601 W. 40th Place, Hobart, IN 46342


Swim, Sports & Play



  • Youth Sports

    Our Approach to Youth Sports

    At the Y, our sports staff, coaches and volunteers all share a singular vision of helping all youth reach their full potential in life. We leverage the excitement and passion around recreational and competitive programming to create a healthy outlet for children to gain new skills, develop a sense of team and connect with positive role models.


    Y Youth Sports Pledge

    I pledge to play the game, the best I can, to be a team player, to respect my opponents, the rules and officials, and improve myself, in spirit, mind and body.


    Our Y Sports Programs emphasize sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork; emphasize the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility; keep winning in perspective; enable all participates to play in every game; include family involvement; include coaches and officials training; emphasize skill development; emphasize using volunteers as coaches and officials; and are open to all segments of the community.


    Ready to Play?


    Spring Soccer Registration Is Going On NOW through March 17th!

    Ages: 3-14

    Price: $36 Members / $72 Non-Members


    Practices are once a week; practice day & time will be determined after registration is completed and volunteer coach schedules are in place by the Sports Department. Practices will begin the week of March 25th; 1st Game on Sat. April 6th & Last Game on Sat. May 18th, 2019.

    Our Y Sports Programs emphasize sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork.

    Volunteer Coaches Meeting 3/21/19


    Register Now!


    2019 Winter Basketball Program has Begun!

    Have additional questions about the current season join us on Hobart Family YMCA Youth Sports Official Group Page & on the Remind App use class code yyouth to join the conversation or email Hugh, Sports Coordinator at sports@hobartymca.org

    2019 Winter Basketball Team Rosters



    Basketball RulesPreschool-Age  Basketball Rules5-7 Age  Basketball Rules8-10 Age  Basketball Rules11-14 Age

    Coaches Description  Coaches Expectations  Coaches Trainings

  • Swim Lessons

    71% of the World is Water, Children Are 100% Curious

    Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Ys offer swim lessons for all ages, family swim, competitive swimming and diving teams, and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.

    Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.


    Swim Lessons

    The Y is “America’s Swim Instructor” and the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming. The Y introduced the country to the concept of group swim lessons more than 100 years ago, (1909), and each year, the Y teaches more than a million children invaluable water safety and swimming skills. As one of the largest community-based organizations in the country, the Y owns or manages over 2,000 pools. Thanks to its size and reach, the Y is in a unique position to help bridge the gap in the delivery of swim lessons and water safety education in the U.S.—especially in underserved communities.


    There are three general categories of Y Swim Lessons:

    Swim Starters develops water enrichment and aquatic readiness in children ages six months to three years. This category focuses on developing swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents also learn how to supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents and how to plan for emergencies.

    Swim Basics develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages. Swimmers develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety and exit if they fall into a body of water.

    Swim Strokes introduces and refines stroke technique in older students (school age, teens and adults). Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity.


    Help Keep Your Children Safe

    Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your children sidelined. You need to equip them with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills.


    What Is Safety Around Water?

    Through learning how to perform a sequenced set of skills over eight lessons of 40 minutes each, the risk of drowning is reduced, giving your child confidence in and around water.

    A typical session includes:

    • Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water

    • Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets kids can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water

    • Specific safety topics, like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help

    • Fun activities that reinforce skills


    Enroll in a Y Swim Lessons Program Today!

    Check out the current swim lesson offerings by clicking the blue Register & Join button below and splash in to learning a life long skill, make new friends, be active and learn to love swimming at the Y.  All Swim Lesson programs are available to all kids and families.

    Have more questions? Contact, Mellisa at aquatics@hobartymca.org




    PlayerSpace Swim Wins is an online program for the Hobart YMCA swim lessons. The program can be accessed on pc or an app. Instructors have electronic report card evaluations that parents can check to see their child’s progress. The parents and instructor can message and email. The app provides announcements and information pertaining to lessons. Parents will have all of their child’s evaluations online. Instructors can leave specific notes for each parents and updates!



  • Gymnasium

    Gymnasium Rule and Regulations

    We will try to keep a portion of the gym available for open gym. However, on occasion, all areas may be needed for programs, leagues or special events. Please keep in mind these rules are meant to ensure a comfortable and safe atmosphere for everyone. Please be courteous and respectful of others and the facility.


    Dress Code

    • Shirts must be worn.
    • Proper footwear is expected, no bare feet.
    • Non-marking court shoes must be worn on the gym floors.
    • Towels are suggested to wipe off excessive sweat (excess sweat can accumulate on the floor and cause slipping. Towels will not be provided by the YMCA.


    General Rules

    • NO food or open beverages containers allowed.
    • Water containers must have a secure lid and cannot be taken onto the gym floor.
    • No glass or metal containers.
    • Clean up and report spills to staff.
    • No foul language.
    • No spitting.
    • Gambling, fighting, threatening, or indecent conduct will not be permitted.
    • Children 12 and under must be supervised at all times.
    • The YMCA staff is not responsible for lost or stolen items. We recommend you leave your valuables at home or lock them up.
    • Be aware that others will be using the facility.
    • Only radios with head sets are permitted.
    • YMCA reserves the right to resolve all conflicts during play on the gym floor.
    • Any disputes over times, players, games and procedures are to be brought to the YMCA staff.
    • When a session has ended, PLEASE leave the floor promptly so the next scheduled activity can begin.
    • All equipment is to be used in the proper way.
    • No kicking or sitting on basketballs or volleyballs
    • If using YMCA equipment, it is to be returned to the proper place following use.
    • Dunking or hanging on the basketball rims is prohibited.
    • No hanging on volleyball nets.
    • An inappropriate use or abuse of the GYM or equipment may result in termination of privileges.
    • Good sportsmanship is expected for all activities. The YMCA reserves the right to eject anyone not following the rules of the Gym.
  • Pool

    Pool Rules:

    • Anyone who is 12 years of age or younger, must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Only those who can swim are allowed in the deep end, unless accompanied by a lifeguard.
    • Any child wearing a flotation device (noodles, life jackets, float belts, water wings), or that cannot swim, must be in arm’s length of their parent/guarding at all times.
    • Children under 18 years of age must pass a swim test to use the deep end of the pool. Swim Test: swim on front, above water, without grabbing the side or touching for one length of the pool. Tread water 30 seconds.
    • No glass containers are to be brought into the pool area (this includes staff).
    • Patrons may NOT use the following during open swim: the brick, mask, snorkel, and fins (Scuba-gear). Fins can only be used by adults 18 years of age or older. This is at the lifeguard’s discretion. Children may only use fins during swim lessons.
    • NO LAP LANES are to be designated during Open Swim.
    • Patrons are not allowed in the equipment room (where the lockers are). The lifeguard is responsible for obtaining any equipment for the patrons.
    • Staff members may remove the flags only. Do not drag them through the water or on the ground.
    • Obey the lifeguard
    • No running in the pool area or locker rooms
    • No pushing, dunking, or other rough horseplay.
    • Diving is at the lifeguard’s discretion
    • No diving in the shallow end
    • No backward entries, flips, twists, or other trick dives
    • Use of all equipment is at the lifeguard’s discretion
    • No obscene or abusive language
    • Shower before entering the pool
    • No street shoes in pool area
    • No food, gum, or beverages in pool area
    • Band-aids, earrings, hairpins, or other items likely to fall off should not be worn
    • No cut-offs or soiled clothing may be worn in the pool
    • All injuries should be reported to the lifeguard immediately
    • No spitting
    • Jumping at lifeguard’s discretion. Diving in 9ft only
    • Equipment to be accessed by staff only. See lifeguard on duty.
    • Patrons may bring own equipment (no scuba equipment)
    • YMCA staff and building are not responsible for theft or damage
    • Proper behavioral standards not negotiable
    • Swim clothes – no cut offs, gymnastic outfits, underwear
    • T-shirts may be worn (plain white or plain cream only) no decals, colors, etc.
    • You may Not swim with cuts, sores, staples, and stitches, etc. anything open and severe enough that it needs to be covered must not be in the pool. Disease and infection may be spread through restroom, shower, and pool area
    • Diapers -no disposable- cloth with snug fitting plastic pants only
    • At no time is the YMCA (staff or building) responsible for any lost, stole, or damaged private property.


    Adult Lap Swim Rules:

    • Pool rules must be enforced.
    • Wall exercise is allowed.
    • There is up to two lap lanes designated for recreational swim during all lap/adult swim times. Recreational use defined as any non-lap swim.
    • 1-2 lap swimmers = 1 designated lap lane; 3 or more lap swimmers = 2 designated lap lanes (i.e. half of the pool).
    • Lap swimmers must share lanes. If they do not they will be asked to leave.
    • Always swim down on the right side of the lane. (Circle Swim).
    • Swim with courtesy.
  • Wellness Center

    Wellness Center Rules


    • Members ages 10-14 must complete an orientation prior to being allowed to use the Wellness Center.
    • Members 15 and older may use the Wellness Center without completing an orientation. However, completing the orientation is strongly recommended for all new members.
    • Proper attire is required for your safety as well as to protect the equipment.
    • Members should wear clean athletic apparel and athletic shoes.
    • Shirts and shoes are required.
    • No offensive language or messaging will be permitted on shirts.
    • No jeans, swim wear, sandals, flip-flops or boots permitted in the Wellness Center.
    • Please place bags, coats & other personal items in the Locker Room upon entering. Gear also maybe left in the locker room or your vehicle. Gym bags are not permitted inside the Wellness Center as they pose a tripping hazard.
    • Please be respectful and courteous to fellow YMCA members by sharing equipment, not using foul or derogatory language, or having inappropriate conversations.
    • Refrain from public cell phone conversations, horseplay and do not sit on equipment while not actively using.
    • Use equipment safely and properly for its intended purpose. If you are unsure, please ask a staff member.
    • Weights should be lifted in a controlled manner, using a spotter if required. Please do not drop weights or slam weight stacks & return weights to the storage racks when done.
    • Members are responsible for wiping down equipment using the cleaning supplies provided.
    • Do not spray liquids directly onto electronic control boards. Members also should put equipment and weights back where they belong after they have used them.
    • Because musical tastes vary, please use headphones and play at a volume only audible to listener. Use of speakers is not permitted.
    • Only water and other beverages in containers with a secure lid are permitted. Food only may be eaten in other designated areas of the YMCA. Please place gum in trash before working out as it poses a choking hazard and can damage equipment.
    • Please do not photograph or videotape other members without their consent. If you are photographing or videotaping yourself, make sure other staff or members are not visible in the background. Staff may ask to see any photographs or recordings.
    • Please report any equipment issues, personal injuries or concerns to the Wellness Center staff.
    • Only YMCA personal trainers are permitted to train in the facility.
    • Staff will remind members of the rules, but ongoing or serious violation of any of these guidelines may result in suspension or revocation of Wellness Center privileges.
    • Verbal abuse or physical abuse of personnel or other members will not be tolerated.




The YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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.

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