Pool Policies

Pool Policies


To ensure a safe facility with safe programs for our members, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has created and will uphold the following guidelines for the Aquatics Center. Lifeguards have final discretion regarding all rules and policies.

  • Always walk in the pool area.
  • Please read the Swim Band Requirements.
  • Rain checks will only be given to guests at Cottonwood Creek and Memorial Park YMCA pools if you are required to exit the pool due to lightning less than 30 minutes after your arrival at the pool.
  • All inflatable floatation devices are prohibited in our pools. U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets are permitted. If a swimmer requires a life jacket, parent or guardian must be in pool with that swimmer and in arm's reach of the child.
  • All swimmers must shower before entering the pools.
  • Appropriate swim attire must be worn at all times. Cotton fabrics and string bikinis are not allowed. No exceptions.
  • Diving is prohibited, except in areas of water that are 9 feet or deeper.
  • Slide usage rules vary by center, please check your center.
  • Food, drink, and chewing gum (except water) are not permitted in the pool areas. No glass containers are permitted.
  • Band-Aids, bandages, and members with open wounds will not be permitted in any pool.
  • Guests 12-years-old and younger will need to swim test on each visit to receive a temporary paper band. Bands are not required during swim lessons.

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