Latest Progress Report About the Family Y

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Aquatic Director Nicole Turechek checks the water temperature of the Stauffer Pool on Tuesday.

Our month-long effort to re-open our Family Y and to resume operations is nearly complete. We are now working with town officials to secure the necessary permits that will allow us to welcome our Members and the public back into our building.

We will announce via email, our website and other media as soon as these approvals are granted (or what further repairs may be required) and the specific day and time we will be able to open our doors once again.

The program space and services that we expect to be available to Y Members upon our re-opening include:

  • All locker rooms
  • Upper Level of the Fitness Center
  • Upper Gym
  • Racquet Courts
  • Gymnastic Center
  • Dance Center Studio
  • Spinning Room
  • Bedford and Bresslin Rooms

Schedules of Family Y classes and programs that will take place at the Y during this period of limited service, and at alternate sites as need be, may be found on our homepage.

The Stauffer Pool will remain closed while a new heater, installed on Tuesday, brings the water temperature up to an acceptable level. That process is expected to take several more days.

The shallow Brophy Pool was refilled on Tuesday. Heating it will require a new connection to be made to the boiler in the Bedford Building, and once that task is complete, the Y will announce a date for re-opening.

The lower level of the Fitness Center, where our exercise machines and free weights are located, will remain shut for the time being. Some of the machines will have to be moved in order to completely dry the flooring under the rubber mats.

The Family Y’s Child Care Center is in the process of being completely renovated.

“Since a group of Y leaders gathered in the cold, dark lobby of the Bedford Building on Oct. 30 to assess the damage, our highest priority has been to return our kids to their classrooms as soon as possible,” said Rob Reeves, Family Y CEO. “We considered using temporary spaces here at the Y, but realized that the best and quickest way to resume operations was to focus on rebuilding our rooms downstairs.”

No date has been set for re-opening the Child Care Center, but Family Y officials are optimistic that repairs will be complete by the end of next week.

The Family Y will continue to operate using temporary power until repairs to the facility’s main electric switch gear can be completed and the appropriate steps undertaken to reconnect the system to the municipal power grid.

Membership Credit Options

Allow us to repeat the following important membership information from our previous update:

Here is a pdf of a notice we are mailing to all Family Y Members that outlines credit options covering the period from our closure on Oct. 29 through our re-opening. Please let us know if you would like to make any of the choices offered by following the instructions provided in the letter.

If you have a specific question or would like to volunteer your support, please contact Rob Reeves directly, via rreeves@westporty.org or 203-226-8981, ext. 131.

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