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.

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

A 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization.


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 and click on the links below to learn more information about our Swim Lesson Programs and swim levels here at the Waldo County YMCA.

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.

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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