Aquatic Guidelines – South Sound YMCA

Aquatic Guidelines

Before you visit the Y

RESERVE YOUR SPOT & COME PREPARED TO SWIM

Registration is required for the following:

SWIM LESSONS
MONDAY/WEDNESDAY
TUESDAY/THURSDAY

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PARENT/TOT SWIM LESSONS
MONDAY/WEDNESDAY
TUESDAY/THURSDAY

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REC SWIM
MONDAY-FRIDAY

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KNOW BEFORE YOU VISIT
LAP SWIM & WATER EXCERCISE CLASSES

WATER EXERCISE
MONDAY-FRIDAY
SCHEDULE

LAP SWIM
MONDAY-FRIDAY
SCHEDULE

  • No drop-ins – Reservations are required
  • Non-members must purchase a day pass to visit the Y
  • Reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Reservations open 24 hours before the scheduled time
  • Reservations will close 1 hour before start time
  • Reservations will be limited to 45-minute segments
  • The number of reservations for each area will be limited based on current guidelines from state and local officials

PLAN YOUR VISIT TO THE POOL

    1. MAKE A RESERVATION PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT
      To participate in Safe Start Swim Lessons, Water Exercise Classes, Lap Swim, or Family Recreational Swim, members must reserve or register ahead of time. Reservation/Registration links for each program are located below.
    2. PREPARE FOR YOUR VISIT
      Members should come ready to swim with their swimsuit on. Please bring a non-breakable water bottle, towel, and small bag to store your items while you swim. You can remove outer layers of clothing to swim and place those back on before leaving, however, no dressing is allowed. Please consider wearing a mask while you prepare for swimming as you move through the facility.
    3. ENTERING THE Y
      Upon entry, members will check-in at the membership desk. Please be sure to arrive on time for your reservation. If you arrive early to your reservation time, this may result in waiting. Then proceed to the rear of the building and the hallway to the left towards the family changing room entrance. There will be distanced waiting spots in this hallway. Simply follow the person in front of you.
    4. DURING YOUR RESERVATION
      Once checked-in, members will be directed to the Family Changing room. Upon entering the Family Changing room, members must keep 6 feet distance before their turn to take a cleansing shower.

      • SHOWER
        Members are required to take a cleansing shower before using the pool.
      • POOL DECK
        Once showered, a Y staff member will direct you on to the designated pool deck. During this time, please continue to socially distance on the pool deck.
      • STORING YOUR PERSONAL ITEMS
        Single occupancy bins will be placed on the pool deck for personal items (towel, shoes, etc.). Please only bring what is necessary.
      • RESTROOMS
        The single-use restroom in the Family Changing room will be available only when swimmers first come to shower. If a swimmer needs to use the restroom they will be directed to use the men or women’s locker room. This helps promote one-way traffic and social distancing.
      • LOCKER ROOMS
        Will be open for changing following your swim.
    5. EXITING THE Y
      Once your reservation time is complete, swimmers will be asked to exit the pool. As you exit the pool drop used equipment in the labeled bin, and grab your personal items before exiting through the labeled EXIT doors. Please be sure to maintain a 6 feet distance from other swimmers at all times.

      • MAIN POOL DOORS – Double doors to the parking lot
      • ACTIVITY POOL DOORS – Double doors to the parking lot (Henderson side)

SWIM LESSONS

REGISTRATION

SWIM LESSONS – $49/Facility Members | $85/Program Members
PARENT/TOT SWIM LESSONS – $49/Facility Members | $85/Program Members

  • NEW: Swim Lessons are available to non-facility members.
  • Registration opens two weeks prior to the first day of swim lesson sessions.
  • Priority registration for Family Memberships opens the first week of the registration window.
  • Financial assistance is available. Please stop by the Welcome Center to learn more.

SAFETY
We have updated our swim lesson policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of safety and cleanliness are met for your family. Throughout your swim lesson please follow our posted pool rules & safety procedures and practice social distancing.

    • Masks must be worn on the pool deck and should be removed directly prior to entering the pool.
    • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance at all times on the pool deck.
    • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
    • Please respect lifeguard instructions and follow directions given by Y staff.
    • Y staff will be sanitizing pool deck areas and equipment before and after each class.
    • Based upon level curriculum and instructor discretion, swim lesson equipment may be used during each lesson.
    • Instructors will oversee sanitization of equipment before and after each lesson.

Rec Swim

REGISTRATION

No fee, but families must reserve their spot prior to their visit.

  • Facility Members with a Family 1 or 2 Membership have priority reservation status. Only those listed on the Family Membership account are allowed into the Activity Pool for Family Recreational Swim.
  • Non-members must reserve their spot and purchase a Family Day Pass to participate in Family Recreational Swim.

SAFETY
Throughout your reservation, please follow our posted pool rules & safety procedures and practice social distancing.

  • Masks must be worn on the pool deck and should be removed directly prior to entering the pool.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance at all times on the pool deck.
  • Please respect Lifeguard instructions and follow any directions given by Y staff.

EQUIPMENT
All flotation devices must be US Coast Guard approved. Members are encouraged to bring their own dive rings, beach balls, and other water toys, as those items will not be provided by the Y.

Water Exercise

DISTANCING IN THE MAIN POOL & ACTIVITY POOL

  • Please stay a “pool noodle” length away.

SAFETY
Throughout your reservation please follow our posted pool rules & safety procedures and practice social distancing.

  • Masks must be worn on the pool deck and should be removed directly prior to entering the pool.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance at all times on the pool deck.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Please respect Lifeguard instructions and follow any directions given by Y staff.

Lap Swim

PROCEDURE
Lap Swim will consist of no more than 2 swimmers per lane, who will split the lane and stay on either the right side or the left side during their lap swim time. Each swimmer should choose their lane when they arrive, and place their equipment (kickboard, pull buoy, etc.) at the end of their lane. When a second swimmer joins them, they should start, rest and finish their lap swim at then opposite end of the lane. If the first swimmer starts in the shallow end, the second swimmer in that lane should start in the deep end of the pool.

SAFETY
Throughout your reservation please follow our posted pool rules & safety procedures and practice social distancing.

  • Masks must be worn on the pool deck and should be removed directly prior to entering the pool.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance at all times on the pool deck.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times. All lap swimmers are expected to swim continuously and share the space courteously with others.
  • Stationary water exercises and water walking/jogging will not be allowed during scheduled lap swim times.
  • Please respect Lifeguard instructions and follow any directions given by Y staff.

EQUIPMENT
Clean kickboards will be provided on the deep end of the Main Pool deck. Once finished swimmers will dispose of their “used” equipment on the edge of the pool in the shallow end for cleaning.