POOL OPENING INFORMATION

Reservations for lap swim, recreation swim, and aqua fitness time slots can now be made through the YFit app or online here.

Private Swim Lessons are now available. Register online here. 

Reservation slots will be made available one week in advance. In order to accommodate as many swimmers as possible, we respectfully ask that each household reserve one pool lane for up to two household members at a maximum of three times per week. Members can reserve time at ANY open location listed below. 

YMCA reciprocity programs, both bay area and nationwide, are suspended through 2020. 

Due to current Santa Clara and San Mateo County health orders, locker rooms are currently unavailable. Restrooms will be available if needed. Please come dressed to swim.

Central YMCA

Outdoor Pool

M-F: 6am-7:45pm
Sat: 8am-11:45am
Sun: CLOSED

Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA

Outdoor Pool

M-F: 7am-7:45pm
Sat: 8am-11:45am
Sun: CLOSED

El Camino YMCA

Outdoor Pool

M-F: 6am-7:45pm
Sat: 8am- noon
Sun: CLOSED

South Valley Family YMCA

Outdoor Pool

M-F: 6am-7:45pm
Sat: 8am-11:45am
Sun: CLOSED

YMCA Camp Campbell

Outdoor Pool

M-Thurs: 10am -12pm,
3pm-6pm
Fri: 4pm-5pm
Sat: 9am-12pm
Sun: CLOSED

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PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS NOW AVAILABLE

Private swim lessons provide individual instruction, enhance personal abilities, and improve stroke technique, endurance, and strength. Lessons are taught according to your ability and skill level.
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LEARN ABOUT THE YFIT APP

To ensure proper physical distancing, the Y will be using a reservation system. Download the free YFit App to reserve your workout time online, or by using the link at the top of this page. Please note: reservation slots will be made available one week in advance.

Required Agreements

Please watch your inbox for an email with a link to electronically sign these forms below before your first visit back to the Y.

If you did not receive an email - please allow time to electronically sign these forms during your first check-in back to the Y. 

COVID-19 Code of Conduct (New)
Member Code of Conduct
Member Liability Waiver
Wireless Network Use Agreement

Virtual Y

Continue to engage with the Y online through Virtual YMCA, starting Oct 5. 

Enjoy Live GroupEx Classes, On-Demand Workouts, family and youth programming, and more!

 

AQUATICS FAQ

Why are some Y's restrictions different than others?

YMCA of Silicon Valley facilities span both San Mateo County, and Santa Clara County.

There are a few differences between how the counties have asked gym facilities to operate, accounting for any policy differences you may notice location to location. Visit your county's website to understand why the Y's operations have been modified to accomodate these guidelines.

What if my local YMCA isn't open, or is fully reserved?

You are welcome and encouraged to visit ANY of our open locations.

What should I bring to the Y to swim?
  • Please bring your membership card, towel and filled water bottle.
  • Be prepared to show us your online reservation confirmation. 
  • Face masks are required at all times, except while in the pool
  • Under current health department orders, all communal pool equipment (such as kick boards and floatation belts) is currently in storage. You are welcome to bring your own from home.
  • Due to health orders, locker rooms are currently unavailable. Please come dressed to swim. Restrooms will be available if needed.
How has the Y's health protocol changed?

Health Screening: Both staff and members will receive temperature checks before being allowed to start their work shift or enter the facility. We will also ask you five health screening questions when you enter the center.

Face Coverings: Face masks are required at all times, except while actively swimming. In Santa Clara County locations, facemasks can be removed when exercising vigourously OUTDOORS.

PPE for All Staff: All staff will be required to wear a face covering and other personal protective equipment.

Contact Free Check-In: Members will be asked to self-scan to allow for limited contact entry.

Designed for Physical Distancing: Current orders require one swimmer per lane unless you are sharing a lane with one additional member of your same household. In areas with members might congregate, signage will remind you of this requirement.

Frequent cleaning: Our staff team will clean all shared spaces and surfaces after each group of lap-swimmers.

How can I help the Y keep myself and others healthy?

The Y appreciates your support in the following precautions. 

Stay Home if You’re Sick: Stay home if you don’t feel well. The CDC and public health officials encourage seniors and members of vulnerable populations, including those with underlying health conditions, to stay at home.

Be Ready for Temperature Checks: All members will have their temperature taken prior to check in. We will also ask you five health screening questions when you enter the center.

Please bring your membership card, towel and filled water bottle. Wear a face covering when you are out of the water, especially in common areas where other members are present. Under current health department orders, all communal pool equipment (such as kick boards and floatation belts) is currently in storage. You are welcome to bring your own from home.

Observe Physical Distance: Current order require one swimmer per lane unless you are sharing a lane with one other member of your same household. In areas with members might congregate, signage will remind you of this requirement.

Expect Reduced Capacity: To ensure proper physical distancing, our pool will have a limited capacity. Lap swimmers will be able to reserve a 45-minute workout time.

Face Coverings: Face masks are required at all times, except while actively lap swimming. In Santa Clara County locations, facemasks can be removed when exercising vigourously OUTDOORS.

Can I get a refund for the canceled swim lessons?

We automatically issued credits for all canceled swim programming, and these credits can be applied toward future Y programming. The credits on your account do not have an expiration date. If you would like a refund, please send an email to membersupport@ymcasv.org

What paperwork do I need to complete prior to my first visit?

Please watch your inbox for an email with a link to electronically sign these forms below before your first visit back to the Y.

If you did not receive an email - please allow time to electronically sign these forms during your first check-in back to the Y. 

COVID-19 Code of Conduct (New)
Member Code of Conduct
Member Liability Waiver
Wireless Network Use Agreement

Why are there restrictions on how many people per lane?

Our top priority is the health of everyone, and this restriction is required by local public health orders to comply with social distancing guidelines.

When will water exercise and recreational swim begin?

Due to current physical distancing requirements, we are starting with lap-swimming and are slowly expanding to water exercise and family recreational swim. 

Why can’t I reserve more than one time in a day?

As you can imagine, we have a lot of members who are interested in coming back to lap swim. We would like to be accessible to as many members as possible.

Why is the sauna/hot tub closed?

Local health orders require we close these amenities. We are unable to maintain safe social distancing practices in our saunas and hot tubs, so they will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

What are the pool temperatures?

Central YMCA: 81 - 82 Degrees                                
Lewis & Joan Platt East Palo Alto YMCA: 78 – 82 Degrees
El Camino YMCA: 82 – 83 Degrees                       
South Valley Family YMCA: 83 – 84 Degrees

Where are all the noodles and other pool equipment for us to use?

Due to restrictions (local county orders not to share equipment) in place to limit the spread of germs and help keep everyone healthy, we’ve removed most equipment that is shared between members and not easily cleaned. This includes noodles, kick boards, etc., though we welcome you to bring your own during your swim times.