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 are currently CLOSED.


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). To find out which class is most appropriate for you or your child, click HERE to view our full landing page.

For more information, contact Emily George, Central YMCA Aquatic Coordinator, 330-742-4791 or egeorge@youngstownymca.org, OR Megan Gocala, Davis Family YMCA Aquatic Coordinator, 330-480-5656 x 250 or mgocala@youngstownymca.org.



Aquatic Exercise Classes

The YMCA of Youngstown offers a multitude of aquatic exercise classes at both the Central YMCA and Davis Family YMCA locations. Click HERE to learn more about what classes we have to offer!

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



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. Click HERE for more information on how you can get involved.

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



Davis Family YMCA Outdoor Pool Hours

Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day

Monday-Friday 7 am to 9 am (Lap swim only)
Monday-Saturday     11 am to 8 pm
Sunday 12:30 to 8 pm

*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, Senior Aquatic Director, 330-480-5655 or chughes@youngstownymca.org

Ed Metzinger, Davis Family YMCA Aquatic Director, 330-480-5665 or emetzinger@youngstownymca.org

Megan Gocala, Davis Family YMCA Aquatic Coordinator, 330-480-5656 x 250 or mgocala@youngstownymca.org

Emily George, Central YMCA Aquatic Coordinator, 330-742-4791 or egeorge@youngstownymca.org