Update 12-16-2020 | West Suburban YMCA

Modifications to Y Operations in Accordance with Mayor Fuller's Order

Dec 16, 2020

On December 14, Mayor Fuller announced that the City of Newton would follow Boston and several other local communities in rolling back COVID-19 reopening restrictions. The West Suburban YMCA remains open, and we have modified our operations in accordance with the mayor's order. Modifications to our operations will go into effect on Friday, December 18.

Effective Friday, December 18th, the following programs, offerings, and facilities remain OPEN and operating at the Y:

Pool Operations

  • Lap swim (one person per lane or 2 people from the same household may share a lane)
  • Family swim
  • Swim lessons
  • Blue Waves Swim Team

Reservations required for lap swimming and family swim times.

Childcare Operations

  • Preschool Center for Youth Development
  • Out of School Time Community Connections / K-8 Virtual Learning Academy
  • December school vacation programs

Youth Programming & Classes

  • Youth sports programs
  • Youth swim programs
  • Youth fitness programs

Fitness and Wellness

  • Personal training (Reach out to Jane Carroll to learn more about packages and complimentary training options)
  • New Balance Outdoor Track & Field
  • Outdoor fitness classes
  • Virtual fitness classes

Per the City of Newton's Emergency Order, the following activities will be temporarily unavailable. The city will re-evaluate these restrictions no later than January 8th:

  • Wellness Center except when with a trainer (includes cardio, selectorized equipment, free weights etc.)
  • Pickleball reservations
  • Squash/Racquetball court reservations
  • Use of the indoor track
  • Kids' Corner

The West Suburban YMCA continues to take extraordinary health and safety precautions while providing our community ways to stay active and focus on their physical and mental wellbeing.

Please continue to check back for any modifications or updates.


As regulations continue to change, one thing you can be sure of is the Y’s commitment to care for our community.

Full-day childcare and education to support working families, a safe space to practice critical healthy routines, a diverse range of socialization opportunities for participants of all ages – these are just some of the essential services core to the Y’s mission.

We need your help to ensure we can continue to serve in good times and times of crisis. Now, more than ever, we cannot do this work alone. Please, stay with us. When you maintain your membership, convert to a sustaining membership by donating your dues, or make a donation, you not only show how much you value the Y, you help create a stronger community for all.

Consider making a year-end gift so that we can continue to serve, support, and strengthen our community.