Gaston County Family YMCA

Central Family YMCA

 

The Central Family YMCA is a non-profit organization committed to helping you live a balanced, healthy life in spirit, mind and body. We make a positive impact in the Gaston County community through encouraging wellness and family.

Address & Phone:

615 W. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 865-8551
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Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 5:30am – 9:30pm
Friday: 5:30am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:30pm-5:00pm (Closed June-August)


Childwatch Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 1:00pm & 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Friday: 8:00am – 1:00pm & 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

 

Racquetball Reservation Schedule here

Request access to reserve courts here (must have a gmail account, note ADD TO RAQUETBALL in subject line) or email steve@gastonymca.org

CURRENT & UPCOMING PROGRAMS


Spring Youth Soccer

Spring Youth Soccer

Join the Gaston County Family YMCA for Spring Soccer 2015. Our recreational league is in our fourth season of a new curriculum with proven success, and backed by Belmont Abbey College Soccer Coaches!  This program allows children to progressively develop their skills with smaller team sizes, professional practice plans for coaches, and more opportunities for each child than ever before.  We focus on family involvement, team building, confidence, and developing our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.  Register online or download the form below.

Ages
Children ages 3 – 12 will play in the following leagues: Under 5, Under 7, Under 9, and Under 13 years old.  Registration is open until March 9th.  Late registration will result in a $10 late fee if space is available.

When and Where
Practice begins the week of March 23rd, and games will follow beginning April 13th. Practice takes place twice weekly on Monday or Tuesday, and Saturday for one hour.  Starting April 13th, each day (Monday or Tuesday, and Saturday) will consist of half practice and half game.  All practices and games will take place at the Pharr Family YMCA at 208 Main Street, McAdenville.

Coaches
We need volunteer coaches in every age group.  Please consider coaching a team this season by indicating your interest on your registration form, or contacting Ben Oeser.
  • Coaches Only Meeting is on Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00 pm at the Stowe YMCA in Belmont.
Uniform Provided
All players will receive a uniform top and socks.  Your child will need shin guards as they are not provided.

Register online!

Contact- Ben Oeser – boeser@gastonymca.org, 704.824.1131.

Member – $52

Program-participant – $77

Downloadable Registration Form

Flyer to share!


Jr. Lifeguarding Class

Jr. Lifeguarding Class

BUILD A FOUNDATION TO RESCUE

American Red Cross Jr. Lifeguarding Class

Central YMCA & Stowe Family YMCA

Jr Lifeguarding is designed to guide youth to become Lifeguards by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills needed for future Lifeguards. For youths 11-14 years old.

 

Classes are offered both at the Central YMCA in Gastonia and the Stowe Family YMCA in Belmont.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Dates:

Saturdays Feb. 28th -June 6th from 1:00—3:00 pm

June 11 & 12 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Central YMCA or Stowe Family YMCA

Fees:  Members: $65

Program Participants: $85

Central YMCA

Candace Hyde chyde@gastonymca.org or 704.865.8551

Stowe Family YMCA

Jeff Pesesky jpesesky@gastonymca.org or 704.822.9622

 

 


Race Calendar and Results

Click on the links below for race results

2015

February 14th – Hearts-a-Bustin 5K – Stowe Botanical Gardens – age group; overall

March 14th – The Green Run

March 21st – Rail to Trail 5K*

April 24th – Cherry Blossom 5K*

May 2nd – Mt. Holly Springfest 5K*

May 9th – Girls on the Run Spring Race 5K*

May 23rd – Belmont Police 5K

July 17th – Gastonia Grizzlies 5K*

September 7th – The Burn Labor Day 5K*

October 3rd – St. Michael’s Fun Fair 5K

October 3rd – First Baptist Belmont 5K

October 10th – On the Run Cramerton 5K*

October 31st – Holy Angels 4 Miler*

November 7th – Spencer Mountain 5K and 10 Mile*

November 28th – ChristmasTown 5K*

December 5th – Girls on the Run Fall 5K*

*part of the Gaston Race Series

 

 

2014

Y-Race Series 2014 – Final

Y-Races Series Update (Race 5 of 5): Males

Y-Race Series Update (Race 5 of 5): Females

 

December 6th – Girls on the Run Fall 5K; Age group awards

November 29th – ChristmasTown 5K; Age group awards

November 8th – Spencer Mountain 10 Mile & 5K; Age group awards 10 Mile & 5K

November 1st – Holy Angels Costume Dash 4 Mile, Age group awards

October 25th – Dannie Benjamin Missions Fund 5K; Age group awards

October 11th – On the Run 5K; Age group awards

October 4th – St. Michaels Fun Fair 5K and 1 Mile Cub Trot

TAG for Kids (Triathlon Around Gaston): Age group results

September 1st – The Burn (Labor Day 5K); Age group awards

July 18th – Grizzlies 5K; Age group awards

May 24th – Belmont Classic 5K; Age group awards

May 17th – CaroMont Community Challenge 5K; Age group awards; Let Me Run 5K

May 10th – Girls on the Run 5K; Age group awards

May 3rd – Mount Holly Springfest 5K; Age group awards

April 25th – Cherry Blossom 5K; Age group awards

*send any result issue to steve@gastonymca.org with the race in subject line. Include name, bib number, and approximate finish time. 

 

 

2013

December 7th – Girls on the Run Belmont 5K: Age group awards

November 30th – ChristmasTown 5K; Age group awards

November 9th – Spencer Mountain 10Mile; 5K;  Age group awards – both races

October 5th – St. Michaels Fun Fair 5K; 1 Mile Cub Trot

July 26th – Grizzlies 5k.  Photos of race night here.

May 25th – Belmont Classic 5k

May 4th – Girls on the Run Spring Race

April 26th – Cherry Blossom 5K


Summer Camp

BEST SUMMER EVER!

Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.

The Gaston County Family YMCA offers four camp locations throughout the county during the 10-week summer following the Gaston County Schools calendar.

2015 Summer Program Guide

2015 Camp Dates 

Week 1 – June 15 – 19 Week 7 – July 27 – 31
Week 2– June 22 – 26 Week 8– August 3 – 7
Week 3– June 29 – July 3 Week 9 – August 10 – 14
Week 4– July 6 – 10 Week 10– August 17 – 21
Week 5– July 13 – 17  
Week 6- July 20 – 24  

Financial Assistance is limited. Early registration is highly recommended.

Click here for more information and registration forms.

 

 



Spring Break Camp

Spring Break Camp

The YMCA offers full day care during extended school breaks at both the Central and Stowe YMCA locations which includes Spring Break.  Full Day care will be provided for all registered at either a daily or multi-day rate.

Students registered for After School and/or Summer Camp at the YMCA are not automatically registered or charged for this program.  Specific Registration is necessary.

Care is offered:

Care will not be provided:

The camp day is from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm daily.

Check back for registration information.

 


Group Swim Lessons

Group Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 years +

American Red Cross Progressive Swim Lessons offers water safety and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment for preschoolers. Simple lifesaving skills, basic water safety, and stroke development is offered for children 6 years +. During all swim lessons, participants and instructors find opportunities to learn and demonstrate the YMCA core values, (Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith).

Preschool Session Days & Times:
Tuesday & Thursday 5:00-5:30/6:00-6:30 pm
Saturdays  10:00-10:30 am/11:00-11:30 am

Youth Session Days & Times:
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:00/6:30-7:00 pm
Saturdays 10:30-11:00 am/11:30-12:00 pm

Central Swim Lesson Registration Form 2015

Fees per session: 

Tuesday and Thursday: Members: $40   Program participants: $80

Saturday:  Members: $20   Program participants: $40


Personal Training

Personal Training

Personal Training (Private)

Ages: 12+

Private personal training is 1 on 1 fitness training with a nationally certified YMCA personal trainer. The trainer trains the client using strength training, cardio training, and nutritional counseling and monitoring. Sessions are 1 hour in length and can be purchased in 1, 5, 10, 15 and session packages.

Dates & Times: Anytime the facility is open and is offered year around. Training times are based on client needs and trainer availability.

Cost:

1 Session – $49
5 Sessions – $205
10 Sessions – $370
15 Sessions – $495

Personal Training (Small Group Classes)

Ages: 12+

A group personal training class is personal training in a small group setting. The session length is determined by the class specifics and what it dictates the length to be in order for the clients to achieve their goals. Classes are created based on specific branch need and want and trainer experience and availability.

Offered to YMCA members only and must have a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 10 in order to have the sessions.

Dates & Times: Anytime the facility is open and is offered year around. Training times are based on client needs and trainer availability. Classes are 4 to 8 weeks in length depending on specific class.

Cost:
Sessions – $10 per session per client and must be paid in full prior to start of class sessions. For example, if the class meets 2x per week for 4 weeks the total cost to the member is $80 and this must be paid prior to the start of the 4 week program.


The Gaston Cup

Run with Purpose

runners

The 2nd Annual Gaston Cup  focuses on corporate health and wellness. The Gaston Cup Series provides businesses with a long-term initiative that helps establish healthy lifestyle changes for their employees.

Micro, Small , Medium and Large businesses complete in a series of run/walk races throughout the year. The business with the highest employee participation percentage will win their category Gaston Cup for that year.

RESULTS

Race series

Download:

Team registration form – email back to steve@gastonymca.org.

Team flyer

More information and rules

2014 Winners: American & Efird, The Cookson Company and Gaston Together

2013 Winners:  Wix Affinia, The Cookson Company and Gaston Together


Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor Certifications

Lifeguarding

Lifeguarding is an important lifesaving skill in every community. Complete a lifeguarding course available this at the Stowe YMCA with possible employment opportunities upon completion. The participant will receive life guarding, first aid, CPR for the professional rescuer, and Automated External Defibrillator.

Prerequisites — Mandatory swim test includes—300 yard swim (front crawl and breast stroke), jump in and swim 20 yards to retrieve and return a 10 lbs. brick, tread water with feet only for 2 minutes. Attendance mandatory at all session dates and 15 years  old by the date of the last class.

3 Session Available: Feb. 16th-19th, March 12th-14th, April 6th-8th

Cost: Members – $180.00  Program Participants – $230.00

Register online.

Water Safety Instructor Certification

Being safe in and around the water is an important skill to learn and share with others.  This class will prepare participants to teach swim lessons to children and adults as well as  other water safety courses. Possible employment opportunities upon completion.

Prerequisites — Swim various strokes for 25 yards, including butterfly, tread water for 1 minute. Participants must be 16 years old by the date of the last class

May 18th-May 23rd

WSI 2015 Spring

Contact Jeff Pesesky at jpesesky@gastonymca.org or 704.822.9622 or Candace Hyde at chyde@gastonymca.org or 704.865.8551 with questions.


Be Rescue Ready

Be Rescue Ready

 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Class

Central YMCA

Possible employment opportunities upon completion.

Prerequisites :

Mandatory swim test includes—300 yard swim (front crawl and breast stroke), jump in and swim 20 yards to retrieve and return a 10 lbs. brick, tread water with feet only for 2 minutes. Attendance mandatory at all session dates and must be 15 years old by the date of the last class.

When:

Spring 2015 Class dates:

March 27-29,

April 24-26,

May 22-24,

June 15-17

 

Fees:

Members: $180

Program Participants: $230

 

Central YMCA

704.865.8551

Candace Hyde chyde@gastonymca.org

Click here to register online:

www.gastonymca.org


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