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


Corey Briggs

Cari Franzen
Senior Program Director

Ryan Beringer
Operations Director

Joss Webster
Community Advocate

Jennifer Brownlow
Wellness Director

Kylee Bean
Sports Director

Stephanie Dicke
Aquatics Director

Nicole Ripke
Youth Director

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
6 AM–7 PM
12 PM–7 PM
Memorial Day

CLOSED: Memorial Day–Monday, May 29

Fourth of July

CLOSING EARLY: Red, White, KABOOM Fireworks–Monday, July 3 | Closing at 7PM

CLOSED: Independence Day–Tuesday, July 4 | CLOSED ALL DAY


2023 Membership RatesMonthlyAnnually
Two Adult & Children Household$69.50$834.00
One Adult & Children Household$58.00$696.00
Two Adult Household$64.00$768.00
Adult (27–64 years old)$51.50$618.00
Two Senior Adult Household (both are 65 years old)$57.50$690.00
Senior Citizen (65+ years old)$39.50$474.00
Young Adult (19/out of high school—26 years old)$40.00$480.00
Youth (High school student or younger)$19.25$231.00
  • Youth are high school and below.
  • Young Adult Members are 19 and out of high school–26 years old.
  • Adult Members are 27 years–64 years old.
  • 1 Adult and Children Household is for families with only one parent living in the household.
  • 2 Adult and Children Household membership is for 2 adults living in the same household.
  • 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 members’ bank accounts on the 10th of each month. Bank drafts must be canceled 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: free enrollment into Nationwide Membership, FREE group exercise classes, free Child Watch, free equipment orientations, free after school program, youth gym/activity center, all ages swim lessons, access to two full sized gymnasiums, access to a 6-lane swimming pool (25 yards), therapeutic warm water pool (adults only), jacuzzi (adults only), saunas (adults only), steam rooms (adults only), private family changing rooms, men’s, women’s and youth locker rooms, new cardio and weight equipment, reduced rates on programing, the knowledge of knowing the facility is NEVER left unattended. Y staff is always present and available for our members.

YMCA Open Doors Program

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.


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)

Family | $25

(Married parents & kids)


Summer Recreational Swim Times

Starting May 22
2:00 PM–8:00 PM
2:00 PM–7:00 PM
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
12:15 PM–5 PM

Summer Group Lessons

Summer registration typically begins two weeks prior to the first day for members, one week for non-members. Please check the schedule online or in-person.

Registrations may be completed online at our webpage,, or in person at the YMCA. No phone registrations are taken. Registration opens at 12 AM online.

The first summer session starts May 22nd.

Columbus Youth Swim Club (CYSC)

Swim team members are required to be a YMCA member to participate on the team.

*Note: Must be registered in Session 1 to participate in Session 2

Session 1


Session 2


Group Swim Lessons

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/session. Any sessions with less than 8 scheduled days are offered at a pro-rated price.





Lessons Your Way

This 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 that an instructor can meet with the swimmer at the same time. Participants can be training for competitions, in search for self-improvement, learning to lap swim, basic life-saving skills, special needs, etc.


$20 | 30 minutes
4 Lesson Package | $72


$33 | 30 minutes
4 Lesson Package | $119

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