|The South Gaston 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:
3210 Union Road
Monday – Thursday: 4:30am – 10:00pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 12:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Kid Zone Hours (5 – 9 years old):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
South Gaston YMCA
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROGRAMS
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.
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.
- Your Time Commitment is one weekday (Mon or Tue) and Saturday throughout the season.
- There will not be practices or games during Gaston County Schools’ Spring Break, from April 4 through April 11.
- Coaches Only Meeting is on Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00 pm at the Stowe YMCA in Belmont.
Contact- Ben Oeser – email@example.com, 704.824.1131.
Member – $52
Program-participant – $77
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.
- Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side.
- Swim the breaststroke for 25 yards using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence.
- Tread water for 1 minute and show a level of comfort by floating on back for 30 seconds or back crawl 25 yards.
- Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet underwater.
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
Candace Hyde firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.865.8551
Stowe Family YMCA
Jeff Pesesky email@example.com or 704.822.9622
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 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.
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:
- April 6 – 10, 2015
Care will not be provided:
- Friday, April 3 (Good Friday)
The camp day is from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm daily.
Check back for registration information.
Personal Training (Private)
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.
1 Session – $49
5 Sessions – $205
10 Sessions – $370
15 Sessions – $495
Personal Training (Small Group Classes)
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.
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.
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:
Monday & Wednesday 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00-10:30 am/11:00-11:30 am
Learn to Swim Session Days & Times:
Monday & Wednesday 7:00 – 7:30 pm
Saturdays 10:30-11:00 am/11:30-12:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: Members: $40 Program participants: $80
Saturday: Members: $20 Program participants: $40
Be Rescue Ready
American Red Cross Lifeguarding Class
Possible employment opportunities upon completion.
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.
Spring 2015 Class dates:
Program Participants: $230
Candace Hyde firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to register online:
Parents Night Out
Ages: 3 years through 5th grade
Once a month the YMCA is THE PLACE for kids! Kids can enjoy an evening at the YMCA while keeping busy with actives such as swimming, baking, playing games, eating dinner, and being silly while their parents are out and about!
Children must be potty trained.
Dates & Times: September 2014 – May 2015
Register online by clicking here.
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.