Updated May 23, 2020

It’s been so great to see many friendly familiar faces back in our YMCA centers this week! For those of you who have returned, we hope you are enjoying our gradual reopening with access to our wellness centers and pools for lap swim. 

As we progressively phase in additional access to our facilities and programs, we are happy to share starting tomorrow, Sunday May 24, you can reserve a spot in our group exercise classes, indoor cycling classes and Stay & Play child watch. These programs will be available starting next Tuesday, May 26 . We’ve included a reservation link below in our reopening plan:

WHAT AREAS ARE AVAILABLE NOW?

  • Full access to Wellness Centers — Cardio & Weight Equipment (50% capacity limit)
  • Functional training areas
  • Pools (lap swim only by reservation*) 
  • Warm Water Swimming Pools (capacity limits apply)
  • Locker Rooms & Showers
  • Common areas (limited seating)


WHAT AREAS WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING TUESDAY, MAY 26?

  • Group exercise and indoor cycling classes (by reservation*) 
  • Stay & Play child watch (by reservation*)

*Click to Reserve: Lap Swim Lane, Group Ex, Indoor Cycling, Stay & Play  

Please note this page also includes detailed instructions on how to reserve your spot.


WHAT WILL REMAIN UNAVAILABLE FOR NOW?

  • Gymnasiums (closed for programming)

We have been very pleased with your cooperation and patience during our gradual reopening. As we head into the holiday weekend, we encourage you to read all of our safety policies below, practices and procedures to know what to expect before coming back to the Y.



Please watch for an email with details regarding your membership draft. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Y!



 


Updated May 18, 2020

SEE YOU SOON

We are so excited to welcome you back to the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA this Wednesday, May 20th. As noted in the previous update, our gradual reopening will begin with access to our wellness centers for exercise and our pools for lap swim. Other amenities will be phased in over the coming days and weeks. We know you are ready to exercise and invest in your overall health and well-being…and we are slowly opening parts of your Y as safely as possible.

WHAT AREAS WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING WEDNESDAY, MAY 20?

  • Full access to Wellness Centers — Cardio & Weight Equipment (50% capacity limit)
  • Functional training areas
  • Pools (lap swim only by reservation*) 
  • Warm Water Swimming Pools (capacity limits apply)
  • Locker rooms
  • Showers
  • Common areas (limited seating)

*Click to Reserve a Lap Swim Lane 
The Reservations page will be updated to include added areas/services as they become available. Please note this page also includes detailed instructions on how to reserve your spot.

WHAT AREAS WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING TUESDAY, MAY 26?

  • Group exercise and indoor cycling classes (by reservation) 
  • Stay & Play child watch (by reservation)

WHAT AREAS WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING MONDAY, JUNE 1?

  • Zero-entry swimming pools and water slides (capacity limits apply)
  • Summer Camp — visit our Summer Camp Information Station for more information and to sign up

WHAT WILL REMAIN UNAVAILABLE FOR NOW?

  • Gymnasiums (closed for programming)
  • Coffee service

We have put careful thought and planning into our reopening. For more details on what to expect when you visit the Y, we encourage you to read all of our safety policies, practices and procedures below. Please watch for a personalized email with details regarding your membership draft. 

In service, 
Matt Mitchell 
President & CEO

Updated May 15, 2020


We're Opening Next Week!

This afternoon, the governor indicated YMCAs can reopen as early as next week. We're excited to announce the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA will reopen our facilities on Wednesday, May 20th. Please note, this will be a gradual reopening and we will begin with access to our wellness centers for exercise and our pools for lap swim. Other amenities will be phased in over the coming days and weeks.

It’s been hard to be away from the people we care about but thank you for persevering and doing your part to stay safe and help limit the spread of COVID-19. Our doors may have been closed, but the Y hasn’t stopped serving the community. We’ve been hard at work providing emergency services to essential workers, families and our neighbors in need.

Our number one priority is your health & safety

Please know our number one priority is your health and safety. We have put careful thought and planning into our reopening. We have followed guidance from the CDC and government officials to update our policies, practices and procedures to ensure the highest standards of cleanliness. We also made appropriate accommodations for social distancing to create a safer environment as you get back to focusing on your health and your community at the Y. 

While we can’t predict the long-term effects of COVID-19, we are committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure your safety. The way we’ll interact with each other will be different, but at the Y, you’ll always be able to connect with people, improve your health and wellness, nurture your children’s potential and help strengthen our community. 

When you come back to the Y, you can expect new safety guidelines. We encourage you to read  the detailed list below of extra precautions we’re taking. We will continue to update this webpage as we deliberately phase in areas and amenities as we grow back to full capacity.

We’re always adapting to meet the needs of our community

We’re committed to ensuring all people have access to the resources and support they need to reach their full potential. Everyone deserves a chance to thrive. We will continue to engage and serve all people where they are, including through virtual offerings and outreach services for those who continue to practice social distancing and those who need special support during these challenging times.

Together, we’re a better us

Thank you for staying with us while we were closed. Although we will reopen Wednesday, May 20, we want you to return at your own pace and when you feel comfortable. We care about you and your well-being. The Y is more than a gym…we are a community. We’ve missed you and are so happy to welcome you back. See you soon!

In service,

Matt Mitchell
President & CEO

Phase 1 Re-Opening Guidelines

Member Protection:

  • Members will be asked to verbally affirm they meet the screening requirements prior to utilizing the facility. These questions include:
    • Do you have a fever 100.4 or higher?
    • Have you recently had any respiratory infection, cough, shortness of breath and/or low-grade fever?
    • In the previous 14 days, have you had any contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19; is under investigation for COVID-19, or is ill with a respiratory illness? If yes, were you wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment?
    • In the previous 14 days, have you traveled internationally to countries with widespread, sustained community transmission? 
  • Members will be asked to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands before utilizing any equipment or participating in any program. 
  • Members will be required to clean equipment after each use.
  • Each family center and wellness floor will have capacity limits based on size.  Additionally, group exercise classes, when offered, will have limited capacity. Please note due to these limitations, during peak hours, you may be required to wait for a member or members to leave the YMCA prior to entering.
  • Members will be asked to practice State of Florida guidelines regarding social distancing in all program areas, facilities and swimming pools. 
  • Coffee service has been suspended.
  • Lobby furniture, tables and seating throughout the facilities and pool furniture have been spread out to promote social distancing. 
  • Select water fountains will have disposable cups to use, and water fountains without cups have been disabled. Water fountain bottle fillers will be active and we encourage members to bring their own bottles. 
  • All Y Associates interacting with members and program participants indoors will wear face coverings unless engaged or leading an active program or physical activity (i.e.  group exercise instructor, sports leader, etc.)
     

Amended Facility Hours:

Family Centers:

  • Monday- Thursday: 6am – 9pm
  • Friday: 6am – 8pm
  • Saturday: 8am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 4pm
  • Memorial Day Holiday:  7am – 12pm 

West Park Village, Downtown and Dade City Ys:

  • Monday – Friday: 6am – 7pm
  • Memorial Day Holiday:  Closed 
  • Weekends:  Closed 

Reservation System & Facility Usage:

  • When group exercise classes commence, the Y will utilize a reservation system. Stay & Play, and lap lanes (two members per lane). Should you have any issues making a reservation, please contact our Y Engagement and Solutions Center at 813-867-5440 or MembershipExperience@tampaymca.org. Additionally, as each of our centers vary in size and equipment inventory, we may add reservations to other program areas such as wellness centers on an as-needed basis and by center.   
  • Warm Water Swimming Pools will be open with capacity limits and will be cleared every 30 minutes to accommodate members who may be waiting.
  • Zero-entry swimming pools and water slides will open under capacity limits by June 1.   
  • Gymnasiums will be closed as they are being utilized for Youth Relief Care, Summer Day Camp and Y programming. The Y will evaluate and publish guidelines for limited usage by June 1. 

Enhanced Cleaning:

  • Y Associates will wipe down surfaces hourly and will work with members to ensure equipment is wiped down after each use.
  • Stay & Play will be deep cleaned midday and evenings.
  • All surfaces that cannot be wiped down will be taken out of service. This includes rope pull-downs, bands and other fabric items.
  • Y cleaning contractors are all trained in cleaning protocols regarding disinfection, utilizing cleaning products approved to kill viruses.   

General Operations:

  • Members are asked to practice social distancing guidelines while using locker rooms and showers. 
  • Where possible, internal doors will remain open to increase air circulation. Wall-mounted and floor-oscillating fans will not be in use. Ceiling fans will remain in use at low speed.

Member / Program Services:

  • Guest passes will be suspended as well as Nationwide Membership. 
  • To minimize contact with associates, members and program participants are encouraged to handle registration / account transactions online or through our Y Engagement and Solution Center at 813-867-5440 or MembershipExperience@tampaymca.org.
  • Most Y programs starting in June will still be offered as scheduled. The Y has contacted all registered program participants in programs that have been modified or cancelled. 
  • For information regarding Summer Camp please visit our Summer Camp Information Station.

Virtual Programs for the Entire Family

Take advantage of our Virtual YMCA! To help you stay active, healthy and connected in your own home, and on your own time, access free virtual fitness classes, youth and family activities, at-home resources for you and your family and helpful tips on how to safeguard our health. We will continuously update our virtual resources so be sure to check in regularly. We will also let you know of other responses to community need.