We are SO HAPPY to welcome you back.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your patience, positivity and continued commitment to the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA. We invite you to join us however you are most comfortable – come for a workout or just to say hi. Taking care of your health is more important now than ever before. We’re here to help you stay active and connected to your Y community. We look forward to seeing you.
We have taken numerous steps to facilitate physical distancing in our wellness areas and throughout the Y. We are following guidance from the State of Connecticut, the CDC, our Health Department and other YMCAs. As always, we will maintain the highest health and safety standards for you, our volunteers and staff. Our staff is prepared and trained so that we practice our new safety protocol and procedures.
Yes, we look different – everything looks different, right now. All of us are wearing masks and keeping our social distance. We’ll be asking you to sanitize your hands before entering (and before/after touching other surfaces). The Member Service Welcome Desk has a protective shield similar to those you’ve seen in grocery stores. Our cleaning protocols have increased to ensure surfaces and areas are sanitized between usage. As always, we’ll be asking you to help us wipe down equipment before and after use.
- Branch Hours: M-F 7am-7pm; Sat 7am-4pm
- Members of all ages are required to agree and electronically sign a new CCCY-Adult-Waiver and/or the CCCY Youth Waiver.
- Health screenings are required prior to entering the Y. Temperatures will be taken with touchless thermometers to confirm a temperature below 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Everyone will be screened for any observable illness, including cough or respiratory distress.
- Face masks are required when traveling in common spaces. All Y staff will be wearing face coverings.
- Everyone will self-scan in using their membership card or mobile phone.
- Please bring your own mat, water and refillable water bottle. We are offering fillable water stations. Water fountains are temporarily disabled.
- As always, leave your valuables at home. It would be best if you could please, leave everything home – but your water bottle, phone and keys.
- To ensure that everyone can visit the Y, visits are limited to 90-minutes with a 30-minute limit on cardio equipment.
- Your membership fees will be drafted starting July 1, 2020.
- Aquatic Centers are open for Adult Lap Swims.
- Swim Lessons have resumed.
- Open Swims and Family Swims will resume in late summer/early fall.
- Lap swimming is for Y Members 14 years and older.
- Advance reservations for lap swimming are required so that we can properly clean areas and maintain social distancing in tight common areas such as doorways and hallways.
- Lap swimmers must have the ability to swim the length of the pool without a floatation device.
- One swimmer per lane for a maximum of 45 minutes as recommended by the State of Connecticut.
- Please arrive ready to get in the pool! Arrive dressed to swim and please shower before you come to the Y.
- Face masks are required in common areas such as the pool deck. Face masks should be removed before entering the pool. Lifeguards will be wearing face masks when 6 feet from others.
- Bring your own aquatic equipment – towels, kickboards, noodles and goggles please. Equipment is temporarily unavailable.
We greatly appreciate those who maintained their membership and those who donated to our Covid-19 Relief Fund. Thanks to your support, we were able to open child care centers to provide services for the children of healthcare professionals; expand our homeless outreach; open overflow shelters and provide meals to shelter families so they can stay in place; meet the food insecure with meal and grocery pickup and delivery services; make daily personal phone calls to check in on members to review their personal needs, especially our active older adult population in hopes of avoiding social isolation; engage families with e-mails and virtual at home enrichment activities and supplemental academic lessons for our school aged child care participants and early learners; offer virtual health and wellness classes, book clubs and member socials; and host blood, food, diaper and other types of drives for donations. We were here for our community when they needed us the most.
The Y is more than a building, it’s the people – people from all backgrounds who come together to improve their lives, nurture their families and help their neighbors. People like you!