Swim Admission Policy

All swimmers 12 years of age and younger must either
Pass the facility swim test and wear a Y swim wristband OR swim WITHIN ARM’S REACH at all times of a guardian at least 13 years of age in shallow water.

The ratio of guardians to swimmers who have not passed the swim test is 1:4 (all wearing PFDs) or 1:2 (not in PFDs).

Shallow water is where the guardian is able to touch the bottom comfortably.

Swimmers 8 years of age and younger displaying the swim wristband must have a guardian remain within the pool area.

Facility Swim Test

  • Swim a minimum of 15m from shallow to deep water
  • Exit and jump into deep water
  • Tread water for 30 seconds with chin out of water the entire time.

Lifeguards have specific items that must be seen to be a successful pass.
A successful pass is determined by the lifeguard on duty only.
At any time a swimmer looked exhausted or not meeting what must be seen at each step, the swim test will stop.

Pool Etiquette

The YMCA is a shared experience to enjoy. Each of us can make it better for all by being considerate to others. YMCA members, staff and volunteers all pledge to treat one another with respect and dignity.

  1. Obey the Lifeguards.
  2. Walk on deck.
  3. No person infected with a communicable disease or open sores is permitted to enter the water. 
  4. Glass containers and food are not permitted on the deck or in the pool.
  5. Do not soil the pool water in any manner. This includes spitting, spouting of water and blowing one's nose into the water. All bathers must shower with soap before entering the water.
  6. Do not engage in horseplay in the pool or on deck.
  7. Cloth or disposable diapers are not allowed in the pool.
  8. Repetitive breath holding, prolonged breath holding, and prolonged underwater swimming is not permitted.

Thank you for your cooperation