Hello and welcome to the YMCA of Youngstown Aquatics page! Here you can learn about all we have to offer and the many pools that we have. For more information about pools, swim test guidelines, and pool rules, click HERE. Our outdoor pools at the Davis Family YMCA now currently OPEN!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, swim lessons are limited. Please click HERE to see what is available.


Swim Lessons

The YMCA has been teaching swim lessons for over 100 years. Although many other agencies and organizations offer swim lessons, the difference is this: The Y uses programs as a vehicle to deliver its mission, which is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The YMCA swim lesson program is designed to ensure students’ safety, provide students with regular, progressive success, and make the learning process enjoyable.

We offer both group and private swim lessons. Swim lessons at the Y are available for ages 6 months through adults (children under the age of 3 must have a parent or guardian in the water with them during class).

For more information, contact Megan Gocala, Aquatic Coordinator, 330-480-5656 x 250 or mgocala@youngstownymca.org.

Find Out Which Class is Most Appropriate for Your Child



Aquatic Exercise Classes

The YMCA of Youngstown offers a multitude of aquatic exercise classes at both the Central YMCA and Davis Family YMCA locations.

For more information, contact Chris Hughes, Senior Aquatic Director, at 330-480-5655 or chughes@youngstownymca.org.

Learn More About Group Exercise



Neptune Swim Team

The Neptune swim team is a year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every swimmer an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability. All of our coaches have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.

Learn More About Neptunes Swim Team

Become a Lifeguard

Love the water and getting to make a difference in your community? Become a lifeguard today! Here at the YMCA of Youngstown we are hiring lifeguards year-round to join our team. We even provide opportunities for you to attend lifeguard training classes so you are fully prepared to save lives and make a difference. 

For more information, contact Chris Hughes, Senior Aquatic Director, at 330-480-5655 or chughes@youngstownymca.org.

Get Involved! Learn More About Becoming a Lifeguard at the Y



Davis Family YMCA Outdoor Pool Hours

Open June 29 through September 19

Monday-Friday 7 to 9 am (Adult Lap Swim Only)
Monday-Friday 1 to 6 pm
Saturday-Sunday    1 to 5 pm

Check MindBody for continued Outdoor Pool Water Exercise classes.

Check out our list of FAQs pertaining to the Outdoor Pools prior to your visit.
Outdoor Pool Frequently Asked Questions

*Children under the age of 18 must exit the pools and take a break during the last 15 minutes of every hour. At this time, we recommend that children reunite with their family, use the restroom, and reapply sunscreen.

*The YMCA reserves the right to close the outdoor pool due to inclement weather or low attendance.


Chris Hughes Ed Metzinger Megan Gocala
Senior Aquatic Director Davis Family YMCA Aquatic Director Aquatic Coordinator
chughes@youngstownymca.org emetzinger@youngstownymca.org mgocala@youngstownymca.org
330-480-5655 330-480-5665 330-480-5656 x 250