YMCA Swimming Lessons
All our YMCA pool’s offer a comprehensive Swimming Lesson programme for children ages 3+. Our swimming lessons are designed to take your child from non-swimmer to confidently swimming multiple lengths using various different strokes and techniques. Not only will your child be taught by a highly trained ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) qualified swimming teachers, they will also receive all their badges and certificates for free.
We also offer FREE swimming assessments
to all children to ensure they are put into the right class for them.
Click here to enquire about swimming lessons and assessments.
YMCA Rookie Lifeguard
The Rookie programme is a unique extension to our swimming lesson programme. Young swimmers will learn lifesaving, first aid, monitoring and control skills. They will also have the option to work towards achieving nationally recognised certificates and awards (N.P.L.Q.) which opens up work experience and career opportunities as Pool or Beach Lifeguards from age 16 and up. The programme is registered with the Royal Life Saving Society.
Click here to enquire about Rookie Lifeguard.
YMCA Survive & Save
The Survive & Save programme is our lifesaving award scheme for anyone aged 12 years plus who has completed our Rookie Lifegaurd programme or equivalent
. Survive & Save is a challenging but fun programme to complete where awards are arranged into Bronze, Silver and Gold levels to ensure that participants get the opportunity to see their development as they progress through the programme.
Click here to enquire about Survive & Save.
Y: Youth are entitled to 1x Swimming Lesson, 1x Rookie Lesson and 1x Survive & Save lesson per week. To enquire about the availability of any these programmes please click here
We also offer FREE swimming assessments to all children to ensure they are put into the right class for them.
Junior Swim Fit
Our Swim Fit programme offers juniors the opportunity to build more water confidence whilst improving swimming strokes and technique with the instruction of a fully qualified ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) Swim Fit teacher. All Swim Fit sessions are held within a motivational and supportive group environment where tasks are varied to meet each individual’s goals.
Click here to find out when our Junior & Teen Swim Fit sessions.
Public & Junior Fun Swims
Y: Youth can enjoy unlimited swimming across our 5 pools
through the Public Swim sessions which are available for 7 days a week.
That's not all because Y: Youth members will gain free entry
to all Fun Swim sessions! These fun inflatable sessions provide juniors the opportunity to forge new and strengthen existing friendships whilst building more water confidence.
Click here to find out when our Public and Fun swims are on.
The earlier you start to make it a habit and a thing that’s natural to do, the better. We believe in starting on the road to living a healthier and fitter lifestyle early. It’s the inspiration behind our Junior Gym programme, which provides safe, supervised opportunities for juniors to enjoy our gyms. Click here to find out when our Junior Gym times are throughout the week.
Junior Fitness Classes
We have a wide range of junior classes where they will learn new skills, make friends and feel more confident. All junior classes are supervised by a qualified fitness professional who have been DBS checked.
Click here to discover our timetable of classes to keep juniors living a healthier and more socially connected lifestyle.
age restrictions may apply on certain junior gym sessions and fitness classes. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (gym & fitness classes) unless otherwise specified.
Gymnastics & Acrobatics
Our gymnastics and acrobatics programmes provide a fantastic opportunity for children and young people across the Fylde Coast to try a new sport, learn new skills, make lasting friendships and have fun, all in the safe hands of our highly qualified coaches.
YMCA Thornton Gymnastics
Our ‘YMCA Thornton Gymnastics Club’ is registered with British Gymnastics and is Gym Mark accredited.
Thornton Gymnastics offers Y: Youth members the ability to train and complete at club, regional and national level. However, if you are just looking for your child to have more of a recreational experience they can take part in the club’s Gym Stars programme.
Both pathways offer classes for children aged 5yrs+ from beginners through to advanced. Want to get your child involved? Contact YMCA Thornton today on 01253 824108
Jyminis - Pre School Gymnastics
YMCA Thornton’s Jyminis programme gives pre-school children the opportunity to get involved from an early age.
Pre-school gymnastics teaches children important skills like balance and coordination. With expert supervision and a playful environment, it’s a great way for them to have fun and lay the foundations of a healthy, active lifestyle.
For more information and availability, please contact YMCA Thornton on 01253 824108
YMCA Fylde Coast Sports Acrobatics (located inside YMCA St Annes)
YMCA Fylde Coast Sports Acrobatics is a small, friendly and competitive British Gymnastics Affiliated club.
The club offers both acrobatic and tumbling training that suits everyone whether your child is a beginner, a recreational gymnast or compete in both regional and national competitions.
Beginner classes are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays which range from, ages 4 to 8 yrs. From there children can progress to recreational classes and/or higher level squad classes.
Want to get your child involved? Contact YMCA St Annes today on 01253 724117
You never know your child could be the next Ross Gibson. Ross went onto competing for Great Britain then joined the very prestigious 'Cirque du Soleil'
where he stars as the principle character ‘Red Bird’ in Mystere.
“YMCA gave me a great training facility to start with and some incredibly dedicated coaches. I have a lot to thank the YMCA for.” Ross Gibson
Y: Kids Footy
Our Y: Kids Footy programme is designed to put the fun at the heart of playing football. Y: Kids is open to all abilities from 3 to 12 years, boy and girls, regardless of experience. Every child will be taught the four principles; control, passing, shooting and dribbling in a fun, non-competitive and friendly atmosphere.
Want to get your child involved? Click here to view all Y: Kids Footy times!
additional charges may apply to Y: Kids Footy Day Camps which are held throughout various school holiday periods.
Indoor Racquet Sports
Indoor racquet sports are a fantastic way to improve agility, coordination, flexibility and one’s overall strength and fitness. Y: Youth will be able to access both timetabled and casual court bookings for badminton, squash (located at YMCA Thornton) and table tennis.
Please click here to view our timetables for all racquet sport sessions.
For casual bookings, please contact the centre directly. Contact details can be found by clicking here.
Y: Youth can book one court per day for up to an hour. Any non YMCA Fylde Coast members participating must pay an additional fee.
Racquet sport equipment is available to hire for a small fee.
Female Y: Youth member's aged 5-8 can participate in YMCA Thornton’s ‘Miss Hits’ tennis sessions. Miss Hits is a fun, lively, all girl-environment where they can develop their coordination, get to know all the strokes and learn about the game and most of all have fun. Sessions are suitable for sporting naturals, or those who have never held a tennis racket before.
Want to get your child involved? Contact YMCA Thornton today on 01253 824108.
racquet sport equipment not included and is available to hire for a small fee.
Indoor Soft Play
Creepy Crawlies –
parent and child fun play sessions for ages 0-8 yrs. Ride on toys, bouncy castle, games and lots of safe space to run around and have fun together. Creepies is available at YMCA Fleetwood
and YMCA Thornton
. Click here for session times.
Harry’s Indoor Soft Play Centre –
a great place for little ones aged 6 months up to 10 years old. For babies up to pre-school age there are two separate play areas away from the juniors larger play area. Harry’s is a secure, safe, and stimulating play space for them to roll, crawl, toddle and run about! Harry’s is based inside YMCA St Annes.
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Marine Splash Pad
Y: Youth can come and beat the summer heat at Marine Splash Pad located inside YMCA Fleetwood. Marine Splash provides youngsters with the opportunity to splash through fountains, water jets and water tunnels, with a paddling area also included.
Marine Splash will be open 7 days a week throughout the summer, weather permitting. Click here for more information about Marine Splash.
YMCA Holiday Clubs – MEMBER DISCOUNT
All Y: Youth receive all year round discount into both Lytham and Thornton’s holiday clubs.
action packed holiday club will keep children smiling all day long! They will be taking part in supervised activities including: Ten Pin Bowling at YMCA Bowl, Les Mills ‘Virtual’ Classes, Les Mills ‘Born to Move’ workshops, school yard games, arts and crafts, skating in Air Skate Park and much more!
fun-filled multi-sport club will keep children active all day long with fun multi-sports games and team building activities. Plus, there will still be time to have plenty of laughs throughout the day!
Full for details and pricing please click here
YMCA BOWL – MEMBER DISCOUNT
All Y: Youth receive all year round discount at YMCA Bowl (located inside YMCA Thornton
). YMCA Bowl offers 10 lanes family entertainment! Yet, the fun really starts when the lights go down and the pins, lanes and even your bowling shoes glow bright!
For full details and pricing visit the dedicated website www.ymcabowl.co.uk
AIR SKATE PARK – MEMBER DISCOUNT
All Y: Youth receive all year round discount at Air Skate Park (located inside YMCA Thornton
). With 17 interconnecting ramps, pipes, banks, ledges and rails for boards, BMX, blades and scooters, Air provides the tools for some serious action. For full details and pricing visit the dedicated website www.air-skate.co.uk