The Y Knows Water
From kiddos who are just learning to swim to experienced aquaphiles, the Y has a water-based activity or swim program for you.
Since 1909, when the Y first began teaching group swimming lessons at the Detroit YMCA, we have been a leader in the world of aquatics. We continue that tradition by providing Safety Around Water instruction to millions of kids today. Learning to swim not only makes kids feel safer in and around water, but also helps to develop important problem-solving skills and bolster self-esteem.
Our aquatics centers offer everything from swim lessons and lifeguard training to water aerobics and pool parties. In addition to our 25-yard long lap pools, many of our locations also have a second activity pool with an average temperature of 86 degrees. Features include zero entry access, ADA chair lifts, water slides, splash features, spas, saunas, and steam rooms (varies by location). To enhance your workout, weight belts, barbells, and kickboards are also available at most locations. You get all this in a clean, comfortable, heated indoor space that members can enjoy year-round.
Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, not all programs/activities are currently available. Learn More >
Your safety is our top priority. Our certified lifeguards are on duty at all times and the water is tested every two hours to maintain the highest quality standards. We pride ourselves on our pristine and accessible aquatics environments so that everyone can appreciate the therapeutic benefits of water, both mental and physical.
Learn more about what to expect, what to bring, and what actions you can take to keep our community safe before your next visit to the Y. We'll keep this information updated as our welcome back plan progresses.
The Y is committed to making membership accessible to all. To ensure equitable access, we offer affordable options through financial assistance.
If you need help updating your account information, making a payment, or other FAQs, visit our support center for quick answers to many of our most common membership questions.