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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ®<br />

FOR HEALTHY LIVING<br />

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY<br />

TURN<br />

OVER A<br />

NEW LEAF<br />

Merrimack Valley YMCA<br />

<strong>2017</strong> <strong>Fall</strong> <strong>II</strong> <strong>Program</strong> <strong>Guide</strong><br />

<strong>Fall</strong> <strong>II</strong> Session: October 30 - December 23 (7 Weeks)<br />

Registration Dates:<br />

Family/Individual: October 1<br />

Community: October 15


WELCOME TO THE<br />

MERRIMACK VALLEY YMCA<br />

Every day the Y’s impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice,<br />

when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for a<br />

common good. As a 501(C) (3) volunteer-founded, volunteer-led organization<br />

the intent is to foster social connectedness, strengthen support networks, and<br />

encourage investment in our communities, which in turn serves to strengthen<br />

the foundations of our community. This is all done at no cost to the neighboring<br />

cities and towns thereby lessening the burdens of government.<br />

Membership dues support everyday operations. However, the Merrimack<br />

Valley YMCA endeavors to secure grants and conduct annual fundraising<br />

campaigns and events, in order to provide financial assistance, charitable<br />

services, and access to people of all income levels. The Merrimack Valley<br />

YMCA provides millions of dollars each year in essential services and financial<br />

assistance initiatives focused on youth development, healthy living and social<br />

responsibility aligned with the unique and diverse needs of the communities<br />

it engages. The Y’s activities have significantly enhanced public access to<br />

fitness, health, educational enrichment and numerous other services; especially<br />

among children, the disabled, the homeless, the needs associated with an aging<br />

community and other at-risk populations.<br />

The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected<br />

and secure children, adults, families and communities.<br />

Access/Membership Restrictions Policy<br />

The protection of members and guests who are participating in programs or<br />

are using YMCA facilities is of paramount concern to the staff of the Merrimack<br />

Valley YMCA. Therefore, we reserve the right to deny access or membership to<br />

any person who:<br />

• is a registered sexual offender.<br />

• has pled guilty to or been convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse.<br />

• has pled guilty to or been convicted of any crime against persons such as<br />

child, spousal, or parental abuse.<br />

• has pled guilty to or been convicted of any offense relating to the sale or<br />

transportation of illegal narcotic, habit forming, or dangerous drugs.<br />

• is clearly under the influence of intoxicating beverages or behavior<br />

modifying drugs.<br />

• has pled guilty to or been convicted of a violent crime.<br />

• engages in conduct that violates our code of conduct or YMCA values.<br />

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FALL <strong>II</strong> <strong>2017</strong><br />

SESSION DATES<br />

<strong>Fall</strong> <strong>II</strong> Session: (7 Weeks)<br />

October 30 - December 23<br />

REGISTRATION DATES<br />

Family/Individual: October 1<br />

Community: October 15<br />

HOLIDAYS/CLOSURES<br />

PROGRAMS WILL NOT BE RUNNING THE<br />

WEEK OF THANKSGIVING (11/20-11/26)<br />

DUE TO THE FEASTER FIVE.<br />

Monday, October 9<br />

Columbus Day - Branches Open<br />

No Childcare<br />

Friday, November 10<br />

Veterans Day (Observed) - Branches Open<br />

No Childcare<br />

Thursday, November 23<br />

Thanksgiving Day - Branches Closed<br />

Friday, November 24<br />

Day After Thanksgiving Day - Admin &<br />

Methuen Closed<br />

ANA & LAW Open<br />

No Childcare<br />

Sunday, December 24<br />

Christmas Eve - ANA Closed at 1:00pm<br />

LAW Closed at 12:00pm<br />

Admin & Methuen Closed<br />

Monday, December 25<br />

Christmas Day - Branches Closed<br />

STAY CONNECTED<br />

Find us on:<br />

Our Branches<br />

Andover/North Andover YMCA<br />

165 Haverhill Street<br />

Andover, MA 01810<br />

978-685-3541<br />

Hours:<br />

Monday - Thursday 5AM - 10PM<br />

Friday<br />

5AM - 9PM<br />

Saturday<br />

6AM - 8PM<br />

Sunday<br />

6AM - 8PM<br />

Lawrence YMCA<br />

40 Lawrence Street<br />

Lawrence, MA 01840<br />

978-686-6191<br />

Hours:<br />

Monday - Thursday 5AM - 10PM<br />

Friday<br />

5AM - 9PM<br />

Saturday<br />

5AM - 6PM<br />

Sunday<br />

6AM - 2PM<br />

Methuen YMCA<br />

129 Haverhill Street<br />

Methuen, MA 01844<br />

978-683-5266<br />

Hours:<br />

Mon, Tues, & Thurs 6:30AM - 8:30PM*<br />

Wednesday 6:30AM - 7:00PM*<br />

Friday<br />

6:30AM - 6:00PM*<br />

Saturday<br />

CLOSED*<br />

Sunday<br />

CLOSED*<br />

*Hours vary based on programs<br />

www.facebook.com/mvymca<br />

twitter.com/MVYMCA<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or<br />

in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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membership at the Me<br />

Merrimack Valley YMCA Memberships<br />

Merrimack Valley YMCA membership provides full access to the Y Group Exercise programs,<br />

and Wellness Center (Age 9-12 with parent, 13+ can use alone) Ages 9-12+ must have<br />

fitness orientation with adult/parent. Also, adult 18+ must be alongside minor while working<br />

out at all times. Weight Room (13+). Ages 13-17 must have weight room orientation in<br />

order to use room. Membership also includes guest privileges, free Child Watch (family<br />

membership only), reduced rates on classes and use of the Lawrence and Methuen Ys.<br />

Merrimack Valley YMCA Preschool Membership allows children ages six months to five years<br />

to receive discounted class rates, guest privileges and use of Lawrence and Methuen Ys.<br />

YMCA Code of Conduct<br />

At the Merrimack Valley YMCA, we expect members, staff and guests to behave in accordance<br />

with our mission and values, respecting the rights and dignity of others.<br />

Household<br />

Max. of 4 adults in same<br />

household & dependents<br />

Family 2<br />

2 Adults & dependents<br />

living in the same household<br />

Family 1<br />

1 Adult & dependents<br />

living in the same household<br />

Couples<br />

2 adults in same household &<br />

no dependents<br />

Membership Rates<br />

Merrimack Valley YMCA<br />

Allows access to all three Branches<br />

( )<br />

Lawrence YMCA<br />

Methuen YMCA<br />

(<br />

Access to Lawrence Y only) (<br />

Access to Methuen Y only<br />

$124/month<br />

$65/month<br />

__________<br />

$95/month<br />

$52.50/month<br />

$30.00/month<br />

$77/month<br />

$36.50/month<br />

$25.00/month<br />

$85/month<br />

$47.50/month<br />

__________<br />

)<br />

Senior Citizen<br />

65 Years and Over<br />

$34/month<br />

$19.50/month<br />

$15.00/month<br />

Adult<br />

30-64 Years<br />

$57/month<br />

$30.50/month<br />

$20.00/month<br />

Young Adult<br />

19-29 Years<br />

$34/month<br />

$23.50/month<br />

$15.00/month<br />

Teen<br />

13-18 Years<br />

Youth<br />

6-12 Years<br />

Preschool<br />

6 Months-5 Years<br />

$25/month $102/year $75.00/year<br />

$19/month $84/year $75.00/year<br />

$15/month $84/year $75.00/year<br />

Joiner Fee: Joiner fee varies depending upon membership category and<br />

branch. Joiner fee ranges from $25 - $100.<br />

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imack Valley YMCA<br />

As a member of our Y,<br />

You Are Part of Something More.<br />

Welcome to the Merrimack Valley YMCA, a nonprofit organization<br />

dedicated to strengthening the community. With a focus on<br />

developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and<br />

well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors.<br />

Parents find a safe, nurturing environment for their children to<br />

stay active, be engaged and learn positive values.<br />

Families come together to have fun and spend quality time with<br />

each other.<br />

Children and teens play, develop self-confidence and know they are<br />

accepted.<br />

Adults connect with friends, pursue interests and learn how to live<br />

healthier.<br />

People from all backgrounds and walks of life come together to<br />

volunteer.<br />

We all build relationships that further our sense of belonging and<br />

purpose.<br />

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A YMCA membership<br />

Unlimited Membership at 3 YMCAs - The Y's fitness centers are packed with all<br />

the latest cardio and strength training equipment. Whether you prefer running on<br />

a treadmill, cycling beside a friend, reading while on an elliptical trainer, lifting free<br />

weights or using strength training equipment, you can achieve your goals at the Y.<br />

Free Get Started Coaching - New members and those who need a refresher get<br />

a FREE Get Started session with a YMCA Wellness Coach. Our coaches help you<br />

establish a workout plan and also teach you how to use the cardio and strength<br />

training equipment. We'll also introduce you to group exercise and aquatics options.<br />

Free Group Exercise Classes - As a benefit to our members, the Y offers tons of<br />

FREE group exercise classes per week from Zumba to Yoga, Pilates, cycling, step,<br />

bootcamp and more. You can find the perfect class at the Y.<br />

<strong>Program</strong>s - From swim lessons for all ages to sports, dance, martial arts,<br />

gymnastics and more, there's something for every interest at the Y. Members<br />

receive up to 50% off fee-based classes.<br />

Wellness Testing & Nutrition Consultations - The YMCA offers wellness testing<br />

that gives you a baseline for tracking your progress toward your fitness goals.<br />

Pools & Aquatic <strong>Program</strong>s - The Y’s indoor pools are the perfect place to swim<br />

laps, take lessons, or splash around with family and friends. View our pool schedules<br />

for the most updated calendar of lap and open swim hours. Certified lifeguards staff<br />

our pools, and our swim lessons are taught by trained instructors.<br />

My Y is Every Y - Members have access to most YMCAs in New England as part of<br />

the My Y is Every Y program. Check with your Y for more details.<br />

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is an amazing value:<br />

AWAY <strong>Program</strong> - Your Y membership allows you access to YMCAs across the world<br />

with the YMCA AWAY program.<br />

Earn a FREE Month - Refer a friend to the Y, and when they join and stay for 90<br />

days or more you’ll get a FREE month of membership. Submit a Member Referral form<br />

to earn your free month!<br />

Save up to $150 Every Year - Subscribers to BlueCross/BlueShield, Harvard Pilgrim,<br />

Tufts, or Neighborhood Health are entitled to Insurer-To-Member fitness benefit<br />

reimbursement that helps you save $150 up to every year. Ask your health insurance<br />

provider for a reimbursement form today!<br />

Free Babysitting – We’ll watch the kids while you work out (available at most of our<br />

Ys)! This special benefit is available to Y family members.<br />

Personal Training - Whether you want to lose weight or tone up, prepare for a<br />

ski trip or train for an athletic event, YMCA personal training will get you results.<br />

Register at the Member Services Desk or fill out a Personal Training Inquiry Form and<br />

a Personal Trainer will contact you to set up an appointment.<br />

Joining is easy<br />

Schedule a tour or request membership<br />

information. Visit your local Y branch to sign up.<br />

We're open 7 days a week. Come in anytime and you<br />

can begin your membership right away. No contracts<br />

and money back guarantee.<br />

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WELCOME TO THE MERRIMACK VALLEY YMCA<br />

•<br />

Membership Means So Much More.<br />

•<br />

<strong>Program</strong> Fees, Credits, Refunds & Policies<br />

• <strong>Program</strong> fees will not be prorated if signing up after the program commences<br />

unless called off the waitlist.<br />

• No refunds will be made unless the program or class is cancelled by the YMCA.<br />

Credits will not be provided for participants who are unable to attend classes<br />

due to a personal issue. The Merrimack Valley YMCA reserves the right to<br />

cancel classes due to minimum enrollment requirements, in which case a credit<br />

or refund may be issued.<br />

• Before the session begins, an individual may cancel his/her class and request<br />

a class credit. A credit voucher will be issued less a $5.00 nonrefundable<br />

service charge. This type of cancellation will be issued only as a credit<br />

voucher, not a refund voucher.<br />

• After the first or second class, an individual may cancel their class; however,<br />

they will be issued a credit voucher, less a $5.00 nonrefundable service charge<br />

and the cost of one or two classes.<br />

• Starting the third week of classes, a credit will not be issued if an individual<br />

does not wish to participate. During the summer sessions, a credit will not<br />

be issued after the first week of classes if an individual does not wish to<br />

participate.<br />

• If a member registers for a class and their credit card is refused, a check is<br />

for the wrong amount, or no payment is included, we cannot secure a class.<br />

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A BRIGHTER TOMORROW<br />

STARTS TODAY<br />

YMCA Child Care<br />

Full-Day & Afterschool Available<br />

Providing quality and affordable toddler,<br />

preschool and afterschool childcare.<br />

Now currently enrolling - Ages 15 months - 12 years<br />

• Nationally accredited by NAEYC<br />

• Provider of prestigious “Early Reading First” program<br />

• Vouchers accepted and financial assistance available<br />

Child Care<br />

Hours as early as<br />

7:00am & as late<br />

as 6:30pm.<br />

Check with your local<br />

branch for times.<br />

• FREE YMCA membership for children enrolled in the child care program<br />

Andover/North Andover YMCA - 978-685-3541<br />

Lawrence YMCA - 978-686-6190 • Methuen YMCA - 978-683-5266<br />

Harry Lee Cole School - 978-685-3541<br />

Limited transportation<br />

available, check with<br />

your local branch for<br />

more information.<br />

Register<br />

Now!<br />

www.mvymca.org<br />

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IGNITING POTENTIAL<br />

BUILDING CHARACTER<br />

Teen <strong>Program</strong>s<br />

Youth AND Government<br />

(Grades 9-12)<br />

Choose the branch of the Massachusetts Youth and Government program that best fits your<br />

interest: defend your bill in an effort to make it into a law in the Legislative Branch, participate in<br />

a mock trial in the Judicial Branch, write a newspaper article or conduct a video interview in the<br />

Press Corps or lobby to get your favorite bills passed into law in the Lobbyist Branch.<br />

Email Claudia Soo Hoo at csoohoo@mvymca.org for more information.<br />

Thursday 6:30PM & some weekends (Only during the school year)<br />

Teen Achievers<br />

(13 - 18 Years)<br />

Family $FREE<br />

Individual $FREE<br />

Community $FREE<br />

Teen Leadership <strong>Program</strong>.<br />

Application process required.<br />

Must meet commitments<br />

throughout the year.<br />

SEPTEMBER - JUNE<br />

Thursdays<br />

5:00PM<br />

Starting Jan 2.<br />

Leaders Club<br />

Family $FREE<br />

Individual $FREE<br />

Community $FREE<br />

Take part in an amazing<br />

opportunity for teens to<br />

come together in leadership<br />

training, community service<br />

projects and other activities<br />

including day trips, rallies,<br />

special events, and a one<br />

week leadership school at the<br />

Silver Bay YMCA conference<br />

center during the summer.<br />

Check out your local branch<br />

for times and days.<br />

Adelante<br />

(Grades 7 - 8)<br />

FEE: Member 7th Graders FREE<br />

8th Graders $10/week<br />

Community 7th Graders FREE<br />

8th Graders $10/week<br />

A high school prep program for<br />

excelling 7th and 8th graders<br />

who have a desire to go to a<br />

private, Catholic, or boarding<br />

high school.<br />

SEPTEMBER - MAY<br />

T 4:30 - 6:30PM<br />

W 4:30 - 5:30PM<br />

TH 4:30 - 6:30PM<br />

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JOIN US<br />

WE’RE MAKING<br />

A DIFFERENCE<br />

YMCA Education & Training <strong>Program</strong>s<br />

Stewards of Children (16+ Years)<br />

Family FREE Individual FREE Community FREE<br />

Stewards of Children is a two-hour online training designed to educate adults on how to<br />

prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.<br />

Vist mvymca.org/stewards and click the link to take the training online.<br />

Contact Anne Whalen at 978-683-5266 or at awhalen@mvymca.org for<br />

more details.<br />

CPR/AED & First Aid Training (14 + Years)<br />

CPR/AED: Family $75 Individual $75 Community $105<br />

CPR/AED & FA: Family $95 Individual $95 Community $125<br />

We offer certification for CPR/AED and First Aid<br />

for the community. Classes can also be<br />

brought to locations in the community.<br />

For CPR/AED & First Aid times and<br />

days please visit our website at<br />

www.mvymca.org/CPR<br />

For more information on these<br />

trainings, please contact<br />

Cara Green at 978-685-3541<br />

or at cgreen@mvymca.org.<br />

Register for programs online at<br />

mvymca.org or<br />

in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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Hurricane SWIMMING<br />

(For ages 6-18 Years)<br />

HURRICANE<br />

SWIMMING<br />

Hurricane Swimming is a USA Swimming<br />

and YMCA age group swim club.<br />

We compete in local, regional and<br />

national level meets. We offer novice,<br />

intermediate and senior level training groups where we emphasize stroke<br />

technique, goal setting and personal growth through swimming. Parent<br />

volunteerism is required at all meets.<br />

ANA YMCA<br />

Many of our swimmers participate year-round, but we do offer opportunities<br />

for seasonal swimming. Our Short Course season begins in early September<br />

and continues through March. Our Long Course season begins in April and<br />

continues through early August.<br />

Tryouts are held in August or September each year. There will also be<br />

individual tryouts between March and June as needed. Swimmers ages 9-18<br />

who have working knowledge of the four competitive strokes and diving are<br />

welcome to try out. Swimmers 6-8 years old must be proficient in freestyle,<br />

backstroke and diving in order to try out.<br />

For more information please contact Head Coach and Director of Hurricane<br />

Swimming, Dan Reilly at (978) 685-3541 or dreilly@mvymca.org. For tryout<br />

and additional information, please visit our team website:<br />

www.anahurricanes.org.<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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ANA synchro<br />

(Synchronized Swim Team 6-19 Years)<br />

Join New England’s top synchronized swimming team!<br />

ANA Synchro is the competitive synchronized swimming<br />

team of the Merrimack Valley YMCA. The team embraces<br />

the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect<br />

and responsibility to provide a positive<br />

and character building youth sports<br />

experience. The team is open to ages 6<br />

to 19, while offering multiple levels of<br />

instruction and competition.<br />

Synchronized swimming combines music,<br />

dance and swimming into “the ultimate<br />

team sport.” Through the artistry and<br />

athletics of synchronized swimming and<br />

team competition, athletes build lifelong<br />

friendships and skills while developing the<br />

confidence to dream big and pursue their<br />

goals.<br />

The season begins in September and concludes<br />

in June with opportunities to join throughout the<br />

year.<br />

The team competes locally in New England and<br />

travels to regional, zone, and national<br />

championship meets.<br />

Highlights of the season<br />

include our annual show enjoyed<br />

by family and friends, and our team banquet.<br />

For more information contact:<br />

Head Coach & Director of ANA Synchro,<br />

Leah Pinette at 978-685-3541 ext.<br />

142 or at lpinette@mvymca.org.<br />

For additional information, please visit our team website:<br />

www.anasynchro.org<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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Making Memories that<br />

Last a Lifetime<br />

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS<br />

• Camp Lawrence for Boys & Camp Nokomis for Girls<br />

For more than 100 years, our resident camps, located on Winnipesaukee’s Bear Island, have<br />

been providing an enriching, fun, and safe experience for youth from 8 to 16 years old.<br />

The girls and boys choose their own schedules from a wide range of athletic, creative, and<br />

instructional activities.<br />

• Day Camp Otter<br />

Day Camp Otter, located on Captain’s Pond in Salem NH, is a scenic, daytime get-away for<br />

boys and girls, ages 6 to 13. Along with weekly themes, Otter days are filled with all-camp<br />

activities and daily transportation throughout the Merrimack Valley and Southern New<br />

Hampshire in included.<br />

• Road Rangers Travel Day Camp<br />

Our travel camps create opportunities for campers ages 10 to 14, to get involved in a<br />

particular activity that is of interest to them. Each of the weeks will involve<br />

themed day trips that are fun, challenging,<br />

and adventure-filled learning experiences.<br />

• Family Camp<br />

Family Camp is the perfect blend of<br />

organized, structured activities and<br />

time to do whatever it is you want.<br />

Throughout the day you can decide<br />

if you want to go fishing, hiking,<br />

sailing, swimming, waterskiing, do<br />

arts and crafts, conquer the ropes<br />

course, and more.<br />

For more information about<br />

the Merrimack Valley YMCA’s<br />

summer camps call us at 978-975-1330,<br />

email us at campinfo@mvymca.org, or<br />

visit our website<br />

at http://camp.mvymca.org.<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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Diabetes Prevention:<br />

Big Rewards, Small Steps<br />

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention <strong>Program</strong> is a community-based<br />

lifestyle improvement program for adults with pre-diabetes. Its purpose<br />

is to empower adults with lasting lifestyle changes that will improve<br />

their overall health and reduce their chance of developing Type <strong>II</strong><br />

diabetes.<br />

Currently, diabetes affects nearly 26 million people. Another 79 million<br />

have pre-diabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes.<br />

Research by the National Institute of Health has shown that programs<br />

like the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention <strong>Program</strong> reduce the number of new<br />

cases of diabetes by 58% overall and 71% in individuals over age 60.<br />

For more information please visit<br />

www.mvymca.org/YDPP or contact<br />

Cara Green<br />

Health & Wellness Director<br />

Andover/North Andover YMCA<br />

165 Haverhill Street<br />

Andover, MA 01810<br />

978-685-3541<br />

cgreen@mvymca.org<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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LIVESTRONG ® AT THE YMCA<br />

LIVESTRONG ® at the YMCA is a free 12-week small group Fitness &<br />

Wellness program for adult cancer survivors, family members and caregivers.<br />

Next Session Begins<br />

January 2018<br />

You do not have to be a YMCA member to participate. Space is limited for<br />

each session, to allow for a low LIVESTRONG at the YMCA instructorto-participant<br />

ratio. The program is available to adult cancer survivors<br />

18-years +.<br />

Are you a cancer survivor interested in participating in this program?<br />

For more information, please contact:<br />

Nicole Bennett<br />

nbennett@mvymca.org or<br />

visit our website at mvymca.org.<br />

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During an Active Science session, your child will:<br />

• Participate in meaningful play with peers<br />

• Increase their moderate-to-vigorous physical<br />

activity level<br />

• Wear a physical activity monitor to track their activity<br />

• Engage in fun, STEM-based learning initiatives on<br />

a tablet<br />

Who can participate in Active Science:<br />

• Any child in the Kindergarten - 5th grade can participate!<br />

, promoting physical activity and<br />

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)<br />

learning in our children.<br />

For Class dates & times see page 32.<br />

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SUPPORTING HEALTHY<br />

OUTCOMES:<br />

MERRIMACK VALLEY YMCA Corporate Wellness<br />

Through the YMCA Corporate Wellness<br />

<strong>Program</strong>, the Merrimack Valley YMCA provides<br />

an innovative and comprehensive worksite<br />

wellness solution to corporations and<br />

businesses interested in finding ways to reduce<br />

rising healthcare costs, increase employee<br />

productivity, and increase recruitment potential.<br />

The Merrimack Valley YMCA provides state-ofthe-art<br />

programs to help employees develop<br />

and maintain healthy lifestyles. Services include<br />

flexible and adaptive onsite wellness center management, with an array of health promotion<br />

programs (such as nutrition, weight management, stress reduction, smoking cessation, and<br />

ergonomics), health risk assessments, health fairs, and more.<br />

The Merrimack Valley YMCA’s wide variety of corporate fitness and wellness programs<br />

are tailored to the needs of each individual company, business or organization. Through<br />

cutting-edge knowledge of health and fitness, professional staff members, and innovative<br />

programs, the YMCA remains an important resource in the community. Our high quality<br />

programs support the entire workforce and impact community health.<br />

“The Merrimack Valley YMCA is happy to partner with worldwide corporations such as<br />

Philips, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc. to ensure local employees have access to comprehensive<br />

wellness programs. Through our corporate wellness programs, we hope to make the healthy<br />

choice the easy choice in all of the places people live and work.” - James Kapelson, VP<br />

Membership Development and Marketing, Merrimack Valley YMCA. For more information<br />

email, jkapelson@mvymca.org.<br />

The following are some of the organizations<br />

with whom the Merrimack Valley YMCA<br />

established Corporate Wellness<br />

<strong>Program</strong>s:<br />

• Lawrence General Hospital<br />

• New Balance<br />

• Pfizer<br />

• Philips<br />

• Watts Water Technologies<br />

• Mary Immaculate<br />

• Internet & Telephone<br />

• Putnam Investments<br />

• Merrimack College<br />

• Northern Essex Community College<br />

• BrightView<br />

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Adelante Scholarship<br />

Raff le<br />

Grand Prize - $5,000<br />

Raffle Tickets $100 each<br />

Only 250 Tickets to Be Sold<br />

Drawing will be held at the Adelante Scholarship<br />

Reception but you do not need to be present to win.<br />

If you are interested in purchasing a raffle ticket,<br />

please contact Makenna Campbell at<br />

Makennacampbell@mvymca.org/978-725-6681<br />

ext. 168 or return the enclosed RSVP card. There is a<br />

limited number of tickets available — act fast for your<br />

chance to win!<br />

For full terms and conditions<br />

visit mvymca.org/adelanteraffle<br />

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MY Y STORY<br />

I LAUGH WHEN I SING<br />

I’m Isabella and I am big and in my preschool at the Y.<br />

My hand says I am three. I am a girl in school. I know<br />

how to count on the calendar with my friends. I laugh<br />

when I sing in school.<br />

- Isabella, Preschool <strong>Program</strong> Participant<br />

A SECOND HOME<br />

My children, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Xavier, have been in the YMCA<br />

for 5 years! All 3 of them play in the youth basketball league.<br />

They love YBL and have been playing for 4 years now. YBL is<br />

the reason they are obsessed with the YMCA. The coaches<br />

are great and they have taught my children skills, drills, and a<br />

foundation of good sportsmanship. The YMCA is a second<br />

home to them, which they love!<br />

My kids also attend the child care program and have a great<br />

bond with all the teachers. I feel very comfortable and<br />

confident when I leave my kids here. My kids love the summer<br />

time with all the sports, field trips, and activities. This is a great<br />

place for working moms to leave their children!!<br />

- Mariel Vargas, Parent, Member Service Staff<br />

MY SHOES ARE FAST<br />

Hi, I am Nelson. I have brown hair, see? I am three<br />

years old and I like to build houses with the blocks. My<br />

school is preschool 4 and it is the Y. I run really fast<br />

outside in the playground. My shoes are fast. My<br />

friends run next to me and laugh.<br />

- Nelson, Preschool <strong>Program</strong> Participant<br />

Together we can build a better us.<br />

Donate at www.mvymca.org/impact.<br />

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Andover/<br />

north Andover<br />

YMCA<br />

Table of Contents<br />

aquatics .............................................25-31<br />

• Swim Lessons<br />

• Swim Teams<br />

ARTS...........................................................31<br />

• Arts & Crafts <strong>Program</strong>s • Slimy Science<br />

Dance..........................................................32<br />

• Ballet<br />

• Hip Hop<br />

• Mini Dancers<br />

• Tap<br />

Gymnastics.................................................33<br />

• Parent/Child Gymnastics<br />

• Preschool Gymnastics<br />

• Beginner Gymnastics<br />

• Intermediate Gymnastics<br />

Health & wellness..................................34-35<br />

• Training & Fitness <strong>Program</strong>s<br />

• Group Exercise Classes<br />

personal training......................................36<br />

SPECIAL INTEREST..........................................37<br />

• Play Groups<br />

• Parties Rentals<br />

• Robotics<br />

• Cooking Classes<br />

SPorts.........................................................38<br />

• Sports Medley<br />

• Sports Starter<br />

• YBL<br />

• Life Guard Training<br />

• Adult Swim & Water Exercise<br />

• Active Science<br />

• Taekwondo<br />

• Tennis<br />

• Basketball Skills & Drills<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS<br />

YOUTH<br />

BASKETBALL<br />

LEAGUE<br />

Coed Recreational League for Grades K - 12<br />

December 2, <strong>2017</strong> -<br />

March 3, 2018<br />

Times and days vary depending<br />

on team’s schedule<br />

Andover/North Andover YMCA<br />

Grades K- 8:<br />

Member $125 Community $185<br />

Grades 9-12:<br />

Member $135 Community $200<br />

WANTED:<br />

Basketball Coaches and<br />

Assistant Coaches, Referees<br />

and Timekeepers. No<br />

experience necessary.<br />

Register online at<br />

www.mvymca.org or at our<br />

Welcome Center.<br />

For more information, contact<br />

Maria Furnari at 978-685-3541<br />

or mfurnari@mvymca.org.<br />

Sponsored by:<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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UPCOMING EVENTS<br />

OCTOBER<br />

Save The Date<br />

Spooky Fun<br />

for Everyone<br />

Halloween Event<br />

October 27<br />

6:00-8:00PM<br />

Andover/North Andover YMCA<br />

Members $FREE Community $5<br />

NOVEMBER<br />

Save The Date<br />

Family Tailgate<br />

At the Andover/North Andover YMCA<br />

November 18<br />

1:00PM - 3:00PM<br />

Free to everyone!<br />

DECEMBER<br />

Save The Date<br />

Polar Express Pajama Party-<br />

Parents Night Out<br />

December 16<br />

6:00PM - 8:00PM<br />

Members $10 • Community $20<br />

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All family and household memberships are eligible to<br />

register for up to one free program per child! Choose from<br />

an expanded list of specially marked programs within the<br />

following categories at the Andover/North Andover YMCA<br />

only*:<br />

ARTS<br />

GYMNASTICS<br />

Sports<br />

In addition to all of these great free programs, all members,<br />

regardless of their home branch, can take advantage of<br />

exclusive member pricing for fee-based programs (e.g. swim<br />

lessons and YBL) at any one of the three branches...anytime.<br />

Members are guaranteed the best prices...always.<br />

For more information please contact the Welcome Center at<br />

978-685-3541.<br />

*Free programs limited to availability based on program size.<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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Aquatics<br />

Lesson Selector<br />

WHAT AGE GROUP DOES THE STUDENT FALL INTO?<br />

6 months–3 years<br />

PARENT* & CHILD:<br />

STAGES A–B<br />

3 years–5 years<br />

PRESCHOOL:<br />

STAGES 1–4<br />

5 years–12 years<br />

SCHOOL AGE:<br />

STAGES 1–6<br />

12+ years<br />

TEEN & ADULT:<br />

STAGES 1–6<br />

All age groups are taught the same skills but divided according to their developmental milestones.<br />

WHICH STAGE IS THE STUDENT READY FOR?<br />

Can the student respond to verbal cues and<br />

jump on land?<br />

NOT YET<br />

A / WATER<br />

DISCOVERY<br />

Is the student comfortable working with an<br />

instructor without a parent in the water?<br />

NOT YET<br />

B / WATER<br />

EXPLORATION<br />

Will the student go underwater voluntarily?<br />

NOT YET<br />

1 / WATER<br />

ACCLIMATION<br />

Can the student do a front and back float<br />

on his or her own?<br />

NOT YET<br />

2 / WATER<br />

MOVEMENT<br />

Can the student swim 10 -15 yards on his<br />

or her front and back?<br />

NOT YET<br />

3 / WATER<br />

STAMINA<br />

Can the student swim 15 yards of front and<br />

back crawl?<br />

NOT YET<br />

4 / STROKE<br />

INTRODUCTION<br />

Can the student swim front crawl, back<br />

crawl, and breaststroke across the pool?<br />

NOT YET<br />

5 / STROKE<br />

DEVELOPMENT<br />

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl,<br />

and breaststroke across the pool and back?<br />

NOT YET<br />

6 / STROKE<br />

MECHANICS<br />

*At the Y, we know families take a variety of forms. As a result, we define Parent broadly to include all adults with primary<br />

responsibility for raising children, including biological parents, adoptive parents, guardians, stepparents, grandparents, or<br />

any other type of parenting relationship.<br />

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Aquatics<br />

<strong>Program</strong> Overview<br />

SWIM STARTERS<br />

Parent* & child lessons<br />

SWIM STROKES<br />

Skills to support a healthy lifestyle<br />

SWIM BASICS (Safety Around Water)<br />

Recommended skills for all to have<br />

around water<br />

PATHWAYS<br />

Specialized tracks<br />

Parents Parents work<br />

accompany with their<br />

children in children to<br />

this stage, explore body<br />

which positions,<br />

introduces floating,<br />

infants and blowing<br />

toddlers to bubbles, and<br />

the aquatic fundamental<br />

environment safety skills.<br />

through<br />

exploration<br />

and<br />

encourages<br />

them to enjoy<br />

themselves<br />

while learning<br />

about the<br />

water.<br />

Increases<br />

comfort with<br />

underwater<br />

exploration<br />

and<br />

introduces<br />

basic selfrescue<br />

skills<br />

performed<br />

with<br />

assistance.<br />

Encourages<br />

forward<br />

movement<br />

in water and<br />

basic selfrescue<br />

skills<br />

performed<br />

independently.<br />

Develops<br />

intermediate<br />

self-rescue<br />

skills<br />

performed<br />

at longer<br />

distances<br />

than in<br />

previous<br />

stages.<br />

Introduces<br />

basic stroke<br />

technique in<br />

front crawl<br />

and reinforces<br />

water safety<br />

through<br />

treading<br />

water and<br />

elementary<br />

backstroke.<br />

Introduces<br />

breaststroke<br />

and<br />

butterfly and<br />

reinforces<br />

water safety<br />

through<br />

treading<br />

water and<br />

sidestroke.<br />

Refines<br />

stroke<br />

technique<br />

on all major<br />

competitive<br />

strokes and<br />

encourages<br />

swimming<br />

as part of<br />

a healthy<br />

lifestyle.<br />

Outcomes<br />

Outcomes<br />

Outcomes<br />

Outcomes<br />

Accompanied by a<br />

parent, infants and<br />

toddlers learn to be<br />

comfortable in the<br />

water and develop swim<br />

readiness skills through<br />

fun and confidencebuilding<br />

experiences,<br />

while parents learn<br />

about water safety,<br />

drowning prevention,<br />

and the importance of<br />

supervision.<br />

Students learn personal water<br />

safety and achieve basic swimming<br />

competency by learning two<br />

benchmark skills:<br />

- Swim, float, swim—sequencing<br />

front glide, roll, back float, roll,<br />

front glide, and exit<br />

- Jump, push, turn, grab<br />

Having mastered the fundamentals,<br />

students learn additional water safety<br />

skills and build stroke technique,<br />

developing skills that prevent chronic<br />

disease, increase social-emotional<br />

and cognitive well-being, and foster a<br />

lifetime of physical activity.<br />

Students build<br />

confidence,<br />

cultivate their<br />

passion, and<br />

stay active<br />

through<br />

specialized<br />

tracks.<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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Aquatics<br />

FALL iI pRICING: (7 Weeks)<br />

Family Individual Community<br />

Parent Child $67 $102 $163<br />

Preschool (1x week) $67 $102 $163<br />

Preschool (2x week)* $113 $149 $315<br />

Youth (1x week) $74 $112 $205<br />

Youth (2x week)* $129 $167 $361<br />

PreTeam $74 $112 $205<br />

Adult $74 $112 $205<br />

* 2x a week swim lessons must be registered in person.<br />

A<br />

Water<br />

Discovery<br />

Swim Starters<br />

B<br />

Water<br />

Exploration<br />

Swim Basics<br />

1<br />

Water<br />

Acclimation<br />

Swim Stages<br />

All age groups are taught<br />

the same skills but divided<br />

according to their developmental<br />

milestones.<br />

Blow bubbles - on surface,<br />

assisted<br />

Front tow - chin in water, assisted<br />

Water exit - parent & child<br />

together<br />

Water entry - parent & child<br />

together<br />

Back float - assisted, head on<br />

shoulder<br />

Roll - assisted<br />

Front float - chin in water,<br />

assisted<br />

Back tow - assisted, head on<br />

shoulder<br />

Wall grab - assisted<br />

Blow bubbles - mouth & nose<br />

submerged, assisted<br />

Front tow - blow bubbles,<br />

assisted<br />

Water exit - assisted<br />

Water entry - assisted<br />

Back float - assisted, head<br />

on chest<br />

Roll - assisted<br />

Front float - blow bubbles,<br />

assisted<br />

Back tow - assisted, head<br />

on chest<br />

Monkey crawl - assisted, on<br />

edge, 5 ft.<br />

Submerge - bob independently<br />

Front glide - assisted, to wall, 5 ft.<br />

Water exit - independently<br />

Jump, push, turn, grab - assisted<br />

Back float - assisted,<br />

10 secs., recover independently<br />

Roll - assisted<br />

Front float - assisted,<br />

10 secs., recover independently<br />

Back glide - assisted, at wall, 5 ft.<br />

Swim, float, swim - assisted, 10 ft.<br />

Days & Times Days & Times Days & Times<br />

Parent/Child<br />

6mo - 3 years<br />

30 mins<br />

M 9:00AM<br />

W 6:00PM<br />

TH 6:00PM<br />

F 10:55AM<br />

SAT 8:00AM, 9:10AM<br />

M 9:35AM<br />

W 6:35PM<br />

TH 6:35PM<br />

W 9:10AM<br />

SAT 8:35AM<br />

SAT 12:05PM<br />

Preschool<br />

3 - 5 years<br />

30 mins<br />

School Age<br />

6- 12 years<br />

45 mins<br />

TEEN/ADULT<br />

16+ years<br />

M 10:15AM, 3:45PM, 4:20PM,<br />

5:35PM, 6:10PM<br />

T 10:00AM, 3:45PM, 4:20PM,<br />

5:00PM, 5:35PM<br />

W 3:45PM, 4:20PM<br />

TH 9:10AM, 1:00PM, 3:45PM,<br />

4:20PM<br />

F 9:45AM, 10:20AM, 1:00PM,<br />

3:45PM, 4:20PM<br />

SAT 9:45AM, 10:20AM,<br />

10:55AM, 11:30AM<br />

M 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

T 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

W 4:30PM, 5:25PM<br />

TH 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

F 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

SAT 9:45AM, 10:35AM,<br />

11:25AM, 12:15PM<br />

M 8:00PM<br />

T 8:00PM<br />

F 9:45AM<br />

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Aquatics<br />

AGE Chart:<br />

6 months - 3 years<br />

Parent & child:<br />

Stages A & B<br />

3 years -5 years<br />

preschool:<br />

Stages 1-4<br />

30 Minute Lessons 30 Minute Lessons<br />

6 years -12 years<br />

12+ years<br />

school Age:<br />

teen & adult:<br />

Stages 1-4<br />

Stages 1-6<br />

45 Minute Lessons 45 Minute Lessons<br />

All age groups are taught the same skills but divided according to their developmental milestones.<br />

2<br />

Water<br />

Movement<br />

Swim Basics<br />

3<br />

Water<br />

Stamina<br />

4<br />

Stroke<br />

Introduction<br />

Swim Strokes<br />

5<br />

Stroke<br />

Development<br />

6<br />

Stroke<br />

Mechanics<br />

Submerge - look at<br />

object on bottom<br />

Front glide - 10 ft. (5<br />

ft. preschool) Water exit<br />

independently<br />

Jump, push, turn, grab<br />

Back float - 20 secs. (10<br />

secs. preschool)<br />

Roll<br />

Front float - 20 secs.<br />

(10 secs. preschool)<br />

Back glide - 10 ft. (5 ft.<br />

preschool)<br />

Tread water - 10 secs.,<br />

near wall, & exit<br />

Swim, float, swim - 5<br />

yd.<br />

Submerge- retrieve object<br />

in chest-deep water<br />

Swim on front - 15 yd. (10<br />

yd. preschool)<br />

Water exit - independently<br />

Jump, swim, turn, swim,<br />

grab - 10 yd.<br />

Swim on back - 15 yd. (10<br />

yd. preschool)<br />

Roll<br />

Tread water - 1 min. & exit<br />

(30 secs. preschool)<br />

Swim, float, swim - 25 yd.<br />

(15 yd. preschool)<br />

Endurance - any stroke<br />

or combination of strokes,<br />

25 yd.<br />

Front crawl - rotary<br />

breathing, 15 yd.<br />

Back crawl - 15 yd.<br />

Dive - sitting<br />

Resting stroke -<br />

elementary backstroke,<br />

15 yd.<br />

Tread water - scissor &<br />

whip kick, 1 min.<br />

Breaststroke - kick, 5 yd.<br />

Butterfly - kick, 15 yd.<br />

Endurance - any stroke<br />

or combination of<br />

strokes, 50 yd.<br />

Front crawl - bent-arm<br />

recovery, 25 yd.<br />

Back crawl - pull, 25 yd.<br />

Dive - kneeling<br />

Resting stroke -<br />

sidestroke, 25 yd.<br />

Tread water - scissor &<br />

whip kick, 2 mins.<br />

Breaststroke - 25 yd.<br />

Butterfly - simultaneous<br />

arm action & kick, 15 yd.<br />

Endurance - any stroke<br />

or combination of strokes,<br />

150 yd.<br />

Front crawl - flip turn,<br />

50 yd.<br />

Back crawl - pull & flip<br />

turn, 50 yd.<br />

Dive - standing<br />

Resting stroke -<br />

elementary backstroke or<br />

sidestroke, 50 yd.<br />

Tread water - retrieve<br />

object off bottom, tread<br />

1 min.<br />

Breaststroke - open<br />

turn, 50 yd.<br />

Butterfly - 25 yd.<br />

Days & Times Days & Times Days & Times Days & Times Days & Times<br />

M 10:15AM, 3:45PM,<br />

4:20PM, 5:35PM, 6:10PM<br />

T 10:00AM, 3:45PM,<br />

4:20PM, 5:00PM, 5:35PM<br />

W 3:45PM, 4:20PM<br />

TH 9:10AM, 1:00PM,<br />

3:45PM, 4:20PM<br />

F 9:45AM, 10:20AM,<br />

1:00PM, 3:45PM, 4:20PM<br />

SAT 9:45AM, 10:20AM,<br />

10:55AM, 11:30AM<br />

M 10:15AM, 3:45PM,<br />

4:20PM, 5:35PM, 6:10PM<br />

T 10:00AM, 3:45PM,<br />

4:20PM, 5:00PM, 5:35PM<br />

W 3:45PM, 4:20PM<br />

TH 9:10AM, 1:00PM,<br />

3:45PM, 4:20PM<br />

F 9:45AM, 10:20AM,<br />

1:00PM, 3:45PM, 4:20PM<br />

SAT 9:45AM, 10:20AM,<br />

10:55AM, 11:30AM<br />

M 10:15AM, 3:45PM,<br />

4:20PM, 5:35PM, 6:10PM<br />

T 10:00AM, 3:45PM,<br />

4:20PM, 5:00PM, 5:35PM<br />

W 3:45PM, 4:20PM<br />

TH 9:10AM, 1:00PM,<br />

3:45PM, 4:20PM<br />

F 9:45AM, 10:20AM,<br />

1:00PM, 3:45PM, 4:20PM<br />

SAT 9:45AM, 10:20AM,<br />

10:55AM, 11:30AM<br />

M 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

T 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

W 4:30PM, 5:25PM<br />

TH 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

F 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

SAT 9:45AM, 10:35AM,<br />

11:25AM, 12:15PM<br />

M 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

T 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

W 4:30PM, 5:25PM<br />

TH 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

F 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

SAT 9:45AM, 10:35AM,<br />

11:25AM, 12:15PM<br />

M 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

T 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

W 4:30PM, 5:25PM<br />

TH 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

F 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

SAT 9:45AM, 10:35AM,<br />

11:25AM, 12:15PM<br />

M 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

T 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

W 4:30PM, 5:25PM<br />

TH 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

F 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

SAT 9:45AM, 10:35AM,<br />

11:25AM, 12:15PM<br />

M 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

T 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

W 4:30PM, 5:25PM<br />

TH 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

F 3:45PM, 4:35PM<br />

SAT 9:45AM, 10:35AM,<br />

11:25AM, 12:15PM<br />

M 8:00PM<br />

T 8:00PM<br />

F 9:45AM<br />

M 8:00PM<br />

T 8:00PM<br />

F 9:45AM<br />

M 8:00PM<br />

T 8:00PM<br />

F 9:45AM<br />

M 8:00PM<br />

T 8:00PM<br />

F 9:45AM<br />

M 8:00PM<br />

T 8:00PM<br />

F 9:45AM<br />

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Aquatics<br />

Private Swim Lessons (Ages 3+)<br />

Family $103 Individual $103 Community $145<br />

Additional Paricipants $25<br />

Individualized swim instruction. Fee includes four<br />

30 minute swim lessons. Semi-private lessons<br />

available as well. Up to four participants of similar<br />

swim ability. Please contact Kelley O’Hara,<br />

Aquatics Director at kohara@mvymca.org for<br />

more details.<br />

SyncHro splash (6-12 Years)<br />

Family $170 Individual $200 Community $260<br />

Non-competitive synchronized swimming class.<br />

Class meets twice a week.<br />

Prerequisites: If you like swimming, gymnastics<br />

and dance and would like to learn something new,<br />

come try the exciting Olympic sport, synchronized<br />

swimming. Interested swimmers will learn basic<br />

synchro skills, including sculling and body positions.<br />

Must be able to swim 25 yards front crawl stroke,<br />

as well as be comfortable going underwater. No<br />

Synchro experience is necessary.<br />

For more details please contact the director at<br />

978-685-3541 ext. 142 or lpinette@mvymca.org.<br />

Hurricane Swimming (6-18 Years)<br />

Hurricane Swimming is a USA Swimming and<br />

YMCA age group swim club. We compete in<br />

local, regional and national level meets. We<br />

offer novice, intermediate and senior level<br />

training groups where we emphasize stroke<br />

technique, goal setting and personal growth<br />

through swimming. Parent volunteerism is<br />

required at all meets. Many of our swimmers<br />

participate year-round, but we do offer<br />

opportunities for seasonal swimming. Our Short<br />

Course season begins in early September and<br />

continues through mid-March. Our Long Course<br />

season begins in April and continues through<br />

early-August.<br />

Swimmers ages 9-18 who have working<br />

knowledge of the four competitive strokes<br />

and diving are welcome to try out. Swimmers<br />

6-8 years old must be proficient in freestyle,<br />

backstroke and diving in order to try out.<br />

For more information please contact Head<br />

Coach and Director of Hurricane Swimming,<br />

Dan Reilly at (978) 685-3541 or<br />

dreilly@mvymca.org.<br />

DAYS<br />

T<br />

TH<br />

TIMES<br />

4:30 - 5:15PM<br />

4:30 - 5:15PM<br />

ANA Synchro<br />

(Synchronized Swim Team 6-19 Years)<br />

New England’s #1 synchronized swimming team.<br />

ANA Synchro is the competitive synchronized<br />

swimming team of the YMCA’s Andover/North<br />

Andover Branch. Synchronized swimming combines<br />

music, dance and swimming into “the ultimate<br />

team sport.” Through the artistry and athletics<br />

of synchronized swimming and team competition,<br />

athletes build lifelong friendships and skills while<br />

developing the confidence to dream big and pursue<br />

their goals. The team embraces the Y core values<br />

of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility to<br />

provide a positive and character-building youth<br />

sports experience. The team is open to athletes<br />

ages 6 to 19, while offering multiple levels of<br />

instruction and competition. For more information<br />

contact Head Coach & Director of ANA Synchro<br />

Leah Pinette at 978-685-3541 ext 142 or at<br />

lpinette@mvymca.org.<br />

SEPTEMBER - JUNE<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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Aquatics<br />

Pre Team (8-14 Years)<br />

Family $75 Individual $112 Community $205<br />

We will work on competitive stroke technique,<br />

start & turns and endurance. Swimmers must<br />

be able to swim 200 yards continuously and<br />

have a strong freestyle and back stroke with an<br />

understanding of breast stroke and butterfly.<br />

DAYS<br />

T<br />

TH<br />

SAT<br />

SAT<br />

SUN<br />

TIMES<br />

5:30 - 6:15PM<br />

3:45 - 4:30PM<br />

9:00 - 9:45AM<br />

11:15 - 12:00AM<br />

11:30 - 12:15PM<br />

YMCA Lifeguard Course<br />

(You must be 16 to take this course) Pool<br />

Family $300 Individual $300 Community $375<br />

The YMCA Lifeguard course trains participants<br />

to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatics<br />

emergencies and to provide care for breathing and<br />

cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses<br />

until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel<br />

take over. To complete the course participants must<br />

pass the entry exam, attend all lessons and pass<br />

the final written and practical exams. The Lifeguard<br />

course is approximately 26 hours long. Upon<br />

completion of this course participants will receive<br />

a YMCA certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/<br />

AED valid for 2 years. For more information about<br />

this module please contact Kelley at<br />

kohara@mvymca.org.<br />

Learn To Lap (18+ Years)<br />

YMCA Members $FREE<br />

A FREE class to teach lap swim etiquette,<br />

improve technique and goal setting.<br />

DAYS<br />

SAT<br />

TIMES<br />

6:30 - 7:45AM<br />

Master’s Swim Team (19+ Years)<br />

Family/Senior $FREE<br />

Individual $FREE Community $150<br />

Team members must be YMCA members. Members<br />

should be able to swim 500 continuous yards.<br />

For more information contact the Andover/North<br />

Andover YMCA at 978-685-3541.<br />

DAYS<br />

TIMES<br />

M/W 8:00 - 9:00PM Andover<br />

SUN 6:00 - 8:00PM Andover<br />

Water Exercise Classes<br />

Water Exercise classes are free and available for<br />

YMCA members on a first come first served basis.<br />

No advance registration required. When coming<br />

into the Y before a scheduled class, members<br />

must sign in to the class registration list located<br />

at the Welcome Center in order to confirm their<br />

attendance and reserve their spot for that day.<br />

Water Exercise classes run year round with no<br />

session breaks.<br />

Aquacize<br />

Aquacize is a water-based exercise class that<br />

focuses on aerobics, muscle strengthening and<br />

flexibility. All classes held in the Teaching Pool.<br />

DAYS<br />

M<br />

T<br />

T<br />

T<br />

W<br />

TH<br />

TH<br />

F<br />

TIMES<br />

8:15 - 8:55AM<br />

8:00 - 8:40AM<br />

9:00 - 9:40AM<br />

7:15 - 7:55PM<br />

8:15 - 8:55AM<br />

8:00 - 8:40AM<br />

7:15 - 7:55PM<br />

8:15 - 8:55AM<br />

Drills & Distance (18+ Years)<br />

A class to improve stroke technique and endurance.<br />

Please check our website for the most current<br />

class information.<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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Aquatics<br />

ARTS<br />

Arthritis Foundation <strong>Program</strong><br />

This program follows the guidelines put forth<br />

by the National Arthritis Foundation to help<br />

participants increase mobility and flexibility.<br />

All classes held in the teaching pool.<br />

DAYS<br />

W<br />

F<br />

TIMES<br />

9:00 - 9:40AM<br />

9:00 - 9:40AM<br />

Intense H20<br />

A challenging shallow water cardio and strength<br />

class. All classes held in the teaching pool.<br />

DAYS<br />

M<br />

W<br />

TIMES<br />

7:15 - 7:55PM<br />

7:15 - 7:55PM<br />

Exploring art (3-5 Years)<br />

Family $62* Individual $62 Community $108<br />

Kids will get creative and have fun with a new<br />

craft every week!<br />

DAYS<br />

SAT<br />

TIMES<br />

11:00 - 11:30AM<br />

Activities in Art (6-10 Years)<br />

Family $72* Individual $72 Community $126<br />

Explore clay, paint, pastels, shaving cream and<br />

more!<br />

DAYS<br />

M<br />

SAT<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00 - 4:45PM<br />

10:00 -10:45AM<br />

Aqua Zumba<br />

Low Impact water fitness version of<br />

traditional Zumba. Class held in the<br />

teaching pool.<br />

DAYS<br />

TH<br />

TIMES<br />

9:00 - 9:40AM<br />

Water Walking<br />

A non-impact aerobic workout in the deep<br />

end of the Lap Pool. Please bring your own<br />

water belt to class.<br />

DAYS<br />

M<br />

W<br />

F<br />

TIMES<br />

9:00 - 9:40AM<br />

9:00 - 9:40AM<br />

9:00 - 9:40AM<br />

Senior Aqua (65+ years)<br />

A water exercise class based on the<br />

conditioning needs of participants over<br />

age 65.<br />

DAYS<br />

M<br />

W<br />

TIMES<br />

7:30 - 8:10AM<br />

7:30 - 8:10AM<br />

* Limit 1 Free program per child in the family or household<br />

membership category. Additional programs will be priced<br />

at individual member fee. Discounts must be done inhouse.<br />

Not available online!<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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Dance<br />

Mini-Ballet (3-4 Years)<br />

Family $35 Individual $35 Community $70<br />

Creative movement and intro to basic ballet<br />

technique.<br />

Preschool Hip Hop (3-5 Years)<br />

Family $35 Individual $35 Community $70<br />

An introduction to this fun dance style for<br />

preschoolers.<br />

DAYS<br />

SAT<br />

TIMES<br />

10:30-11:00AM<br />

DAYS<br />

M<br />

TIMES<br />

3:45 - 4:15PM<br />

preschool ballet (4-5 Years)<br />

Family $35 Individual $35 Community $70<br />

Introduction to beginning ballet technique.<br />

DAYS<br />

SAT<br />

TIMES<br />

11:15-11:45AM<br />

preschool Ballet/tap (4-5 Years)<br />

Family $45 Individual $45 Community $90<br />

An introduction to movement, rhythm, and basic<br />

ballet/tap technique.<br />

DAYS<br />

M<br />

F<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00 - 4:45PM<br />

11:00 - 11:45AM<br />

Ballet and tap (5-7 Years)<br />

Family $45 Individual $45 Community $90<br />

This class will build on Preschool Ballet and T<br />

ap concepts; Preschool Ballet and Tap will<br />

foster creativity and expression in movement,<br />

and a love for ballet and Tap.<br />

DAYS<br />

T<br />

TIMES<br />

4:30 - 5:15PM<br />

Beginner Hip Hop (6+ Years)<br />

Family $70 Individual $70 Community $140<br />

An introduction to this fun dance style.<br />

DAYS<br />

M<br />

TIMES<br />

4:30 - 5:15PM<br />

DRESS CODE<br />

Solid colored leotard and pink tights. Ballet slippers,<br />

jazz shoes and tap shoes.<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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GYMNASTICS<br />

Parent/Child Gymnastics (1-3 Years)<br />

Family $68* Individual $68 Community $137<br />

Parent/child class with a focus on gymnastics.<br />

DAYS<br />

F<br />

F<br />

TIMES<br />

9:00 - 9:35AM<br />

9:45 - 10:20AM<br />

preschool gymnastics I (3-4 Years)<br />

Family $68* Individual $68 Community $137<br />

This is the first preschool physical class<br />

without parental/guardian participation. Class<br />

is structured around personal interaction and<br />

basic gymnastic skills.<br />

DAYS<br />

M<br />

T<br />

TH<br />

TIMES<br />

3:45 - 4:15PM<br />

9:30 - 10:00AM<br />

9:30 - 10:00AM<br />

Beginner gymnastics (6+ Years)<br />

Family $70* Individual $70 Community $140<br />

Introduction to gymnastics for boys and girls.<br />

DAYS<br />

M<br />

W<br />

TIMES<br />

4:30-5:15PM<br />

4:00 - 4:45PM<br />

Intermediate gymnastics (7+ Years)<br />

Family $70* Individual $70 Community $140<br />

This class reviews the basic beginner gymnastics<br />

skills and progresses to more advanced skills<br />

on beam and floor. Emphasis will be on technique<br />

and form.<br />

DAYS<br />

W<br />

TIMES<br />

5:00 - 5:45PM<br />

preschool gymnastics <strong>II</strong> (4-5 Years)<br />

Family $68* Individual $68 Community $137<br />

Children will learn basic gymnastics skills,<br />

focusing on flexibility, balance, and endurance.<br />

DAYS<br />

T<br />

TH<br />

TIMES<br />

10:15 - 10:45AM<br />

10:15 - 10:45AM<br />

DRESS CODE<br />

Girls:<br />

Leotard or leggings with a fitted top.<br />

Hair pulled back, please.<br />

Boys:<br />

Shorts or sweatpants and a t-shirt.<br />

No baggy or loose<br />

fitting clothes<br />

* Limit 1 Free program per child in the family or household membership category. Additional programs will be priced at<br />

individual member fee. Discounts must be done in-house. Not available online!<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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HEALTH &<br />

WELLNESS<br />

Preschool Taekwondo (3-5Years)<br />

Family $57 Individual $70 Community $144<br />

Taught by instructors from ATA Martial Arts in<br />

Andover, students will learn valuable life-skills such<br />

as self-confidence, perseverance and courage while<br />

learning Taekwondo.<br />

DAYS<br />

T<br />

TIMES<br />

10:00 - 10:30AM<br />

Youth Taekwondo (6-12 Years)<br />

Family $100 Individual $158 Community $270<br />

Taught by instructors from ATA Martial Arts in<br />

Andover, students will learn valuable life-skills such<br />

as self-confidence, perseverance and courage while<br />

learning Taekwondo.<br />

DAYS<br />

T & TH<br />

Active Science (6-11Years)<br />

TIMES<br />

3:45 - 4:30PM<br />

Family $54 Individual $78 Community $130<br />

In Active Science, children wear devices to track<br />

their exercise data while engaging in fun games<br />

and activities. That data becomes part of brief<br />

interactive lessons focused in science, technology,<br />

engineering and math (STEM).<br />

DAYS TIMES AGES<br />

W 4:00 - 5:00PM Grades 3-6*<br />

SAT 9:00 - 10:00AM Grades K-2*<br />

* For questions reguarding the schedule, contact<br />

Breanne Dowdie at bdowdie@mvymca.org<br />

Youth Training (8-12 Years)<br />

Family $70 Individual $88 Community $175<br />

This is a coached workout filled with cardiovascular<br />

activities and strength training that will help keep<br />

your kids active and fit.<br />

Agility & Speed Training (11-14Years)<br />

Family $54 Individual $78 Community $130<br />

Let our certified coaches help you adopt the<br />

values, disciplines, and techniques that will<br />

build your performance potential.<br />

DAYS<br />

W<br />

SAT<br />

Teen Octagon (12-15 Years)<br />

TIMES<br />

6:30 - 7:30PM<br />

8:00 - 9:00AM<br />

Family $54 Individual $78 Community $160<br />

Speed, agility, flexibility, strength, and cardio<br />

are all part of this total body conditioning<br />

class for teens. Whether you’re an athlete<br />

looking to cross train or just trying to stay fit,<br />

this class will deliver.<br />

DAYS<br />

TIMES<br />

TH<br />

6:00 - 6:45PM<br />

Teen Training (13-15 Years)<br />

Family $70 Individual $88 Community $175<br />

This is a coached workout filled with<br />

cardiovascular activities and strength training<br />

that will help keep your kids active and fit.<br />

DAYS<br />

M & W<br />

Girl Power<br />

(13 - 16 Years)<br />

TIMES<br />

5:00 - 6:00PM<br />

Family $75 Individual $93 Community $180<br />

Looking to get active and eat healthy? This<br />

girls only class will teach you how to exercise<br />

safely and effectively, and will teach you how<br />

to make healthy food choices. Health coach<br />

sessions, and optional weigh-ins and food<br />

tracking are included.<br />

DAYS<br />

T & TH<br />

TIMES<br />

5:00 - 6:00PM<br />

DAYS<br />

T & TH<br />

TIMES<br />

3:45 - 4:45PM<br />

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HEALTH &<br />

WELLNESS<br />

CPR/AED & First Aid Training<br />

(14+ Years)<br />

CPR/AED: Family $75 Individual $75<br />

Community $105<br />

CPR/AED & First Aid: Family $95 Individual $95<br />

Community $125<br />

We offer certification for CPR/AED and First<br />

Aid(FA) for the community. Classes can also be<br />

brought to locations in the community.<br />

DAYS DATES TIMES CLASS<br />

W 10/4 6:30-9:30PM CPR/AED<br />

T 10/17 6:30-9:30PM FA<br />

TH 11/9 6:30-9:30PM CPR/AED<br />

M 12/4 6:30-9:30PM CPR/AED<br />

W 12/13 6:30-9:30PM FA<br />

Obstacle Course Race Training<br />

Family $84 Individual $105 Community $210<br />

OCR Training prepares you for all your fall<br />

obstacle course races. This program works in<br />

a small group format (5 person maximum) to<br />

help build the fundamentals needed for obstacle<br />

course racing. Develop strength, speed, grip and<br />

endurance and get ready to dominate your race.<br />

DAYS<br />

SAT<br />

TIMES<br />

10:00 - 11:00AM<br />

Strength & Conditioning for the<br />

Mature Adult (65+ Years)<br />

Gym<br />

1x Per Week: Family $70 Individual $70<br />

Community $175<br />

2x Per Week: Family $140 Individual $140<br />

Community $280<br />

Join a great group of adults who enjoy staying<br />

active and having fun. Perform basic moves<br />

and routines designed to improve your balance,<br />

coordination, strength, stamina, posture, and<br />

flexibility. Exercise in an environment where you<br />

are encouraged to focus on what you can do and<br />

build from there. Bring a mat and a pillow or towel<br />

if you are able to participate in floor exercises.<br />

Group Exercise Classes<br />

Group Exercise Classes are free<br />

for all Y members.<br />

As a benefit to our members, we offer a large variety<br />

of over 90 FREE classes per week including Spinning,<br />

Zumba, Kickboxing, Barre, TRX, Insanity, Yoga and<br />

more!<br />

Times and days of classes varies, please visit our<br />

website or our Welcome Center for the most current<br />

schedule. Pre-registration for Group Exercise classes<br />

is recommended to guarantee a spot in class, but not<br />

mandatory. Members are admitted into class in the<br />

following order:<br />

1. Registered members<br />

2. Waitlisted registered members<br />

3. Walk-ins (not pre-registered)<br />

Members will not be admitted into class 10 minutes<br />

after class start time. Participants must be 16+<br />

without an adult present and 13 accompanied by an<br />

adult in the same class.<br />

Contact Nicole Bennett at<br />

nbennett@mvymca.org with any questions.<br />

Off Your Duff<br />

Fitness Start Up<br />

Let your wellness journey begin!<br />

Cost $120 for 8 weeks<br />

This program is an 8 week guided tour<br />

through the ins and outs of starting your<br />

own fitness routine. Includes body<br />

composition testing, weekly weigh ins,<br />

daily workouts, healthy recipes, and more.<br />

Start date is coordinated with your schedule.<br />

For more info or to schedule an<br />

appointment contact Cara Green<br />

cgreen@mvymca.org or<br />

978-685-3541 ext 134.<br />

DAYS<br />

T & TH<br />

TIMES<br />

10:30 - 11:30AM<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org<br />

or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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Personal<br />

training<br />

1 hour Personal Training<br />

Peronal Training is for anyone13+ Years<br />

Intro Special:<br />

Three 1-hour sessions for $99<br />

includes one Inbody test<br />

$220/month - (1 Day/Week for 3 Months)<br />

$400/month - (2 Days/Week for 3 Months)<br />

1/2 Hour Personal Training<br />

$132/month - (1 Day/Week for 3 months)<br />

$240/month - (2 Days/Week for 3 months)<br />

Semi Private Training (2-4 people)<br />

$120/month per person - (1 Day/Week for 3 months)<br />

$200/month per person - (2 Days/Week for 3 months)<br />

Small group Training (5-12 people)<br />

One Class Pass $20<br />

Pack of 5 $75<br />

Pack of 10 $130<br />

For class schedule or for more info contact Mike<br />

DeMellia at mdemellia@mvymca.org.<br />

SMALL<br />

GROUP<br />

TRAINING<br />

Interested in losing weight, getting stronger,<br />

increasing endurance and toning up? Want<br />

the benefit of working with a personal trainer<br />

combined with the motivation of working with<br />

a group? Sign up for Small Group Training for a<br />

more affordable alternative to Personal Training.<br />

Member Fees:<br />

1 Class Pass: $20<br />

5 Class Pass: $75<br />

10 Class Pass: $130<br />

Non-Member Fees:<br />

1 Class Pass: $30<br />

5 Class Pass: $100<br />

10 Class Pass: $150<br />

GET STARTED<br />

1 hour Personal Training (13+ Years)<br />

• Free Fitness Orientation for new and<br />

existing members<br />

• Body Fat and Weight Analysis<br />

• Goal Planning Consultation with<br />

Fitness Professional<br />

• Injury prevention advice<br />

• Measure current skeletal muscle mass<br />

Why take the InBody Test?<br />

• Understand your weight<br />

• Set your goals<br />

The InBody Test<br />

• Measure your strength<br />

• Manage your fat<br />

• Monitor your water<br />

• Track your progress<br />

For more information on<br />

this program or to schedule<br />

an appointment contact<br />

Mike DeMellia at<br />

978.685.3541 ext 146 or at<br />

mdemellia@mvymca.org.<br />

For more information or for scheduling contact:<br />

Mike DeMellia<br />

mdemellia@mvymca.org<br />

978-685-3541 ext. 146<br />

Register for programs online at<br />

mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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SPECIAL<br />

INTEREST<br />

Preschool Play Group (3-5 Years)<br />

Family $70 Individual $70 Community $140<br />

Kids experience free-play, structured games<br />

and do a simple craft; snack and story provided.<br />

DAYS<br />

M or W<br />

Becoming a Chef (5-7 Years)<br />

TIMES<br />

9:30 - 11:00AM<br />

Family $98 Individual $98 Community $172<br />

Kids will have fun trying new recipes and<br />

sampling their creations.<br />

DAYS<br />

T or TH<br />

Baking Fun (6-10 Years)<br />

TIMES<br />

4:30-6:00PM<br />

Family $98 Individual $98 Community $172<br />

We’ll try out various baking techniques to cook<br />

up some yummy treats!<br />

DAYS<br />

SAT<br />

Lego Club (6-10 Years)<br />

TIMES<br />

10:00 - 11:30AM<br />

Family $35 Individual $35 Community $70<br />

Have fun learning about simple machines and<br />

designs with Legos!<br />

DAYS<br />

SAT<br />

TIMES<br />

10:00 - 11:00AM<br />

Robotics (8-13 Years)<br />

Family $140 Individual $140 Community $280<br />

Kids ages 8 – 13 will get to experiment with<br />

different types and designs of robotics, in an<br />

attempt to solve challenges, including head-tohead<br />

competitions and obstacle courses. This<br />

program is a great way to increase knowledge of<br />

science, technology, engineering and mathematics<br />

(S.T.E.M).<br />

DAYS<br />

SAT<br />

parties<br />

TIMES<br />

11:30-12:30PM<br />

To schedule a party or to find out more<br />

information, contact Maria Furnari, Youth<br />

& Families <strong>Program</strong> Director, at<br />

mfurnari@mvymca.org; or 978-685-3541 ext.<br />

110.<br />

Teaching/Lap Pool parties (All Ages)<br />

FEE: Member $225 Community $300<br />

Enjoy 50 minutes of swim in one of our pools,<br />

followed by one hour in a party room. A party<br />

host will guide you through your day, and assist<br />

with transitions.<br />

Dance Party (All Ages)<br />

FEE: Member $225 Community $300<br />

Get moving to the music! 45 minutes in the<br />

Studio, followed by one hour in a party room.<br />

14 guests maximum. A party host will guide you<br />

through your day, and assist with transitions.<br />

Cooking Party (All Ages)<br />

FEE: Member $275 Community $325<br />

Come celebrate your special day whipping up a<br />

delicious concoction with friends. 8 guests max.<br />

A party host will guide you through your day, and<br />

assist with transitions.<br />

* Limit 1 Free program per child in the family or household membership<br />

category. Additional programs will be priced at individual member fee.<br />

Discounts must be done in-house. Not available online!<br />

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Sports<br />

Preschool sports starter (3-5 Years)<br />

Family $50* Individual $50 Community $90<br />

An introduction to traditional and non traditional<br />

sports, a different sport is introduced each week.<br />

BASKETBALL SKILLS (5-10 Years)<br />

Family $50* Individual $50 Community $100<br />

Geared for a variety of skill levels, focus is on skill<br />

development and fun!<br />

DAYS<br />

M<br />

W<br />

TIMES<br />

10:15-10:45AM<br />

10:15-10:45AM<br />

DAY TIMES Ages<br />

W 3:30 - 4:10PM 5-7<br />

W 4:20 - 5:00PM 7-10<br />

Preschool sports medley (3-5 Years)<br />

Family $90* Individual $90 Community $180<br />

Half hour of a sport and half hour of gymnastics.<br />

Basic Tennis (7-12 Years)<br />

Family $90* Individual $90 Community $180<br />

Basic tennis skills to get started in this fun game.<br />

DAYS<br />

M<br />

W<br />

TIMES<br />

9:00-10:00AM<br />

9:00-10:00AM<br />

DAYS<br />

F<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00 - 5:00PM<br />

YOUTH<br />

BASKETBALL<br />

WANTED:<br />

Basketball Coaches and<br />

Assistant Coaches, Referees<br />

and Timekeepers. No<br />

experience necessary.<br />

LEAGUE<br />

Coed Recreational League for Grades K - 12<br />

December 2, <strong>2017</strong> -<br />

March 3, 2018<br />

Times and days vary depending<br />

on team’s schedule<br />

Andover/North Andover YMCA<br />

Grades K- 8: Member $125 Community $185<br />

Grades 9-12: Member $135 Community $200<br />

Register online at www.mvymca.org<br />

or at our Welcome Center.<br />

For more information, contact Maria Furnari at<br />

978-685-3541 or mfurnari@mvymca.org.<br />

Sponsored by:<br />

* Limit 1 Free program per child in the family or household membership category. Additional programs will be priced at<br />

individual member fee. Discounts must be done in-house. Not available online!<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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Lawrence<br />

YMCA<br />

English version<br />

Table of Contents<br />

aquatics ...........................................41-45<br />

• Swim Lessons<br />

• Swim Teams<br />

• Swim Lessons Instructor Classes<br />

ARTS..........................................................46<br />

• Dance<br />

Health & wellness.....................................46<br />

• New Group Exercise Classes Coming Soon<br />

Music ClubHouse.................................47-48<br />

• Instrument Lessons<br />

• Vocal Lessons<br />

• Open Mic Nights<br />

• Recording<br />

• Workshops<br />

personal training...................................48<br />

special interest........................................49<br />

• Party Rentals<br />

sports.....................................................49<br />

• Basketball Skills & Drills<br />

• YBL<br />

• Flag Football<br />

• Sports Medley <strong>Program</strong>s<br />

• Soccer<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS<br />

Youth<br />

Basketball<br />

League<br />

For boys & girls grades Pre K-8 th<br />

December 2, <strong>2017</strong> -<br />

March 3, 2018<br />

Monday - Saturday Practice<br />

Games on Saturday<br />

Times depending on team schedules<br />

See page 47 For more information<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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Aquatics<br />

Lesson Selector<br />

WHAT AGE GROUP DOES THE STUDENT FALL INTO?<br />

6 months–3 years<br />

PARENT* & CHILD:<br />

STAGES A–B<br />

3 years–5 years<br />

PRESCHOOL:<br />

STAGES 1–4<br />

5 years–12 years<br />

SCHOOL AGE:<br />

STAGES 1–6<br />

12+ years<br />

TEEN & ADULT:<br />

STAGES 1–6<br />

All age groups are taught the same skills but divided according to their developmental milestones.<br />

WHICH STAGE IS THE STUDENT READY FOR?<br />

Can the student respond to verbal cues and<br />

jump on land?<br />

NOT YET<br />

A / WATER<br />

DISCOVERY<br />

Is the student comfortable working with an<br />

instructor without a parent in the water?<br />

NOT YET<br />

B / WATER<br />

EXPLORATION<br />

Will the student go underwater voluntarily?<br />

NOT YET<br />

1 / WATER<br />

ACCLIMATION<br />

Can the student do a front and back float<br />

on his or her own?<br />

NOT YET<br />

2 / WATER<br />

MOVEMENT<br />

Can the student swim 10 -15 yards on his<br />

or her front and back?<br />

NOT YET<br />

3 / WATER<br />

STAMINA<br />

Can the student swim 15 yards of front and<br />

back crawl?<br />

NOT YET<br />

4 / STROKE<br />

INTRODUCTION<br />

Can the student swim front crawl, back<br />

crawl, and breaststroke across the pool?<br />

NOT YET<br />

5 / STROKE<br />

DEVELOPMENT<br />

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl,<br />

and breaststroke across the pool and back?<br />

NOT YET<br />

6 / STROKE<br />

MECHANICS<br />

*At the Y, We know families take a variety of forms. As a result, we define Parent broadly to include all adults with primary<br />

responsibility for raising children, including biological parents, adoptive parents, guardians, stepparents, grandparents, or<br />

any other type of parenting relationship.<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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Aquatics<br />

<strong>Program</strong> Overview<br />

SWIM STARTERS<br />

Parent* & child lessons<br />

SWIM STROKES<br />

Skills to support a healthy lifestyle<br />

SWIM BASICS (Safety Around Water)<br />

Recommended skills for all to have<br />

around water<br />

PATHWAYS<br />

Specialized tracks<br />

Parents Parents work<br />

accompany with their<br />

children in children to<br />

this stage, explore body<br />

which positions,<br />

introduces floating,<br />

infants and blowing<br />

toddlers to bubbles, and<br />

the aquatic fundamental<br />

environment safety skills.<br />

through<br />

exploration<br />

and<br />

encourages<br />

them to enjoy<br />

themselves<br />

while learning<br />

about the<br />

water.<br />

Increases<br />

comfort with<br />

underwater<br />

exploration<br />

and<br />

introduces<br />

basic selfrescue<br />

skills<br />

performed<br />

with<br />

assistance.<br />

Encourages<br />

forward<br />

movement<br />

in water and<br />

basic selfrescue<br />

skills<br />

performed<br />

independently.<br />

Develops<br />

intermediate<br />

self-rescue<br />

skills<br />

performed<br />

at longer<br />

distances<br />

than in<br />

previous<br />

stages.<br />

Introduces<br />

basic stroke<br />

technique in<br />

front crawl<br />

and reinforces<br />

water safety<br />

through<br />

treading<br />

water and<br />

elementary<br />

backstroke.<br />

Introduces<br />

breaststroke<br />

and<br />

butterfly and<br />

reinforces<br />

water safety<br />

through<br />

treading<br />

water and<br />

sidestroke.<br />

Refines<br />

stroke<br />

technique<br />

on all major<br />

competitive<br />

strokes and<br />

encourages<br />

swimming<br />

as part of<br />

a healthy<br />

lifestyle.<br />

Outcomes<br />

Outcomes<br />

Outcomes<br />

Outcomes<br />

Accompanied by a<br />

parent, infants and<br />

toddlers learn to be<br />

comfortable in the<br />

water and develop swim<br />

readiness skills through<br />

fun and confidencebuilding<br />

experiences,<br />

while parents learn<br />

about water safety,<br />

drowning prevention,<br />

and the importance of<br />

supervision.<br />

Students learn personal water<br />

safety and achieve basic swimming<br />

competency by learning two<br />

benchmark skills:<br />

- Swim, float, swim—sequencing<br />

front glide, roll, back float, roll,<br />

front glide, and exit<br />

- Jump, push, turn, grab<br />

Having mastered the fundamentals,<br />

students learn additional water safety<br />

skills and build stroke technique,<br />

developing skills that prevent chronic<br />

disease, increase social-emotional<br />

and cognitive well-being, and foster a<br />

lifetime of physical activity.<br />

Students build<br />

confidence,<br />

cultivate their<br />

passion, and<br />

stay active<br />

through<br />

specialized<br />

tracks.<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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Aquatics<br />

AGE Chart:<br />

FALL i<br />

pRICING:<br />

6 months - 3 years<br />

Parent & child:<br />

Stages A & B<br />

3 years -5 years<br />

preschool:<br />

Stages 1-4<br />

30 Minute Lessons 30 Minute Lessons<br />

Family $38<br />

Individual $48<br />

Community $68<br />

Family $38<br />

Individual $48<br />

Community $68<br />

All age groups are taught the same skills but divided according to their developmental milestones.<br />

Swim Starters<br />

Swim Basics<br />

A<br />

Water<br />

Discovery<br />

B<br />

Water<br />

Exploration<br />

1<br />

Water<br />

Acclimation<br />

Swim Stages<br />

Blow bubbles - on surface,<br />

assisted<br />

Front tow - chin in water,<br />

assisted<br />

Water exit - parent & child<br />

together<br />

Water entry - parent &<br />

child together<br />

Back float - assisted, head<br />

on shoulder<br />

Roll - assisted<br />

Front float - chin in water,<br />

assisted<br />

Back tow - assisted, head<br />

on shoulder<br />

Wall grab - assisted<br />

Blow bubbles - mouth &<br />

nose submerged, assisted<br />

Front tow - blow bubbles,<br />

assisted<br />

Water exit - assisted<br />

Water entry - assisted<br />

Back float - assisted, head<br />

on chest<br />

Roll - assisted<br />

Front float - blow bubbles,<br />

assisted<br />

Back tow - assisted, head<br />

on chest<br />

Monkey crawl - assisted, on<br />

edge, 5 ft.<br />

Submerge - bob<br />

independently<br />

Front glide - assisted, to<br />

wall, 5 ft.<br />

Water exit - independently<br />

Jump, push, turn, grab -<br />

assisted<br />

Back float - assisted,<br />

10 secs., recover<br />

independently<br />

Roll - assisted<br />

Front float - assisted,<br />

10 secs., recover<br />

independently<br />

Back glide - assisted, at<br />

wall, 5 ft.<br />

Swim, float, swim -<br />

assisted, 10 ft.<br />

Parent/Child<br />

6mo -3 years<br />

30 mins<br />

Preschool<br />

3 - 5 years<br />

30 mins<br />

School Age<br />

6- 12 years<br />

45 mins<br />

Days & Times Days & Times Days & Times<br />

SAT 9:00AM<br />

SAT 9:00AM<br />

M 4:45PM<br />

W 5:30PM<br />

SAT 9:30AM<br />

SAT 10:45AM<br />

M 5:15PM<br />

W 4:45PM<br />

SAT 10:00PM<br />

SAT 11:15AM<br />

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Aquatics<br />

AGE Chart:<br />

<strong>Fall</strong> i<br />

pRICING:<br />

6 years -12 years<br />

school Age:<br />

Stages 1-4<br />

45 Minute Lessons<br />

Family $38<br />

Individual $48<br />

Community $68<br />

All age groups are taught the same skills but divided according to their developmental milestones.<br />

Swim Basics<br />

Swim Strokes<br />

2<br />

Water<br />

Movement<br />

3<br />

Water<br />

Stamina<br />

4<br />

Stroke<br />

Introduction<br />

5<br />

Stroke<br />

Development<br />

6<br />

Stroke<br />

Mechanics<br />

Submerge - look at<br />

object on bottom<br />

Front glide - 10 ft. (5<br />

ft. preschool) Water exit<br />

independently<br />

Jump, push, turn, grab<br />

Back float - 20 secs.<br />

(10 secs. preschool)<br />

Roll<br />

Front float - 20 secs.<br />

(10 secs. preschool)<br />

Back glide - 10 ft. (5 ft.<br />

preschool)<br />

Tread water - 10 secs.,<br />

near wall, & exit<br />

Swim, float, swim -<br />

5 yd.<br />

Submerge- retrieve object<br />

in chest-deep water<br />

Swim on front - 15 yd.<br />

(10 yd. preschool)<br />

Water exit -<br />

independently<br />

Jump, swim, turn, swim,<br />

grab - 10 yd.<br />

Swim on back - 15 yd. (10<br />

yd. preschool)<br />

Roll<br />

Tread water - 1 min. &<br />

exit (30 secs. preschool)<br />

Swim, float, swim - 25<br />

yd. (15 yd. preschool)<br />

Endurance - any stroke<br />

or combination of strokes,<br />

25 yd.<br />

Front crawl - rotary<br />

breathing, 15 yd.<br />

Back crawl - 15 yd.<br />

Dive - sitting<br />

Resting stroke -<br />

elementary<br />

backstroke, 15 yd.<br />

Tread water - scissor<br />

& whip<br />

kick, 1 min.<br />

Breaststroke - kick,<br />

15 yd.<br />

Butterfly - kick, 15 yd.<br />

Endurance - any stroke<br />

or combination of<br />

strokes, 50 yd.<br />

Front crawl - bent-arm<br />

recovery, 25 yd.<br />

Back crawl - pull, 25 yd.<br />

Dive - kneeling<br />

Resting stroke -<br />

sidestroke, 25 yd.<br />

Tread water - scissor<br />

& whip<br />

kick, 2 mins.<br />

Breaststroke - 25 yd.<br />

Butterfly - simultaneous<br />

arm<br />

action & kick, 15 yd.<br />

Endurance - any stroke<br />

or combination of<br />

strokes, 150 yd.<br />

Front craw l- flip turn,<br />

50 yd.<br />

Back crawl - pull & flip<br />

turn, 50 yd.<br />

Dive - standing<br />

Resting stroke -<br />

elementary backstroke or<br />

sidestroke, 50 yd.<br />

Tread water - retrieve<br />

object off bottom,<br />

tread 1 min.<br />

Breaststroke - open<br />

turn, 50 yd.<br />

Butterfly - 25 yd.<br />

Days & Times Days & Times Days & Times Days & Times Days & Times<br />

M 4:45PM<br />

W 5:30PM<br />

SAT 9:30AM<br />

SAT 10:45AM<br />

M 4:45PM<br />

W 5:30PM<br />

SAT 9:30AM<br />

SAT 10:45AM<br />

M 4:45PM<br />

W 5:30PM<br />

SAT 9:30AM<br />

SAT 10:45AM<br />

M 5:15PM<br />

W 4:45PM<br />

SAT 10:00PM<br />

SAT 11:15AM<br />

M 5:15PM<br />

W 4:45PM<br />

SAT 10:00PM<br />

SAT 11:15AM<br />

M 5:15PM<br />

W 4:45PM<br />

SAT 10:00PM<br />

SAT 11:15AM<br />

M 5:15PM<br />

W 4:45PM<br />

SAT 10:00PM<br />

SAT 11:15AM<br />

M 5:15PM<br />

W 4:45PM<br />

SAT 10:00PM<br />

SAT 11:15AM<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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Aquatics<br />

Private/Semi-Private Swim Classes<br />

Pool<br />

Family $103 Individual $103 Community $145<br />

Additional Paricipants $25<br />

Individualized swim instruction for all levels. Fee<br />

includes four 30-minute lessons. Semi-private<br />

lessons available as well. Up to four participants of<br />

similar swim ability, with an additional fee of $25<br />

dollars per extra swimmer. To schedule a private or<br />

semi-private lesson, please contact Kelley O’Hara<br />

at 978-686-6191 ext. 26 or at<br />

kohara@mvymca.org.<br />

YMCA Lifeguard Course<br />

Pool<br />

Family $300 Individual $300 Community $375<br />

The YMCA Lifeguard course trains participants<br />

to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatics<br />

emergencies and to provide care for breathing and<br />

cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses<br />

until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel<br />

take over. To complete the course participants must<br />

pass the entry exam, attend all lessons and pass<br />

the final written and practical exams. The Lifeguard<br />

course is approximately 26 hours long. Upon<br />

completion of this course participants will receive<br />

a YMCA certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/<br />

AED valid for 2 years. For more information about<br />

this module please contact Kelley at<br />

kohara@mvymca.org.<br />

Hurricane Swimming (6-18 Years)<br />

Hurricane Swimming is a USA Swimming and<br />

YMCA age group swim club. We compete in local,<br />

regional and national level meets. We offer novice,<br />

intermediate and senior level training groups<br />

where we emphasize stroke technique, goal setting<br />

and personal growth through swimming. Parent<br />

volunteerism is required at all meets. Many of our<br />

swimmers participate year-round, but we do offer<br />

opportunities for seasonal swimming. Our Short<br />

Course season begins in early September and<br />

continues through mid-March. Our Long Course<br />

season begins in April and continues through early-<br />

August.<br />

Swimmers ages 9-18 who have working knowledge<br />

of the four competitive strokes and diving are<br />

welcome to try out. Swimmers 6-8 years old must<br />

be proficient in freestyle, backstroke and diving in<br />

order to try out.<br />

For more information please contact Head Coach<br />

and Director of Hurricane Swimming, Dan Reilly at<br />

(978) 685-3541 or dreilly@mvymca.org.<br />

ANA Synchro<br />

(Synchronized Swim Team 6-19 Years)<br />

New England’s #1 synchronized swimming team.<br />

ANA Synchro is the competitive synchronized<br />

swimming team of the YMCA’s Andover/North<br />

Andover Branch. Synchronized swimming combines<br />

music, dance and swimming into “the ultimate<br />

team sport.” Through the artistry and athletics<br />

of synchronized swimming and team competition,<br />

athletes build lifelong friendships and skills while<br />

developing the confidence to dream big and pursue<br />

their goals. The team embraces the Y core values<br />

of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility to<br />

provide a positive and character-building youth<br />

sports experience. The team is open to athletes<br />

ages 6 to 19, while offering multiple levels of<br />

instruction and competition. For more information<br />

contact Head Coach & Director of ANA Synchro<br />

Leah Pinette at 978-685-3541 ext 142 or at<br />

lpinette@mvymca.org.<br />

SEPTEMBER - JUNE<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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ARTS<br />

Urban Dance (4-12 Years)<br />

Studio 3<br />

Family $45 Individual $55 Community $65<br />

Learn different styles of dance, such as Hip Hop<br />

and R & B. Participants get a fun workout while<br />

learning new steps and routines.<br />

DAYS DATES TIMES<br />

W 11/1 - 12/20 6:30 - 8:00PM<br />

SAT<br />

Open to all 13+<br />

11/1 - 12/20 10:00-11:30AM<br />

HEALTH &<br />

WELLNESS<br />

Group Exercise Classes are free<br />

for all Y members.<br />

Coming soon to the Lawrence YMCA fitness center:<br />

Bootcamp, Zumba, Kickboxing, BodyPump, BodyAttack,<br />

Barre, TRX, Insanity, Boxing and more.<br />

Times and days of classes will vary, please visit our<br />

website or our Welcome Center for the most current<br />

schedule.<br />

Yoga (13+ Years)<br />

Studio 1<br />

This class is based on physical postures, deep<br />

breathing, mindfulness and listening to the body.<br />

Beginners welcome to every class.<br />

DAYS<br />

T<br />

SAT<br />

SAT<br />

TIMES<br />

9:00 - 10:00AM<br />

9:00 - 10:00AM<br />

12:00 - 1:00PM<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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MUSIC<br />

CLUBHOUSE<br />

Drum Lessons (10-18 Years)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Learn to play the drum set in various styles,<br />

such as Rock, R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Latin.<br />

Lessons are 30 minutes each.<br />

Vocal Lessons (10-18 Years)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Develop your own style and learn techniques to<br />

increase your vocal range, strength and flexibility.<br />

Lessons are 30 minutes each.<br />

DAYS<br />

TIMES<br />

DAYS<br />

TIMES<br />

W<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

M<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

Guitar lessons (10-18 Years)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Learn to play electric or acoustic guitar for the<br />

first time or come and improve your skills.<br />

Lessons are 30 minutes each. Guitars provided<br />

by the Music Clubhouse.<br />

DAYS<br />

W<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

Bass guitar lessons (10-18 Years)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Learn rhythm and melody on bass guitar, an<br />

important and exciting instrument. Lessons are<br />

30 minutes each. Guitars provided by the Music<br />

Clubhouse.<br />

DAYS<br />

W<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

piano lessons (10-18 Years)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

You will learn scales, chords, and be able to play<br />

and jam on many different songs by the end of<br />

this program. Lessons are 30 minutes each.<br />

Lyrics in the Studio (10-18 Years)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Record your voice in the Music Clubhouse Studio<br />

over your favorite artist’s instrumentals and put it<br />

on a CD to take home and listen to or share with<br />

friends and family. Record original songs in the<br />

state-of-the-art recording studio located at the<br />

Lawrence YMCA’s Music Clubhouse. Learn how to<br />

use microphones, headphones, a mixing board, and<br />

Protools Recording software to create an album of<br />

original material or covers of your favorite artists.<br />

DAYS<br />

M<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

Open Mic Night (10-18 Years)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

On the first Thursday of every month, the Music<br />

Clubhouse hosts an Open Mic Night, giving anyone<br />

the chance to hit the stage and show off their<br />

talents!<br />

DATES DAYS TIMES<br />

11/2 TH 6:00 - 8:00PM<br />

12/7 TH 6:00 - 8:00PM<br />

DAYS<br />

T<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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MUSIC<br />

CLUBHOUSE<br />

Music WorkShop Thursdays (10-18 Years)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Every Thursday, the Lawrence Music Clubhouse<br />

hosts Music Workshop Thursdays! Each Thursday<br />

Music Clubhouse instructors lead different<br />

Workshops such as: Jam Improv Workshops, Group<br />

Recording Workshops, Lyric Writing Workshops,<br />

Music Trivia Night, Song Writing Workshops,<br />

Performance Development Workshops, Band<br />

Practices, Jazz Improv Workshops and many more<br />

exciting workshops.<br />

DAYS<br />

TH<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

In the Studio: Recording and Beat Making<br />

Music Clubhouse (13-18 Years)<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Learn how to build radio-ready tracks in our<br />

state-of-the-art recording studio. Two 30-minute<br />

sessions followed by open studio time for students<br />

to work on projects.<br />

DAYS<br />

T<br />

TH<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

personal Training - 1 Hour Session<br />

Wellness Center (18+ Years)<br />

Take a step in the right direction with the<br />

help of our certified personal trainers.<br />

By appointment only.<br />

category<br />

Member<br />

Community<br />

FEE<br />

$30/1 Session<br />

$130/5 Sessions<br />

$220/10 Sessions<br />

$300/12 Sessions<br />

$450/Month<br />

$45/1 Session<br />

$180/5 Sessions<br />

$320/10 Sessions<br />

$380/12 Sessions<br />

$550/Month<br />

Personal Training - 1/2 Hour Session<br />

Wellness Center (14+ Years)<br />

Take a step in the right direction with the<br />

help of our certified personal trainers.<br />

By appointment only.<br />

category<br />

Member<br />

Community<br />

Personal<br />

training<br />

FEE<br />

$20/1 Session<br />

$100/5 Sessions<br />

$175/10 Sessions<br />

$200/12 Sessions<br />

$400/month<br />

$30/1 Session<br />

$150/5 Sessions<br />

$250/10 Sessions<br />

$280/12 Sessions<br />

$500/Month<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

48 | FALL ii <strong>2017</strong> MERRIMACK VALLEY YMCA<br />

Group Personal Training: 2 - 5<br />

people/1Hour Session (14+ Years)<br />

Wellness Center<br />

Personal training sessions for you and<br />

your friends. By appointment only.<br />

category<br />

Member<br />

Community<br />

FEE<br />

$40/1 Session<br />

$140/5 Sessions<br />

$230/10 Sessions<br />

$310/12 Sessions<br />

$50/1 Session<br />

$190/5 Sessions<br />

$330/10 Sessions<br />

$390/12 Sessions


SPECIAL<br />

INTEREST<br />

Party Rentals (All Ages)<br />

Pool<br />

FEE: Member $100 Community $150<br />

Celebrate any special occasion with a pool party!<br />

Rental includes one hour of pool time and one<br />

hour in a private recreation room for your snacks,<br />

cake, and gifts.<br />

DAYS<br />

SAT & SUN<br />

TIMES<br />

CALL FOR TIMES<br />

YMCA Water Park Party Rental (4+ Years)<br />

Pool<br />

FEE: Member $150 Community $185<br />

Our Water Park Obstacle Course is available for<br />

rent for your special occasion! Rental includes 45<br />

minutes of pool time and one hour in a private<br />

recreation room for your snacks, cake, and gifts.<br />

DAYS<br />

SAT & SUN<br />

TIMES<br />

CALL FOR TIMES<br />

Sports<br />

Tiny tots sports medley (3-8 Years)<br />

Family $35 Individual $45 Community $60<br />

Designed to introduce youngsters to a variety of<br />

sports including but not limited to, basketball,<br />

soccer, baseball and more.<br />

DATES DAYS TIMES<br />

11/1 - 12/6 W 6:00 - 7:00PM<br />

Basketball Skills and Drills (Grades pre K - 8 Th )<br />

Member $40 Community $50<br />

This five-week program is designed to introduce<br />

youth to the fundamentals of basketball such as<br />

dribbling, passing, defense, and shooting.<br />

DAYS DATES TIMES AGES<br />

T 10/31-12/5 6:00-7:00PM Pre-K - 4<br />

T 10/31-12/5 7:00-8:00PM GRADES 5-8<br />

Youth Basketball League (Grades Pre K - 6)<br />

Gymnasium<br />

Family $80 ($90 after Nov. 17)<br />

Individual $80 ($90 after Nov. 17)<br />

Community $130 ($140 after Nov. 17)<br />

The Youth Basketball League (YBL) is geared for<br />

boys and girls of all skill levels. Teams have an<br />

hour-long practice on a week night and an hourlong<br />

game on the weekend. The season is packed<br />

with skills clinics, practices, games, picture day,<br />

family day, Kimball Classic/playoffs and much more!<br />

DATES<br />

TIMES & DAYS<br />

12/2 -3/3 Practice & game times vary<br />

MERRIMACK VALLEY YMCA FALL ii <strong>2017</strong> | 49


YMCA DE<br />

LAWRENCE<br />

VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL<br />

TABLA DE CONTENIDOS<br />

NATACIÓN..................................................52-56<br />

• Clases de natación<br />

• Equipos de natación<br />

ARTES............................................................57<br />

• Baile<br />

SALUD Y BIENESTAR..............................................57<br />

• Nuevas Clases de Ejercicio vienen pronto<br />

CASA DE MÚSICA ...........................................58-59<br />

• Lecciones de instrumentos<br />

• Lecciones de voz<br />

• Noches de micrófono abierto<br />

• Grabación<br />

• Talleres<br />

ENTRENAMIENTO PERSONAL ...............................59<br />

INTERESES ESPECIAL ...........................................60<br />

• Alquilar para fiestas<br />

DEPORTES ........................................................60<br />

• Habilidades de baloncesto y ejercicios<br />

• Mezcla de deportes<br />

• YBL<br />

• Fútbol<br />

• Bandera de Fútbol<br />

Registré para programas en la web mvymca.org o en persona.<br />

50 | SUMMER i & ii <strong>2017</strong> MERRIMACK VALLEY YMCA


<strong>Program</strong>as de interés<br />

Liga de<br />

baloncesto<br />

juvenil<br />

Para niños y niñas en grados K-8 th<br />

diciembre 2, <strong>2017</strong> -<br />

marzo 3, 2018<br />

Práctica de Lunes a Sábado<br />

Juegos el Sábado<br />

Horarios dependiendo de los horarios<br />

del equipo<br />

Ver página 58 Para más información<br />

Registrese para programas en la web mvymca.org o en persona.<br />

MERRIMACK VALLEY YMCA FALL ii <strong>2017</strong> | 51


NATACIÓN<br />

Selector De Lecciones<br />

Que Grupo de edad pertenese el estudiante?<br />

6 meses - 3 años<br />

Padres y niños:<br />

Etapas A y B<br />

3 años -5 años<br />

preescolar:<br />

Etapas 1-4<br />

5 años -12 años<br />

edad escolar:<br />

Etapas 1-4<br />

12+ años<br />

Adolescente y adulto:<br />

Etapas 1-6<br />

En cual etapa está listo el estudiante?<br />

¿Puede responder el estudiante a senales y<br />

frincan?<br />

Aun no<br />

A/Descubrimiento<br />

de agua<br />

¿El estudiante se sentirá cómodo trabajando<br />

con un instructor en el agua sin su?<br />

Aun no<br />

B/Explaraion<br />

agua<br />

¿Puede el estudiante nadar bajo el agua<br />

voluntariamente?<br />

Aun no<br />

1/Motivación<br />

del agua<br />

¿Puede el estudiante flotar recto arriba y<br />

abajo si está solo?<br />

Aun no<br />

2/Circulación<br />

de agua<br />

¿Puede el estudiante nadar 10-15 yardas<br />

de frente y espalda de las existencias?<br />

Aun no<br />

3/Estomino<br />

de agua<br />

¿Puede el estudiante nadar 15 yardas por<br />

delante y atrás gatear?<br />

¿Puede el estudiante nadar en el rastreo<br />

delantero, volver a arrastrarse, y el pecho<br />

al otro lado de la piscina?<br />

¿Puede el estudiante nadar de frente<br />

rastrear, volver rastreo, y braza a través de<br />

la piscina y la espalda?<br />

Aun no<br />

Aun no<br />

Aun no<br />

4/Introducción<br />

de estilos<br />

5/Desarrollo<br />

de estilo<br />

6/Mecánicos<br />

de carrera<br />

*En la YMCA, sabemos que las familias toman una gran variedad de formas y como resultado de esto<br />

Definimos a los padres ampliamente para incluir a todos los adultos con responsabilidad primaria para criar a los hijos,<br />

incluyendo los padres biologicos, padres adoptivos, tutores, padrastos, abuelos o cualquier otra persona relacionada con la<br />

crianza de los hijos.<br />

52 | FALL ii <strong>2017</strong> MERRIMACK VALLEY YMCA


NATACIÓN<br />

Reseña del programa<br />

Comienzo<br />

Padres * y clases infantiles<br />

Nudos Basicos<br />

Habilidades para apoyar un estilo de<br />

vida saludable<br />

Delineación (Seguridad alrededor del agua)<br />

Habilidades recomendadas para todos<br />

Alrededor del agua<br />

Caminos<br />

Pistas<br />

especializadas<br />

A<br />

Descubrimiento<br />

del agua<br />

B<br />

Exploración<br />

del agua<br />

1<br />

Acclimatación<br />

del agua<br />

2<br />

Movimientos<br />

en el agua<br />

3<br />

Resistencia<br />

al agua<br />

4<br />

Introducción al<br />

accidente<br />

cerebrovascular<br />

5<br />

Desarrollo<br />

del Stroke<br />

6<br />

Mecánica del<br />

movimiento<br />

Competencia<br />

Liderazgo<br />

En esta<br />

estación<br />

los padres<br />

comenzaron<br />

con sus<br />

hijos a<br />

familiarizarse<br />

con el<br />

auiente<br />

acuatico y<br />

explorar a su<br />

agrado.<br />

Padres<br />

trabaja con<br />

sus hijos<br />

explorando<br />

posiciones<br />

flotando,<br />

haciendo<br />

burbujas y lo<br />

fundamental<br />

en<br />

habilidades<br />

de seguradad.<br />

Introducción<br />

a las basicas<br />

habilidades<br />

debajo de<br />

las aguas<br />

profundas y<br />

rendimiento<br />

en usted<br />

mismo<br />

salvarse su<br />

vida con<br />

asistencia.<br />

Introduccion<br />

a<br />

Movimientos<br />

en el<br />

agua con<br />

rendimiento<br />

en auto<br />

rescate<br />

dependiente.<br />

Desarrollo<br />

intermedidio<br />

en auto<br />

rescate<br />

a larga<br />

distancias.<br />

Introducción<br />

en las<br />

tecnicas para<br />

gatear y<br />

reforzamiento<br />

en seguridad<br />

de pateo y<br />

dorzo.<br />

Introducción<br />

para los<br />

modos de<br />

pecho y<br />

mariposa,<br />

reforzando<br />

las<br />

seguridad<br />

con nados<br />

de costado.<br />

Refinación en<br />

las tecnicas<br />

de nodo con<br />

mayor<br />

competitividad<br />

y hacer de la<br />

natación parte<br />

de nuestra<br />

vida diaria.<br />

Recreacion<br />

Resultados<br />

Resultados<br />

Resultados<br />

Resultados<br />

Acampañados de<br />

los padres, los niños<br />

pequeños aprenderán<br />

a manejara como<br />

manejarse mejor en el<br />

agua con habilidades<br />

durante una práctica<br />

divertida y confiable,<br />

aprendiendo<br />

experiencias. Mientras<br />

los padres aprenderán<br />

las prevenciones de<br />

ahogo y las técnicas de<br />

supervisión.<br />

Estudiantes aprenderán las medias<br />

de seguridad en el agua y lograran lo<br />

básico para nadar, en dos maneras:<br />

1. Nado, flotar, nadar con<br />

secuencia, desplazarse de<br />

frente, girar, flotar de espaldas,<br />

girar desplazarse y salida<br />

2. Saltar, empujar, girar y agarrar<br />

Ya preparando con lo esencial, los<br />

estudiantes adicionales aprenderán<br />

las medidas de seguridad en el agua<br />

construyendo sus habilidades de nado.<br />

Desarrollaran sus propias habilidades<br />

para evitar enfermedades crónicas,<br />

incremento del sistema emocional,<br />

conduciendo su viene estar social y una<br />

vida en actividad física.<br />

Estudiantes<br />

cojeran<br />

confianza<br />

cultivando<br />

su pasión y<br />

manteniéndose<br />

activos en sus<br />

caminos.<br />

Registrese para programas en la web mvymca.org o en persona.<br />

MERRIMACK VALLEY YMCA FALL ii <strong>2017</strong> | 53


NATACIÓN<br />

Rango o<br />

tabla de edad:<br />

6 meses - 3 años<br />

Padres y niños:<br />

Etapas A y B<br />

3 años -5 años<br />

preescolar:<br />

Etapas 1- 4<br />

30 Lecciones de minutos 30 Lecciones de minutos<br />

Precio<br />

Otoño I:<br />

Familia $38<br />

Indivdual $48<br />

Comunidad $68<br />

Familia $38<br />

Indivdual $48<br />

Comunidad $68<br />

A todas las edades se le enseñan las mismas habilidades, pero los grupos seran divididos de acuerdo a su<br />

Desarrollo y destrezas en la natacion.<br />

A<br />

Descubrimiento<br />

del agua<br />

Comienzo<br />

B<br />

Exploración<br />

del agua<br />

Nudos<br />

Basicos<br />

1<br />

Acclimatación del<br />

agua<br />

Etapas de la<br />

natación<br />

Soplar Burbujas - En<br />

superficie asistido<br />

Remolque Delantero -<br />

Barbilla en el agua asistido<br />

Salida del Agua - Padres e<br />

Hijos juntos<br />

Entrada del agua - Padres<br />

e Hijos juntos<br />

Flotador Trasero - cabeza<br />

sobre el hombro asistido<br />

Rodar - Asistido<br />

Flotador Delantero -<br />

Barbilla en el agua asistido<br />

Remolque Trasero - Cabeza<br />

sobre el hombro asistido<br />

Agarre de Pared - Asistido<br />

Soplar Burbujas - Boca y<br />

Nariz sumergido, asistido<br />

Remolque Delantero -<br />

Soplar burbujas, asistido<br />

Salida del Agua - Asistido<br />

Entrada del agua - Asistido<br />

Flotador Trasero - Cabeza<br />

en el pecho asistido<br />

Rodar - Asistido<br />

Flotador Delantero -<br />

Soplar burbujas, asistido<br />

Remolque Trasero -<br />

Cabeza en el pecho asistido<br />

Ardilla de Monos - Asistido<br />

en el borde ( 5’pies)<br />

Sumergir -<br />

Independientemente<br />

Deslizamiento Frontal - A la<br />

pared de 5’ pies, asistido<br />

Salida del Agua -<br />

Independientemente<br />

Saltar, Nadar, Girar, Nadar,<br />

Agarrar - Asistido<br />

Flotador Trasero - Asistido<br />

10 segundos , recuperarse<br />

independientemente<br />

Rodar - Asistido<br />

Flotador Delantero<br />

- Asistido 10<br />

segundos , recuperarse<br />

independientemente<br />

Deslizamiento Trasero<br />

- 10’ pies (5’ pies los<br />

prescolares)<br />

Agua Tratada - Asistido en<br />

la pared 5’ pies<br />

Nadar, Flotar, Nadar -<br />

Asistido 10’ pies<br />

Padres Y Niños<br />

6 meses - 3 años<br />

30 minutos<br />

Prescolar edades<br />

3 - 5 años<br />

30 minutos<br />

Edad escolar<br />

6 - 12+ años<br />

45 minutos<br />

Días y Horarios Días y Horarios Días y Horarios<br />

SAB 9:00AM<br />

SAB 9:00AM<br />

LUN 4:45PM<br />

MIE 5:30PM<br />

SAB 9:30AM<br />

SAB 10:45AM<br />

LUN 5:15PM<br />

MIE 4:45PM<br />

SAB 10:00PM<br />

SAB 11:15AM<br />

54 | FALL ii <strong>2017</strong> MERRIMACK VALLEY YMCA


NATACIÓN<br />

Rango o<br />

tabla de edad:<br />

5 años -12 años<br />

edad escolar:<br />

Etapas 1- 4<br />

45 Lecciones de minutos<br />

Precio<br />

Otoño I:<br />

Familia $38<br />

Indivdual $48<br />

Comunidad $68<br />

A todas las edades se le enseñan las mismas habilidades, pero los grupos seran divididos de acuerdo a<br />

su Desarrollo y destrezas en la natacion.<br />

Nudos Basicos<br />

Delineación<br />

2<br />

Movimientos en<br />

el agua<br />

3<br />

Resistencia<br />

al agua<br />

4<br />

Introducción al<br />

accidente<br />

cerebrovascular<br />

5<br />

Desarrollo<br />

del Stroke<br />

6<br />

Mecánica del<br />

movimiento<br />

Sumergir - Mirar el<br />

objeto en la parte inferior<br />

Deslizamiento Frontal -<br />

10 ‘ pies (5’ pies para los<br />

prescolares)<br />

Salida del Agua -<br />

Independientemente<br />

Saltar, Nadar, Girar,<br />

Nadar, Agarrar<br />

Flotador Trasero - 20<br />

Segundos (10 segundos<br />

para los prescolares)<br />

Rodar<br />

Flotador Delantero - 20<br />

segundos (10 Segundos<br />

los prescolares)<br />

Deslizamiento Trasero<br />

- 10’ pies (5’ pies los<br />

prescolares)<br />

Agua Tratada - 10<br />

Segundos cerca de la<br />

pared y salida<br />

Nadar, Flotar, Nadar -<br />

5 Yardas<br />

Sumergir - Recuperar<br />

objeto en el agua en aguas<br />

profundas<br />

Nadar en el Frente - 15<br />

Yardas (10 yardas para los<br />

prescolares)<br />

Salida del Agua -<br />

Independientemente<br />

Saltar, Nadar, Girar,<br />

Nadar, Agarrar - 10<br />

Yardas<br />

Nadar en la espalda - 15<br />

Yardas (10 yardas para los<br />

prescolares)<br />

Rodar<br />

Agua Tratada - 1 minuto<br />

y salir (30 segundos para<br />

los prescolares)<br />

Nadar, Flotar, Nadar - 25<br />

Yardas (15 yardas para los<br />

prescolares)<br />

Resistencia - Cualquier<br />

golpe o combinacion de<br />

golpes, 25 yardas<br />

Rastreo Frontal -<br />

Respiracion rotatoria, 15<br />

Yardas<br />

Rastreo Trasero - 15<br />

Yardas<br />

Buceo - Sentado<br />

Golpe de Reposo -<br />

Espalda elemental, 15<br />

Yardas<br />

Agua Tratada - Golpe de<br />

Tijera ( 1 minuto)<br />

Braceo de Pecho -<br />

Patada, 15 Yardas<br />

Patada de Mariposa -<br />

Patada, 15 Yardas<br />

Resistencia - Cualquier<br />

Golpe o combinacion de<br />

golpes, 150 yardas<br />

Rastreo Frontal -<br />

recuperacion del brazo<br />

curveado, 25 yardas<br />

Rastreo Trasero - Tirar,<br />

25 Yardas<br />

Buceo - Arrodillado<br />

Golpe de Reposo -<br />

Natacion acostado, 25<br />

Yardas<br />

Agua Tratada - Golpe de<br />

Tijera , 2 minutos<br />

Braceo de Pecho - 25<br />

Yardas<br />

Mariposa - Accion<br />

simultanea del brazo y<br />

patada, 15 Yardas<br />

Resistencia - Cualquier<br />

Golpe o combinacion de<br />

golpes, 150 yardas<br />

Rastreo Frontal -<br />

Voltear, 50 Yardas<br />

Rastreo Trasero - Tirar<br />

y girar a la vez, 50 Yardas<br />

Buceo - De pie<br />

Golpe de Reposo<br />

- Espalda elemental, 50<br />

Yardas<br />

Agua Tratada -<br />

Recuperar objeto desde<br />

abajo, 1 minuto<br />

Braceo de pecho - Turno<br />

abierto, 50 Yardas<br />

Mariposa - 25 Yardas<br />

Días y Horarios Días y Horarios Días y Horarios Días y Horarios Días y Horarios<br />

LUN 4:45PM<br />

MIE 5:30PM<br />

SAB 9:30AM<br />

SAB 10:45AM<br />

LUN 4:45PM<br />

MIE 5:30PM<br />

SAB 9:30AM<br />

SAB 10:45AM<br />

LUN 4:45PM<br />

MIE 5:30PM<br />

SAB 9:30AM<br />

SAB 10:45AM<br />

LUN 5:15PM<br />

MIE 4:45PM<br />

SAB 10:00PM<br />

SAB 11:15AM<br />

LUN 5:15PM<br />

MIE 4:45PM<br />

SAB 10:00PM<br />

SAB 11:15AM<br />

LUN 5:15PM<br />

MIE 4:45PM<br />

SAB 10:00PM<br />

SAB 11:15AM<br />

LUN 5:15PM<br />

MIE 4:45PM<br />

SAB 10:00PM<br />

SAB 11:15AM<br />

LUN 5:15PM<br />

MIE 4:45PM<br />

SAB 10:00PM<br />

SAB 11:15AM<br />

MERRIMACK VALLEY YMCA FALL ii <strong>2017</strong> | 55


NATACIÓN<br />

clases de natación Privadas<br />

Y Semi-Privadas<br />

Piscina<br />

Familia $103 Individual $103 Comunidad $145<br />

Participantes Adicionales $25<br />

Clases de natación con instructor personalizado<br />

para todos los niveles, cada leccion tiene una<br />

duracion de 30 minutos. Tambien tenemos las<br />

clases semi-particulares o privadas con limite de<br />

hasta 4 participantes por clase, con un cargo de<br />

$25. Por nadador adicional. Para más información<br />

o para programar clases privadas o semiprivadas<br />

contacte a Kelley al 978-686-6191<br />

ext. 26 o al kohara@mvymca.org.<br />

Lifeguard curso de YMCA<br />

Piscina<br />

Familia $300 Individual $300 Comunidad $375<br />

La YMCA el curso de salvavidas/socorristas<br />

capacita a los participantes para: prevenir,<br />

reconocer y responder a situaciones de emergencia<br />

en el agua y tambien atender a emergencias<br />

de casos respiratorios, cardiacos, lesions y<br />

enfermedades repentinas hasta que lleguen los del<br />

servicio de emergencias Medica.<br />

Para completar el curso los participantes deben<br />

pasar el examen de ingreso y, asistir a todas las<br />

Clases y pasar los examines finales escritos y<br />

practices. Este curso es de 26 horas de duracion<br />

aproximandamente y al finalizar la YMCA el<br />

certificado de Salvavidas/Socorrista/Primeros<br />

auxilios (CPR) / AED. Valido por 2 años. Para mas<br />

informacion puede contactar al director de<br />

Acuaticos al 978-686-6191.<br />

ANA Synchro<br />

(Equipo de natación sincronizado 6-19 años)<br />

El equipo de natación sincronizada # 1 de Nueva<br />

Inglaterra. ANA Synchro es el equipo competitivo de<br />

natación sincronizada de Andover / North Andover<br />

de la YMCA. A través del arte y el atletismo de la<br />

natación sincronizada y la competición en equipo,<br />

los atletas construyen amistades y destrezas de<br />

por vida mientras desarrollan la confianza para<br />

soñar en grande y perseguir sus metas. El equipo<br />

abarca los valores fundamentales de la Y; de<br />

cuidar, ser honesto, el respeto y la responsabilidad<br />

de proporcionar una experiencia positiva y de<br />

carácter de la juventud de los deportes. El equipo<br />

está abierto a atletas de 6 a 19 años de edad, a<br />

la vez que ofrece múltiples niveles de instrucción y<br />

competencia. Para más información, póngase en<br />

contacto con la Entrenadora Y Directora de ANA<br />

Synchro Leah Pinette al 978-685-3541 ext 142<br />

o al Lpinette@mvymca.org.<br />

SEPTIEMBRE - JUNIO<br />

NATACIÓN DEL HURACÁN (6-18 Años)<br />

La natación del huracán es un club de nadar<br />

de la YMCA. Compiten a nivel local, regional y<br />

nacional. Ofrecemos grupos de formación para<br />

principiantes, intermedios y superiores, donde<br />

destacamos la técnica, el establecimiento de<br />

metas y el crecimiento personal a través de la<br />

natación. La ayuda voluntaria de los padres se<br />

requiere en todas las reuniones. Muchos de<br />

nuestros nadadores participan durante todo<br />

el año, pero ofrecemos oportunidades para la<br />

natación estacional. Nuestra temporada corta<br />

comienza a principios de septiembre y continúa<br />

hasta mediados de marzo. Nuestra temporada<br />

de largos cursos comienza en abril y continúa a<br />

principios de agosto.<br />

Los nadadores de 9 a 18 años que tienen<br />

conocimientos prácticos de las cuatro tecnicas<br />

competitivos y el braseo son bienvenidos a<br />

probar. Los nadadores de 6-8 años de edad<br />

deben ser proficientes en freestyle, nadar de<br />

espalda, La mariposa, y Pecho. Para obtener<br />

más información, póngase en contacto con El<br />

Director de Hurricane Swimming, Dan Reilly al<br />

(978) 685-3541 o dreilly@mvymca.org.<br />

Registré para programas en la web<br />

mvymca.org o en persona.<br />

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ARTES<br />

Urban Dance (4-12 Años)<br />

Studio<br />

Familia $45 Individual $55 Comunidad $65<br />

Aprender diferentes estilos de danza, como Hip<br />

Hop, y el R & B. Los participantes reciben un rato<br />

de diversion aprendiendo nuevos pasos y rutinas.<br />

días Fechas Horario<br />

MIE 11/1 - 12/20 6:30-8:00PM<br />

SAB<br />

Open to all 13+<br />

11/1 - 12/20 10:00-11:30AM<br />

SALUD Y<br />

BIENESTAR<br />

LAS CLASES DE EJERCICIOS DE GRUPO<br />

SON GRATUITAS PARA TODOS LOS<br />

MIEMBROS DE LA Y.<br />

Próximamente en el Lawrence YMCA:<br />

campo de entrenamiento, Zumba, Kickboxing,<br />

BodyPump, BodyAttack, Barre, TRX, Locura, Boxeo y<br />

más.<br />

Los horarios y días de clases variarán, visite nuestro<br />

sitio de Internet o nuestro Centro de Bienvenida para<br />

los programas.<br />

Yoga (13+ Años)<br />

Estudio 1<br />

Esta clase se basa en posturas físicas, respiración<br />

profunda, atención plena y escucha del cuerpo.<br />

Los principiantes son bienvenidos a cada clase.<br />

días<br />

MAR<br />

SAB<br />

SAB<br />

Horario<br />

9:00 - 10:00AM<br />

9:00 - 10:00AM<br />

12:00 - 1:00PM<br />

Registré para programas en la web mvymca.org o en persona.<br />

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CASA DE<br />

MÚSICA<br />

lecciones de Guitarra baja<br />

Club de Música (10-18 Años)<br />

FEE: $GRATIS<br />

Aprende ritmo y melodía tocando el bajo, un<br />

importante y divertido instrumento.<br />

días<br />

MIE<br />

Horario<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

lecciones de Tambores (10-18 Años)<br />

Club de Música<br />

FEE: $GRATIS<br />

Aprende a tocar batería en diferentes estilos<br />

como Rock, R&B, Jazz, Hip Pop y Latino. Cada<br />

sesión dura 30 minutos.<br />

días<br />

MIE<br />

Horario<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

lecciones de Guitarra y bajo (10-18 Años)<br />

Club de Música<br />

FEE: $GRATIS<br />

Aprende a tocar guitarra eléctrica ó acústica<br />

por primera vez o ven y mejora tus habilidades.<br />

Cada sesión dura 30 minutos.<br />

días<br />

MIE<br />

Horario<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

lecciones de Piano (10-18 Años)<br />

Club de Música<br />

FEE: $GRATIS<br />

Aprenderas las escalas, las acordes, y como<br />

a tocar diferentes canciones al final de este<br />

programa.<br />

canto (10-18 Años)<br />

Club de Música<br />

FEE: $GRATIS<br />

Desarrolla tu propio estilo y aprende técnicas<br />

para aumentar tu nivel vocal, tu fuerza, y tu<br />

flexibilidad. Cada sesión dura 30 minutos.<br />

días<br />

LUN<br />

Horario<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

Lecciones de producion (10-18 Años)<br />

Club de Música<br />

FEE: $GRATIS<br />

Aprende come construir la musica de la radio<br />

en nuestro estudio de musica. La clase ofrecera<br />

dos sesiones de un hora con horas abiertas del<br />

estudio para que los participantes completen sus<br />

proyectos.<br />

días<br />

LUN<br />

Horario<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

TALLER DE MÚSICA CADA JUEVES<br />

(10-18 Años) Club de Música<br />

FEE: $GRATIS<br />

Cada jueves, la Casa de Música organiza un taller<br />

de música! Cada jueves, los instructores de la<br />

Casa de Música dirigen diferente talleres como:<br />

improvisación, grabar en grupos, escribir<br />

canciones, trivialidades de música, desarrollo de<br />

presentación, prácticas de bandas, y mucho más<br />

talleres excitantes.<br />

días<br />

JUE<br />

Horario<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

días<br />

MAR<br />

Horario<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

<strong>Program</strong>a de música estára cerrado los viernes en el verano.<br />

Registré para programas en la web mvymca.org o en persona.<br />

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CASA DE<br />

MÚSICA<br />

Noche de Micrófono Abierto (10-18 Años)<br />

Club de Música<br />

FEE: $GRATIS<br />

¡Cada primer jueves de cada mes, la Casa de<br />

Música auspicia la Noche de Micrófono Abierto,<br />

ofreciendo la oportunidad a que todos se suban<br />

al escenario a demostrar sus talentos!<br />

Fechas días Horario<br />

11/2 JUE 6:00 - 8:00PM<br />

12/7 JUE 6:00 - 8:00PM<br />

En El Estudio: Grabaciones<br />

y Creaciones de Ritmos<br />

Clubhouse Music (13-18 Años)<br />

FEE: $GRATIS<br />

Aprende ahora como preparar pistas listas para<br />

tocar en la radio en nuestro estudio de grabación<br />

de último modelo. Dos sesiones de 30 minutos<br />

seguidas por acceso a nuestro estudio para aquellos<br />

participantes que quieren trabajar en sus proyectos.<br />

días<br />

MAR<br />

JUE<br />

Horario<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

4:00 - 7:00PM<br />

ENTRENAMIENTO<br />

PERSONAL<br />

Entrenamiento Personal - Sesiones de<br />

una hora<br />

Centro de Bienestar (18+ Años)<br />

Tome un paso en el camino correcto con<br />

la ayuda de nuestros entrenadores personales.<br />

By appointment only.<br />

categoría<br />

Miembro<br />

Comunidad<br />

FEE<br />

$30/1 Sesión<br />

$130/5 Sesiones<br />

$220/10 Sesiones<br />

$300/12 Sesiones<br />

$450/Mes<br />

$45/1 Sesión<br />

$180/5 Sesiones<br />

$320/10 Sesiones<br />

$380/12 Sesiones<br />

$550/Mes<br />

Entrenamiento Personal - Sesiones de<br />

media hora<br />

Centro de Bienestar (14+ Años)<br />

Tome un paso en el camino correcto con<br />

la ayuda de nuestros entrenadores personales.<br />

By appointment only.<br />

categoría<br />

Miembro<br />

Comunidad<br />

FEE<br />

$20/1 Sesión<br />

$100/5 Sesiones<br />

$175/10 Sesiones<br />

$200/12 Sesiones<br />

$400/Mes<br />

$30/1 Sesión<br />

$150/5 Sesiones<br />

$250/10 Sesiones<br />

$280/12 Sesiones<br />

$500/Mes<br />

Entrenamiento Personal en Grupo<br />

Centro de Bienestar (14+ Años)<br />

Sesiones de entrenamiento personal para ti<br />

y tus amigos. By appointment only.<br />

categoría<br />

Miembro<br />

Comunidad<br />

FEE<br />

$30/1 Sesión<br />

$140/5 Sesiones<br />

$260/10 Sesiones<br />

$312/12 Sesiones<br />

$60/1 Sesión<br />

$250/5 Sesiones<br />

$410/10 Sesiones<br />

$432/12 Sesiones<br />

Registré para programas en la web mvymca.org o en persona.<br />

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INTERESES<br />

ESPECIAL<br />

ALQUILO PARA FIESTAS (De todas las edades)<br />

Piscina<br />

FEE: Miembro $100 Comunidad $150<br />

¡Celebre cualquier ocasión especial con una<br />

fiesta de piscina! Cada renta incluye una hora en<br />

la piscina, y una hora en un salón privado para<br />

sus aperitivos, biscocho, o regalos.<br />

días<br />

SAB & DOM<br />

Horario<br />

LLAME PARA HORARIO<br />

ALQUILO DEL PARQUE ACUÁTICO PARA<br />

FIESTAS Piscina (4+ Años)<br />

FEE: Miembro $150 Comunidad $185<br />

¡Nuestra Pista de Obstáculos de Agua está<br />

disponible para rentar para su ocasión especial!<br />

Cada renta incluye 45 minutos en la piscina,<br />

y una hora en un salón privado para sus<br />

aperitivos, biscocho, o regalos.<br />

días<br />

SAB & DOM<br />

Horario<br />

LLAME PARA HORARIO<br />

DEPORTES<br />

Tiny tots sports medley (3-8 Años)<br />

Familia $35 Individual $45 Comunidad $60<br />

Diseñado para introducir a los jóvenes a una variedad<br />

de Deportes incluyendo, pero no limitado a, baloncesto,<br />

Fútbol, béisbol y mucho más.<br />

Fechas días Horario<br />

11/1 - 12/6 MIE 6:00 - 7:00PM<br />

Habilidades de baloncesto y Ejercicios<br />

(4-14 Años)<br />

Miembro $40 Comunidad $50<br />

Este programa de siete semanas está diseñado<br />

para introducir a la juventud los fundamentos del<br />

baloncesto.<br />

días Fechas Horario Años<br />

MAR 10/31-12/5 6:00 - 7:00PM Pre-K - 4<br />

MAR 10/31-12/5 7:00 - 8:00PM 5-8 Grado<br />

LIGA DE BALONCESTO JUVENIL (Grados Pre K - 6)<br />

Familia $80 ($90 después del 17 de noviembre)<br />

Individual $80 ($90 después del 17 de noviembre)<br />

Comunidad $130 ($140 después del 17 de noviembre)<br />

La Liga Juvenil de Baloncesto (YBL) está dirigida a niños<br />

y niñas de todos los niveles de habilidad. Los equipos<br />

tienen una práctica de una hora de duración en una<br />

noche de la semana y un juego de una hora de duración<br />

en el fin de semana. La temporada está llena de clínicas<br />

de habilidades, prácticas, juegos, día de la imagen, día<br />

de la familia, Kimball Classic / playoffs y mucho más!<br />

Fechas<br />

Horario Y días<br />

12/2 -3/3 Practice & game times vary<br />

Registré para programas en la web mvymca.org o en persona.<br />

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Methuen<br />

YMCA<br />

Table of Contents<br />

ARTS...............................................63<br />

• Drawing Classes • Exploring Art<br />

EVENTS...........................................63<br />

• Kids Night Out • Special Friends Dances<br />

• Upper School Fun Night • Middle School Dances<br />

• Family Movie Night<br />

Health & wellness..........................64<br />

• Karate<br />

• CPR/AED Training<br />

• Babysitter Training<br />

• Women’s Self Defense<br />

Music ClubHouse......................64-66<br />

• Instrument Lessons • Recording & Beat Making<br />

• Voice & Songwriting • Drop-in Hours<br />

• Saturday Music Lessons<br />

special interest........................66-67<br />

• Leaders Club<br />

• Facility Rentals<br />

• Adventure Club<br />

• Sew Simple<br />

• Slimy Science<br />

• Cooking Classes<br />

• Builders Club<br />

sports...........................................67<br />

• Basketball Skills Clinics<br />

• Sports Combo<br />

• YBL<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS<br />

YOUTH<br />

BASKETBALL<br />

LEAGUE<br />

Coed Recreational League for Grades Pre K - 6<br />

December 2, <strong>2017</strong> -<br />

March 3, 2018<br />

Times and days vary depending<br />

on team’s schedule<br />

Methuen YMCA<br />

Pricing:<br />

Family $80 ($90 after Nov. 17)<br />

Individual $80 ($90 after Nov. 17)<br />

Community $130 ($140 after Nov. 17)<br />

Register online at<br />

www.mvymca.org or at our<br />

Welcome Center.<br />

For more information, contact<br />

the Welcome Center at<br />

978-683-5266.<br />

Sponsored by:<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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ARTS<br />

EVENTS<br />

Exploring Art (4-6 Years)<br />

Art Room<br />

Family $35 Individual $35 Community $70<br />

Young artists will explore various art forms<br />

by creating a different art project each week,<br />

including painting, sculpting and crafts!<br />

DAYS<br />

T<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00 – 4:50PM<br />

Character Drawing (6-12 Years)<br />

Art Room<br />

Family $35 Individual $35 Community $70<br />

This class encourages kids to explore their ideas<br />

and create characters, whether it’s from their own<br />

imagination, cartoons or comic books.<br />

DAYS<br />

T<br />

TIMES<br />

6:00 – 6:50PM<br />

Comic Book Drawing (8-14 Years)<br />

Art Room<br />

Family $35 Individual $35 Community $70<br />

Captain America, Spiderman and Batman all<br />

started as ideas and drawings on a page. Bring<br />

your characters to life by learning to create your<br />

own storyline and comic book.<br />

DAYS<br />

TH<br />

TIMES<br />

6:00 – 6:50PM<br />

Kids Night Out (5-12 Years)<br />

Game Room<br />

Family $10 Individual $10 Community $10<br />

Kids can enjoy games, food, and fun, while<br />

parents can enjoy a night out of their own! Pizza<br />

and drinks included.<br />

DATES DAYS TIMES<br />

10/14 SAT 5:00 – 8:00PM<br />

11/11 SAT 5:00 – 8:00PM<br />

12/9 SAT 5:00 – 8:00PM<br />

Middle School Dances (Grades 5-8)<br />

Gymnasium/Game Room<br />

Family $5 Individual $5 Community $10<br />

The Middle School Dances are back! Enjoy a night<br />

out with your friends, including fun themes, DJ<br />

music, game room, photo booth and concession<br />

stand.<br />

DATES DAYS TIMES<br />

10/20 F 6:30 – 9:00PM<br />

11/17 F 6:30 – 9:00PM<br />

12/15 F 6:30 – 9:00PM<br />

Special Friends Dances (22+ Years)<br />

Gymnasium<br />

Family $5 Individual $5 Community $5<br />

Adults with disabilities are invited to come to<br />

our themed dances with music, friends and fun!<br />

Dessert and drinks will be provided. Participants that<br />

require assistance must be accompanied by a caregiver<br />

or family member who can attend free of charge.<br />

DATES DAYS TIMES<br />

10/6 F 6:30 – 8:30PM<br />

11/3 F 6:30 – 8:30PM<br />

12/1 F 6:30 – 8:30PM<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org<br />

or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

Family Movie Night (All Ages)<br />

Gymnasium<br />

Family Free Individual Free Community Free<br />

Join us for an indoor movie night that’s free and<br />

fun for the whole family! Doors open at 6:30pm and<br />

movie begins at 7:00pm. Parents must be present<br />

at all times. Pajamas are welcome and encouraged.<br />

Chairs will be provided or bring your own chairs,<br />

blanket, etc. Snacks and beverages will be available<br />

for purchase. Featured movie will be announced.<br />

DATES DAYS TIMES<br />

12/22 F 6:30 – 9:00PM<br />

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HEALTH &<br />

WELLNESS<br />

Karate Club (5–12 Years)<br />

Gymnasium<br />

Family $35/Month Community $50/Month<br />

The Karate Club allows students to learn at their own<br />

pace and progress through the ranking system to<br />

earn colored belts. $20 fee for uniform. Additional<br />

fees apply for rank promotions.<br />

DAYS<br />

W<br />

TIMES<br />

5:00-5:50PM<br />

Babysitter Training (11-15 Years)<br />

Art Room<br />

Family $100 Individual $100 Community $135<br />

This training will allow students to gain the skills<br />

and confidence they need to be a great babysitter.<br />

Participants receive a Babysitter Certificate & CPR/<br />

AED Certification. Bring a nut-free lunch from home.<br />

DATES DAYS TIMES<br />

11/7 T 9:00AM – 4:00PM<br />

CPR/AED Training (14+ Years)<br />

All Purpose Room<br />

Family $75 Individual $75 Community $105<br />

This American Heart Association Heartsaver ® CPR/<br />

AED course will teach you to recognize cardiac<br />

arrest, get emergency care on the way quickly, and<br />

help a person until more advanced care arrives to<br />

take over.<br />

DATES DAYS TIMES<br />

10/11 W 6:30-9:30PM<br />

11/14 T 6:30-9:30PM<br />

Women’s Self-Defense (16+ Years)<br />

Gymnasium<br />

Family $5 Individual $5 Community $10<br />

This hands-on workshop is designed to teach<br />

participants the techniques that can be utilized to<br />

defend themselves and combat the most common<br />

methods of assaults. Wear sneakers and comfortable<br />

workout-style attire. Advance registration is<br />

required.<br />

DATES DAYS TIMES<br />

10/25 W 6:00-7:30PM<br />

Drum Lessons (10-18 years*)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Learn to play the drum set in various styles,<br />

such as Rock, R&B, Jazz, and Hip Hop.<br />

DAYS<br />

M<br />

M<br />

M<br />

M<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00-4:30PM<br />

4:30-5:00PM<br />

5:00-5:30PM<br />

5:30-6:00PM<br />

Guitar Level I (10-18 years*)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Learn to play electric or acoustic guitar for the first<br />

time. For beginners brand new to guitar.<br />

DAYS<br />

T<br />

T<br />

T<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00-4:30PM<br />

4:30-5:00PM<br />

5:00-5:30PM<br />

Guitar Level <strong>II</strong> (10-18 years*)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Improve your skills playing the electric or<br />

acoustic guitar. Must have completed 2<br />

sessions at the Clubhouse or 6 months<br />

elsewhere.<br />

DAYS<br />

T<br />

MUSIC<br />

CLUBHOUSE<br />

DROP-IN HOURS<br />

Monday - Thursday<br />

3:00PM - 7:00PM<br />

Participants have access to music instruments<br />

and a state-of-the-art recording studio!<br />

COME ON IN AND CREATE!<br />

TIMES<br />

5:30-6:00PM<br />

*Must be ages 10-18. No exceptions.<br />

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MUSIC<br />

CLUBHOUSE<br />

Piano Level I (10-18 years*)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Learn scales and chords on the electric<br />

keyboard. For beginners brand new to<br />

keyboard.<br />

DAYS<br />

W<br />

W<br />

W<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00-4:30PM<br />

4:30-5:00PM<br />

5:00-5:30PM<br />

Piano Level <strong>II</strong> (10-18 years*)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Improve your skills on the electric keyboard and<br />

be able to play many different songs by the end<br />

of this program. Must have completed 2<br />

sessions at the Clubhouse or 6 months<br />

elsewhere.<br />

DAYS<br />

W<br />

TIMES<br />

5:30-6:00PM<br />

Voice & Songwriting (10-18 years*)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Learn singing techniques, songwriting methods,<br />

and develop your own musicianship style using<br />

various art forms.<br />

Recording & Beat Making (10-18 years*)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Learn to record, mix, and master electronic<br />

and live music in our new, professional-level<br />

Recording Studio.<br />

DAYS<br />

T<br />

T<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00-4:30PM<br />

4:30-5:00PM<br />

Live Podcast (10-18 years*)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Come be a part of our live podcast where we<br />

talk about music, video games, culture, art, and<br />

pretty much anything! The show is broadcast live<br />

over the internet, so anyone with a computer<br />

can tune in!<br />

Check our facebook page for this month’s<br />

guest performer(s): facebook.com/<br />

MethuenMusicClubhouse<br />

To listen to past podcasts,<br />

check out our bandcamp page:<br />

MethuenMusicClubhousebandcamp.com<br />

Tune in LIVE, go to tinyurl.com/YMCAlive<br />

DATES DAYS TIMES<br />

11/30 TH 5:30-6:00PM<br />

12/28 TH 5:30-6:00PM<br />

DAYS<br />

TH<br />

TH<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00-4:30PM<br />

4:30-5:00PM<br />

Open Mic (All Ages)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Perform the song that you have been practicing,<br />

have your band play, sing & show off your<br />

talents! The Open Mic is open to all ages,<br />

however performers must be ages 10-18.<br />

DATES DAYS TIMES<br />

11/16 TH 6:00-8:00PM<br />

12/21 TH 6:00-8:00PM<br />

*Must be ages 10-18. No exceptions.<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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MUSIC<br />

CLUBHOUSE<br />

Music Workshop Thursdays (10-18 years*)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family/Individual/Community FREE<br />

Every Thursday we work on various music<br />

projects that range from video production,<br />

flash mob performances, songwriting workshops,<br />

live recording sessions, the live radio show<br />

broadcast on the internet, album artwork night,<br />

performance development workshops, band<br />

practices, improvisation workshops, and much<br />

more!<br />

Drop-in Recording Sessions (10-18 years*)<br />

Music Clubhouse<br />

Family Free Individual Free Community Free<br />

Work individually with a staff member to create<br />

multi-track recordings, record live instruments,<br />

use samples, work on original songs, and more!<br />

Sign up for 30 or 60 minute sessions. To reserve<br />

studio time online, go to<br />

tinyurl.com/MMCstudioTime.<br />

DAYS<br />

M-TH<br />

TIMES<br />

3:00 - 7:00PM<br />

Slimy Science (4-12 Years)<br />

Art Room<br />

Family $35 Individual $35 Community $70<br />

Learn how fun science can be through ooey, gooey,<br />

sticky and slimy experiments. Come prepared to<br />

have fun and get messy!<br />

DAYS TIMES AGES<br />

TH 4:00 – 4:50PM 4-6 years<br />

TH 5:00 – 5:50PM 7-12 years<br />

Builders Club (5-12 years)<br />

Art Room<br />

Family $21 Individual $21 Community $42<br />

If you can imagine it, you can build it! Enjoy open,<br />

creative play with our collection of LEGO®, ZOOB®<br />

and K’NEX® pieces, as well as, instructor guided<br />

building challenges.<br />

DAYS<br />

T<br />

SPECIAL<br />

INTEREST<br />

TIMES<br />

5:00-5:50PM<br />

Sew Simple (8-12 years)<br />

Art Room<br />

Family $35 Individual $35 Community $70<br />

Learn how to complete simple sewing projects<br />

by hand, such as key chains, ornaments and fun<br />

accessories.<br />

DAYS<br />

W<br />

TIMES<br />

4:00-4:50PM<br />

*Must be ages 10-18. No exceptions.<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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SPECIAL<br />

INTEREST<br />

Leaders Club (Grades 6-8)<br />

Art Room<br />

Family $75/school year Individual $75/school year<br />

Community $100/school year<br />

Today’s teens are tomorrow’s leaders. Leaders Club<br />

is a nationally-recognized core YMCA teen program<br />

that provides participants with opportunities for<br />

leadership training, personal growth, service to<br />

others, and social development. Teens meet on a<br />

monthly basis, working closely with their peers<br />

and adult advisors on skill and character building<br />

activities, as well as participating in community<br />

service projects and school tours.<br />

DATE DAYS TIMES<br />

10/20 F 4:30-6:00PM<br />

11/17 F 4:30-6:00PM<br />

12/15 F 4:30-6:00PM<br />

FACILITY RENTALS<br />

Game Room<br />

Family $50/hour Individual $50/hour<br />

Community $100/hour<br />

The YMCA is a great place to host your birthday<br />

party, baby shower or other special event. To<br />

learn more or to make a reservation, contact the<br />

Welcome Center at 978-683-5266.<br />

SPORTS<br />

Sports Combo (4-12 years)<br />

Gymnasium<br />

Family $20 Individual $20 Community $40<br />

Sports Combo introduces kids to a variety of sports,<br />

such as basketball, soccer, t-ball, floor hockey<br />

and volleyball. Participants will learn basic skills,<br />

teamwork and have fun. <strong>Fall</strong> <strong>II</strong> Session will be 4<br />

weeks in length.<br />

DAYS TIMES AGES<br />

T 5:30-6:30PM 4-5 years<br />

T 6:30-7:30PM 6-8 years<br />

T 7:30-8:30PM 9-12 years<br />

Basketball Skills Clinics (4-12 years)<br />

Gymnasium<br />

Family $20 Individual $20 Community $40<br />

The basketball skills clinics are designed to<br />

emphasize the fundamentals of basketball, such<br />

as dribbling, passing, defense and shooting. <strong>Fall</strong> <strong>II</strong><br />

Session will be 4 weeks in length.<br />

DAYS TIMES AGES<br />

M 5:30-6:30PM 4-5 years<br />

M 6:30-7:30PM 6-8 years<br />

M 7:30-8:30PM 9-12 years<br />

TH 5:30-6:30PM 4-5 years<br />

TH 6:30-7:30PM 6-8 years<br />

TH 7:30-8:30PM 9-12 years<br />

Youth Basketball League (Grades Pre K - 6)<br />

Gymnasium<br />

Family $80 ($90 after Nov. 17)<br />

Individual $80 ($90 after Nov. 17)<br />

Community $130 ($140 after Nov. 17)<br />

The Youth Basketball League (YBL) is geared for<br />

boys and girls of all skill levels. Teams have an<br />

hour-long practice on a week night and an hourlong<br />

game on the weekend. The season is packed<br />

with skills clinics, practices, games, picture day,<br />

family day, Kimball Classic/playoffs and much more!<br />

DATES<br />

TIMES & DAYS<br />

12/2 -3/3 Practice & game times vary<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.<br />

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Our Branches<br />

Andover/North Andover YMCA<br />

165 Haverhill Street • Andover, MA 01810<br />

978-685-3541<br />

Hours:<br />

Monday - Thursday 5AM - 10PM<br />

Friday 5AM - 9PM<br />

Saturday 6AM - 8PM<br />

Sunday 6AM - 8PM<br />

Lawrence YMCA<br />

40 Lawrence Street • Lawrence, MA 01840<br />

978-686-6191<br />

Hours:<br />

Monday - Thursday 5AM - 10PM<br />

Friday 5AM - 9PM<br />

Saturday 5AM - 6PM<br />

Sunday 6AM - 2PM<br />

Methuen YMCA<br />

129 Haverhill Street • Methuen, MA 01844<br />

978-683-5266<br />

Hours:<br />

Mon, Tues, & Thurs 6:30AM - 8:30PM*<br />

Wednesday 6:30AM - 7:00PM*<br />

Friday 6:30AM - 6:00PM*<br />

Saturday CLOSED*<br />

Sunday CLOSED*<br />

*Hours vary based on programs<br />

Merrimack Valley YMCA<br />

Corporate Office<br />

101 Amesbury Street, 4th Floor • Lawrence, MA 01840<br />

978-725-6681<br />

Camping Services<br />

Administrative Office<br />

101 Amesbury Street, 4th Floor • Lawrence, MA 01840<br />

978-975-1330<br />

www.mvymca.org<br />

Scan this QR code for updated<br />

YMCA schedules & events.<br />

Register for programs online at mvymca.org or in person at the Welcome Center.


FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ®<br />

FOR HEALTHY LIVING<br />

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBLILITY<br />

FOR FOR YOUTH YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ® ®<br />

FOR FOR HEALTHY LIVING LIVING<br />

FOR FOR SOCIAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBLILITY<br />

A WE’RE<br />

PLACE.<br />

MORE THAN A PLACE.<br />

WE’RE A CAUSE.<br />

A A cause that, with your generous support, will:<br />

s support, will:<br />

Build confidence and and selfesteem<br />

for for kids kids participating<br />

in in youth sports and and aquatics<br />

Provide a a safe, nurturing<br />

environment for for children<br />

after school<br />

Teach literacy and and readiness skills to to preschoolers<br />

preschoolers<br />

Train adults to to better protect children from abuse<br />

from abuse<br />

Allow children, teens and and adults to to participate in in the the<br />

rticipate in health the<br />

and and wellness programs<br />

Enable teens to to participate in in Teen Achievers and and Youth<br />

hievers In and In Government Youth<br />

programs<br />

Send a a child to to Day Day Camp Otter or or overnight camp at at Camp<br />

rnight camp Lawrence at Camp<br />

or or Camp Nokomis<br />

MORE.<br />

GIVE. AND DO DO SO SO MUCH MORE.<br />

To To make a a donation to to the the YMCA’s Annual Campaign, please<br />

l Campaign, visit please<br />

the the Welcome Center or www.mvymca.org/impact<br />

mca.org/impact

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