Midlothian Outdoor Pool

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

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!


Registration is now open for both YMCA and community members, but you can still save an additional 10% by registering online when you use the code “ODP2017“!



Registration begins March 16 for non-YMCA members.  Consider joining the YMCA today and save on your pool membership.  With no contracts and no joining fees, our outdoor pool has some great amenities!

Hours of Operation

The Outdoor Aquatic Center opens Saturday, May 27 – Monday, September 4.  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 for YMCA Swim Team (a member of the RMAL) meets on these dates:

  • Tuesday, June 20
  • Wednesday, July 5
  • Monday, July 17

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:

May 29: Memorial Day Picnic.  Noon – 2 p.m.
June 16: Ice Cream DJ Float Night. 6 – 8 p.m.
June 17 – 18: End of School Year Celebration. “Pops For Pops” Father’s Day Celebration.  YMCA members can bring in guests for free!
July 4: Holiday Picnic with DJ. Noon – 2 p.m.
July 21: Ice Cream Party
August 18: DJ and Ice Cream Party.  6 – 8 p.m.
September 4: Labor Day Picnic. Noon – 2 p.m.

For more details on our summer pool events, visit our schedules page (choose 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; $10 per family.  Guests must be accompanied by a YMCA Outdoor Pool member at all times.  If the YMCA 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.

Visit our Guest Policy Page for more information.

Guest Passes

All members of the Outdoor Pool received 3 free guest passes to use throughout the summer.  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!

NEW THIS YEAR! Week Passes are available for purchase for out-of-town guests.  Guest must be accompanied by Outdoor Pool Members each visit.  Limit 1 week pass per Outdoor Pool member per month.

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.