Swimming and other aquatics activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity needed for a healthy life. Following guidance from the CDC and local agencies, we’ve modified our pool policies and aquatics programs to ensure everyone’s health and safety.


Here’s what you can expect when you come to the pool:

  • To promote social distancing a reservation is required to be in the aquatics area. Members are asked to reserve a time for any water activity prior to visiting the YMCA.
    • Click here to view the reservation system.
      • Click here for written instructions on how to register for an account then reserve a space in a class or lap lane
    • Reservations are available for:
      • Lap swimming at Stowe and Warlick
      • Open for water exercise in the Recreation Pool at Warlick
    • Members are allowed to make one reservation per day
    • Members should not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to their reservation.
      • If you are more than five minutes late your reservation may be released to a waitlisted member.
  • Members are asked to wear their swimsuit to the pool if possible, and will be assigned an area on the pool deck for personal belongings
  • Family Swim is available with a reservation



  • Members will step on a sanitizing mat and/or dunk shoes in sanitizing solution upon entering pool.
  • Swim prep stations will be spaced out to ensure social distancing.
  • Sanitized equipment is available for use for all classes
  • Upon exit, members will place any used shared equipment in the “used” bin.
  • Sauna and steam room are not available at this time


Stowe Family YMCA Pool:

Aquatics Access:

  • Traffic will flow in one direction through the aquatics area via the glass pool door at the base of the stairway and will exit the area through the men’s and women’s locker rooms.
  • Upon entry, members will proceed to their assigned swim prep station where they will leave their bags.
  • There will be one swimmer per lap lane.
  • There will be no more than 15 participants in any water exercise class
  • Staff will direct them to their assigned lap lane or class
  • Locker rooms and showers are open to members with capacity requirements in place.

Warlick Family YMCA Pool:


  • Locker rooms and showers are open to members with capacity requirements in place.