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GCCC is now OPEN !!! See Regulations

Our world is confronting extreme challenges with this pandemic health crisis.  We want to provide recreational offerings for physical and mental wellbeing while strictly adhering to maximum COVID safe practices.  Our intent is to keep our patrons and employees safe.  We will carefully and safely open our doors again.  Our patrons totally understand the importance of keeping themselves, our team members, and their loved ones safe.  We have missed you and will see you soon.  Stay safe!

The Genoveva Chavez Community Center (GCCC) is partially open. The facility lap pool and the fitness center, will follow all COVID-safe protocols set by the Governor’s Public Health Order. – 18 patrons per hour will be allowed in the lap pool, 25 partrons in the fitness center.

All visits to the GCCC will be by reservation only, for one hour; masks required; Children under 15 will not be allowed during phase one. For updates and information please visit our Facebook page at Genoveva Chavez Community Center ( or our website at

The facility will be open Monday–Friday from 6:30 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, closed on Sundays. For reservations or information, please call (505) 955-4065 or (505) 955-4056. .    

Monday – Friday: 
6:30 a.m. -7:30 a.m.; 8:00 a.m. –9:00 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.; 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. –2:00 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Closed Sunday 

General facility, reservation, and check-in process:

  • All patrons are required to wear masks at all times including during exercise. Masks must remain on throughout the facility, including in the Natatorium area until you enter the water.
  • Space is limited: Once you make a reservation, please show up.
  • Patrons will be required to sign a waiver and a code of conduct as a condition of entry.
  • Each person will have 1 hour to recreate. At the end of the facility session the building will be cleared completely and sanitized for the next set of patrons.
  • At the entrance and throughout the facility you will be required to maintain at least 6 feet distance, floors will be marked, machines will be taped off, and equipment will be spaced accordingly; staff will be monitoring and enforcing this rule

All patrons will be screened upon entry which will include a temperature check and the following screening questions:

  1. Have you had a fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell in the past 14 days?
  2. Have you had contact with a person known to be infected, potentially infected, or exposed to someone infected with COVID-19 within the previous 14 days?
  3. Have you or someone you’ve been in contact with traveled out-of-state or internationally in the last 14 days?

If you answer yes to any of these questions or have a temperature that is 100.4 or higher, you will not be allowed to enter the facility

  • If you have symptoms, please cancel your session and stay home.
  • Please arrive wearing proper swim/workout attire; Locker Rooms and Showers will not be available
  • For safety control purposes, children under 15 will not be allowed during Phase One re-opening.
  • We will keep reviewing and determine next steps for youth recreation.
  • Bring your own water, fountains will be taped off



  • Natatorium will be accessed through the Main Entrance
  • There will be changing stations on deck for your convenience and comfort after your swim.
  • You will Exit the pool area through the Main Exit


Fitness area:

  • It is important that all patrons adhere to COVID-safe practices throughout the facility and at all times.
  • Patrons asked to wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • Personal training one-on-one is allowed, no group training.
  • Adjacent pieces of equipment will be taped off to create adequate social distance.
  • Fitness classes will not take place.




  • No organized basketball games.
  • Bring your own ball, if possible, for individual play.
  • No pickle ball, badminton, or table tennis until further notice.
  • Pickle ball and tennis are currently available outdoors in designated parks.


Increased Cleaning & Disinfecting – The GCCC will follow CDC Guidelines

The GCCC will use EPA-approved disinfectants and perform sanitizing and disinfecting best practices as provided by the CDC. The GCCC has invested in extra hand sanitizing stations, disinfecting wipes, and cleaning products, and they are readily available for member use throughout the facility.

Each department director in our facility has created new cleaning guidelines for their staff. These plans include detailed checklists and schedules. For example: all high-touch areas will be cleaned every hour (equipment, doorknobs, countertops, handles etc.). All staff has become a part of the cleaning crew, and we are each dedicated to keeping our members healthy. We also expect our members to pitch in – we have placed ample amounts of signage reminding members to clean equipment before and after use. Rule of thumb when it comes to fitness equipment – if you touch it, clean it.

The team at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center are the same wonderful people you have worked with in past years. They will do absolutely everything possible to make your experience at our facility pleasant and rewarding. We know that being able to access the GCCC is good for our patrons’ physical as well as mental wellbeing.  Please be considerate of our staff: team members are mothers, daughters, dads, sons, and partners and have loved ones who depend on them.  It is important for all patrons to adhere to our safety guidelines.  So put on your tennis shoes or get out your flippers and we will see you soon!