- To ensure the safety of all members, YMCA lifeguards and YMCA directors reserves the right to remove patrons from the pool area if they are behaving in an unsafe or inappropriate manner. YMCA lifeguards and YMCA directors also reserve the right to prohibit behavior deemed unsafe or inappropriate.
- Obey the lifeguards’ authority at all times. No swimming unless a lifeguard is present.
- Parents/Guardians are responsible for any minor’s safety.
- Discontinue workout and notify staff if you or others notice pain, dizziness, shortness of breath or feel faint.
- Lifeguard chairs are off limits to all members and guests. Please refrain from unnecessary conversations with the lifeguards on duty.
- Do not enter the pool if you suspect you have or recently had a communicable disease, rashes, infections or an open cut or blister. Remove all band-aids before entering the pool.
- Wear family appropriate and clean swim attire only; lined swim trunks for men, swimsuits for women.
- Members are required to shower before entering the pool.
- Children not yet toilet trained need to wear a swim diaper and/ or reusable plastic pants with snug elastic legs and waistband under the child’s swim wear. Disposable diapers disintegrate in the water and make the child uncomfortable. Diaper changing in the pool area is prohibited, use locker rooms.
- Diving blocks are for instructional and swim team use only. These can only be used when an instructor or coach is present.
- Spitting, spouting water from mouth or blowing the nose in the pool is prohibited.
- Underwater lap swimming and breath-holding drills such as extended breath-holding or hyperventilation are not permitted.
- Be respectful of all YMCA property including lane ropes, deep water ropes and other pool equipment. Members are not allowed to hold onto lane lines.
- All non-swimmers must stay in the shallow end of the pool and/or wear a floatation device. Only U.S. Coast Guard approved lifejackets and wearable foam flotation devices are allowed. Users must remain within arm’s reach of an adult. Floatation devices are not allowed in a deep end of the pool.
- Refrain from any horseplay including running, pushing, dunking or other unruly behavior in the pool areas and locker rooms. Refrain from using foul language.
- Do not bring pets, food, drink, chewing gum, alcohol or tobacco into the inside pool area. Only food and non-alcohol drinks are permitted in the outdoor pool; glass and shatter-able items are prohibited in the outside pool area.
- Pool toys must be approved by the aquatic staff prior to use in the indoor and outdoor pool. No face masks, snorkels or fins in the recreational swim areas. Equipment such as kickboards, fins, pull buoys and aqua exercise equipment are to be used for lap swimming, swim lessons and aqua exercise only.
- No goggles are permitted while using the pool slide. Only those children that pass the deep water test can use the pool slide. Children must go down the slide on their back, feet first.
- Lap lanes are for lap swimming only. If there are 2 swimmers, the lane can be split into halves with each swimmer in 1/2 of the lane. If there are 3 or more swimmers in the lane, use the circle method by swimming counter-clockwise using the center line as the divide.
- Swimmers may be asked to exit the facility during storms, fecal contamination, vomit; or inappropriate chemical levels. Patrons must be sent to the lobby area through the locker room doors. Before re-opening the pools, 30 minutes must be allowed from the last sight of lightning or sound of thunder.
Deep Water Testing
Completion of a brief swim test is required for all children age 12 and under who will not be staying within an arms-reach of an adult. (The swim test consists of swimming freestyle one full length of the pool, tread water for one minute and jump into water over their head and resurface.) You will receive a GREEN necklace if the test is completed, a YELLOW necklace if you only complete a portion of the test or a RED necklace for all non-swimmers. If a necklace is lost or forgotten, you can buy a replacement for $2 at the Welcome Center.
The green necklace indicates an advanced swimmer who is permitted to swim alone in all areas of the pool and go down the water slide.
The yellow necklace indicates an intermediate swimmer and a parent/guardian needs to either be on the edge of the pool deck or in the water proactively supervising their child.
The red necklace indicates a non-swimmer and a parent/guardian must be in arms-reach of the child. A parent/guardian must stay in the pool area during the time the child is swimming until the age of 12 years.