20 New Programs, Classes and Events to Try

We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to fulfill the Y mission, and 2018 was no exception. Here are just a few new ways Central Indiana r...

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Jun
17
Mon
Free Safety Around Water Classes @ 7 area YMCAs
Jun 17 – Jun 20 all-day

Swimming with lifejacketWe’re excited to be part of the first-ever Indy Water Safety Week presented by the new Indy Aquatic Alliance! Enjoy free water safety programs and swim events at 30 locations across Greater Indianapolis throughout the week. All activities are free and open to the public. And here’s what you can do at the YMCA!

Free Water Safety Classes

To help keep kids safe, we have over 300 spots open for free “Safety Around Water” classes for ages 5-12 from June 17-20 at seven area YMCAs. In four, half-hour classes, the Y’s certified swim instructors will teach children basic safety skills and concepts, such as jump, push, turn, grab and swim, float and swim.
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“America’s Swim Instructor”

Safety Around Water teaches basic water awareness skills, but is not a substitute for learning how to swim. Swim lessons are always available at eight area YMCAs for a fee and at most Y Summer Day Camps. Known as “America’s Swim Instructor,” the Y also offers swim teamsclinicswater fitness classescertifications and training and many more aquatics programs year-round. Scholarships are available for all of these programs.

Jun
22
Sat
Water Wars @ Baxter YMCA
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Water Wars @ Baxter YMCA | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Let the War begin!  Join us for Water Wars Kids Night Out.  Children of all ages will partake in our Water Wars throughout the night.  There will also be crafts, a movie, games and dinner provided by Chik Fil A.  Children ages 5 and up will be allowed to swim in the outdoor pool for the night.

Jun
29
Sat
Baxter YMCA Community Night at the Outdoor Pool @ Baxter YMCA Outdoor Pool
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Baxter YMCA Community Night at the Outdoor Pool @ Baxter YMCA Outdoor Pool | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

The Baxter YMCA invites you and your friends to join us for an open Community Night at the Outdoor Pool.  Bring your swim suit, towel, and your favorite pool toy for a great night of swimming and family fun.  As a part of the south side community, the Baxter YMCA wants to open our pool gates and let everyone in to see what they are missing.  Invite all of your friends and any family that aren’t already members.  It’s a party and we want you there!

Jul
13
Sat
Safe Sitter @ Baxter YMCA
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Safe Sitter @ Baxter YMCA | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

In our Safe Sitter class, we will cover accident prevention, emergency response, child development, behavior management and the business of babysitting.

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