Did you know that basketball and volleyball were invented by early YMCA leaders?
Our sports programs develop more than skills—they develop character. We offer a variety of programs for youth and adults, including recreation and league sports. Coaches—often volunteers and including many parents—emphasize teamwork, cooperation, and developing good values.
The YMCA has been America's leading swim instructor for more than 100 years. But our aquatics programs extend beyond instruction. We also provide recreational, competitive and specialty aquatics programs for all ages and abilities, including parent-child classes, water exercise and therapy, water safety and rescue, and water sports. Programs and classes vary by location.
Our youth programs follow the YMCA four core values, caring, honesty, respect & responsibility. Class goals enhance fitness, coordination and socialization in a safe fun environment. Focus is on gross and fine motor skills, balance, strength and flexibility.
We provide classes for youth ages 1st grade to 12 years old. Some of our youth activities may include movement to music, dance, obstacle races and youth sports. Come and experience the world of youth fitness at the Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA.
Download the current Youth Fitness Program Schedule.
Members from 1st grade to 12 years old come to Launch Pad and play under the watchful eyes of the staff here at the Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA. Children will experience age appropriate activities and interactions such as homework assistance, simple science and art projects, board games and much more. Parents can enjoy a workout or class knowing that the kids are being well looked after. School age members can participate in the drop-in fitness classes.
Whether you want to learn how to swim, exercise, or just unwind and have fun in the water, the Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA has an aquatic program for you. Nationwide tens of millions of people have turned to the YMCA for water activities. Today, only the Y can offer you the 100 years of aquatic instruction experience that has made us the most trusted experts in the world.
The Bell Street Community Pool is open seasonally from May 30th and will close September 5th. Download the current Pool Schedule.
Special times are available for anyone interested in enjoying the swimming pool in a fun, relaxing environment. Children age 6 and under must have direct adult supervision and contact in the water at all times.
Learn how to swim at the YMCA! Swim lessons are taught by certified swim instructors and include instruction in personal safety, water sports and games, stroke development, rescue and personal growth. Private and Small group swim lessons are available for all ages and swimming abilities.