Salina Family YMCA offers 2 heated pools - one 6 lane LAP POOL and one FAMILY POOL which includes a water slide. The Swimming pools are one of the Y's marquee features. A variety of swim lessons are offered for all ages, from infant to adult, and all experience levels, in group or private settings. Additionally we offer SCUBA, water park lifeguard training classes, Warm Water Therapy, FREE with membership - Aquacise Exercise and Water fitness exercise as well as exclusive pool time for lap swimming and recreational time for the family. (SWIM LESSONS & POOL SCHEDULE)
Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your children sidelined. You need to equip them with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills.
Drowning is the 2ND leading cause of DEATH for kids ages 5-14 and TWO kids die EVERYDAY from DROWNING. At the Y we TEACH SKILLS that SAVE LIVES! DROWNING is PREVENTABLE! We offer year round SWIM LESSONS in our warm water family pool. Register your child for swim lessons with us TODAY!
Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The Y's Swimming and Water Safety program helps 2ND grade children learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.
The Y is “America’s Swim Instructor” and the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming. The Y introduced the country to the concept of group swim lessons more than 100 years ago, (1909), and each year, the Y teaches more than a million children invaluable water safety and swimming skills. As one of the largest community-based organizations in the country, the Y owns or manages over 2,000 pools. Thanks to its size and reach, the Y is in a unique position to help bridge the gap in the delivery of swim lessons and water safety education in the U.S.—especially in underserved communities.
The Y provides water activities the whole family can enjoy for Health, Fitness, and Fun.
All YMCA Swim Lessons have components of stroke development, rescue, character development, personal growth, and water safety. Each class will have some deck time for discussion. Classes may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment. In the event of an electrical storm, pools are closed due to lighting closer than 8 miles.
The YMCA offers PADI certification, as well as 1-hour Discover Scuba classes, periodically during the year. Check the website or brochure for dates and times, or give us a call.
SCUBA Certification COST: $350 Members $400 Non-Members
Ages 10+. $10 Preregistration is required. Contact the YMCA for more information or to sign up for DSD classes at 785-825-2151.
For information on full SCUBA certification, contact one of the outside contractors who conduct training at our pools:
Patrick Wirtz, PADI 785-493-1675
Mark Ash, PDIC International 316-302-9568
Cost includes textbook, and loan/use of all necessary equipment. Equipment will also be available for purchase.
Discover Scuba COST: $30 Y Member, $40 Non-Member
Every 2nd Saturday of the month, the public is invited to swim at no cost from 1:00-5:00 pm. Come swim in our Lap Pool and have fun in our warm Family Pool. Ride the water slide, play water volleyball, stand under the umbrella water fountain, and much more! Age requirements MUST apply.
Take your skills to the next level with our fitness-oriented Master’s Swim for ages 18 and up. Begins the 1st of the month/ monthly sessions
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Members Non-Members
The Master Swim schedule will change once construction begins. Please contact Tami Thompson, Aquatics Coordinator, or the Membership Services Desk for more information.
Aquatics Coordinator for Salina Family YMCA
The Y is a volunteer-led, community-owned, 501c3 nonprofit organization, and any income is reinvested to meet local needs.