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Aquatic Fitness

Warm Water Therapy:  An open time in our instructional pool for therapy. Free to members.

Aquacise:  A moderate aerobic workout in shallow water.

AquaZumba: Zumba is designed for everyone of every shape and fitness level! Anyone can start a AquaZumba class and have fun. All exercisers from beginner to advanced will enjoy the benefits of an Aqua-Zumba class. In Aqua –Zumba it is ideal that the water is at chest level when standing.

Aqua Muscle:  A shallow water class that incorporates a great cardiovascular workout with a variety of resistance equipment.

Hydropower:  This class incorporates the Hydro-Fit resistance system in deep and shallow water.


Swim Lessons

At each level of the YMCA Progressive Swim Lesson Program, participants are involved in activities related to the following five different components: personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, personal growth and rescue. The goal of the progressive swim lessons program is to develop the total person. (Must have four children to run a class.) Parent volunteers needed, contact the Y at 262-3782 or Cailee Conlon, Aquatics Director, if interested.

The Spencer Family YMCA offers lessons for preschoolers and school-age children. For class descriptions and schedule, please view our program brochure.

For further information, please contact the Y at (712) 262-3782 or email Cailee Conlon.

For online registration to youth classes, click here .


Splash is a national YMCA program that has had great success in many communities. First or second grade children in the Spencer school system have been targeted because drowning is second only to motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States in children of that age group. Children currently enrolled in first or second grade may sign up for the Spencer Family YMCA progressive swim lesson program free of charge whether you are a member or a program participant. This program will be incorporated in the following sessions: Fall I, Fall II, Fall III, Winter I, Winter II, Spring, Summer I & Summer II. Children may only sign up for one session and must be enrolled in first or second grade during the current school year. Please stop by the Member Services Center to sign up!

For Youth Aquatics schedule, please visit our program brochure

For online registration to youth classes, click here .

Lifeguard Classes

American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes are offered twice a year at the Spencer Family YMCA. 
No courses are scheduled at this time.  

Adult Swim Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn how to swim, but just couldn't get up enough courage? Our instructors are patient and understanding. Have fun learning basic swimming and safety skills. Contact the Y at 262-3782 or e-mail for more information.