Nationwide Membership

Guidelines and FAQ about Nationwide Membership at the Santa Monica Family YMCA? 

As a nationwide member, you now have the added value of visiting Ys across the United States and Puerto Rico. There are a few guidelines to know and follow when you travel:

  • Before you travel, contact the Y you intend to visit to ensure it is one of the more than 2,600 locations participating in Nationwide Membership.
  • You must have an active membership to be eligible for Nationwide Membership. This is verified with your membership number or barcode in your online account, digital wallet, app, or key tag.
  • On average, at least 50% of your monthly visits must be to your Home YMCA (the local association that enrolled you and collects your membership dues).
    • Suppose you have known periods of seasonal travel (when you will not be using your Home Y at least 50% of the time or will be a resident of another area for more than 28 days). In that case, you will need to place your Home Y membership on hold (or cancel it) and join the Y where you will be living for that period. Please plan, as it may take several weeks to place your account on hold.
  • If you are a college student, you must join the YMCA, where your usage is 50% or greater. Nationwide Membership is based on individual use, not the family unit. Most have a young adult or college membership option, or you can ask about the financial assistance program.
  • Most YMCAs require a photo ID for all visitors and your signature on a liability form. Please bring a photo ID with you for a seamless customer experience.
  • You will be asked to sign a waiver when visiting other YMCA locations. We offer Nationwide Membership because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our cause of strengthening communities.

We look forward to your visit and hope you enjoy being part of more YMCA communities.

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