Aquatics Center

Youth Swim Test Procedures

Lap Pool

  • 6 lanes wide and 25 yards in length
  • 3 ft at shallow end to 6 ft max depth
  • Average temp 83° F

Times provided for lap swimming, swim lessons, open swim and water fitness. The Lap pool is also the home competition pool for the Keene YMCA Dolphins Swim Team. There is an observation deck for the pool located on the second floor through the Wellness Center. Lap Pool schedule is available on our homepage and at the Y Welcome Center.

Age Guidelines:

  • Supervised Use Allowed: All children 7 and under must have an adult in the water with them. The supervising adult may not have more than 3 children in the pool and must remain within an arms length of swimmers who have not passed the YMCA swim evaluation.
  • Unsupervised Use Allowed: 8+ (Must pass a YMCA swim evaluation)

Teaching/Therapy Pool

  • Zero entry ramp- Handicap accessible
  • 5 feet at max depth
  • Average temp 88° F

Times provided for swim lessons, open swim and water fitness. Therapy pool schedules are available on our homepage and at the Y Welcome Center.

Age Guidelines:

  • Supervised Use Allowed: All children 7 and under must have an adult in the water with them. The supervising adult may not have more than 3 children in the pool and must remain within an arms length of swimmers who have not passed the YMCA swim evaluation.
  • Unsupervised Use Allowed: 8+ (Must pass a YMCA swim evaluation)

Hot Tub

  • 12 person capacity
  • Average temp 102 ° F

Age Guidelines:

  • No Use Allowed: 10 and under
  • Supervised Use Allowed: 11-15
  • Unsupervised Use Allowed: 16+

Sauna & Steam Rooms

  • Co-Ed
  • Temperature Controls

Age Guidelines:

  • No Use Allowed: 15 and under
  • Unsupervised Use Allowed: 16+

Aquatics Center Rules:

  • Showers must be taken prior to pool/ hot tub use.
  • Appropriate attire required for use of the pools, hot tub, steam room and sauna. Bathing suits must be appropriate for a family facility. No pants of any kind or cut-offs.
  • No running on the pool deck. Appropriate behavior and language is expected at all times. Those engaging in rough or dangerous behavior or using profanity will be asked to leave.
  • No diving. Diving may be taught as part of a YMCA program under staff supervision.
  • Please keep splashing to a minimum and be respectful of those around you.
  • No back jumps, dives, flips or twists off the wall. Front jumps are permitted in the lap pool only.
  • No jumping into the hot tub, or therapy pool during open swim
  • Hair must be pulled back or a swim cap warn if hair is shoulder length or longer.
  • No band-aids permitted. No open sores.
  • No glass containers, food or street shoes permitted on the deck.
  • Non-potty trained children/adults must wear a swim diaper in the water. Traditional diapers are not permitted.
  • Hot tub, sauna and steam room use is limited to 10 minutes by state law. Individuals who have a heart condition or are pregnant should not use these areas. Consult your doctor prior to use.
  • A lifeguard will always be on duty when the aquatics center is open. Lifeguards are the final authority on behavior and language and are authorized to remove any patron not following these rules or endangering themselves or others will be asked to leave the premises. Please refrain from talking to or asking for unnecessary assistance from lifeguards. They must remain focused on the pool at all times and are there for your safety.