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MY ZONE MZ-SWITCH

  • Tracking: What are MEPs & Zones?
    Effort over Ability Effort is different for all of us. When we work out, we should be rewarded for what we put in. That is why MyZone invented MyZone Effort Points (MEPs) MEPs are tailored to how hard your heart is working; not to your fitness level. This device will calculate your maximum heart rate (MHR) from the moment you start training. If your MHR changes over time, the MZ-Switch will update automatically to guarantee your data stays personal to you. ​ Get in the Zone During your workout, you will reach different zones based on your heart rate. Each zone is worth a different number of MEPs. The harder you work, the more you earn. Instant feedback tells you when to ease off or step up as you enter each zone. Each of the five zones represent a percentage of your MHR. This is calculated specifically to you when you start training. Grey, Blue, and Green Zones The grey, blue and green zones are best-suited to warm ups, low intensity movements, meditation, flow exercises, strength/conditioning work and cool downs. These zones are also vital to determining your ability to recover during more intense workouts. ​ Red and Yellow Zones The yellow and red zones happen with high intensity physical activity and cardio workouts. Whether you're running, performing plyometric movements, taking a spin class or interval training, pushing yourself into these zones will burn more calories and earn more MEPs.
  • What is MyZone?
    Building a socially connected fitness community ​ MyZone brings fun and fair fitness to the YMCA! MyZone offers the MZ-Switch: the world’s first interchangeable heart rate monitor. It can be worn in the gym, outdoors or even in the water. Depending on how you workout, it can also be worn on your arm, chest or wrist. MyZone heart rate monitors are unique. They don’t measure speed, cadence, or weight lifted, they measure the effort you put in with your heart. This means beginners can take on gym bunnies and come out on top. Track your real time heart rate and effort to see your data on screen and move through the zones to earn effort points. MyZone helps you stay connected to your community, no matter where you workout.
  • How to Register the MZ-Switch with an Existing MyZone Account
  • About the MyZone MZ-Switch
    Take your fitness goals to the next level with the worlds first interchangeable heart rate monitor: The MyZone MZ-Switch. The MZ-Switch is also the most accurate and versatile heart rate monitor. ​ COMPETE WITH YOUR FRIENDS OR COMPETE WITH YOURSELF You can wear and use your MZ-Switch anywhere inside or outside of the YMCA. Most group exercise classes will feature a flat screen TV monitor to display your MyZone tile, along with users in your class. Even if the monitor isn’t available, you can still compete using the MyZone app.
  • How the MZ-Switch Works: Registering & Wearing It
    While MyZone offers a variety of heart rate monitors and fitness products, the YMCA only offers the newest and most versatile model: The MZ-Switch. It’s designed to be worn anywhere: the gym, outdoors or even in the water! ​ Step 1: Register your MZ-Switch The MZ-Switch is amazing but it’s lot of information to take in all at once. So we’ve provided a series of instructional videos to help you through the process. Before you can use your device, you must register it! Step 2: Wearing the MZ-Switch The MZ-Switch is an interchangeable heart rate monitor that can be worn on your chest, wrist or arm. Learn which one is right for you.
  • Stage A + B | Water Discovery & Exploration (Parent & Child Swim Lessons) (Ages 6 months - 3 years)
    Swim Starters: Ages 6 months to 3 years ​ Household Members: $35 Youth Members: $45 Community Members: $70 Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. ​ Stage A / Water Discovery Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. ​ Stage B / Water Exploration In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
  • Stage 1 + 2 + 3 | Water Acclimation, Movement, & Stamina (Ages 3 - 12 years)
    Swim Basics: Ages 3-5 years and 6-12 years ​ Household Members: $35 Youth Members: $45 Community Members: $70 Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float, swim— sequencing front glide, roll, back oat, roll, front glide, and exit Jump, push, turn, grab ​ Stage 1/ Water Acclimation Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming. ​ Stage 2 / Water Movement In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. ​ Stage 3 / Water Stamina In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.
  • Stage 4 + 5 | Stroke Introduction Development (Ages 6 - 12 years)
    Swim Strokes: Ages 6 Years to 12 Years Household Members: $35 Youth Members: $45 Community Members: $70 Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke techniques, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity. ​ Stage 4 / Stroke Introduction Students in stage 4 develop stroke techniques in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke. ​ Stage 5 / Stroke Development Students in stage 5 work on stroke techniques and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.
  • Private Swim Lessons (Ages 3 - Adult)
    Private Lessons: Ages 3 - Adult YMCA Members: $315 Private lessons only available for Y Members​ Private swim lessons take place in a one-on-one setting with curriculum fit to meet the swimmer's individual needs. Lessons are 30 minutes in length and are offered and various times dependent upon your schedule and an aquatic staff person and instructor availability. You receive 8/30 min. lessons.
  • Camp Arrowhead
    The Norman YMCA's Camp Arrowhead sits 12 miles from the Y on 10 acres of land at Lake Thunderbird. Our camp kids take field trips to visit and explore the site throughout the summer. Camp Arrowhead Amenities Low Ropes Course Components A-Frame, Zig Zag, Kings Finger, TP Shuffle, Trolley Lane, All Aboard, Mountain Tops ​ The Flag Pole The flag pole is the central meeting spot for our campers. We begin each day with a prayer and a reminder of our mission statement. ​ Hiking Trails Walking & hiking trails throughout the property Game Stations Nine Square, Archery, Gaga Pit, Horseshoes and more! ​ Playground Playground area with swing set & volleyball pit ​ Other Amenities • Covered shelter/Patio • Director/Counselor Offices • Picnic Tables • Natural Shaded Areas • Indoor Restrooms/Plumbing • Fire Pit • Fireplace • Hammocks ​ Animals & Wildlife Keep your eyes peeled for deer, turkeys, wild rabbits, hawks, squirrels and other wildlife.
  • What Your Camper Needs
    PLEASE LABEL EACH ITEM WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME ​ A backpack A reusable water bottle Sunscreen (please apply before drop off) Bug Spray (please apply before drop off) A sack lunch (this is optional as lunch will be provided except on field trip days) Closed toed shoes Comfortable clothing A Swimsuit A Beach Towel Hand Sanitizer
  • Transportation
    Parents will drop off and pick up their children from the Norman YMCA. The YMCA staff will transport children to the Camp Arrowhead site and to all field trips in YMCA and/or Norman Public School buses on days when these outings are scheduled. Parents will be notified at the beginning of the week with the schedule for outings.
  • Drop Off & Pick Up
    Drop Off: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pick Up: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM ​ Your child’s name must appear on the program roster in order to be dropped off at camp. Children need to arrive no later than 9:00 AM. If they arrive late, they need to check in at the front desk with a parent/guardian. To keep the process smooth, we ask that all parents/guardians/authorized individuals remain in their car for drop off and pick up. A counselor will greet parents & children at their vehicle. A counselor will escort children to and from their vehicles. Children may not leave the facility unless an authorized adult (18 years or older) escorts them from the facility. A state issued photo identification card is required to release a child. Children are required to be signed in and out of Summer Day Camp by an authorized individual listed on their registration form. Staff will ask for photo identification from individuals who are unfamiliar to them. If someone else is picking up your child and they are not on the authorized pick up list, we will NOT release that child. A $5 fee plus $1 per minute late fee will be CHARGED for children picked up after 6:00 PM. Parents whose children remain past 6:00 PM must pay overtime charges at the Member Information Center.
  • Camper Groups
    Base Camp Children Entering Grades K-2 Base Camp provides a fun and safe camp environment located primarily at the YMCA with field trips throughout the summer. ​ Explorer Camp Children Entering Grades 3-5 Explorer Camp kids split their time between the YMCA, Camp Arrowhead and offsite field trips. ​ Adventure Camp Children entering 6th grade through 13 years old Adventure Camp kids will split their time between the YMCA, Camp Arrowhead and offsite field trips.
  • Pricing
    Base & Explorer Camp: Grades K-5 YMCA Household Member Pricing: $165/week Non-Household Member Pricing: $220/week Adventure Camp: Grades 6 through 13 years old YMCA Household Member Pricing: $205/week Non-Household Member Pricing: $260/week A $10 deposit is required at registration for each week you are signed up for. We will never turn anyone away for their inability to pay. We offer scholarships to those in need. Financial assistance is available for families who need it to ensure that all kids in our community can have enriching summer experiences. To read more about our Scholarship Program, click here. ​ *Each camper is allowed one week (5 consecutive days) of vacation which does not impact the price structure. Should a camper wish to miss camp for more than one week, the Summer Select Pricing will be used. ​ A two-week notice is required for vacation weeks. Please fill out the vacation request form and return it to the Cleveland County Family YMCA or email it to mperez@ymcaokc.org to suspend drafting fees for the requested week. For more information about the Y's payment policies, please see the parent handbook.
  • Registration
    2024 registration will open March 26th!
  • Basic First Aid
    Classroom Training Learn how to provide Basic First Aid care in a classroom environment. ​ Online Blended Training Online blended training is a mixed teaching approach using both online and classroom training. The in-person skills portion is offered on dates listed above at 6:15 PM or by appointment. ​ Group or Family Training Learn how to provide Basic First Aid care in a group setting of up to 10 participants. If you are located in the Norman area, we can bring the training to you for an additional 62.5 cents per mile. By appointment only. ​ Private or Semi-Private Training Learn how to provide Basic First Aid care in a private or semi-private setting. Participants must be 12+ years old. By appointment only. ​ First Aid Special Classroom Training​ ​Learn how to provide Basic First Aid care in an emergency setting at a reduced rate! Important Information Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting Stephanie Settle 2 days prior to the start of class. No refunds will be given after attending the first day of class. 100% attendance is required for course completion. To register for private, semi-private, group or family classes, please contact Stephanie Settle. REGISTER HERE Questions or concerns? Contact your instructor. Stephanie Settle Director of Safety & Aquatics settle@ymcanorman.org (405) 364-9622 ext. 135
  • YMCA Lifeguard V6 Crossover
    Description Crossover your previous lifeguard training to our training program! Must have current certification with Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America or ELLIS Lifeguard Training. ​ Cost $110 per person. What to Bring Bring a bathing suit and towel and proof of lifeguard certification. ​ Dates & Times March, May, July, September, and November dates to be determined based upon need. Contact Stephanie Settle to schedule after registering. ​ Important Information Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting Stephanie Settle 2 days prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given after attending the first day of class. 100% attendance is required for course completion. Register 1 week prior to the course if prerequisites are required. REGISTER HERE Questions or concerns? Contact your instructor. Stephanie Settle Director of Safety & Aquatics settle@ymcanorman.org (405) 364-9622 ext. 135
  • CPR/Basic Life Support (BLS)
    Classroom Training Perform high-quality CPR/BLS as a single provider or as part of a team in a classroom environment. ​ Online Blended Training Online blended training is a mixed teaching approach using both online and classroom training. Skills portion by appointment only. ​ Group or Family Training Learn how to provide CPR/BLS in a group setting. If you are located in the Norman area, we can bring the training to you for an additional 62.5 cents per mile. By appointment only. ASHI Program can have up to 10 participants AHA Program can have a minimum of 2-6 participants First Aid Special Classroom Training Learn how to provide CPR/BLS in an emergency setting at a reduced rate! ​ Private or Semi-Private Training Learn how to provide CPR/BLS in a private or semi-private setting. By appointment only. ASHI program only offers private classroom training options AHA program only offers semi-private classroom training options of 2-3 participants Important Information Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting Stephanie Settle 2 days prior to the start of class. No refunds will be given after attending the first day of class. 100% attendance is required for course completion. To register for private, semi-private, group or family classes, please contact Stephanie Settle. REGISTER HERE Questions or concerns? Contact your instructor. Stephanie Settle Director of Safety & Aquatics settle@ymcanorman.org (405) 364-9622 ext. 135
  • YMCA Lifeguard Instructor V6 Certification
    Description This 27-hour course is designed to provide the necessary tools and knowledge to instruct the Lifeguard Certification & YASA courses. You will also learn to instruct CPR/BLS, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. For ages 18+. ​ Cost $300 per person. Includes YMCA Lifeguard Instructor Guide, CPR/BLS, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. No refunds will be given after attending the first day of class. ​ *A $20 Orientation Training fee and $20 Adult Learning Concepts fee will be collected online during prerequisites. See below for more information. Course Pre-Requisites Minimum age of 18 by the last day of the scheduled course All candidates must show proof; “a letter” from a sponsoring YMCA to take the course. Send the letter to settle@ymcanorman.org 5 days in advance. Complete the Online Orientation Training on yexchange.org. Cost $20 (non-refundable) Complete the Adult Learning Concepts Online Training on yexchange.org. Cost $20 (non-refundable) Hold Current YMCA Lifeguard Certification Hold Current CPR Pro, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Certification Complete the Physical Competency Requirements and rescue skills Complete the Y Lifeguard eLearning courses found on http://training.ymca.net/lifeguard What to Bring Bring a bathing suit, towel, resuscitation mask, mask snorkel, proof of age and proof of pre-requisite certifications. ​ *Instructor crossover candidates need to complete the ASHI CPR BLS, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration. These courses will be sent upon registering & paying for the course and eLearning courses. Courses can be found on the YMCA exchange website - you must go to “My Account” and login. Orientation Training & Adult Learning Concept courses cost $20, paid directly to Y-USA. ​ Important Information Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting Stephanie Settle 2 days prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given after attending the first day of class. 100% attendance is required for course completion. Register 1 week prior to the course if prerequisites are required. REGISTER HERE Questions or concerns? Contact your instructor. Stephanie Settle Director of Safety & Aquatics settle@ymcanorman.org (405) 364-9622 ext. 135
  • Y Aquatic Safety Assistant YASA
    Description You will learn the skills needed to prevent/recognize aquatic risks and assist lifeguards in emergency situations. Recommended for anyone who will be around aquatics, pools, boats, etc. ​ Cost $110 per person. Course Pre-Requisites Minimum age of 14 by the last day of the scheduled course. What to Bring Bring a bathing suit and towel. ​ Important Information Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting Stephanie Settle 2 days prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given after attending the first day of class. 100% attendance is required for course completion. Register 1 week prior to the course if prerequisites are required. REGISTER HERE Questions or concerns? Contact your instructor. Stephanie Settle Director of Safety & Aquatics settle@ymcanorman.org (405) 364-9622 ext. 135
  • YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor V6 Certification
    Description This course awards the YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor Certification. After successful completion of this course, instructors will be able to safely and effectively conduct YMCA Swim Lessons. You will learn to identify components of the YMCA Swim Lessons continuum, demonstrate the behaviors of an effective YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor, maintain an inclusive environment of learning while keeping order in a positive and safe environment, employ swim teaching techniques that break down the critical features of a swimmer's skill progression at any age and stage and demonstrate the swim instructor's role in the safety process and during an emergency. ​ Cost $170 per person ​ Course Pre-Requisites Minimum age of 16 by the last day of the scheduled course Hold Current CPR Pro, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Certification Participants must complete the following courses prior to attending the in-person session*: Principles of Youth Development (eLearning)​ YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor: Orientation (eLearning) YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor: Observe and Communicate (eLearning) ​ *The pre-requisite courses will be sent upon registering & paying for the course and eLearning courses. Courses can be found on the YMCA exchange website - you must go to “My Account” and login. What to Bring Bring a bathing suit, towel, resuscitation mask, mask snorkel, proof of age and proof of pre-requisite certifications. ​ Important Information Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting Stephanie Settle 2 days prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given after attending the first day of class. 100% attendance is required for course completion. Register 1 week prior to the course if prerequisites are required. REGISTER HERE Questions or concerns? Contact your instructor. Stephanie Settle Director of Safety & Aquatics settle@ymcanorman.org (405) 364-9622 ext. 135
  • YMCA Lifeguard V6 Recertification
    Description This course renews the skills needed to be a lifeguard in any aquatic setting. Must have current YMCA Lifeguard certification. ​ Cost $110 per person. Pre-Requisites Minimum age of 16 by the last day of the scheduled course Must have a current YMCA Lifeguard Certification ​ What to Bring Bring a bathing suit and towel and proof of YMCA lifeguard certification. ​ Dates & Times To be determined based upon need. Contact Stephanie Settle to schedule.​ ​ Important Information Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting Stephanie Settle 2 days prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given after attending the first day of class. 100% attendance is required for course completion. Register 1 week prior to the course if prerequisites are required. REGISTER HERE Questions or concerns? Contact your instructor. Stephanie Settle Director of Safety & Aquatics settle@ymcanorman.org (405) 364-9622 ext. 135
  • Blood-Borne Pathogens
    Classroom Training This is a workplace integrated training program designed for those with an occupational requirement to safely handle potentially infectious material. By appointment only. ​ Online Blended Training Online blended training is a mixed teaching approach using both online and classroom training. Skills portion by appointment only. ​ Group or Family Training Learn how to handle Blood Borne Pathogens in a group setting of up to 10 participants. If you are located in the Norman area, we can bring the training to you for an additional 62.5 cents per mile. By appointment only. Important Information Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting Stephanie Settle 2 days prior to the start of class. No refunds will be given after attending the first day of class. 100% attendance is required for course completion. To register for private, semi-private, group or family classes, please contact Stephanie Settle. REGISTER HERE Questions or concerns? Contact your instructor. Stephanie Settle Director of Safety & Aquatics settle@ymcanorman.org (405) 364-9622 ext. 135
  • Oxygen Administration
    Classroom Training Learn how to provide Oxygen Administration to a victim of a breathing emergency. CPR/BLS is required prior to taking this course. By appointment only. ​ Online Blended Training Online blended training is a mixed teaching approach using both online and classroom training. Skills portion by appointment only. Important Information Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting Stephanie Settle 2 days prior to the start of class. No refunds will be given after attending the first day of class. 100% attendance is required for course completion. To register for private, semi-private, group or family classes, please contact Stephanie Settle. REGISTER HERE Questions or concerns? Contact your instructor. Stephanie Settle Director of Safety & Aquatics settle@ymcanorman.org (405) 364-9622 ext. 135
  • YMCA Lifeguard V6 Certification
    Description This course prepares participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard in various environments. You will learn how to guard, anticipate and prevent problems, take action and help those in danger. It covers safety skills such as: spinal injury management, weather and water dangers, legal responsibilities, and pool management. For ages 16+. ​ Cost $270 per person. Includes lifeguard book, CPR/BLS, First Aid, Oxygen Administration and Safety Courses. 100% attendance is required. Payment must be made prior to first day of class. No refunds given after attending the first day of class. Course Pre-Requisites Minimum age of 16 by the last day of the scheduled course. Complete the physical competency requirements and rescue skills. Complete the Y Lifeguard eLearning courses (ASHI,CPR/BLS, First Aid, Oxygen Administration). Blended courses sent to participant after the student has registered and paid for course. What to Bring Bring a bathing suit and towel. ​ Weekend Lifeguard Certification This course is offered on Friday - Saturday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Sunday from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM. ​ Important Information Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting Stephanie Settle 2 days prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given after attending the first day of class. 100% attendance is required for course completion. Register 1 week prior to the course if prerequisites are required. REGISTER HERE Questions or concerns? Contact your instructor. Stephanie Settle Director of Safety & Aquatics settle@ymcanorman.org (405) 364-9622 ext. 135
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