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Terms and Conditions


  • Government photo ID required for members ages 18 and up
  • Current photo required on file for all users

Code of Conduct

Respecting the rights and dignity of others is the key to creating a safe, enjoyable family atmosphere. At the YMCA we take great pride in our ability and desire to serve the needs of our members while exemplifying the mission, vision and values.

  • Always speak to others in a respectful tone
  • Never use vulgar or derogatory language
  • Never use physical or threatening gestures, words or actions
  • Refrain from any intimate behavior or contact of a sexual nature
  • Respect other’s property and valuables
  • All use and/or possession of tobacco products, alcohol, and illegal drugs are prohibited on YMCA property
  • Any type of firearm, knife, or illegal weapon is prohibited on YMCA property
  • The Y maintains a family-friendly atmosphere. Please use discretion and proper etiquette in locker rooms at all times



Effective immediately, I release the YMCA of East Tennessee, its officers, directors, board members, employees, volunteers, agents, independent contractors, other participants and/or others acting on its behalf.

By participating in the YMCA National Membership Program, I agree to release the National council of Young Men’s Christian Associations of the United States of America, and its independent and autonomous member associations in the United States and Puerto Rico, from claims of negligence for bodily injury or death in connection with the use of YMCA facilities, and from liability for other claims, including loss of property, to the fullest extent of the law.

The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screening on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access.

I give my permission to the YMCA of East Tennessee to use limitation and obligation, photographs, film footage, or tape recordings which may include all individuals on my account, my or my minor child(ren)’s image or voice for the purposes of promotion or interpreting YMCA programs on print, internet, social media, or other outlets. IF I CHOOSE NOT TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED, VIDEOTAPED OR IN OTHER RECORDED MEDIA, IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO INFORM THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND/OR REMOVE MYSELF FROM THE PICTURE.

By providing my email address, I agree to receive email communication with the understanding that my email address and/or personal information will never be sold or distributed.

Membership Agreement

If my membership dues are paid through credit card or electronic funds transfer, I understand this is a continuous membership plan. I must notify the YMCA in writing prior to my draft date (1st or 15th) if I wish to cancel my membership. A $30 return fee will be charged for all refused debits.

All membership rates are subject to change with 30 days written notice. I understand it is my responsibility to notify the YMCA of any change in my address, bank account information (if utilizing bank draft for payment of dues), or credit card information/expiration date (if utilizing credit card for payment of dues).

The joining fee is a one-time fee as long as I remain an active member of the YMCA. If I choose to discontinue my membership for more than 90 days, a Joining Fee will be charged when I reapply for membership.

I acknowledge the waiver and membership agreement set forth above, and being in sympathy to and understanding the mission statement of the YMCA of East Tennessee, hereby apply for membership. Membership dues are not subject to refund.


I authorize my bank to honor pre-authorized Electronic Funds Transfers (or Credit Card charges) against my account for membership/program/contribution payments. When the bank honors the EFT (or Credit Card) by charging my account, such transfer shall constitute notice of payment due and my receipt for the payment. Should any pre-authorized EFT (or Credit Card) not be honored by said bank when received by them, it is understood that the payment is to be made by me in the amount of said payment plus service charge. It is further understood that if such payment is not honored by the bank (or Credit Card institution), then the YMCA, at its discretion may resubmit the amount due for payment on a future date.

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