Whether you're looking for group exercise classes, swimming lessons, sports leagues, day camps, or just more quality family time, the Y has the program for you and your family!

Train with friends, lose weight, build strength, try a new class, and take care of the whole you. We're here to help you get healthier and have fun while doing it.

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Fitness Classes

The Y offers hundreds of free classes led by trained, responsive, and fun instructors. Try indoor cycling, zumba, yoga and pilates, water exercises, and more. Check the schedule and reserve your space today!

Personal Training

Whether your goal is weight loss, muscle gain, training for an event, getting ready for that high school reunion, or just looking for a more healthy lifestyle, the Y’s certified personal trainers can help you achieve those goals safely, efficiently, and with the support you need. Register now!

Healthy Lifestyles at the YMCA

The Y is committed to ensuring healthy living across the region through programs that support those who’ve been diagnosed or are at risk for chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and obesity. Check out our programs to learn more!

Complimentary Fitness Orientation

Whether you’re new to exercise or in tip-top shape, the Y offers a 30-minute complimentary fitness orientation with our experienced fitness staff. Let us help you get started on your journey to a healthier lifestyle with a plan customized to your goals.

The Y strives to help all ages learn how to swim so they can stay safe around water, have fun and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living.

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons at the Y focus on learning vital water safety skills and stroke development through a progressive swim lesson curriculum. Swimmers develop self-esteem while creating positive experiences that last a lifetime. Learn more or register for a program today!

Water Exercise

Utilize the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. Instructors lead small groups through water choreography and resistance exercises. Learn more or sign up for a water exercise class today!

Recreational Swimming

Drop into our pool for lap swim, family swim, or recreational swim. Check the pool schedule to find a time that works for you and your family. Don't forget our indoor Kiddie play structure!

Work in Aquatics

The Y offers lifeguard and swim instructor certification courses to give you the tools needed to be successful. Join our aquatics team today!

Outdoor Aquatics Center

Have some family fun and beat the heat this summer! Get drenched by the Carondelet Park Rec Complex 2.5 story water slide, lazy river, water vortex and splash pad. Learn more now!

Our goal is to help families build stronger bonds and be involved in the community, all while having fun. We offer sports for youth and adults, from traditional sports to esports!

Traditional Youth Sports

The Y offers year-round team sports for kids of all ages and skill levels. Every child plays at least half of every game. We welcome Y members and non-members to participate, practice and play.  Most sports are offered in 8-week sessions with one game and one practice per week for children K-8. Preschool sports typically have one practice per week with a scrimmage at the end of the season. Register now!

Sports offered at this branch include: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Flag Football, Softball, Baseball, & T-Ball. 


Esports is a competitive sport through a video game requiring the use of strategy, collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills to achieve individual or team success. And it’s bigger than ‘just gaming’. Esports allows teens to be engaged in a non-traditional sports program. Esports will be available for youth ages 9 - 17. Youth will compete against other YMCA Participants in a supervised setting. Learn more about Esports or register for available leagues at the Bayer YMCA, Carondelet Park Rec Complex, or O'Fallon Park Rec Complex

Martial Arts

The Y offers a wide range of martial arts classes for youth and adults alike. Y instructors are among the best in their respective martial art, providing an encouraging, non-intimidating, and family-friendly environment for students of all ages -- while making it fun! Students learn to strengthen their bodies and the value of hard work, discipline, honor, integrity, and respect. Register now!

Adult Pick-Up Basketball

Adult Pick-Up Basketball is for those age 18 and up looking to have a place to work hard, play hard and have fun in a weekly full-court meetup. Check out our gym schedule for available pick-up times.


Pickleball is offered in our gym for open play. Equipment is provided. Check out our gym schedule for available times!

The values and skills learned early in life are vital building blocks for a successful adulthood, and we believe all kids deserve a strong start and a safe place to grow. Parents trust the Y’s child care programs to support and nurture their children from infancy through the teen years and help them become strong, capable and engaged young people.

Summer Camp

At Y camp, kids have the opportunity to explore, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, above all, it’s so fun! We offer camp throughout the entire summer! Our camps are designed for a wide variety of conventional interests that include arts & crafts, group games, nature exploration, swimming, field trips and more. Camps are themed weekly. Most camp activities are held outdoors with indoor activities provided based on the day and theme. Day campers are divided into groups by the grade level they are entering in the fall. Registration opens on December 26 for the following summer. 

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School's Out Camp

We offer Schools Out Camp on the days school may not be in session. Campers have fun and stay busy with arts, crafts, group games, sports, swimming and much more! Register for Schools Out Camp here.

At the Y, teens feel welcome and have proven success.  We offer activities and programs for teens that provide them with academic assistance, employment opportunities and other life skills, all while having fun! 

Leaders Club

Leaders Club is a program for teens, ages 13-18 that provides opportunities for personal and professional development. Teens plan out service projects, discuss upcoming events and trips, and vote on which types of development opportunities they would either like to attend or bring into their future meetings. Leaders elect officers on an annual basis who serve as club president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. These officers have additional responsibilities and assist their advisor to support their peers and ensure the success of the club.


Youth and Government (YAG)

YAG provides students the opportunity to experience the democratic process and develop the leadership skills needed to become citizens of a participatory society.

Youth and Government promotes:

  • An understanding of local, state, national, and international concerns
  • Research, study, and debate on public issues
  • Exploration of careers in public service
  • Interaction with adult and youth leaders involved in decision-making processes
  • An understanding of political systems and the forum they provide for the effective and peaceful resolution of issues and concerns
  • Appreciation for the diversity of viewpoints on public issues and a respect for ideas, beliefs and the positions of others
  • Demonstration of citizenship responsibilities and leadership roles  essential to the health of a participatory democracy


 YMCA Achievers

YMCA Achievers is a bi-state college readiness, career exploration, and life preparation program which provides students of color with the essential tools ot pursue higher education, define life goals, and identify different career opportunities. 

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From mindfulness to drawing to drawing to singing, we offer adult enrichment programs that bring together people who love to learn.


Are you looking for a space for an upcoming event or birthday party? Celebrate at the Y! The Carondelet Park Rec Complex is the place to be for a special event! Host your next bridal shower, baby shower, birthday party, or any other special gathering here with us!

Available Party & Rental Times

Special Event Room Rentals:
Saturday: 1 - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 - 5 pm


Special Event Rooms (Member/nonmember):

Respect Room:
Capacity: 30
3 Hours: $150/$200
4 Hours: $180/$250

Responsibility Room with Catering Kitchen: 
Capacity: 30
3 Hours: $230/$280
4 Hours: $280/$330

Respect & Responsibility Rooms with Catering Kitchen:
Capacity: 60
3 Hours: $350/$430
4 Hours: $430/$500

How to book your party:

Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks prior to desired reservation date and in person by appointment only with designated YMCA personnel. A deposit of 50% of total rental cost is due at the time of reservation. For more information or to schedule an appointment to make your reservation, please contact Brenden Rutlin at 314-421-8805 or brenden.rutlin@gwrymca.org.

Reservation Policy:

  • Reservations require a 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of reservation.
  • Remaining balance must be paid no later than 1 week prior to the reservation.
  • A credit or debit card will be required to be on file. The card will only be charged in the event any incidental fees are assessed.
  • All reservations must be canceled with at least 2 week written notice.
  • Reservations cancelled with more than 2 weeks written notice may have the deposit transferred to a future date within three months of original date with YMCA designee approval.
  • Reservations canceled less than 2 weeks written notice will not be eligible for a refund or deposit transfer.
  • Renters may be granted up to 30 minutes of set up time before the start of the rental period.
  • Clean-up is the renter’s responsibility. The facility will be left in the same general appearance as it was found. Clean-up must be completed prior to the end of the rental period.
  • Failure to leave the facility in the same general appearance will incur an additional cleaning fee of $25. Failure to leave the facility by the end of the agreed upon time will incur an additional late fee of $25. These fees would be charged to the payment method on file.
  • Please contact the branch for a full list of reservation policies & rules.



The Y's success relies significantly on the generous volunteers who donate their time and talents to make a difference in the community. When you volunteer at the Y, you are joining more than 5,000 other volunteers taking an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood. 


Kids Night Out

At the Y, we know parents need a break from time to time. With Kids Night Out, parents enjoy a night out while kids engage in fun and safe activities at the Y, including games, crafts, swimming, food, and more!


Learning Labs

Youth in our Learning Lab program make new friends and develop educational skills through small group and project-based instruction.





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