Programs

The YMCA's health, fitness and sports programs are developmentally appropriate and help people at any stage of life build positive health habits. Participation in YMCA programs offer youth and adults opportunities for friendship and community, a sense of well-being, increased self-confidence and improved mental abilities.

2016/17 Winter Sessions
Winter I: January 9 - March 4
Winter II: March 6 - April 22

2017 Spring Sessions
Spring I: April 24 - June 10

Welcome to the Fox Valley Family YMCA Music Academy. The academy offers music lessons in piano, guitar, drums, voice, violin, cello, viola, string bass, woodwinds, and brass instruments. Piano lessons start at age four. All other instruments begin at age seven.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-552-4100 x235 for more information. REGISTER ONLINE

WE CURRENTLY OFFER:

  • Pre-School Piano Music Lessons (ages 4-5)
  • Piano Lessons (ages 5+)
  • Voice Lessons (ages 7+)
  • Guitar Lessons (ages 7+)
  • Bass Guitar Lessons (ages 7+)
  • Drum Lessons (ages 7+)*
  • Violin Lessons (ages 7+)*
  • Cello Lessons (ages 9+)*
  • Viola Lessons (ages 8+)*
  • Woodwind Instruments (ages 8+)*
  • Brass Instruments (ages 9+)*

*Not available at West Branch

Call for more information: 630.552.4100

SWIM LESSONS WITH A SPLASH OF CONFIDENCE
Our Swim School is Kendall County’s best and safest way for your child to learn to swim! Join us today – REGISTER ONLINE!

Learning to swim is the most important thing your child can do when it comes to reducing the risk of drowning. The Fox Valley Family YMCA is proud to offer swim lessons following the acclaimed “Swim Lessons University” curriculum. The “Swim Lessons University” curriculum was developed by the Swim Professor Jim Reiser. The curriculum has earned the swim professor accolades such as:

  • USA Swimming Adolph Kiefer Water Safety Person of the Year
  • Life Saver of the Year by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance
  • WABC President’s Award for his contribution to Learn-to-Swim World Wide

All Fox Valley Family YMCA swim instructors are trained and certified by Swim Lessons University. Richard Quick, Head Womens Swimming Coach USA Olympic Swimming Team, says, “Swim Lessons University is a sound, easy-to-follow, learn to swim curriculum with progressions that are fun and effective. I recommend it without reservation.”

Fox Valley Family YMCA Swim School offers low student-to-instructor ratio with a maximum of four students per instructor. Each session will consist of eight swim lessons. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 630-552-4100 x237

COST
$43 members / $70 non-members

LESSON TIMES
Lessons start between the following times:
Mon/Wed: 10-11:30am and 4-5:30pm
Tues/Thurs: 10-11:30am and 4-5:30pm
Sat: 9am-12pm

Find exact schedules in our program guide.

SWIM SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Parent and Tot
You are going to love, absolutely adore the experience the Aqua Force Swim School will create for your child while in our Parent and Tot course. Using the world famous Swim Lessons University curriculum, your instructor will show you, step-by-step, how to make your toddler safer in and around the water. You will learn what every parent and teacher should know. The Parent and Tot course will help make learning to swim incredibly enjoyable for your child! Ages 6-36 months

Swim 100  
A course that turns beginners into swimmers using a progressive, but child-focused approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills. In the Swim 100 course, your child will learn the following skills in a fun and exciting way following the Swim Lessons University proven curriculum: Freestyle Kick, Breath Holding, Breath Control, Back Kick, In-line Kick, and Paddle Stroke. Swim 101: ages 3-5; Swim 102: ages 6-9; Swim 103: ages 10+

Swim Strokes 200  
A course that teaches entry-level swimmers the formal strokes of freestyle and backstroke using a progressive, but child-focused approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills. In the Swim Strokes 201 course, your child will learn or refine the following skills in a fun and exciting way following the Swim Lessons University proven curriculum: Freestyle Kick, Breath Control, Back Kick, Backstroke, and Freestyle with side breathing. Swim Strokes 201: ages 3-5; Swim Strokes 202: ages 6-9; Swim Strokes 203: ages 10+

Advanced Swim Strokes 300   
A course that teaches breaststroke and butterfly to swimmers that have already mastered freestyle and backstroke. The Advanced Swim Strokes 300 course uses the same progressive, child-focused approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills. In the Advanced Swim Strokes 300 course your child will learn and refine the following skills in a fun and exciting way following the Swim Lessons University proven curriculum: Butterfly Kick, Breaststroke Kick, Butterfly, and Breaststroke. Adv. Swim Strokes 301: ages 3-5; Adv. Swim Strokes 302: ages 6-9; Adv. Swim Strokes 303: ages 10+

Lifesaving Strokes 400
A progressive advanced strokes course that teaches the lifesaving strokes of sidestroke, elementary backstroke, and treading. Swim Strokes 402/403: ages 6+

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS  
Class is constructed around abilities and taken at a pace that works for the swimmer. Class times are set up between the instructor and the swimmer and can change/adjust whenever needed. If you have questions contact Aquatics Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 630-552-4100 x237.
Half Hour: $20M / $30NM
One Hour: $40M / $60NM
Package of 6 – 30 minute lessons $105M / $160NM

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All branches of Gymnastics and Tumbling help develop motor skills through activities that increase strength, balance and body control.

FVFYMCA Instructional Gymnastics

  • Preschool Gymnastics Classes
    (ages 2-5 years)
  • Girls Instructional Classes*
    • Beginner (ages 6+)
    • Progressions A & B (ages 6+)
    • Teen Basic Gymnastics (ages 12+)

For class times and descriptions download our program guide below.

*Advancement from each level may take anywhere from three months to two years, depending on the individual gymnast. The Y reserves the right to move gymnasts to the appropriate levels, combine classes, cancel classes, and change times during the course of all sessions.

TEEN BASKETBALL LEAGUE  
June 5 - August 5  |  $300/Team or $60/Individual  |  Central
This league will focus on fundamentals and offensive and defensive strategies. One IHSA Basketball official per game. Teams will be assigned by grade (7 & 8, 9 &10, 11 & 12) Teams will be given a weekly practice slot, either Tuesday or Thursday. Games will be held on Saturday afternoons.  Games will not be played during the week of July 4. REGISTER ONLINE

We offer full day or half day licensed programs for children ages three to five years. Our preschool program offers quality care in a safe and supportive environment that fosters the emotional, physical, social and cognitive growth of each child. In addition, your child will develop skills to build character values, self-esteem, friendships, and kindergarten readiness skills. Download a copy of our Child Care Guide for more information.

FULL DAY or HALF DAY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (ages 3-5)
The three to five year old classrooms focus on the growth and development of the whole child: physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. Activities and classroom centers are oriented to the child’s interest and developmental levels. Our three to five year olds are able to make choices in a variety of areas including: art and sensory activities, dramatic play, stories and books, music and movement, fine and large motor development and much more.

Our program builds the foundation and prepares children for those skills needed in Kindergarten. Math, science, language areas, and pre-reading and writing are emphasized. In addition, children learn important classroom skills such as taking turns, sharing and cooperation as well as learning to develop socially acceptable behaviors and positive social relationships through cooperative play. To register your child, stop in today! Contact Early Learning Academy Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (630-552-4100 x 230) with questions.

Center Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30am - 6:00pm

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PRESCHOOL CLASSES

HALF DAY PRESCHOOL - 3's
Snack will be provided

  • Tuesday / Thursday
    9 - 11:30 am

HALF DAY PRESCHOOL - PRE-K
Snack will be provided

  • Monday / Wednesday / Friday
    9 - 11:30 am OR 12:15 - 2:45 pm
  • NEW! Monday thru Friday
    9 - 11:30 am

 

A YMCA Youth Membership is included in all of our Preschool options.

 

Our Preschool Curriculum includes the following areas: Language Development, Creative Experience, Fine and Gross Motor Skills, iPad Technology, Music/Movement, Science and Discovery, Dramatic and Sensory Play.

Preschool events include: School Pictures, Holiday Parties, Recreational swimming, End-of-Year Pre-K ceremony, Spring Recital, Local Field Trips, and more. Additional YMCA Benefits include: Indoor gymnasium, music and dance rooms, after school enrichment programs, USDA-approved lunches and snacks, 17-acre outdoor pavilion, indoor pool, two secure and safe outdoor play areas, "Let's Move Initiative," and a gymnastic center.In need of financial assistance? The Y is able to offer help through the generosity of our donors. Call or stop-in for details.

In need of financial assistance? The Y is able to offer help through the generosity of our donors. Call or stop-in for details.

Click here for information on our before and after school-based program for students in Yorkville, Plano, Sandwich, Somonauk, Hinckley-Big Rock, and Newark School Districts.

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WHY HIRE A PERSONAL TRAINER?

  • Trainers provide accountability and motivation
  • Trainers provide expertise
  • A trainer will push you just enough
  • A trainer helps you identify and reach goals
  • A trainer will personalize your workout
  • Trainers can reduce the possibility of injury. 

Don’t know where to begin? Lacking motivation? Not getting results? Join us on your journey to health and our Certified Personal Trainers will help you get on the right track. Our trainers will design a program specifically for your individual needs and exercise experience. Purchase packages online or stop by either branch. After purchasing, please call (630-552-4100 x247) or email Michelle LeMaistre to schedule your personal training sessions. Have a personal training inquiry? Fill out our form below and email it to Michelle.

SMALL GROUP TRAINING
Small group training is an affordable way to take advantage of a trainer’s expertise, creativity and motivation at a lower cost. Draw from the energy of your group as you push yourself for real results. Trainings are for 4-8 participants creating smaller, intimate classes with more individualized attention.

PERSONAL NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING
Registered Dietitian, Michelle LeMaistre, will work with you to develop an appropriate, nutrition-based lifestyle change to meet your personal needs. She will consider any dietary restrictions you have, discuss obstacles, and help you get on the right path to living a healthy lifestyle. This is a great addition to a personal training package.

FITNESS ORIENTATIONS
If you are new to the Y, or are unsure how to use some of the equipment in the fitness center, sign up for a FREE fitness orientation. Y Fitness Staff will help you become comfortable and familiar with our strength and cardio equipment. Please make an appointment at the Membership Desk.

 

PERSONAL TRAINING PACKAGES 30 MIN 45 MIN 60 MIN
 3 PACK $62 $92 $123
 5 PACK $97 $154 $195
 10 PACK $185 $277 $370
 15 PACK $262 $390 $523
 20 PACK $338 $507 $677

 

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A competitive Youth Swim program for Y members ages 5-21 building strength and endurance while refining technique. Swimmers are grouped according to ability and age from beginner to advanced. The team competes against other area Y’s as well as in District/State meets. Children are empowered by the confidence they develop as they work to swim a mile and beyond while enjoying the water environment so many seem born for.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Wed. & Thurs., May 3 & 4
    5:30pm - New Swimmer Placement
    6pm - MANDATORY Registration and Parent Orientation for ALL Swimmers 

 

aqua force news

  • On January 21 and 22, Aqua Force Swim Team hosted their 2nd Annual Fitter and Faster Swim Tour Clinic at the Central Branch Pool. Olympic Medalist Tyler Clary and Melanie Margalis were on hand to teach and inspire over 100 area swimmers of all ages and skill levels on how to execute high performance turns and dolphins-kicks.


 

  • Aqua Force Swim Team was the proud host of the 2015 Illinois YMCA State Swimming Championships held on March 21 and 22 in St. John, Indiana at Lake Central High School. Congrats to all the swimmers who competed! Find race results here. A big thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make this meet an overwhelming success. Special thank you to meet/volunteer coordinator Melissa Castilla. Special thanks to Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana and facility director Jeff Kilinski.

 2015 IL-STATE-Y-MEET-LOGO    MakeaSplash

 

swim team benefits

Not sure if a swim team is right for your child? Here is a list of the benefits of swimming from USA Swimming:6.13.15 swimmer01 web

  • Swimming is an outstanding activity for people of all ages.
  • Swimming promotes fitness and teaches a child to strive for physical achievement. Many super-stars in other sports started out as swimmers and gained strength and coordination that helped them to excel.
  • Swimming is an exciting individual and team sport.
  • Swimming is a technical and specialized activity involving extensive skill development.
  • Swimming is a healthy "lifetime" activity. Participants may be 1 or 101 years old.
  • Swimming is relatively injury free in comparison to other youth sports.
  • Swimming teaches the life lessons of sport and sportsmanship which include learning to deal with winning and losing, as well as working with officials, teammates and coaches.
  • Swimming can prevent drowning.

Visit the Aqua Force website for more information or contact Aquatic Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 630-552-4100 x237.

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POWER! HEROES & SUPERHEROES

Join us for the Fox Valley Family YMCA’s School of Dance annual dance recital - POWER! Heroes & Superheroes. The recital will be held at the Yorkville Middle School and will include performances from our dance classes and La Premiere Dance Company. Students must be registered by the beginning of March in order to participate in the recital. The season is February 20th-May 20th. A $15 recital fee (per child) will be due at the time of registration. A recital t-shirt is included in the registration fee. Costume measuring will take place the second week of the session. Costume fees range from $40-$60 per class and payments are due by the end of March. Additional recital expenses include recital tickets, recital pictures (optional) and DVD (optional).

Register online here. To setup the monthly bank draft option, please visit the Central Branch front desk staff.

You have the option of bank drafting the recital session in monthly payments. See below for fees. For bank draft, the first month is paid up front and then drafted for three months.  

USA-Gymnastics

The Flyers are coached by Karen Oelker, Chloé Oelker, Tiffany Haag, and Kathleen Lavery. Our goal as coaches is to not only make this a strong, winning team, but to teach our girls the importance of working together and supporting each other. We believe what they learn here will stay with them long after their gymnastics careers.

The Flyers Team consists of levels 3 through 8 and has approximately 40 gymnasts competing. Team try-outs are held each year in June as a part of our annual Summer Gymnastics Camp. All gymnasts that would like to be considered for the competition team must attend camp to be evaluated by the entire team coaching staff. View meet photos here.

3 V. 3 Soccer League
Ages 4-11  |  July 29 - August 26  |  $35M/$50NM  |  Central
This league is designed to give our participants more opportunities to enhance their overall soccer play by providing more on-ball touches. Though games will be 3 V. 3, teams will have a roster of six players. For this league only, we encourage participants to sign up as a team, but we will take individual sign-ups as well. Games will be on Saturday mornings.