West Side YMCA Branch Hours

Mon-Fri 6:00AM-9:00PM  
Sat-Sun 8:00AM-5:00PM
 


The basketball courts will be closed during the following times for programming:

Tuesday/Thursdays 11:00am - 2:00pm
Tuesday  4:45pm-7:15pm
Friday  9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday 9:15am-1:00pm


Group exercise classes, lap swim and multi-purpose swim, basketball shoot around and games, family gym, and personal training are available for West Side Y members. Learn more about available activities, and download the YMCA of Greater New York mobile app to stay updated.   

For Youth Sports & Dance, Aquatics, and Community Arts fee-based class schedule and registration information, please visit our Programs Page

Programs & Classes

POOL SCHEDULES  
June 8 - Jun 28, 2024  

*There may be staff trainings and swim assessments in either pool during open swim times.

 

LARGE POOL
 

 

* SAT 6/8: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 8:00 AM-4:00 PM 
10:05 AM-11:00 AM LANES 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM
11:35 AM-12:10 PM LANE 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM
12:10 PM-12:20 PM LANES 3-4 FOR LAP SWIM
12:20 PM-12:55 PM LANE 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM

* SUN 6/9: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 8:00 AM-4:00 PM 

* MON 6/10: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 7:00 AM-8:00 PM 

* TUES 6/11: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 7:00 AM-8:00 PM 
4:00 PM-5:00 PM LANES 3-4 FOR LAP SWIM
5:35 PM-6:20 PM LANE 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM
 

* WED 6/12: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 7:00 AM-8:00 PM 
5:15 PM-6:00 PM LANES 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM

* THURS 6/13: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 7:00 AM-8:00 PM 
4:00 PM-4:30 PM LANES 3-4 FOR LAP SWIM
4:30 PM-5:15 PM LANE 4 FOR LAP SWIM
6:00 PM-6:45 PM LANES 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM

* FRI 6/14: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 7:00 AM-8:00 PM 
4:45 PM-5:30 PM LANES 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM

* SAT 6/15: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 8:00 AM-4:00 PM 
10:05 AM-11:00 AM LANES 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM
11:35 AM-12:10 PM LANE 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM
12:10 PM-12:20 PM LANES 3-4 FOR LAP SWIM
12:20 PM-12:55 PM LANE 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM

* SUN 6/16: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 8:00 AM-4:00 PM 

* MON 6/17: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 7:00 AM-8:00 PM 

* TUES 6/18: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 7:00 AM-8:00 PM 
4:00 PM-5:00 PM LANES 3-4 FOR LAP SWIM
5:35 PM-6:20 PM LANE 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM
 

* WED 6/19: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 7:00 AM-8:00 PM 
5:15 PM-6:00 PM LANES 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM

* THURS 6/20: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 7:00 AM-8:00 PM (STAFF TRAINING DURING OPEN SWIM)
4:00 PM-4:30 PM LANES 3-4 FOR LAP SWIM
4:30 PM-5:15 PM LANE 4 FOR LAP SWIM
6:00 PM-6:45 PM LANES 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM

* FRI 6/21: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 7:00 AM-8:00 PM (STAFF TRAINING DURING OPEN SWIM)
4:45 PM-5:30 PM LANES 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM

* SAT 6/22: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 8:00 AM-2:00 PM (POOL CLOSES AT 2:00 PM)
10:05 AM-11:00 AM LANES 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM
11:35 AM-12:10 PM LANE 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM
12:10 PM-12:20 PM LANES 3-4 FOR LAP SWIM
12:20 PM-12:55 PM LANE 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM

* SUN 6/23: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 8:00 AM-4:00 PM 

* MON 6/24: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 7:00 AM-8:00 PM 

* TUES 6/25: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 7:00 AM-8:00 PM 
 

* WED 6/26: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 7:00 AM-8:00 PM 
5:15 PM-6:00 PM LANES 2-4 FOR LAP SWIM

* THURS 6/27: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 7:00 AM-8:00 PM 
 

* FRI 6/28: OPEN (LAP SWIM ONLY AGES 12 YEARS+)
OPEN 7:00 AM-8:00 PM 
 

 

SMALL POOL 

* SAT 6/8: OPEN 
9:00 AM-1:05 PM (PROGRAM CLASSES ONLY)
1:05 PM-4:00 PM (MULTI-PURPOSE SWIM)

* SUN 6/9: OPEN 
9:00 AM-4:00 PM (MULTI-PURPOSE SWIM)

* MON 6/10: OPEN 
7:00 AM-12:30 PM
12:30 PM-1:30 PM AQUA EXERCISE 
1:30 PM-8:00 PM

* TUES 6/11: OPEN 
7:00 AM-12:30 PM
12:30 PM-1:30 PM AQUA EXERCISE 
1:30 PM-3:15 PM
6:45 PM-8:00 PM

* WED 6/12: OPEN 
7:00 AM-12:30 PM
12:30 PM-1:30 PM AQUA EXERCISE 
1:30 PM-3:30 PM
6:45 PM-8:00 PM

* THURS 6/13: OPEN 
7:00 AM-12:30 PM
12:30 PM-1:30 PM AQUA EXERCISE 
1:30 PM-3:00 PM
6:45 PM-8:00 PM

* FRI 6/14: OPEN 
7:00 AM-4:00 PM
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

* SAT 6/15: OPEN 
9:00 AM-1:05 PM (PROGRAM CLASSES ONLY)
1:05 PM-4:00 PM (MULTI-PURPOSE SWIM)

* SUN 6/16: OPEN 
9:00 AM-4:00 PM (MULTI-PURPOSE SWIM)

* MON 6/17: OPEN 
7:00 AM-12:30 PM
12:30 PM-1:30 PM AQUA EXERCISE 
1:30 PM-8:00 PM

* TUES 6/18: OPEN 
7:00 AM-12:30 PM
12:30 PM-1:30 PM AQUA EXERCISE 
1:30 PM-3:15 PM
6:45 PM-8:00 PM

* WED 6/19: OPEN 
7:00 AM-12:30 PM
12:30 PM-1:30 PM AQUA EXERCISE 
1:30 PM-3:30 PM
6:45 PM-8:00 PM

* THURS 6/20: OPEN (STAFF TRAINING DURING OPEN SWIM)
7:00 AM-12:30 PM
12:30 PM-1:30 PM AQUA EXERCISE 
1:30 PM-3:00 PM
6:45 PM-8:00 PM

* FRI 6/21: OPEN (STAFF TRAINING DURING OPEN SWIM)
7:00 AM-4:00 PM
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

* SAT 6/22: OPEN (POOL CLOSES AT 2:00 PM)
9:00 AM-1:05 PM (PROGRAM CLASSES ONLY)
 

* SUN 6/23: CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE 
 

* MON 6/24: CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE 
 

* TUES 6/25: CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE 
 

* WED 6/26: CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE 
 

* THURS 6/27: CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE 
 

* FRI 6/28: CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE 
 

 

 

Please continue to follow us on our mobile app for updates. Thank you!

Activities

Know Before You Go

  • Add your membership barcode to your mobile app for a contactless check in when you arrive at the facility  
     
  • YMCA Code of Conduct must be followed at all times.  
     

Group Exercise Classes

All classes are included with membership. Reservations are required for select classes through our mobile app. Please see our schedule below:

West Side Y Aquatics

Aquatics Activities offered at the YMCA       
We offer a variety of aquatics programming in our two pools. Learn more about how to stay up to date with our mobile app, what to bring, and our updated swim policies.

Large Pool Stats  
Temperature is maintained at 80-81 degrees 
25 yards long  
70 lengths (35 laps) = 1 Mile

Small Pool Stats  
Temperature is maintained at 88-90 degrees 
20 yards long  
88 lengths (44 laps) = 1 Mile  
Shallow end is up to 4 feet deep and the deep end is up to 8 feet deep

Lap Swim and Multi-Purpose Swim

Reservations are no longer required for swim sessions. Please be aware of the following swim policies:

  • Please bring your own towel and swim cap. This will not be provided.
  • Swim caps are required for participants 3 years of age and older.
  • Please take a shower before entering the pool
  • Teen swim is during Multi-purpose swim times in the Small Pool and Lap Swim times in the Large Pool for ages 12-17yrs old who can pass a swim test. Those who cannot pass a swim test may swim during Multi-purpose swim times only and must be accompanied by an adult 18 years and older in the water at all times.
  • Selected equipment is available to use. Please return when you are finished using.
  • We encourage all members, program participants, and visitors to wear a mask when indoors. Hooks are available to hang your mask while swimming.
  • Locker rooms are provided for your personal belongings. Please bring your own lock.
  • 5 people per lane circle swimming in the lap pool.
  • Please see new protocols in our FAQ
  • YMCA Code of Conduct must be followed at all times.

Lap Swim: Lap swim is designed for more organized swimming up and down the length of the pool repeatedly-- circle swim only.

Multi-purpose Swim: Multi-purpose swim will be held in the small pool for Adult Rec, families and teens (during teen hours).  No lap swim allowed.

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons: 

  • Private Lessons: 1:1 Instructor to Student Ratio
  • Parent/Child Classes: 1:5 Instructor to Parent/Child Ratio
  • Pre-School (3-5 years old): 1:5 Instructor to Child Ratio
  • School Age (5-12 years old): 1:6 Instructor to Child Ratio
  • Family & Friends Group Swim Lesson- Build your lesson with participants who are closest to you of varying ages and swim abilities with this 9-week program, 30-minute group lesson per week for 2-4 participants. Age range 6 months and older (Please note the children 6-36 months are required to have an adult join the group lesson, and the adult will count as a participant).

Swim Lesson Procedures

We are excited that you have made this important step in your child’s development of water safety! Thank you for choosing the Y to be the place for them to learn, grow and thrive in the water.  To ensure that your experience exceeds your expectations, we have a few tips to guide you through our department.

  • Give yourself 15-30 minutes prior to your class.
  • Scan your program or membership card. If you do not have a program card please give yourself enough time to stop at our membership desk to obtain one.
  • Park all strollers and scooters by our 64th street entrance.
  • Strollers are not allowed in the program waiting areas. 
  • Families may use our Family Locker Room on the second floor.
  • Once changed and ready for your class, please wait on the second floor waiting area located outside of the family locker room. Your instructor will come to this area to check your child in.
  • Parents must wait in this area for the duration of the child’s class.
  • Please take a shower before entering the pool
  • Bring your own towel & swim cap.
  • Swim caps are required for all participants ages 3 years and older.
  • Selected equipment is available to use. Please return when you are finished using.
  • We encourage all members, program participants, and visitors to wear a mask when indoors. Hooks are available to hang your mask while swimming.
  • Children ages 0-11 yrs old must be accompanied with an adult member 18 years and older and in the water at all times
  • Teens ages 12-17yrs old who cannot pass a swim test must be accompanied by an adult 18 years and older and in the water at all times.
  • There are no refunds for any aquatics programs.
  • Due to high demand of classes. Make ups are not guaranteed and are given at the discretion of the aquatics director if there are any spots available.

Private swim lessons are available. Please contact torresm@ymcanyc.org for more information. Please visit here for current class offerings

Basketball

Our basketball courts are now open for both shoot-around and games. Please see below for a description of the activities. To see current schedule please visit our online app schedule. 

Please note the basketball courts will be closed during the following times for programming:

Tuesday  5:00pm-6:00pm 
Friday  10:30am-12:30pm 
Saturday 8:00am-12:30pm

Adult Open Gym (no reservation required, first come first serve) For members 18 years and older. Members under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Gym (no reservation required, first come first serve)    
Families with children under of the age of 12, children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults must have a child under the age of 12 who is on their Family Membership. 

Teen Hours    
Mon-Fri, 3:00 PM-9:00 PM    
Sat-Sun 8:00 AM-5:00 PM 

HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

  • Reservations are not required for most basketball sessions
  • We encourage all members, program participants, and visitors to wear a mask when indoors. Hooks are available to hang your mask while swimming.
  • Please see new protocols in our FAQ
  • YMCA Code of Conduct must be followed at all times.

Racquetball, Squash & Handball

  • Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM-7:45 PM         
    Last reservation at 7 PM         
     
  • Sat-Sun: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM    
    Last reservation at 4 PM

App reservations are still required to use the 6th floor courts! Download the Y's mobile app and create an account to reserve a 45 minute slot on the courts to play racquetball or squash. Please bring your own equipment.

Pickleball

  • Tues/Thurs: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM         
    First come, First Serve. Two courts available. Max 4 participants per court.

Personal Training and Private Pilates

Work out with a certified YMCA trainer who prioritizes your health and well-being while helping you achieve your fitness goals. Contact Jonathan to get started, or pick up where you left off.

To learn more about our Personal Training offerings click below:

Personal Training

Teen Access (Ages 12+)

Teen Members or Teen on a Family Membership    
You can come during the Facility hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 3:00 PM-9:00 PM 
  • Sat-Sun: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM 

Teen on a Family Membership    
You can also come anytime the Y is open, as long as you are with an adult from your family membership.

All teens ages 12 through 17 are required to complete a fitness equipment orientation before using the fitness equipment. Contact Jonathan to make an appointment.

Family Gym

Family Gym Hours  
Sat 1:15 PM-5:00 PM  
Sun 9:00 AM-5:00 PM 

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