• Anyone who is 12 years of age or younger, must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Only those who can swim are allowed in the deep end, unless accompanied by a lifeguard.
  • Any child wearing a flotation device (noodles, life jackets, float belts, water wings), or that cannot swim, must be in arm’s length of their parent/guarding at all times.
  • Children under 18 years of age must pass a swim test to use the deep end of the pool. Swim Test: swim on front, above water, without grabbing the side or touching for one length of the pool. Tread water 30 seconds.
  • No glass containers are to be brought into the pool area (this includes staff).
  • Patrons may NOT use the following during open swim: the brick, mask, snorkel, and fins (Scuba-gear). Fins can only be used by adults 18 years of age or older. This is at the lifeguard’s discretion. Children may only use fins during swim lessons.
  • NO LAP LANES are to be designated during Open Swim.
  • Patrons are not allowed in the equipment room (where the lockers are). The lifeguard is responsible for obtaining any equipment for the patrons.
  • Staff members may remove the flags only. Do not drag them through the water or on the ground.
  • Obey the lifeguard
  • No running in the pool area or locker rooms
  • No pushing, dunking, or other rough horseplay.
  • Diving is at the lifeguard’s discretion
  • No diving in the shallow end
  • No backward entries, flips, twists, or other trick dives
  • Use of all equipment is at the lifeguard’s discretion
  • No obscene or abusive language
  • Shower before entering the pool
  • No street shoes in pool area
  • No food, gum, or beverages in pool area
  • Band-aids, earrings, hairpins, or other items likely to fall off should not be worn
  • No cut-offs or soiled clothing may be worn in the pool
  • All injuries should be reported to the lifeguard immediately
  • No spitting
  • Jumping at lifeguard’s discretion. Diving in 9ft only
  • Equipment to be accessed by staff only. See lifeguard on duty.
  • Patrons may bring own equipment (no scuba equipment)
  • YMCA staff and building are not responsible for theft or damage
  • Proper behavioral standards not negotiable
  • Swim clothes – no cut offs, gymnastic outfits, underwear
  • T-shirts may be worn (plain white or plain cream only) no decals, colors, etc.
  • You may Not swim with cuts, sores, staples, and stitches, etc. anything open and severe enough that it needs to be covered must not be in the pool. Disease and infection may be spread through restroom, shower, and pool area
  • Diapers -no disposable- cloth with snug fitting plastic pants only
  • At no time is the YMCA (staff or building) responsible for any lost, stole, or damaged private property.

Adult Lap Swim Rules:

  • Pool rules must be enforced.
  • Wall exercise is allowed.
  • There is up to two lap lanes designated for recreational swim during all lap/adult swim times. Recreational use defined as any non-lap swim.
  • 1-2 lap swimmers = 1 designated lap lane; 3 or more lap swimmers = 2 designated lap lanes (i.e. half of the pool).
  • Lap swimmers must share lanes. If they do not they will be asked to leave.
  • Always swim down on the right side of the lane. (Circle Swim).
  • Swim with courtesy.