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We're committed to making the Y safe! Check out our safety precautions and guidelines, learn more about outdoor fitness classes, the mask order and our reservation system.

Welcome Back

Thank you for persevering and doing your part to stay safe and stop the spread of coronavirus. Continue reading for an overview of our new policies, as well as where to find updates as more information becomes available.

There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our members and staff. Our plan to welcome you back closely follows the guidelines released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to ensure that our facilities meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety. We will deliberately phase-in areas and amenities of low risk as we grow back to full capacity and resume programs.

Please note: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is still recommending that people 60 years and older and those with chronic conditions remain at home as much as possible, which may mean coming back to the YMCA is not the right choice for these individuals right now.

***At this time, we are not accepting YMCA members from outside Colorado and will not be participating in the YMCA Nationwide Membership program.*** 

Statewide Mask Order

On July 16, Governor Polis issued an executive order that requires that people 11 years and older must wear a mask in public indoor spaces. This will impact both members and program participants.

Anyone in our Ys must wear a mask while entering the facility, walking around the facility, during workouts (except swimming) and leaving the facility.

Members do not need to wear masks while participating in OUTDOOR group exercise classes that are socially distanced or while swimming. Members should wear a mask up until the time they begin their outdoor fitness class or lap swimming. There are medical exemptions, if you have a medical exemption, please let the front desk know. You will receive a wristband to wear while in our facility.

Thank you for helping us comply with this mandate. Compliance is integral to keeping our doors open.

Facility Hours:

Schlessman, Littleton, Southwest and Duncan YMCAs:
  • Monday - Friday: 5:30 -9:30 a.m. & Noon - 8 p.m. 
  • Hours for Active Older Adults (ages 60+) & Immune Compromised: Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday - Friday we will close for cleaning: 9:30-10:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. - Noon 

***Members are limited to one hour visit to the YMCA***

  • Open to all members:
    Monday - Friday: 5:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. & 2:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday - Friday we will close for cleaning: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

***Members are limited to one hour visit to the YMCA***

Child Watch

Child Watch will be offered in a limited capacity in the evenings on Monday and Thursdays at the Duncan and Schlessman YMCAs. Parents/Guardians must remain on site to use Child Watch. Reservations are required, each child needs their own reservation, to make child watch reservations, please select your location:

Duncan Child Watch

Schlessman Child Watch

Open Gym Time and Racquetball Courts Open

During Phase II we will begin limited open gym time and racquetball courts reopen. Open Gym requires reservations for a single basketball hoop, groups are limited to up to four players and all players must be YMCA members. There will be no pick-up games or whole court games allowed. Members are encouraged to bring their own basketball or check out a basketball from our front desk. We will not be offering pickleball in Phase II.

Racquetball courts will also require reservations for 45 minute blocks. Up to two players per reservation. YMCA members only. Members are required to bring their own racquetball equipment.

Reserve a Court/Basket

Fitness Class Schedule

Fitness class schedules have expanded and we have added aquacise to four centers.

Fitness Class Reservations

Outdoor Fitness Class Reservations

Lap Swimming and Family Swim Times

We have changed our lap swimming schedule and have added Family Swim Time. Family swim time is limited to four people per reservation, all swimmers must be on the same YMCA family membership, no guests allowed. Family swim times are limited to 45 minutes.

Swimming Reservations


  • Members are required to complete a temperature check upon entering the building. Members are no longer required to submit a health questionaire.
  • Only staff, vendors, campers, child watch kids and guests are required to complete a daily health questionnaire and temperatures checks upon entering the building.
  • Anyone in our Ys must wear a mask while entering the facility, walking around the facility, while working out and leaving the facility. 
  • When possible each location has set traffic patterns to create one-way traffic
  • Hand sanitizer and cleaning stations are provided throughout the facility 
  • Facility check-ins are limited per state guidelines
  • Time is limited on all cardio equipment to 45 minutes
  • Locker rooms are open for showers and restroom use
  • Members must disinfect equipment and lockers before and after use  
  • No mats, bands or blocks will be available in fitness classes; members can bring in their own equipment (exception: BodyPump classes will have disinfected barbells and bars for member's use)
Activities/Amenities NOT available
  • Pickleball is closed to members
  • We are not allowing YMCA members from other states or guests of members visit the YMCA at this time. 
  • For the safety of our members and staff, towel service will no longer be offered – this is a permanent change
  • Coffee and other refreshments will not be available at this time  
  • Please remember all personal items, we will not provide lost and found services
  • Water fountains: No drinking directly from the fountain. Bottle filling stations will be open.
  • Saunas, hot tubs and/or steam rooms will be closed
  • Lock service will not be offered
  • There will be no overnight locker rentals

Programs in Phase II

  • Day camps will take place at 11 locations in the metro area with limited capacity and smaller groups. Where possible, camp and childcare will have a separate entrance and parents will have limited access to the building
  • No swim lessons
  • Family programing is virtual only
  • Personal Training, small group training, nutrition coaching and Pilates reformer classes will not exceed 5 people 
  • Virtual Personal training and nutrition coaching will be provided
Member Accounts

If you placed your membership on hold during the closure with instructions to reactivate upon reopening, your account was automatically reactivated on June 15th. If you requested your hold go past our reopening date but would like to reactivate your membership now, please email solutioncenter@denverymca.org. Accounts reactivated on any day other than the account draft date will be charged a prorated amount for the month. To cancel your membership please click here for a cancellation form

How to Stay Updated

Not getting emails?

If you’re a member of the Y, we primarily communicate with you via email. We ask that you log into your YMCA account here to make sure that your contact information is up to date. Once you log in, click on the edit pencil next to your address to make any changes to your contact information. 

Mobile App

The YMCA Member App is an easy-to-use resource for improved wellness and instant updates from the YMCA. Now, the app is improved with new features, a refreshed look and feel, updated icons and faster loading speeds. Download it now for convenience, fitness and community!

Social Media

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As with any newly emerging infectious disease, knowledge evolves with time and recommendations may change. We are closely monitoring information from public health officials and will follow their prevention guidelines to help keep our facilities clean and our community healthy.

Adapting our programs

Now and into the future, we will continue to engage and serve all people where they are. This work includes:

We’re so looking forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for staying with us.