The Y has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor.

Our Aquatics programs focus on drowning prevention through teaching techniques and skills. We offer the opportunity to build friendships, develop confidence, and create positive experiences that will last a lifetime.

The Y's Walla Walla facility offers a 25-meter pool and warm water therapy pools. Additionally, the Y operates pools and provides lessons in communities across the valley, including Milton-Freewater, Athena, and Prescott.

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We also offer PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS with one-on-one instruction for children and adults, plus ADAPTIVE SWIM where we focus on fun, safety, and technique to help small groups of children and adults with special needs become the best swimmers possible.


Water-based exercise offers resistance training through the hydrostatic pressure of water across the surface of the body, which can benefit balance, coordination, and mobility. Performing aerobics in water gives you a good low-impact, cardiovascular workout which can reduce the risk of heart disease.

An elderly woman performs Aqua Aerobics as part of a group, moving her arms above her head while treading water as exercise.

Classes are designed for all fitness levels and ages. Since your feet can touch the bottom of the pool, they are open to swimmers and non-swimmers alike! No registration required – classes are included with your membership.

M-W-F at 7:30AM
Instructor: Susan

This class is held in the big pool and includes water walking, calisthenics, cardio and resistance exercises to build stamina, range of motion and strength. It is suitable for all fitness levels including non-swimmers.

T-Th at 7:30AM
Instructor: Justin

Suitable for all fitness levels including non-swimmers and swimmers.

H.E.A.R.T. High Energy Aerobic and Resistance Training
M-T-W-Th-F at 8:30AM
Instructor: Susan

Contrary to the HEART acronym, this class is NOT just for people with heart issues. Rather, it is aerobic exercise for everyone who has a heart and wants to exercise their cardiovascular system in the water.

H.E.A.R.T. is also not just for seniors or women even though the time slot is attractive to those who are retired. The instructor offers three levels of impact and cardiovascular exercise to suit the variety of fitness levels and needs of participants.

M-W at 9:45AM
Instructor: Susan

This class is in the warm pool and includes specific joint-related exercises and stretches from head to toe. It’s the perfect class for those with arthritic joints, sore muscles, or joints recovering from replacement surgery once the doctor has given you the okay to be in the water. Suitable for non-swimmers and swimmers.

T-Th at 9:45AM
Instructor: Susan

This low to no impact class in the warm pool  is perfect for those who want a light aerobic workout with lively music in warm water. Exercisers can choose the level of aerobic workout to suit their own personal fitness level and goals. Suitable for non-swimmers and swimmers.


View Aquatics Schedule

Also on our schedule are various Lap and Open Swim times for members to make use of our pools:

Lap Swim

Y members age 12 and older are welcome to swim laps in the pool to stay in shape! Circle swim may be required if there are several swimmers in the pool at the same time. Please be courteous to all members and make space for incoming swimmers.

Open Swim

Children age 7 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who is in the water and within arm’s reach of their child(ren) at all times. Children may be accompanied by a family member age 12 years and over, but parent must be present on pool deck area at all times.

Veteran Swim

A quiet swim time free for our vets and their spouses.

Warm Water Adult Open Swim

For adults who would like a quiet time to exercise and enjoy our facility. Water Walking Open is time to walk and do personal aquatic exercise without instruction.