Specialty Programs at the Y

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Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program

This Arthritis Foundation-approved exercise class is offered in a warm, shallow pool. The program is designed to improve joint flexibility and relieve pain and stiffness through gentle movements in the 90-degree water.

See our Group Exercise Schedule for available classes, days and times.


The Northeast Wisconsin Paddlers, Inc. members offer Kayaking and Kayaking - Rescue & Roll classes at the Y. Participants must have prior experience (beginner boat handling skills) and be 12+ years or older (under 18 needs adult written approval and waiver signed).

Designed to introduce students to the basic skills used by all kayakers, the course covers kayak safety, equipment, clothing, strokes, braces and introduces basic rescues. Upon completion, the students will be on their way to becoming a prudent paddler, meaning he/she will be able to recognize hazards, assess risk, know his/her limits and have a good foundation for exercising good judgement.

Kayaking - Rescue & Roll
This course covers kayak safety, equipment, braces, self-rescues, assisted rescues, the sweep roll and the C-To-C roll. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to perform the steps needed to not only exit their kayak in an emergency, but also how to get back into it while still on the water.

Kayaking and Kayaking - Rescue & Roll are not offered every session. Please see our current Program Guide for available class dates and times.

Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the Green Bay YMCA Lifeguard program is the place to begin! Through classroom activities, group discussion and hands-on practice, you'll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard.

Click here for more information or check our Program Guide for the next available training!

Special Pops Night at the Y

Each 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening from 6-8pm, the Ferguson Family YMCA offers a night of recreation and socialization for adults with special needs. This program, facilitated by Y staff and volunteers, welcomes adults with developmental, physical, and cognitive needs to enjoy an evening of fun activities in the pool and gym and special events such as dances, crafts, and karaoke night!

For more information, contact Renee at 436 9667.