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As summer activities continue at J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, facility improvements are being made and programs prepare to launch for the fall.

Extended Free Weight Area

The free weight area is being extended with new mirrors on the wall and another set of free weights and benches. This continues recent renovations that included a 6000 sq. ft. workout area with state-of-the-art cardio equipment and flat-screen TV’s.

Child Watch

In addition, improvements are being made to the Child Watch area. Provided free with a family membership, Child Watch is offered for 1.5 hours while parents work out. Additional staff is being added, more toys for older children are being purchased and the outdoor playground has been finished for outdoor play. An awning is being added for shade.

Play More, Pay Less

Registration is now open for fall programs – just in time to take advantage of the Play More, Pay Less incentive. Through August 3, register for any YMCA program – including youth sports, camps, swim lessons or personal training, and you pay no joiner’s fee when you join the YMCA. As a Y member, enjoy a wide variety of group exercise classes, child care while you work out, and pay up to 50% less for programs. The offer is available in-branch only, so stop by the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall to join.

Youth Sports

Summer sports are in full swing and the Y is buzzing with kids coming and going, but don't forget to register for fall. Registration for Fall Flag Football, Soccer and Girls Volleyball is underway. The Girls Volleyball program is for grades K-6, Flag Football is co-ed for grades 3-6 and Soccer consists of Small Fry for ages 2-3 and Youth for ages 4-12.

For more information about sports at J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, visit our website at or contact Bill Cadman, Sports Director, at 972.772.9622, or email

4v4 Soccer Tournament

Register your team today for the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA 4v4 Soccer Tournament to be held August 15th at the YMCA soccer fields.

You must have at least 4 players on a team, with no more than 8 players. Registration is now through July 31st. Fee per player is $40, per team is $80. Financial assistance is available.

Play starts at 8:30 a.m. Trophies will be awarded. For more information, stop by the Y or contact Bill Cadman, Sports Director, 972.772.9622,

Swim Lessons

It's always time for swim lessons at the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall. With summertime and hotter temperatures upon us, keeping children safe around water is critical. A variety of swim classes is available for all ages and abilities. Visit our website at for more details and the pool schedule.

Pool Parties

Semi-Private and Private Pool Parties are available at the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall.

For semi-private parties, you can bring up to 25 swimmers during regular family swim hours. Party participants do not have to be YMCA members.

For private parties, the pool can be reserved on Fridays from 8pm to 10pm, Saturdays from 6pm to 8pm and Sundays from 5pm to 7pm for with maximum of 50 swimmers. In addition to the pool you can add the gym and obstacle course bounce house.

Please stop by the welcome center for information and availability or call 972-772-9622.

Riptides Swim Team

The Rockwall Riptides competitive swim team is open to ages 5-21. Competitive swimming develops endurance, and is one of the most beneficial forms of cardiovascular exercise. Build flexibility and muscle toning, while developing self-confidence, self-discipline, and goal setting.

The current season ends July 26th. The fall season begins in September. Tryouts are available by appointment. Call or email any questions or concerns to Alisha Garrett, Head Swim Team Coach at 972-822-9060 or email at

Adventure Guides

Registration for the Adventure Guides 2015-2016 season is underway. What is the YMCA Adventure Guide Program? It’s about adventures, father/child experiences and the building of life-long memories. It is a program designed to strengthen the relationship and bond between dads and their children between the grades of K-4. Visit our website at for more information on scheduled activities and registration.

Youth and Government

Registration has begun for fall and the Rockwall Y is looking to add more local schools to the 2015-2016 Youth and Government program. Current schools include Rockwall High School, Rockwall-Heath High School, Wylie East High School, Burnett Junior High School, Cain Middle School and Royse City Middle School. If you would like your school to participate in the Rockwall YMCA's Youth and Government program, contact Matthew Campos, Membership/Youth and Government Coordinator, at 972-772-9622 or email

As part of the Teen Y&G program, students - along with an advisor - select a section of government they would like to explore, such as Legislative (junior high and high school), Judicial (high school), or Media (high school). Competitions include a District Conference, held the first Saturday in December, and a State Conference, held the last weekend in January for high school, and the last weekend of February for middle school. 

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