Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

GENERAL FACILITY INFORMATION

What are the operational hours of the facility?
Our hours of operation at the new Y are Mon-Fri from 5am-10pm, Sat-Sun from 8am-6pm.

What types of fitness equipment does the Y have?
Check out this post to see what equipment is available in our 6,000 square foot Fitness Center.

How will the community rooms be used? How will scheduling for the rooms work?
The new Y offers several meeting rooms available for Sammamish-based community groups and area-based non-profits to use as needed. Scheduling for the rooms will be coordinated in conjunction with YMCA programming. Meeting space is available at no charge and does not require a YMCA membership. Community rooms may not be used for profit-generating classes and activities. To book the space, please contact our Administrative Director, Parmjit Punia at ppunia@seattleymca.org.

What are the parking options at the new Y?
The Sammamish Community Y has a parking garage and surface lot with a total of 300 spots accessible to members and those utilizing the community meeting rooms.

Is the Sammamish YMCA compliant with the American with Disabilities Act, including the Aquatic Center?
Yes, the new YMCA facility and aquatic center is ADA compliant. All three areas of the aquatic center (activity pool, lap pool and the whirlpool) have lifts available.​ We will do our best to accommodate members that need additional assistance.

How often is the facility cleaned?
We take pride in maintaining cleanly facilities and have protocols and standards in place that we follow in making sure our facilities are clean and sanitized. Additionally, the Y will hold an annual maintenance week where the facility will be closed for deep cleaning.

How old does my child need to be to use certain areas of the facility?
Check out our age guidelines chart right here.

 

MEMBERSHIP

What is included in a YMCA membership?

Your YMCA of Greater Seattle membership includes all of the following.

  • Access to 13 YMCAs in Greater Seattle
  • Monthly family activities and events
  • Drop-in child care for Family Memberships
  • Free New Member Fitness Orientation
  • Free Lose to Win Weight Loss Program
  • Free Equipment Orientations
  • Over 125 free Group Exercise Classes
  • Complimentary Towel Service
  • Complimentary Weekday Morning Coffee
  • Reduced Fees for Programs &Priority Registration
  • 12 Guest Passes per Year
  • A.W.A.Y. Member Privileges
  • Additional benefits available to Sammamish Residents

Can I join the new Y if I’m not a Sammamish resident?

Absolutely!

Do you offer Aquatics Only Memberships?
The Sammamish YMCA only offers full-facility memberships, however there is a weekly open swim time for Sammamish residents and daily memberships are also available for purchase.

What if I can’t afford a membership?
The Y offers financial assistance to those unable to pay membership costs. No one is denied membership because of inability to pay. It’s an important part of our mission! Email us at sammamishmembership@seattleymca.org or call at 425-391-4840 for details.

What benefits do you offer for Sammamish residents?
Our Sammamish Resident benefits are listed right here.

Do you offer a daily membership?
Yes! See this page for pricing information.

 

KIDS ZONE

Do I have to pay extra for my kids to go to Kids Zone?
Nope! Drop-in care through our Kids Zone is included at no extra cost in all Family Membership types.

How long can my kids stay in the Kids Zone?
Kids get up to two hours of play per day while you’re at the Y!

Do I need to make a reservation for the Kids Zone?
No reservations are needed for our members.

What are the Kids Zone hours?
Please check this page for our most up-to-date hours.

PROGRAMS

What Group Exercise classes do you offer?
We have a wide range of class offerings for all interests and abilities. Check out our Schedules!

What does the Y offer for seniors?
We love our seniors! We offer a variety of active older adult programs, including AOA Group Exercise classes such as Line Dancing, Zumba Gold and Aqua Aerobics. We also hold a monthly senior social and field trip. A reduced membership rate for seniors is also available.

 

AQUATIC CENTER

What temperature are the pools?

Lap Pool: 82-84°F
Activity Pool: 85-87°F
Whirlpool: 95-97°F

Do you offer aquatics aerobics classes?
Absolutely! We offer a variety of swimming and water aerobics  for the whole family to enjoy. Check out our schedules right here.

Will my child need to take a swim test to be able to use the pool without a life jacket?
Yes, learn more about our Swim Test and FAQs right here.

How tall do kids have to be to ride on the slide? Do they have to pass a swim test?
Minimum user height is 48” and all swimmers must pass the Swim Test prior to using the slide.

Do you have a swim team?
We offer Porpoise Club which is available for more advanced swimmers that have passed all YMCA swim lesson levels. This is a non-competitive team that focuses on improving technique.