FAQs Regarding Opening Our Locker Rooms

Thank you for your kind understanding. We can’t wait to see you!

Which pool locations?

You can now swim at the Bethlehem, Greenbush, Guilderland, and Southern Saratoga YMCAs.

Are face coverings required?


Are locker rooms available for use before my pool reservation?

At this time, we are only able to offer locker rooms for changing after your swim reservation. Please arrive with your bathing suit already on. Thank you.

Are lockers and showers available?

At this time, lockers and showers are not available for use.

Can I bring my own hair dyer?

At this time, we have not been approved for the use of hair dyers.

What steps are you following to ensure the safety of our members?

To help keep you safe, we are cleaning regularly and frequently, with a focus on high-touch points. Wearing your mask is required at all times, but for when you are in the pool.

How do I reserve a spot for lap swim?

It’s easy! Simply click here. Because of the limited capacity, you need a reservation to swim in the pool.

What’s the Y doing to ensure NYS air handling and chemical requirements are met?

We’re using NYS-approved MERV-13 filters for our air handling units. As we have always done, we continue to adhere to Department of Health (DOH) standards regarding chemical level requirements.

What should I expect when I come to the Y?

We can’t wait to welcome you back! Please first review and sign our new Code of Conduct. You’ll find that by clicking here.

Please arrive at the Y wearing your mask, and follow our easy to find social distance signs. Like always, we’ll check you in with your membership card. Then, we’ll take your temperature, ask you 4 questions, and help direct you to where to stand until your reservation time starts.


Please call us today with any questions you have. 518.869.3500. Thank you!