UPDATED 4/14/2021

Marion YMCA Updates – Effective April 19, 2021

Lap Lane Swimming & Gym Age Policy

  • Individuals ages 10 and up can swim on their own for lap swimming
  • For those under the age of 16, a swim test will be conducted to determine swimming ability
  • 10 years old is the minimum age to lap swim – children younger than 10 are not permitted to lap swim with a parent
  • Children ages 10 and older can also be in the gym area without a parent/guardian.  Children under the age of 12 require parent/guardian supervision in all other areas of the facility.

Rec Pool Capacity Increase

  • Maximum of 25 people will be able to utilize this area at once
  • Members can reserve their time slot for the rec pool by calling the Marion YMCA’s front desk at (319) 377-7361 (online registration will not be available going forward for open swim – timeframes will still be listed on our website and on the mobile app)
  • Members must reserve a spot for each person who is coming to swim
  • Reservations can be made one day before use during open business hours

UPDATED 3/5/2021

Aquatic Updates

Hot Tubs & Lap Lane Swimming

  • Lap lanes at the Marion YMCA are now open to two people per lane for each time slot in order to accommodate more lap swimmers.  Each lap swimmer must start at the opposite ends of the lap lanes while swimming.
  • Rec pool/splash pad area at the Marion YMCA is now open to three families per time slot
  • Hot tubs are now open at the Helen G. Nassif & Marion YMCAs (see below for hot tub usage guidelines)
  • One 15 minute time block is available per lap swim reservation hour
  • Time blocks run from 15 minutes past the hour to 30 minutes past the hour for each lap swim hour that pools are open
  • As with lap swimmers, hot tub patrons will be admitted to the pool area at 10 minutes past the hour
  • Those swimming laps will go to their assigned lanes, those using the hot tub will go to the hot tub and pick one of the four taped off areas around the tub for use during their reservation time.
  • Belongings can be placed in a tote at the designated area. Each of the four areas will have its own tote for patron use (Helen G. Nassif YMCA)
  • Hot tub can then be used, providing the lifeguard is in position as ready to monitor your safety
  • Lifeguard will let hot tub patrons know when their time is up. Please exit the hot tub promptly and either go to the locker room or prepare to exit pool area
  • After all hot tub patrons have left the pool area, lap swimmers – up to four at a time – can then use the hot tub up until the top of the hour. At the top of the hour all lap swimmers/hot tub users will exit the pools and the pool area
  • Members cannot stay later than their swim time – please exit the hot tub at the top of the hour; members can make a reservation for the following swim time
  • Members are able to reserve a spot to use the spa while swim lessons are in session (Marion YMCA)

MEMBERS MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO USE THE SPA.

CURRENT AGE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT

Children 12 years old and younger are required to have a parent/guardian accompany them in our facilities.

UPDATED 2/7/2021

Our primary concern at the YMCA is safety and continuing to do our best in making sure we are providing a safe environment inside our facilities for you and your family. Despite the recent state proclamation, we will continue with current safety measures that have been in place in order to keep the health and safety of our members and staff of the utmost priority.

  • Mask wearing is required in all common areas and in close proximity to others (in accordance with remaining city proclamations) – it is okay to not wear a mask while partaking in physical activity on a machine, lifting weights, swimming, running, etc.
  • Please continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines when partaking in exercise, spectating sports, etc.
  • Fitness classes and pool use continue to be capped in capacity to allow for social distancing.

UPDATED 11/19/20

COVID-19 Safety Protocols Effective through December 10th, 2020

The following changes are effective IMMEDIATELY until December 10th for our YMCA association following Governor Reynold’s recent announcement to limit the spread of COVID-19. We greatly appreciate everyone’s attention to the details below, and for your patience as we work to provide the safest environment possible. In order to keep our doors open and do our duty as a social service and healthy living association, we must continue to adhere by state mandated restrictions and do everything we can to help minimize the spread of the virus. THANK YOU!
  • Youth and adult sports will NOT be held at this time (youth basketball, adult volleyball)
  • Masks must be worn at all times in our buildings – it is still okay to not wear a mask while partaking in physical activity on a machine, lifting weights, swimming, etc. but we require face coverings in all areas of our buildings including locker room areas
  • Maximum of 2 people allowed per basketball hoop – pick-up basketball games are NOT permitted at this time
  • Swim team and swim lessons will not be held at this time
  • Lap lane swimming is still open to members (same reservation system applies)

CLARIFICATION – IN PERSON GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

Group fitness classes will continue to be held safely in person at the Helen G. Nassif YMCA and Marion YMCA beginning November 23rd.  The same safety precautions will continue to be in place for in person classes:

  • Classes are limited to 15 participants at Helen G. Nassif, and 10 participants at Marion to allow for 6 feet of space in between members
  • Reservations are required for each class which can be made easily online through our class schedules by clicking the edit icon next to each class
  • Masks are required in all areas of our buildings except while partaking in classes/physical activity

LOCKER ROOMS REOPENING

Helen G. Nassif YMCA & Marion YMCA

Children ages 13 yrs. and older are allowed in pools and facilities without supervision. Pool use is restricted to those ages 13 yrs. and older. Children ages 12 yrs. and younger are required to have a parent or guardian accompany them in facilities.

Beginning Monday, August 3rd, locker rooms are available for member use at the Helen G. Nassif YMCA and Marion YMCA.

LOCKER ROOM RENOVATIONS

Enjoy newly renovated showers and flooring in the Men’s & Women’s Locker Rooms at our Helen G. Nassif YMCA!

ADDITIONAL AQUATIC OPENINGS

STONEY POINT YMCA

We are unable to open up the rest of the building to members currently (fitness center, gym courts) due to child care programming.

Stoney Point Pool Operation Times

Monday – Friday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Lap lane reservations can be made by calling the Stoney Point YMCA (319) 390-3488 Monday – Friday: 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM

SAME SWIMMING PROCEDURES AS HELEN G. NASSIF YMCA & MARION YMCA APPLY, PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS

SWIMMING LESSONS

Stoney Point, Marion & Helen G. Nassif YMCAs

Click on the location of your choice below to see current aquatic program offerings:

IN-PERSON GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES BEGIN JUNE 8TH

Beginning Monday, June 8th, in-person group exercise classes are available at our Helen G. Nassif YMCA and Marion YMCA! A limited schedule is available and we will also continue to offer our online fitness classes. Each in-person class will be limited in capacity as we begin, in order to maintain a safe distance between members when participating in our classes. Members need to reserve their spot for each in-person class as space is limited, and you can do this through our new mobile app and our website!

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN ATTENDING A CLASS
  • Members must be 13 years or older to attend a class
  • Members should arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of a class
  • No-contact check-in procedures continue at Welcome Center Desks
  • Members will need to fill out an additional COVID-19 waiver (if haven’t already done so)
  • Members must bring their own equipment including: water bottles, towel, yoga mats
  • Members must wash hands/sanitize prior to entering group exercise studio
  • A space will be provided for personal belongings to be stored in group exercise studio
  • Members must sanitize equipment before exiting class – please exit class after class is complete and equipment is cleaned to allow time for room to be cleaned

Reservations & classes are currently open to YMCA Members ONLY – no drop-ins are allowed at this stage.

NEW! YMCA MOBILE APP

Reserve your spot for group exercise classes & more

Our new mobile app provides you with access to our locations’ schedules, allows you to make reservations for classes, receive real-time notifications and more! Download our new app by following the link below on your smart phone.

Please note:  if you are prompted to enter find your health & wellness center, enter “Cedar Rapids” and you will be directed to our locations.

  • Reserve your spot in a class – click the edit icon next to an in-person class to reserve your spot right in the app.
  • Reservations can be made up to 5 days prior to the start time of the class and can be made up to 15 minutes before the class starts.
  • Capacity – you can view how many spots are left for an in-person class next to the class name and description.
  • Class waitlists – if a class is full, you can still reserve your spot as you will then be put on the waitlist for a class. If a member can no longer make the class, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up for you to attend.
Link to download app: https://apps.daxko.com/0ibuPBV9HU
Be sure to follow this link on your device that you wish to download our new app on; you will be automatically directed to download our app in your device’s app store.
  • Members will be prompted to create an account before making their first reservation
  • Click the edit icon next to class name (see below picture for example)
  • Click “Create a Login tab”
  • Enter your information: Name, Email Address & Password you will remember
  • Please note: the email address used for this account will be where your notifications will be sent for waitlists, etc.
  • To reserve a class after your account is made, click the edit icon next to a class description (icon example highlighted below), enter you login information and the system will then reserve your spot.

HELEN G. NASSIF & MARION YMCA POOLS ARE OPEN FOR LAP SWIMMING

As we continue to move through our phased reopening plan, we will be offering pool access to members ONLY via reservation.  Each lap lane is available to reserve each hour for a 45 minute time slot for lap swimming and water walking. 

MODIFIED POOL OPERATION HOURS
Helen G. Nassif YMCA & Marion YMCA ONLY

Monday – Friday:  6:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday:  8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday:  CLOSED

Reservations are available on the quarter of each hour within the modified pool operation hours (i.e. 6:15 AM – 7:00 AM, 7:15 AM – 8:00 AM…)

Lap Lane Reservations Are Required – MEMBERS ONLY
  • Reserve your lane by phone or stop by the Welcome Center Branch you wish to swim at.
    • Marion YMCA:  (319) 377-7361
    • Helen G. Nassif YMCA:  (319) 366-6421
    • Stoney Point YMCA:  (319) 390-3488
  • One – 45 minute reservation can be made per day/per swimmer.
    • Reservations are available on the quarter of each hour within the modified pool operation hours (i.e. 6:15 AM – 7:00 AM, 7:15 AM – 8:00 AM…)
  • Must be 13 years or older to make a reservation and swim laps.
  • Reservations can be made one day in advance.
  • Reservations will be accepted on Saturdays for any Monday times.
AMENITIES AVAILABLE:
  • Pool – Lap Swimming and Water Walking ONLY.  No Water Exercise.
  • Lobby restroom (Marion YMCA) and Family Changing Room (HGN YMCA) can be used for restroom facility only – THIS IS NOT TO BE USED AS A CHANGING AREA.
AMENITIES UNAVAILABLE:
  • Locker Rooms/Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Equipment (i.e. fins, noodles, kick boards, etc…) You may bring your own.
  • Check-in at the Welcome Center Desk up to 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Arrive ready to swim in proper swim attire. Locker Rooms & Showers are NOT available at this time.
  • Only swimmers with a reservation will be allowed in the pool area.
  • Pool doors will open 5 minutes before your reservation time. Pool doors will be locked immediately at start of the swim session.  PLEASE DON’T BE LATE.  No one will be allowed in after the doors are locked.
  • One person per reserved lane.
  • Area will be provided to place personal belongings
  • A Lifeguard will begin and end all swims.
  • Swimmers will be notified when 5 minutes are left in the swim session.
  • Swimmers will be expected to exit the pool and leave the pool area promptly.
  • Swimmers are allowed to leave any time during the reservation time, but won’t be allowed to re-enter the pool area.

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING YOUR MEMBERSHIP WITH US!

Since we were required to close on March 17th by state authorities, so many of you have continued your membership dues with our association and we can’t thank you enough!  Over 85% of our members have chosen to stay with us during this time, and because of this we have been able to continue to serve our community and will be continuing to serve for many years to come!

Through your continued support, we have been able to continue to serve those in our area in multiple ways:

HOW YOUR YMCA IS ADAPTING

As we navigate through re-opening our YMCA facilities, our team continues to put the health and safety of our members and staff at the forefront of our decision making process.  As we prepare, we want to make you aware of some changes to our facilities and expectations of our members moving forward.

We are respectful of CDC guidelines and mandates by Governor Reynolds.  We will continue through Phase 2 of opening amenities for Helen G. Nassif YMCA and Marion YMCA on Monday, June 1st.

WHAT IS AVAILABLE

  • Pool – one person per lap lane (Helen G. Nassif & Marion)
  • Fitness Center – cardio and free weight area
  • Gym – limit to 2 people/hoop (please bring your own balls)
  • Walking Track (Helen G. Nassif)
  • Pickleball
  • Racquetball courts (please bring your own balls & racquets)
  • Virtual Group Exercise classes – view weekly schedule HERE
  • In-person Group Exercise classes – Helen G. Nassif YMCA & Marion YMCA
  • Personal Training – by appointment only

WHAT IS UNAVAILABLE

  • Hot tub
  • Locker Rooms, sauna, and steam room
  • Child watch
  • Yoga, and cycle studios
  • Coffee and popcorn
  • Water fountains

BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE

  • Stay home if you don’t feel well.
  • CDC and state guidelines encourage seniors and other vulnerable populations to stay home.
  • Bring a face covering and filled water bottle.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN VISITING OUR FACILITIES

  • Enter through the main entrance.
  • Sign an additional waiver upon entering.
  • No-contact, self-scanning of membership cards at welcome center.
  • Wear a face covering whenever possible.
  • Capacity for the facility and available areas will be limited per state guidelines.

Complete, Sign & Print Additional COVID-19 Facility Use Waiver

Please feel free to print & complete (highlighted areas) our additional COVID-19 waiver prior to entering our facilities to bring with you when you visit.

“We have always appreciated the Y.  Just… everything about it.  The customer service, and just everything everyone there does to make working out as enjoyable as possible.  We are in… unique times, no doubt.  But we are all in this together, and get to get through it together.  I am just so happy to hear that by people continuing to pay their membership fees that it allowed you to pay your employees so they could keep working.”

– YMCA Member

Thank you for supporting the YMCA during this pandemic. We have always adapted to the needs of our community and need your continued support to stay strong so we are able to continue serving in new ways. #BetterTogether