Adult Swim Instruction

Ages 18+

This class is designed for beginner through advanced swimmers. Focus on proper stroke technique and endurance.

Monday 7:20pm – 8:00pm

 

 

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Affordable Housing

Y Housing Resources (YHR) is a strategic partnership between the Y’s Community Development Corporation, YCDC, and the Housing Initiatives Community Development Corporation, HIDCD. The mission of YHR is to couple affordable housing with the provision of supportive services to create stable and long-term living for York County residents.

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Arthritis

Aqua Exercise

This class consists of water walking and slow, gentle movements specially designed for arthritis, working on range of motion and muscle strengthening.

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Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

Disease Prevention and Management

This 4-month evidence-based program helps those with hypertension lower their blood pressure.  Individuals will develop a blood pressure self-monitoring routine, learn tips for maintaining cardiovascular health and nutritious eating.  Offered at Dover, Eastern and York branches.

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BODYCOMBAT®

Cardio Exercise

BODYCOMBAT® is a challenging interval mix of martial arts, boxing and core strength training, unleashing strength you never knew you had!  Offered at Dover, Southern and York Branches.

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BODYPUMP®

Strength Training

BODYPUMP®, the world’s most popular barbell class, builds strength, tones the body and pushes you to the limit.

Offered at Dover and York branches.

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BOOM™ MIND

Spirit, Mind and Body

Mind is a 30 minute yoga and pilates fusion class.  Improve core muscles, lower body strength and balance while relaxing the mind and body.  Offered at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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BOOM™ MOVE IT

Cardio Exercise

MOVE IT, a 30 minute dance workout class, is all about breaking a sweat and having fun. Develop cardio endurance by starting with simple dance moves and building into more complex sequences.  Offered at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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BOOM™ MUSCLE

Strength Training

Muscle, a 30 minute class, incorporates athletic-based exercises that improve upper body conditioning. The class format includes several “blocks,” which are groups of exercises that focus on different muscle groups.  Offered at Dover, Easter, Southern and York branches.

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Camp Spirit

Ages 5 - 16

Camp Spirit is located on 14 acres of outdoor space. Campers participate in a wide variety of programming that includes swimming, archery, indoor gaga pit, amphitheater and an arts & crafts center. Campers enjoy the summer with sports, games, a rock climbing wall, lodges and more. Many activities are related to theme days. Each Friday, campers travel to a local park & to the Graham Aquatic Center for outdoor activities!

Registration Fee: $30/Child $50/Family

Weekly Fee: $126 (Family Memberships) $152 (Youth Membership/ Non-Members)

Daily Fee: $30/Child (Members) $35/Child (Youth Membership/ Non-Members)

Camp Spirit offers transportation between the York Branch, Bob Hoffman Dover Branch, the Church of the Open Door and Camp Spirit. Please contact branch for details.

Camp Spirit runs June through August.

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Childwatch

(Ages 3 months - 12 years)

Free child care is available during scheduled hours for YMCA Members who work out in the wellness center, participate in a group exercise class, use the pool or open gym. Ages vary by branch.

Hours Vary by Location

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Competitive Stroke Clinics

Ages 12 - 18

Throughout the year York YMCA Swimming offers specialized clinics and mini-camps. These sessions are open to all competitive swimmers and focus on stroke development, starts, turns, and the mental aspects of improving performance.

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Enhance®Fitness

Active Older Adults

This evidence-based low-impact aerobic and strength group exercise program helps older adults of all fitness levels become more active, energized and empowered to sustain independent lives.  Offered at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

 

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Fall Co-Ed Outdoor Soccer League

Ages 4 - 11

Participants will work on soccer skills in an instructional setting through practices and games. This 9-week program is for youth of all skill levels between the ages of 4 – 11. Program runs each year from mid-September through November at the York and Bob Hoffman Dover branches on Saturday mornings and one weekday evening each week.

Offered at Dover and York Branches.  Times vary.

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Fencing – Beginner

Youth and Adult Sports

This class is based upon the fundamentals and beginning steps of fencing. Come learn to fence and have a great time.

Offered at the Southern and York branches.

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Fitness Evaluations

Personal Fitness

A trained wellness staff member will assess your current fitness level by evaluating cardio respiratory strength, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance. New members receive one free evaluation session.  By appointment at Dover, Southern and York branches.

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Freedom From Smoking®

Disease Prevention and Management

The Freedom from Smoking® program, developed by the American Lung Association, is a 7-week program designed to help people quit tobacco use and develop a smoke-free lifestyle.  Offered at Dover and York branches.

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Girls Intramural Volleyball Program

Ages 9 - 15

This fun program will enhance your volleyball skills through instruction, drills, practices and games. This program is for girls of all skill levels between grades 4-8 and ages 11-15.  Program is offered in late November, early February and early April.

Time Varies by Age Group

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Group Cycle

Cardio Exercise

This is a high-intensity, low-impact, 45-minute workout. Participants must bring water and towel. You may reserve a bike up to 2 days in advance by contacting the branch.

Offered at the York Branch.

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Homeschool Swim

Introduces swimmers to the team sport of swimming. Levels of novice to expert, swimming in a healthy competitive environment with great coaching and instruction.

Contact John Nelson for additional information.

 

 

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Indoor Cycle for the Outdoor Cyclist

Cardio Exercise

This high intensity 45-minute class is geared for the outside rider and features long intervals and short recovery periods. Participants must have a heart rate monitor, water and towel. Offered only December – March at the York Branch.

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Kid’s Club Summer Camp

Commit yourself to improving your skills and learn The YMCA is proud to offer a variety of activities to help your child learn, grow and achieve all summer long. From archery to art, from swimming to science, your child is sure to create many lasting friendships and memories.

Registration Fee: $30/Child $50/Family

Standard Rate:  $111/Week (Members)  $135/Week (Youth Membership/ Non-Member)

AM/PM Fee: $75/ Child (Members) $100/Child (Youth Membership/ Non-Member)

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Leaders in Training – Camp Spirit

The Leaders In Training program is for children ages 14-16 years old. The LITs will embark on their leadership journey with the campers and staff of Camp Spirit. Each LIT will have a chance to lead in each program area with the 5-9 age groups. LITs will never be left alone with campers and will not be responsible for them, but they will be asked and expected to lead by example.

Registration Fee: $30/Child  $50/Family

Weekly Fee: $115 (Members) $140 (Youth Membership/ Non-Members)

Daily Fee: $30 (Members) $35 (Youth Membership/ Non-Members)

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Learn to Run

Running Program

Prepare for 5K races or running for fitness during this 8-week program. Participants learn basic running and stretching skills require to complete a 5K.  Offered at the York Branch.

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Learn to Run Distance

Running Program

Prepare to run the York Marathon or Half Marathon by training with running coaches.  A mileage schedule is provided.  Group runs that increase in mileage take place every other Saturday. This program begins in January. Offered at the York branch.

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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Disease Prevention and Management

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12-week research-based program that supports adult cancer survivors in regaining their physical, emotional and spiritual strength. Offered at Dover, Southern and York branches.   LIVESTRONG at the YMCA flyer

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Massage

Personal Fitness

Decrease muscle soreness, stress and allergy symptoms while improving mental clarity, sleep quality and range of motion.  A licensed massage therapist uses a variety of techniques to help alleviate pain and improve wellbeing.  By appointment at the Dover, Southern and York branches.

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Nutrition Coaching

Personal Fitness

A certified nutrition coach will help you implement healthy eating strategies to improve wellbeing and reach your goals.  By appointment at Dover and York branches.

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Personal Training

Personal Fitness

A certified personal trainer will develop a structured program to help you reach your personal goals. By appointment at Dover, Southern and York branches.

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Private Swim Lessons

Any Age

These one-on-one lessons offer individuals of any age the chance to learn to improve swimming skills in a private, respectful and safe atmosphere.

By Appointment

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SafeKids Tae Kwon Do

Ages 6 and Up

The practice of Tae Kwon Do teaches children and adults discipline, self-control, and safety. This youth and family program is offered at all four YMCA of York and York County branches.

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Senior Swim & Exercise

For 50 years & up, this class is combined with water walking, exercise, and a cool down in a warm pool with depth of 4 1/2 feet.

 

 

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SilverSneakers® Circuit

Active Older Adults

Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Handheld weights, elastic tubing, and a ball are alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography.

Time Varies by Location

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SilverSneakers® Classic

Active Older Adults

Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength and range of movement for daily living skills. Handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles and balls are offered for resistance, and the chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

Time Varies by Location

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SilverSneakers® Yoga

Spirit, Mind and Body

This chair-based class includes a series of seated and standing yoga poses designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement followed by restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation. Offered at the Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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Stroke Development

Ages 6 - 12

Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive stokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

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Stroke Introduction

Ages 6 - 12

Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

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Tuesdays 5:45pm – 6:25pm
Thursdays 6:30pm – 7:10pm

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Stroke Mechanics

Ages 6-12

This level refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. Students also work on building their endurance.

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Swim Basics

Instructional swim for ages 6 - 12

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by gaining two benchmark skills: Swim, float swim – sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll front glide, jump, push, turn grab and exit.

 

 

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Swimming at the York Y

Ages 5 - 18

This class will introduce swimmers ages 5 and up, novice to expert, to the team sport of swimming. Swimming will be taught in a healthy, competitive environment with coaching and instruction.

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Teen Swim Instruction

Ages 13 - 17

Geared for youth at a beginner level to advance their skills and feel confident in the water which will include breathing and stroke technique development.

Monday 5:45pm – 6:25pm

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Water Acclimation

Ages 3 - 5

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of waters in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

Mondays 10:35 – 11:15 am

Wednesday 5:45pm – 6:25pm

Saturdays 10:50am – 11:30am

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Water Discovery

Ages 6 month - 18 months

Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

Monday 11:30am – 12:00pm

Friday 11:30am – 12:00pm

Saturday 9:20am – 9:50am

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Water Exploration

Ages 19 - 36 months

In stage B, the parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Tuesday 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday 11:30am – 12:00pm

Saturday 11:30am – 12:00pm

 

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Water in Motion

Aqua Exercise

WATER in MOTION is an aqua exercise workout that provides a low impact, high-energy challenge for participants of all ages, skill and fitness levels.

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Water In Motion Platinum

Aqua Fitness

WATERinMOTION® Platinum is a shallow-water, low-impact aqua exercise experience that offers active aging adults and deconditioned participants a fun workout.

Tuesday 9:00am – 9:45am

Thursday 9:00am – 9:45am

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Water Movement

Ages 3 - 5

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Tuesdays 5:45pm – 6:25pm

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Water Stamina

Ages 3 - 5

In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

Tuesdays 6:30pm – 7:10pm

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Wellness Center Orientation

Personal Fitness

Meet with a trained staff member to learn proper form and usage of YMCA equipment. New members receive two free orientation appointments to learn how to use cardio and strength equipment.  By appointment at the Dover, Southern and York branches.

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Y Achievers Program

Ages 14 - 19

Y-Achievers is a college-preparatory program that helps teens and young adults prepare for their futures. The core elements of the Y-Achievers program is to help youth pursue higher education and career goals, establish relationships with area leaders, organizations and media networks while having concentrated focus on youth development and awareness. These skills will be achieved by applying the following tools: career exploration, SAT/ACT preparation, tutoring, networking, mentoring, college tours, communication workshops, and leadership development workshops. All meetings are held at the YMCA of York and York County in York Branch located at 90 N. Newberry St., York, PA 17401. Enter through the Childcare and Youth Development doors.

 

Saturday Schedule

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

 

Meeting Dates

September 10, 2016

October 1, 2016

October 29, 2016

November 19, 2016

December 10, 2016

January 7, 2017

January 14-16, 2017 (MLK)

February 4, 2017

February 25, 2017

March 11, 2017

April 8, 2017

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Spring College Tour

March 19th-25th

Cost: $375.00

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Y Fitness Challenge

Personal Fitness

Throughout the year, we offer fitness challenges to help you get motivated for improved health! Information is posted in each branch and on our Facebook pages.

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Y Kids Club

The YMCA offers quality before and after school programs in six school districts across York County. All programs are licensed by the Department of Human Services and are enrolled in Pennsylvania’s Keystone Stars Quality Assurance Program. Each staff member who works in these programs are licensed by the Department of Public Welfare and certified in pediatric first aid and CPR. Annual training requirements include fire and water safety, child abuse prevention, and an additional 10 hours’ curriculum based training. Lesson plans are posted weekly that include rich opportunities for exploration in interest areas. Homework help is offered and children have the opportunity to engage in free play while in the program.

Time Varies by Location

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Y Readers II

Students Entering 5th-8th Grade

LOCATION
Graham Aquatic Center 543 N. Newberry St. York, PA 17404

HOURS
MONDAY–FRIDAY June 21 to August 10
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Application Fee: $20/ Child

Field Trips: $35/ Child

Seats are limited
Students must bring swimsuit everyday

Students must be picked up by 4:00 pm $10 late fee per child

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Y-Readers I

Students Entering 1st-4th Grade

LOCATION
Ferguson K-8 School 525 N. Newberry St. York, PA 17404

HOURS
MONDAY–FRIDAY June 21 to August 10
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Application Fee: $20/ Child

Field Trips: $35/ Child

Seats are limited
Students must bring swimsuit everyday

Students must be picked up by 4:00 pm $10 late fee per child

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YMCA Competitive Swim Team

Competitive swimming ages 5 - 18

The York YMCA’s Competitive Swim Team is open to youth of all levels & abilities. It is the perfect program for those who love to swim but have never competed on a team It is ideally for those who enjoy competitive swimming but enjoy a low pressure, relaxed atmosphere. It is especially beneficial for high school swimmers wishing to stay in shape during the off-season. Swimmers compete in local swim meets that give them friendly competition and teach them sportsmanship and teamwork. Practice is held at two locations, the Graham Aquatic Center, located at 543 N. Newberry Street in York, and the York YMCA Southern Branch, located at 100 Constitution Ave in Shrewsbury.

Time Varies by Location

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YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Disease Prevention and Management

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program empowers prediabetic adults to make lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes.  Offered at Dover, Southern and York branches.  Y Diabetes Prevention Flyer 

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Yoga Gentle Flow

Spirit, Mind and Body

Increase balance, coordination and flexibility through breath-synchronized movement. This slow-paced flow class begins with standing postures, flows into balance poses and includes many floor postures. All skill levels welcomed. Offered at the York Branch.

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Yoga Vinyasa Flow

Spirit, Mind and Body

Coordinate movement with breath. Class format includes Sun Salutations, balance, heart and hip openers, spine twists and final relaxation. Participants flow between standing and floor positions. All skill levels welcomed. Offered at the Eastern and York branches.

 

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York YMCA Child Development

Ages 1 - 5

Since the 1960’s, the YMCA of York County has been providing a quality, affordable child development program to families in the area. The Y’s Child Development Center’s primary purpose is to provide a quality early learning experience in an environment where parents will know their children are safe and nurtured. This child-centered program provides opportunities for growth, hands-on exploration and child-led learning through play.

Our child development program is licensed by the PA Department of Human Services. At 12-months and walking, children transition to our toddler room where exploration, social skills and language development are key focus areas. As skills develop, older toddlers, starting at 24-months, begin to work on toilet training. Once potty trained, children participate in weekly swimming lessons. Swimming is an important part of the weekly activities in our program.

In addition, the York Branch YMCA has two preschool classrooms for children ages three to five. Using the creative curriculum and learning centers, lesson plans are developed around the observed interests of the children. We strive to develop unique and enriching activities that encompass creative thinking, exploration of science and mathematics, inquiry, discovering, beginning literacy and community involvement.

The preschool classrooms implement the P.A.T.H.S. (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) Curriculum to enhance social emotional development. Within this curriculum, children learn to recognize their feelings and appropriate ways to express them.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. We accept CCW/CCIS funding

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York YMCA Girls Volleyball Club

Ages 11 - 18

This program is for girls who want to practice and compete at a high school level. Practices are twice a week from December through May with weekend tournaments twice a month from January through May at locations throughout Pennsylvania. If you want to learn from highly qualified instructors and prepare for our intramural program, club volleyball and/or school volleyball the York YMCA offers a three-day volleyball clinic.

December through May, Monday 7:30pm – 8:30pm

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Youth/Teen Co-Ed Dodge Ball League

Ages 10 - 14

Join us for non-stop games in a fun, recreational setting. Games are played with safe and soft, rubber-coated, foam balls. Teams are formed after the first day.

Offered late October

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Zumba® Fitness

Cardio Exercise

Zumba fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and dance moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be fun and easy to do! Offered at Dover, Southern and York branches.

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