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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Monday – Thursday: 5:30am – 9:30pm
Friday: 5:30am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:30pm-5:00pm (Closed June-August)
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 1:00pm & 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Friday: 8:00am – 1:00pm & 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Racquetball Reservation Schedule here
Request access to reserve courts here (must have a gmail account, note ADD TO RAQUETBALL in subject line) or email email@example.com
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Race Calendar and Results
Click on the links below for race results
February 14th – Hearts-a-Bustin 5K – Stowe Botanical Gardens
March 7th – Belmont Middle School 5K
March 21st – Rail to Trail 5K
March 28th – Lightning Bolt Stiart Cramer 5K
April 18th – Community Foundation Run 5K
April 24th – Cherry Blossom 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 5K
November 7th – Spencer Mountain 5K and 10 Mile
November 28th – ChristmasTown 5K
December 5th – Girls on the Run Fall 5K
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the race in subject line. Include name, bib number, and approximate finish time.
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
Holiday Break and Spring Break Camp
Holiday Break and Spring Break Camp
The YMCA offers full day care during extended school breaks at both the Central and Stowe YMCA locations. This includes Holiday Break 2014 and Spring Break 2015. Full Day care will be provided for all registered at either a daily or 5 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:
- December 22, 23, 29, 30, 2014
- January 2, 2015
Care will not be provided:
- December 24, 25, 26, and 31 2014
- January 1, 2015
The camp day is from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm daily.
Please see the below registration form for specific dates and rates.
Registration Information and Form
The Gaston Cup
Run with Purpose
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.
- Run for the Money 5K Saturday, April 18th at 8:00 am
- Cherry Blossom 5K Friday, April 24 at 6:00 pm
- Gastonia Grizzlies 5K Friday, July 17 at 6:00 pm
- Labor Day 5K Monday, September 7 at 8:00 am
- Spencer Mountain 5K/10 Mile Sat., Nov. 7 at 8:00 am
Team registration form - email back to email@example.com.
More information and rules
2014 Winners: American & Efird, The Cookson Company and Gaston Together
2013 Winners: Wix Affinia, The Cookson Company and Gaston Together
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
Learn to Swim 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: $30 Program participants: $70
Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor Certifications
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.
Session: December 29, 30, 31
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 9:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Members – $180.00 Program Participants – $230.00
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
Check back for Spring 2015 Dates.
Contact Jeff Pesesky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.822.9622 or Candace Hyde at email@example.com or 704.865.8551 with questions.
Ensuring A Brighter Future
The YMCA provides a quality, Christian-oriented experience that is safe, fun, and convenient. Y After School operates throughout Gaston County providing enrichment from school dismissal until 6:00 pm daily. During this time we aim to shape character by modeling, teaching, and reinforcing positive values to all students. The YMCA believes in the character development traits of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith. The YMCA offers two on-site After School locations and fifteen off-site locations throughout the county.
To find your school and Afterschool location, please visit our Afterschool page.