Our Pool




Our family fun pool is complete with a 15-person hot tub, zero-depth entry (0 to 2.5 feet), current channel, water spouts, basketball hoop, warm pool, and water slide! This pool is used for aquatic classes, individual fitness, swimming lessons, parent-tot swimming, and family open swim.



Our six-lane lap pool is perfect for lap swim, individual fitness, swimming lessons, aquatic classes, swim team, water polo, and open family swim. This pool has a low diving board, diving blocks, and a rope swing.



  • Cleansing shower must be taken prior to entering the pool or hot tub.
  • Wait until the lifeguard is on deck before entering the pool.
  • Always walk. No running.
  • Aquatic age policy must be followed at all times.
  • Only Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets are permitted as flotation devices.
  • Individuals wearing life jackets must stay in the shallow end of the pool.
  • All water toys must be kept in the shallow end.
  • Ladders are to be used to enter and exit the pool only (not for playing).
  • Diving is allowed in marked areas only.
  • No flips, back-dives, etc. are allowed off of the edge of the pool.
  • Dunking and rough play are not allowed.
  • Pool attire policy is strictly enforced. See the details below.
  • The lifeguard’s decision on rule enforcement is final and directed by the Aquatics Director.
  • Repeated violations of pool safety rules may result in loss of pool and/or YMCA privileges.


  • Deep end swim tests are required to swim in the deep end of the pool.
  • No flips, back dives or spinning when jumping in from the edge.
  • Flotation devices are not allowed in the deep end.
  • Swim blocks must only be used during designated competitive swim times.
  • No jumping or flipping from swim blocks.


  • No diving or flipping is allowed in the fun pool.


  • Riders allowed only when a lifeguard is present.
  • Riders must be at least 48″ tall to slide on their own. Riders over 48” tall must slide on their own.
  • Riders under 48” tall may slide with a supervising adult (18+ y/o). Not siblings or friends; must be a supervising adult.
  • The maximum weight limit is 300 pounds per person.
  • No jewelry can be worn while riding the slide. No foreign objects allowed in pockets, no rivets, etc. in a swimsuit that could cause damage to the slide.
  • Riders must enter the slide in a sitting position and wait for instructions from the guard stationed at the top of the slide.
  • All riders must ride feet first while lying on their back. Absolutely no riding on stomach or headfirst is permitted.
  • Riders should lie on their back with arms crossed across their chest or hands clasped behind their head with legs crossed at the ankles.
  • Only one rider at a time. Absolutely no trains or chains of riders are permitted.
  • No tubes or mats are permitted on the slide.
  • Only US Coast Guard approved lifejackets (buckles in front) are allowed on the slide.
  • Riders must wait on the stairs and/or deck in a single file line, one per stair, holding on to the handrail on the wide side of the step.
  • Riders must be in good health. Pregnant women or individuals with heart or back conditions should not use the slide.
  • Do not use this slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Follow the instructions of the flume attendant.
  • No diving from the flume.
  • Leave the flume pool area promptly after exiting the slide.


  • There are two handicap lifts (one in each pool).
  • The handicap lift has a weight capacity of 300 lbs.


  • All persons are required to take a cleansing shower before entering the hot tub/spa.
  • Elderly persons and those suffering from heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure should consult their physician before using the spa.
  • No person suffering from communicable disease transmissible via water shall use the spa.
  • Persons using prescription medications should consult their physician before using the spa.
  • Individuals under the influence of alcohol should not use the spa.
  • No persons shall use the spa alone.
  • Pregnant women should not use the spa without consulting a physician.
  • Persons should spend no more than 15 minutes in the spa at a time.
  • No children under 6 years of age are allowed to use the spa Children under 13 years of age shall be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • No life jackets are to be worn in the hot tub
  • Maximum of 15 people in the hot tub at any one time.


  • The minimum age for children to use the sauna is 4 years old and within a parent’s arm’s length.
  • The minimum age to use the sauna without a parent present is 13 years old.


  • Swim test is required for users under 18 years old.
  • The rope swing may only be used when the lifeguard gives permission.
  • Wait your turn to use the rope swing.
  • Only one person is allowed on rope swing platform at a time.
  • Do not swing back to the deck when swinging on the rope swing.
  • One you swing out on the rope swing, let go.
  • Swim directly to the side of the pool (out of the way) of those waiting to swing next.
  • Do not climb the rope.


  • A swim test is required for all persons using the diving board.
  • Patrons wait their turn at the bottom of the ladder, taking care to not interfere with the divers.
  • One diver at a time is permitted on the board.
  • The diving board is the only entrance to the diving area in the pool.
  • Recreational divers must jump or dive using only one bounce. No running off the end of the board,
  • handstands, sitting, or back dives is permitted.
  • Only jumping or diving straight off the end of the board is permitted.
  • All divers must look before and wait until the area in the pool is clear before diving.
  • Immediately after diving, the diver surfaces and swims clear of the diving area.
  • All diving board equipment may be adjusted only by Aquatics personnel.
  • Any activities deemed unsafe by the Aquatics personnel are not permitted.
  • The maximum weight limit is 400 pounds per person.


  • Continuous swimming is required during lap swim except while resting at the wall.
  • Swimmers must use the circle swim pattern.
  • Please allow faster swimmers to pass you at the walls.
  • Swimmers are asked to order themselves by swimming pace in appropriately marked lanes: Slow, Medium, Fast, Sprint. Lifeguards will ask swimmers to move accordingly.
  • Water walking is not allowed except in designated lanes and times during the day.
  • Staff members kindly ask you to return the equipment that you have taken out to use to its proper place.
  • Open swim is not allowed in the lap swim lanes.


  • To complete the swim test, the swimmer must swim jump in from a starting block closest to the edge of the pool, then tread water for 30 seconds keeping their head above the swimmer.
  • Swimmer must swim to the opposite side of the pool using any stroke of their preference. This test will be administered by lifeguard staff.
  • After passing, the child will receive a color-coded wristband signifying successful completion. All swimmers must pass to play in the deep end of the pool.


  • Regardless of popular belief, you do not have to swim laps the entire time!
  • This is a time for lap swimming. We reserve the right to designate specific lanes for the YMCA
  • programs as needed. We ask participates to respect the people and activities taking place in each lane. It is acceptable to swim in a lane alone or with a group. If applicable, swimmers with the same speed need to circle swim. Lane lines will be in all designated lap swim lanes.
  • **Children under 18 years of age are allowed to use the Lap Pool during Lap Swim only if they have passed our swim test.


  • This is a time for individuals age 12+ to participate in their own individual workouts without any pool toys or horseplay.
  • Please be respectful of others.
  • This time will be used for open swim during non–school days.


  • This is a time for adults (18 years+) and seniors to participate in their individual work out.
  • No children permitted to be in any part of the pool during this time.
  • Please be respectful of others.


  • During this time parents and preschool children may use the Fun Pool for water play and exercise. Parents must be in the water and within arm’s reach of their child.
  • This time is designated for young children under 6 years old.


  • Open for anyone for fun swim. Please be advised the slide may not always be open during open swim.
  • Please see slide hours to ensure the slide will be open during your visit.
  • Deep end swim test is required for children who want to swim in the deep end.


  • During this time the entire Fun Pool (and some Lap Pool lanes) will be closed for the YMCA Swim Lessons program.
  • Quiet time in the hot tub is allowed for adults 18 years and older.


  • During this time the Lap Pool is reserved for the YMCA Water Polo program.


  • Lap Swim will be available to share lanes with Adult Swim Club during this time.


  • During this time the Lap Pool is reserved for the YMCA Tiger Shark Swim Team.


  • During this time the West Albany Transition program will use the Fun/Lap Pool.
  • Individuals are welcome to share the pool while participating in individual water fitness with the West Albany program.

May be subject to change