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Chester Family YMCA

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Fall Into Fitness

The YMCA, in partnership with CBS 6, is committed to helping you reach your wellness goals through Fall Into Fitness!Stay active three days a week for four weeks and you can win cool prizes.The program is FREE and open to the community.

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Youth Swim Team

Skilled coaching staff will help your child with stroke technique and endurance while incorporating the four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into their workout regimen. With YMCA Swim Teams, everybody swims, everybody wins.

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In over 100 locations across the Richmond and Petersburg area our licensed programs support your child’s academic success while keeping them active, prepared and engaged.

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Y Guides & Y Princesses

The Y-Guides, Y-Princesses and Y-Papoose programs are unique opportunities for fathers to spend uninterrupted time with their children. Participate in fun, educational activities that help grow closer together with your children. Activities range from camping, crafts, sports, trips, games and special events.

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2025 Strategic Plan

A stronger, healthier tomorrow begins today. The new Strategic Plan will be a compass for our programs and services that will allow us to serve the community even better in Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

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  • Self Defense Course

    In this two hour course, our instructor will provide hands on practical instruction for real life dangerous situations and how to best protect yourself.  This class is based on martial arts practice and the underlying principles of protecting oneself. Learn More >

  • Facility Improvements & Renovations!

    We are excited to announce that our front lobby will be undergoing renovations from August 18 - September 2. During this time, our front entrance will be closed and members are asked to enter through the side near the Group Exercise Studio. In addition, various departments will be making upgrades to their spaces throughout these two weeks. Please review the additional information throughout the building concerning these improvements. Please enjoy the other parts of our facility while undergoing these renovations.