Pool Rules
& Guidelines

The Y is a place where all people of all walks of life can learn and love to swim, wearing a spectrum of colors, fabrics and accessories. Below are pool guidelines to keep all swimmers safe and keep our pools and hot tubs healthy.

Family Pool

Children 8 and younger must have a parent or guardian within arm's length at all times while in the pool. Children 9 and older may swim on their own unless they are dependent on a life jacket, in which case a parent or guardian must remain within arm's length.


The water slide is only open during certain hours of the day due to staffing. Please view the Family Pool schedule for hours. Persons using the water slide must be at least 48″ tall. Flotation devices and pool toys are not allowed on the water slide. Only one person can go down the slide at a time and must go feet first. Slide attendant is on duty.


Members and guests may bring their own pool noodles and other small toys for use in the pool. Inflatable flotation devices are not allowed and any life jackets brought to the YMCA must be Coast Guard approved.

Limited life jackets are available for use and pool noodles are available for purchase at the front desk. Depending on how busy the pool is, lifeguards have the right to decide what is allowed in the pool at any time.


Please follow the guidelines below to keep all swimmers safe and our pools healthy.

Examples of approved swim attire:


Swimwear must be clean and designated for pool use

  • The YMCA does not allow participants to enter the pool in street clothes.
  • You must bring a change of clothes that are specifically designated for the pool only.

All swimmers must take a shower before entering the water

  • Taking a cleansing shower before entering the pool helps to keep dirt and germs out of the water.
  • Hair products and skincare products such as lotions, cologne, and
  • make-up will cause chemical imbalances in the pools.

A swim suit is the best option for the pool with coverings of leggings or a long sleeve rash guard. You can find full body swim suits at:

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