Midlothian Outdoor Pool

Take advantage of our amazing outdoor pools and stay cool this summer!

Midlothian Outdoor Pool

WELCOME TO THE MIDLOTHIAN OUTDOOR POOL!

We’re glad you’ve joined our outdoor pool this summer and we can’t wait to share in tons of fun and games in our outdoor pools!  On this page, you’ll find everything you need to know about using the pool, including pool rules, guest policies and passes, hours of operation and more!

Looking to join our outdoor pool?  Stop by the Midlothian Family YMCA, or register online for your Family or Individual.

Hours of Operation

The Outdoor Aquatic Center opens Saturday, May 28 – Monday, September 5.  We are open daily from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Holiday Hours (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day) are 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The pool will also close early on the following dates for YMCA Swim Team meets.

Monday, June 27, closing at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 5, closing at 3 p.m.
Monday, July 18, closing at 3 p.m.

If you are interested in joining our Summer Swim Team, visit the Midlothian Family YMCA or find out more here.

Family Fun

We offer a variety of fun and engaging events in the outdoor pool throughout the summer!  From holiday picnics to Family Fun Nights every Friday, there’s always a fun event for your family at our pool.

Upcoming Events include:

June 17 End of School Year Celebration
July 4 Holiday Picnic with DJ
July 22 Ice Cream Party
August 19 DJ and Ice Cream Party
September 5 Labor Day Picnic

For more details on our summer pool events, visit our schedules page (choose Midlothian and Outdoor Pool Events calendar) or use our FREE mobile app by searching “YMCA Richmond” on your device’s app store.

Guest Policies

There is a $5 guest fee for all guests; children age 3 and under are free.  Guests must be accompanied by a YMCA Outdoor Pool member at all times; if the member must leave for any reason, their guests must leave as well.  Guest passes for the indoor YMCA facility are not applicable to the outdoor pool.  Guest fees are not returned should the YMCA closes early for any reason, including inclement weather.

For more information on the Guest Policy, see our Information Packet at the bottom of this page.

Guest Passes

Pool members who registered before April 30 received 5 free guest passes to use, and will be automatically added to your account in our system.  New this year, guest passes will NOT be physical passes, but instead will be tracked in our system on your YMCA account.  Simply bring your guest, and we’ll keep track of how many you have used!  No need to worry about losing the guest passes!

All guests will need to have a guest waiver completed by a legal guardian at least 18 years of age or older.

Outdoor Pool Waiver

Inclement Weather

The YMCA will close the pool in the event of inclement weather if the safety of our members and guests is at risk.  While we will try to “wait out the storm”, the pool will remain closed for 30 minutes after each lightning strike or clap of thunder.  For more information on the Inclement Weather Policy, see our Information Packet at the bottom of this page.

Swim Tests

Swim tests assist our lifeguards in more quickly identifying the swimmers who can be in different areas of the pool.  Our swim test consists of jumping in the water, treading water for 15 seconds, and swimming 25 yards.

  • Swimmers under the age of 12 must successfully complete the swim test in order to swim in deep water (chest depth or greater) or use the slides and diving boards.
  • Green Bands will be given to swimmers completing the test in a prone position with forward movement, propellant kick and rhythmic breathing
  • Red Bands will be given if the swimmer cannot complete the swim test. He/she must wear the red band and remain in the designated shallow area under the direct supervision of a responsible adult.
  • Weak and non-swimmers must wear a Coast Guard approved lifejacket and have a parent in the water with them.
  • A Lifejacket can be removed if the child is under direct supervision of a responsible adult who is in the water with them.

  • Adults with multiple children of weak/non swimming ability must maintain prudent supervision and be in the water with the non-swimmer children.  The lifeguard has the authority to require that lifejackets be worn.

  • The Lifeguard has the authority to swim test anyone and ask them to swim in a designated area of the pool and wear a Coast Guard approved lifejacket.

  • Green or red bands will be issued by lead aquatic staff after swim test.  Please be sure to keep you band for the next time you attend the pool.  If a band is lost, we will issue one band to the child again, if lost a second time there will be a fee of $1.

    Outdoor Pool Bulletin (updated May 27)

All guests will need to have a guest waiver completed by a legal guardian at least 18 years of age or older.

Outdoor Pool Guest Waiver

Inclement Weather

The YMCA will close the pool in the event of inclement weather if the safety of our members and guests is at risk.  While we will try to “wait out the storm”, the pool will remain closed for 30 minutes after each lightning strike or clap of thunder.  For more information on the Inclement Weather Policy, see our Information Packet at the bottom of this page.

Swim Tests

Swim tests assist our lifeguards in more quickly identifying the swimmers who can be in different areas of the pool.  Details about the swim tests will be posted here soon.

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