Age Group: Teens

Community Youth Mapping

Teens

Community Youth Mapping empowers and trains youth to map existing and potential opportunities for community involvement and activities for themselves and their families. … Read More

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

Chandler/Gilbert i-Learn Program

i-Learn Program | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Engage, Learn and Graduate with Chandler i-Learn The i-Learn Program addresses the variety of challenges and barriers that are preventing youth from educational attainment. By using a holistic approach with students that positively affects spirit, mind, and body; students are better able to engage in learning opportunities. In partnership with Chandler Unified School District, the… Read More

Movin’ on Adventure Camp (Ages 11-14)

Camp Sky Y |Youth | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

This spring teens can jump in and join the experience of our most popular camp programs. Designed for tweens and teens, this camp places kids with their peers as they travel throughout the area and have fun seeing new places and keeping busy! For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.… Read More

Jr. Suns Basketball Leagues (Recreational)

Basketball | Sports | Teens | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Jr. Suns recreational basketball leagues are a great way for your kids to learn the basics of this sport, practice good sportsmanship and have fun. This recreational basketball league emphasizes skill development, character development and fun. No league standings are kept and rules are modified. We have leagues every season, each running about 2-3… Read More