Turkey Chase – Family Night

Swim for Free

Bring an item for the Food Pantry on Friday, November 8 & swim for FREE during our Family Fun Swim beginning at 6:00-8:00pm!


Ducky Derby Winners



YMCA Raises $46,000 on DuckY DerbY ~ Strong Kids Campaign

Special thanks to all those who supported the Illinois Valley YMCA DuckY DerbY held on Sunday, November 3rd. The Derby was a huge success for the Strong Kids Campaign that reaches out to support those in need. Last year the Y gave nearly $200,000 in scholarship assistance to those who needed child care, swim lessons, after school care, tumbling, and many to receive affordable Y programs. Special thanks to the Cooperate Sponsors and the leadership of our Head Duck & President of LaSalle State Bank Jeff Ellis, and Peggy Cain our Y Development Director for their important work in making a stronger community through the Y.

Our Sponsors:
LaSalle State Bank, Peru Federal Savings Bank, First State Bank, Chapman’s, Heartland Bank, Eureka Savings Bank, Hometown National Bank, Hy-Vee, Dahl Charity Fund, MCS, Marquis, LifeFitness, Inman Electric Motors, Depue Mechanical, Inc, JP Motors, Steven Ludford, D.D.S, Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Black Bros. Co, Optimist Club of Mendota, OSF Healthcare Saint Paul Medical Center, Casey’s General Store, D.J. Sickley Construction Co, Inc, Lee M. Ceresa, D.D.S, Central Bank Illinois, Dresbach Distributing Co, Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating, Midland State Bank, Illinois Valley Labor Management, Spring Valley City Bank, and Jacob & Klein, Ltd., CF Industries.

Our Winners:
1st Prize > $2500 – Bill & Judy Chapman
2nd Prize > One week stay in Ocean Front Condo in Myrtle Beach – Kaitlin Smith
3rd Place > 3 Night Stay in Wisconsin Dells – Nick Gengler
4th Place > 55” TV – Tim Kimrey
5th Place > Mickey’s Massive Burrito Bar for 10 people – Mary Eiten
6th Place > 3-month YMCA membership & Salon Patrice Gift Certificate – Shelly Chapman
7th Place > 3-month YMCA membership & Peaces of Fashion Gift Certificate – Kathy Kohr
8th Place >   3-month YMCA membership & Visa Gift Card – Lexi Mecum
9th Place >   3-month YMCA membership & Visa Gift Card – Nick Gengler
10th Place > $250 – Bill Jacobson

**Nobody won the car!

# of Ducks in car winner: Tony Sorrentino (Stone Jug Basket & Gift Certificate)
The number of ducks was 311

Ducky Derby

Fun for the whole family : Balloon Artist, Face Painting, Prizes, giveaways, Bounce house, games, and more! First 200 kids will receive a FREE YMCA Rubber Ducky.  FREE lunch will be provided.

5,000 ducks will race down the water slide at 3:00pm, with 10 prizes to be awarded. Top prize is $2500. The 5th duck to go through the finish line will have a chance to win a NEW car!

Adopt a duck, for a better us!

Email us at:
Phone us at: 815.223.7904

Membership Appreciation Month


Friday, October 4, 11, 18, and 25 – Enjoy FREE popcorn between 6:00-7:00pm

Friday, October 18 – Join us for our Family Night; Pumpkins in the Pool event from 6:00-8:00pm
(Illinois Valley & Mendota Area YMCA Members Only) – FREE

Wednesday, October 23 – Free Giveaway

Thursday, October 24 – Free Giveaway

Friday, October 25 – Free Giveaway

Saturday, October 26; Trunk or Treat *Sponsored by WAJK from 10:00a-12:00p in the parking lot of the Illinois Valley & Mendota Area YMCA’s

Sunday, October 27; Join us for our Monster Splash Swim Meet in the Link Aquatic Center



Join us Sunday November 3 for our first Annual Ducky Derby
Family Fun Event 1:00-4:00pm, Ducks race at 3:00pm
Prizes, giveaways, and fun for all!

What can you win?

Top Prize: $2500.00

2nd Prize: Three (3) night stay in a two bedroom at Christmas Mountain Village in Wisconsin Dells.

The 5th Duck to cross the Finish Line will also have a chance to win a car provided by JP Motors, Inc.

A total of 10 prizes will be awarded ” Check our website at for prize updates.

No Joiner Fee

Pay no joiner fees in September 2019

Spring into Action – Spring Break Camp

$0 Joiner Fee and $10 for your first month

More than just a gym

During the month of March enjoy $0 joiner fee and pay only $10 for your first month!

We have youth development programs, senior programs, summer camps, tumbling classes, personal training, group exercise, aquatics, adult sports, and so much more!

  • Member Rewards Program
  • One YMCA Nembership with Access to Them ALL!
  • Young Adult Memberships
  • FREE Group Fitness Classes
  • State-Of-The-Art Pool Facility
  • Y30 Zone Equipment
  • Private & Adult Locker Rooms
  • Safe & Sercure 100,000 sq. ft. Facility
  • Monthly Wellness Challenges
  • …and so much more!


Contact Us Today To Register!

Hurry!  This offer is only good until March 31st, 2019!

Swim Meet Districts

March 1-3, our Y has the honor of hosting 500 swimmers from Northern Illinois YMCA’s for a District Swim Meet. Our Y swimmers are an outstanding group and we wish them the best of luck!

Gyms & Pools will be closed during the Meet.
(Friday, March 1 @ 3:00pm – Sunday, March 3 @ 8:00pm)

Chritmas Break Camp