Niles Buchanan YMCA

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Niles-Buchanan YMCA


The Niles-Buchanan YMCA has policies in place for the benefit and welfare of our members, guests and our organization. All policies are approved by the Niles-Buchanan YMCA Board of Directors.

Age Requirements

Supervising Guardian
The Y will permit children ages 18 and older to be considered the “supervising” guardian for their sibling(s) under the age of 13 when using the Y facilities.

Unless posted otherwise, children 8 years and older may use the gymnasium without adult direct supervision.

Swimming Pools
Children 7 years of age and older may use the Tyler Family Pool without adult supervision. Our pool is staffed with a lifeguard at all open swim times. A parent or guardian must be in the pool and directly supervising their children under the age of 7. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while using the Warm Therapy Pool.

Fitness Areas

  • Cardio Room
    AFTER completing an orientation with our staff AND their parent or guardian, children ages 11-12 will be permitted to use the cardio equipment up until 7pm without adult supervision (this does not include the strength training equipment).

  • Strength Training Equipment
    Children ages 13-15 are permitted in the fitness area by themselves once they have completed a teen equipment orientation without adult supervision.

  • Free Weight Room
    13-15 year olds must have a parent or guardian present AND have completed the teen orientation to be in the free weight room.

Cell Phone Usage

Cell phones are NOT permitted in our locker rooms and are asked to be set aside while attending fitness classes.


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We ask that Y members and guests respect others and dress appropriately at all times while in the facility. We ask that you wear only athletic shoes while in the gymnasium. All other workout areas require proper workout shirt (Midriffs must be covered), shorts or pants, athletic shoes and socks. Clothing must be clean; muddy items are not permitted. Clothing with abusive language or graphics that are offensive will not allowed in the facility at any time.


The Y building will be closed if a citywide weather emergency is declared, in that event, all programs and classes along with the building will be closed/canceled. If the Niles Community Schools are closed, our Learning Tree Preschool will also be closed. Every effort will be made to run classes and programs. Make-up classes will not be rescheduled due to cancellation factors out of our control, such as inclement weather. Please check WSBT, FOX, Facebook, and/or your Mobile App for any closings.


By signing the Release, Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement, members and non-members agree that if they are injured or their property is damaged during participation in Y activities, then they may be found by a court of law to have waived their right to maintain a lawsuit against the parties being released on the basis of any claim for negligence.


Y staff members are CPR, First-Aid and AED (automatic external defibrillators) trained and certified. Please see a staff member immediately if someone needs assistance. The Niles-Buchanan YMCA does not have public health or accident insurance. All individuals participate at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA at their own risk.


Please take special care in locking up all personal belongings in both the locker rooms and in your vehicle. The Niles-Buchanan YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Please remove your personal items and lock from the locker room before leaving for the day.


The Niles-Buchanan YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Check with Member Services to see if your lost item has been found and turned in.


The Y occasionally video tapes/ photographs its members and participants in various activities. Some of these photos are used in Y marketing materials, ads or brochures. If you do not want your photo used by the Y please step out of the shot or notify the photographer before the picture is taken.

Code of Conduct

At the Y, we expect staff, members and guest to behave in accordance with our mission and values at all times, respecting the rights and dignity of others. We demonstrate Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility by:

  • Resolving conflicts in a respectful, honest, and caring manner. Never resort to physical contact, verbal abuse, or threatening gestures.

  • Speaking in respectful tones and refraining from the use of vulgar/derogatory comments or profanity.

  • Respecting others by refraining from intimate behavior in public; abstaining from contact of a sexual nature.

  • Respecting the property of others; never engaging in theft or destruction.

  • Creating a safe, caring environment; never carrying firearms or weapons.

  • Participating in programs to build a healthy spirit, mind and body; never engaging in the use, sale, dispensing or possession of illegal drugs or narcotics, or the unsanctioned use of alcohol on YMCA premises.

  • Abstaining from the use of tobacco products in the facility or on the property.

  • Prohibiting anyone convicted of a crime involving child abuse or sexual abuse, or anyone listed on the National Sex Offender List.


Adherence to the YMCA Code of Conduct and regulations is essential. Noncompliance may result in suspension or termination of Y membership privileges. Members and guests fighting, using foul/abusive language or other misuse of membership privileges are subject to suspension of membership privileges immediately at the discretion of the staff that is on duty.

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