September 2019 â€“ August 2020 Program ... yes to top-notch facilities, great workout programs,...
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When you join the Y, you’re not just saying yes to top-notch facilities, great workout programs, family-friendly activities, and knowledgeable staff — you’re showing your support for a charity that’s been building healthy communities for over 112 years.
September 2019 – August 2020
Program Guide Health, Fitness & Aquatics
Castle Downs Family YMCA Don Wheaton Family YMCA Jamie Platz Family YMCA William Lutsky Family YMCA Westwood Family YMCA
Table of Contents
Preschool Programs 3
Family Fitness Programs 3
YMCA Swim Lessons 4–5
Aquatic Fitness 6
Sports & Recreation | (5-14yrs) 7
Sports & Recreation | (12+yrs) 7
Specialty Programs 8–9
Group Fitness | (12+yrs) 9–12
Personal/Group Training 12
YMCA Certifications 13
Aquatic Certifications 13–14
First Aid/CPR Certifications 15
Party Bookings 15
Registration Dates Member Non-Member
Fall I Program Sep 9 – Oct 27, 2019 | 7 wks Aug 6, 2019 Aug 13, 2019
Fall II Program Oct 28 – Dec 22, 2019 | 8 wks Aug 6, 2019 Oct 1, 2019
Winter Program Jan 6 – Mar 1, 2020 | 8 wks Nov 26, 2019 Dec 3, 2019
Spring I Program Mar 2 – Apr 26, 2020 | 8 wks Nov 26, 2019 Feb 4, 2020
Spring II Program Apr 27 – Jun 21, 2020 | 8 wks Nov 26, 2019 Mar 31, 2020
Summer Program Jun 29 – Aug 30, 2019 | 9 wks Jun 2, 2020 Jun 16, 2020
Drop-in Programs: No Need to Register! Drop in anytime! Drop-in fitness and aquatic classes are free with membership or admission. No need to
register in advance. For drop-in fitness and aquatic schedules visit us at northernalberta.ymca.ca/programs or northernalberta.ymca.ca/schedules
The YMCA of Northern Alberta offers a variety of programs to meet all needs, interests, and ages. Please note that although not all programs are offered at every location, YMCA members do have access to every location! Please refer to the Program Fee Chart for programs available at your YMCA.
Gym & Swim | (1-3yrs Parented) or (3-5yrs Parented) This program is designed to get your child moving on land and in the water. We will be learning fundamental movement skills that can be applied to sport skills in and out of the class. We will also include team-building activities and songs to make this land and water class exciting.
Pre-Sport | (2-3yrs Parented) or (3-5yrs Unparented) This recreational program will develop your child’s fundamental movement skills and help foster a love of sports and physical activity in a fun, inclusive atmosphere.
Y-Play Group | (6wks–5yrs Parented) Children and their parents get to meet new friends, socialize, try interesting activities, play games, and connect with other parents. In this course, 30 minutes are instructor-led and 60 minutes are self-directed.
Creative Movement | (3-5yrs) or (5-7yrs) Participants will have fun as they explore creative expression and learn basic physical literacy skills through dance, yoga, and other artistic movements. Children will be encouraged to express their individual style and imagination while discovering the world of movement.
Family Dance Your family can be active together in this fun class that teaches dances made for the whole family.
Baby & Me Tummy Time | (6wks–9mos) This is a post-natal fitness class dedicated to helping you develop a healthy core and pelvic floor. It's a safe environment for parents to learn and practice parent child bonding techniques and build healthy connections.
Baby & Me Fitness | (6wks–9mos) Take care of yourself post-natal by bringing your baby and stroller to this cardio and strength class. This program includes healthy core work and breathing techniques to improve your strength and stamina.
Baby & Me Barre | (6wks–9mos) Spend time with your baby and develop a stronger core and pelvic floor! This post-natal fitness class uses ballet-based fitness movements to increase your strength and flexibility.
Baby & Me Aquafit | (3–9mos) You and your baby will love this fun and interactive aquafit class, which provides an excellent cardio and strength workout that’s easy on the joints and includes an amazing stretch sequence.
YMCA Swim Lessons
LIL' DIPPERS – PARENT & TOT PROGRAMS | 6mos–3yrs Babies and toddlers develop their confidence to prepare for independent swim lessons. Skills include learning how to hold and assist your child, entering and exiting the water safely, splashing and kicking, getting faces wet, blowing bubbles and bobbing, assisted front and back floats, and towing. The Lil' Dippers Parented Program is drop-in and does not require registration.
Splashers At this early stage, children are still learning a lot about their environment. The goal of Splashers is to make children and parents comfortable in the water together, and (of course) to learn to splash with arms and legs!
Bubblers Introduce your child to new movements in the water, including holding the wall, kicking feet, and blowing bubbles. Parents get in on the fun by participating with their children.
LIL' DIPPERS PROGRAMS | 3-5yrs Lil' Dippers programs introduce preschoolers to a wide range of water activities, while setting a foundation for the critical life skill of swimming.
Bobbers – Bob and float, assisted. Bobbers hold the wall, kick, blow bubbles, bob unassisted, perform assisted front and back floats, and learn about water hazards.
Floater – Front/back floats. Floaters learn front and back floats, and perform 3-metre front and back glides.
Gliders – Front, side and back glides. Gliders develop deep water skills, perform 5-metre front and back swims, and learn how to access EMS.
Divers – Kick on front and back for 5m. Divers learn to surface support for 10 seconds, perform 5-metre front and back swims, and are introduced to boating safety.
Surfers – Surface-support for 30 seconds. Surfers perform kneeling dives, 15-metre front and back swims, and learn about ice safety.
Dippers – Swim for 25m. Dippers surface support for 45 seconds, perform 25-metre front and back swims, and are introduced to throwing assists.
LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAMS | 6+yrs Learn to Swim programs build a love for the water and introduce fundamental swim skills to children over the age of six.
Otter – Front, back, and side glides, submersion. Otters go underwater and glide on top of the water.
Seal – Front, back and side glides unassisted, deep water skills. Seals use flutter kicks and roll the body from side-to- side for streamlined movement through water.
Dolphin – Glide and kick for 10m, swim underwater. Dolphins coordinate arms, legs, and breathing for smooth propulsion during front and back crawl.
Swimmer – Front and back crawl for 15m. Swimmers improve their front and back strokes, endurance, and treading water skills.
Adult – Swim Lessons The YMCA offers drop-in swim lessons for adults of all abilities. Whether you are working on becoming comfortable in the water, building on your current skills, or looking to improve your strokes, you are welcome to attend! Instructors will design the swim lessons based on participant attendance.
Private Swim Lessons Focus on the skills you want to develop during one-on-one 30-minute lessons with an experienced instructor.
STAR PROGRAMS | 6+yrs Star Programs 1 through 4 help participants improve swim ability, learn new strokes, develop endurance, and learn water sport, safety, and leadership skills.
Star 1 – Elementary backstroke, eggbeater. Star 1 swimmers whip kick on their backs and perform a 75-metre endurance swim.
Star 2 – Breaststroke, swim for 100m. Star 2 swimmers whip kick on their fronts, eggbeater as surface support, and swim 100 metres.
Star 3 – Dolphin kick, swim for 200m. Star 3 swimmers elementary backstroke, dolphin kick, and perform a 200-metre endurance swim.
Star 4 – Sidestroke, swim proficiency, lifesaving. Star 4 swimmers breaststroke, sidestroke, and perform a 350-metre endurance swim.
Star Programs 5 through 7 help participants continue to improve swim skills, refine strokes, and develop endurance. They continue to learn and practice water sport, safety, and leadership skills.
Star 5 – Butterfly, First Aid, teaching others. Star 5 swimmers learn butterfly and throw a buoyant aid to a swimmer, create and teach a water game, and perform a 500-metre endurance swim.
Star 6 – Lifesaving recognition and rescue, swim for 600m. Star 6 swimmers learn First Aid, how to tow someone to safety, demonstrate how to teach a skill, and perform a 600-metre endurance swim.
Star 7 – Volunteer in aquatics, swim 400m in 12 minutes. Star 7 swimmers learn First Aid, how to teach someone a skill using effective feedback, and perform a 12-minute 400-metre endurance swim.
Baby & Me Aquafit | (3-9mos) You and your baby will love this fun and interactive aquafit class, which provides an excellent cardio and strength workout that’s easy on the joints and includes an amazing stretch sequence.
Aquafit – Deep Get your cardio workout in deep water, where water resistance