Stay active this fall at the YMCA

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The Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort County offers many ways for kids and adults to stay busy and active this fall season.

Fall Boating Classes offered

Would you like to get out on the water this fall to learn or sharpen your boating skills?  Imagine a nice fall day sailing along Lowcountry waters, or a picturesque kayak paddle gliding a tidal creek. This fall the Wardle Family YMCA will offer a series of instructional days on sailing and paddling. The curriculum will be similar to the American Sailing Association basic instruction for keelboat sailing.

The sessions will take place on Saturdays during September and October. Each class will be held from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. on September 13, 27, October 4, and 11 at The Port Royal Sound Maritime Center dock (310 Okatie Highway).

Both the sailboat/kayaks and instructors will be provided for this course.

For more information about these programs, please contact YMCA Boating Director Paul Spencer at 843-522-9622. This program is for adults age 18 and up, and cost is $100 per person for all four classes. Class size is limited so register soon

Register for Fall Sports

The Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort is now accepting registrations for the following fall sports: Youth Indoor Soccer (age 3-9); Adult Outdoor Soccer (age 18+); and Adult Winter Volleyball (age 18+).

Register for Youth Indoor Soccer register Oct. 8 and season runs Oct. 20 to Dec. 13; Adult Outdoor Soccer (age 18+) register through Sept. 14 and season runs Sept. 22 to Nov. 10; and Adult Winter Volleyball (age 18+) register through Sept. 29 and season runs Oct. 13 to Dec. 8.

Adult Outdoor Soccer will be held at the St. Peter’s Catholic Church fields on Lady’s Island, Monday evenings.

Youth Indoor Soccer costs $50 member/$60 non-member; Adult Outdoor Soccer is $200 per team OR $35 member/$40 non-member); Adult Winter Volleyball costs $200 per team OR $35 member/$40 non-member.

For more information, contact Lisa Redwine, Sports Director, at ymcasportsco@gmail.com or 843-522-9622, ext 227. Visit the website at www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com. The Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort is located at 1801 Richmond Avenue, Port Royal.

Trainer hosts free seminar

The Wardle Family YMCA will host a free seminar, “A Balancing Act: Fall Prevention and Stability” on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m.  The class will be taught by Bruce McCarthy, who recently joined the YMCA as a personal trainer. McCarthy, a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, specializes in reversing the effects of de-conditioned adults and has many years working with active older adults as well.

Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the risks of falls, prevention, safety, and balance exercises.