Reopening - Make the Comeback


#MakeTheComeback All YMCA centres are currently open. YMCA Poulton will reopen on October 2nd. The centre continues to provide a vital service for the community as a lateral flow test centre until early September. The transition will then commence to reopen

For the most recent update on the lifting of restrictions from the Government's Roadmap and what we are doing, please see the foot of the page or click here

We are Ready to Welcome You Back as Covid-Secure and Approved Centres. Make the Comeback & Be Part of the Recovery

Thank you so much for your continued support and good wishes over the last year– we look forward to seeing you back in the centres again very soon.

Our industry standard approved COVID-secure centres have the health, safety and well-being of our members, users and staff teams as our first priority and we are confident that our centres are safe places to visit. Our focus is on ensuring we have safe, hygienic facilities, whilst giving you plenty of space to use.

Find out how we operate safely here

Your health and wellness matters. There is no doubt that the recent pandemic has had a negative impact on our health, both physically and mentally. Our facilities are essential in the recovery and the continued fight against COVID-19. Getting active will help to boost your immunity levels as well as your physical and mental wellbeing. You are part of the recovery process! Invest in your health and the health of your local community and MAKE THE COMEBACK. We are after all, STRONGER TOGETHER!

As a charitable organisation (Charity No. 1074571), more detail of our impact can be found online at www.ymca-fyldecoast.org
YMCA Poulton Reopening
YMCA Poulton Reopens
  • 09th September - School Swimming Lessons will recommence
  • 🏊‍♂️20th September - Our Learn 2 Swim programme will resume
  • 💪02nd October - YMCA Poulton will be open to the public. You do not need to book for the gym but swim and class bookings will open on 27th September at 10am (then at 10pm every evening thereafter)
  • 🧘04th October - Class programme will begin to be introduced

  • ❌Please note that we are not yet able to answer the telephone as our team work hard to prepare the centre.

  • 👱‍♀️All existing swimming lesson pupils will be receiving a call from our swim co-ordinator to rearrange your lessons.
  • 📲New Swim lesson requests should be submitted here
  • Booking a Swim Slot
    To continue to ensure the safety of all users, you will still be required to book Swim Slot even following the easing of restrictions following step 4 of the government's roadmap out of lockdown. This is a temporary measure. There is no longer a requirement to book a gym slot. Swim and class bookings will open on 27th September at 10am for Poulton (then at 10pm every evening thereafter)

    You can download the app for free. To install the app onto your device, you just need to open your app store and search for ‘YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles.’ Alternatively, you can follow this link for instructions

    Booking a Swim Slot
    The beauty about our pools is that we have the space to accommodate you. You will still have to temporarily have to book your swim slots in advance, up to 7 days and from 10pm each evening. For full terms & conditions on bookings, please click here

    For any swim session that you book, you’ll be given a time slot to ensure that everyone has a chance to use our pools. This time slot includes entering the building, conducting your activity and leaving the building. Please make sure you read our Swimming Code of Conduct

    Booking a swim slot will work the same way as you usually book a class. The YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles app is the easiest way to book a swim slot from your smart phone or tablet. You will also be able to see how many people have booked a swim in specific time slots. You can book online via the website and you can also contact the centres directly or during your visit.

    You can download the app for free. To install the app onto your device, you just need to open your app store and search for ‘YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles.’ Alternatively, you can follow this link for instructions
    Stay Updated
    Stay Updated
    We will be sending out emails, letters and updates through the YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles app and will be keeping this website up to date with everything members will need to know.

    Follow us on Facebook at Fylde Coast YMCA and Instagram at fyldecoastymca.

    If by any chance you have not provided us with an email address on joining, the best way to keep informed through this method is to contact us and ask the team to update your settings and add your email on to your membership account via enquiries@fyldecoastymca.org. Please be patient with us as we are currently operating on limited resources

    You can download the app for free. To install the app onto your device, you just need to open your app store and search for ‘YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles.’ Alternatively, you can follow this link for instructions. Don't forget to turn on your push notifications for the app so you can stay up to date with all the latest news.
    FAQs
    When will the booking window open?
    The booking window will reopen on 27th September at 10am, then at 10pm every evening for the following week thereafter

    When do swimming lessons recommence?
    Swimming lessons at YMCA Fleetwood, YMCA Garstang Pool, YMCA St Annes Pool & Gym and YMCA Kirkham will recommence from May 3rd and at YMCA Poulton on 20th September. We will be in contact with you regarding this

    What will happen to my annual membership?
    Your annual membership was automatically frozen during any lockdown and the days you have missed added on to the course of your membership free of charge. So, you will not miss out on any time. We also added a free month for you in July 2020 as a good will gesture.

    What will you do with my rolling monthly DD membership?
    Your rolling monthly DD membership was automatically frozen during any lockdown with no payments taken until reopening

    How are you going to keep in touch with me?
    We will be sending out emails, and updates through the YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles app (don't forget to turn on push notifications on your phone) and will be keeping this website up to date with everything members will need to know. Follow us on Facebook at Fylde Coast YMCA and Instagram at fyldecoastymca.

    Why are there no classes until 17th May 2021?
    The government have a roadmap out of lockdown that is dependant on a number of factors and data. Group Exercise is due to commence from 17th May 2021 at the earliest, but is dependant on data.

    I do not have an email address associated with my membership account how are you going to keep me up to date?
    If by any chance you have not provided us with an email address on joining, the best way to keep informed is to provide your email address by contacting us

    I don’t have the YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles app how do I go about getting it?
    Downloading the app is easy, just go to your devices App Store or Play Store, search for YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles and click download. Don't forget to turn on your push notifications for the app so you can stay up to date with all the latest news. In order to register, you will need your email address that you provided on joining and your PIN that was given to you on joining. If you have forgotten your PIN, you can reset it here

    Why are other services still closed e.g. creche, Harry's, Gymnastics, Air Skate & Spa on the Breck?
    Financial constraints mean it is simply not possible to operate all services at this present time. Adapting venues to meet social distancing requirements also comes with significant costs which could impact sustainability. We take the safety of our members and users as paramount, therefore the practicalities on managing numbers in the centre, government guidelines surrounding childcare and other services means some of these services will take a little longer to resume than first thought. Our goal is to ensure they resume when it is safe and viable to do so. Spa on the Breck will remain temporarily closed for the foreseeable future. We aim to introduce/re-introduce certain activities cost allowing and when restrictions are lifted

    What do I need to swim?
    Please refer to our codes of conduct in the next section and in our centres. The pools will be slightly different in the way that it operates for now, but if you can, please turn up with your costume on under your clothes and limit any bags to one, as any locker usage will be limited. You may find one-way systems, or zones for changing and cubicle use etc. These will be explained at reception when you visit. There will be some limited changing and shower access during public sessions, but we do advise you to not shower in the centre but to wait until you get home for the time being.

    Can I bring my children with me when I swim?
    Yes, if they are members, please book them into the sessions. If children are not members, you must contact the centre on the day to check if there is space to book your children in (if you are member you can check to see if there is space in a particular session via the app)

    How are you going to ensure cleaning of equipment?
    Every staff team member has completed a Covid-19 workshop and training course, including a new site induction. This will provide them with the information and training necessary to ensure they are fulfilling their obligations to keep themselves, our members and our teams as safe as possible. We will be supplying the teams with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as well as viricidal solutions and sanitisers. The timetable has been designed to leave enough time between classes for us to clean any kit, ready for the next class. Please be aware that you need to help us by also cleaning your equipment before and after use and abiding by our code of conduct in the section below. Please note that some centres may require you to bring your own mats.

    Why are the booking slots 90 mins?
    In order to give you plenty of time to workout but to also allow us to clean the centres after every 90 min slot. This will be changed as restrictions ease

    Will the opening times change at the centres?
    Yes, some centres' opening times will change and some will remain the same. Updated opening times will be advertised here. We expect these will change once restrictions are eased and staffing levels can increase
    Member/User Code of Conduct
    How to Recover or Renew my PIN?
    For the time being, until our staff return to work, you can manage your membership including obtaining and resetting your PIN online if your email matches the email we have on your account. Just click on ‘Change My Details’ and then 'Forgotten PIN' when you load up the link
    Our COVID-19 Risk Assessment
    All of our services have completed Risk Assessments for each area of service. Click here to download and view our master COVID-19 risk assessment
    Face Masks
    Face masks are encouraged in our receptions, foyers, cafes and corridors but discouraged whilst exercising in our gyms, studios, halls and pools
    Step Four Update - 19th July 2021

    Over the last 18 months since the start of the pandemic, our focus has been on the safety of our members and staff, providing spacious, hygienic and safe environments for you to visit and work out in. This is why our approach to operating safely has been approved by industry experts across the country.

    After the government recently confirmed the country would move to Step 4 of the COVID-19 roadmap on July 19th, several legislative restrictions can now be lifted.

    From July 19th:
  • We will be increasing capacities in our gyms and pool halls to resemble closer to normal capacities
  • Class capacities will be increased where possible and more will be added to our timetables
  • Any restrictions that remained on our showers and changing rooms in some centres will be lifted
  • In some centres, more bookable slots can be introduced where applicable

  • However, the government also emphasised that as lifted restrictions now become guidance, the public should remain vigilant as we learn to live with the virus. A selection of legislative restrictions also remain due to a recent rise in cases. Therefore, to continue to ensure everyone’s safety at this present time, below are the following steps that we will continue to operate in our leisure centres for the time being. These steps will be kept under review:
  • Please continue to wear a face covering in communal areas such as corridors, cafes and reception/foyer areas.
  • Please continue to book your swimming, gym and class slots
  • Please continue to swipe your membership card when you arrive for your session
  • We will continue to follow the most up to date guidance on the spacing between equipment.
  • The sanitising and extra cleaning stations we introduced will remain
  • The centres will continue to close between bookings for deep cleaning

  • Please continue to respect your fellow members, staff and their personal choices, as we continue to keep the whole community safe and strong – together.
    Your Membership Matters
    Your Membership Matters

    Community support is as important as ever right now and as a charity (Reg charity no. 1074571), we rely on the amazing support of members.

    We rely heavily on mixed funding models, from donations and legacies, to membership fees and room rentals to assist with our charitable work in local communities. The YMCA continues to work tirelessly across communities to encourage people at all levels, regardless of their age, background or level of ability to become physically active whether through individual health and fitness programmes or through increasing their uptake of organised sports.

    We value your loyalty and the YMCA only exists in the communities due to your continued support. Without our valued members we would not be able to operate, thank you!

    By just being with us, you are assisting our work, including the future sustainability of sporting facilities locally. thank you! We do need your support more than ever. Be part of the recovery!

    If you would like to help out more, you can also donate to us via our Just Giving Page

    Thank you to all who have already donated via the page or voluntarily requested to keep your monthly membership payments at the same price or indeed, kept your original renewal date if you are an annual member.