Our pools generally open 1/2 hour after the Y facility opens and close 1/2 hour before the Y facility closes so our lifeguards have time to do all the safety and chemical checks.
Our outdoor pool is now closed for the season.
One way the YMCA practices a safe environment is to close swimming pools during severe weather such as thunder and lightning. The YMCA of the USA, FEMA, the American Red Cross, NOAA, and the National Lightning Safety Institute all advise to not use plumbing of any kind during thunder and lightning and to stay clear of windows.
Thunder is the sound of lightning, which is a warning that lightning is either present or will soon be visibly present. For these reasons, our YMCA aquatic facilities will close during thunder and lightning and we ask that you respect this policy. Our pools will close until 30 minutes after the last thunder or lightning
Swimming at the Y
Few things are more inviting than a bright blue, sparkling pool. At the Beaufort-Jasper YMCA we provide lessons, water aerobics, family fun, competitive swimming and more. So whether you’re a parent looking to help your little swimmer improve their stroke or a senior working to stay fit and socially connected, the Y has a pool, program or class for you.
Water Safety Tips
Learn how to swim indoors this winter.We offer lessons year-round in our heated pool!
Have a pool yourself? Maintain pools and spas in the winter by keeping water clear, even if it is too cold to swim. If someone falls in they can be seen and helped faster.
Before the kids visit for the holidays, install a lockable safety cover for your spa.
On holiday, away from the Lowcountry? Know the dangers of ice on lakes and ponds. Always be watchful as you never know if ice thickness is the same throughout a body of water.
Be a Constant Eyes On (CEO), especially at other people’s homes. Know if there is water near or around homes your children visit.
When traveling to see relatives and family members, stress the importance of keeping gates closed, doors locked, toilet seats down and emptying buckets. Drowning can happen inside the home just as easily as outside the home.
The safety of all swimmers is our priority! Therefore, a swim test is required of all swimmers under the age of 18 to determine their swimming competency so they will be safe in all areas of both the indoor and outdoor pools. Swim test can be done with our Head Lifeguard or Aquatics Director.
Patrons who are unable to pass the Y swim test MUST wear a coast guard approved life vest/jacket at all times.
NO EXTENDED Breathholding or Hyperventilation Is Allowed. Extended breath holding and/or hyperventilating can cause blackouts and drowning!
To register for swim lessons, click the button below.
We are so much more!
We continue to support the community and are dedicated to the mission of our Christian heritage in the same way we always have. We look forward to enriching more lives, more families, and to further strengthen this community for decades to come.