As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve locally and across the country, we will provide updates here about how our Y is responding.


We are monitoring updates by the Alabama Department of Public Health for any changes in recommendations for individuals, businesses and organizations. In addition to the guidance we’ve already provided about good personal hygiene and staying home if you don’t feel well, officials are also recommending that at-risk individuals should avoid crowds and take other steps to protect themselves. “At-risk” is defined as anyone over the age of 60 or anyone of any age with a chronic medical condition including heart disease, lung disease or diabetes.


The Legacy Y continues to expand programs and services!

Thanks for staying with the Y!  We’re glad you’re here!

Facility Operation Hours:

Monday – Friday: 5:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Non-Legacy YMCA Members:

The Legacy YMCA is glad to welcome back our Nationwide members.

Indoor Pool Hours:

Monday – Friday: 6:00am – 8:30pm

Saturday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Sunday: Closed

Outdoor Pool Hours:


Swimming Lessons:

Private Swim Lessons are available

Group Swim Lessons – Not available at this time

Basketball Gym:

Indoor gym is available for activities.

Group Fitness Classes – New Schedule:

Class are continuing to be added.  Visit the Welcome Center for a current schedule.

Child Watch:

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Monday – Thursday 4:00pm – 7:30-pm

Y Guidance:

The Legacy YMCA will be offering childcare for the 2020-2021 school year.  Registration is open and space is limited

Y Guidance locations:

Legacy YMCA – 1501 4th Ave SW – Bessemer

Hueytown YMCA Youth Center – 140 Oak Ave – Hueytown

Staying Safe Together

We will continue to follow our welcome back to the Y plan as facility usage increases.  Our goal is to maintain a safe and healthy facility for our members.

What The Y Is Doing

Regular Temperature Checks: Staff, members, and program members will receive a temperature check before being permitted to start their work shift, or to check-in to the facility.

PPE for All Staff: All Y staff will be required to wear a mask as well as other personal protective equipment.

Self-Scan: Members will be asked to self-scan when checking in.

Designed for Social Distance: Areas inside the Y have been evaluated and redesigned where necessary to help ensure social distancing between members.  Signage will be placed prominently throughout the facility to drive awareness of social distancing.

What We’re Asking Members To Do

Stay Home if You’re Sick: Members should stay home if they don’t feel well.

Be Ready for Temperature Checks: All members will have their temperature taken prior to check-in.  We will ask you some health screening questions as well.

Bring a Mask and a Water Bottle: Members will be asked to bring their own water bottle and the Y will also request that members bring a mask and wear it whenever possible, especially in common areas where other members are present.

Keep Your Distance: Please exercise on designated equipment only, and respect all signage regarding social distancing.

Expect Reduced Capacity: To ensure proper social distancing, wellness areas will have limited capacity.

Remember to Wipe Down Equipment: Please help us reduce the risk of exposure by wiping down all equipment, and weights with the provided cleaning materials before and after use.

Which Areas Are Closed?

Some group activities are limited, or remain suspended, this includes group swim lessons.

Lobby areas steam rooms and saunas will remain closed.

Coffee service and water fountains are not available.

Which Amenities Are Available?

  • Wellness Center
  • Free Weight Room
  • Life Fitness Room
  • Purmotion Room
  • Indoor and Outdoor Tracks
  • Racquetball Courts – Must provide own equipment
  • Tennis Courts – Must provide own equipment
  • Basketball Court – Must provide own equipment
  • Indoor swimming pool

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Thank you for remaining a part of the Legacy YMCA family and for your continued support!