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Summer Community Education Classes

Senior Wellness Day Returns to the Rec Center!

Thanks to a donation from Memorial Medical Center, Senior Wellness Day is back at the Bayfield Area Recreation Center.  Seniors living in Bayfield and Ashland counties can visit the Rec Center for free on Fridays all year and take advantage of a number of classes and programs.  Participants can use the swimming pool, fitness room and racquetball court during normal building hours, plus join special classes geared toward seniors–Aqua Fit 9-10 am and SilverSneakers Classic 11-12 pm.
Seniors wishing to use the Rec Center for Senior Wellness Day can simply show up and sign in with the member number ‘555’.  For more information, call 218-334-1302.

Get Paid To Kayak!

Kayakers needed as escorts for the Point to LaPointe Swim to Madeline Island on Saturday, Aug. 6. This 2-mile swim is a great event and fundraiser for the Rec Center.  We need kayaks,  rowboats and motorboats as escorts for the swimmers.  Call the Rec Center to volunteer, and get a free T-shirt and $25 gas card!

Learn to Play Petanque!

Petanque Clinics
Sunday, June 12 from 3-4:30 pm and Tuesday, June 14 from 1-2:30 pm
Learn the basics of the bocce-like game of petanque, the French game of throwing “boules” to end up closest to a target jack.  It’s easy to learn the fundamentals, and it never becomes boring as you continue to master techniques and tactics.  It’s fun at any skill level and appropriate for all ages.  If you have the stamina to play horseshoes, you can play petanque–but it involves a lot more strategy since the thrown boules and target jack can be moved.  Petanque provides a life-long opportunity to develop and hone throwing skills, strategize with teammates on tactics, and have fun outdoors.  Equipment will be provided.  No partner is necessary.  Free.
Instructors:  Kendall Klemm, Paul Sexton and Alfonso Oglesby

Petanque Play Sessions
Tuesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 6pm, June 16-30
Join folks to play petanque.  Drop by to learn and play even if you haven’t taken a clinic.  We’ll have boules you can use.

The 30 Minute Core

NEW Program!
with Emily Moravec
Thursdays at 5:00 pm, Starting June 2  (Try it for free May 19 and 26)
Join us for a 30 minute core strength and stretch class! Focusing on strong core and back – for people of all levels of fitness. Every Thursday at 5:00 pm.
$5 per day or $15 per calendar month

Functional Fitness Training

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Women 6-7, Men 7-8
For more information call 218-334-1302

Group fitness for men and women; “preparedness for life’s personal challenges.”

Swim Mini-Camp

August 22-24   10-3 pm
It’s Summer Olympics time! You can learn the techniques used by Olympic athletes in our Rec Center Mini-Swim Camps for 8 – 17 year olds. This 3-day session includes classroom instruction and pool practice intently focused on two of the four required strokes for competitive swimmers. New swimmers are welcome (must be able to swim one complete lap without stopping) – team swimmers are strongly encouraged to attend both sessions to improve performance in all four strokes.
Cost is $80 per three day session (free bag lunch from the Red Cliff Food Pantry at 11:30 included).


Muscular Strength and Range of Motion
Tuesdays and Fridays 11-12 year-round
Great for seniors who are looking to rebuild their strength, balance and coordination.   FREE to members, $6 guests.

Aqua Fit

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9-10 am all year
with the Swimmin’ Women
Mondays and Wednesdays 4-5pm
with Missy Eid during the school year

Aqua Fit is aerobics in the pool. Get a great total body workout without getting your hair wet!  A very popular class—great for beginners and fitness pros alike.  Drop in and see how much fun it is.
Members: FREE    Non-members can drop in for the standard facility fee.

Aspire Martial Arts

With Instructor Brittany Schmitt
Martial Arts helps improve reflexes and coordination, instills a positive attitude, builds confidence and self-esteem as well as improving concentration. Students will learn the basic kicks, punches, blocks and self defense techniques.
Join Martial Arts Today!
**Little Kickers
Our Little Kickers program is a specially designed program just for 4-7 year olds. Little Kickers is an ongoing program that new students can join at any time. Classes on Tuesday and Thursday at 4:15 pm $45 for the first month.

Members $25, Non-Members $30 per month after the first month. Visit us at, or call 218-334-1302 with questions or to sign up.
Our financial assistance fund can be applied to this class.

Summer Youth Soccer

Join a team in Bayfield or Washburn, with practices and games starting in late July through September.  Ages 4-14,
Both towns—register online at

Private Swim Lessons

For both children and adults who want more individualized instructor attention.  $25/half hour.  Call 218-334-1302 to set up a session.

Preschool Swimming Lessons

Fall Classes TBA, probably October or November
Water Babies/Little  5:00-5:30pm( 6 mos.- 3 yrs.)
Big Fish   5:30-6:00 pm (3 – 5 years)
A parent must be in the water with the child
Members: $22       Non-members:$27

$5 Drop In Yoga

9:30-10:30 am Tuesdays
May 17th – August 9th.
Level 1 Beginning Yoga is the perfect choice for students new to yoga, out of practice, or students looking to build a stronger foundation in their practice. These classes are challenging and rewarding! This class focuses on fundamental standing poses, seated poses, easy inversions, and relaxation poses. $5 drop in

Yoga in Bayfield

at the Bayfield Pavilion
with instructor Darcy Schwerin
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-8:45am
An all levels yoga class
Members $52 per month, Non-Members $59 per month
Drop-ins $10 per class
Try our new punch pass!  10 yoga classes for $79, can be used for any combination of our yoga classes.

Gentle Yoga-For All Ages!  
with Sandra Brue
11-12 Tues and Thurs at the Bayfield Pavilion

Looking for some balance, upper body strength, flexibility, and gentle stretching?  Using chairs and other props, this class will focus on developing steadiness and comfort, alertness and relaxation.  Yoga’s physical benefits can assist with stress relief and overall good health.  Ideal for seniors and those who want a more relaxing class
Non-members $54 per month, Members $47 per month
Drop ins $10
Try our new punch pass!  10 yoga classes for $79, can be used for any combination of our yoga classes.

Become a Sailor This Summer!

Take a class, get a season pass, and become a sailor this summer with North Coast Community Sailing. There are so many ways to sail with us! Brand new sailors often start with a class – we offer youth (ages 7 and up), teen, family, and adult classes. No experience is necessary. Too busy to take a class? Drop in to our Basic Sailor Instruction Sessions on Wednesdays and Saturdays and learn to sail on a timeline that fits your schedule. Once you’ve got the basics down, sail four days a week at Open Sailing and Teen Sailing, then put your skills to the test at our Tuesday Night Laser League. Season pass is half price with a paid class.
Stop by and say hi during our Open House at our home base at Washburn’s West End Park on Saturday, July 30 from 12-5 pm.
For more information, visit our website –

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Tuesdays and Thursdays from at 7:00pm at the Bayfield
Come join us for an opportunity to learn Brazillian Jiu Jitsu.  We have classes available for basics and fundamentals, or competition team classes for those who want to perfect the art of BJJ.
$30/mo non-members, $25/mo members

First Steps to Fitness

Want to get healthier and start exercising but don’t know where to start?  First Steps is a comprehensive, quick-start fitness plan for the individual who is new to exercise.  The program is designed to ascertain the current level of fitness and establish a starting point for exercise programming.  Under the guidance of a Certified Personal Trainer, clients will participate in a 3-phase program as follows:
Phase I.  Client history questionnaire and physical assessment.
Phase II.  Goal setting and program design.
Phase III.  Follow-up and re-evaluation.
First Steps will be held in small groups starting the last Tuesday of each month, 6-7 pm.  $49 covers the entire program and your first month of membership!  Our financial assistance fund can be applied to this class.  Call for details and to sign up for this incredible value.


June 9-August 31
Lunch Monday-Friday 11:30am-12:00pm, no lunch July 4
The Rec Center is a site to receive free lunch and snack through the Red Cliff Summer Food program.  All lunches will meet USDA guidelines and include milk.

Sea Scouts

Sea Scouting is a coed nautical program for youth ages 13-21.  Sail a 52’ schooner or our small, fast dinghies.  Learn about global shipping careers, marine engine repair, or scuba dive with us.   For more info, call  218-334-1302.

One on One Strength Training

with Personal Trainer John Murphy
A one-hour private orientation to the fitness room equipment.  Members $30  Non-members $35

Native Expressions Drum and Dance

Native Expressions Drum and Dance Troupe accepts new students at any time, ages 4 and up, of any race, to learn traditional styles of Ojibwe dance along with hoop dancing.  Classes are free.   To sign up for classes contact Gretchen Morris at 218-334-1302.
 Red Cross Swimming Lessons 
with Brittany Schmitt and Anney Olson
Fall Classes TBA, probably October or November

Level 1:   Students explore and learn basic aquatic skills.
Level 2:  Students will successfully use primary skills and start developing aquatic locomotion.
Level 3:  Students develop stroke readiness including elementary backstroke, treading water and diving.
Level 4:  Students will build confidence and improve strokes including breaststroke, sidestroke, and turns.
Level 5: Students refine their performance of all strokes and increase their distances
Level 6:   Refine strokes so participants swim them with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances.

Members $57, Non-members $68, Minimum of 4 per class
Our financial assistance fund can be applied to this class.

Youth Programming Receives Grant from the Peter M. and Betty W. Rogers Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

We would like to thank the Peter M. and Betty W. Rogers Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation for awarding us a grant to be used for our Youth Programming.  This grant will be used for Swim Lessons, Martial Arts, Sailing and for scholarships to enable low-income children to take these classes.