COLUMBUS FAMILY YMCA Contact Info

www.columbusy.org

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

3912 38th Street
Columbus, NE 68601

YMCA Board of Directors

Adam Urkoski, CVO
Dr. Aaron Plas, Asst. CVO
Brian Christensen, Treasurer

Craig Bradshaw, Joy Escen, Eric Hall, Jon Heibel, Emilee Higgins, Krynn Larsen, Brent Ogle, Karla Rosendahl

Staff

Corey Briggs
CEO

Ryan Beringer
Director of Operations

Joss Webster
Community Advocate

Jennifer Brownlow
Wellness Director

Cari Franzen
Health Coach

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

WELCOME TO THE COLUMBUS FAMILY YMCA

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.

EVERYONE NEEDS A PLACE TO BELONG

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 www.columbusy.org.

YMCA HOURS at the COLUMBUS WELLNESS CENTER

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

Monday–Friday
5 AM–10 PM
Saturday
6 AM–7 PM
Sunday
12 PM–7 PM
Christmas

Closing Early: Christmas Eve–Saturday, December 24 | 6 AM–2 PM

Closed: Christmas Day–Sunday, December 25

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

New Year’s

Closing Early: New Year’s Eve–Saturday, December 31 | 6 AM–2 PM

Open: New Year’s Day–Sunday, January 1 | 12 PM–7 PM

Easter

Closed: Easter Sunday–Sunday, April 9

  Membership

2022 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$57.50$690.00
Senior Citizen$39.50$474.00
Young Adult (18–26 years old)$40.00$480.00
Youth$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 memberships are for families with only 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 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.

DAY FEES

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 | $5

(High school and younger)

Adults | $10
Senior Citizen | $7

(65 and older)

Family | $25

(Married parents & kids)

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.

Strong Kids Program

Please consider a year-end gift to the 2022 Strong Kids Campaign. Your gift helps us make a difference in the lives of those who cannot afford the Y due to financial struggles, family situations, and more. Youth and family programs are the focus of Strong Kids funding.

All gifts are tax-deductible. Please help us attain our goal of $80,000. THANK YOU!

  Aquatics

Winter Pool Hours

Subject to Change
Monday–Thursday
5:15 AM–9 PM
Friday
5:15 AM–7 PM
Saturday
7:15 AM–5 PM
Sunday
12:15 AM–5 PM
Lap Pool
Closed Monday–Friday | 12 PM–2 PM
Closed Wednesday | 6:30 PM
Family Open Swim
Thursday

6:30 PM–9 PM

Friday

4:30 PM–7 PM

Saturday

12 PM–5 PM

Sunday

12:15 PM–5 PM

Please Note:

During Winter Break, the Lap Pool will be OPEN during the closure times above and Family Open Swim times will be added, available staff permitting. Please check the website, app, or pool calendar for added times.

Please Note:

The lap pool is closed to patrons during swim team M–W 4:15–5:45 PM practice as all lanes are used at this time. The warm pool is closed to patrons during Ai Chi class 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. There will no longer be designated Adult/Child Time.

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.

FEE

Youth (5 years old to 8th Grade): $120/session | High school student: $60/session

Session 1

September 13–Mid December

Practice Times:

8 & Under | Mon–Wed | 4:15–5:15 PM

9 & 10 and New Swimmers | Mon–Wed | 4:15–5:45 PM

10 & Over and Veteran Swimmers | Mon: 7:00–8:30 PM | Tues: 7:00–8:30 PM | Thurs: 4:15–5:45 PM (must have a coach’s permission to attend these practices)

Home Swim Meet Location: Columbus Aquatic Center (November 13)

Session 2

January 10–Mid March

Practice Times:

8 & Under | Mon–Wed | 4:15–5:15 PM

9 & 10 and New Swimmers | Mon–Wed | 4:15–5:45 PM

10 & Over and Veteran Swimmers | Mon: 7:00–8:30 PM | Tues: 7:00–8:30 PM | Thurs: 4:15–5:45 PM (must have a coach’s permission to attend these practices)

*NOTE*: During the 4:15 PM practices above the Lap Pool is closed to patrons at this time as swim team needs all of the lanes.

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.

Members

$45

Non-Members

$68

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 (at this time this is difficult, please consider group lessons if available). Participants can be training for competitions, in search of self-improvement, learning to lap swim, basic lifesaving skills, special needs, etc. Forms are available at the front desk.

Members

$20 | Single lesson
$72 | 4 lessons

Non-Members

$33 | Single lesson
$119 | 4 lessons

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