Splash Bash

The Y believes believes everyone should learn to enjoy the water safely.

That’s why we’re hosting Splash Bash, a free swim event and community open house on Saturday, May 18.

Hours vary at participating Splash Bash locations.

Baker County YMCA

136 West Lowder Street
Macclenny, FL 32063
Pool Hours

Barco-Newton Family YMCA

2075 Town Center Rd
Fleming Island, FL 32003
Pool Hours

Dye Clay Family YMCA

3322 Moody Ave
Orange Park, FL 32065
Pool Hours

Brooks Family YMCA

10423 Centurion Parkway North
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Pool Hours

Johnson Family YMCA

5700 Cleveland Road
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Pool Hours

Williams Family YMCA

5700 Cleveland Road
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Pool Hours

Winston Family YMCA

221 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Pool Hours

McArthur Family YMCA

1915 Citrona Drive
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Pool Hours

Ponte Vedra YMCA

170 Landrum Lane
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Pool Hours

St. Augustine YMCA

500 Pope Road
St. Augustine, FL 32080
Pool Hours


Jaguars wide receiver DJ Chark knows how important it is to know how to be safe around water. In summer 2018, he finally overcame his fear of the water and learned how to swim at the Winston Family YMCA. DJ shared his story in The Florida Times-Union and with WJXT/News4Jax anchor Joy Purdy:

DJ surprised some of the Y’s Tiger Academy scholars by jumping into the pool during their Safety Around Water lessons at the Winston Family YMCA.

Swim Programs

The First Coast YMCA has swim programs for all ages and all abilities.

The YMCA’s Safety Around Water (SAW) program helps children learn essential water safety skills and how to save themselves in case of an accidental fall into the water. Thanks to generous donations and grants, this program is free. Financial assistance is also available for other swim programs.

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.