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
Kurt Shevlin, Asst. CVO
Brian Christensen, Treasurer

Janet Bouc, Joy Escen, Eric Hall, Jon Heibel, Emilee Higgins, Paula Lawrence, Brent Ogle, Karla Rosendahl


Corey Briggs

Ryan Beringer
Director of Operations

Joss Webster
Community Advocate

Jennifer Brownlow
Wellness Director

Cari Franzen
Senior Program Director

Kylee Bean
Sports Director

Nicole Ripke
Youth Director

Lucas Briggs
Adventure Activities Director

Adriana McKee
Aquatics 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


5 AM–10 PM
High school students and younger: 9 PM
12 PM–7 PM
Memorial Day

OPEN: Monday, May 27
5 AM–2 PM

Fourth of July

CLOSED: Thursday, July 4


2023 Membership RatesMonthlyAnnually
Two Adult & Children Household$83.00$996.00
One Adult & Children Household$69.00$828.00
Two Adult Household$77.00$924.00
Adult (27–64 years old)$59.00$828.00
Two Senior Adult Household (both are 65 years old)$69.00$708.00
Senior Citizen (65+ years old)$47.00$564.00
Young Adult (19/out of high school—26 years old)$47.00$564.00
Youth (High school student or younger)$25.00$300.00
  • Youth: high school students and younger
  • Young Adult: adults 19-26 years old
  • Adult: adults 27-64 years old
  • Two Adult: two adults living in the same household
  • One Adult & Children: one adult and children living in the same house
  • Two Adult & Children: two adults and children living in the same house
  • Senior: adults 65 years and older
  • Two Senior: two senior citizen adults living in the same house (both must be at least 65)

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.

YMCA & Fieldhouse Amenities

  • Cardio equipment
  • Resistance training machines
  • Free weights
  • Fitness studios
  • Myzone training room
  • Lap pool
  • Warm water pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam rooms
  • Dry saunas
  • Adult locker rooms
  • Family locker rooms
  • Youth locker rooms
  • Child watch

  • Sweat towels

  • Basketball courts

  • Batting cages

  • Field turf area

  • Game room

  • Golf simulators

  • HitTrax pitching machine

  • House Sips
  • Indoor track

  • Jump zone area

  • Lü interactive wall

  • Mini golf

  • Racquetball or handball courts

  • Soft play area

  • Tennis or pickleball courts

  • Volleyball courts

BENEFITS For Members

  • FREE enrollment into Nationwide Membership
  • FREE group exercise classes
  • FREE child watch (6 weeks – 6 years)
  • FREE equipment orientations
  • Reduced rates on programing

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 allow visitors and guests to use our YMCA on a drop in basis. We encourage local residents to purchase a YMCA membership! The YMCA reserves the right to refuse to sell day fees.

Youth | $15

(High school and younger)

Adults | $15
Senior Citizen | $7

(65 and older)


Summer Recreational Swim Times

Starting May 23
12:00 PM–7:00 PM
10:00 AM–7:00 PM
12:15 PM–5 PM

Private Lessons

One on One scheduled lessons that are dependent on instructor availability and their schedule. These will be 4 days total for 30 minutes/sessions. Participants of any age can be training for a competition, in search for self improvement, learn to lap swim, basic life saving skills, special needs, etc.





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 June 3rd.

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.





Little Bobbers/Parent & Child Lessons

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers ages 6 months–3 years learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence building experiences.


$25 | 30 minutes


$35 | 30 minutes

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


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