Frank J. Thornton YMCA Aquatic Center

Richmond, VA


The new Frank J. Thornton YMCA Aquatic Center, located adjacent to the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, is a pool-only facility, complete with an indoor heated pool used for swim lessons and water fitness classes. The facility will also accommodate practices and swim meets for Henrico County Public Schools’ eastern high school swim teams and will get plenty of use by Henrico’s youth summer camps and community groups such as the Police Athletic League.


Pool Type

Indoor 25 Yard

Indoor Leisure

Project Type


Project Service

Design Services


Completed 2020


Moseley Architects

Project Amenities

​​The 21,000 sq. ft. facility features a lap pool; a warm-water instructional pool; a family spray area. Additional amenities include locker rooms, retractable seating, and expanded parking.

The joint project between the County and the YMCA of Greater Richmond involves six acres of county-owned land that Henrico provided along with $10 million in county funds for the facility, which the YMCA will manage and operate under a 20-year lease.

Photo’s courtesy of Craig Hutson Photography

  4,750 sq. ft. Competition Pool

Eight 25-yard lap lanes

Stair entry

2,500 sq. ft. Leisure Pool

Zero entry

Stair entry

Play structure

Underwater bench

Water basketball


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