Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Ys offer swim lessons (for all ages), family swim, competitive swimming, private lessons, water fitness and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.

The 20th Avenue YMCA boasts the Kuhn Family Pool, an eight-lane, 25-yard, competitive lap pool, as well as a warm-water family fun pool. The Oshkosh Truck Family Pool includes a water slide, zero-depth entry, a lazy river current, and water spouting gadgets. 

The NEW Downtown YMCA is home to a four-lane, 25-yard lap pool, as well as a 3-3.5 foot family pool great for teaching swimming lessons. The pool also includes a large lazy river with the option to turn on spouting water.

Both YMCA locations have an on deck Sauna, Steam room and Whirlpool and are staffed with certified lifeguards that are prepared to respond. Aquatics staff members go through a rigorous staff meeting each month to practice their rescue skills. Our staff is dedicated to making the Y aquatics experience one that is enjoyable, as well as safe.

Dan Braun, Director of Risk Management & Downtown Aquatics
Lawson Bailey, 20th Ave Aquatics Director