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The South Shore YMCA offers hundreds of health, fitness, sports, arts and education programs for every age and ability.
Come grow and learn at the Y with experiences that inspire and empower. The Better You Belongs Here!

SPRING 2021 Session runs APRIL 5 - JUNE 19, 2021
Program Registration Begins March 22 | Swim Lesson Registration Begins February 22


Programs are back at the South Shore YMCA!

WINTER 2021 Session runs January 3 – April 3, 2021
SPRING 2021 Session runs April 5 – June 19, 2021
SUMMER 2021 Session runs July 5 – September 3, 2021
FALL 2021 Session runs September 7.- December 18, 2021

Registration for SPRING 2021 session begins March 22, 2021!
Swim Academy and Powers Aquatics Swim Lessons open earlier. See details.

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Download Winter 2021 Program Guide & Policies
Spring 2021 COMING SOON!



Our 10-13 week program sessions follow all CDC, state, and local health and safety guidelines to keep our participants safe.

  • Longer sessions ensure the same smaller groups are kept together throughout the entire session
  • All participants and programs follow physical distancing
  • Masks are worn during all programs unless participants are in the pool (or under 2 years old) or if the state/national guidelines indicate otherwise
  • Hand washing, cleaning & disinfecting protocols closely followed
  • Self-certification health screening conducted before entering the building or facility


  • Programs are available to South Shore YMCA Members and Non-Members.
  • Member Benefits: As a membership benefit, members enjoy a preferred rate of approximately 30% off all South Shore YMCA Programs.
  • Financial Assistance is available on all South Shore YMCA programs so that everyone can participate.  Contact our Welcome Desk for details.
  • Registration Dates: Registration for Spring 2021 session begins March 22 (see Swim Lesson page for earlier dates)

Browse our programs for specific dates and pricing

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Online Registration

  • Click here and browse for programs you like. Before you register, you’ll be prompted to create or login to your SSYMCA online account.

Walk-In Registration

  • To register in person, please visit the Emilson YMCA or Quincy YMCA Welcome Center.

Phone Registration

  • Call your South Shore YMCA branch and ask for our Welcome Center to register by phone, or for general questions on our programs and  Financial Assistance.
  • Emilson YMCA: 781-829-8585
  • Quincy YMCA: 617-479-8500


View our Winter 2021 Program Guide for program details and policies. SPRING 2021 coming soon!
Download Winter 2021 Program Guide & Policies

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