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DODGE YMCA 225 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11201 P 718-625-3136 E W F




Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the YMCA, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

Improving our community’s health and well-being In neighborhoods across the five boroughs, the YMCA is a leading voice on health and well-being. The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, nearly 400,000 youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

The YMCA has been listening and responding to New York City’s most critical social needs for 160 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.

We’re Here for Good. It’s been the signature phrase of New York City’s YMCA since early 2008, and it describes the Y’s commitment to building the foundations of-and strengthening-our communities, through nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving community health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

We’re here for you and your family. We’re here for the community. We’re here for good



We know firsthand how difficult it can be to find balance in life. That’s why we’re here with you every day, making sure that you, your family and our community have the resources and support needed to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your participation will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but in your community too. Here are some of the ways you can get involved. MEMBERSHIP Join the DODGE YMCA and become part of a community committed to helping you and your kids learn, grow and thrive. Y members receive full access to the Dodge Y Fitness Center, Gym and Locker rooms; priority registration for classes and programs; discounts on classes and programs with a fee; and six guest passes each year to share with friends. The option for a city-wide membership allows you to use any of the other YMCAs in New York City, each of which offers quality facilities and programs.

CHILD WATCH Do you need someone to look after your child (ages 6 mo. - 5 years) while you work out? We’re here for you! You may bring your child (for a maximum of two hours per day) to the YMCA Child Watch Program. Kids will enjoy creative play in a fun, safe environment with responsible YMCA staff members. This service is available to members only for a $5.00 charge per hour. Please register at the Member Services Desk 48 hours in advance.

FEES Membership Types Dodge YMCA

Joiner’s Fee City-Wide

Joiner’s Fee

Youth (up to 11)*





Teen (12 - 17)










Adult (18 - 64)





Senior (18 - 64)





Family I***





Family II (2 Adults & kids)****





*Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult when using the facility **18 years of age or older, full time, 12+ credits, must bring copy of student ID when renewing ***1 Adult and kids under 18 years, living in the same household ****2 Adults and kids under 18 years, living in the same household

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood. As a program volunteer, board member or Strong Kids Campaign fundraiser, you can make a difference for our Y and the community as a whole.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Visit for open positions in our staff family at the YMCA or at one of more than 100 sites throughout the five boroughs and at our New York YMCA Camp upstate.



We’re proud to ensure that the YMCA is accessible to everyone, and we never want anyone to be turned away for an inability to pay. Don’t hesitate to ask about financial assistance for programs or membership. We’re happy to help. We’re able to open our doors to all thanks to a community of generous supporters to our annual Strong Kids Campaign. Contributions to Strong Kids enable us to offer a number of our programs and services at low or no cost, and to make assistance available to make participation affordable. The Y is more than a membership card. We’re bigger than the programs we offer in our facility or around the community. Will you help us as a donor or volunteer fundraiser to ensure that everyone can be a part of the Y? To donate to the Dodge YMCA Strong Kids Campaign or to get more information, please contact Abby Schuman at 212-912-2406 or email at


YMCA of Greater New York’s Brooklyn Branches Partner with the

Partnership with the Barclays/Nets Community Alliance allows the YMCA of Greater New           York to provide Brooklyn’s children and families in need with financial assistance and free and subsidized programs that are dedicated to  building the community        foundations   of  through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  

From Greenpoint down to the tip of Coney Island, the YMCA is making lasting personal and social change throughout Brooklyn through our Strong Kids Campaign. With seven facili all          ties in Brooklyn and numerous off-site locations, we serve close to 160,000        people  each  year—approximately 58,000 being youth, as a second home for our community to learn,  grow and thrive.               such    programs     free  and low  cost  programming as our Y Afterschool that provide enriching  curriculum for close to 3,000 kids during the critical hours of 3-6pm and more than 2,600   in  camp  support    of  youth participants our summer program; thousands families in need  through thousands of dollars in program and membership financial assistance; and remain a             safe haven and resource center for over 2,200 enrollments in our New Americans Welcome  Center; and so much more.            the Thank you Barclays/Nets Community Alliance for recognizing the importance of building  foundation of the future through today’s children.    Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA • Dodge YMCA • Flatbush YMCA • Greenpoint YMCA •

Through support from the Barclays/Nets Community Alliance we will continue to provide

North Brooklyn YMCA • Park Slope Armory YMCA • Prospect Park YMCA



Monday - Friday: 5:30am -11:00pm Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 8:00pm


Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 7:30pm Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 7:00pm Public School Holidays & Summer (June 28th - September 5th)

12:00 pm - 7:30pm

MEMBER SERVICES DESK Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

CHILD WATCH Daily (Summer Session Only) 9:00am - 2:00pm Monday & Wednesday: 9:00am - 2:00pm & 3:00pm - 6:00pm Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

2012 HOLIDAY DATES Please note there will be NO PROGRAMS. All programs will be prorated.


SESSION 4 REGISTRATION DATES Members: June 11, 2012 Non-Members: June 18, 2012 *Online registration opens June 18th

July 4th

7:00am - 8:00pm

September 3rd

7:00am - 8:00pm

October 8th

Regular Hours

November 22nd

5:30am - 3:00pm

November 23rd

Regular Hours

December 24th

5:30am - 3:00pm

SESSION 5 REGISTRATION DATES Members: August 20, 2012 Non-Members: August 27, 2012 *Online registration opens August 27th

December 25th


SESSION 5 DATES September 4, 2012 - October 28, 2012

December 31st

5:30am - 3:00pm

SESSION 4 DATES June 25, 2012 - August 19, 2012

SESSION 6 REGISTRATION DATES Members: October 15, 2012 Non-Members: October 22, 2012

*Online registration opens October 22nd

SESSION 6 DATES October 29, 2012 - December 21, 2012

Phone: 718-625-3136 | Email: Web: | Facebook: ADULT WELLNESS..................................................8-9 FAMILY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD.........................10-11 YOUTH AND TEEN...............................................12-13 YOUTH AQUATICS...............................................14-15 TEEN AND ADULT AQUATICS.............................16-17 POOL SAFETY INFORMATION .................................18 BIRTHDAY PARTY INFORMATION............................19 MEMBERSHIP AND PROGRAM INFORMATION...20-21 STAFF INFORMATION ............................................22




While you’re improving your life, help others grow strong too. We ask you to follow the Y Code of Conduct and exhibit the values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility while you’re here. 1. Get oriented. Not sure how to use the fitness equipment or what you should be doing? Just ask. We’re here to help! 2. If there’s a problem with any of the equipment or the facility, please let a staff person know. If there’s an incident or accident, contact a staff person immediately. 3. Be safe. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Open-toed shoes, flip-flops and/or street clothes are not allowed in the gymnasium or while using fitness equipment. 4. Warm up before and cool down after exercise. Make sure you’ve had enough to eat and drink before exercising to prevent dizziness or lightheadedness. If you are experiencing dizziness, pain or unusual discomfort at any time, stop the exercise and ask staff for help.

5. Help us keep the Y clean. Wipe off equipment after each use. Return all equipment when finished with it. Take your personal items with you. Remove the plates from lifting bars when you’re done. Don’t bring food, open containers or coffee cups around fitness equipment. 6. Give others a turn. The equipment is here for everyone to use. Please respect the 30-minute time limit on cardio equipment if others are waiting, and follow any posted sign-up procedures. 7. Store your stuff! Lockers are only meant for your personal items while you are in the Y. Items may not be left overnight in non-rental lockers. Personal items are not permitted on or around fitness equipment. If you have valuables, please ensure they are securely locked in a locker, or use the security boxes in our lobby and on the second floor. 8. Youth are welcome to use fitness equipment during scheduled Teen hours after completing an orientation and submitting a signed parental consent form. (ages 12-17). Children under the age of 11 must be actively supervised by an adult while using equipment. 9. Hang it up. For your safety and in consideration of others, please refrain from cell phone use while using fitness equipment and in the locker rooms.



ADULT/OLDER ADULT WELLNESS PROGRAMS How do you define wellness? Whatever your goals, the Y is ready to support you on your journey toward improved health. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE STARTING AN EXERCISE PROGRAM. Fitness Orientation

Personal Training Pricing & Information

New to the Y? We offer a complimentary fitness orientation with one of our staff for all new members as an introduction to our cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Just complete the form at the Member Services desk, and you will be contacted by a fitness representative.

# Sessions

Personal Training

# Sessions

Looking for a new challenge or need some additional motivation? A certified Dodge YMCA Personal Trainer can be just what you need. Our trainers will evaluate your health history and lifestyle to design a program that will specifically meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. All personal training sessions are one (1) hour in length.







$58 $345 $620 $1,200

Non-Member $68 $400 $680 $1,250 Master Trainer: 1




$66 $390 $720 $1,390

Non-Member $ 110 $450 $770 $1,450 Personal Training Session Cancellations & Polices A client may cancel directly with the trainer without penalty by giving 24 hours notice. If notice is not given within a 24-hour period, the client will be charged for the session. All sessions are valid for 6 months from date of purchase. Only YMCA training staff are permitted to conduct personal training sessions within the facility. Sessions are non-transferable and non-refundable, and must be used at the Dodge YMCA.



The 12 week Y Personal Fitness program is FREE with your membership! To schedule an appointment or receive further information, contact Ann Fosteris, Healthy Lifestyles Director at 212-912-2420.

GROUP EXERCISE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS All Adult Exercise Classes are FREE for Dodge YMCA Members! CONSULT OUR GROUP EXERCISE SCHEDULE FOR CLASS TIME AND LOCATION. Zumba® - Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Total Body Conditioning – A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using hand-held weights. Cardio Kickboxing - This high energy class combines muscle conditioning with kickboxing combinations of punches and kicks in a variety of drills, exercises, and self-defense techniques. Boot Camp - An efficient circuit training workout that challenges your entire body, utilizing calisthenics such as pushups, jumping jacks, crunches and other body weight exercises. Vinyasa Yoga - Flowing sequences of yoga poses linked together by an emphasis on breathing technique. Tai Chi – An ancient form of mind body exercise that uses purposeful, slow movements in a form of meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self defense. Core Training - Focuses on abdominal, back and core muscle training and stabilization to improve the body’s overall functional strength. Stretching - An essential component of fitness that is often neglected or left out in preference for developing other areas of fitness. Use a variety of stretching methods to gradually increase muscle strength and extend the range of movement at the joints. This may help prevent injury and improve performance of health and sports related activities. Belly Dancing – Dance movements that focus on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular isolations. Dance to Middle Eastern rhythms while learning traditional movements and combinations. Spinning® - A great cardio workout of simulated road bike riding to energizing music, appropriate for all fitness levels. Adjust your workout to match your personal level. The instructors will lead you on a ride designed to improve your fitness on a variety of levels.

Fitness Trampoline – Jumping only a few inches off the surface of a trampoline, this class gives you a challenging workout without the jarring impact often associated with other types of aerobic exercise. Interval Training - A challening class of high speed, high intensity work alternating with recovery periods of low intensity. Kettlebells - This is a total body workout that blends effective techniques for improving muscular endurance, total body movements and cardiovascular conditioning. Each movement and progression is taught with an emphasis on safety, while highlighting essential body alignment. Chair Exercise - This total body workout incorporates cardio training, muscular strength and endurance plus flexibility either seated or standing. Hip Hop Aerobics – Utilizing the latest hip-hop moves, this class will get you into a firm buff body through its urban dance theme. M.E.L.T Method® - A self- treatment technique that helps prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living. Masterfitness Complete® - Get everything you need in this class! Combines low impact aerobics, conditioning and stretching in a comfortable environment. Gentle Yoga - Incorporates breathign exercises, yoga postures, and relaxation. Learn the art of breathing. Hatha Yoga - Breathing techniques and postures are combined in a way that is designed to increase skills and comfort with yoga practice. Pilates - Focus on the core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and are essential to providing support for the spine. This class benefits everyone at every fitness level. Drums Alive® Use rhythm as the source of inspiration, and experience a new group fitness experience! Join a class and experience how it provides an element of fun and creative expression. Combines traditional fitness program elements with the benefits of music and rhythm.

Stability Ball - Learn how to use your core more effectively and focus on strength training using stability balls. Step Aerobics - A great cardio workout for all fitness levels. Using an aerobic step with or without risers, class members step up and down to the music giving a complete upper and lower body workout.


PLAY TOGETHER FAMILY/EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS The Dodge YMCA creates meaningful experiences for every member of your family. Enjoy lower rates on all youth programs and activities and access to free special events with a family membership. Family fun for everyone! PLEASE SEE YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAM GUIDE FOR CLASS SCHEDULES. PARENT/CHILD PROGRAMS


Baby and Me Yoga (Birth to Crawling) Toddler and Me Yoga (18-24 Months) For moms and babies. Helps moms recover abdominal strength and get back into shape while interacting with your baby. Please bring a blanky and your child’s favorite toys.

World of Wonders (18 Months - 2 Years) Engages children in stories and books as well as activities that develop creativity, explore identities and solidify learning concepts. Children participate in guided projects and explore different art mediums. Fees per (8) week session:

Baby Boot Camp (6 weeks - 24 Months) You can jump start your weight loss, strengthen your abdominals, improve posture and increase your energy while enjoying the support of other mothers and caregivers. Rumble and Tumble (18 - 36 Months) Online Registration Available! This class develops motor skills and movement awareness by including stretching, aerobics, balancing, ball play and songs in a structured but relaxed environment. Requires active parental or caregiver support. Fees per (8) week session: Members: $110 – 1x a week; $160 – 2x a week Non-Members: $170 – 1x a week; $220 – 2x a week

Rumble and Tumble Jr. (6 - 17 Months) Online Registration Available! A simpler version of it’s older sibling, this class offers younger children a safe space to walk, tumble, climb, jump, and explore movement. Requires active parental or caregiver support. Fees per (8) week session: Members: $110 – 1x a week; $160 – 2x a week Non-Members: $170 – 1x a week; $220 – 2x a week

Members: $110 – 1x a week Non-Members: $170 – 1x a week

Playgroup (18 Months - 3 Years) Playing together and sharing toys, children learn how to wait for their turn, how to ask for it and how to say “thanks” when they get what they want. Explore numbers, letters, and nature through books, songs, art projects, circle time and other activities. Age appropriate materials are supplied. Fees per child, per day: Members & Non-Members: $5.00

Movement and Music (12 Months - 3 Years) Online Registration Available! Encourage your child’s creative expression and develop motor skills in a nurturing environment. Activities emphasize music and movement including songs, story telling, musical instruments, rhythm sticks, and much more! Requires active parental or caregiver support. Fees per (8) week session: Members: $110 – 1x a week Non-Members: $170 – 1x a week


Kindersports (3 - 6 Years) Online Registration Available! Introduce your child to the world of sports and early fitness. Skills are broken down and modified into fun games for our young athletes. Children work on hand-eye and foot-eye coordination and directional skills, and build comptenence in basic sports skills. Fees per (8) week session: Members: $110 – 1x a week Non-Members: $170 – 1x a week

Kindersports Jr. (18 - 48 Months) Online Registration Available! An opportunity for your child to explore the world of sports and early fitness. Skills are broken down and modified into simple activities for our young athletes. Children work on hand-eye and foot-eye coordination, and gross motor skills like running and jumping. Classes require active parental or caregiver support. Fees per (8) week session: Members: $110 – 1x a week Non-Members: $170 – 1x a week


FAMILY EVENTS AND PROGRAMS Summer Pool Party Saturday, June 30: 4:00pm -8:00pm Bring your whole family to the Dodge YMCA for an afternoon of games, relay races, raffles, recreational swim and a synchronized swim demonstration! Food and beverages are included with your suggested donation for admission. All proceeds support our Strong Kids Campaign. Family Block Party Friday, August 17: 4:00pm - 7:00pm This party is so big we had to close down the street! Join us on State Street between Court St. and Boreum Place for an afternoon packed with food and activities for kids of all ages. We will have carnival games, face painting, a bounce house and food and beverages for the entire family. Littlest Boo Fest Tuesday, October 30: 11:00am - 12:30pm All little boys and ghouls are welcome to participate and dress up in their most frightfully cute costumes! We will feature a light breakfast, Halloween themed games and activities, and goodie bags for the little ones. Admission donation is $3 to benefit our Strong Kids Campaign.

Do you need time to go out to dinner, go shopping or just relax? You can leave your children with trained staff at the Dodge Y. Your kids will make new friends, and participate in a safe and fun evening. Fees per Child: Y AfterSchool Participants: $12 Members: $15 Non-Members: $20 Dates (Fridays): September 21; October 19; November 16; December 14




The Dodge YMCA provides after school, day and weekend programming for youths ages 5 to 18 years. We offer a host of programs that promote healthy spirit, mind and body through intellectual, social and recreational activities. PLEASE SEE YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAM GUIDE FOR CLASS SCHEDULES. All classes run on an (8) Week session and meet once per week unless otherwise noted. Fees per (8) week session: Member: $110 Soccer Spikes (3 - 6 years) Online Registration Available! An energetic program that provides children with the opportunity to run and play while emphasizing teamwork and positivity. Features a variety of engaging exercises designed to familiarize young players to the game of soccer with age appropriate teaching tools and drills.

Basketball Foundations (3 - 12 years) Online Registration Available! The Y has a 100 year history in teaching basketball to youth and adults alike. Kids will learn the game of basketball through age-appropriate drills, exercises, and controlled games while developing teamwork and sportsmanship. Meets 2x a week for 3-5 year olds only Members: $160 – 2x a week Non-Members: $220 – 2x a week

Tennis Foundations (3 - 10 years) Online Registration Available! For beginner and intermediate players, our coaches instruct children on their level. Kids learn or review basic skills such as forehand, backhand, volleys, serves, as well as court awareness, etiquette and rules. All skills and techniques are taught in the form of games and physical activities.

Shotokan Karate (6 - 10 years) One of the most popular martial arts practiced today, students will learn fundamentals including blocks, stances, rules and regulations for class. Beginner and intermediate students will learn forms 1 to 3 in the Shotokan system as well as punching and kicking techniques for self-defense. 12 | DODGE YMCA SUMMER-FALL 2012

Non-Member: $170 Ballet (5 - 8 years) Online Registration Available! Teaches the basic ballet movements through various fundamental techniques. Children will enhance flexibility, balance, coordination and musicality while refining elegance and grace.

Y AFTERSCHOOL Y After School is geared to further enriching kids’ academic development, engaging them in healthy physical activity and fostering positive social interactions. Each program offers the highest quality instruction and supervision, provided by trained and qualified staff members. For additional information, please contact Nayira Polanco, Education Director at 212-912-2417

HOLIDAY CAMP (AGES 5-12) When school is out, the Y is there to keep kids safe and engaged in fun, healthy activities. Geared towards hands-on and physical activities that foster positive social interactions. Kids participate in swimming, sports and trips. MUST have a medical form to register. Wednesday, December 26- Friday, December 28 Monday, December 31 Fees per Child per Day: Y Afterschool Participants: $40 Members: $50 Non-Members: $70

PRIVATE LESSONS 5-12 YRS ONE-ON-ONE We also offer one-on-one private sports training lessons with our qualified sports instructors. Participants are coached according to their age and skill level. Classes are one hour in length. Lessons include, but are not limited to: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis and T-Ball.

For further information please contact Emily Rodriguez at 212-912-2416 or via email at

Lesson Package Members Non-Members 1 Lesson $50 $65 3 Lessons $135 $185 5 Lessons $225 $300 REGISTRATION AND PROCEDURES: • Fill out a private lesson application at the Member Services Desk. • Private sports training packages must be purchased at the Member Services desk. • After purchase is made, parent/guardian will be contacted to schedule date(s) and time(s) of lessons (unless already established by instructor) • Lessons start and end at scheduled times. There will be no exceptions. • Please call or email 24 hours in advance to cancel a sports lesson. • Any lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be counted against total package.


12-17 YRS

The Dodge YMCA provides young people with a safe space to socialize, seek support and participate in activities that build selfesteem, prepare them for higher education and to succeed as an adult. Our goal is to empower, inspire and teach young people to be leaders through our various programs and workshops.

All Teen programs are free and open to the community. Programs start October 2012. Please contact Emily Rodriguez, Teen Director at 212-912-2416 or for additional information.


FRIDAYS 4:30 - 6:00PM

Participate in leadership training, personal growth, service learning, and social development. Members meet and work together on character building activities, plan and organize club projects, and attend annual overnight leadership rallies. As a group, teens map out career and educational goals, seek information, and share experiences related to self improvement.

TEEN CENTER SATURDAYS 7:00- 10:00PM A tradition of the Dodge YMCA, the building is closed exclusively for teens to drop in for a range of activities including skill building workshops, basketball, swimming, ping-pong, dance and more!


TUESDAYS 4:30 - 6:00PM

Roll up your sleeves and get involved in issues that affect yourselves and your community. Gain hands on experience about how decisions are made that directly impact your daily lives. The program focuses on ways the democratic process impacts NYC communities, as well as how teens themselves can be effective agents of change. By working alongside political leaders, teens have a chance to be heard through writing legal memoranda, resolutions and press releases.

YOUTH AND GOVERNMENT THURSDAYS 4:30 - 6:00PM Empower yourself to become active citizens and be aware of social issues that impact your community. Participants focus on youth and culture identity, politicial perspectives, and assist in building a strong community through studying public issues, debating public policy, writing legislation and building leadership skills. Teens also participate in a weekend retreat to Albany in April to debate bills, and propose legislation with other teens from across the state.



YMCA swim instruction is delivered in a student-centered, caring atmosphere with well-trained instructors who give personalized instruction. All programs are subject to change or cancellation based on enrollment. For more information please contact Luis Quinones, Aquatics Director at 212-912-2434 or All classes run on an (8) Week session and meet once per week. Dates/Times highlighted in RED are available during the Fall sessions ONLY. Fees for Parent Child and Pre-School sessions: Member: $110 Fees for Progressive Swim sessions: Parent-Child (6 Months - 3 years)

The primary objective is to get both the parent and child comfortable in the water. The child will become aware of the differences between moving through water and on dry land, while the parent will become aware of how to teach their child to be safer in the water. This program has four levels, all determined by age.

Shrimp (6- 8 Months) Online Registration Available! This is a fun and low key introduction to the aquatic environment for parents and infants. Learn basic aquatic safety and have a positive experience with their children that can help them grow closer. Thursdays: 10:00 - 10:30 am or 12:00 - 12:30pm Saturdays: 8:00 - 8:30 am

Kipper (9- 12 Months) Online Registration Available! This level continues to provide positive experiences for parents and infants. Continue to learn water skills and infants enjoy playing with toys and flotation devices. Parents review and learn basic aquatic safety. Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:00 am or 12:30 - 1:00pm Saturdays: 8:30 - 9:00 am

Inia (13- 18 Months) Online Registration Available! Children do more independent exploration of the aquatic environment with help from parents. Provides opportunities for parent-child tiime to socialize with one another. Wed. or Friday: 10:00 - 10:30 am or 12:00 - 12:30pm Saturdays: 9:00 - 9:30 am 14 | DODGE YMCA SUMMER-FALL 2012

Non-Member: $170

Member: $120 Non-Member: $180 Perch (19- 36 Months) Children start moving more independently through the water under supervision. Both parent and child learn aquatic safety. Instructor prepares child to work with an instructor independently. Wed. or Friday: 10:30 - 11:00 am or 12:30 - 1:00pm Saturdays: 9:30 - 10:00 am

Pre-School (All classes are 3- 5 years)

This is a child’s first experience in the pool without parental assistance. Children are taught basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming. They also learn pool and boating saftey, and the use of personal flotation devices.

Pike Online Registration Available! Children begin attending classes without parents. Helps children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water and develop independent movement in the water. Monday - Friday: 3:30 - 4:00pm Saturday or Sunday: 10:05 - 10:35 am

Eel Reinforces advanced beginner skills. For children that are comfortable in the water. Learn how to flutter kick, float and perform the progressive paddle stroke. Children can swim across the pool unassisted by the end of this level. Monday - Friday: 3:30 - 4:00pm Saturday or Sunday: 10:05 - 10:35 am

Ray Children review skills, improve stroke skills, build endurance by swimming on their front and back, and how to tread water. Children can swim unassisted on their front and back across the pool by the end of this level. Monday, Tuesday or Thursday: 3:30 - 4:00pm Saturday or Sunday: 10:05 - 10:35 am

Starfish Review skills , refine crawl and back strokes and floating skills, and begin to learn underwater swimming skills. Wednesday or Friday: 3:30 - 4:00pm Saturday: 10:05 - 10:35 am

Family Swim Class (Children ages 5+) Learn stroke development, personal safety, rescues, water sports, games and more as a family. Maximum 4 per family. Member: $375 Non-Member: $450 Fridays: 7:00 - 8:00pm

Progressive Swim (All classes are 6 - 12 years) Polliwog I Online Registration Available! Gets children acquainted with the pool and front and back floating. By the end of this level they will know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle. Monday - Friday: 4:10 - 4:55pm Sat. or Sunday: 10:40 - 11:25am or 11:30am - 12:15pm

Polliwog II Children should be able to swim with their face in the water, and be able to demonstrate a good flutter kick and arm stroke. Bubble can be worn. Monday - Friday: 4:10 - 4:55pm Sat. or Sunday: 10:40 - 11:25am or 11:30am - 12:15pm

Fish At this point, students work to perform the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke and sidestroke with turns. They are also introduced to the butterfly stroke. Prerequisite: Swim 100 yards front and back crawl with well developed strokes; 25 yards of breaststroke and 50 yards of elementary backstroke. Knowledge of diving and open turns. Tuesday or Thursday: 5:00 - 5:45pm Saturday or Sunday: 12:15 - 1:00pm

Flying Fish An advanced level, students work on refining their strokes and increasing their endurance. Tuesday or Thursday: 5:00 - 5:45pm Saturday or Sunday: 12:15 - 1:00pm

Shark The students at this level continue to improve their strokes with starts and turns, and are introduced to the inverted breaststroke, the crawl and the overarm sidestroke. Tuesday or Thursday: 5:00 - 5:45pm Saturday or Sunday: 12:15 - 1:00pm

YMCA Porpoise Club (Ages 6-12) YMCA Dolphin Club (Ages 12-17) Creative innovative solutions that empower and enrich all youth members of the swimming community. Continue development of proper stroke mechanics and emphasize more advanced stroke techniques for all four strokes with an introduction to competition. Meets 2x a week. Member: $210 Non-Member: $260 Porpoise- Wednesday and Friday: 5:00 - 6:00pm Dolphin- Wednesday and Friday: 6:00 - 7:00pm

Guppy Continue to practice and build upon basic skills, with the addition of more skills without the aid of a flotation device. Introduced to leadup strokes to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breast and back stroke. Prerequisite: Swim 25 yards front crawl with rotary breathing, flutter kick and good arm stroke. Swim back crawl 25 yards with a good flutter kick & arm stroke. Monday/Wednesday/ Friday: 4:10 - 4:55pm Saturday or Sunday: 10:40 - 11:25am

Minnow Initial intermediate skill. Further refine the lead-up strokes as skills become more like those normally used in swimming. Prerequisite: Swim 50 yards front and back crawl; 25 yards of elementary backstroke, side and breast stroke. Tuesday or Thursday: 4:10 - 4:55pm Saturday or Sunday: 11:30 - 12:15pm




YMCA swim instruction is delivered in a student-centered, caring atmosphere with well-trained instructors who give personalized instruction. All programs are subject to change or cancellation based on enrollment. For more information please contact Luis Quinones, Aquatics Director at 212-912-2434 or All classes run on an (8) Week session and meet once per week. Fees for Teen and Adult Swim sessions (unless indicated otherwise): Member: $120

Non-Member: $180

Teen Instructional Swim (12 - 17 years) Beginner Online Registration Available! Perfect for teens who don’t feel at ease in the water or who have never participated in swimming lessons. Non-swimmers are taught basic swimming skills and water safety. Mondays: 5:00 - 5:45pm Saturdays: 1:00 - 1:45pm

Intermediate For teens who are becoming comfortable in the water and who would like to work on stroke development and endurance. Learn to improve techniques from limited swimming skills. Mondays: 5:00 - 5:45pm

Adult Instructional Swim (18 + years) Beginner Online Registration Available! For adults who don’t feel at ease in the water or who have never participated in swimming lessons. Non-swimmers are taught basic swimming skills and water safety. Mondays: 8:00 - 9:00pm Saturdays: 1:00 - 2:00pm

Beginner II Online Registration Available! Learn basic swimming skills once you feel comfortable in the water. Wednesdays: 8:00 - 9:00pm


Intermediate Online Registration Available! Improve on techniques once you are comfortable in the water; develop strokes and endurance. Thursdays: 8:00 - 9:00pm

Advanced Online Registration Available! Once you have mastered the three basic strokes of front crawl, back and breast stroke, begin work on distance. Tuesdays: 8:00 - 9:00pm

50+ Adult Swimmers Online Registration Available! Learn basic swim strokes in a small group environment set at your own pace. Thursdays: 11:00 - 11:45am Members: $100 Non-Members: $150

Stroke Clinic Online Registration Available! Enhance stroke mechanics and endurance. Drills and workouts for individuals who seek challenges in swimming. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 - 9:00pm Members: $200 Non-Members: $280

Synchronized Swimming Online Registration Available! You will learn sculling, ballet leg, pinwheel and a complete routine set to music. Not only tones and strengthens the entire body, but is lots of fun! Tuesdays: 8:00 - 9:00pm

Private Swim Lessons (Ages 3+) This is for the individual who needs one on one attention. Certified instructors will assist you with a range of needs from fear of water to advanced stroke techniques. 30 minute lessons are scheduled at your convenience and according to pool and instructor availability.

Please contact Luis Quinones, Aquatics Director at 212-912-2434 or for more information or to register for lessons.

Member Rates: Non-Member Rates: # Lessons 1 3 # Lessons 1 3 5 10 20

$55 $140




$66 $168









Semi-Private: # Lessons






$83 $210



20 $1,005

# Lessons



$100 $252


$396 $756 $1,206


SMILE THIS SUMMER. JOIN THE Y! Details available at the Member Services

Just $200 for an adult or $275 whole family! Desk or for visit the to learn more For more information, speak to a representative at the Member Service Desk.



Everyone’s safety is important to us, especially children. We ask that all abide by our pool guidelines. 1. Street shoes are not allowed on the pool deck

8. Breath holding during any aquatics activity is not allowed as can lead to person blacking out

2. Everyone in the pool must wear a swim cap 3. Children 8 years old and younger must be within arm’s length of a parent/adult guardian when in the pool

9. Inflatable rings, balls, noodles or other large pool toys are not permitted 10. Instructional swim aids (kick boards/barbells/ pull buoys/noodles) are only for class use

4. Children between the ages of 9 and 11 must have a parent/adult guardian on the pool deck 11. All questions regarding the Aquatics policies/ or viewing area at all times procedures should be directed to the Aquatics Director or Executive Director 5. All non-swimmers must remain in the shallow area 6.

Any child wearing a flotation device must remain in the shallow area. Backpacks/ bubbles and lifejackets are provided as a flotation device to non-swimmers

7. Infants and children who are not fully toilet trained must wear a swim diaper


CELEBRATE WITH US BIRTHDAY PARTIES Let our home be your home and celebrate your child’s next birthday at the Dodge Y! Pool Parties (5 years and up)

Enjoy an hour of swimming in our pool with family and friends in your own reserved lane. Pool parties include two hours in the party room. Children unable to swim independently must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian. Saturdays: 3:00 - 6:00pm (Pool time is 3:00- 4:00) Sundays: 1:00 - 3:00pm (Pool time is 1:00- 2:00)

Gym Parties (2 years and up)

Enjoy the space and freedom of half of the gymnasium for an hour. Interested in setting up our Rumble and Tumble obstacle course? We can do that for you! You can use the gym for your own activities or have our professional Y staff lead sports activities (basketball, soccer, or tennis). Gym parties include two hours in the party room. Saturdays: 3:00 - 6:00pm (Pool time is 3:00- 4:00) Sundays: 1:00 - 3:00pm (Pool time is 1:00- 2:00)

Room Parties (2 years and up)

Reserve just the party room for your child’s birthday. With three hours of room rental, families can opt to bring in entertainers or have our professional Y staff lead an activity such as face painting, jewelry making, arts and crafts and various party games. Saturdays: 3:00 - 6:00pm Sundays: 1:00 - 3:00pm

Pricing (up to 20 children) Pool or Gym Party Members $375.00 Non-Members $425.00 Room Party Members $275.00 Non-Members $325.00 • • •

Additional Time: $50.00 for every 1/2 hour Only rental of the room can be extended. Additional Children: $5.00 per child

Registration and Payment • • •

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit with your Party Agreement is required to reserve your space. Payment in full is due two weeks prior to date of scheduled party. Birthday parties must be reserved at least two weeks in advance.

Please note there are NO parties in JULY or AUGUST.

Contact Information

For additional information or to book a party, please contact Celeste Pinkston at 212-912-2415 or

Services Provided

The YMCA will arrange to provide the following: • Reserved room, pool lane, or gym • Tables and chairs • Professional staff trained in working with children • Decorating and prep time 30 minutes prior to party





The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.

Members may put their membership on hold for one to three months during any calendar year. A $10 monthly hold fee will be charged and all membership privileges will be suspended while your membership is on hold. A freeze request form must be completed 15 days prior to the draft date. Members who have paid for the full year will have their membership extended for the time of their absence.

POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION YMCA membership is available to all persons regardless of race, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or financial circumstances. The YMCA welcomes families and persons of all ages, income levels, and physical conditions with an emphasis on responsibility and self-improvement.

MEMBERSHIP GUARANTEE Membership in the YMCA is fully guaranteed. Members who are not completely satisfied with their membership are entitled to a refund of any unused portion of their membership.

PAYMENT OPTIONS & INFORMATION • Membership dues must be up-to-date in order to use facility. • Rates and schedules are subject to change. • Membership may be paid in full by cash, personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards. • Monthly payments are payable by credit card or bank draft only (excluding Discover). There is no cash option for monthly payments.


• If a check or an automatic back draft is returned for insufficient funds a service fee of $15.00 will be added to the payment amount.

PROGRAM CARDS will be issued to program members granting them acccess to the Dodge YMCA for their program. This card must be presented and scanned for access into the Dodge YMCA.


A VALID MEMBERSHIP CARD must be presented and scanned in order to gain access to the Dodge YMCA.

LOST CARDS can be replaced for a fee. Please let us know if your card is lost or stolen.

MEMBERSHIP CANCELLATION Cancellation of membership requires a 15 day written notice prior to the monthly draft date and cannot be done over the phone. For additional information, please contact Sara Reyes, Membership Coordinator at 212-912-2421 or

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER Membership and program privileges are not transferable from one person to another. 20 | DODGE YMCA SUMMER-FALL 2012

All YMCA members are given six complimentary guest passes per year to help introduce the Y to friends and associates. Complimentary guest passes cannnot be used for guests under the age of 18. These guests must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who has the authority to sign a waiver and purchase a daily pass. Daily guest passes may be purchased for the adult fee of $25.00 and for youth under the age of 18 for $5.00. Branch members are welcome to visit other YMCA locations within NYC 10 times per year at no charge. Non-members are limited to three (free or paid) visits per calendar year.

CAMERA POLICY For the privacy and security of all—especially our kids and teens—we do not allow any photo or video recording without permission from the Executive Director.



AWAY (Always Welcome at the YMCA) As a YMCA member, you have access to YMCAs across the country and around the world. You must present a valid YMCA ID to be eligible to use AWAY privileges. Call ahead to check on individual branch policies.

Cellular and/or camera phones are not permitted in or around the following areas:


• Gymnasium

• Fitness equipment • Pool • Aerobic Studios

• Lockers are available for daily use. Please bring your own lock and secure your belongings when using the facility.

• Locker Rooms

• Our family-friendly locker room is a good alternative for parents who wish to accompany their child that is aged five and over and of the opposite gender.

Animals are not permitted in the facility, unless they are service animals. Bicycles are not permitted in the facility and should be securely locked to bike racks located directly outside the facility.

• All children aged five and above CANNOT use the opposite gender locker room.


PROGRAM REFUND PROCEDURES • Refunds will be made only if the Dodge YMCA cancels a class. • The Dodge YMCA reserves the right to cancel any program that fails to meet enrollment requirements. • Childwatch deposits are non-refundable. • Refunds are made by check 90 days from the date of approval.

YOUTH AND TEEN POLICY Children 11 and under are welcome to utilize the equipment in our fitness center area, however they must be actively supervised at all times. Parents/Guardians must remain in the facility while children are in class. Teens 12-17 years of age must have a signed parental consent form on file and attend a Youth Fitness Orientation session prior to using the fitness equipment without supervision. Appointments for a Fitness Orientation can be made at the Member Services Desk.

STROLLER POLICY For the safety of our members, guests and staff, strollers are not permitted in the facility past the Member Services Desk. Please fold your stroller if you are leaving your stroller in our lobby area.



WORKING TOGETHER STAFF LISTING Tiffeny Forrest Ruth Chan Interim Executive Director Sr. Director, Youth and Family 212-912-2410 212-912-2414 Ann Fosteris Erle Tompkins Healthy Lifestyles Director Membership Director 212-912-2420 212-912-2428 Luis Quinones Kilvio Vargas Aquatics Director Building Manager 212-912-2434 212-912-2422 Sara Reyes Nayira Polanco Membership Coordinator Education Director 212-912-2421 212-912-2417 Emily Rodriguez Diane Jean-Jacques Teens Director Business Manager 212-912-2416 212-912-2412 Abby Schuman Roseann Julien Development & Communications Director Business Coordinator 212-912-2406 212-912-2413

The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization which promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth. he YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization which


HELPING THE COMMUNITY BOARD OF MANAGERS The Dodge YMCA Board of Managers is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers that include community leaders, residents and business owners from our area. This highly organized group of individuals advise and assist the Dodge YMCA staff. Melissa Glass, Chair Allen Costa, Vice-Chair Doris Palazzo, Vice-Chair Shawn Anderson, 2012 Strong Kids Campaign Chair Lena Alhusseini Stephanie Fischer Lisa Lewis Margaret Weiss

Barry Clarke Maria Foffe Peter Labonte Dr. Tucker Woods

Brendan Coburn Phil Halliburton George Rosales Henry Zook

Stephen Dietz Peter Hamilton Cynthia Smith



YMCA GLOBAL TEENS inspires and empowers teens (ages 12 to 18) to change our world. Join a journey of self discovery and global adventure; meet teens from across the globe, engage in meaningful service, visit local families and step-up to tackle the most pressing issues of our time. The world is waiting!


YMCA GO GLOBAL (18+) join the Y movement and make a difference abroad! U.S. volunteers fully immerse themselves in the culture of a host country and assist in fields such as youth development, English instruction, environmental conservation and more! Group and individual opportunities available! The YMCA STUDY TOUR (18+) Program offers opportunities for Y staff, community leaders, volunteers and interested professionals to see the global Y movement in action. Meet Y leaders from across the world while learning about international social issues, and the Y’s impact on a global level. YMCA INTERNATIONAL TRAINING & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – Host young adults from abroad by training a ‘rising star’ from overseas in the way your business works. Periods vary – internships up to 12 months; traineeships up to 18 months. Help shape the life of a future world leader! YMCA WORK & TRAVEL PROGRAM – Bring the world to your business; from front desk and hospitality to sales, stock and everything in between. Redefine what is ‘possible’ in the world of a young adult from overseas! Year-round possibilities: Summer (May – August); Winter (December – February); Spring (March – May).

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT The International YMCA is a branch of the YMCA of Greater New York 24 | DODGE YMCA SUMMER-FALL 2012

LOCATIONS MANHATTAN BRANCHES Chinatown YMCA 273 Bowery New York, NY 10002 212.912.2460

BROOKLYN BRANCHES Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA 1121 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 718.789.1497

QUEENS BRANCHES Cross Island YMCA 238-10 Hillside Avenue Bellerose, NY 11426 718.479.0505

STATEN ISLAND BRANCHES Broadway Center YMCA 651 Broadway Staten Island, NY 10310 718.981.4933

Harlem YMCA 180 West 135th Street New York, NY 10030 212.912.2100

Dodge YMCA 225 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.625.3136

Flushing YMCA 138-46 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354 718.961.6880

International YMCA 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212.727.8800

Flatbush YMCA 1401 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.469.8100

Jamaica YMCA 89-25 Parsons Blvd. New York, NY 11423 718.739.6600

Counseling Service Branch South Shore Center/ Administrative 3911 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718.948.3232

McBurney YMCA 125 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011 212.912.2300

Greenpoint YMCA 99 Meserole Avenue New York, NY 11222 718.389.3700

Long Island City YMCA 32-33 Queens Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11101 718.392.7932

Vanderbilt YMCA 224 east 47th Street New York, NY 10017 212.912.2500

North Brooklyn YMCA 570 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 718.277.1600

Ridgewood YMCA 69-02 64th Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 212.912.2180

West Side YMCA 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212.875.4100

Prospect Park YMCA 357 Ninth Street New York, NY 11215 718.768.7100

BRONX BRANCH Bronx YMCA 2 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10473 718.792.9736

Park Slope Armory YMCA 361 15th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 212.912.2580

South Shore Center YMCA 3939 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718.227.3200 HUGUENOT, NY New York YMCA Camp Big Pond Road Huguenot, NY 12746 845.858.2200 ASSOCIATION OFFICE 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212.630.9600




Are you wondering how you’ll get started exercising once joining the YMCA? With our Y PERSONAL FITNESS program, we’ll support you in building a regular exercise routine by starting slowly, setting realistic goals and figuring out together what works best for you. AND IT’S FREE WITH MEMBERSHIP!

Just $200 for an adult or $275 for the whole family!

Summer Membership good from date of join through Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2012. For more information, speak to a representative at the Member Service Desk.


YMCA NEW AMERICANS WELCOME CENTERS Our multilingual resource and referral centers provide immigrant families with a wide array of instructional, vocational, recreational, family support, and social services including: • • • • • • •

English as a Second Language Cultural Orientation Citizenship Preparation Job Readiness Computer Literacy Adult Literacy GED Preparation

TAKE CONTROL YOU CAN REDUCE YOUR DIABETES RISK AND GAIN TOOLS FOR HEALTHY LIVING THROUGH THE YMCA’S DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM. If you are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles that will help you reduce your chances of developing diabetes.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help facilitate a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for added support to help them maintain their progress.

PROGRAM GOALS: • Reduce body weight by 7% • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week


In order to qualify for the program, you must be at least18 years old, overweight (BMI > 25)* and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes† by a healthcare provider. *Asian individual(s) BMI > 22 †Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Ouziel at 212-912-2524 or

IT’S ABOUT THE WHOLE PERSON HEALTH & WELL-BEING FOR CANCER SURVIVORS The Y and LIVESTRONG joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The research-based program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to achieve their goals, such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. In addition to physical benefits, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Fosteris at 212-912-2420 or

DODGE YMCA 225 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11201 P 718-625-3136 E W F



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