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Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA is providing transportation to the Desert Foothills Family YMCA for Water Fitness classes during Seasonal Pool schedule.… Read More


This course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in CPR, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen. The course presents information on the skills and knowledge lifeguards need in pool, lake, river, surf and waterpark environments.… Read More


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


The Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA has not only allowed Bob Koch to pursue his love of raquetball, but it also has helped bring his family closer together. … Read More


For YMCA Group Fitness Instructor Fred Diquattro, health and wellness has been a lifelong pursuit and passion. His Y journey began in 1972 when he signed up his family for a membership at a branch in Barrington, Rhode Island. … Read More


This camp introduces teens to lifeguarding and water safety while building leadership, responsibility, and water safety skills. Level I is for those new to this program. Level II is for participants who have already taken Level I. All certified Jr. Lifeguards will volunteer minimum of 20 hours after camp to receive certificate of completion. … Read More


Tyler Sand has worked for the Scottsdale Y for the last 3 years. He now serves as the referee and scorekeeper for the team sports programs, and he is very dependable and knowledgeable. Tyler played with the Jr Suns since he was 11 or 12 years old, and his love of basketball and recreational sports began at an early age. … 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