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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 11:59 p.m. CDT

Swim lessons

Southern Prairie YMCA is offering “Parent and Child Swim Lessons” 6:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 4 to March 13.

This is a parent-involved swim class for children six months to 4 years old. Cost is $20 for members and $35 for other participants. Registration ends this week. Class is limited to eight children, minimum of four.

Lifeguard class

Southern Prairie YMCA is offering a “Lifeguard Certification Class” starting March 10 at the Y.

Class time is approximately 30 hours in and out of the pool. Students will learn surveillance skills to help recognize and prevent injuries, rescue skills in and out of the water, First Aid CPR/AEA for the professional rescuer training, and professional lifeguard responsibilities. This is a Red Cross certification.

Minimum age is 15 years old. Class time will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday for approximately two weeks. Cost is $100 for members and $120 for participants.  Registration deadline is March 5.  Contact Aquatics Coordinator Cody Hudson at 782-9622 for information.

Water safety

A “Water Safety Instructor” class will be offered at Southern Prairie YMCA for individuals who wants to be Red Cross certified to teach swim lessons. 

Participants must be at least 16 years of age and have Lifeguard Certification.  Class will start April 7 and will run Monday-Thursday evenings for approximately two weeks.  Cost is $80 for members and $100 for other participants.  Registration deadline is April 2.

Youth soccer

Registration is open for youth soccer for boys and girls in preschool through sixth grade.

Southern Prairie YMCA is partnering with the city of Creston for this program, which will replace the city’s soccer program typically played in the fall. 

Youth Soccer will be Saturday mornings in April starting April 5.  A soccer camp will start the morning session, followed by games. Players will have three options: camp only, games only or both camp and games. T-shirts are included will all registrations.

Register for youth soccer at Southern Prairie YMCA or register online at www.southernprairieymca.com. Registration deadline is March 28. For more information contact Southern Prairie YMCA at 782-9622.

Spring break

Southern Prairie YMCA is offering a spring break camp for children in junior kindergarten through fifth Grade.

Pack a lunch, swimsuit and sneakers to participate in this program. Children will enjoy fun spring snacks, crafts, games, and swimming lessons. 

Spring Break Camp is March 17-21 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the First Christian Church.  Registration deadline is March 5. Cost is $25 for members per day or $35 for other participants; or $120 for the week for members and $175 for other participants. 

Contact Kelley Malone, youth programs coordinator, at 782-9622 for information.

Moving day

April 26 will be a day to get moving at the YMCA.

The morning begins at 8 a.m. with a 5K run starting at the YMCA. Early bird registration ends April 11. 

At 9 a.m. all kids are welcome for a kids’ fun run. The kids’ run kicks off Healthy Kids Day from 9 a.m. to noon. This is a free day for everyone and a chance for kids and families to get helpful information and do fun activities. 

Organizations and businesses interested in participating can contact Kelly Malone or Cody Hudson at the Y.

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