Welcome to the Altavista Area YMCA located in Altavista, Virginia. The Y in Altavista was founded in 1971 making Altavista the smallest community in America to have a full facility YMCA. Today the YMCA encompasses almost three city blocks and over 65,000 square feet valued at over $6 million dollars. The physical complex consists of the Family Center built in 1972 and the Athletic Center built in 1994.

Athletic Center - Gymnasium, Wellness Center, child watch, indoor track, group exercise room, locker rooms, conference room, multi-purpose room and administrative offices. Google Map and Directions. Rental Information

Family Center - Junior Olympic swimming pool, child care facilities for children 16 months - seventh graders, HAGS playground and Premier tennis courts. Download Rental Information

The major programming areas of the Altavista Area YMCA are; Child Care, Fitness, Wellness, Sports, Aquatics, Seniors and the Altavista Arts Council

Mission Statement:

Putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


  • Learn to Lift Seminar: Concentrating on Bench, Squat, and Deadlift,Saturday, February 21, 1-4 pm. Dr. Don Reagan and Derrick Simpson.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Courses. Session I: Register by March 19, Session II register by April 16, Session III Recertification by May 15.
  • Aquatic Director, Lori Francis, has updated the Fall/Winter swim lesson schedule.Schedule Download
  • Maria McCracken announces the Winter Group Exercise Scheduole. Schedule Download
  • The 2014-15 Current Support Campaign is underway. Please consider a generous donation to the YMCA.


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Contact Info

Phone: 434-369-9622
Fax: 434-369-2187

718 7th St.,
Altavista, VA 24517 - MAP

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