Pool Policies

  • All lifeguards must be on duty before swimmers may enter the water. 
  • When the lifeguard signals the end of open swim, please leave the pool area promptly. 
  • Do not swim in a lane or area that is marked off for a class or swim team.  Only swim in designated lap lanes.  If you are unsure of open lanes, please ask the lifeguard.
  • During open and family swim, children under the age of 7 or non-swimmers must have a parent in the water within arm's reach. 
  • Swimmers under the age of 13 must have a parent available in the pool area.
  • No swim aids such as Water Wings or any air inflatables are permitted.  Only Coast Guard-approved life jackets are allowed.  A life jacket does not substitute for direct supervision of a non-swimmer. 
  • Deep-end testing may be required of open swimmers in facilities with deep water or slides.  Ask the lifeguard on-duty for details.
  • No flotation devices are allowed in the deep-end.
  • Kickboards and pull-buoys are available for lap swimmers.  Please return them to the storage bin after use. 
  • Private lessons may not be given by a non-YMCA Aquatics staff at any time.
  • Two swimmers may split a lane (each swim on a single side of the lane).  When a third person wants to enter the lane, the swimmer must notify both swimmers that they must circle swim (stay to the right, like driving a car) before beginning to swim.  Slow swimmers should stop at the wall and allow faster swimmers to pass. 
  • Please walk on the pool deck; absolutely no running. 
  • No glass on the pool deck, seating area or locker rooms. Only water in an enclosed, unbreakable container is allowed on the pool deck. 
  • No food or chewing gum is allowed in the pool or on the pool deck. 
  • All swimmers must take a cleansing shower before entering the pool or spa. 
  • Any person with a skin disease, open sores, bandaged wounds, boils, inflamed eyes, discharging nasal or ear passages or any communicable disease is prohibited from using the pool. If you have a bandage on a minor cut, dispose of the bandage before entering the pool area. 
  • Disposable diapers are not allowed in the pool as they disintegrate in the warm water. Children who are not toilet-trained must wear a disposable swim diaper with tight fighting elastic waist and leg openings.
  • The use of oils and body lotions is prohibited. 
  • Spitting and otherwise contaminating the pool, pool deck, walkways, aisles or dressing rooms is prohibited. 
  • Appropriate swimsuits are required attire for all swimmers.  T-shirts, cut-offs, or undergarments are not permitted. 
  • Street shoes are prohibited on the pool deck. 
  • Strollers are not permitted on the pool deck or in the locker rooms. If your branch has a designated stroller area please park it there, otherwise you are encouraged to leave strollers at home or in your car.
  • Photography and the use of cellular phones are prohibited. 
  • Language and behavior should be appropriate for a family setting.