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Pools & Swim Programs

STAY COOL

Indoor pools operations with limited hours:

  • Brace Family YMCA
  • Dowd YMCA
  • Harris YMCA (AM only)
  • Keith Family YMCA
  • Lake Norman YMCA
  • Lincoln County YMCA
  • Lowe’s YMCA
  • McCrorey YMCA
  • Simmons YMCA
  • Stratford Richardson YMCA

All indoor pool activities initially will be by reservation and will include:

  • Water Fitness
  • Lap Swimming
  • Swim Team (Lowe's)
  • Swim Lessons
  • Swim Clinic
  • Private Lessons

At this time with reduced capacity, we are unable to include guests of members or YMCA members from non-North Carolina YMCA associations for our programming or amenity usage.

 

Schedule

Dowd YMCA

Mon-Fri

6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Lap Swim
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Lap Swim

Sat

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Lap Swim

Sun - CLOSED

 

Harris YMCA

Mon-Fri

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Water Exercise
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Lap Swim

Sat

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Lap Swim

Sun

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Lap Swim

 

Lincoln County YMCA

Mon & Wed

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Water Exercise
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Lap Swim

 

Lowe's YMCA

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur

7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Lap and Member Swim
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Lap and Member Swim

Fri

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Lap Swim
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Lap Swim

Sat

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Lap and Member Swim

Sun

12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Lap and Member Swim

 

McCrorey YMCA

Mon, Wed, Fri

See Class ScheduleWater Fitness
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Lap Swim
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Mon & Wed Only)Lap Swim

Tues & Thur

See Class ScheduleWater Fitness
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Lap Swim
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Lap Swim

Sat & Sun - CLOSED

 

Stratford Richardson YMCA

Mon & Wed

See Class ScheduleWater Fitness
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Lap Swim

Tue & Thur

See Class ScheduleWater Fitness
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Lap Swim
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Lap Swim

 

Mandatory Health Screening Upon Arrival

Before entering the pool area, all guests must answer a few health questions and have a temperature below 100.4ºF.

 

Pool Cleaning Policy

YMCA staff will clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces throughout the day and after closing.

 

Locker Room & Restroom Access

Access to changing space and showers will be limited. Please come dressed in your swimsuit if possible.

Bathrooms will be open.

 

Social Distancing Rules

Chairs will be placed at least 6-10 feet apart.

To help prevent crowding, we have decreased the allowed capacity for all pools and have placed a two-hour time limit for members.

If you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or if you are not feeling well, please do not come to the pool.

 

Face Coverings for Members

It is recommended that members wear face coverings as much as possible at splash pads or in shallow/wading pools without swimming. If actively submerging or swimming, face coverings are not recommended.

Active-duty lifeguards will not wear a face covering and should not engage with conversations with members. Staff will wear face coverings while performing maintenance, on break or walking around the facility.

 

Equipment Restrictions

  • Storage lockers will be unavailable until further notice.
  • Pool toys, noodles, etc. will not be allowed for open-swim or camp programs.
  • For non-swimmers, please bring your own US Coast Guard-approved life vest and or Puddle Jumper.
  • We will provide a life vest if you do not bring your own. All vests will be disinfected after each use.
  • The sharing of community equipment is prohibited. Lap swimmers should bring their own equipment to use (kickboard, pool buoys, fins, goggles, etc.)

 

Adult Supervision

We ask that all minors (under the age of 16) be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult while at the facility to help enforce social distancing.

 

Water Features

Maintain social distance when playing in/around water features (spray areas, mushrooms, water buckets). Parents, guardians or responsible adults should supervise children in these areas.

 

Lap Lane Rules

Swim lanes include both single and double lanes. A guest may use the lane for a maximum of 30 minutes while others are waiting.

Brace Family: Lap swim/walk by reservation
Dowd: Lap swim/walk by reservation, ages 16 and up
Harris: Lap swim/walk by reservation
Keith Family: Lap swim/walk by reservation
Lake Norman: Lap swim/walk by reservation
Lowe's: Lap swim/walk by reservation
McCrorey: Lap swim/walk by reservation
Stratford Richardson: Lap swim/walk by reservation

 

LAP LANE | SHARED LANE

This reservation is for an individual swimmer who will share a lane with a second individual reservation not from the same household, yielding two swimmers in the lane who will start and stop on opposite ends of the pool.

LAP LANE | SINGLE LANE

This reservation is for single swimmer/household lap swim. Members of the same household may use the same lap lane during their reserved time.

 

Reminders:

  • Reservations are in 30-minute increments.
  • Reservation blocks will become available 22 hours before the reservation time.
  • Please make sure to reserve your spot via the app. If you are unable to use your reservation, please make sure to cancel as early as possible to allow others to utilize the vacated space.

 

Lost and Found

All lost and found items will be disposed of at the end of the day to reduce risk.

 

Inclement Weather

All guests must exit the pool if a lifeguard or YMCA team member hears thunder.

All guests must leave the pool deck if a lifeguard or YMCA team member sees lightning.

 

Additional Important Notes

As a reminder, these amenities are for current members. At this time with reduced capacity, we are unable to included guests of members or YMCA members from non-North Carolina YMCA associations.

Reservations will be available for members to reserve pool lanes for indoor pools and family seating areas for outdoor pools.

Updated pool schedules and reservations are found on our app. Download and select the “Reservations” tile to search for and reserve your spot in our indoor and outdoor pools. Need some help? Watch our tutorial video.