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Plenty of outdoors––and indoors––to explore.

Gymnasiums, playgrounds, swimming pools, and more––all on 19 acres in Perry Township.

Center Features

Located in Perry Township, the Baxter YMCA is a convenient wellness hub for Indy’s southside residents. The center is set on 19 acres, offering a range of both indoor and outdoor activities.

Inside, explore the 13,500-square-foot wellness center, featuring dozens of cardio and strength machines, plus a full free weight area and eGym strength circuit equipment. Sample from a variety of group exercise classes. Join a game in one of two gymnasiums. Discover sport leagues for all ages. Or make use of the indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool.

Outside, enjoy the multipurpose fields or take a swim in the Olympic-sized outdoor pool, featuring a double flume slide and a nearby zero-depth entry wading pool. The center also features a Play & Learn Center for childcare, a family room, and indoor and outdoor playgrounds.

Featured Programs

Family Special Activities

Movie night. Parents’ day out. Mother’s and Father’s Day celebrations. Whatever your family’s speed, the YMCA is the perfect playground.

Certifications And Training

Be ready for anything––from CPR and first aid training to lifeguard certification, it’s always better to be prepared.

Personal Training

Personal trainers are part-coach, part-mentor, part-friend, and even part-drill instructor at times. You may not always like your trainer, but you will absolute...

Tumbling / Dance / Cheer

From tumbling to gymnastics, dance to cheer, the Y provides programs that build poise, confidence and discipline while never losing sight of fun! Our classes fo...

Specialty and Multisport Clinics

Clinics are geared to help athletes develop sport-specific skills. YMCA trained staff lead players in drills and games designed to develop the fundamental skill...

Martial Arts

Discover lifelong skills, enhance coordination, focus, agility, and goal-setting while enjoying a holistic fitness experience. Join our traditional martial arts...

Swim Lessons

For over 150 years, the YMCA has helped swimmers of all ages gain confidence, comfort, and skill in the water. With trained staff and tailored programs, we’re p...

Early Learning

Child Development experts agree: attending a high-quality preschool program better prepares children for kindergarten and beyond. Enrollment for the 24/25 sc...

13 Jun

New Member Thursdays – Baxter YMCA

Baxter YMCA
New Member Thursdays  Join us on the second Thursday of each month for a warm welcome and orientation to our YMCA. Take a tour of...
11 Jul

New Member Thursdays – Baxter YMCA

Baxter YMCA
New Member Thursdays  Join us on the second Thursday of each month for a warm welcome and orientation to our YMCA. Take a tour of...
08 Aug

New Member Thursdays – Baxter YMCA

Baxter YMCA
New Member Thursdays  Join us on the second Thursday of each month for a warm welcome and orientation to our YMCA. Take a tour of...
05 Sep

Baxter YMCA Golf Outing

Dye's Walk Country Club
Tee off for a fun afternoon of golf, lunch and prizes on Thursday, September 5 at the Dye's Walk Country Club. Proceeds support the Baxter...

Schedules + Downloads

Aquatics

Baxter Pool Schedule

Pool Schedule Descriptions

Infant-Toddler-Preschool Skill Sheet

Youth-Teen-Adult Skill Sheet

Swim Lesson FAQ

Swim Lesson Program Overview

Swim Lesson Stages Overview

YMCA App Reservation Guide

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Sports

North Gym Schedule

South Gym Schedule

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Group Exercise

Group Exercise Schedule

Les Mills Virtual Group Exercise Schedule

Small Group Studio Schedule

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Wellness

eGym Info

Myzone Information

Wellness Guidelines for Members Ages 8-15

Wellness Coaching vs. Personal Training Information

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Youth + Family

Johnson County Social Services

Preschool Registration Form

Play & Learn Parent Handbook

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Baxter Pool Schedule

Pool Schedule Descriptions

Infant-Toddler-Preschool Skill Sheet

Youth-Teen-Adult Skill Sheet

Swim Lesson FAQ

Swim Lesson Program Overview

Swim Lesson Stages Overview

YMCA App Reservation Guide

North Gym Schedule

South Gym Schedule

Group Exercise Schedule

Les Mills Virtual Group Exercise Schedule

Small Group Studio Schedule

eGym Info

Myzone Information

Wellness Guidelines for Members Ages 8-15

Wellness Coaching vs. Personal Training Information

Johnson County Social Services

Preschool Registration Form

Play & Learn Parent Handbook

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Living The “C” In YMCA My name is Donald L. Willis (Don). I have been a member of the Baxter YMCA for several years. Enjoy working out, meeting and talking...

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