Sports briefs: Youth swim club, half-marathon and more

Youth swim club caters to varying abilities

The Brown County YMCA will offer two, six-week swim club programs to help develop and refine endurance and stroke techniques.

The league is less competitive than traditional swim teams. Instruction is geared to meet individual swimmers’ needs.

Children ages 8 to 18 can participate. They must be able to swim a length of the pool. An assessment will be done Monday, Sept. 19.

The registration deadline for the first session is Friday, Sept. 23.

Practices will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Sept. 26 to Nov. 4 and Nov. 7 to Dec. 16. Meets will be on Saturdays.

The cost is $60 per Y member and $80 per non-member. A 10-percent discount is offered for siblings.

For more information or to register, contact Shelle Hertz at the Y, 812-988-9622.

Homeschool swim and gym program starting

The Brown County YMCA offers organized games and swimming for homeschooled students.

Homeschool Swim and Gym runs from 9 to 11 a.m. through Sept. 23.

It’s open to kids in kindergarten through sixth grade on Tuesdays and in seventh through 12th grades on Thursdays.

Six-week sessions cost $25 per child for Y members and $20 for additional siblings, or $35 per non-member child and $30 per sibling.

With questions, stop by at the Y at 105 Willow St. or call Shelle Hertz at 812-988-6922.

Open gym times offered at local YMCA

The Brown County YMCA offers open gym for basketball, volleyball and pickleball for players age 16 and older from all ability levels, with informal, friendly games.

Basketball is offered 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays; volleyball is 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays.

Competitive pickleball is offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; social pickleball is from 1 to 3 p.m. the same days. Social pickleball also is offered from 6 to 8 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturdays.

For players ages 50 and older, basketball and volleyball are offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Open gym hours are free for Y members and $3 per non-member.

Parks and rec wrestling open to K-12 students

Registration is open for a new Brown County Parks and Recreation wrestling program for students in the sixth through 12th grades.

Practices will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 29 in the wrestling room in the Larry C. Banks Memorial Gymnasium at the high school.

The program’s focus is on basic skill development and improvement. Wrestlers also can compete in voluntary competitive meets throughout the year.

The fee is $30 and includes a Brown County wrestling T-shirt. Sign up at the parks and rec office on Deer Run Lane or at

Younger students also can participate.

Wrestling camp for kindergarten through fifth-grade students takes place Monday and Wednesday evenings through Dec. 28. There is no registration deadline. Register anytime throughout the year, submitting forms and fees to the parks office or at

For more information, call the office at 812-988-5522 or stop by between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Zumba classes free for YMCA members

The Brown County YMCA, 105 Willow St., offers a Zumba class from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

The class is free for YMCA members. A $3 drop-in fee applies for nonmembers.

For more information, call 812-988-9622.

Hilly Half Marathon registration open

The Brown County YMCA is accepting registration for its Hilly Half Marathon Saturday, Nov. 12. It starts and finishes at the Saddle Barn/Lower Shelter in Brown County State Park.

Register by Sept. 30 for $50, which includes the park entrance fee. Registration goes up to $60 during October, and in November it costs $70 to be in the race.

For more information, stop by or call the Y at 812-988-9622.