570 YMCA Drive, Salina, Kansas 67401
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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.


Is a program offered at the Salina Family YMCA to our local area 2nd graders, at no cost to schools or parents. It has been show that one way to help reduced drowning incidents among children ages 5 through 12 is to teach water safety education in elementary schools and other youth programs. By learning how to perform sequenced set of skills (jump, push, turn, grab and swim-float-swim), the risk of drowning is reduced. 

SAWS instructors spend one hour in each classroom presenting and discussing a variety or water safety topics, using videos and activities that educate and entertain students. These classroom sessions are deigned to increase awareness of safety around water and promote healthy water activities. After the class room session, student are bused to the Y to learn in-water skills, designed to increase confidence in and around water, teach swimming skills at three different levels of experience, practice what to do in water emergency, and have lots of fun!


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. 

Private Lessons

Fee is $30 (for members) OR $60 (for non-members) per 30 minute class.


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 

Special Populations

1 day / wk - 30 min. class

4 lessons/session - $30 members/$60 nonmembers

Session dates will correspond with those for listed sessions. Arrangements for times can be made through the Aquatics Coordinator.

Splash Saturdays

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.

Lifeguard Training Course Opportunities

ARC (American Red Cross) Lifeguard training class

This class includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer & AED, First Aid, as well as Waterpark Lifeguard Training. This is a 29 hour course.You must be able to swim, as this is not a swim lesson.


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

                            $40.00               $80.00

The Master Swim schedule will change once construction begins. Please contact Tami Thompson, Aquatics Coordinator, or the Membership Services Desk for more information.



Contact Information

Tami Thompson
Aquatics Coordinator for Salina Family YMCA
Tel: 785-825-2151




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To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

The Y is a volunteer-led, community-owned, 501c3 nonprofit organization, and any income is reinvested to meet local needs.

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