Severe Inclement Weather Policy
Four Rivers Area Family YMCA morning classes will be called off when the Washington School District calls snow days for inclement winter weather. YMCA staff will re-evaluate the weather at 12:00 noon and a decision will be made for the afternoon and evening classes at that time. YMCA facilities typically remain open even when classes and programs are canceled except for extreme weather emergencies. Some services and areas of the facility may be limited are unavailable. Please call us at (636) 239-5704 to check status.
We welcome guests when accompanied by a member who is at least 16 years of age. Guests may visit twice before joining or paying a daily use fee. (Daily use for non-members may be limited or restricted at times.) Limit two guests per family per visit. We invite your out-of-town relatives to join you for free for up to two weeks per quarter. Your relatives will be asked to show proof of residency outside a 75-mile radius of the Y.
No one is turned away from the YMCA for an inability to pay. Financial scholarships are available thanks to the generous support of those who give to our YMCA Strong Community Campaign and through the Franklin County Area United Way. Applications are available at the Y.
Supervision of Children
Children must be supervised during their visit to the Y. A parent or guardian must remain in the facility with children under the age of 12.
Workout clothes should be modest and in good taste. Shorts or pants (no jeans) and a shirt are appropriate in most areas of the facility. Please, no street shoes, work boots or sandals in the fitness center or gymnasium. No shoes allowed on the pool deck. Proper swimming suits are required.
Fitness Center Consultation
We recommend our complimentary fitness center consultation to support your wellness needs as you are getting started at the YMCA. Our staff will also review some important courtesies including towel usage for wiping down equipment after use, signing up for cardio equipment, maximum use time for cardio equipment, “working in” while using circuit equipment and age restrictions.
Pool Usage Policies
Please shower before entering pool. Walk when on pool deck. Trained lifeguards have final authority when enforcing pool and safety rules. Children under 8 must have adult within arm’s reach in the water. Children ages 8-11 must have adult drop off/pick them up from pool deck and adult must remain in facility. Safety is our first priority, and we reserve the right to clear the pool for inclement weather. We close the pool when lightning is overhead and for 30 minutes after its last strike. Lap swimming is available for ages 13 and up and swim team members. During lessons and swim team, lap lanes may be limited or unavailable. Email Anne for information on the best time to swim!
Family Changing Areas
Children ages 3 and up should use the appropriate gender locker rooms. Family changing areas are also available.
Store personal items in the locker room. Each member or guest should provide a lock when using a locker. Please remove locks when you leave the facility. Locks left on overnight will be removed and contents taken to the service center. Lost & Found items are discarded weekly. Locks are available for purchase at the service center. Some lockers are available for rent. For information on locker rentals, email Benita.
40 Developmental Assets for Youth
The YMCA of Greater St. Louis has joined forces with other YMCAs in the U.S. and the Search Institute to further develop the 40 developmental assets proven to be critical in the positive development of children. The Four Rivers Area Family YMCA uses the asset approach in youth programs. In swim lessons, for example, the YMCA helps kids build assets by providing support of caring instructors, motivation for learning and positive reinforcement. The more assets your child acquires, the better!
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