The 16th St. YMCA will be closed Aug. 19 - 23 for maintenance and cleaning. The pool will not reopen until Mon. Aug. 26.

Project Safe

The Challenge: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the sixth leading cause of unintentional injury or death for people of all ages, and the second leading cause of death for children ages 1-14. Additionally, swimming ability decreases across racial and socio-economic groups.

How We’re Helping: We are working to decrease the drowning rate with YMCA Project SAFE (Safety, Aquatics, and Fitness Education), a free program that provides swim instruction to first graders in Hastings. In partnership with area school districts, the YMCA is working to keep kids in our community SAFE. 

To learn more or to include your school, please contact the YMCA at 402-463-3139 or email