Lincoln Calling, September 17-23

The YMCA of Lincoln is proud to partner with Lincoln Calling this year to offer an array of Health & Wellness activities in Downtown Lincoln, including:

SEPT. 20 - Kettlebell Group Exercise class with guest instructor Jen Sinkler at the Downtown YMCA
SEPT. 20 - "Healing the Mind and Body: the Future of Women's Wellness" Panel at The Graduate Hotel
SEPT. 21 - Yoga & Meditation Workshop at the Lincoln Community Foundation Gardens
SEPT. 22 - MixxedFit® Group Exercise class featuring live music from a Special Guest DJ at the Downtown YMCA
SEPT. 22 - "Wellness in the Workplace" Panel at The Bay
SEPT. 23 - Streets Alive!, a collaboration with Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, in the Belmont Neighborhood

Plus, all Lincoln Calling Ticket Holders and Volunteers will receive special discounted Day-Fee rates at the Downtown YMCA (1039 P St.) during Lincoln Calling.

Celebrate the Values That Unite Us During National Welcoming Week,
September 14-23

During Welcoming Week, we celebrate the diversity and cultures that make Lincoln great! The YMCA is for everyone—people of all ages and from every walk of life. Together, we work side-by-side to strengthen communities. With a focus on social responsibility and our doors open to all, the Y celebrates diversity and fosters social cohesion by building bridges between new Americans and their neighbors. The Y’s commitment to engage underserved populations, to take on the most urgent needs in our city and to inspire a spirit of service in return emphasizes that the Y is so much more than a gym—it’s a cause rooted deep in community. Through our Open Doors Financial Assistance Program, we strive to make sure that financial limitations are not a barrier to having a Y membership or participating in Y programs. To learn more, visit doors.

Labor Day Holiday Hours
Note: All Y Pools will close 30 minutes prior to the Facility. September 3 is the last day of the Outdoor Pool season.

Facility: 11:00am-4:00pm
Child Watch: 11:00am-4:00pm
Facility: 11:00am-4:00pm
Child Watch: 11:00am-4:00pm
Facility: 7:00am-12:00pm
Child Watch: Closed
Facility: 11:00am-4:00pm
Child Watch: 11:00am-3:30pm
Facility: 7:00am-12:00pm
Child Watch: Closed
Youth Programs
Fall Session I: September 10 - October 13
Note: Dance is September 10 - November 10
Registration Begins: Lincoln Y Members - September 4 | Non-members - September 6
Swim Lessons



Youth Gym

NEW! Jr. Chefs

Youth Boot Camp

View each branch's Youth Programs informational brochure for details:
Health & Wellness + Trainings
Y-Lose It
Early-Bird Registration Available Through September 10
This 8-week weight-loss challenge helps participants become healthier by setting and working towards realistic and personal goals.

Where: Cooper, Copple Family, Downtown, Fallbrook, Northeast
When: September 24 - November 18
Early-Bird Registration Fee (until September 10):
Lincoln Y Members: $140 | Non-members $310 (includes 8-week Lincoln Y membership)

Aquatic Conditioning
Adult & Youth Sessions Available
This program focuses on continuing to build endurance and stroke technique and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Where: Copple Family, Fallbrook, Northeast
When: Varies
Registration Fee:
  • Lincoln Y Member: $27
  • Non-member: $55


Aquatic Sports & Games
For Ages 11-18
This program continues to build endurance on all major competitive strokes and encourages aquatic sports and games as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Where: Copple Family
When: September 12 - October 10, Wednesdays 4:30pm-5:10pm
Registration Fee:
  • Lincoln Y Member: $27
  • Non-member: $55

TRX® Classes
Secure Your Spot
TRX® Suspension Training leverages bodyweight for a great workout. Build power, strength, flexibility, balance and mobility all at the intensity you choose.

Where: Copple Family, Fallbrook, Northeast
Registration Fee: Varies by TRX® class type

BOGA ® Sessions
Enrolling Now
Leave the comfort of land exercise and challenge your foundation on the water!

Where: Northeast, Downtown (Registration begins Sept. 5)
Registration Fee: Varies

BARRE Express
Enrolling Now
A workout that fuses elements from ballet-based Barre work with strength training and core work.

Where: Fallbrook
When: September 8-29, Saturdays 10:15am - 11:15am
Registration Fee:
  • Lincoln Y Member: $24
  • Non-member: $48

NEW! Hoop Fitness
Practice on- and off-body tricks, transitions and techniques. Learn short, fun hoop-dance sequences.

Where: Fallbrook
When: September 8 - 29, Saturdays 11:30am-12:30pm
Registration Fee:
  • Lincoln Y Member: $24
  • Non-member: $48

Now through October 19
FREE for Lincoln Y Members; Nominal Fee for Non-members This 12-week program helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being after a cancer diagnosis.

Registration Fee:
  • Lincoln Y Member: FREE
  • Non-member: $60

Delay the Disease
Now through December 14
Through cardiovascular, strength, balance and flexibility training, this class teaches people with Parkinson's disease how to manage symptoms and maintain quality of life. This class provides skills to assist with ease of movement, confidence and independence.

Where: Cooper, Fallbrook, Northeast
Registration Fee:
  • Lincoln Y Member: FREE
  • Lincoln Y Youth Member/Non-member: $60

Now through December 14
A proven, community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. Its purpose is to help older adults become more active, energized.

Where: Fallbrook, Northeast
Registration Fee:
  • Lincoln Y Member: FREE
  • Lincoln Y Youth Member/Non-member: $90

Adult Fitness Adventure
Just Announced!
Join YMCA Camp Kitaki for a Fitness Adventure for all skill levels. The day will consist of a trail hike/run, workout of the day, group initiatives, the Tango Tower and Zipline. Lunch is included (gluten free available).

When: September 16 from 9:00am - 2:00pm
Where: YMCA Camp Kitaki
Registration Fee: $35/person

Last Blast Triathlon
Register by September 14
This event features an Olympic Race and Sprint Race; and benefits the YMCA Annual Campaign-Strong Kids .

When: September 16
Where: Branched Oak State Recreation Area
Registration Fee:
  • Through September 1, 2018: Olympic Triathlon $119/person or $207/team* | Sprint Race $79/person or $177/team*
  • September 2 - September 14: add $20 

Registration limits will be 200 for Olympic and 80 for Sprint

Strong Kids Team Triathlon
September 24 - November 4
One team captain plus 9 or fewer teammates will work together for fun, prizes and to raise money for the YMCA Annual Campaign-Strong Kids . All teams that finish will receive a Strong Kids Team Triathlon t-shirt!

Where: Northeast
Registration Fee: $20 per person, team goal of $200

Speed & Agility Training
October 4 - November 10
Youth learn proper running mechanics, plyometric skills and movement efficiency that will help them in their respected sport(s).

Where: Northeast
Registration Fee:
  • Lincoln Y Member: $140
  • Non-member: $280

Child Care Programming
Kids Night/Day Out
Kids will have a fun-filled, supervised time at the Y, while their parents/guardians enjoy spending time outside the Y.

  • COOPER (September 15 & October 20)

A licensed child-care program offered on some Lincoln Public Schools' non-school days for youth in Kindergarten through age 13 at some Lincoln Y locations.

Upcoming Dates:
October 12*, 15 & 16

*LPS Elementary Schools not in session

Y Happenings
All Lincoln Y Locations
Now - October 31, 2018
Lincoln Y members are encouraged to attend our FREE Group Exercises and for every milestone reached--50, 75 or 100 classes attended--you'll receive a prize. Tracking sheets provided.

All Lincoln Y Locations
September 1 - 27, 2018
Bring a can of food to one of our collection barrels to help the Food Bank of Lincoln.

Cooper YMCA
September 24 - October 19, 2018
Donate items and bid on your favorites with proceeds benefiting the YMCA Annual Campaign-Strong Kids.

Cooper YMCA
October 6, 2018
3-hour shifts between the hours of 2:00pm - 7:30pm
The Y has had a strong presence with the Market-to-Market Relay Race, providing 4 stations along the Mopac Trail, near O Street. We'd love for you to help us with ensuring intersections are safe for runners to cross, as well as cheering on participants.
Now - November 12, 2018
Want to get your hands on some coveted Nebraska Cornhusker Football tickets while helping a great cause? All bids take place online and end the Monday immediately prior to each home game at 9:00am.

September 25, 2018
5:30am - 6:45am
Enjoy meeting the Masters Swim Team Coach and visiting with current and prospective members of the Swim Team. A light breakfast will be provided during the Open House and there will be a drawing for a bag of swim gear.

September 29, 2018
Open to all 5th-9th graders. Event is FREE and you do not need to be a Y member to attend.
YMCA Camp Kitaki
A Weekend of Western Fun!
Fall Round Up,
September 21-23

You won't want to miss this weekend of fun in the spirit of the Wild West! We will have a rootin' tootin' good time with trail rides, horse trivia, contests, a western dance, take-home crafts and new friendships as we gallop into fall. Enjoy the good 'ole outdoors and traditional YMCA Camp Kitaki magic!

5 Weekends to Choose From
Halloween Fun Awaits at YMCA Camp Kitaki

Campers will take part in festive activities including an eerie good time at the costume dance, Halloween stories from a professional storyteller, carving pumpkins, hunting ghouls and so much more. There will even be some spooky activities for those who are brave enough. Plus, all campers will get to see the one and only Senser Family Glow Show!

The Entire Family Can Enjoy Camp
Fall Family BBQ
October 14

Come to YMCA Camp Kitaki for an afternoon of great family fun and a delicious BBQ dinner--all supporting the YMCA Annual Campaign-Strong Kids.

  • Hayrack Rides
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Black Light Show Performance
  • Archery
  • Crafts Den
  • Fort Pawnee
  • GaGa
  • Horse Rides (Available for an additional $10 purchase/person day-of on a first-come basis. Riders must be at least 7 years of age and wearing long pants and closed-toe shoes.)

YMCA Youth Sports