YMCA of Central Kentucky

Pool Rules and Guidelines

  • The lifeguard has sole authority over the entire pool area. He/she must be obeyed if a rule interpretation is made or deemed an activity to be unsafe.

  • All red band swimmers must be accompanied by a responsible adult within arms distance in the pool and remain in the shallow end.

  • No prolonged breath holding.

  • Diving is only permitted in 9 feet of water.

  • No floatation devices that require air may be used. Must be U.S. Coast Guard Approved.

  • Proper bathing attire is required at all times: swim suit/swim trunks.

  • Children under the age of 3 must be potty trained or wear a swim diaper.

  • Persons with open wounds or any infectious communicable diseases are not allowed in the pool.

  • Show respect: no running, rough horseplay, dunking or pushing into the water.

Diving Board Rules

  • One person on the board at a time.

  • One bounce.

  • Go straight off the end of the board.

  • No inward dives (divers head must go away from the board).

  • Clear the diving area quickly by swimming to the closest ladder.

  • Non-swimmers (Red & Yellow Band swimmers) may not use the diving boards.

  • Nobody may attempt to catch anybody at the diving area. No floatation devices may be worn off the diving boards.

  • Do not swing on the handrails.

  • No goggles, water shoes, or t-shirts may be worn while going off the boards.

Locker Rooms

  • Only adults accompanied by a child are allowed to use the family locker rooms. All others should use the adult men’s/women’s 19+ locker rooms. Children 7 and older should use gender appropriate Family Locker Rooms.

  • Out of respect for youth using their respective locker rooms, all adults should remain covered in open areas while utilizing this space with their children.

  • We appreciate you being respectful of our younger members and adhering to these rules.

Guest Policy

  • Guests must check in at the front desk inside the YMCA, not at the pool gate.

  • Members will receive a one month free membership for all referrals made to the Y that result in a membership.

  • Members may bring ONE guest at a time and as often as they wish throughout the year, but the same guest is limited to two visits.

  • Members age 18 or older may host a guest in the facility.

  • A guest/family may visit the YMCA of Central Kentucky two times in 12 months.

  • Guests who have already visited twice in a year will be charged a $25 guest fee per visit.


  • Chairs are available on a first come first served basis. Please do not put any chairs in the pool.

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