Member Communications - YMCA of Three Rivers Waterloo Region

Member Communications

For Health and Wellness Members

Updated October 1 2022

Upcoming Holiday Closure – Monday October 10 

Please note that our Health and Wellness locations will be closed on Thanksgiving, Monday October 10. We know that sticking to your Health and Wellness routine is important! While we are closed, consider taking a walk to view the fall colours with friends and family, enjoying one of our pre-recorded Virtual Fitness Classes, or enjoying a well-deserved rest day.

Lane Swimming Procedures 

As we continue to welcome new and returning members into our facilities, you may notice an increase in participation in programs such as lane swim. During busy lane swim times, this may mean that swimmers will need to share a lane with several other participants. Here are a few tips to follow when sharing a lane to ensure the best experience for all participants: 

  • Choose a lane with participants who are swimming at a similar speed to you. The lifeguard may ask you to move to a different lane that best suits the pace of your swimming. 

  • If you notice someone swimming close behind you, pause at the wall to allow them to pass you.  

  • When there are more than 2 swimmers in a lane, participants must swim in a circle formation so that they do not bump into one another. Follow the signs on the pool deck, or speak with the lifeguard or other swimmers in the lane to ensure you are all swimming in the same direction.  

  • Participants at lane swim should be swimming continuously, unless in the designated ‘leisure’ area. If you need to take a break at the wall, move to the side so that the other swimmers in the lane may continue their lap swimming 

  • If you would prefer to swim with fewer participants in each lane, we recommend attending during times that are typically less busy. Early morning, lunchtime, evening, and all weekend lane swims are usually busiest, whereas midmorning and afternoon swims on weekdays are typically quieter.  

Facility Upgrades at A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA 

If you have been around our branch recently, you may have noticed some big signage that indicates we are making some facility upgrades.