PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES, STAGES AND ABILITIES
So what are you waiting for? Start having healthy fun at the Y!
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen with programs for youth and teens, like swimming lessons, sports leagues, gymnastics and the arts.
HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation's health and well-being with programs for adults and families, like fitness, adult sports leagues, road races, family nights and birthday parties.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back to our neighbors and friends with Fundraising and volunteerism, as well as housing, community outreach and educational certification programs.
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Register for Haverhill and Plaistow Community YMCA Programs
Register for Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA Programs
Register for Salem YMCA Programs
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Cape Ann YMCA Program Guide
Greater Beverly YMCA Program Guide
Haverhill/Plaistow YMCAs Program Guide
Ipswich Family YMCA Program Guide
Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA Program Guide
Salem YMCA Program Guide
Everyone belongs at the Y, regardless of income. If you thought you couldn't be part of the Y, think again! Fill out our financial aid application and bring it to your local YMCA of the North Shore location.
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PARENT CHILD, PRESCHOOL, YOUTH, TEEN AND ADULT SWIM LESSONS
The YMCA Swim lessons boast an innovative curriculum designed to advance individual swimmer’s skills and abilities in a wide variety of swimming proficiencies including personal safety, submersion, stroke work, diving, boating safety, competitive swimming, endurance and physical fitness. Each Swimmer’s progress is tracked as they earn rewards for benchmarks achieved. Complete all the skills at one level and advance to the next. Our program produces the future lifeguards and swim instructors that we count on to keep our community safe.
INFANT, TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL SWIM WITH PARENT
Ages: 6 months - 5 years
Through skill specific games and water play, children learn water safety, find a love for the water and progress through innovative skills and fun drills, one-on-one with a parent. Kicking, floating, swimming without flotation and submerging will be explored. Build a foundation for future swimming success while sharing with your child the importance of playing and swimming safely in, and around water.
PRESCHOOL SWIM ACADEMY
Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Fun with a splash of confidence. Preschoolers are introduced to the water and total submersion, then progress to kicking and pulling independently with flotation. Once comfortable, basic strokes, deep water skills and diving are encouraged while on the way to swimming flotation free! These classes are for all levels of children ranging from children who are entering the water the first time and may be apprehensive to those who already have a love for water and need to hone their skills.
YOUTH SWIM ACADEMY
Ages: 6 years and up
Float, pull and kick your way to swimming 25 yards. Increase stamina and personal water safety as you tackle the challenge of the Front Crawl, Backstroke, Sidestroke, Elementary Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly. Advance to swimming up to 500 yards while discovering the fun of snorkeling, diving, competitive starts & turns and playing games that combine all of your newly acquired skills.
Health and Wellness
HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR THE SPIRIT, MIND AND BODY
Our Ys are committed to offering programs that are specifically targeted to help those with chronic diseases and health challenges, to help alleviate symptoms, prevent onset and to aid in recovery. From obesity and heart disease to LIVESTRONG at the YMCA for cancer survivors and Parkinson’s, the Y is here to better the health of our entire community.
Our Y welcomes all. We strengthen communities, educate and nurture children, and promote healthy living in spirit, mind and body.
Where all children, adults and families are healthy, confident and connected.
Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.