YMCA of MARTA'S VINEYARD

Recreational Swim

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

Rec Pool Schedule

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

*Please note the rec pool closes at 4:30pm T/Th for swim lessons

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

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

Sat: 11am-6pm

Sun: 10am - 5pm


Splash Parties!

Swim Test

Our swim test is to ensure the safety of our swimmers by judging their ability to swim and self-rescue. Each swimmer must take the swim test each day they visit a YMCA pool. Swim tests are administered by a lifeguard. Any child who does not complete a swim test must either wear a life jacket or be within arm’s reach of a parent at all times.

The swim test criteria includes:

Swim 20 yards without touching the bottom, a wall, a lane divider, or holding onto anything.

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

  • Large floatation devices, such as inflatable pool chairs
  • 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