YMCA of El Paso

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

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YMCA of El Paso

The YMCA of El Paso strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


Dear Valued Members and Families:

Social responsibility has long been a core tenant of the Y. We have been called on in times of crisis, conflict, and strife to shift from swim, fitness and wellness programs to critical services based upon the needs of the community.  Since our inception in 1886, the YMCA of El Paso has looked challenge in the face. 

Now, we face a new challenge, as our gyms will close per Governor Abbott effective March 20, 2020. We ask that you continue to pay your membership fee so that we can use this revenue to do good during the time of uncertainty. Naturally, we will put your membership on hold for 30 days if you wish, but if you want to join us in service to others, we invite you to join us. For however long we are on hold we will send you a donation letter for your membership fees.

As members, you are the heart of this organization and we care about you, your health and wellness. We ask that you support each other and stay connected. Reach out to your fellow members and neighbors, especially those who may be isolated during this time.

We offer you some virtual wellness options over the coming days. Follow the link to the virtual wellness and other resources we provide for you to stay active and healthy during these challenging times. Please stay tuned to our social media and website as we unfold various ways the YMCA serves you and your community.

The coronavirus has created enormous uncertainty; however, how we manage it is in our control. Join us in creating a history that demonstrates how we came together and served those who needed us the most. If you must cancel your membership, contact your YMCA Membership Director via email by March 30, 2020.

Bowling Family YMCA, Yahaira Perez at yahaira.perez@elpasoymca.org
Loya Family YMCA, Lauren Roberts at lauren.roberts@elpasoymca.org
Westside Family YMCA, Valerie Culver-Gabrysiak at valerie.culver@elpasoymca.org

Member Letter 


The YMCA of El Paso has been serving the El Paso community since 1886 and today is no different. During this time of crisis, we are here for our members. For this reason, we are offering access to FREE workout programs for 60 days that you can do from the comfort of your home. We are in this together.

Thank you for continuing to be a member fo the YMCA.



Stay active.  Stay healthy. Follow this link to set up your account. 

YMCA CoronaVirus



A Message to Members/Parents

The YMCA of El Paso is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone who enters our doors. There are growing concerns about the potential spread of coronavirus, and in an effort to keep you and your family healthy and prevent the spread of germs, we are sharing some important information.

Your Y is regularly cleaned by our dedicated and special care is taken by Y staff to meet quality standards in place year-round that keep our facility clean and safe. Additionally, we are encouraging everyone to do their part in helping prevent the spread of germs and viruses.

More information from CDC


Un mensaje para los miembros / padres

El YMCA de El Paso se compromete a proporcionar una experiencia segura y agradable para todos los que ingresan a nuestras localidades. Existen crecientes preocupaciones sobre la posible propagación del coronavirus, y en un esfuerzo por mantenerlo a usted y a su familia saludables y prevenir la propagación de gérmenes, estamos compartiendo información importante.

Su Y es limpiado regularmente por nuestro dedicado y especial cuidado por el personal de Y para cumplir con los estándares de calidad vigentes durante todo el año que mantienen nuestras instalaciones limpias y seguras. Además, alentamos a todos a hacer su parte para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de gérmenes y virus.

Para más información del CDC



CPOSM Certification and the handbook are available for only $300 ! 

March 19th – 20th
Register by February 28th
Discounts will be offered if an organization registers three or more people. Certification is valid for five years. 

Bill Coon


Youth Sports

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YMCA Youth Sports programs promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition, the value of participation over winning and team building. Parents are encouraged to be more than mere spectators by contributing their time as volunteer coaches and team parents as well as being their kid’s number one fan.

Swim Lessons

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The YMCA Swim Lesson Curriculum is a core group of aquatic skills every person needs to be safe around water. As the foundation of our program, these skills allow students to learn correct swim stroke techniques. Students begin with and build upon skills they are ready to learn, helping them to celebrate their successes, build self-confidence, and enjoy learning to swim and water safety.

After School


A Smoke Free Paso del Norte (ASFPdN) is an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) leads, leverages and invests in initiatives, programs and policies to promote health and prevent disease in the Paso del Norte region.


Alcohol is the leading drug among El Paso young people, according to a new report from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. Underage Drinking in El Paso - A status report was commissioned by the Foundation’s Shift+ initiative. The goals of the initiative are to reduce underage drinking and binge drinking in the Paso del Norte region.

According to the report, more than 28% of 9th graders reported drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. About 17% reported binge drinking, or having 5 or more drinks in a row on one occasion. And another study showed that 56% of 12th graders and 30% of 9th graders said that alcohol was at “most or all of the parties they attend”.

The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.