The YMCA of Greenville has many pools located throughout the association, and are busy places for swim lessons, swim teams, and much more. Find out more about what we offer at the links below!
Our pools are mixed use. That means you're welcome to use them for recreation when they are not in use in an organized aquatics program. Every day, our pools host lap swimmers, swim lessons, swim academy practices, aqua aerobics classes, and families enjoying free swim time together. We want everyone to enjoy our facilities safely. That's why we require a swim test for children younger than 14.
YMCA Swim Test Policy
Children 0-4 years of age: Children this age must have a parent or responsible adult within arm’s reach at all times.
Children 5-12 years of age: Children this age must pass the swim test and have a parent in the water with them or on the pool deck.
Children 13-14 years of age: Children this age must pass the swim test or wear an approved life jacket.
The Swim Test
- Jump into the pool, submerge fully, return to the surface and begin swimming.
- Swim 25 yards without stopping or touching the bottom of the pool in a horizontal position using a forward crawl stroke. The swimmer's arms must achieve full extension in every stroke and he or she must maintain the stroke for the full 25 yards.
- Tread water for 30 seconds
- Exit the pool without assistance, using the wall.
Swimmers are retested at the beginning of each summer, and may, at a lifeguard's discretion, be asked to repeat the swim test at any point during the year.
YMCA of Greenville Locations with Pools
Caine Halter Family Y – Indoor Pool (kept at 87° year round), Outdoor Pool (with “bubble” in the winter months, kept at 80° year round), and Splash Pad (open Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Greenville Health System Family Y (GHS) – Outdoor Pool (with “bubble” in the winter months, kept at 80° year round)
Y Program Center – Indoor Pool (kept at 87° year round)
Eastside Family Y – Indoor Pool (kept at 84° year round)