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Winter II session includes tennis, gymnastics and preschool classes

The Winter II session begins at the Y on Saturday with swimming lessons. Tennis, gymnastics and preschool fitness will start on Monday and go through April 29. Registration is open and being taken at the front desk. Stop by the Y and get your children involved in one of these activities.

Tennis lessons are offered to a variety of levels. Short tennis, for ages 4-6, is an introduction to tennis for children who have not had much or any time on a court. This class is geared toward having fun and playing games that keep the children interested in the game. Short tennis is offered 3:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Mondays. Cost is $40 for YMCA members, $80 for program participants. Young Star Beginners is for ages 7-9 and will begin to focus more attention on stroke mechanics. The players will learn proper forehand, backhand, volley and serve techniques. They also will expand their knowledge of the scoring system. Young Star Beginners is offered 4 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Mondays. Cost is $50 for YMCA members. Young Star Advanced, for ages 9-12, will introduce the mental side of tennis and learn skills that will assist this aspect of the game. Players at this level should be able to rally from the baseline with consistency and with the ability to control placement. Young Star Advanced is offered 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Cost is $58 for YMCA members. YMCA Tennis programs are guaranteed to run with three or more children enrolled in class.

Preschool Fitness class is a fun way to teach preschoolers to love movement, learn to feel a stretch in their bodies and interact with other children. Class will involve yoga, fun activity games and obstacle courses. Preschool Fitness is offered to ages 3-6 years old and you do not need to be a YMCA preschool student to participate. Class is offered 11:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Fridays. Cost is $12 for YMCA members and $24 for program participants.

YMCA aqua program has been listening to parents and their thoughts about swimming lessons. So what does this mean for you and your family? You can register all of your children for the day and time that works best for your family and your activities. You can register for once a week class for eight weeks or two times a week for four weeks. Classes are limited and will combine levels of classes. If your child’s skills progress to the next level during the session, they will automatically receive their promotion information and will begin working on the next class level. We also offer private lessons and our pre-school and school age programs.

Gymnastics lessons are offered to a variety of levels ages 1 and older. New classes that the Y is offering are: Diaper Gym for ages 1-2 with parent; Live Y’ers for age 3; Junior Jumpers for age 4; and Cherubim for age 5. Some of our traditional classes are still offered: Movement Education, Tumbleweeds, Gym and Swim, Progressive Gymnastics and Private and Semi-Private Lessons. Contact the Y for details on times and costs for the numerous gymnastics lessons available.

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