West Chester Area YMCA - 2020 Winter Program Guide

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WEST CHESTER AREA YMCA

WINTER PROGRAMS

Programs begin Monday, January 6

• Online registration ends Sunday, January 5

Registrations will be accepted in-branch through Sunday, January 19.

WEST CHESTER AREA YMCA

a branch of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine

605 Airport Road, West Chester, PA 19380 • 610-431-9622

ymcagbw.org/programs


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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Table of Contents

Art / Arts & Learning ............................................................................................................................................. 3

Diving / Swim .......................................................................................................................................................... 3

Events for Families / Family and Community ..................................................................................................... 4

Events For Seniors / Family and Community ...................................................................................................... 5

Gymnastics Classes / Sports ................................................................................................................................ 6

Martial Arts / Sports ............................................................................................................................................. 6

Music / Arts and Learning ..................................................................................................................................... 7

STEM Programs / Arts and Learning ................................................................................................................... 7

Parent's Night Out / Family and Community ...................................................................................................... 9

Personal Training - 1-on-1 / Exercise, Health and Wellness ......................................................................... 9

Personal Training - Partners in Training / Exercise, Health and Wellness ................................................ 10

Pickleball / Sports ............................................................................................................................................... 11

Preschool / Arts and Learning ........................................................................................................................... 11

Preschool Sports / Sports .................................................................................................................................. 12

Saturday Night Lights / Family and Community.............................................................................................. 12

Small Group Training / Exercise, Health and Wellness .................................................................................. 13

Special Needs Programs / Exercise, Health and Wellness ............................................................................ 20

Special Needs Programs / Swim ........................................................................................................................ 20

Swim Lessons - Adult / Swim ............................................................................................................................ 21

Swim Lessons - Parent/Child / Swim ................................................................................................................ 22

Swim Lessons - Preschool / Swim..................................................................................................................... 24

Swim Lessons - Private / Swim ......................................................................................................................... 26

Swim Lessons - Semi Private / Swim ................................................................................................................ 28

Swim Lessons - Youth / Swim ........................................................................................................................... 28

Lifeguard Certification / Swim ........................................................................................................................... 32

Weight Loss Program / Exercise, Health and Wellness ................................................................................. 34

Youth & Government / Family and Community ............................................................................................... 34

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YMCA WINTER PROGRAMS

Please note that everyone is able to register for the winter program

session beginning Monday, November 18 for programs offered at

the YMCA.

Below are the important dates:

Program registration

• Registration for winter programs begins on

Monday, November 18 and closes online on

Sunday, January 5 and in-branch on Sunday, January 19.

Winter programs begin Monday, January 6

YMCA members receive discounted rates for programs. See the “member rate”

by each program listing. Please stop by Member Services if you have any questions.


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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Art / Arts & Learning

Mixed Media Art

Thursday

Y member rate: $68

Y non-member rate: $136

Our younger members will create weekly projects based on canvas

painting to clay modeling to using alternative materials for

sculpture. Kids will surely enjoy this opportunity to let their

creativity shine through.

Ages: 6-12

100515 Multi Purpose Room 6pm to 7pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

Slime Time

Monday

Y member rate: $10

Y non-member rate: $25

Not sure how to spend another in-service day with the kids? Bring

them to the Y for some slime time! Kids get to make slime without

making a mess at home.

Ages: 6-12

100519 Multi Purpose Room 10am to 11am Mon, January 20

100520 Multi Purpose Room 10am to 11am Mon, February 17

Diving / Swim

Diving Instruction

Saturday & Sunday

Y member rate: $72

Y non-member rate: $107

Learn basic diving skills that lead to more advanced dives off our

one-meter boards. Our experienced diving staff teach divers in a

lightly competitive, yet encouraging atmosphere. Participants

must be a Green Band swimmer and be willing to jump off a onemeter

board into 12 feet of water.

Ages: 8-18

100378 Indoor Dive Well 9am to 10am Sat, January 11- Sat, February 22

100379 Indoor Dive Well Noon to 1pm Sun, January 12, 2020- Sun, February 23

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Events for Families / Family and Community

Happiness Takes Practice

Thursday

Y member rate: FREE

Personal well-being, just like physical health, is something you

make an effort towards. For two decades, positive psychology has

been studying interventions that enhance your mental well-being

such as resilience, gratitude, and mindfulness. This interactive

workshop will provide an opportunity to try a quick and easy

technique each week, and these habits can improve your wellbeing

and therefore your overall happiness. Happiness takes

practice, come practice with us at the YMCA! For more

information, please contact Laura Schofield-Pierson, 610-431-

9622, ext. 2230 or lschofieldpierson@ymcagbw.org

Ages: 18 & up

100521 Multi Purpose Room 6pm to 7pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

Super Soul Mondays

Monday

Y member rate: FREE

Make Monday your favorite day of the week. Health is selfdefined.

Health is not just about movement and eating; it is a

multifaceted journey. Join us to discuss introspective topics, read

inspiring books, and watch TED Talks that benefit the spirit, mind

and body. Connect with like-minded members who are looking to

live the happiest and healthiest lives possible. For more

information, please contact Laura Schofield-Pierson, 610-431-

9622, ext. 2230 or lschofieldpierson@ymcagbw.org

Ages: 18 & up

100522 Conference Room Noon to 1:30pm Mon, January 6- Mon, May 18

Winnie The Pooh Day

Saturday

Y member rate: FREE

Help us celebrate everyone's favorite teddy bear with games and

crafts! Families will even be able to make their own "hunny pot" to

take home with them.

Ages: All ages with parent supervision

101340 Gymnasium 1pm to 3pm Sat, January 18, 2020

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Events For Seniors / Family and Community

Art for the Young at Heart

Wednesday

Y member rate: FREE

Come explore your creative soul. Meet new friends and work with

different mediums in this exciting new class.

Ages: 18 and up

100504 Y-Zone Room Noon to 1pm Wed, January 8

100505 Y-Zone Room Noon to 1pm Wed, February 12

100506 Y-Zone Room Noon to 1pm Wed, March 11

Bingo

Thursday

Y member rate: FREE

Did somebody say BINGO!? Meet new friends and play for prizes.

Ages: 18 & up

100507 Y-Zone Room 1:30pm to 3pm Thu, January 9

100508 Y-Zone Room 1:30pm to 3pm Thu, February 13

100509 Y-Zone Room 1:30pm to 3pm Thu, March 12

Bridge

Tuesday

Y member rate: FREE

52-Week Session

Bridge is for all levels and guided by an expert. Come give your

brain a workout!

Ages: 18 and up

100511 Y-Zone Room Noon to 2:30pm Tue, January 7-Tue, December 29

Mah Jongg

Monday

Y member rate: FREE

50-Week Session

Mah Jongg is a game of both skill and luck that originated in China.

American Mah Jongg utilizes racks, jokers, "Hands and Rules" score

cards, and has several distinct gameplay mechanics. Experts are

available to assist in learning Mah Jongg. All levels welcome.

Ages: 18 and up

100510 Y-Zone Room Noon to 1pm Mon, January 6-Mon, December 28

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Senior Social

Thursday

Y member rate: FREE

Come and meet new friends!

Ages: 18 and up

100512 Y-Zone Room Noon to 1pm Thu, January 16

100513 Y-Zone Room Noon to 1pm Thu, February 20

100514 Y-Zone Room Noon to 1pm Thu, March 19

Gymnastics Classes / Sports

Preschool Tumbling

Saturday

Y member rate: $55

Y non-member rate: $105

Calling all tiny tumblers! A fun introduction for our youngest

members to explore basic tumbling skills.

Ages: 2-5

100517 Multi Purpose Room 9:45am to 10:15am Sat, January 11-Sat, February 22

Martial Arts / Sports

Tang Soo Do

Monday, Wednesday

Y member rate: $40

Y non-member rate: $80

37-Week Session

This exciting Korean Martial Art Belt Program teaches skills like

strength, patience, and determination.

Ages: 4-8

97058 Multi Purpose Room 6:45pm to 7:30pm Mon, September 9, 2019-Wed, May 20, 2020

97059 Multi Purpose Room 7:30pm to 8:15pm Mon, September 9, 2019-Wed, May 20, 2020

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Music / Arts and Learning

Glee

Monday, Wednesday

Y member rate: FREE

From Disney to Broadway, kids will have a great time singing and

adding choreography to familiar favorites and new songs alike.

Bring out your inner performer!

Ages: 6-12

100518 Mind Body Studio 2pm to 2:45pm Sun, January 12-Sun, February 23

Stories and Songs

Friday

Y member rate: FREE

38-Week Session

Join us for stories and songs, where we will sing, read, tell, and act

out our stories! Celebrate your voice each week and explore your

inner performer! For children with parent or caregiver.

Ages: 4 years old

97060 Y-Zone Room 11am to 11:30am Fri, September 6, 2019-Fri, May 22, 2020

STEM Programs / Arts and Learning

STEMtastic

Wednesday

Y member rate: $68

Y non-member rate: $136

7-Week Session

Join us for this hands-on series of programs where children will

enjoy exploring the wonderful worlds of science, technology,

engineering, and math!

101339 Multi Purpose Room 5pm to 6pm Wed, January 8, 2020 - Wed, February 19, 2020

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MONTESSORI AT THE Y

LEARN. GROW.

THRIVE.

Montessori toddler and

preschool care at the YMCA

SIGN UP TODAY!

Montessori at the Y inspires

your child to discover the joy

of learning.

Montessori care at the

Kennett Area YMCA

and the West Chester

Area YMCA offers a

learning experience

that helps children

think critically, work

collaboratively and act boldly — a skill set for the

21st century.

“Montessori care at the Y is a

perfect balance of academic work

and social time for the kids. We love

the fact that swim lessons, yoga and

music are included in the program!”

– Montessori Parent

Your child will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience at

Montessori at the YMCA, while developing their school

readiness skills. Parents have peace of mind knowing their

children are safe and sound in our schools’ secure locations.

Choose the childcare program with expert staff focused

on building and expanding skills and keeping fun in the

formula. Choose the Y.

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Parent's Night Out / Family and Community

Kid's Night Out

Saturday

Y member rate: FREE

1-Week Session

It's time for you to have a date night or enjoy some "me" time while

the Y's enthusiastic staff guide your children through fun activities

that may include arts and crafts, moon bounce, and swimming.

Kids may enjoy Y Zone and gym activities. Generally the first and

third Saturdays of each month.

Ages: 7-12

100586 Location unspecified 6pm to 9pm Sat, January 4-Sat, January 18

100587 Location unspecified 6pm to 9pm Sat, February 1-Sat, February 15

100588 Location unspecified 6pm to 9pm Sat, March 7-Sat, March 21

Parent’s Night Out

Saturday

Y member rate: FREE

1-Week Session

It's time for you to have a date night or enjoy some "me" time while

the Y's enthusiastic staff guide your children through fun activities

that may include arts and crafts and Brandy's Playground for the

little ones, to moon bounce for ages 3 and up and swimming for

ages 5 and up. Generally the first and third Saturdays of each

month. Based on the age grouping, participants will be in the

following locations within the YMCA: Ages 0-3 in Brandy's

Playground, ages 4-6 in Multipurpose Room

Ages: Up to 6

100584 Location unspecified 6pm to 9pm Sat, February 1-Sat, February 15

100583 Location unspecified 6pm to 9pm Sat, January 4-Sat, January 18

100585 Location unspecified 6pm to 9pm Sat, March 7Sat, March 21

Personal Training - 1-on-1 / Exercise, Health and Wellness

Personal Training - 1 Hour Sessions

Thursday

Y member rate: $55 per session

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine personal trainers are nationally

certified professionals who work to empower their clients.

Personal training provides assistance for everything from activities

of daily living to becoming fit and active. Whether you are just

getting started and need support, diagnosed with a health

concern, an athlete, or just looking to make your health a priority,

personal training at the Y is for you! One-hour sessions can be

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

purchased individually or grouped together in a package. Multiple

session discount available.

Ages: Any

100877 Wellness Center 6:30am to 7pm Thu, October 31, 2019-Thu, December 31, 2020

Personal Training - 30 Minute Sessions

Thursday

Y member rate: $33 per session

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine personal trainers are nationally

certified professionals who work to empower their clients.

Personal training provides assistance for everything from activities

of daily living to becoming fit and active. Whether you are just

getting started and need support, diagnosed with a health

concern, an athlete, or just looking to make your health a priority,

personal training at the Y is for you! 30-minute sessions can be

purchased individually or grouped together in a package. Multiple

session discount available.

Ages: Any

100884 Wellness Center 6:30am to 7pm Thu, October 31, 2019-Thu, December 31, 2020

Personal Training - Partners in Training / Exercise, Health and Wellness

Partners in Training - 1 Hour Sessions

Thursday

Y member rate: $43 per session

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine personal trainers are nationally

certified professionals who work to empower their clients.

Partners in training allows you to train with a friend, a family

member, a teammate or a group of people. In a group no larger

than 4 people, partners in training provides assistance for

everything from activities of daily living to becoming fit and active.

Whether you are just getting started and need support, are a

group of athletes, or just looking to make your health a priority,

partners in training at the Y can work for you! One-hour sessions

can be purchased individually or grouped together in a package.

Multiple session discount available.

Ages: Any

100863 Wellness Center 6:30am to 7pm Thu, October 31, 2019-Thu, December 31, 2020

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Partners in Training - 30 Minute Sessions

Thursday

Y member rate: $25 per session

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine personal trainers are nationally

certified professionals who work to empower their clients.

Partners in training allows you to train with a friend, a family

member, a teammate or a group of people. In a group no larger

than 4 people, partners in training provides assistance for

everything from activities of daily living to becoming fit and active.

Whether you are just getting started and need support, are a

group of athletes, or just looking to make your health a priority,

partners in training at the Y can work for you! 30-minute sessions

can be purchased individually or grouped together in a package.

Multiple session discount available.

Ages: Any

100870 Wellness Center 6:30am to 7pm Thu, October 31, 2019-Thu, December 31, 2020

Pickleball / Sports

Pickleball

Monday-Friday

Y member rate: FREE

10-Week Session

Open Pickleball each weekday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Held in

the gym for active adults. Pickleball will be cancelled when the

West Chester Area School District is not in session.

Ages: 14 and up

97896 Gymnasium 12:30pm to 2:30pm Tue, September 3, 2019 - Fri, June 5, 2020

Preschool / Arts and Learning

Introduction to Preschool

Monday, Wednesday

Y member rate: $115 per month

Y non-member rate: $230 per month

37-Week Session

Enjoy story time, music, movement, hands-on crafts, snack time

and free play during this academy. Children must be, or turn 2

during the first month of participation. Parents receive a

newsletter to keep them up to date on this child-only program.

Includes special events and activities for parents.

Ages: 2 to 3 years and 11 months

97056 Y-Zone Room 10am to 11:30am Mon, September 9, 2019 - Wed, May 20

97057 Y-Zone Room 10am to 11:30am Tue, September 10, 2019-Thu, May 21, 2020

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Preschool Sports / Sports

Preschool Sports

Friday

Y member rate: $55

Y non-member rate: $105

7-Week Session

Younger sports enthusiasts learn skills for different for games,

how to play together and have a lot of fun!

Ages: 2-5

100516 Gymnasium Noon to 12:30pm Fri, January 10-Fri, February 21

Saturday Night Lights / Family and Community

Saturday Night Lights

Saturday

Y member rate: FREE

Y non-member rate: $6

7-Week Session

Open to all community kids. Hang out with your friends on

Saturday Nights! We're turning the lights on at the Y just for you!

Head to the Y to play games, shoot hoops, swim or just chill in the

lounges. Teens can also work out in our fitness center. All

activities are supervised by trained YMCA staff and kids hang out

in age appropriate groups.

Ages: 9-18

99095 West Chester Area YMCA 7pm to 10pm Sat, November 23, 2019

99096 West Chester Area YMCA 7pm to 10pm Sat, December 14, 2019

99097 West Chester Area YMCA 7pm to 10pm Sat, January 11, 2020

99098 West Chester Area YMCA 7pm to 10pm Sat, January 25, 2020

99099 West Chester Area YMCA 7pm to 10pm Sat, February 8, 2020

99100 West Chester Area YMCA 7pm to 10pm Sat, February 22, 2020

99101 West Chester Area YMCA 7pm to 10pm Sat, March 14, 2020

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Small Group Training / Exercise, Health and Wellness

Active Adult TRX 30

Monday

Y member rate: $30 per month

Y non-member rate: $60 per month

This class is reserved for participants aged 40 years and up.

Active Adult TRX is a low-impact compilation of strength,

flexibility, and coordination to maintain and improve health as the

participants move through middle-age and beyond. Experience this

fun and empowering form of exercise that will spark your interest

and revitalize your routine. Users can precisely control how

challenging they want each exercise to be. This type of training

allows users to self-adjust the amount of resistance they want,

making it suitable for people of all fitness levels by making small

changes in foot, hand or body position. The TRX will help to

develop strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability

simultaneously. Groups are limited to 8 participants so there is

plenty of individual attention to go around. Cost shown reflects

the annual rate and payments are charged monthly. New

registrations are accepted anytime and there is no commitment so

cancellation can be requested.

Ages: 40 & up

100798 TRX Room 9:30am to 10am Mon, January 6-Mon, December 28

High Intensity, Low Impact 30

Saturday

Y member rate: $30 per month

Y non-member rate: $60 per month

High Intensity Interval Training for those 50 and above. Build

strength and burn calories in a short amount of time. High

Intensity, Low Impact will make you healthier and more functional

on a physical and molecular level without placing impact on the

joints. Cost shown reflects the annual rate and payments are

charged monthly. New registrations are accepted anytime and

there is no commitment so cancellation can be requested.

Ages: 50 & up

100799 TRX Room 9:30am to 10am Sat, January 4-Sat, December 26

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Kickboxing Circuit

Monday

Y member rate: $95

Y non-member rate: $190

During this workout, you will focus on learning the sport of boxing

and kickboxing. This class employs jump ropes, heavy bags,

bodyweight exercises and other equipment to take you through

reflex drills, coordination exercises, footwork, jump training, and

other boxing-inspired forms of cross-training.

Ages: 18 & up

100492 HIIT Room 6pm to 6:45pm Mon, January 6-Mon, February 17

100493 HIIT Room 7:30pm to 8:15pm Tue, January 7-Tue, February 18

100494 HIIT Room 7pm to 7:45pm Wed, January 8-Wed, February 19

Self Defense

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Y member rate: $95 per month

Y non-member rate: $190 per month

Having some basic skills in Self-Defense can make a big difference

in a dangerous situation. Being prepared both mentally and

physically is essential. This class being offered addresses these

two major areas of concern. You will develop the following skills

over the course of a 7 week program:-Sense of awareness-Basic,

but effective self-defense techniques-Making better decisions -

Avoiding bad situations-Specific exercises-Confidence-Lateral

movements-Gripping-Striking-Tripping-Assessing-Kicking-

Maximizing power-Understanding body mapping.

Ages: 18 & up

101341 HIIT Room 10am to 10:45am Wed, January 8, 2020 - Wed, February 19, 2020

TRX Bootcamp 45

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Y member rate: $45 per month

Y non-member rate: $90 per month

While mainly on the TRX straps during this 45 minute class your

instructor will also incorporate other equipment such as resistance

bands, kettlebells, battle ropes, and etc. Join in on the fun today,

and you will not be disappointed! Experience this fun and

empowering form of exercise that will spark your interest and

revitalize your routine. Users can precisely control how challenging

they want each exercise to be. This type of training allows users to

self-adjust the amount of resistance they want, making it suitable

for people of all fitness levels by making small changes in foot,

hand or body position. The TRX will help to develop strength,

balance, flexibility, and core stability simultaneously. Groups are

limited to 8 participants so there is plenty of individual attention

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

to go around. Cost shown reflects the annual rate and payments

are charged monthly. New registrations are accepted anytime and

there is no commitment so cancellation can be requested.

Ages: 14 & up

100800 TRX Room 10am to 10:45am Mon, January 6-Mon, December 28

100801 TRX Room 6pm to 6:45pm Wed, January 8-Wed, December 30

100802 TRX Room 10:15am to 11am Thu, January 2-Thu, December 17

TRX Bootcamp 60

Tuesday, Friday

Y member rate: $60 per month

Y non-member rate: $120 per month

While mainly on the TRX straps your instructor will also

incorporate other equipment such as resistance bands, kettlebells,

battle ropes, and etc. Join in on the fun today, and you will not be

disappointed! Experience this fun and empowering form of exercise

that will spark your interest and revitalize your routine. Users can

precisely control how challenging they want each exercise to be.

This type of training allows users to self-adjust the amount of

resistance they want, making it suitable for people of all fitness

levels by making small changes in foot, hand or body position. The

TRX will help to develop strength, balance, flexibility, and core

stability simultaneously. Groups are limited to 8 participants so

there is plenty of individual attention to go around. Cost shown

reflects the annual rate and payments are charged monthly. New

registrations are accepted anytime and there is no commitment so

cancellation can be requested.

Ages: 14 & up

100803 TRX Room 6pm to 7pm Tue, January 7- Tue, December 29

100804 TRX Room 7pm to 8pm Tue, January 7- Tue, December 29

100805 TRX Room 9am to 10am Fri, January 3- Fri, December 18

TRX Challenge 45

Tuesday

Y member rate: $45 per month

Y non-member rate: $90 per month

Participants will take their basic TRX skills to the next level. This

class will incorporate everything from high intensity drills to

strength loading reps. Your coach will guide you through a 45-

minute heart-thumping, strength-building and sweat-making fun

class. A monthly payment plan is available. Cost shown reflects the

annual rate and payments are charged monthly. New registrations

are accepted anytime and there is no commitment so cancellation

can be requested.

Ages: 14 & up

100806 TRX Room 10:30am to 11:15am Tue, January 7-Tue, December 29

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

TRX for MS

Saturday

Y member rate: FREE

51-Week Session

Join Gina, a certified TRX for MS instructor as well as a fellow

MS'er, on Saturdays at 12pm. Gina will conduct a 30 minute class

for MS participants. This slow, low impact class will help build

strength and stamina. Space is limited to 8 people.While the TRX

for MS program is a program offered to members, we do offer

income based memberships for those who can?t afford it. We know

MS can be financially challenging, and want to make sure every

person who wants to be a part of the program can be.

Ages: 14 & up

100807 TRX Room Noon to 1pm Sat, January 4- Sat, December 26

TRX for Swimmers

Thursday

Y member rate: $60 per month

Y non-member rate: $120 per month

Why not improve your stroke AND get your weight bearing

exercise done at the same time? Join your fellow swimmers and

improve your mobility, strength, and bone health with our land

exercises that will only improve your performance in the water!

Experience this fun and empowering form of exercise that will

spark your interest and revitalize your routine. Users can precisely

control how challenging they want each exercise to be. This type

of training allows users to self-adjust the amount of resistance

they want, making it suitable for people of all fitness levels by

making small changes in foot, hand or body position. The TRX will

help to develop strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability

simultaneously. Groups are limited to 8 participants so there is

plenty of individual attention to go around. Cost shown reflects

the annual rate and payments are charged monthly. New

registrations are accepted anytime and there is no commitment so

cancellation can be requested.

Ages: 14 & up

100808 TRX Room 6am to 7am Thu, January 2- Thu, December 17

TRX HIIT 45

Monday, Wednesday

Y member rate: $45 per month

Y non-member rate: $90 per month

This is a high intensity, interval, and cardio training class targeted

directly at burning calories and weight loss. Feel your body heat up

with a dynamic mix of HIIT drills and strength work. Be prepared,

you will sweat!

Ages: 14 & up

100810 TRX Room 5:05am to 5:50am Wed, January 8- Wed, December 30

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

TRX Strength 30

Thursday

Y member rate: $30 per month

Y non-member rate: $60 per month

Experience this fun and empowering form of exercise that will

spark your interest and revitalize your routine in only 30 minutes!

Users can precisely control how challenging they want each

exercise to be. This type of training allows users to self-adjust the

amount of resistance they want, making it suitable for people of

all fitness levels by making small changes in foot, hand or body

position. The TRX will help to develop strength, balance, flexibility,

and core stability simultaneously. Groups are limited to 8

participants so there is plenty of individual attention to go around.

Cost shown reflects the annual rate and payments are charged

monthly. New registrations are accepted anytime and there is no

commitment so cancellation can be requested.

Ages: 18 & up

100811 TRX Room 8am to 8:30am Thu, January 2-Thu, December 17

Y Pack

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Y member rate: $99

12-Week Session

Y Pack is a community of members that meet for team-based

training that offers alternating workouts that are fun, challenging,

and motivating. There is only one goal: FINISH!

Ages: 14 & up

100485 Wellness Center 6am to 6:30am Mon, January 6- Fri, March 27 M W F

100486 Wellness Center 6:30am to 7am Mon, January 6- Fri, March 27 M W F

100487 Wellness Center 5:30pm to 6pm Tue, January 7- Sat, March 28 Tu Th Sa

Youth HIIT

Monday-Thursday, Saturday

Y member rate: FREE

Y non-member rate: $37.50 per month

High Intensity Interval Training for youth. Compete in this intense

45 minute class with your peers with the goal of completing the

workout. Earn prizes for progress, and participation. You will

sweat, and you will learn workout skills.

Ages: 10-15

100495 TRX Room 5pm – 5:30pm Mon, January 6 – Wed, December 30

TRX Room 4:30pm to 5pm Thu, January 2- Tues, December 29

TRX Room 10am – 10:30am Sat, January 4 – Sat, December 26

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CHILDCARE AND EARLY

LEARNING CENTERS

LEARN. ENGAGE. THRIVE.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Provide your child a warm and supportive

environment in which to grow.

At the YMCA of Greater

Brandywine, many childcare

and early learning programs

are offered for children

six weeks to six years old

including:

• Childcare, Preschool and Pre-K

Led by certified teachers, children are provided with handson

learning experiences through a comprehensive, researchbased

curriculum known as Creative Curriculum, which

focuses on exploration and discovery as a way of learning.

In addition, our programs participate in the Keystone STARS

program, which promotes high quality standards in early

learning and school aged programs.

“My kids and I love the YMCA’s

childcare program! The staff

is vested in the children and it

shows in how they respond to

them. I find it very reassuring

to know that my children are in

great hands while I’m at work.”

- Parent

Because of the YMCA’s facilities and offerings, many of our

programs also include swim lessons, sports, gymnastics,

music and more.* In addition, classes available at the YMCA

such as dance and karate can be added on to your child’s

day,* with YMCA staff ensuring each child moves safely from

one activity to the next.

*Not all programs offered at every branch.

ymcagbw.org/childcare


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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Special Needs Programs / Exercise, Health and Wellness

Fitness for Diverse Abilities

Tuesday, Saturday

Y member rate: $120

Y non-member rate: $200

A non-competitive fitness program for teens and adults with

special needs. A fun way to socialize, be active and enjoy being

part of a team. Through a safe and caring environment, we open

doors to all possibilities.

Ages: 8 & up

100488 Wellness Center 4pm to 5pm Tue, January 7- Tue, February 18

100489 Wellness Center 10am to 11am Sat, January 11-Sat, February 22

100490 Wellness Center 11am to Noon Sat, January 11- Sat, February 22

Special Needs Programs / Swim

Adult Diverse Abilities Swimming

Saturday

Y member rate: $135

Y non-member rate: $135

A fun, non-competitive aquatics program for adults with

developmental challenges. Explore abilities, develop skills and find

the confidence to pursue goals.

Ages: 14 & up

101022 Indoor Pool – Recreation 2:10pm to 2:40pm Sat, January 11- Sat, February 22

101023 Indoor Pool – Recreation 2:45pm to 3:15pm Sat, January 11- Sat, February 22

101342 Indoor Pool – Recreation 2:50pm to 3:20pm Sat, January 11- Sat, February 22

Youth Diverse Abilities Swimming

Saturday

Y member rate: $135

Y non-member rate: $135

A fun, non-competitive aquatics program for children with

developmental challenges. Explore abilities, develop skills and find

the confidence to pursue goals.

Ages: 3-13

100452 Indoor Pool – Recreation 1pm to 1:30pm Sat, January 11-Sat, February 22

100453 Indoor Pool – Recreation 1:35pm to 2:05pm Sat, January 11- Sat, February 22

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Swim Lessons - Adult / Swim

Adult Swim Lessons - Beginner

Tuesday, Thursday

Y member rate: $72

Y non-member rate: $107

For those with little experience or who are not comfortable in the

water. Have fun, build trust, and gain confidence. Participants

start with breath control and progress to floating. Skills and

techniques covered include breath control, front crawl, and back

strokes.

Ages: 14 & up

100374 Indoor Pool – Recreation 7:40pm to 8:25pm Tue, January 7- Tue, February 18

100375 Indoor Pool – Recreation 7:35pm to 8:20pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

Adult Swim Lessons - Lapsters

Wednesday

Y member rate: $72

Y non-member rate: $107

Are you ready to swim but would like some guidance? Strengthen

your skills and refine your strokes! Whether you would just like a

coach to keep you moving or you're training for a goal, Lapsters is

for you!

Ages: 18 & up

100376 Indoor Pool - Competition 6:30pm to 7:15pm Wed, January 8- Wed, February 19

Adult Swim Lessons - Multi-Level

Monday

Y member rate: $72

Y non-member rate: $107

This course is for the swimmer who wants to expand their

knowledge in the water and improve overall experience. Skills

include breaststroke, backstroke, turns and water safety.

Ages: 14 & up

100377 Indoor Pool – Recreation 7:30pm to 8:15pm Mon, January 6- Mon, February 17

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Swim Lessons - Parent/Child / Swim

Parent/Child Stage A/B: Water Discovery

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Y member rate: $60

Y non-member rate: $90

For children ages 18 months through 2 years 11 months.

Accompanied by a parent and/or caregiver, infants and toddlers

learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness

skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while

parents and/or caregiver learn about water safety, drowning

prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Ages: 18 months to 2 years

100386 Indoor Pool – Recreation 5:50pm to 6:20pm Mon, January 6- Mon, February 17

100385 Indoor Pool – Recreation 10:40am to 11:10am Tue, January 7- Tue, February 18

100387 Indoor Pool – Recreation 9:35am to 10:05am Wed, January 8- Wed, February 19

Parent/Child Stage A/B: Water Discovery

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Y member rate: $60

Y non-member rate: $90

For children ages 6 months through 18 months. Accompanied by a

parent and/or caregiver, infants and toddlers learn to be

comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills

through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents

and/or caregiver learn about water safety, drowning prevention,

and the importance of supervision.

Ages: 6 months to 18 months

100388 Indoor Pool – Recreation 5:15pm to 5:45pm Mon, January 6- Mon, February 17

100389 Indoor Pool – Recreation 10:05am to 10:35am Tue, January 7- Tue, February 18

100390 Indoor Pool – Recreation 10:10am to 10:40am Wed, January 8- Wed, February 19

Parent/Child Stage A: Water Discovery

Wednesday, Saturday

Y member rate: $60

Y non-member rate: $90

For children ages 18 months through 2 years 11 months.

Accompanied by a parent and/or caregiver, infants and toddlers

learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness

skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while

parents and/or caregiver learn about water safety, drowning

prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Ages: 18 months to 2 years

100391 Indoor Pool – Recreation 6:25pm to 6:55pm Wed, January 8- Wed, February 19

100393 Indoor Pool – Recreation 10:10am to 10:40am Sat, January 11- Sat, February 22

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Parent/Child Stage A: Water Discovery

Saturday

Y member rate: $60

Y non-member rate: $90

Accompanied by a parent and/or caregiver, infants and toddlers

learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness

skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while

parents and/or caregiver learn about water safety, drowning

prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Ages: 18 months to 3 years

100395 Indoor Pool – Recreation 9am to 9:30am Sat, January 11- Sat, February 22

Parent/Child Stage B: Water Exploration

Tuesday, Saturday

Y member rate: $60

Y non-member rate: $90

For children ages 18 months through 2 years 11 months.

Designed for Infants and Toddlers able to enter and exit the water

with help and to enjoy the water with a parent or guardian. In

stage B, parents work with their children to explore body

positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and

aquatic skills.

Ages: 18 months to 2 years

100396 Indoor Pool – Recreation 10:05am to 10:35am Tue, January 7- Tue, February 18

100398 Indoor Pool – Recreation 11am to 11:30am Sat, January 11- Sat, February 22

Parent/Child Stage B: Water Exploration

Wednesday

Y member rate: $60

Y non-member rate: $90

Designed for Infants and Toddlers able to enter and exit the water

with help and to enjoy the water with a parent or guardian. In

stage B, parents work with their children to explore body

positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and

aquatic skills.

Ages: 6 months to 18 months

100400 Indoor Pool – Recreation 5:50pm to 6:20pm Wed, January 8- Wed, February 1

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Parent/Child Stage B: Water Exploration

Saturday

Y member rate: $60

Y non-member rate: $90

Designed for Infants and Toddlers able to enter and exit the water

with help and to enjoy the water with a parent or guardian. In

stage B, parents work with their children to explore body

positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and

aquatic skills.

Ages: 6 months to 3 years

100401 Indoor Pool – Recreation 9:35am to 10:05am Sat, January 11- Sat, February 22

Swim Lessons - Preschool / Swim

Parent/Child Stage 1: Water Acclimation

Wednesday

Y member rate: $64

Y non-member rate: $95

For Preschool age children who have never had swim lessons

without a parent or guardian, or are afraid of the water. Students

develop comfort with underwater exploration and a foundation

that allows for a student's future progress in swimming. By session

end, children will be able to swim, float, and swim assisted for 5

feet; and submerge their head under water.

Ages: 3 to 6

100384 Indoor Pool – Recreation 5:15pm to 5:45pm Wed, January 8- Wed, February 19

Preschool Stage 1: Water Acclimation

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Y member rate: $64

Y non-member rate: $95

For Preschool age children who have never had swim lessons

without a parent or guardian, or are afraid of the water. Students

develop comfort with underwater exploration and a foundation

that allows for a student's future progress in swimming. By session

end, children will be able to swim, float, and swim assisted for 5

feet; and submerge their head under water.

Ages: 3 to 6

100402 Indoor Pool – Recreation 9:30am to 10am Mon, January 6 - Mon, February 17

100414 Indoor Pool - Recreation 5:15pm to 5:45pm Mon, January 6- Mon, February 17

100403 Indoor Pool – Recreation 9:30am to 10am Tue, January 7-Tue, February 18

100413 Indoor Pool - Recreation 9am to 9:30am Wed, January 8- Wed, February 19

100404 Indoor Pool - Recreation 5:50pm to 6:20pm Wed, January 8-Wed, February 19

100405 Indoor Pool - Recreation 6:25pm to 6:55pm Wed, January 8- Wed, February 19

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

100406 Indoor Pool - Recreation 11:15am to 11:45am Thu, January 9- Thu, February 20

100407 Indoor Pool - Recreation 1:35pm to 2:05pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

100408 Indoor Pool - Recreation 5:15pm to 5:45pm Thu, January 9- Thu, February 20

100410 Indoor Pool - Recreation 9am to 9:30am Sat, January 11- Sat, February 22

100411 Indoor Pool - Recreation 9:35am to 10:05am Sat, January 11- Sat, February 22

100412 Indoor Pool - Recreation 11:10am to 11:40am Sun, January 12- Sun, February 23

Preschool Stage 2: Water Movement

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Y member rate: $64

Y non-member rate: $95

Prerequisite: Completion of Stage 1. For Preschool age children

who are comfortable in the water and able to swim and float

assisted for 5 feet. In stage 2 students focus on body position and

control, directional change, and forward movement in the water

while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of

falling into a body of water.

Ages: 3 to 6

100430 Indoor Pool - Recreation 10:05am to 10:35am Mon, January 6-Mon, February 17

100415 Indoor Pool - Recreation 5:50pm to 6:20pm Mon, January 6-Mon, February 17

100416 Indoor Pool - Recreation 10:05am to 10:35am Tue, January 7-Tue, February 18

100418 Indoor Pool - Recreation 7pm to 7:30pm Tue, January 7-Tue, February 18

100431 Indoor Pool - Recreation 1:35pm to 2:05pm Wed, January 8-Wed, February 19

100420 Indoor Pool - Recreation 5:50pm to 6:20pm Wed, January 8-Wed, February 19

100421 Indoor Pool - Recreation 6:25pm to 6:55pm Wed, January 8-Wed, February 19

100422 Indoor Pool - Recreation 10:40am to 11:10am Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

100423 Indoor Pool - Recreation 2:10pm to 2:40pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

100424 Indoor Pool - Recreation 5:50pm to 6:20pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

100426 Indoor Pool - Recreation 10:10am to 10:40am Sat, January 11-Sat, February 22

100427 Indoor Pool - Recreation 11am to 11:30am Sat, January 11-Sat, February 22

100428 Indoor Pool - Recreation 10am to 10:30am Sun, January 12-Sun, February 23

100429 Indoor Pool - Recreation 11:10am to 11:40am Sun, January 12-Sun, February 23

Preschool Stage 3: Water Stamina

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Y member rate: $64

Y non-member rate: $95

Prerequisite: Completion of Stage 2. For Preschool age children

who can swim 10 yards unassisted with their face in the water and

without a flotation device. In stage 3 students learn how to swim

safely from a longer distance and also rhythmic breathing and

integrated arm and leg action.

Ages: 3 to 6

100432 Indoor Pool – Recreation 6:25pm to 6:55pm Mon, January 6-Mon, February 17

100433 Indoor Pool - Recreation 10:40am to 11:10am Tue, January 7-Tue, February 18

100434 Indoor Pool - Recreation 6:25pm to 6:55pm Tue, January 7-Tue, February 18

100440 Indoor Pool - Recreation 10:05am to 10:35am Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

100441 Indoor Pool - Recreation 1pm to 1:30pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

100442 Indoor Pool - Recreation 6:25pm to 6:55pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

100435 Indoor Pool - Recreation 2:10pm to 2:40pm Wed, January 8-Wed, February 19

100436 Indoor Pool - Recreation 5:15pm to 5:45pm Wed, January 8-Wed, February 19

100437 Indoor Pool - Recreation 7pm to 7:30pm Wed, January 8-Wed, February 19

100438 Indoor Pool - Recreation 12:10pm to 12:40pm Sat, January 11-Sat, February 22

100439 Indoor Pool - Recreation 10:35am to 11:05am Sun, January 12-Sun, February 23

Preschool Stage 4: Stroke Introduction

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Y member rate: $64

Y non-member rate: $95

Prerequisite: Completion of Stage 3. For Preschool age children

who can swim 15 yards unassisted with their face in the water and

without a flotation device. Having mastered the fundamentals,

students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke

technique.

Ages: 3 to 6

100443 Indoor Pool – Recreation 7pm to 7:30pm Mon, January 6- Mon, February 17

100451 Indoor Pool - Recreation 11:15am to 11:45am Tue, January 7-Tue, February 18

100997 Indoor Pool - Recreation 5:50pm to 6:20pm Tue, January 7-Tue, February 18

100444 Indoor Pool - Recreation 1pm to 1:30pm Wed, January 8-Wed, February 19

100445 Indoor Pool - Recreation 5:15pm to 5:45pm Wed, January 8-Wed, February 19

100446 Indoor Pool - Recreation 9:30am to 10am Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

100447 Indoor Pool - Recreation 5:15pm to 5:45pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

100448 Indoor Pool - Recreation 7pm to 7:30pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

100449 Indoor Pool - Recreation 11:35am to 12:05pm Sat, January 11-Sat, February 22

100450 Indoor Pool - Recreation 10:35am to 11:05am Sun, January 12-Sun, February 23

Swim Lessons - Private / Swim

Private Swim Lessons

Thursday

Y member rate: $36 per lesson

Y non-member rate: $46 per lesson

Some children learn better in one-on-one settings and private

swim lessons provide just that! Swimmers receive half-hour

instruction from a trained swim instructor who schedule lessons

based on needs. Sign up at member service desk.

Ages: 3 & up

100847 Pool 7am to Midnight Thu, October 31, 2019 - Thu, December 31, 2020

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Swim Lessons

STRONG SWIMMERS

CONFIDENT SWIMMERS

All ages— from infants to seniors—

can learn to swim.

Nurturing skills and building

confidence in the water

The YMCA has been

America’s leading swim

instructor for more

than 100 years and is

the most accessible

community resource

for swim lessons and

water safety.

The YMCA teaches youth, teens and adults to swim so they can

stay safe around water.

Progressive swimming lessons at the YMCA teach swimming skills,

stroke technique and water safety, while encouraging a lifelong

love of the water. Also, our nationally-recognized competitive

swim teams develop strong swimmers and even better leaders.

Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training

includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration.

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2

3

Additional class times

In addition to the listings in this guide other

swim lesson class days and times may be

available. Please call or visit member services

at your local branch for a complete list. They

will also be posted online. ymcagbw.org

Unsure of what swim lesson level

you need to register for?

We provide free evaluations! Simply contact

the aquatics team at your local branch for

more information and to set up a time.

Want more instruction

in the same session?

Try registering for more than one class a week.

ymcagbw.org/swim


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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Swim Lessons - Semi Private / Swim

Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Thursday

Y member rate: $28 per lesson

Y non-member rate: $38 per lesson

One-on-one lessons for two or more participants. Lessons

scheduled around your needs. Must register as a pair - the Y does

not match participants. Sign up at member service desk.

Ages: 6 months & up

100856 Pool 7am to Midnight Thu, October 31, 2019- Thu, December 31, 2020

Swim Lessons - Youth / Swim

Homeschool Stage 2: Water Movement

Thursday

Y member rate: $72

Y non-member rate: $107

Prerequisite: Completion of Stage 1. For home schooled children 5

- 11 years of age who are comfortable in the water and able to

swim and float assisted for 10 feet. In stage 2, students focus on

body position and control, directional change, and forward

movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to

safely exit in the event of falling into the body of water.

Ages: 5 to 11

100380 Indoor Pool - Recreation 1pm to 1:40pm Thu, January 9- Thu, February 20

Homeschool Stage 3: Water Stamina

Thursday

Y member rate: $72

Y non-member rate: $107

Prerequisite: Completion of Stage 2. For home schooled children 5

- 11 years of age who can swim 15 yards unassisted with face in

the water and without a flotation device. In stage 3 students learn

how to swim to safety from a longer distance and also rhythmic

breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

Ages: 5 to 11

100381 Indoor Pool - Recreation 1:45pm to 2:25pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Homeschool Stage 4: Water Introduction

Thursday

Y member rate: $72

Y non-member rate: $107

Prerequisite: Completion of Stage 3. For home schooled children 5

- 11 years of age who can swim 15 yards unassisted. Having

mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety

skills and build stroke technique.

Ages: 5 to 11

100382 Indoor Pool – Recreation 2:30pm to 3:10pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

Homeschool Stage 5: Stroke Development

Thursday

Y member rate: $72

Y non-member rate: $107

Prerequisite: Completion of Stage 4. For home schooled children 5

- 11 years who can swim 25 yards unassisted and show endurance

in the water with any stroke or combination of strokes. Students in

stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive

strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading

water and sidestroke.

Ages: 5 to 11

100383 Indoor Pool - Recreation 3:15pm to 3:55pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

Youth Stage 1: Water Acclimation

Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday

Y member rate: $72

Y non-member rate: $107

For school age children who have never had swim lessons without

a parent or guardian, or are afraid of the water. Students develop

comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit the

water unassisted. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a

student's future progress in swimming.

Ages: 6 to 13

100458 Indoor Pool - Recreation 6:25pm to 7:05pm Mon, January 6-Mon, February 17

100454 Indoor Pool - Recreation 6pm to 6:40pm Tue, January 7-Tue, February 18

100456 Indoor Pool - Recreation 9:15am to 9:55am Sat, January 11-Sat, February 22

100457 Indoor Pool - Recreation 11:45am to 12:25pm Sun, January 12-Sun, February 23

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Youth Stage 2: Water Movement

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

Y member rate: $72

Y non-member rate: $107

Prerequisite: Completion of Stage 1. For school age children who

are comfortable in the water and able to swim and float assisted

for 10 feet. In stage 2, students focus on body position and

control, directional change, and forward movement in the water

while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of

falling into the body of water.

Ages: 6 to 13

100459 Indoor Pool - Recreation 6:55pm to 7:35pm Tue, January 7-Tue, February 18

100460 Indoor Pool - Recreation 5:15pm to 5:55pm Wed, January 8-Wed, February 19

100461 Indoor Pool - Recreation 10:05am to 10:45am Sat, January 11- Sat, February 22

Youth Stage 3: Water Stamina

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Y member rate: $72

Y non-member rate: $107

Prerequisite: Completion of Stage 2. For school age children who

can swim 15 yards unassisted with face in the water and without a

flotation device. In stage 3 students learn how to swim to safety

from a longer distance and also rhythmic breathing and integrated

arm and leg action.

Ages: 6 to 13

100462 Indoor Pool - Recreation 5:15pm to 5:55pm Mon, January 6-Mon, February 17

100464 Indoor Pool – Recreation 6:55pm to 7:35pm Wed, January 8-Wed, February 19

100465 Indoor Pool - Recreation 6:05pm to 6:45pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

100463 Indoor Pool - Recreation 10:55am to 11:35am Sat, January 11-Sat, February 22

100466 Indoor Pool - Recreation 10am to 10:40am Sun, January 12-Sun, February 23

Youth Stage 4: Stroke Introduction

Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Y member rate: $72

Y non-member rate: $107

Prerequisite: Completion of Stage 3. For school age children who

can swim 15 yards unassisted. Having mastered the fundamentals,

students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke

technique.

Ages: 6 to 13

100467 Indoor Pool - Recreation 6:05pm to 6:45pm Mon, January 6-Mon, February 17

100468 Indoor Pool - Recreation 6:05pm to 6:45pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

100469 Indoor Pool - Recreation 11:45am to 12:25pm Sat, January 11-Sat, February 22

100470 Indoor Pool - Recreation 10:45am to 11:25am Sun, January 12-Sun, February 23

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Youth Stage 5: Stroke Development

Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Y member rate: $72

Y non-member rate: $107

Prerequisite: Completion of Stage 4. For school age children who

can swim 25 yards unassisted and show endurance in the water

with any stroke or combination of strokes. Students in stage 5

work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes.

The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water

and sidestroke.

Ages: 6 to 13

100471 Indoor Pool - Recreation 6:55pm to 7:35pm Mon, January 6-Mon, February 17

100472 Indoor Pool - Recreation 7pm to 7:40pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

100473 Indoor Pool - Recreation 10:05am to 10:45am Sat, January 11-Sat, February 22

100474 Indoor Pool - Recreation 11:30am to 12:10pm Sun, January 12-Sun, February 23

Youth Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Y member rate: $72

Y non-member rate: $107

Prerequisite: Completion of Stage 5. For school age children who

can swim 50 yards unassisted and show endurance in the water

with any stroke or combination of strokes. In stage 6 students

refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn

about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate

swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

Ages: 6 to 13

100475 Indoor Pool - Recreation 5:15pm to 5:55pm Tue, January 7-Tue, February 18

100476 Indoor Pool - Recreation 6:05pm to 6:45pm Wed, January 8-Wed, February 19

100477 Indoor Pool - Recreation 6:55pm to 7:35pm Thu, January 9-Thu, February 20

100478 Indoor Pool - Recreation 10:55am to 11:35am Sat, January 11-Sat, February 22

100480 Indoor Pool – Recreation 12:15pm to 12:55pm Sun, January 12-Sun, February 23

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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Lifeguard Certification / Swim

Ellis & Associates Lifeguarding Course

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Y member rate: $180

Y non-member rate: $232

Prerequisites: swim 200 yards (8 lengths); tread water for 2

minutes without using your hands; perform feet first surface dive

to lift a 10 pound brick off the bottom of the pool. Upon 100%

attendance and successful completion of water skills and written

exam, participants receive a 1-year certification in Ellis and

Associates Lifeguarding. Must possess a valid email address.

Ages: 15 and up

101343 Indoor Pool – Competition 5pm to 9pm Fri, January 10, 2020

9am to 5pm Sat, January 11, 2020 - Sun, January 12, 2020

101344 Indoor Pool – Competition 5pm to 9pm Fri, February 7, 2020

9am to 5pm Sat, February 8, 2020 - Sun, February 9, 2020

Ellis & Associates Re-Certification Course

Sunday

Y member rate: $103

Y non-member rate: $155

Prerequisites: Swim 200 yards (8 lengths); tread water for 2

minutes without using your hands; perform a feet first surface dive

to lift a brick off the bottom of the pool, plus proof of valid Ellis

and Associates certification. Upon successful completion of water

skills and written exam, participants receive a 1-year recertification

in Ellis and Associates Lifeguarding. Re-certification

includes First Aid, Adult, Child and Infant CPR, Oxygen

Administration and AED. No refunds regardless of passing or

failing the course.

Ages: 15 and up

101345 Indoor Pool - Competition 9am to 5pm Sun, January 12, 2020

101346 Indoor Pool - Competition 9am to 5pm Sun, February 9, 2020

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

MEMORABLE PARTIES!

WORRY FREE!

SIGN UP TODAY!

Planning your child’s birthday

party can be so overwhelming...

there’s so much to be done and

it can be so expensive!

Let the YMCA of Greater

Brandywine take the worry

away. Schedule your next

birthday party at the YMCA

and leave the planning to us!

“Thank you to the YMCA staff

for making my daughter’s

first birthday a fun and

memorable one!”

– Jennifer N., Parent

From princess fairy parties to ninja parties to sports

parties, tea parties, and more, there’s no place quite

like the Y to have your child’s next birthday party. Tons

of options, activities and themes to choose from such

as ceramics, moon bounces, Zumba, and more. And most

important of all – very reasonable prices!

Contact your local branch more information

or to schedule your party.

ymcagbw.org/birthday


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All sessions are for seven weeks unless noted.

Weight Loss Program / Exercise, Health and Wellness

Weight Loss Program

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Y member rate: $90

Y non-member rate: $189

12-Week Session

Losing weight can be challenging, but we are here to help. The

YMCA's Healthy Weight Loss Program empowers you to lose

weight by making small, modest changes and forming healthy

habits that you can sustain over time. Led by a trained facilitator

who creates a safe and supportive environment, the program

meets one hour per week for 12 weeks. We do not advocate for

specific or restrictive short-term solutions--we help you build

skills for successful lifestyle changes. From reducing your risk of

heart disease, strokes and the development of some cancers to

increasing your energy level, strengthening your immune system

and even relieving back and joint tension, the benefits of

maintaining a healthy weight are literally life-saving.

Ages: 18 & up

100481 Conference Room 12:30pm to 1:30pm Tue, January 21-Tue, April 7

100482 Conference Room 6pm to 7pm Tue, January 21- Tue, April 7

100483 Conference Room 9:30am to 10:30am Wed, January 22- Wed, April 8

100484 Conference Room 9am to 10am Thu, January 23- Thu, April 9

Youth & Government / Family and Community

Youth and Government

Monday

Y member rate: $380

Y non-member rate: $380

30-Week Session

The Youth and Government club brings the workings of state

government alive to future leaders. It creates an opportunity for

students to discuss current state issues with state administrators,

elected officials, and other students from 40 high schools and

YMCAs throughout the state!

Ages: 11 to 18

97898 Location unspecified 6:30pm to 7:30pm Mon, October 7, 2019-Mon, April 27, 2020

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