Greater Lowell YMCA
35 YMCA Drive | Lowell, MA 01852
P.978-454-7825 | F.978-454-8982

My Y is every Y

Reciprocity MapExpanded Y’s available to you….

Your Greater Lowell Family YMCA will allow you access to any YMCA facility in New England.  Program registration will NOT be allowed at any YMCA other than your home YMCA. You are encouraged to check the YMCA that you intend to visit for schedules and or any restrictions that they may have.

My Y Is Every Y: Use Any Facility Y in New England

We are for healthy living and we want you to stay active and keep moving. We have now made sure there is a Y wherever you are! Your Y card now provides you free access to any facility in New England. Simply bring your  facility/full privilege membership card and a photo ID with you, and you can check into any partner Y in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. You can then utilize their gym, pool, fitness, and other wellness facilities, just like any other member! We simply ask that you maintain a current membership at the Y you visit most frequently.

 The Greater Lowell Family YMCA will not have any restrictions on the amount of visits from a New England YMCA visitor. However, we do have restrictions to aquatic classes. Your Home YMCA membership card along with picture ID is required for access.  Please stop at the front desk and fill out a brief waiver and supply the above mentioned identification.  Access will be denied without proper ID.


How will I know if there are any restrictions and what they are? Please visit the website of the Y you would like to visit. All Ys will have
updated information posted on their website.

Does this replace the “Always Welcome at the YMCA” (AWAY) program? No, the AWAY Program is still in existence and many Ys
across the country participate in this program. The AWAY Program may be helpful to those members who are travelling outside of New England or for members outside of New England visiting New England Ys.

What do I need to bring to verify that I am a current Y member? You must bring your current membership card and a photo ID (i.e. driver’s license) in order to utilize another Y. By providing both of these items the staff at the visiting Y will be able to verify your current Y
membership. It is mandatory that you bring both of these items with you.

Do I need to sign anything? As a reciprocal member visiting another Y you will need to agree to abide by all of their rules and regulations.
You will likely be asked to sign a liability waiver and/or other document outlining that local Y’s policies and procedures.

What if I want to sign up for a program at another YMCA? For purposes of program registration (i.e. swimming lessons, camp, child care etc.) you would be considered a non member and you would pay the non member rate.  WATER FITNESS CLASSES ARE NOT INCLUDED FOR RECIPROCAL MEMBERS.  There is a charge of $5.00 per senior or $10 per adult per class with your YMCA card.