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The mission of the Aberdeen Family Y is to put Christian principles into practice that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

The following YMCA rules have been established to ensure your enjoyment and safety when using the facility. We expect our members and guests to behave maturely, responsibly and respectfully and therefore insist on your cooperation in observing these rules. We will not tolerate conduct or language that is improper, threatening or hazardous including but not limited to arguing, fighting, use of profanity, indecent behavior or inappropriate sexual activity and reserve the right to deny guest privileges, suspend or even terminate a membership for failure to comply with these rules or for any other reason.

The Y is driven by four core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. We integrate these values into all our programming, commit to modeling them as a staff, and expect members and guests to exhibit them as well.

Please let the Y know if you or your child has a disability requiring an accommodation. This information enables the YMCA to better meet your needs or those of your child, within available resources and to the extent reasonable.

The Y welcomes all who wish to participate, and annually raises funds to help make that possible. Through a fee structure based on family size and income, YMCA programs are affordable to the entire community within the limits of scholarship resources. Please let us know if we may serve you or your family in this way. The YMCA is a nonprofit, charitable and United Way affiliated agency.

Y's are volunteer-founded, volunteer-based, and volunteer-led. We would not exist without our volunteers. Y's mobilize more than 580,000 volunteers every year, and our commitment to volunteers campaign recruits more every day. Learn more HERE.

We are committed to helping our members make health and fitness part of their lifestyle. However, if for any reason your membership to YMCA does not meet your expectations you may cancel your membership and receive a full refund as long as you have used the facility a minimum of 10 times within these 30 days. All requests must be made in writing to a Member Services Manager.

Preschoolers not yet enrolled in kindergarten, may not be in the YMCA alone without a responsible adult, other than the child is enrolled and participating in a structured YMCA class or special event.

Enjoy yourself in our Activity Center. Meet your friends and play foosball, air hockey, active electronic games, work on a computer, or watch TV. Beverages and snacks are available in our vending machines. Children under 8 must be attended.

Games are to be played quickly and fairly to allow players to enjoy the game. Guest use may be restricted to allow members full opportunity to play. Fighting, swearing, arguing, indecent behavior and misuse of equipment is not allowed.

No dunking is allowed. YMCA staff has final say concerning court conduct. Staff may remove offensive players, clear the court, revoke a membership or have individuals expelled.

Upon arrival, membership scan cards are to be presented and swiped at the Member Services Center. Members will be asked to show a picture ID if they don't have their membership card or if we don't have a picture on file. In the event of a lost or destroyed card a new card must be purchased for $5. A daily fee is required for all non-member use. A picture ID is required. Guests from other YMCAs may use their membership to gain access to our facility for up to 14 time per year. Members and guests leaving the building to exercise should take their membership scan card to show when reentering the Y.

1. A cancellation is not effective until a signed exit form has been received.
2. If your request must be received prior to the 1st of that month for your draft to be canceled. Requests may be submitted earlier than the current month. If your account is not in good standing, any balance will be due at the time of cancellation. Your Auto Pay will remain active until a zero balance has been reached.

On the days that the city declares a "NO Travel Advisory" the Aberdeen Family Y will be closed. Please listen to the radio for closing announcements.

For the enjoyment and safety of all members and guests we have a specific code of conduct, which is posted across from the front desk.

Proper athletic shoes and shirts must be worn in all public areas. Shoes must have non-marking soles and fully enclose the entire foot. No sandals while participating in any exercise activity.

FEES New member fees are non refundable or not transferable. (See 30-Day member service guarantee exception)

DUES All memberships are annual. Dues are paid in advance either monthly or annually. Monthly dues are paid via electronic funds transfer (EFT) or credit card debit. We will automatically deduct your payment from your designated Master Card, Visa, or bank account on the 15th of each month or the next business day. Dues paid on the 15th are for that current month. Please notify Member Services of any account changes prior to the 1st of the month. Membership fees are nontransferable and non refundable.

PAST DUE ACCOUNTS Admittance is contingent on your dues being paid in advance. Accounts are closed at 60 days past due.

A valid photo ID must be exchanged for use of the following equipment at the service desk: basketballs, volleyballs, and racquetball equipment. Only 1 per person is permitted.

Personal audio equipment must be used with headphones. Allow others to work in on weight equipment and be courteous of those waiting during peak times. Please replace all dumbbells and plates on the appropriate racks when finished. Please wipe perspiration of equipment after use.

Food and beverages are restricted to the teen center and meeting areas. No food or drink is permitted in the gyms, locker rooms, or pools. Water bottles may be used upstairs. Water is allowed in fitness areas if in a bottle with a spill proof lid.

Guests are always welcome at the Y. Upon arrival, members must register their guests at the Member Service Center. A member may bring 2 guests per year. Guests not accompanied by a member may pay a fee for a day pass. Guests must abide by all rules and policies of the Aberdeen Family Y.

It is the responsibility of every individual, their parent or guardian, to provide for their own accident and health insurance coverage while participating in all YMCA activities. The Aberdeen Family YMCA does not provide any accident or health coverage for its participants.

The Wellness Center is available to Y members and guests age 15 and over during normal hours of operation. Youth 12-14 may use the Wellness Center at designated times only after completing the youth strength training class. Younger children are allowed only if with a parent or legal guardian and within arms length at all times. All members are encouraged to go through Wellness Center orientation with our staff. Training includes proper use and technique on cardio and selectorized equipment. Sign up for your sessions at the Member Services Desk. This service is free with your membership. A complete list of Wellncess Center policies and procedures are posted as you enter the Wellness Center.

Lockers are for daily use only. Items left overnight, unless in a rented locker, will be removed. Members may rent lockers and kit locker, will be removed. Members may rent lockers and kit lockers pending availability of lockers. We recommend that you bring your own padlock. Do no leave valuables unprotected or in your locker as the YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Most people bring their own towel, however we do offer daily towel rental and monthly towel service, which can be added to your membership. Camera phones may not be used in the locker rooms. Please respect the respiratory sensitivities of others by not spraying heavily scented perfumes, colognes or other scented aerosols. Children 6 years of age and older are not permitted in the locker room of the opposite gender. All adult members 18 years of age and older ( and out of high school) have access to our adult locker rooms. Children are not allowed in adult locker rooms at any time. Family locker room is for an adult with small children of the opposite gender and people with disabilities only. All others should use the appropriate gender locker room.

Inquire about lost articles at the Member Service Center. The Y is not responsible for lost, found, or stolen items. Items are donated after being held for 3 - 4 weeks.

All members are strongly encouraged to have a complete physical examination prior to beginning an exercise program. Individuals found to be at high risk for cardiovascular disease or who have a history of medical or health related problems might be required to have a medical examination.

It is prohibited for a member or guest to conduct or solicit personal training on YMCA premises. Violators will be subject to membership revocation. Personal training is a service offered by the Aberdeen Family YMCA.

Smoking or use of smokeless tobacco is not permitted anywhere on the YMCA premises, including exterior property.

Runners and walkers have the right-of-way. Please use caution when crossing the track. Slower runner and walkers should stay on the inside lanes. Faster runners should run in the outer lanes and pass slower runners/walkers on the outside. Provide at least 2 feet of clearance between you and the person you are passing. Run or walk in the direction indicated. Please do not spit on the track Additional track guidelines are posted in the Wellness Center.

You must be 18 or older to use the sauna & steam area. Children under age 5 are not permitted to use the whirlpool because they are not physically capable of coping with heat. Older children only when supervised by a responsible adult may use whirlpools. Please shower before entering the sauna, whirlpool, and steam room area. Please sit on a towel while in sauna or steam room. For safety, limit use of sauna, whirlpool, and steam room to a combined maximum of 10 minutes. Monitoring your physical condition during usage is essential. If you experience symptoms of overexposure such as lightheadedness, dizziness, increased heart rate, nausea or extreme fatigue, leave immediately and sit until your body temperature returns to normal. Should symptoms continue, seek assistance from the welcome desk.

Sauna (170-180F)
Steam Room (100-110F)
Whirlpool (102-105F)

Individuals at high risk (Pregnant women, individuals who take prescription medicine or use alcohol, and individuals with elevated blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease) should not use the sauna, steam room or whirlpool unless authorized by a physician.


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5 South State Street | Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401
Phone 605-225-4910 | Fax 605-226-0893 | Email info@aberdeenymca.org