Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Waldo County YMCA to promote the physical, mental, social, and spiritual development of Waldo County children and families.

Waldo County YMCA
157 Lincolnville Avenue - Belfast, ME 04915 - 207.338.4598

The Waldo County YMCA is a 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization




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Pool Schedules


Swim Lessons At The Y

Swimming is a great way for your child to gain self-confidence, learn new skills, and become safer in and around the water. Our swim lesson curriculum is based on the YMCA’s Swim Lesson Program and levels are broken up into Parent and Child, pre-school, and school aged swim levels. Our Swim Lesson programming and classes are developmentally appropriate and teach skills well beyond just swimming.

The pre-requisite for each level is the successful demonstration of skills from the preceding level, except for Level 1, which has no pre-requisites other than the swimmer must be at least five years old and currently attending Kindergarten. Each level includes water safety topics, progressive swim skills, learning through play and discussions about the YMCA four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Caps and goggles are highly recommended for all swim classes.

Our Swim Lesson class sessions are traditionally held once a week and run for seven weeks and sessions are offered year round.
Questions about our Swim Lesson program and which level would be appropriate for your swimmer? Please email aquatics@waldocountyymca.org and click on the links below to learn more information about our Swim Lesson Programs and swim levels here at the Waldo County YMCA.

Please Shower BEFORE Swimming

This includes using the hot tub.

• Showering helps eliminate skin oils, sweat, deodorants, conditioners, perfumes, makeup, etc...
that could end up in our pool water.
• The less foreign elements in our pool, the cleaner it will be for all.

The Bluefish is a competitive swim team for boys and girls ages 6 – 16. This is not a “learn to swim” program. All children participating must be able to pass our Deep Water Test by swimming 25 yards unassisted, jumping into deep water & treading water for 30 seconds

This is a 6-month program running from mid-October to Mid-March. Swimmers are required to be Annual Members in good standing at the Waldo County YMCA. The Waldo County YMCA will offer financial aid to anyone qualified and will not turn any qualified applicant away. For financial assistance, please stop by the YMCA to inquire and ask to speak with Bruce Osgood.

Swimmers are required to be Annual Members in good standing at the Waldo County YMCA. The YMCA will offer financial aid to anyone qualified and will not turn any qualified applicant away. For financial assistance, please stop by the YMCA to speak with Bruce Osgood before the start of the season. If you have questions about this program please contact
Eryn Thostenson, at 338.4598

See the Youth Bluefish Swim Team Page for details... click here


In Case Of Thunder / Lightning
• In the case of thunder / lightning members in the natatorium will be cleared from the Pool and Deck areas.
• We recommend that members do not use the showers during a thunder storm.
• The Pool Complex will close for 30 minutes after each sound of thunder or sighting of lightning.

Swim Lesson Make-Up Policy

• If a Swim Lesson or other Aquatic Program is canceled due to thunder & lightning, inclement weather, or forces out of our control we will do our best
to schedule a makeup date for that program.
•A member of the Aquatics staff will contact you in writing or by phone if a make-up class is applicable to your program. Please help us communicate effectively by keeping your membership and contact information up to date on your program registration form.
• The Waldo County YMCA does not offer pro-rating or discounted rates if a program is cancelled or a makeup date is unavailable due to circumstances out of our control. It is always the intention of the Waldo County YMCA to provide our members & participants with exceptional service and programming. Our Staff will do what it can in each case to schedule a makeup date where available, though a makeup date is not guaranteed.

  • Pool Rentals for:
  • Birthday Parties
  • Youth Groups
  • Fundraising Events
  • Open Swim for:
  • Preschool
  • Homeschool
  • Families

The Pools are open!!!

The Waldo County YMCA celebrated the official opening of the Tom & Sally Savage Pool Complex. Come in and visit us today!!

From Left to Right: Mayor Walter Ash, Sally & Tom Savage, Maureen & Erin Flanagan of Viking Lumber. Larry Sterrs of the Unity Foundation, Larry Jones of Whitecap Builders, Capital Campaign Co-chair Don Hoenig and Waldo County YMCA Executive Director Dale Cross

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