Facility Guidelines

Wellness Center

Dress Code

Appropriate athletic attire.

Etiquette

  • Our Wellness team is here to help you. Please ask for assistance if you are unsure how to use a particular machine or perform a certain exercise.
  • Please wipe down all equipment after use.
  • Drinks should be placed in a sealed container. Food is not permitted.
  • Share equipment and allow others to “work in”.
  • During peak times, please limit your time on cardio machines to 20 minutes.
  • Refrain from talking on your cell phone loudly.
  • Please re-rack your weights after use.
  • Ages 14 and up are allowed to use the Wellness Center at all times. Children below that are only permitted with specific approval from the Wellness Director. 
  • The YMCA is not responsible for any items lost or stolen in the Wellness Center. Please secure your belongings in a locked storage space.

 

Gymnasium

Dress Code

Appropriate athletic attire and non-marking shoes.

Etiquette

  • Drinks should be placed in a container with a cap. Food is not permitted.
  • Share the court. Allow others to play if needed. See pickup game rules on wall.
  • The YMCA is not responsible for any items lost or stolen. Please secure your belongings in a locked storage space.
  • Staff only in the storage area.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Swimming Pool

Dress Code

Anyone entering the pool must be in swim attire.

Etiquette

  • Shower before and after entering the water
  • Use feet-first entry in shallow water; diving permitted only in water 9 feet or deeper
  • Be considerate of other swimmers
  • Stay off safety ropes, railings, stairs and ladders when not using them
  • Avoid excessive breath holding
  • Stop, look and listen any time you hear a lifeguard’s whistle
  • For your safety, lifeguards have the final authority in all situations
  • Plastic water bottles are permitted; other drinks, food, gum, glass containers, or sharp objects are not permitted.
  • Do not run while in the Aquatics Center
  • Wear appropriate swim attire; street shoes and clothes are not allowed in the Aquatics center
  • Only U.S. Coast Guard approved floatation devices may be down in the water
  • Swimming diapers must be worn by non-toilet trained swimmers.
  • Pollution of pools is prohibited, no urinating, discharge of fecal matter, spitting, or blowing the nose in the pool
  • Pools are open only when lifeguards are on duty, swimming is prohibited all other times; refer to schedule for pool hours
  • Pool capacity is 210 at the West Family Y
  • Pool capacity is ## at the Binghamton Y

 

Child Watch

  • The child watch area is reserved for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years old.
  • Food is not permitted in the child watch room. Water and baby bottles are allowed.
  • Children must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian 18 years of age or older.
  • Member ID card or photo ID is required to drop off and pick up children.
  • Children may be signed in for a maximum of 2 hours at a time; 4 hours per day.
  • Parents will be notified for diaper changes or for severe disciplinary infractions.
  • Sick children are not permitted in Child Watch.
  • Please label all personal belongings (bottles, diapers bags, etc.).