Aquatic center

The Aquatic Center has a 25-yard, 8-lane lap pool and a zero-depth entry family recreation pool. The warm-water therapy pool is for special programs only.  The lap pool is home to the YMCA Waves Youth Swim Team and the Wadsworth High School Swim Team.  The Family Recreation Pool has a zero-depth entry with a family fun play features, kiddie slide, drop slide [must be 48" tall] and a vortex.

For more information regarding the pool policies:
Wadsworth YMCA Policies


Swim Lessons

Group Swim lessons

The YMCA offers a variety of levels of swim lessons for all ages, from 6 months through adults. Lessons are available for Home School Children and Teen/Adult programs.

Parent/Child: Ages 6 months-4 years. This water enrichment program involves the parent in the water with the child as they get acclimated to the water, learn basic swimming skills, taught in an enjoyable atmosphere of songs, games and play. Look for Shrimps or Pre-Pike classes.

Preschool: Ages 3-5 years. This is beginner class for preschool-age children without the parent. Emphasizes water adjustment, basic swimming skills as they progress through the levels. Look for Pikes, Eels, or Rays classes. 

Youth: Ages 6-12 years. This level of lessons are for the beginner through advanced levels of swim lessons. The classes will emphasize water safety, stroke development for all strokes, floating, treading water and endurance. Look for Polliwog, Polliwog Advanced, Guppy, Minnow, Fish, Flying Fish and Shark classes.

Classes are held once a week for a 7 week session. Summer sessions vary.

Visit our 2017 Session Dates under Schedules & Info for updated registration periods.

Visit our Program Schedule for the updated class listings.

Cost: $35/members; $70/program members

For more information, contact the Y at 330-334-9622 or Kathy at

Private Swim Lessons 

Private Swim Lessons are typically scheduled around the YMCA group lesson schedule. Participants pay for 5-pack of half hour lessons. The 1st lesson is scheduled during the 2nd week of group lessons and will run through the second to last week of group lessons to complete the 5 private lessons. 

Cost for Private Lessons:

  • One [1] swimmer: Member/$110; Program Member/$130
  • Two [2] swimmers: Member/$135; Program Member/$155

For more information, contact the Y at 330-334-9622

ymca waves swim team

Fall/Winter Swim Team 2016-2017

The Wadsworth YMCA is home to the WAVES Swim Team for ages 5 years-18 years. Check out practice times here: Go Waves! Meets are held October through February. All swimmers must be a YMCA member throughout the Fall/Winter league.

Summer Swim Team is a shortened version of the Fall League with several meets in June and July. Find the flyer for Summer Swim Team here.

Clinics are offered throughout the year. 

For more information, contact Katy Baumgartner at 330-334-9622 or

Water Exercise classes

The YMCA offers a variety of water exercise classes from Arthritis Classes, to Aqua Aerobics to Older Adult Exercise. These programs are offered 2 or 3 times a week for 7 weeks.

Visit our Program Schedule for the updated class listings.

For more information, contact the Y at 330-334-9622 

Certification Classes

Interested in getting a Lifeguarding, CPR/AED/First Aid, or Babysitting Certification? 

2017 Classes are now out!  Get your brochure from the front desk or download it here

Please fill out this form and bring it in when you register for the class.  

For more information, contact the Y at 330-334-9622 or Kathy at