Adult Sports

Game on! YMCA Adult Sports programs offer fun ways for men and women to stay active, get fit and explore new hobbies. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or just looking to explore a new hobby, we have something for you!

From karate to swimming to racquetball, the YMCA offers a variety of options for fun and healthy activities for adults of all fitness levels

Whether you just want to shoot some hoops or join a league, come hit the hardwoods at the Y. We have six basketball courts between our Northeast and SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCAs.

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Karate and Tae Kwon Do training at the YMCA provides many benefits including: self-discipline, character building, self-esteem, physical fitness, stress relief and self-defense training. Women in our classes also learn specialized self-defense techniques. Register for Classes

Participants 16 and older work in small groups with an instructor to meet individual goals for water comfort and skill development. Group interaction encourages personal growth, skill development, and fun. We offer two combination levels.

Adult Level 1/2
Perfect for the student not comfortable going under water or floating on their front and back. Students work on water acclimation, developing comfort with underwater discovery, and entering and exiting the water. Students then work on water movement, focusing on body position, directional change, and forward movement. 30 minute lesson.

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Adult Level 3/4
Perfect for the student comfortable under water, who is working on swimming 15 yards or more. Students work on swimming 15 yards on their front and back. Rhythmic breathing is then introduced, as well as treading water, and new swim strokes. 40 minute lesson.

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For swimmers over age 18 who want to work out with other adults on a regular basis with coach guidance. Swim to compete, work on your technique, or just for fun and exercise. Masters Summer season runs May through August.  Ages:18+

We also offer a Triathlon training and a fitness swim program. Click below for details.
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The YMCA of Rock Rivery Valley Pennock Penguins is a swim team for Special Olympics athletes. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success, with comprehensive training and preparation for competitive swim meets.
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Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Two, three or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite material to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to wiffleball, over a net. 

Join the fun every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-Noon at the Northeast Family Y as we transform one of our basketball courts into a pickleball court. 

Advance any aspect of your game through one-on-one lessons - taught by one of the area’s top players. Call 815-489-1228 to schedule your appointment today.

Looking to improve strength, flexibility, and toughness during the summer? Then we are looking for you! Rowing is an ideal cross-training sport that improves strength, endurance, and flexibility with little risk of injury. The Rockford YMCA Rowing Crew offers both Masters and High School aged youth classes to all who are interested in learning to row. Learn More

Looking to scale new heights – take on our 22-foot indoor climbing wall located at the SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA. We have varying degrees of difficulty to challenge everyone from beginner to advanced skill levels. We welcome you during open climb times - click the schedules link below or take one of our classes to improve your technique. We even offer parent/child lessons so you can enjoy some family time while taking up a new sport.

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