Tampa YMCA FAQs
Review frequently asked questions about membership and our organization.
If you live in Tampa Bay, there is a Y close to you. View the map of all Tampa Y locations. For other locations throughout Tampa Bay, visit ymcatampabay.org.
The Tampa Y offers several membership types for individuals, families, youth, young adults, seniors and everyone in between. Choose a membership that’s right for you!
- Two Person Household
- Individual age 20 - 29
- Individual age 30+
- Senior Couple
- Senior age 62+
- Teen age 13 - 19
The following benefits are included with Tampa Y memberships:
- You and your family receive reduced rates on all YMCA programs
- Wellness Orientation to start your Y journey
- Childcare while you exercise (on two person and family membership types)
- Unlimited group classes and cycling
- Special member events and small groups, weekly family activities, and exciting programming for kids and teens
- Priority registration and reduced fees on many programs
As a nonprofit charitable organization, the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA strives to make membership and programs accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances. To apply for financial assistance, bring copy of your most recent tax return; we will refer to line #4 on the 1040EZ, line #22 on the 1040 long form, or Schedule C if you’re self-employed or non-filing letter when you come to join the YMCA. Please contact your local Y if you have questions about the approval process.
Our Annual Giving Campaign raises funds to help provide financial assistance for membership and program fees. If you would like to make a gift to support the campaign, a specific location, or a program like summer camp, please visit our online donor center.
With your Tampa YMCA membership, you may also visit YMCAs in Lakeland, Sarasota, Bradenton, Pinellas and Polk counties at no cost to you. Additionally, as a Tampa YMCA member, you have access to YMCAs across the US with the YMCA Nationwide Membership program.
We welcome all Nationwide Y members and reciprocal members with YMCA of the Suncoast and YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg.
Local Guests: Defined as residing in the Tampa Metropolitan YMCA area, visiting the Y with members:
- One complimentary visit plus 2 additional visits at $15 each.
Out-of-Town Guests: Defined as residing 100 miles outside of service area and not a current Y member of an association participating in the YMCA Nationwide Membership Program.
- Guests with a member pay $7/ visit per person.
- Proof of residency required.
- Guests without a member pay $20/visit per person.
- Proof of residency required.
- Limit of 7 visits per year.
The guest Policy reflects a calendar year – January-December. All Tampa YMCAs are considered one, therefore a visit to once center with count as a visit to all centers.
All guests much present a photo ID. Guests under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Y reserves the right to restrict guests at any time, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE, to ensure the safety and comfort of our members. We recommend members contact the Y in advance of brining guests to ensure we are accepting guests, especially during peak usage times or holidays.
If your membership has been inactive for more than 60 days, you must pay the joining fee to renew your membership. If you are a YMCA member at any other association than Tampa, you can provide your Tampa Y with a letter on your current association’s stationary. The letter needs to state you paid their YMCA association or location a joining fee (and the amount paid) in order to receive a credit toward the Tampa Metro YMCA joining fee (for the amount previously paid).
Your membership is very important to us, and we want to handle each membership cancellation with the attention it deserves. You may terminate your membership at any time. Please contact the Tampa YMCA 813-224-9622.
The EIN for the Tampa Metro YMCA is 59-1742909. There is one tax id for our entire organization.
Unfortunately, the Tampa Y does not provide lodging accommodations. We specialize in wellness and community outreach. You can visit the Tampa Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau online for visitor information.
In order to ensure the health and safety of all members and guests, we ask parents/guardians to adhere to the Tampa Y pool policy:
- Children ages 14 and under inquire about our safety swim test
- All children ages 12 and under must have an adult in the pool area providing direct supervision
- All children under the age of 5 must be within arms-length of supervising adult
- Non-swimmers ages 5 and older must remain in water below their armpits or the must wear a lifejacket and be within arms-length of supervising adult