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Y Member Spotlight: Marcella Columbus

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Marcella joins our staff after spending three years at the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. Marcella is the new Senior Program Director of Membership and Healthy Living.… Read More

Y Member Spotlight: Kaelin Patey

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Please join us in welcoming Kaelin Patey to our staff. Kaelin comes to us as a Program Director of Healthy Living, so you can expect to see her out on the wellness floor quite a bit in the near future.… Read More

Y Member Spotlight: Kayleigh Singleton

Kayleigh is an Amazing Kids Club employee for our YMCA for just over one year. She has truly immersed her 5-year-old Connor and 8-year-old Kierra in our community… Read More

All Aboard The Y Bus


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

Get certified to become a YMCA Lifeguard


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

Member Spotlight: Darlene Leonard

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

My Y Story: Bob Koch


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

Employee Spotlight: Fred Diquattro


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


Teens Certification Training | Lifeguard Training | Scottsdale Paradise Valley YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA

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