MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES
When you join the Y, you’re not just joining a pool/gym, you’re joining a community that supports positive community change within the Skagit Valley community. We are a nonprofit that focuses on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Every Y is your Y. Your membership gives you access to every YMCA in Washington State. Stop in to swim, dance, play pickleball, shoot some hoops, weight lift and more!
This program is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
ALL CLASSES INCLUDED
All group fitness classes are included in your YMCA membership: Yoga, Zumba, Cycle, Step, Total Body Training, Tai Chi and many more!
During COVID-19 we have virtual classes available only.
DISCOUNTS & PRIORITY REGISTRATION
Get discounts on swim lessons, day camp, youth sports, cooking classes and more with your membership. Members also get access to early registration for our most popular programs.
During COVID-19 some in-person programs are suspended.
CHILDCARE WHILE YOU WORKOUT
All household memberships include FREE access to Y Kids’ at Hoag Road. Bring your children in for active and engaging fun with our highly trained staff while you workout.
Closed currently during COVID -19.
Y POLICIES & PRACTICES
The YMCA is committed to providing a welcoming, safe and enjoyable experience to everyone who enters our doors, regardless of age, color, religion, sexual orientation, language, gender expression or nationality. Therefore, we ask all members, and guests, to exhibit behavior that follows our values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Individuals who experience or observe negative or dangerous behavior are encouraged to promptly report their concerns to YMCA staff. Every effort will be made to ensure that reports are investigated and resolved promptly, confidentially, and effectively.
Notice to all Members: The YMCA enforces its policies and practices to prevent child abuse and harassment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS OPEN DURING COVID-19?
Please visit our Reopening Guidelines page for the most up-to-date COVID-19 details.
I’M NOT A Y MEMBER. CAN I PURCHASE A DAY PASS?
At this time, we are not issuing any day passes.
I’M NEW TO THE Y. WHAT SHOULD I KNOW BEFORE MY FIRST VISIT?
All new members/visitors are required to show ID to be entered into our system. Please have your membership cards/key tags handy.
Make sure to bring your own towels. Our facility does not have laundry facilities and as such we will not be providing towels.
Locker rooms are now open, but we ask for you to limit your time in the locker rooms as much as possible. Please make sure you keep your mask on at all times in the locker rooms except while showering.
Please shower before using the pools. Our steam rooms are not open at this time. The pool deck and locker rooms can get slippery when wet. Please walk carefully and consider wearing flip flops or water shoes.
No cell phone use of any kind is allowed in the locker rooms. Please remain clothed in the common spaces of the Universal locker room.
Gym shoes only in the gym. It is best to have separate indoor shoes to protect our floors.
Please wipe down the equipment with the cleaning supplies provided. Please make sure toss your unused paper towel in the nearest trash can.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS?
All hours are per reservations only. Please see our reservations page for more information.
- Monday – Friday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:20 pm
- Sunday: Closed
*Pool hours will differ from facility hours and are subject to change. Please note the steam rooms are closed at this time.
The following holidays are observed by the Skagit Valley Family YMCA. We will be closed the following days to allow our staff to spend time with their families:
- Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Eve*
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Eve*
- New Year’s Day
*Early closure in the afternoon
WHEN IS OPEN SWIM?
WHEN IS YKIDS’ OPEN?
At this time we are not able to offer Y Kids’.
HOW OLD DO CHILDREN HAVE TO BE TO VISIT THE Y WITHOUT A GUARDIAN?
Children must be 14 years or older to visit the Y without a guardian.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO USE THE WORKOUT EQUIPMENT?
Members 14 years or older may use the workout equipment or attend a fitness class. Kids ages 12-13 may use limited workout equipment with a guardian. You must be 16 or older to use the free weights. In order for anyone 11 years old and below to use the Wellness Center or attend a fitness class, they must have medical clearance from their doctor and be approved by our Membership & Wellness Director, Crystal Bullard: (E) [email protected] (P) 360-336-9622.
All kids under the age of 14 will get a bracelet to identify them as cleared by our staff.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO USE THE GYM?
Members of all ages are welcome to use the gym. Children 9 years and younger must be supervised by a guardian while in the gym. You must be 10 years or older to use the gym with a guardian in the building.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO USE THE TRACK?
Members of all ages are welcome to use the track. Children 9 years and younger must be supervised by a guardian while they use the track. You must be 10 years or older to use the track with a guardian in the building.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO USE THE POOL BY YOURSELF?
Reservations are required to use the pool. Register here. Steam rooms are closed.
Members 10 years and older may use the pool with a guardian at the Y. A swim test is required for kids under 14 who are not accompanied by a guardian. Please know that our Aquatics staff have the final say based on the swimming abilities of each individual.
Must be 12 years or older to use the steam rooms and hot tub.
TEEN PARTICIPATION RELEASE FORM
All teens under the age of 18 require permission to be in the building without a guardian. Please fill out the teen participation release form and return to the Skagit Valley Family YMCA Welcome Center. Please note that a guardian must be present at the time of form submission.
WHAT IS YKIDS’ AT HOAG ROAD?
This program in not in service at this time.
Our Y Kids’ programs at Hoag Road are a benefit of all family memberships. This gives parents the ability to exercise while knowing that their children are in the caring hands of our highly trained staff.
This is a service we provide while you are taking a group fitness class, exercising in the Wellness Center, or swimming in the pool. Please keep your phone with you so that our YKids’ staff can reach you in case of an emergency.
IS THE NEW BUILDING ADA COMPLIANT?
Yes! It is very important to us that we are able to serve all members of the community and ensuring that our facility is ADA compliant is key to making that possible.
WHO CAN PARK IN THE LOW EMISSION VEHICLE SPACES?
Vehicles listed on the Greener cars ranking list qualify for our low emission vehicle spaces. Look up your vehicle here.
WHAT FITNESS CLASSES DO YOU OFFER?
Due to COVID-19 we are offering virtual classes only. We are currently offering:
- Yoga (+Gentle Yoga)
- Total Body Training
- Strength & Core
- Strength & Mobility
CAN I RENT OUT THE POOL/EVENTS ROOM FOR A PRIVATE PARTY?
We are not renting the facility out at this time.
LOST & FOUND
Lose something at Hoag Road? Please visit our Lost and Found located at the Welcome Center. Note that most items will be donated after being held for two weeks
RULES BY AREA
- 1.5 hour daily limit (late pick-ups may result in discontinued service)
- Ages 4mo.-10yrs.
- Children must be signed in and out by a guardian
- Guardians must remain in the building
- Guardians must be working out or using the pool (watching swim lessons, sports games/practices, or sitting in the Intergenerational Room is not covered under your membership)
- No outside food or drink (sippy cups/bottles are fine)
- Shoes and appropriate clothing are mandatory
- Non-members must pay a drop in fee at the Welcome Center
- YKids’ is not responsible for lost or stolen items
- Space is limited (first come, first served)
- Illness (if your child is showing signs of illness, please keep them home)
- Behavior (we reserve the right to deny service if children/guardians are aggressive, destructive, or disrespectful to staff or other members)
POOL SAFETY RULES
- Participants are required to take a cleansing shower before entering the pool.
- Pool use is permitted only under the supervision of a YMCA Lifeguard.
- The Lifeguard has full authority for interpreting and enforcing these guidelines. Failure to abide by pool guidelines may result in the loss of pool use privileges.
- Individuals under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs are not permitted to use the pool or to be on the pool premises.
- A swimsuit is required for all participants. Shirts and tank tops are not allowed unless they are made of polyester, nylon, or spandex. Jeans and cotton clothing are prohibited.
- Any person wearing a diaper must have a protective covering (swim diaper) to prevent contamination. Please change diapers at designated diaper changing areas in the locker rooms only.
- Individuals with open sores, communicable disease, infections, or who have been ill with vomiting or diarrhea within the last two weeks are not permitted in the pool.
- Participants with a history of seizures, heart, or circulatory problems should swim with a buddy if at all possible. Please alert a staff person if you have a specific condition of which they should be aware.
- Pool noodles may be used with certain hours at the permission of the lifeguard.
- In an effort to keep the pool deck as clean as possible, the use of street shoes is strongly discouraged. Likewise, food, gum, beverages, and tobacco products are not permitted in the pool area.
- Running, dunking, diving, and horseplay are prohibited.
- Participants must use feet-first entries or ladder-entries when entering the pool.
- In the event of an emergency please follow the directions of the Lifeguard on duty.
- In an Emergency, press the red alarm panels or call 911
- An emergency phone is located in the lifeguard office at the south side of the pool area.
- A First-Aid Kit is located in the lifeguard office at the south side of the pool area.
- No glass
- No running
- No diving
- No food or gum
- Appropriate swimwear required
HOT TUB/STEAM ROOM RULES
The Skagit Valley Family YMCA follows YMCA National Guidelines* that prohibit children under 12 years of age from hot tub and steam room use. Children 12-13 years of age must be supervised by an adult.
- Please shower before using the hot tub.
- Use of body lotions, oils or suntan lotions is not permitted.
- Swimsuits must be worn at all times.
- Maximum time limit is 10 minutes.
- No cell phone use in the steam rooms.
- No diving or jumping into the hot tub.
- Do not submerge to the bottom of the hot tub.
- Cool down at least five minutes after exercising prior to use.
- Aerobic exercise in the hot tub or steam rooms is not allowed.
- Please do not use the hot tub or steam rooms if you are under the influence of alcohol, anticoagulants, antihistamines, vasoconstrictors, vasodilators, stimulants, hypnotics or tranquilizers.
- Maximum hot tub occupancy is 9 patrons.
- No food, gum or unprotected glass products allowed on the court
- Proper closed-toe athletic footwear required (no sandals, heels or floor marking shoes)
- Sign out all equipment used and return in the same condition
- Y activities & scheduled events have priority over other use
- To prevent loss, damage or personal injury, jewelry is restricted
- The Y is not responsible for lost or stolen items
- Report all losses, injuries or issues to Y staff
WELLNESS CENTER RULES
- Athletic Footwear Required
- Wipe Down Equipment
- Re-rack Equipment After Use
- During Peak Times Share Equipment
- Bumper Plates for Power Rack and Platform
- Limit Cell Phone Use – Take Calls to the Lobby
- No unprotected glass allowed
- Must be 16 or older to use the free weights
- Personal Training:
– Cancellation Policy: Clients are responsible for informing their trainer 24 hours in advance if they are unable to make a scheduled session. Make up session will be given on a case by case basis.
– Payment Policy: All sessions must be paid for in full in advance prior to the initial session with trainer. Paid sessions expire 6 months after the date of purchase. No refunds.
LOCKER ROOM RULES
- Lockers are for day use only
- Cell phone use of any kind is prohibited in the locker rooms
- Please remain clothed in the common spaces of the Universal locker room
- Children ages 5 and under may accompany a guardian into a locker room designated for the opposite gender