PROGRAM AND LAP POOLS
• You must shower before entering the pool.
• No glass or street shoes are allowed in the pool area.
• Please do not swim if you are ill — you may infect others.
• Always WALK on the pool deck.
• NO DIVING! The pool is shallow, spinal injuries can occur.
• Use of all equipment is at the discretion of the Lifeguard. Use of fins is not permitted for open swim in the Program Pool.
• Refrain from underwater distance swimming and breath-holding activities.
• No dunking, pushing, or rough play.
• Please supervise your children in the Splash Pad area, which is not lifeguarded. Children should use “inside voices” and may not climb on structures.
• The strip between pools is for Aquatics Staff ONLY.
• Be respectful of Lifeguards enforcing these YMCA policies. It is their responsibility to keep all swimmers safe!
• Inflatable flotation devices such as arm wings are prohibited.
• Children cannot swim alone with only a floatation device; a parent must be in arm’s reach at all times and not rely on floatation devices.
SWIMMING AGE GUIDELINES
Ages 5 & Under: A parent/guardian must provide supervision — defined as being in the pool and within arm’s reach.
Ages 6-9: May be in the pool alone if they have passed the swim test and a parent/guardian is in the pool area. In-water supervision by parent/guardian required if child has not passed a swim test.
Ages 10-12: May be in the pool alone if they have passed the swim test and a parent/guardian is in the building. In-water supervision by parent/guardian required if child has not passed a swim test.
Ages 13-17: May be in the pool alone without a parent/guardian present in the building as long as a consent form is on file, but access to the deep end requires a swim test.
• Maximum 15 minute time limit.
• Swimsuits are required in the sauna. Showers are required before entering. Remove all jewelry.
• Children under age 13 are not permitted in the sauna. Children over age 13 must be supervised by an adult.
• This is a DRY sauna. Do not pour water over coals.
• CAUTION: Use of the sauna increases pulse rate and body temperature, and can be dangerous to those with health problems.
• Pregnant women, elderly persons, and those with heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure should not enter the sauna without permission from their doctor.
• Do not use while under the influence of alcohol, or medications that cause drowsiness or lower blood pressure.
• Long exposure may result in nausea, dizziness, or fainting.