From Swim Lessons to Martial Arts, the MacColl YMCA offers multiple enriching programs for youths ages 6 mos. to 17 years. Programs are available in sessions ranging 4-8 weeks and classes typically run once per week for the session. Program Membership is available for non-members to access paid programs – this is a $25/yr charge that makes your household eligible for program registration.
For more than 160 years, the YMCA has nurtured potential and united communities across America to create lasting, meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.
At the YMCA of Pawtucket, we understand that swim lessons are more than just stroke development. As they learn to swim, children also develop endurance, self-confidence, and an appreciation for water safety. The Y staff works hard to create an encouraging atmosphere in the water, where each swimmer can learn and progress at his or her own rate and comfort level.
WE’RE HERE FOR EVERYONE
All ages – from infants to seniors – can learn to swim. See our class offerings to find one that best fits your family’s busy schedule.
START OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT TO WELLNESS
Participation in YMCA Health & Wellness programs offer members opportunities for friendship and community, a sense of well-being, self-confidence and improved mental abilities. The obvious health benefits to you heart, lungs, bones, and muscles are an added benefit!
ABOUT OUR FACILITIES AND AMENITIES:
The YMCA wants physical fitness and healthy living to be a part of everyone’s lifestyle. Our state-of-the-art fitness center includes:
- A variety of Cybex® cardiovascular equipment to help you strengthen your heart, lose weight and feel great, including: Treadmills, Arc Trainers, Upright and Recumbent Bikes.
- A full line of Cybex® selectorized VR3 and Total Access strength machines.
- An expanded free weight area featuring Cybex® plate loaded strength, Smith Machine, Power Rack, Squat rack, full jungle gym and 4 Bravo functional trainers.
- Individual TVs on most cardiovascular equipment to make your workouts more enjoyable.
Meet with one of our Personal Trainers to set your personal fitness goals. After being led through a consultation, you and the wellness trainer will have the tools necessary to implement an easy to follow fitness program that will help get you started on a successful path. Through the 3-step program with one of our wellness trainers, you’ll identify goals and create a plan for success. During your orientation, a wellness trainer will:
- Provide you with guidelines for cardiovascular training, strength training and stretching techniques
- Show you how to safely and effectively use the Cybex® selectorzied equipment.
- Assist you in finding your personal settings on each machine
- Answer all of your general fitness questions.
Get personal attention and bring your workout to the next level. Our Personal Trainers are certified professionals with education and experience. Your trainer will customize a fitness program to fit your needs, goals and schedule. Our trainers have the expertise to help you succeed and see the results you have been looking for! Looking to workout with a friend? We have Buddy Training options available as well! Get the motivation from training with a friend and less impact on your wallet!
Please note: Personal Training is available for MacColl YMCA, Pawtucket passport and Woonsocket passport members only.
Our Group Exercise classes offer adults opportunities for friendship & community, a sense of well-being, increased self-confidence and improved abilities. With a large variety of classes, our members can change up their routines daily. There is something for every age and ability to try. We encourage you to check out our complete list of classes offered to find what is right for you.
Youth Strength Training:
This program for YMCA members ages 10 to 12 is comprised of six weekly group exercise sessions focusing on strength training principles, guidelines and techniques as well as the proper use of cardio machines. After participants finish the sessions, they can use the fitness center at designated times when accompanied by an adult.
Children that attend one of the many outstanding day camps at the MacColl YMCA, 32 Breakneck Hill Road will enjoy a spectacular spray park while being supervised and instructed by a well-trained staff. Besides the spray park, MacColl YMCA, which is accredited by the American Camp Association, features a large community swimming pool that includes two water slides and an instructional pool for our younger campers. Staff members, many of whom are studying to become educators, are certified in CPR and first aid and are required to complete 16-hours of safety training before the start of camp.
All campers swim, do arts & crafts, and several other outdoor activities throughout the week. Buddy Camp is available for campers needing extra attention. Day-to-day activities may include: archery, nature-walks, and wild crafts (a new, nature-based art class!). Camps run from 9am to 4pm with drop-off as early as 8am and pick-up running until 5pm. The costs of the camps vary, and families can apply for financial assistance
Have Your Party at the MacColl YMCA:
Post COVID-19 closure, our options for indoor birthday parties have changed! For party types, program area availability, and available dates please contact Kristen Majeau
The MacColl YMCA offers outdoor rental space with access to the Fuller Community Pool, Spray Park, and Water Slides. Available during the summer months, until around Labor Day (depending on the weather), renters will typically be provided with a large tent and can choose between use of the soccer field or outdoor basketball courts.
ADAPTIVE PROGRAMS (AP)
Adaptive programs are provided to give children with disabilities opportunities to participate in recreational activities. The YMCA will promote a safe, friendly and supportive environment that will help individuals gain confidence, independence and responsibility while socializing and working with others in a smaller class setting with additional staff. Parents and student aids are welcomed to take part in programs. Contact: Jay Cusati at firstname.lastname@example.org or 725-0773 x216
PARENT & ME SOCCER
Ages 3 – 5
Parent & Me Soccer is an age- appropriate and field tested curriculum engaging youngsters with entertaining activities that promote motor skill development and cognitive ability. Repeated movements of dribbling, passing and shooting drills with parent aid. Limited game play at the end of each class for team achievement. Cleats and shin guards are not needed but advised.
PARENT & ME BASKETBALL
Ages 3 – 5
Parent & Me Basketball will introduce the basics of passing, shooting and dribbling with the help of the parent. This class will include skill drills and mini games, and will provide a solid basketball foundation.
Ages 6 – 9
Basketball skills will focus on passing, shooting and dribbling. Drills, team play and mini games will look to keep players alert and interested as they learn to practice and play the right way.
Y MARTIAL ARTS
Ages 6 and Up
Martial Arts will be offered to children and adults twice a week for 6 weeks. Martial arts is an ancient method of training your mind, body and spirit to act as one. Focuses on concentration, pride, repetition, self-control and maintaining a healthy mind, body and spirit.
INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED BASKETBALL SKILLS
Ages 10 – 17
This basketball skills program moves the beginners up to the next level. Intermediate Basketball skills gets them ready for game play with faster moving drills to develop a larger foundation for the game. Dribbling, passing, shooting and mini games will improve the players overall game skill with intermediate practice sessions. Increase your knowledge and fundamental skills of the game of basketball.
YOUTH STRENGTH TRAINING
Ages 10 – 12
Would you like to get your child started on the right path to fitness? This class will focus on learning strength training principles, guidelines, and techniques in the wellness center. During each class, students will learn the proper use of the cardio and Cybex® selectorized machines. The class will incorporate basic muscle anatomy in an interactive and supportive group environment. Upon completion of the program, youth will be permitted to use the fitness center when accompanied by a parent during age appropriate times. Class meets once a week for 6 weeks. Class size is limited to 6 participants.
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS FOR YOUTH
Contact: Allie McCormick 725-0773 x 217
The MacColl YMCA has several sports and recreation programs for adults who want to stay in shape and enjoy the camaraderie of league play.
Free adult wellness programs include the high-intensity Zumba, Boot Camp, Group Cycle. In addition, adults can purchase personal training packages; participate in small group and buddy training sessions; take the first step to fitness with a health assessment. For more information, contact Nico Erausquin at 725-0773 x207
Other offerings for adults include:
Men’s Basketball League: There is an A league for players with college to pro experience and a B league for recreational players. Participants are encouraged to assemble a squad of individuals of similar ability. There is a team fee of $500.
For more information, call (401) 725-0773 – schedules available here.
Whether you’re a senior citizen trying to get into shape or an older adult that needs a class to stay in good physical condition, the MacColl YMCA has programs to assist you with achieving your goals.
One of those programs is Slow Flow Yoga, which is taught at a slower pace to help students find beneficial alignment and nourishment in each pose. The sessions will offer challenges for those seeking to deepen their yoga practice and modifications for people working with injuries and other limitations. Participants need to bring their own Pilates/yoga mat.
Another program is Prescribe the Y: Fit for Life, which is a chronic disease prevention program. The 12-week, twice a week exercise program is geared toward adults at a high risk for developing heart and/or metabolic diseases. The program is based on the concept that physical fitness is a form of preventative treatment that can foster a lifetime of health and well-being. Participants are given the tools necessary to change harmful behaviors and lead an active and healthy lifestyle. To enroll, people must be overweight with a body mass index greater than 25 and score moderate to high on a risk factor analysis. Such factors could include an elevated cholesterol level, a family history of certain diseases and high blood pressure. Interested parties should contact Health and Wellness Director Shana McElroy.
Hatha flow yoga is a traditional program for the beginner to the expert. It is designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and confidence while encouraging relaxation.
PROGRAMS EXCLUSIVE TO YMCA MEMBERS ARE:
Use your own body weight, weights, and stability balls, to gain strength, stabilize joints, increase flexibility, add balance, and relieve pain to increase mobility for daily life.
Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. No experience is necessary – bring your willingness to have fun and we will learn all the rules together.
This Active Older Adults class is designed to promote flexibility, balance, and muscular endurance. A variety of exercise will be performed working various muscle groups within the body all while listening to relaxing music.
In addition, senior citizens can dive into one of the adult aquatic programs conducted in the MacColl YMCA’s new spacious pool. The low-impact programs include Water Aerobics, Aqua-Fit, Rest and Rejuvenation, Strength & Stretching and Water Walking.
For additional information, stop by the member services desk or call (401) 725-0773.
Child Watch is a feature of the YMCA that offers a variety of supervised activities for children while their parents exercise and stay active.
THIS IS A FREE SERVICE TO ALL FAMILY MEMBERS
Non-Members: $3.00 for each child
(Ages 6 months – 11 years old)
Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:45am – 11:45am
Monday –Friday: 4:30pm – 8pm
Caring, experienced, and trained staff are available to care for your children while you are participating in a program or utilizing our facility. Care is limited to 2 hours per day. This benefit is for our family memberships.