Building Hours & Policies



COVID 19 reopening Phase 3 Hours:
Monday through Friday: 5 am – 7 pm

 Saturday: 7 am – 6 pm

 Sunday: 1 – 5 pm


Using the values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility as a guide, we strongly encourage behaviors and language that will ensure all who participate in the Y enjoy a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment.

Wear appropriate workout attire and shoes, including clothing free of vulgar/profane writing and pictures.

Display good behavior.

Use non-offensive language when speaking with others.

Be respectful of the Y’s property and equipment and the property of others.

To provide comfort and safety, please observe the following:

  • Bring your membership card every time you use the Y to expedite your entrance and verify your membership.
  • The Gold Centers are for adults 19 years of age and older.  A separate membership or additional daily fee is needed for access.
  • For your privacy and the comfort of others, we ask that cell phone calls be taken out in the hallways of the Y.
  • Heelys, scooters and skateboards are to be left at home to reduce the risk of injury to others in and around the facility.
  • The Sheridan County YMCA building and grounds are drug, alcohol and firearm free.
  •  All children through grade 5 must be supervised by an adult (18 or older) when in the Y facility or enrolled in a staff supervised program.
  • Bikes are to be stored in the available bike racks and locked for safe storage.

The Y is not responsible for stolen items.  Please leave your valuables at home or locked in your vehicle.  We recommended that you bring a padlock to secure belongings in a locker while using the facility.

Youth Usage Policy

September 2017

Making sure the Y is safe for kids and families is fundamental to all that we do. We are committed to the well-being and safety of children.  However, the Y facility is not designed or licensed to provide basic child care needs.  Any public place, may be unsafe for a child whom is left unattended for long periods of time.

Throughout our programs, in our facility and with trained staff, we implement strict policies to ensure safety.

Members ages 8-13

  • September through May are the Y’s peak program times for youth and adults.
    • Unless they are registered and participating in a Y program, Youth will be allowed access to the facility Monday thru Friday after 6:00 pm
    • Youth will be allowed access to the facility during weekend operating hours.
    • During school breaks, youth will be allowed access to the facility after 1:00 pm.
  • June through August are non-peak program times for youth and adults.
    • Youth will be allowed access to the facility during operating hours.
    • Due to adult and camp programming, there may be limited access to specific areas of the Y.
  • Specific areas are not accessible for members ages 8-13. These areas include the entire upstairs (including racquetball observation area), Weight Room, Activity and Support Center. Youth that have completed Parent/Youth Orientation may have access to the Health and Well-Being areas while under direct supervision of their parent. Unsupervised Playland is limited to youth ages 8-10.

Members ages 14-18

  • Full access to the Y facility throughout the year. Due to  youth and adult programming, there may be limited access to specific areas of the Y at various times throughout the year.

Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children while at the Y.  If a child is disruptive, staff will follow current Y policies.  Parents will be contacted if the disruptive behavior either continues and/or warrants further action.


* Re-rack all weight plates, dumbbells and bars. * Take all cell phone conversations out to hallway. * Food and drink other than water to be consumed ONLY in main entrance to building.
* Use collars on all free bars for the safety of others. * Maintain low volume level when conversing with others. * Shirts and shorts or workout pants required.
* Ask for spotters when challenged by weight. * Display appropriate behavior.  * Disinfect all equipment after use.
* Lift and lower weights with control. * When resting between sets, allow others to work in.  *Closed water bottles are allowed throughout the Wellness Center. Food is not permitted.
* Supportive shoes required.    
*Please follow age requirements    

Infants – 4th Grade
No admittance, no exceptions

5th – 8th Grade
Access to strength circuit machines and select cardio equipment. Must be accompanied by a parent and have completed the Required Parent-Youth Orientation. (Sign up at member service desk)

9th Grade & older
Full individual access to Wellness Center, including cardio equipment, weight machines, free weights & group exercise classes. An orientation with staff is recommended.


· It is good etiquette to shower prior to entering the pool area.

· Training pants or pool diaper must be worn under swimwear for any participant not toilet trained.

· Use of personal float belts, woggles, balls, mats, toys, etc. must be approved by the lifeguards on duty.

· For sanitary reasons, gum, food and drink is not to be consumed in the pools, on the pool decks or in the lifeguards’ office.

· The lifeguard has complete authority over the pool area.  We ask patrons to respect Y staff requests on safety related issues.

· Please WALK when on the deck and in the locker rooms.

· People with infectious medical conditions should refrain from swimming until healed.


· All children under the age of 8 must have an adult (18 or older) in the water while using the Y pools during open/family swims.

· Children under the age of 3 are to be accompanied and supervised in the water, one on one, by an adult 18 years of age or older.

· One adult 18 years of age or older, can accompany and supervise in the water, a maximum of 3 children, 3 to 4 years of age.

· One adult 18 years of age or older, can accompany and supervise in the water, a maximum of 5 children, 5 to 7 years of age.