Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Posted in

FREE FIRST LAUNCH of NEW SUP CLASSES on June 15 with Summer Session to run June 17 - July 26! 


In cooperation with the Huntington Township Trustee, we are excited to offer Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) this summer at Lake Clare.  Three different classes will be offered including SUP Float, SUP Yoga and SUP Combo.  

The class will be led by Y staff, Andi Lee who is an Aqua Stand Up, yoga and lifeguard-certified instructor.  Andi proposed that additional outdoor boards and an outdoor location be secured to take paddle board outside to enjoy the beautiful and calming outdoor scenery.  She brings 15 years of outdoor recreational paddling experience. 

Depending on the class, participants may travel around Lake Clare as a group, tether the boards together and experience a variety of instructor-led exercises or do a combination of both traveling and stationary exercises.  Benefits of the SUP include an overall improvement in strength, improvement in stability and balance, learning a popular recreational sport, enjoyment of the outdoors, and fun and fellowship with other participants!

To kick-off the outdoor fun, a FUN LAUNCH of 30 minute sample classes will be offered. Lake Clare is located at Old US 24 and Broadway Street in Huntington.  Participants will meet near the Trustees building and Huntington Township Fire Station.

Those interested in the FREE sample classes must reserve a spot.  The sample classes to be offered as follows:

  • SUP YOGA at 10:00am
  • SUP COMBO AT 11:00am
  • SUP FLOAT at 12:00pm

Summer Stand Up Paddle Boarding Y class sessions will then begin on June 17th and continue through July 26th at Lake Clare.  Classes will meet at various times with sessions on Mondays/Wednesdays and Tuesdays/Thursdays.  To sign up for the various summer class sessions, you must call us or stop by the YMCA front desk.  (FRONT DESK HAS AVAILABLE DATES/CALENDAR OF SESSIONS AVAILABLE)   Registration is now open for these sessions.

Cost for one class session is $15 per class for Y members and $23 per class for community members.  For discounted rates participants can sign up for 7 or more class sessions at $10 per class for Y members and $18 per class for community members.  The minimum number of participants for each class is 5 people with a maximum number of 8 people.  Classes are for ages 14 years and older. 

Additional FAQ on the class can be found on the website under “Aquatics”.  You may also call the front desk at 260-359-9622.   We hope to see you on Lake Clare!!