Age Group: Seniors

Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics

Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics | Swimming & Aquatics Programs | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics In this stage, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle. Students in this stage focus on the following: Developing endurance in the competitive strokes Developing skills related to competitive swimming like flip turns Enhancing skills… Read More

Stage 5: Stroke Development

Stage 5: Stroke Development | Swimming & Aquatics Programs | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Stage 5: Stroke Development Students in this stage work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke. Students in this stage focus on the following: Developing stamina in the front crawl and back crawl Developing the breaststroke and butterfly Building endurance techniques for… Read More

Stage 4: Stroke Introduction

Stage 4: Stroke Introduction | Swimming & Aquatics Programs | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Stage 4: Stroke Introduction Students in this stage develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke. Students in this stage focus on the following: Developing the front crawl and back crawl Introducing components of the breaststroke… Read More

Stage 3: Water Stamina

Stage 3: Water Stamina | Swimming & Aquatics Programs | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Stage 3: Water Stamina In this stage, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. Students in this stage focus on the following: Integrating arm action,… Read More

Stage 2: Water Movement

Stage 2: Water Movement | Swimming & Aquatics Programs | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Stage 2: Water Movement In this stage, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Students in this stage focus on the following: Exploring the aquatic environment and personal… Read More

Stage 1: Water Acclimation

Stage 1: Water Acclimation | Swimming & Aquatics Programs | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Stage 1: Water Acclimation Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming. Students in this stage focus on the following: Exploring the aquatic environment and… Read More

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Livestrong at the YMCA | Fitness | Partners in Healing the Whole Person | Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Y and the LIVESTRONG® Foundation joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The research-based program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Participants work with… Read More

Small Group Personal Training

Smart Start to Healthy Living | Training & Assessment | | Personal Training | Adults | Seniors | Youth | Teens | Family & Groups | Fitness | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Small Group Personal Training classes provide guidance and individualized attention at an affordable price. Our Trainers will lead your group through a variety of exercises incorporating body weight training, functional training, TRX training and more. Draw from the energy of your group as you push yourself for real results. Small group Personal Training is open… Read More

Training & Assessment

The Y’s Smart Start to Healthy Living Smart Start Healthy Living, found only at the Valley of the Sun YMCA, was developed to provide a unique, new way to achieve fitness for everyday life and good health for a lifetime. A custom program will be built just for you, your lifestyle and your goals. Just give… Read More

Yoga Stretch

Yoga | Seniors | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Strengthen Your Core Muscle Groups with Yoga Yoga classes are ideal for those wishing to improve flexibility, balance, and tone while strengthening core muscle groups. These no impact, low intensity workouts include stretching and core muscle training exercises. Perfect for any age or fitness level.  … Read More