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Our Y

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.

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.

The Ocean County YMCA has been serving the Ocean County community for nearly 50 years, and continues to work every day to advance our cause to strengthen community through our three main areas of focus; youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

At the Y, we are guided by these four core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

YMCA Amenities

  • 55,000 Square Foot Facility
  • 12 Lane Pool - 25 yards, 4'-9' deep
  • Cardiovascular Center - includes treadmills, bicycles, elliptical, cross trainers and rowers
  • Strength Training Center - free weights and Cybex equipment
  • Child Watch Room
  • Adult Locker Rooms – upstairs for 18+ and feature day lockers and showers
  • Family Locker Rooms – For youth 17 and younger or adults with a child that include day lockers, showers, mixed and same gender changing areas
  • 12 Lane Locker Rooms – Same gender for youth and adults with day lockers and showers
  • 4 Outdoor Softball Fields

The Ocean County YMCA has a rich history of service….

Five volunteers who saw the need for a healthy recreational program in the community founded the Toms River Family YMCA. Our YMCA began out of an office space with approximately 500 members.

As community needs grew, a Board of thirty supported acquiring land and building a facility with a pool that opened on West Whitty Road.

Our State-licensed YMCA Preschool (Mulberry Bush) and Before/After School (YKids) programs began in several local schools.

As our building, pool space, outreach and school-based programs grew, we were renamed the Ocean County YMCA.

The YMCA opened its 12-lane Aquatic Center, which is home to YMCA’s 300-member OCY Tiger Sharks Swim Team, hosts 7 local high schools swim teams, and hold several county, regional, and state-wide Championship Meets.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards the Ocean County YMCA a 4-year $200,000 grant for the Toms River Family Health and Support Coalition. The YMCA and the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation serve as Co-Directors of the Coalition.

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