Aquatics

The Great Plains Family YMCA in Weatherford, Oklahoma offers year-round aquatic activities in the Carl Dunn Aquatic Center, which features a heated, indoor swimming pool. Whether just learning how to swim, improving strokes, taking water exercise classes, enhancing your family time by swimming together, or renting the pool for a birthday party, participants are in safe hands with our certified swimming instructors and lifeguards.   View the Aquatics Schedule and make time for your aquatics activities in the Carl Dunn Aquatic Center.

For more information about the YMCA Aquatics Program, contact the YMCA by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or telephone (580-772-0202). The Great Plains Family YMCA is located at 1400 N. Airport Road in Weatherford, Oklahoma, just off I-40 at exit 84.

 

Aqua Aerobics Class - Arthritis Class - Family Swim - Lap/Open Swim - Swim Lessons - Swim Team - Swimming Pool Rentals

Aqua Aerobics Class

Adults looking to challenge themselves without stress on their joints can take advantage of the YMCA’s popular Aqua Aerobics class, taught by Certified Aqua Aerobics Instructors. Get a great non-impact aerobic workout in the comfort of a heated, indoor pool.  Incorporate aqua moves and train your body in a new and fun way.  Not only does Aqua Aerobics strengthen your muscles and tone your body, but it also provides an excellent cardiovascular workout with minimum risk factor. Water fitness is ideal for everyone including seniors, pregnant women, individuals with arthritis, those recovering from an injury, new exercisers, as well as athletes in training.

So splash into the YMCA pool and (don't) sweat it out!  We encourage any level participant to give aqua fitness a try. The class does not require early sign-up and members of the YMCA do not have to pay to take the class. Non-Y members may pay the $7 daily fee to take the class and spend the rest of day at the YMCA utilizing all of the facilities.

For more information about the YMCA Aqua Aerobics class, contact the YMCA by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or telephone (580-772-0202). The Great Plains Family YMCA is located at 1400 N. Airport Road in Weatherford, Oklahoma, just off I-40 at exit 84.


Arthritis Class

The Great Plains Family YMCA’s Arthritis class is a must for those who suffer from arthritis and want a way to improve those joints!  Join the certified instructor and other group members in the Carl Dunn Aquatic Center where you will stretch and tone in a non-impact workout.

The class is focused on water exercise that helps relieve pain and stiffness caused by arthritis_class.jpgarthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are several reasons why water exercise is ideal for arthritis sufferers. The soothing warmth and buoyancy of warm water make it a safe ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness. Immersing in warm water raises your body temperature, causing your blood vessels to dilate and increasing circulation. Water exercise is a gentle way to exercise joints and muscles. Water supports joints to encourage free movement, and may also act as resistance to help build muscle strength.

The class does not require early sign-up and members of the YMCA do not have to pay to take the class. Non-Y members may pay the $7 daily fee to take the class and spend the rest of day at the YMCA utilizing all of the facilities.

For more information about the YMCA Arthritis class, contact the YMCA by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or telephone (580-772-0202). The Great Plains Family YMCA is located at 1400 N. Airport Road in Weatherford, Oklahoma, just off I-40 at exit 84.


Family Swim

The YMCA offers a safe, welcoming environment in which parents and kids can communicate, cooperate and care for each other.  Families can enjoy time spent together swimming or playing in our heated, indoor swimming pool located in the Carl Dunn Aquatics Center. Family Swim time is reserved for families only. This is a great opportunity to meet other families, too.

For more information about the YMCA Family Swim, contact the YMCA by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or telephone (580-772-0202). The Great Plains Family YMCA is located at 1400 N. Airport Road in Weatherford, Oklahoma, just off I-40 at exit 84.


Lap/Open Swim

Patrons may swim laps, water walk, or water jog during Lap Swim times.   Open Swim times are for individuals. Ask about the availability of aquatic swim tools (kickboards, etc.) to enhance your exercise.

For more information about the YMCA Lap/Open Swim, contact the YMCA by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or telephone (580-772-0202). The Great Plains Family YMCA is located at 1400 N. Airport Road in Weatherford, Oklahoma, just off I-40 at exit 84.


Swim Lessons

Children and adults can learn to swim in a group or through private lessons at the Great Plains Family YMCA in Weatherford, Oklahoma.  YMCAs have been teaching people to swim for more than a century.  In YMCA aquatics programs, participants learn to be safe around water and they feel the sense of accomplishment that comes with learning something new.  Join the fun while we splash around, play games, and learn new swim skills at the YMCA!

For more information about the YMCA Swim Lessons, contact the YMCA by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or telephone (580-772-0202). The Great Plains Family YMCA is located at 1400 N. Airport Road in Weatherford, Oklahoma, just off I-40 at exit 84.  It is the policy of the YMCA that no one is denied the benefit of program participation due to personal financial hardship.  If you are interested in a YMCA program and are in need of financial assistance, please contact the YMCA.

 

Types of Lessons:

Parent-Tot Swim Lessons

Parent-Tot is a hands-on swim lesson class for parents and children from six (6) months to three (3) years of age.  Focus will be on acclimating the child to the water.  Games and water safety will also be provided.


Group Lessons

Group lessons are for four year olds and up.  We will be practicing floating, treading water, swimming strokes, and playing games along with learning pool safety.


Individual Swim Lessons

Individual swim lessons give anyone, child or adult, a chance to have one-on-one attention from a swim instructor. This opportunity will allow the focus to remain on the individual receiving the lesson. We hope this brings quicker results for participants and gives them more privacy. Dates and times are decided between individual and the instructor assigned to you (or requested by you).


More Information

For more information about the YMCA Swim Lessons, contact the YMCA by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or telephone (580-772-0202). The Great Plains Family YMCA is located at 1400 N. Airport Road in Weatherford, Oklahoma, just off I-40 at exit 84.

Swim Team

Do you take to the water like fish?  Do you want to perfect your swimming strokes and swimteamphoto.jpgcompete in swim meets? Then consider the Great Plains Family YMCA Swim Team.

The Great Plains Family YMCA Swim Team coach will teach you how to increase your endurance and race for the fun of it. As a team you will learn to encourage each other and work together. Second grade students and up may participate and you must be able to swim across the length of the swimming pool. The team practices at various times throughout the year and participates in regional competitions. This is a great opportunity to belong to a team, improve skills, meet new friends, or just to have fun!

For more information about the YMCA Swim Team, contact the YMCA by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or telephone (580-772-0202). The Great Plains Family YMCA is located at 1400 N. Airport Road in Weatherford, Oklahoma, just off I-40 at exit 84.


 

 

YMCA Swimming Pool Rental

The Carl Dunn Aquatics Center is available for rental.  Y pool rental includes the pool, hot tub, locker rooms, TV and snack area.  Group rates vary according to group numbers as well as rental times.  All prices are for 2-hour rentals:

Weatherford City Swimming Pool Rental

The City of Weatherford swimming pool, located at Clark Park (Huber and Indiana), may be rented through the Great Plains Family YMCA during pool season and after regular hours. The pool opens Memorial Day and closes on Labor Day, and is open from 1 pm till 7 pm. Pool rental policy is as follows:

The rental rate covers two lifeguards on duty and one pool manager.  For groups with over 60 people, there will be an additional charge for extra lifeguard(s).  Pool reservations must be made at least one (1) week in advance with at least a $50 deposit (full payment may also be made when making reservations).  In the event of a cancellation, the deposit is non-refundable unless cancellation is due to bad weather.  All additional rental fees are due the day of the rental.

More Information

For more information about the Swimming Pool Rentals, including rental fees and times, contact the YMCA by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or telephone (580-772-0202). The Great Plains Family YMCA is located at 1400 N. Airport Road in Weatherford, Oklahoma, just off I-40 at exit 84.