The Bradenton YMCA is the flagship branch of the Manatee County YMCAs, built in 1977. The Bradenton Kiwanis Club donated a five-acre site and a small metal building was constructed for Y programs and membership. It was not very long before the branch expanded due to the wonderful support of the community. In 1983, a full facility was built including locker rooms, offices and an outdoor swimming pool. Continued growth over the years consisted of adding a group exercise room with wood floor, an indoor heated pool, expanded fitness center, new teen center, expanded child care area, game room for families and cycling room.
Become a Member
When you become a member of the Y, you are joining more than a gym, you are joining a community.
Classes at your Y:
- Les Mills, such as BODYPUMP
- Active Older Adult
- Family Fitness
- Water Aerobics, at select branches
- Community Health Programs, such as Parkinson's Wellness
At the YMCA of Southwest Florida, our staff members help guide our efforts to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Below you can find a link to a complete list of all YMCA of Southwest Florida staff members.
While you're increasing your heart rate your kids can play, release some energy and make new friends in a supervised, caring environment - all included with your Y family membership. Your kids will have fun with age-appropriate toys, games and activities.
Swimming at the Y helps people thrive—in and out of the water. Through swimming lessons, swim teams, lap swimming and more, the YMCA of Southwest Florida provides a safe environment for swimmers of all ages and abilities.
Are you interested in coaching? Want to help with youth programs for a volunteer opportunity your whole family can participate in? When we all join, we rise together!
We Appreciate Your Support
Every year, we rely on donations to help ensure that all of the people in our community can access our services. There are lots of ways you can give, and we’re grateful for your help.
Learn more about the YMCA of Southwest Florida!