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Salem Family YMCA

May 2018

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May 5
Aquatics Fun N' Games

May 7
Y Swim Lessons start

May 16
Active Older Adults luncheon

June 4
Summer 1 Swim Lessons start

June 5
Sunrise Boot Camp starts

June 12
Daddy & Me Paint Night

June 13
Active Older Adults luncheon

June 15
Kids Night Out
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! 

Find your Y camp HERE!
Member Benefits
Active Older Adults Luncheon
Wed May 16 & June 13
12:00-1:00 pm
Enjoy a fun, friendly meal with your friends while experiencing enriching games and activities or a special presentation from local community partners!
Aquatics Fun N' Games
Tues, May 5 - June 19
6:00-6:45 pm
M:Free/NM:$5 per class
Spend healthy, happy, quality time together with your children exploring your Y and our beautiful community.  Each week a new adventure will await your family!
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 Salem 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. 
Swim Lessons
Spring 3 lessons begin May 7
Summer 1 lessons begin 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. 

*Swim Starters Aquatic Program - Parent/Child program 6 mos to 3 years old
*Swim Basics - Beginners 3 to 12 years old
*Swim Strokes - Intermediate & Advanced 3 to 12 years old

For more information on swim lessons at the Y, please visit our welcome desk or contact Faron Young, Aquatics Coordinator at  fyoung@ymcavbr.org.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
Ages 15
May 12-13 and 19-20*
Sat-Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 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 Daniel Smith at dsmith@ymcavbr.org.  *Prerequisites will be taken on May 11.
Group Ex Spring Launch
Join us for our SPRING  LAUNCH with the latest releases of Les Mills programs. Experience Body Pump®, the high energy barbell class. Get heart-pumping cardio with Body Step®. Then challenge  your core with CXWORX®, the revolutionary 30-minute workout.  Find your flexibility with the calm, centered class Body Flow®. Get your groove on with a DANCE PARTY for spring-time fun. Door prizes and refreshments, with no registration required. FREE!

Tuesday, May 8
BODY PUMP     4:30 -5:30pm Studio A
BODY STEP      5:35-6:20pm  Studio A
CXWORX         6:25-6:55 pm  Studio A
DANCE PARTY  7:00-8:00pm  Studio A

Saturday, May 12
BODY FLOW      10:30-11:30 pm Studio A
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

For more information, contact Nancy Greene at ngreene@ymcaroanoke.org.
Sunrise Boot Camp
Jun 5-29 
T & F l 5:15-6:15 am
M: $30/NM: $45
Kick start your day with an early morning workout!  Challenge yourself with this four-week boot camp and feel the energy all day long.  

Youth and Family
Ages 3 - 1st grade
Sat May 5-June 9 
9:00 - 11:00 am
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 April 26.  For more information, contact Amy Ralston, Youth and Family Director at aralston@ymcavbr.org.
Daddy and Me Paint Night
Tuesday, June 12
5:30-7:30 pm
M: $25/$30
Children and their fathers or caregiver are invited to enjoy a nice relaxing evening painting a picture together.  Paint class will be led by an instructor who will allow each participant to interpret the art in their own way.  A snack will be provided.  Register by June 5. 
Kids Night Out
Friday, June 15
6:00-9:00 pm
M: $10/$13
Parents, drop off the kids and enjoy an evenign to yourselves.  Children will enjoy a nut-free meal from home, crafts, swimming, gym, games and more.  Register by Wed prior to program.