Aquatics

Aquatics Center

The James Family Prescott YMCA’S Aquatics Facility offers fun for the whole family! While enjoying activities in the pool area, please be sure to follow all posted rules and the instruction of the lifeguards. The lifeguards are highly motivated by the YMCA’s mission and are trained to prevent injuries and accidents before they happen. Children under the age of 12 may not swim without direct supervision by a parent or guardian in the water or on the pool deck. Read more..

 

Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons Update

UPDATE: As of 3/7/2023 we are currently scheduled out with private lessons for the next 45 days! We will be implementing a waitlist to help the increasing demand for lessons and aid our swim instructors. New lessons and re-sign ups will fillout a new private lesson request form at the end of your current session and turn it into the front desk where you will await contact from the aquatics director to ensure your prefferred instructor is available to teach. We will not collect payment until we can verify that we have an instructor available to teach! The waitlist is on a first come, first serve basis! We appreciate your patience! 

Private and semi-private swim lessons go year round! Private lessons may only be taught during pool operation hours. 

**New prices beginning January 2023 - Private/Semi-Private Lesson Request Form

 

CALLING ALL SWIMMERS-HELP NEEDED!!

Swimmers! We sincerely apologize for the recent changes in the pool schedule. We would love to keep the pool open longer. We need your help and support! New lifeguard and swim instructor training opportunites are headed your way. We have staff benefits and paid training opportunites available! Contact our aquatics director for more information! 

The aquatics team will be hosting a mass lifeguard invitational on Saturday, February 11th from 2pm-5pm. Candidates will perform the lifeguard pre-requsities along with a brief 10 minute interview from the aquatics director. We hope to see you there!! See our flyer for more information.

Mass Lifeguard Invitational-pdf

How does registration for group lessons work? How do I know what stage to register my child? What stages will be taught this session? Which age groups?

No worries, these are common questions! Registration and payment can be collected at the front desk of the YMCA. Please review our swim lesson selector guide for more information on which stage is right for your child. We will be teaching stages 1-6 for ages 5-12 this upcoming Fall session. If you would like an in-depth assessment on which stage your child should be placed please attend one of our free swim assesements on Saturdays from 1-2pm! 

Swim Lesson Stage Selector Guide-Flyer

Why Does My Swim Vest Need to be U.S. Coast Guard Approved? 

Skydivers wear their parachutes, football players wear their helmets, drivers wear their seatbelts, responsible swimmers wear their life vest! The YMCA has been America's swim teacher for over a century and it is our mission to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for the community and youth. We belive in following the practices and procedures upheld by the most reputable organizations, such as the U.S. Coast Guard, when it comes to water safety. While many store brand floaties and toys are popular, they are not designed to keep you safe while swimming. A USCG approved vest will keep you afloat and reduce the risk of injury. THe Prescott YMCA does not allow any non-USCG flotation devices while swimming in our facility. If you do not have a USCG vest we will be happy to let you borrow one of our vests while you swim! 

Swim Vest Guidelines-Prescott YMCA

Is Your Swimsuit Appropriate? 

The YMCA is a family friendly facility. We must ensure that all swimwear is appropriate and safe for pool use. Street clothes, jeans, underwear, or any revealing attire will not be permitted for swimming. Swimsuits must adequatley cover the body and be appropriate for its intended use. Please take a look at our swimwear guidelines for our aquatics facility!

Appropriate Swim Attire-Prescott YMCA

Private/Semi-Private Lessons 

Private and semi-private swim lessons go year round! Sign up today! Private lessons may only be taught during pool operation hours. 

**New prices beginning January 2023 - Private/Semi-Private Lesson Request Form

 

Lifeguard Certification Courses Available! 

Looking to make a difference? Become a Certified Lifeguard! Lifeguarding is not only a fun job, but its a great way to develop leadership, decision making, and communication skills. Certified Lifeguards are leaders in our pools, help prevent injuries, and are first responders. Paid Training is offerred! Must be at least 15 years of age to register for lifeguarding courses. See our flyer for more info on class schedules and candidate requirements.

More Questions? Contact Austin Olsen at 928-445-7221 EXT: 239 or at austin.olsen@prescottymca.org. 

May-July 2023 Parent-Tot Classes

 Saturdays 9am-9:30am AND 9:30am-10:00am

Registration opens on the 10th for Members and the 15th for the Community the month prior to each session. 

**Registration for February 2023 classes will open January 23rd for members and Janury 26th for the community. 

Parent-Tot Flyer May-July 2023

February-April 2023 Parent-Tot Classes

 Saturdays 9am-9:30am AND 9:30am-10:00am

**February class session will only have a 9:30-10:00am class

 Registration opens on the 10th for Members and the 15th for the Community the month prior to each session. 

**Registration for February 2023 classes will open January 23rd for members and Janury 26th for the community. 

Parent-Tot Flyer February-April 2023

 

 

All POOLS CLOSED 11:00am-3:00pm Mon-Thur

All POOLS CLOSED 11:00am-2:30pm Friday's

ACTIVITY POOL CLOSED 3:00pm-4:00pm Mon-Thurs AND 2:30-3:30pm on Fridays

 

LAP SWIMNo Reservations needed 

Monday- Friday: 5am-11am - See water aerobics class scheduled times!

Dive Well:  5am-11am - See water aerobics class scheduled times!

Monday-Thursday:  6 lanes available 3:00pm-4:00pm AND 3 lanes available between 4:00-7:00pm Beginning January 23rd, 2023! 

Friday:  6 lanes available 2:30pm-3:30pm AND 3 lanes available 3:30-6:30pm Beginning January 23rd, 2023! 

Saturday: 3 lanes available 8am-5:30pm 

Sunday: 3 Lanes available from 9am-3:30pm

**IMPORTANT - Scheduled classes affects how many lap lanes we will have during those times. Please refer to the pool schedule for the number of lanes available during class time!

 

Scheduled Water Fitness Class Times

Shallow Water Aerobics: (Lap Pool)

Monday-Friday 7:55am-8:55am 

 

Deep Water Aerobics: (Dive Well) 

Mon/Wed/Fri - 9:00am-9:50am AND 10:00am-10:50am

Tue/Thur - 10:00am-10:50am 

 

Warm Water Exercise: (Activity Pool)

Mon/Wed/Fri - 9:00am-10:00am AND 10:00am-11:00am

Tue/Thur - 10:00am-11:00am

 

Parent-Tot: (Activity Pool)

Saturday's - 9:00am-10:00am

**The water slide area will not be available during that time! 

 

OPEN REC/FAMILY SWIM: No reservations needed   

Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-7:00pm - Beginning January 23rd, 2023! 

Monday - Friday: 5:00am-11:00am - Activity pool available

Friday: 3:30pm-6:30pm - Beginning January 23rd, 2023! 

Saturday:  8am-5:30pm Slide area unavailable 9am-10am for Parent-Tot Class 

Sunday: 9am-3:30pm

**SLIDE / DIVING BOARD AVAILABLE DURING AFTERNOON OPEN REC ONLY!**

 

Youth Swim Lessons

Private/Semi Private Lessons available to Members and Community! 

Registration Form/ Information

**IMPORTANT** We are currently seeing a high demand for private swim lesson requests for the upcoming spring-summer season. YMCA Members and Community Members may still sign up for lessons but may have to wait a few weeks before we are able to accomodate your request. 

Locker Rooms are OPEN!

What the Y Pool being open means to me!

“The Prescott YMCA has stepped up to save the swimming community here in Prescott and the surrounding towns. Swimming is a way of life for many in our little corner of the world. We use swimming to stay healthy, both physically and mentally. We are happiest when we get our daily swim, visiting with like-minded individuals. The pool is our ‘happy place’. I am indebted to the YMCA for stepping up and opening the pool as soon as the CDC said it was safe to do so.  We are eternally grateful for letting us have our little slice of normalcy during this stressful time. Thank you!!!"  Brigid B.

“As a competitive swimmer/athlete I can say the words grateful, grateful, and grateful to have the YMCA available during the pandemic. I thank you for keeping it open as much as you were able to.” Jill A.


“An open lap pool at the Y is essential. Some of us are trying to stay competitive at the world, national, and state. Others of us lap swim for physical, mental, and social health. For many of us open lap swim is second only to open health care.”  Mark M.

"I've been swimming at the Y almost every day for over 20 years. I love the way it makes me feel, both short-term and long-term." Doug M.

My husband and I moved to Prescott about 2 years ago and one of the first things I did was join the Y. I have been a member of various Y's for years and always enjoyed the classes I took, along with meeting wonderful people. Well, I certainly wasn't disappointed when I joined the Prescott Y! The fitness classes I take are all taught by extremely enthusiastic and professional instructors, and I enjoy the variety of classes available, along with the days and times. The lifeguards at the pool are also very friendly and helpful, especially when we had to reserve lanes. Most important, the Y has provided me with a comfortable setting to meet like-minded people who share an interest in staying healthy while having fun. Many thanks for all you do for the community here in Prescott. Ginny S.
 

My new insurance this year included Silver Sneakers, so I checked out the YMCA early on, but then the pandemic hit.  When you opened again for limited swimming, I was thrilled!! And now with the fitness center and classes starting back up, I am ecstatic! I love the swimming pool, especially the diving board and water slide! The 36-step climb to the top of the water slide is great for training, as well. I like being able to try different classes, and have found some beyond my ability, but the Silver Sneakers class with Janice is phenomenal! I have found every person on the staff to be friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable and it is wonderful to be around people of all ages committed to Fitness. Penny N.