C.W. Avery Family YMCA

  • News and Notes

    The YMCA will be conducting an emergency drill on Wednesday, July 26. All persons who are in the building must take part in the drill. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

  • Summer Membership Sale

    Join the YMCA during our Summer Membership Sale and not only will you save 50 percent off your Joiner’s Fee, but you’ll also pay no membership fees in December!


    Access to Four Branches
    Your membership gives you unlimited use of the Greater Joliet Area YMCA’s four YMCA locations, including:

    • Three indoor pools and our family aquatic center, all fully programmed with activities for the entire family, including family swim time, swim lessons, aquatic fitness programs and lap lane access.
    • Four wellness centers, all equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment.
    • Free fitness orientations and daily group exercise classes (programs vary by location).

    Quality Programming
    In addition to our free group exercise classes, the Y offers year-round swimming lessons, sports programs and personal training, among a slew of other options.

    Child Care
    If you have a Family Membership, you can drop your child(ren) off at our supervised playroom while you exercise.

    So Much More
    A complete list of member benefits can be found here.


    C.W. Avery Family YMCA
    15120 Wallin Dr, Plainfield, IL 60544

    Galowich Family YMCA
    749 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL 60431

    Morris Community YMCA
    320 Wauponsee St, Morris, IL 60450

    Smith Family YMCA
    1350 S Briggs St, Joliet, IL 60433

  • Fall Registration Opens July 29 for YMCA Members

    Fall into fitness this autumn at the Greater Joliet Area YMCA! Whether you’re a young athlete, a busy parent or a health seeker in search of new challenges, the Y has programs that are just right for you.

    • Group Exercise Classes
    • Personal Training
    • Swim Lessons- New curriculum debuting this fall!
    • JETS Swim Team
    • Before and After School Programs
    • Preschool Programs
    • Youth and Adult Sports Leagues

    Registration for Facility Members begins Saturday, July 29. Open Registration for Community Members begins on Saturday, August 12.

    For more information, take a look inside our 2017 Fall Program Guides:

  • 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: End-of-Summer Luau

  • End-of-Summer Luau

    Saturday, August 12 • Noon-2 p.m.

    Join us in the pool as we bid farewell to Summer 2017 with an End-of-Summer Luau! This special event is free and open to all.


    • Community Swim Testing (details below)
    • Open Swim
    • Fun on the Y’s Pool Inflatable and Slip N’ Slides
    • Dunk Tank- Dunk your favorite instructor!
    • Water Games
    • Prizes, giveaways and more!


    This fall, the YMCA will debut a new swim lesson curriculum. Take a swim test to find out which swim stage your child is ready for! All children who participate in the swim testing will receive a prize. Prizes include YMCA swim T-shirts, giveaways and more, while supplies last.


    C.W. Avery Family YMCA
    15120 Wallin Drive
    Plainfield, IL 60544

    Galowich Family YMCA
    749 Houbolt Road
    Joliet, IL 60431

    Smith Family YMCA
    1350 S. Briggs Street
    Joliet, IL 60433

    Register Now

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