Join us in the only regulation-size, public, indoor pool in the area. The water is heated to a wonderful 82 degrees year-round offering the pleasant swimming experience even on the coldest winter day.
The YWCA offers open swim, water fitness classes, swim lessons, splash parties and more! Pay as you go with a basic membership or select the aquatics membership that’s right for you and your family! A variety of swim lessons and Aquatics School programs are available to fit everybody’s skills or needs.
There are many different payment options to participate in our aquatic programs.
You may choose to buy a basic membership for a low yearly amount and an additional pay-as-you-go price of $3.50 for each swim or $5.50 for each water fitness class.
Or, you may decide not to become a member and purchase a punch card instead that will give you the opportunity to swim 15 times for a set price – prices vary according to your age and the type of swim that you are interested in (lap swimming, fitness classes, etc.).
We also offer swim memberships where you may come as often as you like within a set period (monthly, 3 months, or yearly) – again, these vary according to age and type of swim.
Basic Yearly Membership Pricing:
- Senior $45.00 (60+)
- Adult $55.00 (18-59)
- Youth $35.00 (13-17)
- Child $30.00 (6 months – 12)
- Family $160.00 (up to 4 children and 2 adults in the same household).
YWCA memberships are non-refundable or transferable
- Magic Y-World: Family Member (2 adults, 4 children) $18.00 Family Non-Member (2 adults, 4 children) $24.00
- Y-Wide Members $0, Open Swim Members $4.00, Basic Members $6.00, Non-Members $8.50. All families must have Basic Family Membership to get Family Member price. Family Specials are for up to 6 people living in the same household and must include at least one adult.
Open Swim & Locker Room Age Requirements
Ages 7 and under: Parent must go into the water with child. Child may use any locker room with adult supervision.
Ages 8 & 9: Parent must stay in the building. Child may go into pool alone only if able to swim without flotation. Child must use companion locker room or gender appropriate locker room.
Ages 10 & up: May be in building by themselves. Must use gender appropriate locker room.
All Ages: Any non-swimmers parents must go in the water with the child.
Descriptions of Swims
Adult Lane Swim: 4 Lanes available for lap swim and 2 lanes for exercising. Ages 14 & up.
Lap Swim: Participants need to be able to swim continuous laps. For all ages.
Family Swim: Two lanes in for lap swim. Remainder of pool available for free play.
Therapeutic Swim: People with disabilities and / or chronic illness who would benefit from water therapy. Must fill in paperwork prior to attending this program. For all ages.
Magic Y-World: Come enjoy our wonderful pool transformed into a water park with inflatable floats. For ages 3 and up.
Women’s Swim: For women of all ages and female parents with male children under age 5. 3 lanes in for lap swim, remainder of pool open.
CLASS DESCRIPTION -
INFANTS AND TODDLERS
Water Babies – 6 to 35 months: Water adjustment class for the infant who has never had lessons or is still working on beginner skills.
Puddle Jumpers – 9-35 months: For the child who has completed Water Babies and is swimming on their own with flotation.
Parent & Tot – 6 to 35 months: Water adjustment class in which each child learns and works on skills at his/her own rate.
Water Explorers – 3 to 7 years: Working on all levels of swimming skills at his/her own pace and or is hesitant to be in the water without a parent to participate.
Aquatots – 3 to 5 years: Introduction to water skills. For the child who has never had lessons and/ or is hesitant in the water.
Guppies - 3 to 5 years: Introduction to water skills. For the child who can swim the width by him/herself with flotation and can go underwater without crying.
Guppies Plus – 3 to 5 years: Fundamental aquatic skills. For the child who can swim 25ft by him/herself on front and back.
Jellyfish – 3 to 6 years: Fundamental aquatic skills. For the child who can swim the width of the pool (42ft) by him/herself on front and back.
Advanced Jellyfish – 3 to 6 years: Stroke development. For the child who can dive in and swim the length of the pool (25yds) beginner stroke with rhythmic breathing and swim on his/her back.
Polliwog – 5 to 12 years: Introduction to water skills. For the child who has never had lessons, is hesitant,does not like getting face wet, and needs flotation to swim.
Advanced Polliwog – 5 to 12 years: Fundamental aquatic skills. For the child who can jump in and swim the width (42ft) of the pool and is comfortable in deep water.
Tadpoles – 5 to 15 years: Stroke development. For the child who can swim the length (25yds) of the pool beginner stroke with rhythmic breathing and swim on back.
Adult Swim Lesson: 15 and older: For adult swimmers who have never had swim lessons or just beginning to learn how to swim.
Water Fitness Classes
Low intensity shallow water class: Exercises that increase flexibility and range of motion using pieces of equipment such as noodles, barbells, disks and weights.
Low intensity deep water class: Great workout for those recovering from muscle, bone or joint injuries. Flotation belts will enable participants to focus on strengthening different muscle groups and improving flexibility.
Moderate intensity class: This class uses resistance equipment, steps and cardiovascular exercise to improve flexibility, increase muscle strength, and enhance one’s general levels of fitness.
High intensity class: Designed to increase stamina, improve cardiovascular function and breathing through the use of vigorous exercise with weights, resistance equipment and steps.
Aqua stretch: This class focuses on improving balance, increasing core strength, and enhancing flexibility using a variety of pieces of water exercise equipment.
Water Polo / Water Basketball: The shallow end of the pool will be divided into two courts to accommodate both games at the same time. Ages 12 and up, male and female are invited to participate in this game. No experience or swimming ability required.
Summer is now ending, keep in shape with any of our water fitness classes and our lap swims. Available morning, afternoons and evenings! Pick the time and swim that fits your needs. Schedules are listed below.
Swim Schedules Click on Class to select
The YWCA Swim Team returns for its second year! Registrations are available online or at the YWCA. Monthly Payment options are available. This year we are offering two different options to choose:
- Level 1 - Two practices/week (Mondays and Wednesdays) beginning October 7th and continuing through March 26th. The cost of this option is $185.00 plus membership. This is geared towards swimmers who are interested in a competitive program with emphasis on learning the basic fundamentals of competitive strokes and being part of a team in a positive and encouraging environment.
- Level 2 - One practice/week (Thursdays only) beginning October 10th and continuing through March 27th. The cost of this option is $120.00 plus membership. While still being part of the Tiger Sharks and competing in meets, this is for the younger or less experienced swimmer. Emphasis will be on developing proper stroke technique in a less competitive environment. There will be less emphasis on endurance and speed and more emphasis on technique.
The YWCA is now offering Aqua Zumba! Led by licensed instructor Marian V. Emano, this class will be offered to individuals 10 years and older who can follow instructions and manage being in the water. Aqua Zumba integrates the Zumba
formula and philosophy into an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise. A workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body toning and challenging. Aqua Zumba has the typical land-based Zumba dance steps which provide a low-impact workout.
Aqua Zumba will be offered every Thursday night 5:30-6:15 pm beginning November 21st thru February 13th and will be part of our regular Water Fitness Schedule – meaning that if you have a Fitness Membership or Fitness Punch card, there will not be an additional charge to participate in Aqua Zumba!
|Open Swim - Non instructional - unlimited swimming at noninstructional times such as lane swims and combo swims|
|Adult||Senior||Youth (13-17 years)||Child (6 mos-12 years)||Family|
|One Year (25% discount from monthly rate)||$360||$315||$270||$140||$720|
|3 months (5% discount from monthly rate)||$114||$100||$83||NA||$228|
|Fitness Class Membership - unlimited access to all fitness classes|
|One Year (25% discount from monthly rate)||$405||$360||$280||NA||$810|
|3 months (5% off)||$128||$114||$88||NA||$248|
|Y Wide Membership - everything FREE including Yworld & Yworld Parties at
20% off over membership price of $200 if one year member
We are a proud sponsor and supporter of the Maine and local Special Olympics. Each year we host the local aquatic special Olympics
This goes with the Magic YWorld – Magic YWorld is why people have parties here!)
HAVE A PARTY AT THE YWCA!
Cost of Splash Parties:
Each party consists of an hour in the pool (Magic YWorld) and an hour in the gym.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER / CANCELLATION POLICIES:
During inclement weather the YWCA of Central Maine will post late opening, early closings and closing statements on local TV channels 6, 8 and 13. The YWCA will also change its ext. 110 answering service message with this information. To access this line please dial 795-4054 ext. 110
The YWCA may change the swim schedule for any unforeseen reasons or close the pool at times for the safety of swimmers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The YWCA Aquatic Department will offer special pool schedules on some Holidays and school vacations.
A Breast Cancer Exercise Program
YWCA Encore is a free 6-week program designed specifically for those who have experienced breast cancer. The program helps relieve discomfort and restore mobility, flexibility and confidence through gentle warm water exercise. The weekly, small group, half hour program is conducted by a trained instructor and held at the Lewiston YWCA. Free access to the YWCA pool and take home exercises provided. Registration limited to 10 participants per session.
Presented by: Judy Emch, Certified American Red Cross and Encore Instructor
The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing
Appropriate for: Patients and survivors