Reopening Information

Please be advised certain programs are operating as of October 2020, but not all. New members are being accepted for the programming available, but we can't accept walk-ins, and all interested in taking membership out or registering for a program must call              973-772-7450 for an appointment so we can adhere to social distancing. 

We would like to take a moment to thank all members and program participants who have donated their March 2020 fees and those who even went beyond March. Your support through these difficult times are greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to becoming fully operational once deemed safe. Your generous donations help sustain us in these times of limitations. 

 

For now, please see our offerings below:

 

Youth Development 

 

Preschool and School Aged Childcare 

A wide variety of options available for children ages 2.5-13 years old. We are helping parents with virtual learning as well. 

Small Group Swim Lessons

Accommodates children who are in childcare 

Outdoor Soccer

ALL LEVELS

Ages: 5 to 12

Session Date: September 19-October 3

Place: Spring Street Park; 60 Spring Street Garfield NJ

Cost: Members - $45/ Member -$55/Non member

Requirements: Sweat pants or shorts, and sneakers We will provide sanitized soccer balls to utilize during each session

Day & Times: 5 & 6 Year olds – Saturday: 9:45-10:45am 7 & 8 Year olds – Saturday 11:15-12:15pm 9 to 12 Year Olds- Saturday 12:45-1:45pm

COVID-19 rules and regulations: The Garfield YMCA will be going above and beyond to stay infection free. We are following all of the CDC guidelines and Governor’s allowances. The Garfield will create family units so the same children will play with the same children the entire time/4 week session. Parents will drop off curbside. We will have staff take temperatures upon entry, ask a series of COVID and admit the child into practice once they are clear. The Garfield YMCA will not allow groups to mingle and all supplies will be disinfected through each use. Children are to arrive no earlier and no later than 10 minutes before practice and cannot come to the field without being released by a staff member. Children will approach the field with a mask, wash their hands with hand sanitizer and then take off their mask to play. Upon leaving they will put their mask back on and be escorted to their family vehicle. There are no refunds or credits once your child is signed up unless we have to cancel the session or have a medical excuse. Spots are extremely limited. Please call the YMCA at 973-772-7450 when outside of the building. We will bring out a registration form and waiver for you to fill out and sign. 

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Download Waiver

 

Healthy Living

Hybrid Group Exercise 

Please note during the Covid-19 Pandemic Group Exercise moved to a hybrid model of outdoor classes and live stream classes. The schedule is as follows until further notice:

 

Total Body Workout Outdoor Classes

Monday & Thursday 6:30 a.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. (Virtual Link for Bad Weather Only)-Classes meet at 20th Century Field on Elizabeth Street. Please make sure the instructor has your cell phone number before attending your first class. 

Virtual Body Sculpt Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

Virtual Zumba Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

Virtual SharQui Bellydance Thursday 12:00 

Virtual  Yogalates Mon and Thurs 7:00 p.m. and Fridays 5:00 p.m.

 

***There are 2 socially distanced Silver Sneakers Classes that take place in the gymnasium on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Please make sure to call to check space availability***

  

33 Outwater Lane Fitness Room

Please see our reopening procedures and expectations here

Pools

Small group lessons and adult lap available. Please read policy, procedures and schedule below. 

Both pools are open! It is important to note all visits must be by appointment. Lap swim will be held at 490 Midland Ave on Monday through Friday to a limited amount of members at each booked hour. Hour time slots will be available from 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a 30 minute break between sessions for cleaning, sterilization, and to minimize contact.

33 Outwater Lane will operate Monday- Friday for 45 minute sessions with the times below. Please note one lane will be set aside for our water walkers. 

 

Monday-Friday  8-8:45am

Monday-Thursday 10:15-11am

Monday-Thursday 11:15-12pm

Friday 9-9:45am

Friday 10-10:45am

Friday 11-11:45am

Monday & Wednesday 4-4:45pm

Tuesday & Thursday 3:30-4:15pm

Thursday 4:30-5:15pm

Friday 5-5:45pm

 

490 Midland Ave Operates on the following Schedule:

Monday-Friday 7-8am  6 lanes

Monday-Friday 8:15-9;15am 6 lanes

Monday-Friday 9:30-10:30am 6 lanes

Monday-Friday 10:45-11:45am 6 lanes

Friday 4-5pm  6 lanes

Monday-Thursday 4:45-5:45pm   3 lanes

Friday 5:15-6:15pm  6 lanes

Monday-Thursday 6-7pm  2 lanes

Saturday  11:30-12:30pm  3 lanes

Sunday 10:30am-11:30am 3 lanes

 

Before reading our procedures, please make sure to read the following downloads and print at home if possible and bring with you to your first visit:

Member Waiver

Updated Bank Draft for Monthly Members

 

If you do not bring the forms with you to your first visit, you will be asked to sign them at the front desk. Again, if you do not have a printer, please review on line to minimize time spent at the front desk.

 

Please read the procedures below and familiarize yourself with them. Please call if you have questions. 

 

Garfield YMCA Adult Lap Policy at the Midland Ave Pool

 

PREPARING TO SWIM

  • When you come to the parking lot, use the Elizabeth Street entrance.
  • Temperatures will be taken and recorded upon arrival when you enter the building and asked a few questions.
  • Every member needs to go to the front desk and update their membership and fill out a waiver.
  • Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer). There will be a portable sink in the pool room for you to use.
  • If the thermometer reads 100.4° or higher and any other symptoms related to COVID, you will not be allowed to use the facility.

 

  • There will be hand sanitizers through the facility for you to use.
  •  Bring your own equipment and do not share equipment with anyone. You will not be allowed to use any of the YMCA equipment.
  • Bring a full water bottle since there will be no water fountain for you to use.
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve/arm area.
  •  Come fully dressed ready to go into the pool. There will be no locker room for you to use. Footwear is required throughout the building and  on the pool deck.
  • Arrive as close as possible to when your time slot begins – wait in your car until your time slot
  • When you are not swimming, a face mask is required to wear.
  • Do not attend adult lap, if you or a member of your household does not feel well. 
  • Do not come to the Garfield YMCA if you traveled to or from the following states as per Governor Murphy: AL, AR, AZ, CA, DE, FL, GA, IA, IA, ID, KS, LA, MS, NC, OK, NV, SC, TN, TX, UT. You need to self-quarantine for 14 days if traveled to any of these states.

 

Time Slots Call (973)772-7450

  • Please register for your time slots 24 hours in advance. If you cannot make your time slots notify the YMCA to make it available to another member.
  • One person in a lane and make sure you stay in your lane.
  • When you call the YMCA to sign up for pool time, you can sign up for 3 slots per week. The time slots are only for 1 hour and not anymore than that. If you need more time slots during the week, call the night before to see if there are any time slots available

WHEN SWIMMING

  • Do not make physical contact with others, such as shaking hands or giving a high five.
  • Avoid touching your face, sharing food, drinks, or towels.
  • Maintain appropriate social distancing from other swimmers when taking a break.

AFTER SWIMMING

  • Leave the facility as soon as reasonably possible after swimming. There will be no sauna. There will be no locker room available for you to use. You will exit the pool door that leads you into the parking lot.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after leaving the pool.
  • No extra-curricular or social activity should take place when you are done swimming.

Garfield YMCA Adult Lap Policy at the 33 Pool

 

PREPARING TO SWIM

  • Temperatures will be taken and recorded upon arrival when you enter the building and asked a few questions.
  • Every member needs to go to the front desk and update their membership and fill out a waiver.
  • If the thermometer reads 100.4° or higher and any other symptoms related to COVID, you will not be allowed to use the facility.
  • Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds or

     longer). There will be a sink for you to use when the front desk person is taking your temperature.

  • There will be hand sanitizers through the facility for you to use.
  •  Bring your own equipment and do not share equipment with anyone. You will not be allowed to use any of the YMCA equipment.
  • Bring a full water bottle since there will be no water fountain for you to use.
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve/arm area.
  •  Come fully dressed that you are ready to go into the pool. There will be no  locker room for you to use. Please wear some type of sandal around the pool deck.
  • Arrive as close as possible to when your time slot begins.
  • When you are not swimming, a face mask is required to wear.
  • Do not attend adult lap, if you or a member of your household does not feel well.
  • Do not come to the Garfield YMCA if you traveled the following states as per Governor Murphy announced. You need to self-quarantine for 14 days if traveled to any of these states.

 

Time Slots Call (973)772-7450

  • Please register for your time slots in 24 hours in advance. If you cannot make your time slots notify the YMCA to let us know.
  • If do not want to do laps, and just walk in the pool area, please tell the front desk person. Lane 2 will be for walkers.
  • One person in a lane and make sure you stay in your lane.
  • When you call the YMCA to sign up for pool time, you can sign up for 3 time slots at a time. If you need more time slots for during the week, call the night before to see if there are any time slots available.

 

 

WHEN SWIMMING

  • Do not make physical contact with others, such as shaking hands or giving  a high five.
  • Avoid touching your face, sharing food, drinks, or towels.
  • Maintain appropriate social distancing from other swimmers when taking a break.

 

AFTER SWIMMING

  • Leave the facility as soon as reasonably possible after swimming. There will be no sauna. There will be no locker room available for you to use. You will exit the back-pool door. You will not be allowed to go into the lobby.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after leaving the pool.
  • No extra-curricular or social activity should take place when you are done swimming.