Flood Recovery Updates

Thursday, September 23
Dear Rye Y members,
Our electricity was finally restored on Tuesday and we are working on the necessary steps needed for reopening the 2nd and 3rd floor of the facility. This mainly includes repairs to our fire alarm system and running various checks on all of our HVAC systems and creating a safe entry point near our front doors as we prepare the first floor for significant renovations. We will provide an update on these items hopefully by the middle of next week!
Next Steps and other info:
  • With power restored, we can also begin to focus on the steps required to bring our pools back on line which includes repairs to our pool pumps and other pool related mechanicals, draining and cleaning the pools, and then refilling and chemically balancing off the water. In addition, we have to replace our boilers which heat the pools. The boilers have already been ordered and we are pushing hard to have them installed in the very near future. We’ll provide additional updates on the re-opening of the pools over the next few weeks.
  • Lap swimmers may now use the Carver Center pool in Port Chester and make reservations through our reservation system. The hours listed are reserved for Rye Y members and the pool is staffed by Rye Y staff. The Darien YMCA and New Rochelle YMCA have agreed to accommodate our members until we can reopen our doors. (The New Rochelle YMCA is temporarily closed, we’ll update you when we know more.) If you plan to utilize their fitness centers, group exercise classes or pools, please click here for detailed information about their guidelines for visitors.
  • We continue to wait for approvals from the state for alternate sites for our licensed child care programs.
  • Our sports, Baby & Me, dance programs and after school program will continue to operate off-site for now. Class participants will be notified of any changes.
  •  Please click here for our schedule of virtual group exercise classes.
If you would like to put your membership on hold, please contact John Grieco, Membership Operations Director, at johng@ryeymca.org.
For those that have reached out about making a donation to support the Y’s mission or rebuilding efforts, click here.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you back at the Rye Y soon!


Tuesday, September 18
The New Rochelle Y is temporarily closed.  We’ll keep you updated. Lap swim is now available at the Carver Center in Port Chester, which has graciously welcomed our members to their pool during specified hours. Reservations may be made starting today for Wednesday slots through our reservation system. Before making reservations, please carefully read all the guidelines. We are guests of the Carver Center and must comply with all of their rules.

Friday, September 17
Dear Rye Y members,
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue the clean up process and start to formulate plans to rebuild the first floor.
  • Clean up by our restoration company is 90% complete at this time, but we are still waiting for our power to be restored.
  • We have established relationships – in true Y spirit – with the New Rochelle YMCA and Darien YMCA who have agreed to accommodate our members until we can reopen our doors. If you plan to utilize their fitness centers, group exercise classes or pools, please click here for detailed information about their guidelines for visitors.
  • Early next week, we will announce the hours that the Carver Center will be available for lap swimmers. We are excited about this continued collaboration and anticipate a start date of Wednesday, September 22.
  • We continue to wait for approvals from the state for the alternate sites for our licensed child care programs.
  • Thank you to Rye Rec, CCNS, Midland and Osborn schools for providing temporary sites for our sports, Baby & Me, dance programs and our after school program. These programs will continue at the temporary locations for the foreseeable future. Class participants will be notified of any changes.
  • Maintenance on our pools will begin when our power is restored and mechanicals have been assessed. We will update you when we know more.
  • Additionally, we will reopen the Fitness Center, Group Ex studio and gymnasium when our power has been restored and mechanicals have been assessed. We will provide additional updates on these areas in the coming days. In the meantime, please click here for our schedule of virtual group exercise classes.
If you would like to put your membership on hold, please contact John Grieco, Membership Operations Director, at johng@ryeymca.org.
For those that have reached out about making a donation to support the Y’s mission or rebuilding efforts, click here.
Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you back at the Rye Y soon! To view future flood recovery updates, click here. Click  here to view a short video from Board Member Rachel Breinin.

September 8, 2021
As we continue to clean up from last week’s flood, we are also reaching out to other nearby YMCAs to see if they can temporarily accommodate you. We are pleased to announce that the following Ys will welcome Rye Y members to their fitness centers, group exercise classes and pools. If we are able to secure other locations, we will update the list below.  Please click here for detailed information about these YMCA’s guidelines for visitors.
  • New Rochelle YMCA, New Rochelle, NY
  • Darien YMCA, Darien, CT
Other Important Updates:
  • The Rye Y’s gymnasium, group exercise studio and fitness center will be ready to reopen once power is restored and all mechanicals are checked and properly running. We are hopeful that we will be able to open these areas by next week or the early part of the week after. In the meantime, please click here for our schedule of virtual group exercise classes, starting tomorrow.
  • We have secured alternate space to run our youth sports, Dawny Dew and dance programs, scheduled to start on September 11, in the event that there is a delay in starting them at the Rye Y. Program participants will be notified with details by email.
  • We have located alternate sites for our licensed child care programs and are in the process of securing approvals by the state.
  • The pools will be the last to reopen and we’ll update you when we know more.
If you would like to put your membership on hold, please contact John Grieco, Membership Operations Director, at johng@ryeymca.org.Thank you for your patience and understanding as we weather yet another difficult time together.
We will keep you posted as we continue to assess the damage and rebuild. For those that have reached out about making a donation or volunteering, we are so grateful. To make a donation to support the Y’s mission or rebuilding efforts, click here. We are currently not set up for volunteers and ask that you do not stop by the Y due to safety concerns.
Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you back at the Rye Y soon! To view future flood recovery updates, click here.

Click here or below to see a slideshow of our restoration progress.