Updated May 28, 2021

POOL USAGE UPDATE: Beginning June 1, reservations will no longer be needed Monday through Friday from 11am-3pm for lap swim and water walking and drop-ins will be welcome. We will continue to have reservations only for early morning and late afternoon/evening time slots. Read more about these changes here

FACILITY UPDATE: Adult Locker Rooms are now open! Individuals can shower, change and store their belongings in the locker rooms as well. Please read our updated Adult Locker Room guidelines here.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION UPDATE: We are excited for our upcoming 9-week Summer Session. The session will run from June 28-August 29, 2021. You can view the Summer 2021 Program Guide here.

Registration is open only to active members of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA. If you would like to take your membership off hold, please click here.

This page contains the latest updates to our reopening plans following our closure due to COVID-19 and what we are currently offering to our active members.

If you would like to take your membership off hold to participate in our offerings, click here.  If you have cancelled your membership and would like to rejoin the Y, please complete the online membership application. Our Welcome Center staff also are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday from 6:00am-9:00pm and Saturday from 7:00am-2:00pm via phone at 908-889-8880. 

We know our members miss the all the programs they participated in prior to our closing. Decisions to open programs are based on the state’s reopening plans and when we are ready to safely reopen each program. We will be reopening in phases with the health and safety of our members and staff as the top priority when making our decisions.

Thank you for staying with us during this time. Your support means the world to us.

Please see below (or click each topic) for the latest information regarding:
Wellness Center
Outdoor & Virtual Group Exercise
1:1 Personal Training & Nutrition Consultations
Pool Usage
Swim Lessons
School Age Child Care
Educational Child Care
Summer Camp


Our Wellness Center is open to active FSPY members ages 14 and over Monday through Friday from 6:15am-8:45pm and Saturdays from 7:00am-2:00pm. The Wellness Center will be closed from 12:00-12:30pm, Monday through Friday, for a deep cleaning.

Even though reservations are no longer need to access our Wellness Center, we continue to remain vigilant with the health and safety of our staff and members as our top priority. We ask all members to continue to follow social distancing guidelines by staying 6 feet apart from others and to wear their masks at all times when in the YMCA building. These policies will be enforced by our staff team.

We also have made many changes to the Wellness Center’s physical space and cleaning procedures with the health, safety and comfort of our members and staff in mind. Strength machines, free weights and cardio machines have all been re-positioned to allow safe social distancing and all members will be required to wipe down equipment before and after use. Please review our updated guidelines so you know what to expect prior to your next visit to the Wellness Center.

If you would like to schedule a visit prior to using the Wellness Center to see how we have modified the space, please contact Jen Donahue at jdonahue@fspymca.org.


We are now offering outdoor group exercise classes to all of our active, full-facility members. We’re offering HIIT, Zumba, LaBlast, Defend Together, Pilates and more. You can read our guidelines for Group Exercise classes here. We have also started offering select indoor classes – including Cycle – to our weekly schedule.

In addition, all virtual group exercise classes are now open to our active, full-facility members only. Before each virtual class, registrants will be emailed the link to join. We plan to keep offering these classes as we transition to more in-person offerings.

Both the outdoor group exercise classes and virtual classes will be available by registration only. Members must register for each individual class they would like to take. Classes will be added to our registration page here under Acuity Scheduling. You are now able to register for classes up to thirteen (13) days out with our new online reservation system and cancel up to two (2) hours beforehand through the system.

Outdoor classes will be held in the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Parking Lot. Please only sign up for classes if you plan on attending to be respectful of others wishing to participate.

For more information on our group exercise classes and to register, click here.


Personal Training and Fitness Consultations at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA are back! 1:1 Sessions are now available for our active, full-facility members. You can view our Personal Training guidelines here.

We will be offering a variety of training to meet your needs and level. The sessions will be administered by Sheri Cognetti and Jennifer Donahue, certified personal trainers, and Donna Peart, our registered dietitian who is also a certified personal trainer. During the sessions, we will be following state guidelines for health and safety protocols.

As a Welcome Back Special, we are offering three 30-minute sessions for $99. The special is one-time use only and can be used by new personal training participants.

All 1:1 personal training and nutrition consultations are by appointment only. To learn more or schedule your session, please contact Jennifer Donahue at jdonahue@fspymca.org.


The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is thrilled to reopen our indoor pool facilities to current, active adult members ages 14 and over for lap swimming!

POOL USAGE UPDATE: Beginning June 1, reservations will no longer be needed Monday through Friday from 11am-3pm for lap swim and water walking and drop-ins will be welcome. We will continue to have reservations only for early morning and late afternoon/evening time slots. Read more about these changes here

We continue to expand our pool hours, including additional times for lap swim, water walking and individual water fitness lanes. View our updated schedule* starting June 1 here. Plus, we are now offering select water exercise classes and Family Swim! Active FSPY members can register for water exercise classes and Family Swim here under Acuity Scheduling.

*Please note: early morning and late afternoon/evening lap swim times are subject to vary. Please check the registration page under Acuity Scheduling for current availability.

Members can register for a maximum of three early morning and late afternoon/evening swim sessions per week. We ask that members please be respectful of others who would like to swim. If you have to cancel a reservation, you can now do so up to one (1) hour before your reservation through Acuity Scheduling. If you do not cancel your reservation at least one (1) hour prior or if you do not show up for your reservation, you will be charged a $10 fee.

We all have an important role to play in keeping our Y community safe. We have implemented some new policies and procedures in the interest of everyone’s health and safety. By knowing what to expect and being ready to go, you will make the most of your lap swimming appointment at the Y. You can view the full guidelines here.


The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is excited to bring back group swim lessons!

We are offering classes for children ages 2-13. You must have an active youth or family membership to participate in group swim lessons.

Registration for our swim lessons can be made at fspymca.org/register under Daxko Program Registration. You can currently view the classes here; click “Registration” followed by “Swim Lessons.” If you need assistance with registering, please call our Welcome Center at 908-889-8880.

Please note: space is very limited as we continue to evaluate community needs and interest. A wait list will be available and we encourage those unable to enroll due to space to go on the wait list as we may open more classes.

Updated health and safety protocols are being followed to make this a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

View our Swim Lessons flyer with more information here.
Swim Lessons Guidelines can be found here.


We are excited to continue to offer our School Age Child Care (SACC) program for the 2021-2022 school year for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood public schools.

We are planning for school to be 5 full days and that our School Age Child Care program will be based once again in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District’s elementary and middle schools. Our goal is to create a fun, engaging and safe environment for all our participants, families and staff.

Here are a few details regarding next year’s programs:

  • Programs will have a 5 day option only
  • Before care will run from 7:00am until start of school. Cost is $261 per month per child.
  • After care will run from end of school day until 6:30pm. Cost is $430 per month per child.

Registration for our before and after care programs for the 2021-2022 school year will open to the community on Sunday, May 23 at 9:00am. For more information, click here.


We reopened our Educational Child Care program on July 1, 2020 with updated policies and procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy and safe.

We currently have several spots available in our program for the 2020-2021 school year and are currently registering students for the 2021-2022 school year. Learn more here.

If you are interested in learning more about our program and our updated health and safety protocols, please contact Kathy Barros at kbarros@fspymca.org.


We are so excited for Summer Camp 2021 and know it’s going to be a summer filled with fun, friends and fantastic memories. We have tons of engaging and amazing activities planned for kids entering grades K-6, with updated health and safety procedures in place to ensure our campers and staff have the best summer ever. Camp will be held from June 28-August 27, 2021 and you can register for one, two, three or all nine weeks of camp! Registration kicks off Tuesday, March 2.

Learn more about our 2021 Summer Camp program and how to reserve your child’s spot here.

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