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May Department News, Programs and Events

Memorial Day Hours

Our center will be open on Memorial Day: Monday, May 25 from 7 am to 6 pm.

Celebrate summer at the Member Pool Party June 17!

Join us for our annual summer pool party on June 17 from 4:30 to 8 pm.  Buffalo Wild Wings is generously providing boneless wings and chips for dinner and Kona Ice Marion County Southwest will serve up shaved ice for dessert.  Proceeds from the meals will benefit the Annual Campaign.  Dinner tickets are $5.  The party is FREE for members to enjoy, so come celebrate summer Baxter Y-style!  Save the date for our July 14 pool party. 


The Outdoor Pool Opens May 23!!

Pool Gate Hours for May 23-29:
*The Pool Gate entrance is by the outdoor playground

Saturday: 11 am – 6:45 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5:45 pm
Monday (Memorial Day): 11 am – 5:45 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 3 pm – 8 pm (enter through the building before 3 pm)

Open Swim Hours:

Saturday: 11 am – 6:45 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5:45 pm
Monday (Memorial Day) 11 am – 5:45 pm
Tuesday-Friday: 11 am – 8 pm
*This includes the Wade Pool.

Summer Session is coming your way!

Say hello to Summer with YMCA programming!!!  You can now register for Summer Session I at the Member Services Desk.  Programs begin June 1.  Here’s a small sample of all the programs with have lined up for Y members young and old.

Kid’s Night Out

Do the kids deserve a night out?  Sign them up for Kid’s Night Out on Saturday, May  23 from 5 to 10 pm.  We’ll take care of the entertainment and dinner.  You enjoy a night off too. Register at the Member Services Desk today!

Adult Outdoor Basketball League

Hit the courts with us this summer! Our outdoor basketball league will take place July 13 – August 1 and is for adults 19 and older. There will be two divisions: 19-29 and 30+. Adults 30+ may play in the 19-29 league. Games will be held on Saturday afternoons, with the exception of July 4. Sign up as a team with 6 or more players. Champions will be awarded shirts. Cost is $225 for a team and $55 for an individual. Register a the member services desk.

Ben Elo Soccer Camp: June 15-19

If you have a soccer player in grades 3 through 12, check out the Ben Elo Soccer Camp June 15 through 19.  Coaches from local colleges will be available to work with your star player!  For more information, click here

Summer Day Camp + Summer Swim Lessons = Super Summer!

Is your child signed up for Summer Day Camp? Let your child’s Camp Counselor bring her to Swim Lessons during the camp day. Classes will be offered 2 times a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sign up today at or member services desk. For more information on class times and level offerings please contact Aquatic’s Coordinator Wendy Medeiros at 317-865-6472 or

We’re hiring summer positions!

Ever thought about spending your days at the pool all summer long and making some money while you are at it? Baxter YMCA Aquatics will be hiring Lifeguards and Swim Instructors for summer 2015. Please visit our website to search listings and apply online. For questions about open positions please contact the Aquatics Director Jillian Guthrie at 317-865-6470 or  Not a certified lifeguard?  We offer classes to make it possible!  Register at the Member Services Desk today!

Feel the need for speed? Try Track and Field!

Mark your calendars!  The 2nd annual All-City Track and Field Meet will be held on Saturday, June 6. Practice begins mid-April. Let’s bring the trophy home to Baxter! Register at the Member Services Desk. 

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