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Winter 2019 at the YMCA of Cumberland

AQUATICS PROGRAMS

Group Swim Lessons
Group Swim Lessons will give learners the opportunity to become comfortable in water, and learn fundamental skills needed to develop as young swimmers. Each participant will be placed in levels appropriate to their age and skill level. Registration dates: March 12, 2019 and March 26, 2019 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Session Start Dates: Sunday, March 31 and Thursday, April 4, 2019. Duration: 10 Weeks.

Adult Swim Program

Adult swim classes aim to improve upon existing swimming abilities. Classes will help participants learn and improve their stroke techniques, general swimming abilities and more. The program will be directed by swim coaches who will design practices to work towards individual goals. Ages: 18+   Session Start Dates: Monday April 1, 2019 Duration: 10 weeks

 

 

Jr. Lifeguard Club
The Junior Lifeguard Club offers fun for kids who can swim at least 25m and tread water for 2 minutes.
The Jr. Lifeguard Club provides an action-packed challenge for kids who love the water but want more than lessons. The Jr. Lifeguard Club is for quick learners, those between levels
or programs who thrive in an energetic learning environment.
Ages: 10yrs + Start Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Days & Times: Thursdays 5:45 - 6:30pm
Cost: $90 for Members / $135 for Non-Members ($90 + $45 Membership)
Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email Aquatics@cumberland.ymca.ca

HEALTH AND FITNESS PROGRAMS

Amherst Dance! Dance!
Dance Dance is an eight week recreational, introductory dance program offering a combination of
Hip Hop / Jazz / Modern Dance.  Do something fun and get fit at the same time, no experience necessary.
Ages: 2yrs, 3-4yrs & 5-8yrs
Start Date: April 6, 2019
Days & Times: Saturdays 9:00-9:30am, 9:30-10:00am & 10:00-10:45am
Cost: $45 Member / $75 Non-Member ($45 + $30 membership) or $55 / $80 for non-members for the 45min session.
Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email Fitness@cumberland.ymca.ca

Play to Learn - Tennis Canada
A youth tennis program that provides participants with the opportunity to combine practice with a focus on skill development, through match play. 
Ages: 8-15yrs
Start Date: April 20, 2019
Day and Times: Saturdays, 2:00-3:00pm.
Cost: $90

Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email Fitness@cumberland.ymca.ca

Learn to Run
An introductory running program which will support beginners in a group setting. Lead by a running coach, this 11 week program is designed to make you feel comfortable while hitting the pavement. Participants will learn how to run in a safe and effective manner, while working towards their individual goals. Also included are additional learning sessions on nutrition, cross training, proper shoe fitting and more. A great prep for those interested in participating in Run for the Sun!
Ages:16yrs
Start Date: April 8, 2019
Day & Time: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:00 -8:00pm
Cost: $40 (includes registration fee for Run for the Sun 5K).
Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email fitness@cumberland.ymca.ca

FULL OF LIFE PROGRAMS

Beginner Line Dancing (12 Weeks)
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to have a blast in this class while you learn
some new dance steps.  This class is for beginners.
Start Date: April 10, 2019
Days & Times: Wednesdays at 11:00am
Cost: All FOL programming is offered at no cost.
Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email fitness@cumberland.ymca.ca

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to have a blast in this class while you learn
some new dance steps.  This class is for beginners.
Start Date: January 9, 2019
Days & Times: Wednesdays at 11:00am
Cost: All FOL programming is offered at no cost.
Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email fitness@cumberland.ymca.ca

Pickleball
A great game for people of all ages and skill levels; similar to badminton or tennis, players use solid square rackets to hit a perforated ball over a net. An exciting and fun way to keep active, Pickleball has become North America’s fastest growing sport.   All ages welcome.
Days & Times: Starting January 6, 2019, Pickleball will be offered on Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-11:30am
Cost: All FOL programming is offered at no cost.
Location: YMCA in Amherst
Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email fitness@cumberland.ymca.ca

 


Cost: All FOL programming is offered at no cost.
Location: YMCA in Amherst
Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email fitness@cumberland.ymca.ca

 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Workshop for Youth
Join us for our first STEM workshop which will offer hands on learning through the exploration of science, technology, engineering and math. We will be offering more sessions for other age groups in the future.  
Day & Time: April 23, 2019, from 3:30 - 4:30pm
Cost: All FOL programming is offered at no cost.
Location: YMCA in Amherst
Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email fitness@cumberland.ymca.ca

 


Chair Fitness
A fun and motivating class designed for all fitness levels.  All ages welcome.
Days & Times: YMCA - January 31, February 28 and March 28 from 1:15-2:30pm
Springhill Community Centre: Weekly, starting Monday, January 7 from 9-10am
Cost: All FOL programming is offered at no cost.
Location: YMCA Amherst & Springhill Arena
Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email fitness@cumberland.ymca.ca

 

 

Youth Paint Nights
Enjoy a night out with friends. Get step-by-step instruction for creating your masterpiece on canvas.
No experience necessary. All supplies provided.
Ages: Grades Primary – 3 / Grades 4-6 / Grades 7-12
Days & Times: Check the Full of Life calendar for Spring 2019 Paint Night days and times.
Cost: All FOL programming is offered at no cost.
Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email fitness@cumberland.ymca.ca

 

Youth Game Nights
Bring your friends and dive into an exciting board game, challenging card game or group computer game. Games, snacks and socializing, oh my!
No experience necessary. All supplies provided.
Ages: Grades 5-12
Days & Times: February 11, 2019.
Cost: All FOL programming is offered at no cost.
Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email fitness@cumberland.ymca.ca

 

UPCOMING COURSES

Standard First Aid Course
SFA is people who want a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. Skills include: victim assessment, rescue breathing, CPR, choking and what to do for external bleeding, heart attack and stroke.
Date: April 13 & 14, 2019
Cost: $100 / Re-Certification: $50
*Sign up required, call 902-667-9112 or email aquatics@cumberland.ymca.ca

Adult Swim Program
Adult swim classes aim to improve upon existing swimming abilities. Classes will help participants learn and improve their stroke techniques, general swimming abilities and more. The program will be directed by swim coaches who will design practices to work towards individual goals. 18 +
Date: TBD Times: TBD
Cost: $80.00 / Re-Certification: $100 for non-members
*Sign up required, call 902-667-9112 or email aquatics@cumberland.ymca.ca

Swim Instructor Course
Teaches the skills, knowledge and techniques that are required to become a certified swimming instructor.
Pre-Requisites: 16yrs+ and first aid (14yrs+ first aid for assistant swim instructor).
Date:
Cost: $150.00 / Re-Certification: $50 for member $75 for non-member
*Sign up required

NLS Certification 
National Lifeguard training is designed to develop the basic life guarding skills, principles and decision-making processes, which will assist the lifeguard to evaluate and adapt to different aquatic facilities and emergencies in an aquatic setting.
Prerequisite: Minimum 16yrs old, Bronze Crossand Standard First Aid.
Date: Exam:
Cost: $175.00
Contact: Call 902-667-9112 or email aquatics@cumberland.ymca.ca for more information. 

Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross 
Completion will certify you as a LifeSaver, the first step in becoming a fully certified NLS Lifeguard.
Date:
Cost: Member $150 / Non Member $200
Contact: Call 902-667-9112 or email aquatics@cumberland.ymca.ca for more information

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