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Pool Rules, Policies & Swim Tests



-Do not enter the pool if you suspect you have or have a communicable disease or an open cut or blister.
-Wear family appropriate and clean swim attire only.
-Shower, using warm water and soap, before entering the pool or after use of toilet facilities.
-Spitting, spouting water from mouth or blowing the nose in the pool is prohibited.
-Only U.S. Coast Guard approved lifejackets and wearable foam flotation devices are allowed.
-Do not run or engage in rough play in the pool area or locker rooms.
-Diaper changing in the pool area is prohibited. Please use locker rooms.
-Do not bring food, drink, gum or tobacco into the pool area.
-Glass and shatterable items are prohibited in the pool area.


-Clothing may be worn over a swimsuit if it is clean and family appropriate.
-Clothing must be rinsed off thoroughly in the shower before entering the water.
-Children in diapers must wear reusable plastic pants with elasticized legs and waistband.


For the safety of our members and guests, swimmers may be asked to pass a YMCA Swim Test where they must swim on their front (face can be out of water if desired) for 45 feet from the drop off lane line to the deep end.
-Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult in the water unless they are able to pass an appropriate YMCA Swim Test.


-For the safety of our members and guests, swimmers must be within arm’s reach of an adult at all times, or pass a YMCA swim test.
-To swim in water deeper than the swimmer’s armpits, the swimmer must pass the Deep Water Swim Test, which includes jumping into water, treading water for 30 seconds, transition from treading to a front float for 10 seconds, return to treading for an additional 10 seconds.


-Members and guests with children of the opposite sex are requested to use the Family Locker Room.
-The YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Please leave your valuables at home.
-For your personal safety, no cell phones, cameras, video recording devices, or pda’s with camera capabilities may be used in the locker room at any time.
-Please dispose of waste in the receptacles provided.
-Please deposit used YMCA towels in appropriate basket.
-Please advise Member Services of any locker room feature or situation requiring service.


-Shower, using warm water and soap, before entering the whirlpool or after use of toilet facilities.
-Minimum age of 18 (and must be out of highschool) is required for whirlpool use.
-Persons with medical conditions should not enter the whirlpool without prior consultation and permission from their physician.
-Persons under the influence of alcohol, tranquilizers or any drugs that can cause drowsiness or raise/lower blood pressure should not enter the whirlpool.
-Observe a reasonable time limit in the whirlpool. Lengthy exposure may result in nausea, dizziness or fainting.
-Family appropriate and clean swim attire only.

If you have any questions about the pool rules, policies or swim tests, contact Aquatics Director Tracey Christiansen at 507.433.1804 or tchristiansen@ymca-austin.org.

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