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The Y is Open: Clean. Safe. Welcoming.

Y Facility Updates:

Last updated December 1, 2021

Restrictions Lifted!

Effective December 1, 2021, all City restrictions have been lifted, including capacity and distancing requirements, with the exception of the indoor requirement of masks and showing proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 48 hours of entry [details are below]. There are no restrictions for using our outdoor pool areas.

Health & Fitness Facilities, Equipment and Machines

Open at full capacity, you'll find everything you need from state-of-the-art equipment & machines, functional fitness areas and free weights to heated pools. An outdoor fitness area is also available at the Windward Y!

Group Exercise Classes: In-Person, Pool Classes & Live Stream
Lots of spots are now available for group exercise classes! While walk-ins are welcome, advance  reservations are available and recommended to ensure a spot. You can reserve as many classes as you like up to 2 days in advance starting at 8 am. Please check in at the Welcome Center at least 10 minutes before your class. If you do not have an advance reservation, the Welcome Center will add you to the class if there is space available.

You can also make unlimited virtual live stream class reservations. Please log in 10 minutes in advance for virtual live stream classes.

Heated Pools: Lap Swim, Stationary Water Exercise and Family Swim
While capacity restrictions have been lifted, advance reservations are still highly recommended for our pools since capacity is controlled by our lifeguard to pool user ratios. While “walk-in” spaces may be available, making a reservation ensures you have a spot!

Y members can reserve their pool lap swim, stationary water exercise or family swim time up to two days in advance, beginning at 8 am, using our online reservation system (MotionVibe).

Members may have 1 "open" reservation for each of the following pool activities at a time. Please complete your current pool reservations before making another reservation.

  • 55-minute "Pool Lane Access" [Depending on demand and the size of Y Branch pool lanes, up to 3 members may be assigned per lane at all branches.]
  • 55-minute use of a section of the pool for individual "Stationary Water Exercise." 
  • 55-minute use of a section of the pool for "Family Swim"
New! Nu'uanu Half-Court Basketball and Pickleball Courts Open for Reservations!
Advance reservations are available for 55 minute sessions.
  • Each session is open to up to 10 members for half-court basketball free play and 8 members playing as doubles in 2 pickleball courts.
  • Basketball and pickleball equipment is available to check out.
  • Pickleball game instructions/rules are available at the Welcome Center or can be scanned via QR Code.
  • Reserve your session via our online and/or mobile app reservation system. Basketball and Pickleball court reservations are under Nu'uanu Y Branch and under the programs category.
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Safe Access Oahu Vaccination and Testing Order. Click on arrow for details.

In compliance with the Safe Access Oahu vaccination and testing order, beginning Monday, September 13, anyone who is 12 years and older1, including any individuals who want to – or are required to – stay more than 15 minutes2 inside a Y facility3 during their child’s program or they are vendor making repairs, must show proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test4 taken within 48 hours of entry before being allowed to enter a YMCA facility.

1Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this order and do not need to show proof of vaccination or test results.

2Individuals inside a Y facility for 15 minutes or less during a 24-hour period do not need to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test

3The City and County has exempted our Y's outdoor pool areas from the order with the condition that individuals 12 years and older, who do not verify their vaccination or testing status, must stay within our outdoor pool area and not use any indoor portions of our Y facilities except for the restrooms.

4City orders allow at-home FDA EUA (Emergency Use Approved) COVID-19 test kit results to be accepted, but require that the photo of the test result is taken with the tester's ID and proof of date taken included in the photo. Please have a newspaper, or online news source, or computer or phone with the date stamp visible and your ID next to the test result when the photo is taken.

Y Members

Fully vaccinated Y members can show proof of their vaccination status at our Welcome Center and have it noted on their YMCA ActiveNet accounts. Once verified, members can scan in and enter Y facilities without having to present vaccination proof on subsequent visits. If not fully vaccinated, please show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of entry.

Program Participants

All program participants who are 12 years and older, including any individuals who want to – or are required to – stay more than 15 minutes inside a Y facility3 during their child’s program or are a vendor making repairs, must show proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test taken with 48 hours of entry - EACH TIME they enter the Y.

Note: Fully-vaccinated Day Camp participants and Y Members just need to show proof of their vaccination once to update their YMCA ActiveNet account.

Verifying Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test

1. ID Verification: Y Members may scan in, all others, please show identification (ID)5 that includes your name and either your photo or your date of birth. Information on your ID must match your vaccine card or test result.

2. Show proof of full vaccination via a:

  • hard copy of a vaccination card; or
  • photograph/digital copy of a vaccination card; or
  • Hawai‘i state-approved digital/smart device application confirming full vaccination status [including via the Safe Travels program/application]; or
  • Hawai'i SMART Health Card.

OR

Show proof of a negative COVID-19 Test6 taken within the last 48 hours of entry.

5Minors age 12 to 17 may have their parent/guardian/supervisor who is with the minor, verbally confirm their identity if they do not have an ID.

6City orders allow at-home FDA EUA (Emergency Use Approved) COVID-19 test kit results to be accepted, but require that the photo of the test result is taken with the tester's ID and proof of date taken included in the photo. Please have a newspaper, or online news source, or computer or phone with the date stamp visible and your ID next to the test result when the photo is taken.

Swim Lesson Participants

Our current policy remains in effect that a parent/guardian who is 18 years or older must be present and supervise children under the age of 13 in the pool area or during swim lessons.

Beginning November 12, 2021, while mask and vaccination or testing requirements are still required indoors, the State has lifted all restrictions for the Y's outdoor pool areas. However, while individuals 12 years and older, who do not verify their vaccination or testing status can use our outdoor pool areas, they must stay within our outdoor pool area and not use any indoor portions of our Y facilities except for the restrooms.

To comply with current State guidelines, the following procedures will be in place for these individuals:

  1. Please come dressed to use the pool. While you will have access to our restrooms, you will not have access to our locker rooms and showers. All of our pool areas have outdoor showers that you can use.
  2. When you arrive, check in at the Welcome Center and let our staff know that you are choosing to access just our outdoor pool area and will not be verifying your vaccination or testing status.
  3. You will be provided a wristband to wear and asked to stay within the outdoor pool area at all times, except to use the restroom if needed.

YMCA Facility Day Camp Participants

Participants who are 12 years of age and older in Day Camps in YMCA Branch facilities must comply with the Order. Fully vaccinated participants just need to show their ID and proof of their vaccination once on their first day of program to update their YMCA ActiveNet account. If not fully vaccinated, participants will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of entry.

For more details on the City and County of Honolulu's Safe Access Oahu, click here.


Safety Guidelines

While our State has lifted all restrictions except for the requirement of wearing masks while indoors and showing proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 48 yours, we still have these general safety precautions in place:

  • Y members, program participants and staff are asked to stay home if feeling unwell, have a fever or are mandated to quarantine by the State of Hawaii.
  • Per current City and Country guidelines, face masks (covering nose and mouth) must be worn at all times when indoors.
  • While all restrictions have been lifted for outdoor spaces, for all indoor spaces, the State requires proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 48 hours and masks.
  • Members are asked to clean equipment before and after use. (Our Y members have been fantastic in doing this to help keep us all safe!)
  • Frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer dispensers is encouraged.
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