Powhatan Outdoor Pool

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

Powhatan Outdoor Pool


Due to the issues surrounding COVID-19, the outdoor pool at the Powhatan Y is operating as lap swim only for the immediate future.  You may reserve your spot using the Schedules page or with our free mobile app.

Below is the information for our regular operating procedures for the 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?  It’s available to our YMCA members and their guests.


Current Hours

Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.

Reopening Guidelines

The pool will be currently available for lap swim and Water Fitness classes only. There is a maximum of 2 swimmers per lane during lap swim.

Water Fitness classes will begin on a limited basis beginning Monday, June 8.  We will expand class offerings as we are able.

Guest Policies

Currently we are not accepting guests in our facilities while we reopen from the COVID-19 closures.  As we return to “normal” operations in the future, we will begin to allow for guests to join our members.

There is a $5 guest fee for all guests; children age 1 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 a guest waiver, please visit our Guest Passes and Policies page.

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

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.