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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT YMCA WINTER/SPRING 2014

LEARN GROW THRIVE BEDFORD-STUYVESANT YMCA 1121 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 P 212-912-2280 ymcanyc.org/bedstuy

New York City’s YMCA l WE’RE HERE FOR GOODTM


WHY WE’RE HERE FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

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.

FOR HEALTHY LIVING

Improving our community’s health and well-being

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

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. 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.

New York City’s YMCA l WE’RE HERE FOR GOODTM

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You may know the Y for our pools, classes, gyms, basketball courts or summer camps, but in New York City the Y is so much more. We also offer transformative programs in teen leadership, afterschool learning, work readiness, cultural assimilation and international exchange for young New Yorkers. All of it free or at low cost for those who need it most. That’s where you come in. Help us make the city stronger as we reach people of all ages and all backgrounds in every borough. When you volunteer or give, you’re building a stronger New York City.

With your help we can do so much more.

The Y. So Much More

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Please give today. ymcanyc.org/give

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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT Y INFORMATION STAFF LISTING

BOARD OF MANAGERS

HOURS OF OPERATION

Sonia Atherly – Membership/Marketing Director x4007, satherly@ymcanyc.org

Olurotimi Akinnouye Milovan Blair Kevin O. Diamond Aileen Griffith Ben Grossman Esosa V. Ighodaro Eric Johnson Kassandra King Dr. Reginald Manning Dr. Doreen Mensah-Hinds Christopher Montgomery Jonathan Nelson Alisa Payne Juan C. Perez Samantha L. Pitre Rochelle Ross Shalei V. K. Simms Kim Williams Clark

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

Felix Gonzalez – Building Manager x4014, fgonzalez@ymcanyc.org Tanya Jenkins – Interim Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator x4011, tjenkins@ymcanyc.org Dordy Jourdain – Executive Director x4010, djourdain@ymcanyc.org Evelyn Kay – Assistant Business Manager x4013, ekay@ymcanyc.org Debbie McFarlane-Khan – Executive Assistant/Fund Development x4006, dmcfarlane-khan@ymcanyc.org

ADULT

TEENS Monday-Thursday 3:00 pm-6:00 pm Friday (Teen Center) 3:00 pm-9:00 pm Saturday-Sunday 7:00 am-8:00 pm

HOLIDAY HOURS Memorial Day Monday, 5/27

7:00 am-8:00 pm

Independence Day Thursday, 7/4 7:00 am-8:00 pm Note: all fee based classes will be prorated in the event of holidays or other closings

2014 WINTER/SPRING SESSION & REGISTRATION DATES SESSION 1 REGISTRATION DATES Member: Non-Member:

December 15, 2013 December 22, 2013

SESSION 1 DATES: January 2, 2014 - February 23, 2014

SESSION 2 REGISTRATION DATES Member: Non-Member:

February 9, 2014 February 16, 2014

SESSION 2 DATES: February 24, 2014 - April 27, 2014

SESSION 3 REGISTRATION DATES Member: Non-Member:

April 13, 2014 April 20, 2014

SESSION 3 DATES:

Jawaan Ramsay – Teen Director x4008, jramsay@ymcanyc.org

April 28, 2014 - June 22, 2014

Anderson Seales – Aquatics Director x4003, aseales@ymcanyc.org Dominic Smith – OASAS Programs Director x4023, dsmith2@ymcanyc.org Dawn Speaks – Youth and Family Director x4004, dspeakes@ymcanyc.org Membership Services 212-912-2280, bedstuy@ymcanyc.org Childwatch 212-912-2280 ext 4005

Contact Us Phone: (212) 912-2280 / (718) 789-1497 Email: bedstuy@ymcanyc.org | Web: ymcanyc.org/bedstuy Facebook: Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA | Mobile App:YMCA of Greater NY WHY WE’RE HERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 THE Y. SO MUCH MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 GET ENGAGED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 REGISTER ONLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 DISCOVER WELLNESS General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 EXERCISING COURTESY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 DISCOVER WELLNESS Adult/Older Adult Programs . . . . . . . .9 GROUP EXERCISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11 ADULT AQUATICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13–14 FAMILY TIME Family/Early Childhood Programs . . . . . .16–18 SPACE RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20–27 MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28–30 LOCATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

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GET ENGAGED We know first hand 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 Bedford-Stuyvesant 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 facility’s 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 citywide membership allows you to use any of the other YMCA’s in the City, each of which offers quality facilities and programs.

Fees Membership Types

Branch

YMCACitywide Joiner’s Fee*

Youth (up to 11)† . . . . . . .$95/yr . . . . . . . . . .n/a . . . . . . . . . . . Teen (12 - 17) . . . . . . . . .$130/yr . . . . . . . . .n/a . . . . . . . . . . . Student** . . . . . . . . . . . . .$42/mos . . . . . .$78/mos . . . . . . . .$75 Adult (18 - 64) . . . . . . . .$51/mos . . . . . .$97/mos . . . . . . . .$75

CHILD WATCH (ages 6mos-6yrs) Do you need someone to look after your child 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 is a free service available to members only. Please call Child Watch at extension 4005 to register 24 hours in advance.

Senior (65+) . . . . . . . . . .$42/mos . . . . . .$78/mos . . . . . . . .$75 Family I*** . . . . . . . . . . . .$61/mos . . . . . .$114/mos . . . . . . .$75 Family II**** . . . . . . . . . .$89/mos . . . . . .$172/mos . . . . . . .$75

*City-wide joiners fee is $125 **Any age, full time undergraduate, 12+ credits, must bring copy of transcript

***1 Adult and kids under 18 years, living in the same household ****2 Adults and kids under 18 years, living in the same household

Monday-Friday 9am-12pm & 6pm-9pm Saturday 10am-1pm

†Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult when using the facility

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 ymcanyc.org/careers 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.

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SAVE TIMEREGISTER ONLINE! • • • • • •

Search for program offerings. Register for programs. Your account is automatically updated and receipt issued. Register from the comfort of your home or office at your own computer. Browse our catalog. Make an online donation to our Annual Campaign. Online Registration Instructions Have your member number ready. It is in the lower right hand corner of your membership card above the barcode. If you do not have your card handy, we can email it to you in step 3, or you can call the Welcome Center at 212-912-2280. 1. Go to www.ymcanyc.org/bedstuy. 2. Select Online Registration, which is located at the top left hand corner of the page. The log in page will appear. 3. If you are a member and have used our online services before, select SIGN INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. If you are a member and have never used our online services, select CLAIM MY ACCOUNT. Otherwise, select CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT. 4. Once you have signed in, go to the box marked FIND PROGRAMS. Select the branch where you are interested in registering, select the age group, and select a category, then click FIND PROGRAMS. 5. Click on the class that you are interested in registering for, then select the day and time. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on ADD CLASSES TO CART. 6. If you are registering for a child, click on the drop down and specify the participant. Then click UPDATE PARTICIPANT to select the class. 7. If you are finished shopping, click PROCEED TO CHECK OUT. Enter your credit card information and click CONTINUE. 8. Review your order, then click SUBMIT to complete your order. Select the submit button ONCE to prevent multiple charges. You will receive a payment confirmation email once your registration /payment is complete.

2014 WINTER/SPRING SESSION & REGISTRATION DATES SESSION 1 REGISTRATION DATES

SESSION 2 REGISTRATION DATES

SESSION 3 REGISTRATION DATES

Member: Non-Member:

Member: Non-Member:

Member: Non-Member:

December 15, 2013 December 22, 2013

February 9, 2014 February 16, 2014

April 13, 2014 April 20, 2014

SESSION DATES:

SESSION DATES:

SESSION DATES:

January 2, 2014 - February 23, 2014

February 24, 2013 - April 27, 2014

April 28, 2013 - June 22, 2014

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DISCOVER WELLNESS GENERAL INFORMATION 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. Class and room schedules are available at the Member Services Desk, website and our mobile app General Facility • • • • • • • • • •

Pool—25 yards Basketball court Aerobics Room Indoor running track Free weight room Cardio center Child watch room (for family members, 6 months–6 years) Spin studio Computer Room (for family members, 7 years–17 years) 2 Multi-Purpose Rooms-Community and Pfizer Room

Member Lounge Meet friends and relax in our newly renovated Member Lounge located outside the Aerobics room on the lower level. Free wi-fi is available for adult members. See the Front Desk.

Cardiovascular Center 50 pieces of state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment. Fully integrated touch screen machines allow each user to interface with cable TV, iPod, and multiple workout options.

Full Line of Strength Training Equipment The Free Weight Room is home to over 34 pieces of strengthtraining equipment.

Spin Studio Our new spin studio features bikes by Star Trac that adjust to your height and fitness level.

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTHY LIVING FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

BENEFITS OF BELONGING SHOW YOUR “Y” CARD AND GET DISCOUNTS AT THESE NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESSES.

Bed-Vyne Wine and Bed-Vyne Brew 370 Tompkins Avenue 347-915-1080 www.bed-vyne.com 5% off all purchases

B+C Restaurants: Peaches, Hot House, Smoke Joint, Marietta, The Pantry and Little Brother BBQ Restaurants www.bcrestaurantgroup.com 10% off all purchases (excludes alcohol) Mon-Fri

Joloff 1168 Bedford Avenue 718-230-0523 www.joloffjoloff.com 1 free appetizer or beverage with purchase of meal

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EXERCISING COURTESY 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 equipment or what you should be doing? Orientations are free for all members! 2. Just ask. We’re here to help! 3. 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 uniformed staff person immediately. 4. Be safe. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. (Open-toed shoes, over-restrictive or street clothes are not allowed.) Have a spotter help you with free weights. 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 into the center. 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. Storing your stuff. Daily lockers are reserved for your personal items while you are in the Y. Items may be left overnight only in rented lockers. Please speak with a Member Service Representative for more information on monthly locker rentals. 8. Youth are welcome after completing an orientation and submitting a signed parental consent form (ages 12-17). 9. Get personal. Personal trainers are available. Ask a staff person for more information. 10. Hang it up. For your safety and in consideration for others, please refrain from cell phone use while in the fitness facilities.

New York City’s YMCA l WE’RE HERE FOR GOODTM

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.

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DISCOVERING WELLNESS

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

New to the Y? We offer a complimentary fitness orientation with our qualified healthy lifestyles staff for all new members. This is an introduction to our cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Appointments can be scheduled at the Member Services Desk. (Must receive approval from Healthy Lifestyles Director for members under 18 yearsof age.)

Looking for a new challenge or need some additional motivation? A certified 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. Must be 18 years or older to participate. # Sessions 1 5 10

Y Personal Fitness Program

Member

If you’ve been thinking about exercising but don’t know where to begin, the Y Personal Fitness Program is for you. It’s designed for those new to exercising or those who haven’t exercised for some time and want instruction, support, and motivation. The Y Personal Fitness Program will help you develop and maintain a physically active lifestyle to meet your own personal needs and goals. The 12 week program includes four sessions with a Y Personal Fitness Coach. Please sign up for Y Personal Fitness at our Membership Desk. This program is FREE for all YMCA members.

Non-Member introductory 5-pack: $375 All personal training sessions are one (1) hour in length.

Blood Pressure Screenings Stop by our office for blood pressure screenings to check up on your health.

$50

$237

$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 one year from date of purchase. Only YMCA training staff are permitted to conduct personal training sessions within the facility.

Free (For appointments contact the Healthy Lifestyles Department at 212-912-2291

Body Fat Analysis Our trainers are available to conduct body fat analysis for members. For an appointment contact the Healthy Lifestyles Department at 212-912-2291

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GROUP EXERCISE All Adult Exercise Classes are FREE for YMCA members! Non-members may purchase a day pass to participate in group exercise classes.

Zumba® - Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program.

Punk Rope - A high energy, fun fitness class combining rope jumping with a wide variety of creative conditioning drills. Beginners are welcome and ropes are provided.

Total Body Conditioning – A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using hand-held weights.

Club Dancing - The rhythm and energy of a night club in a dance class. Dancehall reggae styles are combined for beginning and advanced dancers alike. Reggae and soca beats give you freedom of motion, and spirit as well as a great workout.

Cardio Kickboxing - This high energy class combines muscle conditioning with kickboxing combinations of punches and kicks in a variety of drills, exercises, and selfdefense 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. Core Training - This class focuses on abdominal, back and core muscle training and stabilization to improve the body’s overall functional strength. Runners Club – Designed to get groups of YMCA members together outside for a fun run. Groups are based on ability. Emphasis on safety and fun. Hi-Lo Aerobics - An energizing workout that combines both high and low impact movements. Modifications will be shown so participants can choose their own levels of intensity and impact. Mat Pilates – Based on original Pilated techniques, this class is designed to restore muscular balance,improve posture, helps prevent injury, and builds strength and flexibilty. All levels welcome. Kettlebells® - This is a total body workout that blends highly effective techniques for improving muscular strength, endurance,total body coordinated movements and cardiovascular conditioning. Each movement and progression is taught with an emphasis on safety, highlighting essential body alignment. Spinning® - A great cardio workout of simulated road bike riding to energizing music, appropriate for all fitness levels. Beginners Step -A class utilizing platforms, incorporating various up and down stepping patterns in a low impact setting. Advanced Step - This high intensity workout is filled with advanced choreography that uses every angle of the step platform. Prior step training is advised.

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Triple Body Burn- This high intensity workout includes 20 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of strength training, and 20 minutes of core work. Cardio Sculpt- Work up a sweat with this intense fusion of cardio drills and strength training.


Group Exercise AOA (Active Older Adults) Sit Fit® - Get fit while you sit. This chair exercise class involves a combinationof aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

Aqua 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.

African Dance – Learn traditional African dances, rhythms, and songs from Senegal and Guinea, West Africa. Class components include core strength, flexibility, stamina, and rhythm. This class is open to all levels.

Hatha Yoga - This yoga class integrates postures,breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch,strengthen, and condition. All levels are welcome.

Salsa - Learn the basics of salsa including shines and partner-work. This class will have you feeling confident on the dance floor with smooth moves and fancy foot work. Partner preferred but not neccessary.

Prenatal Yoga - Expectant mothers will learn to stretch, strengthen,focus and relax. This class helps to prepare you physically and mentally for the experience of childbirth. It is open to women trying to get pregnant as well as post-partum women and their partners.

Belly Dancing - This dance movement class focuses on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular isolations. Dance to Middle Eastern rhythms while learning traditional movements and combinations.

Vinyasa Yoga - Flowing sequences of yoga poses linked together by an emphasis on breathing technique.

Afro-Caribbean Dance - Learn traditional African dances with a twist of Caribbean flair in this multi-level class which is sure to keep you moving and having fun. Aqua Exercise – An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in the water, to improve body conditioning,cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility. Aqua Jog - This unqiue exercise class takes place in the water, utilizing floatation devices to allow “jogging” in the deep water. No swimming experience required, but participants should be comfortable being in deep water.

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. Gentle Yoga – Designed to teach basic yoga postures that will enhance flexibility, strength and balance and promote relaxation. Cardio Kickboxing – This high intensity class blends athletic drills with martial arts to create an intense cardiovascular workout.

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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: 䡲 䡲

Reduce body weight by 7% Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? In order to qualify for the program, you must be at least 18 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 212-912-2524 or

Judy Ouziel at email ymcadpp@ymcanyc.org

IT’S ABOUT THE WHOLE PERSON L I V E S T R O N G AT T H E Y M C A

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 researchbased 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: Judy Ouziel at 212-912-2524 or email jouziel@ymcanyc.org


ADULTS AQUATICS PROGRAMS The YMCA’s swim lessons works to build on student’s aquatic skills, while enhancing self-confidence and well-being. Classes wil run in eight week cycles there are 6 cycles annually. The YMCA swim program has five components: Personal Safety:Students learn to be safety conscious in and around the water. The informatiion learned from the basis of accident prevention. Survival skills, self-rescue and boating safety are taught. Personal Growth: In learning new skills students build self-esteem. They also learn the consequences of their choices in relation to water safety. Stroke Development: Students are taught through stroke techniques. Paddling skills, treading, floating, basic rescue skills, and safety using lifejackets are among those taught. Water Games: Games are used to enhance skills learned. Retrieving objects underwater and passing a ball are examples of what is taught. Rescue: Students learn safety techniques-knowing when to yell for help, being able to go to an adult for assistance, reaching and throwing assists. Students progress through a scientifically-based nationally YMCA cirriculum that incorporates the five components. Adults Ages 18 years and Older Each skill level builds on the preceding level,with seven levels covering all the strokes, diving fundamentals, and safety drills. ADULTS SWIM INSTRUCTIONS Classes not meeting the minimum number of participants will be cancelled or combined with another class similar in skills. (SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Adult Beginners This class is for those who have not had swimming lessons before or who are nto comfortable in the water. Basic swim and water skills are taught in a relaxed and fun way. Members: $138 Non-Members: $185 Tuesday Thursday Saturday Sunday

7:30pm-8:30pm 7:30pm-8:30pm 2:30pm-3:30pm 12:00pm-1:00pm

Adult Advanced Beginners Adult are acquainted with the pool, the use of floatation devices, and front and back float. By the end of this level, they should know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle, and some synchronize swim and wet ball movement. Members: $138 Non-Members: $185 Tuesday Thursday Saturday Sunday

Adult Intermediate Adults continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a floatation device. They are introduced to lead-up to from front and back crawl, side stroke, breast stroke, and elementary backstroke. More synchronized swimming and wet ball skills are taught, as well as some diving skills. Members: $138 Non-Members: $185 Thursday

7:30pm-8:30pm

Adult Advanced This class works on further refining strokes. They learn still more synchronized swimming, wet ball and diving skills. Members: $138 Non-Members: $185 Tuesday

7:30pm-8:30pm

7:30pm-8:30pm 7:30pm-8:30pm 2:30pm-3:30pm 12:00pm-1:00pm

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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT YMCA WINTER/SPRING 2014 By appointment only-Contact Anderson Seales, Aquatic Director at 212-912-2280 or aseales@ymcanyc.org. Ask at the Welcome Center for the private lesson application, fill it out and return to the Wecolme Center staff to be processed.

Private Swim Lessons Policy Swimmers are allowed in the pool for the duration of their lessons only. If pool scheduling allows, students who wish to swim before or after their lesson must pay the appropriate drop in fee at the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Member Welcome Center. Members do not have to pay but they must show proof of membership. No substitution for the registered student is permissible. Only the person signed up for the lesson can take the lesson. Fees All fees are to be paid in full prior to the session start date. Transfer If participant is transferring from another program, please inform Anderson Seales, Aquatic Director before booking the lesson. This way the credit amount can be applied to the private lesson fee and you will only pay the difference. Make up Policy The Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA does not supply make ups for missed lessons or late arrivals of the students EXCEPT A. Lesson is missed due to pool problems or unscheduled closing of the facility. B. Lesson is missed due to instructor’s absence or tardiness(10 minutes or more). C. Student provides a doctor’s note after first cancellation. D. 24-hour notice is required directly to instructor for cancellation;otherwise session will be lost. Cancellations The Bedford-Stuyvesant will reschedule one cancellation during a 5 or 10 week series of lessons if needed as a courtesy. Participants will be given NO make-ups or refunds for additional cancellations. Sessions All private swim lesson packages must be completed during the session in which they are purchased. Sessions expire 90 days after purchase.

Members

Non-Members

(1) Adult 1/2 hour session

$40

(1) Adult 1/2 hour session

(5) Adult 1/2 hour sessions

$180

(5) Adult 1/2 hour sesssions $271

(10) Adult 1/2 hour sessions $340

(10) Adult 1/2 hour sessions $510

(1) Adult 1 hour session

$56

(1) Adult 1 hour session

$81

(5) Adult 1 hour sessions

$253

(5) Adult 1 hour sessions

$369

(10) Adult 1 hour sessions

$478

(10) Adult 1 hour sessions

$697

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FAMILY TIME FAMILY/EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS The Bedford-Stuyvesant 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! FAMILY FITNESS PROGRAMS

FAMILY GAME ROOM/COMPUTER LAB

Family African Dance-Learn traditional African dances, rhythms, and songs from Senegal and Guinea, West Africa. Class warm up includes working on core strength, flexibility,stamina, and rhythmic sensibility. This is a multi-level class; beginner level dancers and up.

(ages 7-17yrs) The computer lab is a supervised room with computers for use as well as ping pong, board games and cards games. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday

9:00am-9:50am 10:00am-10:50am

Family Spinning – A cycling class that takes place on stationary bikes will have your family pedaling away to fun music. (We have baby bikes for kids 2 and up). Saturday

12:00pm-12:45pm

FAMILY RECREATIONAL SWIM Supervised recreational swim for families promises to be a terrific time. An adult YMCA member must accompany children to swim time. Swim caps are required at all times. Children 8 and under must be within arms reach of an adult (18 years and older) in the water. Monday-Sunday 3:30pm-4:55pm Monday-Friday 6:30pm-7:25pm

CHILD WATCH (ages 6mos-6yrs) Do you need someone to look after your child 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 is a free service available to members only. Please call Child Watch at extension 4005 to register 24 hours in advance. Monday-Friday 9am-12pm & 6pm-9pm Saturday 10am-1pm 16 | BEDFORD-STUYVESANT YMCA WINTER/SPRING 2014

Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday

6:00pm-9:00pm 10:00am-5:00pm


EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS Tiny Toes 1 Ages 3 years 4 years old Ballet is an essential foundation for all dance.Intermediate skills and more are introduced with patience and care, not to mention fun! Members: $83 Non-Members: $132 Location: Aerobics Room Saturdays 11:00am-11:45am

EARLY CHILDHOOD AQUATIC PROGRAM Ages 6months to 3 years old The primary objective is to get both 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 his or her child to be safer in and around the water. Classes are designed to allow the child to have fun in the water while the parent guides him or her to learn aquatic skills. The child will be exposed to games that use basic movements in the water such as kicking,arm strokes, and breath control. Activities are based on the developmental abilities of the child. PARENT-CHILD WATER ADJUSTMENT PROGRAM Member: $83 Non-Member: $132 Location: Shallow end of the pool Parents and/or guardians,please consult your pediatrician prior to taking these classes. Classes not meeting the minimum number of participants will be cancelled or combine with another class similar in skills. (SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Shrimp (6-8 months)

Kipper (9-12months)

This is an introduction to the aquatic environment for parents and their infants. Parents are encouraged to develop appropriate expectations for their children’s performancein the water. They learn basic aquatic safety and have a positive experience with their children that can help them grow closer. Saturday 9:30am-10:00am

This level continues to provide aquatic experiences for parents and infants. The infants learn basic water skills and have fun playing with toys and floatation devices. Parents review and learn more about basic aquatic safety. Saturday 9:30am-10:00am

Sunday

Sunday

9:30am-10:00am

9:30am-10:00am

Inia (13-18months)

Perch (19-36months)

Children do more independent exploration of the aquatic environment with help from parents. The parents again review and learn additional information about aquatic safety. The program provides opportunities for parent-child teams to socialize with each other. Saturday 9:30am-10:00am

Children start moving independently through the water under their parent’s guidance. Parents learn more about aquatic and boating safety,and children begin to learn something about these topics as well. At this point the instructor begins to prepare the children to work directly with an instructor on their own. Saturday 9:30am-10:00am

Sunday Summer Only Saturday

10:00am-10:30am 9:00am-9:30am

Sunday Summer Only Saturday

10:00am-10:30am 9:00am-9:30am

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PRE-SCHOOL SWIM INSTRUCTION For ages: 3 years-5 years The YMCA’s swim lessons work to build on student’s aquatic skills, while enhancing self confidence and well-being. Classes will run in eight week cycles, there are six cycles annually. Classes not meeting the minimum number of participants will be cancelled or combine with another class similar in skills. (SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Member: $83 Non-Member:$132 Location: Shallow end of the pool This is a child’s first experience in the pool without parental assistance. The children are taught the basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming. They also learn about pool safety, boating safety, and the use of personal floatation devices. Pike

Eel

At this level, children usually begin attending classes without their parents. This level helps children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water, and develop independent movement in the water. It is designed for new swimmers, teaching basic paddle stroke and kicking skills, pool safety, and comfort in holding their faces in the water while blowing bubbles and swimming. Monday 5:00pm-5:45pm Wednesday 4:30pm-5:00pm Friday 4:30pm-5:00pm Saturday 10:00am-10:30am Saturday 10:35am-11:05am Sunday 10:35am-11:05am Summer Only Tuesday & Thursday 5:45pm-6:30pm (4 weeks)

This advanced beginner level enforces Pike skills. It is for children who are comfortable in the water. They’re taught to flutter kick, dive, float, and perform the progressive paddle stroke. Children can swim 15 feet without assistance by the end of this level. Monday 5:40-6:10pm Wednesday 4:30-5:00pm Friday 4:30-5:00pm Saturday 10:00-10:30am Saturday 10:35-11:05am Sunday 10: 35-11:05am Summer Only Tuesday & Thursday 5:46pm-6:31pm (4 weeks)

Ray

Children at this level review the previously learned skills and refine tehir crawl and back strokes and float skills. They also learn under water swimming skills. Children can swim 40 feet on the front, side and back without assistance by the end of this level. Wednesday 4:30-5:00pm Friday 4:30-5:00pm Saturday 9:30-10:00am Saturday 10:00-10:30am Saturday 10:35-11:05am Sunday 10:00-10:30am Sunday 10:35-11:05am

At this level children review previous skills, improve stroke skills, build endurance by swimming on their front and back, and learn to tread water and perform more progressive diving skills. Children can swim across the pool on their front and back without assistance by the end of this level. Wednesday 4:30-5:00pm Friday 4:30-5:00pm Saturday 9:30 -10:00am Saturday 10:00-10:30am Saturday 10:35-11:05am Sunday 10: 00-10:30am Sunday 10: 35-11:05am

Starfish

Baby and Me Yoga A great way to bond with your baby! This class is designed to help new parents regain strength and vitality, while incorporating baby in the proces. Also, provides opportunity to build relationships with other parents. Member: $80

Non-Member:$128

Location: Aerobics Room

Ages: 6 weeks-1year old

Wednesdays 11am-11:45pm

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MAKE YOUR MEMORIES AT THE BEDFORD-STUYVESANT YMCA SPACE RENTALS Want to have that special party for your child or that special someone? Looking for the perfect place to have your baby shower? Look no further than the Bedford-Stuyvesant to provide treasured moments. Pool Party Rental Enjoy and hour in our heated 25 yard pool with family and friends.Pool parties include 1 hour in the pool and 2 hours in Pfizer room. Prices are based on up to 20 participants in the water. Up to 5 additional participants requires an extra lifeguard at an additional cost of $40. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult(18 years and older). This will count toward your total participants. All participants for the pool activity must wear swim caps. Renter is responsible for all decorations,paper goods,food,cake, and beverages. Please note that set up and clean up are included in the time. *Pool only $225 per hour *Pool with 1 hour room use $425 (up to 20 swimmers)

$450 (21-25 swimmers)

Additional room time:$95 per hour Availability for pool party rental: Saturday and Sunday 5:00pm-6:00pm

Room Rental Room rentals are in either our Pfizer room or Community room. Both rooms can host a maximum of 50 people and we provide tables and chairs. A refrigerator is available for use. Renter is responsible for all decorations,paper goods,food,cake and beverages. Please note that set up and clean up are included in the time. Room only $95 per hour Availability for room rental: Saturday 4:00pm-7:00pm Sunday 3:00pm-7:00pm A $50 non-refundable deposit is required when booking a rental, which will be applied towards the rental fee. Ballance due two weeks before your event. Accompanied by a copy of the guest list. Any additional guests or guest changes must be reported at our Welcome Center before the event is scheduled to start. Contact Debbie McFarlane-Khan at ext 4006 or at dmcfarlane-khan@ymcanyc.org for more information.

APRIL 14– APRIL 18, 2014


YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS The Bedford-Stuyvesant 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. The programming objective is to provide tools and resources that enhance children’s individual skills and talents as well as teach young people cultural diversity, and understanding of all people. The YMCA is a safe haven for all youth.

Youth Fitness Fit Kids Run

Tiny Toes II

This is a great class for kids who like to move. Your child will learn the basics of running and racing during this class which takes place on our indoor track. Members: Free Non-Members: Free (must have a Strong Kids card) Location: track Ages: 5-12

Ballet is an essential foundation for all dance. The basics and more are introduced with patience and care, not to mention fun! Members: $80 Non-Members: $128 Location: Community Room Ages: 5-6

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:15pm-7:15pm

Saturdays

Fun Club Soccer

Little Dancers

This class is about moving, staying healthy and having fun while learning the basics of soccer! Members: Free Non-Members: Free (must have a Strong Kids card) Location: Gym

A beginner ballet technique class for ages 7-8. New skills are introduced with patience, care, and lots of fun! Members: $80 Non-Members: $128 Location: Community Room Ages: 7-8

Age 5-8 Saturday Age 9-12 Saturday

2pm-2:50pm 3pm-3:50pm

Active Kids Active kids is a fun way to help kids use their favorite pass time games to get fit and healthy. Members: Free Non-Members: Free (must have a strong kids card) Ages:8-14 Location: Class meets in the reception area Fridays

4pm-5pm

Kids Yoga Classes will include breath work, warm ups, asanas, Sun Salutation flows, fun yoga games and more. Students will be encouraged to use their imaginations in addition to balancing skills, strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Members : Free Non-Members: $80 for 8 week session Ages: 5-7 Location: Aerobics Room Saturdays 12pm-12:45pm

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Saturdays

9am -9:45am

10am –10:45am

Y Healthy Kids Kids will learn to develop healthy lifestyles through fun physical fitness activities and healthy snack-making. Members : Free Non-Members: Free (must have a Strong Kids card) Location: Pfizer Room Age 5-8 Saturday 1:30pm-2:25pm Age 9-12 Saturday

2:30pm-3:30pm


Youth Aerobics This class will aid in the development of your child’s posture, motor coordination, and muscular strength and endurance to provide enhanced overall fitness. Members : Free Non-Members: free (must have a strong kids card) Location: Aerobics room Ages: 5-12 Mondays and Wednesdays 5pm – 6pm

Seido Karate 1 Learn basic punches, strikes, blocks and kicks while gaining focus, strength and coordination. Karate at the Y is all about teamwork, respect and patience—not combat or self-defense. Members: $77 Non-Members: $124 Location: Aerobics Room Ages: 5-8 Saturdays 12pm-1pm

Tweens Into Fitness This class will aid in the development of your child’s posture, motor coordination, and muscular strength and endurance to provide enhanced overall fitness. Members : Free Non-Members: Free (must have a strong kids card) Location: Class meets in the reception area Ages: 9-12 Fridays 5pm – 6pm

Seido Karate 2 Members: $77 Non-Members: $124 Location: Aerobics Room Ages: 9-12 Saturdays 12pm-1pm

Youth Aquatic Programs

Youth Ages: 6 to 12 years old

Each skill level builds on the preceding level, with seven levels covering all the strokes, diving fundamentals, & safety drills. SCHOOL-AGE SWIM INSTRUCTIONS Classes not meeting the minimum number of Participants will be cancelled or combine with another class similar in skills. (SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) The YMCA’s Swim Lessons works to build on student’s aquatic skills, while enhancing self confidence and well-being. Classes will run in eight-week cycles there are 6 cycles annually. The YMCA Swim program has five components: Personal Safety: Students learn to be safety conscious in and around water. The information forms the basis of accident prevention. Survival skills, self-rescue and boating safety are taught. Personal Growth: In learning new skills students build self-esteem. They also learn the consequences of their choices in relation to water safety. Stroke Development: Students are taught through stroke techniques. Paddling skills, treading, floating, basic rescue skills and safety using lifejackets are among those taught. Water Games: Games are used to enhance skills learned. Retrieving objects underwater and passing a ball are examples of is taught. Rescue: Students learn safety techniques – knowing when to yell for help, being able to go to an adult for assistance, reaching and throwing assists. Students progress through a scientifically-based national YMCA curriculum that incorporates the five components.

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Polliwog This is the beginning level for school-age children. It gets children acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation devices, and front and back floating. By the end of this level, they should know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle, and some synchronized swimming and wetball movements. Member: $91 Non-Member: $137 Monday 5:00-5:45pm Wednesday 5:00-5:45pm Friday 5:00-5:45pm Friday 5:45-6:30pm Saturday 11:10-11:55am Saturday 12:00-12:45pm Saturday 12:50-1:35pm Sunday 11: 10 - 11:55am Summer Only Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00-5:45pm (meets 4 weeks)

Polliwog This is the beginning level for school-age children. Students continue the use of flotation devices, and front and back floating. By the end of this level, children swim’s unassisted 10 yards, they should know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle, and some synchronized swimming and wetball movements. Member:$91 Non-Member: $137 Wednesday 5:46-6:31pm Friday 5:01-5:46pm Saturday 11:11 – 11:56am Saturday 12:01-12:46pm Saturday 12:51-1:36pm Sunday 11: 11 - 11:56am Summer Only Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:01-5:46pm (meets 4 weeks) Guppy

Guppy The children continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to lead-up strokes to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke. More synchronized swimming and wetball skills are taught, as well as some diving skills. Member: $91 Non-Member: $137 Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday

5:45–6:30pm 5:00–5:45pm 5:45–6:30pm 11:10–11:55am 12:00–12:45pm 11:10–11:55pm 12–12:45pm

The children continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to lead-up strokes to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. More synchronized swimming and wetball skills are taught, as well as some diving skills. Member: $91 Non-Member: $137 Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday

5:46–6:31pm 5:01–5:46pm 5:46–6:31pm 11:11–11:56am 12:01–12:46pm 11:11–11:56am

Minnow

Fish

This is the initial intermediate skill. The children further refine the lead-up strokes they have learned as their skills become more like those normally used in swimming. They learn still more synchronized swimming, wetball, and diving skills. Member: $91 Non-Member: $137

At this point, students work to perform the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke, and sidestroke, with turns. They are introduced to the butterfly stroke. They continue learning additional synchronized swimming movements, wetball skills, and diving skills, and are introduced to the use of mask and fins. Member: $91 Non-Member: $137

Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

5:45–6:30pm 5:00–5:45pm 1:40–2:25pm 12:50–1:35pm

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Monday Friday Saturday Sunday

5:00-5:45pm 5:45-6:30pm 1:40-2:25pm 12:00-12:45pm


Flying Fish

Shark

At this advanced level, students work on refining their strokes and increasing their endurance. They develop the ability to perform more complex combinations of synchro-nized swimming movements, learn to dive off a one-meter board (if available), and develop better wetball playing skills. Member: $91 Non-Member: $137

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. Opportunities are provided for further work on synchro-nized swimming and wetball playing skills. Member: $91 Non-Member: $137

Monday Saturday Sunday

Monday Saturday

5:00–5:45pm 1:40-2:25pm 1:05-1:50pm

5:45–6:30pm 1:40–2:25pm

Porpoise Club At this final level, students are exposed to a wide range of aquatic experiences through a class and club format. In class these advanced swimmers learn new strokes and rescue skills, as well as develop volunteerism and leadership skills. Through the club, they try various aquatic sports and games, with club members forming smaller groups to explore different aquatic pursuits in more depth. Member: $91 Non-Member: $137 Monday Sunday

5:45–6:30pm 12:50-1:35pm

Y Afterschool Academies This program promotes social/emotional learning and academic support, with a foucs on youth. Designed to support but not to replace school day program, the curriculum consists of a variety of academic, recreational and values-based, hands-on activities, focusing on literacy, reading and writing. For more information, contact Dawn Speaks, Youth & Family Director at 212-912-2284 ext 4004or send an email to dspeaks@ymcanyc.org. The “Y” Afterschool Academies are offered at: P.S.28, P.S.54,P.S.56, M.S. 385, P.S. 256 and Brooklyn Academy. Monday-Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm

Holiday Camp For kids, being off from school is all about having fun. As a parent, you’d like something more to go along with that fun. For working parents, our Y is ready to take over with a day’s worth of awesome (and structured) games and activities, all led by trained, caring adult staff. Sure beats TV! Winter Recess camp

February 17-February 21

Mid-Winter Recess camp April 14-April 22 Members: $30/daily Non-Members: $40/daily

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Piranhas Swim Team A swim team for boys and girls ages 7-17 who can swim above the Fish level. The team practice four times per week and compete in local, city-wide, and state-wide meets. All participants are required to be members of the BedfordStuyvesant YMCA. All participants must try out to be on the team (by appointments only). All fees are non-refundable. Pricing: Meets $150 Team fee $770/year Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday

5:00pm-6:30pm 5:00pm-6:30pm 7:30pm-9:00pm 8:00am-9:30am

Youth/Teen Private Swim Instruction By appointment only-Contact Anderson Seales, Aquatic Director at 212-912-2280 ext 4003 or aseales@ymcanyc.org. Ask at the Welcome Center for the private lesson application, fill it out and return to the Welcome Center staff to be processed. Members Non-Members (1) Youth 1⁄2 hour session (5) Youth 1⁄2 hour sessions (10) Youth 1⁄2 hour sessions

$35 $184 $290

(1) Youth 1⁄2 hour session (5) Youth 1⁄2 hour sesssions (10) Youth 1⁄2 hour sessions

$55 $241 $455

(1) Youth 1 hour session (5) Youth 1 hour sessions (10) Youth 1 hour sessions

$56 $253 $478

(1) Youth 1 hour session (5) Youth 1 hour sessions (10) Youth 1 hour sessions

$81 $369 $697

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Teen Aquatic Programs Teens Ages: 13 to 17 years old

The YMCA’s swim lessons work to build on student’s aquatic skills, while enhancing self-confidence and well-being. Classes will run in eight week cycles, there are six cycles annually. The YMCA swim program has five components: Personal Safety: Students learn to be safety conscious in and around water. The information forms the basis of accident prevention. Survival skills, self-rescue and boating safety are taught. Personal Growth: In learning new skills students build self-esteem. They also learn the consequences of their choices in relation to water safety. Stroke Development: Students are taught through stroke techniques. Paddling skills, treading, floating, basic rescue skills, and safety using lifejackets are amoing those taught. Water Games: Games are used to enhance skills learned. Retrieving objects underwater and passing a ball are examples of what is taught. Rescue: Students learn safety techniques-knowing when to yell for help, being able to go to an adult for assistance,reaching and throwing assists. Each skill level builds on the preceding level, with two levels covering all the strokes, diving fundamentals, and safety drills. TEEN SWIM INSTRUCTION

Classes not meeting the minimum number of Participants will be cancelled or combine with another class similar in skills. (SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Teen Beginners

Teen Intermediate

This class is for teens age 13 to 17 who have not had swimming lessons before or who are not comfortable in the water. Basic swimming and water safety skills are taught in a relaxed, fun way. Member: $91 Non-Member: $137

This is the Intermediate beginning level for teens. Students continue the use of flotation devices, and front and back floating. By the end of this level, students swim’s unassisted 10 yards, treat water for 30 seconds minimum, they should know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle, and some synchronized swimming and wetball movements. Member: $91 Non-Member: $137

Saturday

12:50-1:35pm

Saturday

Teen Advanced

12:50-1:35pm

This is a class for teens who are comfortable in the water and who would like to work on stroke development and endurance. It is perfect for those who have limited swimming skills, who would like to improve their techniques and tread water for 2 minutes. Member: $91 Non-Member: $137 Saturday

2:30-3:15pm

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Teen Fitness Teen Fitness 101 Tweens and Teens ages 12-17 must participate in a free one hour orientation session designed to introduce them to fitness center etiquette. They will also learn how use the strength training and cardiovascular equipment for a safe and effective workout. Appointments may be scheduled at the Welcome Center. Members : Free Non-Members: Free (must have a Strong Kids card) Ages: 12-17 Location: Fitness Center Mondays and Wednesdays 4pm – 5pm Saturdays 11am-12pm

Teen Programs Teen Center After a long week in school come to the Bed-Stuy Y for fun and relaxation. Friday’s at the Y is all about you: Play Video Games, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, or just work out. Teen Center is FREE! Ages 13-17 years. Friday 4pm-9pm

Teens Take The City This is your opportunity to get involved in your community. Crime, violence, and poverty are just a few problems that we face in Bed-Stuy on a daily basis. We will work together to address these problems and find solutions. It’s time for action. Wednesday

3pm-4:30pm

Youth and Government You have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get involved in issues affecting you and your community. Find out how the state government works and if you have what it takes to be a Lawyer, Politician, or Member of the Press. Then take over the Albany State legislature for a weekend and find solutions to our toughest problems. Wednesday

4:30pm-6:00pm

Leaders Club Do you know one thing all successful people have in common? Great leadership skills. The Leaders Club can help you develop the skills you need to do well in school, at a job, or in sports. Success starts here! Friday 4:00pm-5:30pm

CIT Program The Counselor-In-Training program gives you the skills needed for future employment. Public speaking, time management, and teaching skills are some of the area that we help you improve in. Through programs like Counselor-InTraining, we nurture teens’ sense of self-confidence and introduce them to the concept of professionalism in a supportive environment. Monday-Friday 3:30pm-6:00pm

Game Room/Computer Lab Our Computer Lab serves as a virtual learning space for students, and as a resource to members of the community. We also offer board games and ping pong for kids 6 yrs and up. Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

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HEY, WANNA BE FIT? Take the Y-MVP Teen Fitness Challenge! THE Y-MVP CHALLENGE is an eight-week teen training program that will help you become and stay active, while learning all you need to know to create workouts that work for you.

Y-MVP engages you in a series of game-like physical activities, and gives you access to an app to track your workout. By completing activities, youÂ’ll earn rewards and digital badges that certify your progress and accomplishments.

THE Y-MVP CHALLENGE requires attending a one-hour class with a coach once                            in between classes.

Y-MVP IS FREE. Availability is limited. Registration opens February 9. The class for 12-14 year olds begins on Monday, March 31 from 5pm-6pm. The class for 15-17 year olds begins on Friday, April 4 from 4:30pm-5:30pm.

SIGN UP NOW AND SECURE YOUR SPOT:

PICK UP AN APPLICATION AT THE FRONT DESK OR CONTACT JAWAAN RAMSAY at jramsay@ymcanyc.org


JOINING THE CAUSE MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION MISSION

MEMBERSHIP CANCELLATION

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.

Cancellation of membership requires a fifteen (15) day written notice prior to the monthly draft date.

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 YMCA membership are entitled to a refund of any unused portion of their membership. Joiner fees are not refundable.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS MEMBERSHIP CARD The Branch membership card

must be presented and scanned in order to gain access into a YMCA facility. PROGRAM CARD Program members will be issued a card granting them YMCA access for their program. This card must be presented and scanned for access into the YMCA facility and/or a specific program. LOST CARDS Please let us know if your card is lost or stolen. There is a fee to issue a replacement card.

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MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER Membership and program privileges are not transferable from one person to another. Membership may be transferred from one branch to another within the YMCA of Greater New York.

MEMBERSHIP HOLDS/FREEZE Members may put their membership on hold for 1–3 months during any calendar year. All membership privileges will be suspended while your membership is on hold. Requires a fifteen (15) day prior written notice.

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 draft is returned a service fee of $15.00 will be added to the payment amount.


LOCKER, SAUNA & STEAM ROOM ETIQUETTE Locker Room Etiquette 1)

Full and half lockers are for day use only and are free. They should be emptied after every use. Safe boxes are also available free of charge at the Welcome Center for valuables i.e. wallets, watches, phones, etc.

2)

Members must bring their own locks. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

3)

Kit Lockers are the only lockers that may be locked overnight. All other lockers will be clipped nightly.

4)

Kit Lockers are available for an annual fee of $65.00 and can be purchased at the Welcome Center.

5)

There are 5 locker rooms: Women’s Locker Room (18 years and older) Girls’ Locker Room (ages 7-17 years) Men’s Locker Room (18 years and older) Boys’ Locker Room (ages 7-17 years) Family Locker Room (ages 6 months - 6 years with an Adult). Locker rooms stay open until 5 minutes prior to closing.

YMCA can not assume responsibility for loss or theft of personal property.

Sauna & Steam Room Etiquette 1)

No one under 18 is permitted in the sauna or steam room.

2)

No water or water bottles are permitted.

3)

No lotions, creams,or oils are allowed.

4)

No street clothes or shoes

5)

Do not dry your wet clothing in sauna.

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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION GUEST AND DAY PASSES

LOCKER ROOMS & LOCKERS

All YMCA members are given 6 complimentary guest passes per year to help introduce the Y to friends and associates. Branch members are welcome to visit other YMCA locations within NYC 10 times per year at no charge. Day passes are available to purchase. Government issued photo ID is required.

• Lockers are available for daily use. Please bring your own lock and secure your belongings when using the facility. Kit lockers are available for an additional fee. Contact the Welcome Center for pricing and locker availability.

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, Dordy Jourdain.

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• Our Family locker room is a good alternative for parents who wish to accompany their child/children.

YMCA “AWAY” POLICY 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.


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

Coney Island YMCA (Opening Soon) 2980 West 29th Street Brooklyn, NY 11224 718-215-6900

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

South Shore Center YMCA 3939 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718.227.3200

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

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

McBurney YMCA 125 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011 212.912.2300 Vanderbilt YMCA 224 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 212.912.2500 West Side YMCA 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212.875.4100 Bronx Branch Bronx YMCA 2 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10473 718.792.9736

Dodge YMCA 225 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.625.3136 Flatbush YMCA 1401 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.469.8100 Greenpoint YMCA 99 Meserole Avenue New York, NY 11222 718.389.3700 North Brooklyn YMCA 570 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 718.277.1600 Prospect Park YMCA 357 Ninth Street New York, NY 11215 718.768.7100

Long Island City YMCA 32-23 Queens Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11101 718.392.7932 Ridgewood YMCA 69-02 64th Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 212.912.2180 Rockaways YMCA (Opening Soon) Beach 73rd Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd Queens, NY 11692 ymcanyc.org/rockaways

YMCA Counseling Service/ North Shore Center 285 Vanderbilt Avenue Staten Island, NY 10304 718.981.4382 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

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

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