Baxter YMCA


What‘s New @ Baxter YMCA

July Department News, Programs and Events

Independence Day Hours

The Baxter YMCA will close at 5 pm on Saturday, July 4th. Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Don’t miss the July Pool Party!

Join us for some fun in the sun! Our second summer pool party will take place on July 14 from 4:30 to 8 pm. DJ Chris Schura will join us once again. Dinner will be served up thanks to Bubbas and dessert thanks to Kona Ice Marion County Southwest.  Tickets are $5.  Don’t miss out; mark your calendars today!


30th Annual Kiwanis Fish Fry and Summer Celebration

The Baxter YMCA and Kiwanis Club will host the 30th Annual Fish Fry at the Baxter Y Pavilion on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 from 11 am – 8 pm.  Tickets are $8 a meal or 4 meals for $25.  BBQ, sub sandwiches, fish and grilled tenderloin will be available.  You’re invited to dine in or drive-thru and take home a delicious meal. On Friday, from 11 am - 4 pm, a Senior Citizens Fair will also take place thanks to Community Hospital South.  Free screenings and medical advice will be available.  On Saturday from 11 am – 8 pm, activities and games will be available for children and families.   Proceeds for the weekend support local project for youth and senior citizens. 

NEW Recreational Competitive Soccer League coming this fall!

Does your child have prior soccer experience and want to play in a more competitive league?  We are excited to introduce a new Rec+ Competitive Soccer League at the Baxter YMCA for ages 8 through 15.  This co-ed league will give your star a chance to play in the off-season, get a jump on his or her soccer skills or simply graduate from our traditional leagues.  Register now through August 16.  The season consists of 7 games September 12- October 24.  Cost is $47 for members and $80 for non-members.

End of Summer Swim Lessons

It’s never too late in the summer to sign up for swim lessons!  We offer group and private lessons for ages 6 months and up!  For more information,  contact Wendy Medeiros at  Upcoming sessions start June 29 and July 27.

What is Synergy?

Ready to try is out? Join us for FREE intro sessions for new participants on the following days:

5:30-6:00 PM

10-10:30 AM

12-12:30 PM
6-6:30 PM

Is the weather making you wonder if the Outdoor Pool is open?

The Outdoor Pool will remain open during light rain.  Once the rain is heavy enough to distort the surface of the water, our lifeguards will close the pool because they can’t see the bottom of the pool. The Outdoor Pool will close upon the first sighting of lighting and/or the first sound of thunder.  It will reopen 30 minutes AFTER the last sighting of lighting and/or the last clap of thunder. We try to update the status of the pool on the website and Facebook, but because the weather changes so quickly, it is not always possible.  Please feel free to call the center at 317.881.9347 for the most up-to-date information. 

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 Summer Camp 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

The Annual Campaign

Do you know about our Annual Campaign?  Donations from our members and community make it possible to provide all of our valuable services to families in need.  Stop at the front desk today to see how you can make a difference in someone’s life by donating to the Baxter YMCA Annual Campaign.


In 2008, the YMCA of the USA partnered with LIVESTRONG® to help cancer survivors begin the journey toward recovery with the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, the program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person-not the disease. The free, 12–week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease survivors back into fitness and help maintain a healthy weight. Read more…

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