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Lincoln Family Downtown After School Care

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Our Adventure after school programs give youth a safe space to learn, play and thrive once the school bell rings. These drop-in based programs offer a variety of ways your child can engage in YMCA programs in a safe and engaging environment. These programs are not licensed by the state of Arizona and operate under… Read More

Flagstaff After School Care

18 Adventures Afterschool

Our Adventure after school programs give youth a safe space to learn, play and thrive once the school bell rings. These drop-in based programs offer a variety of ways your child can engage in YMCA programs in a safe and engaging environment. These programs are not licensed by the state of Arizona and operate under… Read More

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

USA Club VOS Volleyball

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Take your game to the next level! What is the difference between YMCA Competitive Club VOS volleyball? YMCA Competitive: One hour practice per week, Volunteer Coach, 8 week season, everyone who signs up is placed on a team. Club VOS: USA Volleyball sanctioned teams with try-outs, two 2-hour practices per week, jersey package, paid/trained coaches,… 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