26 February 2021

YMCA and Alexandrina Council Partner for Community Wellbeing

YMCA South Australia and Alexandrina Council will partner to continue the delivery of community exercise programs in Strathalbyn and Goolwa in 2021.

The collaboration is aimed at growing existing programs, with the YMCA committed to ensuring that community exercise programs continue to provide physical and mental wellbeing benefits to all of the Alexandrina community.

There will be minimal changes to how the community exercise programs are delivered and the classes will remain based at the Goolwa Community Hub and the Lutheran Church Hall in Strathalbyn as of 9 March 2021.

YMCA Regional Development Manager Southern, James Lomax, said the exercise programs were aimed at promoting an active lifestyle and community wellbeing.

“The YMCA is keen to extend our programs and services across the Alexandrina community and this partnership is a positive step in that direction,” he said.

“The fees and payment method to access classes will not initially change and there will be no change to the instructors already familiar to participants. The YMCA employs over 100 staff across the Fleurieu region and, with growth, we will allow for additional staffing support and training as required.”

Mr Lomax added that there may be some venue changes later in 2021 and these would be communicated to participants as soon as they are confirmed.

The YMCA is a not for profit community organisation that has operated in South Australia for over 160 years. It currently operates the Fleurieu Aquatic Centre in partnership with Alexandrina Council and the City of Victor Harbor, and the Strathalbyn Community Swimming Pool in partnership with Alexandrina Council.

For more information contact Alexandrina Council Transition Team leader, Deb Gregory, on (08) 8555 7000 or YMCA Regional Development Manager, James Lomax, on 0407185194.