Langara Family YMCA - Spring 2018

Friday

Aquatics

  • 5:30AM - 9:00AM Full Lane Swim
    The entire pool is a available for lane swimming. Swimming is a healthy, low impact workout that can be done for a lifetime. Swimming builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. Swim lanes are available for all swim abilities and ages. Choose a lane that is best suited to your pace and you’ll soon be on your way to healthier mind and body. Children under 8 years of age...
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  • 9:15AM - 10:00AM Deep Swim
    Use YMCA Deep Swim times to improve your cardio fitness and muscle tone, or to just have some fun in the water! All sessions are supervised by a YMCA certified lifeguard. Available at no cost to YMCA members, Deep swim sessions are unstructured and allow time to play and workout at your own pace. Community members can also access YMCA facilities for Deep Swim through the purchase of YMCA day...
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  • 9:15AM - 10:00AM Shallow Aquafit

    This aerobics class in shallow water is a fun, safe and effective way to tone muscles, burn calories and keep fit without stressing your joints! It’s perfect if you are new to aquafit. All levels welcome.

    This is a great class for individuals managing a chronic health condition as it follows a gentler pace. Like other aquafit classes, it offers strength gains and improved circulation.

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  • 10:15AM - 11:00AM Deep Aquafit
    This aerobics class in deep water is a fun, safe and effective way to tone muscles, burn calories and keep fit! Participants should be comfortable in deep water. Floatation equipment is provided. Using the resistance of water combined with movement, Deep Aquafit provides a full body workout while the weightless environment makes it easy on your joints. Aquafit is suitable for all fitness levels...
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  • 10:15AM - 11:00AM Open Swim
    Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied (within arm’s reach at all times) by a responsible person at least 16 years of age. Use YMCA Open Swim times to improve your cardio fitness and muscle tone, or to just have some fun in the water! All sessions are supervised by a National Lifeguard® certified lifeguard. Available at no cost to YMCA members, open swim sessions are...
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  • 11:00AM - 10:30PM Open Swim
    Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied (within arm’s reach at all times) by a responsible person at least 16 years of age. Use YMCA Open Swim times to improve your cardio fitness and muscle tone, or to just have some fun in the water! All sessions are supervised by a National Lifeguard® certified lifeguard. Available at no cost to YMCA members, open swim sessions are...
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  • 11:00AM - 4:00PM Partial Lane Swim
    The pool will have one to three lanes dedicated for swimming. Additional aquatic activities will be occuring in other areas of the pool. Swimming is a healthy workout that can be done for a lifetime. It is a low-impact activity that benefits both the mind and the body. Swimming builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. During partial lane swimming, people of all swim abilities...
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Child and Family Development

  • 9:00AM - 12:30PM Childminding

    Let our trained staff take care of your kids so you can take care of yourself. YMCA Childminding is there for kids ages 6 weeks to 12 years so you are free to participate in a class, go for a swim or meet friends in the facility.

     

    Langara Family YMCA Childminding Room
  • 12:30PM - 4:00PM Family Fitness and Snacks

    This is a registered program for children 1.5 years to 5 years. We will have fun exercising, stretching and playing games. Afterwards we will make a healthy snack to eat and share. Please register.

    Fee: $5 per child 

    Langara Family YMCA Childminding Room
  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM Active Games

    Ready, Set, Go! Active Games gives kids the chance to learn the art of team building and cooperation through a variety of fun and easy-to-learn games. Activities are  well structured, positive and FUN, and concentrate on developing the ABCs – Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed.

    This drop-in program is included with YMCA Membership.

    Langara Family YMCA Gymnasium West
  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM Little Chefs
    You’re never too young to start exploring a kitchen! In this fun and interactive program. You will learn basic kitchen safety and prepare delicious, kid-friendly dishes, while exploring new flavours and interacting with other little chefs. Note: Little Chefs at Robert Lee YMCA on Mondays is for children aged 0-5 with parent participation and on Wednesday for ages 6-12 years with no parent...
    Langara Family YMCA Multi Purpose room
  • 5:00PM - 6:00PM Multi-Sports

    Kids can jump, shoot and score while playing a variety of sports related games. They can make friends, have fun and learn the values of fair play through basic sports.

    This drop in program is included with YMCA Membership.

    Langara Family YMCA Gymnasium West
  • 5:00PM - 6:00PM Games Galore

    It's your turn! Games Galore lets kids choose from a variety of games that teach valuable life skills, such as problem solving and cooperation.  Lego, puzzle games, Jenga and more!

    This drop-in program is included for YMCA Members.

    Langara Family YMCA Gymnasium
  • 5:00PM - 6:00PM Preschool Creative Play

    It’s easier to learn when you’re having fun! Kids get creative and explore through a variety of activities that help them develop fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. Activities include puzzle games, cooperative games, circle time and much more.

    Langara Family YMCA Multi Purpose room
  • 6:00PM - 8:00PM Jr. NBA Rookie Division
    No experience required! This entry-level program introduces kids in K-Grade 1 to basketball in a fun, active and healthy learning environment. In partnership with NBA Canada, the Jr. NBA Rookie Division program offers 10 weeks of fun drills and modified games created by NBA approved basketball experts. The goal through this program is to build a community of league organizers, parents, and...
    Langara Family YMCA Gymnasium East

Health and Fitness

  • 5:30AM - 7:45AM Open Gymnasium

    Enjoy the YMCA gymnasium for a wide variety of activities! We offer drop-in activities such as basketball, badminton, floor hockey as well as family playtime! 

    As well, try a drop-in group fitness class such as bootcamp, zumba or belly dancing! 

    Langara Family YMCA Gymnasium
  • 6:00AM - 7:00AM Bootcamp

    Challenge yourself in a high-intensity circuit workout which uses your own body weight and a variety of fitness equipment. YMCA Bootcamp is a powerhouse for strength, endurance, agility and stress management!

    Aerobic capacity and strength are two key components of physical fitness. This class lets you train both at the same time. Join us for the class that has it all!

    Langara Family YMCA Fitness Studio
  • 7:00AM - 9:00AM Healthy Heart Maintenance
    Are you looking to continue enhancing your health while living with a heart condition or cardiovascular disease? YMCA Healthy Heart Maintenance is a community-based cardiac prevention, rehabilitation and maintenance program, that supports people living with cardiac risk through education and supervised exercise. This program is the stepping stone that helps you sustain all the skills developed in...
    Langara Family YMCA Fitness Studio
  • 8:00AM - 9:00AM Total Sculpt Gold
    Sculpt and tone your muscles through techniques that improve strength and endurance while working your core muscle groups. This class is designed for participants 55 years and older. In addition to our members who are 55+, this class is ideal for those looking for low impact workout and individuals with mobility issues. Our expert instructors will offer a wide variety of options for every fitness...
    Langara Family YMCA Gymnasium
  • 9:15AM - 11:15AM Open Gymnasium

    Enjoy the YMCA gymnasium for a wide variety of activities! We offer drop-in activities such as basketball, badminton, floor hockey as well as family playtime! 

    As well, try a drop-in group fitness class such as bootcamp, zumba or belly dancing! 

    Langara Family YMCA Gymnasium
  • 9:15AM - 10:15AM Pure Step
    Pure Step uses an adjustable, non-slip platform step for a full-body, top calorie-burning class. You can easily adapt the step height to your fitness level. Plus it's easy on your joints and so much fun you won't even realize you're exercising! Choose a lower step height if you are a beginner or are recovering from an injury. Raising the step height increases the challenge of each...
    Langara Family YMCA Fitness Studio
  • 9:30AM - 10:00AM Synrgy Express
    This condensed 30-minute multi-fitness class is for all levels of exercisers. You will train smarter and better using battle ropes, TRX® suspension trainers, medicine balls, cables and kettlebells. Sure to make you sweat, this express class is a great way to get moving in a short amount of time. Each exercise uses equipment you may not use every day, making this class a great way to add...
    Langara Family YMCA Synrgy Room
  • 10:30AM - 11:30AM Zumba ®

    Zumba® is a hit at the YMCA! It's a great way to get your body moving and improve your health while having fun.

    Raise your heart rate through the fast interval stage which includes quick dance moves, and then recover in the slower interval that follows.

    Join us for a calorie-burning, easy-to-follow dance fitness-party™ choreographed to Latin and international rhythms.

    Langara Family YMCA Fitness Studio
  • 11:45AM - 12:45PM Gyrokinesis®

    A combination of movements based on the principles found in dance, yoga, tai chi and qigong, Gyrokinesis® improves blood circulation helping you from your muscles to your bones.

    A low impact class that keeps you moving, you will enjoy the flow of these gentle movements that keeps your whole body engaged.

    Langara Family YMCA Fitness Studio
  • 12:45PM - 3:30PM Open Gymnasium

    Enjoy the YMCA gymnasium for a wide variety of activities! We offer drop-in activities such as basketball, badminton, floor hockey as well as family playtime! 

    As well, try a drop-in group fitness class such as bootcamp, zumba or belly dancing! 

    Langara Family YMCA Gymnasium
  • 1:00PM - 2:00PM Yoga Gold

    Increases flexibility, relieves tension and allows your body and mind to connect. This class is an introduction to basic breathing techniques and postures. Suitable for our members 55 or older.

    Our instructors provide a wider range of options to accommodate different levels of flexibility that encourage bone strengthening and your increase your core stability.

    Langara Family YMCA Fitness Studio
  • 4:30PM - 5:30PM Strength & Stretch

    Using a variety of equipment like hand weights, resistance tubing, stability balls and steps, this class helps condition and stretch your various muscle groups.

    Improve your core strength as well as muscles you might be missing in your normal workout routine! This energetic class gives you a full body workout that will give you a boost.

    Langara Family YMCA Fitness Studio
  • 5:00PM - 8:30PM Open Gymnasium

    Enjoy the YMCA gymnasium for a wide variety of activities! We offer drop-in activities such as basketball, badminton, floor hockey as well as family playtime! 

    As well, try a drop-in group fitness class such as bootcamp, zumba or belly dancing! 

    Langara Family YMCA Gymnasium West
  • 5:30PM - 6:30PM Body Blast
    This high energy class uses alternating bursts of high and low intensity exercises providing an efficient interval workout. Utilizing segments of cardio, muscle conditioning and flexibility, you will get plenty of unique exercises to work your entire body. Interval training is a great way to build your cardiovascular strength while pushing yourself so you can reach your fitness goals. To keep you...
    Langara Family YMCA Fitness Studio
  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM YMCA Steve Nash Youth Basketball League
    Come shoot some hoops with us! Our volunteer-driven league teaches kids the game of basketball with an emphasis on fun and teamwork. In partnership with Steve Nash Youth Basketball and Basketball BC, our league offers kids in grades 2-10 the chance to enjoy playing basketball in a recreational setting as no scores or standings are kept. Girls-only teams are available for grades 4 to 9. NOTE: all...
    Langara Family YMCA Gymnasium West
  • 6:30PM - 7:30PM Bollywood

    Inspired by high energy music from Indian films, this class combines traditional Indian folk dance with contemporary movements such as hip hop, jazz, latin dance and belly dancing.

    For those looking to mix up their cardio and interval training with a unique workout, this class is a fun dance workout where you can break out your best Bollywood moves!

     
    Langara Family YMCA Fitness Studio
  • 7:30PM - 8:30PM Open Gymnasium

    Enjoy the YMCA gymnasium for a wide variety of activities! We offer drop-in activities such as basketball, badminton, floor hockey as well as family playtime! 

    As well, try a drop-in group fitness class such as bootcamp, zumba or belly dancing! 

    Langara Family YMCA Gymnasium
  • 7:30PM - 9:30PM International Line Dancing
    International line dances are choreographed to the current popular music and songs by the well known line dance instructors worldwide, at levels from absolute beginner up to advanced level, and shared among all the line dancers globally. Easy to learn, vivid to dance, less age limit, and the uniformal steps make it one of the best ways to keep human fit: both physically and mentally, as well as...
    Langara Family YMCA Fitness Studio

Swim Lessons

  • 4:00PM - 4:30PM Dolphin
    Dolphin is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Seal or who demonstrate an equivalent skill set. Your child will be introduced to swimming on their front, back and underwater. The third of four levels in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Dolphin teaches kids how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, your child will also select from...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:00PM - 4:30PM Star 3
    The third level of our YMCA Star Program, Star 3 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 2 or who show an equivalent skill level. In this level your child will focus on the breaststroke and egg-beater motion for treading water, while continuing to build endurance in the pool. Swimmers will complete the advanced standard of front and back crawl. We will also introduce young swimmers...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:00PM - 4:30PM Seal
    Seal is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Otter or who have equivalent skills. In this level, your child will further develop the skills of gliding, kicking and submerging. The second of four levels in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Seal teaches your child how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, children will also select...
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  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM Star 7
    Star 7 is for ages 6 and up who have completed Star 6 or show an equivalent skill level and have a strong interest in pursuing more advanced aquatics certifications. The YMCA Star Leadership program incorporates the Lifesaving Society's Canadian Swim Patrol Program for young lifesavers to nurture your potential lifeguard. Star 7 also includes teaching swim skills using effective feedback to...
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  • 4:00PM - 4:30PM Divers
    Divers is for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Gliders or show an equivalent level of skill. In Divers, children will combine all the skills they have learned so far to swim on their front and back unaided for a distance of 10 metres. Your child will also learn to jump into and float in deep water unassisted. Divers is taught in small groups by a certified YMCA swim instructor...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:00PM - 4:30PM Surfers
    Surfers is for children 3-5 years old who have completed Divers or show an equivalent level of competence. In Surfers, we'll continue to help your child develop front and back swimming skills and build up to a distance of 15 metres. Your child will learn a variety of water safety skills as well as surface support in deep water for 30 seconds. And now that your child is comfortable jumping...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:00PM - 4:30PM Dippers
    Dippers is the final level for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Surfers or show an equivalent skill level. In Dippers, we'll introduce the front and back crawl as well as underwater swimming. Children at this level will have achieved a foundation of swimming skills and be able to front swim a distance of 25 metres. Children will also learn more deep water skills, and be...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM Star 5
    Star 5 is for ages 6 and up who have completed Star 4 or who show an equivalent skill level. This is the first of 3 levels of our star leadership program. We will introduce the butterfly stroke along with lifesaving and first aid elements from the Rookie and Ranger levels of the Canadian Swim Patrol program. Swimmers will also have the opportunity to continue to develop advanced aquatics skills...
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  • 4:00PM - 4:30PM Swimmer
    Swimmer is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Dolphin or have equivalent skills. In this class, kids will learn front and back crawl, and how to tread water. The last level in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Swimmer teaches children how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. Children at this level will have achieved a solid foundation of swimming...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM Star 6
    Star 6 is for ages 6 and up who have completed Star 5 or show an equivalent skill level. Swimmers will continue to develop lifesaving and first aid skills at the Ranger and Star level of the Canadian Swim Patrol program. They will also begin to learn how to teach others to swim. Star 6 encourages your child to take responsibility for their own learning outcomes by selecting optional skills to...
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  • 4:00PM - 4:30PM Otter
    An introductory level for beginner swimmers ages 6-12 years old, Otter will teach your child the basics of pool safety, going underwater and gliding on their front and back. The first of four levels in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Otter teaches your child how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, your child will also select from an...
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  • 4:00PM - 4:30PM Star 2
    Star 2 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 1 or who show an equivalent skill level. At this level we introduce breaststroke and continue to help kids refine their stroke technique and increase their endurance. In the second level of our YMCA Star Program, Star 2, we continue to encourage your child to build on the optional skills they selected in Star 1. Your child may choose...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM Dolphin
    Dolphin is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Seal or who demonstrate an equivalent skill set. Your child will be introduced to swimming on their front, back and underwater. The third of four levels in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Dolphin teaches kids how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, your child will also select from...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM Star 3
    The third level of our YMCA Star Program, Star 3 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 2 or who show an equivalent skill level. In this level your child will focus on the breaststroke and egg-beater motion for treading water, while continuing to build endurance in the pool. Swimmers will complete the advanced standard of front and back crawl. We will also introduce young swimmers...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM Seal
    Seal is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Otter or who have equivalent skills. In this level, your child will further develop the skills of gliding, kicking and submerging. The second of four levels in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Seal teaches your child how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, children will also select...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM Divers
    Divers is for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Gliders or show an equivalent level of skill. In Divers, children will combine all the skills they have learned so far to swim on their front and back unaided for a distance of 10 metres. Your child will also learn to jump into and float in deep water unassisted. Divers is taught in small groups by a certified YMCA swim instructor...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM Star 4
    Star 4 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 3 or who show an equivalent skill level. In this level we will help your child focus on the sidestroke, and we will continue to introduce lifesaving skills. We will also continue to work on technique and endurance of strokes increasing their swimming distance to 350 metres. Your child will also continue to explore other interests in...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM Surfers
    Surfers is for children 3-5 years old who have completed Divers or show an equivalent level of competence. In Surfers, we'll continue to help your child develop front and back swimming skills and build up to a distance of 15 metres. Your child will learn a variety of water safety skills as well as surface support in deep water for 30 seconds. And now that your child is comfortable jumping...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM Dippers
    Dippers is the final level for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Surfers or show an equivalent skill level. In Dippers, we'll introduce the front and back crawl as well as underwater swimming. Children at this level will have achieved a foundation of swimming skills and be able to front swim a distance of 25 metres. Children will also learn more deep water skills, and be...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM Star 1
    Star 1 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed the Swimmer level in our Learn to Swim program. In this class, kids will learn elementary backstroke and the egg-beater motion for treading water. We will help your child continue to develop front and back crawl technique and endurance. In the first level of our YMCA Star Program, Star 1, we also introduce your child to other aspects of...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM Swimmer
    Swimmer is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Dolphin or have equivalent skills. In this class, kids will learn front and back crawl, and how to tread water. The last level in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Swimmer teaches children how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. Children at this level will have achieved a solid foundation of swimming...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM Otter
    An introductory level for beginner swimmers ages 6-12 years old, Otter will teach your child the basics of pool safety, going underwater and gliding on their front and back. The first of four levels in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Otter teaches your child how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, your child will also select from an...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM Star 2
    Star 2 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 1 or who show an equivalent skill level. At this level we introduce breaststroke and continue to help kids refine their stroke technique and increase their endurance. In the second level of our YMCA Star Program, Star 2, we continue to encourage your child to build on the optional skills they selected in Star 1. Your child may choose...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:00PM - 5:30PM Dolphin
    Dolphin is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Seal or who demonstrate an equivalent skill set. Your child will be introduced to swimming on their front, back and underwater. The third of four levels in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Dolphin teaches kids how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, your child will also select from...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:00PM - 5:30PM Star 3
    The third level of our YMCA Star Program, Star 3 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 2 or who show an equivalent skill level. In this level your child will focus on the breaststroke and egg-beater motion for treading water, while continuing to build endurance in the pool. Swimmers will complete the advanced standard of front and back crawl. We will also introduce young swimmers...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:00PM - 5:30PM Seal
    Seal is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Otter or who have equivalent skills. In this level, your child will further develop the skills of gliding, kicking and submerging. The second of four levels in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Seal teaches your child how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, children will also select...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:00PM - 5:30PM Divers
    Divers is for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Gliders or show an equivalent level of skill. In Divers, children will combine all the skills they have learned so far to swim on their front and back unaided for a distance of 10 metres. Your child will also learn to jump into and float in deep water unassisted. Divers is taught in small groups by a certified YMCA swim instructor...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:00PM - 5:30PM Star 4
    Star 4 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 3 or who show an equivalent skill level. In this level we will help your child focus on the sidestroke, and we will continue to introduce lifesaving skills. We will also continue to work on technique and endurance of strokes increasing their swimming distance to 350 metres. Your child will also continue to explore other interests in...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:00PM - 5:30PM Surfers
    Surfers is for children 3-5 years old who have completed Divers or show an equivalent level of competence. In Surfers, we'll continue to help your child develop front and back swimming skills and build up to a distance of 15 metres. Your child will learn a variety of water safety skills as well as surface support in deep water for 30 seconds. And now that your child is comfortable jumping...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:00PM - 5:30PM Dippers
    Dippers is the final level for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Surfers or show an equivalent skill level. In Dippers, we'll introduce the front and back crawl as well as underwater swimming. Children at this level will have achieved a foundation of swimming skills and be able to front swim a distance of 25 metres. Children will also learn more deep water skills, and be...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:00PM - 5:30PM Star 1
    Star 1 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed the Swimmer level in our Learn to Swim program. In this class, kids will learn elementary backstroke and the egg-beater motion for treading water. We will help your child continue to develop front and back crawl technique and endurance. In the first level of our YMCA Star Program, Star 1, we also introduce your child to other aspects of...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:00PM - 5:30PM Swimmer
    Swimmer is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Dolphin or have equivalent skills. In this class, kids will learn front and back crawl, and how to tread water. The last level in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Swimmer teaches children how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. Children at this level will have achieved a solid foundation of swimming...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:00PM - 5:30PM Otter
    An introductory level for beginner swimmers ages 6-12 years old, Otter will teach your child the basics of pool safety, going underwater and gliding on their front and back. The first of four levels in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Otter teaches your child how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, your child will also select from an...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:00PM - 5:30PM Star 2
    Star 2 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 1 or who show an equivalent skill level. At this level we introduce breaststroke and continue to help kids refine their stroke technique and increase their endurance. In the second level of our YMCA Star Program, Star 2, we continue to encourage your child to build on the optional skills they selected in Star 1. Your child may choose...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:30PM - 6:00PM Dolphin
    Dolphin is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Seal or who demonstrate an equivalent skill set. Your child will be introduced to swimming on their front, back and underwater. The third of four levels in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Dolphin teaches kids how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, your child will also select from...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:30PM - 6:00PM Star 3
    The third level of our YMCA Star Program, Star 3 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 2 or who show an equivalent skill level. In this level your child will focus on the breaststroke and egg-beater motion for treading water, while continuing to build endurance in the pool. Swimmers will complete the advanced standard of front and back crawl. We will also introduce young swimmers...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:30PM - 6:00PM Seal
    Seal is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Otter or who have equivalent skills. In this level, your child will further develop the skills of gliding, kicking and submerging. The second of four levels in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Seal teaches your child how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, children will also select...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:30PM - 6:00PM Divers
    Divers is for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Gliders or show an equivalent level of skill. In Divers, children will combine all the skills they have learned so far to swim on their front and back unaided for a distance of 10 metres. Your child will also learn to jump into and float in deep water unassisted. Divers is taught in small groups by a certified YMCA swim instructor...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:30PM - 6:00PM Star 4
    Star 4 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 3 or who show an equivalent skill level. In this level we will help your child focus on the sidestroke, and we will continue to introduce lifesaving skills. We will also continue to work on technique and endurance of strokes increasing their swimming distance to 350 metres. Your child will also continue to explore other interests in...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:30PM - 6:00PM Surfers
    Surfers is for children 3-5 years old who have completed Divers or show an equivalent level of competence. In Surfers, we'll continue to help your child develop front and back swimming skills and build up to a distance of 15 metres. Your child will learn a variety of water safety skills as well as surface support in deep water for 30 seconds. And now that your child is comfortable jumping...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:30PM - 6:00PM Dippers
    Dippers is the final level for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Surfers or show an equivalent skill level. In Dippers, we'll introduce the front and back crawl as well as underwater swimming. Children at this level will have achieved a foundation of swimming skills and be able to front swim a distance of 25 metres. Children will also learn more deep water skills, and be...
    Langara Family YMCA Pool
  • 5:30PM - 6:00PM Star 1
    Star 1 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed the Swimmer level in our Learn to Swim program. In this class, kids will learn elementary backstroke and the egg-beater motion for treading water. We will help your child continue to develop front and back crawl technique and endurance. In the first level of our YMCA Star Program, Star 1, we also introduce your child to other aspects of...
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  • 5:30PM - 6:00PM Swimmer
    Swimmer is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Dolphin or have equivalent skills. In this class, kids will learn front and back crawl, and how to tread water. The last level in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Swimmer teaches children how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. Children at this level will have achieved a solid foundation of swimming...
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  • 5:30PM - 6:00PM Otter
    An introductory level for beginner swimmers ages 6-12 years old, Otter will teach your child the basics of pool safety, going underwater and gliding on their front and back. The first of four levels in our national YMCA Learn to Swim program, Otter teaches your child how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, your child will also select from an...
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  • 5:30PM - 6:00PM Star 2
    Star 2 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 1 or who show an equivalent skill level. At this level we introduce breaststroke and continue to help kids refine their stroke technique and increase their endurance. In the second level of our YMCA Star Program, Star 2, we continue to encourage your child to build on the optional skills they selected in Star 1. Your child may choose...
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  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM Star 7
    Star 7 is for ages 6 and up who have completed Star 6 or show an equivalent skill level and have a strong interest in pursuing more advanced aquatics certifications. The YMCA Star Leadership program incorporates the Lifesaving Society's Canadian Swim Patrol Program for young lifesavers to nurture your potential lifeguard. Star 7 also includes teaching swim skills using effective feedback to...
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  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM Star 5
    Star 5 is for ages 6 and up who have completed Star 4 or who show an equivalent skill level. This is the first of 3 levels of our star leadership program. We will introduce the butterfly stroke along with lifesaving and first aid elements from the Rookie and Ranger levels of the Canadian Swim Patrol program. Swimmers will also have the opportunity to continue to develop advanced aquatics skills...
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