FACILITY GUIDELINES

The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members and guests. Conduct that does not support the YMCA mission or core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and health is not acceptable.

Click on any of the links below to drop down to the guidelines.


Code of Conduct

The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members and guests. Conduct that does not support the YMCA mission or core values is not acceptable. You are responsible for your behavior. Violation of these guidelines may result in suspension or revocation of membership. If you have a concern or problem, please contact a YMCA staff person.

  • Be Responsible – You are responsible for your behavior. The YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Caring – Please be considerate when using YMCA equipment. Return free weights to their designated spot and wipe down workout machines after use.
  • Be Respectful – Intentional damage to another person’s property or YMCA property will not be tolerated. Mistreatment or harassment of YMCA members or staff is strictly prohibited.
  • Be Honest – You are expected to be honest and professional with other members and staff.
  • Be Healthy – Unsafe or dangerous behavior will not be tolerated. Your YMCA is a safe zone. Use or possession of drugs, alcohol, or weapons is not allowed in YMCA programs or facilities. No smoking is allowed in YMCA facilities or on YMCA property.

Top of Page


Age Guidelines
  • 8 & Younger: Members under age 9 are required to be under direct supervision of a parent or caregiver (over the age of 16) at all times in all locations, unless registered for and participating in a supervised YMCA program or activity. Please share the YMCA code of conduct and rules with your children.
  • 9-11: Can be in the facility and participate in activities without supervision for two hours at a time during daylight hours in the following areas: Xerzones, Basketball Gyms, Open Swim (Must pass a lifeguard administered swim test for deep end of pool), Racquetball Courts and Climbing Wall. If a 9-11 year old is in the facility longer than two hours, they must have supervision.
  • 12-14: Can be in the facility and participate in activities without supervision in the following areas: Xerzones, Basketball Gyms, Open Swim (Must pass a lifeguard administered swim test for deep end of pool), Racquetball Courts and Climbing Wall. May take the Youth Exercise Course with a fitness staff to gain access without supervision to the Fitness Center and group fitness land or water classes, (Youth Exercise Course is a one time $15 fee.) OR he/she may be in these areas if within arm’s-length of a parent or legal guardian at all times. In order to swim in the deep end of the pool, swimmers must pass a lifeguard administered swim test.
  • 15+: Has access to entire facility and can participate in all classes and activities.

Top of Page


Aquatic Center Guidelines
  • Please walk. No running on deck.
  • Children 8 years of age and younger must be supervised by a guardian.
  • Swimsuits must be worn. No regular clothes allowed in the pools.
  • No dangerous or rough play in pool area.
  • No flips, back dives or other dangerous water entries.
  • No diving allowed.
  • No food, gum or drink except water in the pool area. No glass of any kind permitted in the pool area.
  • Please shower before entering the pool to help keep our pools clean.
  • All diaper aged children must wear a waterproof diaper while in the pool area.
  • No underwater breath holding for long distance swims or as a game.
  • Exercise and training equipment are not available for play. This equipment is for exercise use only.
  • No oversized flotation devices allowed in the pools. No flotation devices may be used as a replacement for a Coast Guard approved life jacket.

Aquatics Youth Policy

  • Participants must be 9 years of age or older to attend open swim without adult supervision.
  • Swimmers must be 15 years of age or older for lap swim or have a lifeguard’s approval.
  • Participants under 15 years old will need to perform a lifeguard administered test to swim in the deep end during open swim times.

Please contact the Aquatics Director regarding these rules:
701.364.4167 | britt.selbo@ymcacassclay.org

Top of Page


Fitness Center Guidelines

General Guidelines

  • The Fitness Center Staff are here to serve and inform you. Please follow their instructions and contact them when you need help. Fitness Center Staff reserve the right to refuse admittance or to request individuals to leave the center at any time.
  • Dress Code – Shirts, shorts/pants and clean/dry close-toed shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Personal Belongings – Bags, jackets and other items must be kept in a locker or cubby at all times. The Y is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Beverages must be contained in closed, plastic or metal bottles.
  • Photos and videos are not permitted without permission.
  • Time limit for each cardio machine is 30 minutes at times when other members are waiting to use equipment.
  • Please be courteous by limiting time or letting others work through while using the weight equipment.
  • Personal Training can be done by YMCA staff only.
  • Clean all equipment with disinfecting wipes after use.
  • Report any equipment in need of repair to YMCA staff.
  • Work within your abilities and ask theFitness Staff if you have questions.

Fitness Youth Policy

  • Ages 11 & Younger: Not permitted in the Fitness Center.
  • Ages 12-14: Must complete Youth Exercise Course with a Fitness Associate or be within arms-length of a parent or legal guardian at all times.
  • Ages 15+: May use Fitness Center without restrictions.

Please contact the Health and Wellness Director regarding these rules:
701.356.1447 | caleb.johnson@ymcacassclay.org

Top of Page


Racquetball/Handball/Wallyball Court Reservations (Fercho)
  • Courts may be reserved for 45 minute time slots up to three days in advance.
  • Over the noon hour, only one time slot may be reserved at a time. At all other times players may reserve courts for two time slots (1 1/2 hours).
  • Use of eye protection is recommended.
  • Courts 3 & 4 are also available as Wallyball Courts.
  • To reserve a court up to 3 days in advance, please call 701.293.9622 after 7:30am or stop by the Member Services Desk (Fercho).

Top of Page


Locker Rooms

Male, Female and Family Locker Rooms

  • Members and guests with children of a different gender four years of age and younger may use this locker room.
  • Cell phones may only be used in dry areas of the locker rooms (no shower or whirlpool areas).
  • Shaving is only allowed in shower areas.
  • Please keep your belongings locked in a locker. The YMCA is not responsible for any lost or stolen property. (lockers are available for rent at the Member Services Desk).

Male and Female ADULT Locker Rooms

  • Individuals must be 15 years of age or older to enter adult locker rooms.
  • Members and guests with children of a different gender four years of age and younger must use the four or family locker rooms.
  • Cell phones may only be used in dry areas of the locker rooms (no shower or whirlpool areas).
  • Shaving is only allowed in shower areas.
  • Please keep your belongings locked in a locker. The YMCA is not responsible for any lost or stolen property. (lockers are available for rent at the Member Services Desk).

Whirlpool and Sauna

  • Please shower before entering the whirlpool/sauna.
  • Recommended maximum time limit in the sauna and whirlpool is 15 minutes. Long exposures may result in dizziness or fainting.
  • No shampoo, soap or shaving allowed in sauna or whirlpool areas. These things are only allowed in shower areas.
  • No cell phones allowed in sauna or whirlpool areas. Cell phones are only allowed in dry areas.
  • Those suffering from heart disease, diabetes or high/low blood pressure should not enter the whirlpool or sauna without prior consent of a physician.