About Southwest Valley Family YMCA

The Southwest Valley YMCA first opened its doors in April of 2005. A welcomed addition to the community, our branch has many unique qualities that set us aside from most YMCA’s. First, we have a successful collaboration with the City of Goodyear and the Agua Fria School District to operate our amazing Olympic-sized swimming pool. Our pool, which is one of the only 50 meter pools in the west valley, offers programming from infant swim lessons to competitive swim and dive teams. In addition, we are also the home pool for Grand Canyon University. Next to our Olympic sized pool, we are happy to offer activity to our members and their families at our Recreational Pool complete with a 3 story waterslide! It is THE PLACE to be in the summer time.

Although, our pools are the focal point of our YMCA, we offer many programs for our seniors, youth, and families. Our Active Older Adult classes go beyond classes with social activities both off and on site at the Y. We offer a wellness curriculum “Fitness, Food, and Fun” which provides activities to our youth in programs from Amazing Kids to K-12. We have recently added classes’ specific to our home schooling community that provides not only a health and wellness component, but a social one as well. From Ballet and gymnastics to Summer Camp and Swim Meets, our Y is always hoppin’!

It’s a great place to get your fitness on!! The Olympic-sized pool is heated in the ‘winter’ & their Aquatics Program is OUTSTANDING!!

Southwest Valley Family YMCA

For A Better Us

Karate southwest valley family ymca

Introducing Beginner Karate at Southwest Valley Family Y. Participants will learn basic skills of self defense, discipline, focus, set and reach their goals. They will also build character through the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.… Read More

West Side Silver Fins | Southwest Valley Family YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA

YMCA Westside Silver Fins subscribe to a philosophy of teaching and training that provides for maximum long-term performances for its swimmers both in and out of the pool.… Read More

Valley of the Sun YMCA | Instructor Saves Boy

While on vacation in Idaho, a Valley of the Sun YMCA instructor saved a young boys life. The boy, who nearly drowned in a lake, was rescued by Alicia Galbreath.… Read More


Barre Class | Southwest Valley YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA

2015 Barre Above Class Introduction

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.