Carl H. Lindner YMCA
Carl H. Lindner YMCA
1425B Linn Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45214



P. 513.241.9622
F. 513.241.9895
Hot Line. 513.362.2096
Director: Paula Sherman
Directions: Map


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Events & Announcements



5 a.m. - 9 p.m.
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Business Hours
Monday - Friday
Open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Holiday Hours
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Child Watch Hours
Monday - Thursday

The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic. And that's just the beginning! 














The Y’s many different programs let you try new things, develop skills, meet new people, and show what you are capable of!  All of our programs will help you achieve and maintain health in spirit, mind, and body.

  •  Click here  for the Winter 2015 Group Exercise schedule, combining Central Parkway and Carl H. Lindner's classes
  • Click here for the February 2015 Indoor Pool schedule





School Age Child Care Programs
The mark of a quality child care program is providing enriching experiences which facilitate cognitive, social, physical, and emotional growth. By partnering with families, we seek to meet the developmental needs of each child. YMCA child care programs, licensed by the state of Ohio, provides a curriculum focused on education, leadership and character development. YMCA afterschool programs ensure that each child’s time after school is occupied creatively and constructively.

Our school age child care program (SACC) is a year-round licensed program, which is educationally, socially, recreationally and culturally focused. The SACC program can serve up to 85 children, ages 5-12 years. We offer tutoring, arts and crafts, educational games, swim lessons, character development, community service opportunities, and cultural enrichment activities. For program information, fee schedule, or to enroll your child(ren), call (513) 241-9622.

Afterschool pricing:

  • $85 for full-time week licensed program
  • Hamilton County Childcare vouchers accepted


Winter and Spring Break Camps
Looking for a great experience for your children during winter and spring breaks? Try our Y-Day Camp! Highly trained counselors will sharpen skills, teach responsibility, along with swimming, games, songs, arts and crafts and much more! This program is offered separately from the After-School Program and all fees are separate.




  • Ballet Basics: Ages 4-6

  • Ballet: Ages 7-10

  • End Zone Club: 7 - 12 grade

  • Life Skills: Ages 13-18

  • Double Dutch - For more information, contact Denise Bobo at (513) 241-9622

  • Black Achievers: 7 - 11 grade

  • African American Dance

  • Marital Arts




  • Youth Flag Football

  • Youth Soccer

  • Youth Basketball

  • Youth Cheerleading

  • Adult Basketball Leagues





Monday-Friday 5 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 4 p.m.

  • Parent/Child swim lessons
  • Preschool swim lessons
    • Pike
    • Eel
    • Ray/ Starfish
  • Youth swim lessons
    • Polliwog
    • Guppy
    • Minnow
    • Fish/ Flying Fish
  • Adult swim lessons
  • Private swim lessons
  • Lifeguard training
  • CPR certifications




  • Personal fitness program
  •  Group exercise programs:
    • Boot Camp
    • Silver Sneakers MSROM
    • Silver Sneaker Stretch
    • Water Aerobics
    • Group Cycling
    • Body Sculpt
    • Tai Chi
    • Cardio & Strength
    • Yoga

      Winter Cycle Beginning January 5th 2015

      Participate in our cycling class to improve cardiovascular endurance and strength. You can reserve a bike by phone one hour before class time. For early morning classes, phone reservations are taken the evening prior starting at 8 pm.

      Space is limited due to the number of bikes.

      Towel and water are required to participate.

      New Riders are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes prior to class start time to assure proper fitting.




  • State of the art health and wellness center

  • Aquatic Center with state of the art indoor water park with waterslide and 3 lane lap

  • Sauna and steam room

  • Youth and adult locker rooms

  • School age child care

  • Teen center

  • Multi-purpose room

  • Gymnasium

  • Building rentals

  • Aerobics room

  • Child watch

  • FREE Wi-Fi

Join The Y



With the Y, you're not just a member of a gym - you're part of a cause. With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership gives you and your community the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.


We are a cause with a mission to helping you achieve a balance of spirit, mind, and body. We do that by encouraging good health and fostering connections with new and old friends through sports, fun, and shared interests.


Joining is easy:


Schedule a tour or request membership information.

Visit your nearest Y to sign up.

YMCA membership is an amazing value:


  • No annual contracts to sign
  • Member Satisfaction Pledge with a money back guarantee
  • Free group exercise classes
  • Free child care while you make use of the Y (Must have family membership to qualify)
  • Reduced rates and priority registration on programs and classes, including day camps, sports, swim lessons, before and after school, child care, specialty training classes, and a savings of $90 for a week of camp at YMCA Camp Ernst 
  • Online registration for most programs
  • Access to indoor and outdoor swimming pools, water parks, and splash pads where you can participate in a variety of water programs such as swim lessons, water group exercise classes, or simply just some fun in the sun
  • AWAY program to use your membership at other Ys across the country and around the world
  • Guest pass program for your friends and family to experience the Y
  • Member Referral Program 
  • Y Rewards
  • Throughout its history, the Y has been a strong leader in international cooperation. To that end, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati has established a formal partnership with the YMCA of Mexico City. Should you find yourself planning a trip to Mexico, bring along your YMCA membership card for a complimentary visit to the outstanding facilities of the Mexico City YMCA!  Likewise, current members of the Mexico City YMCA are welcome at any of our YMCA of Greater Cincinnati branches.



The YMCA has several membership types for you to choose.


  • Teen - Ages 13-17
  • Young Adult - Ages 18-29
  • Individual Adult – Ages 30-64
  • Two Adult Household – Two adults, ages 18-64, living in the same household
  • One Adult Family – Includes single, or legally separated person, and any dependent children under age 24 living at the same address
  • Family/Household – Two adults and any dependent children under age 24 living at the same address.  Additional adults, ages 19 and over living at the same address may be added to your membership for an additional $20 per month per adult
  • Senior Individual Adult – Age 65 or older
  • Senior Family/Household – Same as Family/Household where either adult is age 65 or over
  • Military - Veterans, active duty military personnel, and their immediate families are eligible for a special rate. See our Military Membership page [link to page] for more information.

$50 in program gift certificates is given at the time of joining and can be used on programs.



Everyone is Welcome


Our utmost goal is to make the Y and all we offer accessible and available to the entire Greater Cincinnati community! Each year, we raise money among staff, community partners, members, and volunteers so that we can provide services to those who could not otherwise afford it.

No one is ever turned away. From membership to youth sports, summer camp to swim lessons, and so much more, the Y is here to support you in your mental, physical, and spiritual growth. You can rest assured that the Y will guide you in having a healthy and happy life.

If you are in need of financial assistance to participate in the Y’s programs and services, please visit your local branch and fill out an application.


Payment Options


  • Cash, check, or credit card. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted
  • Monthly draft on the first or 16th
  • Draft from your checking account or credit card
  • Annual payment in full
  • Change your payment method at any time by calling or stopping in at your local Y


Stop by or call your local Y to set up an appointment with one of our membership staff to help you get started today!



With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, Y volunteers give men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

Volunteers of the Y:

  • Join our branch board and committees

  • Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community

  • Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes

  • Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices, and the pursuit of higher education and goals through the Y tutoring and mentoring programs

  • Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, be more or live healthier

  • Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation, and your community

  • Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors

We invite you to take an active role in strengthening your community by sharing your time, talents and energies with us as a Y volunteer.  

To become a Y volunteer, click here.



Paula Sherman
Executive Director
[email protected]

Susan Leytze
Senior Program Director
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Lisa Meece
Office Manager
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Mike Ellsworth 
Property Manager
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