ABOUT SWIMMING AT OUR Y
Our Swimming Pool
The indoor pool is 25 yards long, with 6 lap lanes and starting blocks. Equipped with an extra wide stair entrance and chair lift, the pool is fully accessible. We also have a kiddie pool that is 3 ft deep. Check out the Pool Schedule or stop by the Welcome Center for swim times. Ellis certified Lifeguards are always on duty.
Safety is our highest priority. We may ask members to do a swim test for safety purposes.
Swim Testing for Youth
Any swimmer under 18 years of age must take 1 of the 2 swim tests during recreational swims. Adults may be asked to take a swim test at the lifeguard’s discretion.
Deep End Test
- Swim one length of the pool or equivalent.
- Tread water without touching the pool sides & bottom for 1 minute.
- Deep Water Plunge: Swimmer must jump into the deep end and recover to the surface.
Shallow Water Test
- Float on back and roll to front.
- Recover from floating position to standing position.
Swimmers who cannot pass either test or refuse to take either test will be issued a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). Parents with multiple children may work/play with children within arm’s reach if they are 1:1.
Swimmers will be issued a wrist band designating the area in which they may swim. (Red – shallow with PFD, Yellow – shallow PFD not required, Green – access to all areas).
Our Lap Pool is always set at appropriate temperatures for exercise or lap swimming. Whenever the Lap Pool is Open, we reserve a minimum of two lanes for lap swimmers. As a courtesy, please use the “circle swim” technique when more than three swimmers are in your lane.
Just what it implies, Open Swim periods are times when the pool is open for families and individuals to just swim around. Sometimes we may need to reserve sections of the pool for private swim lessons or water exercising.
The Y is a great place for the whole family to enjoy time in the water together. For guidelines and information about swimming as a family, please view our FAMILY SWIM page.