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Youth In GovernmentAll kids have great potential. At the Y, we work every day to help them set and achieve personal and educational goals. Thousands of children and teens build skills and confidence as they explore new interests and passions through the Y. Leadership and academic enrichment programs—including Black and Latino Achievers Program, Youth in Government, and college preparation—along with our dedicated efforts to close the academic achievement gap for low-income youth ensure that every child has an opportunity to envision and pursue the best possible future. 

Learn more about our Youth and Teen programs:

Swim Lessons - Preschool (Age 3-5)

Ages: 3 - 5

Saturdays 10:35 PM - 11:05 AM

Sep 11 2017 - Oct 29 2017

Guilderland YMCA

Completion of the Ray level is recommended. This class is for swimmers who have been introduced to the five basic strokes taught at the ray level, and who are ready to continue to develop those strokes. Noodles will sometimes be used. (30 minute class)

Pricing

Member: 55.00

Non-Member: 109.00

Swim Lessons - Youth (Age 6-12)

Ages: 6 - 18

Sundays 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM

Sep 11 2017 - Oct 29 2017

Guilderland YMCA

Completion of the Guppy level is recommended. This class is for swimmers who have been introduced to the five basic strokes and who are ready to begin developing those strokes. Rotary breathing, standing dives and the resting stroke are introduced. Noodles will sometimes be used to help build endurance. (40 minute class)

Pricing

Member: 70.00

Non-Member: 139.00

Swim Lessons - Preschool (Age 3-5)

Ages: 3 - 5

Saturdays 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Sep 11 2017 - Oct 22 2017

Troy YMCA

Welcome swimmers who do not need floatation of any kind to move through the water. Participants will be working on stroke development. They will be working on beginning stages of the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breast stroke, rhythmic breathing, kneeling dives and somersaults. Floatation devices could be used for helping with instruction only.

Pricing

Member: 39.00

Non-Member: 85.00

Chef-In-Training

Ages: 3 - 12

Saturdays 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Sep 11 2017 - Oct 29 2017

Southern Saratoga YMCA

Let us inspire your growing gourmet cook with an introduction to cooking vocabulary, techniques, utensils, basic etiquette, safety, nutrition and international foods. Kitchen tasks provide math and science lessons as children measure, count and see food change as it’s cooked. Cooking also builds children’s self-esteem and skills of independence. Children who may be apprehensive about

Pricing

Member: 70.00

Non-Member: 140.00

Swim Lessons - Youth (Age 6-12)

Ages: 5 - 18

Saturdays 11:10 AM - 11:50 AM

Sep 11 2017 - Oct 29 2017

Guilderland YMCA

Completion of the Polliwog level is recommended. This class is for beginners who are comfortable in the water and deep end. Introduction of beginner levels to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, the breast stroke, and elementary backstroke. Rhythmic breathing, kneeling dives, and somersaults are also introduced. Aqua joggers and noodles will be used. (40

Pricing

Member: 70.00

Non-Member: 139.00

Swim Lessons - Parent And Child

Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Sep 11 2017 - Oct 29 2017

Guilderland YMCA

This class is for children that have graduated out of the Parent/Child class and are not yet ready to swim on their own without a parent. The parent must be in the water with the child. The goal for this class is to wean the child away from the parent in the water. Exploration, blowing

Pricing

Member: 55.00

Non-Member: 109.00

Swim Lessons - Preschool (Age 3-5)

Ages: 3 - 5

Wednesdays 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Sep 11 2017 - Oct 29 2017

Guilderland YMCA

Completion of the Pike level is recommended. This class is for children who are comfortable in the water. Children will continue to develop skills learned at the Pike level. They will begin putting their faces in the water, floating, jumping in, and paddling without support. Aqua joggers and noodles will be used. (30 minute class)

Pricing

Member: 55.00

Non-Member: 109.00

Swim Lessons - Preschool (Age 3-5)

Ages: 3 - 5

Sundays 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Sep 11 2017 - Oct 29 2017

Guilderland YMCA

Completion of the Rayl level is recommended. This class is for swimmers who are moving through the water independently, and are ready to be introduced to a beginning level of front and back crawl strokes, sidestroke, and breast stroke. Rhythmic breathing, kneeling dives and somersaults are introduced. Noodles will sometimes be used to build endurance.

Pricing

Member: 55.00

Non-Member: 109.00

Swim Lessons - Youth (Age 6-12)

Ages: 6 - 18

Tuesdays 4:35 PM - 5:15 PM

Sep 11 2017 - Oct 29 2017

Guilderland YMCA

Completion of the Minnow level is recommended. This class is for swimmers who are continuing to develop the five strokes taught in the Guppy and Minnow levels, and who are ready to be introduced at a basic level to the butterfly stroke. Open turns and surface dives are introduced. (40 minute class)

Pricing

Member: 70.00

Non-Member: 139.00

Swim Lessons - Youth (Age 6-12)

Ages: 6 - 12

Wednesdays 6:35 PM - 7:15 PM

Sep 11 2017 - Oct 22 2017

Troy YMCA

For advanced swimmers only. Participants will be working on stroke development at the highest level. Participants will continue to work on the following stroke – front and back crawl, side stroke, breast and elementary backstroke, and butterfly. Flip turns are introduced.

Pricing

Member: 43.00

Non-Member: 91.00