Southside YMCA at Dimond

Sing it with me. Whyyyy Emmm Seaaaa Ayye.

The Anchorage Community YMCA has a new location! Opening in the former Dimond Athletic Center, the new location is officially named the YMCA Southside at Dimond.


The Dimond Center and DAC have been serving the community since 1977. The YMCA started serving the community in 1967. Starting August 1, 2018 the Dimond Athletic Club (DAC) will begin operations as the Southside YMCA at Dimond.

Membership services are the YMCA’s priority, and the YMCA will provide the space and opportunities for youth, adult, and seniors to play, learn, exercise, and enhance their overall wellbeing in a new convenient location.

There are a few cosmetic renovations happening between August 4th and 19th, so the facility will be closed for 2 short weeks. Projects include an entirely new sports floor for the upstairs wellness center, relocation of the Nautilus Equipment to a new Nautilus Room, creation of an Indoor Cycling Studio and Group Fitness Area and a fresh coat of paint here and there. During this time, all members will have full access to our facility and classes on Lake Otis.

The Dimond Center is excited to add the YMCA to Alaska’s Favorite Mall and is looking forward to a long and successful partnership.

If you have any questions about the DAC and the YMCA joining forces, please feel free to talk with Nate Root, the Branch Director of the Southside YMCA at Dimond. You can reach him by phone at 929-7112 or by email at

Here's a peek at some of the amenities at the new YMCA South Side Southside:

  • Locker Rentals
  • Towel Service
  • Heated Salt Water Pools
  • Hot Tubs
  • Saunas
  • Steam Rooms
  • Racquet Ball Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Nautilus Room
  • Indoor Cycling Studio
  • Group Fitness Area

Stay tuned for updates on opening day festivities, and location-specific classes. This is going to be good!

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