• Shelby County YMCA: March 2023 Happenings

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    The month of March brings us St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday associated with good luck. It is common for good luck symbols such as shamrocks and pots of gold to be incorporated with St. Patrick’s Day decorations and advertisements. But the good news for Christians is, we don’t have to rely on luck if we have faith in God. Hebrews 11:1 tells us: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (NIV). The words of Jesus, as recorded in Mark 11:24, also teach us: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (NIV) So, when we ask in prayer and believe, we are assured that we will receive what we have hoped for. Faith is no match for luck!




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    Monday and Wednesday evenings, the pool will close at 7pm. 

    Tuesday and Thursday mornings, the pool will not open until 8am.

    Due to class popularity, starting Saturday, March 4th, Aqua Power Hour will have two sessions, 9:15 - 10:15am or 10:25 - 11:25am.  

    *Aqua Power Hour requires an unlimited class pass! Stop by the Front Desk to purchase.



    Are you interested in learning how to play guitar? Then, come join us at the YMCA for beginner guitar lessons! This program is a partnership with the Guitar Academy of Indiana and instruction will be given by Dakota Nicley. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN GUITAR.

    WHEN: March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27

     5:00-5:45pm – ages 6-12                                                       5:55-6:55pm – ages 13-19                                                     7:00-8:00pm – ages 20+                                                     10:00-11:00am – ages 50+ 

    Group lessons are beginner level; maximum class size is 7

    FEE: $80.00 for ages 6-12 and $100.00 for ages 13-19, 20+ and 50+

    INDIVIDUAL LESSONS: any age and any level (NEW!)

    Lessons will be on Monday afternoons, March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27

    Contact Amy to schedule your time: a.klene@shelbycountyymca.org

    Fee: 30 minute lesson – $180.00 (4 lessons)                                   60 minute lesson – $200.00  (4 lessons)




    Do you enjoy running and/or walking? Are you looking for a group of runners/walkers to join?  Join Energy2Action EVERY Thursday in the YMCA lobby!

    This FREE group will consist of 1-3 mile routes and training advice!

    Ages 15 & up and ALL paces are Welcome!






    April 7th, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

    NO SCHOOL! Come celebrate Easter at the Y with fun for the whole family! First make some Easter crafts, including your very own Easter basket! Then come to the pool for a unique “water Easter egg hunt!” Registration ends March 31st.

    Fees: Y Member: $10/child, $20/family

    Nonmember: $15/child, $30/family 





    March 14th - April 3rd

    Fill out a tournament bracket and after each round you will be sent a workout that will be crafted in accordance with your incorrect picks by our personal trainers. All workouts will be equipment free (burpees, sit ups, push ups, etc.) Games will be displayed in the cycle studio. For every 10 miles you ride while watching the games, one of your incorrect picks will be forgiven. (Miles must be recorded by emailing a photo to the Wellness Director before the end of the round. All miles must be completed at the YMCA.) The winner will receive their name on our bracket challenge plaque and sign our golden shoe! Registration ends March 12th. 

    Fees: Member: $10/person; Non-member: $20/person



    April 1st - April 30th

    Climb the steps of 20 different buildings around the world. Some are the tallest buildings in the world, others are popular landmarks. How many can you complete in the month of April? Registration ends March 29th.

    Fees: Member: $15/person; Non-member: $35/person





    March 20th - 24th, 8:00am - 3:00pm

    NO SCHOOL! Join us over Spring Break for fun, engaging activities each day of Spring Break! Each day will have a different theme we will base the activities around. Kiddos will have time to relax with friends, swim, gym activities and more! Drop-off is between 8am-9am while pick-up is between 2p-3p. Kiddos will bring their own sack lunch; snacks will be provided throughout the day.  Registration ends March 10th. 

    Fees: Y Member: $20/day, $80/week; Non-member: $25/day or $100/week



    March 3rd and March 17th, 5:00 -8:00pm

    Drop your kids off at the YMCA for a night of pizza, games, a movie, and swimming! Meanwhile, you can enjoy a night out, grocery run, or just a relaxing night at home! Each date will require a separate registration. Ages 3 months - 10 years. Registration ends one day before each event night. 

    Fees: Y Member: $10/child, $25/family; Non-member: $25/child or $50/family



    March 6th - April 3rd, Mondays 5:00 - 6:30pm

    Come out and work on the fundamentals of basketball with us! This camp will be focused on the basics of basketball and having fun! Ages 3-5 years 5:00-5:30pm. Ages 6-10 years 5:45-6:30pm.  Registration ends March 5th.

    Fees: Y Member: $25/child; Non-member: $40/child



    March 7th - 16th, Tuesday & Thursday 5:00 - 5:45pm

    Kiddos, this is for you! Do you like to be active but aren’t into sports? Or do you like sports, but are looking for something different? Join us for 2 weeks of games and activities! Registration ends March 6th.

    Fees: Y Member: $25/child; Non-member: $40/child



    April 10th - May 1st, Mondays 6:00 - 7:00pm

    Join us on Monday evenings to put your volleyball skills to use! This is your opportunity to sharpen up your fundamental volleyball skills as well as scrimmage! Registration ends March 27th. 

    Fees: Y Member: $25/child; Non-member: $40/child



    April 4th - 20th, Tuesday and Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00am

    All pre-school age kiddos welcome! We will be having a 30-minute, movement class to  allow the kids to get some exercise in! They will listen to a variety of music while following instructions from our teacher. You are not required to be enrolled in a preschool to participate. Registration ends April 6th.

    Fees: Y Member: $15/child; Non-member: $25/child




    Karate with Adamson Karate


    Adamson Karate is conducting karate classes for all age groups! There are 8 schools in their family-owned business that has been instructing martial arts for 43 years. All classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Contact Cole at c.dewey@shelbycountyymca.org with any questions. Registration is required each month.

    Adults: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Child(ren) (ages 7 – 12): 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm


    Parent and Child(ren): 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

    Pre-school (ages 4-6): 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm



    Alternating Wednesday afternoons, 4:00 - 5:00pm

    Want to try something new? Come join us and learn how to play pickleball! March class dates: March 1st, 15th, & 29th. No registration required.

    Fees: Y member: FREE; Non-member: $7/person



    March 29th - May 3rd, Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:00pm

    Guys and gals, gather round! Now is the time to practice a new skill with your favorite partner! Here you will learn the fundamentals steps, exercises, and framing to be a successful dancer! Registration ends March 28th.

    Fees: Y member: 60/couple; Non-member: $80/couple


    Are you interested in taking part in our YMCA programming or special events? Are you looking for other ways to give back to the youth in our community? Please send letter of interest to Amy at: a.klene@shelbycountyymca.org


    NOW HIRING: Lifeguards & Swim Instructors
    Do you enjoy working with children and ensuring safety? Need a fun job with a flexible schedule? Come work in aquatics! Please send all resumes to j.raison@shelbycountyymca.org

    CONGRATULATIONS to Luca Kinker for being our coloring contest winner! His YMCA drawing will be the face of our March advertising! 

    Employee of the Month


    Member of the Month