Local Sports Briefs

2/8/2014

YMCA

YMCA

Y Splash event set

The Garden City Family YMCA will be hosting a Y Splash event Monday through Thursday with a six-session, free swim lessons for youth ages 3 to 14 years.

The event is being funded by the Finnup Foundation.

Sessions for youth ages 3 to 5 years will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and sessions for ages 6 to 14 years will be from 6 to 6:45 p.m. For more information, contact Monica Colborn, aquatics director, at 275-1199.

Water aerobic classes offered

The YMCA is offering adult water aerobic classes starting Monday.

Water in Motion is the newest aqua exercises that provides a low-impact, high-energy challenge for participants of all ages.

Classes are offered on Monday and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. and on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m.

Power Waves is a non-impact workout that will take the individual to a deeper fitness training. Focus is on cardiovascular and strength training using various equipment and movements. This class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Both classes are $30 for members and $60 for program participants and the deadline for registration is Tuesday. Both classes have limited registrations.

For more information, contact Monica Colborn at 275-1199 or email gckymca.aquatics@gmail.com.

YMCA to host racquetball tourney

The 8th annual Carl Myers Racquetball Tournament will be conducted Feb. 27 through March 2 at the Garden City Family YMCA.

The event is a Tier 2 USA Racquetball-sanctioned tournament.

In previous tournaments, the entry numbers have ranged from 60 to 150 with competitions in Professional, Open, Men, Women, Doubles, Novice and Junior divisions. A total purse of $10,000 will be awarded to winners in different divisions.

The YMCA also hosted a Tier 1 Turkey Shootout last fall.

For more information, contact Sarah Tighe, health and fitness director, at 275-1199 or email gckymca.fitness@gmail.com

GCRC briefs

Youth spring soccer

The Garden City Recreation Commission will be sponsoring youth spring soccer leagues for youths of all ages.

Workouts are scheduled to evaluate players' ability and then teams are selected to balance out the competition.

Teams play a six-game schedule beginning in March.

Volunteers are needed for coaching and assistants and can register at the GCRC office, 310 North 6th St.

Age divisions are based upon the youth's age as of July 31, 2013. Registation is $24 for all leagues and registration deadline is Feb. 15.

For more information, contact Jared Rutti at 276-1200.

Spring volleyball

The Garden City Recreation Commission is planning its spring women's and men's volleyball season.

Registration deadline is March 10. The season will consist of a 10-game schedule and a preseason double-elimination tournament used for placing teams into competitive divisions.

The league fee is $150 per team. Games will be played on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Information packets are available at the GCRC office, 310 N. 6th St.

For more information, contact Jared Rutti at 276-1200.

Co-ed spring softball

Adult spring co-ed softball leagues are now being formed by the Garden City Recreation Commission.

Registration deadline is March 10.

There will a league determination meeting on March 11 at 7 p.m. at the GCRC office.

Team registration fee is $160 with an additional $12 per player fee. There will be an eight-game season schedule beginning on March 18.

Packets are available at the GCRC office. For more information, contact Jared Rutti at 276-1200 or jrutti@garden-city.org.

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