News & Events


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

Help your friends save and we’ll help you save - because we believe in friend circles!

With our Member Referral Program, you can start saving 20% on your monthly membership rate when you refer a friend to the Y and they join! What makes this deal even sweeter? They'll also save 20% on their monthly membership rate AND we're waiving our joiner fee, saving new members up to $89!

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

Out of school? Choose the Y!

The South Side Y offers a safe, educational and fun place for your child when school is out. We have affordable School Days Out programs all year long to match district holidays that will keep your child active and engaged, and give you peace of mind.

October 01, 2018

Meet Bruce Shannon: The Aquatics Instructor at the South Side Y

Bruce Shannon worked as a lifeguard and aquatics instructor at the South Side YMCA for 18 years. He describes how his childhood memories at the Y shaped his values, “there was no limit at what I could do at the Y."

September 25, 2018

Confidence in the Water

Nearly 50 percent of American adults can’t swim well enough to save themselves from a water-based emergency. But Julia Harper, a swim instructor and certified lifeguard at the South Side YMCA, is determined to change that statistic.

August 01, 2018

Celebrate Healthy Kids Day at the South Side YMCA: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m for fun, family-friendly activities. As always, Healthy Kids Day is 100% free and open to the public!

April 04, 2018

Get Involved, Build Community

Volunteers Needed

April 01, 2018

Spring Leagues and Programs Are Here

Register now for Spring Leagues and Programs!

April 01, 2018

Keep Your Child Active & Engaged Over Spring Break at the South Side Y

When schools close, the South Side YMCA provides working parents with another child care option, School Days Out.

March 05, 2018

Early Head Start, Head Start and Child Care to Chicago Families

Early Head Start, Head Start and Child Care to Chicago Families

September 27, 2017

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin Visits the South Side YMCA

On Aug. 4, Senator Dick Durbin visited the South Side Y's Early Education & Care and Day Camp programs.

August 08, 2017

With Your Help, We’re Making the South Side Y Even Better

To continue improving our programs and facilities, we sent a survey to a random sampling of members for feedback and suggestions. Today, we?d like to share the results of those surveys with you, as well as a few steps we?re taking to make the South Side Y even better.

March 01, 2017

Celebrate Halloween at the South Side Y - Friday, October 28, 6-8 p.m.

Join us for a fun-filled evening with the whole family!

September 22, 2016

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