The Y is Where You Are

At the Y, we believe that positive, lasting personal and social change can come about only when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. Nationwide membership makes that investment real by giving you easy access to more than 2,600 Ys across the United States (including Puerto Rico) at no additional cost to you. You will find a safe and welcoming Y community wherever you are.


How Does Nationwide Membership Work? 

We recommend following these guidelines before visiting a Y outside your home association: 

Call Before You Visit

Contact the Y you plan to visit in advance to ensure it is one of the more than 2,600 Ys in the U.S. participating in the nationwide membership program.  

Ask About Benefits

Each Y may have different membership benefits than the YMCA of Greater Seattle. Visiting us for the first time?
Learn more about our benefits >

Activate Membership

Don't miss out! Only active members have access to nationwide membership. Is yours on hold?
Reactivate your membership >

Bring the Essentials

Bring your photo ID and plan to sign a liability waiver when you visit other Ys. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian will need to sign the waiver for you.

Please note! On average, at least 50% of your monthly visits to the Y must be to your Home Y (the local association that you joined originally and collects your membership dues). Nationwide membership is based on individual usage, not the overall usage of your couple or family membership. 

All Ys reserve the right to restrict or revoke nationwide membership privileges. Registered sex offenders are prohibited from participating. 


Find a Y Nearby

More than 2,600 Ys accept Nationwide Membership. Find a Y near where you live, work, or plan to travel.

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Know Before You Go

Learn more about what to expect, what to bring, and what actions you can take to keep our community safe before your next visit to the Y. We'll keep this information updated as our welcome back plan progresses.

Financial Assistance

The Y is committed to making membership accessible to all. To ensure equitable access, we offer affordable options through financial assistance.

Have Questions?

If you need help updating your account information, making a payment, or other FAQs, visit our support center for quick answers to many of our most common membership questions.