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Our Promise…To make the health and safety of our participants and staff our number one priority.
Refunds will not be given due to any reason including but not limited to weather, contamination and low attendance. Season passes are not transferable and are to be used by the patron assigned.
Aquatic Director/Pool Manager/Head Guards reserve the right to prohibit anyone from using the facility due to poor conduct. Please be respectful of each other and the rights of others to have fun at the Le Mars Outdoor Pool.
Diving Board Rules
Diving Well Rules
Registration: Registration for all Outdoor Pool activities will begin on May 1. You may register at the Y starting May 1. The Outdoor Pool will take registrations and membership sales starting May 27 during pool operating hours. Payment is due at the time of registration. Both the YMCA and the Outdoor Pool can accept cash, check, Visa or MasterCard credit/debit cards for the amount only.
Membership Cards: For individuals with an Outdoor Pool membership the membership card is required for admittance to the Outdoor Pool. If you already have a membership and keep your membership card in the card box at the Y, you can keep the card with you for the summer or purchase a second card for $2.00.
Weather: Call 546-8811 for the temperature reading.
Open Swim: The pool will not be open for the next open swim time if the temperature is less than 65 degrees at 12:30pm or 6:00pm. A message will be placed on our answering machine as to the next time of possible opening, call 546-4809. In addition an announcement will be placed on KLEM.
Lap Swim (11:30am and 5pm): The pool will not be open for the next lap swim time if the temperature is less than 60 degrees at 11:00am or 4:30pm. A message will be placed on our answering machine as to the next time of possible opening, call 546-4809. Should it be cancelled, an announcement will be placed on KLEM.
Morning Lap Swim: If the temperature is less than 55 degrees at 6:00am the pool will not be open for morning lap swim and water fitness class. In addition, an announcement will be placed on KLEM.
Swim Team Practice: Swim team practice will not be cancelled due to the temperature. If there is severe weather, including lightning or thunder, practice will not be held. Swim team members can make up their missed practice on their own during the noon or evening lap swim times.
Group Swim Lessons: Morning group swim lessons will be cancelled if the temperature is less than 60 degrees at 9:30am. Evening group swim lessons will be cancelled if the temperature is less than 60 degrees at 4:30pm. An announcement of cancellation and make-ups will be placed on KLEM. The first two times that lessons are cancelled, for any reason, the swimmers will participate in a “Safety Day”. Any additional cancelled lessons will be made up at a later date. Each class is guaranteed at least eight days in the water.
Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons: Private and Semi-Private Lessons need to contact their instructor. All cancellations will be determined by the instructor and the parent.
Stormy Weather: The National Lightning Safety Institute stipulates that at the first sound of thunder or the first sight of lightning the pool is to be cleared and all patrons are to enter the shower/changing rooms. The pool cannot be re-opened until 30 minutes past the last heard thunder or sight of lightning. On stormy days please vacate the pool as quickly as possible for the safety of you and our staff. If an activity is cancelled due to thunder and lightning, it will be rescheduled if possible. If swim lessons are cancelled, all lessons after the lesson cancelled will be called off as well to keep lessons on the same schedule. No refunds will be given to open swimmers or lap swimmers due to weather closings. If you are paying a day pass fee, you may want to check the weather before you come to the pool. Children will NOT be allowed to walk or ride their bike home, a lifeguard will stay at the pool until a parent arrives to pick them up. If it is raining, we plan to stay open if our patron number stays up and the lifeguards are still able to see the bottom of the deep end. If it rains harder, the pool may be closed due to low visibility.
Low Attendance Rule: During the afternoon if after one hour of opening there are fewer than 15
patrons the red slide will be shut off. If there are still no more than 15 patrons at 3:00pm the pool will be closed. During the evening if after one hour of opening there are fewer than 15 patrons the pool will be closed.