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Aquatics

The Y is now offering year-round swim lessons at Easterseals! For ages 6 months – 10 years old. Click the button below to learn more.


The Peoria  YMCA’s outdoor pool is the largest in the area! There is something for everyone with a 6-lane, 50 meter pool; two 1-meter diving boards; and wading pool.  The pool is open through Labor Day.

The pool will reopen in May of 2024.

USA Swimming Foundation:

The Peoria YMCA was chosen as one of the 69 youth programs across 25 states from the USA Swimming Foundation’s nationwide network of swim lesson providers to receive grant money in early 2023. The grant award will go toward Safety Around Water’s continued efforts to provide free or reduced cost swim lessons.

To learn more, visit: https://www.usaswimming.org/foundation/

If you have any questions, please contact:

Adam Wasson
Aquatics Director
Email – adam.wasson@peoriaymca.org
Phone – 309-692-7631

  • NO GLASS
  • No outside food or drink.
  • Coast Guard approved flotation devices ONLY. **more information below.**
  • No gum in pool area.
  • Swimsuits are required; Proper cover is required in the Greater Peoria Family YMCA indoor facility.
  • No alcohol/smoking on the Peoria YMCA property.
  • Children 10 and under must be directly supervised by an adult (18+).
  • All food must be consumed in the snack bar patio. All drinks must be behind the white line.
  • WEATHER: If the facility closes due to weather conditions, visitors who paid (via guest pass, check, cash, or credit card) within 30 minutes of closing will be refunded in the form of a guest pass. Please watch weather conditions before entering. The Peoria YMCA will be closed for 30 minutes after the last detection of thunder or lightning. The Peoria YMCA refers to weather.com for all inclement-weather closings, and closes at an air temperature of 70° or below to members. Programs still operate when it is below 70°.

*Additional policies apply — please see an Aquatics Manager

**Cost Guard Approved Flotation Devices:

  • Coast Guard approved flotation devices state: “U.S. COAST GUARD APPROVAL NUMBER” on the flotation device and have the approved “Marine Listed” “UL” logo.
  • If the device is not coast guard approved, it will read – “This product is not a life saving device. NEVER leave child unattended while in use.”
  • If you have any questions or concerns about our flotation device rule, please call 309-692-7631. Thank you.

Person/Persons wanting to use the YMCA diving well/diving boards must receive a yellow wristband from the pool manager.

To receive a wrist band, you must either:

  • Be over the age of 21 years old and not have any saves on your record.
  • If under the age of 21, you must pass a swim test supervised by a lifeguard and pool manager.

Swim tests will be conducted every hour during the adult-only swim time. Two lifeguards will conduct the swim test – one guard standing at the south end of the diving well and one guard at the north end. Those who pass the test will receive a wristband. Swimmers with a wristband may be subject to retesting for any reason.

Swim Test Components: 

  • Jump into the diving well from the far side. 
  • Recover to vertical at the surface. 
  • Swim across the diving well. 
  • Tread water for 1 minute. 
  • Return, swimming across the diving well. 
  • Exit the pool using the ladder. 

Need weather closure information?
We’ve got an APP for that!

With the Peoria YMCA and RiverPlex new mobile app, you can have up-to-the-minute information on weather-related pool closures.

ThePeoria YMCA and RiverPlex new mobile app is available now for FREE! Download the Android or Apple version and say “OK” to Push Notifications.

Program Directory

Name Location Registration
TAG1864 (B133), Gym Rental (per court per hour)
Rentals (with the exception of gym rentals) are 2 hours long. (Access 30 minutes before and after the reserved rental time will be allowed for set up and clean up)
Greater Peoria Family YMCA December 16, 2015 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1864 (B133), Pavilion Rental
Rentals (with the exception of gym rentals) are 2 hours long. (Access 30 minutes before and after the reserved rental time will be allowed for set up and clean up)
Greater Peoria Family YMCA December 16, 2015 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1864 (B133), Multipurpose Room Rental
Rentals (with the exception of gym rentals) are 2 hours long. (Access 30 minutes before and after the reserved rental time will be allowed for set up and clean up) Registration Fee: Refunded if room clean.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA December 16, 2015 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S3557), TAG2536 (S3557), TAG1687 (S3557), Tuesday School Age 5 PM Swim Lesson
EasterSeals January 29, 2024 - March 30, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1704 (B133), March 2024 Cheer Clinic: 3rd-5th Grade
This is a recreational program designed to teach cheerleading fundamentals. Participants will learn chants, jumps, basic stunts, and dance.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA February 11, 2024 - March 9, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1704 (B133), March 2024 Cheer Clinic: 1st and 2nd Grade
This is a recreational program designed to teach cheerleading fundamentals. Participants will learn chants, jumps, basic stunts, and dance.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA February 11, 2024 - March 9, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1704 (B133), March 2024 Cheer Clinic-PreK/Kindergarten
This is a recreational program designed to teach cheerleading fundamentals. Participants will learn chants, jumps, basic stunts, and dance.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA February 11, 2024 - March 9, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S3557), TAG2536 (S3557), TAG1687 (S3557), Tuesday 4:30 PM Parent/Tot Swim Lesson
EasterSeals January 29, 2024 - March 30, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1704 (B133), Snack & S.T.E.A.M - March
Snack and S.T.E.A.M is a foundational STEAM workshop that introduces students ages 7-12 to science, technology, engineering, art, and math through a series of fun hands-on learning guided lessons. Kids acquire critical thinking and problem-solving skills during each activity then ending each session with a snack and discussion about the activity.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA February 8, 2024 - March 7, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1704 (B133), Toddler Story Time - PM (March)
Join us on Tuesdays for songs, stories, crafts, and more at Toddler Storytime! Toddler Storytime is a program where children and their parents can grow and learn together. Each week will feature a different theme, with activities and stories to match! Practice important skills with your little one, such as sorting and color recognition. This program is designed for children aged 1-6 years, but best suited for children 2-5 years old. An adult caregiver is required to attend the program with the registered child(ren).
Greater Peoria Family YMCA February 6, 2024 - March 5, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1704 (B133), Toddler Story Time - AM (March)
Join us on Tuesdays for songs, stories, crafts, and more at Toddler Storytime! Toddler Storytime is a program where children and their parents can grow and learn together. Each week will feature a different theme, with activities and stories to match! Practice important skills with your little one, such as sorting and color recognition. This program is designed for children aged 1-6 years, but best suited for children 2-5 years old. An adult caregiver is required to attend the program with the registered child(ren).
Greater Peoria Family YMCA February 6, 2024 - March 5, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1704 (B133), Movement Discovery - March
Movement Discovery teaches children dance basics, explorative movement, and social skills through imaginative play and instruction. Through the use of props, songs, and play, children learn rhythm, coordination, and gross motor skills in a fun and supportive environment.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA February 6, 2024 - March 22, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1704 (B133), Dance Discovery - March
Dance Discovery is an introductory dance program. Over 4 weeks, students will be introduced to the basics of ballet through fun games and activities. Join Coach Emily as she goes back to the foundations of contemporary.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA February 6, 2024 - March 9, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S3557), TAG2536 (S3557), TAG1687 (S3557), Tuesday School Age 4:30 PM Swim Lesson
EasterSeals January 29, 2024 - March 30, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S3557), TAG2536 (S3557), TAG1687 (S3557), Tuesday Preschool 5 PM Swim Lesson
EasterSeals January 29, 2024 - March 30, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S3557), TAG2536 (S3557), TAG1687 (S3557), Thursday School Age 5 PM Swim Lesson
EasterSeals January 29, 2024 - March 30, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S3557), TAG2536 (S3557), TAG1687 (S3557), Thursday Preschool 4:30 PM Swim Lesson
EasterSeals January 29, 2024 - March 30, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S3557), TAG2536 (S3557), TAG1687 (S3557), Wednesday Preschool 10:30 Swim Lesson
EasterSeals January 29, 2024 - March 30, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S3557), TAG2536 (S3557), TAG1687 (S3557), Thursday School Age 4 PM Swim Lesson
EasterSeals January 29, 2024 - March 30, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S3557), TAG2536 (S3557), TAG1687 (S3557), Wednesday Preschool 9:30 Swim Lesson
EasterSeals January 29, 2024 - March 30, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S3557), TAG2536 (S3557), TAG1687 (S3557), Tuesday Preschool 4 PM Swim Lesson
EasterSeals January 29, 2024 - March 30, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S3557), TAG2536 (S3557), TAG1687 (S3557), Monday Preschool 10 AM Swim Lesson
EasterSeals January 29, 2024 - March 30, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S3557), TAG2536 (S3557), TAG1687 (S3557), Wednesday 10:00 Parent/Tot Swim Lesson
EasterSeals January 29, 2024 - March 30, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S3557), TAG2536 (S3557), TAG1687 (S3557), Monday 10:30 Parent/Tot Swim Lesson
EasterSeals January 29, 2024 - March 30, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S3557), TAG2536 (S3557), TAG1687 (S3557), Monday 9:30 Parent/Tot Swim Lesson
EasterSeals January 29, 2024 - March 30, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1704 (B133), TAG1707 (B133), TAG1699 (B133), TAG18359 (B133), HKU 2024 Winter Session
Join us for a family-based weight management program combining exercise with nutrition and behavioral classes. The 10-week program helps children ages 8-15 years and their families develop healthier habits through hands-on games, activities and education. They will work with a team of professionals from OSF and fitness specialists from the YMCA to develop healthier habits. Participants also have access to the YMCA and RiverPlex's facilities during the duration of the program. The participant with the most facility scan-ins during the duration of the program wins an extra 3-month family membership. Location: Greater Peoria Family YMCA, 7000 N. Fleming Lane, Peoria, IL When: Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm, September 19th to November 21st For more information, call (309) 624-9844. Healthy Kids U is a program provided by OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois and The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA January 15, 2024 - April 9, 2024 REGISTER
TAG3720 (B133), Activity Sponsorship | Shaun Livingston Water Safety
The Y is actively recruiting Youth Serving Partner agencies serving at risk youth to attend this event. We are committed to providing quality life-saving instruction to hundreds of children. Participants will learn valuable skills in the areas of Pool & Natural Water Safety, as well as proper Rescue Techniques for themselves and others. Committed Partners To Date: Carver Center, Dream Center, Friendship House, & Peoria Park District.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA December 8, 2023 - July 25, 2024 REGISTER
TAG3720 (B133), Friend of the Y Sponsor | Shaun Livingston Water Safety
The Y is actively recruiting Youth Serving Partner agencies serving at risk youth to attend this event. We are committed to providing quality life-saving instruction to hundreds of children. Participants will learn valuable skills in the areas of Pool & Natural Water Safety, as well as proper Rescue Techniques for themselves and others. Committed Partners To Date: Carver Center, Dream Center, Friendship House, & Peoria Park District.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA December 8, 2023 - July 25, 2024 REGISTER
TAG3720 (B133), Presenting Sponsor | Shaun Livingston Water Safety
The Y is actively recruiting Youth Serving Partner agencies serving at risk youth to attend this event. We are committed to providing quality life-saving instruction to hundreds of children. Participants will learn valuable skills in the areas of Pool & Natural Water Safety, as well as proper Rescue Techniques for themselves and others. Committed Partners To Date: Carver Center, Dream Center, Friendship House, & Peoria Park District.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA December 8, 2023 - July 25, 2024 REGISTER
TAG20105 (B133), Youth/Teen Wellness Orientation
10-13 year old weight room orientation. This allows youth to access weight room with a parent.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA December 6, 2023 - December 31, 2025 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B133), 4 weeks
Greater Peoria Family YMCA October 3, 2023 - January 1, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S431), TAG19080 (S431), TAG1687 (S431), 2 Day 11 and Up Winter Swim
Manual Academy July 26, 2023 - January 3, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S431), TAG19080 (S431), TAG1687 (S431), 2 Day 10 and Under Winter Swim
Manual Academy July 26, 2023 - January 3, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S431), TAG19080 (S431), TAG1687 (S431), High School Winter Swim
Manual Academy July 28, 2023 - March 29, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S431), TAG19080 (S431), TAG1687 (S431), 4 day | 10 and Under Winter Swim
Manual Academy July 26, 2023 - January 3, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1701 (S431), TAG19080 (S431), TAG1687 (S431), 4 day | 11 and Up Winter Swim
Manual Academy July 26, 2023 - January 3, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1864 (B133), Multipurpose Room & Gym Rental
This is a combination of the MPR (2 hrs.) and Gym (One Court for One Hr.). The deposit is $50
Greater Peoria Family YMCA December 16, 2015 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
CAT109 (B133), Schools Day Out
Greater Peoria Family YMCA February 20, 2024 - April 5, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S424), Concordia Before & After Care 1 Day ONLY
Concordia Lutheran School July 18, 2023 - May 24, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S424), Concordia Before Care 4-5 Days
Concordia Lutheran School July 18, 2023 - May 24, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S424), Concordia Before & After Care 2-3 Days
Concordia Lutheran School July 18, 2023 - May 24, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S424), Concordia Before & After Care 4-5 Days
Concordia Lutheran School July 18, 2023 - May 24, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S424), Concordia After Care 4-5 Days
Concordia Lutheran School July 18, 2023 - May 24, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S3227), Norwood Before & After Care 1 Day ONLY
Norwood Primary School July 17, 2023 - May 16, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S3227), Norwood Before & After Care 2-3 Days
Norwood Primary School July 17, 2023 - May 16, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S3227), Norwood Before & After Care 4-5 Days
Norwood Primary School July 17, 2023 - May 16, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S3227), Norwood After Care 4-5 Days
Norwood Primary School July 17, 2023 - May 16, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S3227), Norwood Before Care 4-5 Days
Norwood Primary School July 17, 2023 - May 16, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S426), CT Vivian Before Care 4-5 Days
Thomas Jefferson Primary School July 17, 2023 - June 3, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S426), CT Vivian Before & After Care 4-5 days
Thomas Jefferson Primary School July 17, 2023 - June 3, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S426), CT Vivian Before & After Care 2-3 Days
Thomas Jefferson Primary School July 17, 2023 - June 3, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S426), Ct Vivian After Care 4-5 Days
Thomas Jefferson Primary School July 17, 2023 - June 3, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S426), CT Vivian Before & After Care 1 Day ONLY
Thomas Jefferson Primary School July 17, 2023 - June 3, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S3503), Keller Before Care 4-5 days
Kellar Primary School July 5, 2023 - June 3, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S3503), Kellar Before & After Care 1 Day ONLY
Kellar Primary School July 5, 2023 - June 3, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S3503), Kellar Before & After Care 2-3 Days
Kellar Primary School July 5, 2023 - June 3, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S3503), Kellar After Care 4-5 days
Kellar Primary School July 5, 2023 - June 3, 2024 REGISTER
CAT108 (S3503), Kellar Before & After Care 4-5 days
Kellar Primary School July 5, 2023 - June 3, 2024 REGISTER
CAT510 (B133), Teen REACH
Greater Peoria Family YMCA July 10, 2023 - May 20, 2024 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B686), STYKU
STYKU scan
RiverPlex April 8, 2022 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1701 (B686), TAG2537 (B686), Private Swim 3 Participants
private swim lessons for 3 participants
RiverPlex March 2, 2022 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1701 (B686), TAG2537 (B686), Private Swim 2 Participants
private swim lessons for 2 participants
RiverPlex March 2, 2022 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1701 (B686), TAG2537 (B686), Private Swim 1 Participant
private swim lessons for 1 participant
RiverPlex March 2, 2022 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B686), Individual Personal Training RiverPlex
Our most individualized and customized training available. You�?�¢??ll have your own Personal Coach who will design and implement a personalized program based on your individual needs and goals!
RiverPlex January 27, 2022 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B686), Couples Training RiverPlex
Our most individualized and customized training available. You�¢??ll have your own Personal Coach who will design and implement a personalized program based on your individual needs and goals!
RiverPlex January 27, 2022 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B133), Starter Package Couples Personal Training
Jumpstart your fitness journey with two personalized training sessions. Includes a fitness assessment, goal setting, and a customized workout plan with a personal trainer.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA October 3, 2023 - January 1, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B133), Starter Package Individual Personal Training
Jumpstart your fitness journey with two personalized training sessions. Includes a fitness assessment, goal setting, and a customized workout plan with a personal trainer.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA October 3, 2023 - January 1, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B133), Individual Personal Training (Updated)
Boost your fitness journey with Individual Personal Training. Our experienced trainer will create a custom workout plan just for you, offering one-on-one support and guidance to help you reach your fitness goals.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA October 2, 2023 - January 1, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B133), Couples Personal Training (Updated)
Elevate your fitness together with our Couples Personal Training. Share the journey, motivate each other, and achieve your health goals as a team with customized workouts guided by our personal trainer.".
Greater Peoria Family YMCA October 3, 2023 - January 1, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B686), Nutrition Coaching 20 Sessions
nutrition coaching 20 sessions
RiverPlex April 5, 2023 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B686), Nutritional Coaching 10 Sessions
nutritional coaching 10 sessions
RiverPlex April 5, 2023 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B686), Nutritional Coaching 5 Sessions
nutritional coaching 5 sessions
RiverPlex April 5, 2023 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B686), Nutritional Coaching 3 Sessions
nutritional coaching 3 session
RiverPlex April 5, 2023 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B686), Nutritional Coaching 1 Session
nutrition coaching
RiverPlex April 5, 2023 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1686 (B133), TAG1692 (B133), 2 on 1 Training
2 on 1 basketball training sessions for any player that wants to increase their working knowledge and skill. A three tier curriculum that focuses on building strong fundamentals, adding position specific skills, advanced techniques, and game dynamics
Greater Peoria Family YMCA January 13, 2022 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1692 (B133), TAG1686 (B133), 1 on 1 basketball training
1 on 1 basketball training sessions for any player that wants to increase their working knowledge and skill. A three tier curriculum that focuses on building strong fundamentals, adding position specific skills, advanced techniques, and game dynamics.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA July 5, 2022 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
CAT510 (B133), Teen Reach Spring Break
We know that parents of teens can agree that finding something fun to do during breaks and days off school can be challenging. Why not check out Teen Reach at the YMCA? Teens ages 10-15 can enjoy arts and crafts, field trips, stem activities, sports, educational enrichment, make new friends, and have fun! Spring Break with Teen Reach is a free program Monday through Friday 7:30-5:30.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA February 15, 2024 - March 22, 2024 REGISTER