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We are Hiring Lifeguards and Swim Instructors – Apply Today!

Join Us! YMCA Calgary is hiring Lifeguards and Swim Instructors throughout the city.

As a member of our aquatics team you will have a fun, exciting, and rewarding job that builds up your leadership skills. You’ll help others everyday – from providing a safe pool experience to all, to teaching children how to swim.

Perks include:

  • Flexible hours – a great opportunity to make money while in school
  • Team environment
  • Training opportunities
  • Free YMCA Membership

AquaticsHiring

At YMCA Calgary we are:

  • Passionate about our work
  • Building healthy communities
  • Part of a strong team – we are welcoming and support one another

Interested? It’s easy to apply! See ymcacalgary.org/careers

Are you a parent with a child in swim lessons?
We would love to talk with you about how your child can start on the path to becoming a lifeguard or swim instructor. Youth 14 years and older have the opportunity to volunteer with our aquatics team.

Are you currently finishing your certifications or thinking about a job in aquatics?
You can volunteer as a swim instructor with us – this is a great opportunity to see if this is the right job for you.

Contact us at  careers@ymcacalgary.org to find out where you’re at in the process, and what you need to do next.

 


Thank you Crossing Park and Guy Weadick Elementary Students!

The Saddletowne YMCA was thrilled to open our pool, multipurpose rooms and gymnasium to the amazing students, staff and parent volunteers of Crossing Park and Guy Weadick Elementary schools this year.  We can’t wait to see them again in 2014, and look forward to meeting the other schools that will be visiting us in the late winter and spring!

If you are interested in learning more about the swimming lessons and other programs we are offering our valued school neighbors please give me a call at 403-537-2710 or e-mail me at selliot@calgary.ymca.ca.

Have a fun and safe winter holiday break!

Steve Elliot- Program Manager


Youth Programs at the Eau Claire YMCA

YMCA Calgary is dedicated to making sure our youth get the skills and experiences needed to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Through regular physical activity, organized sports, leadership and mentoring programs, YMCA programs will help develop you youth giving them a place to Belong, to Grow, to Thrive and to Lead.

Youth Programs include: Parkour, Soccer, Volleyball, Steve Nash Basketball, Floor Hockey, Badminton, Swim lessons, H20 Extreme, Recreational Swim Club

* Financial assistance is available.

Leadership Programs include: Jr. Lifeguard Club, Babysitting Certification, Leaders, Adventures, Leaders in Training, Active Y Kids.

* These programs are free of charge

Other options available for your youth to experience the Eau Claire YMCA –

Youth open basketball (supervised open basketball Saturdays 12-1pm)

Youth open badminton (Sundays 1-2pm)

Teen Night (ages 12-17 Fridays 7-10pm),

H20-Extreme (ages 8-12 Fridays 6-7pm).

Jr. Squash Drills (Ages 7-11 Saturdays 10-11am)

Aboriginal Active Life Drop-in (offered to Aboriginal youth ages 13 to 30, Tuesday evenings) For more information, contact the Aboriginal Community Outreach Coordinator at 403-537-1723.

*These opportunities are available free of charge for members and minimal drop in cost for non members.

For more information on these or any other programs please call – 403-269-6701


Let The Day-Camp Games Begin!

Today is Day One of 2013 Summer Day Camps at your YMCA!

Things To Remember As A Day Camp Parent:
~Give yourself extra time. The line-up for check-in on day one is always the longest. Remember that ID will be checked before you enter the drop-off zone and again with the councellor. This will happen every day at drop-off and pick-up.
~Anyone who hasn’t completed a med form online will have to fill one out before entering the drop-off zone, no exceptions.
~It’s a hot one out there! Be sure to send your child with a water bottle and lots of sunscreen.
~Bug spray will probably be necessary; it’s going to be a “mosquito” kinda year!

Things To Remember As A General Member:
~Day Camps have a lot of campers that are going to be taking up a lot of space; check the gym pool schedule at your branch for accurate room availability
~These are our future leaders! Patience and kindness and appreciated as our campers roam our halls, swim in our pools, and play in our fields.

Things To Remember As A Camper:
~Have Fun!

Here’s to a wonderful summer!
YMCA Calgary: Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility


Let The Day-Camp Games Begin!

Today is Day One of 2013 Summer Day Camps at your YMCA!

Things To Remember As A Day Camp Parent:
~Give yourself extra time. The line-up for check-in on day one is always the longest. Remember that ID will be checked before you enter the drop-off zone and again with the councellor. This will happen every day at drop-off and pick-up.
~Anyone who hasn’t completed a med form online will have to fill one out before entering the drop-off zone, no exceptions.
~It’s a hot one out there! Be sure to send your child with a water bottle and lots of sunscreen.
~Bug spray will probably be necessary; it’s going to be a “mosquito” kinda year!

Things To Remember As A General Member:
~Day Camps have a lot of campers that are going to be taking up a lot of space; check the gym pool schedule at your branch for accurate room availability
~These are our future leaders! Patience and kindness and appreciated as our campers roam our halls, swim in our pools, and play in our fields.

Things To Remember As A Camper:
~Have Fun!

Here’s to a wonderful summer!
YMCA Calgary: Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility


YMCA Spring Summer Program Registration

Spring/Summer Program Registration is open

Spring Programs start April 1st – it’s not too late to register!

Members – February 25th 5:30am.

Non Members – Spring March 5th 5:30am

Non Members – Summer June 3rd 5:30am

Don’t miss your chance to register for your favorite programs.

Choose from:

Preschool – Swim Lessons, Variety, Sports, Tumble Time, Kangaroos and Climbers, Gym and Swim and much more.

Youth – Swim Lessons, Junior Lifeguard Club, H20 Extreme, Steve Nash Basketball, Parkour, Court Sports, Floor Hockey, Badminton, Handball, Indoor Soccer and more!

Adult – Yoga, Pilates, Fusion, Resistance Training for Triathlon, Kettlebell Bootcamp, Yoga for Runners, Tai Chi, Zumba, Xfit, Outdoor Bootcamps, TRX, Running programs, Boxer’s workout, Metabolic Conditioining, Triathlon Swim, Masters Swim, Learn to Swim, Stroke Improvement, Swim Fit and Aqua Boot Camp!


YMCA Calgary Spring/Summer Program Registration

Program registration for Spring and Summer Programs begins on Feb. 25th for members and Spring Registration begins on March 5th for non-members.  Spring Break and Summer Day Camp registration is also on-going.  Check out our Program brochures or contact your nearest branch for more information!


12 Days of Fitness at the Eau Claire YMCA

On the 6th day of fitness the Eau Claire YMCA gave to me the gift of life.

Swimming is a life saving skill for everyone. The YMCA offers lessons for infants (parented) all the way up to adult, private or group.

Have fun and learn a life saving skill! Give the gift of swimming to someone you love.  

Call 403-269-6701 to give the gift of swimming this Christmas.


It’s not too late to sign up for Registered Programs!

Registered programs start this week! There is still space in many of our upcoming fall experiences. 

Adults can choose from: Zumba, Introduction to Olympic Lifting, TRX Suspension training, Yoga, Pilates, Boxer’s workout, Metabolic Conditioning, Crossfit, Ski and Snowboard Conditioning, Military Bootcamps, Learn to/Improve your Run, Aqua Bootcamp, Tai Chi.

Youth Program options include: Badminton, Swimming Lessons, Soccer, Steve Nash Basketball, Parkour, Leadership and Leader in Training programs.

Preschooler’s can enjoy Court Sports, Twist and Shout, Gym and Swim, Swimming Lessons, Tumble Time, Little Einsteins, Kangaroos and Climbers and variety lessons.

Check out our website at www.ymcacalgary.org or call 403-269-6701 for more information and to register today!



Summer Series #8: Water Polo

Written by Social Media Youth Volunteer: Sheriza Jiwani

Start from the beginning of my Summer Series.

“A very exciting, very rough team sport,” comments Brianne G, age 15, when asked about Water Polo. Her first experience of playing the game was in September when she misunderstood her coach and played in net. “…the coach came up to me and with a strong French accent said, “Would you be comfortable playing net?” But with his accent and the sound of the game I heard. ” Would you be comfortable playing next?” So I nodded because I really didn’t want to play yet but the next thing I knew I was being pushed in the water and thrown the goalie cap.” Since then, Brianne G. has continued to play water polo and she loves it.

Similar to basketball, water polo uses ball-handling skills. When moving a ball, you must keep it in front of you and on the surface of water. To score points, you throw the ball into a net instead of a basket like in handball. Due to the fact that you cannot touch the sides of the pool or the bottom, you are continually treading water and swimming making swimming a key part of the sport.

Want to join this exhilarating sport? Well, the first step to playing water polo is the
ability to swim really well and have high endurance to tread water. YMCA Calgary has many swimming lessons starting from toddlers going all the way to adult swimming lessons. There are stroke improvement classes, aqua boot camps and more to work on and improve your swimming skills. Visit the Programs page for more information.

Get out there and get swimming!

Click here to read all my Summer Series blogs.


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