YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Welcome to the

La Porte County
Family YMCA

The La Porte County Family YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


NEWS FROM THE Y

Swim Lessons
Swim Lessons

The Y is America’s favorite swim instructor! More people learn how to swim at the Y than anywhere else in the USA. Your child will be introduced to a wide variety of swim instruction including water adjustment, stroke development, water safety and water sports and games. Our instructors are trained as YMCA of the USA Swim Lesson Instructors. We have Parent and Child lessons (ages 6 months-3 years), Preschool lesson (ages 3-6) and Progressive lessons (ages 6-12).

Are you green? GO FOR GREEN with the Y's new water safety initiative to keep heads above water! Ask a lifeguard for more information your next visit to our indoor pool. 

Private swim lessons are available for any age or experience level. Private lessons work well for children who need one-on-one attention to work through challenges of fear and also for adults who have never learned how to swim. Call the Aquatics Department at (219) 325-9622, ext. 106, for more information and to schedule lessons.

 Members         $18 for 30 minute-lesson / $45 for (3) 30-minute lessons

 Non-Members  $25 for 30 minute-lesson / $65 for (3) 30-minute lessons

Aquacise Classes

(Free to Y members; offerings and schedules subject to change) (Fitness levels vary with each class)

FAMILY AQUA ZUMBA® Make a splash and join our “pool party” workout for all ages! Aqua Zumba® is a safe, effective and challenging water-based workout, that integrates the Zumba® formula and philosophy into traditional aqua fitness disciplines. 

AQUA LUNCH - An invigorating workout during your lunch break! Class has shallow and deep water exercises utilizing a lot of treading water movements for an overall workout. 

AQUA BURN — Warning: This class will make you sweat! This program challenges everyone from basic to advanced fitness levels. It is a mix of deep-water and shallow-water exercise with the combination of weights and noodles. If getting fit is what you really want to do, then here is your workout.

AQUA-BOOTCAMP - Get ready for a very challenging, intense and ultimate work out! Using weights, noodles and the natural resistance of water, this class will get your heart rate up while toning your entire body. 

A.M. AQUACISE - An aerobic workout that challenges both beginner and advanced levels of fitness. This class will allow you to strengthen your whole body with the natural resistance of the water. The faster you move, push and pull, the greater the resistance will be in your workout. Get up early and make a splash!

ARTHRITIS CLASS - Certified by the arthritis foundation, this is a beginning level fitness which requires your physicians consent. Slow movements in shoulder deep water help to increase strength and flexibility. Come swim away your aches and pains! 

SILVERSPLASH® - This water fitness class is designed to enhance each individual’s quality of life and daily function. A variety of exercises utilizing the physical properties of water will help you increase agility, range of movement and cardiovascular conditioning. No swimming skills are necessary. Join in fitness, fun and friends! 


CPR/AED & Basic First Aid Class (For Ages 16 & Up)

A blended training that combines the convenience of online learning with a practical skill session in order to meet both knowledge and skills objectives. Students must successfully complete both online and skills portions to receive certification.  An email address must be provided with payment to receive the link to begin the course. Online sessions must be completed before skills portion can be taken. See 2014 schedule below for upcoming class dates. Please call (219) 325-9622 or visit the Membership Service desk to register. 

Fees: $25 Members / $50 Non-Members



Red Cross Lifesaving Course (For Ages 16 & Up)

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Please call (219) 325-9622 or visit the Membership Service desk to register. Red Cross Life Guard Course (For Ages 15 and Up)

Fees: $125 Members / $150 Non-Members

Fee includes: American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (2 years), use of lifeguarding manual and personal CPR rescue mask. 

Before enrolling in the course, individuals must complete the following pre-requisites:

1. Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.

2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.

3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.  Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
  • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps

Upcoming Class: Limit 10 Participants  

Class Dates- (Open to Michigan City High Schoolers ONLY) - April 21st-May 21st class meets every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:30 PM at Michigan City High School


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.