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 YMCAs. We have a successful collaboration with the City of Goodyear and the Agua Fria Union High 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. 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! The Southwest Valley YMCA is THE PLACE to be in the summertime.

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 titled “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 homeschooling 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’!

Proud Sponsor of the SW Valley Family YMCA Pool

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

My Y Story | Silver Fins | Southwest Valley Family YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA

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

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

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.