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CELEBRATE THE GIFT OF HEALTH Fall II 2012 Programs November 3 - December 28

CAPE ANN YMCA


MISSION STATEMENT: The YMCA of the North Shore works side by side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. We are the nation’s leading nonprofit and we are committed to strengthening our communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. When you join the Y or take part in our programs, you’re not just a member of a facility or a participant in a class; you are part of a cause. The YMCA of the North Shore is committed to education and the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our Y provides all children, adults and families, regardless of income, with opportunities to develop a healthy spirit, mind and body.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR FALL II: Preschool & Youth Floor Hockey League

November 3, runs for 7 weeks. Floor Hockey is a great way for your child to have fun and stay active. This league provides school age children with a chance to socialize and compete with friends in a safe and instructional setting.

Family Winter Ball

Grab those old formal clothes and dance the night away with your family. It might be cold outside, but our DJ will be warming things up with all the traditional family songs. Light refreshments provided! Saturday, December 1, 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Afterschool Care

When your children participate in a Y after school program, they become part of our family. We offer a variety of clubs to pique every kid’s interest: Blockbuster Lego, Drama, Clay Animation, No Cook Cooking, Fit Club and many more. NEW this session, weekly swim times will be offered for after school.  

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Program Information Membership Information

CONTACT US 4 5

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT School Age Care 6 Gymnastics 6-7 Health & Well-Being 8 Leadership Development / Teens 9 Sports & Recreation 9-10 Swimming 10-13 HEALTHY LIVING Family Time 14 Health & Well-Being 15-17 Fitness Orientations 15 Personal Services 15-16 Group Exercise Classes 16-17 Lifelong Learning 17-18 Road Races 18 Swimming 18 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Giving 19 Volunteerism 19

Barbara Berry Member Experience/Road Race Director berryb@northshoreymca.org 978.283.0470 x1719 Patrick Bourckel Member Services Associate bourckelp@northshoreymca.org 978.283.0470 x1710 Dan Coffey Head Lifeguard coffeyd@northshoreymca.org 978.283.0470 x1706 Katy Milne Coffey Youth Services Director coffeyk@northshoreymca.org 978.283.0470 x1714 Rick Doucette Executive Director of Teen and Camp Services doucetter@northshoreymca.org 978.283.0470 x1702 Chris Erbland Membership Director erblandc@northshoreymca.org 978.283.0470 x1708 Brian Flynn School Age Child Care Director flynnb@northshoreymca.org 978.283.0470 x1704 Scott Hitchcock Executive Director hitchcocks@northshoreymca.org 978.283.0470 x1701 Nikki Klink Marin Ben Beyea Youth & Teen Center Director marinn@northshoreymca.org 978.283.0470 x1703 Caroline Titus McDonnell Branch Operations Associate mcdonnellc@northshoreymca.org 978.283.0470 ext. 1716 Courtney Milligan Health and Wellness Director milliganc@northshoreymca.org 978.283.0470 x1709 Steve Panunzio Facilities Director panunzios@northshoreymca.org 978.283.0470 x1707

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

A TRI INSIDE THE Y! YMCA of the North Shore IRONMAN CHALLENGE Looking to try to stay on track through the holiday season? This healthy holiday challenge will give you a goal and keep you focused for the end of the year! You will have 5 weeks to complete an Ironman Triathlon. You have the option to choose from 2 events: 1. The Traditional Challenge: Bike 112 miles, Run/Walk 26.2 miles and Swim 2.4 miles 2. The Non-swimmer Challenge: Bike 112 miles, Run/Walk 26.2 miles and Row 50,000 meters All those who complete the challenge will get a t-shirt. This is the perfect way mix up your training styles, stay active, and reach a goal you may have never dreamed of! Distance tracking can be done at www.northshoreymca.org/tri.cfm or pick-up a Tri Inside the Y tracker at your Y’s Fitness Office or Front Desk.

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Fall II 2012 November 3 - December 28 • Members Currently Enrolled Friday, October 19 - 7:30am • All Members Tuesday, October 23 - 7:30am • Open to Community Tuesday, October 30 - 7:30am 4

Program Locations CAY: Cape Ann YMCA 71 Middle Street Gloucester, MA 978.283.0470

MID: Cape Ann YMCA 67 Middle Street Gloucester, MA 978.283.0470

GTC: Gloucester Teen Center 9 Center Street Gloucester, MA

OSF: O’Maley Middle School 32 Cherry Street Gloucester, MA

RTC: Ben Beyea Youth and Teen Center 32 Poole’s Lane, Rockport, MA 978.546.3600


MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION The total package in Amenities

The Cape Ann YMCA has all of the facilities and amenities that you and your family need to stay together, play together and get fit together. • We meet everyone’s needs with locker rooms for youth, adults and families. • Handicapped accessibility and street level entrance offer easy access for all. • Our drop-in babysitting program is a fun place for children and is FREE with a family membership. • Take advantage of member pre-registration and reduced rates on YMCA programs. • Join the YMCA and belong to 6 local Ys, plus gain free access to all New England Ys!

Get STARTED on the right foot

Helping people become more active has been a part of the Y’s mission for over 150 years. Our Fitness Center allows us to continue that mission and better meet our members’ health and fitness goals. • Our air-conditioned fitness center, express cardio room and group exercise studios offer a comfortable environment in which to pursue your fitness goals. • Work up a sweat on our array of cardiovascular equipment: treadmills, elliptical machines, recumbent and upright bicycles, rowers, stair climbers, and more! • Tone and build your muscles with a variety of strength training equipment that is easy to use and delivers great results. • Our Fitness Center is staffed with experienced and friendly coaches to teach you how to get fit! • Get started on the right foot with our “Start Right” training program, and receive 4 free sessions with a personal fitness coach who will help you set goals and get familiar with all of your fitness options.

2012 ymca of the north shore membership Rates

2012 local cape ann ymca membership rates

*Membership **Joiner Fee

Young Adult (18-23) Adult (24+) 1-Adult Family 2-Adult Family with children 2-Adult Family without children Teen Youth

$27/mo $45/mo $56/mo

$33 $77 $77

$84/mo

$99

$80/mo $22/mo $12/mo

$99

Young Adult (18-23) Adult (24+) 1-Adult Family 2-Adult Family with children 2-Adult Family without children Teen Youth

*Membership **Joiner Fee

$30/mo $51/mo $63/mo

$33 $77 $77

$95/mo

$99

$87/mo $23/mo $14/mo

$99

* Monthly amount is automatically drafted via the YMCA's bank or credit card draft ** Joiner fee is a one-time fee and amount may be split into monthly payments with our convenient draft option Financial assistance is available for all types of memberships. Your membership rates will be based on household income. The process is quick and easy so you can get involved soon!

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LOOK FOR THE TEDDY BEAR! The Teddy Bear denotes that babysitting is available when this program is running. Babysitting is free to people with YMCA family memberships.

facility hours

Monday-Friday 5:00am-9:30pm Saturday 7:00am-7:00pm Sunday 7:00am-5:00pm

Babysitting Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am-1:00pm Monday-Thursday 3:30pm-7:00pm Saturday 8:00am-11:30am

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GYMNASTICS

SCHOOL AGE CARE About Our Programs:

At the Y, we believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. It makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow. When your children participate in a Y after school program, they become part of our family. The Cape Ann Y offers quality, affordable licensed care in Gloucester and Rockport where kids learn values and skills taught by caring adults. We offer a variety of clubs as well to pique every kid’s interest: Blockbuster Lego, Drama, Clay Animation, No Cook Cooking, Fit Club and many more.  With programs that run from the closing bell until 6pm Monday through Friday, weekly swim time, and specials on holidays, school vacations and half days, it’s easy to see why the Y is the trusted choice for hundreds of Cape Ann families.  We have convenient locations at East Gloucester, Veterans Memorial and Rockport Elementary schools. Children from the other schools in Cape Ann can be transported by the Y to the program at Veterans School.

Pricing Information Before School Rates Days

Fee

Join the fun with the Cape Ann YMCA Gymnastics program! Each level has been formatted to teach recreational gymnastics with a focus on strength, flexibility, coordination and fun! The individual levels will be age and ability focused. Each level includes over 50 skills that will build confidence, endurance and love for the sport of gymnastics. Please feel free to speak with Youth & Sports Director, Katy Milne Coffey, at 978.283.0470 x 1714 or milnek@northshoreymca.org with for more information.

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After School Rates Days Fee

1

$13.00

1

$25.00

2

$24.00

2

$46.00

3

$32.00

3

$66.00

4

$38.00

4

$80.00

5

$45.00

5

$95.00

School’s Out Full Day Program

Ages: 5-12 years Fee: Y Member $45 Community $50 Looking for something for your child to do during this upcoming Professional Development Day? Look no further than the Schools Out Full Day Program. Kids will enjoy a fun day at the Y full of gymnastics, gym and swim time! Program runs from 8:00AM-6:00PM at the Cape Ann Y. Pre-registration is required. CAY November 6 - Gloucester Cinema CAY November 12 - Roller Palace

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CAPE ANN Y KODIAKS GYMNASTICS

Honey Pots/Tots

Ages: 12-24 months & 2-3 years with parent Fee: Y Member $57 Community $82 Music and movement exploration is a major part of the curriculum for our Parent/Tot class. Hand eye coordination and ball handling skills are developed along with small motor development. Children will also work on some gymnastics skills on the spring floor, bars, beam, trampoline, and tumble trak. This class will also focus on peer socialization and is a great place to meet other parents and guardians. Class length is 30 minutes. CAY Tuesday 10:00am (12-24 months) CAY Wednesday 9:00am (Ages 2-3 years)

Cubs

Ages: 2-3 years without parent Fee: Y Member $57 Community $82 This class is for children ready to attend class without a parent but are a little too young for Teddy Bear Tumblers. This class will not only focus on gymnastics skills, but will also touch on early childhood education. Numbers, letters, colors and social skills will be taught and reinforced throughout an introduction of gymnastics. Introduction to the beam, bars and tumbling will be the major components. Class length is 30 minutes. CAY Tuesday 10:45am


for Youth Development Nurturing the potential of every child and teen Teddy Bear Tumblers

Back Hand Spring Class

Kindergym and Swim

Flips and Tricks

Ages: 3 years Fee: Y Member $57 Community $82 Teddy Bear Tumblers is the first step in our recreational gymnastics program. Through games, songs and activities our little gymnasts will work on the basic elements. Children will work on gross motor skills and coordination through tumbles, balancing and tricks. Class length is 30 minutes. CAY Wednesday 10:30am

Ages: 3-6 years Fee: Y Member $98 Community $144 What could be better than gymnastics and swimming in one day? Children will spend 45 minutes in Kindergym and then be brought by their instructor to the pool for a 45 minute lesson. Wear your suits under your clothes to make jumping into the pool even faster! Class length is 90 minutes. CAY Tuesday 3:30pm (Ages 3-4) CAY Thursday 3:30pm (Ages 4-6)

Black Bears Level 1

Ages: 4-12 years Fee: Y Member $57 Community $82 This class is designed for development of gymnastics skills, uneven bars, balance beam, tumbling, and tumble trak. Children work on basic gymnastics positions such as tuck, pike, straddle, squat and lunge. They will also work on skills such as handstands, cartwheels, round-offs, forward rolls and backward rolls. The children learn how to work well with others and improve their fine and gross motor skills, such as hand eye coordination and readiness while learning gymnastics. Class length is 45 minutes. CAY Monday 3:30pm (Ages 6-8) CAY Monday 4:30pm (Ages 4-6) CAY Wednesday 9:45am (Ages 4-6) CAY Wednesday 4:15pm (Ages 8-12)

Ages: 8 years & up Fee: Y Member $62 Community $93 We have taken our popular back hand spring clinic and turned it into an 8 week class. Each week we will focus on all aspects of strength, flexibility and power that takes to add a back handspring to your cheer or gymnastic routine. This class will also work on other essential tumbling techniques. Class length is 1 hour. CAY Monday 5:30pm

Grades: 1-5 Fee: Y Member $62 Community $93 Try your hand at back handsprings, back tucks, walkovers, splits etc. We are wrapping all the elements of tumbling, cheer and fitness into one class. Class length is one hour. CAY Wednesday 5:15pm

Senior Kodiaks Tumbling

Ages: 12 years & up Fee: Y Member $62 Community $93 This class will serve as an introduction to floor tumbling. Great for dancers and cheerleaders who would like to focus on or polish their floor work using spotters and the Air Trak for practice. Back hand springs, standing tucks, and back walkovers will all be introduced in this class. The other apparatuses will not be used in this class. CAY Wednesday 6:15pm

Brown Bears Level 2

Ages: 5-10 years Fee: Y Member $57 Community $82 This class is structured focusing more on gymnastics skills rather than fine motor skills with work on cartwheels, round-offs, handstands, forward and backward rolls, and kids are introduced to the bridge. Students will learn skills on uneven-bars, balance beam, spring floor, trampoline and tumble trak. Children must have passed Level 1 or have the recommendation of an instructor. Class length is 45 minutes. CAY Tuesday 4:30pm (Ages 8-10) CAY Thursday 4:30pm (Ages 5-7)

Open Gymnastics

Grades: 1 & up Fee: Y Member FREE Community $5/Family/Day We are now are opening our gymnastics center for our youth members to come and tumble! Parents are welcome to drop their kids off for open gymnastics. Great member benefit! Registration at the front desk is required. CAY Tuesday 5:15pm CAY Thursday 5:15pm

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

FIT-TASTIC KIDS FIT-tastic Kids is a program developed by the YMCA of the North Shore to teach kids ages 8 to 14 how to eat a healthier diet and increase daily physical activity. In this program participants will learn how to make healthy food choices, bring home recipes and ideas to their families to continue healthy lifestyle habits at home and find ways to get moving throughout the day. The goal is for both kids and their families to be FIT-tastic together. FIT-tastic Kids offers flexible scheduling for each family to begin at any time. An 8-week Y youth membership is included when participating in this program. FIT-tastic Kids is free for participants and their families because of the generosity of donors and grantors. For more information, contact Courtney Milligan at milliganc@northshoreymca.org

www.northshoreymca.org Teen Weightlifting 101

Ages: 14-18 years Fee: Y Member $70 Community $103 This program is for teens interested in learning how to properly lift weights for any goal, whether it’s weight loss, mass building, slimming and toning, or general strength gain! You will learn how to safely and most effectively perform many different exercises emphasizing proper form, technique, and breathing pattern. You will also learn several different exercises for each major muscle group, as well as a full body workout! Class length is one hour and meets on the fitness floor. CAY Thursday 5:00pm

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Teen TRXTM

Grades: 7-12 Fee: Y Member $70 Community $103 Safely perform tons of exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility and prevent injuries, all at the intensity of your choice. The TRX Suspension Trainer™ is adjustable for any fitness level, and the mechanics of TRX Suspension Training exercises are based on multiple planes of movement, so muscles work together to build strength, balance, flexibility and core stability in a safe and efficient manner. Professional athletes to the young little leaguer will safely increase muscular function and reduce the chance of injury. TRX Suspension Training is a great way for teens to use a simple piece of equipment combined with their body weight to get a great workout. Class is taught by a Certified TRX Instructor for one hour in the Training Studio on the 1st floor. CAY Tuesday 3:30pm

Teen Strength and Conditioning

Grades: 7-12 Fee: Y Member $70 Community $103 Use many different strength training techniques to improve your athletic performance in any sport! You will learn about lifting techniques and how to increase strength, power, and endurance to take your game to the next level. Work hard and build confidence in a small group setting. You will learn to use free weights, suspension training, body weight training and much more! Teens of all levels are welcome. Class length is one hour and meets in the fitness center. CAY Tuesday 5:00pm


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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT/ TEENS

SPORTS & RECREATION

YMCA GLOUCESTER TEEN CENTER

Intro To Karate

Y Teen Leaders Club

Karate Level I

9 Center Street • Gloucester • www.cayteenandcamp.org In the autumn of 2008, our YMCA was able to reestablish the YMCA’s Teen Center in Gloucester. Sharing space with our branch office in the heart of downtown, teens have been involved in every aspect of helping create and operate a place to truly call their own. Hours Monday-Friday 2:00pm-8:30pm Saturday Hours vary

Committed to the values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY, the members of the Cape Ann YMCA Teen Leaders Club have dedicated themselves to working together to “give back”. Since 1995, these teens have chosen to actively volunteer time and effort for the betterment of the community to which they belong For more information on leaders and meeting times, please visit www.cayteenandcamp.org

Y Teens Rebuilding New Orleans

Once again, during April school vacation, more than 40 Cape Ann Teens and their chaperones will be returning to New Orleans to continue assisting the rebuilding efforts left in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina & Rita. We’ll be join by approximately another 60 teens and volunteers from throughout the Y of the North Shore. We strongly believe that through serving others, teens will best learn to grow and develop in to effective leaders for tomorrow. To contribute your support of an individual teen, or the trip in general, please contact Rick Doucette or Nikki Klink Marin.

Ben Beyea Youth & Teen Center

32 Pooles Lane • Rockport • www.rockportteencenter.org Opened in the spring of 2007, this collaboration between the Town of Rockport and the YMCA is located at Evans Field. Over the past five years, staff and teens have forged strong, healthy enduring relationships while working together for the future of Rockport youth. Hours Monday-Thursday 2:30pm-6:00pm Friday & Saturday 2:30pm-10:00pm

Youth & Government

Fee: Y Member $360 Community $425 Students interested in government, learning leadership skills, and improving public speaking should join Youth & Government. You can expect about two meetings per month that will last 60-90 minutes long. There will be three Saturday conferences held at Springfield College, Boston College High School and Suffolk University. The program culminates with a three-day, two-night conference in Boston in which students practice government procedures and mock-trials at the White House. Students and chaperones will stay at the Constitution Inn in Boston. All food and lodging is included in the cost of the program. For more info visit: www.maymcayag.org or contact Nikki Klink Marin at marinn@northshoreymca.org

Ages: 6-10 years Fee: Y Member $57 Community $82 This class is for those who would like to try karate for the first time, going over the basics of form and technique. This is a great option for those who are not sure they want to commit to purchasing a uniform and starting belt training. Class is 45 minutes long. CAY Saturday 10:00am

Ages: 5 years & up Fee: Y Member $57 Community $82 In this class students will learn the foundational basics of Karate, including focus, coordination, balance, basic stances, blocks, and strikes. These will be further developed into kata (series of techniques and movements), and a means of self-defense. Students will also learn the value of patience, respect, and perseverance. Participants will need to have a karate uniform, which may be purchased on the first day of class for $25 through the instructor. CAY Saturday 11:00am (Ages 5-7) CAY Saturday 12:00pm (Ages 8-11) CAY Sunday 11:30am (Ages 12 & up)

Karate Level II

Ages: 5 years & up Fee: Y Member $57 Community $82 The class is a continuation of Level 1. Prerequisite: Yellow belt or higher. CAY Sunday 10:30am (Ages 5-11) CAY Sunday 11:30am (Ages 12 & up)

Mini Sports Jam

Ages: 3-5 years Fee: Y Member $57 Community $82 This is a great class for the sports-crazed kid! Each week we will focus on a different sport and new games. Tee-ball, tennis, football, basketball and more are taught! Come ready to run, play and have fun! Class length is 45 minutes. CAY Monday 3:30pm

Super Hero Sports Stars

Ages: 3-5 years Fee: Y Member $57 Community $82 This sport class is for the super hero enthusiast. All of our sports drills and games with have a super hero theme to them. Great class to have fun, develop skills and learn the core values of what it takes to be a super hero! CAY Thursday 9:15am CAY Thursday 4:30pm

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for Youth Development Nurturing the potential of every child and teen Power In Pink

Ages: 3-5 years (Girls Only) Fee: Y Member $55 Community $80 This girls-only program will emphasize skill development, improving self-esteem, learning fair play, and having fun while learning the fundamentals of sports. Enrich your daughter’s experience through team sports with other girls her own age. We will focus 5 sports: basketball, soccer, tennis, T-ball and floor hockey. Class length is 45 minutes. CAY Wednesday 3:30pm

Sports and Splash

Ages: 3-5 years Fee: Y Member $62 Community $88 If your child loves sports and swimming, then Sport and Splash was designed for them! We have combined two of our most popular programs into one fun-filled class. Kids will have both a swim and sports class. Meet in the gymnasium. CAY Thursday 3:30pm

Preschool Floor Hockey League

Ages: 3.5-5 years Fee: Y Member $62 Community $85 Children will be instructed on the fundamentals of hockey including puck handling, passing, shooting, and teamwork. Participants will be place on teams with volunteer coaches. Team T-shirts are included and will be provided on the second week. Session length is 7 weeks. Format will be 30 minutes of team practice followed by 30 minute games. Sticks are provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own! Contact Katy Milne Coffey, Youth and Services, for volunteer coaching opportunities or league information at 978.283.0470 or coffeyk@northshoreymca.org. Registration deadline is October 28. League begins Saturday, November 3.

Youth Hockey League

Grades: K-1 (Mites) 2-3 (Rookies) 4-6 (Juniors) Fee: Y Member $62 Community $85 Floor Hockey is a great way for your child to have fun and stay active. This league provides school age children with a chance to socialize and compete with friends in a safe and instructional setting. Players will be placed on teams with volunteer coaches. Teams will be separated by division based on grade. Referees and team t-shirts will be included. Season length is 7 weeks. Games/practice will be held on Saturdays with 30 minute practice followed by a 30 minute game. Contact Katy Milne Coffey, Youth Services Director, for volunteer coaching opportunities or league information at 978.283.0470 or coffeyk@northshoreymca.org. Registration deadline is October 28. League begins Saturday, November 3.

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2 Day Pre-Season Girls’ Basketball Tune-Up

Grades: 9-12 Fee: Y Member $40 Community $60 Coach Joe Billante, along with other local high school coaches, will be running a two day basketball clinic for girls’ basketball pre-season conditioning. Sessions will focus on skills, drills, and conditioning. Gloucester, Rockport, and Manchester are all welcome to prep for the upcoming season. Pre-registration is required. CAY November 24 & 25 12:00pm-2:00pm

Floor Hockey

Ages: 3 years & up Fee: Y Member $50 Community $75 Who doesn’t love playing floor hockey? This class is for those kids who just want to play. Each week we will run through some skills, then hit the court for an epic game. CAY Monday 4:30pm (Ages 3-5) CAY Monday 5:30pm (Grades 2-6) CAY Wednesday 4:30pm (Grades K-1) CAY Thursday 10:00am (Ages 3-5)

SWIMMING Shrimp, Kipper, Inia

Ages: 6 months-24 months with parent Fee: Y Member $57 Community $82 This class is an introduction to the aquatic environment for parents and their babies, filled with simple songs and games. Parent/child teams have an opportunity to bond, talk and play with others. Parents will learn basic aquatic safety. Class length is 30 minutes. CAY Wednesday 9:00am CAY Friday 10:00am CAY Saturday 9:00am

Perch

Ages: 24 months-36 months with parent Fee: Y Member $57 Community $82 Children start moving independently through the water under their parents’ guidance in this program. Experience the fun of blowing bubbles, kicking, paddling and making a splash! Children are exposed to a structured class. Class length is 30 minutes. CAY Monday 9:30am CAY Friday 9:00am CAY Saturday 9:30am


for Youth Development Nurturing the potential of every child and teen Skippers

Ages: 2-3 years Fee: Y Member $57 Community $82 This class is for the young child who has confidence in the pool and is ready for an independent class without parents. We ask that children have been through our parent tot programs or been given recommendation by the instructor. Children will work on various skills to gain further independence and become strong swimmers. Class length is 30 minutes. CAY Monday 9:00am CAY Tuesday 3:30pm CAY Wednesday 10:00am CAY Thursday 3:30pm CAY Friday 9:00am CAY Saturday 10:30am

Pike With Parent

Ages: 3-5 years Fee: Y Member $57 Community $82 This alternative to the Pike class is a great transition for those children who are not yet comfortable going into a group class without a parent. Children will learn basic paddle stroke skills, kicking skills, pool safety and correct floatation device use. The object of the class is to get the child comfortable with the class setting and explore the water environment. Class length is 30 minutes. CAY Monday 10:00am CAY Wednesday 9:30am CAY Friday 9:30am CAY Saturday 10:00am

Preschool Aquatics

Ages: 4-6 years Fee: Y Member $61 Community $87 We are splitting up our preschool swim lessons! This will allow our beginners to have more special attention and focus on introductory swimming skills. This class is for the timid beginner swimmer who needs flotation assistance. Skills covered will be determined by the ability of each class, but follow our regular swim lesson progression. Class length is 45 minutes. CAY Monday 9:00am; 3:30pm CAY Tuesday 4:30pm CAY Wednesday 9:00am; 3:30pm CAY Friday 9:00am CAY Saturday 9:15am

Preschool Aquatics II

Ages: 4-6 years Fee: Y Member $67 Community $87 For the more comfortable swimmer, this class is created for children who need little to no flotation support in class. Skills covered will be determined by the ability of each class, but follow our regular swim lesson progression. CAY Monday 10:00am; 3:30pm CAY Wednesday 10:00am; 3:30pm CAY Thursday 4:30pm CAY Friday 10:00pm CAY Saturday 9:15pm

Kindergym and Swim

Ages: 3-6 years Fee: Y Member $98 Community $144 What could be better than gymnastics and swimming in one day? Class will be a fun filled hour and a half. Children will spend 45 minutes in Kindergym and then be brought by their instructor to the pool for a 45 minute lesson. Wear your suits under your clothes to make jumping into the pool even faster! CAY Tuesday 3:30pm (Ages 3-5) CAY Thursday 3:30pm (Ages 4-6)

Youth Aquatics

Grades: 1-5 Fee: Y Member $61 Community $87 For your convenience! Simply reserve your spot and our swim instructors will split the children up into ability groups. Skills covered will be determined by the ability of each group of swimmers, but will follow our regular swim lesson progression. Class length is 45 minutes. CAY Monday 4:30pm CAY Tuesday 3:30pm CAY Thursday 3:30pm CAY Saturday 10:15am

Teen Aquatics

Ages: 12 years & up Fee: Y Member $67 Community $87 This class is structured for teens who want to work on stroke development and swimming mechanics, but are not quite ready for swim team. Beginner and intermediate swimmers welcome. CAY Wednesday 4:30pm

Learn To Dive

Ages: 6 years & up Fee: Y Member $61 Community $87 Diving in head first can be a challenge, but when you get it right, it’s so much fun! Take some time to work on just that skill. Progress to head first dives off the starting block and diving board. Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool without aid to participate. CAY Wednesday 4:30pm

Springboard Diving Lessons

Grades: 3 & up Fee: Y Member $80 Community $110 This course is designed for students already competent in diving who want to learn competitive springboard skills. The forward approach, back takeoff, forward dive, back dive, inward dive, reverse dive, and twisting dives are introduced. CAY Tuesday 7:00pm CAY Thursday 7:00pm CAY Saturday 8:00am

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for Youth Development Nurturing the potential of every child and teen Sports and Splash

Ages: 3-5 years Fee: Y Member $62 Community $88 If your child loves sports and swimming, then Sport and Splash was designed for them! We have combined two of our most popular programs into one fun-filled class. Kids will have both a swim and sports class. Meet in the gymnasium. CAY Thursday 3:30pm

SHARKS & LITTLE SHARKS SWIM TEAM

Jump, Dive & Whale!

Ages: 6 years & up Fee: Y Member $61 Community $87 Not your ordinary swim class! This class will focus on all things in the deep end while also working on swimming skills. We’ll have tons of fun while using the diving board and snorkeling. Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool without aid to participate. Please bring a mask and snorkel to class. CAY Monday 3:30pm

Slides and Dives

Ages: 5-7 years Fee: Y Member $57 Community $82 Have fun competition while working on swimming skills. Kids won’t realize they are learning to swim because they’ll be playing games, trying new tricks, and learning new moves. Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool without aid to participate. Please bring either goggles or mask to class. CAY Wednesday 3:30pm

The YMCA of the North Shore Sharks & Little Sharks swim team works to develop the best combination of swimmers and human beings through the strengths of innovative coaching techniques and strategies, supportive parental involvement and integration of our core values – Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. From ages 4 and up, the Little Sharks and Sharks programs maintain an infrastructure of children, coaches,and parents who create the platforms and opportunities for each and every swimmer to fulfill their goals and their potential as a person, swimmer and team member.

www.ynssharks.net Swim Team

The YMCA of the North Shore swim team strives to teach, train and motivate children to achieve their potential in competitive swimming. We create valuable experiences carried throughout life. Our direction and philosophy applies to the novice as well as the national caliber athlete. Our highly specialized coaching staff emphasizes a 10:1 swimmer to coach ratio, a year-round program, and ability-based practice groups. For more information, contact YNS Sharks at 978.564.3904 or online at www.ynssharks.net.

Little Sharks

Ages: 4-7 years Fee: Y Member $85 Community $130 The Little Sharks program is for swimmers 4-7 years old, who have little or no team based swimming experience. The program focuses on basic stoke mechanics, team building activities, physical and mental development, and most of all fun. Join us two days per week for one flat rate! Pre-requisite: being comfortable in the deep end. Class length is 45 minutes. CAY Monday & Wednesday 3:30pm CAY Tuesday & Thursday 4:15pm

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for Youth Development Nurturing the potential of every child and teen YNS Storm Dive Team

Grades: 3 & up Fee: $130 Monthly Draft Join the YMCA of the North Shore Dive Team. The team practices up to four times a week. Divers should also register in AAU Diving. The team prepares for competitions throughout the year in New England with the yearend goals the AAU National Championship and The Bay State Games. Dry land training will be included with Board time. Please note that on weekend practices, gym clothing should be worn over suit for dry land work. CAY Tuesday 7:00pm CAY Thursday 7:00pm CAY Saturday 7:30am CAY Sunday 3:30pm

YNS Sharks - Bronze Group

Grades: Kindergarten-4 Fee: Y Member $85 Community $130 Bronze Group is a perfect bridge between swimming lessons and swim team for the younger swimmer. It teaches stroke technique for free style, breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke, and also includes racing starts and turns as well as the principles of streamlining. Class length is 45 minutes. CAY Monday 4:15pm CAY Tuesday 3:30pm

Private Swim Lessons Ages: Fee:

All Ages Y Member $35/Half Hour $120/Package of 4 Half Hour Lessons $180/Package of 8 Half Hour Lessons For those looking for personalized attention, private swim lessons are the answer! Scheduled at your convenience, by appointment. CAY By apppointment, please email Katy Milne Coffey at coffeyk@northshoreymca.org

Semi-Private Swim Lessons Ages: Fee:

All Ages Y Member $50/Half Hour $170/Package of 4 Half Hour Lessons $260/Package of 8 Half Hour Lessons Looking for swim lessons on a day and time that better suits your schedule? Get a few friends together for a semi-private lesson. We can do one lesson, or a series of lessons on a day and time you choose. Scheduled at your convenience, by appointment only. CAY By apppointment, please email Katy Milne Coffey at coffeyk@northshoreymca.org

YNS Sharks - Silver Group

Grades: 5 & up Fee: Y Member $85 Community $130 The Silver/Gold Team is designed for swimmers who wish to learn the four competitive strokes in a formal class with their peers. The focus will be on stroke mechanics, starts, turns and aerobic conditioning. CAY Monday 4:15pm CAY Thursday 3:30pm

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Improving the community’s health and well-being

FAMILY TIME Play Dates Ages: Fee:

All With Parent/Guardian Y Family Membership FREE

Y Youth Members 10 FREE Visits Per Session or $25 for Unlimited Session Pass

Community $45 for Unlimited Session Pass Looking for something fun to do with the family? Try Play Dates! For two hours each weekday morning, you and your family can play in our gymnastics center, gymnasium, or in the pool. Play Dates allow parents and their children to use the YMCA together as a family. We’ll have special toys and games out for each Play Date. Great for tots, preschoolers, homeschoolers, or fun with the whole family on a day off!

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Monday Gymnastics* Tuesday Aquatics Wednesday Sports (Gymnasium) Thursday Gymnastics* Friday Gymnastics*

*To ensure a safe environment, please sign up your family for a 1 hour block in gymnastics up to 3 days prior. Maximum of 15 families per hour.

Halloween SPOOKTACULAR Carnival

Fee: Y Member $10/Family Community $15/Family Join us for a Halloween carnival! Games, crafts and even our famous haunted hallway! Make sure you dress up in your best costume. Great family event for all ages. CAY Saturday, October 27 5:00pm-6:30pm

Family Winter Ball

Fee: Y Member $15/Family Community $20/Family Grab those old formal clothes and dance the night away with your family. It might be cold outside, but our DJ will be warming things up with all the traditional family songs. Light refreshments provided! CAY Saturday, December 1 6:00pm-7:30pm

Friday Night Fun

November 2, 9, 16, 30 December 7, 14, 21 Grades: K-6 Fee: Y Member $10 Community $15 Parents deserve a night off, but kids look forward to a Friday night full of fun! Well, you spoke and we heard! Kids will be broken into their age groups for three hours of swimming, a light snack, gymnastics and sports. This is a drop-in program that follows the school calendar. Drop-off is in the YMCA gymnasium. Buy a punch pass and save time! CAY Friday 5:00pm-8:00pm

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES Host your next birthday at the Cape Ann Y. Enjoy and share your favorite program and activity with friends and family! Our enthusiastic, trained staff offers the best birthday ever. Days, times and packages vary. Y combo and bouncy house package now available. Call us at 978.283.0470 for more information or to reserve your space today! Pool Parties, Sports Parties, Nerf Attack Parties, Gymnastics Parties, Rockport Youth & Teen Center Parties


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HEALTH & WELL-BEING FITNESS ORIENTATIONS Start Right Orientation

Ages: 10 years & up Fee: FREE with Adult/Family Membership This orientation program is designed to start you on your path to achieving your health and fitness goals! We will do this through a series of four educational sessions. These 30 minute sessions will have you working one-on-one with a qualified fitness professional to help familiarize you with the fitness center equipment as well as working with you on a basic exercise program. Whether your goal is to lose weight, build mass or just gain overall health benefits, this program will help you set sail in the right direction based on your current ability, experience and availability! Sign up any time at the welcome desk, or contact Courtney Milligan, Health & Wellness Director, at milliganc@northshoreymca.org or 978.283.0470 x 1709.

PERSONAL SERVICES Body Measurements & Analysis

Ages: 14 years & up Fee: Y Member $25 Community $37 Your body weight can be deceiving! It is more meaningful to take measurements such as circumferences and body composition. When starting a weight loss program it is very important that you remember that muscle weighs more than fat. By tracking your inches and body fat percentage you will have a much clearer view of your progress. Our new software program can track your progress over time, and give you an easy-to-read print out filled with important information that a qualified Personal Trainer will interpret with you! Remember, weight is not the clearest indicator of a healthy lifestyle! Sessions are 30 minutes in length. CAY By appointment

Physical Therapy Screenings

If you experience pain or suffer an injury while participating in your sport or activity, it is important to consult a physical therapist. A prompt evaluation may save you from a more serious injury. We will be offering free physical therapy screenings presented by Spaulding Outpatient Center, Cape Ann. Licensed Physical Therapists will be available to examine problems such as tendonitis, sprains, strains, aches and pains. Sessions are by appointment or on a first come, first serve basis. Please visit the welcome center or ask a fitness instructor regarding upcoming screenings.

Therapeutic/Assisted Stretching

Ages: 18 years & up Fee: Y Member $20/Half Hour Session Community $30/Half Hour Session One of the most important aspects of fitness is often completely overlooked: stretching! Proper stretching can decrease risk of injury, maintain/increase joint range of motion, decrease soreness, improve posture, improve circulation, or just help you feel good! You will feel the difference after just one ½ hour session! Please contact Courtney Milligan, Health & Wellness Director, at milliganc@northshoreymca. org or 978.283.0470 x1709 to schedule an appointment. Purchase in packages of 1, 3, 5, 8, or 10 sessions.

Stott Pilates® Personal Training

Ages: 16 years & up Fee: See personal training pricing Stott Pilates® trained Haley Allison is offering personal training using the Stott Pilates® techniques of mat work and light equipment. You will have personal instruction on Stott Pilates® basic principles, and you will be taken through a dynamic, full-body workout that focuses on improving flexibility and core strength, with exercises that stretch and tone all muscle groups. Sessions will vary to include, stability balls, arc barrels, flex-bands, toning balls, Pilates circles, and BOSU balance trainers. Please contact Health & Wellness Director Courtney Milligan, or personal trainer Haley Allison for more information at 978-283-0470 x 1709 or milliganc@northshoreymca.org CAY By appointment

One-on-One Personal Training

Ages: 14 years & up Our highly qualified Personal Trainers will help you reach your fitness goals and exceed your expectations. Our trainers will push you using all the classic fitness tools as well as having access to the latest fitness equipment including spin bikes, kettle bells, and TRX suspension training. Our training staff has the knowledge and experience to help you succeed. This program provides constant challenges, evolves with your fitness level, and produces the results you deserve! Please contact Courtney Milligan, Health & Wellness Director, at milliganc@northshoreymca.org or 978.283.0470 x 1709 to schedule an appointment. 60-minute sessions:

30-minute sessions:

1 session: $55

3 sessions: $99

3 sessions: $155

5 sessions: $155

5 sessions: $250

10 sessions: $290

10 sessions: $480

20 sessions: $580

20 sessions: $960 30 sessions: $1,440

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Improving the community’s health and well-being Buddy Personal Training

Ages: 14 years & up, Two Participants Have a friend you like to work out with? Don’t like going to the gym alone? Need that extra push to work a little harder? Find a person with similar goals and work together with your favorite trainer! Getting results is great; seeing your buddy succeed is awesome too! Have fun, work hard and save money all at the same time! By appointment. Please contact Courtney Milligan, Health & Wellness Director, at milliganc@northshoreymca.org or 978.283.0470 x 1709 to schedule an appointment. 60-minute sessions: 1 session: $35 per person 3 sessions: $100 per person 5 sessions: $160 per person 10 sessions: $305 per person

Aquatics Personal Training

Fee: Y Member $55 Community $65 Y Member $155 Community $185 Y Member $250 Community $300 Y Member $480 Community $580 Marlee Nelson is a Nationally Certified, MASTER Level/USWFA Personal Aquatic Fitness Trainer and Instructor, and Certified AFAA Personal Trainer. She is also a Certified Lifeguard, Certified Water Aerobics Instructor and a Certified WSI Swim Instructor. Please contact the aquatic office at 978.283.0470 x 1706 to schedule an appointment. Session length is one hour.

Small Group Training

Ages: 14 years & up (3-8 People Only) Fee: Y Member Packages start at $16 Personal Training made more affordable! Work with a group of 3-8 people with similar goals. Whether you are training for a specific event, sport, or just trying to lose some weight with some friends, you can do it all with the help of a Certified Personal Trainer. A trainer will push you harder than you may push yourself and will help you achieve the results you deserve! By appointment. Please contact Courtney Milligan, Health & Wellness Director, at milliganc@northshoreymca.org or 978.283.0470 x1709 to schedule an appointment. 60-minute sessions: 3 sessions: $55 per person 5 sessions: $83 per person 10 sessions: $160 per person

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GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES RUN Fit

Ages: 14 years & up Fee: Y Member $75 Community $112 Get RUN Fit with workouts geared toward the novice runner to improve your running strength, endurance and speed. This is perfect for those thinking of training for a late Fall endurance race. Training and topics will include: nutrition, hydration, strength training, stretching, injury prevention tips, mental training cold weather training. Class is led by Jenn Fernandes. CAY Thursday 6:00pm

Riptide Runners Run Club

Ages: 18 years & up Fee: Y Member $20 Shirt Fee This is the perfect opportunity for runners of all levels to run with people who have a passion for running. It doesn’t matter if you’re a marathon runner or have never finished a road race in your life. Not only will you be a part of a team with a great group of people this will also allow you to enter races as a team if you so choose. You will be on an email list with the rest of the group and be able to plan weekly group runs: go on the ones you can make it to and skip the ones you can’t. Run in different places and at different times, whatever you can do and have camaraderie while you run! For more information contact Courtney Milligan at milliganc@northshoreymca.org.

Rise & Shine Boot Camp

Ages: 16 years & up Fee: Y Member $93 Community $134 Get into gear with this high intensity workout! Start your day off right with a mix of plyometric exercises, muscle conditioning, and cardio. We pull out all the stops to make you sweat and push you to new levels both physically and mentally. For 9 weeks this spring you will meet 3 times per week for an hour each time. We do more in that one hour than most people do in an entire day! Work harder than you think you can and enjoy the results. All classes are mandatory. Minimum of 4 participants necessary for this class to run. CAY Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00am

TRXTM Suspension Rope Training

Ages: 16 years & up Fee: Y Member $95 Community $140 Make your body your machine. Born in the U.S. Navy SEALS, TRX Suspension Training® is a revolutionary method of leveraged bodyweight exercise. You’re in control. Safely perform hundreds of exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility and prevent injuries, using just a single piece of equipment. With nearly endless modifications that can be made by adjusting body position, resistance can be altered to accommodate beginners through the most advanced exercisers looking for a challenge. Classes run one hour in length. There is a 2 person minimum for this class to run; 4 person maximum per class. CAY Monday 9:30am; 5:00pm CAY Wednesday 7:30am CAY Thursday 9:30am; 6:00pm CAY Friday 12:00pm


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Improving the community’s health and well-being Intro To Kickboxing With Gloves

Ages: 18 years & up Fee: Y Member $75 Community $112 Learn kickboxing fundamentals and work out some aggression using various training methods including gloves, mitts, pads, heavy bags and speed bags. Personal Trainer Erin Almeida will get you into fighting shape with all the basics! This class combines all aspects of fitness from stamina to strength to power and agility, and will have you sweating from start to finish! We highly recommend all participants purchase their own gloves as our equipment is limited. For more information please contact Erin Almeida or Courtney Milligan at 978.283.0470. CAY Tuesday 9:30am

Strength & Conditioning

Ages: 18 years & up Fee: Y Member $68 Community $99 Use a combination of all the latest training tools and techniques to increase overall strength, speed, power and agility! This class is sure to get you in great shape by training you as an athlete! You will use a combination of free weights, resistance bands, plyometric exercises, medicine balls and more to push yourself to the max! We’ll pull our all the stops to make you work to your full potential. CAY Wednesday 5:00pm

Silver Strength

Ages: 60 years & up Fee: Y Member $68 Community $99 This strength training program is geared towards adults age 60+ looking to stay fit and healthy for years to come! You will work with a trainer to safely perform a series of exercises specific to increasing strength and stamina as well as improving balance and flexibility! Perfect for those looking to incorporate strength training into their workout routine and learn the most effective means of working each major muscle group, this program is perfect for all ability levels! Silver Strength runs in a comfortable, non-competitive atmosphere, and will be geared towards not only physically training the participants, but educating them on proper form and technique to gain the benefits they seek! Class length is one hour and meets in the fitness center. CAY Monday 10:00am

Women On Weights

Ages: 18 years & up Fee: Y Member $68 Community $99 This one is just for the ladies! Want to enhance your regular workout routine? Throw a wrench into it and start lifting weights! This new and exciting program is for adult women who want to learn to utilize the free weight area of our facility and maximize the results of their workout. All activities take place in a non-competitive and supportive atmosphere. Your instructor will guide you through safe and effective activities instructing you on proper form and technique to get you closer to your fitness goals. Remember: building muscle will help make you toned and lean as well as improving bone health! Class length is one hour and class is held in the fitness center. CAY Thursday 10:00am

Walking Club

Fee: Y Member FREE Community $10/Day We here at the Y are working in conjunction with the “Get Fit Gloucester” initiative to get people out walking the historic and scenic streets of Gloucester! Take a walk with one of our beloved instructors, Juliana McGovern; see some beautiful sights, breathe some fresh salt air, maybe learn something you never knew, a nd of course, get some exercise! CAY Thursday 11:00am

SPORTS & RECREATION 21+ Basketball League

Ages: 21 years & up Team Fee: $625 Team Rosters due Friday November 16th. Games Begin Wednesday, November 28th. A minimum of 10 regular season games, with a maximum of 12 games, will be played pending number of registered teams. Single game elimination playoffs and championship games will follow the regular season. Teams will need a minimum of 7 players with a max of 12 on the roster. For more questions contact Katy Milne Coffey, Youth Services Director, 978.283.0470 or coffeyk@northshoreymca.org. CAY Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm

LIFELONG LEARNING West African Drum & Dance

Ages: 18 years & up Fee: Y Member FREE Community $10 Treat yourself to a uniquely tremendous experience led by Mamadou Diop of Sénégal. He will lead the way as together you explore your abilities with the powerful rhythms of West Africa, the unique and high energy music of Mamadou Diop sets feet and spirits dancing. Class length is one hour. MID Sunday 11:00am

ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute) Training Classes Ages: 16 years & up Fee: Y Member $50 Community $75 Get certified in First Aid, CPR or the use of oxygen. All classes run 10:30am-1:30pm CAY Saturday November 3 Basic First Aid CAY Saturday November 10 CPR/AED CAY Saturday November 17 CPR PRO CAY Saturday November 24 Oxygen* CAY Saturday December 1 Basic First Aid CAY Saturday December 8 CPR/AED CAY Saturday December 15 CPR PRO CAY Saturday December 22 Oxygen* *Pre-requisette: CPR and First Aid Certified

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Improving the community’s health and well-being Lifeguarding Certification

November 12 - December 17 Fee: Y Member $275 Community $350 Get certified and become a lifeguard! Certification course includes CPR Pro, Basic First aid, and oxygen certifications. Participants must be able to swim 500 yards. Class length is 5 hours. CAY Tuesdays 3:30pm-8:30pm

ROAD RACES

SWIMMING Swim Fit

Ages: 18 years & up Fee: Y Member $45/Month Community $90/Month Member Drop In $15 Community Drop In $20 Get the most out of your swimming workout. Whether you’re trying to stay fit, train for a triathlon, or compete on our Master’s Swim Team, our coaches will provide you with workouts based on your goals. All levels are encouraged to participate. Visit www.ynssharks. net and click on the “Swim Fit” link to see practice schedules for all North Shore YMCA locations. Payments are made via electronic draft. CAY Monday 7:15pm-8:15pm CAY Monday 9:00am-10:30am CAY Tuesday 6:00am-7:30am CAY Wednesday 7:15pm-8:15pm CAY Wednesday 9:00am-10:30am CAY Thursday 6:00am-7:30am CAY Friday 9:00am-10:30am CAY Saturday 7:00am-8:15am

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons

Get your running shoes ready for an exciting year at the 2012 YMCA of the North Shore Road Race Series. We will be hosting 12 exciting races all across the North Shore YMCA association and feature some awesome prizes for our runners at the end of the series. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced runner we encourage you to sign up today and be a part of not just the race series, but a memorable experience with a community. Contact Barbara Berry, Road Race Coordinator at berryb@northshoreymca.org

Races to Look Forward To: Witch City Road Race 5K (Salem) - 10/21 Reindeer Run 5K (Beverly) - 12/1

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Ages: 17 years & up Fee: Y Member $62 Community $88 Don’t have much practice swimming but want to build your skills? We’ll make improving your swim skills easy for you. This is the place to start for adults who don’t have a lot of prior swimming experience. Participants will become more confident in the water and will learn the fundamentals of swimming and aquatic safety. CAY Monday 5:00pm CAY Thursday 10:00am

Adult Swimming Stroke Basics

Ages: 17 years & up Fee: Y Member $61 Community $87 This class is for swimmers who are looking to improve their swimming skills beyond a lap or two. Great class for those looking to add water fitness into their workout routine, but don’t feel like they are proficient swimmers. Great step to joining our swim fit program. Prerequisite: must be able to swim 50 yards comfortably and be confident in deep water. CAY Thursday 9:00am


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GIVING

This Holiday Season, Support A Local Family In Need

As you begin to plan your holidays, keep the Y in mind! The coming months are times for generosity, reflection and giving thanks. End of year giving opportunities include:

Did you know...? The Cape Ann YMCA is a charity. We are a non-profit organization focused on community and human services. 100% of your donation goes directly to those in need. Every dollar donated to our Y For All annual campaign is used to support local children, families and individuals through Y programs, membership and camp. Y For All is more than donors and dollars. Our annual campaign is a grassroots effort led by dozens of volunteers and businesses from our communities.

Making a Y For All donation in a loved one’s honor

Supporting a family at Thanksgiving

Designating the Y as your business’s holiday charity organization

Making a child’s dream come true with a holiday gift

At our Y, we have plenty of ways to get involved. The holidays are always busy, but we have opportunities that can help you reconnect to the true meaning of the season. To learn more, ask your local front desk or visit www.northshoreymca.org

Help the Y make a difference. It’s never too late to help my community with a gift to the Y For All campaign. Swing by the front desk or visit:

VOLUNTEERISM

www.northshoreymca.org Thank you!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Road Race Volunteer

Looking for a way to have fun and do good at the same time? The North Shore Road Race Series features exciting, well-organized and volunteer-driven races, while also helping to fund our annual Y for All Campaign, which provides resources for members of our community who are in need. By giving your time at any of our 12 road races throughout the year, you will truly be changing lives and having fun while doing it! For more information, please contact Barbara Berry, Road Race Director, at berryb@northshoreymca.org

Member Greeter

PLANNED GIVING

Greet arriving members with a smile and help to get their time at the Y off to a great start! In addition to making members feel welcome, responsibilities include handing out towels, distributing and collecting locker keys, and scanning member cards. For more information, please contact Chris Erbland, Membership Director, at erblandc@northshoreymca.org

The YMCA has recently launched a new planned giving initiative. Common planned gifts include a gift made through one’s will, life insurance policy, or retirement plan. All gifts benefit our endowment, a permanent fund used to support the Y. Gifts made to the endowment today will help support future generations. All those who make a gift will be invited to join the Triangle Society, our planned giving recognition society. If the Y has left a lasting impression on your life, please call Sam Sanker, Director of Planned Giving, at 978-921-1753 for more information.

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Cape Ann YMCA 71 Middle Street Gloucester, MA 01930

A GIFT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO SHARE With a Y Gift Card, you can give your loved ones one of the most valuable presents the gift of health! Whether it’s the value of a 3-month membership or personal training sessions to get your partner or parent started on the path to fitness or sessions of swim or gymnastic lessons to get your grandchild involved in a new sport - the possibilities are endless. Buy one today at the Y Welcome Center!

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