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YMCA Calgary

REMINGTON YMCA

Motivation “I love the weight room and the whole place really influences me to do better,” “It is great to have my dad train me and it is just great to work out together.”

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Tyler Santos YMCA Calgary All-star high school football player Dedicated Athlete Inspired YMCA Member

JANUARY 9 - MARCH 26, 2017

SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE Visit us at ymcacalgary.org/registration for dates, times and pricing.

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YMCA Calgary is a hard working charitable 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.

A community-supported organization providing access to all Calgarians Along with donations raised through various campaigns, 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. Our fee assistance program helps support Calgarians with: program, membership, child care, and day (and overnight) camp fees.

A dedicated community delivering gym, swim, leadership and needs-driven programming Our Community YMCA branch offers need-driven programs that respond to the social and emotional needs of the community. These Community YMCA programs include Aboriginal, atrisk youth, math tutoring, leadership, ESL and New Canadian settlement programs.

A place to connect, belong, grow and thrive. Our spaces allow us to deliver programs, services and opportunities to help the Calgary community connect with others, build life-long skills, and keep active and healthy. We currently have: 6 health and fitness facilities, plus 2 more opening soon 5 child development centres with licensed child care 2 outdoor camp sites 60+ community program sites serving all quadrants of the city

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Mot ivat ion

with the help of family and the family-friendly Y.

Working out together at the Shawnessy YMCA strengthened an already strong bond between Tyler and his dad and motivated and challenged them both to keep at it and keep progressing.

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

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

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.

BOYS 16 - 23 GIRLS 15 - 21

BOYS 19 GIRLS 18+

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

TRAIN TO WIN 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: 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.

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.

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Support “If someday I can pay it forward to the Y, I will. Right now, my way of paying it forward is to keep coming because the programs and opportunities are OUR so wonderful for the boys.” PROGRAMS

The people here have been so good to us. LOVE THE BENEFITS OF A YMCA PROGRAM 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 you will continue to improve throughout your program.

HELP CHILDREN & YOUTH Marcy Gwynne YMCA Calgary Mom of Max & Alex Widow of three years Grateful YMCA Member

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Support

through their dad’s battle and through their time to grieve.

With the help of the YMCA community, Marcy and her boys were able to get through an unimaginably tough time. The YMCA has become a place they call “family.”

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CONTENTS ADMISSIONS & MEMBERSHIPS ......8 CHILD DEVELOPMENT & CARE........10

CHILD CARE..........................................................................................10 CHILD MINDING & PRESCHOOL....................................................11

SPRING SESSION..................................................... 12

SUMMER SESSION................................................. 27

AQUATICS............................................13

AQUATICS............................................28

HEALTH & FITNESS.............................20

HEALTH & FITNESS.............................32

LESSON & LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS...................................................15 PRESCHOOL..........................................................................................29 CHILDREN & YOUTH...........................................................................29 ADULTS...................................................................................................30 AQUATIC LEADERSHIP/CERTIFICATION......................................31

LESSON & LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS...................................................15 PRESCHOOL..........................................................................................17 CHILDREN & YOUTH...........................................................................17 ADULTS...................................................................................................18 AQUATIC LEADERSHIP/CERTIFICATION......................................19

CHILDREN & YOUTH........................................................................33 ADULTS................................................................................................33 PERSONAL TRAINING ....................................................................34 FITNESS LEADERSHIP/CERTIFICATION.....................................36 DROP-IN FITNESS.............................................................................38

PRESCHOOL.......................................................................................23 CHILDREN & YOUTH........................................................................24 BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION...................................................25 ADULTS...............................................................................................25 PERSONAL TRAINING ....................................................................34 FITNESS LEADERSHIP/CERTIFICATION.....................................36 DROP-IN FITNESS.............................................................................38

INSIDER TIPS

PROGRAM FEES

HOW TO REGISTER

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

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

M = Member price NM = Non-Member price

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

FREE REGISTERED PROGRAMS

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

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

FREE DROP-IN CLASSES

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

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. Spring Session Dates: SPRING PROGRAMS Member: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Non-Member: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

April 3 - June 25, 2017

SPRING PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS (in person only) Member: Monday, April 10, 2017 Non-Member: Thursday, April 13, 2017 summer Session Dates: July 3 - August 27, 2017 SUMMER PROGRAMS Member: Non-Member:

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SUMMER PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS (in person only) Member: Monday, July 10, 2017 Non-Member: Thursday, July 13, 2017

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

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ADMISSIONS & MEMBERSHIPS ACCESS FOR CHILREN

DROP-IN ADMISSIONS

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

$14.50 $72.50 $130.50

SENIOR (65Y+)

$ 8.25

$41.25

$ 74.25

YOUNG ADULT (18 - 25Y)

$ 10.00

$50.00

$ 90.00

YOUTH (12Y - 17Y)

$ 8.10

$40.50

$ 72.90

CHILD (0 - 11Y)

$ 5.00

$25.00

$ 45.00

FAMILY*

$28.00 -

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

Access and supervision for children 8 years and under. All children 8 years and under must be supervised, and be signed in and out by a parent or guardian. Children under 8 years must be supervised at all times.

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

MEMBERSHIPS (monthly fees)

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

GENERAL

PLUS*

ADULT (18Y+)

$ 97.65

$71.40

Add a dependent to your account DEPENDENT for a nominal fee.

YOUNG ADULT (18 - 25Y) $25.40

YOUTH (12Y - 17Y)

SENIOR (65Y+) $48.55 $ 75.60

YOUTH PLUS (12Y - 17Y) $15.05

CHILD (0 - 11Y)

YOUNG ADULT (18 - 25Y)*

$53.55

YOUTH (12Y - 17Y)

$34.40

CHILD (0 - 11Y)

$29.15

GRADE 6

FREE (details below)

$ 7.35 $ 4.20

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. Plus Locker Room: Plus Locker Rooms includes all the extras like towel service, steam room, hot tub, tote storage and more. Upgrade at anytime! Prices vary between locations. GSTt included.

Not in grade 6 yet? You can still join in on the fun!

EVERY GRADE 6 STUDENT IN CALGARY RECEIVES A FREE YMCA MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVE 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 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).

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DROP IN TO FLAMES FRIDAY For youth ages 8 - 17 years Fridays 1 - 8 pm

JUST $4 Use the facilities, join a sporty game, or participate in a planned activity. See Flames Friday schedules on the YMCA app or online: www.ymcacalgary.org/grade6

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MEMBER BENEFITS

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GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR Y.

Access to all six YMCAs in Calgary and locations 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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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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CHILD MINDING

MEMBER NON-MEMBER

6 WEEKS - 35 MONTHS

FREE*

$6.00

3 - 10 YEARS

$4.00

$6.00

CORPORATE

CALGARY

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

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.

DOWNLOAD THE YMCA 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

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

Contact your local YMCA for details.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 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.

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CHILD CARE

12 months - 6 years

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.

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Our child care service provides full-day childcare for children aged 6 months to 6 years. Our child care 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. Playing to Learn 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

Visit ymcacalgary.org/childcare for details.

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Child care spaces still available at Quarry Park! Ask about our big outdoor space!

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EARLY YEARS

PROGRAMS & SERVICES Learn something new, make a friend, be creative, and enjoy lots of active play - indoors and out!

CHILD MINDING

6 weeks - 10 years

Our Child Minding caregivers create a fun, safe, and comfortable environment for infants and children during their stay.

Our Child Minding service provides short-term care for infants and children while you work on staying healthy and active.

All caregivers hold an up-to-date police security clearance and are required to complete YMCA Calgaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Early Years Training Program. Our training program supports our caregivers in applying best practices heathy child development and play-based learning techniques into everything they do.

Child Minding is booked in advance. Single or multi-visit cards can be purchased.

We offer fun, engaging learning experiences, making your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visit to the YMCA as fun and beneficial as yours!

Visit ymcacalgary.org/childminding for more details.

Child Minding for infants and toddlers is free for YMCA Members

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

3 - 5 years

Our active, play-based preschool programs help your child build foundational physical 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.

Visit our preschool program sections for program details.

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

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AQUATICS

GROUP & PRIVATE LESSONS Learn a new a skill, perfect an old one, save a life and save your own.

Pick a program to suit your age, skill level or end goal!

CHILDREN & YOUTH GROUP LESSONS 3 - 17 years The YMCA Canada swim program offers progressive swim lessons from ages 3 to 17. From parented programs to help your child become comfortable in the water, to independent learn-to-swim and lifesaving programs, we have lessons to suit all ages and abilities. For extra keen swimmers, some locations offer a recreational swim club.

ADULT SWIM PROGRAMS Adults (but youth ages 12+ may participate) Looking to overcome your fear of the water, refine your strokes, or become more efficient at your next triathlon? We offer adult programs from beginner to master. See our adult aquatics page.

PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

All ages

Looking for the individual attention to help you learn to swim or want to take your swimming to the next level? We offer private and semi-private lessons (up to two family members) in three or four lesson blocks.

COST/CLASS MEMBER NON-MEMBER

PRIVATE

$27

$36

SEMI-PRIVATE

$23

$29

Registration for private lessons: M: April 10 NM: April 13

*Registration for private lessons start at the beginning of each program session. Contact the Aquatic Supervisor at your local YMCA to book.

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

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progression

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHAT SWIM LEVEL IS RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD?

our progression chart and level  Use descriptions on page 15 & 16 .

If you have observed your child in the water, use the descriptions on the following pages to determine which 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.

View your child’s lesson or ask your child’s swim instructor on the last day of lessons 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. 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.

To access your child’s report card, visit www.ymcacalgary.org/reportcards. Use your membership or swim access card barcode number to login.

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CHILDREN & YOUTH SWIM PROGRAMS 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 and Bubblers

PARENTED

SPLASHERS BUBBLERS BOBBERS, 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

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.

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.

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

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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

Otters go under water and glide on top of the water. Seals use flutter kicks and roll the body from side to side for streamlined movement through water. Dolphins & Swimmers Dolphins coordinate arms, legs and breathing for smooth propulsion during front and back crawl. Swimmers improve their front and back strokes, endurance, and treading water skills.

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

Star Levels 1 and 2

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

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

Star 2

Elementary backstroke; 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, side stroke and perform a 350-metre endurance swim.

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

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

Star 5 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.â&#x20AC;Š Star Leadership 7

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

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

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PRESCHOOL 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.

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 preschool 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.

BABY & ME H20 WORKOUT AGE:6-18MONTHS Have fun with your baby and get to know other moms while getting into shape! Improve your aerobic conditioning, build strength and stretch while your little one plays in the water right beside you in their own personal floatation device (boat). Your baby will love being in the water while you experience this playful way of getting fit!

CHILDREN & YOUTH 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.

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

STAR LEADERSHIP 6Y - 17Y

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

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(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 , 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. You will continue to grow your skills in Star 6! Participants will learn first aid, how to tow someone to safety, and demonstrate how to teach swim skills. You will also learn lifesaving recognition and rescue skills and swim for 600m!

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 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 and will have the right one for you!

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

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 / BUILDING ENDURANCE 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 meters and be comfortable in deep water.

MASTERS SWIM CLUB Cover the four competitive swim skills - front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly - in a swim club environment. The workouts vary in distance and intensity. You should be able to swim 200 metres continuously before participating in this class. This is a year-round program (Sep-Jun).

AQUA BOOT CAMP (AQUAFIT) 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.

We offer private swim lessons for children, youth and adults. Registration private lessons begin April 4. See Page 13 for details.

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

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

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

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 Discover what it takes to be a lifeguard. This program introduces you to lifesaving techniques and first aid skills. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 (NL) AGE:16Y AND UP Advance your YMCA aquatic leadership to a peak level. This 40-hour program builds on the skills, knowledge and values taught in the lifesaving awards. To participate in this program you need to have completed the Bronze Cross award and standard first aid with CPR level C. This course requires 100% attendance and participation in order to successfully complete the core components. The manual is included in the course fee.

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

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

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NEW!

YMCA Calgary Basketball Leagues It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.

YMCA Calgary now offers basketball leagues across the city for ages 7 - 16 and Junior Basketball for ages 5 - 6. Different from our traditional basketball programs, participants will have a weekly practice, then test their skills in a weekly game against other YMCA teams. Our leagues will encourage fun, skill development, and making new friends. Our goal is to ensure your child feels successful and develops the confidence and skills for life-long participation in sport and physical activity. League information can be found in in the Health and Fitness section under children and youth programs. Please Note: age group offerings vary from branch to branch. Sign up today!

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YMCA Calgary’s Philosophy on Sport Everyone Plays - we ensure equal playing time for all players. Character Development - we help players of all ages learn valuable life skills such as discipline, leadership and teamwork. Healthy, FUN Competition - we make competition fun while role modeling and teaching sportsmanship and characteristics of a valuable team player. Sport for ALL - we welcome participants of all skill levels and backgrounds. Family Involvement - we encourage parents, siblings and friends to get involved too. We provide opportunities for family to help with weekly sign in, coaching, refereeing or cheering from the sidelines. Physical Literacy as a Focus - we include intentional physical movement in each practice and game to help kids develop physical literacy - the skills and confidence to participate in any sport or physical activity for life.

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LOVE THE BENEFITS OF A YMCA PROGRAM 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 you will continue to improve throughout your program.

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

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HEALTH & FITNESS CHILDREN, YOUTH & ADULT PROGRAMS

Shake up your routine, connect with someone new, and get the motivation you need to take your fitness to the next level.

A great way to connect with others, develop skills and keep active and motivated.

CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMS 3 - 17 years

Our new sport leagues include a practice and game each week.

YMCA Calgary offers active programs from preschool aged children to youth. Choose from sport programs and leagues, outdoor programs, dance and arts. Our leadership programs will get your youth ready for his/her next job and learning the values of being a positive member of the community. We also offer family events and seasonal special events - a fun way to connect and have fun with others in the community. Click here to learn more about our NEW Leagues.

ADULT PROGRAMS Adults (but youth ages 12+ may participate) Improve your strength, cardiovascular fitness and find your zen with a YMCA program. Pick from various levels of resistance training, cardio, or a combination of both. Or find peace and flexibility and strength with a yoga, Pilates fusion or ballet bar program.

OLDER ADULT PROGRAMS 55+ years Keep active and connect with others your age. 55+ programs provide the right exercises for your age group. Like our other programs, you will continue to progress and be challenged throughout each class.

Free for YMCA members

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Free for everyone

Many programs are free. Look for these symbols throughout the guide.

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PRESCHOOL The Remington YMCA has introduced new names to many of our Preschool Programs! Please contact us at 403-351-6678 with any questions or concerns

CHILD & ADULT

INDEPENDENT

MOVEMENT & SWIM AGE:2Y - 3Y

YMCA PRESCHOOL AGE: 3Y - 5Y

Participants will enjoy a high-energy, fun-filled time as they explore a variety of land and water movements and games. Time in the pool includes basic pool safety and activities designed to help children develop confidence and readiness for future swim lessons. All participants require a swim suit and towel as well as non-slip shoes for active play.

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.  Child must be toilet-trained.  Please bring a healthy nut-free snack from home.  Child must be toilet trained to attend this class.

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.

KINETIC KIDS AGE: 4Y - 5Y With fun as the focus, children will expand upon existing abilities through play experiences designed to get them bending, twisting, leaping, catching and throwing. Kinetic kids will build positive relationships with peers and develop a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Children require running shoes to safely participate in this class and must be able to use the washroom independently.

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

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CHILDREN & YOUTH ATHLETICS/SPORTS BADMINTON AGES: (8Y - 9Y) (10Y - 13Y) Explore the fast-paced game of badminton and develop the skills that will make you a better player. Chase whizzing shuttles while learning the skills to smash your way to fun.

INDOOR SOCCER AGE: (6Y - 7Y) (8Y - 9Y) (10Y - 13Y) Explore the popular sport of indoor soccer within the YMCA learning environment. Learn all the essentials, and even some tricks, as you pass and juggle your way through this fun-filled program.

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

MULTISPORT AGE: 6Y- 8Y Learn and play through games! Develop the foundations for different sports including basketball, soccer, floor hockey, badminton and more. This class for children 6-8yrs. of age is a great way to build fundamental movement skills and develop the confidence and motivation to be physically active. We will play a variety of games and sports that expose your child to a wide variety of activities and movement skills, including running, jumping, kicking, throwing, catching, shooting and more.

AGE: 5Y- 6Y The Jr. NBA program is an entry-level basketball program designed for young children 5-6 years old. Players will learn the basics of the sport of basketball, as well as develop their physical literacy skills in a fun, active and healthy learning environment. Players will receive a sizeappropriate Spalding® Rookie Gear Basketball and NBA team branded t-shirt.

STEVE NASH BASKETBALL PROGRAM (U9) (U11) (U15) (U17) The Steve Nash Youth Basketball program 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.

STEVE NASH BASKETBALL LEAGUE (U13) (THIS LEAGUE INCLUDES ONE GAME AND ONE PRACTICE/WEEK)

The U13 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. Players will practice once per week and then play a game once per week, where they can apply their new skills in a fun and competitive learning environment. Games will be approximately 32min in length with 4X8min quarters in the hour time frame. Participants will receive a SNYB reversible jersey, basketball, drawstring bag, parents’ guide, SNYB poster and certificate of participation.

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.

MULTISPORT AGE: 9Y- 12Y Learn the foundations for different sports including basketball, soccer, floor hockey, badminton and more! This class for children 9-12 yrs. of age is a great way to build fundamental movement skills and develop the confidence and motivation to be physically active. Each week we will focus on different sports exposing your child to a wide variety of activities and movement skills, including running, jumping, kicking, throwing, catching, shooting and more.

JR NBA - U7 PROGRAM

We’re helping youth keep active, build life skills, and connect with others with our new sport leagues

BASKETBALL SPORT LEAGUES

CLICK HERE to learn

how your child can reap the benefits of being part of a YMCA team.

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ADULTS YOUTH INTRO TO TRAINING AGE: (13Y - 16Y) 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!

CERTIFICATION BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION COURSE AGE: 11Y - 15Y

ATHLETICS & SPORTS REMINGTON RUN CLUB Looking to improve your running? Want to get outdoors, meet new people and explore your neighbourhood on foot? Join our Remington run Club today! Coached by community members, for community members!

RESISTANCE TRAINING INTRO TO RESISTANCE TRAINING

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.

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!

LEADERSHIP

ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS (55+)

LEADERS IN TRAINING GRADE: 7-9 Youth in Grades 7 to 9 learn about community service, philanthropy, volunteerism and health and wellness as they plan and implement projects to help their communities. Here youth get a chance to develop leadership skills and belong to a group of other positive, like-minded young people. There is no fee to participate in this program. Each YMCA Health & Wellness location offers this program; contact the location nearest you for details.

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

ADVANCED CONDITIONING / LEVEL 2 This class will take your resistance training to the next level. Recommend for those who have completed Intro to Resistance- Acitve Older Adult.

CARDIO AND COFFEE Choose between two cardio options: 1) Zumba Gold or 2) Gentle Cycle and spend your cool down sipping coffee and meeting new friends! OPTION 1: Zumba Gold & Coffee OPTION 2: Cycle & Coffee

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

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PRE & POST NATAL POST NATAL FITNESS Join other Mums and babies in this fun social hour while you and baby do breathing and bonding time together.

FAMILY FITNESS ATHLETICS / SPORTS FAMILY DANCE PL3Y AGE: 6Y+ Get playful with dance! Family DANCEPL3Y allows parents and children to get interACTIVE as they develop personal fitness, musicality and FUNdamental movement skills. Develop physical literacy and self-confidence through the 3 rules of PLAY: Be Positive. Be Fun. Be Yourself.

FAMILY PLAYGROUND AGE: WALKING TO 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. Participants must be able to walk.

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SUMMER 2017 JULY 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AUGUST 27, 2017 Visit us at ymcacalgary.org/registration for dates, times and pricing.

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AQUATICS

GROUP & PRIVATE LESSONS Learn a new a skill, perfect an old one, save a life and save your own. See page 13-16 for additional details on our Aquatics Programs

Pick a program to suit your age, skill level or your end goal!

CHILDREN & YOUTH GROUP LESSONS 3 - 17 years The YMCA Canada swim program offer progressive swim lessons from age 3 to 17. From parented programs to help your child become comfortable in the water, to independent learn-to-swim and lifesaving programs, we have lessons to suit all ages and abilities. For extra keen swimmers, some locations offer a recreational swim club.

ADULT SWIM PROGRAMS Adults (but youth ages 12+ may participate) Looking to overcome your fear of the water, refine your strokes, or become a more efficient at your next triathlon? We offer adult programs from beginner to Master. See our adult aquatics page.

PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

All ages

Looking for the individual attention to help you learn to swim or want to take your swimming to the next level? We offer private and semi-private lessons (up to two family members) in three or four lesson blocks.

COST/CLASS MEMBER NON-MEMBER

PRIVATE

$27

$36

SEMI-PRIVATE

$23

$29

Registration for private lessons: M: April 10 NM: April 13

*Registration for private lessons start at the beginning of each program session. Contact the Aquatic Supervisor at your local YMCA to book.

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PRESCHOOL 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.

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.

CHILDREN & YOUTH 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.

STAR LEVELS 6Y - 17Y

(unparented) SURFERS & DIPPERS - UNPARENTED AGE:3Y - 5Y Encourage your child’s love of the water and watch them thrive in Surfer and Dipper preschool 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.

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

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STAR LEADERSHIP 6Y - 17Y

(unparented)

ADULTS

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.

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 and will have the right one for you!

STAR LEVELS 5 & 6 AGE:6Y - 17Y

MASTERS SWIM CLUB

Watch your aquatic skills grow! In Star 5 , 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. You will continue to grow your skills in Star 6! Participants will learn first aid, how to tow someone to safety, and demonstrate how to teach swim skills. You will also learn lifesaving recognition and rescue skills and swim for 600m!

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

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

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.

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

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We offer private swim lessons for children, youth and adults. Registration private lessons begin April 4. See Page 15 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 MEDALLION AGE:13Y AND UP Enhance your understanding of lifesaving principles and skills. Learn tows, carries, release methods, victim assessment and emergency care through this 20-hour program. To participate, you must be at least 10 years old and have successfully completed the Bronze Star award, or be 13 years or older and be able to swim. The course requires a mandatory 100% attendance to successfully complete. The manual is included in the course fee.

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.

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

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

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HEALTH & FITNESS CHILDREN, YOUTH & ADULT PROGRAMS Shake up your routine, connect with someone new, and get the motivation you need to take your fitness to the next level.

A great way to connect with others, develop skills and keep active and motivated.

CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMS 3 - 17 years

Our new youth sport leagues include a practice and game each week.

YMCA Calgary offers active programs from preschool aged children to youth. Choose from sport programs and leagues, outdoor programs, dance and arts. Our leadership programs will prepare your youth for his/her next job and learn the values of being a positive member of the community. We also offer family events and seasonal special events â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a fun way to connect and have fun with others in the community.

Click here to learn more about our NEW Leagues.

ADULT PROGRAMS Adults (but youth ages 12+ may participate) Improve your strength, cardiovascular fitness and find your zen with a YMCA program. Pick from various levels of resistance training, cardio, or a combination of both. Or find peace and flexibility and strength with a yoga, Pilates fusion or ballet bar program.

OLDER ADULT PROGRAMS 55+ years Keep active and connect with others your age. 55+ programs provide the right exercises for your age group. Like our other programs, you will continue to progress and be challenged throughout each class.

Many programs are free. Look for these symbols throughout the guide.

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CHILDREN & YOUTH

ADULTS

ATHLETICS/SPORTS

RESISTANCE TRAINING

MULTISPORT AGE: 6Y- 8Y Learn and play through games! Develop the foundations for different sports including basketball, soccer, floor hockey, badminton and more. This class for children 6-8yrs. of age is a great way to build fundamental movement skills and develop the confidence and motivation to be physically active. We will play a variety of games and sports that expose your child to a wide variety of activities and movement skills, including running, jumping, kicking, throwing, catching, shooting and more.

MULTISPORT AGE: 9Y- 12Y Learn the foundations for different sports including basketball, soccer, floor hockey, badminton and more! This class for children 9-12 yrs. of age is a great way to build fundamental movement skills and develop the confidence and motivation to be physically active. Each week we will focus on different sports exposing your child to a wide variety of activities and movement skills, including running, jumping, kicking, throwing, catching, shooting and more.

YOUTH INTRO TO TRAINING AGE: (13Y - 16Y) 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!

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!

ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS (55+) INTRO TO RESISTANCE TRAINING Learn safe, effective ways to include more free weight, on-the-ball and advanced balance exercises into your routine.

ADVANCED CONDITIONING / LEVEL 2 This class will take your resistance training to the next level. Recommend for those who have completed Intro to Resistance- Acitve Older Adult.

CARDIO AND COFFEE Choose between two cardio options: 1) Zumba Gold or 2) Gentle Cycle and spend your cool down sipping coffee and meeting new friends! OPTION 1: Zumba Gold & Coffee OPTION 2: Cycle & Coffee

PRE & POST NATAL POST NATAL FITNESS Join other Mums and babies in this fun social hour while you and baby do breathing and bonding time together.

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

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Along with being certified under YMCA Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 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.

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Personal Training 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 $150 NON MEMBER $200

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.

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$200

SEMI-PRIVATE TRAINING

(one-on-one)

(maximum 20 people)

TEAM 60-MINUTE SESSION

PRIVATE TRAINING Get close monitoring & individual attention.

TEAM TRAINING

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

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MEMBER $330 $625 $1120 NON MEMBER $445 $825 $1520

FOR MORE DETAILS, SPEAK WITH A MEMBER OF OUR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING TEAM.

(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.

5

10

20

MEMBER $260 $430 $825 NON MEMBER $340 $570 $1100

BOOK A PERSONAL TRAINING SESSION TODAY!

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DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR

fitness & leadership?

Need more motivation ?

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

Fitness Leaders at the YMCA receive free contining education and training, including an annual fitness conference and more!

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 enroll 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.

Get Strong. Get Lean. Boost your strength and metabolism with our new Group Power Class. This full hour, high-rep weight class will take your fitness to the next level. *Available at both the Gray Family Eau Claire and Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot locations.

Download the YMCA app. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an easy way to access drop-in class schedules, descriptions and more!

Check drop-in schedules

View online program guides

Receive news & event updates

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REMINGTON YMCA SPRING/SUMMER 2017


Drop-in classes are free with admission

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

AQUATICS Deep Water Fitness Improve your mobility, stability and endurance with a great cardiovascular water workout. Using a buoyancy belt in deep water, you’ll keep your head above the surface during various cardio and resistance exercises. There is no impact on joints, making it a perfect class for those with injuries, limitations, or those wanting to cross train. Confidence in deep water is required.

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

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

Zumba® Join the party! Improve your fitness level in a fun, encouraging environment. ZUMBA® cardio dance will mix high and low intensity moves using the rhythms of Latin and World music. No dance experience is required!

High/Low If you love to grapevine, mambo and step touch, or want to learn, this choreographed class is for you! Improve your cardiovascular fitness, as well as your balance, agility and coordination as you learn a variety of fun high and low impact movements.

Step Work on your cardiovascular fitness with the use of the Step in this high energy class. Participants will be taken through a variety of choreographed stepping movements, followed by a full-body stretching component at the end.

Step Circuit Improve your muscle conditioning and cardiovascular fitness in this high intensity class. The class will combine simple step choreography with resistance training for a full body workout. A final stretching component will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Cardio Kickboxing Work on your cardiovascular fitness, muscle tone and motor skills through a variety of kickboxing moves. You’ll learn proper technique while you are led through various kicking and punching movements 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. Strength classes also offered.

CYCLE

Group Cycle 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 using the indoor cycling bikes.

Cycle Strength This full body workout combines cardiovascular training on the indoor cycling bikes and muscle conditioning exercises using a variety of equipment (off the bike). The class is completed with a variety of stretching exercises for the major muscle groups of the body.

Cycle Core This high energy class combines cardiovascular training and core work. You will get a great cardio work out on the bike, then move to the floor for core work and stretching exercises.

MIND/ BODY

Yoga 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.

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

Stretch & Relaxation Reap the benefits of stretching, relaxation and mindfulness. Safe for everyone, this class will incorporate a variety of lengthening movements, followed by a soothing relaxation segment.a personal best! POWER UP!

Muscle Works Develop your muscular strength and endurance using a variety of equipment and techniques. This dedicated resistance class has strong emphasis on the proper execution of movements, making it a perfect class for beginners or those wanting to refine their technique.

Barbell Blast This weight-training workout utilizes barbells and plates for a total body workout. This class has a periodized approach, meaning the instructor leads you through the same resistance program each week for an extended period to maximize adaptations and proper technique.

Group Power® - NEW Group Power® will 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) 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 Challenge and improve your agility, core and fitness level. This high-intensity class combines minimally-choreographed cardiovascular intervals with resistance training techniques. Your instructor lead you through plyometrics (quick movements) and sport drills, as well as other intensity exercises throughout the class.

Family Fitness & Fun Work out as a family! Youth ages 6+ and their family members will engage in body-weight exercises and activities that will develop physical literacy and challenge strength, cardio, balance, coordination and agility. Participation f both parent and child is required.

Barre Focusing on core strength, you will improve posture and strengthen stability muscles in this low-impact ballet, yoga and Pilates-inspired workout. You will perform various core exercises while standing and on the mat.

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

Core Strength Challenge your core in this dedicated core class. You will gain core strength through a variety of exercises that work your abdominals, back muscles, glutes and more!

CARDIO

STRENGTH

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

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