Facility Use Guidelines & Code of Conduct


Code of Conduct

The mission of the Fond du Lac Family YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

By upholding our core values of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring, the Y is committed to strengthening our community through programs that promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Using our core values as a guide, we have developed the following Code of Conduct to ensure that all who enter our facility enjoy a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment. We ask individuals to act in a manner that upholds these principles at all times when they are in our facility or participating in YMCA programs, without respect to location.

Actions not showing respect for others and are not permitted include:

  1. Wearing inappropriate attire. Attire must be appropriate for the activity, adequately cover the body, and be free of any vulgar or profane writing or pictures. Swimsuits are only to be worn in the pool area; shoes, shorts and shirt are to be worn in other areas of the facility. 

  2. Using angry or vulgar language, including swearing, name-calling or shouting.

  3. Stealing, negligent use of equipment or destruction of property. 

  4. Making physical contact with a person in an angry or threatening manner, or engaging in sexual activity or inappropriate contact with another person.

  5. Harassment or intimidation with words, gestures, body language or any other behavior deemed inappropriate, threatening or offensive in nature.

  6. Carrying any concealed weapons, devices, or objects which may be used as a weapon.

  7. The sale, possession, distribution, use or being under the influence of any illegal substance or alcohol in YMCA facilities or on surrounding properties. This will constitute grounds for immediate termination and possible prosecution.

  8. Smoking or tobacco use. All YMCA facilities and surrounding properties offer a tobacco-free environment.

  9. Cell phone use or cameras of any kind in the locker rooms.

Facility Use Guidelines

  1. All members must present their membership card at the Welcome Center desk each time they enter.  Guests must register with Member Services to gain access.

  2. All persons using the Y are expected to behave in a way that shows respect and caring for others, which includes not using any language or engaging in any action that can offend, hurt or frighten another person or that falls below a generally accepted standard of conduct.

  3. The Y requires that children under age 8 be accompanied and actively supervised by an adult at all times.

  4. A child under age 8 may not be left unattended in the water or on pool deck.  Children under age 11 are not allowed in the Life Management Center.  Teens under age 16 are not allowed in the free weight area. 

  5. Youth ages 11 to 15 may workout in the Life Management Center or participate in any group exercise class with their parent or guardian, or on their own if they have successfully completed the Youth Health & Wellness Program.  This fun and informative program of three classes provides youth with the knowledge and confidence necessary to safely exercise on their own.  This program is free to members ages 11 to 15 and can be scheduled at the Welcome Center desk.

  6. The use of cell phones or cameras of any kind is prohibited in the locker rooms.

  7. Carrying any concealed weapons, devices, or objects which may be used as a weapon is banned in YMCA facilities or on surrounding properties.

  8. All program areas close 15 minutes prior to the building close.

  9. The Y reserves the right to take photographs of members and guests participating in YMCA activities to be used in promotional literature.

  10. Members and guests are to identify themselves to staff when asked. The Y reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been accused or convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse, is or has been a registered sex offender.

  11. Members and guests are encouraged to be responsible for their personal conduct and safety and to ask any person whose behavior threatens their personal comfort to refrain from doing so. If additional assistance is needed, YMCA staff are always available. Suspension or termination of YMCA membership or privileges may result from any violation of the Code of Conduct. Reimbursement for membership and program fees will not be provided in the case of suspension or termination.

Fitness Studio Use Guidelines

  1. Please RESPECT other members and guests & wait until live or virtual classes have ended before setting up equipment for a following class. With more classes now available to experience in each studio, equipment set up and take down time will be limited before & after class.  

  2. Please REFRAIN from adjusting the set volume for virtual fitness classes.  The sound for these classes is set to an appropriate volume to give members the best class experience possible.  

  3. Out of COURTESY to other members and guests, do not interrupt fitness classes that are in session.  

  4. It is your RESPONSIBILITY to put away all equipment used in live or virtual fitness classes.

  5. For everyone’s SAFETY, all fitness classes have age limits.  Children under the age of 11 are not permitted to take a live or virtual group fitness class or be in the studio while a class is in session.  Virtual classes listed as “BORN TO MOVE” or classes listed “FAMILY CLASS” would be an exception.  Children under 8 taking age appropriate classes must be accompanied by an adult. Check the studio fitness schedules for available classes.  Child Watch is available for children under age 9.

  6. Equipment for each fitness class is provided.  Personal items & equipment are not permitted in the studios.  Please use lockers.

  7. Food, drink and gum is not permitted in the studios, other than water.

Accidents and Valuables

The Y is not responsible for any accidents

All individuals participate at their own risk.  Please immediately report any accident or emergency to the Welcome Center desk.  Our staff is trained to assist in emergency situations.

The Y is not responsible for personal property that has been lost, damaged, or stolen

Please lock your belongings in a locker.  Locks are available for purchase at the Welcome Center desk for $6 each. 

A Lost & Found is located at the Welcome Center desk.

Locker Room Use

Men’s and Women’s locker rooms are reserved for adults age 18 and older only.  For the respect and comfort of all members, children under age 18 are not allowed in adult locker rooms at any time. 

Family locker room is for use by an adult with small children of the opposite gender and people with special needs only.  Adults with children of the same gender and anyone under age 18 are to use the appropriate Boy’s or Girl’s locker room. 

Lockers are for daily use only, and unauthorized locks left overnight will be cut and the contents removed.  Kit lockers in the Men’s and Women’s locker rooms may be rented for a fee of $4 per month, or $48 annually.

Cell phone and camera use of any kind is prohibited in the locker rooms.

Service Animal Policy

Any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability, is allowed in our facility.  Service dogs are allowed to accompany the handler to any place in the building or facility where members of the public, program participants, customers, or clients are allowed. 

Emotional support animals, comfort animals, and therapy dogs are not service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA, and therefore are NOT allowed in our facility.  Pets and all other species of animals or dogs that are not service animals are NOT allowed in our facility.