Founded in 1853 and incorporated in 1860, the Portland YMCA is the twelfth oldest of the 2,283 YMCA's in the United States and the largest in Maine.  Our historic facility is home to two pools, the beautiful Studio A classroom, a fitness facility, a gym, four recently renovated courts, 3 for squash and 1 flex court, and many other amenities.


Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and the LIVESTRONG Foundation have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physcial activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.

Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.

Watch an impactful LIVESTRONG at the YMCA video here.




Annual Campaign 

Consider what impact your gift will have:


provides a community group a safe, welcoming place to gather with the at-risk individuals they serve


provides a member one-on-one support and encouragement through our Healthy Living Program and tools to create a positive shift in their health and well-being


provides a week-long adventure for a child in our summer camp program as he or she is supported in discovering and nurturing his or her potential


provides a refugee family a safe, nurturing place for six months as they work to build a new life


provides a swim team experience, like the Murray girls, that teaches positive values, relationship skills as well as positive adult role models



Portland News

Halloween 2015 at the YMCA of Southern Maine!
Thursday, Oct 8, 2015

YMCA of Southern Maine's Mainiac Triathlon and Duathlon on WMTW
Monday, Sep 21, 2015

Join us for our Annual Breakfast Meeting on October 26! RSVP requested.
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015

In Memory of Leon Gorman
Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015

Greater Portland branch closures
Thursday, Sep 3, 2015

2015 Planned Closures
Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015

Upcoming Workshop: AFAA Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Personal Fitness Trainer Certification v4 3-Day
Friday, Aug 28, 2015

"The YMCA of Southern Maine has added chief financial officer James Dowd to its senior leadership team"
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

It's time to sign up for School Age Child Care!
Monday, Aug 17, 2015

Fall registration opened today, August 17th at 5 a.m.!
Monday, Aug 17, 2015

YMCA of Southern Maine receives grant to lower energy costs
Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Portland Branch I-Pool closed tonight 8/13 for programs - all will be in Malcolm pool
Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Summer 2015 Planned Closures
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Fall registration opens on August 17!
Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

The Portland Branch strength center and cardio deck will reopen at 4pm today, July 30. The Osher room remains open.
Thursday, Jul 30, 2015

2015 Peaks to Portland results!
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015

Portland Press Herald coverage of Peaks
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015

PPH's 2015 P2P photo gallery!
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015

WGME CBS 13 News preview of Peaks to Portland
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015

Fantastic PPH article about Peaks to Portland athlete, Ian McKay!
Friday, Jul 17, 2015

Great WCSH6 preview of our upcoming Peaks to Portland Swim!
Friday, Jul 17, 2015

All pools at the Portland Branch will be closed Sat., July 18th
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015

The Portland Branch I-Pool is open again as of today, Wed. 7/15.
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015

The Portland Branch I-Pool is closed until further notice
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015

Portland I-Pool closed Sunday, 7/12
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015

All branches closed July 4th
Monday, Jun 29, 2015

I-Pool at our Portland Branch has reopened
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015

I-Pool closed at Portland Branch
Sunday, Jun 14, 2015

The Malcolm pool at our Portland Branch is closed until noon today, 6/5
Friday, Jun 5, 2015

Registration is open for Summer Session programs at all branches!
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015

Donate in support of a Peaks to Portland Swim athlete!
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015

Join us for World Refugee Day and Week of Awareness activities June 13-20
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Volunteers needed for Peaks to Portland Swim on 7/18!
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Helen BreƱa Elected to YMCA National Board!
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Summer Hours begin Tuesday, May 26
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Summer Camps are Starting Soon!
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Summer Session begins June 21!
Sunday, May 24, 2015

All Branches Closed 5/25, Memorial Day
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Storm Closure 2/14 & 2/15
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015

Kids Night Out!
Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015

Sunday, Feb 1, 2015

*OPENING at NOON on 1/28*
Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015

Monday, Jan 26, 2015

Malcolm Pool Closed 1/21
Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015

Portland - Malcolm Pool Closures
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014

Monday, Dec 1, 2014

Portland Pool Closures
Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

I-Pool Update 10/1
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014

Portland Pool Update
Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Summer Shutdown Hours
Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Portland - Strength Center Closure
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

Portland Pool Update
Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014

All Branches Closed 7/4
Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014

Portland Branch - I-Pool Closure
Friday, Jun 6, 2014

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Greater Portland

70 Forest Ave
Portland, ME

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Free validation parking at the Greater Portland Y!  Click on Parking link for garage location.