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Member registration for all sessions begins December 12.

2017 WINTER/SPRING PROGRAMS

Strengthen Your Community. For A Better Us. WEST COMMUNITIES YMCA

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WEST COMMUNITIES YMCA 2017 WINTER/SPRING PROGRAMS

MEMBERSHIP

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FAMILY PROGRAMS

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EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE

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NEW SWIM LESSONS

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ADULT FITNESS CLASSES

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WELCOME

TO THE YMCA

We’re the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities. At the Y, we empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on character development, academic readiness, violence prevention, and fitness and healthy living, we strive to nurture the potential of every youth and teen, improve the health of our communities and support our neighbors.

TAKE A CLASS WITH US! SESSION DATES

Winter W (5 weeks) January 9-February 12 Spring 1 S1 (8 weeks) February 13-April 9 Spring 2 S2 (8 weeks) April 10-June 4

REGISTRATION DATES

Member registration for all sessions begins December 12 Winter non-member registration begins December 19 Spring 1 non-member registration begins January 30 Spring 2 non-member registration begins March 27 In addition to the classes listed in this guide, we also offer a number of free classes (for members) and events that may not be included. For our most up-to-date program schedule, as well as downloadable group fitness, swim and gym schedules, visit our website at westcommunitiesymca.org. All class times, dates and prices are subject to change.

JOIN NOW!

SAVE UP TO 50% OFF MOST OF OUR CLASSES AND PROGRAMS!

View and register for our programs at register.ymcachicago.org. You can register online, in-person or by phone. We’re here to help, so if you have any questions about our offerings or the registration process, contact us at 773.434.0300.

The West Communities YMCA is conveniently located to serve the Chicago Lawn, West Lawn, Garfield Ridge and Englewood communities. WEST COMMUNITIES YMCA

Special Events at the Y

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6235 South Homan Ave Chicago, IL 60629 westcommunitiesymca.org facebook.com/WestCommunitiesYMCA

New Year’s Program Fair: January 27, 6-8 p.m. Healthy Kids Day: April 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Facility Hours

Monday-Friday: 6:45 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Holiday Hours

Visit westcommunitiesymca.org for details.

Member

Non-member

Pool per hour

$85

$130

Room per hour

$50

$75

A extra guard will be needed for over 25 guests in the pool at a charge of $55 per hour.

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Y Kids Zone Drop-In Child Care Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: 6-9 p.m. View and register for our programs at register.ymcachicago.org. 2017 Winter/Spring Programs

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MEMBERS RECEIVE UP TO

50 OFF

%

MOST PAID PROGRAMS AND ENJOY ADVANCE REGISTRATION PRIVILEGES!

! N I JO OW N

We know how difficult it can be to find balance in life. That’s why the Y provides programs and resources to help individuals, families and communities learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on developing youth, supporting our neighbors, and improving health and well-being, your participation won’t just bring meaningful change into your own life, but into your community as well. ymcachicago.org/westcommunities/pages/join 04 | 2017 Winter/Spring Programs

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Find out more about joining the Y today by visiting our website below.


FAMILY PROGRAMS FAMILY NIGHTS

Looking for quality time with your family? Look no further. The Y has you covered. Each month, we offer families fun and healthy ways to spend quality time together through our Family Night programs. Family Night activities are open to members and the public and are usually free. First Friday of every month.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT

Looking to have a special night out with your spouse or friends without the guilt? The Y offers Parents Night Out each month to help you get the special time you need while your child has a great time playing and meeting new friends. Second night of every month. $5 Members / $10 Program Participants

EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE SCHOOL DAYS OUT Keeping kids safe and engaged when school is out. School closed due to bad weather? No problem. The Y has you covered. We offer School Days Out programs when schools close due to bad weather (contingent upon our ability to stay open). When school’s out, the Y is there to keep kids safe and engaged in fun, healthy activities. Our School Days Out options are designed to engage children in healthy physical activity and foster positive social interactions. Our programs offer the highest-quality instruction and supervision, provided by trained and qualified staff members. Be sure to check our website and Facebook page, or call us for details. 2016-17 School Days Out (ages 5-12) 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $30 Member / $40 Program Participant • January 18, 2017

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Activities include arts and crafts, swimming, sports and so much more. Register at the front desk or call 773.434.0300 today to save your spot as space is limited.

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S L L I K S R E T A W G N I D L I BU

NEW SWIM LESSONS

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This winter, we’re launching a brand-new swim lesson program. This new child-centered curriculum will help your child swim confidently at his or her own pace. All classes will focus on water safety, having fun while learning, building character and increasing self-confidence. We’ll provide parents with helpful resources and weekly feedback to help them be active participants in their child’s learning process. Due to the new Y lesson format, there will be no make up lessons.


When signing your child up for swim lessons, all you have to do is choose the appropriate age range: • Parent/Child (6 months to 3 years) • Preschool (3-5 years) • School Age (5-12 years) Then, on the first day of class, the instructor will determine which of the following skill levels your child will begin in. From there, they’ll progress up through the levels at their own pace.

PARENT/CHILD SWIM LESSONS (AGES 6 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS) Close supervision is the best way to prevent drowning. Through this program, parents and caregivers will learn how to supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents and how to plan for emergencies. This program also promotes water enrichment and aquatic readiness for children ages 6 months to 3 years of age. Levels in this phase include:

A: Swim Starters: Water Discovery Parents accompany children in this class, which introduces babies and parents to the aquatic environment through exploration that encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water:

B: Swim Starters: Water Exploration In this class, parents are guided to work with their child to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. The general goals of the program are: • To encourage children to explore their aquatic environment and their own skills with parents’ help • To introduce basic water skills such as kicking, breath control, and body control or balance • To encourage children to make purposeful movement in the water and movements in response to visual and verbal cues • To have fun in the water using toys and flotation devices and interacting with other children • To emphasize basic aquatic safety to parents • To provide a positive parent/child aquatic experience and an opportunity to build the parent/child relationship

PARENT/CHILD SWIM LESSONS CLASS

AGE

DAY(S)

TIME

FEES M/NM

Parent/Child Swim Lessons 6m-3y

Monday 6-6:25PM $35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

• To encourage developmentally appropriate expectations by parents of babies enrolled in water enrichment programs • To introduce and emphasize basic aquatic safety to parents • To provide a positive parent/child aquatic experience and an opportunity to build the parent/child relationship

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• To provide parents and children the opportunity to share common experiences, socialize, and interact with one another

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(AGES 3-5 YEARS) Designed to meet the needs of preschoolers, these stages build upon a foundation of water safety and drowning prevention by teaching water adjustment and swim-readiness skills through fun and creative activities. Levels in this phase include: Level 1: Water Acclimation The water acclimation class introduces swimmers to the pool and helps them develop safe water habits. Children develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for the child’s future progress in swimming. The general goals of the program are: • To encourage children to explore their aquatic environment and their own skills with instructors’ help • To teach basic aquatic and boating safety, and allow children to accept some of the responsibility for safe practices

Level 2: Water Movement In this class, children are taught skills that focus on body position and control, forward movement and directional change. This stage also reinforces how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. The general goals of the class are: • To encourage children to propel themselves and glide through water • To develop basic water safety skills in the form of jump, push, turn and grab, and swim-float-swim

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Level 3: Water Stamina In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances and are introduced to rotary breathing, integrated rotary breathing and integrated arm and leg action. In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim to safety. The goals of the program include: • To develop rotary movement with breathing in the form of side glide recovery position • To encourage forward movement on the front and back • To practice safety techniques in deep water Level 4: Stroke Introduction In this class, swimmers focus on developing basic swimming strokes and personal water safety. The goals of the program include: • To develop the front crawl, back crawl and butterfly strokes • To practice safety techniques in deep water

PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS CLASS AGE

DAY(S)

TIME

FEES M/NM

Preschool Swim Lessons 3-5

Monday

6-6:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

3-5

Tuesday

6-6:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

3-5

Thursday 5-5:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

3-5

Saturday

10:30-11:10AM $35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

3-5

Saturday

11:10-11:50AM $35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

3-5

Saturday

12-12:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

3-5

Monday

6-6:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

3-5

Tuesday

6-6:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

3-5

Thursday 5-5:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

3-5

Saturday

10:30-11:10AM $35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

3-5

Saturday

11:10-11:50AM $35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

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SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS (AGES 6-12 YEARS) For kids in elementary and primary school, a foundation of water safety and drowning prevention is made by teaching water adjustment and skill readiness for children from six to twelve years of age. Levels in this phase include: Level 1: Water Acclimation The water acclimation class introduces swimmers to the pool and helps them develop safe water habits. Children develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for the child’s future progress in swimming. The general goals of the program are: • To encourage children to explore their aquatic environment and their own skills with instructors’ help • To teach basic aquatic and boating safety, and allow children to accept some of the responsibility for safe practices Level 2: Water Movement In this class, children are taught skills that focus on body position and control, forward movement and directional change. This stage also reinforces how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. The general goals of the program are: • To encourage children to propel themselves and glide through the water • To develop basic water safety skills in the form of jump, push, turn and grab, and swim-float-swim Level 3: Water Stamina In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances and are introduced to rotary breathing, integrated rotary breathing and integrated arm and leg action. In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim to safety. The goals of the program include: • To develop rotary movement with breathing in the form of side glide recovery position • To encourage forward movement on the front and back • To practice safety techniques in deep water

CLASS AGE

DAY(S)

TIME

FEES M/NM

School Age Swim Lessons

Level 4: Stroke Introduction In this class, swimmers focus on developing basic swimming strokes and personal water safety. The goals of the program include:

6-12

Monday

5-5:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

6-12

Tuesday

5-5:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

• To develop the front crawl, back crawl and butterfly strokes • To practice safety techniques in deep water

6-12

Wednesday

5-5:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

6-12

Thursday

5-5:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

6-12

Saturday

10-10:40am $35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

6-12

Saturday

11-11:40AM $35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

• To develop stamina in the front crawl and back crawl strokes • To develop the breaststroke and butterfly strokes • To build endurance techniques for deep-water safety

6-12

Saturday

12-12:40pm $35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

6-12

Saturday

1-1:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

Level 6: Stroke Mechanics In this class, students refine their stroke technique on all of the major competitive strokes and learn about competitive swimming. The goals of the program include:

6-12

Monday

5-5:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

6-12

Wednesday

5-5:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

• To develop endurance in the competitive strokes • To develop skills related to competitive swimming like racing starts and flip turns • To enhance skills and build endurance in deep water

6-12

Saturday

11-11:40AM $35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

6-12

Saturday

1-1:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

6-12

Monday

6-6:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

6-12

Wednesday

6-6:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

6-12

Saturday

1-1:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

6-12

Thursday

6-6:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

6-12

Thursday

6-6:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

6-12

Tuesday

5-5:40PM

$35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

Level 5: Stroke Development In this class, students continue to work on their stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced. The goals of the program include:

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SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS

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TEEN & ADULT SWIM LESSONS Adult Beginner This class is for adults who have little-to-no swim experience. The instructor will work with adults both as a group and one-on-one. Participants will learn to swim basic front crawl, elementary backstroke, floating and proper breathing techniques. Adult Intermediate This class is for adults who have experience with swimming, but need to work on endurance. Participant should be comfortable in the water, be able to float on their front and back, and swim 25 feet front crawl and back crawl. Participants will learn how to swim proper front crawl, back crawl, sidestroke and breaststroke. Adult Advanced This is for swimmers aged 16+ who are comfortable in the water and know the fundamentals of swimming (breathing, kicking, floating). Swimmers should be able to swim 2 lengths of the pool and tread water for 1 minute. The class will focus on strengthening the front crawl and back crawl with additional work on sidestroke and breaststroke. This class is great for those looking to do a triathlon or join Masters, but are in need of a little extra guidance.

TEEN & ADULT SWIM LESSONS CLASS AGE

DAY(S)

TIMES

FEES M/NM

Adult Beginner 13+

Wednesday 5:45-6:30PM $35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

10-10:45AM $35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

10-10:45AM $35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

10-10:45AM $35/$55

W

$56/$88

S1 S2

Adult Intermediate 13+

Wednesday 5:45-6:30PM $35/$55

Adult Advanced 13+

Wednesday 5:45-6:30PM $35/$55

Adult Beginner 13+

Saturday

Adult Intermediate 13+

Saturday

Adult Advanced 13+

Saturday

WE ALSO OFFER PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

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E C G N N I E D L I D I U B F N O C F L E S ADULT FITNESS CLASSES

SPECIALTY FITNESS CLASSES Strive for progress, not perfection. Are you looking to get healthy? Stay fit? Learn a new skill? Meet new friends? Improve how you feel about yourself? The Y is the place for you. Included with membership are a wide range of fitness programs and services for all levels of experience, including: • Free wellness consultations • A variety of cardio, strength, endurance, flexibility and water fitness classes (and most are free for members!) • Personal and small group training • Online, real-time group fitness schedules • Friendly and knowledgeable fitness instructors • Specialty classes for active older adults (62+)

For our program participants, we offer a choice of punch cards: • 5 classes for $25 • 10 classes for $35 • 15 classes for $40

Visit westcommunitiesymca.org for class details and schedules.

ACTIVE8

Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge Meet Your Weight Loss Goals in 2017! This 8-week program challenges you to get fit for the New Year. We'll provide you with weekly inspirational emails detailing fitness and nutrition education. All participants that complete the challenge will receive a prize. The overall female and male winners will receive a $25 YMCA program voucher (winners based on percentage of body weight loss) Challenge Dates: January 14-March 11 (8 weeks) Registration Dates: December 12-January 14 Cost: $20 members only During the challenge, you will receive: • Weekly weigh-ins • 30-minute orientation with initial weigh-ins and waist measurement (offered 2 times) • Weekly emails providing you with helpful, educational, motivational and inspirational content to help you stay the course and meet your goal • Exercise tracking • Support from Y staff and other participants • Challenge completion dri-fit t-shirt

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