The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about
becoming and staying active, and developing healthy
habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. And
the benefits are far greater than just physical health.
Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from
learning to swim or building the positive relationships
that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork,
participating in sports at the Y is about building the
whole child, from the inside out.

Swimming Lessons

The YMCA offers swim lessons at the Kirksville Country Club under the direction of Aquatics Coordinator, Betsy Ross. Each session will run for two weeks with nine 45-minute classes. The tenth day will be left open to accommodate make-up days (rainy days or cold weather). Please note, refunds or credits will not be given for inclement weather. Class scheduling may vary according to need.

Time Session 1
June 7-18
Session 2
June 21-July 2
Session 3
July 6-17
Session 4
July 19-30
Session 5
August 2-13
8:00 a.m. Introduction
Development
Mechanics
Introduction
Development
Mechanics
Introduction
Development
Mechanics
Introduction
Development
Mechanics
Introduction
Development
Mechanics
8:45 a.m. Acclimation
Movement
Stamina
Introduction
Acclimation
Movement
Stamina
Introduction
Acclimation
Movement
Stamina
Introduction
Acclimation
Movement
Stamina
Introduction
Acclimation
Movement
Stamina
Introduction
9:30 a.m. Exploration
Movement
Stamina
Exploration
Movement
Stamina
Exploration
Movement
Stamina
Exploration
Movement
Stamina
Exploration
Movement
Stamina
10:15 a.m. Discovery
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Discovery
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Discovery
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Discovery
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Discovery
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
11:00 a.m. Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Introduction
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Introduction
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Introduction
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Introduction
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Introduction

Preschool Age 6 Months-5 Years

Water Discovery: Classes are taught as a combined class for ages 6 months to 5 years with the parent accompanying the child in the water. Skills are introduced at the child’s development level and build as the child progresses. Basic water skills are taught through fun songs and games. Class is limited to 10 kids.

Water Exploration: Must be 4 years old and able to touch in 34 inch water. Children adjust to the water and develop independent movement. Includes basic stroke and kicking skills. When comfortable in the water, children are taught to float, kick and perform progressive arm movements. Class is limited to 8 kids.

School Age 5+

Water Acclimation: Beginner level for those uncomfortable or inexperienced in the water. Includes basic water skills such as gliding with face in water, floating and kicking. Class is limited to 10 kids.

Water Movement: For children able to swim 10 feet without a floatation device. Includes swimming on front, back and side and taking a breath while swimming. Class is limited to 10 kids.

Water Stamina: For children able to swim 15 yards on front and back, with or without a floatation device. Teaches front crawl with rotary breathing, backstroke, sidestroke and beginning breaststroke. Class is limited to 10 kids.

Stroke Introduction: For children able to swim 15 yards front crawl with rotary breathing, back crawl, sidestroke and rudimentary breaststroke. Refines breaststroke, teaches butterfly, open turns and improves other strokes. Class is limited to 10 kids.

Stroke Development: For children able to swim 50 yards front crawl with rotary breathing, 25 yards back crawl, sidestroke and rudimentary breaststroke. Refines breaststroke, butterfly, open turns and improves other strokes. Class is limited to 10 kids.

Stroke Mechanics: For children able to swim 150 yards any stroke or combination of strokes. Children must be able to complete 50 yards each of front crawl and 50 yards back crawl, 50 yards sidestroke and 50 yards breaststroke, 25 yards butterfly. Children will learn to swim the individual medley and water sports and games. Participants will learn personal safety like rafting and tubing safety and how to take their own heart rate. Class is limited to 10 kids.

Registration Starts: Members - April 19
Participants - April 26
Fee: Members $45
Participants $85

Taekwondo

Fun and focus for all ages! Come join us for one of our 6-week sessions. Parents are welcome to join in with children ages 6-12 but must register. A new session begins June 15, 2021.

UPCOMING FALL SPORTS

Tumbling

The YMCA is dedicated to providing a quality tumbling program where new tumblers learn the basics and experienced tumblers improve their skills. We will hold 2 six-week sessions. All classes are limited and each class will be 45 minutes long unless stated otherwise.

Levels Descriptions:

Tumble Tots (Parent & Child): An introductory tumbling class for two year olds. Tots will start to learn the basics of the world of tumbling with a little help along the way from their parent. 30 minutes

Tumble Teenies: There is no prior experience or skill level required for this class, as it will provide a comprehensive basic tumbling education. Teenies will be introduced to body positions, balance, rolling, and more. An experience class for preschoolers to explore the world of movement in a fun and safe environment. Ages 3-5.

Level 1: Level 1 students do not have a skill list of prerequisites. Tumblers will be expected to be able to listen and follow directions. In level 1, a tumbler will build the foundation for their gymnastics career with an introduction to basic skills such as rolls, cartwheels and handstands.

Level 2: Level 2 is a technique-geared class. This class is designed to help students complete basic skills with correct form and without help from the teacher. Tumblers in this class should have completed forward and backward rolls, be able to attempt a cartwheel and a handstand before entering class. In addition to perfecting technique, tumblers will be introduced to new body positions such as bridges and hollows.

Level 3/4: Level 3/4 is our collective tumbling class. Tumblers in this class will learn more advanced tumbling skills. A beginning level 3 Tumbler should have mastered a correct form cartwheel and handstand as well as a straight-arm bridge. 1 hour and 30 minutes

Days & Times: To be determined. Please enroll in the e-mail list to be contacted once more information is available.

First Kicks

Learn the basics of soccer from scoring goals to saving them! Your first timers will leave feeling like all-stars! We will hold 2 four week sessions. We are very excited to announce that our First Kicks Program will be coached by players from the Truman Women's Soccer Team! Pre-Registration is required. Spaces fill up extremely fast!

Fall Soccer

It’s time for soccer once again? Players will be divided based on grade. Each team will practice once during the week at the coach’s discretion. This season will last for six weeks. Must be 4 years old by program start date.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 2
Coach's Meeting: Thursday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Meet the Coach Night: Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Program Start Date: Monday, September 14
Ages: Pre-K (Age 4)-8th Grade
Fee: Members $20
Participants $80

5th-8th Grade Basketball

Come enjoy fall basketball! Each team will practice once during the week at the coach’s discretion. Players will be divided based on grade and gender. This season will last for six weeks.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 7
Coach's Meeting: Thursday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Meet the Coach Night: Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Program Start Date: Monday, October 19
Game Day: Saturday
Age: 5th-8th Grade
Fee: Members $20
Participants $80

Private/Semi-Private Lessons

Private/Semi Private lessons are available for members by appointment only. Lessons are available for the following: Tumbling, Soccer, Basketball and Football. Minimum age is four years old.

Private One-Hour
Lesson Fee:
1 session: $25
5 sessions: $100
Semi-Private One-Hour
Lesson Fee:
$15 per session per student
(minimum 2 participants & maximum of 4 participants)

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