Fogelman Downtown YMCA

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Thursday5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


245 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
901- 527-9622
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Get a Jump on Summer – April is Pay the Day!

Join the Y in April and pay the day of the month as your joining fee, normally $75. For example, April 1st pay $1.00 and so on.

When you become a member of the YMCA, you become part of a family. We are all committed to a cause and the Y movement. Promoting Healthy Living, Social Responsibility, Youth Development.

The earlier you join, the more you save!

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Healthy Kids Day

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at nearly 1,300 Ys across the country, aims to get more kids moving and learning, so they can keep up the habit all summer long.

Healthy Kids Day & Aerobathon at the Cordova Family YMCA

Ages: 5-12 years
When: Saturday, April 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Kid’s activities in the gym from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Activities include face painting, kid’s fit class, moon bounce, arts and crafts, and games outside in the cove.
Lunch will be available at the Cordova Bowling Center at your own expense.
Free bowling from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Aerobathon from 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
Many of the group exercise classes we offer will be available in 30 minutes sessions.  Available for ages 16 and up.
Free and open to the community

Healthy Kids Day at the Davis YMCA

Ages: 5-12 years
When: Saturday, April 25
Time: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Join us as for a day of food, fitness, and fun.  We will have tons activities including free-throw contests, dance competition hosted by the Y Divas Dance group, endurance races and outdoor activities hosted by the Teen Achievers. There will be live DJs and tons of fun!
Free and open to the community.

 Healthy Kids Day at the Olive Branch Family YMCA

Ages: 5-12 years
When: Saturday, April 25
Time: 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Showcasing all the Y can do for area families to increase activity levels and healthy habits. We will have activity areas, games, local vendors and businesses, music and much more!
Tell your friends, family and neighbors that the Y is the place to be on April 25th. We hope to see you then!
Free and open to the community.

Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA at Schilling Farms

Ages: 5-12 years
When: Saturday, April 25
Time: 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Activities include A-Mazing obstacle course, active games, moon bounce, face painting, crafts, and more. Events are: basketball free throw contest for ages 5-12 years at 11:00 a.m. and Freeze Dance Contest at 11:30 a.m.
Free and open to the community.

DIG – Emerging Leadership Experience

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The Y is committed to creating a culture in which diversity and inclusion are integral to everyday operations. YMCAs empower communities through access to the support and connections all people need to learn, grow, and thrive. Through welcoming, inclusive practices and environments, Ys engage people from all segments of the community and help to effect lasting, meaningful change.

Staff and volunteer leaders are reflective of and trusted within the communities they serve. Leaders make intentional efforts towards continuous learning and growth in building empathy, celebrating diversity and advancing inclusion. Recruitment and retention efforts are inclusive of all dimensions of diversity and leverage the strength of each individual’s uniqueness.

Who: YMCA Full and Part-Time Regional Staff

Registration Fee: $35 – Non-YMCA of Memphis Staff

YMCA Credits: 8

Hotel Information: Sheraton Downtown Memphis
(Special YMCA Rate)
Address: 250 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone:(901) 527-7300


Winter Swim Lessons

At the Y, we believe that the ability to swim is a critical life skill for every child, teen and adult. In group swim lessons, we use a variety of fun methods to help kids overcome fears, build confidence in the water and develop skills that last a lifetime. Qualified instructors meet kids at their own level, help families set achievable goals and celebrate success.

Winter/Spring Swim Lesson Dates

Winter Session 01  Jan 6-Jan 29
Spring Session 02  Feb 3-Feb 26
Spring Session 03  Mar 3-Mar26
Spring Session 04  April 2-April 28
Spring Session 05  May 5-May 28

Session Fees:  $60 Members/ $100 Non-Members

Parent/Child Lessons (8 lessons, 30 minutes each)
Spring Session: April 4-May 23
Ages: 6 mo to 3 years
10:00 a.m.

Preschool Lessons (8 lessons, 45 minutes each)
Ages: 3–5 (must be potty trained) This program develops kids’ skills and confidence; class is designed to help children develop fundamental swimming skills and water and boating safety.

Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:00-5:45 p.m.
6:00-6:45 p.m.
Youth Lessons (8 lessons, 45 minutes each)
Ages: 6–12 This program develops the beginning level swimmer in 5 areas; Personal Safety, Personal Growth, Stroke Development, Water Games and Sports, and Rescue. 

Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:00-5:45 p.m.
6:00-6:45 p.m.
Adult Lessons (8 lessons, 45 minutes each)
Ages: 13 and Up This program develops the beginning level teen or adult in 5 areas; Personal Safety, Personal Growth, Stroke Development, Water Games and Sports, and Rescue.

Tuesdays & Thursdays
7:00-7:45 p.m.
Swim Team Prep Lessons
Members Only $10 per lesson
Limit 5 per class

Day/Time: Saturday @ 11 a.m.

Click here for: Winter Swim Lesson Brochure

Contact: For more information, contact Brenna Walker, Aquatics Director, at or 901-527-9622.


Summer Camp

Summer Day Camp Programs provide an exciting, safe environment for children and teens to explore the outdoors, build confidence, develop skills and make lasting friendships and memories, so they can grow as individuals and leaders. Limited space. Enroll today.

Location: Fogelman Downtown YMCA

Dates: May 26-July 31, 2015

Hours: Mon-Fri 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Registration: Open registration begins March 1.

Registration fee: $50 for non-members. There is no registration fee for members.

Ages: 5-12 years

Cost: $110 per child per week (40 child maximum capacity)

Parent Handbook
Registration Forms

Contact: Brenna Walker at 901-527-9622 or

Social “Fitness” Club

Social Fitness is a group for members of the Fogelman YMCA and friends of the YMCA to share their healthy living outside the walls of our historic building. Join us for monthly “meet ups” for members and their guests on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Special outings are also planned each month.

Upcoming Outings @ the Brass Door Downtown

January 7

February 4

March 4

April 1

May 6



Master Swim Team

Ages: 19 and Older

This program is designed for adult swimmers of all abilities and enthusiasm. The group is comprised of fitness swimmers who enjoy structured swimming exercise, triathletes and competitive swimmers.

Registration: Open any time to YMCA members only

Season: January 1-December 31

Tuesday/Thursday – 5:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Saturday – 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Fees are collected by $35/month bank draft or e-wallet
Or $420 Annually

TRX/Cardio Circuit

Ages: Adult

TRX Suspension Training was developed by the US Navy. Now you can get the same training in a small group setting under the supervision of an experienced trainer. The body weight exercises build power, strength, flexibility and balance.

Day & Time: Saturday, 10:30 am

Class size: 6

Signup at Welcome Center