The Y is more than a fitness center, a place to swim or play basketball. The Y is a community of people of all ages, abilities, and incomes who come together to live healthier. The Y provides programs and services that transform lives for people of any age or ability.


Being a member at the YMCA is about more than just fitness; it’s about building the whole person from the inside out. No matter the age or swimming ability, the Y is where many will begin and continue their fitness journey through a wide range of aquatic activities.


At the Y, we offer group swimming lessons for children of any age or skill level. We have five different levels of classes, so your child can progress appropriately without feeling overwhelmed or intimidated.

We also offer private swimming lessons to accommodate better children or adults who may need more one-on-one time or feel more comfortable that way rather than in a group setting.

If you’re interested in signing up for swimming lessons, please reach out to [email protected], or call 304.340.3527 ext 1131.

Swim Team

The YMCA of Kanawha Valley also has our very own competitive swim team. The Kraken Swim Team’s number one goal is to instill the enjoyment of swimming and team camaraderie in our swimmers. As a result, kids will improve their swimming abilities and self-confidence while having fun with a team of their peers.

Aquatic Fitness

Our aquatic programs aren’t limited to just children! We also host water aerobic classes every weekday and open swim options every day of the week.

For more information on any of our aquatic programs or detailed hours for specific programs, look at the Swim Aquatics page of our website.


The YMCA of Kanawha Valley offers both leagues and individualized instruction in tennis. You can also reserve one of our five tennis courts for yourself!

For more information, check out our tennis page or call 304-340-3527 to ask questions or reserve a court.

Health & Fitness

Everyone knows the YMCA as the Kanawha Valley’s fitness center, but the Y is much more than just a fitness center. We offer many different options to help you reach your fitness goals.

We offer personalized training to help you take your fitness to the next level. This can be an excellent option for those of any age or ability looking for a more comfortable, non-intimidating environment.

The Y also offers a range of different group activities. For more information and to check what group classes are coming up, check out our blog on group fitness classes, or use the program search to register.

Child Care

The YMCA of Kanawha Valley has many different child care programs to accommodate children of any age. We have any age range covered, from 6 weeks old with our Nursery program, all the way up to after-school care programs for students at Kanawha County Schools.

See our blog on child care options for more information on our different programs and how to register for one.

YMCA of Kanawha Valley

Founded in 1906, The YMCA of Kanawha Valley exists to provide a place for residents to build healthy spirits, minds, and bodies. For more information or to inquire into our various services and programs, please contact [email protected] or call 304.340.3527.