EXPLORE OUR POOLS, WATER PARKS, AND AQUATIC PROGRAMS
Swimming is great exercise, a challenging sport, effective therapy, a valuable life skill, and just plain fun. The Greater Wichita YMCA has been teaching our community to swim since 1885 and, each year, we teach thousands of our neighbors - from infants through active older adults - how to be more comfortable and confident near and in the water, and how to start and improve swimming skills. We offer:
Basic and Advanced Water Safety
Swim Lessons (Group, Small Group, and 1:1 Sessions)
Swim Clubs and Competitive Swim Teams
Lifeguard Certification Courses
Birthday Parties and Private Events
Greater Wichita YMCA members can enjoy unlimited use of our open swim / open pool times and water-based group exercise classes as well as discounts on all programs and activities in the water. Members and those with Guest Passes can enjoy:
9 Indoor Family Pools (many with walk-in areas, toddler place spaces, and other family-friendly features)
9 Indoor Lap / Lane Pools for fitness swimming and technique improvement
9 Hot Tubs for relaxing
4 Outdoor Water Parks (Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend)
Ready to get swimming? Use the tiles below to explore our options and schedules.
LOOKING FOR SCHEDULES? You can use our Group Exercise Search page for water-based group exercise classes and pool-based programs and sports can be found through our Programs Search page. Open swim / family swim times and general pool hours and availability can be found on each branch page - start on our Locations page. Select a branch, scroll past the picture at the top and look for the links to downloadable PDF schedules.
The Greater Wichita YMCA has year-round openings for lifeguards at all of our outdoor water parks, indoor swimming pools, and camp sites. We will help with training and certification and qualifying guards get the costs reimbursed. Learn more below.
The Greater Wichita YMCA—with dozens of programs and services outside of fitness facilities and sports—served 300,000+ in the Wichita-area last year. Learn how your support, through membership or a gift to the Y's Strong Community Campaign, makes a difference.