Water Activities

Healthy Living

We offer a variety of adult and family swim programs throughout the year in our indoor pool at the downtown branch. Please view the program descriptions for more detail. You can also download a program guide for a list of our current programs.

Water Activities are held in our Aquatic Center at our New Castle YMCA location and include but are not limited to:


Ages: 18+

Fees: Members: Free! / Non-Members: $75

This class is geared to any level of swimmer from beginner to advanced swimmers. Basic fundamentals and advanced stroke are taught.


Ages: 14+

Get up and get moving in this early morning  class which incorporates low to medium impact routines using the force of the water.

Recreational Swim

Ages: 14+

Fees: Members: Free; Participants: N/A

Following the water aerobics class, this adult rec swim offers the opportunity to stay healthy and fit while swimming or water walking.  There will also be at least one lap lane up.


Ages: 14+

Fees: Members: Free! / Non-Members: $65

Designed by the Arthritis Foundation and the YMCA to provide exercises that improve flexibility reduce joint pain, increase range of motion and improve strength.


Ages: 14+

Cost: Members: $40 / Non-members: $125

National YMCA program designed to reduce or eliminate lower back pain through tension exercise.


Ages: 14 years+

Fees: Members: Free; Participants: N/A

Lanes available for slow, fast or in between, swimming is a terrific way to get in shape.


Ages: 18+

Fees: Members: $60 Non-members: $85

The New Castle Masters Swim Team is back! This program is a competitive team for swimmers ages 18 and up.  All levels of swimming abilities are welcome!

Contact Anita Murphy, our Aquatics Director, if you have questions or for more information.

Swim Meets: There are approximately two swim meets every month, starting in October with Championships being in April