GREATER WICHITA YMCA 

LANE POOLS / LAP SWIM

POOL WATER TEMPERATURES

Unless otherwise indicated, Greater Wichita YMCA pools are kept within the following range of degrees:

  • RECREATIONAL / FAMILY POOLS - 86-88° F
  • LANE POOLS - 80-84° F
  • HOT TUBS - 101-104° F

STANDARD LANE / LAP LENGTHS

While the number of lanes may vary, Greater Wichita YMCA lap pools are all the same length allowing consistent distance measurement for swimmers: 

  • 1/4 (0.25) MILE - 9 Laps / 18 Lengths
  • 1/2 (0.50) MILE - 17.5 Laps / 35 Lengths
  • 1 (1.0) MILE - 35 Laps / 70 Lengths

USE OF POOLS BY CHILDREN

All swimmers must meet and comply with all pool policies, rules, and restrictions as well as all member policies, guest pass policies, and facilities usage polices - without exception. Specific pool policies include:

  • Children 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult (age 18+) while swimming unless participating in supervised programs (swim lessons, etc.)
  • Children 0-7 must be within arm's reach of a responsible adult (age 18+) at all times while in the pool / on swim decks
  • Children 0-7 must not exceed a 3:1 (child to adult) ratio to their responsible adult
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LOOKING FOR POOL SCHEDULES?

We recently changed our website schedule/search function to include only structured events (group exercise classes, sports, programs). If you're looking for open swim (family pools or lane / lap pools) you must:

  1. Visit the branch page where you want to swim (start at our LOCATIONS page).
  2. Scroll down past the image at the top of the page.
  3. Look for and tap the "Swim Schedule" options (on the right).
  4. A viewable/downloadable/printable PDF should open on your screen.
  5. Check the "effective dates" to make sure you have the right schedule.

Consider, instead, downloading our FREE app (for Apple and Android devices) where you can find all of our current schedules with a few finger taps.