Whether you’re looking for swim classes, want to learn water safety, or enjoy swimming laps, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Y. The Old Town – Orono YMCA’s Herbert Sargent Therapeutic Pool is a 6 lane therapeutic pool with a ramp for zero entry. The pool is kept at a therapeutic temperature which is between 85 and 87 degrees. Come on in and enjoy the water today!
At the Y, we believe swimming can be a fun and essential part of a healthy lifestyle and that every child should have the opportunity to learn how to be safe around water. Our Swim Starters program (Stages A & B) introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through games and songs. Our Swim Basics program (Stages 1 – 3) teaches basic self-rescue skills and comfort with underwater exploration. Our Swim Strokes program (Stages 4 – 6) builds stroke technique and fosters a lifetime of physical activity.
Canoe City Swim Club
The Canoe City Swim Club is the Old Town – Orono YMCA’s year-round competitive swim team. Our program emphasizes teamwork, sportsmanship, and personal development while working with athletes to improve stroke mechanics, endurance, race strategy, and confidence in and out of the pool. From young swimmers curious about the sport to high school aged athletes looking to compete in college and beyond, we are committed to helping all children reach their full potential in the water and in our community.
PREREQUISITES: Must be able to complete 25 yards of both freestyle and backstroke. Must also be an active member of the Old Town – Orono YMCA.
Aqua Group Exercise
The Old Town – Orono YMCA offers a wide range of aqua fitness group exercise classes for all ages and ability levels. Join our certified instructors in the pool for a fun and challenging workout. Work at your own ability level during a variety of water exercise classes with the encouragement from friendly, welcoming classmates. All group exercise classes are free for all members.