Please Shower BEFORE Swimming
This includes using the hot tub.
• Showering helps eliminate skin oils, sweat,
deodorants, conditioners, perfumes, makeup, etc that could end up in
our pool water.
• The less foreign elements in our pool, the cleaner it will be
FALL Family Swim Times will begin September
the case of Thunder / Lightning
• In the case of thunder / lightning members
in the natatorium will be cleared from the Pool and Deck areas.
• We recommend that members do not use the showers during a thunder
• The Pool Complex will close for 30 minutes after each sound
of thunder or sighting of lightning.
• If a Swim Lesson or other Aquatic Program is
canceled due to thunder & lightning, inclement weather, or forces
out of our control we will do our best
to schedule a makeup date for that program.
• The Waldo County YMCA does not offer
pro-rating or discounted rates if a program is cancelled or a makeup
date is unavailable due to circumstances out of our control. It is always
the intention of the Waldo County YMCA to provide our members &
participants with exceptional service and programming. Our Staff will
do what it can in each case to schedule a makeup date where available,
though a makeup date is not guaranteed.
• A member of the Aquatics staff will contact
you in writing or by phone if a make-up class is applicable to your
program. Please help us communicate effectively by keeping your membership
and contact information up to date.
Water Testing Policy
Annual Re-Testing for all patrons Under
the age of 14 begins June 1, 2013
- Anyone Under the age of 14 is required to take
a deep water test to be eligible for swimming in the deep end of either
pool & wear our green bracelet that signifies passing.
- Tests are administered by a Lifeguard upon request when space
is available to do so.
- Lifeguards have the right to test or re-test anyone whose skills
are questionable –regardless of age or prior testing.
What is the Deep Water Test?
Our Deep Water Test consists of a 25-yard swim using the Front Crawl
(arms must come out of the water and swimmer must maintain a horizontal
body position). Upon reaching the deep end of the pool, the swimmer
then treads water for 30 seconds, keeping their head above water. Once
treading is completed, swimmer must exit the pool safety using the ladder
and then jump into deep water (9-ft in depth) and return to the surface
of the water.
- Pool Rentals for:
- Birthday Parties
- Youth Groups
- Fundraising Events
- Open Swim for:
G. and Coral B. Clifford
First Grade Swim Safety
click here to watch a video featuring the benefits of learning
to swim safely
Waldo County YMCA built its pool we promised the community that we
would offer every 1st grader in Waldo County a “1st Grade Swim
Safety” program. Living in Maine means having lakes, rivers
and the ocean in our backyards and we feel that it is of the utmost
importance to teach our youth about water safety.
The Y is offering this free program to all first
grade classrooms. For the first session, our staff will meet the students
in their classroom and deliver the WHALE’S TALES “Be Cool,
Follow the Rules” safety lesson. Sessions two and three will
take place at The Tom & Sally Savage Pool complex, our state-of-the-art
facility in the Therapy Pool and will consist of a 10-minute safety
lesson, a 40-minute swim lesson, and a 10-minute game time using the
skills they just learned.
If you are a parent of a Home Schooled 1st
Grader in Waldo County please get in touch with Stephanie Thostenson
firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information about lesson
availability & dates.
The Pools are open!!!
The Waldo County YMCA celebrated the official opening
of the Tom & Sally Savage Pool Complex. Come in and visit
From Left to Right: Mayor Walter Ash, Sally & Tom Savage, Maureen
& Erin Flanagan of Viking Lumber. Larry Sterrs of the Unity Foundation,
Larry Jones of Whitecap Builders, Capital Campaign Co-chair Don Hoenig
and Waldo County YMCA Executive Director Dale Cross