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we’re open! Come join us.  

We are excited to welcome you back to the Y in person. Our team members at Lighthouse/City YMCA, Lohse Family YMCA, Northwest YMCA, and Ott Family YMCA are looking forward to helping you reach your full potential in spirit, mind and, body.  Check out the branch location pages for specific hours of operations and more information.  Please remember that with your Y membership you are invited to visit any branch.

At the YMCA of Southern Arizona, everything we do is guided by our Mission and our commitment to serve and support the community. When you belong to the Y, you’re not only a member of a health and wellness facility, you’re a member of an organization dedicated to strengthening our community. In difficult times, our YMCA pivots in response to community needs and finds ways to use our resources to offer solutions. Curious about joining our community? We’d love to meet you. Please visit our membership page for more information.

We are maintaining a safe environment for all with the implementation of updated health and safety practices. Please read before visiting the YMCA: Some of the Y’s amenities are (temporarily) limited to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of you and our staff. Please visit your home branch page to learn more.

  • As recommended by the CDC, masks are required for children ages 2 – 11.
    • Please note: youth development staff, coaches and other program leaders will continue wearing masks in accordance with CDC guidelines for summer camp and youth programs.
    • Children attending summer camp, and or early childhood programming are still required to wear masks per CDC guidelines.
  • At this time we will continue to practice social distancing in our facilities and in group exercise classes.
  • We continue to stress that if you are not feeling well please stay home!
  • Group exercise classes and lap swim require reservations.
  • Reservations can be made 48-hours in advance of the program start time.
  • Visit this link to reserve your spot!
In order to ensure your safety, we continue to pledge to:
  • Monitor updates from the CDC and local health officials.
  • Be prepared to quickly evolve plans to align with community needs and health recommendations.
  • Follow enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures throughout the facility.
  • Conduct wellness checks of all staff and contractors upon entering the facility.
  • Provide hand sanitizer and disinfectant in convenient locations throughout the facility.
  • Enforce all social distancing and health recommendations.
  • Ensure a positive and welcoming environment for all to enjoy.
If you are visiting the Y for the first time in recent months, you may notice a few upgrades and changes in procedures when you visit, including:
  • Members will be greeted by a friendly member of our team as they enter the facility using the newly installed touch-less entry system.
  • Members will check in using the Y Mobile App barcode to ensure a touch-less process.
  • Members will be asked to sign a digital waiver and take a Health & Safety pledge.
  • Sanitation stations have been installed in various locations to ensure all members are wiping the equipment before and after use.
  • Social distancing guidelines will be implemented on the wellness floor and throughout the facility. Members and staff will be required to follow these guidelines.
  • Water bottle filling stations have been installed. All members are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and gym towel.
  • Most importantly, if you are not feeling well or have come into contact with someone with COVID-19, please stay home!

The Y is following the Governor’s recommendations by asking that if you are part of a high-risk population to wait to enjoy the Y and continue to join us through our Virtual Y  platform.


Our community response

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve continued to serve the most critical needs in our community. Your support has allowed the Y to:

  • Provide emergency child care and financial assistance to more than 500 children each week from families of essential workers.
  • Serve more than 8,000 meals to children in emergency child care; ensuring proper nutrition for all.
  • Made more than 1,000 Senior Wellness Calls to ensure this at-risk population stays connected and active.
  • Created a Virtual Y providing online family and wellness programming for all to enjoy from the comfort of their home.

We will continue to engage and serve our community through our Virtual Y experience as we prepare to reopen our facilities utilizing a multi-stage approach.

Thank you for being a valued member of our community. We are in this together. #StayActive #StayConnected #StayWithUs.

YMCA of Southern Arizona Branches:

Lighthouse/City YMCA
Telisa Tulley, Member Engagement Director

Lohse Family YMCA
Nicouri Bowman, Executive Director

Northwest YMCA, Pima County Community Center
Briana Moyer, Executive Director

Ott Family YMCA
RJ Bergman, Executive Director