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At the Y, we don’t just teach swimming lessons or coach soccer. We’re about youth development: ensuring that the 9 million children and teens in our programs reach their full potential by helping them grow— physically, mentally and socially— from young children into engaged, active members of their communities.


Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities.


To bring about meaningful change, individuals need ongoing encouragement and tools. We’re here day-in and day-out to provide the resources our communities need to address the most pressing social issues: child welfare, education, employment, housing and substance abuse. We work to make sure every child, family and community has what they need to achieve their best.



ADULT AQUA CLASSES Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise. Check out the variety of classes available … (Click to view Adult Aquatics Pool Schedule)


HEALTHY LIVING Achieving and maintaining wellness is a task that’s never finished. That’s why a healthy lifestyle is so important. We’re here to help you regardless of your starting point with a variety of classes and supports to keep you healthy in spirit, mind and body! (Click to view Fitness Schedule)


GYMNASTICS & CHEER CAMP | Friday Aug 21 | 8am – 5pm | Kdg-8th grade Wisconsin Rapids ONLY Elite Gymnastics Facility invites you to spend the day with us. Kids will focus on safety, fun and making friends.

The day will include a USAG high level gymnastics demo, snacks, lunch, crafts, prizes and much more!

Register today – $20/Members or $30/Non-Members

GYMNASTICS TEAM SWC YMCA Gymnastics Team is organized to coach athletes in acquiring and executing skills with a progressive approach. It is an exciting time for gymnasts! The USA Gymnastics Women’s Program Committee created new routines for the Junior Olympic levels …(read more)


  Fall/Winter 2015

HALLOWEEN AT THE Y | FRIDAY OCTOBER 30 | 6:00-7:30pm | FREE with donation of a non-perishable food item For a safe and exciting Halloween, the YMCA is offering an imaginative experience!  Kids and families will have a spooktacular time participating in games and activities at our Port Edwards location.  Be sure to dress up the entire family and participate in the costume contest!

FAMILY CAMP | DECEMBER 18 & 19 | 6:30pm Friday to 4:00pm Saturday Families will enjoy this fun filled overnight stay at YMCA Camp Alexander located on Lake Nepco.  Sing songs, play games and eat s’mores around a campfire on Friday night.  Saturday, participate in crafts, games, sledding.  We will provide shared housing on Friday night along with breakfast and lunch on Saturday.

KIDS WINTER CAMP | DECEMBER 28 & 29 | 9:00am-4:00pm If your kids think summer camp is fun then they have to try it in the winter!  YMCA Winter Camp will have kids outside in the fresh air sledding, making snow sculptures and so much more.  Bring a lunch and snow gear for a great day at YMCA Winter Camp!

YMCA CAMP ALEXANDER is located at 1053 Camp Road – Wisconsin Rapids – WI – 54494 on beautiful NEPCO Lake.
Contact Stefanie “Tweezer” Lawhorn, Camp Director at 715.818.6013 or lawhorn@swcymca.org for more information.



Kids attending Assumption, Nekoosa, Pittsville, Immanuel Lutheran, Rudolph, St. Paul’s, or the Boys & Girls Club may sign up at their respective schools.  All other kids interested in playing may sign up at the Y and be placed on a Y team!

ROOKIE BASKETBALL LEAGUE | NOV 7-DEC12 | Grades 4K-2nd | SWC YMCA PORT EDWARDS Young basketball players are introduced the Y’s instructional Basketball League to learn the game in a non-competitive setting.  REGISTER BY OCT 26!



Our Mission


To put Christian principles
into practice through programs that build a healthy
spirit, mind and body for all.