- Maximum number of participants allowed for pool parties is 15 (excluding in-water chaperones).
- Pool party age requirements differ by branch. Please check with hosting location on requirement.
- Pool parties may be held during open swim with other Y members.
- Guests must bring their own towel, lock, and swimsuit.
- Guests must abide by all pool rules.
- Swim tests are required for all pool party participants.
- Children that do not pass the swim test must wear a provided flotation device.
- Pools with slide features have specific safety rules including height requirements for use. Guests must abide by these specific feature safety rules or they will not be allowed to use the slides.
- Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to use the whirlpools.
The YMCA has mandatory adult-to-child ratios for the pool. Group chaperones must be in the pool as outlined below (or the group may not be allowed to swim):
- One adult in the water supervising for every 2 children using a flotation device
- One adult in the water supervising for every 1 child ages 5 years and under (1:1 supervision required)
- One adult in the water supervising for every 3 children ages 6-7 years old
- Two adults in the water supervising for every 15 children ages 8-9, with one additional adult on deck
- One adult on the deck for every 15 children ages 10+
The lifeguards and party host are allowed to restrict the party from entering the water if there are not enough adults getting into the water to supervise per the “mandatory adult to child supervision” policy. If this occurs, the party will be directed to an alternate land area to continue with a land based party. No refunds will be given.