COVID-19 Updates | Metrowest YMCA | MetroWest YMCA

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All members must submit a signed waiver before or upon arrival

Program and Facility Operations

Message from 12/10/20:  Masks are required at all times inside our facility. Only esception is, of course, when swimming. We have also taken another step which is to install plexiglass partitions strategically between pieces of exercise equipment in key locations so that with a mask on only 6 feet of distance will be required versus the current 14 feet. This will help to free up some equipment that has been off line. They are scheduled to be installed before the end of December. Thank you very much for doing your part to help ensure that we comply with Massachusetts required guidelines in an effort to help to keep everyone in our community healthy and safe.
 
Q&A
 
  • Who can stay and watch a class? 
    • We are encouraging our families to limit the number of people they bring into the building with them, and ask that you only bring the family members that need to come.
  • Can parents watch the class? 
    • Yes, but maybe not in the same space. Swim lessons may be viewed from the pool deck (space permitting), the pool viewing area, or the upstairs lobby. Parents of participants in the gymnasium, studio, turf, etc. may watch from the bleachers or wait in the hallway/lobby. 
    • We are asking all parents to self-social distance and to make sure that you are always 6ft. apart while waiting for your participant.
  • Does everyone have to wear a mask?
    • Yes, everyone must wear a mask while in the building. Only exception is, of course, when swimming. Please wear a mask in the locker rooms and on the pool deck upon entry and as soon as possible when you are done swimming.
  • Does my child need to wear a mask during the program? 
    • For all participants on land the answer is yes. If you are taking a swim lesson you will wear your mask onto the pool deck, but will take it off when you get to your class in the water.
  • Is hand sanitizer available?
    • Yes, please use it as soon as you enter into the YMCA. Additional hand sanitizers are mounted throughout the facility for your safety.
  • Is there certain ways to enter and exiting the building?
    • Yes, please enter through our main entrance. Our friendly welcome center staff will greet you and ask you a few COVID-19 related questions before fully entering the facility. 
    • Follow the signs and arrows ... they will guide you in the safest direction!
  • Can I use the locker room?
    • Yes, Men's & Women's locker room (18+) are available for changing only.
    • Family locker room is available for showering prior to using the pool for lap swim and for swim lesson participants. SHOWERING AFTER POOL USE IS NOT PERMITTED.
    • Boys & Girls locker rooms are NOT available.
    • MASKS MUST BE WORN IN THE LOCKER ROOMS

 

LAP SWIM UPDATE

We appreciate the challenges that our members have experienced in reserving lap swim, and thank you for your suggestions and patience. In response to your feedback, we have made the following changes to swim reservations:

  • Beginning on October 12:
    • In addition to our current Lap Swim and Family Swim options, we will offer Shared Lane Lap Swim (2 swimmers per lane)
    • NEW: Reservations for all lap/family swim may be made beginning 48 hours ahead of time. For example, if you wish to swim at 8:15 am on Wednesday, you can make your reservation beginning at 8:15 am on Monday. 
    • NEW: If your desired swim time is full, you can put yourself on the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will automatically be notified that there is availability.
    • A maximim of one reservation per day is permitted
    • Cancellations must be made as soon as possible, but no later than one hour before your reservation. Failure to do so may result in loss of swim privileges. 
    • Shared Lap Swimming:
      • There will be 8 reservation slots available to allow two swimmers per lane. Family members who wish to swim at these times will need to make separate reservations.
      • Swimmers will start at opposite ends of the pool, and split the lane.

As a reminder, masks must be worn at all times except while in the pool. This includes the locker rooms. Please wear your mask onto the pool deck and as soon as you exit the pool. 

Thank you again very much for you patience and cooperation.

 

 

 

Reservations are required for some of our programs.

Resvervations are required for: The pool, basketball, and wellness classes.

No reservation is required for the Wellness Center for cardio or strength training.

Make a reservation here

 

Reservation How To:

  1. Use a desktop for ease of access. If you are using a phone, hold it landscape to view the whole website (holding it portrait style will cut off sections of the website)
  2. Login or create an account with this link
  3. Click “Club Activity”
    • Here you can see all of our time slots each day for all departments
    • You can reserve a time slot up to 48 hours in advance
  4. Click the GREEN “Reserve” button next to your desired reservation. A “timeline update” will popup confirming your reservation.
    • You will know if you are reserved for a time slot when you receive the above message, and the GREEN “Reserve” button turns ORANGE and says “Unregister” (if you ever decide to unregister)
    • You will NOT receive an email confirmation of your reservation
  5. To see all of your reservations, stay in the tab you are in (Club Activity). By scrolling down through all of the reservations, you can find yours if you see any reserve buttons that are ORANGE- meaning you are REGISTERED for that time-slot
  6. No need to arrive early. If you arrive early, you will be asked to wait outside until the start of your reservation time.