Latest Updates for Members and Community

Last updated: April 5, 2021, at 9:34 a.m. PT

Originally published: December 7, 2020, at 1:35 p.m. PT

Two members lap-swimming in the pool

We update this list weekly with the latest happening at the Y.


What's New

Happening Now

  • Annual Fund Drive: Help tell the Y story and advocate for what you care about during our Annual Fund Drive. Find volunteer and donations resources here, or donate to the Y today. Learn more >

  • Volunteer With the Y: We've posted new opportunities this week, including Social Impact Center Cook a Meal and Coal Creek Family YMCA Backpack Meal Programs. Learn more >

  • Outdoor Climbing: The climbing towers at our Northshore and Auburn Valley Y's are now open. Members can make a reservation for a 90-minute climb, and everyone can join us for a guided climb with instructors. Registration for guided climbs opens on March 24. Learn more >

  • Lose to Win: Achieve your desired weight loss by learning accountability, planning, and problem-solving measures all while receiving group and coaching support. Registration is open for upcoming virtual sessions. Learn more >

  • Outdoor Adventure Day Trips: The Y offers a variety of outdoor day trips for teens and families! No previous experience is necessary. Join us for hiking, kayaking, and canoeing. Learn more >

Saturday, April 10

  • Healthy Kids Day! Join us for a FREE day of virtual fun all with the theme of supporting happy, healthy, active kids. Activities include a virtual 5k, class and program demonstrations, a family service project, Goose Chase virtual scavenger hunt, and giveaways too. Learn more >

Beginning Monday, April 12

  • Locker Rooms Open to All: Showers and locker rooms at all branches except the University Family Y will open to members in accordance with guidance for Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington Plan.

Beginning April 19

  • Group Swim Lessons: In April, Swim Basics will launch for kids and teens. This program focuses on learning basic swim skills, improving water safety, and building confidence in the water. Save the date: registration opens March 15. Learn more >


All Available Activities

For Members

  • Gym Time: Up to six people from the same household can reserve half a court to play together with equipment from home or borrowed from us. All participants must be in the same household and on the same membership to use a Gym Time reservation. Learn more >

  • Net Sports: Up to six people from different households can reserve space in the gym to play a game of badminton or pickleball. Learn more >

  • Classes in the Virtual Y: The Virtual Y allows members to participate in live online classes and browse on-demand content from the comfort of home. Login to the Virtual Y using your email address today! Learn more >

  • Lap Swimming: Lap lanes are open for two swimmers at a time. Lanes are first-come, first-served, and we ask members of the same household to share a lane. See reservation times, or learn more >

  • Group Exercise Classes: Group exercise classes are back! Join us for Zumba, Yoga, Active Older Adult classes, and much more. Classes are socially distanced and masks are required. See reservation times >

  • Drop-In Cardio, Strength, and Free Weight Equipment: Equipment includes treadmills, rowers, stationary bikes, free weights, and resistance-based stationary machines. Check branch hours >

  • Swim Lessons: Registration opens at 6:00 am on the 15th of every month. All swim levels are welcome! Learn more >

  • Family Recreational Swim: Up to five people in a household can reserve time in the pool for a friendly family swim. Spend your afternoon with us this weekend. See reservation times, or learn more >

  • Cooking Classes: Our instructor will guide you through recipes providing tips and answering questions along the way. Classes are hosted online. They're FREE for members or $20 for community members. Learn more >

  • Martial Arts: Take Tae Kwon Do virtually! Students learn punches, blocks, and self-defense techniques, but kicks are the Tae Kwon Do trademark. Learn more >


Family Highlights

  • Kids Club Pilot Program: At the Dale Turner Family, Sammamish Community, and West Seattle Family Y's, we're welcoming back kids ages 2 to 9 with Kids Club. This monthly, reservation-based care program is designed to keep kids active and entertained while you get a worry-free workout. Learn more >

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Active Older Adult Highlights

  • Community Café - Committing to & Walking in Wellness: Transitions in health may cause fear. May we inspire hope in ourselves while examining the many parts of wellness. Learn more >

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Virtual Y

Meet the Instructor

  • Say Hi to Kristin: Kristin has been teaching group exercise classes for eight years. She loves to inspire others to be the best they can be through fitness and believes that working out should be fun, no matter your level. Join her for AOA Strength on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Stretching on Thursdays in the Virtual Y. Learn more >

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Camping and Outdoor Adventures

  • Outdoor Adventure Day Trips: The Y offers a variety of outdoor day trips for teens and families! No previous experience is necessary. Join us for hiking, kayaking, and canoeing. Learn more >

  • Spring Family Camps at Colman and Orkila: Starting in April, join us for a special series of Family Camps featuring traditional camp activities like archery, boating, arts & crafts, hiking, outdoor environmental education, and campfires. Fee include nutritious meals and cabin lodging. Learn more >

  • Y Cabin Rentals: Explore the outdoors together! Join us for a physically-distanced campout this spring. Rentals are available at both Camp Colman and Camp Orkila. Learn more >

  • Outdoor Leadership (BOLD & GOLD): Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership (BOLD & GOLD) experiences are geared specifically for young people ages 11 to 18. Our expeditions will take you to some of the most beautiful and natural places in the Pacific Northwest. Registration for summer 2021 expeditions is open. Learn more >


Child Care

  • Y LEAP Academy: We’re offering full-day, in-person programs designed to support kids and families with distance learning and school-day care along with the enrichment activities, social emotional learning, and play that the Y is known for. Learn more >


For Community

Classes, events, and resources below include FREE or non-member options for all. You don't need a membership to use them.

  • Counseling Services: We are proud to announce that we now offer virtual and in-person counseling services for all ages. Services include mental health support, substance use counseling, family therapy, and more. Learn more >

  • On-Demand Workouts and Wellness Resources: In our Healthy Living Room, use our library of on-demand videos to workout on your schedule. Plus, find recipes, mindfulness exercises, and other wellness resources. Learn more >

  • Activities and Games for Families: Bring the Y's education and enrichment activities into your home. Add variety and creativity into days without school, child care, or work through our virtual family room. Learn more >

  • Virtual Community Cafés: Come together in a virtual space for conversations that we typically enjoy in-person, but find are less available these days. Each café includes time for a resource person to share, pose, and answer questions in a discussion space facilitated for support and encouragement. Learn more >

  • Equity and Justice Resources: The Y of Greater Seattle has formalized our commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization. Join us on our journey. Learn more >


About Our Reopening to Members

Facilities are currently open to members only. Visit our Welcome Back to the Y guide for the latest information.


Category: Membership