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Rocky Mount, Va. (February 5, 2021) – The Franklin County Family YMCA will host a Swim-a-Thon on February 22-23, 2021 to raise funds for the Riptide swim team. Riptide swimmers will be reaching out to community members to secure pledges for new equipment.

“Swimmers can get pledges from anywhere! Pledges can be made by family, friends, parents, co-workers, or local businesses. The goal is to be creative and get as many pledges as possible, but the swimmers are encouraged to raise at least $100,” says Kameron Kitts, Franklin County YMCA Aquatics Director.

To maximize its impact and to include all of the community, the Y is also looking for volunteers to help count lengths swam. The swim will take place during the teams normal practice times and different prizes will be awarded to swimmers who make it to at least 100 lengths and to those that make all 200 lengths. The swimmer who secures the most donations will win a grand prize. After the Swim-a-Thon, swimmers will have one week to collect their pledges.

“The money raised during the event will go to improving the Riptide experience. The teams current goals are to upgrade the touchpads and purchase bleachers for seating during swim meets,” says Kitts.

For more information on this or to volunteer for the event please contact Kameron Kitts at (540)489-9622 or kkitts@franklincountyymca.org

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About the Franklin County Family YMCA: The Franklin County YMCA, a registered non-profit organization, plays an important part in Franklin County by offering an array of family and community oriented services at its three facilities in Rocky Mount, Smith Mountain Lake, and Ferrum, including childcare, fitness, group exercise, summer camp, swimming, tennis, pickleball, racquetball, and a variety of other activities and events. These services are related to its mission of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. 

 

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Rocky Mount, Va. (January 26, 2021) – The Franklin County Family YMCA is committed to providing meaningful programs and services to help maintain and improve health and well-being. As a part of these efforts, the Y has partnered with UnitedHealthcare to provide a wellness experiences to the community that goes beyond the basics to help people live healthier every day.

Renew Active, UnitedHealthcare's gold standard Medicare fitness program for mind and body, is now being offered by the Franklin County Family YMCA. This program is available to people enrolled in most Medicare Advantage plans, Renew Active offers access to both the Rocky Mount and Smith Mountain lake YMCA locations at no additional cost.  

“We’re so excited to offer a new membership option to our community. Renew Active provides eligible community members with access to either of our YMCA locations at no cost! Plan holders of Medicare Advantage Plans and Supplement Plans insured by United Healthcare Insurance can use the Renew Active program. Eligible members can use all the services that are part of a standard Y membership,” says Jessica Thomason, Branch Director.

Staying active is not only good for your body, it’s also good for your mind. The Y provides programs designed for both, with the goal of helping every community member reach their fitness goals. To find out if you’re eligible, call your health plan’s Customer Service Toll-Free number. The telephone number is on the back of your member ID card.

For more information on this and other membership programs at the Franklin County YMCA please contact Jessica Thomason at (540)489-9622 or jthomason@franklincountyymca.org

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About the Franklin County Family YMCA: The Franklin County YMCA, a registered non-profit organization, plays an important part in Franklin County by offering an array of family and community oriented services at its three facilities in Rocky Mount, Smith Mountain Lake, and Ferrum, including childcare, fitness, group exercise, summer camp, swimming, tennis, pickleball, racquetball, and a variety of other activities and events. These services are related to its mission of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

 

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PHASE THREE TIGHTENING OF CERTAIN TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS DUE

TO NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

November 12, 2020 Updates


ROCKY MOUNT YMCA GUIDELINES

PHASE THREE HOURS:

Monday-Friday 6:00AM-7:00PM

Saturday 7:00AM-3:00PM

Sunday 1:00PM-5:00PM

The following procedures/amenities will be ADDED/CONTINUED during phase 3:

Mandatory temperature checks upon arrival
Mask must be worn by staff and members when not working out
Locker Rooms will open back up on July 6, 2020 (to finish painting)
Family Rooms will be open July 1, 2020
Studio 1 will be used for Yoga (capped at 5 participants)
Location Capacities:
o Program pool-13
o Lap Pool-30
o Flex Gym-6
o Studio 1&2-(6) includes instructor (right now we will only be opening studio 1)
o Cardio Area-29
o Weight Room- 13
Aquatics: Family swim - (kids 13 and under) starts July 1, 2020 - 12:00PM Monday through Friday and is allowed all day Saturday and Sunday. Classes - program pool participation will increase to 13 participants and 30 for lap pool classes!
Basketball: solo shooting or family (covid family counts) time only. Allowed any time there is not a class in session.
New Classes: (Starting July 1, 2020)
o Monday's - 8:00 AM Y-Rev with Tammy - a mix of drums and cardio
o Tuesday's - 8:00 AM Fit and Fab followed by 9:00 AM Yoga with Mittie
o Wednesday's - 8:00 AM Yoga-Lates with Tammy.
o Friday’s – 9:00 AM Cycle with Ashley
The following procedures/amenities will NOT be used during phase 3:

 

Child Watch
Saunas
Reservations
Visitors/Reciprocity


SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE YMCA GUIDELINES

PHASE THREE HOURS:

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-7:00PM

Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM

Sunday CLOSED

The following procedures/amenities will be ADDED/CONTINUED during phase 3:

Mandatory temperature checks upon arrival
Mask must be worn by staff and members when not working out
No reciprocity or guests allowed
Access Advantage will return! Fees for new/returning users: $35 initial setup fee, $20 replacement card fee, $10 annual maintenance fee.
Basketball: solo shooting or family (covid family counts) time only. Allowed any time there is not a class in session.
Pickleball: One on One only. Will be limited to 1 court that can be scheduled for the day prior. This will be when there are no classes taking place in the gym. If there are no basketball players 2 nets may be set up. The non scheduled net must leave if basketball players come in. You may only sign up for a court - not a different name with the same players for additional hours. Pickleballs will no longer be provided by the YMCA. We will sell the current stock or keep them for the next tournament.
Tennis: One on One only.
Racquetball: 2 players only. Space restrictions will not allow for more.

The following procedures/amenities will NOT be used during phase 3:

Child Watch
Reservations


State Regulations - Fitness and Exercise Facilities
Fitness centers, gymnasiums, recreation centers, sports facilities, and exercise facilities
may continue to operate indoor and outdoor activities, provided such businesses comply
with the Guidelines for All Business Sectors and the sector-specific guidelines for fitness
and exercise facilities expressly incorporated by reference herein. Such guidance includes,
but is not limited to, the following requirements:


a. Patrons, members, and guests who are not Family members must remain at least
ten feet apart during all activities except where necessary for the physical safety
of an individual.


b. Instructors and all participants of group exercise and fitness classes who are not
Family members must maintain at least ten feet of physical distancing between
each other at all times, with the exception of swimming lessons, where parents or
guardians may support a participant during class, and instructors may have
contact with swimmers when necessary.


c. Occupancy must be limited to 75% of the lowest occupancy load on the
certificate of occupancy.


d. The total number of attendees (including both participants and instructors)
in all group exercise and fitness classes cannot exceed the lesser of 75% of the
minimum occupancy load on the certificate of occupancy or 25 persons.
e. Hot tubs, spas, splash pads, spray pools, and interactive play features, except water
slides, must be closed.


f. Outdoor and indoor swimming pools may be open, provided occupancy is limited
to no more than 75% of the lowest occupancy load on the certificate of occupancy
and all swimmers maintain at least ten feet of physical distance from others who
are not Family members.


g. Employees working in customer-facing areas must wear face coverings over their
nose and mouth at all times. Lifeguards responding to distressed swimmers are
exempt from this requirement.


h. Employers must ensure cleaning and disinfection of shared exercise equipment
after each use.

i. Businesses must promote frequent and thorough hand washing, including by
providing employees, customers, visitors, the general public, and other persons
entering into the place of employment with a place to wash their hands. If soap
and running water are not immediately available, provide hand sanitizers.


j. If any such business cannot adhere to these requirements, it must close.

 

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We want to thank you for your support as we move through our reopening process. We're happy to announce that we will be moving into Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020!

We're a step closer to normal, but still have temporary regulations in order to ensure the safety of our members, staff, and community. Below are a list of those regulations for each location.

Phase 3 also kicks off our 100 Days of Summer Challenge! Ask a member service staff for details! 

 

ROCKY MOUNT YMCA GUIDELINES

PHASE THREE HOURS:

Monday-Friday 6:00AM-7:00PM

Saturday 7:00AM-3:00PM

Sunday 1:00PM-5:00PM

The following procedures/amenities will be ADDED/CONTINUED during phase 3:

  • Mandatory temperature checks upon arrival
  • Mask must be worn by staff and members when not working out
  • Locker Rooms will open back up on July 6, 2020 (to finish painting)
  • Family Rooms will be open July 1, 2020
  • Studio 1 will be used for Yoga (capped at 5 participants)
  • Location Capacities:
    • Program pool-13
    • Lap Pool-30
    • Flex Gym-6
    • Studio 1&2-(6) includes instructor (right now we will only be opening studio 1)
    • Cardio Area-29
    • Weight Room- 13
  • Aquatics: Family swim - (kids 13 and under) starts July 1, 2020 - 12:00PM Monday through Friday and is allowed all day Saturday and Sunday. Classes - program pool participation will increase to 13 participants and 30 for lap pool classes!
  • Basketball: solo shooting or family (covid family counts) time only. Allowed any time there is not a class in session.
  • New Classes: (Starting July 1, 2020)
    • Monday's - 8:00 AM Y-Rev with Tammy - a mix of drums and cardio
    • Tuesday's - 8:00 AM Fit and Fab followed by 9:00 AM Yoga with Mittie
    • Wednesday's - 8:00 AM Yoga-Lates with Tammy
    • Friday’s – 9:00 AM Cycle with Ashley

 

The following procedures/amenities will NOT be used during phase 3:

  • Child Watch
  • Saunas
  • Reservations
  • Visitors/Reciprocity

 

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE YMCA GUIDELINES

PHASE THREE HOURS:

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-7:00PM

Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM

Saturday 8:00AM-2:00PM

Sunday CLOSED

 

The following procedures/amenities will be ADDED/CONTINUED during phase 3:

  • Mandatory temperature checks upon arrival
  • Mask must be worn by staff and members when not working out
  • No reciprocity or guests allowed
  • Access Advantage will return! Fees for new/returning users: $35 initial setup fee, $20 replacement card fee, $10 annual maintenance fee.
  • Basketball: solo shooting or family (covid family counts) time only. Allowed any time there is not a class in session.
  • Pickleball: One on One only. Will be limited to 1 court that can be scheduled for the day prior. This will be when there are no classes taking place in the gym. If there are no basketball players 2 nets may be set up. The non scheduled net must leave if basketball players come in. You may only sign up for a court - not a different name with the same players for additional hours. Pickleballs will no longer be provided by the YMCA. We will sell the current stock or keep them for the next tournament.
  • Tennis: One on One only.
  • Racquetball: 2 players only. Space restrictions will not allow for more.

The following procedures/amenities will NOT be used during phase 3:

  • Child Watch
  • Reservations

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