Frequently Asked Questions

What time is the Y open?
Can I go to any YMCA location?

YMCA of Greater Seattle members can access any of our 14 locations, including 11 aquatic centers. Find your local Y's hours of operation.

As a member of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, you can easily access more than 2,600 Ys throughout the United States using a benefit called Nationwide Membership. Please contact the local Y you plan to visit to ensure they're accepting Nationwide Membership at this time.

Can members bring guests to the Y?
I am not a member, can I visit the Y for just the day?

Yes, you may purchase a day pass in-person at your local Y. If you would like to try the Y before becoming a member, we recommend exploring a one-day Try the Y pass.

What is included with membership?

There are so many benefits to membership!

  • Unlimited access to all Greater Seattle Ys 
  • Free personalized wellness plan
  • Free Kids Zone with family membership (at select locations)
  • State-of-the-art equipment & amenities, including indoor heated swimming pools
  • And more!

See a full list of member benefits

Does membership at the Y include child watch while I exercise?

Yes, Family 1 and Family 2 memberships include access to Kids Zone, a unique drop-in care program for ages 6 weeks to 13-years-old that allows adults to focus on pursuing their Whole Person Health goals at the Y, while their kids are engaging in a fun, safe, and caring environment. 

Learn more about Kids Zone.

Does the Y offer financial assistance for membership and programs?

Yes, income-based financial assistance is available to help cover the cost of membership. To get started, please complete our financial assistance form or visit a branch near you.

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.

Learn more about managing payments

Do I have to sign a contract to become a member?

No, we do not impose contracts on our members. You're free to cancel membership at any time.

Should you decide to cancel your membership within 30 days after joining, you may request and receive a full refund to your original payment method.

Learn more about our refund policy.

How do I cancel my membership?

To cancel your membership please start your request here.

Is the YMCA a nonprofit?

Yes, the YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit social services organization dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. Our tax identification number is 91-0482710. 

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