YMCA OF HANNIBAL  573-221-0586
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 Director: Kelly Colley

As in all YMCA programs, the goal for the National YMCA aquatic program is to develop the whole person, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Teaching methods are designed to help each participant develop his/her fullest potential, to encourage awareness of safety, and to master skills to the best of their ability. YMCA aquatic programs, offered at the YMCA of Hannibal, are not only beneficial in developing a healthy lifestyle, but are also an excellent place for youths and adults alike to make new friends, and most importantly, to have fun!


For all group lessons, there will be a minimum requirement in order for the class to run. You will be informed of cancellation prior to the start of class.


Offered monthly 

We highly encourage anyone of any age to take on the challenge of learning to swim. You are never too old. We have private lessons that can be purchased and have the flexibility in schedule, and goals that typically work best for adults. Our private lessons can be for 1 or 2 people at a time with one instructor.


Offered in the Fall and Spring

We offer American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and reviews! Learn all you need to know to work as a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard. Course includes online portion, in-person learning and hands on training concluding with skill scenarios and a written exam. You course includes First Aid & Professional Rescuer CPR/AED. Your certification is valid for 2 years after a successful completion of the full course and is accepted nationwide. All pre-requisite skills will be tested at the beginning of the course.

• Participants must be 15 years old by the end of the course.
• Participants MUST pass pre-requisite skills
• Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic
breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a
combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim
goggles may be used.
• Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their
hands under the armpits.
• Complete a timed event: swim – brick retrieval from deep end-return swim
with brick and exit the water in 1 minute 40 seconds.
Member: $200 | Non-Member: $280
Full Lifeguard Course
Please contact Kelly Colley, Aquatics Director with any questions about training and reviews for current guards!


Offered monthly (free to members)

Did you know that you can burn up to 300 calories in one session of aquacise? A person is approximately 40% their weight in the water. This is the perfect place to take it easy on your joints!! Your own "liquid Weight Room." The YMCA aquacise classes are a great place to start with any water exercise. This is instructor led. You will work on stretching, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular exercises.

Mondays - Fridays 9:00am - 10:00am (light to medium pace)
Monday & Wednesday 6:05pm - 7:10pm (moderate - fast pace)


These are offered to any age. You receive six ½ hour long lessons in a package. Once you sign up at the front desk, the instructor will contact you to set up a time that best fits your schedule. If you would like to work on breathing, diving, stroke techniques, you name it! We are here to help you become a better, stronger swimmer.

Members $95
Non-Members $120

Swim Lessons Make Up and Refund Policy:
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. Credits may be given prior to the first day of class. A late/charge fee of $10 will be assessed for registrations after the Saturday before the session begins. Any registration on the day of the session or after the session starts must be approved by the Aquatics Director. Make-ups will only be given if a class is cancelled or rescheduled by the YMCA. Fridays will be reserved as make-up days. There are no individual make-ups.

For more information, contact:
Kelly Colley
Phone: 573-221-0586
Fax: 573-221-2292