AGE GUIDELINES

Membership

  • Ages 6+ may join as individuals, however, youth 6–17 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the membership agreement and waiver.

Facility Use

  • Ages 16+ may be considered the supervising guardian for siblings age 5 and younger when using Y facilities, provided responsible and appropriate behavior is exercised at all times.
  • Ages 6+ may use Y facilities without adult supervision, unless posted otherwise.

Health & Wellness

  • Ages 14+ may use all fitness equipment, including free weights, without adult supervision.
  • Ages 14+ may participate in all Group Exercise classes without a parent or supervising guardian.
  • Ages 8-13 may use the Wellness Center while accompanied by a parent/guardian after completing the Youth Orientation. 
  • Ages 7-13 may use Fit Zone (at Neenah-Menasha YMCA) without supervision after successful completion of a Fit Zone orientation.

Aquatics

  • Children age 9 and under must be directly supervised by an adult in the water. Children ages 6-9, who are able to pass a swim test, may swim on their own. Children under 6 years old must be directly supervised by an adult in the water regardless of their swim ability.

Locker Rooms

  • Members who are 18+ may use Adult Locker Rooms. 
  • Womens/Girls General Locker Room may be used by:
    • Females age 6 and older
    • Girls age 3-6 escorted by a female guardian 
    • Children under 3 of either gender escorted by a female guardian
  • Mens/Boys General Locker Room may be used by:
    • Males age 6 and older
    • Boys age 3-6 escorted by a male guardian
    • Children under 3 of either gender escorted by a male guardian
  • Family and Special Needs Locker Room may be used by:
    • Boys age 3-6 escorted by a female guardian  
    • Girls age 3-6 escorted by a male guardian
    • Children 6 and older who require assistance from a guardian of the opposite gender
    • Individuals with Special Needs