No Tears Nutrition With Karen

- Like everyone else, Karen Landers gets unsolicited stories on her social media feeds. Stories about the newest fad diet or celebrity weight loss. And for a split second, she’s tempted to react. Then Landers, a Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA aquatics instructor who just completed her National Academy of Sports Nutrition certification – remembers what she’s spent […]

SAYMCA to Offer Virtual Tutoring

- Sarah Mendonca knew early that educational leadership was her calling. By the time she was 9-years-old, her neighborhood crew of friends knew it, too. “It is hard wired in me,” Mendonca said. “When I was a kid, I had a chalkboard that I would drag into the driveway and try to get my neighbor friends […]

New Check-In Procedure

- Beginning on Monday, August 17th, the Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA will add a thermal scan to its check-in procedure. To watch a 30-second video to see how the new process looks, click here.

Loving Hutch

- It was supposed to be a routine check-up; an ultrasound that would reveal the gender of baby number four. It ended being a life-altering encounter for Courtney Clawson, a beloved Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA swim lesson instructor. Having grown up in a family that was always in the water, Courtney was continuing the tradition with her […]

Wellness Center Policy Update

- Starting today (Monday, August 3rd), the Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA Wellness will no longer require an appointment. All other programs such as the group fitness and pool usage will still operate under appointments.  

Wellness Center Remains Appointment-Only Until August 3rd

- The Staunton-August Family YMCA will continue to offer appointment-only usage of the Wellness Center until August 3rd.

SAYMCA Employee Tests Positive for COVID

- A  Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA employee received a positive test result for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Due to healthcare laws, the YMCA will not release the name of the employee. The employee started complaining of symptoms on Friday. After contacting the health department, the YMCA compiled a list of any other employees who had been in close […]


- Hello Ironwood pool members!! While this year is sure to be very different than years past, we eagerly anticipate providing a space for our community and promoting wellness. As we have mentioned throughout this process, we take the health and safety of our members extremely seriously. We are following the Virginia Department of Health’s Phase […]

YMCA & The Club at Ironwood Renew Summer Partnership

- The Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA and The Club at Ironwood are partnering to offer summer packages which include access to the outdoor pool, the tennis courts and the volleyball court. The summer package begins on July 3rd and runs through September 13th.  The daily hours are from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Packages can be purchased at […]

15 Things You Need to Know for June 26th.

- The Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA is re-opening on June 26th. We’re so excited to re-open our doors, but it will be a partial re-opening to adhere to statewide guidelines and to ensure we are minimizing member risk. Before Friday’s re-opening, here are some things you should know. We’ve missed our members so much and can’t wait […]

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