Ches Penney Family YMCA Program Schedule

Online Registration

Please visit our Online Portal to register for or to purchase memberships, passes, programs and services.

NOTE: Any person can create an online profile or view the online portal to see what is being offered. To purchase services or register for an activity/program (e.g. swim lessons), you must have a profile entered online. For some activities/programs, a membership is required. Please use your email address on file with us to access your account by clicking the “forgot your password” link.

If you wish to confirm your email address on file, please email us (include your name and date of birth), visit the Welcome Desk, or contact us by phone 709-726-YMCA (9622).

Conditioning Centre Guidelines:

  • Open to users 12 years +
  • Wipe down equipment after each use
  • Return equipment to proper storage area
  • 30 min maximum for cardio equipment
  • Allow others to use equipment while resting
  • Do not drop or bang equipment
  • Appropriate attire required
  • Headphones required when using electronic devices
  • Visit the Welcome Desk if you need assistance, or to report an issue

Avalon Peninsula Region & Ches Penney Family YMCA Updates

  • Aquatic Notices:

    • Mar. 1: Due to a number of staff sick calls, the whirlpool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm today. From 7:00pm onward, the entire Aquatics Centre will close for the remainder of the day.
    • Feb. 1: The Aquatics Centre at the Ches Penney Family YMCA will be closed 10:15am -10:30am and 2:00pm – 3:00pm every Monday to Friday for maintenance and cleaning
    • Jan. 1: The whirpool will close on the last Wednesday of every month for deep cleaning. It reopens the following day at 10:00am.
  • Child Care and Day Camp Notices:

    • YMCA after school programs will be operating from 8:30-6pm on the following PL days:
      • Mar. 4: Vanier Elementary
      • Mar. 4: Bishop Feild Elementary
      • Mar. 6: Paradise Elementary
      • Mar. 6: St. Andrew’s Elementary
  • General Notices:

Program Schedule

Participation and Supervision Guidelines for Child, Youth, Family, and Aquatics Programs


  • Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled program.

  • Please check in at the Welcome Desk to confirm your attendance.

  • Parents/guardians must enter the facility with children and stay with them in the facility or place them in a staff supervised program. When picking children up from a staff supervised program, parents/guardians must show the child’s membership card to the staff person.

  • Parents/guardians who are accompanying children entering the facility regularly for a program (e.g. swim lessons) must obtain a card from the Welcome Desk to scan.

  • Members may be required to book in advance to some programs, classes, and child minding. Booking can be done via the online portal. Members do not need to register to use the conditioning centre, track, gymnasium, studio or aquatics centre (including whirlpool).

  • Any member/day pass user age 12+ years can attend our facility without adult supervision.

  • Lockers are available; please bring a lock to secure your items at all times.

  • Masks are recommended, but not required, to be worn whenever possible while in the change rooms and at all times when not engaged in physical activity.


  • A short, warm, soapy shower must be taken before entering the aquatics centre.
  • After your class/program you may take a quick rinse. If using the inclusive change room, please remain in your swim suit while showering.

  • Children ages 0-6 must be within arm’s reach of an adult (16+) in the water. Non-swimmers 7-11 must be within arm’s reach of an adult (16+) in the water. Swimmers 7-11 must be supervised by an adult (16+) in the water, on deck or in lobby. Maximum of four children per adult. Note: can change at the discretion of the Lifeguard

  • You are not required to register for lane or open swims at this time. Participation will be on a first come, first served basis.

  • Water wheelchair is available to access the pools. Where possible, members in need of assistance should receive help from a family member/care giver.

  • Aquatics spectators are limited to designated areas outside the aquatics centre.

General Sport Guidance for Courts

  • Players are required to bring their own equipment (except nets)