COVID Updates

As we continue to navigate the pandemic, this will be your source of YMCA information regarding facility and program status.

​UPDATE: August 30, 2021
Per the State of Illinois mandate, masks are now required indoors. The Y is not requiring masks while exercising, but asking everyone 2 years of age and older to wear a mask upon entering the building and in common areas. 

We will continue to have separate mask-required workout areas at the SwedishAmerican Riverfront Y and Northeast Family Y for those who choose to wear a mask and feel safer in that environment. 

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UPDATE: July 26, 2021
We are no longer requiring reservations for recreation swim (also called family swim). There are limited open swim times at each location, so click below to check times. We are limited to 25 swimmers per available lifeguard. The front desk will be updated regularly about available space.

Rec Swim Hours

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UPDATE: July 12, 2021
We have updated our youth policy as follows:

SwedishAmerican Riverfront and Northeast Family YMCA:

  • Youth ages 0-9 may come to the Y, but must be under parent or guardian supervision at all times, unless checked into childcare or a supervised program. It is NOT permissible to have a child age 0-9 sit/observe or be in a child carrier while a parent works out or attends a class. 
  • Youth ages 10-12 may come to the Y, but a parent or guardian must remain in the facility.
  • Youth ages 10-12 may use cardio equipment under parent supervision after completion of a youth orientation. 
  • Youth age 13 and over are allowed to be in the facility without an adult, provided they are YMCA members.
  • Youth ages 13-15 may use cardio equipment and weight machines after a youth orientation. Free weights are not allowed.

Puri Family YMCA:

  • Ages 10-12 may use the cardio equipment, under parent supervision, and upon completion of an orientation. Youth 0-9 are not permitted at our Puri location. 


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UPDATE: May 13, 2021


Our region's numbers continue to move in the right direction. The Governor announced that we can move into a bridge to Phase 5 on Friday, May 14.  Below we outline what this means for you while at the YMCA. All YMCA changes will take effect Monday, May 17 - unless otherwise noted.

Reservations - Starting May 17, we will no longer require reservations for cardio/strength areas, basketball, rock climbing and pickleball. We will keep reservations for the pool, group fitness and racquetball.

Nationwide Membership - We are reopening Nationwide Membership starting May 17 along with Stateline Family YMCA and Belvidere Family YMCA. This means you may soon use these other Ys in the area under your YMCA of Rock River Valley membership, and we will welcome their members into our facilities.

Health Screenings - Starting May 17, we will no longer take your temperature and ask the screening questions upon check-in. We do ask that if you are showing signs of sickness, to please stay home. We will continue to check temperatures in the Kids' Care area as we are following daycare guidelines, and our staff is often in close contact with the children.

Our hours of operation are:

SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA
Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Northeast Family YMCA
Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Puri Family YMCA
Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Sunday: Closed

CURRENT SERVICES

Rock Climbing

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Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Reservations are not required.

Lap Swim (Reserved)

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Lap Swim (Reserved)

Lap swimming and water walking is available at both SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA pools and the Northeast Family YMCA. 45-minute time slots. Up to four family members from the same household may share a lane with one reservation. This is for active YMCA of Rock River Valley members only. Advanced reservations are required. 

Lap Swim (Drop-in)

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Lap Swim (Drop-in)

We now offer times throughout the day at both facilities for drop-in lap lanes. Reservations are not required for these lanes. Click the image to download available hours.
 

Family Swimming

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Family Swimming

Join us for open swim times in the zero-depth entry pool at the Northeast Family YMCA or in our warm water pool at the SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA. Reservations are not required during open swim times. Click the image to check the schedule. Swimmers ages 9 and under are required to be under the direct on-deck supervision of a parent or guardian. Swimmers ages 9 and under who cannot pass the swim test must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the water within arm's reach. The slide will be available for use on Sundays. Swimmers do not have access to the lap lane area unless they reserve time in the lap lane area.

Swim Lessons

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Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are offered throughout the year at our Northeast and SwedishAmerican Riverfront locations. We also offer private lessons and adaptive lesson. Click to learn more.

Cardio/Weight Room

Drop-In

Cardio/Weight Room

Our wellness centers at the SwedishAmerican Riverfront, Northeast Family and Puri Family YMCAs are open. We no longer require reservations for these areas. Masks are optional while exercising. We do have separate mask-required workout areas for those who choose that option.

Group Fitness

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Group Fitness

Reservations are required for all group fitness classes. We will continue to expand our on-demand library of classes for those who are not quite ready to join class in-person. Click reserve a class to secure your spot. Classes will be added as instructor availability and equipment allows.
 

Basketball

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Basketball

Game play is back at the Y and reservations are no longer required. Up to 10 people per court are allowed and bring your own ball. Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent. 

Personal Training

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Personal Training

We are offering in-person and virtual personal training at our SwedishAmerican Riverfront and Northeast Family YMCAs. We have also added Aqua Personal Training in the pool. You may use previously purchased sessions. Click here for rates and trainer information.

Pickleball

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Pickleball

Pickleball is available at the Northeast Family YMCA on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. A maximum of four players per court will be allowed. Reservations are not required. Please bring your own sweat towel and water bottle. 

 

KEEPING YOU SAFE

Please be assured that your safety is our number one priority. We’re following guidelines from the CDC, health experts and local officials to ensure our YMCA meets the highest standards of hygiene and safety.

What to Bring

You’ll need your membership card or phone with the YMCA app for check in, a mask, water bottle and a towel. Our water fountains will be available for filling bottles only. Additionally, we will not be offering towel service.

Wearing a Mask/Screening

Wearing a mask is now required indoors as of August 30. The Y is not requiring masks while exercising. We continue to offer mask-required workout areas at the SwedishAmerican Riverfront Y and Northeast Family Y. Health screenings are no longer required at check-in. We ask that you self monitor and please stay home if you are feeling sick.

Cardio Center

You’ll notice that some of the equipment is not in service. This allows us to provide a safe distance between members using the equipment. YMCA staff will thoroughly clean the equipment after each use and rotate the use of the equipment to allow for full sanitation. We encourage you to wipe down the equipment before and after use for extra precaution. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Per State of Illinois mandate, starting August 30, masks are required indoors. The Y is asking people to wear a mask upon entering the Y and in common areas. The Y is not requiring masks while exercising. We do have separate mask-required workout areas at the SwedishAmerican Riverfront Y and Northeast Family Y for those who choose that option.
 

STEP 1:
To make a reservation, click the button below to access the schedule.

STEP 2:
Find the specific activity you want. Filter by category: pool, group exercise. Click “Sign Up” next to the activity time you want. 

STEP 3:
Choose “Create a Login” for our Group Ex Pro reservation system. You only have to do this the first time. You will login for the following reservations.

STEP 4:
Enter your email address and click “Login.”

STEP 5:
Click “Reserve a Spot.”

STEP 6:
If the class is full, add your name to wait list. If someone cancels their reservation, you will get a notification that a spot has opened up. Reserve

We are noticing issues with Safari and Internet Explorer. Try using Chrome or Firefox. If you are still experiencing issues reserving your time online, then please feel free to call the SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA at 815-489-1252 or the Northeast Family YMCA at 815-885-6852. Make a Reservation

1) Go to our website: rockriverymca.org/schedule - or click the button below
2) Find the class you registered for and click Sign Up
3) It will say you are already registered and offer a cancel option
4) Click Cancel Click to Cancel

Our youth policy is as follows for the SwedishAmerican Riverfront and Northeast Family YMCAs:

Youth ages 0-9 may come to the Y, but must be under parent or guardian supervision at all times, unless checked into childcare or a supervised program. It is NOT permissible to have a child age 0-9 sit/observe or be in a child carrier while a parent works out or attends a class. Youth ages 10-12 may come to the Y, but a parent or guardian must remain in the facility. Youth ages 10-12 may use cardio equipment under parent supervision after completion of a youth orientation. Youth age 13 and over are allowed to be in the facility without an adult, provided they are YMCA members. Youth ages 13-15 may use cardio equipment and weight machines after a youth orientation. Free weights are not allowed.

For the Puri Family YMCA:
Ages 10-12 may use the cardio equipment, under parent supervision, and upon completion of an orientation. Youth 0-9 are not permitted at our Puri location. 

Kids' Care, our drop-in childcare, is now open again with limited hours. Reservations are not required. Children 2 and older must wear a mask. No shoes in the Kids' Care area and socks must be worn.

Northeast Family YMCA
Monday-Friday: 8am-12pm, 5pm-7pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm

SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA 
Monday-Friday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm

The pools at the SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA and the Northeast Family YMCA are open for lap swimming, rec swim, water walking and individual water exercise.  Reservations are required for a 45-minute lap lane time slot. 
  Reserve Your Time

The Women's, Men's and For All locker rooms are available at both the Northeast Family and SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCAs for all members.

We have implemented a variety of safety precautions at the Y, but every individual will have to make his or her own personal decision on what is safest and best for their family. We will do everything we can to keep our members and staff safe, and we ask that you commit to participate by cleaning equipment and always adhering to facility protocols. 

CONTACT US

If you have questions about your membership status or you need assistance with registering for a service, contact us at ymcasupport@rockriverymca.org or:

SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA: 815-489-1252
Northeast Family YMCA: 815-885-6852
Puri Family YMCA: 779-774-3675