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CLICK HERE to see the list of programs available for online registration.

The Meadville YMCA offers a variety of aquatic opportunities including:

Aqua Babies - 6 months up to 3 years
Preschool Classes (5 levels) - 3 years up to 6 years
Youth Classes (5 levels) - 6 years  up to 13 years
Adult Swim Classes (3 levels) - 13 years and up
Competitive Swim Team - 5 years up to 18 years
Recreational Swim League - 5 years up to 10 years
Water Fitness Classes -17 classes per week to choose from - You do not need to be a swimmer

Meadville Family ymca Aquatics Department DIRECTOR

if you have any questions regarding the aquatics programs Please ask 


Nikki Newman




Pool Schedule 

Pool Schedule Jan -2015

Looking for a non busy Lap Time?    Tuesday & Thursday 8am-9am   &   Monday & Friday 7:45pm-8:45pm

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Swim Lessons  


New 6 week sessions

New Session Starts the Week of October 26th

Register early they do fill up! 

Private lessons:    

Private and Adaptive Swim Lessons

Private lessons;  one swimmer
Semi Private lessons:  up to 3 swimmers with the same swimming ability
                                                                           Members  $15  per 1/2 hour                   
                                                                           Nonmembers $25 per 1/2 hour

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Click here for information on swim lesson readiness.

Infant/Preschool Progressive Lessons  


Classes with Parent Participation

Aqua Babies (6 months UP to 3 years)

Activities that allow children to  become comfortable while feeling safe, with a parent in the water. Children learn basic movements like kicking, stroking with the arms, and getting use to having their faces near or in the water. These basics build the foundation for later swimming techniques.   

                          Monday   10:30 - 11:00 AM

                                                                               Friday       10:30 - 11:00 AM

                                                                               Saturday  10:40 - 11:10AM  

                                                                               Cost: Member  Included in YMCA membership

                                                                                         Non-member $37.50


Tadpole (3 Years UP TO 5  years)

This class is a transition between Aqua Baby and Pike.  The same skills are taught as in the Pike class but the child feels safe with the parent in the water.  Children that are uncomfortable with other adults or fearful of the water would benefit greatly.

Monday 5:15pm-5:45pm or 5:55pm-6:25pm  (5:15pm class will be opened if later class is full)

                                                                                 Tuesday 10:30-11:00am

                                                                                 Saturday 9:00am-9:30am or 9:35am-10:05am (9:35 class will be opened if later class is full)

                                                                                 Cost: Member $19.50

                                                                                 Non-member $37.50




 YOUTH PROGRESSIVE LESSONS                                                                                                       



Cost: Member $24

 Non-member $48

This class is designed for individuals with special physical, mental, or social needs. The focus will be on establishing proficiency in as many swimming skills as the student is able to accomplish.  If the swimmer is in need needs further assistance a care giver will be required to enter the water with them.

Saturday 11:50am-12:20pm


Cost:  Members $17

Non Members $32
Our adult lessons are individualized according the goals set by each participant, the first day.


This is geared to your personal goals whether it is to get over your fear of the water, gain confidence, learn to float and swim.  The hardest part is signing up and getting to class the first day.

 Wednesday 10:15am – 11:00am     or      7:50pm - 8:35pm

Nothing else is in the pool during the class on Wednesday night.


Class includes drills, take home work outs, instruction to improve stroke techniques, endurance and learn other strokes. Ideal for fitness swimmers and triathletes who want to become more efficient.  Must be able to swim 4 lengths without stopping.

Monday 7:15pm-8:00pm



                                                                  Cost:  Members no cost

                                                                  Non Members pay price of day pass

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Water workouts expend more energy than similar land based exercises due to the water resistance. The average person burns 450 - 700 calories during one hour of aerobic exercise.



Aqua Aerobics

This low intensity water fitness class includes cardiovascular conditioning, muscular endurance and flexibility. Participants do not need to be able to swim.
                                                                  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am - 10:00am



This is part of the SilverSneakers® Program. It is a low impact shallow water class geared to seniors. You do not have to be in the SilverSneaker® program to attend.
                                                                  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00am - 9:00am    


Deep Water Fitness

A terrific deep water workout. Participants do not need to be able to swim as a floatation belt is used during the workout. Strengthen, tone and tighten your muscles; improve lung and heart capacities; refine balance and coordination as you perform these exercises. A great stress reliever. This is a medium to high intensity water fitness class conducted completely in the deep end of the pool.

                                                                  Tuesday and Thursday 6:00pm - 6:45pm    and   Thursdays 1:00pm - 1:45pm

                                                                  Saturday 8:45am - 9:30am

Water Fitness

The perfect aerobic workout from beginner to advanced. Even if you have never worked out in the water before. The large movements of the legs and arms provide the aerobic workout to burn fat and strengthen the cardiovascular system. Enjoy an invigorating workout in the waters bouyant - nearly gravity free - exercise environment. This class incorporates deep and shallow water exercises; low impact workouts including kicking and wall exercises, abdominal moves, upper-body resistance training and stretching. No swimming skills required.

                                                                  Tuesday and Thursday 6:45pm - 7:30pm

                                                                  Saturday  8:00am-8:45am

Open Water Exercise  3/4 of the pool (Flags in the shallow end to 9ft)

Open for members to come and use the pool for individual exercise. An Instructor is avaliable for assistance and guidance.
                                                                  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am - 11:00am



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It is all about Fun, Friendships, Team and Individual IMPROVEMENTS!

The Meadville YMCA Swim Team is a competitive swim team comprised of youth ages 5 through high school.  The mission of MYST is to allow each swimmer the opportunity to achieve his/her maximum potential in competitive swimming and to contribute to team excellence.

Swim meets help children and young adults learn sportsmanship and discipline while helping to develop athleticism and competitiveness. Meets are held on Saturdays with other area YMCA teams in the league. Swim practices and all home meets are held at the MARC.

The 2015-2016 seasong STARTS IN OCTOBER 

Meet Coach Nikki

Nikki grew up in Meadville and is a former MYST and MASH swimmer.  After graduating from Meadville in 2010 she continued her swimming career at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Division II School.  While at IUP she was a four time PSAC team member where she swam the 50,100, and 200 freestyle, as well as the 100 breaststroke.  Nikki graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in Sports Administration and began working in child care at the Meadville YMCA in August of 2014.  In May, Nikki began helping with youth swim lessons before being named the Aquatics Director in July.  Coach Nikki is looking forward to the upcoming season and can't wait to share her knowledge of competitive swimming.


 all are welcome to stop by and cheer the team on!!

There is no charge to watch a MYST Mako Swim Meet at the MARC.

Downloadable documents:

2015-16 MYST Parent Handbook

2015-16 MYST Meet Schedule 



Meadville YMCA Swim Team group breakdown 2014 2015


Contact Nikki for details


Season Fees

2015-2016 fees will be posted shortly

Duel Meets

Are on Saturdays and begin October 25th.

Begin in November and are optional meets to attend for an entry fee.  This fee is paid to the team holding the invitational.

Post Season
League Championships  
YMCA Districts March
YMCA States March





Aquatics Director Nikki newman AT 336-2196