Pool Guidelines

Click here for current pool schedule (including water exercise classes and family swim)

  • All members must sign a pre-arrival waiver electronically to be admitted.  Click here for details.
  • Members must make a reservation the day before by calling the Y at 914-967-6363.  Swimmers who require the stairs can reserve a therapy lane, 1 lane per time block is available in each pool. (For Monday reservations, please call on Saturday) Click here for more details.
  • Masks are required throughout the building and on deck.
  • Please come dressed to swim. Wear a swim suit under your clothes.  Locker rooms are closed and the lockers in the wet corridor are unavailable. There will be two bathrooms available in the wet corridor for toilet use only.  Members are asked to shower pre-swim with soap and water at home.  Please bring a water bottle as drinking fountains are for refilling bottles only. Please bring any equipment you need – i.e. kick board, pull buoys, fins, jog belts etc.
    As of 9/21  each adult lap swim lane can accommodate two swimmers
    • At times that lanes 2-6 are available, they will be assigned as shared lanes.
    • Members will swim side by side of these lanes starting and stopping at opposite ends of the pool.
    • Swimmer 1 will begin their swim at the assigned shallow side of the pool.
    • Swimmer 2 will begin their swim at the assigned deep side of the pool.
    • Each swimmer must remain on their side of the pool during their entire swim.
    • Swimmers will only be allowed to rest or stop at their assigned area of the pool (for example if you are assigned deep end, you can’t stop at the shallow side for a rest)
    • Swimmers must enter and exit at their designated side of the pool.
    • When calling to make a reservation, you will register for a deep or shallow reservation. If you are uncomfortable entering/exiting the pool from the deep end of the lane, please do not accept a reservation in the deep end – we will not be able to guarantee adjustments to accommodate your request at the pool.
    • Deep end swimmers will have an area to leave their belongings at the deep end of the pool.
    • Continue to make a reservation prior to your requested reservation time (see reservation information below)
    • Lane 1 (Therapy lane) will continue to be used for 1 swimmer. Any swimmer who has apprehensions about sharing a lane can make a reservation in the therapy lane.
    • We ask that you are respectful and mindful during your swim and understand that everybody’s comfort level may be very different at this time.
    • There should be no prolonged breaks during swim times. At the end of swim period, a whistle will be blown, please follow instructions & exit promptly. Stay in your own lane; wait for instructions from staff.  Swimmer Responsibilities

Welcome Back Video for Pool 

 

Swimmers will line up in the wet corridor, standing on floor markers indicating 6 feet distance from each other. Pool concierge will let them in at their designated swim time and offer assistance, including assigning swim lanes. When swimmers enter the pool area, they will be assigned to a swim chair at the head of their lane to leave their belongings and hang up their items. Each chair will be cleaned by staff after each use. A swim reservation made for 7:00am, will start swim at 7:10am and end swim at 7:50am.

Brookside Pool
Brookside Pool swimmers will exit directly into the lobby in their wet gear, through the double emergency exit doors near the front entrance.Please check schedule for details.

Pa Cope Pool (Maximum 4 swimmers)

In order to alleviate congestion of swimmers from Brookside pool, pool reservations for Pa Cope swimmers will be staggered to ensure all swimmers are in the Brookside pool before their arrival. Pa Cope swimmers must wait outside of the facility until their designated reservation. Pa Cope pool is now available for water exercise, water therapy, and private swim lessons. On select days/times, we  close the lap swim schedule in Pa Cope and allow reservations for water therapy, private swim, or water exercise classes. During this time, we will not permit more than 10 people in the pool at a time. Please check schedule for details.

Youth/Teen Lap Swim for youth/teens 12-14 and Family Swim will be held in the Pa Cope pool. Please check schedule for details.

Pa Cope Pool swimmers will exit into the wet corridor and through the lobby door that they entered through.

Reservation Policy:

  • Reservations must be made 1 day before, by calling the Y at 914-967-6363.  Monday reservations should be made on Saturdays as we are closed on Sunday for deep cleaning.
  • Last reservation is taken up to 2 hours prior to time of swim or class
  • 15 minute grace period
  • Maximum of one reservation per member, per day with no transfer of reservations
  • Maximum of 4 reservations per week per member
  • A no-show without cancellation, will count against the member’s reservation limit for the week
  • If the member has two no-shows in one week, then the member will not be allowed to make any reservations for the next 7 days.
  • Please wait outside or in your car until 5 minutes before reservation time.