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MID-WILLAMETTE FAMILY YMCA FACILITY AGE POLICY

We have guidelines in place for all Y members to get the most out of their visit. We regard safety as the highest priority, and our rules and regulations support this. The chart below allows children to visit each area of the YMCA with certain specifications:

 

AGE ACCESS CHART

BY AGE

8 Weeks- Child Watch with a Parent in Facility, Swimming with a Parent in Water, Gym & Racquetball Courts with a Parent
1 Year Old- Child Watch with a Parent in Facility, Swimming with a Parent in Water, Gym & Racquetball Courts with a Parent
2 Years Old- Child Watch with a Parent in Facility, Swimming with a Parent in Water, Gym & Racquetball Courts with a Parent
3 Years Old- Child Watch with a Parent in Facility, Swimming with a Parent in Water, Gym & Racquetball Courts with a Parent
4 Years Old- Child Watch with a Parent in Facility, Swimming with a Parent in Water, Sauna with a Parent, Gym & Racquetball Courts with a Parent
5 Years Old- Child Watch with a Parent in Facility, Swimming with a Parent in Water, Sauna with a Parent, Gym & Racquetball Courts with a Parent
6 Years Old- Child Watch with a Parent in Facility, Swimming with a Parent in Water(no pass swim test), Swimming with a Parent in Aquatics (pass swim test), Sauna with a Parent, Hot Tub with a Parent, Gym & Racquetball Courts with a Parent
7 Years Old- Tween Scene with a Parent in Facility, Swimming with a Parent in Water(no pass swim test), Swimming with a Parent in Facility (pass swim test), Sauna with a Parent, Hot Tub with a Parent, Gym & Racquetball Courts with a Parent, Studio Classes with a Parent
8 Years Old- Tween Scene with a Parent in Facility, Swimming with a Parent in Water(no pass swim test), Swimming with a Parent in Facility (pass swim test), Sauna with a Parent, Hot Tub with a Parent, Gym & Racquetball Courts with a Parent, Studio Classes with a Parent
9 Years Old- Tween Scene with a Parent in Facility, Swimming with a Parent in Water(no pass swim test), Swimming with a Parent in Facility (pass swim test), Sauna with a Parent, Hot Tub with a Parent, Gym & Racquetball Courts with a Parent, Studio Classes with a Parent
10 Years Old- Tween Scene with a Parent in Facility, Swimming with a Parent in Aquatics (no pass swim test), Swimming with a Parent in Facility (pass swim test), Sauna with a Parent, Hot Tub with a Parent, Gym & Racquetball Courts with a Parent in Facility, Studio Classes with a Parent in Facility, Move about the Full Facility with a Farent in the Facility
11 Years Old- Tween Scene with a Parent in Facility, Swimming with a Parent in Aquatics (no pass swim test), Swimming with a Parent in Facility (pass swim test), Sauna with a Parent, Hot Tub with a Parent, Gym & Racquetball Courts with a Parent in Facility, Studio Classes with a Parent in Facility
12 Years Old- Tween Scene with a Parent in Facility, Swimming with a Parent in Aquatics (no pass swim test), Swimming with a Parent in Facility (pass swim test), Sauna with a Parent, Hot Tub with a Parent, Gym & Racquetball Courts with a Parent in Facility, Studio Classes with a Parent in Facility, Strength & Cardio Center with a Parent and with an Orientation
13 Years Old- Tween Scene, Strength & Cardio Center with an Orientation, Move About the Facility without a Parent Onsite
18 Years Old- Can supervise younger children in the facility

BY AREA

Full Facility- Kids can move throughout the facility without a parent starting at the age of 10 (some exceptions apply).
Parents are still required to be in the facility until their child turns 13 years old.
Youth Supervisor- We require adult supervision in specific areas throughout the facility. Adults are considered 18 years of age or older. An adult must be onsite with youth under 13 years old. Adults must directly supervise youth under 10 years old (with some exceptions– see charts).
Child Watch- A monthly day care program for kids 8 weeks through 6 years old, while parents are in the facility. $$
Tween Scene- A monthly day care program for kids 7 through 13 years old, while parents are in the facility. $$
Group Classes- Kids can begin taking group classes with a parent starting at the age of 7. At 10 years old, kids can take classes without an adult directly supervising. Adults must still be onsite until kids are 13 years old. Kids will only be allowed to take group classes if they are following along with instructions, and not disrupting class. Classes held in the Strength & Cardio are held to the Strength & Cardio age restrictions.
Strength & Cardio- Kids 12 years old can use the equipment with a parent present, after having gone through an orientation from a fitness staff member. Bands are required. Kids 13 and up can use the Strength & Cardio space without an adult, but still must make sure to go through an orientation.
Sauna- No one under 4 should use the sauna. Kids 4 through 12 years old are allowed to use the sauna with a parent supervising. Kids that are 13 years old can use the sauna without an adult.
Hot Tub- No one under the age of 6 should use the hot tub. Kids 6 through 12 are allowed to use the hot tub with an adult near by (in the hot tub or near the hot tub supervising). Kids 13 years of age can start using the sauna without an adult.
Pool (Kids that cannot pass a deep water swim test)- 0-6 years old must have a parent in the water and within an arm’s reach. 7-9 years old must have a parent in the water within 10 feet of them. 10-12 years old must have a parent in the aquatic area.
Pool (Kids that can pass a deep water swim test)- Parents are required to be in the water with a child that is a strong
swimmer until the child is 6 years old. At the age 6, parents no longer are required to be in the water, but must still be in the aquatic area until the age of 7. At 7 years old, if a child can pass a swim test, parents not longer need to be in the aquatic area, but must still be in the facility until the child reaches 13 years of age.
Gyms- Kids under 10 can use the gyms with a parent. Kids 10-12 can use the gym without a parent with them, but with a parent in the facility. Kids 13+ can use the gyms without a parent onsite.
Racquetball Courts- Kids under 10 can use the racquetball courts with a parent. Kids 10-12 can use the racquetball courts without a parent with them, but with a parent in the facility. Kids 13+ can use the racquetball courts without a parent onsite.

Updated 01-02-16

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