Drew Credits YMCA for His Life as World Triathlete

Since he was four years old Drew Shellenberger has been competing in Triathlons. He began his training at the Baxter YMCA saying, “[the YMCA] has be...

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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
20
Thu
Adult Cooking Class – Ice Cream & Sorbet 101 @ Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This class will showcase how to make a basic crème anglaise that you can flavor to your desire and spin in your ice cream maker anytime you or your family needs to cool down.

Can’t eat ice cream? How about a healthier Sorbet made from fresh fruit and molded into popsicles so you can grab one from the freezer anytime you want?

This class will showcase the basic science of these cold and tasty treats, why exactly they need the ratio of ingredients that they need, *ahem* sugar. And how to properly use and care for an ice cream maker.

About Our Instructor:

Kellyn Powers is a graduate of Indiana University, mother of two young girls, and holds an intense fascination with food anthropology; specifically, with how food effects our quality of life, mental and physical health, and how food can be used to improve our relationships within our families and communities.

Kellyn has 15 years of experience in the food and hospitality industry, in the midst of which she graduated from The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, Colorado in 2013. The program focused on “bare-bone” techniques in the kitchen, primarily using a knife, an oven, a whisk and a bowl to concoct all sorts of delicious foods. Outside of the kitchen, Kellyn studied modern agriculture to become more conscious of our food and where it comes from.

Kellyn’s style of cooking is an eclectic mix of healthy comfort food. Just because it is good for you doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste, texture and quality of a meal!

Jun
21
Fri
2019 Bike-in Breakfasts @ YMCA at the City Market
Jun 21 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
2019 Bike-in Breakfasts @ YMCA at the City Market | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Learn more about the biking community in Downtown Indianapolis with this year’s Bike-in Breakfast series brought to you by the Cycle Commuter Task Force. Our commuter series of Bike-In Breakfasts are underway and available to everyone. Whether you’ve just started biking or you’ve been peddling for years, all levels and stage of cyclists are welcome. Join us all spring, summer, and fall for info sessions and fellowship while learning all about bike commuting here in Indianapolis.

2019 BIKE-IN BREAKFASTS

The Bike-In Breakfast sessions are held from 7 – 8 a.m. on the 3rd Friday of each month, April – October, at the YMCA at the City Market.

MORE BIKE COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • Thursday, March 28, 5 – 7 p.m. 〉 Bike Commuting Kick-Off: Meet the Indy Bike Train Conductors
  • Thursday, November 14, 5 – 7 p.m. – Bicycle Commuting Celebration
  • Join an Indy Bike Train and commute with a group!

READY TO START YOUR BIKE COMMUTE?

Check out the many Bike Trains from around Central Indiana that will get riders safely Downtown. Indy Bike Trains are held on Bike-in Breakfasts dates (and other dates as indicated by the Bike Train Conductor).

Brought to you by: Cycle Commuter Task Force

LOOKING FOR SOME SUMMER FUN FOR YOUR LITTLE CYCLIST?

Beginning June 10, kids age 8- to 15-years-old will also learn bike safety and maintenance at Bike Camp at the YMCA at the City Market. Learn more about Bike Camp or sign your kids up for camp today!

 

Bike-In Breakfasts are presented by the YMCA and the City Market and

Jun
24
Mon
School’s Out Cooking Program: Summer Break @ Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm
School's Out Cooking Program: Summer Break @ Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

The School’s Out Cooking Program offers a week of fun at the Y! Each morning we cook and bake in the kitchen and eat what we make for lunch. Then we spend the afternoon in the fitness center, play games in the gym, swim and do crafts.

While in the kitchen, we focus on basic cooking skills, kitchen safety best-practices and fresh spring recipes! Each participant will go home with a personalized apron and a book of recipes made that week. Each week features a different theme.

Open to kids ages 8 – 16. Child care is available before and after class for $5/hour per child. Please email the instructor, Mia Schulte, with any dietary restrictions prior to class.

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We recently joined and our three children have thoroughly enjoyed it! We are able to hit the gym and know our children are in a fun and safe environment!

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Drew Credits YMCA for His Life as World Triathlete

Since he was four years old Drew Shellenberger has been competing in Triathlons. He began his training at the Baxter YMCA saying, “[the YMCA] has be...

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