Nu‘uanu Branch

1441 Pali Highway
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 536-3556
Fax: (808) 521-1181
With its location just north of Downtown Honolulu’s Central Business and Government Districts and the Downtown campus of Hawaii Pacific University, the Nuuanu YMCA serves all those who live and work in the heart of Honolulu. With its cornerstone dating back to 1963 at its current site, the Nuuanu YMCA is the biggest YMCA on the island, consisting of 4,800 members and houses the YMCA of Honolulu’s Metropolitan Offices and Youth Department. Nuuanu YMCA also features a transitional housing program which accommodates 68-single rooms and a community bathroom accommodating all men.

What Nu‘uanu Y Offers

We offer a well-equipped fitness center and amazing group exercise classes. New members will enjoy the Healthy Start Room.

During the school year, our staff operates A+ programs at 5 elementary schools. When school is out, we offer Intersession and Summer Fun programs.


Nu'uanu YMCA

Winter Intersession Program

The Nu'uanu YMCA is offering a three week quality child care programs during the winter intersession. Activities include recreational swim, sports and games, arts and crafts, and weekly excursions. Click on the links below for more information.

Program Brochure

Participant Forms

Nu'uanu YMCA Youth Department (808) 541-5261


Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule: November 27, 2014

Studio 118
  • 7:00-8:00am: Zumba - Gayla Traylor
  • 8:15-9:15am: Boot Camp - Steph C.
  • 9:30-10:30am: Functional Conditioning - Liberdy W. (Will be in the GYM)
  • 7:00-8:00am: Insanity - Steph G
  • 8:15-9:15am: Zumba - Kelly S.
  • 9:30-10:30am: Ball Dynamics - Chaz Deguzman

Turkey Swim 2014

The Turkey Swim is an open water swim race, but due to Ala Moana Park’s reef, the swimmer is protected from a true “rough” water race. This allows the novice swimmer a calm introduction into the excitement of ocean swim races while still providing the seasoned racer a challenge.The race features the Classic 2K Swim and the Turkey Lite 1K Swim. Great fun for novice swimmers and seasoned racers! Come and join the gobble, gobble fun!

The Course

The race will be held on Saturday, November 22 and begins promptly at 8:30 am, at Ala Moana Beach Park, Diamond Head end, near the Magic Island parking lot. A staggered start may be used depending on the number of entrants. Participants swim towards the Ewa end of the park for 500 or 1000 meters, round the buoy clockwise and return over the same course, keeping the finish buoy on their left. The finish line is up the beach about 20 yards.

Entry Fees

  • $25, Youths under the age of 18, towel included if postmarked by 11/1/14.
  • $35, Adults 18 yrs. and over, towel included if postmarked by 11/1/14.
  • $40, late entry accepted until 8 am on race day for all ages (towel included if available).


  • Online registration is available here. Use barcode 55215 to register.
  • Or download the registration form and turn it into the Nu'uanu YMCA
For more information, contact Omar Zaldana at 541-5251 or

Nu'uanu Swim Classes

Swimming Lessons are available! View our Fall Brochure here!

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