January 09, 2017

Employment Opportunities

Where can you find meaningful work that offers rich rewards? Where can you, simultaneously, build a better future for yourself and for kids, families and your community? Where can you work with people who thrive in a values-based environment of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility?

The answer to all these questions is the Kroehler Family YMCA Aquatics Department 

For over 135 years, the YMCA has been a pioneer and set the standard for aquatics. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment and energy of our Lifeguards and Swim Instructors to continue this legacy and contribute to the health and wellness of our children, families and communities.

If you are interested in being part of our team please apply online click here



December 09, 2016

New Swim Lessons


This winter we’re launching a brand-new swim lesson program! This new child-centered curriculum will help your child swim confidently at his or her own pace. All classes will focus on water safety, having fun while learning, building character and increasing self-confidence. We’ll provide parents with helpful resources and weekly feedback to help them be active participants in their child’s learning process.

NEW THIS WINTER: When signing your child up for swim lessons, all you have to do is choose the appropriate age range.

• Parent/Child (6 months to 18 months or 19 months to 36 months)

• Preschool (3-5 years)

• School Age (6-12 years)

Questions please email Tracy at


Winter (5 weeks) January 9-February 12

Spring 1 (8 weeks) February 13-April 9

Spring 2 (8 weeks) April 10-June 4


Member registration for all sessions begins December 12

Winter non-member registration begins December 19

Spring 1 non-member registration begins January 30

Spring 2 non-member registration begins March 27


To register click here!


Click Here to see a video about our new swim lessons!!


Lets get the word out about water safety.  Please share this link with everyone you know.


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Member Registration Is Now Open for Winter/Spring 2017 Programs!

December 12, 2016

Member Registration Is Now Open for Winter/Spring 2017 Programs!

Plus, check out our new and improved online registration system, along with new programming options!

New Swim Lesson Program

January 17, 2017

New Swim Lesson Program

Introducing our brand new swim lesson program designed to fit each child's needs. Now is a great time to learn to swim at the Y!

International Festival

December 22, 2016

International Festival

Join us for our International Festival on Saturday 1/14/17!

Kroehler Early Learning Center

December 20, 2016

Kroehler Early Learning Center

We have a few spots left for the remainder of the 2016/2017 school year! Call today to schedule a tour.