Marco YMCA offers swim classes at many levels

Submitted by Steve Reynolds 
 Autumn Skubin-Amendola enjoyed the Slip N Slide on the last  day of the Greater Marco Family YMCA Summer Camp.

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Submitted by Steve Reynolds Autumn Skubin-Amendola enjoyed the Slip N Slide on the last day of the Greater Marco Family YMCA Summer Camp.

Submitted by Steve Reynolds 
 The Greater Marco Family YMCA coed volleyball champs, front from left, Karen Garcia, Lauren Burgin, Etta Burrell, Leslie Drake and Trish Oehler. Back row, Lee Burgin, Jason Berwing  and Dylan Haines.

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Submitted by Steve Reynolds The Greater Marco Family YMCA coed volleyball champs, front from left, Karen Garcia, Lauren Burgin, Etta Burrell, Leslie Drake and Trish Oehler. Back row, Lee Burgin, Jason Berwing and Dylan Haines.

Submitted by Steve Reynolds 
 Runner-ups in the Greater Marco Family YMCA coed volleyball, from left, Shannon Goldstein, Rachelle Gruber, Dale Rod, Clara Albers and Gilbert Lora. Kneeling, from left, Kevin Escalade and Cassidy Armstrong.

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Submitted by Steve Reynolds Runner-ups in the Greater Marco Family YMCA coed volleyball, from left, Shannon Goldstein, Rachelle Gruber, Dale Rod, Clara Albers and Gilbert Lora. Kneeling, from left, Kevin Escalade and Cassidy Armstrong.

Marco YMCA offers swim classes at many levels

The Greater Marco Family YMCA mission for water safety is to have classes available for all to learn how to swim from ages six months to adults. They include Parent & Child, Preschool and Youth Swim lesson levels.

Swim lessons encourage self-awareness and self-confidence. Lessons boost learning and education and improve swim skills, strength and endurance. Together, these benefits improve students’ overall wellness and social skills. There will be a special Pike/Eel Swim session offered from Sept. 2 to Sept. 12, from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.

The program fee is $75 for Marco YMCA members and $95 for community participants.

Regular classes meet during the last two weeks of the month, with the next series scheduled for Sept. 23 to Oct. 3. Swim lessons will be scheduled during the months of October and into the month of November.

Class times are as scheduled:

Pike/Eel, 4 to 4:30 p.m.; Polliwog/Guppy, 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.; Parent/Child, 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. Class fees are $75 for Marco YMCA members and $95 for community participants.

Private swim lessons are also available with single or six-lesson plans.

If you are not sure of where your child should be placed, you can call Jennifer Bristow, health and fitness coordinator, to arrange for a swim evaluation. Call 239-394-9622, ext. 200.

Fall Gymnastics

Come join your friends at the fall gymnastics program, with Coach Kamal Farhat. Each four-week session will focus on strength, flexibility, balance and confidence. Learn basic gymnastics through mat work, beam, vault, springboard and dance. The program is monthly on Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the YMCA gym.

The monthly fee is $50 for YMCA members and $65 for community participants. The program attire is shorts and T-shirt or gymnastics leotard.

Computer offerings

Learn computer operations and programs in your spare time with classes scheduled to meet your needs. Private computer lessons for beginners or advanced levels are available. The fee for private computer lessons is $40 for 90 minutes for YMCA members and $55 for community participants. Call the Member Services Desk for registration at 239-394-9622, ext. 200.

Other program offerings:

Fall Youth Travel Basketball, Fall Youth Travel Soccer, Fall Youth Travel Girls Volleyball, After School at the Y, Junior Flag Football, Youth Tennis,

Gymnastics, Soccer Academy, Little Tykes Soccer, Adult Coed Volleyball, Seibukan Karate and Swim Team.

The Greater Marco Family YMCA currently has openings in the Pre-K School Program. More information is available at the Member Services desk, or call 239-394-9622, ext. 200.

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