What’s Happening at Northwest Family YMCA in April 2024

Published On: March 26, 2024Categories: Blog

Youth Basketball Clinics| Ages 6-12 years 

Children play a casual game of basketball in a gymnasium.

Basketball clinics are designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball in a fun and supportive atmosphere. They are offered in different ways; choose a 10-week or 5-week clinic. Clinics offered over 10 weeks will focus on all skills to promote game-day readiness, while clinics offered over 5 weeks will focus on the development of fundamental skills. 

Spring Basketball Clinic Part 1
Spring Basketball Clinic Part 2
Spring Basketball Clinic Part 3

Swim Lessons | Ages 6 months – Adult 

Everyone, regardless of their age or ability, deserves the opportunity to learn how to swim and safely enjoy water-related activities. Our Swim Lessons focus on teaching personal water safety and developing basic swimming skills. This includes cultivating safe water habits, exploring underwater environments, and learning how to swim to safety and exit a body of water in case of an emergency. 

Register for Swim Lessons Today!
A YMCA employee smiles from a pool. He is guiding children who sit on the edge of the pool in swim instruction.

Dance | Ages 2 – 12 years 

Get grooving with the pros in one of Northwest Family Y’s dance classes!  

Dance Kids ages 5-12   

These 6-week-long class sessions will teach various styles, from modern to ballet, while building skills like confidence, endurance, balance, and creative expression.   

Creative Movement ages 2-4 and 3-6  

This is a fun and easy introduction to rhythm, movement and music for new dancers, giving an overview of various music and dance styles. 

Creative Movement Ages 3-6
Parent/Child Creative Movement Ages 2-4
Dance Kids 5+

Upcoming Events

Chess Club | Tuesdays from 5-8pm  

We’re announcing the launch of our brand-new Chess Club, which meets every Tuesday in the Community Room. Whether you’re a seasoned player or starting out, join us for strategic battles and camaraderie over the checkerboard!    

Solar Eclipse | April 8th, 12-3pm  

It’s been 600 years since the last total solar eclipse in Austin. We want our Y community to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience! Join us for music, popcorn, games, eclipse-themed activities and more. Bring your own chairs or blankets for outdoor viewing. FREE VIEWING GLASSES WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  

Senior Potluck | April 17th, 12-2pm  

Join us for our Spring-themed Senior Potluck, celebrating community, friendship, and gratitude. Bring a dish and RSVP at the Welcome Desk! 

Facility Updates

Emergency Drill + Solar Eclipse 

On April 8th, the Northwest Family YMCA will close momentarily from 1:20 to 2 p.m. to facilitate an emergency evacuation drill. We kindly ask for your cooperation and participation in this important safety exercise. There will be no Group Ex classes or programs from 1 to 2 p.m. We will be doing this in conjunction with the Solar Eclipse. We hope you will join us in the Grove area during the evacuation drill to observe the Solar Eclipse.   

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