YMCA of Saskatoon Summer Program Guide 2022

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Program Guide Summer 2022 Online Registration Opens: Sunday, June 19th 2022 at 7pm

Membership Information Hours of Operation Monday- Friday

5:30am - 10:00pm

Saturday and Sunday

7:00am - 7:00pm

Statutory Holidays


Membership Fees* Child (0-14) Youth (15-17) Young Adult (18-26) Adult (27+) Women's Plus (18+) Men's Plus (18+) Family** Family** Plus

Drop Day Pass Fees $14.83 $14.83 $16.94 $24.22 $29.16 $45.22 $48.45 $74.38

Child/Youth (0-17) Young Adult (18-26) Adult (27+) Family**

$4.00 $9.00 $15.00 $25.00

Bi weekly payment schedule *Effective January 1, 2022 **A Family is defined as 2 adults (married or common law) and their dependants under 17, all residing at the same residence. Photo ID is required for entry for ages 18+. Fees are subject to change.

The Fine Print Holds: Won't be able to use your membership for a few months? Don't pay while you're away! Put your membership on hold anytime! See Member Services for details. (1 days written notice is required). Cancellations: Need to cancel your membership? No worries! With no cancellation fee or locked-in contracts, cancelling your membership is easy. Visit one of our Member Services staff for details. (1 days written notice is required). Assisted Memberships: At the Y, we believe that finances should never be a barrier to accessing programs and services for you and your family. That's why we offer financially assisted memberships through the Strong Kids Financial Assistance. See Member Services for details. Program Registration: Everyone must be a member before registering for programs. For programs that allow non-members, all fees must be paid at the time of registration and not on the first day of class. See Member Services for details.

Membership Information Childminding We will no longer be offering childminding services at this time. For all updates, please visit our website www.ymcasaskatoon.org

Register Today Enjoy all the inclusive benefits of a Y Membership Group fitness classes Expert Fitness Staff Access to YMCAs all over Canada

Full Access including the functional fitness area, squash, racquetball, and gymnasium Child, youth, and family programs

Summer 2022 Online Registration Update Registration starts: June 19th at 7pm ONLINE - click here to register How to register: Online - For anyone having technical difficulties with logging in/account set up, support will be available by email from 7-9 pm by emailing memberservices@ymcasaskatoon.org In person registration on June 20th starting at 9 am. *Please be aware that our staff will help you register through the online platform in person if you come down to the YMCA to register. IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT REGISTRATION All Summer Session Programs will be visible on the Active site on June 13th. Please ensure that you have set up your account on active prior to registration day so that you are able to log into the system. We are no longer accepting phone calls or emails for registration purposes. The YMCA moved to an online registration platform in April 2022. As we transitioned through this change, we continued to accept registration in person and by email. Going forward, we encourage all members to use the online platform and will offer set times for in-person registration for those who do not have access to a computer/internet (this may change/alter from session to session).

Health and Fitness FITNESS DISCLAIMER: You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting any fitness program/class to determine if it is suitable for your needs, especially if you have pre-existing injuries or medical conditions. Do not start any fitness program/class if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain, or shortness of breath at any time while exercising, you should stop immediately and seek medical attention. Our certified instructors have put together training programs, including illustrated and suggested exercises, but all exercise-related activity is done at your own risk. You assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries, or damages (known or unknown) that may incur from participating in the program/class. In choosing to participate, you hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless YMCA of Saskatoon and its owner, directors/managers, employees, members, agents, instructors/trainers, and facilities against any loss, liability, damage, cause of action, cost, or expense of any nature whatsoever.

YMCA of Saskatoon disclaims any liability for incidental or consequential damages and assumes no responsibility for loss, injury or damage suffered by any person as a result of the information made available. By registering for in-person and/or virtual classes, you thereby confirm that you have read, understood and agree with this disclaimer.

Aquatics Swimming Lesson Conversion Chart

Like to swim but have never taken formal lessons? Wonder what level you swim at? A free assessment is available for those who wish to discover their swim level! Contact our Aquatics Coordinator by email: luke.von.eschen@ymcasaskatoon.org to book your time.

Aquatics YMCA Swimming Lessons Parent & Tot (3 mo-2 yrs) Splashers: Parent assisted. The child will become acquainted with breath control, floats, surface support and various movements through the water.

Bubblers: Parent assisted. Introduction to entering and exiting the water, get face wet, and various movements through the water.

Preschool (3-5 yrs) Bobbers: The child will be introduced to the water, bobbing, and assisted front and back floats. Floaters: The child will be introduced to front, and back floats, front and back glides, and 3 metres swim on front and back.

Gliders: The child will be introduced to side kicking, deepwater and build endurance for front and back flutter kicks.


The child will be introduced to front swim using arms and legs (10m) and surface support.

Surfers: Children will continue to work on advanced deep-water skills, surface support and be introduced to Front Crawl and Back Crawl.

Jumpers: Children will be introduced to diving into deep water and continue to develop Front Crawl and Back Crawl. Eventually being able to swim a whole length of the pool.

Aquatics Learn To Swim (6-12 yrs) Otter:

Otter teaches the child how to stay safe in the water and develop their swimming skills. During these classes, the child will focus on submersion and streamlined gliding.


Seal teaching builds on the swimming skills taught in Otter and focuses on propulsion through kicking, rolling balance, and some deeper water skills.


Dolphin progresses the child's swimming skills into a sequence of events forming front and back crawl motions. This level improves skill coordination and encourages the child to be more comfortable and confident with deep water skills.

Swimmer: Swimmer focuses on the initial standard of front and back crawl for the length of 25m. This level also encourages an increased focus on deepwater skills as they spend most of the class in the deep water.

Star Program (6+ yrs) Star 1:

In the first star level, the child focuses on the whip and egg-beater kicks. Building from these kicks, the child learns elementary backstroke initial standard, builds endurance, and will be able to tread water with buoyant support.

Star 2:

The child will learn to perform front and back crawl at an intermediate standard in the secondstar level. They will also be transitioning from learning whip kick on their back to using it on their front for breaststroke initial standard. They will also be working on gaining their endurance for their 100m swim.

Star 3:

In the third level of the star program, the child will work toward the more advanced standard for front and back crawl. They will also progress their elementary backstroke and breaststroke to the intermediate standard. With these progressions, they will continue building their endurance to tread water for 2 minutes and swim 200m without stopping.

Star 4:

While Breaststroke is progressing to the intermediate standard, the child will learn scissor kick which is a progression to learning sidestroke. Their endurance challenge increases to 350m, and they will learn a few rescue skills.

Aquatics Star Program Continued Star 5:

Butterfly will be the new stroke in this level as they have advanced through the other strokes. The endurance challenge increases to 500m, and the child will continue to learn rescues and basic first aid skills.

Star 6:

Swimmers will continue to develop lifesaving and first aid skills. They will also begin to learn how to teach others to swim. This level encourages the swimmer to take responsibility for their own learning outcomes by selecting option criteria to learn.

Star 7:

Star 7 bridges to the YMCA Assistant Swim Instructor and Lifesaving Society's Bronze programs. In addition to first aid and lifesaving skills, swimmers will continue to build their abilities by selecting from a list of option criteria.

Adult (18+ yrs) Adult 1: For Adults new to swimming. Learn the basics and develop water comfort. Always in the shallow end.

Adult 2: For adults who have experience in swimming and can swim a whole length of the pool by themselves with an aid.

Adult 3: For adults who have experience in swimming and can swim a whole length of the pool by themselves without aid.


To register for swimming lessons please click here Please register for 1 session per child. Once a session has been completed, you can register for another session.

Aquatics How to Become a


Step 1 Bronze Medallion Step 2 Bronze Cross Step 3 Standard First Aid CPR-C Step 4 National Lifeguard

Lifesaving Society of Canada Bronze Cross The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as assistant lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs Prerequisites: Must have completed Bronze Medallion. 100% Participation required. Paticipants: 12 Fee: - Members: Course AND book = $135.20 + tax; Course AND NO book = $95.20 + tax - Non-members: Course AND book = $152.00 +tax; Course AND NO book = $112.00 +tax Dates: July 29 (Friday) 3:30pm-8:30pm, 30 and 31 (Sat+ Sun) 9am-6pm Contact luke.von.eschen@ymcasaskatoon.org for more information.

Aquatics Private & Semi-Private Swimming Lessons If you are looking for more one-on-one lessons for you or your child, Private Lessons may be the answer. We offer two different options for Private Lessons. These lessons are student-led and strive to improve swimming abilities and skills for swimmers of all ages. Private Lessons is a one-on-one lesson. $120+tax / week (members) [14 and under do not get taxed] $140 +tax / week (non-members) [14 and under do not get taxed] Group-Private Lessons are for 2 participants, usually siblings, to learn their skills together. $150 +tax / week (members) [14 and under do not get taxed] $182+tax / week (non-members) [14 and under do not get taxed] *For private and semi-private swimming lessons, depending on the child's swimming ability, a parent or guardian 16 years or older may need to be in the water.*

Dates: July 4th – 7th 2:30-3:00pm Jully 11th – 14th 2:30-3:00pm July 18th – 21st 2:30-3:00pm July 25th – 28th 2:30-3:00pm August 8th – 11th 2:30-3:00pm August 15th – 18th 2:30-3:00pm

Cancellation Policy: cancellations less than 48 hours in advance of the lesson cannot be refunded or re-booked. Private lesson bookings subject to instructor availability. We reserve the right to change fees & schedules Fees subject to applicable taxes. For information contact Rebecca at luke.von.eschen@ymcasaskatoon.org

Aquatics Underwater Hockey - Drop in Class Date and Time: Friday 7:30pm-8:30pm Fee: YMCA Membership Ages 14 and up Underwater Hockey (UWH) is a safe, non-contact sport played between two teams at the bottom of a pool. Players maneuver a weighted puck along the bottom of the pool into the opposing team’s goal using 12 inch sticks shaped like car window ice-scrapers. Players hold their breath and dive to the bottom of the pool in order to push, pass or steal the puck from opponents. UWH is an exhilarating sport that gives you an incredible cardio workout and will leave you literally breathless at times! We have had players from 8 years old to 75 years old and of all shapes and sizes. We welcome all potential players of any ability or skill level, players use a mask, fins & snorkel and we teach you how to use them. Come on out & try! We are a small group of amateur Underwater Sports enthusiasts Friday night sessions are designed for those who have their basic UWH skills (learned and practiced on Mondays) and are seeking harder, faster skills and team-work practices. Information about this can be found here

YMCA Programming Summer Leaders: Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays Dates: July 11 – Aug 19 Time: 1pm - 5pm Ages: 13-17 Max capacity:10 Member: FREE Non-Member: $50

The Summer Leaders program brings together a team of youth to learn and experience a wide variety of lessons surrounding leadership, teamwork, and community involvement. These lessons are taught by getting outdoors and experiencing the hidden wonders of the city of Saskatoon together. Mixing thought-provoking lessons with engaging activities, Summer Leaders provides youth with the skills they need to be active members of their community! YMind now included with Summer Leaders Program.

Click here to register *There will be some weeks with irregular class times for special activities. Participants will be informed well in advance of any changes to the drop-off location or timing.*

Standard First Aid and CPR-C Lifesaving Society of Canada Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid is the most comprehensive first aid program for the general public and a prerequisite for National Lifeguard. Learn how to assess and treat airway, breathing, and circulatory emergencies; and management of medical, musculoskeletal, and environmental emergencies. Certification includes CPR-C/AED. Ages: 14+ Participants: 12 Full Course Fee: Members: $127.50 + tax Price with book Non-Members: $150.00 + tax Price with book Dates: August 27 & 28 at 9am - 6pm

Contact luke.von.eschen@ymcasaskatoon.org for more information

Recertification: Fee: Members: $79.00 + tax Price includes book Non-Members: $93.00 + tax Price includes book Dates: July 22, 9am - 5pm Contact luke.von.eschen@ymcasaskatoon.org for more information Click here to register

Community Partner Groups Judo High Performance High-Performance Judo will be taking place throughout the summer. This is for Judo athletes who have previous experience in the sport. Judo is a Japanese Martial Arts. The practise of judo techniques helps people develop basic and fundamental fitness in a number of ways. Monday & Wednesdays: 6:00pm-8:00pm Limited to 20 participants. We will have a waiting list and must be approved by Instructor to attend. Space is limited. All participants MUST register through the YMCA of Saskatoon by clicking here

Judo Saskatchewan Requires that ALL judo athletes, regardless of age, MUST pay a CLUB fee. This information is provided at the beginning of the session.

Summer Camp Registration is OPEN for all of our Summer Camps: Blackstrap, Super Summer and CIT (counsellors in training).

A bit about our day camps: Blackstrap camp A is for all of our outdoor explorers. Activities include kayaking, archery, rock climbing, canoeing, swimming, and outdoor games. Blackstrap camp is open for children ages 7-13. Super Summer Camp is held at our downtown location. Activities such as swimming, field trips, art projects, stem activities, and so much are had throughout the week. Super Summer camp is open for children ages 5-12. Counsellors in Training (CIT) is a 2-week course that allows teens to learn responsibility and independence while enjoying their summer. The CITs will spend their first week spending three days out at our Blackstrap camp and two days at our Super Summer Camp. They will be with one instructor learning the ins and outs of what a counsellor is. The best way to do that is through hands-on learning. The CITs will get to try out all the different activities such as; archery, swimming, kayaking, fire building, stem activities, and so much more. In the second week, the CITs will choose which camp they would like to attend. They will be partnered with a counsellor and shadow them for the week. This is a great learning experience for all. Ages 13-17. Camps Run July 4 – Aug 19th. Click here to register for camp Please contact kendra.sepke@ymcasaskatoon.org for further information.

Before and After School Care BASC Program Overview The Before and After School Care Program (BASC) offers a safe, fun, and stimulating environment for children ages 5-12. The program supports the learning goals of the school community while allowing parents and caregivers to pursue their other commitments with peace of mind. The YMCA serves 13 school communities throughout Saskatoon, Martensville and Warman, and we are always interested in bringing our BASC program to more schools. For registration please click here or contact the Before and After School Program Director - Jordan Silbernagel on 306-652-7515 ext. 242 or email jordan.silbernagel@ymcasaskatoon.org for more program information. Please note program specifics are determined in collaboration with each school and school board.

Locations Dundonald Egnatoff Forest Grove St. Gerard

St. Luke St. Matthew Montgomery Sutherland

Lake Vista (Martensville) Holy Mary (Martensville) Holy Trinity (Warman) Westmount Wildwood

Volunteers Volunteer Opportunities Interested in volunteering at the YMCA? We have various opportunities available, from fitness to marketing, and we want to hear from you! Please get in touch with Bobbi Janzen for more information: Email: bobbi.janzen@ymcasaskatoon.org Phone 306-652-7515 ext. 224

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