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Recreational Swim

Bring the whole family and enjoy time splashing around in the pool during our recreational swim time!


Rec Pool Schedule

Recreational Pool Fall Schedule - hours below are when this pool is open for use.

*Please note the rec pool closes at 4:30pm M-TH for swim lessons

Mon - Th: 10am-12pm, 3pm-4:30pm, 6pm-7:30pm

Fri: 10am-12pm, 3pm-7:30pm

Sat: 11am-6pm

Sun: 10am-5pm


Splash Parties!

Swim Test

Our swim test is to ensure the safety of our swimmers by observing their ability to swim and self-rescue. Each swimmer must take the swim test at least once, and may be asked to test again depending on pool staff and perceived ability. Swim tests are administered by a lifeguard. Any child who does not complete a swim test must be accompanied by an adult whom is in the water and within arm’s reach at all times.

The swim test criteria includes:

Swim continuous 25 yards without touching the bottom, a wall, a lane divider, or holding onto anything. With no flotation aid.

Swimmers must also be able to tread water for 60 seconds while keeping their ears out of the water and not submerging.

A swimmer’s ability to pass the swim test is at the lifeguard’s discretion. If the pool is busy the lifeguard can deny administering a swim test for safety reasons.

What to Bring

  • Appropriate swim attire: The YMCA is a family-friendly facility, proper swimsuits must be worn in pool areas, please dress appropriately. No jeans, pants, sweat pants, cotton t shirts or frayed material will be allowed in the pool.
  • Flip-flops, sandals or other pool/shower shoes
  • For young children or those who have not passed the YMCA swim test—a Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device (the Y provides a life jacket if you do not have one).
  • For children who are not potty-trained—swim diapers
  • Towels
  • Swim Cap (there are some to borrow on deck or purchase at the front desk)
  • Drinking water
  • Shower items

Things to leave at home

  • All floatation devices, such as inflatable pool rings or arm swimmies
  • Water guns or Nerf-style guns
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Glass of any kind (such as glass food or drink containers)
  • Hazardous materials or dangerous objects of any kind