What Members Can Expect

Updated: April 6, 2021

The health and well-being of our members, staff and community is our first priority. We are continuing to take extra precautions in our Ys and at our off-site programs, including enhanced cleaning protocols, health screenings, social/physical distancing and capacity limits, with guidance from state and local officials. Please stay tuned for updates as we continue to respond to evolving guidelines.

 

Guest passes are not being accepted at this time. We welcome you to join us for a tour and experience the many ways we’re keeping your wellness top of mind.

 

WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU TO THE Y!

Please read below to review our YMCA MEMBER GUIDE to become familiar with what you can expect in 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.

Hours for all YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Centers are Monday – Friday 5 AM – 9 PM**, with regular weekend hours.

**Avondale Meadows, Athenaeum, Witham, and the YMCA Studio at Westfield close at 8 PM M-F. 

Please note the YMCA at the City Market is closed at this time.

Please read below for other details.

Due to recent decreases in COVID-19 cases, positivity rates, hospitalizations, deaths and increased Hoosier vaccinations, Governor Holcomb rescinded the statewide mask mandate, effective April 6. In accordance with the new statewide mask advisory, Fishers YMCA, Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, Witham Family YMCA, and the YMCA Studio at Westfield will lift the mandatory mask restrictions, but we will continue to encourage mask-wearing in these facilities.

All Early Learning and Preschool children 3 years of age and older must wear a mask to enter all YMCAs. Our staff in all locations will continue to wear masks and we will continue to offer mask required hours for specific times and classes at select locations. Please check our website for these mask essential times.

 

The mask restrictions for Marion County have not changed. Below is a list of things to expect when you visit YMCAs located in Marion County.

 

  • Please remember to bring your mask. Everyone 3 years of age and older must wear a mask to enter our YMCAs. (There are specific exceptions for physical, medical or health-related reasons. Please stop at our welcome desk if assistance is needed.)

 

  • Masks will be required inside except when actively exercising and during brief periods of recovery (2 minutes or less) immediately after exercise or between machines during your circuit. Masks are required when preparing to exercise, when stretching, and during periods of extended rest (more than 2 minutes). Please note: we do have some specific mask essential hours and classes at select locations when masks are required at all times, which may be found here.

 

  • Masks will be required in the indoor pool areas.

 

  • Masks will be required in our youth programs for all participants ages 3 and older. Our instructors and coaches will help children know when it’s okay to remove their masks during appropriate activities.

 

  • Children under the age of 14 in the building must be accompanied by an adult. Children 11+ are allowed in the building after 2 pm Mon-Fri and on the weekends.

 

  • Our Play & Learn Centers (Childcare) are accepting children at least 6 weeks old. All Play & Learn children 3 years of age and older must wear a mask in Marion County YMCAs.

 

  • All Early Learning and Preschool children 3 years of age and older must wear a mask to enter all YMCAs. (Please refer to “Your Well-Being is Our Top Priority” and “Childcare” below).

 

  • 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 current phase of reopening, pool times will be scheduled to ensure we maintain proper physical distancing. Please check specific location schedules for open swim times and aquatics classes.

 

  • 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.”

 

  • Guest Passes and Nationwide Membership access are temporarily suspended.

 

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

 

  • Locker rooms, showers, saunas and whirlpools are available with limited capacity and social distancing. Indoor playgrounds are available with hand washing/sanitizing before and after use as well as masks and social distancing.

The following YMCAs have pools (please note: the outdoor pools are currently closed until the summer season):

  • Baxter YMCA (indoor & outdoor)
  • Benjamin Harrison YMCA (indoor & outdoor)
  • Fishers YMCA (indoor and outdoor)
  • Hendricks Regional Health YMCA (indoor)
  • Irsay Family YMCA (indoor)
  • Jordan YMCA (indoor & outdoor)
  • OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA (indoor)
  • Ransburg YMCA (indoor & outdoor)
  • Witham Family YMCA (indoor)

 

  • There are signs around the pool areas regarding physical distancing.
  • Reservations are required for lap swimming in our Indoor pools. Please reserve your lane on the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis App. That process is outlined below. Please check specific location schedules for open swim times and aquatics classes in our indoor pools.
  • For locations with open swim, 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.

 

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  (summer season)
    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

If you do not arrive for your reserved time within the first 15 minutes, staff may assign your space to someone else.

If you find you cannot keep your reservation, please cancel it so that another may enjoy that space:

Cancel your reservation tickets in the Y app:

  • Select the “Find a Class” tile
  • Select “Filter” top left of the screen
  • Select “Booked Classes” under “Classes”
  • Select “Apply”
  • Select your class
  • Select “Cancel Booking” at the bottom of the screen and confirm

Cancel your reservation tickets on Eventbrite:

  • Locate your ticket confirmation in your email that you used to register
  • Scroll down to the “Order Summary”
  • Click on “view and manage”
  • Select “Cancel Order”
  • Confirm, and you and your guests will be removed from the reservation

 

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 are 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)
  • masks, for Marion County YMCAs, and for Early Learning and Preschool children 3 years of age and older in ALL YMCAs

In accordance with the new statewide mask advisory, Fishers YMCA, Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, Witham Family YMCA, and the YMCA Studio at Westfield will lift the mandatory mask restrictions. Although Governor Holcomb has rescinded the statewide mask mandate, effective April 6, we will continue to encourage mask-wearing in these facilities and our staff in all locations will continue to wear masks.

The mask restrictions for YMCAs in Marion County have not changed. Thank you for joining the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis to help keep Indiana on track and allow our YMCAs to continue to serve our community.

All Early Learning and Preschool children 3 years of age and older must wear a mask to enter all YMCAs. (There are specific exceptions for physical, medical or health-related reasons. Please stop at our welcome desk if assistance is needed.)

When you arrive at the Y, you will see a few Health Screening Questions:

1.) Are you awaiting COVID-19 test results?

  • If so, thank you for waiting to visit the Y until you receive negative test results and can also answer “no” to all of the questions below.

2.) Do you have a fever of 100.4 or greater or any COVID-19 symptoms including: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell?

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

3.) In the last 14 days, have you been in close contact (less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes in a 24-hour period) with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis?

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

4.) Have you been asked to quarantine by any organization?

  • If so, thank you for waiting to visit the Y until your quarantine period has expired.

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

Throughout our Marion County 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
  • 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.”
  • Staff members will receive a health screening prior to starting their shift each day.
  • Staff will be wearing masks

Childcare

Our childcare programs are full of life-changing experiences, unforgettable memories, and keep the health and well-being of kids, their families, and our staff our top priority. For more information on available programs, please click here .

Play & Learn

PLEASE NOTE: Play & Learn for Marion County is currently open with limited hours and with a 90-minute time limit. A two hour usage for Play & Learn is available at Fishers YMCA, Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, Witham Family YMCA, and the YMCA Studio at Westfield.

Play & Learn drop in care is being offered to household members for children at least 6 weeks old. Masks are still required in Marion County. All Early Learning and Preschool children 3 years of age and older must wear a mask to enter all YMCAs. There are caps on the number of children served in compliance with state and local capacity limits.

Parents will see the following short health screening questions:

1.) Are you awaiting COVID-19 test results?

  • If so, thank you for waiting to visit the Y until you receive negative test results and can also answer “no” to all of the questions below.

2.) Do you have a fever of 100.4 or greater or any COVID-19 symptoms including: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell?

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

3.) In the last 14 days, have you been in close contact (less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes in a 24-hour period) with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis?

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

4.) Have you been asked to quarantine by any organization?

  • If so, thank you for waiting to visit the Y until your quarantine period has expired.

We are continuing to provide online content featuring special members-only programming with  a variety of high and low impact workouts, meditation, devotions, family activities and more. Also join us via the YMCA App for fun challenges you can join from home.

Those who are not yet Y members can join us online on our  YouTube channel for a taste of what we offer.

Personal Training Clients also have the option of working out at the Y, off site with your trainer, or through a variety of virtual options.