Policies & Guidelines
Christian values are at the heart of the Y. Membership privileges may be suspended or revoked for any behavior that jeopardizes the health and safety of Y staff, members, participants, facility
Photo / Video
Membership enrollment, entry into facilities or property/grounds, participation in YMCA programs and/or events grants permission and consent for participant (s) to be photographed or videotaped, audio taped or recorded and waives any privacy rights with regard to the display of such photographs, broadcasts, recordings, etc. in presentations, publications, websites, social media, news, radio, TV and other means. If you have concerns with the use of these items, you are responsible for personally notifying a Branch Director in writing. The YMCA does not control, regardless of your circumstances, the taking or use of photos/videos, etc. at “public events” such as athletic events, outreach events, etc. where members of the public/community/media are invited.
Children under age 7 should be accompanied by an adult (age 18 or older) who is in the same room at all times, signed into our Child Watch or under the supervision of a Y staff instructing a Y program.
IT IS OUR RECOMMENDATION AND BELIEF THAT CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 7 AND 11 SHOULD NOT BE LEFT IN THE FACILITY UNATTENDED BY AN ADULT FOR PERIODS OF MORE THAN 2 HOURS AT A TIME.
Prior to leaving your child unattended at the Y, please discuss with them alternate transportation plans in case of an emergency.
The Kearney Family YMCA, does not permit the use of its facilities by unauthorized independent contractors, personal trainers, private lesson instructors, individual or group coaching, youth or adult sports team practices, etc.—including those led by Y staff off-the-clock, Y members, and non-members attending as a guest or at Day-Fee rate—which may or may not engage in the provision of services in exchange for paid compensation by parties involved. If formal or semi-formal training or instruction pertaining to a skillset is being given on Lincoln YMCA property—without prior approval by management—Y staff may inquire about the scenario, document the incident for management follow up and/or ask the participants to leave the premises, if determined to be in violation of Facility Use Policy. Repeated offenses may lead to immediate removal from the facility, up to and including a temporary or permanent usage ban across the association.
The Kearney Family Y reflects a family environment and reserves the right to prohibit anyone from entering workout areas or classes due to inappropriate attire. The Y requires:
- Closed–toe tennis shoes that are clean or dry
- T-shirts and tank tops covering the chest and midriff area (avoid midriff-baring sport bras), as well as workout shorts/pants (avoid short shorts).
- Graphics on clothing must be free of profanity and drug or alcohol references.
- Swimwear specifically marketed for swimming must be worn to enter the pool. Please respect others and wear swimwear that is appropriate for a family environment.
- Members are asked to wear a cover (shirt and shorts) over swimwear whenever entering or exiting the YMCA or in any area outside the locker rooms.
- Members will be asked to change or leave if wearing unacceptable clothing.
- Shoes must be worn in all areas outside the locker rooms and pool areas.
- Non-marking shoes are required on all court and gym floors. Street shoes are not allowed on the pool deck. Open toed shoes are not allowed in the weight rooms.
Snow / Inclement Weather Policy
If the Kearney Public Schools are closed or delayed, we may operate on a delayed opening schedule. In extreme weather conditions we will announce closing and/or reduced hours on TV, social media, our mobile app, and our website.
We will hold classes and programs if roads are passable and safe for staff to get to the YMCA. We recommend that you call before coming to your class or program.
Program Refund Policy
If a program is cancelled by the Y, you will receive a full refund. The Y will also provide a full refund for medical reasons if a doctor’s release statement is issued. Programs do not meet on holidays.
Illegal Drugs, Alcohol Possession, Smoking and Vaping
The Kearney Family YMCA facilities and grounds are environments free of illegal drugs, alcohol, smoking and vaping. If found using or in possession of any of the above, the individual (s) will be in violation of the Y’s Code of Conduct. The Kearney Y does reserve the right to request for the action and material to be relocated off Kearney Y grounds or to call the authorities if needed.
Fire Arms / Weaponry
The possession or carrying of any deadly or offensive weapon by any person is prohibited in the Kearney Family YMCA building, property, or programs.
No firearms or weapons are allowed inside or at the facility campus.
Cell Phone Usage (Locker Rooms & Child Care)
Video recorders, cameras, or any other visual recording devices including cell phones are NOT to be used within the Y locker rooms and or Child Development Center. Anyone caught taking pictures within said areas of another person without their permission or knowledge will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law by the Y and may lead to the termination of their membership.
It is the responsibility of every individual, parent, or guardian to provide their own accident and health coverage while participating in Y activities. The Kearney Family Y does not provide accident or health coverage for its participants. Please report all accidents to the Service Desk immediately.
To ensure the safety of all Y participants, we ask that the rules which are posted throughout the building be observed and followed. If rules are not followed, the Y reserves the right to ask individuals to leave the premises.
Suspension / Expulsion
An individual may be suspended or expelled from any specific privilege for conduct unbecoming of a member, guest or program participant, including but not limited to violation of rules, law or ordinance, and disruptive or inappropriate behavior. The Executive Director in charge of the facility has the power to temporarily suspend any member, guest or program participant from the facility, any given group, or activity. Member, guest or program participants who are suspended or expelled are generally not eligible for privileges of NationWide access to the Kearney Y.
It is the intent of the YMCA to afford equal opportunity to all members and program participants without regard of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, martial status, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
The YMCA makes reasonable efforts to protect your personal information and safeguard against the unauthorized processing of personal information, and against accidental loss of, or damage to, personal data, although we cannot provide an absolute guarantee of security of our site. The YMCA collects personally identifiable information (PII) from you when you voluntarily submit information to us. This information may include your name, home address, date of birth, demographic information, payment and other information that we may need to collect in connection with certain participation in events, registrations or membership.
You’ve entrusted us with your personal information and we’re committed to using it wisely. We will not sell your personal information to anyone, for any reason, at any time. We use firewalls and encryption technology to protect personal information on our computer systems. We take precautions to ensure that your Internet account and personal information are accessible only by employees who are authorized to have access to your personal information.