What’s Happening at Northwest Family YMCA in January 2024

Published On: January 8, 2024Categories: Blog

New Program Alert!

Art Club|Ages 6–13 years 

Engage in a diverse artistic journey as you explore mediums like watercolor, pencil, pastels, tempera and more with the Y’s Art Club! This hands-on art and craft class allows participants to explore various creative techniques, mastering different supplies to craft vibrant and unique creations. Join us, and let your child’s imagination soar. No materials are required, just bring boundless creativity! 

Unlock your inner Picasso!
Children sit at a table with many colorful arts and crafts.

Swim Lessons

At any stage and ability in life, everyone deserves the opportunity to learn to swim and enjoy activities around water safely. Our Swim Lessons teach personal water safety and basic swimming competency — including safe water habits, underwater exploration, and how to swim to safety and exit if falling into a body of water.   

Dive Into Swim Lessons
A girl in a white swim cap and goggles looks up at her swim instructor off camera as she treads water in a lap lane. Another child in a blue swim cap and lap lanes are blurred in the background of the photograph. 

Youth Sports Clinics | Ages 8-15

Join us this January for our Volleyball and Soccer Skills Clinics designed to teach the fundamentals in a fun and supportive environment. 

Volleyball Skills Clinic Registration  

Soccer Skills Clinic Registration  

Dance Classes | Ages 3-12

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

Dance Kids ages 5-12  

This month-long class session will teach a range of styles, from modern to ballet, while building skills like confidence, endurance, balance, and creative expression.  

Creative Movement ages 3-6 

A fun and easy introduction to rhythm, movement, and music for new dancers will give an overview of various music and dance styles. 

Lifeguard Course

January 18th – 21st, Thursday and Friday 5:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M., Saturday and Sunday 9:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.

This course will certify participants in the latest updated American Red Cross Lifeguarding version for indoor and outdoor pools. Upon successful completion, participants will receive Red Cross Lifeguarding & First Aid, CPR/ AED certifications. Participants must be 15 years old on or before the course’s final scheduled session.

Senior Potluck

January 12th, 1:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. 

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

Narwhal Swim Team Tryouts

Appointment Required 

Think you have what it takes to become a Narwhal? Sign up for a tryout and find out today! Ages 6-14 years old. Schedule an appointment by emailing Nicole.Erdmann@austinymca.org 

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Facility Updates

Fitness Center

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived! Our Fitness Center is now open. If you haven’t done so, come check out our state-of-the-art, eco-friendly Technogym equipment! Download the Technogym app and create a profile to get the most out of our new equipment.  

*Please note we still have a few pieces on backorder from our renovations. We are awaiting the arrival of a few more cardio pieces, new lockers, and stretching mats. Expected arrival is February/March.   

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