What time is the Y open?

Hours vary by branch. View hours by location

Can I go to any YMCA location?

Under COVID-19 restrictions, many YMCA associations including the YMCA of Greater Seattle is restricting access local members only. Before visiting another Y, please check their website or call to see if they are accepting outside memberships.

Typically, 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. We'll keep you updated via our website as this temporary restriction changes.

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. See our current availability related to COVID-19 restrictions.

Can members bring guests to the Y?

Under COVID-19 restrictions, we are temporarily restricting guest access to the Y. See the latest updates here.

Typically, 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 aaRepresentative 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. Learn more about our refund policy.

I am not a member, can I visit the Y for just the day?

Under COVID-19 restrictions, we are temporarily restricting guest access to the Y. See the latest updates here.

Typically, 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 start your request here.

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?

In August 2020, we reopened the Y to members with limited operating hours. See hours by location, or learn more about our safety protocols and programs.

Otherwise branches are scheduled to 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.

Lastly, our hours may also be impacted by the weather. Find the latest information on weather-related schedule changes.

Does the Y have holiday hours?

Here is our complete list of holiday operating hours. These hours are subject to change as we increase our operating hours with new COVID-19 safety protocols. Please note, if your branch is typically closed that day of the week it will remain closed on the holiday.

  • January 1 (New Year’s Day): Regular hours

  • The third Monday of January (Martin Luther King Jr. Day): Regular hours

  • The third Monday of February (Presidents' Day): Regular hours

  • The first Sunday after the vernal equinox (Easter Day): Regular hours

  • The last Monday in May (Memorial Day): 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • July 4 (Independence Day): 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • The first Monday in September (Labor Day): 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • November 11 (Veterans Day): Regular hours

  • The fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving Day): 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 am

  • December 24 (Christmas Eve): 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 am

  • December 25 (Christmas Day): Closed all day

  • December 31 (New Year's Eve): 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 am