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Prospect Park Y Winter/Spring 2019 - PROGRAM & CLASS GUIDE 357 Ninth Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 718-768-7100 ymcanyc.org/prospectpark
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YOUR Y
Prospect Park Y
Winter/Spring 2019
PROGRAM & CLASS GUIDE
357 Ninth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-768-7100
ymcanyc.org/prospectpark

NEW YORK CITY’s YMCA
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CONTACT                         TABLE OF
US                              CONTENTS
PHONE: 718-768-7100
                                WHY THE Y................................................................ 3
WEB: ymcanyc.org/prospectpark   ADULTS ..................................................................... 4
   @prospectparky               EARLY CHILDHOOD ................................................... 8
   facebook.com/prospectparky   SCHOOL-AGE ...........................................................11
   @prospectparky               TEENS ..................................................................... 15
                                SWIM....................................................................... 18
                                SUMMER CAMP .......................................................26
                                JOIN THE Y...............................................................28
                                LOCATIONS .............................................................35
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WHY THE Y
Where there’s a Y there’s a way — to achieving your goals, supporting your family, and strengthening your
community. Our programs help members learn, grow, and reach their full potential. At the YMCA, we’re here for
all New Yorkers, to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community.

HOURS OF OPERATION                              2019 SESSION & REGISTRATION DATES
OPEN 364 DAYS A YEAR                           WINTER REGISTRATION DATES                        SPRING I SESSION DATES:
                                               Member:                  December 15, 2018       February 25, 2019 - April 21, 2019
Monday - Friday:      5:00 AM - 11:00 PM       Community:               December 22, 2018
Saturday - Sunday:    6:00 AM - 9:00 PM                                                         SPRING II REGISTRATION DATES
                                               WINTER SESSION DATES:                            Member:              April 13, 2019
         NO HIDDEN FEES                        January 2, 2019 - February 24, 2019              Community:           April 20, 2019
        NO ANNUAL FEES                         SPRING I REGISTRATION DATES                      SPRING II SESSION DATES:
       NO PROCESSING FEES                      Member:                  February 9, 2019        April 29, 2019 - June 23, 2019
         NO CONTRACTS                          Community:               February 16, 2019

          AMENITIES, PROGRAMS, AND CLASSES                                       ADULT/SENIOR                       FAMILY
                                                                                  MEMBERSHIP                      MEMBERSHIP
 Member discounts and priority registration on all fee-based programs,
 such as swim, sports, arts, camp, and more                                                 P                             P
 State-of-the-art fitness center – includes more than 100 pieces of
 cardio and strength equipment                                                              P                             P
 Over 100 FREE weekly group exercise classes – includes yoga, spin,
 aqua fitness, and more                                                                     P                             P
 FREE YMCA Weight Loss Program                                                              P                             P
 Y Fit Start – FREE 12-week program where Y coaches help develop
 personalized fitness plans                                                                 P                             P
 Two Swimming Pools with over 100 hours of lap swim                                         P                             P
 Sauna and Steam rooms                                                                      P                             P
 Basketball court                                                                           P                             P
 Indoor running track                                                                       P                             P
 FREE child watch                                                                           P                             P
 FREE WiFi                                                                                  P                             P
 FREE towel service                                                                         P                             P
 40+ hours of FREE family programs – such as family art, family swim,
 and more                                                                                                                 P
 FREE teen orientation to the fitness center                                                                              P
 FREE teen programs – including Youth & Government, Teens Take the City,
 Leaders Club, and Teen Center.                                                                                           P
 Convenient family locker room                                                                                            P
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ADULTS
Train with friends, play a sport, try a new
class, and take care of the whole you. The
YMCA is here to help you get healthier, achieve
your goals, and have fun while doing it.

    REMINDER:
    MEMBERS GET PRIORITY REGISTRATION
       INCLUDED IN MEMBERSHIP
       ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

                                                                Insanity®
                                                              Insanity live! Workout in 3 to 5-minute blocks, and take breaks
          GROUP EXERCISE                                      only long enough to gulp some air and get right back to work.

          CLASSES
                                                              It’s called Max Interval Training, because it keeps your body
                                                              working at maximum capacity through your entire workout.
                                                              You keep pushing your limits – so your body has to adapt.
                                                                Kettlebells
We offer over 100 FREE group fitness classes                  This is a total body workout that blends highly effective
for people of all ages and abilities. See our full            techniques for improving muscular endurance, total body
schedule online.                                              coordinated movements and cardiovascular conditioning.
                                                              Each movement and progression is taught with an
                                                              emphasis on safety, highlighting essential body alignment.
     CONDITIONING                                             Take your body to the next level with Kettlebell training!
                                                              range of movement at the joints.
    Boot Camp                                                   Total Body Conditioning
A challenging workout for your entire body, using
                                                              A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone
calisthenics such as pushups, jumping jacks, crunches and
                                                              the upper and lower body using an assortment of fitness
other body weight exercises.
                                                              equipment.
    Circuit Training                                            TRX
A fast paced workout that will challenge you with different
                                                              TRX Suspension Training will take your workout to new
activity stations.
                                                              heights! It’s not just about training harder, it’s about
    Core Training                                             training smarter. Each workout is specifically sequenced to
This class focuses on abdominal, back and core muscle         safely and effectively challenge you for real results.
training and stabilization to improve the body’s overall
functional strength
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Iyengar Yoga
    CARDIO                                                     A form of yoga known for precision, alignment and a focus
                                                               on individual postures and their therapeutic benefits.
                                                               Iyengar yoga promotse quiet, an inward focus, and a
  Spin®                                                        heightened consciousness
An intense cardio workout of simulated road bike riding to
energizing music.                                                 Meditation
                                                               Learn and practice meditation
  Step
Using an aerobic step, participants follow choreography           MELT®
and step up and down to the music                              The MELT Method® is a breakthrough self-treatment
                                                               system that restores the supportiveness of the body’s
  Step and Sculpt                                              connective tissue to eliminate chronic pain, improve
Combine the fantastic cardio workout of step with the          performance, and decrease the accumulated stress caused
strength gains of a sculpting workout for a total body         by repetitive postures and movements of everyday living.
challenge                                                      improve posture and feel more vital in your everyday life.
  Strong by Zumba®                                                Pilates Mat
With most workout programs, music is an afterthought.          Based on original Pilates techniques, this class is designed
The music in STRONG by Zumba™ was crafted to drive the         to restore muscular balance, improve posture, helps
intensity in a challenging progression that provides a total
                                                               prevent injury and build strength and flexibility.
body workout. The result? A group fitness experience like
no other.                                                         PiYo™
                                                               PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits
                                                               of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages
    DANCE                                                      of yoga. And, we crank up the speed to deliver a true
                                                               fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body
                                                               looking long, lean, and incredibly defined.
  Ballet                                                          Prenatal Yoga
A technique class that places emphasis and attention on        Expectant mothers will learn to stretch, strengthen, focus
alignment and placement of the body.                           and relax. This class will help prepare you physically and
  Belly Dance                                                  mentally for the experience of childbirth.
A dance movement class that focuses on the core muscles,          Vinyasa Yoga
emphasizing muscular isolations. Dance to Middle               Flowing sequences of yoga poses linked together by an
Eastern rhythms while learning traditional movements and       emphasis on breathing technique
combinations.
                                                                  Stretch & Release
  Salsa                                                        A recovery class that will use stretching activities to
Learn Salsa basics to fun music.                               release muscle tightness.
  Samba                                                           Tai Chi
A dance class workout with a focus on Brazilian samba          An ancient form of mind body exercise that uses
movements and rhythms.                                         purposeful, slow movements in a form of meditative
  Zumba®                                                       exercise for relaxation, health and self defense.
Zumba® takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-
intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style,
calorie-burning dance fitness party.                                WATER FITNESS

    MIND/BODY                                                     Aqua Boot Camp
                                                               This challenging water workout will put your strength and
                                                               endurance to the test.
  Gentle Yoga                                                    Aqua Zumba®
Designed to teach basic yoga postures that will enhance
                                                               Aqua Zumba® blends the Zumba® philosophy with water
flexibility, strength and balance and promote relaxation.
                                                               resistance, for one pool party you shouldn’t miss!
  Hatha Yoga                                                     Water Aerobics
A yoga class that integrates postures, breathing
                                                               An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in
exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch,
                                                               the water, to improve cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility.
strengthen, and condition.
                                                               used to improve strength, balance and coordination.
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Personal Training
                            WELLNESS                                             Looking for a new challenge or need some additional
                                                                                 motivation? A nationally certified YMCA Personal Trainer

                            PROGRAMS
                                                                                 can be just what you need. Our trainers will evaluate your
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                                                                                 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. Gift certificates are available. For more information,
                  Whatever your goals, the Y helps you find your way
                                                                                 contact Catherine Duckett, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator, at
                  toward better health and wellness. Talk to our staff           212-912-2365 or CDuckett@ymcanyc.org
                  to find what’s right for you.                                  1 Session		               $85
EARLY CHILDHOOD

                                                                                 3 Sessions		              $240
                      New Member Orientation                                     6 Sessions		              $395
                  New to the Y? We offer a complimentary fitness                 12 Sessions		             $650
                  orientation with one of our staff for all new members as
                  an introduction to our cardiovascular and strength training
                  equipment. Stop by the membership desk to schedule your

                                                                                           SPORTS
                  appointment today!
                      YMCA Weight Loss Program (NEW!)
                  This FREE weight loss program is designed to empower
                  people seeking a healthier weight. Rather than focusing
SCHOOL-AGE

                  on short-term solutions, the program helps participants
                  make small lifestyle changes and form sustainable,             Adult Co-ed Volleyball
                  healthy habits. For 12 consecutive weeks, participants         Volleyball, a sport invented by the YMCA, is a great indoor
                  meet in a group for 1-hour per week, discussing topics         sport for men and women. All skill levels are welcome. The
                  including creating a supportive environment, goal setting,     sessions include warm-ups and recreational games. Please
                  balanced eating, physical activity, positive psychology, and   see the gym schedule for volleyball times.
                  sustainability. Stop by the membership desk to sign up!
                                                                                 Adult Open Gym Basketball
                      Y Fit Start Program                                        What better place to play basketball than at the YMCA.
                  “Our goal is to help you reach yours!” If you’ve been          We invented the sport! Play half-court, full-court or just
                  thinking about exercising but don’t know where to begin,       free shooting play. Play is determined on a first-come,
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                  the Y Fit Start Program is for you. It’s designed for those    first-served basis. Emphasis is placed on participation, fun
                  new to exercising or those who haven’t exercised for some      and meeting new friends. So take your best shot! Please
                  time and want instruction, support, and motivation. The        see gym schedule for adult basketball times.
                  Y Fit Start 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 Fit Start coach. Please sign up for the
                  Y Fit Start Program at our Membership Desk or set up an
                  appointment.
SWIM

                      Y Diabetes Prevention Program
                  Reduce your diabetes risk and gain tools for healthy living
                  through the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention 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           REMINDER:
                  the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for      MEMBERS GET PRIORITY REGISTRATION
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                  added support to help them maintain their progress. Visit
                  www.nyc.ydiabetes.com today to learn more!                          INCLUDED IN MEMBERSHIP
                                                                                        ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

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AOA Dance

         AOA                                                  Dance style aerobic class based on various forms of Latin
                                                              movements and rhythms.

         PROGRAMS

                                                                                                                                 ADULTS
                                                              AOA Chair
                                                              Older adult chair-based yoga that integrates postures,
                                                              breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch,
                                                              stregthen, and condition all from the comfort of a chair.
                                                              AOA Water Exercise
                                                              AOA Water Exercise for older adults incorporates

                                                                                                                                 EARLY CHILDHOOD
                                                              stretching, aerobic, and muscle conditioning exercises with
                                                              a focus on improving overall condition.
                                                              Arthritis Pace
                                                              A low intensity workout designed for older adults with
                                                              arthritis or other joint challenges, utilizing light weights
                                                              and dynabands.

                                                                        SWIM

                                                                                                                                 SCHOOL-AGE
                                                              Whether you are just learning to swim or an
                                                              accomplished swimmer, we have something for you.
                                                                Lap/Recreational Swim
                                                              Lap swim and Recreational swim are available throughout
                                                              the day for adults. Please see our Pool schedules on-line.

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                                                                YMCA Swim Lessons
                                                              Adult Swim Lessons (see Swim section p. 24) teaches
 The Prospect Park Y offers a comprehensive health            personal water safety and the fundamentals of swimming.
 and fitness program for Active Older Adults, ages            Build stroke technique and endurance, to foster swimming
 55 and older. Older adult group exercise classes             as part of a healthy lifestyle.
 are excellent for rehabilitation, building and
 maintaining strength and flexibility, and just
 feeling great! See our full schedule online.
                                                                   CHILD WATCH

                                                                                                                                 SWIM
                                               8 week              Do you need someone to look after your child
Fees                            1x week                            (ages 6 months (minimum) to 7 years (maximum) –
                                               session
Member                          Included in Membership             while you work out? We’re here for you! You may
                                                                   bring your child (for a maximum of two hours per
Community                          $7            $42
                                                                   day) to the YMCA Child Watch Program. Kids will
                                                                   enjoy creative play in a fun, safe environment with
AOA Yoga                                                           responsible YMCA staff members. This is a FREE
Older adult yoga class teaches the basics of yoga with a           service available to adult and family members
gentle approach.                                                   only.
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AOA Yoga
Bases on original Pilates technique, this class focuses on
the body’s core stability. Enhance coordination, endurance,
balance, strength, and flexibility.

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EARLY
CHILDHOOD
From preschool to family night to kids swimming
classes, we offer something for all young New Yorkers
and their families.

    REMINDER:
    MEMBERS GET PRIORITY REGISTRATION
       INCLUDED IN MEMBERSHIP
       ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

                                                                  Baby & Me Yoga (Babies 1-10 months)
                                                                A great way to bond with your baby! This class is
          PARENT &                                              designed to help new moms regain strength and vitality,
                                                                while incorporating baby in the process. Also, provides
          CHILD CLASSES                                         opportunity to build relationships with other new parents.
                                                                   Tot & Me Yoga (Babies 10 months- 2 years)
                                                                Strengthen the bond between you and your child while getting fit
                                                                at the same time! Parent/Tot yoga is also a great venue to
                  Cost Per Visit                                develop lasting friendships with other parents and children.
Member            Free with Family Membership

                                                                           FAMILY
Community                  $30 x visit

    Prenatal Yoga
This yoga class is especially kind and gentle to the body
and is specifically designed to help expecting mothers feel
                                                                           PROGRAMS
more comfortable during pregnancy and prepare physically,
mentally, emotionally and spiritually for labor, birth and
motherhood.                                                                        Cost Per Visit
                                                                Member             Free with Family Membership
Come join us to maximize your health, to heal yourself and
clear the way for a new chapter in your life. This class is a   Community                       NA
wonderful opportunity for connecting with other pregnant
women as well as individual time for private reflection.           Indoor Playground (Babies up to 3 years)
                                                                Allow children to run, climb and socialize in a safe space.
                                                                Perfect for the winter months when the park is too cold.
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Family Open Gym
Spend time with your child shooting baskets, kicking a
soccer ball or playing some sports. We provide the space                         SWIM

                                                                                                                                      ADULTS
and equipment, you just need to be together to play.
  Family Open Swim                                                               LESSONS
Family swim time strengthens relationships between
families! Families enjoy the pool safely while spending
quality time together. Come and spend time with your child             INFANT & TODDLER SWIM
in the pool to strengthen their confidence and comfort in
the water.                                                               Swim Starters (6-36 months)

                                                                                                                                      EARLY CHILDHOOD
                                                                       Accompanied by an adult, infants and toddlers learn to
                                                                       be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness
                    Cost Per Visit                                     through fun. Parent learn about water safety and drowning
 Member             Free with Family Membership                        prevention and the importance of supervision of young
 Community                    $30 x visit                              children. (See Swim section p. 22)
                                                                         Yoga & Swim (24-36 months)
                                                                       Yoga and Swim class for two year olds and their parents
  Family Art (Babies 18 months - 3 years)                              or caregivers combines age appropriate gym activities with
Art projects develop your child’s creativity and artistic side
                                                                       water skills that begin to prepare children to work directly
while refining their fine motor skills. Children can follow a
                                                                       with an instructor on their own. (See Swim section p. 22)
guided project or explore with different mediums on their

                                                                                                                                      SCHOOL-AGE
own. Remember to wear your messy clothes!
                                                                       PRESCHOOL SWIM
  Story, Song & Shimmy (Babies up to 4 years)
Bond with your little one while they develop social, motor and           Swim Basics (3-5 years)
cognitive abilities. Stories and singing will be followed by fun and   Students learn personal water safety skills and achieve
dancing with scarves and instruments.                                  basic swimming skills through two benchmark skills: -
                                                                       Swim, Float, Swim and Jump, Push, Turn, Grab. (See Swim
                                                                       section p. 22)
                                                                         Gym & Swim (3-5 years)
           SUMMER CAMP                                                 Gym and swim class is an opportunity to practice basic
                                                                       skills in the gym and in the water. (See Swim section p. 23)

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Cost Per 2 Week session
 Member                $575        Community              $650

 Kinder Camp (Ages 4.5 - 5 years)                                         FAMILY FUN EVENTS
Kinder Camp is designed for children entering                              The Prospect Park and Park Slope

                                                                                                                                      SWIM
kindergarten in September 2019. Structured day camp                        Armory YMCAs open their doors to
activities support this important transitional time by                      every family! Our monthly Family
building social and emotional skills in a fun and nurturing
environment. We focus on classroom structure and group
                                                                             Fun events are free and open to
play. Camp-ers will participate in instructional swimming,
                                                                            the community. Activities include
indoor and outdoor physical fitness, interactive science,
                                                                          everything from movie nights to arts
literacy activities, theme-based arts and crafts, local                             & crafts parties.
outings, and one field trip per session.
                                                                          Visit our website or the membership
                                                                          desk to see when the next Saturday
                                                                                                                                      CAMP

                                                                            Family Fun event will take place!

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Art & Play (2-3 years)
                                                                                     An introductory class that sparks imaginations toward

                             SPORTS                                                  color investigation, and the fundamentals of 2-D and
                                                                                     3-D design. Starting with an exploration of color and its
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                                                                                     limitless possibility, we harness the power of design to
                                                                                     paint and draw, work with collage and printmaking, use a
                                                                                     range of tactile materials to build sculptures, bringing to
                                                                                     life whatever is imaginable! Students must be accompanied
                  GYMNASTICS                                                         by an adult.
                  Cost Per 8 Week session
EARLY CHILDHOOD

                  Member                $190       Community             $260           NEW! Block Party (2-3 years & 3-4 years)
                                                                                     Join the party on the block, and explore building! Use
                                                                                     your imagination to create a world of your own through
                     Tiny Tumblers (4-5 years)
                                                                                     different building activities each week. Develop spatial
                  Ready to explore gymnastics and develop your skills in a
                                                                                     reasoning, problem solving and motor skills together! From
                  small group setting? Learn coordination, develop flexibility,
                                                                                     arches and windows to stairs, bridges and towers, join the
                  and practice jumping, tumbling, balancing, and more! This
                                                                                     fun!
                  class gives children the opportunity to build confidence,
                  develop their own strength, and explore gymnastics while
                  making friends and having fun!                                       Build, Build, Build (3-4 years)
                                                                                     Each week students have the opportunity to build their
SCHOOL-AGE

                  PRESCHOOL SPORTS                                                   own creations using their imagination. Students will build
                  Cost Per 8 Week session                                            3-Dsculptures, robots, cars, castles, planes and more!
                  Member                $130       Community             $185
                                                                                     DANCE
                                                                                     Cost Per 8 Week session
                    Pre-School Soccer (3-4 years)                                    Member               $125      Community            $180
                  Children’s soccer is an instructional class that teaches basic
                  soccer skills, as well as a love for sport. Develop teamwork and
                  participation in a fun, non-competitive environment.                 Tiny Toes Ballet (3 - 4 years)
                                                                                     Children will learn the fundamentals of ballet through
                     Multi-Sports (3-4 years)
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                                                                                     awareness of body movement and creativity. While
                  Not sure which sport your child has an interest in? Does your
                                                                                     participating in exercise and dance sequences, participants
                  child have an interest in every sport? Multi-Sports is the
                                                                                     will learn coordination while exploring various levels of
                  class for you! This instructional class gives a taste of soccer,
                                                                                     movement that develop strength.
                  basketball and track in a fun play-filled environment. Children
                  are introduced to basic skills for the various sports, as well
                  as fun games to familiarize with the use of various sports

                                                                                               SCIENCE
                  equipment.
SWIM

                             ARTS &
                             CREATIVE PLAY                                           SCIENCE
                                                                                     Cost Per 8 Week session
                                                                                     Member               $135      Community            $215
                  ART
                  Cost Per 8 Week session
                                                                                        Ready, Set, Science (3 - 4 years)
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                  Member                $130       Community             $210        From erupting volcanoes to experimenting with matter in
                                                                                     different forms, this class invites children to explore the
                                                                                     wonders of science! Your child will be able to test his or
                                                                                     her own scientific theories and engage in experiments
                                                                                     expanding their knowledge and interests.

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AGE
Summer camp. Youth sports. Art programs.
The Y’s fun and stimulating programs help kids
build a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

  REMINDER:
  MEMBERS GET PRIORITY REGISTRATION
     INCLUDED IN MEMBERSHIP
       ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

                                                                       AFTERSCHOOL &
          FAMILY                                                       SUMMER CAMP
                 Cost Per Visit                              Y Afterschool
Member           Free with Family Membership                 The literacy-based academic support program builds study
                                                             skills and helps with homework through project-based
Community                     NA
                                                             learning and balanced literacy activities, using reading,
                                                             writing, and conversation to address literacy challenges
  Family Open Gym                                            among public school students. As in any Y program, health
Spend time with your child shooting baskets, kicking a       education and recreation opportunities are central! With
soccer ball or playing some sports. We provide the space     off-site locations from Park Slope to Coney Island, Y After
and equipment, you just need to be together to play.         School helps hundreds of kids from K-5 continue to grow
                                                             in spirit, mind, and body during the critical 3:00-6:00 p.m.
                                                             hours. Y After School is absolutely free of charge through
  Family Open Swim                                           donations to the Annual Campaign. For information about
Family swim time strengthens relationships between           our Y Afterschool programs, please contact Jasmine Rosa
families! Families enjoy the pool safely while spending      at JRosa@ymcanyc.org or 212-912-2587.
quality time together. Come and spend time with your child
in the pool to strengthen their confidence and comfort in
the water.

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DAY CAMP                                                         Sports Camp (Ages 7-12)
                  Cost Per 2 Week session                                          Sports Camp is designed to teach fundamentals and
                  Member               $545      Community             $660
                                                                                   enhance camper abilities in age-appropriate groups for
                                                                                   a variety of sports. Through the coaching and support
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                                                                                   of camp staff, campers will learn the history, rules, and
                  Express Camp (Ages 6-8)                                          key skills of different sports, applying lessons learned in
                  Express Camp fits all of your favorite camp activities into      practice games. Sports Camp encourages the values of
                  each day! Campers participate in arts and crafts, group          teamwork and good sportsmanship.
                  games, sports, health and fitness, personal development
                  activities, and weekly field trips to nature centers,            Counselor to child ratio is 1:8 for ages 7-9; 1:10 for ages
                  museums, and local events. As part of our Express Camp,          10-12.
EARLY CHILDHOOD

                  children will have instructional swimming one day a week.

                  Counselor to child ratio is 1:8.
                                                                                   SPECIAL NEEDS DAY CAMP
                                                                                   Cost Per 3 Week session
                  Adventure Camp (Ages 9-11)                                       Member               $775      Community            $775
                  Adventure Campers will participate in arts and crafts,
                  group games, sports, and health and fitness. Activities
                  are designed to engage campers in personal development,          Lisa Beth Camp (Ages 5-12)
                  while making friends and having fun. Campers will                This three-week camp is a fully integrated program for
                  participate in weekly field trips, local mini-trips,             children with disabilities. Campers will experience a variety
                  instructional swimming, and outdoor learning.                    of summer camp activities, including swimming, field
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                                                                                   trips, and arts and crafts. We believe every child deserves
                  Counselor to child ratio is 1:10.                                the opportunity to participate in a safe, caring, and fun
                                                                                   learning environment. This camp runs from July 15, 2019
                  SWIM & SPORTS DAY CAMP                                           to August 2, 2019.
                  Cost Per 2 Week session
                                                                                   Counselor to child ratio is 1:2.
                  Member               $585      Community             $680

                  Swim Camp (Ages 7-12)
                  Swim Camp supports the development of essential
                  swimming skills, while cultivating a lifetime love of the                  SWIM
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                  water. Campers will swim four times a week, and learn
                  important water safety values and responsibilities. In
                  addition to instructional swimming, campers will also
                  participate in arts and crafts, group sports, and field trips.
                                                                                   YOUTH SWIM
                  Counselor to child ratio is 1:8 for ages 7-9; 1:10 for ages        Swim Basics (6-12 years)
                  10-12.                                                           Students learn personal water safety skills and achieve
                                                                                   basic swimming skills through two benchmark skills: -
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                                                                                   Swim, Float, Swim and Jump, Push, Turn, Grab. (See Swim
                                                                                   section p. 23)
                                                                                      Swim Strokes (6-12 years)
                                                                                   Having mastered the fundamentals students learn
                                                                                   additional water safety skills and builds strokes technique
                                                                                   and endurance. This fosters swimming as part of a healthy
                                                                                   lifestyle. (See Swim section p. 23)
                                                                                     Youth Competitive Drills & Skills
                                                                                   The focus of this class is to build stamina and improve
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                                                                                   mastery of the four competitive strokes: front crawl,
                                                                                   backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. We offer a variety
                                                                                   of workouts with an instructor on deck. Swim workouts
                                                                                   include an average of about 1,000 to 2,000 yards. (See
                                                                                   Swim section p. 24)

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Gymnastics Club
                                                                    (10-17 years) (2 x week)

          SPORTS                                                    Gymnastics Club provides a supportive environment for

                                                                                                                                   ADULTS
                                                                    dedicated gymnasts who are eager to progress without the
                                                                    pressures of competition.

                                                                    KARATE
                                                                    Cost Per 8 Week session
YOUTH SPORTS
Cost Per 8 Week session                                             Member              $150       Community           $210

                                                                                                                                   EARLY CHILDHOOD
Member                $130       Community             $185
                                                                      Karate (4 years and up)
                                                                    Karate develops physical conditioning, mental awareness
  Youth Soccer (5-7 years)                                          and self-defense strategies. Students will learn to develop
Am energetic program that emphasizes teamwork and positivity
                                                                    speed, power, focus and balance. Level is determined by
through exercises designed to familiarize young players to the
                                                                    the instructor.
game of soccer with age appropriate teaching tools and drills.

   Basketball (5-12 years)                                          Please note: There is a $40 fee for the karate uniform,
Kids will learn the game of basketball through age-appropriate      and an optional belting fee for all those who qualify and
drills, exercises, and controlled games while developing teamwork   choose to participate. Additional program gear (only
                                                                    required for advanced classes) which includes a head

                                                                                                                                   SCHOOL-AGE
and sportsmanship. Classes are seperated by skill level.
                                                                    protector,gloves, mouth guard and shin guards can be
                                                                    purchased for $100.
GYMNASTICS
Gymnastics Fees                     Member       Community          Additional Karate Fees
Beginner                              $150          $215            Karate Uniform (required) *                $40
Advanced Beginner                     $165          $240            Belt (optional) **                   Starting at $50
Intermediate/Intermediate             $230          $325            Program gear (required)***                $100
Advanced (2 x week)
Gymnastics Club (2 x week)            $245          $345            * Karate uniform can be purchased elsewhere

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                                                                    ** Belts have various levels. The starting cost is $50 and
  Beginner Gymnastics (6-12 years)                                  the fee increases by $5 per advance level.
This co-ed class focuses on learning basic gymnastics               *** Additional gear can be purchased elsewhere
skills, such as floor routines and developing proper                Levels
conditioning, as well as increased use of each apparatus.           Beginner I       Intermediate
                                                                    Beginner II      Advanced
  Advanced Beginner Gymnastics
(7-12 years)
This co-ed class focuses on basic floor and apparatus

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skills, increasing strength and endurance and preparation
for the more rigorous intermediate program.
  Intermediate Gymnastics (8-14 years)
This co-ed intermediate gymnastics class builds on skills
learned in the previous level and focuses on increasing
strength and endurance and involves more complex floor
and apparatus skills that include flight movements.
2x per week.
  Advanced Intermediate Gymnastics
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(8-14 years)
In this level, participants continue to build on apparatus
and floor skills learned in the previous level and begin
to practice more complex variations and combination
movements. 2x per week.
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                  DANCE
                  Cost Per 8 Week session
                  Member               $125      Community             $180
EARLY CHILDHOOD

                    Ballet - Level I (5-7 years)
                  This program is a fun and active way for children to learn
                  ballet! Students will learn ballet techniques, build strength,
                  and learn choreography. In the last week, students will put
                  on a performance showcasing what they have learned.
                    Ballet - Level II (5-7 years & 7-9 years)
                  Ready to challenge yourself to the next level? This class is
                  for students who have taken ballet before and are ready to       REMINDER:
SCHOOL-AGE

                  advance. Students will learn more advanced techniques and
                  continue to develop their skills. In the last week, students
                                                                                   MEMBERS GET PRIORITY REGISTRATION
                  will put on a performance showcasing what they have                 INCLUDED IN MEMBERSHIP
                  learned. Please note: Level II Ballet session lengths and
                  pricing may vary. Level II Ballet for children is invitation        ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE
                  only. Not sure if your child is ready for Level II? Please
                  contact Leah Krieble at LKrieble@ymcanyc.org if you’re
                  interested.
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TEENS
The Y gives teens a safe space to socialize
and be themselves. Teens can play a
sport, work on leadership skills, prep for
college, and give back through Y programs
designed for them.

                                                                    Teens Take the City (Ages 13-18)
                                                                 The purpose of the Teens Take the City program is
          LEADERSHIP & CIVIC                                     to facilitate the exposure of students to the function
                                                                 of New York City government through an engaging
          ENGAGEMENT                                             civics curriculum that emphasizes academic, social and
                                                                 leadership skill building. Teens Take the City is different
                                                                 from all other teen leadership programs because it is
                                                                 designed to give teens the tools they need to become
  Leaders Club (Ages 13-18)                                      active influences in their community. The program teaches
The Leaders Club is a national program of the YMCA               teens all about New York City government and gives all
which provides club members with opportunities for               participants the opportunity to research and debate topics
leadership training, personal growth, service to others          of their choosing. Through the program, teens learn to
and social development. Leaders Club is one the YMCA’S           take action in their community and in the halls of city
most intensive and comprehensive teen programs. Teens            government. Tuesday: 4:30pm-6:00pm
meet once a week working closely with their peers and an
advisor on skill and character building activities, as well on
planning and organizing club projects. By connecting with
adult advisors, teens have role models and mentors who             REMINDER:
can have a positive impact on their lives. The Leaders Club        MEMBERS GET PRIORITY REGISTRATION
program provides a safe haven for young people where
they can become confident and competent young adults                  INCLUDED IN MEMBERSHIP
with a sense of connection to their communities. The goal
of Leaders is to promote and enhance the personal growth
                                                                        ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE
and skills of young people in order to develop strong
leaders who will be a positive force in their communities.
Friday: 4:30pm-6:00pm

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Youth & Government (Ages 14-18)                                Teen Open Basketball (Ages 12-18)
                  The YMCA Youth and Government program will teach               What better place to play basketball than at the YMCA.
                  young people how laws are created and passed, and how          We invented the sport! Play half-court, full-court or just
                  to successfully champion issues teens think are important.     free shooting play. Play is determined on a first-come,
ADULTS

                  Teens will learn how to debate and formulate winning           first-served basis. Emphasis is placed on participation, fun
                  arguments as an attorney or a legislator. After one year       and meeting new friends. So take your best shot! Please
                  in the program, teens you will know more about politics        see gym schedule for teen basketball times.
                  and law than most adults. Through Youth and Government,
                  teens can join other young people from YMCA’s and high         KARATE
                  schools from all over the State for a three day event in       Cost Per 8 Week session
                  Albany, New York’s State Capital in March. Teens debate
EARLY CHILDHOOD

                                                                                 Member              $150       Community             $210
                  current state issues, participate in mock trials, and get to
                  know future leaders. The Prospect Park YMCA has added
                  the expertise of Howard Caretto, a YMCA Board Member             Karate (Ages 4 years and up)
                  and Attorney to help guide students through the bill           Karate develops physical conditioning, mental awareness
                  writing process and assist in preparing for the State Youth    and self-defense strategies. Students will learn to develop
                  and Government. Tuesday: 4:30pm-6:00pm                         speed, power, focus and balance. Level is determined by
                                                                                 the instructor.
                    Teen Center (Ages 12-18)
                  Teen Center is a fun and safe space for teens to socialize,    Please note: There is a $40 fee for the karate uniform,
                  exercise and have a positive interaction with peers and        and an optional belting fee for all those who qualify and
SCHOOL-AGE

                  YMCA counselors. Teen Center is open to teens from local       choose to participate. Additional program gear (only
                  communities and offers activities such as sports, fitness,     required for advanced classes) which includes a head
                  arts and discussion groups. Teen Centers encourage more        protector,gloves, mouth guard and shin guards can be
                  than 6,500 teens ages 12-18 to interact in a safe and          purchased for $100.
                  positive social setting. Friday: 6:00pm-11:00pm
                                                                                 Additional Karate Fees
                  Please Note: All Leadership & Civic Engagement Teen
                  Programs take place at the Park Slope Armory YMCA.             Karate Uniform (required) *                  $40
                                                                                 Belt (optional) **                     Starting at $50
                                                                                 Program gear (required)***                  $100

                            FITNESS &
TEEN

                                                                                 * Karate uniform can be purchased elsewhere
                                                                                 ** Belts have various levels. The starting cost is $50 and

                            SPORTS                                               the fee increases by $5 per advance level.
                                                                                 *** Additional gear can be purchased elsewhere

                                                                                 Levels
                                                                                 Beginner I      Intermediate
                    Teen Fitness                                                 Beginner II     Advanced
                  The Fitness Center is available to 12 to 17 year olds who
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                  are YMCA members, under the following conditions:
                                                                                 GYMNASTICS
                  Teens must complete a 60-min orientation prior to using
                  the fitness areas. All teens must have a parental consent      Gymnastics Fees                Member      Community
                  form on file prior to utilizing the facility.                  Intermediate/Intermediate       $230          $325
                  Required orientation courses must be completed.                Advanced (2 x week)
                  Teens must present ID cards and course completion cards        Gymnastics Club (2 x week)      $245          $345
                  to floor trainer on duty prior to working out. Teens may
                  not bring guests under the age of 18 into the facility. No
                  exceptions to these policies will be made. We thank you for       Intermediate Gymnastics (8-14 years)
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                  your cooperation                                               This co-ed intermediate gymnastics class builds on skills
                                                                                 learned in the previous level and focuses on increasing
                  Teens may use fitness areas at designated times only:          strength and endurance and involves more complex floor
                  Monday-Friday 		       3:00pm - 8:30pm                         and apparatus skills that include flight movements.
                  Saturday-Sunday        7:00am - 9:00pm                         2x per week.

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Advanced Intermediate Gymnastics
(8-14 years)
In this level, participants continue to build on apparatus

                                                                                                                            ADULTS
and floor skills learned in the previous level and begin
to practice more complex variations and combination
movements. 2x per week.
  Gymnastics Club
(10-17 years) (2 x week)
Gymnastics Club provides a supportive environment for

                                                                                                                            EARLY CHILDHOOD
dedicated gymnasts who are eager to progress without the
pressures of competition.

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                                                                                                                            SCHOOL-AGE
TEEN CAMP
Cost Per 2 Week session
Member              $540       Community            $600
                                                                       SWIM
Teen Camp (Ages 12-14)
Teen Camp exemplifies the YMCA’s core values of
honesty, respect, caring, and responsibility. Teen campers
participate in hands-on programming geared towards
                                                             TEEN SWIM
building self-confidence, teamwork, and accountability.        Swim Basics (12-17 years)
Activities are designed to engage teens in personal          Students learn personal water safety skills and achieve

                                                                                                                            TEEN
development, while making friends and having fun. Field      basic swimming skills through two benchmark skills: -
trips are purposeful in connecting teen campers to real-     Swim, Float, Swim and Jump, Push, Turn, Grab. (see Swim
world experiences with technology, art, and character        section p. 24)
development. Campers will participate in swimming,              Swim Strokes (12-17 years)
dancing, singing, sports, and more!                          Having mastered the fundamentals students learn
                                                             additional water safety skills and builds strokes technique
Counselor to teen ratio is 1:10.                             and endurance. This fosters swimming as part of a healthy
                                                             lifestyle. (see Swim section p. 24)
                                                               Competitive Skills & Drills

                                                                                                                            SWIM
                                                             The focus of this class is to build stamina and improve
                                                             mastery of the four competitive strokes: front crawl,
                                                             backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. We offer a variety
                                                             of workouts with an instructor on deck. Swim workouts
                                                             include an average of about 1,000 to 2,000 yards. (see
                                                             Swim section p. 24)
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SWIM
Swimming is a life skill, great exercise,
                                                REMINDER:
                                                MEMBERS GET PRIORITY REGISTRATION
                                                   INCLUDED IN MEMBERSHIP
and a challenging sport. Whether you’re
looking for swim classes for your kids,
                                                   ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE
want to learn water safety, or swimming
for exercise, you’ll find what you’re looking
for at the Y.

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SWIM STAGE
                                               DESCRIPTIONS

                                                                                                                                                ADULTS
                                                                                                                                                EARLY CHILDHOOD
    SWIM         Accompanied by a parent,      A / WATER DISCOVERY               B / WATER EXPLORATION
                 infants and toddlers learn    Parents accompany children        In stage B, parents work with
STARTERS         to be comfortable in the      in stage A, which introduces      their children to explore body
                 water and develop swim        infants and toddlers to           positions, floating, blowing
                 readiness skills through      the aquatic environment           bubbles, and fundamental
                 fun and confidence-           through exploration and           safety and aquatic skills.
                 building experiences,         encourages them to enjoy
                                               themselves while learning
                 while parents learn about

                                                                                                                                                SCHOOL-AGE
                                               about the water.
                 water safety, drowning
                 prevention, and the
                 importance of supervision.

     SWIM        Students learn personal       1 / WATER ACCLIMATION            2 / WATER MOVEMENT               3 / WATER STAMINA
                 water safety and              Students develop comfort          In stage 2, students focus       In stage 3, students learn
    BASICS       achieve basic swimming        with underwater exploration       on body position and             how to swim to safety

                                                                                                                                                TEEN
                 competency by learning        and learn to safely exit in the   control, directional change,     from a longer distance
                 two benchmark skills:         event of falling into a body      and forward movement in the      than in previous stages in
                                               of water in stage 1. This         water while also continuing      the event of falling into a
                 • S
                    wim, float, swim—         stage lays the foundation         to practice how to safely        body of water. This stage
                   sequencing front glide,     that allows for a student’s       exit in the event of falling     also introduces rhythmic
                   roll, back float, roll,     future progress in swimming.      into a body of water.            breathing and integrated
                   front glide, and exit                                                                          arm and leg action.
                 • Jump, push, turn, grab

                                                                                                                                                SWIM
    SWIM         Having mastered the           4 / STROKE                         / STROKE
                                                                                 5                                6 / STROKE
                 fundamentals, students        INTRODUCTION                      DEVELOPMENT                      MECHANICS
 STROKES         learn additional water        Students in stage 4 develop       Students in stage 5 work         In stage 6, students
                 safety skills and build       stroke technique in front         on stroke technique and          refine stroke technique
                 stroke technique,             crawl and back crawl and                                           on all major competitive
                                                                                 learn all major competitive
                 developing skills that        learn the breaststroke                                             strokes, learn about
                 prevent chronic disease,                                        strokes. The emphasis on
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                                               kick and butterfly kick.                                           competitive swimming,
                 increase social-emotional                                       water safety continues
                                               Water safety is reinforced                                         and discover how to
                 and cognitive well-being,     through treading water and        through treading water           incorporate swimming
                 and foster a lifetime of      elementary backstroke.            and sidestroke.                  into a healthy lifestyle.
                 physical activity.

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to answer any questions about the swim lessons program.
STAGES
                   Stages of Learning                                                                            Infant & Toddler
                                                                                                                 6 mos.–3 yrs.

                  OF LEARNING
ADULTS

                                                                                                                 Stages A–B

                       S W I M S TA RT E R S                     S W I M BA S I C S                                                 SW
                       Parent & child lessons                    Recommended skills for all to have around water                    Skill
EARLY CHILDHOOD

                           A                     B                    1                   2                        3
                         Water                Water                Water                Water                    Water             S
                       Discovery            Exploration          Acclimation           Movement                 Stamina         Intr

                   Blow bubbles           Blow bubbles         Submerge             Submerge             Submerge              Endur
                   on surface,            mouth & nose         bob independently    look at object on    retrieve object in    any st
                   assisted               submerged,                                bottom               chest-deep water      combin
SCHOOL-AGE

                                          assisted             Front glide                                                     stroke
                   Front tow                                   assisted, to wall,   Front glide          Swim on front
                   chin in water,         Front tow            5 ft.                10 ft. (5 ft.        15 yd. (10 yd.        Front
                   assisted               blow bubbles,                             preschool)           preschool)            rotary
                                          assisted             Water exit                                                      15 yd.
                   Water exit                                  independently        Water exit           Water exit
                   parent & child         Water exit                                independently        independently         Back c
                   together               assisted             Jump, push,                                                     15 yd.
                                                               turn, grab           Jump, push,          Jump, swim,
                   Water entry            Water entry          assisted             turn, grab           turn, swim, grab      Dive
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                   parent & child         assisted                                                       10 yd.                sitting
                   together                                    Back float           Back float
                                          Back float           assisted,            20 secs. (10 secs.   Swim on back          Restin
                   Back float             assisted, head       10 secs., recover    preschool)           15 yd. (10 yd.        elemen
                   assisted, head on      on chest             independently                             preschool)            backst
                   shoulder                                                         Roll                                       15 yd.
                                          Roll                 Roll                                      Roll
                   Roll                   assisted             assisted             Front float                                Tread
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                   assisted                                                         20 secs. (10 secs.   Tread water           scisso
                                          Front float          Front float          preschool)           1 min. & exit         kick, 1
                   Front float            blow bubbles,        assisted,                                 (30 secs.
                   chin in water,         assisted             10 secs., recover    Back glide           preschool)            Breas
                   assisted                                    independently        10 ft. (5 ft.                              kick, 1
                                          Back tow                                  preschool)           Swim, float,
                   Back tow               assisted, head       Back glide                                swim                  Butte
                   assisted, head on      on chest             assisted, at wall,   Tread water          25 yd. (15 yd.        kick, 1
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                   shoulder                                    5 ft.                10 secs., near       preschool)
                                          Monkey crawl                              wall, & exit
                   Wall grab              assisted, on edge,   Swim, float,
                   assisted               5 ft.                swim                 Swim, float, swim
                                                               assisted, 10 ft.     5 yd.
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& Toddler                     Preschool                               School Age                              Teen & Adult
.–3 yrs.                       3–5 yrs.                                5–12 yrs.                               12+ yrs.

                                                                                                                                               ADULTS
s A–B                          Stages 1–4
                 Infant & Toddler       Preschool                      Stages
                                                                      School Age 1–6            Teen & Adult   Stages 1–6
                 6 mos.–3 yrs.                3–5 yrs.                5–12 yrs.                 12+ yrs.
                 Stages A–B                   Stages 1–4              Stages 1–6                Stages 1–6

               S W I M S T ROSWKI MES STRO KES                                                PATHWAYSPAT H WAYS
 have around water           Skills to support a healthy lifestyle                            Specialized tracks
               Skills to support a healthy lifestyle                                                    Specialized tracks

                                                                                                                                               EARLY CHILDHOOD
                  3                     4                   5                6                Competition
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                                                                      Endurance
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                        any stroke or Development
           retrieve object in             any stroke or                    MechanicsLeadership
                                                                      any stroke or
           chest-deep water      combination of     combination of    combination of
                                 strokes, 25 yd.    strokes, 50 yd.   strokes, 150 yd.
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            Endurance         Front crawlEndurance                      Endurance
                                                                                              RecreationLeadership
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           preschool)                      any stroke
                                                  bent-armor            any
                                                                      flip turn,stroke or
                              15 yd.              recovery,           50 yd.
water
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           Water   exit       of           combination
                                                  25 yd.     of         combination of

                                                                                                                                               SCHOOL-AGE
 ntly       strokes, 25 yd.
           independently      Back  crawl  strokes, 50 yd.             strokes,
                                                                      Back  crawl 150
                                                                                    yd.
                              15 yd.              Back crawl          pull & flip turn,
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sh,        Jump, swim,                            pull, 25 yd.        50 yd.
b.          Front
           turn,  swim,crawl
                         grab Dive         Front crawl                  Front crawl
           10 yd.             sitting             Dive                Dive                               Recreation
t           rotary breathing,              bent-arm
                                                  kneeling             flip turn,
                                                                      standing
10 secs.    15 on
           Swim   yd.back                  recovery,
                              Resting stroke                            50 yd.
           15 yd. (10 yd.     elementary          Resting stroke      Resting stroke
           preschool)         backstroke, 25 yd.sidestroke,           elementary
y           Back crawl 15 yd.                     25 yd.               Back crawl
                                                                      backstroke  or
           Roll                                                       sidestroke,
at          15 yd.            Tread waterBack crawl
                                                  Tread water          pull
                                                                      50 yd. & flip turn,
10 secs.   Tread water                     pull, 25
                              scissor & whip         yd. & whip
                                                  scissor               50 yd.
           1 min. & exit      kick, 1 min.        kick, 2 mins.       Tread water
grab        Dive

                                                                                                                                               TEEN
           (30  secs.                                                 retrieve object
e           sitting
           preschool)         Breaststroke Dive Breaststroke           Dive
                                                                      off bottom,
t.                            kick, 15 yd.        25 yd.              tread 1 min.
           Swim, float,                    kneeling                     standing
 k          Resting stroke
           swim               Butterfly           Butterfly           Breaststroke
ter        25 yd. (15 yd.     kick, 15 yd.        simultaneous arm    open turn,
 .
near        elementary
           preschool)                      Resting     stroke
                                                  action  & kick,      Resting
                                                                      50 yd.       stroke
 t          backstroke,                    sidestroke,
                                                  15  yd.               elementary
                                                                      Butterfly
at, swim    15 yd.                          25 yd.                     backstroke
                                                                      25 yd.             or
                                                                        sidestroke,
            Tread water                     Tread water                 50 yd. YMCA Swim Lessons | V6

                                                                                                                                               SWIM
            scissor & whip                  scissor & whip
            kick, 1 min.                    kick, 2 mins.               Tread water
                                                                        retrieve object
            Breaststroke                    Breaststroke                off bottom,
            kick, 15 yd.                    25 yd.                      tread 1 min.

            Butterfly                       Butterfly                   Breaststroke
 .          kick, 15 yd.                    simultaneous arm            open turn,
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                                            action & kick,              50 yd.
                                            15 yd.
                                                                        Butterfly
                                                                        25 yd.

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                                                                                               YMCA Swim Lessons | V6
Stage B Yoga & Swim (12-36 months)
                       PARENT/CHILD LESSONS                                      Yoga and Swim class for two year olds and their parents
                                                                                 or caregivers combines age appropriate gym activities with
                                                                                 water skills that begin to prepare children to work directly
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                                                                                 with an instructor on their own.
                  SWIM STARTERS PARENT/CHILD
                  Session Lesson Fees (8 weeks)
                  Member                                     $136
                                                                                      PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS
                  Community                                  $205
EARLY CHILDHOOD

                  Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be      PRESCHOOL SWIM BASICS (3-5 years)
                  comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills
                  through fun and confidence-building experiences, while          Session Lesson Fees (8 weeks)
                  parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and      Member                                        $136
                  the importance of supervision.                                  Community                                     $225
                     Stage A: Water Discovery (6-18 months)
                  Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces        Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic
                  infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through        swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:
                  exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while      • Swim, float, swim— sequencing front glide, roll, back
                  learning about the water.                                          float, roll, front glide, and exit
SCHOOL-AGE

                     Stage A: Water Discovery (18-36 months)                     •    Jump, push, turn, grab
                  Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces
                  infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through            Stage 1: Water Acclimation
                  exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while      At this level, children usually begin attending classes without
                  learning about the water, and socialize with each other.       their parents. Students develop comfort with underwater
                                                                                 exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling
                     Stage B: Water Exploration (12-36 months)                   into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the
                  In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body   foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in
                  positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety   swimming.
                  and aquatic skills.
                                                                                     Stage 2: Water Movement
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                    Stage 1: Water Acclimation (3-5 years)                       In stage 2, students focus on body position and control,
                  At this level, children usually begin attending classes        directional change, and forward movement in the water
                  without their parents. However for those who are not yet       while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the
                  ready to do so we offer this adjustment level. Students        event of falling into a body of water.
                  develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to
                  safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in        Stage 3: Water Stamina
                  stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a      In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a
                  student’s future progress in swimming.                         longer distance than in previous stages in the event of
                                                                                 falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces
                  PARENT/CHILD YOGA & SWIM                                       rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.
SWIM

                  Session Lesson Fees (8 weeks)
                  Member                                     $168
                                                                                 PRESCHOOL SWIM STROKES (3-5 years)
                  Community                                  $250                 Session Lesson Fees (8 weeks)
                                                                                  Member                                        $136
                    Stage A Yoga & Swim (6-18 months)                             Community                                     $225
                  Yoga and swim class for one year olds and their parents
                  or caregivers helps toddlers learn basic skills in the gym     Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional
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                  and gain confidence in the pool. A great opportunity to        water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills
                  socialize and have fun!                                        that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and
                                                                                 cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

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Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and         YOUTH SWIM LESSONS
back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick.

                                                                                                                                        ADULTS
Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary
backstroke.
                                                                   YOUTH SWIM BASICS (6-12 years)
                                                                    Session Lesson Fees (8 weeks)
PRESCHOOL GYM & SWIM (3-5 years)
                                                                    Member                                        $125
 Session Lesson Fees (8 weeks)
                                                                    Community                                     $205
 Member                                        $168

                                                                                                                                        EARLY CHILDHOOD
 Community                                     $250                Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic
                                                                   swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:
                                                                   • Swim, float, swim— sequencing front glide, roll, back
   Stage 1 Gym & Swim
Gym and swim class is an opportunity to practice basic                 float, roll, front glide, and exit
skills in the gym and adjust to the water in a group setting.      •    Jump, push, turn, grab
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration
and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body           Stage 1: Water Acclimation
of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that           At this level, children usually begin attending classes without
allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.                their parents. Students develop comfort with underwater
                                                                   exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling
   Stage 2 Gym & Swim

                                                                                                                                        SCHOOL-AGE
                                                                   into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the
Gym and swim class combines structured gym activities              foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in
with an advanced beginner level swim class for this age            swimming.
group. In stage 2, students focus on body position and
control, directional change, and forward movement in the               Stage 2: Water Movement
water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit         In stage 2, students focus on body position and control,
in the event of falling into a body of water.                      directional change, and forward movement in the water
                                                                   while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the
   Stage 3 Gym & Swim
                                                                   event of falling into a body of water.
Gym and swim class that combines structured gym
activities with a swim class in which children In stage                Stage 3: Water Stamina
3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer              In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a

                                                                                                                                        TEEN
distance than in previous stages in the event of falling           longer distance than in previous stages in the event of
into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic          falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces
breathing and integrated arm and leg action.                       rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.
  Stage 4 Gym & Swim
Gym and swim class that where Students at this stage               YOUTH SWIM STROKES (6-12 years)
develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl
                                                                    Session Lesson Fees (8 weeks)
and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water
safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary          Member                                        $145
backstroke.                                                         Community                                     $235

                                                                                                                                        SWIM
                                                                   Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional
                                                                   water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills
                                                                   that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and
                                                                   cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity
                                                                       Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
                                                                   Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and
                                                                   back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick.
                                                                   Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary
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                                                                   backstroke.
                                                                       Stage 5: Stroke Development
                                                                   Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all
                                                                   major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety
                                                                   continues through treading water and sidestroke.
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Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics
In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major            ADULT SWIM LESSONS
competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and
discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle
                                                                 ADULT SWIM BASICS (18+ years)
  Youth Competitive Drills & Skills                              Session Lesson Fees (8 weeks)
The focus of this class is to build stamina and improve
mastery of the four competitive strokes: front crawl,            Member                                     $150
backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. We offer a variety       Community                                  $240
of workouts with an instructor on deck. Swim workouts
include an average of about 1,000 to 2,000 yards.                Whether you are just learning to swim or an accomplished
                                                                 swimmer, we have something for you.
                                                                   Adult Beginner (Stage 1)
     TEEN SWIM LESSONS                                           This class is for those 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,
TEEN AQUATICS (13-17 years)                                      fun way.
 Session Lesson Fees (8 weeks)                                     Adult Advanced Beginner (Stage 2 & 3)
 Member                                     $136                 Adults are acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation
 Community                                  $225                 devices, and front and back floating. By the end of this
                                                                 level, they should know the front paddle stroke, side and
                                                                 back paddle.
  Teen Beginner (Stage 1 & 2)
This class is for teens who have not had swimming lessons          Adult Intermediate (Stage 4)
before or who are not comfortable in the water. Basic            Adults continue to practice and build upon basic skills,
swimming and water safety skills are taught in a relaxed,        now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation
fun way.                                                         device. They are introduced to lead-up strokes to the front
                                                                 and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary
  Teen Intermediate (Stage 3 & 4)                                backstroke.
Teens continue to practice and build upon basic skills,
now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation          Adult Advanced (Stage 5 & 6)
device. They are introduced to lead-up strokes to the front      This class works on further refining your front crawl,
and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary         breast stroke, backstroke, butter fly and flip turns. You will
backstroke. More synchronized swimming and wetball skills        also increase your endurance.
are taught, as well as some diving skills.
  Teen Advanced (Stage 5 & 6)                                      REMINDER:
This is the initial intermediate level for students to further     MEMBERS GET PRIORITY REGISTRATION
refine the lead-up strokes they have learned as their skills
become more like those normally used in swimming. They                INCLUDED IN MEMBERSHIP
learn more synchronized swimming, wetball, and diving                ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE
skills.

PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS                               (All Ages)

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lesson Fees
Private                Member                 Six 30 min lessons for $310            Twelve 30 min lessons for $575
                       Community              Six 30 min lessons for $430            Twelve 30 min lessons for $810
Semi-Private           Member                 Six 30 min lessons for $420            Twelve 30 min lessons for $800
                       Community              Six 30 min lessons for $590            Twelve 30 min lessons for $1,150

Improve your swimming skills with the personal attention of a YMCA certified swim instructor! Private and Semi-Private
lessons are for people of all ages who are interested in developing their water skills and safety on all levels. All lessons
are 30 minutes long and Semi-Private lessons are limited to 2 participants only. For more information, please contact
ppyaquatics@ymcanyc.org.
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