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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: Dec. 18, 2018 and Jan. 8, 2018 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Session Start Dates: Sunday, Jan. 13 and Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Duration: 8 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: TBD Duration: TBD

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, January 13, 2019
Days & Times: Thursdays 5:45 - 6:30pm
Cost: $75 for Members / $105 for Non-Members ($75 + $30 Membership)
Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email Aquatics@cumberland.ymca.ca

HEALTH AND FITNESS PROGRAMS

Biggest Challenge
A 12 week, inclusive healthy living challenge designed for all fitness levels. Program includes facility access, group fitness classes, nutrition sessions, personal training and much more. Trained YMCA leaders provide additional support to participants, in a group or individual setting, with the goal of improving overall wellness, in mind, body and spirit for all.

Information Session: January 3, 2019 at 6:00pm; Start Date: January 7, 2019.
Duration: 12 Weeks, Cost: $135

Adult Hip Hop
Have you ever wanted to learn some street jammin’ moves made popular in music videos? Hip hop is fun to learn and a great workout. Students will learn exciting routines, get fit and have fun.
Ages: 18 yrs+
Start Date: January 17, 2019
Day & Time: Thursdays from 5:00-6:00pm for 8 weeks
Cost: $90.00 for members $120 for non-members

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

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: 2-4 & 5-7yrs
Start Date: January 26, 2019
Days & Times: Saturdays 9:00-9:30am & 9:30-10am
Cost: $60 Member / $90 Non-Member ($60 + $30 membership)
Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email Fitness@cumberland.ymca.ca

Parrsboro Dance! Dance!
Parrsboro Dance Dance is a six 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. This class will take place at the Parrsboro Firehall.
Ages: 2-4 & 5-7yrs
Start Date: January 16, 2019
Day and Times: Wednesdays,  6:30-7:00pm &7:00-7:30pm.
Cost: $40
Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email Fitness@cumberland.ymca.ca

Youth Dryland Training
Take your game to the next level! An 8 week camp aimed to improve speed, agility, strength, conditioning and overall game play.
Ages: 10-16yrs
Start Date: January 16, 2019
Day & Time: Wednesdays 4:00 -5:00pm
Cost: $90
Contact: To register, call (902) 667-9112 or email Jimmy.Ward@cumberland.ymca.ca

Winter Ball
Learn to better play baseball and keep your skills sharp over the winter. This program is designed to teach and develop the fundamentals of the sport such as throwing, catching, hitting and more.
Ages: 12-16yrs
Start Date: January 19, 2019
Day & Time: Saturdays 2:00 -3:00pm
Cost: $90or $120 for non-members
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: 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

Health and Wellness Workshop - Older Adults
A 6 week workshop highlighting a variety of health and wellness topics specific to the older adult. Cooking demonstrations, age appropriate fitness classes, presentations from local health professionals, technology and more!  
Days & Times: Programs will take place: February 5,12,19,26 and March 5 and 12, 2019 from 10:00am-12:00pm
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



Health and Wellness Workshop - Youth
A 6 week health and wellness workshop highlighting a variety of health and wellness topics specific to the youth population. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, a master chef challenge, cookbook design, fitness offerings, nutrition presentations and more! Ages: 14-26  
Days & Times: Programs will take place: January 22, 29 and February 5, 12, 19 and 26 2019 from 6:30-8:00pm
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: February 4, 2019, from 4:00 - 5:30pm
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 Winter 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: TBD
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: January 18-21, January 24 and January 26-27
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: January 4 (5:00 - 9:00pm), 5 (8:00am-5:00pm), 6(8:00am-5:00pm) & 12(8:00am-5:00pm)
Cost: Member $150 / Non Member $200
Contact: Call 902-667-9112 or email aquatics@cumberland.ymca.ca for more information

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