Free Child Membership
At the YMCA we are dedicated to helping people live healthier, happier lives through physical activity. That's why we have introduced an industry first for our members - FREE CHILD MEMBERSHIPS.
The concept is simple. The YMCA wants to raise a healthier generation and encourage families to be active together. To do this, the YMCA is providing our 5,000+ All Access members across the state with FREE memberships for their children under the age of 10.
The YMCA manages some of South Australia's premier pools and recreation centres. Enabling more children to utilise these community facilities and encouraging families to spend more time together doing something healthy simply makes sense. Our facilities offer a place to learn lifelong healthy habits, whether it be swimming, shooting hoops, developing eye-hand coordination in badminton or squash, or simply providing a safe space to run and play during cold or wet days.
The details and getting started
The FREE Child Membership 'benefit' will be offered to existing and new All Access members (including those on concession, mates rates or foundation discounts). The child must be under the age of 10 and reside with the eligible member. FREE Child Membership provides the equivalent access privileges and inclusions as allowed by a child casual admission to the pool or stadium. Children under 10 must be actively supervised at all times while in the centre and do not have access to amenities which are not age-appropriate such as the gym, group fitness rooms, spa/sauna, etc. The amenities/activities available to FREE Child Members vary by site; BYO stadium sports equipment.
Help your children develop the physical literacy they need to thrive!
Child physical inactivity is a problem in Australia, with only 19% of children aged 5-17 meeting the national daily activity guideline. Combating this vitally important issue is complex, however, two consistent outcomes are universally agreed to:
- Physical activity needs to be prioritised every day. It should not be viewed as something we feel like we should do, rather it should be viewed as something we all want and choose to do for fun, enjoyment and better health and wellbeing.
- Physical literacy (physical, cognitive, emotional and social tools an individual needs to be physically active for life), needs to be developed from a young age.
FREE Child Membership is aimed at making it easier for families to become healthier, happier and more active.
Learn more about the importance of physical activity for children and review the latest Active Healthy Kids Australia report card.