Youth Basketball Leagues Forming Now

YBL JolietWhen kids play sports, they do more than just exercise. Besides being physically active, they develop higher self-esteem, perform better in school and work better in groups.

Our Youth Basketball Program teaches kids the fundamentals of the game while emphasizing the importance of teamwork. Above all, kids who play YMCA basketball have a lot of fun!

  • Open to youth in preschool through Grade 12
  • Early Bird Pricing available
  • Includes FREE preseason clinics

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Try The Y’s New Swim Lesson Selector

To accompany its new swim lesson curriculum, the Y is happy to introduce it’s Swim Lesson Selector. Available online today, this tool is a must-try for parents who are interested in enrolling their children in YMCA swimming lessons.

By answering short “yes-or-no” questions—and in some cases, by watching a short video—the Swim Lesson Selector can help you quickly identify which swim stage is right for your child.

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New Swim Lesson Curriculum Debuting This Fall

This fall, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA will be introducing a fresh, new swim lesson curriculum, designed to enhance its tradition of keeping the community safe and secure around the water and instilling a healthy lifestyle.

Created by the YMCA of the USA and tested extensively by Y’s across the nation, this new curriculum accommodates varying abilities to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers progress between clearly defined stages.

Through this approach, advanced swimmers flow more easily to higher levels while swimmers who need more instruction can learn at their own pace. This approach results in more confident swimmers and a newfound admiration for swimming that can last a lifetime.

Learn More About the Curriculum

Related: Swim Lesson Selector

Now Hiring Part-Time Counselors and Site Coordinators

Working at the YMCA, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

The Y’s Before and After School Kid Zone Team is now hiring for the 2017-2018 school year. Kid Zone provides before and after school care for children in all Plainfield District 202 elementary schools.

Two part-time positions are available: Before and After School Care Counselor and Lead Site Coordinator.


Monday-Friday, 7-9 a.m. and 3:15-6 p.m.

Part-time employees enjoy:

  • Generous membership and program discounts
  • Participation in the Y’s retirement plan (when eligibility requirements have been met)

Parking Lot Expansion Now Underway (UPDATED)

Construction on the parking lot at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA is now underway. Projected to be completed later this summer, the lot will be expanded to include an additional 144 parking spaces.

Construction fencing was installed July 10 along the north end of the existing parking lot. On the morning of July 12, trucks began delivering dirt and other construction materials to the site. Signage and barricades have been posted.

To ensure the safety of all members and guests, we ask that you please slow down and use caution when entering the parking lot.

As a reminder, overflow parking will be available at Ira Jones Middle School (adjacent to the YMCA) when school is not in session.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during our renovation period.

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