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8 Benefits of Swimming All Year Long

Whether you feel the heat of the sun or the chill of a snow flurry, an indoor pool means that you can swim no matter the weather report. Here are eight reasons why, even in the coldest months, it’s always the perfect time to sign up your child for swim lessons.


Team up! Saturday and Sunday basketball leagues

Get in the game with the Y's Saturday in-house basketball league this spring or our newest opportunity, a Sunday league accepting team and free agent registration. The ball is in your court. Discover the Y Basketball difference and enroll by March 11.

February 25, 2019

Is your child prepared for a water-safe summer?

Did you know? Drowning is the leading cause of preventable death in children ages 1-4 and second leading cause among youth ages 5-14. Save a life and money this spring. Take advantage of our group and private swim specials happening now.

February 25, 2019

Your chance to learn from the pros!

Elevate your game and meet the Y's newest basketball trainers with professional playing experience. Basketball's most elite athletes are giving back at the Y, and your child can enjoy instructional experiences for as low as $12 this spring.

February 25, 2019

Let the Y welcome your next party or event

YMCA rentals offer affordable pricing at a convenient, safe location. Our functional space and fun amenities are perfect for birthday parties, youth pool parties, bridal or baby showers, church functions and business meetings. Plus, we now offer discounted gym rental. Call our space "home!"

February 25, 2019

Upgrade your summer at YMCA Camp MacLean

An exciting outdoor adventure awaits your child at YMCA Camp MacLean. This overnight camp in Burlington, Wisconsin introduces campers to sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and more in addition to traditional camp activities. Learn how to make YMCA Camp MacLean an affordable, unforgettable experience.

February 25, 2019

Mission Moment: Finding a Future

When Daniel Brookins and his mother walked through the doors of the South Side YMCA, little did they know it was one step in a journey of a thousand miles for Daniel and his movie-making legacy.

February 25, 2019

boGO BULLS! A special offer from the Chicago Bulls…

Support the YMCA and score big this basketball season with this exclusive BOGO offer from the Chicago Bulls! For each ticket purchased, the Bulls will donate $1 to the Y!

February 22, 2019

Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we want to continue our tradition of highlighting African Americans in our center and community to bring awareness to current local accomplishments. Help us honor you or submit a Y-connected friend or relative whom we can lift up in recognition of our cause.

January 26, 2019

Ready, set, BELIEVE:  A new YOU in 12 weeks!

No matter if your New Year's resolution is going strong or you need a "new" New Year or a "re" resolution, the Y's 12-week fitness challenge promises to deliver a healthier, happy YOU. Limited time and space remains to secure your spot in the "I BELIEVE IN ME" fitness challenge.

January 26, 2019

Value packed!  Have a ball with new sports classes

Spring sports have hatched! For as low as $6 per class, check out our new sports programs including: karate, tumbling, flag football, soccer, volleyball, t-ball, floor hockey, dodgeball, private basketball training and more!

January 26, 2019

Happening now! Shaping safe, strong summer swimmers

Plan ahead for a water-safe summer by joining Y swim lessons today. Our Spring I session has a special offer for swimmers enrolling in two classes per week--up to 50% off--but opportunity does not end there.

January 26, 2019

Recipe for better fitness:  Just add water!

Did you know? The Y now offers customizable water exercise classes from private to small group, therapeutic to boot camp style. Even better, free trial opportunities are hitting a Y pool near you in February!

January 26, 2019

Join the Y - Because we believe in leveling up!

During the month of January, we're WAIVING our joiner fee for anyone who wishes to join the Y. This limited-time offer can save new members up to $89 upon joining - act fast, because this offer won't last!

January 07, 2019

Final shot to join Y winter basketball!

Now featuring 5 new basketball programs in addition to our storied basketball league. Check out the Y's basketball program lineup for all ages, abilities and family schedules. Don't delay! Classes and leagues begin early January.

December 24, 2018

Lifesaving skills learned here

Did you know? Drowning is the leading cause of preventable death in children ages 1-4 and second leading cause among youth ages 5-14. Save a life and money this winter. Take advantage of our group swim special or become first-aid/CPR certified this January.

December 24, 2018

New sports debuting January 2019

YMCA sports develop the whole child in spirit, mind and body. We now offer sports for all ages and interests. Check out our new sports programs including: karate, tumbling, flag football, soccer, volleyball, t-ball, floor hockey, dodgeball and more!

December 24, 2018

Budget friendly private swim lessons

Benefit from individualized instruction and a savings of 20% or more when enrolling in the Y's renewed POWER private/semi-private swim lessons. Achieve your goals in a class that is all about you, on your schedule and within your budget.

December 24, 2018

The gift that made the giver

South Side Y group fitness instructor Tonya Lewis gives the gift of health, both through her inspiring class leadership and through her generous donation to the Y's Annual Campaign, the very initiative that made her fitness dreams possible.

December 24, 2018

Could eSports Be Your Child’s Future?

The YMCA of Metro Chicago is partnering with I Play Games! to offer parent workshops that will present the facts and benefits of eSports.

November 01, 2018

Celebrate Spooky Season with the YMCA!

Join us for our frighteningly fun-filled Halloween celebration on Friday, October 26, from 6-8 p.m. Our Halloween event is open to both members and non-members alike, so bring the whole family and enjoy a variety of Halloween-themed activities - it's guaranteed to be a "spooktacular" time!

October 05, 2018

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