Lap Lane Reservations

We will no longer be requiring reservations for Lap Lanes as of May 1st, 2022.

Operation: Hero

Starting March 1st, 2021 Operation: HERO will apply to: Educators, First Responders, Medical Personnel, Active Military and Veterans.

The Kearney Family YMCA is proud to serve our military and first responder families who call Kearney and the surrounding area home by offering “thank you” awards and no cost membership to qualified individuals.


Operation: Hero is an initiative that allows us to thank all of those that serve our Y, our community and our country by granting an award to aid in joining the Kearney Y.

How it works:

  • Only one discount / award can be applied to a membership at a time.
  • Educators and First Responders award will have an annual review. Proof of employment will be required to continue award. (Two recent paystubs, proof of active status as a volunteer)
  • Military DOD Paperwork does require signatures and takes up to 30 days for approval.

Eligible First Responders:

Law Enforcement

  • Police Officer (Federal, State, and Local)
  • ​Sheriff / Sheriff’s Deputy
  • Correctional Officer
  • State Trooper
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officer (for example, Customs & Border Protection Officer, Air Marshal, etc.)
  • Park Police & Park Rangers
  • Probation & Parole Officers
  • Bridge and Tunnel Officers
  • Detention Officers
  • Railroad Police Officers
  • School Resource Officers
  • Auxiliary & Reserve Sheriff Deputy or Police Officers
  • Animal Control Officers who are credentialed as a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Fire Marshals who are certified Law Enforcement Officers
  • Court Bailiffs/Court Officers (must be hold law enforcement credentials)


  • Career Firefighter (Federal, State, and Local)
  • Wild-land firefighter/ Prescribed fire burn manager
  • Volunteer Firefighter
  • Fire Marshal

Emergency Medical Technicians

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Paramedic

911 Dispatchers

  • Police, Sheriff, Fire or EMS Dispatcher
  • Fire Communications Officer
  • Public Safety Telecommunicator

Medical Personnel:

  • Chiropractor
  • Clinical Coder
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Clinical Officer
  • Dentist
  • Certified Dietitian and Nutritionist
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Health Administrator
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Radiographer
  • Radiotherapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Surgeon
  • Surgeon Assistant
  • Surgeon Technologist

Eligible Educators:

  • Child Care Teachers
  • Child Care Assistant Teachers
  • Public School Teachers
  • Public School Assistance Teachers
  • Public School Paras
  • IT Support
  • Principals & Assistant Principals
  • Substitute Teachers
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Academic Advisor
  • Career Advisor
  • Librarian
  • School Nurse
  • Janitors
  • Lunch Staff
  • Office Staff
  • School Employed Coaches
  • School Employed Athletic Trainers
  • Assistant Coaches
  • College Faculty
  • College Administrations