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AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM REGISTRATION OPEN - Did you know the Y offers afterschool at the following locations:  Aquadale, Badin, Endy, Locust, Richfield, Stanfield, West Stanly Middle, and the Y Pavilion. Read More 

STANLY COUNTY FAMILY YMCA RENOVATION SCHEDULED - The Y has renovation scheduled for the following areas during the month of September - Minnie's Place, Gym/Track, and Racquetball Courts. Due to this renovation, we will need to close and relocate programs/services during that time. Please be aware of the closing schedule. Relocation of services/programs will be posted in September.

STANLY COUNTY FAMILY YMCA LOCKER ROOM POLICY - Please be aware of the Stanly County Family YMCA locker room policy. Read More 





The idea of a child's death is disturbing in itself, but the statistical reality of youth drownings in America is simply alarming.

According to national statistics, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for kids ages 1 to 14, claiming two to three young lives every day. The fact that 88 percent of child drownings occur under adult supervision and 60 percent of victims are within 10 feet of safety makes the numbers all the more sobering.

To combat these statistics, the Stanly County Family YMCA provides swimming lessons to children as early as 6 months.  In addition to our learn to swim and progressive swim lessons, the Y also partners with the Stanly County Schools to provide Second Grade Learn to Swim to every 2nd grader in the Stanly County School System.

In an effort to raise dollars to support these aquatic initiatives at the YMCA, Billie Jean and Lee Snuggs will once again host the Annual Smith Splash event on Saturday, October 22.  This event in the Y Park is a fundraiser for the Smith William Snuggs Endowment Fund “This year, we are excited to add a Cruise-In to the events of the day”, said Lee Snuggs. “In addition to the Cruise-In, we will host the  Swim for Smith Fundraiser, free concerts and family activities throughout the day.”   Families are encouraged to come out, bring a lawn chair, and enjoy a day of music and fun.  Food vendors will sell food and beverages and proceeds will support the endowment fund.  In addition, children’s activities are planned for the afternoon.

“Swimming lessons can save a life,” says Snuggs.  “We do not want another family to experience what we did several summers ago.”

In July 2010, Smith Snuggs, the 2 year old son of Billie Jean and Lee Snuggs, lost his life to an accidental drowning in a private pool.  “Accidental drowning is the number two leading cause of death in children under the age of 14”, said Snuggs.  “Parents, grandparents, and children in our community need to know information that can save a life.  Smith Splash is our way to increase awareness and promote the importance of swimming safety.


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our Open Door Scholarship Program for financial assistance.