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Castle Downs Family YMCA - Swimming and Aquatics - Spring I 2017

Wednesday

    Continuous Swim Lessons

    • 10:00am - 12:00pm Lil' Dippers
      3–5yrs
      Make Friends: make new friends through learning with games and songs. Build Skills: blow bubbles, submersion, kicking, front & back glides, deep water skills, surface support, and diving. Water Safe: identify water hazards, how and when to wear a personal flotation device, accessing EMS, boating safety, ice safety. For Life: learn swimming skills that can be used to build swimming strokes and...
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    • 5:00pm - 7:50pm Lil' Dippers
      3–5yrs
      Make Friends: make new friends through learning with games and songs. Build Skills: blow bubbles, submersion, kicking, front & back glides, deep water skills, surface support, and diving. Water Safe: identify water hazards, how and when to wear a personal flotation device, accessing EMS, boating safety, ice safety. For Life: learn swimming skills that can be used to build swimming strokes and...
      Castle Downs Family YMCA Teach Pool
    • 5:00pm - 7:50pm Learn to Swim
      6–12yrs
      Make Friends: make new friends through learning with activitiesand games. May work in partnersor groups. Build Skills: swimmers will improve their body awareness and motorskills as they submerge, kick, roll,and jump in the water. They will be competent swimmers on their frontand back when they complete Learnto Swim. Water Safe: identify water hazards,using a personal flotation device,how to call...
      Castle Downs Family YMCA Main Pool
    • 5:35pm - 6:40pm Star Program
      6–12yrs
      Make Friends: make new friends while learning with activities and work in partners or groups. Build Skills: swimmers will learn elementary backstroke, breaststroke, side stroke, eggbeater and increase their swimming distance to 350m by the end of the Star Program. Optional items give your child opportunities to explore competitive swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo and aquafit. Water...
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    • 5:35pm - 6:05pm Star Leadership
      6–12yrs
      Make Friends: make new friends, learn lifesaving skills, share knowledge with new swimmers while working in partners and groups. Build Skills: your competent and confident swimmer will build on their strong aquatic skills to improve their physical fitness, while building on advanced and competitive swimming skills. This grouping has a component of learning how to teach others. Water Safe: learn...
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    Drop-in Aquatic Programs

    • 5:30am - 9:00am Lane Swim
      16+yrs (All Lanes)

      Get fit and enjoy the pool at your own pace. Lane swimming improves endurance, strength and lung capacity.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Main Pool
    • 9:00am - 10:00am Aqua - Deep
      16+yrs

      Deep water aquafit allows you to use the resistance of the water in a full range of motion to maximize your workout. A non-impact cardio workout that strengthens the entire body using water resistance and flotation belts.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Main Pool
    • 10:00am - 10:30am Parented Lil' Dippers
      6mo–3yrs (Drop-In)
      Make Friends: meet otherparents interested in teachingtheir child the basics oflearning to swim throughgames and songs. Build Skills: some of the skills you will learn include learning how to hold and assist your child, entering and exiting the water safely, splashing and kicking, getting face wet, blowing bubbles and bobbing, assisted front and back floats, and towing. Water Safe: introduction...
      Castle Downs Family YMCA Teach Pool
    • 10:15am - 11:00am Aqua - Shallow
      16+yrs

      A low-impact cardiovascular workout held in the pool. The class allows you to use the water’s resistance to increase muscular strength while working to maximize your cardiovascular system.
      An ideal class for the active older adult or those just beginning to exercise.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Main Pool
    • 11:00am - 1:00pm Lane Swim
      16+yrs (5 Lanes)

      Get fit and enjoy the pool at your own pace. Lane swimming improves endurance, strength and lung capacity.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Main Pool
    • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Adult Drop-In Swim Lessons
      16+yrs
      Make Friends: make new friends, build confidence, and learn swimming strokes. Build Skills: adults will progress at their own pace by setting their own goals. Everything from basic water skills to swimming strokes used to increase endurance, fitness and speed can be accomplished in this class. Water Safe: learn seasonal water safety related to water activities on lakes, rivers and ponds. For...
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    • 1:00pm - 1:45pm Warm Water
      16+yrs

      A class specifically designed for those with arthritis and other mobility issues. The shallow, warm water helps to relieve stiffness, increase range of motion and allow for a safe low-impact cardio and strength workout.

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    • 6:45pm - 7:45pm Teen Drop-In Swim Lessons
      13–17yrs
      Make Friends: make new friends, learn lifesaving skills, share knowledge with new swimmers while working in partners and groups. Build Skills: for teens who want to improve their swimming abilities and lifesaving skills, who also want to learn to swim to be comfortable at water related events. Participants have the option of completing the YMCA Swim program. Water Safe: learn basic first aid...
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    Recreational Swim

    • 5:30am - 8:45am Member Swim
      All Ages (YMCA Members Only)

      Bring the family and come enjoy our pools during special member family swim times! Members Family Swim is FREE and open only to YMCA members.

      Not a member? No problem! YMCA Public Swim is open to everyone.

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    • 2:00pm - 2:45pm Member Swim
      All Ages (YMCA Members Only)

      Bring the family and come enjoy our pools during special member family swim times! Members Family Swim is FREE and open only to YMCA members.

      Not a member? No problem! YMCA Public Swim is open to everyone.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Main Pool
    • 3:00pm - 4:45pm Member Swim
      All Ages (YMCA Members Only)

      Bring the family and come enjoy our pools during special member family swim times! Members Family Swim is FREE and open only to YMCA members.

      Not a member? No problem! YMCA Public Swim is open to everyone.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Main Pool
    • 3:00pm - 4:45pm Member Swim
      All Ages (YMCA Members Only)

      Bring the family and come enjoy our pools during special member family swim times! Members Family Swim is FREE and open only to YMCA members.

      Not a member? No problem! YMCA Public Swim is open to everyone.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Teach Pool
    • 8:00pm - 10:15pm Public Swim
      All Ages
      Bring the family and come enjoy our pools during public swim times! {^widget|(name)CWPButtonWidget|(LinkText)Public+Swim+Prices|(LinkUrl)https%3a%2f%2fnorthernalberta.ymca.ca%2fPrograms%2fCategories%2fHealth-Fitness%2fAquatics%2fPublic-Swim|(OpenInNewWindow)False|(ButtonClass)default|(image_guid)e7df0838-3ccd-4169-af40-b08519ff9003|(widget_displayname)Button^} There will always be at least one...
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