Aquatics Facility Information

Each OCY features a heated indoor pool, with temperatures ranging between 80 and 85 degrees Farenheit, providing a warm, comfortable environment for children to learn.  Our facilities range from three to six lanes, with depths between 3 and 9 feet, perfect for accommodating safe swim lessons for beginners, as well as more experienced swimmers.


Safety is a top priority at the Old Colony YMCA. We take every measure to ensure a safe environment for aquatic fun by ensuring the following:

  • First Aid Kits Available On-Deck
  • Lifeguards Certified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED, and Emergency Oxygen
  • Oxygen/Trauma Bags On-Deck
  • All Lifeguards Carry CPR Breathing Barriers and Gloves
  • Weekly Drills to Ensure Vigilance and Readiness
  • Mandatory Monthly In-Service Trainings

Available Equipment

Equipment available for use varies by branch, but these are some of the things you may be able to use:

  • Kickboards
  • Pull Buoys
  • Noodles
  • Bubbles
  • Aqua Jogging Belts
  • Barbells (for aqua therapy and strength training use ONLY)

Family Changing Rooms

Most branches have family changing rooms which allow parents to prepare children of the opposite gender, over the age of four, in a neutral environment. 

Observation Areas

Our facilities vary by branch.  Some branches have designated waiting areas for parents to watch their children during swimming lessons.  Other branches allow parents to watch from the pool deck as well.  Whatever accommodations are available at your chosen branch, you will find that the YMCA is filled with things that you can do during your wait time.