WACO FAMILY YMCA(254) 776-6612
 EDNA LEARNING CENTER | (254) 753-0197

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 Mask Required

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, everyone who enters a YMCA facility must wear a mask or face covering.


YMCA of Central Texas will Reopen with Limited Hours

After closing its facilities on March 15, 2020 due to safety concerns and Governor Abbott’s stay-at-home order surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the YMCA of Central Texas will reopen its Doris Miller Family YMCA and Waco Family YMCA on May 18, 2020. The reopening will be conducted under the guidance of state and local health authorities and will take place in phases.


Welcome Back!







New Operating Schedule

Waco Family YMCA

  • 6am-7pm M-F
  • 8am-2pm Sat
  • Closed Sun


Doris Miller Family YMCA

  • 7am-7pm M-F
  • Closed Sat, Sun 


During the hours listed below the designated areas will be closed for deep cleaning daily.


As dictated by government mandate including capacity limitations


  • Phase 1 – Following as we are able
    • Wellness Center open
    • Lap Pool open
    • Parking lot Bootcamp 9am M-F (Bring your own mat and water)
  • Phase 2 - Following as we are able
    • Group Exercise – limited to 3 classes am/3 classes pm – no equipment
    • Therapy Pool Open for limited individual exercise (no open play, must maintain social distancing)
  • Phase 3 - Following as we are able
    • Expand Group Exercise schedule
    • Add Aquatic Group Exercise


Youth Sports to begin when allowed by government mandate.

Outdoor pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool, open basketball, childwatch to open when social distancing restrictions are lifted.

Membership Portal


Workout from home using your unique YMCA barcode number. The number can be found at the back of your YMCA tag. Inside the portal you will find a link to our videos.



The YMCA of Central Texas is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all. For the safety and comfort of those who are in our facility, participating in our programs, or on our grounds, we ask individuals to act in a manner that upholds our guiding principles of honesty, responsibility, caring and respect at all times. Members are encouraged to respectfully voice concerns regarding their personal comfort and safety. In order to carry out the membership policies detailed below, the Y asks that members identify themselves to staff when asked. Guest privileges have been suspended at this time.



  • Forehead thermometer temperature scans may be required of all individuals entering the facility.
  • When entering the building, patrons must wash or disinfect their hands.
  • Under state guidelines it is recommended that members wear gloves that cover your entire hand, while in the facility.
  • Members are  now required to wear face masks/coverings when not working out.
  • For your protection, cleaning supplies are available for you to sanitize equipment before and after your use.  In addition, the Y will close designated areas each day for deep cleaning.
  • Maintain a distance of no less than 6 feet from other individuals at all times.
  • Sweat towels, water bottles and other personal belongings must be kept with you at all times.
  • Children 8-12 are allowed in the facility - they must be with a parent or guardian, they must be working out and/or swimming laps. no loitering, no open play.
  • Stay home of you feel sick.


  • Inappropriate attire.  Members are expected to wear tops that cover the torso, along with shorts, pants or leggings.         
    • Swimwear is only allowed in the pool area.
  • Clothing with vulgar or profane language, symbols, or gestures.
  • Behavior that puts others  health in danger including spitting.
  • Harassment, vulgarity, or intimidation by words, body language, or behavior.
  • Any demonstration of sexual activity.
  • Theft or behavior that results in destruction of property.
  • Carrying or concealing weapons, or objects that may be used as weapons.
  • Use or possession of illegal chemicals, drugs or alcohol on YMCA property.
  • Use of tobacco products or vaping on YMCA property.
  • Talking on cell phones or use of cell phone cameras in Wellness Center and Locker rooms.
  • Loitering on YMCA property.



The YMCA of Central Texas conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members and participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitations access.





Do I have to wear a mask?

Effective June 23rd, 2020, The YMCA of Central Texas will require that all memebers and employees, 10 years of age and older, wear face covering over their nose and mouth when in public places where it is difficult to keep six feet away from other people. Members will need to bring and wear a mask when in common areas of the Y.


Will you be checking temperatures before entering the Y?

Members and staff are required to have their temperature taken upon entry to the Y.  This will happen at a Safety Station located outside of the Y.

Members with a temperature of 100.4 will not be allowed to enter for the day.

Member temperatures are confidential and not kept on file by the YMCA.


Are there capacity limits in place?

Yes. Following guidelines from the Governor, we will have reduced capacity at each center. At times of full capacity, you will be asked to wait in a designated area until space is available. 


How will physical distancing be enforced?

Signs will be posted throughout the center regarding physical distancing. Floor markers will also be used throughout the center. Equipment has been moved to allow for safe distancing during workouts. We ask that members stay at least six feet away from others when possible. Staff will be counting members in one area and will ask groups to separate if necessary.  



What is your cleaning protocol?

Members are asked to use the supplied disinfectant before and after they use the exercise equipment. Staff will be cleaning high touch surface areas every 30 minutes. Areas of the building will be closed throughout the day to allow a more detailed cleaning. The facility will be deep cleaned nightly.


Building Cleaning Schedule

During the hours listed below the designated areas will be closed for deep cleaning daily.

      5am-6am        Youth Gym
      7am-8am        Lobby Bathrooms
    10am-11am      Outdoor Pool Locker Rooms
    11am-11:30am Cardio Room
   11:30-12pm      Weight Room
    12pm-1pm        Group Exercise Rooms
      1pm-2pm        Lobby Bathrooms
      2pm-2:30pm   Lap Pool
 2:30pm-3pm        Therapy Pool
      3pm-4pm        Youth Locker Rooms
      4pm-5pm        Lobby Bathrooms

At Closing, all areas will be disinfected and cleaned.

How do I know it is safe to come back?

We are doing everything possible to keep our Ys safe and clean, but only you can make the decision what is right for you.  We are cleaning high contact surfaces every 30 minutes, asking members to wipe down equipment before and after each use, staff are required to wear face masks, we are asking members also following this guideline whenever possible, hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the Y. 


What can I bring into the Y? 

We ask that you only bring a mask, workout towel, and a filled bottle of water. 


I put my membership on hold, how do I reactivate it?

You can fill out a form at the front desk, but we are encouraging contactless methods. Please send an email to ymcahelp@ymcactx.org and let us know you want to reactivate your membership.    


I have credits owed to me from the closure, can it be applied to the next draft of my membership dues?

If you wish to have any portion of your fees refunded, please contact us at ymcahelp@ymcactx.org and let us know.


I continued paying my membership dues during the closure as a sustaining member, when will I get my tax deductible letter?

We will send out the tax letters within the next 90 days.


I don't want to come back when the Y opens, what can I do with my membership?

You can put your membership on hold for up to three months.  This will stop all drafts.  When you are ready to return, contact us at ymcahelp@ymcactx.org to reactivate your membership.

You may also cancel your membership, but we would love it if you chose to stay with us!!  For any changes in your membership contact us at ymcahelp@ymcactx.org.


I want to come back but I can no longer afford my membership rate, what can I do? 

Please come into our facility and ask to speak with someone about our scholarships and financial aid.  We will happily help you out.


When will summer camp programs begin? 

Summer Care is in full swing. We still have available spots at some of our locations. If you have any qusetions or are interested in enrolling your child, please contact Youth Development Services at (254) 753-5437 or email us at yds@ymcactx.org.

Hours are

  • 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
    • Waco Family
    • Doris Miller Family Y
    • Edna Learning Center
    • Eagle Christian Academy


What is currently avilable at the Y?


  • The following areas are currently open:
    • Wellness Center including cardio, selectorized weights and free weights.  Space is available in the Adult Gym for individual workouts. 
    • Therapy Pool, available for individual exercise.
    • Lap Pool, available for lap swimming only, one person per lane. 
    • Group Exercise limited indoor classes and Outdoor Bootcamp; Therapy Pool limited classes.
    • Locker rooms.
    • Racquetball Courts for 1-2 people.
  • Areas and Programs that currently remain closed/unavailable:
    • Youth Sports to begin when allowed by government mandate
    • Outdoor pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool, open basketball, childwatch and gameroom to open when social distancing restrictions are lifted


Will Child Watch be available?

No. Child Watch will not be available based on social distancing guidelines.  

Children 8-11 may workout or swim with a parent.

Children 12 and up can work out in the wellness center without a parent.

Children 12-17 must come with a parent and the parent must stay on site until temperature check is complete.


Will there be a time limit using equipment? 

Yes. To ensure all members are able to enjoy the facility, we will be limiting cardio equipment usage to 45 minutes and we encourage members to keep their visits to under 90 minutes to allow all members an opportunity to use the facility. 


Are the pools open?

Yes. Our pools will be open. The Lap Pool will only be open for lap swimming with one person per lane, there will be no swim lessons or aquatic group exercise classes.  The Therapy Pool will also be available for individual water exercise and limited group exercise classes.  Members must maintain social distancing in the pool at all times.


When will youth activities start again (swim lessons, sports, etc.)?

Youth activities will start as dictated by state and local guidelines. When we are allowed to offer sports and lessons we will.  


Can I resume with personal training that I had already purchased?

Personal Training is available by appointment.  Contact Health and Wellness Director, Kris Moore at kris.moore@ymcactx.org for more information.


Can I bring a guest with me?

No. At this time only active members will be able to access the Y. Due to the Governor's guidelines we are operating on reduced capacity. When social distancing guidelines and capacity requirements are relaxed we will be able to invite guests into the facilities.


When will group exercise classes be available in the center again?

Classes are currently being offered at the Waco Family YMCA.  Please check the website and the app for the current schedule. We are still offering virtual workouts on our Facebook. 




Need Help? 

For more information call any of our locations or email us at ymcahelp@ymcactx.org