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Moving Forward: YMCA Enters Next Phase of Services

Read the updates that took place starting Monday, March 1.

Christy Ragle
Henry County YMCA members wearing masks and coming for group exercise classes.

Because Henry County’s COVID-related numbers continue to move in a positive direction, the Henry County YMCA is moving into the next phase of service offerings. The following updates began Monday, March 1.

 

Membership:
The Henry County YMCA facility will remain a member-based facility at this time. All programming that takes place inside the building will be limited to those who have a YMCA membership. We are still not selling guest passes. However, we are accepting new members and financial assistance is available for those in need.

 

Youth Members Access:
The age limit will be lowered to 10 years old without a parent. All youth members under 10 years old must attend with a parent or guardian. Beyond filling out a waiver for your child, all youth memberships will be asked to go through a short, one-time Covid-19 safety checklist when entering the facility without parent or guardian.

 

Athletic Equipment:
We will begin passing out athletic equipment. We will roll out a clean rack of equipment for your use. When you return an item, we ask that you put whatever you used back in the “used” rack for us to clean before passing it out again.

 

Open Gym:
We will start allowing small-sided basketball games up to 3-on-3. Please maintain social distancing while not in play.  

 

Racquetball: This court is back open.  

 

Whirlpool/Steam/Sauna:  
Members can sign up outside this room for each area (one person per area). Please follow the posted signs rule of 10 minutes maximum to allow other members to use the area. Members are asked to sanitize their hands and grab a cleaning spray and paper towel to clean everything they may have touched, including the outside door, and put this towel in a trash can in the hallway on your way out. This area is only open when the pool is open.

 

Child Watch:  
This program reopened in late February for children ages 3-7 years. We are currently working on getting more staff to increase ages and times. Parents can sign up now online at Calendly.com/henrycountyymcachildwatch.  

 

Swim Lessons:
The next session of classes begins April 6. Currently parents must be in the water with any non-swimmers for these lessons. Find full details can be found at the bottom of this web page: https://www.henrycountyymca.org/programs/youth-development/swimming-aquatics

 

Dance:
Registration is underway for youth dance clinics. Check with the Y staff for more information.

 

Indoor Volleyball:
Registration has closed for indoor volleyball. Because this program is offered inside the Y and we are currently open to members only, registration was limited to members only.

 

Outdoor Soccer:  
Registration has closed for outdoor soccer. Because this program is outside, we were able to offer these programs for the general public.

 

T-Ball and Coaches Pitch:
Registration is now open for T-Ball and Coaches Pitch. Registration is open until May 10th. See the front desk for registration forms.

T-Ball: Ages 3-5
Coaches Pitch: Ages 6-8

 

Diabetes Prevention Program:
Our Diabetes Prevention Program had its kickoff informational meeting on Thursday, March 4, at 6 pm. Find more information here: https://www.henrycountyymca.org/whats-new/diabetes-prevention-program-2021

 

Masks:
In order to continue the positive trend in relation to the pandemic, we ask that everyone continues to wear masks while entering and exiting the facility and anytime you are not engaged in fitness activities.

Other Quick Links:

Child Watch Appointments- Calendly.com/henrycountyymcachildwatch

Waivers- www.henrycountyymca.org/whats-new/find-waivers-here

Group Exercise Schedule: https://www.henrycountyymca.org/whats-new/group-exercise-classes-phase1

Spring Youth Sports Signup: Volleyball and soccer programs have closed. Sign up for T-Ball and Coaches pitch unitl May 10th by seeing the front desk.

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