Know Before You Go
- Please arrive on time, dressed in swim clothes, freshly showered, and ready to swim.
- All lesson participants and their accompanying parent/guardian (if a youth member) must check-in at the Welcome Center check-in area.
- Aquatics staff will admit participants from the locker rooms onto the pool deck at the appropriate time and direct you to your instructor.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Are private swim lessons just for kids?
No, private lessons are available to all YMCA members ages 5 and up.
- Is it safe for people to swim in shared water?
Per the CDC, the virus cannot be transmitted through properly treated water. Our pool chemicals are always maintained within the required ranges set by the health department. Should our water ever go outside of that range, we do close down the pool until the water is safe to swim in again.
- Do I or my child need to wear a mask while in the water?
No, we are not allowing swim participants to wear masks in the water as it presents a safety hazard.
- How long are swim lessons?
Swim lessons are 25-30 minutes long depending on the class.
- Do I need to be a Y member to sign up for swim lessons?
Yes, at this time, swim lessons are only available to Y members.
- Is there a limit to how many private lessons an individual can schedule?
At this time, we are restricting members to 4 private lessons per 4 week session.
- Can locker rooms or showers be used for swim lesson participants?
The gender-neutral family locker room is open. Individual changing and showering stalls are available in this space that are large enough for parents that need to assist their child with changing/showering. Participants ages 11 and up may use the adult locker rooms.
- What can a supervising adult expect when accompanying their beginner swimmer in the pool?
For beginner swimmers who cannot swim 25 yards unsupported, a supervising adult must be in the water. The supervising adult will lead the swimmer through skills as directed by the swim instructor. A supervising adult should come prepared to be in the water at the first lesson. At that time the instructor will determine if the supervising adult needs to be in the water with the participant. For preschool lessons a supervising adult is required to be in the water with the child regardless of swim ability.
- My child is enrolled in summer camp, can I also enroll them in swim lessons?
No, swim lessons that fall within the camp program time frame are NOT available for youth who are enrolled in the camp program because campers will be engaged in other activities and will not be taken from camp programming to aquatics and vice versa. Campers will have scheduled swim time (not lessons) as part of their schedule.