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The La Porte County Family YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.
With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.
The Y is America’s favorite swim instructor! More people learn how to swim at the Y than anywhere else in the USA. Your child will be introduced to a wide variety of swim instruction including water adjustment, stroke development, water safety and water sports and games. Our instructors are trained as YMCA of the USA Swim Lesson Instructors. We have Parent and Child lessons (ages 6 months-3 years), Preschool lesson (ages 3-6) and Progressive lessons (ages 6-12).
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Private swim lessons are available for any age or experience level. Private lessons work well for children who need one-on-one attention to work through challenges of fear and also for adults who have never learned how to swim. Call the Aquatics Department at (219) 325-9622, ext. 106, for more information and to schedule lessons.
Members $18 for 30 minute-lesson / $45 for (3) 30-minute lessons
Non-Members $25 for 30 minute-lesson / $65 for (3) 30-minute lessons
(Free to Y members; offerings and schedules subject to change) (Fitness levels vary with each class)
FAMILY AQUA ZUMBA® - Make a splash and join our “pool party” workout for all ages! Aqua Zumba® is a safe, effective and challenging water-based workout, that integrates the Zumba® formula and philosophy into traditional aqua fitness disciplines.
AQUA LUNCH - An invigorating workout during your lunch break! Class has shallow and deep water exercises utilizing a lot of treading water movements for an overall workout.
AQUA BURN — Warning: This class will make you sweat! This program challenges everyone from basic to advanced fitness levels. It is a mix of deep-water and shallow-water exercise with the combination of weights and noodles. If getting fit is what you really want to do, then here is your workout.
AQUA-BOOTCAMP - Get ready for a very challenging, intense and ultimate work out! Using weights, noodles and the natural resistance of water, this class will get your heart rate up while toning your entire body.
A.M. AQUACISE - An aerobic workout that challenges both beginner and advanced levels of fitness. This class will allow you to strengthen your whole body with the natural resistance of the water. The faster you move, push and pull, the greater the resistance will be in your workout. Get up early and make a splash!
ARTHRITIS CLASS - Certified by the arthritis foundation, this is a beginning level fitness which requires your physicians consent. Slow movements in shoulder deep water help to increase strength and flexibility. Come swim away your aches and pains!
SILVERSPLASH® - This water fitness class is designed to enhance each individual’s quality of life and daily function. A variety of exercises utilizing the physical properties of water will help you increase agility, range of movement and cardiovascular conditioning. No swimming skills are necessary. Join in fitness, fun and friends!
CPR/AED & Basic First-Aid Class (For Ages 16 and Up)
A blended training that combines the convenience of online learning with the shortened practical skill session in order to meet both knowledge and skills objectives. Students must successfully complete both online and skills portions to receive certification. An email address must be provided with payment to receive the link to begin the course. Online sessions must be completed before skills portion can be taken. Call the Aquatics Department at (219) 325-9622, ext. 106, with any questions.
Fees: $50 Members / $80 Non-Members
Life Guard Class (For Ages 15 and Up)
A blended training program combines the convenience of online learning with practical skills sessions in order to meet both knowledge and skills objectives. The course certifies individuals to become lifeguards using the American Red Cross materials. Prerequisites include advanced swim skills and participants must be able to pass a swim skill test the first night of class. Includes Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, First Aid, Emergency Oxygen and Blood Bourne Pathogens. Call the Aquatics Department at (219) 325-9622, ext. 106, for class dates.
Fees: $150 + ($35 Red Cross Fee that is paid directly to Red Cross by participant when registering for online portion.)