The YMCA is a membership organization. In an effort to provide a safe place for your family, we give each member, 13 years and older, a membership card. Photo ID with proof of age is required for membership and to receive a membership card. We ask that you always present it to gain admittance to any YMCA. You may purchase a replacement card at any time for $5, or download our free Kenosha YMCA app and use your phone to scan in!
Each member will receive three complimentary guest passes per calendar year. All guests 13 years of age and older are required to provide a picture ID, and sign the daily liability waiver for all visits. Guest passes are tracked electronically and unused passes do not roll. $8 per guest after complimentary passes used.
Lockers are available for daily use. Please be sure to lock your locker, as the YMCA cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items. You may also rent a locker monthly or annually if you prefer (subject to availability). Locks left on daily lockers are subject to being cut, and we cannot be held responsible for items left in lockers.
Y members can visit any participating YMCA in the U.S. Valid for active, full facility Y members. Members must use their ‘home Y’ at least 50% of the time. You can find all participating Y’s easily at www.ymca.net. Special memberships (such as health plan memberships, group homes, other agencies, etc.) and program-only participants are not eligible for Nationwide Membership.
The use of cell phones and other electronic devices is prohibited in ALL locker rooms and rest rooms. YMCA programs and events are often photographed/videotaped for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be included, please indicate this to the YMCA event and/or program staff.
All schedules, activities, class fees and staff may be changed or cancelled by the Y without notice. The Y does not require contracts, so you may cancel at anytime. A minimum 14-day notice is required to cancel your next scheduled bank draft. Please visit the Member Service Desk or download the Cancellation Form below. This form may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to [email protected]. You will receive a follow-up email to confirm your cancellation has been processed. Refunds are not given for paid-in-full memberships cancelled early. Note: only the billable member may request cancellation.
Memberships may be put on “hold” one time per calendar year, for a minimum of 3 months, and no more than 12 months. There is $10 monthly fee for this service*. If you are unable to utilize your membership due to a medical condition, the fee will be waived with documentation from your physician.
*Due to COVID-19 this fee is temporarily suspended.
In order to provide a safe and positive experience for the youth of our community, the following guidelines related to facility use by YMCA members and guests will apply. ”Supervising individuals” are defined as persons 18 years or older.
FACILITY AGE GUIDELINES
The following guidelines apply to all youth not participating in a supervised, structured program while in the facility.
Youth ages 9 and under are required to be directly supervised at all times. Kids’ Club is available to all; see above for specifics.
Youth ages 10-12 are required to be accompanied by a supervising individual who remains in the building. This individual does not have to be in the same area as the youth.
Youth ages 13–14 are not required to be accompanied by a supervising individual but need to have a signed ‘Youth Code of Conduct’ on file. They are required to follow the age policies for specific areas as outlined to the right. Orientation to the facility and equipment is strongly recommended.
AGE GUIDELINES FOR SPECIFIC AREAS Free Weight/Cardiovascular Areas: Youth age 14 and older may use these areas without supervision. Youth ages 12-13 are required to complete the Youth Strength Training Class to use this area and need to be accompanied by a supervising individual who is actively monitoring the youth. Youth age 11 and under are not permitted in weight/cardiovascular areas. Appropriate attire is required including athletic shoes. Whirlpool/Sauna/Steam: Members & guests need to be 15 years old to use these facilities. Locker/Shower Facilities: Youth age 5 and over are required to use the same gender locker room and be accompanied by a supervising individual. The Family Locker Room is also available. Exercise Classes: Participants need to be 14 years old. Youth ages 11-13 may participate with a supervising individual if they are willing and able to follow class structure. Walking Track: Youth ages 12-13 are required to complete the Youth Strength Training Class to use this area. Youth age 11 and younger may utilize track if directly supervised by an adult. Rockwall: Ages 5-9 require direct supervision for Open Climb.
LIFEGUARDS AND ADULT SUPERVISION
Our aquatic staff of American Red Cross certified lifeguards strives to maintain the highest standards possible. The goal is to provide patrons with a safe, clean atmosphere in which families can enjoy aquatic fitness and recreation. The purpose of the aquatic staff is not to supervise your child, but to ensure the safety of all facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies. Therefore, parents are expected to closely supervise their children and assist in enforcing the policies for the safety and enjoyment of all patrons.
Direct Supervision: an adult (18+) is required to be in a swimsuit and in the water with the child at all times; unless the child is participating in a Y supervised program.
Ages 6 and under: Require Direct Supervision.
Ages 7-9: Require Direct Supervision unless the child can pass the deep end swim test; however an adult must remain on the pool deck.
Ages 10-17: Are subject to the deep end swim test at the lifeguard’s discretion. An adult does not have to remain in the pool area.
The deep-end swim test in the lap pool is… Jump in and level off before beginning to swim, then swim to the lifeguard chair in the middle of the pool using a front paddling stroke, tread at that spot for 15 seconds, swim to the end, and then float at the start for
15 seconds, without assistance.
The deep-end swim test in the instructional pool is… Jump in and level off before beginning to swim, then swim to the lifeguard chair in the middle of the pool using a front paddling stroke, tread at that spot for 15 seconds, swim back to the start, and then float at the start for 15 seconds, without assistance.