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Y Member Spotlight: Pastor Paul Witkop

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It took me a long time to learn how to swim. My parents, not good swimmers themselves, faithfully drove me to swimming lessons every week for many years. I might be the only person in history to flunk the YMCA swimming classes of tadpole and minnow twice each… Read More

Y Member Spotlight: Jamie Bailey and Family

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Our family loves the YMCA! Both my husband and I grew up attending camps at the YMCA and have incredibly fond memories of the friendships made and summers spent at Y Camp. We love getting to share these memories with our children and see them grow in the various programs that the YMCA offers for families.… Read More

Y Member Spotlight: Alex Gonzalez

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In February 2007, I was riding my motorcycle and noticed a change in the way I was feeling. Something was not right. I got off my bike and felt very fatigued. After sitting down, paralysis began to kick in.… Read More

Give Thanks, Donate Food

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Teen Leader’s Club is collecting groceries in support of the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center for the month of November. Help support this wonderful organization and drop off donations at the Desert Foothills YMCA front lobby in marked boxes.… Read More

Pickleball at the Desert Foothills Family YMCA


Enjoy Pickleball at the Desert Foothills Family YMCA … Read More

2016 Fall Sports and Clinics

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YMCA youth sports offers several programs to help keep your kids active throughout the year. We offer leagues and programs for the player new to the sport-wanting to learn the basics, along with leagues and programs for the players looking to take their game to the highest level of competition. The YMCA has something for everyone!… Read More

Register For Swimming Lessons Today!

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

Y Ambassador : Nathan Achtzinger

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Nathan Achtzinger has been a mentor, teacher and coach throughout his life. He takes pride in giving back to his community and others any chance he gets. He spends a fair share… Read More