The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic. And that's just the beginning!
The Y’s many different programs let you try new things, develop skills, meet new people, and show what you are capable of! All of our programs will help you achieve and maintain health in spirit, mind, and body.
Click here for September - December 2013 program menu with times and offerings
For safety reasons, any child under the age of 16 must be tested to determine the section of the pool they are permitted to swim. Color wristbands indicate their swimming ability. Please see a lifeguard for assistance.
Pool time open for recreational swim. Children 8 years of age and under must be accompanied in the pool area by an adult (16 years or older) in swimming attire. Children under the age of 6 must have an adult in the water.
YMCA Swim Lessons are designed to allow the participants to have fun in the water while being guided to learn swimming skills. Activities are based on the developmental abilities of the participant. Participants will learn the basic skills that build on one another as the levels increase. They also learn about water safety, water sports, games and rescue.
We accept all persons with disabilities in all aquatic programs, asking only that we be notified in advance if special assistance is needed. Our facility is accessible for persons with disabilities.
No need to wait for a progress report to register for the next session. Enroll your child in his/her current level and we will make the adjustment for you.
If the class you desire is full or closed, please put your name on the waiting list. You will be contacted as soon as a space becomes available.
Swim Lesson Program Fees:
Eight classes: Member $40 and Program Participant $80
PARENT/ CHILD SWIM LESSONS
Ages 6 months - 3 years
This course promotes water enrichment and aquatic readiness for infants and children and their parents. Parents learn how to guide their children through positive reinforcement and praise.
Requirements: Child must be a minimum of 6 months and have good head control. Each child must have the in-water participation of an adult who is responsible before, during and after the class. Swim diapers are required – no regular disposables allowed.
PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS
Ages 3 - 5
Pike - Beginning Swimmer
This preschool course provides instruction in the basic paddle strokes on front/side/back, personal safety, character development, water sports, and rescue skills through fun and games.
Requirements: Child must be a minimum of 3 years old by the first day of class. This is typically the first class without the in-water participation of an adult. Little or no swimming skills required. If you child turns 6 years at the completion of this course, enroll him/her in the youth Polliwog level.
Eel - Advanced Beginner
This preschool course builds on the PIKE level and provides instruction in the basic paddle strokes on front/side/back, personal safety, character development, water sports and rescue skills through fun and games.
Requirements: Child must be a minimum of 3 years old by the first day of class and be able to swim without a floatation device a minimum of 5 feet on front, side, and back. If your child turns 6 years at the completion of this course enroll him/her in the youth Polliwog level.
Ray - Intermediate I
This preschool course builds on the EEL level. It provides instruction in the basic front/back/side alternating paddle strokes as well as an introduction to symmetrical paddle on front/back, personal safety, character development, water sports, and rescue skills through fun and games.
Requirements: Child must be a minimum of 3 years old by the first day of class and swim a distance of 15 feet without a floatation device on front/side and back. If your child turns 6 years at the completion of this class, enroll him/her in the youth Guppy level.
Starfish - Intermediate II
This preschool course builds on the RAY level. It is the final preschool level and provides instruction in the basic front/back/side alternating paddle strokes as well as an instruction to symmetrical paddle on front/back, personal safety, character development, water sports, and rescue skills through fun and games.
Requirements: Child must be a minimum of 3 years old by the first day of class and swim a distance of 20 feet without a floatation device on front/side and back. If your child turns 6 years at the completion of this class, enroll him/her in the youth Guppy level.
YOUTH SWIM LESSONS
Ages 6 - 12
Polliwog - Beginner
This is the beginning youth course and provides instruction in the basic paddle strokes on front/side/back, personal safety, character development, water sports, and rescue skills through fun and games.
Requirements: Child must be a minimum of six years old by the first day of class. This is designed for the beginner who has no swimming skills and possibly fears the water.
Guppy - Advanced Beginner
This is a beginning youth course and builds on the POLLIWOG level. It provides instruction in the basic front/back/side alternating paddle strokes as well as an introduction to symmetrical paddle on front/back, personal safety, character development, water sports, and rescue skills through fun and games.
Requirements: Child must be a minimum of 6 years old by the first day of class and be able to swim a distance of 20 feet on front/side/back without a floatation device. This is designed for the beginner who has some swimming skills and is not afraid of the deep water.
Minnow - Intermediate I
This is an advanced beginner youth course and builds on the GUPPY level. It provides instruction for rudimentary front and back crawl, sidestroke, and breaststroke, personal safety, character development, water sports and rescue skills through fun and games.
Requirements: Child must be a minimum of 6 years old by the first day of class and be able to swim a distance of 25 yards on front/side/back with or without a floatation device. This is designed for the advanced beginner who has the basic swimming skills and is ready to improve technique and distance.
Fish - Intermediate II
This is an intermediate youth course and builds on the MINNOW level. Its purpose is to develop stroke technique for front and back crawl, sidestroke, and breaststroke with the emphasis on increasing distance. Butterfly is introduced at this level. More advanced personal safety, character development, water sports, and rescue skills are also provided.
Requirements: Child must be a minimum of 6 years old by the first day of class and be able to swim a distance of 25 yards of front crawl with rotary breathing and above water arm recovery, rudimentary back crawl with above water arm recovery, rudimentary sidestroke and breaststroke.
Flying Fish - Advanced Level I
This is an advanced youth course and builds on the FISH level. Its purpose is to improve stroke technique and distance for front and back crawl, sidestroke, and breaststroke. More advanced personal safety, character development, water sports and rescue skills are also provided.
Requirements: Child must be 6 years old by the first day of class and be able to swim a distance of 50 yards of front crawl with rotary breathing and open turns, back crawl, sidestroke and breaststroke. Butterfly 15 yards with fins, 25 yards without fins.
Shark - Advanced Level II
Ages 6 -11
This is an advanced youth course and builds on the FLYING FISH level. Its purpose is to improve stroke technique and efficiency, as well as introduce new lifelong skills; inverted breaststroke, over-arm sidestroke, and the trudgen crawl. More advanced personal safety, character development, water sports and rescue skills are also provided.
Requirements: Child must be a minimum of 6 years old by the first day of class and be able to swim a distance of 100 yards of front crawl with bilateral breathing and open turns, back crawl, sidestroke and breaststroke. Butterfly 25 yards with fins, 50 yards without fins.
OTHER AQUATIC CLASSES
Adult/Teen Swim Classes
Ages 13 and up (8 weeks long)
This class is for adults and teens who have little or no swimming ability or who want to develop stroke technique. Instruction is tailored to each individual’s goals.
Adaptive Swim Lessons (Eight weeks long)
This is a course designed for those who have a disability that needs the special attention that may be difficult to get in a group lesson. Instruction is based on the needs of the participant.
One day per week $50
One day per week $100
Private Swim Lessons
These lessons are intended for individuals or family/friends who need flexible scheduling with a choice of instructors. Lessons will be arranged around the participant’s schedule, pool space availability and will consist of five 30-minute sessions.
Program Participant: $150
Aquatic Make-Up Policy
Due to size limitations in all classes, participants will not be able to make-up classes missed due to illness or personal reasons.
Anderson Barracudas YMCA Swim Team
The Barracuda philosophy is centered on the premise that the long term developmentof each swimmer is of the utmost importance. Much time is spent on the group placement of each athlete. Keeping in line with this philosophy, our swimmers do not participate in doubles or enter the weight room until they are sophomores in high school. Steady, successful progress is what the coaching staff strives for. We want our athletes to “peak” when they are older and not when they are young age groupers. In addition, we offer different levels of competition to each swimmer but allow them to choose what meets and the number of meets they compete in throughout the season. Stroke technique, drills and race strategy are emphasized from the beginning.
Location: Clermont Family YMCA
Day/Time: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
For more information, visit the website http://www.ablyswim.org.
American Safety and Health Institute CPR/AED, First Aid & Oxygen Administration for the Professional Rescuer
This course includes Adult, Child, Infant CPR as well as two-rescuer CPR, use of bag valve mask and resuscitation mask. It also includes use of the AED and use of supplemental oxygen. It fulfills the requirement for lifeguard training.
Program participant: $80
Designed for those who have current certifications that are about to expire. Re-certifications available for CPR/AED, Oxygen, and/or First Aid. Please come prepared to take the written and skills tests with no review.
Program participant: $20
Adult Water Exercise Programs
Deep Water Exercise
Non-swimmers and swimmers alike can enjoy and will benefit from deep water exercise. No swimming skills are required. A water belt will support you in deep water with your head comfortably above the surface at all times. It will improve cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strength and endurance.
This class is a high energy, low impact water aerobic program, enabling participants to improve cardiovascular conditioning, as well as flexibility and muscle tone. Work at your own fitness level of intensity using various forms of exercise and water walking for cardiovascular fitness. Non-swimmers welcome.
This workout conducted in the deep end of the pool helps participants learn not only the fundamental skills of water exercise, but also how to target health and fitness objectives with safe, effective and water-specific exercises in a nonimpact environment. Floatation devices are used as well as other resistance equipment.
Designed in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation for individuals who live with arthritis. The program provides the opportunity to do gentle joint range of motion activities, with emphasis on balance and flexibility with a certified instructor.
Aquatic aerobic class for those who want to attain or maintain a healthy exercise lifestyle. A low impact class that also concentrates on strengthening and toning.
Activate your aqua exercise urge for variety! SilverSplash® offers lots of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required and a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination.
Swimming with fins is a great, low-impact aerobic activity. Finning increase cardiovasvular fitness, leg strength and core muscles. This class is designed for beginners and experienced participants.
September - May
The Academy of Creative Play is a licensed preschool program by the State of Ohio and offers a 9 month part time preschool program. The program is based on an enriching environment designed to encourage the development of social skills, creativity, self-esteem, and a large and fine motor skills. All activities are age appropriate and centered around the areas of math, science, language, sensory, dramatic play, art, computer and music. Swimming lessons from our qualified staff are also included. Our program is designed to build character by teaching the four Core Character values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Children must be potty trained.
Class A - Ages 3-5 years
M/W/F from 9:30 a.m. - noon
Member Three-Day: $103 per month
Non-Member Three-Day: $154 per month
Class B - Ages 3-5 years
T/TH from 9:30 a.m. - noon
Member Two-Day: $74 per month
Non-Member Two-Day: $110 per month
Before and After School
Licensed before and after school child care is available at various locations throughout our community. We offer children a safe and fun place to make friends, develop positive social skills and learn. Children in our care are provided a nutritious snack consisting of two food groups daily. School-aged children are provided time for creative free play choices and independent homework time. We provide activities that focus on the YMCA four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Clermont Family YMCA provides before and after school care for the following schools:
- Batavia Elementary
- Locust Corner Elementary
- Clermont Northeast Elementary
- Clermont Branch YMCA - serves Williamsburg Elementary
Full Time - Four or Five days per week
Cost per month
Part Time - One, Two, or Three days per week
Cost per month
Day and Time
Saturdays 10:35 a.m.
18 months - 3 years old
Saturdays 11:30 a.m.
Ballet, Tap, and Jazz
3-7 years old
Saturdays 12:30 p.m.
6-12 years old
For more information or to register, go to the website www.tippitoesdance.com.
Ages 8 and up
Shotokan Karate is a traditional Japanese martial art emphasizing self defense through power kicks, punches and strikes. Shotokan provides physical as well as mental benefits. Our Black Belts have years of experience. New students are accepted the first week of March, June, September, and December. New students should register directly with the class instructor. Call 328-5475 for more information.
- Beginners - Tuesday/Thursday 6 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
- Intermediate/Advanced - Tuesday/Thursday 7 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Member: $50 per month
Program partcipant: $70 per month
Outreach Fitness Classes
If you are interested in fitness classes brought to your place of employment, school or organization, the Y would love to come teach you. Contact the Member Experience Director for more information.
View group exercise class schedules here or pick up a copy at member service desk.
An introduction to Zumba, designed for the beginner participant, active older adults and anyone that may need modifications for success.
Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves that allow Zumba participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be Fun and Easy to do. Zumba uses a fusion of Latin and International Music. It is a mixture of easy to follow dance steps and body sculpting.
Combination of cardio on the bike and strength off the bike
This group exercise is lead by a certified instructor who leads participants through a cycling journey. Studio cycling is a moderate to high intensity, non-impact cardiovascular workout for all fitness levels. Your training will require strength, determination and fortitude. You select the intensity of your ride according to your fitness levels.
Power Step is a cardiovascular activity utilizing adjustable steps.
Define Yourself, Y Pump
This class focuses on muscle strength and endurance in addition to essential flexibility training utilizing Troy-lite barbells.
Fast paced fusion of hip hop and kickboxing.
Tai Chi for Arthritis and Everyone
Slow movements emphasizing form and flexibility.
Class concentrates on flexibility, balance, strength, and relaxation through yoga movement.
Class combines core strengthening, flexibility, and balance through Pilates exercises.
Silversneakers® Yoga Stretch
Yoga Stretch will move your whole body thought a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and a final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.
Silversneakers® Muscular Strength
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of motion, and activities of daily living skills. Hand held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support.
Silversneakers® Cardio Circuit
Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreopgraphy. A chair is offered for support stretching, and relaxation exercise.
A full line of Selectorized Equipment, free weights and cardiovascular equipment are in place to meet all your fitness needs. An orientation is strongly recommended for all first time users. Strength equipment orientations are scheduled at member service desk.
Teens ages 13-15 years old must attend a teen orientation with a parent/guardian. A Health and Activity Questionnaire and Informed consent must be completed. A physicians release may be required. This class is designed to teach teens the benefits of exercise and strength training. Teens will learn basic anatomy, muscular function, principles of strength training and how to life using proper techniques. A teen badge will be issued at completion of orientation if proper form is demonstrated. This will allow teens to work out on their own. The teen badge must be worn while working out.
Personal Training Program
- Fitness assessments
- Body composition
- Program design
- Introductory training program
- Progressive training program
For those who are interested in learning additional methods of training, more advanced training or are looking for additional motivation and variety, fee-based, one-on-one personal training is available. Your certified trainer will provide guidance and assistance to ensure that your workout is effective and giving you the results you desire. Participants ages 16 and 17 must have parents permission. Partner Training available. Information and pricing available at member service desk.
One, one hour session: $50
Six, one hour sessions: $240
The YMCAs youth sports philosophy is "Kids first, winning second." We put the children and the importance of having a good time and a positive experience above the need to win at any cost. At the YMCA, everyone plays and everyone wins. Our programs are generally non-competitive, instructional, and geared toward the development of the whole child.
For more information about sports programs at the Clermont Family YMCA, please visit www.quickscores.com/clermonty, or email email@example.com.
Winter Youth Basketball
Ages 4 – 10
This is an instructional basketball program for boys and girls where the focus is on skill development, building self-esteem, character development, and having fun!
Member registration: November 10
Program participant registration: November 20
Program Dates: January 7, 2013 through March 2, 2013
Spring Youth Outdoor Soccer
Ages 3 – 10
An instructional soccer program for boys and girl,s ages 3-10. The focus is on skill development, building self-esteem, character development, and having fun!
Member registration: February 10
Program participant registration: February 20
Program Dates: April 1, 2013 through June 1, 2013
Summer T-Ball and Coach Pitch
Ages 3 – 6
Member registration: April 10
Program participant registration: April 20
Program Dates: June 3, 2013 through July 27, 2013
Fall Youth Outdoor Soccer
Ages 3 – 10
Member registration: July 10
Program participant registration: July 20
Program Dates: September 2, 2013 through October 26, 2013
Fall Youth Basketball
Ages 3 – 10
Member registration: September 10
Program participant registration: September 20
Program Dates: October 28, 2013 through December 21, 2013
Ages 8 and up
Shotokan Karate is a traditional Japanese martial art emphasizing self defense through power kicks, punches and strikes. Shotokan provides physical as well as mental benefits. Our Black Belts have years of experience. New students are accepted the first week of each month. New students should register at the welcome center desk.
- Beginners - Tuesday/Thursday 6 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.
- Intermediate/Advanced - Tuesday/Thursday 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Member: $50 a month
Program participant: $70 a month
Small Group Specialty Training Program- Bosu Balance Training
Health and Fitness Center
25 Yard Indoor Pool
50 meter, 10 lane Outdoor Pool and Preschool Wading Pool
Full Size Gymnasium
Indoor Walking/ Running Track
FREE Child Watch
FREE Land and Aquatic Fitness Classes
Y Link Fitness Program
Licensed Child Care
Summer Day Camp Area/ Grounds
Steam Rooms and Saunas
Become A Member
The Y is a positive environment and a place that’s dedicated to serving everyone. We’re a gym, but we’re not just a gym. We’re a charity, but we’re not just a charity. We’re about families, but we’re also about singles, college students, new couples, and empty-nesters. Above all, we’re about community.
Value of a Y Membership
Membership to the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati gives you so much more than just a place to work out! As a Y member, you have full use of all 13 locations in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.
Today the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati offers the following member benefits:
A wide-variety of healthy living programs for people of all ages, including exercise, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle support
Fully trained staff that is always ready to assist you
Wellness consultations with trained fitness coaches that will help you set and achieve your goals
ActivTrax, a free virtual workout partner that creates custom workouts around your goals, strengths and fitness experience
State of the art cardio and strength training equipment
Clean and well maintained facilities
Access to indoor and outdoor swimming pools and kid splash areas where you can participate in a variety of water programs such as swim lessons, water group exercise classes or simply just some fun in the swim
Drop-in child care to ensure that your child is in a safe environment while you work out
The opportunity to train and become a Y mentor, tutor, or activity coach
The opportunity to build relationships with others members and volunteers
Opportunity to participate in specialty training classes such as BOSU and Personal Training
AWAY - (Always Welcome at a Y) Home away from home access to Ys across the country and around the world
Your membership also gives you opportunities to save. Members receive:
Special rates on programs such as day camps, youth sports, swim lessons, afterschool, adult sports, and specialty training classes
$50 in program gift certificates at the time of joining that can be used on Y programs
A savings of $90 for a week of camp at YMCA Camp Ernst
The Y is for Everyone
We believe that communities are only successful if they give everyone the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. The Y's Annual Support Campaign raises funds to provide program and membership assistance. We also offer flexible membership rates based on household income. Our goal is that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Stop by your local Y Member Services desk or call to find out more information.
The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is a nonprofit organization committed to helping all people grow in spirit, mind and body. To insure that our programs and services are available for all, we offer the following membership types:
- Family/Household – Two adults and any dependent children under age 24 living at the same address. Additional adults ages 19 and over living at the same address may be added to the membership for an additional fee per month per adult.
- Two Adult Household – Two adults, age 18-64, living in same household.
- One Parent Family – Includes single, or legally separated person, and any dependent children under age 24 living at the same address.
Adult – Individual, age 30 through 64
- Young Adult - Individual, age 18 through 29
- Senior Citizen Family/Household – Same as Family/Household except either adult is age 65 or over.
- Senior Citizen Adult – Individual, age 65 or older
- Teen - Individual, ages 13-17
- Monthly draft of the 1st or 16th
- Draft from your checking account or credit card
- Annual payment in full
- Change your payment method at any time by calling or stopping in at your local Y
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With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, Y volunteers give men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.
Volunteers of the Y:
Join our branch board and committees
Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community
Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes
Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices, and the pursuit of higher education and goals through the Y tutoring and mentoring programs
Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, be more or live healthier
Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation, and your community
Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors
We invite you to take an active role in strengthening your community by sharing your time, talents and energies with us as a Y volunteer.
To become a Y volunteer, click here.