We’re excited to see you at the Y again soon. The safety and well-being of everyone is our top priority. Based on the recent updates to guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City has updated our health and safety policies.
Health and Safety Protocol FAQs
Are masks required at the Y?
Face coverings are no longer required at the following locations:
- Atchison Family YMCA/Cray Community Center
- Cleaver Family YMCA
- Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter, Sr. Community Center
- North Kansas City YMCA
- Olathe Family YMCA
- Paul Henson Family YMCA
- Red Bridge Family YMCA
If you are unvaccinated, face coverings and social distancing are recommended. Anyone is welcome to wear a face covering at any time. Our Y associates will continue to wear face coverings at this time.
At all other YMCA of Greater Kansas City locations, face coverings are required for entry, in common areas and on the pool deck. Some Ys also require a mask to be worn at all times for ages 5 and older, including during exercise, during water exercise classes and in Kids Zone.
Please check the center-specific guidelines on our website for more information. We continue to monitor guidance from local health departments and will adjust our practices as local health orders change.
Can families accompany youth during swim lessons?
Help limit hallway and pool deck traffic by only sending one parent with your child to the locker rooms, natatorium, and surrounding areas. For members with multiple children, Kids Zone may be an option for siblings ages 12 weeks to 8 years not enrolled in lessons. Check hours and availability.
Seating will be limited on the deck and throughout the facility. Parents are not required to stay in the pool area during lessons. Members may exercise or participate in other activities during the lesson and return to pick up your child at the end of the lesson.
When is open swim?
Pool hours vary by center. Please visit KansasCityYMCA.org/Reopening for the latest pool hours for your Y.
How can I receive updates about swim lessons?
If you haven’t already, be sure to download the PlayerSpace mobile app and activate your account to receive updates about swim lessons. The PlayerSpace mobile app is available for Apple or Android devices. If you have questions, please email feedback@KansasCityYMCA.org or call the Welcome Center of your local Y.
Based on the recent updates to guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City has updated our health and safety policies.