Re-Opening Plan

Welcome Back to the Y! 

Facility update November 16: Our YMCA facilities are closed from November 17-December 14 to comply with recent public health mandates from Governor Inslee. The Pool remains open at the YMCA of Sequim and virtual classes are being offered to our members at this time. Youth enrichment classes will also continue at the YMCA of Sequim. Our top priority is to keep everyone safe, and we thank you for your patience at this time. We hope that you will stay with us until we re-open in 4 weeks. 

Re-Opening Our YMCA Facilities

We are following guidelines from the CDC, the State, and our local public health departments to keep everyone safe when we re-open. We plan to re-open our YMCA facilities in 5 Stages to slowly allow everyone back to our Y facilities.   

Limiting Capacity to Safely Social Distance


The new guidelines for Phase 2 require indoor fitness facilities to limit building capacity to 300 square feet of physical distance per person at all times.
 Occupancy may not exceed 50% of a facility's capacity. For this reason, we are only allowing a limited number of members in our facilities at one time. Each Y location has different capacity limits depending on building size, and each area in a Y facility has specific capacity limits per its square footage. 

We are only allowing active members into our YMCA facilities at this time. Members on hold or members who have cancelled their memberships can re-active their memberships by calling their home YMCA branch. We are not offering guest passes, shower passes, or daily use passes at this time. 

Active members are required to reserve a spot using our reservation system to come and use our YMCA of Sequim and YMCA of Port Angeles facilities. Separate reservations will be required to use the lap pool and shallow pool at the YMCA of Sequim. To make a reservation, please visit our reservations page here


Facility Access & Available Services 

All members will be required to check in with their YMCA key fobs when they enter our YMCA facilities and must check out before they leave to safely ensure social distancing is being maintained. 

To see a list of what YMCA services are be available in our Stage 2 re-opening plan, please click on the links below:

YMCA of Port Angeles Re-opening Stages       YMCA of Sequim Re-Opening Stages

Next Stage Date: Stage 3 of our re-opening plan is to be determined. 


YMCA of Sequim Pool Deck Information


Lap Pool:
Open for lap swim with 6 lap lanes available. Lap swim will be open to 2 swimmers per lap lane max. Swimmers do not need to be of the same household. If there are 2 swimmers in a lap lane, swimmers must split the lane, rest at opposite ends of the pool, and switch to a narrow stroke when passing. 

Shallow Pool: Open for warm water therapy and quiet play only. No rough-housing will be allowed. Open to all ages; children under the age of 12 must have an adult (age 16 or older) with them in the water. You can make an unlimited number of reservations for the shallow pool. 

Aqua Fitness Classes: Available in the lap pool in lanes 3-6. 8 people are allowed per class. You can make 2 reservations per week. To see Aqua Fitness class times, please visit our class schedule here.

Open Swim: Open swim will be open to active YMCA members starting Saturday, October 24 and will be available on Saturdays from
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
 Capacity is 22 people in the lap pool max. 

  • Reservations for open swim time may be made twice per month and may be made online; staff will call to confirm the total number of people in your group.
  • The pool will be divided into three sections, each with a shallow and deep end. Household groups of at least 3 and up to 7 people may reserve one section for 50 minutes.  
  • All swimmers must be Olympic Peninsula Y members and each group must belong to the same household.

Keeping You Safe

We have taken the following safeguards at each of our YMCA facilities to keep everyone safe when we re-open:

Facial Covering Requirement: For the safety and well-being of all our members and Y staff, we will require everyone who enters our YMCA facilities to wear a facial covering (Secretary of Health Order 20-03). People who are engaged in high intensity activities, such as strenuous indoor fitness, training, recreation, and sporting activities, may not be able to wear a facial covering if it causes difficulty breathing.  Members may remove their facial covering during strenuous exercise, but must wear a facial covering at all other times inside YMCA facilities, including immediately before and after exercise. A proper facial covering must cover your mouth and nose at all times.  

Health Screening Acknowledgement: To keep everyone safe, we will require everyone to read and agree to this acknowledgement placed at the front of each YMCA facility before entering. 

Health Screening Acknowledgement

Safety Signage: Signage has been placed in each of our YMCA facilities that lets members, staff, and guests know what we're doing to keep everyone safe. Click on the links below to review some of our new health and safety procedures at your local Y branch

YMCA of Sequim Safety Signage      YMCA of Port Angeles Safety Signage     YMCA of Jefferson County Safety Signage   


Questions? 

If you have additional questions about our re-opening plans or need to make changes to your membership, please contact:

For general inquiries: info@olympicpeninsulaymca.org

The YMCA of Sequim at 360-477-4381 or email Gail Sumpter, Branch Executive, at gail@olympicpeninsulaymca.org

The YMCA of Port Angeles at 360-452-9244 or Jeanine Thayer, Membership Coordinator, at jeanine@olympicpeninsulaymca.org

YMCA of Jefferson County at 360-385-5811 or email jcfrontdesk@olympicpeninsulaymca.org