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Kirk Family YMCA

May 2018

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May 5
T-ball starts
Spring 3 swim lesson start

May 11
Lifeguard Certification classes start

May 12
Kids Night Out

May 18
Kids Night Out
Lifeguard Recertification classes start

May 23
Y Dance Intro starts

June 2
Summer Gala

June 4
Summer 1 swim lessons start

June 8
Y T-Ball starts

The countdown to summer camp is on! Is your child in? Swimming, sports, creative arts and more! Enjoy the outdoors, discover new adventures, create lasting friendships and be part of our camp family this summer! 

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May is National Water Safety Month
Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 14. With National Water Safety Month in May and summer around the corner, it's a great time for parents to remember the importance of ensuring their children are equipped with essential water safety skills. 

In our Y Splash program, we teach every second grader in Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem City how to be safe in and around the water.  The Y Splash program is a proven method for teaching children fundamental water safety skills. Children take part in six, 45-minute instructional sessions that will reduce the risk of drowning and give children confidence in and around water.

Also, the Kirk Family YMCA offers youth swim lessons year round towards reducing the risk of childhood drowning, instilling a lifelong love of swimming and educating children on safety around different water environments.   Teaching children how to be safe around water is one of the most important life skills the YMCA can provide. It not only saves lives, it builds confidence. 
Y Swim Lessons
Spring 3 begins May 5
Summer 1 begins June 4
YMCA swim lessons teach safety and responsibility around the water.  Participants gain confidence and self-esteem as they work to become better, safer swimmers. 

All ages - from infants to seniors - can learn to swim. Check out our new swim classes!

*Swim Starters Aquatic Program - Parent/Child program 6 mos to 3 years old
*Swim Basics - Beginners 4 to 12 years old
*Swim Strokes - Intermediate & Advanced 4 to 12 years old
*Private and Semi Private lessons are available for all ages!

For more information on swim lessons at the Y, please visit our welcome desk or contact Sam Hughes, Aquatics Director at shughes@ymcavbr.org.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
Ages 15+
May 11-20
Fri 4:00-8:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am-4:00 pm, 
Sun 1:00-5:30 pm 
American Red Cross lifeguard certification will include a two year certification in CPR/AED for the professional rescuer as well as a two year certification for lifeguarding.  Participants will need to pass prerequisites to take the class.  For more information contact Sam Hughes, Aquatics Director at shughes@ymcavbr.org. 
American Red Cross Lifeguard 
Ages 15+
May 18-20
Fri 4:00-8:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am-4:00 pm, 
Sun 1:00-5:30 pm 
The course is a competency testing of knowledge and skills, with review and practice of skills.  Participants will review CPR, First Aid, and water rescues as well as practice skills before testing.  For more information contact Sam Hughes, Aquatics Director at shughes@ymcavbr.org. 
Youth and Family
Ages 3-1st grade
Sat May 5-June 9 
9:00 am-2:00 pm
M: $65 l  NM: $82
Our t-ball program focuses on developing good players and sportsmanship.  Kids have a chance to learn the fundamentals of America's favorite pastime through throwing, catching, hitting and base running.  Each Saturday session includes a team practice and game using skill stations.  Register by May 1.  For more information, contact Josh Yerkes, Youth and Family Director at jyerkes@ymcavbr.org.
Kid's Night Out
Ages 2 - 10 years old
Fri May 18 l 5:30-9:00 pm l M: Free/NM:$18
Fri June 8 l 5:30-9:00 pm l M: $14/NM:$18
Sat June 16 l 
2:00-5:30 pm l 
M: $14/NM:$18 

Drop off the kids to enjoy an evening of swimming games, crafts, and a movie.  Dinner included for ages 4-10 years old.  Register by Wednesday prior to program.  For more information, contact Megan Robinson, Youth and Family Director at mrobinson@ymcavbr.org.
2018 Summer Gala
Ages 11-13 years olds
Sat, June 2
7:00-10:00 pm
Calling all middle schoolers!  Join us for this summer dance that's just for you.  Live DJ, refreshments, photo booth, games and more!
Y Dance Intro
Ages 18+
Wed, May 23-June 27
6:00-7:15 pm
Explore and perfect the basics of dance movements.  Intro classes are designed for students with little or no training.  our teachers will work with you for six weeks, preparing you to move into the beginner  adult level classes.
Les Mills Certification Classes
Greatness is teaching classes driven by results and cutting edge research. We are searching for talent to add to our Rockstar Team!

Class formats and certification training will be held on the following dates:
May 5-6:  BODYPUMP at Kirk YMCA
May 12-13:  BODYCOMBAT at Rockbridge YMCA
June 9-10:  BODYFLOW at Kirk YMCA
June 2-3:   RPM at Rockbridge YMCA
June 23-24:  SH'BAM at Kirk YMCA
July 14-15:  BODYSTEP at Kirk YMCA

If you are interested in this seminar or becoming certified, please contact John Napotnik at jnapotnik@ymcavbr.org.