Bucyrus Area YMCA



Please make sure to review our Pool Rules before visiting. Children under the age of nine (9) and or those unable to stand or swim must be accompanied by an adult swimmer.


The summer season for Bucyrus YMCA White Sharks registration is going on now. Children must be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle and one length backstroke. Click here for more information.

Session Dates:

Summer 1: June 3rd-July 19th

Member registration begins May 20th-June 2nd. Program Particiaption registeration begins on May 27th-June 2nd

Summer 2: July 22nd-September 6th

Member registration begins July 8th-July 20th. Program Particiaption registeration begins on July 15th-20th


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 priniciples 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, progresive success, and make the learning process enjoyable.

Recently, the YMCA of the USA launched a new swim lesson program curriculum, which was fully implemented at the Central YMCA in January 2017. While the strokes have not changed, the method of delivering the curriculm has. One of the most noticable elements of the new Swim Lesson program is the names of the classes....the cute fish names have been replaced by letter stages for parent/child clasesses, and numeric stages for preschool and youth classes.

With the new format, you will see more group practice versus one-on-one practice, which allows your child more swim time (and less time waiting for a turn). You will also see more games, which have been designed to allow students to practice the skills they are learning while having fun at the same time.

Stage Descriptions

Confused by the new classifications? Don't know the difference between a #1 and a #4? Click on the image to the right about the new swim stage levels. You'll be an expert in no time!

Lesson Selector

Now that you know all the different names for the stages, it's time to determine where your child belongs. Click on the image to the right to answer questions that will guide you to the proper lesson selection.

The pool will close for swim lessons if severe weather or a thunderstorm is present in the area. Make up lessons will not be available.

Members: $15 Program Participants: $30


This stage introduces infants (3 months) and toddlers to the aquatic environment. As youth develop at this stage, focus on the important milestones. Encouraging parents to set developmentally appropriate expectations for infants and toddlers enrolled in swim lessons. Introducing and emphasizing basic water safety to parents and providing positive family aquatic experience. Building relationships among and between parents and children by providing opportunities for fun and interaction in the water.

Mondays....................6:00-6:30 pm


Students younger than 3 must have a parent in the water with them. Students will learn personal water safety and be assisted in learning the following skills: front tow, back float, and back tow.

Mondays.........................6:30-7:00 pm


Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency. Students begin to work unassisted on swim-float-swim sequencing and jump, push, turn and gran technique.

Mondays........................7:00-7:30 pm


Students learn personal water safety and will mast two of the following benchmark skills:swim-float, swim-sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit-jump, push, turn and grab.

Mondays.....................6:00-6:30 pm


Students will have mastered basic swimming competency and will work to increase endurance. Students will be able to swim on front, swim on back, tread water and practice swim float technique.

Mondays....................6:30-7:00 pm


Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementaty backstroke.

Mondays.....................6:00-6:30 pm


Students will work on stroke technique, refining their skills, while learningall major competitive strokes.



Students will work on stroke technique, refining their skills, while learningall major competitive strokes.

Mondays.......................7:00-7:30 pm


Private Lessons cater to your goals. From the beginner to the advanced swimmer these private lessons allow one on one instruction to help you reach your goals faster. Instructors work with your schedule and swimming abilities to provide personalized swim lessons and individual instruction.

1 Lesson: Member: $17, Program Participant: $32

3 Lessons: Member: $45, Program Participant: $70

7 Lessons: member: $85, Program Participant: $130