We are open!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Northwest YMCA.  During this time members are invited to enjoy our health and wellness floors, group exercise classes, and lap swim!

We are maintaining a safe environment for all with the implementation of updated health and safety practices. Please read before visiting the YMCA:

  • In order to be in compliance with the State’s guidelines for reopening all Y staff and members are required to wear face coverings at all times in our facilities (even while exercising).
  • During this stage, the locker rooms will not be open.

As part of this reopening stage, our branches will operate with limited hours and services. We will notify you of any changes and appreciate your flexibility.

Northwest YMCA is open:
Monday – Friday from 5 AM – 12 PM and 4 PM – 8 PM

During this reopening stage, our facilities will be closed during a portion of the afternoon for additional cleaning and on Saturdays and Sundays.

Group Exercise Classes are back! To register and to view the Group X Class Schedule click the button below. 

Group Exercise Class Schedules

Lap Swim is Back! Members are required to reserve a lane to enjoy lap swim. Please see the instructions below for registration.

Use the YMCA of Southern Arizona App:

  • Download the Y Mobile App and Create an account
  • Log into the Y Mobile App and Click “Group Ex Schedule”
  • Search by location: Ott Family YMCA and for activity select “lap swim”
  • Select the desired week (day) and scroll to “lap swim”
  • Click “lap swim” and then click “book now” to reserve your lane

Use the YMCA’s website                                                                   

  • Click this link: https://tucsonymca.org/schedules/
  • Select the desired day from the drop-down menu
  • Select “open/lap swim” under category
  • Select Northwest  YMCA for the desired location
  • Select “lap swim” for the class
  • Click “sign up” next to the desired date and time
  • Sign in or create a login to reserve your lane

If you are interested in lap swim, please read the information below.

  • Locker rooms are closed. Please come dressed in swim attire.
  • We recommend bringing a cover-up for when they leave the pool area since locker rooms are not open.
  • Masks must be worn upon entering the facility and on deck. (Masks should not be worn while swimming.)
  • All swimmers are required to rinse off in the on-deck shower prior to entering the pool.

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.
  • Capacities have been reduced throughout the facility to ensure appropriate social distancing.
  • 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.
  • Group fitness, locker rooms, Learn & Play, gyms and pools will not be open immediately but will be phased in with social distancing guidelines and capacities.
  • Most importantly, if you are not feeling well or have come into contact with someone with COVID-19, please stay home!

Virtual Y

  • There are 18 online classes available with your favorite Y instructors! Check out the schedule here: Virtual Y class schedule.
  • Join us on Facebook for more content to boost your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.


We ask you to Stay With Us.

On behalf of everyone at the YMCA of Southern Arizona, we ask that you remain a part of our Y and continue to support the critical work we do in our community.

The significant impact we have on individuals, children, families, and those who need us most is dependent on our program and membership fees. Your membership fees enable our Y to help the community, support our employees, and remain strong through these extraordinary circumstances.

Our hope is that this suspension in services will be brief. But the impact our Y makes in the community lasts a lifetime.

Learn more about membership here


  • 35,000 square-foot Facility
  • Cardiovascular Wellness Center
  • Matrix Free Weights and Strength Circuit
  • Y Personal Fitness Programs with One-on-One Training
  • 6-lane, Heated, 25-yard Lap Pool
  • GRAVITY Group Training Systems (temporarily closed)
  • 3,000 square-foot Aerobics Studio (temporarily closed)
  • Learn & Play Center with Outdoor Play Area (limited hours)
  • Locker Rooms (temporarily closed)
  • Precor Spin Bikes (temporarily closed)
  • Community Rooms (temporarily closed)
  • Pima County Arts & Crafts Center (temporarily closed)
  • Zero-depth Pool with Slide (temporarily closed)
  • TRX (temporarily closed)
  • Advanced TRX (temporarily closed)
  • Functional Fitness (temporarily closed)
  • Climbing Wall (temporarily closed)
  • Bocce Courts (temporarily closed)
  • Outdoor Basketball court (temporarily closed)
  • Grilling Center (temporarily closed)
  • Large gymnasium (temporarily closed)
  • Angel Youth Center (temporarily closed)