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Youth Programs

Breakfast with Santa!

Join Prairie Life and Santa on December 2th at 10am. We will have muffins, juice and will make a small craft. Cost $10/per child.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YP999SC 0-12 Dec 2 - Dec 2 10:00A - 12:00PSa Nov 15 - Dec 1 Register

Youth Programs Football Program

Prairie Life Fitness Youth Football: Offensive Skills-Throwing the football, Holding and running, Catching, Route running, Each position stance and job, Position drills, Simple offensive plays. Defensive Skills-Gaps, Coverage, Blitz, Proper tackling form (Non-contact), Position drills. Special Teams Skills-Punting, Punt Return, Kickoff, Kick Return, Field Goals. *One-On-One Lessons: 1-5 Sessions $58/each, 6-11 Sessions $54/each, 12-23 Sessions $51/each, 24+ session $50/each *Punch Cards: 8 punches $160 16 punches $300 Call today to setup a Jump Start with Coach Brenden Moon!

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YP1-5 5-12 Aug 3 - Dec 31
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YP1-5

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Aug 3 - Dec 31 Register
YP12-23 5-12 Aug 3 - Dec 31
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YP12-23

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Aug 3 - Dec 31 Register
YP160 5-12 Aug 3 - Dec 31
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YP160

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Aug 3 - Dec 31 Register
YP24+ 5-12 Aug 3 - Dec 31
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YP24+

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Aug 3 - Dec 31 Register
YP300 5-12 Aug 3 - Dec 31
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YP300

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Aug 3 - Dec 31 Register
YP6-11 5-12 Aug 3 - Dec 31
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YP6-11

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Aug 3 - Dec 31 Register

Polar Express Party

~Believe~ Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see. ~’The Polar Express’ All abroad the Polar Express Train December 16. Departure will be at 6:00pm. We will return to the station at 9:00pm. Pajamas are a must! Hot chocolate will be served with a little snack. Enjoy an evening of watching Polar Express and making a little craft.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YPPX 3-12 Dec 16 - Dec 16 6:00P - 9:00PSa Nov 15 - Dec 15 Register

Aquatics Programs

Swim Endurance Training

Our 4 week program we will help you work on your technique, and increase your endurance using a variety of drills. Monday mornings at 5:45-6:45 a.m. Guest fees are included in the non member price. Contact Carl Swauger at 515-223-5999 X215 or cswauger@prairielife.com with any questions.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
SE Nov 13-99 Nov 6 - Nov 27 5:45A - 6:45AMo Nov 2 - Nov 14

School Age Camps

No School Day Camps

No School Day Camp Members Full day $50/Non-Members $60 8:30AM-4:30PM (Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up available through coordination with Youth Programs Director) It’s time to celebrate no school days at Prairie Life! All days are themed!! Camp includes swimming, 2 snacks, lunch and so much more!

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YP630226 5-12 Nov 24 - Nov 24 8:30A - 4:30PFr Sep 21 - Nov 22
YP63029 5-12 Jan 15 - Jan 15 8:30A - 4:30PMo Sep 21 - Jan 12 Register
YP63030 5-12 Feb 19 - Feb 19 8:30A - 4:30PMo Sep 21 - Feb 16 Register
YP63031 5-12 Mar 9 - Mar 9 8:30A - 4:30PFr Sep 21 - Mar 8 Register
YP630313 5-12 Apr 27 - Apr 27 8:30A - 4:30PFr Sep 21 - Apr 26 Register

Winter Break Camps~Holidays Around the World1

Ages 3-12 December 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 Cost $50/per day per child Half days are an option! Hop on board the Global Holiday Express and enjoy a reindeer ride to Mexico, England and Canada. Camp will include: crafts, snacks, swimming and so much more! Sign up today! The camp, in which participants will enjoy arts and crafts, games, and swimming! . Parents may sign up their student for just one or two days of camp, or all week! Cost is $50 per day/member. $175 all week! Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Early drop off and late pick up are available. Please contact Missi Spurgeon, Youth Programs Director, at 515-223-5999. Morning and afternoon snacks and lunch will be provided.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YP95621 5-12 Dec 21 - Dec 21 8:30A - 4:30PTh Nov 15 - Dec 20 Register
YP95622 5-12 Dec 22 - Dec 22 8:30A - 4:30PFr Nov 15 - Dec 21 Register
YP95626 5-12 Dec 26 - Dec 26 8:30A - 4:30PTu Nov 15 - Dec 22 Register
YP956227 5-12 Dec 27 - Dec 27 8:30A - 4:30PWe Nov 15 - Dec 26 Register
YP95628 5-12 Dec 28 - Dec 28 8:30A - 4:30PTh Nov 15 - Dec 27 Register
YP95629 3-12 Dec 29 - Dec 29 8:30A - 4:30PFr Nov 15 - Dec 28 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 10:30am to 11:30am* 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 Jan 6 - Dec 31
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FIRST

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6:30P - 7:30P
Tu, Th
10:30A - 11:30A
Sa
Jan 6 - Dec 31 Register
SECOND 6-90 Oct 25 - Dec 31
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SECOND

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6:30P - 7:30P
Tu, Th
10:30A - 11:30A
Sa
Oct 25 - Dec 31 Register
THIRD 6-99 Oct 25 - Dec 31
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THIRD

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6:30P - 7:30P
Tu, Th
10:30A - 11:30A
Sa
Oct 25 - Dec 31 Register

Basketball

Prairie Life Fitness Youth Basketball

Prairie Life Fitness Youth Basketball: Our program emphasizes the importance of teamwork and a healthy lifestyle for all ages and skill levels with focus on communication and leadership through basketball. Group Player Development (Available year-round) Develop overall skill set and compete in game situations, players are made here. Develop overall skill set and compete in game situations, players are made here. Cost: $160 for 8 punches $300 for 16 punches *Recommended 4 month to gain most significant improvement Dates: 2x/week/90 minutes per class: Monday-Thursday! *4 Participant Minimum per class One on One Lessons (Available year-round, Mon-Thur. Grades 2-12) These lessons are player specific and is designed to enhance overall basketball skills. High intensity workouts are performed for rapid improvements. Each workout is 60 minutes. See front desk for price information. Camps (Grades K-12) Camps are available throughout the year; Summer Break, Spring Break, and Winter Break Specific dates and times are released up to one month prior and announced here on the web and flyers are posted in the club. Contact Youth Programs Director, Missi Spurgeon at 223-5999 or email mspurgeon@prairielife.com with questions.

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YP89916 All Ages Jan 6 - Dec 31
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YP89916

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Jan 6 - Dec 31 Register
YP8998 All Ages Jan 6 - Dec 31
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YP8998

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Jan 6 - Dec 31 Register

Youth Swimming Lessons

Youth Swim Team

Our non-competitive swim team is a great way for kids to stay in shape and learn more about swimming working on endurance and stroke technique for Freestyle, Backstroke, and Breaststroke. Goal is complete 1200-2000 yards each workout. Prerequisites are required and include: Able to swim 50 yards of freestyle, breaststroke, back crawl, and elementary backstroke. Tread for a tim span of 1-minute minimum Entry knowledge of sidestroke and butterfly Prerequisites will be tested at the beginning of day 1. If a participant is not able to complete our prerequisites they may not continue. Minimum of 3 participants. Swim Team is not part of the youth group swim lessons. Guests fees of $6 per session are included in the non member rate.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YST 11/13 Fish 5+ Nov 13 - Dec 7 4:45P - 5:30PTu, Th Aug 15 - Nov 22

Youth Stroke Clinics

Refine your stroke for more efficient swimming. This 4 week clinic will work on a different strokes and technique each week. Strokes include Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly. Participants must be able to complete at least one full length of the pool at a time. Contact Aquatics Director, Carl Swauger, with questions at cswauger@prairielife.com or (515)223-5999. Minimum of 3 participants. This clinic is not part of the youth group swim lessons. Guests fees of $6 per lesson are included in the non member price.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YSC 11/6 Fish 4+ Nov 13 - Dec 6 5:35P - 6:20PMo, We Nov 2 - Nov 10

Fish 1

This level is intended for children 3+. 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. 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 Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 4:30 F1 3+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 4:30P - 5:00PMo Nov 15 - Jan 7 Register
Tuesday 6:15 F1 3+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 6:15P - 6:45PTu Nov 15 - Jan 8 Register
Wednesday 5:40 F1 3+ Jan 10 - Feb 28 5:40P - 6:10PWe Nov 15 - Jan 9 Register
Thursday 5:05 F1 3+ Jan 11 - Mar 1 5:05P - 5:35PTh Nov 15 - Jan 10 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. 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. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 4:30 F2 3+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 4:30P - 5:00PMo Nov 15 - Jan 7 Register
Tuesday 5:05 F2 3+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 5:05P - 5:35PTu Nov 15 - Jan 8 Register
Wednesday 4:30 F2 3+ Jan 10 - Feb 28 4:30P - 5:00PWe Nov 15 - Jan 9 Register
Thursday 6:15 F2 3+ Jan 11 - Mar 1 6:15P - 6:45PTh Nov 15 - Jan 10 Register
Saturday 11:10 F2 3+ Jan 13 - Mar 3 11:10A - 11:40ASa Nov 15 - Jan 12 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. 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. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 6:15 F3 4+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 6:15P - 6:45PMo Nov 15 - Jan 7 Register
Tuesday 5:40 F3 4+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 5:40P - 6:10PTu Nov 15 - Jan 8 Register
Wednesday 5:05 F3 4+ Jan 10 - Feb 28 5:05P - 5:35PWe Nov 15 - Jan 9 Register
Thursday 4:30 F3 4+ Jan 11 - Mar 1 4:30P - 5:00PTh Nov 15 - Jan 10 Register
Saturday 10:00 F3 4+ Jan 13 - Mar 3 10:00A - 10:30ASa Nov 15 - Jan 12 Register

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. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. 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. 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. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:40 F4 4+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 5:40P - 6:10PMo Nov 15 - Jan 7 Register
Wednesday 4:30 F4 4+ Jan 10 - Feb 28 4:30P - 5:00PWe Nov 15 - Jan 9 Register
Thursday 6:15 F4 4+ Jan 11 - Mar 1 6:15P - 6:45PTh Nov 15 - Jan 10 Register
Saturday 11:45 F4 4+ Jan 13 - Mar 3 11:45A - 12:15PSa Nov 15 - Jan 12 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. In Fish 5, we will introduce butterfly. 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. 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. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:40 F5 6+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 5:40P - 6:10PMo Nov 15 - Jan 7 Register
Tuesday 5:40 F5 6+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 5:40P - 6:10PTu Nov 15 - Jan 8 Register
Wednesday 5:40 F5 6+ Jan 10 - Feb 28 5:40P - 6:10PWe Nov 15 - Jan 9 Register
Thursday 5:40 F5 6+ Jan 11 - Mar 1 5:40P - 6:10PTh Nov 15 - Jan 10 Register

Polliwogs 1

This level is intended for children 3+. This is the first level of group swimming lessons at Prairie Life. 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 to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. 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. 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 Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:05 PW1 3+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 5:05P - 5:35PMo Nov 15 - Jan 7 Register
Tuesday 4:30 PW1 3+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 4:30P - 5:00PTu Nov 15 - Jan 8 Register
Wednesday 6:15 PW1 3+ Jan 10 - Feb 28 6:15P - 6:45PWe Nov 15 - Jan 9 Register
Thursday 5:40 PW1 3+ Jan 11 - Mar 1 5:40P - 6:10PTh Nov 15 - Jan 9 Register

Polliwogs 2

This level is intended for children 3+. This is the first level of group swimming lessons at Prairie Life. 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 to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. 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. 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 Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:05 PW2 3+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 5:05P - 5:35PMo Nov 15 - Jan 7 Register
Tuesday 6:15 PW2 3+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 6:15P - 6:45PTu Nov 15 - Jan 8 Register
Wednesday 5:05 PW2 3+ Jan 10 - Feb 28 5:05P - 5:40PWe Nov 15 - Jan 9 Register
Saturday 10:35 PW2 3+ Jan 13 - Mar 10 10:35A - 11:05ASa Nov 15 - Jan 12 Register

Waterbabies

This level is intended for children 6 months - 3 years. In waterbabies, parents will work with babies in the water. The goal is to get babies more comfortable in the water before beginning group lessons. We play games, sing songs, and have fun while learning water safety. We will practice becoming comfortable kicking, splashing, and putting faces in the water to blow bubbles. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list for this reason there will be a $5 fee for participants registered who do not show up. Guests fee if $6 per class is included in the non member price.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Tuesday 6:45 WB 6 Months + Jan 9 - Feb 27 6:45P - 7:15PTu Nov 15 - Jan 8 Register

Youth Swim Clinic

Group lessons have ended. Continue swimming with our group swim clinic! This class is for younger kids from our Fish 1, 2 and 3 classes. Keep them swimming in our group setting to keep their confidence in the water up in-between regular group lessons. Questions please contact Aquatics Director Carl Swauger at 515-223-5999 X215

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Fish 1+ 3+ Nov 14 - Dec 5 4:30P - 5:00PTu Nov 2 - Nov 21
Fish 2-3 4+ Nov 14 - Dec 5 5:05P - 5:35PTu Nov 2 - Nov 21
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