Pool Closure

December 22, 2023

We are very pleased to confirm that we have partnered with the Gill-Montague School District to provide aquatics programming for our Y membership during the upcoming pool closure.

Starting January 3, aquatics programming will be held at the Turners Falls High School pool, located at 222 Turnpike Road in Montague (just 4.6 miles from our Y). Water Fitness classes, Water Therapy, and Lap Swim will take place Monday through Friday from 5:30am to 1:30pm. Due to time restrictions, we are unable to offer afternoon and evening times, including youth and family swim programs.

Registration for Water Fitness & Water Therapy will open on-line and in person at our Y on Tuesday, December 26. 

Special thanks to Lisa Woodall, Y Aquatics Director, and the GMRSD leadership (including Brian Beck, Superintendent; Joanne Blier, Dir of Business & Ops; Heath Cummings, Dir of Facilities & Safety; and Christopher Barnes, TFHS Principal) for collaborating on this partnership.

Thank you to our dedicated Y members for your patience. We have worked hard over the last two months to ensure that most of our water programming can continue with limited interruption.

Happy Holidays and see you in the pool soon!

Grady Vigneau, CEO

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December 18, 2023

Our pool will officially close on December 30th for repairs that will take approximately 12 weeks to complete.

The Y will be using the Turners Falls High School pool Monday through Friday starting in January (date & times to be determined).

Lap swim will be available along with a few water fitness classes. Schedule will also be determined.

Your Y membership gives you access to area YMCA’s. Please visit www.ymca.net for details.

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November 6, 2023

Dear Y Members,

On Monday, January 1, 2024, our Y’s indoor pool will be closed for major repairs and renovations. We anticipate that our pool (and, by extension, our hot tub) will be closed for approximately 12 to 14 weeks.

Our pool is seventy years old and is one of the most heavily utilized resources at our YMCA. As you can imagine, that combination of factors has taken a toll over the years. The time has come to upgrade our pool area to ensure that you and your fellow Y members can continue to enjoy our aquatics programming for many more years to come.

Local contractor and long-time Y partner Mowry & Schmidt will be doing the work for our pool project. In particular, they will be reinforcing the underside of the pool deck, updating the drainage infrastructure, and replacing deck tiles.

During this pool closure, your fitness will remain a top priority for us. As such, please know that we are actively exploring opportunities to partner with other local pools and area YMCA’s so that we can continue to offer you a comprehensive menu of aquatics programming during our pool closure. We will provide details for you as they develop over the next few weeks.

As you consider your options during the pool closure, we want to emphasize that your Y is much more than just a pool. In fact, you may discover that this winter is a great time to try something new at our facility. If you are unsure of all that we have to offer, stop by our Main Street Welcome Center so that we can walk you through your options.

In closing, thank you for your support, understanding, and patience as we make necessary renovations in the short run to ensure our ongoing long-term legacy of aquatics access and programming for you and your fellow Y members.

Grady Vigneau, CEO

Pool at Turners Falls High School

222 Turnpike Road
Montague, MA 01351

Members will need to enter through the pool. NOT the Main Entrance to the school.

All updates will be communicated on this page and our social media pages.