New Aquatic Center in the East End

Our newest location, the Frank J. Thornton YMCA Aquatic Center is a pool-only location, with an indoor heated pool for swim lessons, swim team, water fitness classes and more.

Branch Amenities

Pool - Indoor Heated
Universal Locker Room

Henrico Residents Swim for Free!

If you live in Henrico County, you can swim at the Thornton YMCA Aquatic Center for FREE on Saturdays & Sundays from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

*** Reservations close at 4:30 p.m. so our families and Henrico Residents have 30 minutes to leave the facility prior to our closure at 5 p.m.***

Reservations required. You must have a YMCA account to swim.

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Get Paid to Swim!

YMCA employees get FREE membership and can use the Ys whenever they like.  We have open positions for lifeguards, front desk staff, child care and more!

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Volunteers Needed

From sport coaches to homework help, you can support your community by giving back some of your time!


Here. For Good. Membership

As a YMCA member, you can help others by adding on a few dollars to your monthly membership rate, which goes directly to help others in our community.

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Our Story

The Frank J. Thornton YMCA Aquatic Center was built in partnership with Henrico County to provide citizen of Henrico's east end a place to swim, learn water safety and have access to safe aquatic facilities.  Construction began in 2019 with a grand opening in September 2020.

 Henrico Residents: Learn How To Make Lap/Family Swim Reservations