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
29
Sat
Firecracker Classic 3×3 Basketball Tournament @ Lebanon High School
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Firecracker Classic 3x3 Basketball Tournament @ Lebanon High School | Lebanon | Indiana | United States

27th Annual Firecracker Classic 3×3 Basketball Tournament

Save the date – the 27th annual Firecracker Classic basketball tournament will take place June 29 starting at 12 p.m. This tournament features the annual 3-on-3 team tournament with youth through adult divisions. New this year, will be a three point shot competition. Look for more details in the coming weeks. Contact Megan Hock, sports director, with any questions.

Team Registration Form 3-Point Contest Registration Form
Sep
21
Sat
Underdawg 5K – Intercollegiate YMCA @ Butler University - Health and Recreation Complex
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Leashed dogs are welcome and encouraged. Don’t stop now! Check out all of the races in the YMCA Inspire Indy 5K Series.

Underdawg 5K supports Indy College Students & Neighbors

The Intercollegiate YMCA is changing Indianapolis by connecting college students from UIndy, Butler, IUPUI, and Ivy Tech to service opportunities that IMPACT our community, INFLUENCES change, and teaches them to INTEGRATE service into their life after college.

Brooks House Butler University | Areas of Focus | Intercollegiate YMCA | News | YMCA of Greater IndianapolisThe students we engage provide free after school and day camp programs to youth in low-income apartment communities that ensure academic success, improve behavior through positive mentoring, and change their attitude towards their education. This program has contributed to an increase in overall grades and test scores, as well as played a part in the reduction of youth-involved crime in the communities.

Help us continue these programs!

Your support through the 5K will help us continue our programs and allow us to expand in more communities and change the lives of youth and college students across Indianapolis.

Dec
31
Tue
Y Did I Do This? 5K @ Memorial Park
Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Grab your scarf and gloves and join us for the annual Y Did I Do This? 5K taking place on

New Year’s Eve at Memorial Park in Lebanon, Ind. This fun race is the last of the year in the 2019 Inspire Indy 5K Series.

Look for more details as the event gets closer.

Sign up before Dec. 17th to guarantee a shirt.

Registration Fees

$29 Early Registration (Now – Nov. 5)
$33 Regular Registration (Nov. 6 – Dec. 17) 
$37 Late Registration (After Dec. 17) *No Shirt Included

Don’t want to brave the cold? Check out the new Virtual Runner option!

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8 Awards, Countless Acts of Heroism

The theme for this year’s Staff Assembly was superheroes. And why not? The YMCA staff are happy to go above and beyond to serve others. Staff from a...

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