Swimming is a life-saving skill that should be accessible to all.
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.
Do You Have What it Takes?
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>
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.
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.