YMCA of Greater Seattle Membership
The YMCA of Greater Seattle membership allows unlimited use of 13 different membership facilities, including most health and wellness programs. Specialty classes and programs with fees are offered at a lower rate to members. You can visit as often as you like, take classes, use the facilities and equipment, and pay one low monthly fee.
|Monthly Bank Draft/|
Credit Card Charge
|Adult (30 - 64)
|Family 2 (2 adults w/ dependent children)
|Family 1 (1 adult w/ dependent children)
|Youth (0 - 13)
|Teen/Young Adult (14 - 29)
Membership includes a one-time joining fee and monthly dues.
Frequently Asked Questions about YMCA membership and programs
Who can participate at the YMCA?
Everyone is welcome - the YMCA of Greater Seattle is a membership organization open to all people: women and men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation, abilities and financial circumstances. Programs and branches embrace diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of the communities they serve. Financial assistance, to the extent possible, is available for those in need.
What makes the Y unique?
The Y is a values-based, character-building, nonprofit membership organization that plays a vital role in contributing to the community. Our values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring are in everything we do. We plan our high-quality programs around essential elements to help kids grow up caring and responsible. Our staff is caring, competent and experienced. Our training includes safety, management modules, CPR, First Aid and more.
At the Y, young people can develop new skills, increase self-esteem, and make new friends while having fun in safe, nurturing environments. Families can build stronger bonds by engaging in activities together. Seniors can socialize and improve their health, while adults can find release from their busy lives. People of all ages and abilities can build a healthier spirit, mind and body while becoming more engaged in their communities.
How can I join the Y?
You can join the Y online or at any YMCA of Greater Seattle location. There are a variety of membership options you can choose from. If you would like to become a member of your neighborhood Y, you can also complete the member enrollment form in advance and bring it with you when you visit. Please also bring a photo ID. We'll talk with you about membership types that will best fit your needs as well as your health and wellness goals. You can make your initial payment, we'll issue you a membership card and you can start using the facility and joining programs that day!
How does payment work?
Membership includes a one-time joining fee and monthly dues. Your first month's dues will be pro-rated at the time that you join. Most members pay dues through a monthly bank draft that we set up. You can also pay for your membership on an annual basis.
Does the Y offer financial assistance for membership and programs?
YMCA membership and programs are open to everyone. Financial assistance is made available to those who cannot afford the services the YMCA provides. All YMCA members receive the same membership benefits, regardless of whether or not they are receiving financial assistance and your application is processed confidentially. Please speak to a Membership Representative at your local Y for more information or visit ourFinancial Assistance page.
Can I access all YMCA of Greater Seattle locations when I join one?
Yes, your membership privileges will extend to all 13 YMCA of Greater Seattle locations. Your membership card also may be honored at more than 2,500 Ys across the country if they participate in the AWAY (Always Welcome at the YMCA) program. Some restrictions apply. Please check the Y you are planning to visit in advance.
What is included with membership?
As a Facility Member, you can use all the facilities and participate in many of the programs offered - as often as you want! There may, however, be additional fees for instructional programs, such as swimming lessons martial arts or cooking classes. Please see your Y's programs page for more information.
What is the difference between a Facility Member and a Community Member?
As a Facility Member, you have full access to the Y facility that you join. This includes fitness centers, group exercise classes, lap and recreational swimming, and some branches offer Kids Corner/Adventure Zone. You also receive a free personalized wellness plan and priority registration for programs. As a facility member, you can participate in most programs at no additional cost. To participate in programs with fees, facility members can take advantage of reduced fees.
A Community Member can enroll in a particular class or program, such as swim lessons, youth sports, or child care. General usage of the Y facility is not included. Additional fees apply per class or program.
Once I become a member, is online registration available for programs and classes?
Yes. Most programs are available for online registration. Some programs may require additional paperwork that is not available online such as summer day camp. Financial assistance is not available or applied online. If you would like to inquire about financial assistance for programs, please contact member services. Register for a Facility or Program Membership in person at your nearest Y. Once you are a member, there are several ways to register for programs and classes. For personal assistance, call or visit your Y. You can register for select programs and classes online.
What is the Y Membership Satisfaction Guarantee?
Should you decide to stop your membership within the first 30 days, you may request and will receive a full refund of the joining fee and your monthly dues.
Do you offer child care while I exercise?
Absolutely! Kids Corner/Adventure Zone is a benefit of Family memberships.
Many of our Ys offer Kids Corner/Adventure Zone, a caring and fun environment where your young children can play and make friends while you work out. No advance reservation is necessary!
Can I bring a guest with me?
If you are an adult member, you get to bring 12 guests per year. Please let your guest know they need to bring photo identification such as a driver's license and sign a liability waiver. If your guest is under 18, a parent or legal guardian will need to sign the liability waiver.
Can I visit the Y for just the day?
Yes, you can buy a day pass.
How do I cancel my membership?
At the YMCA, there are no contracts for the length of your membership. If you need to cancel your YMCA membership, please drop by or call your Y 14 days before your automatic monthly fee transfer date so that we can stop the transfer.
How do I volunteer my time to help the Y serve the community?
Volunteering is an important part of the energy and excellence of the Y. Volunteers work at each facility; they help with programs and events; they serve on committees; and some lead as members of branch boards. We are grateful for all volunteer help, and we need a wide range of skills and interests to help us meet the needs of the people and the community that we serve. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, view our Volunteer page, call or visit your Y.
Is the YMCA a charitable organization?
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is a nonprofit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service with a 501(c)3 charitable designation. All donations made to the YMCA of Greater Seattle are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Make a donation online today!
Who are contributors to the Y?
Individuals, families, businesses, community partners, foundations, churches, civic groups and government grants all support the work of the Y to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.
Is the YMCA affiliated with the YWCA?
The YMCA and YWCA are not affiliated. Each is an independent nonprofit organization with a separate but strong mission. The YMCA is an inclusive organization of men, women and children with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility. At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace and beyond.