What time is the Y open?
Hours vary by branch. View hours by location
Can I go to any YMCA location?
Yes, as a member of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, your privileges extend to all 14 of our branches as well as every Y in Washington State. Some restrictions may apply for YMCAs out of the greater Seattle region. We encourage you to check the rules around visiting members for the Y you are planning to visit in advance.
What is included with membership?
See a full list of member benefits. While many classes are included in membership there may be additional fees for care, specialty, or instructional programs such as swimming lessons, martial arts, Pilates Reformer, or cooking classes.
Does membership at the Y include child watch while I exercise?
Absolutely! Kids Zone, the Y’s child watch program, is a benefit for all family memberships. Many of our Ys offer Kids 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 members bring guests to the Y?
Absolutely! Your membership includes 12 guest passes per year. Guests 16 years or older will need to do two things to visit: bring government-issued photo identification and sign a liability waiver. If your guest is under 18 years old, a parent or legal guardian will need to sign the liability waiver. Members must remain present in the building with their guests. Liability waivers are available at all YMCAs.
Who can participate at the Y?
Everyone is welcome here. The YMCA of Greater Seattle is a membership organization open to people of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, abilities, and financial circumstances. Programs and branches embrace diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of the communities we serve. Financial assistance, to the extent possible, is available for those in need.
Does the Y offer financial assistance for membership and programs?
To ensure equitable access for all the Y offers affordable options at each of our 14 branches. All Y members receive the same membership benefits regardless of whether or not they receive financial assistance. Applications are processed confidentially. See details about financial assistance or speak to a Membership Representative at your local Y to learn more.
How does payment work?
Signing up for a membership includes a one-time joining fee and recurring monthly dues. Most members pay dues through a monthly bank draft via a checking account, savings account, debit card, or credit card. You can also pay for your membership on an annual basis. If you give us an email address when you sign up for a Y membership you will have access to an online account. Sign in or create an online account
How can I join the Y?
You can join the Y now or visit one of our 14 branches to join. Government issued identification will be required for enrollment.
What is the Y Membership Satisfaction Guarantee?
Should you decide to stop your membership within 30 days after joining, you may request and will receive a full refund of the joining fee and your monthly dues.
I am not a member, can I visit the Y for just the day?
Yes, we'd love to have you visit us. You can by a day pass at your local Y. Note that government issue identification will be required to check-in. See a list of our locations
How do I cancel my membership?
At the Y, there are no contracts for the length of your membership. If you need to cancel your Y membership, please provide written documentation either in person at your branch or via email no less than 7 days before your automatic payment withdrawal. If you need to cancel within 7 days of your automatic payment, please contact your local branch. We do not issue refunds for lack of use or failure to notify the Y.
What is the difference between a Facility Member and a Community Member?
Facility Members have signed up for a membership package. They receive exclusive access to programs such as the Personalized Wellness Plan and also receive discounts on programs such as swim lessons. This type of membership often includes access to fitness centers, group exercise classes, lap and recreational swimming, and Kids Zone. Note that facility membership benefits may vary by location.
A Community Member does not pay member dues but can still enroll in a particular class or program, including swim lessons, youth sports, or child care. General use of the Y facility is not included for community members.
Is the YMCA a nonprofit?
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. Learn more about us
How do I volunteer my time to help the Y serve the community?
Most volunteer opportunities are run through individual Y branches. Learn more about volunteering
When is the the Y closed?
Branches close two times during the year: on Christmas day and during Facility Improvement Week, a week where we do things like paint, deep clean, make repairs, add furniture, and other projects.
Here is our complete list of holiday operating hours in 2020:
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 (New Year’s Day): 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday, January 20, 2020 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day): Regular hours
Monday, February 17, 2020 (Presidents' Day): Regular hours
Sunday April 12, 2020 (Easter Day): Regular hours
Monday, May 25, 2020 (Memorial Day): 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 4, 2020 (Independence Day): 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Monday, September 7, 2020 (Labor Day): 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (Veterans Day): Regular hours
Thursday, November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving Day): 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 24, 2020 (Christmas Eve): Early close at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, December 25. 2020 (Christmas Day): Closed all day
Thursday, December 31, 2020 (New Year's Eve): Early close at 3:00 p.m.
Facility Improvement Week dates vary by branch. Once our 2020 dates are scheduled we will list the dates for each branch here as part of our frequently asked questions.
Our hours may also be impacted by the weather. Find the latest information on weather-related schedule changes.