COVID Updates

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

All three of our facilities are open, but with limited hours and capacity. We do require reservations to do everything at the Y, except walk the indoor track at SAY and Kids' Care. The Y is only open to active YMCA of Rock River Valley members. No Nationwide Members or guests at this time.

UPDATE: November 18, 2020
The state of Illinois is moving into Tier 3 mitigations as of November 20. The YMCA remains OPEN for business, but some changes are going to be required.  Here's a brief overview of modifications.

  • Cardio/Strength centers will remain open at 25% capacity, reservations required and strictly enforced.
  • All individuals over the age of 2 will be required to wear a face covering, even while working out.
  • Group exercise and aqua fitness classes will be suspended (last classes on Thursday), but we are expanding our virtual offerings. More details coming soon!
  • Basketball reservations will be reduced to 1 individual per hoop.
  • Racquetball reservations will be reduced to 1 individual per court (practice only).
  • All in-person group sports and recreation will be suspended (swim lessons, family swim, rock wall, pickleball, tae kwon do, swim team). We encourage you to move to one-on-one instruction or virtual services, if possible. 
  • Locker rooms will remain open for swimmers only.

What is NOT changing?

  • The indoor track will remain open.
  • All 1-on-1 training will continue and additional offerings will be made available. 
  • Barring any further mitigation requirements, the pools will remain open for lap swim and individual water exercise. 
  • All childcare programs (including Kids' Care, Kids' Time, CLC and Camp) remain unaffected by the new mitigations at this time.
  • Towel service and water fountains are still not available.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we follow state and health requirements. We want to ensure the safety of our members and staff during this season.

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: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Northeast Family YMCA
Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

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


Lap Swim

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Lap Swim

Lap swimming and water walking is available at both SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA pools and the Northeast Family YMCA. 45-minute time slots. Only one person per lane is allowed - no lane sharing at this time. Independent swimming for ages 16 and up. Ages 8-15 may lap swim with a parent on deck supervising. This is for active YMCA of Rock River Valley members only. Advanced reservations are required. 

Swim Lessons


Swim Lessons

Due to Illinois Tier 3 mitigations, swim lessons and swim team are suspended beginning November 20, 2020.

Cardio/Weight Room

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Cardio/Weight Room

Our wellness centers at the SwedishAmerican Riverfront, Northeast Family and Puri Family YMCAs are open by reservation. We are offering 1-hour reservations with no limit on the number of reservations you make. Time slots will be available one week in advance. As of November 20, 2020, masks are now required while exercising.

Group Fitness


Group Fitness

Due to Illinois Tier 3 mitigations, group fitness and aqua fitness classes will be suspended beginning November 20, 2020. The Y is launching a new virtual platform - more details coming soon!


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Reserve a hoop for shooting and drills. Beginning November 20, 2020, only one person per hoop and bring your own ball. Two hoops available at NEB and 4 hoops available at SAY. No gameplay strictly enforced. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent. Reservations are required and limited to 1 hour.

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. You may use previously purchased sessions. Click here for rates and trainer information.


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Racquetball is available on courts 4, 5 and 6 at the SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA. Beginning November 20, 2020, only one person per court will be allowed. Advanced registration is required. Click to secure your timeslot.

Kids' Care

Drop-in Available

Kids' Care

Drop-in childcare at SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA and Northeast Family YMCA is available with limited hours. Reservations are not required.

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



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 a requirement to enter the Y. Beginning November 20, masks will be required while working out. Health screenings are conducted upon entry.

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. 


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

Find the specific activity you want. Filter by category: cardio & strength room, pool, racquet sports, group exercise. Click “Sign Up” next to the activity time you want. 

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.

Enter your email address and click “Login.”

Click “Reserve a Spot.”

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: - 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

We have a temporary youth policy in place. Youth ages 0-9 may come to the Y for programs only. Youth ages 10-15 only under parent supervision. Ages 16 and over are allowed to be in the facility without an adult.

Kids' Care, our drop-in childcare, is now open again with limited hours. Reservations are required for two-hour time slots. Children 2 and older must wear a mask. No shoes in the Kids' Care area and socks must be worn.

SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA & Northeast Family YMCA
Monday-Friday: 8am-12pm, 5pm-7pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm Reserve

The pools at the SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA and the Northeast Family YMCA are open for lap swimming, water walking and individual water exercise.  Reservations are required for a 45-minute lap lane time slot. 
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The Women's, Men's and special needs locker rooms are available at both the Northeast Family and SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCAs for swimmers only at this time.

Starting November 20, 2020 - masks will be required throughout the YMCA, which includes during workouts.

We will be implementing a variety of safety precautions as we open 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. 

We are asking all YMCA staff, members, volunteers and participants to stay home when ill (and to remain home for 24 hours after symptoms have disappeared if the illness is flu-like or gastrointestinal). We rely on each individual to self-assess their symptoms and illness. In an effort to prevent individuals who are symptomatic or who have been exposed from entering our facility, we will ask health screening questions at check-in. In instances where symptoms are observed, Y staff and members will be sent home. 


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

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