San Bernardino YMCA

teens-group-standingThe San Bernardino Family YMCA offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Choose the program you want to learn more about and check dates, times and other information.

HOURS:

Mon/Wed 6:30 am – 8:00 pm

Tues/Thurs 8:30 am – 9:00 pm

Friday 6:30 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sunday Closed

 

 

ADDRESS & PHONE:

808 E. 21st Street
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Tel  (909) 881-YMCA (9622)
Email Contact us 

 

Latest News & Programs


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TEEN ROBOTICS PROGRAM (NEW!)

Our newest program for teens will teach youth to design, build, and operate robots in a variety of challenges.  Our robot kits will allow teens to experiment with different types and designs in an attempt to solve several challenges, including head-to-head competitions and obstacle courses.  Classes will meet 1-2 times per week at each of our branches in Redlands, Highland and San Bernardino.  This program is a great way to increase knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.), which is becoming more and more necessary for young adults entering college and the workforce.  Plus, you get to build robots!

 

For more information contact Sam Albrecht at (909) 798-9622, salbrecht@ymcaeastvalley.org


PLAY AND SWIM

In this class children ages 6-36 months will play socially with parents and other participants for the first half hour, followed directly by swimming lessons designed specifically for them. These lessons promote water enrichment with activities such as kicking, bubbles, splashing, submerging with recovery, jumping in, and reaching for the wall. Class is done with parent or a trusted adult, and songs as well as games are utilized to provide a fun learning environment.

When: Tuesday/Thursday10:30-11:30am

Fee: $40/$60


DESSERT DESIGN

You do not have to be a chef or experienced in the kitchen to decorate a cake, cookie, cupcake, brownie, or other sweet treats. In this class, you will learn different techniques that will amaze your family and friends.

When: Saturdays from 10:00-11:00am

Fee: $20/$40


BALLET FOLKLORICO

This class offers an introduction to Ballet Folklorico, a true cultural dance experience for all boys and girls.  Youth will learn steps and choreography and experience a fun way to express themselves through dance while learning about Hispanic heritage. Open to children ages 6 and up.

When:  Mondays from 5:00–6:00pm

Fee: $38/$58


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ADVENTURE GUIDES

“Among the oldest family programs at the Y, parent-child programs have lasted and grown over the years because they offer families a unique opportunity.  One parent and one child spend time together, having fun and sharing experiences that lead to a better understanding of each other and a closer relationship.  They do this within a supportive small community of other one parent-one child pairs, which is their Circle.  Together, parents guide their children through a wide array of experiences aimed at helping children reach their full potential.  And parents grow, too.  The leadership skills they acquire and the friends they make create lasting memories.  Through Adventure Guides, you and your child will grow closer and develop memories and friends to last a lifetime.” – Excerpt from Friends Forever Second Edition, YMCA of the USA

This program is designed for kids in grades 1 through 5 and their parents.  The Program year runs from December through June and may include Winter Camp at Edwards, a Night at the La Brea Tar Pits, Camp Surf, and many other activities.

 

For more information contact Sam Albrecht at (909) 798-9622, salbrecht@ymcaeastvalley.org


Birthday Parties

Highland and San Bernardino

Plan your next Birthday Party at the Y! Invite up to 20 guests for a themed party, such as aquatics, sports, arts & crafts. Reservations required. Inquire at membership desk for more details.

Fee: Based on party size


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Swim Lessons

SWIM LESSONS

HIGHLAND
REDLANDS
SAN BERNARDINO

 

Get ready for Summer swim lessons! Our instructors are here to help by teaching the basics of proper technique or to help hone the stroke of a long time swimmer.

SESSION DATES Summer 2014

 

2014 Summer Swim Lessons Schedule (Click Here)

 

4-WEEK SESSION

JULY SESSION July 7-Aug 2
Full facility membership registration: June 16
Program membership registration: June 23
AUG SESSION Aug 4-Aug 30
Full facility membership registration: July 21
Program membership registration: July 28
Fees: Tue/Thur or Mon/Wed $40/$63 Sat $27/$42
All classes are 30 minutes in length unless otherwise indicated.
There are no lessons June 30-July 7.

 

2-WEEK SESSION

JUNE SESSION June 2-12, June 16-June 26
Full facility membership registration: May 12
Program membership registration: May 19
JULY SESSION July 7-July 17, July 21-July 31
Full facility membership registration: June 16
Program membership registration: June 23
AUG SESSION Aug 4-Aug 14, Aug 18-Aug 28
Full facility membership registration: July 21
Program membership registration: July 28

 

Fees: Mon-Thur $40/$63
All classes are 30 minutes in length unless otherwise indicated.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Parent/Child I (ages 6 mos – 3 years) Promotes water enrichment with activities such as kicking, bubbles, splashing, submerging with recovery and jumping in and reaching for the wall. Class is done with parent or other trusted adult. Songs and games are utilized to provide a fun learning environment.

Parent/Child II Flotation Skills (ages 6 mos – 18 mos) Designed to teach flotation skills. Skills include relaxing on the back in various positions, floating on the back as well as rolling over from the stomach to the back. The class is taught in a supportive environment with calming songs to help infants learn important skills.

Parent/Child III Swim Skills (ages 14 mos – 3 years) Intended to teach young children to use flotation skills while swimming. Some of the skills taught include kicking on ones back and rolling over on to the back after voluntary submerging. Class uses a fun and supportive environment to teach basic swimming skills.

Preschool I (Pike / ages 3-5) Designed to help swimmers feel more comfortable and confident in and around the water. Emphasizes water safety, kicking, submerged bubble blowing and floating.

Preschool II (Eel / ages 3-5) Designed for children who can independently place their faces in the water. Emphasis on water safety, freestyle, backstroke and water comfort.

Preschool II (Ray / ages 3-5) Designed for swimmers who are comfortable and confident in the water. Swimmers will practice streamlines, front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke and safety skills.

Preschool III (Starfish / ages 3-5) Designed for swimmers who can successfully swim freestyle and backstroke the width of the pool. Swimmers will learn the kicks for breaststroke and butterfly. Swimmers also work on endurance.

 

YOUTH SWIMMING LESSONS

Youth I (Polliwog / ages 6-12) Designed for participants with little or no previous water experience. Emphasizes floating, water adjustment, kicking, streamlining and safety.

Youth I (Guppy / ages 6-12) Designed for swimmers who have had minimal swimming experience. Focuses on helping students gain more mobility in the water unassisted. A child must be able to float on his/her back and swim 15 feet independently to participate.

Youth II (Minnow) (ages 6-12) Designed to refine basic swimming skills including rotary breathing for front crawl, breaststroke kick and elementary backstroke. Swimmers will work on building endurance.

Youth III (Fish / ages 6-12) Continues to develop freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly skills. Emphasis will be on stroke refinement, building endurance, treading and flip turns.

Youth III (Flying Fish / ages 6-12) Designed for swimmers who have a strong aquatic knowledge and ability in a variety of strokes. Introduction to butterfly, sidestroke, flip turns and rescue skills. Focus is on technique and advanced skills.

Teen & Adult (ages 13+) Designed for participants age 13 and up. Youth and adult levels are arranged according to ability, not age, providing a focus on the skills that are appropriate for their ability.

 

San Bernardino and Highland combine Pike and Eel to form Preschool I, Polliwog and Guppy to form Youth I and Fish and Flying Fish to form Youth II.

 

REGISTER NOW!

Register Preschool Swimming Lessons (6 mos-5 yrs) 
Register Youth Swimming Lessons (6 yrs & Up) 
Register Teen/Adult Swimming Lessons (13 yrs & up) 

 


Gymnastics

Days: Mon/Wed

Time/Ages:
5:30-6:00pm (*Itty Bitty: ages 3-5)

6:00-7:00pm (Level 1: ages 6+)

7:00-8:00pm (Level 2&3: ages 6+)

Fees: $38/$58 (ages 3-5: $25/$45)