SPORTS BRIEFS: Lifeguard class, disc golf, cycling challenge

Lifeguard certification offered at local YMCA

A lifeguard certification course is being offered at the Brown County YMCA, 105 S. Willow St.

From 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, participants must take part in an online workshop at the Y and bring a laptop or Wi-Fi-capable tablet. The workshop will get students set up with an online learning portal; then they will have two weeks to complete required testing online.

A water skills class will be taught from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12 in the YMCA pool. At that time, participants must present proof of online course completion. Participants should bring a lunch.

The course costs $100 for those who plan to work at the Y or $125 for other participants. To register, or for more information, stop in at the Y or call 812-988-9622.

Disc golf league plays every Tuesday

The Brown County Disc Golf Alliance plays regularly in Brown County and new members are welcome.

The group plays Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Deer Run Park or at the Brown County Country Club, alternating months. In April, it’s the park.

Players of all skill levels are welcome, including those who have never played before. Loaner discs are available.

For more information, contact Stan Golis at

Cycling challenge planned in Brown County State Park

The second annual Rollfast 8×8 Challenge will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15 in Brown County State Park.

The route consists of an 11.7-mile loop with a rest stop at the start/finish area. Each lap has about 900 feet of vertical gain.

Up to 100 riders can register for a four-lap or eight-lap challenge for $40 per person.

All registration fees and net profits from Rollfast events benefit the Rollfast Foundation which supports Bikes for Kids, the High Rollers Scholarship Program, and the Roll Out of Darkness suicide prevention and awareness initiative.

Register online at×8-challenge/8×8-challenge-registration.

Kyokushin karate training offered

Sensei David Michaelis is offering training in traditional kyokushin karate.

Classes are for students 16 and older twice a week, at 6 p.m. Thursdays and 4 p.m. Sundays.

Michaelis has trained and taught kyokushin karate for more than 35 years. Kyokushin, Japanese for “the society of the ultimate truth,” is a style of stand-up, full-contact karate. It is intended to foster humility, perseverance and nonviolence and to provide a foundation for improving physical and mental discipline.

For more information, email Michaelis at or call him at 812-988-9409.

Yoga variety offered at Simply Fitness

Simply Fitness, 59 E. Main St., offers beginner yoga at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays. The cost is $5 per 30-minute session.

Vinyasa flow yoga is taught at 6 p.m. Tuesdays for $10 per 45-minute session. Private training or yoga sessions are available for $15 per 30-minute session.

Yin/Restorative Yoga w/Annie is a 90-minute class with Annie Patrick Buechlein that starts at 6 p.m. Thursday. By reservation only, sessions cost $18 each.

Reiki, Japanese energy healing sessions, with Buechlein are available by appointment.

Reflexology with Leslie Dyar is available. For more information or an appointment, call 317-507-3224.

To sign up for other sessions, email or call 812-343-3560. For more information, visit