Membership Information

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2013 Membership Fees

Adult (18 years and older): $95/month
Adult Couple: $148/month
Senior (65 and over): $55/month
Child (birth thru age 17): $250/Year (monthly rate not available)
Student Fitness (ages 13-17): $395/year (monthly rate not available)
Child added to adult: $150/year
Student Fitness added to adult: $290/year
  • A $100 registration fee is charged for all new adult/family memberships.
  • A $30 registration fee is charged for all Student Fitness and Child memberships.
  • The Darien YMCA allows a 30-day grace period in which to renew an annual membership.  If an annual membership expires and the member wants to rejoin after 30 days, the joiner’s fee is required.

If a monthly bank/credit card member terminates the membership or there is interruption of monthly payments for 30 days or more, the member’s joiner fee is again required to reinstate the membership.

College Student Memberships
1 week- $50

2 weeks- $65
1 month $80
2 months- $150
3 months- $180

*$25 joiner fee is applicable if no one in the family is an active member.

*Must show a valid college ID.

Families Count!
Children of adult members have priority registration for programs whether or not the child is a member. Family members of an adult Y member can join for significant savings.

 “Family” is defined by the National YMCA as adults and children living in the same household and being related by blood, marriage or adoption. The Darien YMCA will require proof of residency of all parties seeking a membership that consists of more than one individual.

Payment Options
Monthly Draft:
Monthly payments are deducted automatically from your checking account or credit card. Draft registration requires deposit of first and last month payment up front plus processing fee.

Annual: A one year membership can be purchased with cash, check or credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

Member Privilege: The A.W.A.Y. Program
A.W.A.Y. Program (Always Welcome at the YMCA) If you’re traveling, you can use your membership at over 600 YMCAs across the country at no charge or at one-half of that YMCA’s guest fee.

  •  We accept A.W.A.Y. YMCA members from YMCA’s more than 100 miles away. They can participate at the Darien YMCA for free.
  •  We accept A.W.A.Y. YMCA members from YMCA’s within 100 miles of the Darien YMCA. They can participate by paying 50%of the current guest fee.

Both groups must show current YMCA ID card with A.W.A.Y. sticker.

Guest Passes
The YMCA welcomes guests to our facility. We ask that all guests be accompanied by a Darien YMCA member unless promotional material states otherwise. Individuals may only be a guest of a member three times per year. Members, once you have used up your Guest Pass Card and wish to bring a guest, the following charges will apply:

Adult: $20
Seniors: $15
Child: $10

Membership Cards
It is the members’ responsibility to carry their membership card while in the facility: to gain admittance to the facility, when registering for programs and upon entering the pools.

Code of Conduct
We expect everyone using the YMCA to behave in a mature and responsible way and to respect the rights and dignity of others. Our Code of Conduct does not permit language or actions that can hurt or frighten another person or that falls below a generally accepted standard of conduct. Members should report any infraction to a YMCA Director immediately.

The YMCA reserves the right to suspend or revoke any membership for good cause as determined by the executive director or the Board of Directors. The length of suspension or refund of membership dues or fees will be determined by the same authority.

The actions listed below are not an all-inclusive list of behaviors considered inappropriate within in the YMCA property, facilities or programs:

  • Carrying or concealing a weapon or any device or object that may be used as a weapon
  • Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, body language, swearing, name calling or shouting
  • Sexually explicit conversation or behavior; any sexual contact with another person
  • Inappropriate, immodest, or sexually revealing attire
  • Theft or behavior that results in the destruction or loss of property
  • Loitering within or on the grounds of the YMCA

Fitness Membership – Teens can become certified to use the Wellness Center, free weights and other fitness facilities at the Y during designated weekdays and weekend hours. For details stop by the front desk at the Y. Watch for special after-school group exercise classes; consult the exercise schedule on-line or at the Y.

High-Schoolers – look for Lifeguard Training in the Aquatics section…gain national certification for summer jobs.

Get going in the morning with Fitness Express, Light N’Easy and Tai Chi.  Water therapy builds strength, but is gentle on the joints.  We have aqua classes in both the small and large pools.

Join Now
Regular YMCA Memberships are available to Seniors at almost 50% off of adult memberships. For Senior guest users of the Y, Buy a “ClassPass” Book and save on each visit.

10 Visits Senior “ClassPass”:     $135

The YMCA welcomes Non-Members to selected fitness classes. Examples of these classes are group exercise classes and water therapy, pre/post natal swimming, and other swim classes. To participate, you can purchase a “ClassPass” at the front desk for $20 per class. If you are planning on attending many of these sessions, we encourage you to take out a YMCA membership. Or you might consider buying a booklet of ClassPasses at the following prices:

10 ClassPass Booklet discount

Adult (18—65): $180  
Seniors (65 and over): $135  

 Weather Conditions

The Y will make every effort to open its doors during inclement weather. Please note that a final decision to open or close will be made based on conditions of your safety, staff safety and emergency first responders recommendations. Holly Pond Nursery School will continue to mirror the Darien Public schools in the event of their closings or a 90 minute delay.  If the Darien Public Schools have a delayed opening and the YMCA opens at its regular morning hour, the following policy applies: 

*Holly Pond Nursery School will open at 10:00 AM

*All Youth Aquatics and Gymnastics Classes will begin at 10:00 AM

*All Group Fitness Classes and Adult Fitness Classes will run at regularly scheduled times. 


If the Darien Public Schools cancel school or have an early dismissal, a decision will be made by the Executive Director about whether the YMCA will remain open and whether classes will run. All announcements regarding closings will be made available on line through our website (under Y News) on FacebookTwitter, our iPhone mobile app and our Droid mobile app.  If you have any questions you should also contact the Y’s main phone number and a recorded message will be current.


Photo Waiver
If the Darien YMCA Members or Program Participants do not wish to have any photographs of themselves, connected with the Darien YMCA programs, to be used by the YMCA for publicity, please contact Pat Morrissey, Executive Director at


Insurance Policy
The Darien YMCA does not provide accident insurance for injuries sustained during YMCA activities.  Program members participate in programs and use the facility at their own risk.  Members are encouraged to have personal medical insurance coverage.


Youth Supervision Policy

Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (with the exception of open gym). Please see the following rules for each department:

  • Wellness Center minimum age: 13 years old, which constitutes a Student Fit membership.  All Student Fit members must complete a Wellness Center youth certification (free of charge) with one of our personal trainers before being allowed to use the Wellness Center. (please see wellness center student hours).
  • Training Center minimum age:  15 years old.  If the student is 15 years or older, they will be orientated with the Training Center during their initial youth certification.
  • Personal Training minumum age is 10 years old.  This option is open to children of members and children who hold youth memberships.  Non-member children are also permitted to personally train at an increased rate. 
  • Group Exercise Classes minimum age: 15 years old.
  • Open Gym – 10 years of age and older. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Aquatics – Children 8 & under must have a parent/guardian (min of 17 years) with them in the water and in the locker rooms at all times.
  • Aquatics – Children 9 to 11 must have a parent/guardian supervising them on the pool deck at all times. If a 9-11 yr. old child is a non-swimmer a parent/guardian is required to swim with their child.
  • Aquatics – Children 12 years and older are allowed to use the pools without direct supervision. Parents are strongly encouraged to be in the building while their child is swimming.

**During the hours of 5 – 8 PM on the weekdays, all students of respective ages must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in either the Wellness Center or the Training Center.

The YMCA would prefer that all children under 16 years of age be picked-up at the “Y” instead of having them walk home or bicycle home.