Pool Rules

For Your Safety Pool Rules

  • Please obey all lifeguard instructions; failure to do so may result in patron being asked to leave.

  • All persons using the swimming pool must take a shower before entering the pool enclosure.

  • No hanging on lane lines, ropes, or rails.

  • Children who are not toilet trained must wear swim diapers.

  • Pool patrons will be encouraged to share lanes, when needed.

  • The pool will be closed at least 30 minutes in cases of inclement weather.

  • Food and drink (including gum and candy) are not allowed in the aquatic facility, except for water in unbreakable containers.

  • No diving. Starting blocks shall not be used for any purpose other than for competitive swimming and other aquatics programming.

  • Glass, sharp objects, or any other items which might cause injury or accidents shall not be allowed in the pool or pool area.

  • Appropriate swim attire must be worn in aquatics area. No cut-offs, street clothes, thong bathing suits, string bathing suits, or other attire deemed inappropriate by YMCA staff, unless deemed appropriate for religious purposes.

  • YMCA staff must approve all flotation devices. No large rafts, inner tubes, or other floats allowed.

  • Always walk. No running, flips, or rough housing in the pool area. Inappropriate behavior is not allowed.

  • Spitting, spouting water, blowing the nose, or discharging bodily waste in the pool is strictly prohibited.

  • Persons having open blisters, cuts, etc. are not advised not to use the pool. No Band-Aids are allowed in the aquatic facility.

  • Additional rules may be set forth by lifeguards or by YMCA Management, and may vary at other YMCA branches.

  • Be Safe & Have Fun!