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Location and Hours

749 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
Phone: (815) 744-3939
Fax: (815) 729-9628

For membership inquires, please e-mail:

Click here for directions       

2014 Galowich-Smith Fall Program Guide


Summer Building Hours:
Monday-Friday: 5 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturdays: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sundays: Closed

Holiday Hours: The YMCA is closed on all major holidays including New Year’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The branch will also close at 1 p.m. on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.


Supervised Playroom Hours:

Available for children 6 months-8 years

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-Noon, 6-8 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m.-noon



Laurie Halaska, Executive Director- Ext. 317
Michele Brown, Membership Director- Ext. 309

Jason Carey, Aquatic and Fitness Director- Ext. 320
Dave Hedden, JETS Swim Coach- Ext. 412
Marlene Kirsch, Youth and Family Director- Ext. 315
Dave Lee, Maintenance Director- Ext. 322

Jamie Nelson, Youth and Family Coordinator- Ext. 325
Kate Nichols, Membership Manager- Ext. 308
Lynette Soto, Youth and Family Manager- Ext. 316


Advisory Board
Maureen MacDonald-Stein, Chairman

Richard Brandolino
Michael Fitton
Erik Schelling

Carl Smith
Fred Wells


Each year, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA hosts it’s annual Giving Gala. Held on the last Saturday of February at the Bolingbrook Golf Club, this elegant event is something you won’t want to miss. Proceeds from the Giving Gala provide membership and program scholarships for families experiencing financial difficulties.


What's Hot!
  • Register today for the Galowich Family Y’s Homeschool Gym & Swim class. Classes will meet on Thursdays from 10-11:15 a.m. To learn more, please click HERE.
  • SUMMER SPRUCE UP. Each summer, we take time to thoroughly clean and enhance our facilities so that our members can have an enjoyable experience throughout the year. Click HERE to learn more.
  • KIDZ ZONE REGISTRATION UNDERWAY. Registration for Kidz Zone for the 2014-2015 school year is underway. To learn more, contact Youth and Family Director Marlene Kirsch at ext. 315.

Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice by developing relationships among all persons and providing programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body.
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