Our pool will be open for Lap Swim only from 7:00-11:00am, Monday-Friday. Members must reserve a lane before coming in to swim. One swimmer per lane. Lane reservations will be in 50-minute blocks. Please click the link below to make a reservation. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no open swim or swim lessons at this time. Please scroll down to see additional Covid-19 pool rules and policies.
Schedule is subject to change for program needs or rentals. For more information, contact the Front Desk Welcome Center at 978-686-6191.
Per the guidance of Local and State guidelines and best practices as well as for the safety of our members and staff, we have implemented the following additional policies, rules, and considerations:
Pool/lane use is for lap swim and water walking and will be restricted to 1 swimmer per lane ages 13+
Pool/Lane use will require advance reservation. To reserve a lane, please visit the link above. If you need assistance, please call the Welcome Center at 978 686 6191.
Pool/Lane reservations will be in 50-minute blocks.
Swimmers will be able to reserve their lane 48 hours in advance.
Swimmers will be expected to check in with an aquatics staff at the start of their lane reservation block.
Swimmers who are more than 5 minutes late to the start of their reservation may forfeit their lane.
All swimmers must take a cleansing shower on our pool deck prior to entering the pool.
Locker rooms will remain open for bathroom use only. Locker room showers are closed.
Locker use is restricted.
Swimmers will store all belongings in designated areas on the pool deck.
Communal YMCA equipment, including water belts, water weights, kick boards, noodles and pull buoys will not be available. Swimmers will need to supply their own equipment.
The Merrimack Valley YMCA is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our members and program participants. Your family’s health and well-being is our primary concern. That’s why we adhere to the following safety procedures when thunder, lightning and other signs of inclement weather strike near one of our pools (both indoor and outdoor). These procedures are recommended by YMCA of the USA, The National Lightning Safety Institute and our local insurance provider Redwoods.
-When thunder or lightning is first noticed, pool activities will be suspended and all aquatic areas will be evacuated until 30 minutes after the last sign of thunder or lightning. The distance from a facility to an approaching thunderstorm can be five to eight miles away, but lightning can strike from a much farther distance.
-The entire pool area, including the pool deck, will be closed. Current policies are based on best practices identified by the YMCA of the USA, The National Lightning Safety Institute and our local insurance provider Redwoods and require that the entire aquatics area be closed.
“Indoor pool facilities are connected to a much larger surface area through underground water pipes, gas lines, and electric and telephone wiring. If lightning strikes the ground anywhere on this metallic network, it may induce shocks elsewhere. It is recommended to wait at least 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder before resuming aquatic activities.” – National Lightning Institute
-All programs will be cancelled, including swim lessons and water aerobics classes.
-The pool area will be reopened 30 minutes after the last sign of thunder or lightning.
Thank you for your understanding. We strive to provide a safe and enjoyable facility for our members.
|1 Lap||50 yards||–|
|2 Laps||100 yards||–|
|9 Laps||450 yards||1/4 mile|
|18 Laps||900 yards||1/2 mile|
|36 Laps||1800 yards||1 mile|
|1 Lap = down and back|