The YMCA has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor. Whether just learning how to swim, improving strokes or taking water exercise classes, members are in safe hands with our certified swimming instructors and lifeguards.

Both children and adults learn to swim at our indoor pools in a wide variety of skill-level programs. We offer smaller, shallower instructional pools to ease newcomers into the skills like kicking, paddling and holding their breath. Parents are also invited into the water with their infants and toddlers for hands-on classes.

All swim lessons are $10.00 per session for YMCA Members and all swim lessons have the following 5 components:

  • Personal Safety
  • Stroke Development
  • Personal Growth
  • Water Sports
  • Games and Rescues

Adults looking to challenge themselves without stress on their joints or members who just need a little extra help from the water can take advantage of our different water exercise and therapy classes. Instructors lead small groups through water aerobics, core strengthening and much more.

The Geary Family YMCA offers members to sign up for the first 2 fitness classes for FREE!

Pool Schedule:  2017 Fall Pool Grid   – times are subject to change without notice

Please call for open swim times at 419-435-6608. Please be sure to always bring your own lock & key for the locker in the locker rooms.

Effective November 2nd, 2015:

During Open Swim times, the small pool floor will only be raised & then lowered on the 1/2 hour. Too much time is being lost for pool users waiting for the floor to be raised & lowered. Any questions, please see Eric Stinehelfer, Exe. Director

life_guardLifeguarding Course

We will be holding a a Lifeguarding Class for those 15 and over who wish to become certified lifeguards. Must be able to meet the following criteria on the first day of class:  swim 8 laps of the pool head up using either front crawl or breast stroke. (there is no stopping to rest) of a 75 ft. pool and attend all classes. Immediately following the lengths must be able to swim from the shallow end to the deep end and surface dive in 10 feet of water , recover a 12 lb. brick and return it to the shallow end  while resting the brick on your chest holding it with both hands and using only a kick to return to the shallow  end  and must be accomplished in one minute and 40 seconds.

This class is a Red Cross lifeguarding class and includes water pre-test, class work, e-learning, water skills,  AED/CPR for the professional resucer, 1st Aid, Oxygen Administration. 100% class attendance is required, NO EXCEPTIONS!

For any questions, call Senior Program Director & Aquatics at 419-435-6608

Fee: $225.00 Y-members and $250.00 Non-members (this fee includes all certifications & a lifeguard manual, class fees are to be paid at the time of registration) Pre-Registration is required with a Non-Refundable $50.00 deposit with all registrations to take the water skills test to see if you are capable to complete the training due by February 24th & will be taken off of the class fee. The Geary Family YMCA is offering payment options for class fees, please contact Aquatics Coordinator for more information at 419-435-6608.

All classes will be held according to the following dates and times. Swimmers CANNOT miss a single class. 

Registration flyer: coming soon!

Register for Lifeguarding Course




Adapted Aquatics Swim Program

The Y is offering swimming lessons for those with Autism and other special needs. We offer 1 on 1 lessons if needed. We have certified instructors to work with individuals at their own pace and learning ability. If interested please contact Aquatics Coordinator. 


swim lessons 3Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Each lesson is one 1/2 hour and is set up at your convenience. Price is per person.

One on One: Y Members – 4 lessons $50 ~ 10 lessons $100 ~ Each additional lesson is $15.00

Non-Members –  4 lessons $100 ~ 10 lessons $150 ~ Each additional lesson is $30.00

Group Lessons (2+): Please contact Senior Program Director & Aquatics

All lessons must be paid for by the student prior to the beginning of the first lesson


volunteerBecome a Volunteers

Looking to get involved at the YMCA? Become a volunteer swim instructor. Help out with swim lessons and learn how to manage a class. Must have swimming background and be at least 16 years old. For questions or information contact Senior Program Director & Aquatics .

To learn more about our many aquatics programs available at the Geary Family YMCA, contact our Main Desk at 419-435-6608.