YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Welcome to the

La Porte County
Family YMCA

The La Porte County Family YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


Swim Lessons
Swim Lessons

The Y is America’s favorite swim instructor! More people learn how to swim at the Y than anywhere else in the USA. Your child will be introduced to a wide variety of swim instruction including water adjustment, stroke development, water safety and water sports and games. Our instructors are trained as YMCA of the USA Swim Lesson Instructors. We have Parent and Child lessons (ages 6 months-3 years), Preschool lesson (ages 3-6) and Progressive lessons (ages 6-12).  Click the link below for the 2014 Summer Brochure.

2014 Fall Program Brochure.

Are you green? GO FOR GREEN with the Y's new water safety initiative to keep heads above water! Ask a lifeguard for more information your next visit to our indoor pool. 

Private swim lessons are available for any age or experience level. Private lessons work well for children who need one-on-one attention to work through challenges of fear and also for adults who have never learned how to swim. Call the Aquatics Department at (219) 325-9622, ext. 106, for more information and to schedule lessons.

 Members         $18 for 30 minute-lesson / $45 for (3) 30-minute lessons

 Non-Members  $25 for 30 minute-lesson / $65 for (3) 30-minute lessons

Aquacise Classes

(Free to Y members; offerings and schedules subject to change) (Fitness levels vary with each class)

AQUA-BOOTCAMP - Get ready for a very challenging, intense and ultimate work out! Using weights, noodles and the natural resistance of water, this class will get your heart rate up while toning your entire body. 

Aqua Zumba - Make a splash and join our "pool party!" Aqua Zumba is a challenging and effective water-based workout that integrates a mixture of body-sculpting movements and dance moves to maximize fat burning and total body toning. We encourage the whole family to participate but all children must be able to stand flat footed in the shallow end and the water must be no higher than their chest. 

A.M. AQUACISE - An aerobic workout that challenges both beginner and advanced levels of fitness. This class will allow you to strengthen your whole body with the natural resistance of the water. The faster you move, push and pull, the greater the resistance will be in your workout. Get up early and make a splash!

ARTHRITIS CLASS - Certified by the arthritis foundation, this is a beginning level fitness which requires your physicians consent. Slow movements in shoulder deep water help to increase strength and flexibility. Come swim away your aches and pains! 

SILVERSPLASH® - This water fitness class is designed to enhance each individual’s quality of life and daily function. A variety of exercises utilizing the physical properties of water will help you increase agility, range of movement and cardiovascular conditioning. No swimming skills are necessary. Join in fitness, fun and friends! 


This is a great combination of Skipper swimming lessons followed by a Tumbling class. Each component is a half-hour long. The program, begins in the pool (9:00 - 9:30 a.m.) for games, songs, beginning instructional swim and safety. Then the activities move up to the gym (9:45-10:15 a.m.) for somersaults, animal walks, tunnels, trampolines and scooter boards. F-U-N!

Ages:     1 - 3 years old

Fees:      Tues./Thurs. $42 Members / $84 Non-Members

Saturdays $38 Members / $76 Non-Members

For online registration, click here to Log On and Register Now.

The Y only issues cash refunds if a program is cancelled for any reason other than weather related.  There are no refunds or credits issued for weather related cancellations. Credits are given only if there is a medical reason. A doctor’s note must be provided in order to receive the credit.

The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.