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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. blue

CPR classAmerican Red Cross Community CPR/AED/First Aid

The Y will hold a CPR class on October 21 and 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. both evenings. Participants must attend both sessions.

A second CPR class will be held on October 26 from 9 a.m. to finish, which is estimated to be around 5 p.m.

The cost is $65. Contact the service desk to register.


Life Guarding ClassRed Cross Lifeguard Classes

The Y's American Red Cross Lifeguarding class for October has been cancelled due to lack of participants. Another class is in the planning for November or December.

Lifeguarding is an important lifesaving skill in every community. Participants receive the following training and certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer  and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).



Fall Hours at the Y

The Y returns to fall hours beginning October 1. Building hours will be 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.


Strength Train Together

Strength Train TogetherStrength Train Together has a new class release coming up in October, all new training and conditioning moves. Y members can try any class for free the first time! Bring a friend and train together!


Looking for a Job?Life Guards

The Y's Aquatics Department is seeking candidates for Life Guards.

If an applicant is not currently certified or needs recertification, the Y will hold an American Red Cross Life Guard Class for potential employees. Prerequisites for the course include the ability to swim 300 meters without stopping; retrieving an object from the bottom of the deep end of the pool, and treading water for two minutes without using hands.

For additional information, or to apply, please contact Paula Van Tyle-Smith, Aquatics Director, 812/254-4481.
Program Director



Indoor SoccerRegistration for the 2019 season opens September 16 and closes October 20.

This fast paced, action-packed sport combines basic soccer play in a walled area.  The result will be irresistible fun with a challenging new team sport.

RECREATIONAL LEAGUE: Individual participants ages 4-9 years of age will be assigned teams and divisions by coordinator and volunteer coaches.

GAMES:  All games are held at the Daviess County Y.
Two games a week, games held on Monday or Thursday and Saturday morning, starting November 3 and ending December 7.

$56/Program Members
$62 Family

EQUIPMENT: Shorts, socks over shin guards and tennis shoes


Youth BasketballYouth Basketball

We’re committed to coaching with a focus on fair play, healthy competition and parent participation.
  Sign up opens October 21
        -  co-ed teams
        -  age groups are 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, older if enough are registered (age groups are subject to change)
 Games start January 11
 Games end March 1

       Cost: Y members $28
       Program members $56
       Family $62

  Financial aid is available.


New Tumbling Schedule Tumbling

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Y is unable to hold trampoline practice in the gym for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Tumbling will still be offered, and all practices will be in the aerobics room. 

Trampoline Clinics may be offered throughout the year. Those dates will be announced at a later time. 

The new schedules and pricing will begin the week of August 12. Pricing for Levels 1 through 4 will return to the “tumbling only price.”

The new Tumbling Schedule for the school year is as follows:


Fall Break/Holiday CampDay Camp

Join the fun and adventure of the YMCA Day Camp during Fall Break October 7 - 11, and Winter Break December 22 to January 3. The program provides all-day child care for students in grades K-6 on site at the YMCA from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Campers enjoy games, arts & crafts and swimming.

All campers must fill out the registration packet before attending.

Members: $90/wk for first child; $80 for second child.
Program Members: $105/wk for first child; $95 for second child.

Enrollment for After School Child Care is still open. Click here to download the 2019-2020 After School Child Care Packet.

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....6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Who....Youth ages 3-13; four or more participants 
Fees...$31 for Y Members and $53 for Program Members(4 week month, or two week, four day session) 
...$37 for Y Members and $65 for Program Members (5 week month)


Adult Pickleball League to Resume in November

PickleballThe Y's Adult Pickleball League resumes on November 4 with matches on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays are Women’s day with matches from 9:00-1100am.

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.


Party at the Y

Party at the Y

Stay active and beat the 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 - $70 + $10 for slide
Pool Party Non-business hours - $80 + $10 for slide
Gym Party - $50
Balcony room only - $45
Bouldering room only - $40
Lock-in - $150


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:


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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. 


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