Join us for the 2nd Annual Northwest Family Golf Outing at Golden Hills Country Club. This Captain’s Choice golf tournament will get started promptly at 9 a.m. Check in and day-of registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Price includes golf and carts for 4 and a ditty bag with snacks and lunch. Mulligan $25 and Women’s Tee $25 for team of four.
Cost: $375 for group of four/$100 individual
Title Sponsor ($1,500): overall sponsor, includes logo on all printed materials including scorecards, scoreboard, golf towels, and any promotion items, sponsor recognition, and one team of 4 golfers
Hole-in-one-Sponsor ($1,000): Advertising and setup on hole-in-one hole, sponsor recognition, includes one team of 4 golfers
Beverage Cart Sponsor ($500): Sponsor sign on two beverage carts roaming the course, recognition in the program and at awards presentation
Hole Sponsor ($100): Sponsor sign on the green for one hole, recognition in the program and at awards presentation
Tee Sponsor ($100): Sponsor sign on the tee box for one hole, recognition in the program and at awards presentation
This program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in a non-contact sport while learning lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. Designed to help your child learn the game of football and have lots of fun while doing it! Players will learn the fundamentals of football, both offensive and defensive strategies. During the games players will have the opportunity to play different positions. Everyone gets to play a minimum of half the game.
Program includes one practice per week and Saturday games (except two games played on September 12 and 19). All players are recommended to wear a mouth guard.
Registration: May 18-July 13, 2015
(There is a $15 late registration fee July 14-20)
Season: Practice starts week of August 3. Games begin August 15.
From beginners to experienced participants, one-on-one Pilates provides personalized instruction to improve muscle balance and core strength. Mandy Glowacki, ACE certified personal trainer, has over 10 years of experience instructing Pilates mat work with props, as needed.
Cost: $350 YMCA members/$400 non-members
Includes ten 50-minute private sessions. After you register, we will contact you for a class time that works best for your schedule.
The NorthWest Family YMCA Seals Summer Swim Team teaches the value of competition through teamwork, sportsmanship and doing one’s best. The swim team provides a competitive experience for boys and girls in the summer months. Swimmers improve their strokes and build their endurance under the guidance of an excellent coaching staff. The primary objective is FUN!
Ages: 4-18 years
Cost: Members: $165 Non-members: 185
Discount for each additional sibling.
May 18-July 21, 2015
Weekly meets with a Championship meet at the end of the season.
Practice: Monday through Friday, between 7 and 9 a.m.
Adult Co-ed Soccer is a fun and friendly, values-based, competitive league. Each team will play 8 games. Each team must have 10 -14 players and games will be played 8 versus 8. Participants may register as a team or individual. If one registers as an individual, he or she will be placed on a team that is in need of players. Shin guards are required to play.
Season: June 2-July 28
Games: Tuesdays at 6:30 and/or 7:30 at the NorthWest Family YMCA
Age: Male players must be 30 years of age minimum and Female players must be 25 years of age minimum. Proof of age is required at the time of registration.
Cost: $45 per player
Register until May 24 online or at the front desk.
Please note: The YMCA has no tolerance for profanity, rough play, or slide tackling.
Triathlon swimming is easier said than done, but what if it could be easier for you? Join USA Triathlon coach Stefanie Cain for a session to learn how to improve your form (and ultimately speed) and skills to help you not only survive the water but also conserve energy for the bike and run!
Ages: 18 & up
Cost: $30 YMCA members/$50 non-members
This swim clinic is for the beginner triathlete who doesn’t know where to start in the pool! We’ll begin in the classroom learning about proper form and body position for freestyle swimming then move to the pool where we’ll put it all into practice. You should have a basic knowledge of swimming, but you don’t have to be the perfect swimmer. You will learn the proper form for freestyle and some techniques in the water to help you become a better swimmer as well as how to tread water and float to help you in an open water triathlon.
Beginner Transition Clinic
Whether you’ve been wanting to do a triathlon, or have done one in the past and got a little mixed up in “transition,” this clinic is for you! There will be a transition area where we’ll talk you through the swim to bike transition and bike to run transition. After we talk through it, you get the chance to ask questions, then put it into practice. We’ll swim, bike, run, receive critique and feedback, and try it again. Your transitions will be timed, which will help you set goals for your next race. Please come prepared to do a triathlon. You will set up a transition area just the same as you would for a race. You will actually swim, bike, and run a short distance to practice transition. Please wear something you can swim/bike/run in (tri suit if you have one), towels (2-3), water bottle, cap/goggles, your bike/helmet/sunglasses/cycling shoes, and running gear and anything else you personally use during a transition.
Date: April 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Swim Strong Clinic
This swim clinic is designed for the intermediate to advanced triathlete who wants to become a stronger swimmer and perform better in the water by learning how to train “smarter” and more efficiently. If your triathlon swim leaves something to be desired, then this training will help you swim better by improving the quality of your swim training and help you learn how to “swim in the gym.” In the classroom, we will learn about proper form and body position for freestyle then we will teach you strength and flexibility exercises that can dramatically improve your swim. We’ll put what we learn into practice in the pool. You’ll learn some key drills to add into your swim training as well as how to structure a strength vs. a speed workout.
Date: June 27, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Advanced Transition Clinic
If you’ve done a triathlon and gotten a little mixed up in “transition” or couldn’t figure out how time sped up during transition then this clinic is for you! We’ll set up and talk you through the swim to bike transition and bike to run transition. After we talk through it, you get the chance to ask questions, then put it into practice. We’ll swim, bike, run, I’ll give you some critique and feedback, and we’ll try it again. I’ll time your transition and videotape you. Please come prepared to do an abridged triathlon. You will set up a transition area just the same as you would for a race. You will actually swim, bike, and run a short distance to practice transition. Please wear something you can swim/bike/run in (triathlon suit if you have one), towels (2-3), water bottle, cap/goggles, your bike/helmet/sunglasses/cycling shoes, and running gear and anything else you personally use during a transition.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%, and 71% in adults over the age of 60.
The YMCA of Columbia is the first YMCA in South Carolina to offer this program.
Email Andrea Ward to learn more or to participate in the program.