Pool Guidelines & Hours

Open Swim

The Leisure Pools (exercise pool, lazy river, zero depth/splash zone, and water slide) are available to swim in without a reservation for all members and guests. These pools are also used for our summer day camp kids and swim lessons. Plan your visit in advance with the scheduler below!

Senior/Adult only open swim in the Exercise Pools is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am-12pm. Members and guests who are 18+ only will be allowed to swim at that time.

The Lap Pool is still available only by reservation at this time. Read more about our pools below.




Lap Pool

  • POOL USE IS AVAILABLE ONLY BY RESERVATION AT THIS TIME.
  • Swimming without a lifeguard present is prohibited.
  • Breath–holding activities are not permitted.
  • Proper swimming attire must be worn at all times.
  • Please walk at all times.
  • Food is not permitted on the pool deck. All drinks must have a closing lid.
  • Children under the age of 10 must pass a swim test or be within arms reach of a parent/guardian.
  • Hanging on the float lines is not permitted.
  • Persons with bandages, open cuts, and wounds are not allowed in the pool.
  • Please obey all requests by the lifeguard.

The Dow Bay Area Family YMCA Management reserves the right to modify the rules as necessary. Violation of rules may result in loss of Pool and/or Facility Privileges

Leisure Pool

  • Pool use is available without a reservation.
  • Swimming without a lifeguard present is prohibited.
  • Breath–holding activities are not permitted.
  • Proper swimming attire must be worn at all times.
  • Please walk at all times.
  • Food is not permitted on the pool deck. All drinks must have a closing lid.
  • Children under the age of 10 must pass a swim test or be within arms reach of a parent/guardian.
  • Hanging on the float lines is not permitted.
  • Persons with bandages, open cuts, and wounds are not allowed in the pool.
  • Please obey all requests by the lifeguard.

HOT TUB RULES

  • Proper swimming attire must be worn at all times. No t-shirts, cut-offs, or gym shorts.
  • No open wounds.
  • Showers are mandatory before entering the hot tub.
  • Do not use body lotions, oils, or suntan preparations before entering the hot tub.
  • Do not submerge to the bottom of the spa.
  • Children under 3 years of age are not permitted.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult (18+) in the hot tub at all times.

WATER SLIDE

  • Open on Fridays 3pm-6:30pm
  • Open on Saturdays 12pm-330pm
  • No reservations required.
  • Only 1 person/child is allowed on the water slide.
  • Proper swimming attire must be worn at all times. No t-shirts, cut-offs, or gym shorts.
  • Persons with bandages, open cuts, and wounds are not allowed down the slide.
  • Showers are mandatory before entering.
  • Please walk at all times.
  • Must be at least 48 inches tall to ride the water slide.
  • Parents must supervise children.

WARNINGS

Heart Conditions: Individuals with a heart condition should check with their physician prior to using the spa.

Pregnant Women: The American College of Obstetricians states that becoming overheated in a hot tub is not recommended during pregnancy.

Children 5 and Under: It is highly discouraged and not recommended that children 5 years old and under use the spa.