Aquatics

Make a Splash at the Y

Dive right into one of our aquatic programs at the Owensboro Family YMCA in Owensboro, KY

Swimming has the ability to tone your muscles and reduces stress. By signing up for one of our aquatic programs at the Owensboro Family YMCA, you get the opportunity to build confidence in the water whether it's through lap swimming, water aerobics, or swim lessons for all ages.

Our swim lesson programs help children and adults learn about water safety, develop water stamina, and discover stroke mechanics. Developing these lifelong skills helps people learn to swim but most importantly, keeps them safe in and around the water.

Scroll down to see aquatic program options. Register online, on the daxko mobile app, or at the Owensboro Family YMCA. For questions, contact our Aquatics department at aquatics@owensboroymca.org.

Parent Tot Swim Lessons

Parent Tot Swim Lessons

Ages: 6 months - 3 years

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experience, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Preschool Swim Lessons

Preschool Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 - 5 yrs

Increase comfort with underwater exploration and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance and independently. Encourages forward movement in the water. This class reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

School Age Swim Lessons

School Age Swim Lessons

Ages: 5-12 years

Increase comfort with underwater exploration and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance and independently. Encourages forward movement in the water.

Develop intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances. Introducing basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl.
This class reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Ages: Youth ages 4 yrs -Adult

Lessons will be customized to cover water safety skills, swim strokes, and more.
Morning, evening, and Saturday lesson times are available. After registering, you'll be contacted for scheduling.

Teen/Adult Swim Lessons

Teen/Adult Swim Lessons

Ages: 12+ years

Increase comfort with underwater exploration and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance and independently. Encourages forward movement in the water.

Develop intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances. Introducing basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl. This class reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Barracuda Swim Team

Staff will use drills and fun activities to fine-tune stroke technique, build endurance and speed, improve flip turns and streamline racing dives. Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly will be taught and tuned!

We offer full summer season as well as fall & spring Boot Camps (mini seasons).

Swim Clinics

BASIC: Covers water safety and stroke basics for elementary backstroke, freestyle (front crawl), back crawl, and breaststroke. Basic diving will also be covered.

EXPERIENCED: Work on techniques for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, flip turns, and more. These are great for those new to the swim team environment and competitive swimmers looking to refine their skills that help win the race!

Lifeguard Certification

This official Blended Learning American Red Cross course provides a 2-year certification in lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid, and AED. Course is designed to give participants the basic and knowledge needed to be lifeguards in the pools and aquatics environments and offers up to date information on how to guard; anticipate and prevent problems; and take action to help those in need. Participants must pass a swim test on the first day of class (Pre-course) to remain registered and complete all online work before the first session of the course.

Looking for lifeguard certification? Check back Spring 2025.

Water Exercise Classes

From Aquacise to Water Exercise, we have something for everyone. Enjoy low impact water exercise classes open to ALL fitness levels year round. See schedule page for class descriptions.

Aquacise Schedule:
Monday- Thursday
10am-11am and 1pm-2pm

Water Exercise Schedule:
Monday & Wednesday
7pm-8pm

Learn TO CLASSES

Specialty aquatic classes such as Learn To Kayak, and other aquatic sports and interests.

Adapted Swim Lessons

Ages 3-18
Recreational swim program that focuses on water safety skills for youth ages 3 & up with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Swimmers will have the opportunity to participate in swim lesson activities, water activities, and games with an instructor.