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.

For more information about the Nu'uanu Y, please visit

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 Swim & Basketball Programs

Swimming Lessons are available! View our Fall Brochure here!

Turkey Swim 2015


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 21 and begins promptly at 9:00 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 11/1/15.
  • $35, Adults 18 yrs. and over, towel included if postmarked by 11/1/15.
  • $40, late entry accepted until 8 am on race day for all ages (towel included if available).


For more information, contact Omar Zaldana at 541-5251 or

Fall Intersession 2015

When school is out, the Y is in! Join us for our Fall Intersession programs to be held on Mon, Oct 5, 2015 - Fri, Oct 9, 2015. We will have programs available for both youth and teens. For more information, contact our Youth Department at 541-5261.

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