EARLY EDUCATION EARLY EDUCATION

EARLY EDUCATION

In our Early Education program, children from all backgrounds are brought together to be nurtured, nourished, loved and celebrated. Here, diversity is strength. Here, creativity and critical thinking flourish. Here, a holistic, play-based curriculum allows our teachers to follow each child’s interest, while building essential skills, strength and resilience. Here, we understand that healthy children need healthy bodies AND healthy minds. Because at the YMCA of Greater Boston, we believe a strong community starts with strong, well-educated children.

At each of our 9 Learning Centers throughout Greater Boston, our dedicated, passionate teachers provide full-time care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and Pre-K students in an environment of respect, and in partnership with families.

If you want your children to learn and grow in a place they are known, cared for, challenged and loved every day, contact us today.

WHY CHOOSE THE YMCA?

Our Mission: The YMCA of Greater Boston is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body and spirit of individuals and families in our communities. We welcome men and women, boys and girls of all incomes, faiths and cultures.

We value diversity & inclusion: We value every child and family that enrolls in our program. We embrace family’s traditions and culture and provide environments that are reflective of the cultures of the children and families who attend our programs. ​

  • Relationships: We connect Families, Children and the Community
  • Compassion and Care: We support physical and mental health in our Programs through Physical Fitness, Yoga, Mindfulness and Aquatics
  • Responsibility: We recognize the opportunity we have to support children and families and we accept this great responsibility. ​

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Programs

Infants

In our infant programs, a focus is placed on flexible programming to match your child’s developmental needs. Curriculum and schedules may happen naturally and be different day to day.​

The Infant Room does not have a formalized schedule; our providers are on the children’s schedule and adjust to the child’s needs.

During individualized time, staff provides one on one quality attention for the child by meeting basic needs such as feeding, diapering, attachment, napping and communication.​

During other times, staff may join a child to guide in exploring and experiencing their environment.​

Rooms have a ‘no shoe policy’ in order to keep the environment as clean as possible.​
Children are able to experience the outdoors areas on buggy rides or on a blanket on the lawn.

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Toddlers

In our toddler program we focus on developing physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills. In addition, children will be able to use their newly discovered independence skills as they explore their environment. Staff will encourage children to use self-help skills as they provide basic need care. Routines are essential at this age to help children predict the events that will occur during the day. Consistent limits are set for children so they can determine boundaries. ​

Toddlers are building a sense of security and confidence when the basics are consistent. We also recognize there also needs to be regular changes to the details of the environment to keep them stimulated and interested in exploring new things. At this age there is development of gross motor skills and figuring out communication patterns for the beginning of language development.

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Preschool

In our Preschool program curriculum, we prepare children for life skills by introducing them to learning centers that encompass a wide range of activities. Children will be introduced to math, language, reading, social and physical skills in a creative manner. In addition, we continue to work with children on their self-esteem and independence skills.​

Children will have varied opportunities and materials that encourage them to have discussions to solve problems that are interpersonal and those that are related to the physical world. Children are regularly provided multiple and varied opportunities to develop phonological awareness – a vital skillset when learning to read. Children are helped to identify letters and the sounds they represent, recognize and produce words that have the same beginning or ending sounds, or write letters.

Activities align with the Common Core Standards and MA State Guidelines for Early Learning.

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Children will have lots of opportunities to develop their small and large motor skills through play experiences. We have a variety of indoor and outdoor equipment that enhances physical development throughout the day. You will see children participating in the following activities:

  • Riding scooting toys​
  • Sand play and digging​
  • Running, jumping, climbing​
  • Stacking blocks​
  • Completing puzzles​
  • Painting pictures (small motor)​
  • Running on the playground​
  • Dancing to music​

In our programs, children will begin to recognize and talk about emotions as they play and come across different scenarios.

For example:

  • At a birthday party: “I’m really excited to blow out the candles!”
  • At a doctor visit: “Will I get a shot? I feel scared.”

Children are able to relax, focus, feel successful, and express their feelings of happiness, frustration, surprise, anger, sadness or delight.​​​

Through meaningful interactions with each other and supportive guidance from their teachers, children will work through conflicts and better understand others emotions (care, frustration, sadness, empathy).

During play, children learn to interact with others. They talk, collaborate, plan and pretend together. You will see children engaged in imaginative play that builds their social skills, for example:​

  • They might be workers in a veterinarian’s office: “Let’s put the dog on the scale.”
  • Shoppers at a farmers’ market: “Can you help me? I want to buy an apple.”
  • Workers on a street repair crew: “Can I hold the stop sign while you and Denise fix the potholes?”

Play helps children develop cognitive skills; the thought processes of learning. These include remembering, problem solving, making decisions, processing information, and learning language. During play, children develop a foundational understanding in math, science, and social studies. ​

  • Math: When children are shoppers or cashiers in a pretend grocery store, or when they build in the block area, they use numbers (“It costs three cents.”), explore measurement (“My tower is taller than yours.”), and develop problem-solving abilities (“Put the big blocks on the bottom so your wall won’t fall down.”)​.
  • Science: Children use science concepts like prediction when they experiment at the sand and water table. (“I think two scoops of sand will fill the bucket.”)​.
  • Social studies: As children take on different roles in our Dramatic Play areas, they practice being parents (“It’s bedtime. Let’s put on our pajamas and we’ll read a book.”) and they learn about community helpers, like health care professionals (“Put your arm here so I can take an X-ray.”) and postal workers (“I have a package for you in my truck.”).

Early language and literacy (reading and writing) development begins in the first three years of life and is closely linked to a child’s earliest experiences with books and stories. The interactions that young children have with such literacy materials as books, paper, and crayons, and with the adults in their lives are the building blocks for language, reading and writing development.

STEM Education, a term initiated by the National Science Foundation, refers to an educational approach which integrates more than one of these disciplines.​​

Teaching STEM in the early years enables children to make vital connections between everyday life and the STEM disciplines. It also lays down the foundations for future academic success because the skills learned are transferable to other subjects​. In a time where the demand for careers in STEM are growing, we help to provide a space where your child can learn more about these essential areas for our society.

NUTRITION AND MEALS

Many of our YMCA locations provide breakfast, lunch and snacks to children enrolled in the programs. Menus are available at each center and comply with the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federal program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating childcare centers, day care homes and adult day care centers. ​

OUR TEACHING TEAM

Teachers
At the YMCA we attract credentialed teachers who are highly trained, nurturing, experienced and come from diverse backgrounds. Our team of professionals exude passion and commitment towards supporting each child’s success and future. Our staff of degreed teachers give parents peace of mind. In curriculum development, teachers observe each child’s unique needs and create a plan and activities to expand on their interests and spark their natural curiosity.

Directors
Directors and educators are intentionally hired based on their experience, education, talents and interpersonal skills.

Our Early Education Leaders have a profound love of children. They have experience and key skills: patience, organization, flexibility and collaboration. They embrace diversity and are effective communicators with children, teachers, families and the community. Our Directors are leaders of people! They have great passion for creating the best experiences for children and families as well as supporting and guiding the continuous growth and development of teachers, building their confidence and competence.

All Site Directors are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree and experience in leading and implementing an early education program. All staff are qualified by Department of Early Education and Care standards. Staff training is continuous, timely, and comprehensive on topics that include Academic Instruction, Curriculum Development, Bullying Prevention, Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Safety and Protection, Family Engagement and strategies to promote children’s social and emotional growth.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Child Protection Policy
The safety and protection of the children we serve are paramount to us. We know parents, guardians, and the community-at-large place their trust in the Y to do everything that we can to ensure that the children in our care are physically and emotionally safe. The YMCA of Greater Boston reviews all prospective members and guests against the Massachusetts Registry of Sex Offenders and prohibits membership or access to our Y’s for individuals who are classified as offenders.

COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

The YMCA is committed to providing safe experiences for our youth! We are following the advice of EEC, CDC, ACA, and DPH stateauthorities to ensure we limit the spread of COVID-19 in our programs. Some of the measures include:

  • Daily screenings (temperature check & symptoms assessment)
  • Use of facemasks and PPE Frequent handwashing
  • Increased cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting
  • Exposure protocols and communications
Programs
Locations
Availability
Adult Beginner
5-10 weeks

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

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

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

Summer
Dorchester
Huntington
Oak Square
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
East Boston
Huntington
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.

Summer
Huntington
Parkway Community
Aqua Fitness
1 Hour

Aqua Fitness, also known as Water Aerobics, is a low/moderate intensity water exercise class designed to stretch and strengthen your entire body through aerobic conditioning.

Fall Summer
Burbank
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Aqua VIIT Deep
45

Deep-water class will combine traditional toning exercises and swimming movements in a variable intensity intermittent interval training (VIIT) format. Floatation belt advised.

Fall Summer
Charles River
Aqua Zumba
1 Hour

Aqua Zumba® combines the traditional elements of aqua fitness classes with the upbeat, Latin-infused dance moves a music Zumba fitness is famous for. A shallow water class with emphasis placed on toning for the entire body, increases aerobic fi ness all while partying in the pool.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Huntington
North Suburban
Barre
45

This low impact, high intensity class pulls elements of ballet to create a unique strength focused workout. Small, targeted movements and high repetition improves muscle endurance, balance, core strength and flexibility.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Barre Fusion
45

This class incorporates elements of barre with additional strength exercises influenced by Pilates and yoga. Build muscle, improve balance and flexibility and strengthen your core with various equipment and body weight exercises.

Fall Summer
Huntington
Oak Square
Parkway Community
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charlestown
Dorchester
North Suburban
Oak Square
Waltham
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
Bootcamp
45

Be prepared to give it your all and leave your comfort zone behind with this combination of cardio and strength exercises. This full body workout will include weights, agility movements, calisthenics and plyometrics. Be ready to sweat and leave feeling motivated and empowered.

Fall Summer
Dorchester
Cardio Dance
45

This full body, dance fitness party will get your heart rate pumping to Latin and world music. Following easy-to-learn dance choreography, this cardio based workout will leave you sweating and smiling.

Fall Summer
Parkway Community
Circuit Training
45

Not your average water fitness class. This class is welcome to all fitness levels. Elements of tabata, cardio, HIIT, resistance and strength & conditioning will be added to this class. Every move can be modified to meet your specific goals!

Fall Summer
Charles River
Waltham
Core Training
45

This class challenges the muscles in your abdomen and back to improve posture and balance while strengthening your core.

Fall Summer
Huntington
Cycle
45

This high energy cardio workout incorporates a mix of intervals, speed drills, jumps and hills on our stationary bikes. Benefit from a major calorie burn as upbeat music and motivating instructors take you on an all-terrain ride.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
East Boston
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Waltham
Deep Water Fitness
45

Class held in deep water, with use of a flotation belt for proper alignment. Challenge your body with this high intensity water exercise. It includes cardiovascular and muscle conditioning, non-weight bearing and no impact on joints.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Oak Square
Fit For Life
45

This class is designed for anyone looking for a gentle approach to fitness. By incorporating low impact cardio movements and light strength training, this class improves balance and mobility while increasing strength.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Parkway Community
Waltham
Wang
Fitness Center
45 min

Book reservations for our fitness center equipment including cardio machines such as treadmills and elipticals, weight machines, open workout spaces and so much more! Equipment available varies by branch location.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
East Boston
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Waltham
Wang
Functional Fitness
45

This class is a full body workout! Goals include building strength and flexibility around key muscles used for every day function, and general cardio. Class will be mixed in the deep and shallow ends.

Fall Summer
Waltham
Gentle Flow Yoga
45

This beginner appropriate, slow moving class will take you through foundation postures at a relaxed pace. With a focus on relaxation, meditation and restoration, this class is designed for those seeking an introductory or gentle approach to yoga.

Fall Summer
Dorchester
North Suburban
Oak Square
Gymnastics
5-10 weeks

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

Fall Summer
Oak Square
H20 Boot camp
45

The class will incorporate the use of weights and other tools to facilitate strength gains while a mix of fast cardio exercises will be spread throughout, to keep your heart rate and calorie burn going up! This is a high intensity water fitness program with low impact and impact on joints and expands lung capacity as well as the benefits of weight and resistance training.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Huntington
High Fitness
45

High Fitness transforms old school aerobics into a highly addictive new experience that combines simple modern fitness techniques with music you know and love. This high energy, intense workout alternates between cardio peaks and toning tracks for a fully body workout set to music.

Fall Summer
Huntington
HIIT
45

High Intensity Interval Training alternates short periods of challenging cardio and strength exercises with less intense recovery periods. Expect to use your own body weight to work all major muscle groups and spike your heartrate during these fast paced, high energy workouts.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Waltham
Wang
Joint Venture
45

Exercises approved by the Arthritis Foundation include walking, gentle stretching, flexing, extension and range-of-motion. Exercises are done in shallow water and focus on activities of daily living, moving a joint through your range of motion and holding it to feel a gentle stretch in the muscle.

Fall Summer
Charles River
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
Kickboxing
45

Improve endurance and agility in this sweat generating kickboxing workout. With punches, kicks and other cardio elements, this class will leave you feeling energized and empowered.

Fall Summer
Huntington
Waltham
LaBlast
45

LaBlast® Fitness is a dance fitness program based on all of the ballroom dances as seen on Dancing with the Stars. It is partner-free, includes all components of fitness, and uses music from every era & genre. Dances include: Cha Cha Cha, Disco, Jive, Lindy Hop, Merengue, Paso Doble, Quick Step, Salsa and Samba. Offered Fridays at 11:00 AM, both in-person (outdoors) and virtually. When registering, choose whether you plan to attend in person or via Zoom. In case of inclement weather, class will move indoors.

Fall Summer
Charles River
Lablast splash
45

LaBlast Splash is a shallow water aqua fitness program based on all the dances you see on “Dancing with the Stars”. It’s partner free, includes joint friendly cardio building and resistance training. Celebrate the beauty of dancing in the water to a wide variety of music.

Fall Summer
Charles River
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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
Pilates
45

Stretch and strengthen your body with various Pilates movements adapted to be performed on a mat. With an emphasis on core strengthening, this class will improve your mobility, flexibility and overall strength.

Fall Summer
Huntington
Waltham
Pound
45

This rock out workout uses Ripstix, lightly weighted drumsticks, to transform drumming into a fun and effective workout. Be prepared for a full body workout that combines cardio and strength training with yoga and Pilates inspired movements.

Fall Summer
Huntington
Oak Square
Power Flow Yoga
45

This fitness-minded approach to yoga will keep you consistently flowing through poses to test your strength and improve flexibility. With a focus on mindfulness and breath, this class will leave students feeling challenged and energized.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Preschool Basketball
5-10 weeks

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

Summer
Dorchester
North Suburban
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.

Summer
Charlestown
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charlestown
North Suburban
Oak Square
Waltham
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charlestown
North Suburban
Oak Square
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
Strength Train Together
45

Strength Train Together maximizes your workout results with 45 minutes of impactful strength training. You’ll get stronger while improving movement when you combine traditional strength training with functional exercises using an adjustable barbell, weights and bodyweight.

Fall Summer
Charles River
Oak Square
Parkway Community
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
Tabata/HIIT
45

This is a mixed format class. Tabata consists of eight rounds of ultra-high-intensity exercises in a specific 20-seconds-on, 10-seconds-off interval. HIIT Stands for High Intensity Interval Training. HIIT workout alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less intense activity or active recovery. Both deep and shallow participants welcome.

Fall Summer
Waltham
Total Body Conditioning
45

This high energy, full body workout incorporates strength and cardio movements while offering modifications and progressions to be suitable for all fitness levels.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
East Boston
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Waltham
Wang
Tumbling Tots
5-10 weeks

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

Fall Summer
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 Summer
Burbank
Waltham
Yoga
45

Flow through various poses while maintaining an emphasis on breath and mindfulness. Gain strength, balance, and flexibility while visiting various poses that include standing, bending, twisting and lunging.

Fall Summer
Charles River
Charlestown
Parkway Community
Waltham
Wang
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.

Summer
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Zumba
45

This full body, dance fitness party will get your heart rate pumping to Latin and world music. Following easy-to-learn dance choreography, this cardio based workout will leave you sweating and smiling.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
East Boston
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Waltham
Wang
Programs
Locations
Availability
Adult Beginner
5-10 weeks

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

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

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

Summer
Dorchester
Huntington
Oak Square
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
East Boston
Huntington
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.

Summer
Huntington
Parkway Community
Aqua Fitness
1 Hour

Aqua Fitness, also known as Water Aerobics, is a low/moderate intensity water exercise class designed to stretch and strengthen your entire body through aerobic conditioning.

Fall Summer
Burbank
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Aqua VIIT Deep
45

Deep-water class will combine traditional toning exercises and swimming movements in a variable intensity intermittent interval training (VIIT) format. Floatation belt advised.

Fall Summer
Charles River
Aqua Zumba
1 Hour

Aqua Zumba® combines the traditional elements of aqua fitness classes with the upbeat, Latin-infused dance moves a music Zumba fitness is famous for. A shallow water class with emphasis placed on toning for the entire body, increases aerobic fi ness all while partying in the pool.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Huntington
North Suburban
Barre
45

This low impact, high intensity class pulls elements of ballet to create a unique strength focused workout. Small, targeted movements and high repetition improves muscle endurance, balance, core strength and flexibility.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Barre Fusion
45

This class incorporates elements of barre with additional strength exercises influenced by Pilates and yoga. Build muscle, improve balance and flexibility and strengthen your core with various equipment and body weight exercises.

Fall Summer
Huntington
Oak Square
Parkway Community
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charlestown
Dorchester
North Suburban
Oak Square
Waltham
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
Bootcamp
45

Be prepared to give it your all and leave your comfort zone behind with this combination of cardio and strength exercises. This full body workout will include weights, agility movements, calisthenics and plyometrics. Be ready to sweat and leave feeling motivated and empowered.

Fall Summer
Dorchester
Cardio Dance
45

This full body, dance fitness party will get your heart rate pumping to Latin and world music. Following easy-to-learn dance choreography, this cardio based workout will leave you sweating and smiling.

Fall Summer
Parkway Community
Circuit Training
45

Not your average water fitness class. This class is welcome to all fitness levels. Elements of tabata, cardio, HIIT, resistance and strength & conditioning will be added to this class. Every move can be modified to meet your specific goals!

Fall Summer
Charles River
Waltham
Core Training
45

This class challenges the muscles in your abdomen and back to improve posture and balance while strengthening your core.

Fall Summer
Huntington
Cycle
45

This high energy cardio workout incorporates a mix of intervals, speed drills, jumps and hills on our stationary bikes. Benefit from a major calorie burn as upbeat music and motivating instructors take you on an all-terrain ride.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
East Boston
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Waltham
Deep Water Fitness
45

Class held in deep water, with use of a flotation belt for proper alignment. Challenge your body with this high intensity water exercise. It includes cardiovascular and muscle conditioning, non-weight bearing and no impact on joints.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Oak Square
Fit For Life
45

This class is designed for anyone looking for a gentle approach to fitness. By incorporating low impact cardio movements and light strength training, this class improves balance and mobility while increasing strength.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Parkway Community
Waltham
Wang
Fitness Center
45 min

Book reservations for our fitness center equipment including cardio machines such as treadmills and elipticals, weight machines, open workout spaces and so much more! Equipment available varies by branch location.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
East Boston
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Waltham
Wang
Functional Fitness
45

This class is a full body workout! Goals include building strength and flexibility around key muscles used for every day function, and general cardio. Class will be mixed in the deep and shallow ends.

Fall Summer
Waltham
Gentle Flow Yoga
45

This beginner appropriate, slow moving class will take you through foundation postures at a relaxed pace. With a focus on relaxation, meditation and restoration, this class is designed for those seeking an introductory or gentle approach to yoga.

Fall Summer
Dorchester
North Suburban
Oak Square
Gymnastics
5-10 weeks

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

Fall Summer
Oak Square
H20 Boot camp
45

The class will incorporate the use of weights and other tools to facilitate strength gains while a mix of fast cardio exercises will be spread throughout, to keep your heart rate and calorie burn going up! This is a high intensity water fitness program with low impact and impact on joints and expands lung capacity as well as the benefits of weight and resistance training.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Huntington
High Fitness
45

High Fitness transforms old school aerobics into a highly addictive new experience that combines simple modern fitness techniques with music you know and love. This high energy, intense workout alternates between cardio peaks and toning tracks for a fully body workout set to music.

Fall Summer
Huntington
HIIT
45

High Intensity Interval Training alternates short periods of challenging cardio and strength exercises with less intense recovery periods. Expect to use your own body weight to work all major muscle groups and spike your heartrate during these fast paced, high energy workouts.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Waltham
Wang
Joint Venture
45

Exercises approved by the Arthritis Foundation include walking, gentle stretching, flexing, extension and range-of-motion. Exercises are done in shallow water and focus on activities of daily living, moving a joint through your range of motion and holding it to feel a gentle stretch in the muscle.

Fall Summer
Charles River
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
Kickboxing
45

Improve endurance and agility in this sweat generating kickboxing workout. With punches, kicks and other cardio elements, this class will leave you feeling energized and empowered.

Fall Summer
Huntington
Waltham
LaBlast
45

LaBlast® Fitness is a dance fitness program based on all of the ballroom dances as seen on Dancing with the Stars. It is partner-free, includes all components of fitness, and uses music from every era & genre. Dances include: Cha Cha Cha, Disco, Jive, Lindy Hop, Merengue, Paso Doble, Quick Step, Salsa and Samba. Offered Fridays at 11:00 AM, both in-person (outdoors) and virtually. When registering, choose whether you plan to attend in person or via Zoom. In case of inclement weather, class will move indoors.

Fall Summer
Charles River
Lablast splash
45

LaBlast Splash is a shallow water aqua fitness program based on all the dances you see on “Dancing with the Stars”. It’s partner free, includes joint friendly cardio building and resistance training. Celebrate the beauty of dancing in the water to a wide variety of music.

Fall Summer
Charles River
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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
Pilates
45

Stretch and strengthen your body with various Pilates movements adapted to be performed on a mat. With an emphasis on core strengthening, this class will improve your mobility, flexibility and overall strength.

Fall Summer
Huntington
Waltham
Pound
45

This rock out workout uses Ripstix, lightly weighted drumsticks, to transform drumming into a fun and effective workout. Be prepared for a full body workout that combines cardio and strength training with yoga and Pilates inspired movements.

Fall Summer
Huntington
Oak Square
Power Flow Yoga
45

This fitness-minded approach to yoga will keep you consistently flowing through poses to test your strength and improve flexibility. With a focus on mindfulness and breath, this class will leave students feeling challenged and energized.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Preschool Basketball
5-10 weeks

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

Summer
Dorchester
North Suburban
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.

Summer
Charlestown
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charlestown
North Suburban
Oak Square
Waltham
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charlestown
North Suburban
Oak Square
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
Strength Train Together
45

Strength Train Together maximizes your workout results with 45 minutes of impactful strength training. You’ll get stronger while improving movement when you combine traditional strength training with functional exercises using an adjustable barbell, weights and bodyweight.

Fall Summer
Charles River
Oak Square
Parkway Community
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
Tabata/HIIT
45

This is a mixed format class. Tabata consists of eight rounds of ultra-high-intensity exercises in a specific 20-seconds-on, 10-seconds-off interval. HIIT Stands for High Intensity Interval Training. HIIT workout alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less intense activity or active recovery. Both deep and shallow participants welcome.

Fall Summer
Waltham
Total Body Conditioning
45

This high energy, full body workout incorporates strength and cardio movements while offering modifications and progressions to be suitable for all fitness levels.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
East Boston
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Waltham
Wang
Tumbling Tots
5-10 weeks

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

Fall Summer
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 Summer
Burbank
Waltham
Yoga
45

Flow through various poses while maintaining an emphasis on breath and mindfulness. Gain strength, balance, and flexibility while visiting various poses that include standing, bending, twisting and lunging.

Fall Summer
Charles River
Charlestown
Parkway Community
Waltham
Wang
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.

Summer
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
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.

Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
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
East Boston
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Zumba
45

This full body, dance fitness party will get your heart rate pumping to Latin and world music. Following easy-to-learn dance choreography, this cardio based workout will leave you sweating and smiling.

Fall Summer
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
East Boston
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Waltham
Wang