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If the Y is forced to close due to a power failure, flooding, weather-related conditions, or other extreme situation, the Y’s automated phone message will inform callers of this and it will be posted on the home page of the website.
Delayed Wilton School Openings: All program classes and group fitness classes before noon are canceled (including classes held at the gymnastics center). Nursery School and morning Creative 2’s begin at 10:30AM. Babysitting will open at 10:30AM unless staff can get in earlier. A decision on all afternoon programs and classes will be made by 11:30AM.
Wilton School Closing: All program classes and group fitness classes before noon (including classes held at the gymnastics center) are canceled. Nursery School, the After-school Program & Child Watch are also canceled. Babysitting will be canceled unless staff can get in. A decision on afternoon classes will be made by 11:30AM.
Wilton School Early Dismissal: The After-school Program & Child Watch are canceled. Nursery school closes at 11:00AM and extended day/lunch bunch is cancelled. A decision on afternoon classes (including Babysitting and classes held at the gymnastics center) will be made by 11:30AM.
Evening Classes: A decision will be made by 5PM.
Weekend and School Holiday Classes: A decision will be made by 8AM. Check website Home Page for updates.
Above information subject to change.
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All Y credits will be valid for one year.
The Riverbrook Regional YMCA is a membership organization, which values personal responsibility, honesty, mutual respect and non-violence. In joining, members agree to subscribe to Y policies and are expected to abide by its rules.
Membership may be revoked or suspended for the following reasons:
The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we work to ensure everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, income, faith, sexual orientation, gender expression, cultural background, national origin and disability has the opportunity to live life to its fullest. We share the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—everything we do stems from it.
Parents place their trust in the YMCA to help their children thrive. Our core values-caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are part of everything we do. Because of this, we place great value on creating the most child-safe environment possible. Any person convicted of an offense involving a minor is subject to termination of employment and/or membership. If you have any questions or concerns regarding a YMCA staff person or program, please make a confidential call to a Riverbrook Regional Y Child Safe Coordinator:
Bob McDowell, Executive Director, 762-8384 x280 or
Christene Freedman, Development Director, 762-8384 x279
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Please Note: Adults accompanying children must be members or pay a daily guest fee.
May not use lap lanes in the pool without prior permission from the Aquatic Staff.
May not use the strength training equipment and are not permitted to be in the Fitness Center. Please contact the Y Fitness Staff for 15 years and younger youth exceptions.
Group Fitness Classes: The age limit for group exercise is 16 years of age.
A 13 year old may participate in group exercise but ONLY with a parent and with permission of the instructor.
Riverbrook Regional YMCA will maintain and implement written policies and procedures to comply with the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules and will also maintain the documentation as required under HIPAA.
• The Riverbrook Regional YMCA is a Covered Entity and its policies and procedures are designed with this role in mind.
• The Riverbrook Regional YMCA has designated Mary Ann Genuario as its HIPAA Compliance Officer.
• The Riverbrook Regional YMCA’s Compliance Officer is responsible for maintaining written or electronic copies of the Privacy policies. The Compliance Officer is also responsible for making sure that the Privacy policies are promptly revised and implemented when changes to HIPAA require such revisions.
• The Riverbrook Regional YMCA’s Compliance Officer is responsible for maintaining written or electronic copies of the Security policies. The Compliance Officer is also responsible for making sure that the Security policies are promptly revised and implemented when changes to HIPAA require such revisions.
• Whenever a Privacy or Security policy is revised, the date of revision shall be noted on the policy.
• Whenever HIPAA or the YMCA’s Privacy or Security policies require a communication to be in writing, or an action, activity, or designation to be documented, the Compliance Officer, as appropriate, shall ensure that the YMCA maintains documentation of such for a minimum of six (6) years from the date of its creation, or the date it was last in effect, whichever is later.
• Covered entities are required to make HIPAA documentation available to those persons responsible for implementing the procedures to which the documentation pertains. The YMCA can make documentation available in printed manuals and/or on Intranet websites.
• Covered entities are required to manage their HIPAA documentation so that it reflects the current status of their security plans and procedures implemented to comply with the Security Rule.
• The YMCA shall have physical resources (including plant facilities and the relevant hardware and software) adequate for accomplishing the stated mission.
Children ages 5 and under may accompany parents (of the opposite sex) in the 50M locker rooms. Children ages 7 and under may accompany parents (of the opposite sex) in the 25Y locker rooms. The Family / Special Needs changing room is available with a shower, sink and toilet for families with small children. A key is available at the front desk. Please make sure to return the key to the front desk as soon as you are finished using the room so that it is available for others.
Parents and/or guardians are responsible for picking up their children on time after program classes have ended.
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All schedules are subject to change without notice. The 50M and 25Y pools, all group fitness classes, the gymnasium, pond, splash pool, etc. We will do our best to give you advanced notice but we can’t guarantee it.
Bathing suits, bathing caps or tied-back shoulder length hair and soap showers are required before using the swimming pools. A lifeguard must be on duty before entry into the pools or pond is allowed. Members must follow lifeguard instructions on pool and pond use at all times. Inflatables, noodles, kickboards & beach toys are not permitted for recreational swim. Anyone wearing a floatation device, approved by aquatics staff, must be accompanied in the water, by a parent or guardian. Jumping or diving off the blocks is prohibited during recreational swim. Children in strollers are not permitted on pool decks without adult supervision at all times. All private lessons must be set up through the aquatic office. All instructors must be currently employed by the Riverbrook Regional Y Aquatic Department. It is not permitted for members to bring independent swim instructors/lifeguards to provide instruction during any open pool time. Lap swimmers must circle swim if more than 2 people in a lane. DO NOT ENTER AQUATIC AREAS UNLESS AUTHORIZED STAFF IS PRESENT. Failure to comply may result in loss of membership privilege.
Under the guidelines of our insurance company we are instituting a indoor/outdoor aquatic storm policy. All water areas will be cleared at the first sight or sound of thunder and/or lightning. Under these guidelines we will wait 30 minutes, from the last time we hear thunder or see lightning, until we can allow swimmers back in the aquatic areas. Safety of our members is our first priority. Thank you for your cooperation.
Call before coming to be sure the pools are open. When the 25 or 50M pools are closed for special events such as swim meets, signs will be posted in the building a week prior to notify members. Other sudden unanticipated closings due to mechanical problems, children vomiting or defecating in the water, etc. will be posted on the front door, website and communicated by phone to class participants as soon as possible.
To minimize the number of pool closings due to children vomiting or defecating in the water, we ask parents to observe the following rules:
If your child vomits or defecates in the pool the following action will be taken:
First offense – a $75 fine will be assessed to compensate for loss of services and cost incurred.
Second offense – a $250 fine will be assessed.
Third offense – a $500 fine will be assessed and you will be suspended from using the pool for 30 days.
The Riverbrook Regional YMCA is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable pool experience for all. Any child under the age of 18, must complete the YMCA swim skills assessment (swim team and swim lessons have completed this assessment regularly) and will be assigned a green, yellow or red swim band prior to swimming in the pool. These bands assist our certified lifeguards in keeping our swimmers safe.
A green band allows swimmers to use entire area of the pool.
To receive a green band, swimmers must demonstrate the following skills:
– Jump in deep water and return to the surface.
– Swim the length of the pool, turn around and swim back unassisted with either front crawl or breaststroke.
– Float on back for 30 seconds and regain vertical position on their own.
– Tread water for one minute with ears and face above water at all times.
– Exit the pool without assistance.
– Green banded swimmers under the age of 12 must have adult supervision in the pool or on the pool deck at all times.
A yellow band determines that the swimmer is shallow water competent (no PFD) and allows swimmers to swim in the shallow areas up to arm pit deep or less.
To receive a Yellow Band, swimmers must demonstrate the following skills:
– Float on back for 30 seconds and regain vertical position on their own.
– Swim half the length of the pool, turn around and swim back on stomach unassisted.
– Yellow banded swimmers under the age of 12 must have adult supervision in the pool or on the pool deck at all times.
Children who can walk but cannot demonstrate the required skills or do not wish to participate in the assessment will be classified as inexperienced and will be given a red swim.
Swimmers that do not pass the yellow or green band testing or those that decline to take it will be considered Red Band or inexperienced swimmers.
Red Banded swimmers will:
– Only be allowed in the shallow area of the pool.
– Require active adult supervision within arm’s length.
– MUST be in a Coast Guard Approved flotation device (PFD).
• Please get your child’s wristband at the Member Service Desk.
• All swim tests will need to be retaken once a year, (if on swim teams or swim lessons, it is automatically updated).
• Aquatic Staff has the option to require a retest if they feel it is necessary.
• The Y provides Coast Guard Approved flotation devices. You are more than welcome to bring your own Coast Guard Approved flotation device.
What is considered safe adult supervision?
• Age 16 or older.
• Actively watching swimmers in the water within arm’s length.
• Supervise no more than three inexperienced, red banded swimmers at one time.
Children above the age of 5 must pass a dock test in order to swim in the deep area of the pond. The test consists of swimming out to the dock (lifeguard is present) and treading water for 2 minutes without stopping. It is up to the discretion of the lifeguard or Waterfront Director as to whether or not the test has been satisfactorily passed. If the test is passed, the child will receive a colored wrist band indicating that he/she can swim in the deep area. It is to the discretion of the lifeguard or Waterfront Director as to whether or not anyone above age 13 needs to take the test, as well as anyone under the age of 5.
Make-ups or credits will not be given for missed fitness classes. If the Y cancels a class a make-up or credit will be given. All credits will be valid for one year.
Sneakers must be worn in the gym, weight rooms, exercise areas and on the racquetball court. No street shoes, boots, or sandals are allowed in workout areas. Appropriate clean and presentable workout apparel for both men and women is expected. Any unsatisfactory hygiene condition will be addressed by management and corrective action may be required.
New Towel Policy
You will be required to leave your membership card when using a towel from the fitness center.
Gymnastics Class Policies
Please be advised, for the safety of everyone, you are not allowed to drop off or pick up anyone at the curb by the Y’s front entrance.This is a no parking / no standing / fire lane. Please park your car and walk into the Y to pick up children under 12 years of age. We thank you in advance for your attention to this important safety issue.
Please drive slowly through the parking lot always being aware of children.
Please do not talk on cell phones or texted while driving through the parking lot.
Please only park in allotted spaces and in between the yellow lines.
Please only use the 10 minute parking for dropping off or picking up children.
Please only use the handicapped spaces if you have a handicapped tag.
Please lock valuables, out of sight, in your cars or use the YMCA mini lockers in the Lobby & Fitness Center. The YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Dogs are prohibited on the Wilton Family YMCA property unless enrolled in a pre-approved dog obedience program.
No smoking or use of any illegal substances anywhere on the property. The use of alcohol is not permitted on the Y property without written permission from the Executive Director and appropriate permits.
For sanitary reasons, articles found in the building can be kept in the Lost and Found for a short time. Please check promptly if you have lost something as unclaimed items are cleaned out weekly.
The Y is not responsible for lost items or for the contents left in lockers overnight. Valuables should be locked in the mini lockers located in the front lobby and fitness center.
Lockers in the men and women’s locker rooms are for day use only while members are using the facility. We encourage you to use a padlock to secure your belongings. If you are carrying something of real value please lock it in the mini-lockers available in the front lobby or fitness center, as the Y cannot be responsible for stolen items. The mini lockers are available to lock up small items such as cell phones and wallets. Due to the limited number of lockers, we are unable to assign individual lockers to members on a permanent basis, and belongings may not be left overnight. The Y reserves the right to cut off padlocks left on lockers for an extended period of time. Cell phones are not permitted in any of the locker rooms at anytime.
Children ages 5 and under may accompany parents (of the opposite sex) in the locker rooms. Please see below for a more comfortable alternate changing area.
There is a changing room / restroom available with a shower, sink and toilet for special needs and families with small children. A key is available at the front desk. Please make sure to return the key to the front desk as soon as you are finished using the room so that it is available for others.
Connecticut General Statute’s 46a-64 allows mothers to breastfeed their babies in places of public accommodation. The law is enforced by the CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO). Mothers do not have to go to a special location or into the restroom to nurse their child, nor cover the baby with a towel or blanket.
The Riverbrook Regional YMCA owns and operates video surveillance cameras on the premises of the Wilton Family YMCA.
The Riverbrook Regional Y does not provide accident insurance for injuries sustained during YMCA activities. Members participate in programs and use the facilities at their own risk.