The Noble County Family YMCA has the following guidelines to keep our members, guests, and participants safe while visiting the Y and participating in programs. Every member, guest, and participant are required to follow these guidelines at all times.

FACILITY GUIDELINES

YMCA CHECK-IN  

YMCA members and community participants are required to have their membership card, app, or photo ID to enter the facility; they must also have their photo taken at the Member Services Desk for their account to ensure safety and security for all. Members are required to check in each visit to verify current membership, and community participants must sign a nonmember liability waiver for the Y to keep on file.

 

YOUTH VISITING THE Y WITHOUT A PARENT/GUARDIAN

Youth members under the age of 10 are required to be supervised by an adult member 18 years of age or older. Youth members who are 10 years and older are welcome to visit the Y without an adult. Please see fitness floor age guidelines for restrictions.

USE OF FITNESS FLOORS BY YOUTH

Ages 16+ | Youth of this age may come to the Y without parent/adult supervision. They also have access to the full fitness center, including free weights. Orientation is recommended.

Ages 12-15 | Youth of this age may come to the Y without parent/adult supervision, and after completion of a teen fitness orientation and passing the safety exam, they are allowed to use the cardio and pin select weight machines without restrictions. Teens under 16 are not allowed in free weight areas. Orientations may be scheduled at the Member Service Desk. 

Ages 8-11 | When accompanied and supervised by a parent/adult, youth may use the treadmills, recumbent bikes, participate in group exercise classes after completing youth orientation, and be present in the appropriate areas of the facility with a parent/guardian in arm’s reach at all times. The only exception to this would be when youth are in YMCA programs such as swim lessons, youth sports, Play and Learn, etc.

Ages 7 & under | Youth must always be accompanied and supervised by a parent/ guardian unless the child is in an organized YMCA program. Youth ages 7 and under are not allowed on the Noble County Family Fitness Floors.

 

SAFETY 

 The Y uses these measures and more to ensure your safety:

  • On-site AEDs (automated external defibrillators) and O2 (oxygen) tanks
  • Staff certified in CPR, First Aid, AED & O2
  • Nationally certified lifeguards on duty
  • Frequent and random walk-thrus of locker rooms and key areas
  • Background checks conducted on all Y staff and volunteer coaches before allowing them to work with children

SMOKING/TOBACCO PRODUCTS 

This policy covers the smoking of any tobacco product, including electronic cigarettes and the use of smokeless (or spit) tobacco. To protect and enhance our air quality and to contribute to the health and well-being of all guests, members, and employees the YMCA shall be entirely smoke free. The use of all tobacco products, including chewing tobacco, is banned from the YMCA campus. This shall include all areas in and around shared property including YMCA on and off site sports fields.

INSURANCE STATEMENT  

The Noble County Family YMCA does not provide accident insurance for injuries sustained during YMCA activities. Members and community participants participate in programs and use the facility at their own risk, and are encouraged to have personal medical insurance coverage.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR 

The YMCA is an inclusive, family-friendly organization. We expect all members and guests to model the four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility-in their conduct and language (including on digital and/or social media platforms). Any public displays of affection not meeting the above criteria will result in a warning. The YMCA reserves the right to suspend or cancel a membership at our discretion if actions or behaviors are not deemed in the best interest of the organization.

PERSONAL TRAINING

Personal, partner, and group training are member services. Outside trainers are not allowed in YMCA facilities, this will result in a termination of membership privileges for these individuals. 

ATTIRE 

The YMCA is a family-friendly facility; please dress appropriately. Athletic shoes must be worn on gym floors. Proper swimsuits must be worn in pool areas. Shirts and closed-toe shoes are required in the fitness centers and group exercise classes.

LOST AND FOUND

The Noble County Family YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Lost and found items are kept for two weeks. Inquiries about lost items must be made in person; items not claimed after two weeks will be donated to a local charity.

CELL PHONES

Use of electronic devices, cameras or video recording devices is prohibited in ALL locker rooms and restrooms. Using electronic devices in the locker room for the above use will result in a termination of membership and expulsion from YMCA property.

LOCKER ROOMS

Our facility has locker rooms for changing, showering, and storing your items while you work out. Children ages 4 and under may accompany an adult of the opposite gender into the locker room. Children ages 5 and older must use gender-appropriate locker rooms. Front lobby restrooms may be used as a family dressing areas for individuals supervising children 5 years of age or older. Please notify member services prior to utilization.

Lockers are available at no cost for day use only. Locker keys may be checked out and returned to the Member Services desk. Lockers may also be rented for $10 per a month.

AQUATICS CENTER GUIDELINES

SCHEDULE
The Aquatics Center is open Monday-Friday, 5:30am-1:00pm & 4:00pm-8:00pm with the exception of school days out and summer in which the pool does not close from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Saturdays from 9:00am-4:30pm and Sundays 1:00pm-4:30pm. Hours are subject to change.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION
In the event of an evacuation of the pool area, lifeguards will notify all swimmers to exit the pool. Swimmers must adhere to lifeguard instructions and vacate the pool immediately. Any swimmer who does not comply with lifeguard instructions will be dismissed from the pool area.

AGE GUIDELINES

Ages 6 & Under  |  Must have parent or guardian 18 years of age or older in the water with them and within arm’s reach at all times. There may be no more than 2 children per 1 adult swimmer. If a child passes the swim test, then the parent/guardian may be on the pool deck and not in the water.

Ages 7-11  |  If a child cannot pass the swim test, child must be in a lifejacket or be within arm’s reach of a guardian 18 years of age or older. There may be no more than 2 children per 1 adult swimmer.  If a child passes swim test, they are allowed in designated deep area. Parent must remain in the swimming area at all times the child is in the pool. 

Ages 12-15  |  If a child cannot pass the swim test, they must be in a lifejacket or within arm’s reach of a guardian 18 years of age or older. There may be no more than 2 children per 1 adult swimmer. They may be in the facility without parents, if they are members. Non-members must adhere to the YMCA’s guest policy.

SWIM TEST
Our swim test is given to ensure the safety of our swimmers by judging their ability to swim and self-rescue. Each swimmer must take the swim test each day they visit a YMCA pool. Swim tests are administered by qualified staff. Any child who does not complete a swim test must either wear a lifejacket or be within arm’s reach of a parent at all times.

The swim test criteria includes jumping into the water, resurface, and swim 25 yards without touching the bottom, a wall, a lane divider, or holding onto anything. Swimmers must maintain a horizontal position in the water and maintain forward momentum. A swimmer’s ability to pass the swim test is at the lifeguard’s discretion.

ATTIRE
The YMCA is a family-friendly facility; please dress appropriately. Proper swimsuits must be worn in pool areas. No jeans, pants, sweat pants or frayed material will be allowed in the pool. Swim diapers are required for any individuals not potty-trained.
 

FLOTATION DEVICES
Any flotation devices must be marked with a manufacturer’s instructions that list the device as approved by the United States Coast Guard. NO other flotation devices are allowed.

TOYS
For the safety of all members and guest, outside toys may not be brought into the pool.

PERSONAL HYGIENE
All swimmers must take a warm water shower before entering the pool area. Open wounds are prohibited in the pool area, and bandages are prohibited in the pool area.

BREATH HOLDING
For the safety of our swimmers and to prevent shallow water blackout, any form of breath holding practice is not allowed in YMCA pools. Swimmers may utilize correct rotary breathing during their swim activities. Any swimmer who violates this rule will be warned. A second violation will result in dismissal from the pool area.

BEHAVIOR
Running, pushing, shoving or other horseplay is not allowed in the pool area. Sitting or hanging on, or crossing over the lane dividers, is not allowed. Cursing and derogatory language are not allowed. The YMCA is an inclusive, family-friendly organization. We expect all members and guests to model four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in their conduct and language (including within digital and/or social media). Any public displays of affection not meeting the above criteria will result in members being warned; should the behavior not stop, termination of YMCA membership may result. The YMCA reserves the right to suspend or cancel a membership at our discretion if actions or behaviors are not deemed in the best interest of the organization.

SAFETY
The Y uses these measures and more to ensure your safety:

  • Nationally certified lifeguards on duty
  • On-site AEDs (automated external defibrillators) and O2 (oxygen) tanks
  • Staff certified in CPR, First Aid, AED & O2
  • Frequent and random checks of lifeguard rescue skills
  • Background checks conducted on all Y staff and volunteers

FOOD, DRINK AND SMOKING/TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Food, drinks, gum, tobacco products, vapor inhalation products, alcohol and glass containers are all prohibited in the pool area. 

LOST AND FOUND
The Noble County Family YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Lost and found items are kept for two weeks. Inquiries about lost items must be made in person; items not claimed after two weeks will be donated to a local charity.

PHOTO NOTICE
The Y photographs and videotapes various activities for promotional use. Please let the photographer/videographer know if you do not wish to be included in pictures.

FACILITY CLOSINGS 
Pool areas may be closed and cleared of people on short notice for inclement weather including lightning, emergency cleanings due to contamination, or mechanical failure of operating systems. Pools that are closed due to unforeseen circumstances will be reopened in the shortest time frame possible, and members will be kept apprised of developments through social media. During pool closures, members and guests may continue to use other areas of the facility or another YMCA location.

GUESTS GUIDELINES

GUESTS

Each member can bring one out of town guest per a visit. Members are responsible for making sure their guest abides by all of the YMCA policies. The guest guidelines outlined below are to ensure that our members enjoy a safe environment to achieve their wellness goals.

 GUEST GUIDELINES:

  • All guests must be accompanied by a member
  • All guest must fill out a YMCA Guest Waiver
  • If under 18, the waiver must be completed and signed by their parent/legal guardian
  • If a guest is under 18, they must be accompanied by an adult at all times

DAY PASSES

Non-members can purchase a day pass for the facility. The daily rate is $5 per child, $10 per adult, and $5 for seniors. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent/legal guardian fill out a YMCA liability waiver and must be at least 10 to be in the facility without an adult.