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
24
Mon
Lunch and Learn: Nutrition @ Benjamin Harrison YMCA
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch and Learn: Nutrition @ Benjamin Harrison YMCA | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Sponsored by Oak Street Health

Join us for an informative Lunch & Learn covering the importance of nutrition.

Must register by Friday, June 21

 

Jun
26
Wed
Member Pool Party @ Outdoor Pool, Benjamin Harrison YMCA
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Member Pool Party @ Outdoor Pool, Benjamin Harrison YMCA | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Jul
6
Sat
Freedom 5K – Benjamin Harrison YMCA @ Benjamin Harrison YMCA
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Freedom 5K - Benjamin Harrison YMCA @ Benjamin Harrison YMCA | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

The Benjamin Harrison YMCA’s FREEDOM 5K  is partnering with Geist Half Marathon and the City of Lawrence to bring the race to a whole new level! Details are still in the works so please keep checking in for updates!

Registration open now!

$33 Early Bird Registration until June 23!

Race Course
We will be highlighting the Lawrence area with our route this year. The set course is yet to come! 

Childcare
Free childcare is available for all race participants. Play & Learn at the Benjamin Harrison YMCA, 5736 Lee Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216 will be open at 7:30 am. Children must be picked up no later than 9:30am.

The Freedom 5K is one of eight events in the Y’s Inspire Indy 5K Series

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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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