Connecting Through Sports
We offer an array of sports and recreation activities that will challenge you or your child to reach goals both on and off the field. YMCA of Central Virginia sports programs are designed so that everyone gets a chance to play and feel connected. Because when we all play - we all win!
Teamwork, leadership, and a sense of comradery are at the core of Y sports. From soccer to swim team, and everything in between, there's bound to be a team that is a perfect fit for your needs. Check out our sports offerings for both kids and adults below.
The Y is the starting point for youth to learn about becoming and staying active and developing healthy habits that they’ll carry with them throughout their lives.
The benefits are more than just physical health; whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building relationships that lead to teamwork. Participation in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out. Click below to find out more about our current offerings.
From basketball to pickleball, there is something for all ages at the Central Virginia YMCA. Learn about the adult sports offerings available in Central Virginia.
LY Swim Team
The LY Swim Team is the only year-round swimming program in Lynchburg. We focus on the long-term development of successful competitive swimmers, providing stroke instruction and age-appropriate training to allow swimmers to progress to their highest potential. LY Swim Team is a program of the YMCA of Central Virginia.
We offer programs for kids ages 5 -12, teens, and adults who want to learn a proven self defense system, gain newfound confidence, and get in the absolute best shape of their life!
Your first class is on the Y - come check it out!
Additional Programs & Recreational Opportunities
Birthday parties, scholarships and more! The YMCA is more than just a gym, it is a place for celebrations and opportunity.
Rentals and Birthday Parties
Give your child a Birthday Party to remember at your Downtown or Jamerson Family YMCA. Parties are scheduled in two-hour blocks on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.
Storming of Thunder Ridge
Storming of Thunder Ridge is Lynchburg, Virginia’s only local, fully-supported road cycling event. With the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop, there’s a ride for everyone: 27, 45, 47 (The Mountain Only), 75 and 100 mile options.
The YMCA of Central Virginia hosts several special events throughout the year.
Youth Scholarship Golf Tour
Each year the YMCA of Central Virginia hosts a Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament at Boonsboro Country Club. All proceeds raised through this tournament support our Power Scholars Academy, increasing literacy and math skills amongst local school children, while mitigating summer learning loss.