Bayside Family YMCA

With the Y, you’re not just a member of a facility; you’re cause-driven like us. Now, more than ever, we need your help! As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we count on your membership and our generous partners to help us continue our vital work in our communities. While we may be temporarily closed, we’re committed to helping you, your family, and our community stay active and healthy.


Welcome to the Bayside YMCA! We welcome families, children, young adults, older adults and everyone in between. The Y has something for everyone. People with serious fitness goals will find up-to-date fitness facilities and certified staff, including personal trainers. Those who want to simply live healthier will find classes, swimming, and a wide range of individual and group activities. Plus, there are many programs just for kids. And, it’s all close to home!

Warm Coats Warm Hearts

Shamrock Shake Zumba

Keep calm and get your Zumba on! Join us for a St. Patrick’s Day themed Zumba Dance Party! Don’t forget your green gear and your dancing shoes! Those who register get a FREE Y hand towel!

Healthy Living

The Bayside Family YMCA offers many programs that help individuals improve their health and well-being. In addition to our state-of-the-art health and wellness center, we provide over 100 group exercise classes each week and personal trainers. The Y also helps to address the challenges of a variety of chronic diseases with programs such as Pedaling for Parkinson's, LiveStrong at the YMCA (for cancer survivors) and the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.

Youth Development

The Y is focused on providing safe, enriching opportunities for children in our community. From before and after school care to summer camp to instructional programs that focus on skill development, the Y is the place for your children. Additionally, the Y is also known for aquatic safety and providing excellent swim instruction.

Social Responsibility

The foundation of the YMCA is being a strong community partner, working with individuals, businesses and local authorities. The Bayside Family YMCA works with organizations such as the B.A.Y. Team, East Bay Regional Coalition, Bristol/Warren Regional School District, Barrington Public Schools, Barrington Recreation Department, Bristol-Warren Thrive by Five and Beyond, Girls on the Run, Warren-Barrington Rotary Club and many more.

Cancellations, Closing and Inclement Weather Policy

All classes and programs operate according to schedule. In case of inclement weather, please check the website or call the Branch for automated messaging. You can also download the “YMCA of Greater Providence” app for updates (available on iTunes and Google Play).



Children are like sponges—they watch and absorb knowledge, skills, and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That’s why our childcare and enrichment programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other. At the Y, school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do their homework. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow. With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, Y before and after school programs serve kindergartners through middle schoolers with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents.

On-Site Enrichment is offered before and after school.

If your child attends:

  • Nayatt
  • Primrose Hill
  • Sowams

If your child attends:

  • Hampden Meadows

Frequently Asked Questions

The YMCA of Greater Providence is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (Tax ID: 05-0258878). All cash or in-kind donations made to the YMCA of Greater Providence are tax deductible. Additionally, many companies and organizations have Matching Gift programs – the company will match the employee’s donation to the employee’s charity of choice.

Financial assistance is made available to those who cannot afford the services the Y provides. As a charitable organization, our mission is to ensure that Y services are available and accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay.

Financial assistance is made possible through donations to our Y’s.

Click here to access the financial aid forms. All information is confidential.


Guest Passes are limited to three (3) per year. Anyone who uses a guest pass must fill out an informed consent form, provide a photo ID and check in at the Welcome Center at each visit.

Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian and their parent/guardian must sign the informed consent form.

As an added benefit of a Y Family Membership, children can access Kids Care while you work out. For Kids Care schedules and policies, please contact your nearest branch.

Your first month’s membership dues will be pro-rated at the time that you join. Most members pay dues through a monthly bank draft/credit card that will be established at the time you join. You may also pay for your membership dues on a quarterly or annual basis.

Membership Type Ages Cost/Month (2019)
Under 30 0-30 $35
Individual 31-61
Senior 62+
Individual Plus Couple Ages 62+
Single Parent
+ 1 (up to age 26)
Couple Ages 62+
Single Parent
+ 1 (up to age 26)
Family 2+ Members living in
same household with
children up to age 26
and/or seniors 62+
2+ Members living in same household with children up to age 26 and/or seniors 62+ $84

*Senior Benefit (10% adjustment) for Seniors $49 and Senior Couples $67

If you are interested in joining the Y, you need to create an online account. A Y membership allows full use of our facilities and all the added benefits of a membership.

  • A Program Participant is an individual who enrolls only in a specific program or programs and pays a non-member fee, with no further facility or membership privileges.
  • Full Service Member is an individual who pays a monthly fee for a specific membership type and has access to all seven full service branches. As a full service member you have access to:
  • Wellness/Fitness centers
  • Pools
  • Kids Care
  • Youth swim teams
  • Early registration for popular programs
  • Free group exercise including Les Mills ™ programming and yoga
  • Pilates
  • Indoor cycling classes
  • Free water exercise classes
  • Family programs
  • A.W.A.Y. program
  • Members only special events

If you are signing up for a membership, please read through the Frequently Asked Questions, then click the “Join Now” button and fill out the application.

New members have 30 days from the date of membership to decide if the Y is the place for them. If you are not completely satisfied, you will receive a full refund. To do so, you must complete the appropriate form available at the Welcome Center. For additional refund policies, please contact your nearest branch.

Volunteers are welcome at the YMCA and we urge new members to get involved. You may help with programs, events, serve on a committee, or join one of our branch councils. We are always grateful for the assistance and need people with a wide range of skills and interests to help us meet the needs of all we serve. Stop by your nearest branch and ask how you can join our team of volunteers.

We are dedicated to ensuring our facilities, programs and services are open and welcoming to all. As part of this effort, we are proud to offer our members access to YMCA facilities across the United States that participate in Nationwide Membership. Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating Y’s in the United States through membership at your primary Y. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities. To find a Y in your area, visit

At the Y, we are for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is an organization open to all people: men, women, girls and boys of all ages, all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities and financial circumstances. All our branches and every program embraces diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of the communities we serve.

Race 4 Chase

FREE Youth Triathalon Program

6-week program runs July 2 to August 10, 2018!

Monday-Friday — 9:00am-12:30pm

Race 4 Chase is named for Chase Kowalski, an amazing little boy from Newtown, who loved to run. Race 4 Chase strives to empower kids to reach their full potential. Registration is for children ages 6-12 years old from Barrington, Bristol, Warren or Riverside wishing to participate in the Race 4 Chase Triathlon Program. This program provides youth with a fun, skill-building, life-changing experience by introducing them to the sport of triathlon.

This free program runs for 6 weeks beginning Monday, July 2, 2018. Race day is the culmination of the program for the YMCA Race 4 Chase programs and will take place at Fort Adams State Park in Newport on Sunday, August 12, 2018. All participants will compete in a Youth Triathlon on this day.


Address 70 West Street, Barrington, RI 02806
Facility Hours
Closed: March 15 - May 8
Phone 401-245-2444
Fax 401-245-6588