YMCA Aquatics

Swim Lessons

The YMCA of Springfield is our community’s premier provider of aquatic instruction. Whether you want to conquer your fear of the water, train for a race, prepare your child for summers around the pool, or give your child exposure to the sport of swimming, the YMCA has the right lesson for you. With a competition pool, child pool, lane pool, warm lap pool, resistance pool, and more, the YMCA has the amenities you need to be water ready. Sign up today, and see why the YMCA is so much more than a gym. Read More>

Lifeguard Training

The YMCA lifeguard training and certification is a unique program designed to ensure interested individuals have all the necessary skills to handle a very demanding and important responsibility: Saving a life! Upon the successful completion of the YMCA course, each participant will become certified as a YMCA lifeguard. Participants also will receive additional certifications in CPR for the professional rescuer, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration from the American Health and Safety Institute. The course combines classroom lecture, online e-learning, swimming and water rescue practice. Read More>

At this time we are not offering lifeguard classes or training. If you wish to be notified when we re-open lifeguard classes and training, please email Arthur Steiner at asteiner@springfieldymca.org 

Special Aquatic Events

The Aquatics Department puts on special events for YMCA members and the public. Below are upcoming events –

Water Safety Month
May 2020
Downtown & Kerasotes YMCA
Event Flyer

Swim With A Mermaid
July 11, 2020
Kerasotes YMCA
3:00-5:00 PM
Registration Form

Floating Pumpkin Patch
October 3, 2020
Kerasotes YMCA
3:00-5:00 PM
Registration Form

Swim With Santa
December 14
Kerasotes YMCA
3:00-5:00 PM
Registration Form

Recreational Swimming

The YMCA  has swimming facilities at both locations used for events such as Gym and Swim and many more!  If you are not interested in the swim classes offered but would like to use the facilities for training and conditioning, check out the pool schedules on our website for  open swim time.


The Springfield YMCA (SPY) Swim Team is a YMCA/USA year-round competitive swimming program offering quality professional coaching and technical instruction for all ages and abilities. The vision of the SPY Swim Team is to foster an environment allowing individuals to become superior swimmers and better people, to contribute to team camaraderie and sportsmanship, and build lifelong skills consistent with the YMCA’s mission and cause. Read More>

Water Fitness

Water exercise is a great way to burn calories without putting extra stress on your joints. The ability to swim is not necessary for participation and classes are offered at varying levels of intensity. Modifications can be made in any class. Check out the daily class schedules to see when the next Water Fitness class will be! Daily Class Schedules>