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...

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 Breakfast

Join us for a time of food and fellowship as we pray for our city, our YMCAs and our country.  Free...

May Restorative Yoga Workshop

In Restorative Yoga, props are used extensively to support your body so that you can hold poses for a longer duration of time. Postures are...

May Foam Roller Workshop

Have you ever wondered how to properly use a foam roller? Brought back by high demand, we are pleased to continue offering another Foam Roller...
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...

Curiosity Workshop

It has been suggested that active older adults in their seventies and eighties who started incorporating activities to improve mental capacity at those ages could...

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.

We are constantly amazed by our incredible volunteers who live out the mission of the YMCA on a daily basis. Thank you for serving alongside the Y to better our communities!

We're hiring! The Tacoma Center YMCA is seeking a Health and Well-being Instructor, preferably certified in Zumba® to create a motivating and safe atmosphere that promotes a healthy lifestyle and member engagement. Do you think you have what it takes?

STARTING RANGE: $10.35+ per hour, depending on qualifications

For more information, or to apply: http://bit.ly/236el0I

Do you love the Y? Between April 10-16, share a photo of you and your friends in a Group Fitness class on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #TacomaCenterYMCA and be entered into a drawing to win one month of your membership for free plus some cool Y swag. Happy posting!

For a better you, a better community, and a better country—The Y is here. Give for a better us: https://www.ymcapkc.org/give-2016/ #YMCA #ForABetterUs

Did you know some employers will double or even triple your charitable gifts? That is some serious impact! All week, our team will be tabling in the front lobby answering your burning questions about how Matching Gift giving works in support of our Annual Campaign. Thank you for considering the Y in your charitable giving this year. https://www.ymcapkc.org/matching-gifts/ #ForABetterUs

What's happening at tacoma center YmcA

View our April Newsletter

May 2, 12-1:30pm and 5:30-7pm
Contact: Carol Ann Briggs at 253-460-8871.

May 18, 10:45-11:45AM
Active Older Adults
Contact: Kaila Mann at 253-460-8865.

May Foam Roller Workshop*
May 14, 2-4pm with Diane
Register online or at Welcome Center
Contact: Kaila Mann at 253-460-8865.

May Restorative Yoga Workshop*
May 14, 4:30-6:30pm
Register online or at Welcome Center
Contact: Kaila Mann at 253-460-8865

Feed the Need: St. Leo's Food Drive
May 15-27
Bring your non-perishable food items to the Y!
Contact: Deb Haywood at 253-460-8689
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.

Saturday, May 14, 9-11am
Free community event | University Y Student Center
Contact: Carol Ann Briggs at 253-460-8871.
Wednesdays, 11:30am in the Board Room
Contact: Carol Ann Briggs at 253-460-8871

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

Wednesdays, 12pm in the Board Room
Contact: Carol Ann Briggs at 253-460-8871.

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.