YMCA Voted Best Place to Swim

Recently crowned the “best place to swim” by Toledo City Paper, the YMCA’s aquatic facilities have become the go-to destination for individuals and families seeking fitness, fun, and expert swim instruction.

With a staggering array of eight pools at its disposal—six indoor and two outdoor—the YMCA of Greater Toledo offers a swimming experience like no other in the area. Whether you’re looking to perfect your breaststroke, enjoy a refreshing dip on a sunny day, take swim lessons or engage in exhilarating group exercises like aqua jog and aqua zumba, there’s something for everyone within the YMCA’s aquatic realm.

The YMCA of Greater Toledo is more than just a place to swim—it’s a community hub where friendships are forged, goals are achieved, and memories are made. Lap swimming enthusiasts can challenge themselves in a welcoming atmosphere, while aspiring athletes can hone their skills through swim team practices and meets.

At its core, the YMCA is dedicated to promoting health and well-being for all. By providing access to safe and inclusive pools for exercise, recreation, and socialization, the YMCA of Greater Toledo is fulfilling its mission to empower individuals and strengthen the fabric of the community.

So whether you’re seeking a place to perfect your backstroke, bond with family and friends, or simply unwind after a long day, look no further than the YMCA of Greater Toledo. Come join us and discover why we’ve been voted the best place to swim—because at the Y, the water’s always fine!

YMCA staff pictured at Best of Toledo party
From left: Casey Holck,COO; Kathy LaFountain, West Toledo Aquatics Director; LuAnn Bauer, Francis Family Aquatics Director; Brad Toft, CEO

Find Your Joy, Find Your Y at Healthy Kids Day!

The YMCA of Greater Toledo is hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day® in April and May.

April 20 | 11:00 am to 2:00 pm | Wayman Palmer YMCA 

April 20 | 1 to 4:00 pm | YMCA Storer Camps 

April 30 | 5:30 to 7:30 pm | Eastern Community YMCA 

May 04 | 10:30 am to 12:30 pm | West Toledo YMCA

These free, annual events will feature a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families, and a healthy start to the summer season.

Kicking Summer Off Right

In celebration of this annual kick-off to summer, we are sharing a list of five activities that we encourage you to introduce to your kids. The goal is to have them try something new by promoting various opportunities to get involved in active play. Hopefully, this will inspire a lifetime love of physical and mental activity! Share these activities with your children and inspire them to “find their fun” by discovering an activity they love!

Find Your Curiosity with Summer Specialty Camps  The YMCA offers a variety of specialty camps that help inspire wonder about the world around us. Guiding children to find their CURIOSITY is key to helping them reach their full potential. Click here to learn more about YMCA Specialty Camps.

Find Your Adventure with Y Summer Camp Summer is a time for kids to explore new things and expand the limits of their imagination. At YMCA of Greater Toledo, every day is a new adventure! Whether experiencing the wonder of YMCA Storer Camps, or having a blast with new friends at summer day camp, many children and teens find their ADVENTURE with the Y. Learn more about all the Y has to offer this summer.

Find Your Voice with Y Teen Programs We believe young people have the power to change the world. Our Y Achievers teen program is designed to help young people develop the skills and confidence they need to lead positive change in the greater Toledo area and beyond. Visit the Achievers webpage to learn more about Y teen programs.

Find Your Swimming Skills with Y Swim Lessons Each year the Y teaches hundreds of children to swim. This helps them find their CONFIDENCE, teaches a lifelong skill and introduces them to safety around water. Visit our swim lessons page to learn more about Y swim lessons.

Find your Passion with Y Sports Youth sports are just the start of something bigger– , aside from teaching fundamental skills, they also teach the value of teamwork, help fuel determination, and build character. At the YMCA of Greater Toledo we have more than 30 sports programs to choose from, including leagues, teams and clinics. The Y wants to help keep children active while igniting their PASSION for something greater. Explore youth sports today. https://www.ymcatoledo.org/sports-2/

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