Firley Y Closings for Outreach Fundraiser

Each year the YMCA holds it’s annual fundraiser to support our Outreach Fund. This fund provides programs and memberships to deserving children and adults in our community. It also supports LiveSTRONG at the YMCA which is a free health and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reach their health and wellness goals.

This year’s event will be held this Saturday and the Y’s Firley facility will observe the following closings:

  • The indoor tennis courts will be closed Thursday, March 22 at 12 p.m. thru Saturday, March 24.
  • The basketball courts & climbing wall will be closed Saturday, March 24.
  • The Firley YMCA will close at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 24.
  • The fitness center, track and tennis courts 3-4 will reopen Sunday, March 25 at 6 a.m.


Mar. 24: Free Triathlon Workshop

The Jefferson City Area YMCA and Jefferson City Parks and Recreation are pleased to offer a FREE Triathlon workshop. Area Tri-athletes and Bike, Run, and Swim advisers will present information for guidance and training. This includes help for novice Tri-Athletes preparing for their first Triathlon. Not a Novice? Come, mingle and bring a friend!

This workshop will help prepare you for the Tri Season as well as the
Jefferson City Triathlon on June 10.

DATE: March 24
TIME: 9-10:15a.m.
PLACE: Knowles YMCA Annex, 424 Stadium Blvd.

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Lifeguard Certification and Re-Certification Courses

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course
March 29 and 30 OR May 5 and 6


This course is for those interested in becoming a certified lifeguard. Upon completion, participants will receive CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED, First Aid and Lifeguard Certification. Participants must pass a swim test on the first day of class to continue with the course. No refunds. Must be at least 15 years old, and the class must have 4 participants to be held.


  • March 29 / 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • March 30 / 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Register by: March 22


  • May 5 / 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • May 6 / 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Register by: April 30

Location: Knowles Y Indoor Pool – 424 Stadium
Cost: $175 Y-member; $250 Non-member

For more information, call 761-9007.

Participation in this course does not guarantee employment with the YMCA.

American Red Cross Lifeguard RE-Certification Course


This course is for lifeguards renewing certifications. A swim test is required the first night of class and participants must be 15 years old. This is an American Red Cross class taught by YMCA personnel. Must attend all classes to pass the course.


  • May 19 / 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Knowles Y Indoor Pool
Fee: $85 Y-member; $135 Non-member

June 10: JC Triathlon: The Great Escape

JC Triathlon: The Great Escape


Join us Sunday, June 10 at the Jefferson City Triathlon . . . The Great Escape at Ellis Porter Riverside Pool in Jefferson City. This event takes athletes from the snake swim in the 4 lane 50 meter pool at Ellis-Porter Riverside Park, to a 12-mile bike on city and rural roads from the pool to the outskirts of the new Missouri State Prison and back to the pool. The run is from the pool to the old historic Missouri State Penitentiary and back to the pool

This event is co-sponsored by the Jefferson City Area YMCA, Jefferson City Parks and Recreation and Jefferson City Outdoors. Anyone 15 years and older can participate.

COST by May 21:

  • Sprint Triathlon (Swim, Bike, Run)$60
  • Duathlon (Bike, Run)$60
  • Team Relay (A 2 or 3 member team completes 1 or more of Sprint Triathlon courses)$70

COST after May 21:

  • Sprint Triathlon (Swim, Bike, Run)$70
  • Duathlon (Bike, Run)$70
  • Team Relay (A 2 or 3 member team completes 1 or more of Sprint Triathlon courses)$80


  • 400 Meter Pool Swim
  • 12 Mile Bike Ride
  • 3.2 Mile Run

Age Divisions (based on your age as of 12/31/2017):

  • 15-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55-64
  • 65 and over

Awards  Event awards will be presented to the overall male and female finisher and the top three male and female finishers in each age group. Awards for Duathlon and Relay Team will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event.

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