Updated January 3, 2022

For the safety of our YMCA members, program participants and staff, we are being thoughtful and intentional about our reopening process. Based on CDC and State guidelines, all membership branches are operating with limited offerings and hours to allow our staff team to maintain facility cleanliness and control facility traffic.


Read About Our Bipolar Ionization Units, Installed at All of Our Locations!

The YMCA of Greenville has implemented a powerful new layer of protection for our members, staff and volunteers in the ongoing battle against viruses and illness. Now, all of our locations have new bipolar ionization units (BPI). These units are mounted in the central air conditioning system of our buildings, and work to attack airborne contaminants such as bacteria and virus cells (VOC), odorous gasses, and particulate matter. The result is safer, cleaner air, that is continuously generated by these low-maintenance, energy efficient units. See the diagram below, and visit this link to read more!

Bipolar ionization graphic
Bipolar ionization can help fight COVID-19 and other illnesses

Frequently Asked Questions

Showers & Lockers

Lockers and showers are now available. Please help us by using provided spray bottles to sanitize your shower stall and locker after use. Remember to bring your towel!

Wipe Down Equipment

Our Y staff will be sanitizing equipment and high-touch areas regularly and deep cleaning after the facilities are closed. Please do your part by wiping down equipment before and after your workout with the EPA-approved disinfectant and sanitizer provided.

Wearing A Mask

While not required, the Y recommends that members wear their masks whenever possible, especially in common areas. For individuals who have tested positive for COVID, we ask that all CDC recommendations for quarantine and mask-wearing periods be followed. 

Child Watch

Child Watch is available at the Prisma Health, Caine Halter, George I. Theisen, and Eastside Family YMCA locations for children ages 1-12! Household members can reserve a time HERE. Parents will need to bring an ID so staff can verify your reservation on the child watch roster.


Family Swim and Water Aerobics are NOW AVAILABLE! While Family Swim is first-come, first-served, we ask you to RSVP HERE or on the group exercise page for any water fitness class. Reservation links will become live 24 hours before the scheduled class. Reservations no longer required for lap swimming.

Group Exercise

Our Group Exercise schedules are being added-to weekly, but class sizes are still limited. So please continue to RSVP here for classes in advance to help us manage capacity. Class reservations are first-come, first-served (registration links will become active 24 hours prior to the scheduled class). We politely ask that members sign up for only one class per day, to ensure availability for all.

Stay Home if You're Sick

CDC and state guidelines encourage seniors and other vulnerable populations to stay home.

  • We recommend that you bring a mask, workout towel and filled water bottle
  • While masks are not required, we encourage you to wear one whenever possible, especially in common areas where other members are present. For individuals who have tested positive for COVID, we ask that all CDC guidelines regarding quarantine times and mask-wearing be followed. 

Per SC DHEC recommendations, we encourage anyone entering the facility to wear a mask, especially in common areas. However, masks are not required, and we are not suggesting that masks be worn during vigorous activity, exercise, or in instances where they may obstruct breathing. For individuals who have tested positive for COVID, we ask that all CDC guidelines regarding quarantine periods and mask-wearing be followed. 

Yes! Our pools are available for lap swimming, water walking, family swim and water aerobics (in keeping with the State’s guidelines for reopening swimming pools).

Please check back on our website for the latest information on our service plans, changes to our programs and amenities, and information about how the YMCA has been working to help our community during this time of crisis.

We will also post updates to the YMCA of Greenville Facebook page frequently, as well as communicate directly to our members through email.