The YMCA has a long history and excellent reputation of teaching people how to swim. Home to the world’s first filtered pool, and the first group Swimming Lessons, the YMCA is committed to equip swimmers of all skill levels with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, opportunities to bond with family and friends, and the skills needed to safely With lap swimming, open and family swim times, water exercise classes, swim lessons and the Gators swim team, the YMCA is well equipped to provide an enjoyable outlet of fun and fitness for the entire family. We also offer programs, services and equipment for those with special needs.

All of our Aquatics programs are held in our beautiful new Aquatic Center, at the downtown Fercho YMCA. Our Aquatic Center features a large lap pool, a zero-depth pool and kids’ play area, and a smaller warm water pool. There is also an aquatic climbing wall in the large pool, and during Sunday Fun Day, we bring out the Wibit – a giant aquatic obstacle course!

Registration for all programs and sessions is OPEN!

You can jump in and register at anytime during the sessions – session fees will be prorated.

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Youth/Teen Aquatics

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F-M Gator Swim Team

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Adult Aquatics

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For more information on YMCA Aquatics, please contact Max Ommen at 701.364.4168 or