YMCA of Rapid City Hours

Updated Hours

We can't wait to have you back at the Y! Our facility re-opened May 4 with some new policies in place to ensure the safety of our members and staff.

Our hours of operation are:

  • Monday - Friday: 5:00 am -  9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Night Owl hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday - Night Owl ONLY: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Group Exercise

In-person classes have resumed, however the library of on-demand workout videos will remain on our YouTube channel for your use. 




Fall Pool Hours

Adult Lap Swim (for those 14 and older)

To ensure pool space for all, we cannot allow groups to swim during lap swim except during the hours listed below see “Group Lap Swim”. Please be aware that a group is 3 or more swimmers swimming together, same workout, same intervals etc. (Lap Swim procedures/policies can be found on our website). We ask that those swimming with friends/family share lanes in order to ensure space for all activities.

Monday - Friday

5:00 am - 7:30 pm


7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Group Lap Swim - New for Fall 2020

At the request of our serious lap swimmers, we have developed a group lap swim plan. Please review these policies before you schedule a group (Max. of 6 swimmers, 2 lanes).  If you have questions, please email our aquatic director at frances@rcymca.org. Policies and procedures are listed below.

Monday - Friday

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 


11:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Groups of 1-3 swimmers will use 1 lane. Circle swim. Please see posted literature/graphics, on our pool deck, advertising the USA Swimming recommended guidelines on how to share, 3 swimmers to a lane, using social distancing. 
  • Groups of 4 – 6 will use a maximum of 2 lanes.

We know if the pool has extra lanes you will want to “spread out” until other lappers or activities arrive. We will be happy to adjust for that, but with the intent that there will always we one empty lane ready for a walk in.

  • Further questions, and clarifications may be addressed to the lifeguard on duty or emailed to our aquatic director (frances@rcymca.org). Please know, this is a NEW activity and further policies/practices will be added as needed.

Family Swim

Family swim will take place in our Family pool, where a parent MUST be in the water with their child(ren). The hours are as follows:

Monday - Friday

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (10 minute pool breaks at 1:00 & 2:00 pm)

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (10 minute pool break at 6:30 pm)


12:30 pm - 4:30 pm (10 minute pool breaks at 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30)

Youth & Adult Lap Swim 

Lap swimming will be available for those 14 years of age and over. Youth 13 & under must be accompanied by a parent and be able to swim 4 consecutive lengths of the pool, 2 on their stomach. Parent is welcome to be in the pool with their swimmer, we ask them to share a lane.  Parent may watch from the observation area. The hours are as follows: 

Monday - Friday

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Aquatic Group Exercise 

We're excited to start our Aquatic Group Exercise classes up with 4 offerings! Class size is limited to 9 students and social distancing is being practiced.



8:30 am - 9:30 am

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm


5:30 am - 6:30 am

8:30 am - 9:30 am

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm


5:30 am - 6:30 am


Child Watch 

Child Watch hours will be as follows:

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 1:15 pm

Monday - Thursday

3:30 pm - 7:30 pm


8:00 am - 12:00 pm 


We will post emergency closures as well as other vital information on early closures due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather related emergencies, on our website and Facebook page.