Columbus Family YMCA
Columbus, Nebraska
Columbus Family YMCA
Columbus, Nebraska


Phone: 402-564-9477
Fax: 402-564-2300

3912 38th Street
Columbus, NE 68601

YMCA Board of Directors

Adam Urkoski, CVO
Brian Christensen, Treasurer

Janet Bouc, Joy Escen, Eric Hall, Jon Heibel, Emilee Higgins, Krynn Larsen, Brent Ogle, Karla Rosendahl, Kurt Shelvin


Corey Briggs

Ryan Beringer
Director of Operations

Jennifer Brownlow
Wellness Director

Cari Franzen
Senior Program Director

Kylee Bean
Sports Director

Nick Stoeckle
Aquatics Director

Nicole Ripke
Youth Director

Joss Webster
Community Advocate

Our Promise

Strengthening the Foundations of Community. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors in Columbus to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Our Promise

Strengthening the Foundations of Community. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors in Columbus to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

  Welcome & Facility Hours


Financial assistance is available for all programs and membership. It’s hard to say which will get stronger. Your body? Your family? Or your community? We are not a gym, though your body will grow strong. We are not a childcare center, though we have cared for thousands of Columbus’ children over the years. We are not a social center, though countless friendships have been sparked here.


The YMCA is that place, for Columbus, and whether through your membership or one of the programs in this guide, for you as well. Welcome to the Columbus Family YMCA. We’re glad you’re here! To learn more about the YMCA’s mission, values, and role in the community, please visit


The Y is Members only after 9 PM. We will not take transactions or registrations after 9 PM.

5 AM–10 PM
12 PM–7 PM
Labor Day

Open: Monday, September 4 | 7 AM–2 PM


Closing at 7 PM: Wednesday, November 22

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23

Open: Friday, November 24 | 7 AM–7 PM


Closed: Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24

Closed: Christmas Day, Monday, December 25

Open: Tuesday, December 26 | 7 AM–10 PM

New Year’s

Open: New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31 | 12 PM–5 PM

Open: New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1 | 12 PM–10 PM


Fall 2023 Membership Rates

Monthly Bank Draft PlanMonthlyYearly
Two Adult and Children Household$69.50$834.00
One Adult and Children Household$58$696.00
Two Adult Household$64$768.00
Adult (27-64 years)$51.50$618.00
Two Senior Adult Household$57.50$690.00
Senior Citizen (65+ years)$39.50$474.00
Youth Adult (out of highschool–26 years old)$40$480.00
Youth (highschool and younger)$19.25$231.00
  • Youth are high school and younger.
  • Young Adult Members are out of high school–26 years old.
  • Adult Members are 27 years–64 years old.
  • 1 Adult and Children Household memberships are for families with one parent living in the household.
  • 2 Adult and Children Household memberships are for 2 adults living in the same household and their dependent children.
  • Senior Citizen Membership must be 65 years old or older.
  • Two Senior Adult Household is for two seniors, both 65 years old and up, living in the same household.

Under the monthly bank draft plan, payments are withdrawn from member’s bank accounts the 10th of each month. Bank drafts must be cancelled in writing by the 8th of each month to stop the payment withdrawal. Bank draft memberships renew automatically without cancellation.

BENEFITS For Members

Added value: Access to YMCA’s across the state and country, FREE Group Exercise Classes, Free Y-Care, reduced program rates on youth sports and youth programs, first opportunity to register for classes, and belonging to a world-wide movement that seeks to impact our communities.


Day Fees are able to be purchased at the Member Services Desk on a daily basis and are good for the day purchased. The YMCA reserves the right to
refuse to sell day fees.

Youth | $7

(High school and younger)

Adults | $10
Senior Citizen | $7

(65 and older)



The YMCA Board of Directors is determined to help children, adults and families who cannot afford to join the YMCA or participate in our various programs. The Columbus Family YMCA is a United Way Agency and receives funding to provide financial assistance to those who qualify. Application forms are available at the Member Services desk at the YMCA. Financial Assistance is awarded according to need and is based upon a sliding scale according to annual income levels.


Fall Pool Hours

Subject to Change
5:15 AM–9 PM
5:15 AM–7 PM
7:15 AM–5 PM
12:15 AM–5 PM
Lap Pool
Open all day
Family Open Swim

6:30 PM–9 PM


4:30 PM–7 PM


12 PM–5 PM


12:15 PM–5 PM

Please Note:

The lap pool is closed to patrons during swim team practice as all lanes are used at this time. The warm pool is closed to patrons during Ai Chi class and Tuesday 5:20 AM Aquasize, as the whole pool is used at this time.

Unless a pool is closed to patrons for another activity both the warm pool and lap pool will always welcome Adults with Children 4 years and under. 


During Family Open Swim, children 6 years and younger must be accompanied by a care giver 16+ years IN the water with them.

Swim Team

The Columbus YMCA Swim Club (CYSC) is our competitive swim team with practices and monthly meets. Swimmers who participate must be able to swim 25 yards (one length) of the pool using both the freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers must know and understand the basic concepts of swimming—this is NOT swimming lessons. Emphasis will be placed upon stroke instruction, endurance, sportsmanship and having fun. Swim Team has two sessions (see below). Swimmer(s) must register for the first session to be able to swim in the second session. Swim team participants are required to be YMCA members—Nebraska YMCA Swim League policy. Swimmers must be registered prior to the first meet in October to swim. All new swimmers will swim with a coach the first week of practice to make sure they qualify for the swim team. If for any reason the child is unable to successfully complete the swim, the family will be refunded in full for the cost of the session.

Session 1

September 18–December 14

Practice Times: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
8 & Under: 4:15–5:15 PM
10 & Older: 4:15–5:45 PM (practice times for 10 & Older subject to change based on number of swimmers)

*Swim practice times are subject to change under new head coach

Parent’s Meeting: TBD

Session 2

January 2–March 16

Practice Times: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
8 & Under: 4:15–5:15 PM
10 & Older: 4:15–5:45 PM (practice times for 10 & Older subject to change based on number of swimmers)

Youth (5 yrs old–8th Grade): $120/session
Highschool Student: $60/session

There will be a clinic held for interested youth, who have not previously joined.

September 4–14, 4:15–5:15 PM, Week #1: Tues–Thur, Week #2: Mon–Thur $50 for Members & Non-Members

Taking the clinic is not mandatory to join.

Swim Lessons

All swim lesson times/dates are subject to change based on instructor availability. Swim lessons are YMCA of the USA certified.

Group Swim Lessons

Group Swim Lessons will be offered. Please be mindful of designated ages and levels. Small groups are offered to ensure each swimmer is provided with plenty of one-on-one time. Each full session is 8 days for 30 minutes/evening. Any sessions with less than 8 scheduled days are offered at a prorated rate.





Lessons Your Way

Lessons Your Way Program is a program the Columbus Family YMCA has created for those that cannot or are unable to attend regular swim lesson programming. All classes are dependent on an instructor who can meet with the swimmer at the same time. Participants can be training for competitions, in search of self-improvement, learning to lap swim, basic life saving skills, special needs, etc. Forms are available at the front desk.


$20 | 30 minute lesson

$72 | (4) 30 minute lessons


$33 | 30 minute lesson

$119 | (4) 30 minute lessons

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