What Members Can Expect

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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 currently suspended in Marion County. We welcome you to join us for a tour and experience the many ways we’re keeping your wellness top of mind. Nationwide Membership will resume May 24 for all YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Centers.

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’s rescinding of the statewide mask mandate on April 6 and the City Council’s vote June 7 on the Marion County Health Department’s new COVID-19 health recommendations to adjust mask restrictions, all YMCAs of Greater Indianapolis will lift the mandatory mask restrictions for fully vaccinated members, effective Wednesday morning, June 9.

All Early Learning and Preschool children 2 years of age and older must wear a mask to enter all YMCAs.

Capacity limits are still being monitored for Ys in Marion County. Below is a list of things to expect when you visit the Y.

  • 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 all YMCAs. (There are specific exceptions for physical, medical or health-related reasons. Please stop at our welcome desk if assistance is needed.)
  • All Early Learning and Preschool children 2 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).
  • 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.”
  • Nationwide Membership will be accepted at all YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Centers beginning May 24.
  • Guest passes remain suspended and day passes are not currently available for purchase in our Marion County Ys.
  • Members may bring guests to our Ys outside of Marion County beginning May 24. Standard guest pass policies apply.
  • Day passes may be purchased for our Ys outside of Marion County beginning May 24. Standard policies apply.
  • 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:

  • 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)
  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis outdoor pools open Saturday, May 29.
  • Reservations are not required and are not being taken for our outdoor pools.
  • Reservations are recommended, but not required, at all of our YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Centers for swim lanes. Reservations can be made using the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis App, which can be downloaded for FREE on the Apple or Google Play store. (Without a reservation, there may occasionally be times when waiting will be necessary.)
  • Reservations are recommended, but not required, at all of our YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Centers for Group Exercise classes, including water classes. (Without a reservation, there may be times when classes are filled.) Reservations can be made using the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis App, which can be downloaded for FREE on the Apple or Google Play store.
  • 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:

Follow these instructions:

  • To reserve any YMCA indoor lap swim times
  • To reserve any YMCA outdoor lap swim times
    1. Open the YMCA App
    2. Select the “Find A Class” tile on the App
    3. Select a swim date from the calendar row at the top
    4. In the “Search” bar, filter by “lap”
    5. Click the “Other Filter” link below the “Search” bar and select a Y branch
    6. Scroll down to find lap lanes and/or a swim time
    7. Select “Reserve” and follow login instructions
    8. You are booked!

To add additional family members:

        1. Select “add to cart” instead of complete
        2. Select “here” inside the yellow warning bar
        3. Select your next family member
        4. Continue until everyone is in the cart
        5. Select complete

When you are on the indymca.org website:

Follow these instructions:

  • To reserve any YMCA indoor lap swim times
  • To reserve any YMCA outdoor lap swim times
    1. Click the “Reserve Classes” tab
    2. Select a swim date from the calendar row at the top
    3. In the “Search” bar, filter by “lap”
    4. Select your Y location from the box labeled “Branch” on the left side of the page
    5. Scroll down to find lap lanes and/or a swim time
    6. Select “Reserve” and follow login instructions
    7. You are booked!

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:

To cancel your pool reservation tickets:

    1. Locate your confirmation e-mail
    2. Select “Click here to remove yourself from this program”
    3. You have been removed

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

  • water bottle
  • 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 Early Learning, Preschool and Play & Learn (Childcare) children 2 and 3 years of age and older in ALL YMCAs

Due to recent decreases in COVID-19 cases, positivity rates, hospitalizations, deaths and increased Hoosier vaccinations, Governor Holcomb’s rescinding of the statewide mask mandate on April 6 and the City Council’s vote June 7 on the Marion County Health Department’s new COVID-19 health recommendations to adjust mask restrictions, all YMCAs of Greater Indianapolis will lift the mandatory mask restrictions for fully vaccinated members, effective Wednesday morning, June 9.

All Early Learning and Preschool children 2 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.

  • 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.