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YMCA registration in progress for fall and winter programs

The fall and winter programming at the Tyrone Area YMCA is in full swing, and director Amy Hampton encourages individuals to register early because there are now minimum requirements for each program.
Programs at the YMCA cannot begin until enough participants have signed up and paid the registration fees.
For example, the YMCA is offering the Mommie and Me class every Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Tyrone Area Elementary School. This is an interactive class where both the parent and young child spend time together to create arts and crafts, eat a snack and participate in playtime.
However, the Mommie and Me class is on hold because not enough people have signed up for it yet. Anyone interested in learning more about this program should contact the YMCA.
Registration has also begun for the third and fourth grade basketball league. Again, interested individuals are encouraged to register early for the program. The registration deadline is November 7 at noon.
The draft day for the third and fourth grade basketball league is scheduled for November 9, starting at 11 a.m. League practices may begin on November 10, and the regular season is scheduled to begin on November 29.
Registration has also begun for the YMCA swim team, coached by Tom Getz. The first practice date is scheduled for October 20 at the Tyrone Area High School Pool. Practice times for the full team are scheduled for Monday through Friday from 5-6:30 p.m. Practice for the eight and under team is Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5-6:30 p.m.
The swim team is an age group competitive program with team members competing in dual meets, league championships, and district, state and national qualifying times.
Because of league, state and national rules, all members of the competitive swim team must be full members of the Tyrone Area YMCA to compete at league, state and national meets.
There are also exciting activities planned at the building of the YMCA, including a Halloween dance for the youth scheduled for the end of October and a fruit fund raiser beginning in the middle of October.
The fall and winter programming guide is available at the front desk of the YMCA where a full listing of programs can be found. For more information or to register for a program, contact the YMCA for details at 684-2740.