Teen & Adult Swim Classes

YMCA Lifeguard Classes

You must be at least 15 years of age at the completion of the class and be able to swim 300 yards. (Strokes: 100 Freestyle, 100 Breast, and 100 Combination) You should be able to retrieve a brick from the bottom of the pool (depth: 12 1/2 feet).

An electronic copy of the book is included with the fee. If you would like a hard copy of the book, there is an additional $30 fee.

Must attend all dates in order to pass the class.

For more information call: Aquatic Director 419-223-6045 ext. 220.

Members: $225, Non-members: $250
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Lima Y Master Swim Club

The word “Masters” has nothing to do with your skill level or current ability in the pool; just your age. This group is open to adults 18 & older who are looking to improve their fitness through the sport of swimming. Workouts vary throughout the week that focus on speed, endurance, technique, and most of all, having fun! Each workout is coached by a certified  Lima Y Coach who will provide tips and feedback to improve your swimming ability. There are more than 60,000 registered Master Swimmers in the United States who have chosen swimming as their method of staying fit and healthy. Come and join us!

Practice Times:

Session 1- June 11th-July 13th

Session 2- July 16th- August 10th

5 Week sessions:

Monday, Thursday, and Friday: Noon-1:00pm

Tuesday and Wednesday: 6:30-7:30pm

Contact Coach April Dorman @ (419) 223-6045 ext. 218 or swimteam@

Members: $20, Non-members: $50
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American Red Cross Lifeguard Re-certification

Re-certification is offered once a month during the summer season. Contact the Aquatics Director at (419) 223-6045 ext. 220 for more information.

*CPR for the professional rescuer-$75*

Members: $100, Non-members: $125
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USA Swimming

We are excited to announce that we are also now a USA swim team. USA Swimming in the national governing body for competitive swimming in the United States. This program will give swimmers of any level additional opportunities to swim at some of the best facilities in  the state of Ohio.

USA Swim Team begins April 16th-August 17th

Practice Times:

April 16th- June 7th

Monday & Wednesday: 5:00-6:30pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 6:30-8:00pm

June 11th-August 17th

Monday & Wednesday: 1:00-2:30pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 4:30-6:00pm

*Indoor pool, no worries for inclement weather. Evening practices, 4 days a week.*

Contact Coach April Dorman @ (419) 223-6045 ext. 218 or swimteam@

$150, and must be a Y member.
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Barracudas YMCA/USA Swim Team

Season: September 2018- March 2019

The Lima YMCA Barracudas Swim Team serves swimmers ages 5 through high school. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle prior to joining the team. The program offers instruction, training, and competition at all levels of swimming. The team produces multiple Zone and National qualifiers. Flexible practice schedule and a variety of training groups suited to a swimmer’s ability. The team is committed to swimming excellence in an enjoyable environment that places emphasis on the core values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. A swim team parent informational meeting will be held at the Y on Sunday, August 19th at 2 pm, and Wednesday, August 22nd at 7 pm in room 305.

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Water Scouts

Are you in the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or Brownies? Bring your scouts to the YMCA to earn their aquatic badge or patch. Contact the Aquatics Director at (419) 223-6045 ext. 220 to make your reservations today.

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