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YMCA CALGARY

FALL PROGRAM GUIDE

LEADERSHIP

CERTIFICATIONS

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

AQUATICS

HEALTH & FITNESS

SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2016

BUILD YOUR ACTIVE LIFE HERE.

REMINGTON YMCA Visit us at ymcacalgary.org/registration for dates, times and pricing.

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YMCA CALGARY IS a hard working chairitable 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 Ou

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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AND HELP BUILD HAPPY, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES.

provi t active, and build skills. e g , y t i de opport n u unities to build a comm

There are currently...

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Health & fitness facilities in Calgary

MELCOR YMCA AT CROWFOOT

GRAY FAMILY SADDLETOWNE EAU CLAIRE YMCA YMCA

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

REMINGTON YMCA IN QUARRY PARK

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

NOW OPEN! CAMP RIVEREDGE

CAMP CHIEF HECTOR YMCA

SET TO OPEN AUGUST 2016!

And more facilities opening soon...

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SHAWNESSY YMCA

2017

New health & fitness facliities in Calgary

YMCA IN ROCKY RIDGE

2018

YMCA IN SETON

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New dedicated child development centre in Calgary’s southeast

Visit us at ymcacalgary.org/registration for dates, times and pricing.

2016

QUARRY PARK CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

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Physical Literacy 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 (eg. running, throwing balls); in the water (eg. swimming); on snow and ice (eg. skating and skiing); in the air (eg. moving in the air without support - ie., jumping/ spinning in the air); and in the outdoors (eg. 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.

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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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Ages & Stages

Start by developing a good base of foundational skills. 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.

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.

Once a foundation of skills is built, youth can choose to build 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).

BOYS 12-16 GIRLS 11 - 15 TRAIN TO TRAIN Build aerobic base and consolidate sport-specific skills.

BOYS 16 - 23 GIRLS 15 - 21

BOYS 19 GIRLS 18+

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

Refine skills with the ultimate goal to win.

TRAIN TO WIN

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!

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:

http://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.

CLICK HERE.

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 canadiansportforlife.ca.

Visit us at ymcacalgary.org/registration for dates, times and pricing.

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REMINGTON YMCA A FULLY EQUIPPED HEALTH & RECREATION FACILITY IN QUARRY PARK

We are grateful for the support of our many community partners who are as committed to building healthy, active communities as we are.

THANK YOU for to our partners for investing in the health of all Calgarians.

City of Calgary The City of Calgary owned and built 100,000 sq. ft. building is now home to a health and recreation facility operated by the YMCA. Following through on the City’s commitment to provide all Calgarians access to health and recreation, the facility will be in close proximity to city transit, CTrain, and will connect to existing pathways - opening access to surrounding neighbourhoods and business parks.

Remington YMCA Remington Development Corporation, the facility’s named sponsor, is one of Calgary’s premier developers and is developing the Quarry Park residential areas and business park. Remington’s investment in the success of the facility will help support their vision to build communities in which people can live, work and play.

Ecco Recycling and Energy Corporation An organization dedicated to protecting the environment, Ecco Recycling & Energy Corporation is invested in the health of future generations. Ecco has partnered with YMCA Calgary to create the new Child Development Centre at the Remington YMCA. They believe YMCA’s current focus on the Power of Potential could not be more important than in the development of our youngest citizens. Lafarge On a mission to build better cities, Lafarge has contributed to the creation of the Remington YMCA - from conception to construction. A responsible community partner, Larfarge uses sustainable construction practices and donates 10,000 employee volunteer hours in Western Canada. Norton Rose Fulbright A global law firm with strong roots in the Calgary community, Norton Rose Fulbright is helping the YMCA through financial and volunteer support. Norton Rose Fulbright believes in giving back to the community in which it works. The law firm believes that Remington YMCA is a direct example of the YMCA’s ability to grow with the needs of the community.

For a full list of our valued community-minded partners, please visit our Power of Potential campaign site at ymcapowerofpotential.ca.

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CONTENTS ADMISSIONS & MEMBERSHIPS ......8

HEALTH & FITNESS........................... 22 PRESCHOOL................................................................................. 24 CHILDREN & YOUTH................................................................... 25 YOUTH LEADERSHIP.................................................................. 25 YOUTH OUTDOOR...................................................................... 26 ADULT........................................................................................... 28 PERSONAL TRAINING ................................................................ 30 FITNESS LEADERSHIP/CERTIFICATION................................... 31 DROP-IN FITNESS........................................................................ 32

CHILD DEVELOPMENT & CARE........10

Child Minding,.........................................................................................10 Childcare & Preschool...........................................................................11 New Child Development Centres.....................................................13

AQUATICS............................................14 LESSON & LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS..........................................................16 PRESCHOOL.................................................................................................18 CHILDREN & YOUTH..................................................................................18 ADULTS............................................................................................ 19 LEADERSHIP.................................................................................... 20

LEADERSHIP/CERTIFICATION....... 21

AQUATIC LEADERSHIP/CERTIFICATION.......................................20 YOUTH LEADERSHIP...........................................................................25 FITNESS LEADERSHIP/CERTIFICATION.........................................31

A GOOD READ. LEARN MORE ABOUT YMCA CALGARY AND PHYSICAL LITERACY ON PAGES 2 - 5.

INSIDER TIPS

As a program participant, you will benefit from the motivation of an instructor and the support and accountability of a group. YMCA programs include intentional, progressive skills and challenge so that you will continue to improve.

PROGRAM FEES

HOW TO REGISTER

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

ONLINE Fast and convenient, YMCA Online allows you to register anytime, anywhere. Visit ymcacalgary. org/registration.

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

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

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

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

Member Registration starts: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Non-Member Registration starts: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Drop-in fitness and aquatic classes are free with admission and membership. For drop-in fitness descriptions and schedules visit www.ymcacalgary.org.

REGISTER SOON! PROGRAMS FILL FAST. Visit us at ymcacalgary.org/registration for dates, times and pricing.

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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

KNOW?

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 fees)

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

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

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

GENERAL PLUS ADULT (18Y+)

$71.40

$97.65

SENIOR (65Y+) $48.55 $75.60

ADD A DEPENDENT TO YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR A NOMINAL FEE.

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

$ 7.35

YOUTH PLUS (12Y - 17Y) $15.05

YOUNG ADULT (18 - 25Y)

$53.55

YOUTH (12Y - 17Y)

$34.40

CHILD (0 - 11Y)

$29.15

LOCKER ROOM LUXURY

GRADE 6

FREE (details below)

Treat yourself to acces to Men our Womens’ Plus Locker Room

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.

CHILD (0 - 11Y)

$ 4.20

A Plus Membershp gives you access to our Plus Locker Rooms which includes all the extras like towel service, steam room, hot tub, tote storage and more. You can upgrade to a Plus Membership any time.

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

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 six Calgary locations any time throughout your grade 6 year (until August 31).

BELONG GROW THRIVE LEAD

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GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR Y.

MEMBER BENEFITS

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Access to six 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

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CHILD MINDING

see full details on page 10

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. You’ll get 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

3 - 10 YEARS

$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.

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

DROP IN TO FL AMES F RIDAY For youth ag es 8 - 17 Fridays 1 - 8

pm

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.

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Contact your local YMCA for details.

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Use the faci or participatlities, join a sporty gam Check schede in a planned activity. e, ules at your or visit: local YMCA www.ymca

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DOWNLOAD

OUR NEW APP

Check drop-in schedules

View online program guides

Receive news & event updates

GET IT FREE Search “YMCA Calgary” on Google Play or the App Store

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CHILD MINDING We believe that positive experiences in the early years have life-long impact. Our Child Minding care providers are passionate about creating a fun, safe, and comfortable environment for infants and children during their stay. All caregivers have up-to-date police security clearance and are required to complete YMCA Calgary’s Early Years Training Program. Our training program supports our caregivers in applying best practices heathy child development and playbased learning techniques into everything they do.

FREE

CHILD MINDING FOR MEMBERS Members receive free child minding for up to 2 hours a day, 3 times/week for children ages 6 weeks to 35 months.

Visit ymcacalgary.org/childminding or see our app for hours and contact information.

OUR CHILD MINDING SERVICE PROVIDES SHORT-TERM CARE FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN WHILE YOU WORK ON STAYING HEALTHY AND ACTIVE AT THE Y. AGES •

Infants and children ages 6 weeks to 10 years

BOOKING DETAILS •

Child Minding can be booked for a maximum of two hours per day.

Advanced booking is recommended to secure a space. (The number of spaces available has been pre-determined to ensure the caregiver to child ratio provides optimum safety and care for each child).

YMCA members can book seven days in advance; non-members can book two days in advance.

BLOCK BOOKING •

Members can pre-book multiple Child Minding sessions at any time.

Non-Members can pre-book multiple Child Minding sessions if registered in a YMCA program.

PAYMENT •

Payment for Child Minding is made at Member Services prior to picking up infants or children. Child Minding receipts are presented to the caregiver when the child is picked up.

Pre-paid multi-visit cards are also presented at the time of pick up.

CANCELLATIONS •

Child Minding appointment cancellations must be received one hour in advance to avoid a $5 cancellation fee.

‘No-shows’ will be charged $5 or for the amount of time booked, whichever is the greater amount.

DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP OF CHILDREN •

To assist us in providing appropriate care and attention to all children, we ask that children be dropped-off and picked-up promptly at their booked time.

In the event a parent/guardian is late, a caregiver or YMCA Duty Manager may be required to locate the parent and late fees will be charged accordingly.

CHILD MINDING FEES

MEMBER

NON-MEMBER

Infant (6 weeks to 35 months)

FREE

$5.75/hour

Child (3 – 10 years)

$3.75 /hour

$5.75/hour

$30 multiple-visit cards can be purchased at Member Services. Multiple-visit cards are transferable, but not refundable.

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A member is defined as the infant/child or adult with a YMCA membership using the child minding service. Financial assistance is available. To learn more, contact Member Services.

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Healthy communities start with healthy kids. CHILD CARE Our child care educators create fun learning opportunities that help teach children social skills, the value of health and to become school-ready. Our educators have upto-date police security clearance and First Aid and CPR certification. In addition, they have postsecondary education in Early Childhood Development and are certified by Alberta Human Services.

Our child care service provides full-day childcare for children ages 6 months to 6 years. Our childcare educators implement the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum, which aligns with primary school benchmarks and helps children learn and discover through creative play. YMCA Playing to Learn is intended to ensure a child’s continued enthusiasm and capacity for life-long learning. It provides an understanding of how play offers the foundation for learning to read and write, and for learning mathematics, science and technology. It provides early childhood educators with the skills to prepare spaces conducive to play-based learning and to utilize best practices which encourage quality learning experiences. Child care is available at the following locations: • • • • •

Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA Saddletowne YMCA Shawnessy YMCA Remington YMCA - NEW YMCA Quarry Park Child Development Centre - NEW

We have two NEW child development centres. See pages 12 & 13 for details.

PRESCHOOL Our caregivers help nurture relationships through the values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring. They create a fun, social and active experience which contribute to a good start in life. All caregivers have upto-date police security clearance.

Our active, play-based preschool programs help your child build foundational physcial literacy skills, social skills and get school-ready. Developmentally appropriate learning games and activities, choice-based play, and lots of active time (including pool time) will keep your child healthy, active and engaged.

See page 24 for dates, times and details.

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NEW YMCA

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRES

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(INSIDE REMINGTON YMCA) A 63-SPACE LICENSED CHILD CARE CENTRE

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SWIM LEARN & PLAY POOL

CARDIO EQUIPMENT

STRENGTH EQUIPMENT

INDOOR TRACK

REGISTERED PROGRAMS

DROP-IN CORPORATE GROUP FITNESS WELLNESS

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CHILDCARE

YMCA QUARRY PARK CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE A DEDICATED 348-SPACE LICENSED CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

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CHILDCARE

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BOOK YOUR CHILDCARE SPACE TODAY. WE’RE OPENING TWO NEW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRES.

The two new YMCA Child Development Centres in Calgary’s southeast commuity of Quarry Park will offer full-day licensed childcare for children ages 12 months - 6 years. Our state-of-the-art centres are filled with natural light and fun spaces for learning and active play - both indoors and out.

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

Relationships form the foundation for all that occurs within the child care 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, selfregulation, and community engagement.

Our program teaches children to value health, nutrition and activity. We encourage and support healthy eating habits and provide dedicated time througout each day for ageappropriate 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 to become life-long learners. Program options include onsite enhancement activities and field trips for older children.

All children enrolled in the YMCA Childcare receive a complimentary YMCA Child Membership.

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

DETAILS & REGISTRATION To register for our Quarry Park and Remington child care centres, call:

Located in the Remington YMCA at 108 Quarry Park Road SE

ALMOS T CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Now open! • 63 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 morning and afternoon snack provided

REMINGTON YMCA

FULL!

Located at 10702 - 18 Street SE

Remington: 403.351.8287 Quarry Park: 403.351.6689

QUARRY PARK

For more details on these or our other licensed and accredited childcare centres, vist:

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Opening mid-August 2016 • Approximately 348 licensed spaces for children aged 12 months - 6 years • Dedicated outdoor play area, indoor gym, activity spaces and experience studio • Healthy snack and lunch provided Financial assistance is available for qualifying families through Alberta Children’s Services and YMCA Calgary’s Opportunity Fund. Visit ymcacalgary.org/childcare for details.

www.ymcacalgary.org/childcare

SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER TODAY.

belong. grow. thrive. lead.

Visit us at ymcacalgary.org/registration for dates, times and pricing.

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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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View your child’s lesson or ask your child’s swim intructor on the last day of lessons where to place your child for the next session.

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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 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.

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.

Visit us at ymcacalgary.org/registration for dates, times and pricing.

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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 activities, while setting a foundation for the critical life skill of swimming.

AGES 3M- 5Y • • •

SPLASHERS BUBBLERS BOBBERS, PARENTED

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

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

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

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 and back for 5m

Surface-support for 30 seconds

Swim for 25m

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

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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, and 15-metre front and back swims. 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

Otters & Seals Otter

Seal

Front and back glides, Submersion

Kicking and rolling, deep water skills

Dolphin

Swimmer

Coordination for front and back crawl

Front and back crawl for 15 m

DOLPHIN & SWIMMER

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

Seals use flutter kicks and roll the body from side to side for streamlined movement through water. Dolphins & Swimmers Dolphins coordinate arms, legs and breathing for smooth propulsion during front and back crawl.

Star 7 swimmers learn first aid, teach someone a skill using effective feedback, and swim a 12-minute, 400-metre endurance swim. Star Levels 1 and 2

AGES 6Y- 17Y STAR LEVELS 3 & 4

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

Swimmers improve their front and back strokes, endurance, and treading water skills.

STAR PROGRAMS

STAR LEVELS 1 & 2

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

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

Star 2

Elementary backstroke; Eggbeater

Breast stroke; Swim for 100m

Star 2 swimmers whip kick on their fronts, eggbeater as surface support, and swim 100 metres. Star Levels 3 and 4

Star 3

Star 4

Dolphin kick; Swim for 200m

Side stroke, swim proficiency, lifesaving

Star 3 skills include elementary backstroke, dolphin kick and a 200-metre endurance swim. Star 4 swimmers breast stroke, sides 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 Butterfly; first aid; teaching others

Star 6 Lifesaving recognition and 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 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.

Visit us at ymcacalgary.org/registration for dates, times and pricing.

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PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN & YOUTH L’il Dippers 3M - 5Y

(parented & unparented)

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.

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.

BOBBERS & FLOATERS - UNPARENTED AGE:3Y - 5Y 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.

Learn to Swim 6Y - 17Y (unparented)

Learn to swim program help build a love for the water and introduce fundamental swim skills to children over the age of 6.

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 roll the body from side to side for streamlined movement through the water.

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.

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.

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 25metre front and back swims; and, be introduced to throwing assists.

Not sure what swim level is right for your child?

Star Levels 6Y - 17Y (unparented)

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

STAR - LEVELS 1,2,3 & 4 AGE:6Y - 17Y Your continuing swimmer 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. 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

Visit pages 14 - 17 for tips.

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Star Leadership 6Y - 17Y (unparented)

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 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.

STAR LEVEL 7 - LEADERSHIP AGE:6Y - 17Y 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.

YOUTH REC 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.

ADULTS 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.

LEVEL 2 - SWIMMING STROKES AND SKILLS 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.

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.

MASTERS The Masters swim program is a year long program running from September to August and covers the four competitive strokes - freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly - in a swim club environment. Every swimmer who participated will be a registered Swim Alberta participant and have the opportunity to compete at sanctioned competitions. The workouts vary in distance and intensity. You should be able to swim 200 metres continuously before participating in this class. There is a mandatory additional $50 affiliation fee for this course due upon registration to register all swimmers with Swim Alberta.

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.

TRIATHLON SWIM Looking to imporve your swim time in your next triathlon or just want to improve your technique? 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 front crawl for 200 metres.

Want to take your swimming and leadership skills further? Flip the page to learn how you can become a certified lifeguard or swim instructor.

We offer private swim lessons for children, youth and adults. Registration private lessons begin Setptember 18. Contact the Aquatics Director for details.

Visit us in person or online at ymcacalgary.org/registration for dates, times and pricing.

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LEADERSHIP Improve swim, lifesaving, and leadership skills and work towards becoming a lifeguard or swim instructor. We offer industry standard and YMCA-specific programs to help get you certified and employed.

BRONZE STAR AGE:10Y AND UP

BRONZE CROSS AGE:13Y AND UP Eager to advance your lifesaving training? This 20-hour program teaches you the difference between lifesaving and life guarding, 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.

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CLUB AGE:10Y - 15Y

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.

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.

BRONZE MEDALLION AGE:13Y AND UP

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD AGE:16Y 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.

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.

For more youth leadership programs, see page 25.

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DID YOU KNOW

EVERY GRADE SIX STUDENT IN CALGARY HAS FREE YMCA ACCESS AND PROGRAMMING? 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 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 six Calgary locations any time throughout your grade 6 year (until August 31). Be independent and grow with other positive, healthy youth. Become a member today!

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required.

BELONG GROW THRIVE LEAD

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HEALTH & FITNESS

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IT’S A FACT.

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.

NEED MORE GOOD REASONS TO REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM? Those who take programs tend to go to the gym more often, and for a longer period of time. Along with benefiting from the motivation of an instructor and the support and accountability of a group., social connections also keep people visitng the gym more often YMCA programs include intentional, progressive skills and challenge so that you will continue to improve. Now that’s motivation.

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PRE-SCHOOL The Remington YMCA has introduced new names to many of our Preschool Programs! Many of our previous names may be found on www. ymcacalgary.org or in other YMCA program guides. Please contact us at 403-315-6678 with any questions or concerns

PARENTED MINI & MOBILE AGE:10M - 23M Let your toddler burn some energy playing 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

PLAY PALS AGE:3Y - 5Y

Your toddler will enjoy free-play time, group sing-alongs and story time with other toddlers in this fun, engaging class. Participants must be able to walk.

MOVEMENT & CREATIVE EXPRESSION AGE:2Y - 3Y Develop your toddler’s sense of adventure as he or she experiments with gym equipment and discovers a creative side with crafts. Gym activities will focus on balance, spatial awareness, movement and safety skills. Participants will explore painting, drawing, and gluing in the craft component

MOVEMENT & SWIM AGE:2Y - 3Y Let your toddler burn some energy playing 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.

UNPARENTED YMCA PRESCHOOL 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.  Child must be toilet trained to attend this class.

MOVEMENT & CREATIVE EXPRESSION AGE:3Y - 5Y Develop your child’s sense of adventure as he or she experiments with gym equipment and discovers a creative side with crafts. Gym activities will focus on balance, spatial awareness, movement and safety skills. Kids will explore painting, drawing, scissor skills, and gluing in the craft component. Child must be toilet trained to attend this class.

CHILDREN & YOUTH YMCA Calgary is helping develop healthy, happy kids.

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

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GAMES GALORE AGE:2Y - 3YM Let your child try some fun new games that help improve movement and skills. Activities will focus on balance, spatial awareness, movement and safety skills. Appropriate indoor shoes are required.

FAMILY PLAYGROUND AGE: WALKING - 5Y Bring your child for an hour of unstructured play time. The gym will be set up with obstacles, balls and a variety of gym equipment for children and their parents to explore and enjoy together.

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We currently have six licensed and accredited childcare centres and one more opening soon. See page 12 to learn more about our new centres.

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We offer a variety of preschool swim programs. See page 18 for details.

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We can care for your child while you work out. See page 10 for details on our Child Minding program.

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ATHLETICS / SPORTS

DANCE

BADMINTON AGES: (8Y - 9Y) (10Y - 13Y) (14Y - 17Y)

DANCE AGE: (6Y - 7Y) (8 - 9Y) (10-13Y)

Smash your way to fun in the fast-moving game of badminton. Participants will learn game rules, develop badminton skills and practice good sportsmanship. Get lots of game play in this fun and social program. Program times/skills learned vary between each age group.

Get ready to knock out the beats as you develop skills hottest dance trends around. You will learn a mix of dance styles in this fun program for all abilities. Program times/skills learned vary between each age group.

INDOOR SOCCER AGE: (6Y - 7Y) (8Y - 9Y) (10Y - 13Y)

CERTIFICATION

Bend it like Beckham while you learn and play the fast-paced and popular sport of indoor soccer. Participants will learn essential soccer skills, and even some tricks, while passing and juggling during practice and games in this fun program. Program times/skills learned vary between each age group.

FLOOR BALL AGE: (6Y - 7Y) (8Y - 9Y) (10Y - 13Y) (14Y - 17Y)

Stick handle your way to fun with our floor ball program. We teach all the fundamentals including shooting and passing to help your skills grow. Our instructors foster teamwork and sportsmanship making this program fun for all. Program times vary for each age group. Program times/skills learned vary between each age group.

STEVE NASH BASKETBALL AGE: (6Y - 7Y) (8 - 9Y) (10 - 13Y) Learn to love and play the game of basketball. 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. Program times vary for each age group. Program times/skills learned vary between each age group.

SPORTS LEAGUE - BASKETBALL AGE:12Y - 14Y Looking for some friendly competition? Connect with other youth and get active by joining a fun and free basketball league. Enjoy lots of game play, no mater what your ability, and a city-wide tournament (at the end of the session) against other YMCA branches.

VOLLEYBALL AGE:10Y - 13Y Got lots of spike but no net? Improve your power, skills and game strategy. You will practice sportsmanship and teamwork and put your skills to the test with lots of scrimmages.

YOUTH INTRO TO RESISTANCE TRAINING AGE:10Y - 13Y

BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION COURSE AGE:12Y - 17Y 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.

LEADERSHIP LEADERSHIP IN TRAINING (LIT) GRADE:7 - 9 Take your leadership skills to the next level. Prepare yourself to become a leader among your friends as you learn how to become a role model in your community. Don’t just be a part of the crowd; learn how to lead at the YMCA. Participants will connect with others and plan and implement projects together. Areas of focus include: aquatics skills, outdoor and environmental training, character and leadership development, communication, volunteerism and fundraising.

LEADERS GRADE:10 - 12 Learn about community service, philanthropy, volunteerism and health and wellness as you plan and implement projects to help their communities. You will develop leadership skills and belong to a group of other positive, like-minded young people. These lifelong skills can be applied in your community now and in the future.

See page 26 for details on our youth outdoor programs.

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!

Visit us at ymcacalgary.org/registration for dates, times and pricing.

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OUTDOOR

CAMP RIVEREDGE

EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS AT

RIVEREDGE Camp Riveredge is YMCA’s inner-city outdoor facility located at Sandy Beach in Calgary’s southwest. Camp Riveredge has a low-ropes and challenge course, bouldering cube, archery range and an abundance of natural spaces to learn, play and explore. Riveredge hosts campers for day and overnight camps in the spring and summer months, and individuals and groups for various programs and events throughout the year.

IT’S A FACT.

These programs are at Camp Riveredge. ARCHERY @ RIVEREDGE AGE:10Y - 13Y Riveredge is a unique outdoor facility. Come and experience the fun of a fully outdoor camp right in the city! Host to the only competition sized archery range in the city, participants will enjoy the art of arrow shooting in a fun and safe environment.

ARCHERY @ RIVEREDGE AGE:14Y - 18Y Riveredge is a unique outdoor facility. Come and experience the fun of a fully outdoor camp right in the city! Host to the only competition sized archery range in the city, participants will enjoy the art of arrow shooting in a fun and safe environment.

SPORTS @ RIVEREDGE AGE:10Y - 15Y Riveredge is a unique outdoor facility bolstering a variety of different activities such as bouldering, challenge course, archery, low ropes, gaga ball etc. Each week, participants will spend their time exploring the outdoors and enjoying a different activity on site.

LOOKING TO EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS MORE THIS FALL?

Children who play in natural environments benefit from improved motor abilities and increased creativity.

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!

Camp Chief Hector, our outdoor camp in Kananaskis Country, offers family camps, retreats, corporate events and more! For more details, visit ymcacalgary.org/camps

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THANKS

TO THE CALGARY FLAMES FOUNDATION! Through the generous support of the Calgary Flames Foundation, YMCA Calgary provides grade six 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 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 six Calgary locations any time throughout your grade 6 year (until August 31). Be independent and grow with other positive, healthy youth. Become a member today!

is ent in grade 6

Proof of enrollm

required.

BELONG GROW THRIVE LEAD

We are helping create a healthy and positive youth culture. In addition to our many programs that encourage youth to keep active (like this one), we offer a variety of leadership programs that encourage health, community work and more. Visit our aquatic and health and fitness sections for details.

Visit us at ymcacalgary.org/registration for dates, times and pricing.

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ADULTS ATHLETICS & SPORTS RUN FOR YOUR LIFE Are you a light to middle distance 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.

ADVANCED CONDITIONING ADVANCED CONDITIONING This ultimate all-round strength and conditioning program uses a variety of exercises that draw the maximum benefits of gymnastic, 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.

TRIATHLON RESISTANCE TRAINING

SKI & SNOWBOARD CONDITIONING

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

Hit the slopes ready for some action! This conditioning program helps skiers and snow boarders of all abilities increase their strength and endurance making for a more enjoyable day on the mountain.

OLYMPIC LIFTING

RESISTANCE TRAINING INTRO TO RESISTANCE TRAINING 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! Participants must register for this program. It is free for YMCA members.

RESISTANCE TRAINING LEVEL 2 Discover advanced training protocols that will kick your resistance training up a notch and provide you with another level of challenge. Learn how to progress and individualize the techniques from level 1.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING WORKSHOPS Our strength and fitness workshops are offered to teach our members new ways to be more active, use new pieces of equipment, and develop their fitness skills to enhance their physical experience.

LOWER BODY TRAINING Come join us to properly learn how to complet a squat, variations of how to train your leg muscles, and tips on being more active.

Learn the foundational movements of 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. Advanced lifters will refine their technique while being monitored by a trained professional.

SYNERGY CIRCUIT Incorporate more functional training to your fitness routine using our new Life Fitness Equipment (the kind of exercises for Ninja or Spartan race training). You will learn how to use your body weight to improve strength and overall fitness. Learn how to use our new Life Fitness Synergy equipment to add interest to your resistance training repertoire. You will learn proper technique and learn how to improve strength.

ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS - 55+ ACTIVE OLDER ADULT (55+) INTRO TO RESISTANCE TRAINING This class is for those 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.

ACTIVE OLDER ADULT (55+) ADVANCED RESISTANCE TRAINING Do you already have a good knowledge of strength training and proper techniques? Join us for a funfilled, dryland class that focuses on cardio, strength resistance, core stability and flexibility designed to improve your overall fitness.

KEEPING YOUR BALANCE

ALPINE CONDITIONING

Want to learn more about body balance and how it can affect your workouts and day to day life? Simple tips to keep you active and healthy!

*Only for members of the Senior Alpine Ski Club

RELEASE AND RELAX

Join other members of the Senior Apline Ski clug in this 6 week ski conditioning program. Â You will on agility, strength, core stability and balance reducing the risk of injury and increasing the enjoyment on the mountain this winter. Connect with others and get fit in this fun and dynamic setting.

Come learn easy stretches and movements to loosen up tight hips while learning relaxation techniques. You will leave in a relaxed state.

CORE MOVEMENTS Want to learn easy tips and tricks in how to better utilize your core? Wanting new ways to engage and strengthen your abdominal muscles? Join us and discover the ways!

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PRE & POST NATAL POST -NATAL FITNESS 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 postpartum. The class will incorporate cardio, resistance, core and stretching exercises appropriate for post-natal women.

Looking for more ways to stay motivated & fit this Fall?

Visit us in person or online at ymcacalgary.org/registration for dates, times and pricing.

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Get a one-on-one training session with a personal trainer. Visit page 30 for details.

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Follow the Senior Alpine Ski Club’s lead (Page 28) and sign your club, team or peer group up for a team training session. See page 32 for details.

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Become a fitness leader. Visit page 31 for details. When you volunteer as a fitness leader at the Y, get a free YMCA membership.

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Stay connected. Sign-up for our monthly newsletter (YTODAY), read our blog, follow us on social media,use our FREE app.

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Along with being certified under YMCA Canada’s intensive Fitness Leadership program, our Personal Trainers are required to have a strong base knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, movement, exercise technique, program design, safety and injury management, and leadership skills.

GET RESULTS WITH

Personal Training

ALL YMCA trainers have completed an apprenticeship and undergo practical observations, on a regular basis, to ensure they continue to demonstrate the required competency levels.

GETTING STARTED Get started with our best deal in personal training!

(one-on-one)

New to resistance training or wanting to boost your current program? Get started with an individualized training program developed by a certified personal trainer.

Get a competitive edge and build your team spirit at a great price.

MEMBER $125 NON MEMBER $175

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.

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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. $200

SEMI-PRIVATE TRAINING

(one-on-one)

(maximum 20 people)

TEAM 60-MINUTE SESSION

PRIVATE TRAINING Get close monitoring & individual attention.

TEAM TRAINING - NEW!

Get the motivation & accountability of a partner or small group.

(maximum four people)

Reduce your cost 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. Rates below are per person.

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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.

Personal Training: 40 HRS

Group Strength: 35 HRS

Cardio: 35 HRS

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

Gain the knowledge and experience needed to effectively instruct classes such as bootcamp and cross training.

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

Aquatic Fitness: 35 HRS

Cycle: 35 HRS

Yoga: 48 HRS

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

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

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

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Click here and for details or to register online. Become a fitness leader today! PREREQUISITES: 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.

Visit us at ymcacalgary.org/registration for dates, times and pricing.

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PROGRAM & REGISTRATION DETAILS.

TO CYCLE OR NOT TO CYCLE. THAT IS THE QUESTION. Take advantage of over 115 free weekly drop-in fitness classes offered each week across the city. It’s a great way to keep motivated and stay fit.

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DROP-IN FITNESS DESCRIPTIONS Drop-in schedules vary between facilities. See our schedules on the app or online.

AQUATICS

CARDIO

CYCLE

MIND & BODY

Deep Water Fitness

Shallow Water Fitness

Improve your mobility, stability and endurance with a great cardiovascular workout using a buoyancy belt in the deep water. There is no impact on the joints making it a perfect environment for those with injuries or limitations or those wanting to cross train. Confidence in deep water is required.

This class takes place in the shallow end of the pool where your feet can always touch the floor. Utilizing the resistance of the water, this class will challenge your muscular and cardiovascular endurance while improving balance, stability and flexibility. Swimming ability is not required for participation.

Zumba

High/Low

Step

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!

Choreographed cardiovascular format combining high and low intensity movements, followed by muscular endurance component and full-body stretching.

Choreographed cardiovascular format on the Step followed by full-body stretching.

Step Circuit

Cardio Kickboxing

High-intensity class which may blend step aerobics with resistance training.

Work on your cardiovascular fitness, muscle tone and motor skills through a variety of kickboxing techniques.

Group Cycle

Cycle Strength

Gentle Water Fitness This gentle shallow water class is designed for older adults and anyone wanting to take things a little easier. Improve your endurance, mobility and range of motion in a welcoming environment with basic movements and stretches. Swimming ability is not required for participation.

Instructor’s Choice Mix things up in your routine and try one of our instructors choice classes - class changes week to week according to the instructor teaching the class.

Come prepared for a full body workout that emphasizes proper form and technique. Get ready to challenge your endurance and stamina with hills, climbs, sprints and more.

Come prepared for a full body workout that emphasizes proper form and technique. This class combines muscle conditioning exercises, using a variety of equipment (off the bike), with cardiovascular training on the indoor cycling bike.

Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Stretch & Relaxation

This class will improve your flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness. Through a series of breathing exercises and poses you will release stress and leave feeling stronger and more centered.

This class focuses on the healing aspects of Yoga utilizing stretching, relaxation and mind calming techniques. Gentle modifications and restorative poses will help beginners and those needing exercise alternatives due to injuries. Lengthen and release your muscles and reduce stress in a peaceful environment.

Round out your fitness program with safe stretching techniques and relaxation exercises.

Barbell Blast

Gentle Fitness

This weight-training workout utilizes barbells and plates for a total body workout. This class has a periodized approach- the instructor in every YMCA Calgary branch will lead you through the same resistance program for a 6-8 week period to maximize adaptations and proper technique.

Gentle fitness will provide a total body, low impact workout that incorporates cardiovascular, resistance and balance exercises. Improve your endurance, mobility and stability without undue stress on your joints. This class is suitable for beginners and anyone requiring a modified program.

STRENGTH Muscle Works

This non-cardio class uses a variety of equipment to develop muscular strength and endurance with emphasis on proper execution of movements.

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) This class is a dynamic, high-energy workout that challenges balance, core strength and muscular endurance with non-choreographed intervals.

BARRE A low-impact ballet, yoga and pilates inspired workout that focuses on core strength, improving posture and strengthening stability muscles.

Cross Training This high-intensity class combines minimally-choreographed cardiovascular intervals with resistance training techniques such as pure strength, agility, plyometrics, isometrics, core and sportrelated drills.

Stroller Fit Post-natal, strength-based workout incorporating non-choreographed cardiovascular components with basic strength and core training

Visit us at ymcacalgary.org/registration for dates, times and pricing.

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