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East Side Capital Improvements

Phase Two: Lap Pool & Natatorium Renovation

We’re happy to announce the Wallingford Family YMCA East Side Lap Pool will reopen on February 6, 2023! There is additional work on the exterior of the natatorium that will continue for the next few weeks, but the pool will be ready for splashing next Monday at 5:00AM.

Thanks again to the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and the advocacy of State Representatives Mary Mushinsky, Vinny Candelora, Liz Linehan, Craig Fishbein and Senator Paul Cicarella, along with corporate & community donations, that made our $1.2m East Side Natatorium & Lap Pool Renovation Project a reality.

We would also like to thank our friends & partners at Choate Rosemary Hall for allowing us this opportunity to continue serving our Y members during construction and the other local Y’s who opened their doors to our lap swimmers in the evening.

Phase Three: Locker Room Renovations

With the completion of the Lap Pool & Natatorium Renovation Project, we can now start Phase Three of our Capital Improvements at the East Side Branch: Locker Room Improvements. Phase Three will allow us to provide our members & program participants barrier free accessibility, improved privacy, better access to the pool, and a safer environment for all. 

Part One is scheduled from March 6-May 31 and affects the following areas:

There is no shower access in either locker room and no direct access to the Lap Pool. You will have to go to the main hallway, turn right, go through the door at the end and up one flight of stairs to the pool.

These locker rooms should still be used for all of our members under 18 for changing, restrooms & storage of belongings.

For swimming purposes, showers will be available in our Teaching Pool, as well as our Mens & Womens Locker Room. We encourage all visitors to shower at home, if possible. If you are bringing a child that is of the opposite gender, please use the Teaching Pool shower.

To allow our members to shower, the Men’s Locker Room will be designated for ALL AGES during Part One. Children under the age of 12 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian to use the locker room. If you are bringing a child that is of the opposite gender, please use the Teaching Pool shower.

Due to the nature of the work that is being completed, there will be some additional access changes to this locker room from March 6-May 31. The steam room will be out of service and will be addressed in Part Two of this project. In the meantime, please use our steam room & sauna over at our West Side Branch.

To allow our members to shower, the Women’s Locker Room will be designated for ALL AGES during Part One. Children under the age of 12 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian to use the locker room. If you are bringing a child that is of the opposite gender, please use the Teaching Pool shower.

The sauna is for adults who are at least 18 years of age. Children under the age of 18 are unable to use this amenity for any reason, even if accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Pardon our mess! We’ve been hard at work to ensure that our facility is welcoming, inviting & accessible to all. Thank you for your continued support.

Facility Update

On Tuesday, February 28, the Wallingford Family YMCA, including the Learning Communities at Choate & Masonicare will OPEN at 9:00AM.

Storm Club will open at 7:00AM and drop off will be at the KinderHouse at 16 Wallace Street.

As a reminder, all classes & programs are CANCELLED until 12:00PM today. A decision will be made by 10:00AM for afternoon classes & programs.