About Scottsdale / Paradise Valley Family YMCA

The Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA opened in 1987. It opened its doors to the community providing a fitness center, free weight, locker rooms, a pool, full sized basketball gym, racquetball courts, teen center, and two licensed childcare centers (for ages 3-12). It has group fitness classes for all ages, sports, swimming lessons, and an indoor play structure. In 2015 the Scottsdale branch, along with 8 other branches, was awarded a grant by APS for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities in their after-school program. The Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA is proud to be part of the Valley of the Sun YMCA and its community.

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Scottsdale / Paradise Valley Family YMCA

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swimming lessons| Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA

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


Diana decided to take action, and started eating healthier and added more workouts at the Y. She used the treadmill, attended muscle conditioning classes, and practiced yoga. … Read More

Darlene Leonard August Newsletter For Web

Sometimes the most challenging journeys begin with the first step. Or the first stroke, as in Darlene Leonard’s case. While she can now freestyle and kick it up like the best of them, she wasn’t always as comfortable in the pool. … Read More


Science Thursday | Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Science Thursday

Y Fun Fact

In 1891, Basketball was invented by the YMCA in Massachusetts in December 1891 to occupy a classroom of ‘incorrigibles’ in between baseball and football seasons.