Welcome to the Y – a trusted and responsive charity focused on building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.
For almost 30 years in the Okanagan, the YMCA-YWCA has been a place where families and individuals have come to belong, improve their health, learn to swim, care for their families, find a job and give back to their community through volunteering and philanthropy. At today’s Y, programs and services continue to be based on inclusiveness, respect and personal growth in body, mind and spirit. Regardless of age, gender, background, abilities or financial circumstances – the Y is open to everyone.
The YMCA-YWCA provides an environment for children to learn through play, to solve problems, get along with others, and grow confidence. We operate an extensive network of school-age programs, parenting support resources and day camps. Participation in Y programs creates experiences, memories and friendships that last a life time.
The aquatic area is known as the Athans Pool in recognition of the George Athans Sr. (1921-2007), a world-renown diver and Kelowna resident, who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, 1948 London Olympics and won gold and silver medals at the 1938 and 1950 Empire Games.
Kelowna Family Y Pool Schedule
Kids Drop-in Programs:
It’s more important than ever for kids to take the time to be active. The YMCA-YWCA offers a variety of programs geared to get children moving, learning and having fun.
Our program includes supervised play with age appropriate toys, arts & crafts, as well as special care for babies.
Little Scholars Childcare & Preschool:
The YMCA-YWCA of the Central Okanagan is very pleased to partner with Okanagan College to build and operate a new Child Care Centre on the KLO Campus, the Little Scholars – YMCA Playing to Learn Childcare & Preschool.
YMCA-YWCA of the Central Okanagan offers quality childcare for KinderCare to 12 yrs through our Y Out of School Care programs.
This program includes prenatal fitness and educational sessions to give you the tools you need to maintain “wellness” during this exciting time.
Y Birthday Parties:
Celebrate your kid’s birthday with a Pool or Gym Party at the Kelowna Family Y!