Aquatics Center

Every Child Must be Swim Tested!!! Please see Lifeguards for swim testing.

  • Swim testing conducted on every person under 18 to keep patrons safe.
  • Red band requires no test will signify a non-swimmer.
  • Yellow band requires no swim test but every yellow band must be at least 48" tall. Signifies non-swimmer but allowed on the slide and shallow end of lap pool.
  • Green band requires a swim test: Jump into the deep end, recover, tread water 30 seconds, and swim 25 yards.
  • Children 0-5 must be accompanied by an adult (18+) in the water (no matter the wristband color).
  • Children 6-9 must be accompanied by an adult (18+) on the pool deck.
  • Children 10-12 must be accompanied by an adult (18+) in the YMCA facility.
  • Children 13-17 may use the facility unaccompanied but a parents phone number must be on record at the front desk.

Pool Rules

The James Family Prescott YMCA Aquatics Facility offers fun for the whole family!

Host your next party at the YMCA pool : Rental Agreement - Please contact our front desk 928-445-7221 Ext. 238.

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 10 may not swim without direct supervision by a parent or guardian in the water or on the pool deck. Only proper swimming attire is allowed in the pool; street clothes are not permitted. Children under the age of 3 must wear a securely-fitting swim diaper (available for purchase at the Membership Desk).

OPEN REC: Fun for all ages! Open Rec times are available in both the Activity Pool and the Lap Pool. The water slide and diving board are open at designated times, as well. Please refer to the Pool Schedule for details and times.

LAP SWIM: Up to six lap lanes open for fitness swimming. Please refer to the Lap Pool Schedule for details and times.

PARENT/CHILD SWIM: This is a time designated for parents to swim in the Activity Pool with their small children, with the possibility to take them down the slide (when there is not a class in session in the Splash Down area). Please check the Activity Pool Schedule for specific days and times.

WARM WATER EXCERCISE: Monday-Friday there are a variety of arthritis and yoga classes to meet your needs. Soaking in warm water is always beneficial to those with aches and pains needing to be stretched out and moved in a forgiving aquatic environment. Take the pressure off those aches and come to a class today.