COVID-19 UPDATES – South Sound YMCA

COVID-19 UPDATES

Dear Y Members,

On November 15, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee announced new restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. One of these measures is the closure of all indoor gyms and fitness facilities. Swimming pools are allowed to remain open under current operating restrictions. School-based childcare programs are not impacted by these new restrictions.

In accordance with this mandate, the Plum Street YMCA will close at the end of regularly scheduled business hours on Monday, November 16. At this time, the Briggs YMCA fitness center, gym, and Kids Zone! will also close. All scheduled classes and activities will continue as planned until this deadline. This closure is currently scheduled to remain in effect through Monday, December 14.

Both the Main Pool and Activity Pool at the Briggs YMCA will remain open and operational. Swim lessons, lap swim, and family reservations in the activity pool will continue until further notice.

While we are disappointed that this step is necessary, we understand the risk to our community if this virus continues to spread at current levels. And, as we near the holiday season, it will be critical for each of us to take appropriate precautions in order to protect ourselves and those around us, and ensure restrictions can be lifted as scheduled.

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Hours of Operation

BRIGGS COMMUNITY YMCA POOLS

6:00 AM-7:00 PM

POOL SCHEDULE

CLOSED FOR SANITIZING

2:00 PM–3:00 PM

PLUM STREET YMCA

CLOSED

FACILITY USE IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ONLY TO ACTIVE SOUTH SOUND YMCA MEMBERS. NATIONWIDE MEMBERSHIPS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

What’s Open

OPEN & AVAILABLE BY RESERVATION/REGISTRATION

In order to comply with spacing and capacity guidelines, the following programs will be limited in capacity and available by reservation/registration only. To reserve your space in any class, simply click the link below or access through our new South Sound YMCA app. Please review the area guidelines below prior to your visit.

What’s Closed

CLOSED FACILITY AREAS

  • Conference Room
  • Climbing Wall
  • Gymnasium
  • Hot tub
  • Multipurpose Room (Yoga Studio)
  • Strength & Cardio Areas
  • Sauna
  • Virtual Les Mills Classes

CLOSED PROGRAMS

  • Adventure Zone
  • Dance
  • Family Recreational Gym Reservation
  • Group Exercise Classes (cycling, aerobics, Zumba, etc.)
  • Kids Zone!
  • Martial Arts
  • Master Swim
  • Pickleball
  • Pick-up Basketball
  • Swim Team
  • Youth Sports
  • Youth Basketball Skills Clinic

What to expect when you arrive

In order to limit contact, maintain appropriate physical distance, and reduce the spread of airborne illness, please be prepared for the following changes.

ARRIVE READY TO SWIM

  • Please arrive wearing swim attire.
  • Please arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to your reservation to avoid waiting in line.
  • Locker rooms will remain open for changing, after swimming only. No showers.
  • Restroom facilities inside men’s and women’s locker rooms will be available.
  • Swimmers, please see Pool Guidelines below for additional information regarding pool entrance and pre-swim showers.

Additional Entrances & Exits

BRIGGS COMMUNITY YMCA

  • MAIN ENTRANCE
    All members are required to enter through the front doors and check-in at the Welcome Center.
  • ALL EMERGENCY EXITS
    Will be re-labeled and used as general facility exit points.

PLUM STREET YMCA – CLOSED

 

Area Guidelines

Prior to your visit, please review the guidelines specific to the facility area you plan to use. These guides are updated as procedures change and new programs and classes are available. Please review regularly to stay up to date and know what to expect prior to visiting.

Aquatic Guidelines