If a child fails to attend the first two (2) swim lesson class times, their spot will be offered to participants on the waiting list unless the Aquatics Coordinator is contacted.
Swim tests for patrons ages 13 and under will be conducted to ensure the safety of all swimmers. The YMCA will have two lifeguards scheduled during open swim so one can guard while the other conducts the tests. Youth may be tested weekly. The skill and age of the patron will determine any restrictions which may be imposed. To view the complete policy and color band descriptors, click here.
The Y will be closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. The Y closes early for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. For Educare, please refer to the Educare handbook for a detailed look at scheduled closures.
During severe weather, if the Oskaloosa school system cancels classes, the Y will also cancel morning adult classes, youth classes, and preschool.
Every day, the Mahaska County YMCA offers quality, affordable programs, and services designed to benefit people of all incomes and backgrounds. Through generous contributions, no one is turned away from the Y due to inability to pay. Check with the Executive Director for financial assistance information. All records are kept confidential.
Each member unit receives two (2) guest passes a year. Members of other Ys are allowed to visit up to 7 days in a one-week period once a year.
Locker & Laundry Service:
Locker and laundry service is available for $20/month for an individual member, and $30/month for a couple membership. Yearly rates are $240/$360 respectively.
Daily use is at no charge. Members must provide their own padlock. Padlocks must be removed at the end of each business day or they will be removed by staff. Permanent locker storage is available for $7/month individual and $10/month couple. Yearly rates are $84/$120 respectively.
Members/guests may use one (1) towel and one (1) sweat towel at no additional charge. There are designated hampers to put towels in when finished.
Note: The Age Requirements listed here are general guidelines. The Mahaska County YMCA reserves the right to make adjustments as needed and to determine what responsible behaviors are.
Adult Fitness Room:
Adult Locker Rooms:
Special Needs & Family Locker Rooms:
Youth Fitness Zone: