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All YGBW membership dues are reduced by 20% now through December 31.

YGBW Membership Information

Facility Hours

Branch Hours

Our hours are reduced to allow for additional cleaning and disinfection. There will also be brief rolling closures of areas throughout the day for cleaning. 

  • Monday-Thursday*

    • Brandywine, Kennett, Lionville and Upper Main Line branches: 6 AM to 8 PM

    • Jennersville & West Chester branches: 5 AM to 8 PM

  • Friday

    • Brandywine, Kennett, Lionville and Upper Main Line branches: 6 AM to 7 PM

    • Jennersville & West Chester branches 5 AM to 7 PM 

  • Saturday-Sunday

    • Brandywine and Lionville branches: 8 AM to 1 PM 

    • Kennett, Jennersville, West Chester and Upper Main Line branches: 7 AM to 3 PM 

  • Special hours: If you are in a high-risk category for COVID-19 and would prefer to visit at a time when there are fewer people in the facility, we invite you to come on *Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm. Additional cleaning and disinfection will be completed immediately prior to these times.

NOTE: The Oscar Lasko YMCA (OLY) is CLOSED for fitness, and only open for camp and childcare at this time. OLY Members may use any other YGBW branch. If your membership is for OLY only, you can use the West Chester Area YMCA until OLY reopens for fitness.  

New Health & Safety Guidelines 

In light of COVID-19, our team has been preparing around the clock to welcome you back safely. We’ve made numerous modifications to our facilities, implemented new protocols and procedures, and retrained staff in the latest cleaning and disinfecting procedures. Learn more about these new procedures and protocols. 

Below you will find new guidelines all need to follow, as well as detailed information on each area of our facility. Failure to comply is not an option. We need everyone to work together to ensure a socially responsible environment that aligns with our Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. 

  • COVID Prevention - All staff, members and visitors will review several health screening questions prior to entering the facility and will be temperature-screened. Anyone showing signs of COVID-19 or who has a temperature of 100.4 or higher, will not be permitted to enter for the safety of all members.
     

  • Masks - Masks or face shields will be required at all times in our facilities. This includes indoor group exercise classes, cardio and strength workouts and at all transitional spaces within the facility. Masks or face shields will not be required while in the pool swimming, showering or participating in outdoor activities where social distancing can be maintained. 
     

  • Group Exercise - Limited group exercise classes will be available. More classes are being added regularly. Check our website for the latest schedule. Class sizes are being limited to allow for social distancing. Reservations via the YGBW mobile app are required. Your membership will need to be active to log in to the app and make reservations. You can reactivate your membership herePlease bring your own mat, as we are not able to safely provide them at this time. Remember that virtual group exercise classes will also continue.
     

  • Water Fountains - Bring your own water bottle as bottle fillers will be available, but water fountains will not. 

  • Equipment - All must wipe down equipment before and after use using the disinfectant solution we provide. NO EXCEPTIONS! 
     

  • Locker Rooms - Locker rooms are available for indoor pool lap swimmers only. If you are only working out and not doing lap swimming in our indoor pool, please come dressed to work out.   
     

  • Member Code of Conduct - An updated Member Code of Conduct is in place to ensure we all work together to protect one another's health and safety.
     

  • Hand Sanitizing Stations – Additional stations are available throughout our branches. 
     

  • Guest/Trial Passes - No guest or trial passes will be accepted at this time, nor can we allow anyone other than YMCA of Greater Brandywine members to enter our branches for the time being. Nationwide reciprocity has been suspended for now. 
     

  • Traffic Flow - Single entry and exit points will be available at the main entrance and we are practicing social distancing. Please follow the directional signage. 
     

  • Contactless Scanning - Contactless scanning is available. You can scan in using your key card or the YGBW Mobile App. Plexi-glass shields have been placed at our front desk so you can easily talk with staff and remain safe. 

What's Available

Wellness Centers

Open Now

  • Social distancing is being practiced and masks or face shields are required.

  • The equipment has been spaced apart to allow for social distancing while exercising.

  • All are required to wipe down equipment before and after use.

  • There is a 45-minute usage limit on cardio and weight equipment.

Group Exercise

Virtual - Available Now

In Branch - Available Now

  • Check the latest schedule.

  • Reservations are required through the YGBW app. Your membership must be active to log into the app and make a reservation. Reactivate your membership.

  • Class sizes are limited to ensure social distancing can be practiced. Be sure to select a dot and maintain a distance of six feet from others.

  • Masks or face shields are required at all times in our facilities. Face coverings can be removed during outdoor group exercise classes when social distancing can be maintained. 

  • Bring a water bottle, as bottle fillers are available. Water fountains are not.

  • Bring your own mat, as mats will not be provided at this time.

Indoor Tracks

Open Now

  • Masks or face shields are required. 

  • Keep three social distancing dots, that will be spaced out on the track floor, between you and those running. Keep two social distancing dots between you and others that are walking.

  • Bring a water bottle, as bottle fillers are available. Water fountains are not.

Child Watch

Open Now at West Chester Area YMCA

  • Availability limited

  • 75-minute time limit

Read all guidelines >

Indoor Activity Pools

Reopening Week of 9/21

  • Face masks are required on the pool deck and in locker rooms. We recommend coming prepared to swim to limit time in locker rooms.

  • Space on the pool decks is limited. Parents should come prepared to be in the water with their child during open swim.

  • Toys or noodles for family swim will not be provided.

  • Capacity is limited. At the West Chester Area YMCA, you can check the pool capacity online. Should volume increase at other branches, we will add the ability to check capacity.

 

Indoor Lap Pools

Open Now

  • Rinse off in the locker room shower before entering the pool deck.

  • Bring your own equipment (Kickboard, hand paddles, towel, goggles, swim cap, etc.) 

  • Each indoor lap lane can have a maximum of three swimmers (circle swimming),

  • Swimmers should break at opposite ends of the pool.

  • If you need a prolonged break, please exit the pool.

  • Limit swim time to an hour to allow as many members as possible to use the pool.

  • Locker rooms will be open to indoor lap swimmers only.

Outdoor Pools

Upper Main Line YMCA (50m pool) is open

  • Outdoor pool membership required. 

  • Social Distancing is being practiced.

  • Masks or face shields are required while on the pool deck or in common areas. Members can remove their masks while in the pool or when seated with their families and socially distanced from any other group. 

Locker Rooms

Open for indoor pool lap swimmers only.

  • Social distancing is being practiced.

  • Only use lockers with dots on them.

  • Give space to one another and wait to go to your locker if someone is close by.

  • Do not use the locker right next to anyone else. If someone's locker does end up being right next to yours, wait until they are done before going to your locker. 

Tennis (Upper Main Line YMCA)

 

Childcare & Early Learning Centers

Available at all YGBW branches.

Saunas, Steam Rooms & Hot Tubs

Closed until further notice to protect your health and safety.

Gymnasiums

Closed until further notice to protect your health and safety.