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!
Registration begins March 1 for YMCA members (March 16 for non-YMCA members). Get our best deals when you register early! And save an additional 10% when you register online and use the code ODP2020.
Join the YMCA!
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!
Add-on an additional person to your Family purchase for qualified individuals. This could be a nanny or foreign exchange student. To purchase an add-on to your account, stop by the Midlothian Family YMCA. (Add-on is not available online and is only available to the Family pool package.)
HOURS AND EVENTS
Hours of Operation
The Outdoor Aquatic Center opens Saturday, May 16. We will have weekend-only hours May 16 – 17 & 23 – 24, and weekday hours will begin May 26. The last day of the pool will be Monday, September 7. We are open weekdays from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Holiday Hours (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day) are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The pool will also close early for YMCA Swim Team meets (a member of the RMAL), which will be posted here when those schedules are released.
The diving boards will be closed for home dive meets noon – 4 p.m., June 18 and July 2. Come on out and support our divers!
Summer Swim Team
The Midlothian Family YMCA Summer Swim Team competes against other associations and neighborhood swim teams during the summer months.
Swim meets schedules will be posted here as soon as they are available.
If you are interested in joining our Summer Swim Team, visit the Midlothian Family YMCA or find out more here.
Join our Summer Dive Team at the Midlothian Family YMCA. Registration will be available soon.
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.
Join us for Family Fun Fridays starting June 12! Each Friday, we will have different games or activities to do. At 4 p.m., we will kick off our Family programming with our Float Night. A complete list of events will be listed by April 1.
There is a $10 guest fee for all guests; $20 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 close early for any reason, including inclement weather.
Visit our Guest Policy Page for more information.
All guests will need to have a guest waiver completed by a legal guardian at least 18 years of age or older.
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 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 $2.