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Pool Schedules

Pool Schedule

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Downtown Swim Lessons

Get in the swim! Your Downtown YMCA offers nationally recognized swimming lessons for youth and adults. We have levels for participants from 6 months old to adults. Every YMCA swimming lesson is centered around 5 key components: Personal Safety, Personal Growth, Stroke Development, Water Sports and Games, and Rescue Techniques. Learn More.  We have updated our swim testing policy, please view the updated policy here.

Kids Triathlon

The YMCA of Central VA invites you and your family to participate in the 4th Annual Healthy Kids Triathlon, taking place Sunday April 22nd. It will take place in conjunction with the Angels Race at 11:00am.

 The Healthy Kids Triathlon is for children ages 6 through12, of all athletic abilities. This event emphasizes health and  self-confidence in a  fun, family friendly environment.

 This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to participate in an enjoyable learning experience though athletics

For more information about our 4th Annual Healthy Kids Triathlon please check out our flyer below or register. 



4th Annual Healthy Kids Triathlon Flyer (click here)

Lifeguard Classes

The YMCA Lifeguard course is designed to prepare participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard. This comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to guard, anticipate and prevent potential hazards before they occur and how to take action to help those in danger when necessary. This course also includes American Heart Association CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications, as well as ASHI Oxygen Administration. Please read below for our full certification and re-certification class listings.

Lifguard Candidate Welcome Letter

Please Call 434-847-5597 for more info

Birthday Parties

Give your child a Birthday Party to remember at your Downtown or Jamerson YMCA. Parties are scheduled in two-hour blocks on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. The first hour is reserved for fun in the pool, while the second hour is spent having a ball in the multipurpose room. The YMCA will provide the space for the party, a Dairy Queen ice cream cake, and a lifeguard to assist with the festivities.
Call the Front Desk at the Downtown YMCA or click here for more details!

Private Swim Lessons

Get in the swim! Private swimming lessons are designed to give participants individualized attention in order to improve or master their swimming skills. Instructors, participants and/or parents work together to determine goals for the session and lessons are then customized in order to meet the established goals. Private Lessons are available to participants of all ages and can be scheduled any day of the week.  Learn More

Masters Swim Team

The Masters Swim program is designed for swimmers who want to improve stroke technique and work on endurance. Whether you are trying to stay in the water, or getting back into swimming after a long break, our qualified coach will be able to give you a challenging and beneficial workout for your level of swimming.

Monday: 11:00am-12:00pm, @ Jamerson Family YMCA

Wednesday & Friday:
11:00am-12:00pm, @ Downtown YMCA

Tuesday & Thursday Evening: 7:00pm -8:00pm @ Jamerson Family YMCA


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.