J. A. Walters Family YMCA

J. A. Walters Family YMCA

At the J. A. Walters Family YMCA, we offer an incredible array of ways to change and grow. We invite you to see how you and your family can enhance your time together, expand your world and become a healthier family in the process.

The YMCA has many activities and programs for families to participate in. Come try our 52,000 sq ft Family Center equipped with the largest Health & Wellness Center in North Georgia and includes: Wellness, Fitness, Exercise Classes, Aerobics, Two Indoor Pools (Lap Pool and Family Fun Pool), a Three-Court Gymnasium, Teen and Youth Rooms, Kids Fun Zone (with inflatables, games and much more), Child Watch, Food Court, AND outdoors we have a Playground, Putting Green, Soccer/Football Fields and more!

We also offer a large Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) which is available for many occasions:

  • Host a Birthday Party in the MPR and you and your guests can also enjoy our Kids Fun Zone and awesome heated indoor pools year-round!
  • Host Corporate parties, Conferences or Meetings in the MPR and you and your guests will have access to our entire facility as needed!

Please contact a Member Services Representative if you have any questions about our facility, programs, or MPR rentals!

Facility Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (ChildWatch remains closed on Sundays)

Pool Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 6:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Our entire Aquatics Center is CLOSED February 9th through March 9th as we complete upgrades and renovations.  During this time, we will be offering alternative programming solutions (see below).  Please see a staff member for more information.

We have partnered with Brenau University for free usage of their pool for YMCA Members during this time.  Pool usage is free during the following hours:
  • Mon – Fri  8am to 1pm
  • Mon – Thur  6:30pm to 8pm
  • Saturday  1pm – 5pm
  • Sunday  2pm – 6pm
Members will need to show their YMCA ID and fill out a liability waiver.  This a great opportunity for our members who wish to swim while the pool is closed (2/9 to 3/9).   We will also be offering land based group exercise classes during the regularly scheduled aqua aerobics classes during the closure.

Please note: Some lap pool swim lanes will be closed during weekday evenings for Swim Lessons and Swim Team practices. 


  • 2455 Howard Road
  • Gainesville, GA 30501
  • P 770.297.9622
  • F 678.207.0167

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