Red Cross Delivers Thanksgiving Meals to More Than 1,000 Boston Public Schools Families

November 20, 2021

WCVB – The Red Cross partnered with the YMCA of Greater Boston, the Community Hub Schools program and a network of Boston Public Schools teacher and administrator volunteer drivers. Together they delivered turkeys, fresh harvest produce and dry items like canned yams, turkey gravy and stuffing to the homes of 1,100 BPS student families.

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Red Cross Delivers Thanksgiving Meals to Boston Public Schools Families

November 20, 2021

BOSTON 25 NEWS – The Red Cross partnered with the YMCA of Greater Boston, the Community Hub Schools program and a network of Boston Public Schools teacher and administrator volunteer drivers. Together they delivered turkeys, fresh harvest produce and dry items like canned yams, turkey gravy and stuffing to the homes of 1,100 BPS student families.

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Patriots Carl Davis, Matt Judon Donate 500 Thanksgiving Meals to Boston Families

November 17, 2021

CBS BOSTON – Patriots Carl Davis Jr. and Matt Judon hosted a food drive at the Roxbury YMCA on Tuesday in partnership with The Trenchwork Foundation, The Greater Boston Food Bank, YMCA of Greater Boston, The Community Huddle Agency, and with contributions from Hydrate the Hood.

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Patriots Players Distribute 500 Thanksgiving Meals to Local Families in Need

November 17, 2021

WHDH NEWS 7 BOSTON – Patriots Carl Davis Jr. and Matt Judon hosted a food drive at the Roxbury YMCA on Tuesday in partnership with The Trenchwork Foundation, The Greater Boston Food Bank, YMCA of Greater Boston, The Community Huddle Agency, and with contributions from Hydrate the Hood.

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Turkey and Football Already Making Big Connections for Families in Need

November 16, 2021

BOSTON 25 NEWS – Patriots Carl Davis Jr. and Matt Judon hosted a food drive at the Roxbury YMCA on Tuesday in partnership with The Trenchwork Foundation, The Greater Boston Food Bank, YMCA of Greater Boston, The Community Huddle Agency, and with contributions from Hydrate the Hood.

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Mayor Janey Announces Swim Safety Partnership

October 13, 2021

WGBH – Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey announces a swim safety partnership with the YMCA of Greater Boston, to increase water safety and lower racial and economic barriers to swim lessons for residents of Roxbury, Dorchester, Hyde Park and surrounding communities.

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Teen Program Helps Vaccination Efforts in Roxbury

September 3, 2021

NBC BOSTON – In partnership with BMC and the help of teen ambassadors, the YMCA is putting together community efforts to get people vaccinated as well as spread accurate information around the vaccine.

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Combining Summer School & Summer Camp — How a Group of Boston Nonprofits Is Reimagining Public Education

July 20, 2021

The74Million – Our President and CEO, James Morton discusses the initiatives taken to establish the Community Learning Collaborative to serve the children of Boston with a more equitable approach to education.

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El Mundo Boston Education Series: Community Learning Collaborative

July 6, 2021

EL MUNDO BOSTON – James Morton, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston and Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, CEO of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, join El Mundo Boston CEO Alberto Vasallo III to discuss the Community Learning Collaborative which is providing continued learning this summer for Black and Latino children in Boston.

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Diving into Summer: Wave of Drownings Puts Focus on Water Safety

June 29, 2021

NECN – James Morton, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston, was featured in a video segment discussing the importance of swimming lessons and water safety following a shortage of lifeguards and increase in water-related incidents driven by the pandemic.

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MA Drownings: Swimming Advocates Push for 'Critical' Swim Lessons After Tragic incidents

June 27, 2021

BOSTON HERALD – Massachusetts swimming advocates and youth organization leaders are stressing the “critical” need for swim lessons in the wake of a tragic series of drownings across the Bay State.

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MA Offering Incentives to Hire More Lifeguards: What to Know

June 26, 2021

NBC BOSTON – Amidst a lifeguard shortage and rising cases of drownings, state officials are offering a pay raise and bonus incentives for lifeguards.

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Lifeguard Shortage Means Swim at Your Own Risk at Many MA Beaches and Ponds

June 24, 2021

WGBH – State, city, and town officials have been advertising to hire more lifeguards. But until that happens, officials encourage swimmers to pay attention to swim safety rules and swim cautiously at unguarded waterfronts.

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Warm Weather, Fewer Lifeguards, Canceled Swim Lessons Could be Behind the Recent String of Drownings in MA

June 23, 2021

BOSTON GLOBE – A host of factors, from a receding pandemic and exceptionally warm weather to a shortage of lifeguards and swimming lessons, may have contributed to the surge of drownings this spring.

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JAMES MORTON NAMED TO LIST OF THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL BOSTONIANS

April 27, 2021

BOSTON MAGAZINE – Fires and rising seas; anti-racism protests from coast to coast; the most consequential and violent presidential election of our time; and, oh yeah, the worst global pandemic since 1918. What a year.

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MAKING PODS WORK FOR EVERYONE

February 25, 2021

AS MANY STUDENTS struggle to keep up with schoolwork virtually, Julia Rios welcomed praise that two kindergarteners she is working with in a new community learning pod are thriving. Their parents and teachers from Blackstone Innovation School in Boston report that, unlike so many children trying to learn during the pandemic, these youngsters are keeping up with their work and even advancing.

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BOSTON GLOBE: 'LEARNING PODS' TAKING ROOT IN BLACK, LATINO NEIGHBORHOODS

February 16, 2021

When school buildings abruptly closed last spring, many wealthy families quickly pooled their resources to pay for private teachers, academic coaches, and art instructors to supplement their children’s at-home schooling in small groups, or “learning pods.”

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YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON ON NECN'S "THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS"

January 11, 2021

YMCA of Greater Boston CEO James Morton describes how he learned of a surprise $18M donation and most importantly how it will impact the organization’s mission, addressing critical needs exacerbated by COVID-19.

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NEU ALUM AND YMCA EXECUTIVE HELPS DISTRIBUTE OVER 3 MILLION MEALS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

December 22, 2020

When Wendy Zinn was a student at Northeastern, she worked at the YMCA of Greater Boston on Huntington Avenue for all three of her co-ops.

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YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON RECEIVES $18M FROM PHILANTHROPIST MACKENZIE SCOTT

December 18, 2020

James Morton, chief executive of the YMCA of Greater Boston, received a call on Nov. 17 that left him speechless.

He learned that philanthropist MacKenzie Scott ― former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ― planned to give his organization $18 million, the largest donation in its history.

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$4.7 MILLION GRANT AWARDED TO SUPPORT FOOD SECURITY IN MASSACHUSETTS

November 29, 2020

BOSTON (WWLP) — The Baker-Polito Administration announced last week $4.7 million in grants that will be used to address food insecurities across the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MA ALLIANCE OF YMCA'S ANNUAL MEETING

November 23, 2020

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MAYOR WALSH JOINS THE Y TO DISTRIBUTE FREE TURKEYS THIS THANKSGIVING

November 21, 2020

BOSTON (WHDH) – Mayor Marty Walsh joined workers at the YMCA Saturday to give out free turkeys to families in need before Thanksgiving.

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CEO JAMES MORTON SELECTED TO BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL'S POWER 50 FOR 2020

October 8, 2020

In a year unlike any other, the leaders of Greater Boston’s business community are meeting the challenges of 2020 head on.

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FOOD INSECURITY IS ON THE RISE IN MASSACHUSETTS

September 1, 2020

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A SUMMER JOB THAT GIVES BACK

August 19, 2020

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GOVERNOR'S VISIT TO HUNTINGTON AVE. LOCATION

July 1, 2020

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today joined MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak and officials from the City of Boston, Greater Boston YMCA and Greater Boston Food Bank to highlight an innovative partnership to help provide Boston’s most vulnerable residents with access to food by utilizing RIDE paratransit service.

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‘NO VICTORY LAPS FROM COVID-19': GOV. BAKER URGES SOCIAL DISTANCING OVER JULY 4 WEEKEND

July 1, 2020

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday urged residents to practice social distancing over the Fourth of July weekend, saying people should continue to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously to prevent a resurgence of cases.

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GOVERNOR BAKER TOURS YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON

July 1, 2020

BOSTON (Mass.gov) – Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today joined MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak and officials from the City of Boston, Greater Boston YMCA and Greater Boston Food Bank to highlight an innovative partnership to help provide Boston’s most vulnerable residents with access to food by utilizing RIDE paratransit service.

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THE RIDE DRIVERS HELP DELIVER THOUSANDS OF MEALS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

July 1, 2020

BOSTON —

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and members of his administration touted a collaborative effort with community organizations Wednesday which has delivered tens of thousands of meals since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OFFICIALS HAVE FULL PLATE AS 1 IN 7 GO HUNGRY AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

July 1, 2020

An unlikely partnership has formed in an “all-hands-on-deck” effort to keep food on the table as 1 in 7 Massachusetts residents go hungry amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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‘WE’RE BUILT TO DO THIS’: AS FOOD INSECURITY RISES IN MASS., FOOD PROVIDERS ADJUST

June 26, 2020

Here’s how Boston’s food banks, pantries, and other organizations are keeping up with increasing demand.

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GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Group Exercise

Explore all the fitness classes and reserve a space by logging into Motionvibe. Get your blood pumping with classes like HIIT and Zumba or tap into your mindfulness with yoga, Barre or Pilates.

WATER FITNESS

Water Fitness classes are an excellent choice to give your heart and muscles a great workout. The Y offers a range of Water Fitness classes, find the perfect one for you by logging into Motionvibe!

Programs
Locations
Adult Beginner
5-10 weeks

Swimmers focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Fall
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Wang
Adult Intermediate
5-10 weeks

Swimmers learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance. Rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action are introduced.

Fall
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Wang
Basketball Skills & Drills
5-10 weeks

This class teaches youth the fundamentals of basketball including ball control, dribbling, passing, and shooting while incorporating teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Fall
Oak Square
Thomas M. Menino
Gymnastics
5-10 weeks

Learn basic gymnastics skills like forward rolls, handstands and cartwheels. Flexibility and proper stretching techniques will be taught.

Fall
Oak Square
Junior Celtics Youth Development League (JCYDL)
5-10 weeks

The YMCA of Greater Boston has partnered with the Boston Celtics and their Jr. Celtics Youth Development Leagues! During this unprecedented time participants can expect a safe and engaging experience that will focus on fundamental skill development from YMCA coaches and Celtics professionals. This exclusive basketball program teaches the values of Celtics basketball and healthy player development along with skills and drills to enhance ball control, dribbling, passing, and shooting. Enrolled participants have the chance to become a Jr. Celtic Player of the week, participate in our pre-season Draft and sign their Celtics Contract, and attend an end of the season group chat/webinar with a Celtics VIP.

Fall
Burbank
Charlestown
Dorchester
East Boston
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Parent/Child Stage A and B: Water Discovery and Exploration
5-10 weeks

In Stage A, the parent/guardian is introduced to working with their infant or toddler in the aquatic environment. In Stage B, the parent/guardian works with their child to learn the fundamentals of safety and swimming skills.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Pickleball

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and is also fun, social, and friendly.

Fall
Parkway Community
Preschool Basketball
5-10 weeks

This class helps children develop fundamental skills and incorporates teamwork through instructional play.

Fall
Dorchester
North Suburban
Waltham
Preschool Soccer
5-10 weeks

This class will teach the fundamentals of soccer. Classes will focus on improving the players’ ball control skills, learning game rules and teamwork, and then playing a game.

Fall
North Suburban
Preschool Stage 1: Water Acclimation
5-10 weeks

In Stage 1, the parent/guardian works with their child to develop comfort with the following swim skills: underwater exploration, floating and learning to safely exit the pool.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Preschool Stage 2: Water Movement
5-10 weeks

In Stage 2, the child works to develop the following swim skills: body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Preschool Stage 3: Water Stamina
5-10 weeks

In Stage 3, the child will work to develop the stamina needed to swim 25 yards unassisted, and introduces the following new skills: rhythmic breathing, and integrated arm and leg actions.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Preschool Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
5-10 weeks

In Stage 4, students work on developing swim stroke techniques for the front and back crawl and introduced to the breaststroke and butterfly kick.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Private Swim Lessons
5-10 weeks

Private swim lessons for youth and adults are scheduled at the convenience of the individual, the instructor and pool availability.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Private Swim Lessons
5-10 weeks

Private swim lessons for youth and adults are scheduled at the convenience of the individual, the instructor and pool availability.

Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Rock Climbing

This class teaches the basics of climbing and bouldering on our indoor rock wall. You will learn to conquer your fears and improve self-confidence, all while getting exercise and learning to trust yourself and those around you.

Fall
Oak Square
Soccer Skills & Drills
5-10 weeks

This class teaches youth the fundamentals of soccer including ball control skill, passing, and shooting while incorporating teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
East Boston
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Waltham
Sports Sampler
5-10 weeks

Introduces youth to sports at the Y while fostering the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and good sportsmanship. This engaging program focuses on the skills and drills essential to learning the fundamentals of a variety of sports including basketball, baseball/t-ball, floor hockey, and soccer while having fun.

Fall
Burbank
Charlestown
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Waltham
T-Ball Skills & Drills
5-10 weeks

This class teaches youth the fundamentals of T-Ball including fielding, throwing, swing form and hitting while incorporating teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Parkway Community
Tumbling Tots
5-10 weeks

Develop climbing, balance, and agility and coordination class in this physical play class.

Fall
Oak Square
Y-Fit Kids
5-10 weeks

Gain an understanding of and experience what being physically and mentally fit is all about. Kids will sample many different sports, group exercise classes, body weight exercises, yoga, safety around water, cardio equipment, nutrition information and more!

Fall
Burbank
Waltham
Youth Stage 1: Water Acclimation
5-10 weeks

In Stage 1, the parent/guardian works with their child to develop comfort with the following swim skills: underwater exploration, floating and learning to safely exit the pool.

Fall
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Youth Stage 2: Water Movement
5-10 weeks

In Stage 2, the child work to develop the following swim skills: body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 3: Water Stamina
5-10 weeks

In Stage 3, the child will work to develop the stamina needed to swim 25 yards unassisted, and introduces the following new skills: rhythmic breathing, and integrated arm and leg actions.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
5-10 weeks

In Stage 4, students work on developing swim stroke techniques for the front and back crawl and introduced to the breaststroke and butterfly kick.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 5: Stroke Development
5-10 weeks

In Stage 5, students work on integrating arm and leg actions for the breaststroke and butterfly strokes, and refine swim stroke skills and techniques for all other swim strokes.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics
5-10 weeks

In Stage 6, students work on refining swim stroke technique for all major competitive strokes and building stamina to perform each stroke for greater distances. Students are introduced to the concept of, competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Group Exercise

Explore all the fitness classes and reserve a space by logging into Motionvibe. Get your blood pumping with classes like HIIT and Zumba or tap into your mindfulness with yoga, Barre or Pilates.

WATER FITNESS

Water Fitness classes are an excellent choice to give your heart and muscles a great workout. The Y offers a range of Water Fitness classes, find the perfect one for you by logging into Motionvibe!

Programs
Locations
Adult Beginner
5-10 weeks

Swimmers focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Fall
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Wang
Adult Intermediate
5-10 weeks

Swimmers learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance. Rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action are introduced.

Fall
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Wang
Basketball Skills & Drills
5-10 weeks

This class teaches youth the fundamentals of basketball including ball control, dribbling, passing, and shooting while incorporating teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Fall
Oak Square
Thomas M. Menino
Gymnastics
5-10 weeks

Learn basic gymnastics skills like forward rolls, handstands and cartwheels. Flexibility and proper stretching techniques will be taught.

Fall
Oak Square
Junior Celtics Youth Development League (JCYDL)
5-10 weeks

The YMCA of Greater Boston has partnered with the Boston Celtics and their Jr. Celtics Youth Development Leagues! During this unprecedented time participants can expect a safe and engaging experience that will focus on fundamental skill development from YMCA coaches and Celtics professionals. This exclusive basketball program teaches the values of Celtics basketball and healthy player development along with skills and drills to enhance ball control, dribbling, passing, and shooting. Enrolled participants have the chance to become a Jr. Celtic Player of the week, participate in our pre-season Draft and sign their Celtics Contract, and attend an end of the season group chat/webinar with a Celtics VIP.

Fall
Burbank
Charlestown
Dorchester
East Boston
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Parent/Child Stage A and B: Water Discovery and Exploration
5-10 weeks

In Stage A, the parent/guardian is introduced to working with their infant or toddler in the aquatic environment. In Stage B, the parent/guardian works with their child to learn the fundamentals of safety and swimming skills.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Pickleball

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and is also fun, social, and friendly.

Fall
Parkway Community
Preschool Basketball
5-10 weeks

This class helps children develop fundamental skills and incorporates teamwork through instructional play.

Fall
Dorchester
North Suburban
Waltham
Preschool Soccer
5-10 weeks

This class will teach the fundamentals of soccer. Classes will focus on improving the players’ ball control skills, learning game rules and teamwork, and then playing a game.

Fall
North Suburban
Preschool Stage 1: Water Acclimation
5-10 weeks

In Stage 1, the parent/guardian works with their child to develop comfort with the following swim skills: underwater exploration, floating and learning to safely exit the pool.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Preschool Stage 2: Water Movement
5-10 weeks

In Stage 2, the child works to develop the following swim skills: body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Preschool Stage 3: Water Stamina
5-10 weeks

In Stage 3, the child will work to develop the stamina needed to swim 25 yards unassisted, and introduces the following new skills: rhythmic breathing, and integrated arm and leg actions.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Preschool Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
5-10 weeks

In Stage 4, students work on developing swim stroke techniques for the front and back crawl and introduced to the breaststroke and butterfly kick.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Private Swim Lessons
5-10 weeks

Private swim lessons for youth and adults are scheduled at the convenience of the individual, the instructor and pool availability.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Private Swim Lessons
5-10 weeks

Private swim lessons for youth and adults are scheduled at the convenience of the individual, the instructor and pool availability.

Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Rock Climbing

This class teaches the basics of climbing and bouldering on our indoor rock wall. You will learn to conquer your fears and improve self-confidence, all while getting exercise and learning to trust yourself and those around you.

Fall
Oak Square
Soccer Skills & Drills
5-10 weeks

This class teaches youth the fundamentals of soccer including ball control skill, passing, and shooting while incorporating teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
East Boston
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Waltham
Sports Sampler
5-10 weeks

Introduces youth to sports at the Y while fostering the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and good sportsmanship. This engaging program focuses on the skills and drills essential to learning the fundamentals of a variety of sports including basketball, baseball/t-ball, floor hockey, and soccer while having fun.

Fall
Burbank
Charlestown
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Waltham
T-Ball Skills & Drills
5-10 weeks

This class teaches youth the fundamentals of T-Ball including fielding, throwing, swing form and hitting while incorporating teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Parkway Community
Tumbling Tots
5-10 weeks

Develop climbing, balance, and agility and coordination class in this physical play class.

Fall
Oak Square
Y-Fit Kids
5-10 weeks

Gain an understanding of and experience what being physically and mentally fit is all about. Kids will sample many different sports, group exercise classes, body weight exercises, yoga, safety around water, cardio equipment, nutrition information and more!

Fall
Burbank
Waltham
Youth Stage 1: Water Acclimation
5-10 weeks

In Stage 1, the parent/guardian works with their child to develop comfort with the following swim skills: underwater exploration, floating and learning to safely exit the pool.

Fall
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Youth Stage 2: Water Movement
5-10 weeks

In Stage 2, the child work to develop the following swim skills: body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 3: Water Stamina
5-10 weeks

In Stage 3, the child will work to develop the stamina needed to swim 25 yards unassisted, and introduces the following new skills: rhythmic breathing, and integrated arm and leg actions.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
5-10 weeks

In Stage 4, students work on developing swim stroke techniques for the front and back crawl and introduced to the breaststroke and butterfly kick.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 5: Stroke Development
5-10 weeks

In Stage 5, students work on integrating arm and leg actions for the breaststroke and butterfly strokes, and refine swim stroke skills and techniques for all other swim strokes.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics
5-10 weeks

In Stage 6, students work on refining swim stroke technique for all major competitive strokes and building stamina to perform each stroke for greater distances. Students are introduced to the concept of, competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang