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Barbara Bauer Briggs Family YMCA



Our Cause Defines Us.

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. The Y exists to strengthen the foundations of our community through Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.

Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. We are a place where anyone and everyone can find respite from social, physical, economic and/or educational challenges, and learn how to overcome them.

People engage with the Y on one level, but they soon find a deeper meaning to their activities and a connection to those around them. Ultimately, at its highest form, they feel compelled to volunteer, to give back and help others strengthen the entire community.

American Red Cross Classes


This lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. To successfully complete the course, participant must complete class assignments and attendance requirements, pass the written exam and a practical water skills test. The lifeguard-training program is designed to train and to prepare individuals for the demanding occupation of a Professional Lifeguard.


  • Must be at least 15 years old on final day of testing
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 30 seconds

The Barbara Bauer Briggs Family YMCA aims to provide the best trainings while staying safe.


The Barbara Bauer Briggs Family YMCA aims to provide the best trainings while staying safe.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at the Barbara Bauer Briggs Family YMCA! There are many different areas where you can make a difference. Some examples are:

  • Join a Board of Directors

  • Become a coach for a Youth Sports team or team mom

  • Volunteer at one of our Child Care Centers

  • and More!

Get more info about volunteering at the YMCA HERE

Contact Cathy Hinojosa at [email protected] or 361-268-3833 to discuss local volunteer opportunities.