Important Notice

Updated 3/21/20

Youth Development
Learn how to swim at the Ottawa YMCA

The Y is the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning each year, and we’ve been doing it for 125 years!

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Healthy Living
Leading the fullest life possible at any age

We know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit. Well-being and fitness at the Y is much more than working out.

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Social Responsibility
The Y. More than a gym.

More than just a gym, a pool, or a place for fitness; YMCA members experience a sense of belonging that can't be found anywhere else!  The Y has been listening and responding to our community's most critical social needs for 125 years.  

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News & Events

30

Mar
STAY WITH US We appreciate all the positive messages of support these last few days. We are grateful to have such a strong Y community - supporting each other and our YMCA. As our Y responds to our community’s needs...

20

Mar
Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. During this unprecedented time, the Y is launching online exercise classes and youth programs to support the health and well-being of our community...

18

Mar
The Ottawa YMCA will be closed through at least April 7. These are unprecedented times. COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a global pandemic and a national emergency, and nobody is certain what the next days, weeks or months hold. Governor Pritzker has...