What Members Can Expect

WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU BACK!

Please read below to review our YMCA REOPENING GUIDE to become familiar with what you can expect when you come back to our facilities.

Please keep in mind, these guidelines are subject to change, and as we continue to align with state and local guidance, we’ll update this information.

We have three locations that reopened on Sunday, May 24:

  • The Fishers YMCA (Fishers, Ind., Hamilton County)
  • The Witham Family YMCA (Lebanon, Ind., Boone County)
  • The Hendricks Regional Health YMCA (Avon, Ind., Hendricks County)

Eight facilities in Marion County will reopen on Monday, June 1:

  • YMCA at the Athenaeum
  • Avondale Meadows YMCA
  • Baxter YMCA
  • Benjamin Harrison YMCA
  • Irsay Family YMCA
  • Jordan YMCA
  • OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA
  • Ransburg YMCA

 

The YMCA at the City Market will remain closed at this time, in alignment with anticipated demand. YMCA at the City Market members are invited to use our 11 other locations, including the Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay and the YMCA at the Athenaeum, both in downtown Indianapolis.

 

The 11 open facilities will be closing at 8 PM Monday through Friday,  with regular weekend hours.

Please read below for other details.

 

Beginning May 24, the Fishers YMCA, Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, and Witham Family YMCA reopened.

On June 1, eight of the nine facilities in Marion County will reopen:  YMCA at the Athenaeum, Avondale Meadows YMCA, Baxter YMCA, Benjamin Harrison YMCA, Irsay Family YMCA, Jordan YMCA, OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA and Ransburg YMCA.   The YMCA at the City Market will remain closed at this time, in alignment with anticipated demand. YMCA at the City Market members are invited to use our 11 other locations, including the Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay and the YMCA at the Athenaeum, both in downtown Indianapolis.

The 11 open facilities will be closing at 8 PM Monday through Friday,  with regular weekend hours.

 

  • You will be asked two short health screening questions before you enter the Y (Please refer to “Your Well-Being is Our Top Priority” below).

 

  • Children under the age of 14 in the building must be accompanied by an adult.

 

  • Our Play & Learn Centers (Child Care) will currently be for children ages 3 & up. Parents will be asked two short health screening questions before their child may be admitted (Please refer to “Your Well-Being is Our Top Priority” and “Child Care” below). PLEASE NOTE: Play & Learn is currently open for our Hendricks, Boone and Hamilton County locations. Play & Learn for the Marion County locations will resume June 8.

 

  • You will see signs around the centers to help facilitate physical distancing in each area, such as in the lobby, in locker rooms, on the pool deck, in studios, in the gym, and on the workout equipment. Thank you for respecting these guidelines.

 

  • In the first phase of reopening, Indoor Pools will be reserved for lap swimming, and Outdoor Pool times will be scheduled to ensure we maintain proper physical distancing. For locations with Outdoor Pools, please note the additional signage regarding physical distancing.  (Please also read “What about the Pools? And How Do I Reserve a Lap Lane?” below.)  Please remember to bring your own towels and water bottles. For Marion County locations, please also note that showers and locker rooms will not be available in the initial phase of reopening.

 

  • Please select your YMCA Center in the “Schedules” drop down menu for group exercise opportunities.

 

  • Open Gym will observe physical distancing. Please bring your own basketball for “hoops practice,” and thanks for understanding there will be no pick-up sports during this phase of reopening.

 

  • Guest Pass sales and redemption and Nationwide Membership access are temporarily suspended.

 

  • Coffee service, towel service, and loaned items such as locks, yoga mats and basketballs have been suspended. (Please refer to “What Should I Bring?” below)

 

  • A few parts of our facilities will be temporarily unavailable. These include: saunas and whirlpools, racquetball courts, running tracks, computer labs, climbing walls, and indoor and outdoor playgrounds. For Marion County locations, please also note that showers and locker rooms will not be available in the initial phase of reopening.

The YMCAs that reopened on May 24 are the Fishers Y (Fishers),  the Hendricks Regional Health Y (Avon), and the Witham Family Y (Lebanon).

Each of these facilities has an indoor pool which also opened on Sunday, May 24, and the Fishers outdoor pool opened on Monday, May 25.

For the Marion County YMCAs opening on June 1, the following have pools:

  • Baxter YMCA (indoor & outdoor)
  • Benjamin Harrison YMCA (indoor & outdoor)
  • Irsay Family YMCA (indoor)
  • Jordan YMCA (indoor & outdoor)
  • OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA (indoor)
  • Ransburg YMCA (indoor & outdoor)
  • There will be signage around the pool areas regarding physical distancing.
  • Indoor pools are currently reserved for lap swimming only. You must reserve your lane on the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis App. That process is outlined below. 
  • For locations with outdoor pools, you will need to reserve a time for entry (so we can monitor capacity for physical distancing) using the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis App through the process outlined below.
  • Please remember to bring your own towels and water bottles. For Marion County locations, please also note that showers and locker rooms will not be available in the initial phase of reopening.

 

If you do not have the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis App, you can download it for FREE on the Apple or Google Play Store.

When you are in the App:

  1. To reserve an indoor pool lap swim time 
    1. Select “Find A Class” tile on the App
    2. Select the Date
    3. Select your swim lane and time (you can filter on the top left of screen)
    4. Select “Book Class” at the bottom of the screen
    5. You are booked!
  2. To reserve at the outdoor pool  
    1. Select “Additional Schedules” on the App
    2. Select correct center name outdoor pool
    3. Click on the Eventbrite Link (URL)
    4. Register for the number of members enjoying the pool

To make your visit to the Y most comfortable, please be sure to bring your own:

  • water bottle  (drinking fountains will be temporarily “closed”; water bottle refill stations will be available)
  • locker lock*
  • shower* and/or sweat towel(s)
  • yoga mat (if you choose to do yoga)
  • basketball (if you plan to shoot some hoops; pick-up sports are temporarily suspended)

*For Marion County locations, please note that showers and locker rooms will not be available in the initial phase of reopening.

At the YMCA, your health and well-being is our priority.

 

When you first arrive at the Y, you will see two Health Screening Questions:

1)  Do you have a Fever of 100.4 or greater, or any of the following COVID-19 symptoms: Cough, Shortness of Breath, or Difficulty Breathing?

  • If so, thank you for waiting to visit the Y until you are symptom-free without medication for 24 hours.

2)  In the last 14 days, have you been in close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis?

  • If so, thank you for waiting to visit the Y until you are symptom-free for 14 days after your last contact with them.

 

For First Responders and Medical  Personnel, we ask that you please check in at the Member Services Desk.

 

CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT THAT ALLOWS FOR SOCIAL/PHYSICAL DISTANCING

Throughout our facilities, we will be practicing social/physical distancing with spacing at least 6ft apart in all areas of the Y, including in locker rooms. In some cases, additional spacing will be required. There are plenty of signs throughout the building to indicate this.

  • Floor markers at check in
  • Touch-free check in using your phone or key tag
  • Protective barriers at check in kiosks and individual membership desks
  • Reorganized furniture in gathering areas, including lobby furniture and pool deck seating
  • Facility use is currently reserved for members only (Guest Pass sales and redemption and Nationwide Membership access is currently suspended)

ENHANCING FACILITY CLEANLINESS

  • We have always taken pride and extra care in our sanitation efforts. In addition to regular cleaning during the day, our facilities are misted each night with a broad-spectrum disinfectant. In our high traffic areas, you may also see a room or section temporarily closed so that additional cleaning may be done during the day. For our members, you will see increased access to  hand sanitizer and equipment cleaning stations as well as additional signage throughout the buildings.
  • We encourage everyone to wash their hands frequently, as well as clean equipment before and after use. Cleaning towels and spray will be provided for you. Please bring your own “sweat towel.”

SUPPORTING AND MONITORING OUR STAFF WELLNESS

  • Staff members will receive a temperature check and health screening prior to starting their shift each day.
  • Staff will be asked to wear masks unless it prohibits their ability to effectively perform their job, such as on-duty lifeguards.

Summer Child Care

We are busy planning summer child care programs that are full of life-changing experiences, unforgettable memories, and that keep the health and well-being of kids, their families, and our staff our top priority. Summer childcare enrollment opened Friday, May 22. For more information on summer childcare, please click here .

 

Play & Learn

PLEASE NOTE: Play & Learn is currently open for our Hendricks, Boone and Hamilton County locations. Play & Learn for the Marion County locations will resume June 8.

Play & Learn drop in care is being offered to household members for children age 3 and older, with a 90 minute daily limit. There are maximum group sizes of 25, with caps on the number of children served.

Parents will be asked two short health screening questions before their child may be admitted:

1)  Do you have a Fever of 100.4 or greater, or any of the following COVID-19 symptoms: Cough, Shortness of Breath, or Difficulty Breathing?

  • If so, thank you for waiting to visit the Y until you are symptom-free without medication for 24 hours.

2)  In the last 14 days, have you been in close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis?

  • If so, thank you for waiting to visit the Y until you are symptom-free for 14 days after your last contact with them.

 

We are continuing to provide  online content.

You can join us online by checking out our virtual calendar and joining us on our Facebook page, at YMCA360.org, and on our YouTube channel for a variety of high and low impact workouts, meditation, daily devotions, family activities and more. Also join us via the YMCA App for fun challenges you can join from home.