EVERYBODY deserves to enjoy water safely!

The YMCA of Pueblo is a charitable organization, so we ensure everybody participates in our programs, regardless of their ability to pay. In our swim lessons, we emphasize safety, confidence, and progressive skill building so that our community is safer for its youth, and so our next generation is healthier and happier than ever. 

The Pueblo Y offers the highest quality swim lessons in Pueblo! The YMCA of Pueblo is providing its swim lessons for all ages and abilities in Pueblo. The YMCA of Pueblo has the best pool and aquatics center in southern Colorado. Come jump in to a great time today!

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Aquatics and Swimming Pool at the Pueblo YMCA





For more info contact Savanna Tardif [email protected] or  719.543.5151 x 401 


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Aquatics Group Fitness

Water Aerobics

Low to high-impact aerobics class held in the pool. These classes utilize the resistance and buoyancy of water to tone the muscles while protecting the joints. The classes are FREE to Y members! No registration necessary.



YMCA Water Aerobics classes are held in our main family pool and therapy pool!


Water Aerobics:

Monday/Friday - 8-8:55am 
Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 5:15 -6:10 p.m. 

River Walking:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 9-9:55a m


Water Aerobics/River Walking Combo:

Tuesday/Thursday -8:30am-9:30am



Therapy Pool

Therapy Pool

The therapy pool is focused towards our adult and senior population. The use of this pool is geared towards relaxing and soaking. We will hold our preschool lessons in the therapy pool as well as an aqua toning class that is great for participants with arthritis although it is open to anyone. We have scheduled Toddler time which will allow parents or guardians to take their toddler ages 0-3 into the therapy pool to soak and relax while still maintaining a quiet, peaceful environment. We understand that this is a change from what the pool had been used for in the past, and we hope you understand the changes. If you have questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Swim Test Policy


YMCA of Pueblo Swim Test Policy


All Children under 48” will be issued a green or red swim band.


Red Band: indicates the child has not taken or has not passed the swim test


A red band indicates to lifeguards that a child is a non-swimmer who is under 48”, and that the guardian is responsible for the non-swimmer. Children with a red band are required to be within touch reach of a guardian 18 years or older with a limit of 2 red banded children per guardian at one time.  If a child is 8 years or older a parental guardian does not have to accompany the child, but the child will be required to wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device if under 48”. 


Green Band: indicates the child has passed the swim test


A green band indicates to lifeguards that a child has passed the swim test and is considered a swimmer. Any child listed in our records as a green band may be asked to re-test should a lifeguard deem it necessary.  With a green band, a child will be able to swim in any area of the pool that is available for recreational swim. If the child is under the age of 8, a guardian, 18 years or older must remain in the pool area at all times. 


Green Band Swim Test Criteria 


Child will jump feet first into the pool at least 4 feet deep or deeper, surface and tread water for 1 minute. Without grabbing the wall, the child will swim the length of the pool using a front stroke with the ability to have their face in the water and take comfortable breaths. Once to the other end the child will roll on their back for 10 seconds, then continue back to the starting place using a resting stroke on their back. Y staff will administer the swim tests.


**Please note that the swim test policy is aimed at identifying the swimming capabilities of all children to better ensure their safety. Those who do not take this swim assessment will be considered a non-swimmer and will require further supervision of a guardian who is 18 years or older. 


Water Slides

Swimmers must be 48”  to go down the water slides. Only one person can go down a slide at a time. Life jackets are not permitted to be used on the water slides.


Trainings and Certifications

We offer top quality training and certification courses at the YMCA of Pueblo!

What we offer:

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Lap Swimming at Centennial High School

The YMCA of Pueblo is a partner with Centennial High School! Members of the Y are able to use the Centennial High School pool at no fee for lap swimming, simply by checking in with their Y member card.


Lap Swim:

Mon/Wed/Fri Mornings:  6:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Tues/Thurs Afternoons: 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Closed on Weekends

Ages: 17 and up.

Swimmers must be 17 years old to participate in lap swim at Centennial High School 

The Facility:

Centennial High School is equipped with 6-25yd lap lanes and will be staffed by YMCA lifeguards.