Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday ................................. 5:30am - 10:00pm (Dec 11 - Jan 14)
Saturday ............................................ 7:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday .............................................. 9:00am - 5:00pm

Holiday Hours and Closing

New Years Day
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Closed at 1pm
Christmas Day
New Years Eve
Closed at 5pm
*The Southwest YMCA will close at 1pm on days Onondaga Community College closes their campus in advance due to weather. When OCC closes mid-day, the Southwest YMCA will remain open until 6pm.

Guest Pass Policy

Community Members ages 18+ are welcome to one guest per visit (restrictions don't apply to guests from outside the area) Monday-Thursday before 4pm. Guests ages 16+ are required to have a valid photo ID, and may visit the Y twice. We ask that members stay with their guests at all times.

OCC Students members from outside the YMCA of Greater Syracuse do not have guest pass privileges.

YMCA of Greater Syracuse branches do not sell day passes.


Prime Time is a benefit that's included in a Greater Syracuse Family Membership. Our Prime Time staff are dedicated to providing a stimulating environment for children to play, learn, and grow while parents take some time to themselves for their personal wellness. We ask that parents provide membership cards/photo ID, and we'll happily care for children for up to 2 hours per day.


Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Monday-Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Prime Time Plus is a program that's included in a Greater Syracuse Family Membership. For parents who need extended care so they may leave the Y to run errands, go to an appointment, or just to have a lunch/dinner date! Services are available during Prime Time's open hours.

$10/day/1st child; $6/day/additional children

For questions about any Southwest child care program please contact Mike at 498-2893, or at mheppner@syracuseymca.org.

Contact Info

Phone - (315) 498-2699
Email - Click On Name


The mission of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Job Opportunities

The YMCA of Greater Syracuse is continually looking for talented, enthusiastic people with a passion for strengthening the community by helping others.
Check out our current job openings at the Southwest YMCA!

Membership: Next Step

Just stop by the front desk of any branch or fill out the form on our Join page to get your membership started!

If you'd like to fill out a membership form to bring into your nearest branch, you can download it here.