Pool Rules and Safety Guidelines
- Showering is required before entering the pool.
- Swim diapers must be worn by children who are not yet potty trained
- No toys or balls are to be brought into the pool area. Diving toys are provided for recreational use by the YMCA.
- Do not play on the pool steps.
- No running on the deck.
- No riding on the back, shoulders, or any other body part of another individual.
- No excessive splashing or horseplay.
- Do not push anyone into the pool.
- Do not dive into the shallow end of the pool.
- No twisting, flips, or entering pool backwards.
- Every swim patron 5-17 years of age must take a 25 yard swim test.
- If the swim patron does not pass the swim test, they must either wear a swim belt or stay in the shallow area. Children 13 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult if they do not pass the swim test.
- Every swim patron 10 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent or adult (18+). Children 7 years of age and under who require a flotation device must be within arms reach of an adult.
- Those age 17 and under must stay out of lap lanes unless given special permission by lifeguard or Aquatics Director.
- No one 18 years of age and under is allowed in the pool during adult swim.
- Any YMCA Director or lifeguard has the right to use timeouts or dismiss any individual from the pool area for inappropriate behavior.
If you have any questions concerning the rules please contact our Aquatics Director or Senior Program Director.
Athenian Branch - Lifeguards are not provided; therefore, it is a swim at your own risk pool.
2018 Pool Schedule
June 1st-August 31st
Pool at Owensboro Family YMCA
Please note that all classes are subject to change due to demand and participation. For your safety, it is recommended you consult your physician prior to starting any exercise program.
Parents and children participate in a four-lesson course. For ages 6 months - 3 years old.
Let the Y help keep your children safe with the nationally recognized Safety Around Water Program.
This is a slow-to-medium paced water aerobics class designed to enhance mobility and flexibility. This class is great for those suffering with Arthritis!
Cost (Total of 8 visits per month): Members $5/month Non-members $45/month
This program is offered year round. For more information, call our registration office at (270) 663-8214
Barracudas Swim Team
Do you or your child have an interest in competitive swimming? Give the Owensboro Family YMCA Swim Team a try! The Barracudas learn from highly skilled & devoted coaches and practice three times a week!
Don't think it'll be competitive? The Barracudas compete regularly with many swim teams in the area! We schedule both home and away swim meets.
This is a year-round team, but if you can only do the summer months or winter months you can still participate! Every participant receives a T-Shirt!
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday
Additional practices at the coaches discretion. Times and days may vary.
Time: M/W/F 4:30-5:30 PM
Pay 3 months in advance and get $25 off!
Multi-children families get $15 off any additional child
Attendance and participation at all (6) course sessions required for certification.
Pre-Registration and Pre-Payment are REQUIRED for ALL classes. Once someone is registered, there are NO REFUNDS!
Fee includes book & CPR pocket mask, as well as two-year certification in Lifeguarding. Upon successful completion of CPR/AED/FIRST AID, Instructor Led course and written exam, candidates will receive Lifeguard Certification for facilities with traditional pools.
Minimum Enrollment: 3 participants
Maximum Enrollment: 10 participants
To be eligible for the lifeguard-training course you MUST be able to meet prerequisite requirements as they're stated to participate in the course:
* Minimum age of 15 on or before final session.
* Swim 300 yards continuously.
* Tread Water for 2 minutes using legs only.
* Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
* Understand the value of behaving in a professional manner.
* Learn how to identify behaviors of a swimmer, distressed swimmer and an active or passive drowning victim.
* Understand the components of an emergency action plan and how to activate it.
* Understand the general procedures for an emergency occurring in the water or on land.
* Learn how to provide first aid and how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies.
* Learn how to recognize and care for possible head, neck or back injuries Complete two skill scenarios, written exams and exhibit a professional attitude.
CPR/AED/First Aid Training
An American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Course that will teach you the skills you need to help prevent and respond to emergencies. You will learn how to respond to infant, child and adult emergencies. Maximum of 10 per class. 2 year certification.
Group Training available upon request! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org