We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.

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Our Areas of Focus

The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. Through the generosity of our friends, we are able to concentrate our efforts toward three areas of focus:

Youth Development

Youth Development

Nurturing the potential of every child & teen

Children and teens are always welcome at the Y. Each day young people take part in after school and youth leadership programs. At the Y, programs such as Youth in Government, Leaders Club, Black Achievers, Robotics Team and Teen World Service help young people develop into responsible, caring adults. Swim, sports and play programs provide opportunities to develop life-long skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. The Y offers a variety of programs ranging from learn-to-swim programs, lifeguard training, t-ball, baseball, volleyball, basketball, flag football and soccer. Volunteer coaches assist in all areas of youth sports.

Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Improving the health and well being of all

YMCA programs help health seekers (people of all ages who have had trouble starting or sticking with a healthy lifestyle) to stay active and have fun. YMCA instructors provide a variety of classes from beginner to advance. Programs include yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Bodypump TM, Bodyflow TM, aerobics and much more. Family fun nights, Healthy Kids Day, America On The Move and classes for youth encourage an hour of play every day to prevent childhood obesity and encourage a healthy lifestyle for life. Senior wellness includes the ever-popular water aerobics and Silver Sneakers TM, a low impact exercise program offered in partnership with Healthways.

Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

We use our expertise to develop stronger, more integrated communities, provide support for people and families and to promote positive change. Volunteers give thousands of hours of time each year. Y staff work to ensure that all people can be involved in the Y regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or disability. More importantly, the Y reaches outside its doors to be a good neighbor and to create a stronger community for all who live and work in Lima and Allen County.


Lima Family YMCA
345 S. Elizabeth St.
Lima, Ohio 45801

419 . 223 . 6045 ( p )
419 . 223 . 0771 ( f )

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  • Friday5 am - 9 pm
  • Saturday6 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday12 pm - 5 pm

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