Our WATER PARKS are OPEN AS SCHEDULED today. Please check here daily (at around 11AMor before heading out for the latest status.

REMEMBER - Our indoor pools are open no matter the weather - you can always come inside and swim.


ATTENTION - We're looking for summer lifeguards for our indoor pools and outdoor water parks. We offer lower-cost certification and, to qualifying guards, a refund of charges.


Address & Contact Info
6940 Newell Street, Wichita, KS 67212

West YMCA Staff

YMCA staff are committed to serving you and your family. That's why we strive to both model and exemplify the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Stephanie Brewer: Branch Director

Prior to her YMCA career, Stephanie played collegiate softball on a scholarship for Wichita State University and earned her BA in Business Administration.  She began working as a Member Service Associate and Manager on Duty at the  North YMCA 2008.  Stephanie was promoted to Membership Director of the Andover YMCA.  She then continued her career Membership Developement Director for the Greater Wichita YMCA in the Metro Offices.  Stephanie was promoted to the position of Senior Program Director at the Dennis Schoenebeck North Branch YMCA.  Stephanie has now accepted the position of Branch Director for the West Branch YMCA.

DeAnna Opland: Membership Coordinator

DeAnna joined the West YMCA as a Member Service Associate in 2017.  Shortly after, DeAnna was promoted to Membership Coordinator.  She is currently working towards be bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing.  She plans to graduate December 2018.  DeAnna is passionate about getting to know people and helping them grow to reach their highest potential.

Kez Cook: Aquatic Director

Kez graduated from Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri with an Associate'd Degree of Science and from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training.  Kez joins the West team with 12 years' experience as an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor.  Kez is passionate about water safety and sharing her love of the pool.

Paige Turney: Fitness Director

Paige earned a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Health Promotion from Emporia State University.  She is passionate about making an impact on the lives of others each and every day.  Whether that is through healthy bodies, minds, or spirits, she encompasses all aspects of health and fitness to better those around her.  Paige is a certified trainer through ACE and specializes in: Strength Training, Kettlebells, HIIT, Geriatric, Circuit Training, and Functional Training.

Summer Gerhardus: Group Exercise Coordinator

Summer became a member of the YMCA in 2005.  Because of her love for Group Exercise classes and the relationships made, she became a Group Exercise Instructor in 2012.  In September of 2016, Summer was promoted to the position of the West YMCA Group Exercise Coordinator.  She earned a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Education from Pittsburg State University.  She believes in the importance of group exercise and is devoted to helping members find connections to other members, instructors and classes so they can continue on a healthy lifestyle path.

Angie Carter: Youth & Family Coordinator

Angie began working for the West YMCA Kids Zone in December of 1997. She worked there for 11 years and, in February of 2009 she was promoted to Youth and Family Coordinator.

Monique James: Administrative Assistant

Monique has been a part of the West YMCA team since 2013.  She loves the opportunity to make a positive impact on Wichita and the surrounding communities.  Monique is passionate about the YMCA's Strong Community Campaign and the life changing experiences it provides to children and families.

Sherry Henderson: Personal Trainer

Certifications: YMCA of USA Faculty Trainer for Personal Training, Group Exercise, Cardio, Step & Cycle; YMCA Personal Trainer; YMCA Group Exercise Instructor; ACE and NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Specialties: General Fitness, Strength Training and Pilates Towers

Chris Deleon: Personal Trainer

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, ACE PEER Fitness Trainer and Livestrong at the YMCA Trainer
Specialties: General Fitness and Strength Training

Joyce Urban: Personal Trainer

Joyce has a Personal Training degree from Heritage College.

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, Livestrong at the YMCA Trainer

Specialties: General Fitness and Group Training