Book a time for recreational swim in our community center pools! In order to make the full reservation, follow these steps:
  1. Review safety and etiquette guidelines below
  2. Choose your community center
  3. Look for a date and 45-minute timeslot that works for you
  4. Receive confirmation of your reservation and then come in to reunite with your Y community!

Need help making a reservation? Fill out our YMCA Reservations Help form for assistance.

 

 

Our Rec Swim Offerings Include:

  • Water Walking
  • Recreational Lap Swim
  • Water Aerobic Classes
  • Same Household Swim
Recreational Swim Is Not Available At The Tacoma Center YMCA At This Time.
Review Our Safety and Etiquette Rules Before Reserving Time At YMCA Aquatics Centers
All Posted Pool Rules Apply to Maintain a Safe Aquatic Environment
Age Guidelines For Lap Swim and Water Aerobics
  • Ages 8-14 must be able to pass a lap swim test and be continuously lap swimming to reserve a lane
  • Members 15+ can reserve without a lap swim test
  • 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 lap swimming to reserve a lane
Masks and Social Distancing
  • Masks should be worn upon entering our Community Centers and should remain in place until a member is ready to exercise. After their workout, members should put their facemask on. Facemasks are not required to be worn in the pool while working out
  • Maintain six feet of distance from swimmers in adjoining lanes
  • Members who would like to sit and watch family members and friends must wear a mask at all times while on deck
Coming Prepared and Showers
  • Members should plan to arrive in their bathing suits as locker rooms will be closed, however, a shower will be available on deck to rinse off before and after swimming
  • 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 currently off-limits.
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
Recreational Swim Important Information
Please Review These Guidelines In order To Keep Your Family Safe
Water Walking | Reserve private pool space to exercise on your own
  • Reservations are required, all reservations are 45 minutes from start time.
  • Changing space and shower access is extremely limited, come dressed in swim attire.
Shallow Water Aerobics | Work up a sweat with an instructor-led workout designed for shallow water
  • Reservations are required, all reservations are 45 minutes from start time.
  • Changing space and shower access is extremely limited, come dressed in swim attire.
Household Swim | Enjoy recreational swim in the pool with your household
  • Reservations are required, all reservations are 45 minutes from start time.
  • All swimmers on your reservation must live in the same household and be active YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties members
  • Youth 14 and younger, must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian who is 15 years or older
  • U.S. Coast Guard Approved life jackets are allowed from home
  • Changing space and shower access is extremely limited, come dressed in swim attire.
  • Only 1 Household Swim Reservation is allowed per day
  • Maximum of 6 participants per reservation
Split Lane Reservations Important Information
All Posted Pool Rules Apply to Maintain a Safe Aquatic Environment
  • Split Lane reservations are scheduled to share a lap lane with another swimmer
  • Swimmers will be assigned opposite ends of the pool to enter or exit on, and for any rest breaks
  • Swimmers must be continuously lap swimming or maintaining a minimum of six feet distance from the other member
  • Y staff will do our best to honor requests to split lanes with certain members if possible
  • Family members may occupy the same lane without maintaining 6 feet of distance from one another and must book two reservations
  • Lanes hold a maximum of two people regardless of family or household status

 

 

Bremerton Family YMCA

Bremerton Family YMCA

Select Your Rec Pool Reservation

Recreational Pool Water Walking

Gordon Family YMCA

Gordon Family YMCA

Select Your Rec Pool Reservation

Recreational Pool Household Swim

Haselwood Family YMCA

Haselwood Family YMCA

Lakewood Family YMCA

Lakewood Family YMCA

Morgan Family YMCA

Morgan Family YMCA

Tom Taylor Family YMCA

Tom Taylor Family YMCA