water, and will practice swimming greater distances.

For more details on these programs and Rocky Ridge opportunities, see page 41 or visit ymcacalgary.org/rrcareers

Adult Level 3 – Stroke Improvement Build endurance while developing and improving swimming strokes. In addition to front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke, you’ll get an introduction to the sidestroke, butterfly and eggbeater. Different lifesaving skills may also be included. You must be able to swim 50 metres and be comfortable in deep water.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS 3 YEARS+ Looking to achieve a specific goal in the pool? Private lessons will help you quickly reach your goal through tailored on-one-one instruction. Private and semi-private lessons are available for all ages starting at 3 years of age. All abilities welcome. Registration is available following our regular program registration dates. See Member Services for details.

TAKE YOUR SWIMMING TO THE NEXT LEVEL! Refine your stroke, increase your speed and efficiency and learn to compete in the water! See page 31 for details on our Triathlon Swim program, Youth or Masters Swim Clubs.

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HEALTH & FITNESS Gain a skill or progress an old one and maintain and improve your fitness level with the help of an expert instructor and the motivation of a group. From mind/body and resistance training to full-on cardio workouts our programs include intentional, progressive exercises to help keep you challenged and improving throughout your program. You’ll being lead by and expert instructor in a group setting that promotes motivation, accountability and fun.

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YOUTH

ADULT

12-14 YEARS

Programs are mostly attended by adults, but participants 15 years and older may also attend.

Fitness Training for Youth Figure out the fitness centre! You will learn gym etiquette and the basic principles of strength training and conditioning. A certified fitness instructor will support you in setting up your own fitness program, and teach you safe and effective exercise techniques using a variety of equipment, including weight and cardio machines. All levels and abilities welcome.

Aquatic Fitness

Strength & Conditioning Intro to Resistance Training Realize the benefits of resistance training! This 4-week beginner class will help you understand the fundamentals of resistance training for building strength. The instructor will lead you through resistance exercises with a focus on proper technique and execution. Advanced Conditioning Programs Kick your training up a notch with advanced training protocols that incorporate resistance exercises to increase your muscle strength, power, endurance and size. You will use a variety of equipment and disciplines, which may include TRX, Olympic lifting, power lifting, kettlebell and more.

DID YOU KNOW? Youth aged 12 years and older can use our Strength & Conditioning Centres? Youth are also eligible for a free Fitness Essentials appointment with their membership. Ask a Strength and Conditioning Representative for more details.

Our registered aquatic fitness classes will help you take your water workout to a new level of intensity! Challenge your strength and endurance with equipment designed to maximize resistance in the water. This program is perfect for athletes wanting to cross train and avoid injuries, fit individuals recovering from injuries and seeking low-impact training – and anyone who loves a good water workout.

Mind/Body Intro to Yoga New to exploring the peaceful practice of yoga? This program is great for beginners and for those restarting their practice after a long break. You will learn the fundamentals of yoga, which will help you to feel comfortable and confident taking drop-in classes.

Other advanced Conditioning programs include: Bootcamp, Boxer’s Workout, Fitness Kickboxing, Functional Training, Hard Core, and TRX.

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Family Yoga (8yrs+) Bond as you bend in this family yoga program. Enjoy stretching, strengthening and spending quality time together in a calming atmosphere. This class is designed to bring parents and children together to explore the benefits of health and wellness while learning basic yoga postures.

Pre/Postnatal

Advanced Yoga Lift your body and spirit to a higher level. This program will help you grow your yoga practice through more advanced postures. This level is appropriate for people who feel comfortable attending drop-in yoga classes and wish to move forward in their practice.

Postnatal Fitness Are you a new mom looking for a special class just for you? Re-energize in either our moms-only or mom & baby postnatal fitness classes. The supportive land-based program is designed to help women strengthen, stabilize and re-condition postpartum. The class will incorporate cardio, resistance, core and stretching exercises appropriate for postnatal women. Participants should have permission from their physician to begin an exercise program prior to starting this class.

Pilates and Fusion Stretch and strengthen your body with our fusion and pilates classes! In these challenging, self-paced workout you will build core strength, flexibility, and better posture. You will become more aware of your body, which helps promote in increased focus on a healthy and active life. Options vary by branch, check in with your local branch for more details.

WE ALSO OFFER DROP-IN YOGA AND AQUATIC CLASSES. See our drop-in fitness class schedule on page 26. Drop-in classes are free with admission and membership.

Martial Arts Martial Arts Programs (6yrs+) Build your strength and confidence through our martial arts programs. Participants will practice learn a variety of skills and techniques in a safe and fun environment. Martial Arts program options vary by branch, see local branch for more details.

Prenatal Fitness Experience a fit pregnancy and meet other moms-to-be! This program is designed with the unique needs of pregnant bodies in mind. You will work out with cardio, resistance, core and stretching exercises suitable for women of all fitness levels.

Specialized Healthy Living (18yrs+) If you have a chronic condition and/or have survived a cardiac event, this program is for you. Designed for graduates of the Living Well and/or Cardiac Wellness programs, this is the perfect class to help you maintain your fitness level. You will work out in a group setting and participate in both cardio activities and resistance training exercises. Participants must have clearance from their doctors to participate.

Personal Training (all ages) Getting Started New to working out 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. Personal Training Packages 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.

Team Training (Max. 20 People) Take your sport to the next level in a 60-minute intense team training session. Your personalized session will build speed, agility, strength, endurance or general fitness while you build team chemistry and get the edge you need to win your next game or competition.

ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS 55 YEARS+ Active Older Adult Resistance Training Looking to maintain your strength – or get even stronger? Preserve or pump up your muscles by learning safe and effective ways to add free weights, advanced balance and stability ball exercises into your fitness routine. Options available for all levels from beginner to advanced, check in with your local branch for more details.

DID YOU KNOW? You receive a free fitness essentials program as part of your membership? You will receive a basic strength and conditioning program to get you started and help you feel more comfortable using the equipment. Talk to a Strength and Conditioning representative for more details.

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DROP-IN CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Drop-in schedules vary between locations. See our schedules on the app or online.

Drop-in classes are FREE with admission

AQUATICS

Deep Water Fitness Join this highly effective low-impact water workout! Using a buoyancy belt in deep water, your head will stay above the surface during various cardio and resistance exercises designed to improve your stability, mobility and endurance. This low joint impact makes this class perfect for those with injuries, limitations, or just wanting to cross-train. Confidence in deep water is required.

Shallow Water Fitness Use the water’s resistance to your advantage. This class will challenge your muscular and cardiovascular endurance while improving balance, stability and flexibility. Sessions take place in the shallow end of the pool, where your feet always touch the floor. Swimming ability is not required.

Gentle Water Fitness Ease into fitness with this gentle water class. Improve your endurance, mobility and range of motion with basic cardio and resistance movements and stretches. This program is designed for older adults and anyone wanting to take things a little easier. Swimming ability is not required.

CARDIO

Zumba® Join this energetic dance class! Zumba cardio dance mixes high- and low-intensity moves using the rhythms of Latin and world music. You will raise your fitness level in a fun, encouraging atmosphere. No dance experience is required!

High/Low If you love to grapevine, mambo and step touch, then this choreographed class is for you. You will improve your cardiovascular fitness, as well as your balance, agility and coordination, through a variety of fun high and low-impact movements.

Step Start on the right foot in this high-energy class. You will increase your cardiovascular fitness using the step and a variety of movements choreographed to great tunes. Cool down with a full-body stretching session at the end of the class.

Step Circuit Step up your level of fitness! Improve your muscle and cardio conditioning in this high-intensity class. A combination of simple step choreography and resistance training will give you a full body workout. A final stretching session will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Cardio Kickboxing Fight to get fit! You will work to hone your cardiovascular fitness, muscles and motor skills using a variety of kickboxing moves. You’ll learn proper technique as you are led through kicking and punching exercises that are choreographed to music.

Instructor’s Choice Mix things up with your routine and try one of our Instructor’s Choice classes. The class format will change from week to week, but will still offer all the fitness benefits of our regular classes. It’s a fun way to learn different skills, and to experience the varying expertise of our YMCA instructors.

Group Blast™ – NEW! Get 60 minutes of cardio training using the STEP in highly effective, athletic ways. It will get your heart pounding and sweat pouring as you improve your fitness, agility, coordination, and strength with exciting music and group energy. HAVE A BLAST!

CYCLE

Group Cycle Spin up your cycling skills! Come prepared for a cardiovascular workout that emphasizes proper form, technique and safety. You will challenge your endurance and stamina with hills, climbs, sprints and more on an indoor cycling bike.

Cycle Strength Go the distance with this full-body workout. This class combines cardiovascular training on the indoor cycling bikes and muscle conditioning exercises off the bike. Finish the class with a satisfying stretch session targeting your major muscle groups.

Cycle Core A strong core makes for a smoother ride! This high-energy class combines cardiovascular training and core work. You will get a great cardio work out on the bike, then hop off the bike for core work and stretching exercises.

MIND/BODY

Yoga Find your strength as you de-stress in this calming class. You will improve your flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness through a series of breathing exercises and poses. You will finish the class feeling centered and rejuvenated.

Gentle Yoga Find a sense of peace as you gently work your body. This class focuses on the healing aspects of yoga with stretching, relaxation and mind-calming techniques. Gentle modifications and restorative poses will help guide beginners and those needing exercise alternatives due to injuries.

Stretch & Relaxation Lengthen your muscles and calm your mind in this serene class. You will work on stretching, relaxation and mindfulness, incorporating a variety of lengthening movements and calming techniques. This class is for all levels.

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STRENGTH

Muscle Works Get strong! In this class, you will develop muscular strength and endurance using a variety of equipment and techniques. There will be a strong emphasis on the proper execution of movements, making it a perfect choice for beginners or those wanting to refine their technique.

Barbell Blast Build strength and progress. In this weight-training class, you will use barbells and plates for a total body workout. The instructor uses a periodized approach, which means you are led through a structured resistance program each week to maximize strength gains and develop proper technique.

Group Power® Blast all your muscles with a high-rep weight training workout. Using an adjustable barbell, weight plates, and body weight, Group Power combines squats, lunges, presses, and curls with functional integrated exercises. Dynamic music and a motivating group atmosphere will get your heart rate up, make you sweat, and push you to a personal best! POWER UP!

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Get the ultimate workout with HIIT! Challenge and improve your cardiovascular fitness, balance, core strength and muscular endurance in this dynamic, high-energy workout. You will participate in a variety of intense, non-choreographed cardio and resistance intervals throughout the class.

Cross Training Cut workout boredom and get fit with the variety offered by cross training. You will challenge and improve your agility, core and fitness level through plyometrics and sports drills. This high intensity class also combines minimally choreographed cardio intervals with resistance training.

Instructor’s Choice Mix things up with your routine and try one of our Instructor’s Choice classes. The class format will change from week to week, but will still offer all the fitness benefits of our regular classes. It’s a fun way to learn different skills, and to experience the varying expertise of our YMCA instructors.

Barre Step up to the barre for an effective, low-impact workout. You will focus on core strength, improving your posture and strengthening your stability muscles in a workout inspired by ballet, yoga and Pilates movements. A combination of standing and mat work is used.

Gentle Fitness Be gentle on your body while boosting your level of fitness! You will improve your endurance, mobility and stability without the stress on your joints. This total body, low-impact workout combines resistance and balance exercises. Suitable for beginners and anyone requiring a modified program.

Core Strength Don’t ignore your core! Challenge this important set of muscles in this dedicated core class. You will gain strength through a variety of exercises that work your abdominals, back muscles, glutes and more!

Family Fitness & Fun Make fitness a family affair. Your family will participate in fun body-weight exercises and activities to help develop physical literacy, strength, cardiovascular fitness, balance, coordination and agility. Children age six and up are welcome. Participation of both parent and child is required.

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SPORTS

PROGRAMS, LEAGUES & CONDITIONING

Learn the rules of the game or perfect your game play and strategy. Develop deep social connections and gain a love of sport. We offer introduction to sport, sport development, leagues and conditioning. Our sport programs and leagues promote sportsmanship, healthy competition and fair play.

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PRESCHOOL

CHILD & YOUTH

Active Start Programs (10mths-5yrs)

Basketball Programs & Leagues

Active play and friends are what these programs are all about! Our YMCA Active Start provide a fun and social introduction to the fundamental movement skills that will help your young one engage in sports and physical activity as they grow. Programs are offered to both parent and child (10mths – 2 yrs) or independently (3-5yrs) based on the stage of development.

Jr. NBA Basketball Program U7 (5-6yrs) Dribble your way to net success! Our NBA programs are based on a national youth basketball program designed to help develop fundamental movement skills, sportsmanship and love for the game of basketball. Players will have ample time to practice skills with a scrimmage at the end of each class. Players will progress through each level and learn developmentally appropriate skills.

Active Start program offerings include: Play Pals, Tumble Time, Fun with Friends, Kinetic Kids, Games Galore, Young Athletes, Super Sports, Mini & Mobile. Movement & Swim and Action & Swim. Visit ymcacalgary.org/registration for more details on these programs.

The U9 -U17 Steve Nash Youth Basketball League is based on a national youth basketball program designed to help develop fundamental movement skills, sportsmanship and love for the game of basketball. Game times vary by age (see branch for more details). Participants will receive a SNYB reversible jersey, basketball, drawstring bag, parents’ guide, SNYB poster and certificate of participation.

DID YOU KNOW? We have an active multi-day preschool program? Your child will get active and school-ready. Visit page 15 for details.

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Youth Swim Club

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Triathlon Training

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Steve Nash Basketball Leagues U9-U17 (7-16yrs) Bring your “A” game to this new league where you will develop your basketball skills and get an introduction to healthy competition. Players will practice once per week and then play a game once a week, where they will apply their new skills in a fun, semi-competitive environment.

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Steve Nash Basketball Program (7-16yrs) Learn the basics to conquer the court! The Steve Nash Youth Basketball program runs 1x/week and is based on a national youth basketball program designed to help develop fundamental movement skills, sportsmanship and love for the game of basketball. Participants will receive a SNYB reversible jersey, basketball, drawstring bag, parents' guide, SNYB poster and certificate of participation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Skills learned vary between each age group.

Youth Swim Club Have fun learning competitive swimming skills in a team focused environment. The goal is to improve body position and swim stroke techniques, learn competitive start, turns and flip turn to maximize your speed and endurance. You’ll enhance the four competitive strokes – front crawl, breaststroke, back crawl and butterfly. Please note the different skill requirements for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Participants must be able to swim 100 meters and tread water for 1 minute comfortable.

Multisport Programs Multisport – FUNdamentals (6-8yrs) Sports and games make for a fun learning experience. Your child will learn the basics of different sports including basketball, soccer, floor hockey, badminton and more. This is a great way to develop fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, kicking, throwing, catching and shooting. Your child will build confidence and the motivation to be physically active. Each week focuses on different sports. Multisport – Learn to Train (9-12yrs) Get in the game! Your child will learn the basics of basketball, soccer, floor hockey, badminton and more! This is a great way to build fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, kicking, throwing, catching and shooting. Your child will develop the confidence and motivation to be physically active. Each week focuses on different sports. Youth Sports Programs Learn new skills and get in the game! The focus of our youth sports programs is fun and developmentally appropriate skill development. Participants will develop fundamental movement skills in structured and unstructured environments for play to help them engage in sports and physical activity for life. Youth Sports Programs include soccer, floor hockey, floor ball, badminton, volleyball, handball, running club, parkour and homeschool sports.

ADULT Masters Swim Club (18yrs+) Master the water! Running from September to June, this program covers the four competitive strokes – freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly – in a competitive, club environment. With the help of a coach, you will participate in a variety of swim workouts that will help refine your stroke and build speed, endurance and efficiency in the water. Swimmers will be registered with Swim Alberta as a Masters swimmer and will have the option to compete at sanctioned competitions throughout the season. Participants should able to swim 500 metres continuously prior to registering for this class.

SPORTS CONDITIONING Triathlon Training Program (15yrs+) Get the tools to tackle your first triathlon or train for your next. In this program, you will increase your efficiency in the water and build your endurance and strength. Program options include a focus on the triathlon swim portion or a focus on weight training to build overall endurance and strength. See branch for more details on options. Running (15yrs+) Are you eager to start a running program? The latest tips, techniques and training methods will be used to help you safely hit the pathways. We have options for both beginner’s and intermediate runner’s. This progressive program aims to reduce injuries by helping your body gradually adjust to running. Options include our Learn 2 Run and Run 4 Your Life programs.

Team Training (15yrs+) Take your sport to the next level in a 60-minute intense team training session. Your personalized session will build speed, agility, strength, endurance or general fitness while you build team chemistry and get the edge you need to win your next game or competition. Max 20 people. Contact member services for more details.

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CLIMBING Explore your limits and challenge your body with new techniques at the climbing wall! We offer engaging climbing programs for preschool aged climbers to adults and families. Our programs promote skill progression, cooperation and teamwork, while helping build strength and cardiovascular health.

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Billy Goats (4-5yrs) Let your preschooler discover the basics of indoor climbing in this fun and safe program. Participants will learn to free-climb along the bouldering wall while engaging in exciting games and activities. Your child will develop spatial and body awareness as well as increased confidence and determination.

First Ascents (15yrs+) Learn to rock the climbing wall! This 1.5-hour program will help novice climbers learn the basics of top-rope climbing, including safety procedures, belay technique, knot work and the proper use of equipment. After successfully passing a belay test, you’ll be all set to belay independently in open climbs. Previous climbing experience is not required.

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OPEN CLIMB TIMES

Bugaboos & Hang Dogs (6-11yrs)

Children under 8yrs must have a parent/guardian present, all minors must have a waiver signed before climbing

Build your child’s confidence, strength and determination while learning the basics of rock climbing in our classes. Participants will learn knot work, wall safety, route setting and the importance of trust and communication. Climbing skills are progressed based on age and developmental ability in each of our programs.

Have fun and enjoy some quality social time with family or friends during our open climb times. A certified instructor will review safety procedures, rules of the climbing wall, proper use of equipment, and how to complete waivers before climbing. You’ll have ample time switch up your routes as you challenge and encourage each other on the climbing wall. Check your branch for more details and schedules.

YOUTH Rock Stars & Rock Jocks (12-17yrs) Hone your climbing expertise in this fun program. You will refine your skills in knot work, route setting and strategic thinking, while challenging yourself to even greater heights on the wall. Climbers will test their physical and mental strength while practicing knot work, route setting, communication sequences, belaying techniques and will climb progressively challenging routes. Older participants will learn to use more advanced climbing equipment such as belay devices.

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DROP IN AND CLIMB ON YOUR OWN! Our climbing walls are always supervised by certified climbing instructors who are available to answer questions, provide tips and help climbers belay. Auto-belay equipment is available at all of our climbing wall locations. Climbers under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian before climbing. Children under 8 must have a parent/guardian present at all times, all minors must have a waiver signed before climbing. Visit us online or see our app for climbing wall schedules.

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ARTS & DANCE Spin your body or spin a brush. And find new skills and techniques to help you express yourself in a new way! We offer a variety of approachable arts programs from dance and drama to art. Our programs promote self expression, build self-confidence and help develop a healthy mind, body and spirit.

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PRESCHOOL Preschool Arts & Dance Programs (2-5yrs) Help release your little one’s inner artist. Your child will delve into both guided and self-directed imaginative experiences using different mediums and approaches to foster creative expression. Your child will hone his or her fine motor skills with the use of scissors, paste, paint and modeling materials for their creations. Children require running shoes to participate safely in this class, and must be able to use the washroom independently.

DANCE FOR FREE! Try one of our choreographed cardio classes. From Zumba and Step to Cardio Kickboxing, you’ll get the perfect combination of choreography and fitness. Our drop-in fitness classes are attended mostly by adults, but participants ages 15+ are welcome to attend.

Preschool arts and dance programs include: Song & Dance, Creative Exploration, Movement & Creative Expression, Zumba Jr., Artistic Expression, Action & Artistic Expression and Music & Movement

CHILD & YOUTH Children’s Dance (6-13yrs) Get ready to bust a move! You will learn the hottest dance moves around with this series of lessons. Participants will learn how to put together new moves in each session as they develop strength, coordination and confidence. Make new friends while you groove to the beat. Options in children’s dance also include breakdancing and Zumba. Check your local branch for more details.

Our soon-to-open Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge location will have a 250-seat performance theatre, flexible art studios and gallery space. To learn more about our new location visit: ymcacalgary.org/shanehomesymca

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LEADERSHIP Build a skill, your resume and become a positive leader in your community. We offer certification in lifeguarding, swim and fitness instructing, camp counseling, babysitting and more. Our leadership programs promote leading through the YMCA’s values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring and, help participants to become positive role models in the community.

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP Leaders in Training (grades 7-9) Take your leadership skills to the next level. Prepare yourself to be a leader among your friends as you learn how to become a role model in your community. The LIT Program focuses on aquatics skills, outdoor and environmental training, character and leadership development, communication, volunteerism and fundraising. Don’t just be a part of the crowd; be a leader.

Babysitting Certification (11yrs+) Learn to take charge and develop a great new skill. You will learn safe practices for working with children, as you develop leadership skills. This Red Cross Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours in children to basic first aid, as well as how to conduct yourself professionally as a babysitter. A manual is included in the course fee.

AQUATICS LEADERSHIP * Check in with the Aquatics Supervisor at your local branch for more information on scheduled aquatics leadership training.

Bronze Star (10yrs+) 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 course will also prepare you for the Bronze Medallion course. Before taking Bronze Star, we recommend you complete the Canadian Star Patrol program. Bronze Medallion (13yrs+) Boost your understanding of lifesaving principles and skills. Learn tows, carries, release methods, victim assessment and emergency care through this 20-hour course. 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 able to swim. This course requires 100 per cent participation for successful completion. A manual is included in the program fee.

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Bronze Cross (13yrs+) Looking to advance your lifesaving training? This 20-hour course teaches you the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, giving you the direction on how to safely supervise swimmers in and around the water. This course covers emergency procedures, injury assessment and spinal injury rescue. Prerequisite: completion of the Bronze Medallion Award. This course requires 100 per cent attendance and participation to complete. Junior Lifeguard Club (10yrs+) 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. National Lifeguard Certification/Recertification (16yrs+) Continue your certification to 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 per cent participation for successful completion. Standard First Aid – Original (14yrs+) Learn to identify if an illness or injury is a medical emergency and what to do next. You will learn and practice simple techniques to care for a casualty as a first responder. After completing this 16-hour course, you will be certified in Standard First Aid and CPR Basic Rescuer Level C. This course is approved by Alberta Occupational Health and Safety.

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YMCA Assistant Swim Instructor (12yrs+) Are you ready to take the dive into teaching swimming? Apprentice under the guidance of an experienced, qualified YMCA swim instructor. This course prepares you to be an instructor trainee, so that you can assist in teaching YMCA Li’l Dippers, Learn to Swim, Star, Star Leadership and Adult Programs. You must have completed the YMCA Star 7 to take this program. YMCA Swim Instructor (16yrs+) Complete your certification and you’ll become a proud YMCA swim instructor. To enroll in this 40-hour course, you must be 16 years old, have a current Bronze Cross or National Lifeguard Service Award, and Standard First Aid with CPR level C, and your strokes must be at Intermediate standard. To successfully complete the course, 100 per cent attendance and participation is required.

Yoga Learn the principles of instructing Hatha yoga classes, with a focus on intro level program delivery.

Older Adult Fitness Learn appropriate exercises and considerations to safely instruct group fitness classes for older adults

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FITNESS LEADERSHIP 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. 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.

Personal Training Develop the knowledge and skills to work one-on-one with clients to create tailored exercise programs.

Aquatic Fitness Learn water and movement principles for teaching vertical aquatic fitness classes in both deep & shallow water.

Group Strength Gain the knowledge and experience needed to effectively instruct strength training classes using portable equipment.

Cycle Gain the skills needed to lead group cycle classes, monitor participant intensity and help build their cardiovascular endurance.

Cardio Learn to instruct choreography classes such as Hi-Lo or Step, through a mix of classroom and studio time.

LIFEGUARDS & FITNESS INSTRUCTORS WANTED. We are looking for certified lifeguards and fitness leaders to work at our new YMCA location. The Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge will open in 2018 and will require many lifeguards, swim and fitness instructors. Get certified now or apply today. Details at ymcacalgary.org/rrcareers

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CAMPS Get active, build skills and a friendship and become more independent at camp. Camps are offered at our six health and wellness locations and two outdoor camp sites. Our camps promote active play, challenge and fun – both inside and out. We offer day and overnight camps with various activity options available with some camps.

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CAMPS

WINTER DAY CAMPS

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Camp YMCA camps are offered during the winter months at all six YMCA locations. Winter camps begin on December 27!

CAMP YMCA

CAMP RIVEREDGE

Camps take place at all six YMCA Health & Fitness Locations

Camps take place at our outdoor location at Sandy Beach in Calgary’s south west.

Multi-Activity Camps

Outdoor Adventure Camps

Keep active and engaged at camp!

Brave the weather and experience the fun of outdoor camp – right in the city!

During multi-activity camps, participants will play sports, sing songs, get artsy, and participate in a variety of traditional camp games in the facility. They’ll play court sports, scale walls, and take on the pool! Some will even explore philanthropy.

Outdoor enthusiasts will test their skills on the low-ropes and challenge courses, bouldering cube, and archery range. They’ll even build a team shelter!

Half-day, full-day and week-long camps are offered at all Calgary YMCA locations.

Participants participate in traditional camp songs and games, and explore forests and wide-open spaces.

Swim (recreational or swim lesson), climbing and art options are available with some camps.

Bike Camps Experience some of Calgary’s fantastic bike trail network in and around the Sandy Beach area!

Sport Camps Get sporty and skilled.

Along with lots of riding, this camp will covers topics such as trails and navigation, cycle safety including traffic awareness, personal protection, hand signals and correct bicycle maintenance, bike repairs and adjustments, and riding techniques for different terrains.

Our sport-specific camps will focus on skill development, fitness through cross-training, and healthy competition with lots of game play. Campers will learn sportsmanship and develop an even greater love of the game.

JOIN CAMP YMCA THIS WINTER! Register your child for a fun and active camp over the winter school break! Multiple activities in this camp multiply the fun! Registration begins on October 3.

CAMP YMCA MELCOR YMCA

SHAWNESSY YMCA

SADDLETOWNE YMCA

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

REMINGTON YMCA

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

WINTER DAY CAMPS

TEACHERS' CONVENTION

SPRING BREAK

SUMMER

CAMP RIVEREDGE

FALL

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CAMP CHIEF HECTOR

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CAMP CHIEF HECTOR Camps take place at our expansive outdoor space .

Build a memories and friendships in the great outdoors!

CAMP CHIEF HECTOR OFFERS MUCH MORE THAN SUMMER CAMP.

Located just an hour outside of Calgary in Bow Valley Wildlands Provincial Park, Camp Chief Hector provides a rich ecosystem for children and youth to learn and grow through nature.

Family camp, corporate retreats, weddings and more!

This fun outdoor camp promotes a deep appreciation for nature, independence and individual growth through group development and challenge.

Camp Chief Hector’s beautiful spaces, fun activities and facilities make it a great place for all kinds of outdoor events and fun.

Your child will explore nature, canoe on the lake, go horseback riding, and swim in the pool. They’ll try out the high-ropes, challenge course, rock climbing wall, archery course and get creative in the adventure park.

Visit ymcacalgary.org/camps/camp-chief-hector for more details.

They’ll enjoy camp songs and campfires in the evening before they hit their tipi for a much needed sleep. An experience not to be missed! Activities and length of camp vary between age groups.

Summer camp registration for Camp Chief Chector usually takes place in December, but is subject to change. Please check our website for upcoming registration dates. These camps are very popular.

SCHOOL BREAK CAMPS Our school break camps follow both the CBE and CCSD calendars. YMCA Teachers’ Convention and Spring Break Camps will be listed in our winter program guide.

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COMMUNITY We give everyone the same opportunities as you. Offered at over 60 locations across the city, YMCA Calgary community programs respond to a wide variety of community needs. Programs include: indigenous youth leadership; language instruction and cultural integration; math tutoring; and after school children's programs. These donor-supported initiatives provide access to quality programs and positive role models. Individuals develop a sense of belonging to their local community, learn meaningful life skills and have the opportunity to become positive leaders in their community. For more information on our community initiatives, check out ymcacalgary.org/community-ymca/

"The [YMCA staff and volunteers] help our students develop the social skills and friendship skills that they need to have a positive outcome for the year and for some of these kids, that is huge. This is being reinforced in school and in the after school program. These skills are going home and now parents are learning these skills too. We [and the YMCA] are a hand of friendship to our community. It’s the hand reaching out to the ones that need it the most." – Jean Zoller, Former Assistant Principal

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