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HFC Phase 2 Plan Update: Pool Re-Opening

Dear YWCA St. Paul Health & Fitness Center Community,

We are excited to announce that the pool will re-open on August 3, as part of a modified Phase 2 re-opening. We will inform you of the dates for Phase 3 and 4 re-openings as soon as plans are available.

The following are the new protocols for the pool and upper locker rooms re-opening:

Pool Hours:

  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:50 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:50 p.m.
  • Sunday, Closed

Pool Area Requirements:

  • Social distancing at all times
  • While not required in the pool, masks must be worn on pool deck
  • Pool capacity – 7 maximum

Locker Rooms

  • At this time, upper locker rooms are only for use by swimmers.
  • Locker availability is based on social distancing guidelines.
  • Available lockers will be open at the beginning of the reservation time.
  • Lockers that are not available are closed with a string.
  • You may bring a padlock to lock up items. Please make sure to take your items and padlock when you are finished swimming for the day.
  • Masks must be worn in locker rooms (except in showers).

Reservations are now required to use the pool. There is a 50-minute time limit which includes swim and locker room time. To allow for cleaning in between reservations in the pool area and locker rooms, we ask that you respect the time limit.

Pool reservation guidelines and sign-up are as follows:

  • Lap Swimming: 1 swimmer per lap lane – Lanes Available: 1, 2, 3
  • Open Swimming: 4 participants – Lanes Available: 4, 5

Reserve your reservation via this link: ywcastpaul.org/poolsignup

The outline of our phased re-opening, along with safety precautions, is below. Adjustments to these plans will occur if CDC and/or State guidance changes.



Phase 2 | August 3, 2020

Available Services

  • Pool
  • Onsite Personal Training
  • Virtual Personal Training
  • Virtual Group Fitness Classes
  • Cardio Areas (Limited machines)
  • Free Weight Areas Available (Limited machines)
  • Strength Training Area (Limited machines)
  • Studios (Limited Space)
  • ProShop sales
  • Three Universal Locker Rooms
  • Upper Men’s/Women’s Locker Rooms (for swimmers only)

Unavailable Services

  • Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Lower Men’s/Women’s Locker Rooms
  • Onsite Group Fitness Classes
  • Specialty Classes
  • Swim Team/Masters Swim Team
  • Swimming lessons
  • Water Aerobics
  • Towel Rentals
  • Locker Rentals
  • Kids Care

Phase 3 | Anticipated Timing: TBD

Available Services

  • Onsite Group Fitness Classes (Limited capacity)
  • All Locker Rooms (Limited access to ensure social distancing)
  • Some sinks/lockers/showers will be blocked off
  • Specialty Classes (non-aquatic) with social distancing
  • Pool
  • Kids Care

Unavailable Services

  • Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Swim Team/Masters Swim Team
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Water Aerobics
  • Towel Rentals
  • Locker Rentals

Phase 4 | Anticipated Timing: TBD

Everything open!


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