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Youth Development

Healthy Living

Social Responsibility

405 NE 3rd Street, Washington, Indiana 47501

The Daviess County Family YMCA makes support and opportunities accessible to empower children, youth and adults to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves our communiity's health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support our neighbors.


SAW Dates Announced

Safety Around Water

Safety Around Water will be held March 25 - 29, 2019. This five day course is for ages 5 through 12, and it teaches children that water should be fun, not feared, as long as one know how to be safe in and around water. A sequenced set of skills is taught to reduce the risk of drowning and to boost confidence in and around water.

Morning and evening session will be held, and the cost is $8 per child. For session times and to download a registration form, click here.

Volunteers to help with this program are welcome. Contact Aquatics Director Paula Van Tyle-Smith, 812/254-4481, for additional information.

SAW Pool Hours

blueTumbling Program Expanding April 1

Tumbling ProgramThe Y is excited to announce the expansion of the Tumbling Program into a Tumbling and Trampoline Program (TNT). This expansion affects Levels 1 through 4; Beginning tumbling classes will remain only tumbling classes, and will be scheduled on a different day.

Level 1 through 4 athletes will now receive 2.5 hours to train on an Olympic sized trampoline and tumbling track. An additional coach has been hired to help with training during the TNT program.

The new schedule, which begins April 1, is as follows:

Beginning Class 1 - Mondays 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Beginning Class 2 - Mondays 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Level 1 & 2 - Fridays 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium
Level 3 & 4 - Fridays 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium

With these changes to the program, the new pricing is as follows:

Levels 1 through 4
Y Member: 4 week month $60; 5 week month $75
Program Member: 4 week month $75; 5 week month $93

For additional information, visit the Tumbling page.


Taste of Daviess County

26th Annual Taste of Daviess County

The Daviess County Family YMCA is excited to host the Twenty-Sixth Annual “Taste of Daviess County."  This year's theme is “Taste of the Past.” Proceeds from this event will go toward the Scholarship of Youth, which helps those children who cannot afford Y programs and memberships.   


The event will be Monday, April 15, from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Community Building in the Eastside Park. Tickets are $15 Single, $25 Couple and $30 Family, and are now for sale at the YMCA front desk, from staff members or from Board members. Tickets will also be available at the door, but will cost $3 more. 

Adult Pickleball League Going Strong

PickleballThe Y's Adult Pickleball League is in full swing as matches continue on Monday at 1:00 pm, Tuesday at 10:00 am and Wednesday at 5:30 pm.

Pickleball provides a great workout while offering a social and competitive game, and new players are always welcome. The game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced game for experienced players.

The Y will provide equipment initially, however players will eventually need to have their own paddles.

The program is free to Members and costs $3 for Program Members.


Winter Swim Club

Congratuations to our Winter Swim Club members. Everyone worked hard, cut swim times, improved swim technique - and had fun! Thanks to our coaching staff and volunteers who made this successful season possible.


New Class

Strength Train Together - All in Challenge

Strength Training for EveryoneCome join Strength Train Together's "All in Challenge." Participate in 16 classes in 60 days (February 1- March 31), and be entered in a drawing for a grand prize.

Participants will also be entered in weekly drawings for smaller prizes. 

If you bring a friend and that friend joins the Y, you will receive an extra grand prize entry.  

Strength Train Together workout incorporates normal, everyday movement to tone up and prevent injury, not to bulk up.  It’s geared for all adults – men and women of any age.

Click here for February's class schedule.


Life Guarding Classes AnnouncedLife Guards

The Y will hold American Red Cross Life Guarding classes on April 11, 12 and 13; and May 2, 3 and 4.

The Thurday and Friday sessions will meet from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturday's class will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Cost for the course is $150. To register for a class, call or come in to the service desk in the Y.


Party at the Y

Party at the Y

Are you bored during the winter season? Stay active and beat those winter blahs with a Y party for your family or organization!
Basketball Gym/Bouldering Room Parties:
These parties are great for all ages.  Parents are encouraged
to participate with the younger children.  A staff member
must be present & waivers be signed for bouldering room parties.

Pool Parties:
Pool parties are best for 8 yr olds and older.  Children must be at least 4 feet tall & pass a swim test to use the slides or any part of the deep end. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Parties can take place during business hours or non-business hours.
Party Details:
Fee covers attendance for up to 25 people.  There is a $1.50 fee
for each additional person.  The party includes one hour use of
the swimming pool or basketball gym, and one hour use of the
balcony room to eat cake and open presents.  A lock-in includes all
night use of gym plus one hour in pool with slide.

Pool Party Business hours - $65 + $10 for slide
Pool Party Non-business hours - $75 + $10 for slide
Gym Party - $50
Balcony room only - $40
Bouldering room only - $35
Lock-in - $150





The Y can schedule a CPR/AED/First Aid class for a minimum of six participants. The cost is $65. Contact the service desk to register.


Group Swim LessonsSwim Lessons

Does your child want to learn to swim? Sign them up for swim lessons at the YMCA. Must have a minimum of four participants for class to run.

Private lessons or semi-private lessons (two or three) are always welcome! Click here to download a registration form.

Days....Tuesdays and Thursdays
Times....6:00pm - 6:30 pm

Who....Youth ages 3-13; four or more participants 

Fees...$31 for Y Members and $53 for Program Members (four week month) 
...$37 for Y Members and $65 for Program Members (five week month)


Making a Difference Together - Y by the NumbersY Logo

The Y is more than a gym and swim facility. Here are just a few examples of how the Y's work goes into the hearts of the people and the hearts of communities to make meaningful change:


Shop Amazon, Donate to Your Y amazonsmile

The Daviess County Famiy YMCA is now listed as an AmazonSmile Charity, which means that when customers shop online with Amazon, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our Y.

Click on to participate in this program, and you will be automatically asked if you want to support Daviess County Family YMCA Inc. 


Free Injury Walk-In Clinic at the Y
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The Daviess Community Hospital is providing a free walk-in clinic for Y members at the Y on first and third Tuesdays of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

This on-site service is staffed by certified, licenses athletic trainers who will evaluate sports or exercise-related injuries, recommend reconditioning and preventative methods, and facilitate referrals to medical providers as needed.

Appointments may be scheduled in advance, or on a first-come-first-served basis for drop by visits. For more information, call 812-254-2760 x1539, or 812-254-8889.

For more information, click here.


Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Join Ironman Beth Gabhart as she leads this fun and challenging Boot Camp - Get your heart pumping with this complete body workout.

Tuesdays and Thursdays,
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the gym
Members: $16 per 4 week month; $20 for 5 week month
Program Members: $40 per 4 week month; $50 for 5 week month.
Pay As You Go: Members, $3/class; Program Members, $6/class.


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