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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

At the Y, we don’t just teach swimming lessons or coach soccer. We’re about youth development: ensuring that the 9 million children and teens in our programs reach their full potential by helping them grow— physically, mentally and socially— from young children into engaged, active members of their communities.
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HEALTHY LIVING

Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities.
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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

To bring about meaningful change, individuals need ongoing encouragement and tools. We’re here day-in and day-out to provide the resources our communities need to address the most pressing social issues: child welfare, education, employment, housing and substance abuse. We work to make sure every child, family and community has what they need to achieve their best.

ALWAYS IN PLAY AT THE Y

HOURS FOR BOTH LOCATIONS
Now – May, 2016
Monday-Friday…….5:00am-9:00pm
Saturday………………7:00am-5:00pm
Sunday…………….. 10:00am-5:00pm

May 30, 2016 – September 5, 2016
Monday-Friday…….5:00am-9:00pm
Saturday………………7:00am-3:00pm
Sunday…………….. WISCONSIN RAPIDS – 10:00am-2:00pm
Sunday…………….. PORT EDWARDS – CLOSED

HOLIDAY HOURS
Memorial Day ….. Monday 5/30 …………. Closed
Independence Day ….. Monday 7/4 …….. Closed
Labor Day ….. Monday 9/5 …………………. Closed

  AQUATICS

ADULT AQUA CLASSES Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise.

FAMILY SPLASH NIGHTS | Fridays | 5:30 – 8:45pm Today’s fast-paced world provides little opportunity for families to spend quality time together. Do something fun and affordable by participating in Family Splash Nights! Family time at the Y gives you the opportunity to deepen relationships, develop new skills and interests, improve your health and well-being, and connect to your community. Meet new families and have a great time with your children.

FITNESS & WELLNESS

HEALTHY LIVING Achieving and maintaining wellness is a task that’s never finished. That’s why a healthy lifestyle is so important. We’re here to help you regardless of your starting point with a variety of classes and supports to keep you healthy in spirit, mind and body!

FITNESS ORIENTATION  If you are new to the Y or just would like a refresher on our equipment….we know that the more you know about the Y, the more you will enjoy your exercise.  The Y offers a complimentary fitness orientation with our qualified healthy lifestyles staff for all members. This is an introduction to our cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Appointments can be scheduled at the Member Services desk. 

PERSONAL TRAINING  Sometimes we need the advice of an expert, or the personal attention that comes with a trainer/coach. One-on-one instruction with a nationally certified personal trainer will offer personal training to help you set and meet your specific goals. 

Contact Brian Opsahl at 715 818 6037 or opsahl@swcymca.org

GYMNASTICS

GYMNASTICS AT SWC YMCA – WISCONSIN RAPIDS | Sessions 1 – 5 | February 22 – August 19 | AGE 2-9
SWC YMCA  & the Wisconsin Rapids Park & Rec Department have combined efforts to offer tumbling classes for youth in our community.  The program will be held at the SWC YMCA Wisconsin Rapids location and led by an experienced and  enthusiastic instructor.
TUMBLE BUGS . . . . AGE 2-3 . . . . . MONDAY . . . . 5:30-6:00pm
TUMBLE BUGS . . . . AGE 2-3 . . . . . TUESDAY . . . . 5:30-6:00pm
TUMBLE TYKES. . .AGE 4-6 . . . . . . MONDAY . . . . 6:00-6:30pm
TUMBLE TYKES. . .AGE 4-6 . . . . . .TUESDAY . . . . 6:00-6:30pm
BEGINNING TUMBLING . . AGE 6-9 . .TUESDAY . .6:30-7:00pm

FEE     $19/Wisconsin Rapids Resident          $22/SWC YMCA Member          $39/Non-Member/Non-Resident

GYMNASTICS TEAM SWC YMCA Gymnastics Team is organized to coach athletes in acquiring and executing skills with a progressive approach. It is an exciting time for gymnasts! The USA Gymnastics Women’s Program Committee created new routines for the Junior Olympic levels …(read more)

SPECIAL EVENTS

 2016

CAMP OPEN HOUSE | Sunday May 29 | 2:00pm – 4:00pm Come see what camp is all about! Meet our Camp Director and the staff, take a tour, roast a s’more and enjoy the outdoors! This is a perfect time to ask questions and learn about all the fun that takes place at the YMCA Camp Alexander.

YMCA CAMP ALEXANDER is located at 1053 Camp Road – Wisconsin Rapids – WI – 54494 on beautiful NEPCO Lake.
Contact Doug Wickersham, Youth Development Director, at 715 818 6014 or Wickersham@swcymca.org

HEALTHY KIDS DAY | June 17 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm | Witter Field HEALTHY KIDS DAY is designed to encourage kids to get up, get out and grow during the summer months! This FREE family event will expose kids to activities that to keep their bodies and minds active.

5K BRIDGE 2 BRIDGE RUN/WALK | Saturday June 18 | 9:00am
The SWC YMCA’s, “Help Us Ease Chronic Disease”, 3 Mile Run/Walk will begin at Witter Field, home of the Blossom Fest. and take participants along the Wisconsin River, across the bridge through downtown area and back to the finish line at Witter Field. This race is a celebration of our beautiful community and the downtown area. Our enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers are committed to providing a fun and safe experience.  Register by June 3 $25/Adult or $20/Youth

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KIDS OBSTACLE RUN | June 18 | 10:30am | 10yrs & Under Our KIDS OBSTACLE RUN is designed to inspire kids to get out, be active and enjoy themselves. This 1 mile course that will encourage kids to jump, run, and have a good time while conquering obstacles. Most importantly – they will have fun!
FEE  By June 3…$10/Youth or June 4-18…$15/Youth
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YOUTH SPORTS

NEW! T-BALL LEAGUE | May 12, 19, 26 & June 2 | 5:00pm – 5:45pm Our T-Ball League will consist of teams of youngsters playing on a miniaturized baseball field using the skills they have acquired during our Jumpstart T-Ball program. Kids will play one game per week for 4 weeks in conjunction with the Jumpstart T-Ball program. Parents are encouraged to practice with their child at home to improve skills like ball handling, throwing, catching, fielding, base-running, hitting and sportsmanship. Team size will vary.

OUTDOOR GOLF LESSONS | June 9, 14, 16, 21 & 23 | Ages 5 – 15 | 8:30am – 10:30am Take your game outside and join the Ridges Golf Course and the SWC YMCA in this special chance to improve your game and get some early drives out in the spring air! Lessons begin on the driving range and eventually move out onto the course. On the last day a short tournament will help you get your competitive juices flowing.

INTRODUCTION TO ORIENTEERING | Session One May 10, 12, 17 & 19 | Ages 7 – 15 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm In this day and age kids (and some adults) are forgetting the fundamental skills that are being replaced with technology. This course is aimed at teaching basic directional skills and breaking the bond we all have with technology. Kids will learn the art of reading a map, reading a compass, following directions, and finding waypoints. Class will take place outside at our Port Edwards location with some off-site travel. Kids will need to bring a comfortable pair of shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, good listening skills, and a great attitude. We will us compasses provided by the Y, if you have your own you are encouraged to bring it. Maximum of 10 adventurers.


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Our Mission

 

To put Christian principles
into practice through programs that build a healthy
spirit, mind and body for all.