Soccer Upate

Due to flooded fields, all games scheduled for Sat., March 23 have been cancelled.

These games will be made up at the end of the season, coaches will be notified of the date.

The season will start March 30 with the games originally scheduled for that date.

Practices at the 179 fields will be held as scheduled.

Luck of the Irish Race Results


Pedaling for Parkinsons

Pedaling for Parkinson’s is a 12-week program that is held at the West Y. The next session begins April 8. Participants must pre-register – limit of 12 participants per session.

DAYS: Monday/Wednesday – beginning April 8 (3 month program)
TIME: 11-11:45 a.m.
PLACE: West Y MPR – 3507 Amazonas
COST: FREE Y-members; $120 for non-members (3 month program)

Approximately 7 to 10 million people in the world live with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder where part of the brain gradually becomes more damaged as the years go by. The main symptoms of the disease are movement related.

The benefits of cycling for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and extensive research from the Cleveland Clinic has concluded that cycling may provide symptomatic relief for those living with the disease. Researchers found cycling, especially at rates above what a participant would normally choose, appeared to make regions of the brain that deal with movement more effectively connect to each other.

The Parkinson’s Cycling Program is useful for people with Parkinson’s disease due to the balance challenges that many experience. Indoor group cycling led by a trained coach provides a monitored and safe exercise protocol. The participant is able to pedal in a controlled environment while being observed as well as coached properly.

Register at any Y Welcome Desk or call 761.3459.

Mar. 23: Free Triathlon Workshop

At this free Triathlon workshop, area Tri-athletes and bike, run and swim advisors 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.

For more information, email

Lifeguard Certification Courses

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course


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. Half the fee will be refunded if the swim test is not passed. Must be at least 15 years old, and the class must have 4 participants to be held. 


  • Mar. 29 / 1-5 p.m.
  • Mar. 30 / 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Mar. 31 / 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Knowles Y Indoor Pool – 424 Stadium
Cost: $175 Y-member; $250 Non-member
Register by: Mar. 23



  • Apr. 26 / 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Apr. 27 / 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Apr. 28 / 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Location: Knowles Y Indoor Pool – 424 Stadium
Cost: $175 Y-member; $250 Non-member
Register by: Apr. 20

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. Must register by May 9.

Days/Times: May 19 / 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Knowles Y Indoor Pool
Fee: $85 Y-member; $135 Non-member
Register by: May 16

JC Triathlon: The Great Escape

JC Triathlon: The Great Escape

2018 Results

2018 Photos

Download and Mail Registration Form

Join us Sunday, June 9 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 20:

  • 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 20:

  • 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 12/31/2019):

  • 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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