The YMCA Lake C. Oxford Natatorium supports the mission of the University by offering high quality programs to meet the intellectual, cultural, vocational, social, and personal needs of the students and the community. The mission is to provide the students, faculty, staff, and community with a friendly, fun, safe, and clean aquatic environment that offers a plethora of aquatic classes and an outlet to recreate and exercise on campus.
The YMCA, working with the ULM Administration recognizes its responsibility as a community leader and is committed to improving the general quality of life through recreational opportunities by sponsoring quality programs and creative activities that promote learning and improve the quality of life.
At the Lake C. Oxford Natatorium many classes are offered to students and the University community through YMCA memberships. These classes may include both beginning and advanced swimming classes, different levels of water fitness classes, SCUBA diving classes, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification classes, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor classes, and learn to swim classes for all ages – six months to adults.
Activities other than classes that may be offered include lounging on the beautiful sundeck that overlooks the bayou or paddling down the scenic bayou in a canoe or paddle boat.
Every student may become a member and can participate in all events by completing a YMCA membership application and a Transfer of Funds Authorization form which is available at the WIDS office on campus.
For additional information contact the YMCA at 318-387-9662 or visit www.ynela.org.
The YMCA Lake C. Oxford Natatorium is located on Warhawk Way.