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Youth Programs

Mother Goose Storytime!

Prairie Life Youth Programs is excited to announce our new program Mother Goose Storytime! Every Thursday from 11:00am to 12:00pm we will read stories, dance, do a craft and just have fun! Ages 1 to 5 years old. $10 per child. Starting Feb. 7

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YPMGS 1-5 Feb 7 - Dec 19 11:00A - 12:00PTh Feb 1 - Dec 18 Register

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do

Grand Master Greg Ferry has been dedicated to the disciplines of Martial Arts since he began his training in 1977 under an original Korean Master. His many years of experience have earned him several high rankings and honors which make him one of the most well respected Martial Artists in the United States today. He is currently an 8th degree Grand Master in the ITF style of Tae Kwon Do. Grand Master Ferry also holds a black belt in WTF Tae Kwon Do. His other rankings include a black belt in Hapkido and a brown belt in Gracie-style Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In addition to his rankings, Master Ferry has earned the Samurai Award for lifetime achievement from the International Federation of Jiu Jitsuans. He is a 2006 inductee for Master of the Year within the World Karate Union Hall of Fame, and has held several rankings for national competition. Master Ferry owns and operates Central Iowa Martial Arts in Des Moines, Iowa. *Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm Saturdays 10:00am to 11:00am* Cost-$60 per month for members 2nd person in family $40 and $30 per person in family thereafter. $80 per month for guests 2nd person in family $50 and $40 per person in family thereafter.*

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
FIRST 5 and up Dec 26 - Dec 31
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FIRST

Times for this class vary per day the class meets. Below are the times this class meets.
Time
Day(s)
6:30P - 7:30P
Tu, Th
10:00A - 11:00A
Sa
Dec 26 - Dec 31 Register
SECOND 6-90 Dec 26 - Dec 31
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SECOND

Times for this class vary per day the class meets. Below are the times this class meets.
Time
Day(s)
6:30P - 7:30P
Tu, Th
10:00A - 11:00A
Sa
Dec 26 - Dec 31 Register
THIRD 6-99 Dec 26 - Dec 31
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THIRD

Times for this class vary per day the class meets. Below are the times this class meets.
Time
Day(s)
6:30P - 7:30P
Tu, Th
10:00A - 11:00A
Sa
Dec 26 - Dec 31 Register

Youth Swimming Lessons

Fish 1

This level is intended for children at least 3 years old. Before entering Fish 1 kids should be able to be comfortable working with an instructor and comfortable putting their face in the water. The primary goals of Fish 1 are to gain a greater level of confidence in the water and to learn basic water safety. Kids will practice blowing bubbles, kicking their feet, and floating on their backs. All swimming in this level is done with the assistance of an instructor. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lession) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. There are no make up classes for missed lessons. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Chris Hartley via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@theathleticclub.com

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:15 3+ Sep 9 - Oct 28 5:15P - 5:45PMo Aug 27 - Oct 28 Register
Tuesday 5:15 3+ Sep 10 - Oct 29 5:15P - 5:45PTu Aug 27 - Oct 29 Register
Wednesday 5:15 3+ Sep 11 - Oct 30 5:15P - 5:45PWe Aug 27 - Oct 30 Register
Wednesday 6:00 3+ Sep 11 - Oct 30 6:00P - 6:30PWe Aug 27 - Oct 30 Register
Thursday 5:30 3+ Sep 12 - Oct 31 5:30P - 6:00PTh Aug 27 - Oct 31 Register

Fish 2

This level is intended for children 4+. Before entering Fish 2, kids must be able to blow bubbles, put their face in the water, and be able to float on their back with the assistance of an instructor. The primary goals of Fish 2 is to introduce basic water skills. We will putting our faces in the water, kicking our feet, and using our arms to swim. We will also work with kids to begin learning introductory backstroke. In this level kids will practice pushing off the wall short distances to the instructor. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lesson) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no make up classes for missed lessons. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Chris Hartley via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@theathleticclub.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:45 3+ Sep 9 - Oct 28 5:45P - 6:15PMo Aug 27 - Oct 28 Standby
Tuesday 5:45 3+ Sep 10 - Oct 29 5:45P - 6:15PTu Aug 27 - Oct 29 Register
Wednesday 5:45 3+ Sep 11 - Oct 30 5:45P - 6:15PWe Aug 27 - Oct 30 Register
Thursday 6:00 3+ Sep 12 - Oct 31 6:00P - 6:30PTh Aug 27 - Oct 31 Register

Fish 3

This level is intended for children 4+. Before entering Fish 3, kids must be able to push off the wall short distances to an instructor, be comfortable transitioning from their stomach to their back, and able to float on their back without help of the instructor. The primary goals of Fish 3 are to learn to transition from stomach to back to breathe in freestyle. In this level we will introduce the basics of breaststroke. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lesson) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no make up classes for missed lessons. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Chris Hartley via email 24 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@theathleticclub.com

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:45 4+ Sep 9 - Oct 28 5:45P - 6:15PMo Aug 27 - Oct 28 Register
Tuesday 5:45 3+ Sep 10 - Oct 29 5:45P - 6:15PTu Aug 27 - Oct 29 Register
Wednesday 5:30 (1) 4+ Sep 11 - Oct 30 5:30P - 6:00PWe Aug 27 - Oct 30 Standby
Wednesday 5:30 (2) 4+ Sep 11 - Oct 30 5:30P - 6:00PWe Aug 27 - Oct 30 Register
Thursday 5:00 5+ Sep 12 - Oct 31 5:00P - 5:30PTh Aug 27 - Oct 30 Standby

Fish 4

This level is intended for children 4+. Before entering Fish 4, kids must know freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. They should be comfortable transitioning from their stomach to their back for a breath during freestyle. In Fish 4, we work primarily on technique for freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. We will help kids learn to breathe to the side on freestyle, proper kicking for backstroke, correct arm pulls for breaststroke, and much more! This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lesson) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no make up classes for missed lessons If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Chris Hartley via email 24 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@theathleticclub.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 4:45 6+ Sep 9 - Oct 28 4:45P - 5:15PMo Aug 27 - Oct 28 Register
Tuesday 4:45 6+ Sep 10 - Oct 29 4:45P - 5:15PTu Aug 27 - Oct 29 Register
Wednesday 4:30 4+ Sep 11 - Oct 30 4:30P - 5:00PWe Aug 27 - Oct 30 Register
Wednesday 6:00 6+ Sep 11 - Oct 30 6:00P - 6:30PWe Aug 27 - Oct 30 Register
Thursday 5:30 6+ Sep 12 - Oct 31 5:30P - 6:00PTh Aug 27 - Oct 31 Register

Fish 5

This level is intended for children 5+. Before entering Fish 5, kids must be able to properly swim a length of backstroke, freestyle, and breaststroke. Kids will have the opportunity to practice skills that will prepare them for swim team, such as, flip turns, stream lines, and proper techniques for all four strokes. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lesson) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no make up classes for missed lessons. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Chris Hartley via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@theathleticclub.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 4:15 6+ Sep 9 - Oct 28 4:15P - 4:45PMo Aug 27 - Oct 28 Register
Tuesday 4:15 6+ Sep 10 - Oct 29 4:15P - 4:45PTu Aug 27 - Oct 29 Register
Wednesday 4:30 6+ Sep 11 - Oct 30 4:30P - 5:00PWe Aug 27 - Oct 30 Register
Thursday 6:00 6+ Sep 12 - Oct 31 6:00P - 6:30PTh Aug 27 - Oct 31 Standby

Polliwogs 1

This level is intended for children at least 3 years old. This is the first level of group swimming lessons at THE Athletic Club. In this level, we work on getting the kids comfortable working with an instructor, comfortable with the water, and introduce basic swimming skills. The same skills are taught in Polliwogs 1 as in Polliwogs 2. Polliwogs 1 is intended for children who are less comfortable and younger. This class has a capacity of 3 to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lession) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. **There are no makeup lessons for missed classes**. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Chris Hartley via email or phone 24 hours prior to the session @ Chartley@theathleticclub.com or 515-223-5999 x215

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Wednesday 5:00 3+ Sep 11 - Oct 30 5:00P - 5:30PWe Aug 27 - Oct 30 Register
Thursday 4:30 3+ Sep 12 - Oct 31 4:30P - 5:00PTh Aug 27 - Oct 31 Register

Polliwogs 2

This level is intended for children at least 3 years old. This is the first level of group swimming lessons at THE Athletic Club. In this level, we work on getting the kids comfortable working with an instructor, comfortable with the water, and introduce basic swimming skills. The same skills are taught in Polliwogs 2 as in Polliwogs 1. Polliwogs 2 is intended for children who are more comfortable and older. This class has a capacity of 3 to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lession) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session. Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no make up lessons for missed classes. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Chris Hartley via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@theathleticclub.com or 515-223-5999 x215

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:15 3+ Sep 9 - Oct 28 5:15P - 5:45PMo Aug 27 - Oct 28 Register
Tuesday 5:15 3+ Sep 10 - Oct 29 5:15P - 5:45PTu Aug 27 - Oct 29 Register
Wednesday 5:00 3+ Sep 11 - Oct 30 5:00P - 5:30PWe Aug 27 - Oct 30 Register
Thursday 5:00 3+ Sep 12 - Oct 31 5:00P - 5:30PTh Aug 27 - Oct 31 Standby
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