Greater Marco Family YMCA Calendar

Marco Island YMCA

101 Sandhill Street, Marco

YMCA Reads

After school reading for first and second graderss. Teach basic reading skills using a structured program, trained and supported by the program coordinator who is a teacher and works with you. One hour per week during school year, 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at Manatee Elementary School. Call Jan Rotar for info 394-3144 ext 275 or e-mail janrotar@marcoislandymca.org.

Spanish for Adults

Beginner Class: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 11 weeks. Introduces busy professionals to Spanish through hands-on fun activities. Learn conversational skills that are useful in the workplace, vocabulary relating to shopping, home, food and clothing. Adults 18 years and up. Y Portable C classroom. No registration after Oct. 22.

Gymnastics

Oct. 15 to Nov. 15, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Includes strength, balance and grace needed for tumbling, mat work, vaults and beams. On-going program that welcomes children with all skill levels. Ages 3 to 16. First Baptist Church of Marco. $80 members, $100 others. Must wear clothing that is comfortable or leotards. Ballet shoes optional, bring bottled water and a towel.

Irish Step Dance

6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Basic techniques of Irish Step Dance and Ceili Dancing. Ages 6 to 13 Co-ed. $40 per month for members, $55 others.

Cycle Classes

All fitness levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Call for schedule.

Cycle: 40 to 55 min. stationary cycle for beginner and intermediate riders, simulates a road ride.

Super Cycle: 45-55 min. ride that challenges the intermediate to advanced enthusiast.

Members only draft Program: Attend as many classes as you want for $30 per month, full calendar month. Non-refundable program. Others: attend a class for $10. Non-member is “stand by” basis only.

Fitness Assessment

A variety of health and fitness categories will be assessed. Call for details.

Personal Training

Benefits all levels of workouts from beginner to experienced. Call the Customer Service desk for details.

Badminton

Tuesday 6:30 to 8 p.m. Family nights Oct. 13 to Dec. 1 (ages 10 and up) Wednesdays noon to 1:30 p.m. Adults play Oct. 14 to Dec. 2. Equipment provided by the YMCA. Wear comfortable shorts and tops. Tennis shoes are a must. Instruction will be given during the 1st and 2nd sessions. Play will be doubles in a round robin format. All ages and skill levels.

Tennis Lessons

Hourly Private Lessons: 1 to 2 members $60 each, $70 others; 3 to 4 members $70 each, $80 others; Series of 5 hourly private lessons: 1 to 2 members $275each, $300 others; Half hour rate: 1 to 2 members $35 each, $40 others; Series of 5 half hour rates: $150 members, $175 others.

Junior Tennis Rates: Hourly rate: 1 to 2 members $50 each, $60 others; 3 to 4 members $60 each, $70 others; Series of 5 hour lessons: 1 to 2 members $225 each, $250 others; Series of 5 half hour lessons: $85 members, $100 others; Private ½ hour lesson: 1 to 2 members $30, $40 others; Series of 5 ½ hour lessons for juniors: members $125, $175 others; ½ hour lesson for juniors: members $30, $40 others.

■ Little Slam Tennis: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, ages 6 to 8. Oct. 19 to Nov. 18; Nov. 23 to Dec. 23. $50 members, $65 others, $40 ASPIRE participants.

■ Tiny Tots: 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, ages 4 to 5. Oct. 19 to Nov. 18; Nov. 23 to Dec. 23. $50 members, $65 others, $40 ASPIRE participants.

■ Slam Junior Tennis: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, ages 8 to 10. Oct. 19 to Nov. 19; Nov. 24 to Dec. 24. $50 members, $65 others, $40 ASPIRE participants.

■ Mighty Slam Junior Tennis: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, ages 10 to 12. Oct. 19 to Nov. 18; Nov. 24 to Dec. 24. $50 members, $65 others, $40 ASPIRE participants.

Cheerleading

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. through Nov. 20, ages 4 to 13. Must have perfect attendance. $70 members, $90 others. Shorts, T-shirts, dance pants and Gum sneakers, hair must be tied back, all jewelry removed. (No jeans, skorts, trouser type pants allowed. No parts of the midsection to be shown. Register at the Customer Service desk.

”Boo at the Zoo”

2:30 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, grades 1 to 5, $20 per child. Must Pre-register by Oct. 22. Trick-or-treating with the YMCA staff to the Naples Zoo. Children will be able to tour the zoo exhibits and collect tricks and treats throughout the park. Costumes required. Drop off and pick up will be at the portable B. Please be prompt.

“Boo” tacular Bash

7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the YMCA Aquatic Complex. 6, 7 and 8 grade students, $10 in advance by 5 p.m. day of show ($12 at the door). Food, fun and games. Wear costumes, bring cameras. Silly games, prizes, dancing and celebrations. Refreshments served at 7:45 p.m. “Knights for Christ” Singers are all Lely Football team graduates and have worked as Y camp counselors for three years.

Swim with Dottie

Monday thru Thursday for 2 weeks, Oct. 12 to 22. $50 members, $70 others. Marco Island residents may receive a $10 discount for youth swimming lessons through funds provided by the City of Marco Island (must provide proof of residency). Call for schedule.

Pool Rental

The YMCA pool is available to rent. Call for details.

Family SCUBA

Geoff Fahringer, IANTD Certified dive instructor will teach a small course of dive instruction for up to 4 divers. Includes dive theory, the physics of diving, equipment and more. 2 lecture sessions, up to 3 pool sessions and 4 open water dives. $475, hours tailored to the students needs. Contact the Customer Service desk.

Family Snorkeling

8:30 a.m. to noon, scheduled around your availability. $45 per student includes student manual, snorkel certification card. Geoff Fahringer, SSI Certified snorkeling dive master and IANTD Dive Instructor. Open to ages 8 and older (must have competent swimming skills). Children under 12 must attend with a parent. Contact the Customer Service desk for more information.

Aquatics/Master Swim

7 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. Pool opens at 7 a.m. for the Master Swim Program. Great for all levels. This is a draft only program. Lap swimming is available after 8 a.m. for members only or $10 for an adult day pass.

Open Basketball

7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. For men and women, 18 years of age or older. One and one half hours of playing time. Players choose sides for a game of 3x3 half court or 5x5 full court. No cost to Y members; others $10 day pass or buy your day pass in the morning and enjoy a day’s worth of activities leading up to basketball.

Round Robin Tennis

Call ext. 224 to register. Call early to reserve a spot. Round Robins are free to members and $10 for non-members. If you must cancel, please give 24 hours notice. In case of rain, please call customer service desk, ext. 0.

Cardio Tennis

Tuesday: 6 to 7 p.m.; Friday: 9 to 10 a.m.; Saturday: 8 to 9 a.m. Exciting, fun fitness class using tennis skills to get your heart pumping. All tennis skill levels, one hour of fitness/tennis drills. Drop in once or twice a week or sign up for a series of five sessions. YMCA Court 1. $5/members; $8/others per class; $20/members; $30/others for series of 5 classes. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 224.

Health and Fitness

Free to members; day pass for adults/$10; day pass families/$15. See bulletin board for changes or cancellations.

Child watch hours

■ Monday through Thursday: 9 to 11 a.m.; 4 to 7:30 p.m.

■ Friday: 9 to 11 a.m.

■ Saturday: 9 to 11:15 a.m.

Child watch is provided for parents while using our facilities. Parents must remain on premises.

Membership

Call for rates.

■ The YMCA is located at 101 Sand Hill Street, Marco Island

The Greater Marco YMCA serves the communities of Marco Island, Everglades City, Chockoloskee, Port of the Islands and the 951 (Collier Blvd. corridor) to U.S. 41 (East Tamiami Trail.)

■ Call 394-3144 ext. 0

■ Web site: marcoislandymca.org

■ Hours of operation: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

■ Pool Hours: Open swimming 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

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