REC TIME GUIDELINES
Please remember that proper swim attire is required while swimming at our facilities.
Our recreation swim times are geared for those who wish to play in the water. Fun flotation toys are provided by the YMCA such as turtle kickboards, balls, and diving sticks. No rafts or inflatable devices are allowed in the pool. Life jackets are the only personal flotation devices permitted.
- Children MUST be 8 years old or older and be able to swim to use the pool without a parent in the water with them.
- When standing, children are not allowed in water deeper than mid-chest of the pool unless:
a. They have passed an appropriate swimming test
b. They are wearing a USCG approved floatation device (NO “water wings” are allowed in the water)
c. They are within arm’s reach of a responsible adult caregiver (who has no more than 2 such children in his/her charge)
d. They are actively involved in an approved swimming lesson
- No running, boisterous or rough play, except supervised water sports, is permitted in the pool, or on the runways, diving blocks, floats, platforms, or in the dressing rooms.
- Spitting or spouting of water, blowing the nose or any other similar activities in the swimming pool is strictly prohibited.
- Diving is only allowed from the far deep end of the pool. Anyone jumping off of the side of the pool must do so facing forward. No back dives, flips, gainers, cartwheels, or pushing is allowed in any area of the pool. Parents are not allowed on the diving board with their children or in the water to "catch" their children.
- Rest breaks may be called at the lifeguard on duties discretion. People under the age of 18 must exit the water during these breaks.
- Be respectful of those swimming around you
- No Flotation devices are allowed to be used in the deep end of the pool. Flotation users are non-swimmers and they should not be in the deep end.
- No flotation devices that contain air are allowed in the pool.
- The lifeguard is the authority on the pool deck. Failure to follow the lifeguard’s instructions or disrespectful behavior is adequate grounds for ejection from the YMCA.