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Vikee Diaz has been working at the YMCA for 14 years in various roles at different branches throughout the Valley. She is currently the Membership and Healthy Living Director at the Chandler/Gilbert Y. Throughout the course of her career, she has been a Personal Trainer, an Aquatics Director and a Director of Childcare and Day Camp. She says that it’s a blessing every day to work for an organization that “provides the environment, joy and opportunity we all get to experience.”… Read More


“I am very thankful for the chance to share our positive experience with YMCA. I remember when I met with one of my friends and talked about how much my kids were missing sports because the fees were too high for my family to pay. She told me that I could try to talk to the YMCA and ask for a scholarship for my kids to play basketball. We were extremely happy when we were accepted.”… Read More


Parents looking for a class to supplement a physical education curriculum will find it in the Homeschool Swim for Fitness classes. Children 6-18 years of age will learn/improve all four strokes with emphasis on correct form, conditioning and stretching and have an opportunity for water activities and games.… Read More


“I’m proud to work for an organization that truly has an impact on the lives of so many people,” she says, “I’ve had members tell me that being a part of the YMCA has added years to their lives or in some cases even saved their lives. I’m very fortunate to be part of something like that.”… Read More


In Arizona it is very important to know your strokes and be safe around the water! Take swimming lessons at the Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA and be a confident swimmer. Pick your level!… Read More