Starting with our Annual Shut-Down on July 29, the Grand River Area Family YMCA will begin to move forward with a $545,000 pool renovation project.  We are excited to start the work and cannot wait until we can serve you better with a fully refurbished pool.  Although the pool will be closed during the renovation, the YMCA will reopen on August 6 (after Shut Down) and remain open throughout the renovation.

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The project we are undertaking is a complete renovation of our 26-year old pool and chemical room. The work done as part of the renovation will include:

• sandblasting and painting the pool, pool deck, and hot tub
• adding a new filtration and UV disinfecting system
• replacing the chemical feeding system
• updating the electrical system and panel
• installing new pumps and heaters for both the pool and hot tub

These improvements will enhance the look and completely transform the function of the pool ensuring that we are able to continue providing you with a clean, safe pool and an optimal YMCA  experience for many years to come.

We understand that the pool closure will be an inconvenience to many of our members and program participants.  While our goal is to finish the renovations as quickly as possible, we do anticipate that the pool will be closed through August and September.  If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with our Aquatics Director, Carly Carlton, or with any of our Welcome Center staff.

Adult Swim Lessons (18 and Older) 

It’s never too late to learn how to swim! Whether you started learning to swim as a child, but never quite mastered it, or are simply afraid of the water, we’re here to help you learn to swim confidently, in a supportive environment. 


Aquatic Classes

Our water exercise classes are a fun way to use the resistance and buoyancy of water to condition your muscles and improve your cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. By employing strengthening exercises and stretching techniques, these water aerobics and fitness classes help to increase your body’s tone and range of motion. 

Water fitness is perfect if you’re looking for an enjoyable, low impact workout. The therapeutic nature of the warm water is ideal for all fitness levels, including non-swimmers, and anyone recovering from injuries.  If you’re looking to challenge yourself without putting stress on your joints or just like being in the water, you’ll enjoy our selection of water exercise classes. Our certified instructor enthusiastically leads small groups through water aerobics, core strength training movements and much more.

Aqua Aerobics
Burn the same number of calories with 50% less impact than land classes! Aqua aerobics is a fun energizing workout that delivers a total body workout for both men and women.

Advanced Aqua Aerobics
Come join this fun high-energy workout!  Advanced Aqua Aerobics is a complete body workout with weights, stretch bands, balls, web gloves and dumbbells.

Rusty Hinges
A low intensity, low impact, water class designed to improve strength, flexibility and to promote a general sense of well being.

Water Volleyball
Join us for some friendly, co-ed competition! There is no charge for members, and program participants can join the fun when they purchase a day pass for just $10.


To join an aqua aerobics class, simply purchase a water aerobics card from the Welcome Center.  Aerobic cards are good for 24 classes and cost just $36 for members or $72 for program participants.  If you have questions or concerns concerning the Y's aquatics program, please call the Y at (660) 646-6677.