Aquatic Relaunch Phase 1-Beginning July 20, 2020

What will Phase I consist of?

  • Phase I will consist of INDIVIDUAL WORKOUTS ONLY. Specifically, this means Lap Swimming only in our Main Pool-one swimmer per lane. The Warm Water Pool will be for individual vertical workouts-one person per designated location.
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: Groups will not be allowed at this time (i.e. families, caregivers, etc.) Individuals must be able to access the facility independently, including navigating steps, curbs, and emergency evacuation routes. There will be a ONE WAY directional traffic flow. You will enter through the lobby of the main building and exit through the pool fire exit door. Please contact us directly for further clarification prior to attending if you are unsure.

What are the Phase I Pool hours beginning Monday, July 20?

  • Main Pool Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00-10:30 am
  • Warm Water Pool Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 12:00-2:45 pm 

How do I reserve my pool time?

  • In order for the YMCA to maintain compliance with the Health Department and State of New Jersey guidelines, we will be requiring a reservation from members to attend pool time. Reservations can be made beginning 1 day before session starts. Your safety and the safety of others are our top priority. Please read the policies below and help us to provide programming in an equitable and safe way for all.
    • You may reserve your slot online 1 day before session starts (12:00 am) and reservations close the day session starts (12:00 am) or when class is full.
    • You may only make a reservation for yourself.
    • If you are unable to attend, please call the Welcome Center Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm to cancel your reservation, so other members may participate.
      • Making a Reservation
        • Call the Welcome Center 973.366.1120 to reactivate your membership
        • You will be assigned an online user (provide email address) and will receive an email to reset your password to log into your account
        • Once logged in, go to the schedules tab on
        • Find the time slot you wish to participate in, click 'Reserve'
        • Follow all prompts to reserve your spot.
        • Your class will be added to your cart  Scroll down and click the blue 'Complete' button
        • A confirmation email will be sent to the email used to log into your account. You may be asked to show proof of class reservation if you are not on the roster prior to the class. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start of the class to go through a Health Screening/Temperature Check. A face covering is required until you get to designated lane. Participants will not be allowed in 5 minutes after the start of the pool time. Remember to be respectful and mindful of social distancing at all times; members are asked not to congregate before or after.

How should I plan for my first visit?

  • Please plan on arriving no earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled time slot. Once you go through the Health Screening outside the building, you will enter through the front door and you will stop at Station 1 or Station 2 at the Welcome Center to have your photo taken. (We have a new membership system and all members need new photos taken) We will also link your existing membership ID card to your account and text/email it to you. All future visits will consist of bringing your membership ID card and scanning it at our ‘Fast Pass’ station.

Who is eligible to sign up for time slots?

  • Main Pool- ages 12 and over 12-13 Year olds are allowed to sign up for lap swimming if they have a current Youth Passport on file or have been a Randolph YMCA Swim team member. Parents/guardians must agree to the Minor Waiver included at each registration. Swim Team members currently participating in Summer Long Course programming are not eligible to register for swim slots.
  • Warm Water Pool- ages 16 and over How long are the time slots and can I sign up for multiple slots at a time? At this time, swimmers are limited to (1) 30 minute time slot per day.

What can I expect when I come to the YMCA to swim?

  • Please arrive pre-showered at home and in your bathing suit.
  • You will be given a health screening and a temperature check outside of the building each time you come to the YMCA.  
  • You will be directed to enter the pool areas through the Sally Schenkman ADA Locker room only.
  • You will only be allowed into the pool area when it is your designated time. Please abide by social distancing protocols while waiting.
  • You will be assigned to a lane by the Aquatic Deck Supervisor.
  • You will be asked to clear the pool when your time slot is over.
  • You will exit through the pool door to follow the state and locally mandated one way traffic pattern.
    • Please note: You may arrive up to 15 minutes early max, and will be turned away if more than 5 minutes late. Please do not congregate in groups in or around the YMCA property.

What do I need to bring/wear when I come to the YMCA to swim?

  • You must arrive in your bathing suit and deck shoes (typical street shoes are not allowed)
  • Please bring a bag to put your clothes/towels in while you swim. You will hang your belongings on a hook at the end your lane.
  • You must arrive in your suit and leave in your suit. There is no changing allowed on deck or in the locker room area.

Do I have to wear a face covering?

  • Face coverings will be worn by staff and patrons while navigating the parking lot, Welcome Center, pool areas, and any time social distancing of 6’ cannot be maintained.
    • Face coverings are NOT allowed in the water
    • Lifeguards will NOT wear face coverings while on duty actively guarding

Will I have access to the bathroom/locker rooms?

  • You will only have access to bathrooms in the Sally Schenkman ADA Locker Room for emergency use. You will not have access to any other locker room or showers.

Can I use YMCA equipment or bring my own?

  • At this time, you will not have access to shared equipment at the YMCA unless Y staff determines you require an approved flotation belt for your safety. We are unable to allow personal equipment (fins, paddles, kickboards, and snorkels) to be brought into the facility. Please wear a swim cap, googles, and water bottles are allowed on deck.

Will the hot tub, steam room or sauna be available?

  • The hot tub, steam room, and sauna are not open at this time.

What is the inclement weather policy?

  • If we experience inclement weather such as thunder/lightning or hail, the pool will be closed for 30 minutes as per our policy. Swimmers will be asked to exit the building and that time slot will be cancelled. There are no makeups or prolonged stay for missed time.

The Randolph YMCA is closely following NJ State mandated guidelines pursuant to Executive Order 153, 157 and Executive Directive 20-022. We are using the guidance of the CDC and our Local Health Authority, as well as the NJ State Bather Code to provide the safest operations possible. We realize that things will look very different, particularly in health, safety and social distancing practices. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we continue to navigate through ever changing best practices. Remember that the lifeguard’s main priority is safety, and please direct any questions/concerns to the Aquatic Deck Supervisor on duty.


Racism strikes against the very core of the YMCA’s Mission that everyone is entitled to build a healthy Spirit, Mind, and Body. The Randolph YMCA stands with all our neighbors as ONE to seek justice, unity, peace, and the eradication of systemic racism. Let us not remain silent in words or actions as we work to create a more equitable community where all learn grow and thrive.



June 2020


To ensure all decisions are informed by the most up-to-date and relevant public health information, the Y and its Board of Directors has commissioned a COVID-19 Task Force comprised of the following professionals: State & Local Government • Local DOH • CDC • Y-USA • OSHA Redwoods Group • USA Swimming • ACA • NJ Y Alliance • Healthcare Leaders within our partnership with Atlantic Health System


1. What should I expect for outdoor fitness classes? Classes will be socially distanced and held outdoors on the Y property with a max of 25 people. You must reactivate your membership prior and reserve your spot for a class online. Follow prompts through our website Indoor access for emergency bathroom use only.  No guests, non-members or Nationwide members of other YMCA’s will be allowed to use our facility or participate in group fitness classes.

2. What happens to my monthly membership? All monthly memberships will be reactivated the day the Y reopens, unless you previously canceled your monthly membership. Automated withdraw dates will be determined based on your previously monthly charges.

For example, if your withdraw date was between the 1st and the 14th of the month, your new automatic withdraw date will be on the 15th of the month. If your withdraw date was between the 15th and the end of the month, your new withdraw date would be on the 1st of the month.

3. What happens to my annual and semi-annual membership? All long term memberships will be extended for the amount of time we were closed. Your options are outlined below:

  1. Renew your membership and receive a tax deductible charitable donation letter for the amount of time lost between when the Y closed and when the Y reopened. If your expiration date fell between closing and opening, your charitable donation letter will be adjusted accordingly.
  2. Renew your membership now and extend the time lost to your reactivated membership.  
  3. Extend your current expiration date for the time lost.
  4. Please choose option 1-3 by December 31, 2020. We are unable to issue refunds.  

4. How was the building cleaned and prepped during the closure?

  • The entire building was deep cleaned, sanitized, fogged and disinfected prior to opening.
  • We tripled the amount of hand sanitizers throughout the building.
  • Physically spaced out areas of the building to ensure appropriate social distancing.
  • Traffic flows were adjusted to maintain distance.
  • Installed protective plexi glass around the Welcome Center desk.
  • Ultra Violet disinfection on all bodies of water.
  • Independent negative pressure HVAC system on the Main Pool and the Warm Water Pool
  • Contactless Entry via new software system at our Welcome Center.
  • The CDC has stated that there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through the water used in pools. We abide by CDC guidelines to ensure proper operation and disinfection of our pools.
  • Daily health screenings for staff that includes a health questionnaire, temperature check and proper hand sanitizing mandates.  Staff will wear a face covering during their shift.
  • Two hour cleaning rotation to treat all areas of the building.  

5. Do I have to wear a face covering to the Y? Face coverings will be worn by staff and patrons while navigating the parking lot, Welcome Center, pool areas, and any time social distancing of 6’ cannot be maintained. 

6. What are the hours of operation?

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Saturday/Sunday 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Outdoor Fitness Classes according to schedule available on our website.
  • Activate your membership over the phone beginning June 1 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday

7. What areas in the facility are OPEN during Phase 1?

  • CARDIO ROOM: We have evenly spaced out 48 pieces of cardio equipment at a minimum of 6 feet apart & much of the equipment has been moved to ½ of the gymnasium.
  • TRACK/LOWER LEVEL/BOXING ROOM: (Individual workouts only) Ages 14 & up unless youth passport has been completed
  • WARM WATER POOL (Adult Fitness by online reservation only)
  • MAIN POOL (Lap Swim by online reservation only) Ages 14 & up unless you completed youth passport or are on the RANY Swim Team.
  • SALLY SCHENKMAN ADA LOCKER ROOM (For access to pool only)
  • 3 AVAILABLE RESTROOMS: 2 located in the Sally Schenkman Locker Room and the unisex bathroom located off the lobby.
  • Atlantic Rehabilitation Physical Therapy

8. What areas in the facility are CLOSED during Phase 1?

  • Babysitting
  • Group Fitness Studios
  • Spinning
  • Locker Rooms
  • Changing Stalls
  • Showers
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub
  • Steam Room
  • Water Fountains (Bottle Filler Available)
  • Gymnasium
  • Pickleball & Basketball
  • Program House

9. What are my responsibilities as a member of the Y?

  • Health Screening upon entry
  • STAY HOME if you are sick
  • Sanitize your hands upon entry
  • Self-scan at new contactless Welcome Center
  • Enter & navigate building with a face covering
  • Reserve lane online for Lap Swim, Warm Water Pool, & Outdoor Fitness Classes
  • Limit Cardio Room to 30 min max
  • Wipe down equipment before & after use
  • Due to social distancing guidelines, no congregating in or on the Y property
  • Follow traffic patterns
  • Adhere to all policies of the Y specific to the activity you are participating in


OUTDOOR FITNESS: New Jersey State and Local government authorities have approved socially distanced outdoor fitness classes with a max of 25 participants. Active membership and advanced online registration required. Please call 973.366.1120 Ext. 0 Monday-Friday beginning June 1 between 8:00 am-4:00 pm to reactivate your membership. Outdoor schedule available on our website. No guests, non-members or Nationwide members of other YMCA’s will be allowed to use our facility or participate in group fitness classes.

SOFT OPENING: We are unveiling a new membership and program database, ReClique Core. During our soft opening, we invite you to update your personal information at the Welcome Center and take a new picture or by phone. By doing this, it will eliminate your wait time when coming to the Y when we open. Soft opening date TBD.

PHASE ONE: Phase One reintroduces our community to utilizing the YMCA under new COVID-19 restrictions. Phase One limits all indoor activities to individual activities. The YMCA will implement social and physical distancing practices in all operations during this phase by controlling the number of members allowed in the facility, facility/indoor traffic patterns, re-arranging physical areas and fitness equipment. Staff will be placed in each location where to monitor and enforce all social distancing protocol and policies. Outdoor fitness classes will be ongoing.

PHASE TWO: Phase Two maintains the social and physical distance practices of Phase One while opening more areas of the facility to meet community wellness needs. As the Y’s confidence level increases in all social and physical distancing practices, more areas of the YMCA will open for use and group activities will slowly be reintroduced within social or physical distance guidelines. If any areas pose challenges for social or physical distancing or for sanitation then the area will be closed until new procedures can be implemented.

PHASE THREE: Phase Three represents a return to operations pre-COVID crisis. All facilities and programs will be open to full capacity. Some social and physical distancing practices along with stringent cleaning practices may be required to reduce the possibility of COVID transmission.

The Y will maintain our close relationship with applicable government authorities to ensure all practices prioritize the health and safety of our staff, members and community. For questions or concerns regarding the YMCA’s phased reopening plan, contact Bill Lamia at or Kathy Fisher at To leave a voice message, please call 973.366.1120


The Randolph YMCA’s priority is to provide wellness facilities, programs and services in a safe and effective manner. The YMCA’s reopening plan prioritizes the health and well-being of our members, staff and the communities we serve, taking into account CDC guidelines and the guidelines and recommendations of state and local government authorities.

The “phases” referred to in this plan are not intended to align with the phases imposed by state or local governments. The Y’s phases refer only to its own internal reopening phases.

  • Phases are not time-based and entering into subsequent phases will rely on guidance from the CDC, Governor’s orders, and Randolph Township Health Department’s orders, as well as the Y’s confidence in enforcing compliance with all COVID preventative measures; phases may be modified and revised as guidance changes.
  • Social or physical distancing means maintaining a distance of at least six feet and preventing large gatherings.
  • Meeting health and community needs will be balanced and focused on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

If members are not compliant with the new policies and protocols in place in each phase, they will be asked to immediately leave the facility. This document outlines the phased openings.

Each phase outlines expectations, policies and procedures for people, facilities, programs and activities and provides a summary of each COVID transmission prevention measure that will be implemented in each phase. The Y will not move into subsequent phases of this plan until the Y deems its safety protocols to be successful and its members to be cooperative in adhering to social distancing guidelines.