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YMCA Reopening Pool Guidelines

Reopening Pool Guidelines 

The YMCA pools will be open for lap swimming/ water walking/ water exercise in a lane only. One person per lane. Lanes will need to be reserved using our on-line reservation system. Lanes can be reserved for 45 minutes at a time. 

Pool Reservations: 

January 1st - January 15th will be open at 7:00am on Monday, December 21st 

January 16th - January 31st will be open at 7:00am on Monday, January 11th 

February 1st - February 15th will be open at 7:00am on Monday, January 25th

February 16th - February 28th will be open at 7:00am on Monday, February 8th


How to Register:

Please view the FAQ prior to registering. If your membership is on suspension, please contact our Welcome Center to reactivate your membership prior to registering.

1. Go to YMCA online - Click Here

2. Use the side bar to filter by location and date that you would like to reserve. 

3. Click on Add to Cart 

4. It will ask you to sign in to your YMCA account to reserve your lane. 

For questions or having issues with reserving a lane, please contact Theresa Sheridan, Regional Aquatics Director at

Pool Location Hours

View pool hours by location below:

Branch Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Oak Park 4:00pm-7:00pm 7:00am-11:00am 4:00pm-7:00pm 4:00pm-7:00pm 7:00am-12:00pm 4:00pm-7:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 7:00am-11:00pm
Parkwood 7:00am-12:00pm 4:00pm-7:00pm 7:00am-1:00pm 4:00pm-6:00pm 7:00am-12:00pm 4:00pm-7:00pm 7:00am-1:00pm 4:00pm-6:00pm 7:00am-1:00pm 4:00pm-6:00pm 7:00am-12:00pm
Westside 7:00am-11:00am 4:00pm-7:00pm 7:00am-12:00pm 4:00pm-6:00pm 7:00am-1:00pm 4:00pm-7:00pm 7:00am-11:00am 4:00pm-6:00pm 7:00am-11:00am 4:00pm-6:00pm 7:00am-12:00pm

Reopening Pool FAQs


How many times per week may I register for my time?

You can register for up to three times in one week.

How far in advance can I register for my lap lane?

One calendar month will be available at a time. 

How do I enter the pool to swim?

You will check in at the Welcome Center and complete your health screening and temperature check.   
You will need to wait until it’s 5 minutes prior to your lap lane time, then you may enter the pool deck area. 

Should I come dressed ready to swim?

Yes. You need to come dressed to swim.  You will be assigned a bench that is numbered to place your things based on the lane you are swimming in. Locker rooms and Family Locker rooms will be available to change into dry clothes after your swim time. 

Will showers be available to use after swimming?

No, showers will not be available at this time. Locker rooms and Family Locker rooms will be available to change into dry clothes after your swim time. 

What if I need to cancel my swim time?

How to Cancel Your Reservation:

You may call the YMCA Welcome Center , you can email Theresa Sheridan at or you may go online and cancel yourself by following the directions below. 

 Online Reservation Cancel Instructions: 

  1. Login to your YMCA Account - Click Here
  2. Click My Account 
  3. Click Transactions and Payment History
  4. Find the reservation that you would like to cancel and hit Withdrawl 
Is drop in available for lap lane swim?

If there are available lanes that day, then a member can drop in and use the lane. There is a 15 minute hold for lap lanes that were reserved, if however if a person does not show up within that 15 minutes, any member can drop into that lane to use. 

What if someone doesn’t show consistently for their reservation?

These will be handled on an individual basis, by the Regional Aquatic Director

Do mask need to be worn?

A mask must be worn at all times except when in the pool. 

Will water equipment be available?

Not at this time, but you may bring your own.

Why is the whirlpool, steam room and sauna closed?

Per the Executive Order, the whirlpool, steam room, and sauna are not available.

How can I be notified of a pool closure?

To receive notifications on any pool closures (weather related, maintenance, or operational) please sign up for our text message alerts. Text "YPOOLS" to 31996 to receive alerts.