YMCA

Open Swim

Open swim is available to YMCA members at all time the pool is open; space may be limited due to aquatic fitness classes/swim lessons.

WRIST BAND IDENTIFICATION AND SWIM TEST POLICY

  • Each child must receive a wrist band at the Welcome Center prior to open swim.
  • Red Band: Child must be within arm’s reach of an adult at all times.
  • Yellow Band: Child must remain in the shallow end at all times.
  • Green Band: Child may go in the deep end without an adult.
  • Children Age 7 and under:
  • All children age 7 and under will be given a red band and must remain within arm’s reach of an adult at all times. To swim without a life jacket or other approved floatation device, the child must pass a shallow water swim test.
  • Children Age 8 and older:
  • Children age 8 and older may swim without an adult. In order to swim in the deep end, the child must pass a deep water swim test. Children who complete the deep water test will receive a green band.
  • A child 8 and older who does not pass the deep water test will receive a yellow band and must remain in the shallow end. The lifeguard may require the child to take the shallow water test to determine if a floatation device is required.
  • Please note that if your child has passed the swim test, but appears lethargic or appears to be struggling, we reserve the right to re-test your child or to ask your child to remain in the shallow end for that day.
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