Gaston County Family YMCA

Cherryville Family YMCA


YMCA sports programs emphasize family involvement, team building, individual development, healthy competition over winning at any cost, and developing the values of respect, responsibility, caring, honesty, faith and fun over shaping the next superstar.  YMCA sports programs are open to all, regardless of ability or disability.  Financial assistance is available to those in need.

The Cherryville YMCA will be hosting Spring Soccer and Flag Football, Summer Swim Club, and Fall Soccer and Flag Football!  Check out the schedule and additional information by clicking here.

Swim Club

Swim Club

The YMCA Swim Club swimming program is designed for swimmers who are ready for the next level of swimming. With a focus on all four strokes with technique and drills, workouts will be designed to help your child become a proficient, stronger swimmer.  Along with swimming, there will be an emphasis on healthy living, youth development, character building, leadership and good sportsmanship. View the Summer Program Guide online!

Age categories: 6-18

Cost: $65 members $85 participants   per session


Stowe Family YMCA – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 4:00 – 5:00 pm 

Central YMCA – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Cherryville Family YMCA – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Summer Sessions:

Session 1 – June 15-July 17

Session 2 – July 20-Aug 21



Jeff Pesesky                     704.822.9622

Candace Hyde                        704.865.8551

Josh Patterson                 704.445.9622

Register Online today or visit the front desk!


Race Calendar and Results

2015 Race Series Results

Races Series Update (Race 5 of 12): Males

Race Series Update (Race 5 of 12): Females

Gaston Cup Corporate Challenge (Race 1 of 5) Results

 2015 Races

Sept. 26th – Stop Soldier Suicide 10K

May 23rd – Belmont Classic 5K* – age group; overall

May 9th – Girls on the Run Spring Race 5K* – age group; overall

May 2nd – Mt. Holly Springfest 5K* – age group; overall

April 17th – Cherry Blossom 5K* – age group; overall

March 21st – Rail to Trail 5K* – age group; overall

March 14th – The Green Run – age group; overall

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



*part of the Gaston Race Series




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



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


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.



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