The Y strives to help all ages learn how to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living. Whether you’re looking for swim classes, want to learn water safety, or just enjoy swimming laps, you’ll find what you’re looking for at one of our pools.

 

Visiting YMCA Aquatics Centers | SAFETY AND ETIQUETTE
All Posted Pool Rules Apply to Maintain a Safe Aquatic Environment
Age Guidelines For Lap Swim, Open Swim, and Water Aerobics
  • Ages 8-14 must be able to pass a lap swim test to swim in YMCA pools without adult supervision
  • Children 7 and under must have a parent or guardian in the water at all times
  • We recommend teens and adults ages 15 and older for water aerobics. Youth ages 8-14 may join but must be able to pass a lap swim test and be continuously exercising
Masks and Social Distancing
  • Check ymcapkc.org/faq for up to date health and safety information for YMCA community centers
Coming Prepared and Showers
  • Members must bring their own towel, bathing suit, cap, and goggles
  • Personal items should be kept on the pool deck within sight as the locker room lockers are limited
Other Safety Considerations and Borrowing Pool Equipment
  • Be mindful that lane one has the chair lift accommodation for members with disabilities. Members may be asked to either move a safe distance away or to another vacant lane
  • Water walking is permitted as long as the member stays within their lane
  • If members borrow items (kickboard, fins, waist belts, etc.) please disinfect the items and place them on their corresponding shelves. Staff members are available to assist when needed