Make a Splash at the Y

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 Owensboro 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, discover water stamina, and even on to stroke mechanics. Learning these skills help people of all ages to form good habits that can help them swim but most importantly, keep them safe.

Call 270-926-9622 today to register for one of our aquatic programs in Owensboro, KY.

Parent Tot Swim Lessons

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.

Group Swim Lessons

Increase comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-recue skills preformed 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 Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons are for people of any age. You will be one-on-one with the instructor and receive six 30 minute lessons. Morning, evening, and Saturday lesson times are available.



Aquacise is a slow to medium-paced, low impact water aerobics class designed to enhance mobility and flexibility. Classes run year round and are open to men and women of all fitness levels. Classes take place Monday-Thursday, 10-11am and 1-2 pm. Evening classes are available Mon and Wed from 6:45pm- 7:45 pm. They are currently roster-based so if interested, please contact .

Jr Lifeguard/Jr Swim Instructor

Jr Lifeguard-This program encourages leadership development in aquatic safety with the goal to prepare and motivate participants to eventually become lifeguards through a separate certification. Foundational skills include prevention of emergencies, recognizing emergencies, activating the Emergency Action Plan (EAP), make appropriate rescues, provide care, and complete reports. In Water time will be spent reviewing topics, learning rescues and building endurance. Class time: 4 sessions, two hours each. Minimum age: 10 years of age. You must be 16 yrs old in order to take the lifeguard certification class.

Jr Swim Instructor- This program encourages leadership development in the area of aquatic safety with the goal to prepare and motivate students to become swim instructors. During Classroom times, you will learn how to deliver the YMCA Learn To Swim program, instruct in the group and private setting, engage learners, communicate with parents/caregivers, prevent emergencies, and respond to emergencies. During In Water time, you will review and practice the day's topic, learn how to effectively utilize the swim lesson aids, and practice swimming skills and build endurance. Class time: 8 sessions. Minimum age: 16 yrs of age. To Register: Contact the Aquatics Director to arrange.

Miler's Club

Miler's Club

  1. Print your name in the chart in the hallway between the locker and fitness rooms and the pool.
  2. Track your fitness. Check boxes for each of the following:

  • 30 mins recreational (light to moderate) lap swimming= 2 boxes
  • 30 mins competitive (heavy) lap swimming= 4 boxes
  • 30 mins of Aquacise class= 2 box
  • 30 mins of water walking= 1 box
  • 30 mins of water aerobics= 1 box

3. After you complete your row, simply let Laura Stephenson (Aquatic Director) know so the YMCA staff can recognize your achievement... AND you can pick a prize from the Treasure (Swag) Chest.

4. Print your name on a new row and get ready for another set!