Can I visit YMCAs that are not part of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine Association?
YGBW Members have access to YMCAs participating in Nationwide Membership.
What is Nationwide Membership? YGBW Members have access to Ys in the United States and Puerto Rico who participate in the YMCA nationwide membership program. Through this program, YGBW members can visit any participating YMCA at no additional cost.
How do I use Nationwide Membership? Because not all YMCAs participate in nationwide membership, members are strongly encouraged to contact the YMCA they will be visiting ahead of time to ensure they accept nationwide membership. If so, bring your YGBW membership key tag/barcode and a photo ID and check in at the front desk of the YMCA you are visiting. You will need to sign a Nationwide Membership waiver the first time you visit. You must observe all facility guidelines, privileges and restrictions that the Y you are visiting has in place.
Are there any additional restrictions I should be aware of?
Members must use their home Y at least 51% of the time.
If you plan to visit a YMCA outside of your home YMCA for more than 28 days, you need to transfer your YMCA membership to the Y you will be visiting. The visited Y will then become the new Home Y.
If I'm visiting the YMCA of Greater Brandywine from another Y using nationwide membership, what do I need to know?
Bring your YGBW membership key tag/barcode and a photo ID and check in at the front desk when visiting. We'll be happy to get you started and answer any questions.
You will need to sign a Nationwide Membership waiver the first time you visit.
We ask that you observe all facility guidelines, privileges and restrictions that we have in place.
Child Watch, Y/Kid Zone, and group exercise classes are available if space permits. Check with our member services staff for availability when checking in.
The following are not included if you are visiting using nationwide membership, and are not a member of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine:
Due to space and additional membership costs, outdoor pool access, as well as outdoor tennis and pickelball court access is not included.
We are unable to allow guests who are not on your membership at no cost. However, day passes can be purchased.
If enrolling in any of our programs such as swim lessons or youth sports, we are unable to offer member discounts and rates that are available to YMCA of Greater Brandywine members.
Non-Greater Brandywine members cannot bring guests for free to Greater Brandywine locations.
Non-Greater Brandywine members who wish to enroll in programs at our facilities qualify for non-member pricing.