Tacoma Center YMCA will be closed during for facility renovations May 31-September 5. Learn More
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Youth Swim Lessons

Swim with confidence! Each swim session is five weeks and takes place every Saturday from...
2 - 25

Floating Beyond Fear

This innovative class for adults combines group discussion and pool time designed to address fear of the water. Discuss how your body naturally interacts with...
15 - 27

Feed the Need: St. Leo's Food Drive

Join us in collecting food for Saint Leo's Food Connection in Tacoma! Your donations of non-perishable food items will help Saint Leo's serve the hundred...

Community Prayer Group

All denominations are welcome for a quiet time of prayer and reflection in the upper lounge every Wednesday. We pray for our nation, our community, our...

Active Older Adults Potluck & Gathering

Join your fellow Y members throughout the year enjoying good food and great fellowship on the following dates:  January 27...

Memorial Day Commemoration

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces...

Memorial Day Member BBQ

Join us on Monday, May 30 as Tacoma Center YMCA hosts a free member BBQ from 11am-1pm led by Facilities Director, Chris Smith and the...

Community Prayer Group

All denominations are welcome for a quiet time of prayer and reflection in the upper lounge every Wednesday. We pray for our nation, our community, our...

Community Prayer Group

All denominations are welcome for a quiet time of prayer and reflection in the upper lounge every Wednesday. We pray for our nation, our community, our...

A huge thank you to our YMCA donors, advisory council members, and community partners who came out to our 2016 Celebration of Philanthropy in support of the Y's work in our local neighborhoods. Because of you, we are able to support local foster children, at-risk youth, seniors, and those who would otherwise not be able to visit the Y. You make more possible!

As we begin to prepare for our facility and locker room renovations, the cafe and vending machine services will be closing Thursday, May 26 and reopening Monday, September 5 following the remodel. Additional seating areas are located on the second floor outside the Group Exercise Room. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.

Help us provide an additional 65 full scholarships to give local kids their first camp experience at YMCA Camp Seymour this summer!

Thanks to funding from the YMCA of the USA’s Strategic Initiatives Fund and the Woodworth Family Foundation, all new and increased gifts to the Send a Kid to Camp Campaign will be doubled by a matching gift, up to a total of $20,000! Give today to send a kid to camp! http://bit.ly/1WkpruM

25% of Washington children live in households that struggle to put enough food on the table. The Tacoma Center YMCA has teamed up with St. Leo Food Connection to provide non-perishable food items and baby formula for families in need in Pierce County. Drop Off boxes will be located in the front lobby area May 15-27.

Mission Moment:

What are you doing to ensure rest in your life?

Tacoma Center YMCA will be closing May 31-September 5 for much needed facility renovations. To learn more about the scope of the project and our modified schedules being hosted at University Y Student Center during these 16 weeks, visit ymcapkc.org/tacomarenovation

Healthy Kids Day® is all about building on the SUPER qualities inside every kid and adult. Thank you to everyone who came to our Healthy Kids Day® Saturday, April 30, from 10am-1pm. The day was filled with fun, creative, smart, healthy fun for the whole family!

Last week, our Shallow Water Aerobics class gathered together to enjoy some yummy food and great fellowship. Life is always sweeter when we share in the little moments together! Find a class that fits your unique needs here: ymcapkc.org/tc-schedules/

Tax Day got you stressed?

Join us for Yoga Fusion tonight at 5:20pm in the Group Exercise Room to help calm nerves and recenter your focus. View more of our class schedules at ymcapkc.org/tc-schedules/.

Find help in navigating some of the most challenging and joyful aspects of life by participating in Life University workshops such as Journey to Freedom, Floating Beyond Fear, Making Change Stick and more at the Y!

To learn more, visit: https://www.ymcapkc.org/life-university/ or contact Carol Ann Briggs at cabriggs@ymcapkc.org or 253-460-8871 for more details.

What's happening at tacoma center YmcA

View our May Newsletter
See our Staffing Options during renovation

Water Fitness Potluck
June 24, 5:30-6:30pm
Owens Beach, Tacoma
RSVP to Ashley Jones at 253-460-8872

Memorial Day Member Appreciation BBQ
May 30, 11am-1pm, Front of Building
Contact: Tina Werner at 253-460-8866
Memorial Day Mission Event
May 30, Lobby Area
Contact: Carol Ann Briggs at 253-460-8865

May 15-27, Lobby Area
Bring your non-perishable food items to the Y!
Contact: Deb Haywood at 253-460-8689

Friday, June 24, 7:30-11:30pm
RSVP to Gary McCurty at 253-460-8873
Mondays and Wednesdays, May 2 - 25, 6:30-8pm
Registration is required | Free for Y members
4 week session (land and water exercises/conversations)
Contact: Carol Ann Briggs at 253-460-8871.

Registration: March 25-April 28
Session: April 9-May 28
Contact: Ashley Jones at 253-460-8872.
Wednesdays, 11:30am in Community Room at University Y
Contact: Carol Ann Briggs at 253-460-8871

Mondays beginning June 20, 10-11:30AM | Community Room at University Y
Contact: Carol Ann Briggs at 253-460-8871.

Wednesdays, 12pm in the Board Room
Contact: Carol Ann Briggs at 253-460-8871.
May 25, 11:45am-1:30pm
Mind Body Room | Bring a healthy dish to share
Contact: Amanda Paschall at 253-460-8877

Register your children today for our Preschool and Youth Swimming Lesson Program, sign up for a variety adult small group workshops or other specialty YMCA classes below!



  • REGISTRATION: March 25-April 28
  • SESSION: April 9-May 28


  • Spring 2 - Closed
  • Summer 1 - Closed
  • Summer 2 - Closed
* Check out our Facebook page and branch calendar to find out what Aquatics is doing around our community! 


  • REGISTRATION: September 23-30
  • SESSION: October 1-29


  • REGISTRATION: October 20-November 11 
  • SESSION: November 12-December 10



  • ActivTrax
  • Basketball courts
  • Cardio Theater with MP3 player connectors
  • Free weights and Weight Equipment
  • Group cycling studio
  • Group exercise rooms
  • Gymnasium
  • Handball, Raquetball, Squash Courts
  • Hot tub
  • Indoor Track
  • Locker Rooms with vanity areas
  • Pilates Studio
  • Pool
  • Secure storage lockers
  • Steam Room
  • Stretching Area
  • Toning Studio
  • Volleyball Courts



In order to better protect our members, guests, and staff, all visitors *14 years of age and older are required to show a valid, government-issued ID. 

This policy helps us account for all people in the facility, making the YMCA a safer place for all in attendance. Community members who intend to visit the facility on a regular basis can elect to have their picture taken and stored in our database in lieu of showing picture ID during subsequent visits, but all first-time guests MUST present ID to enter the facility.


Community members and guests wishing to visit the facility are required to sign our guest waiver before entering the facility. Additionally, all minors entering the facility must have their guest waivers signed by a parent or guardian.

Tacoma Center Y offers programs and services for adults ages 15 and older Monday through Friday. 

Youth 8 years of age and older are allowed in the facility on Saturdays and Sundays for a maximum of two hours without parent or guardian supervision. Youth should not loiter in exercise areas, tracks, hallways, locker rooms, or meeting areas.

If an unsupervised youth member is engaging in inappropriate behavior or is acting disrespectful towards staff or members, the parent and/or guardian will be notified, and asked to remove the youth from the Y premises for the day. 

For additional membership identification or policy questions, contact Telly Lau at 253-460-8874.


  • New Years Day | 9am-6pm
  • Easter | CLOSED
  • Memorial Day | 7am-3pm
  • July 4 | 7am-1pm
  • Labor Day | 7am-3pm
  • Thanksgiving | 7am-1pm
  • Friday After Thanksgiving | 7am-9pm
  • Christmas Eve Day | 4:45am-3pm
  • Christmas | CLOSED
  • December 26 | 7am-8pm
  • New Years Eve Day  |  4:45am-5pm


Looking to get connected to the Y? Make sure to follow Tacoma Center YMCA on Facebook. Click here to "like" our Facebook page for program spotlights, facility communication, and other helpful ways to get you set on the path to healthy living. 


FitPath is an appointment designed specifically for members ages 10 and older who want to have a tailored, progressive fitness plan. Our Health and Well-being staff will meet with you to discuss your goals to create a program that's right for you. Contact Amanda Paschall at 253-460-8877 to schedule your FitPath appointment today! 


Our certified personal trainers will use their knowledge of current research concepts, principles of sound exercise, and state-of-the-art equipment to design and implement a program tailored just for you. Contact Deb Delong at 253-906-9945.