Michiana Family YMCA

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YMCA of Michiana

Open Swim
South Bend location only
Open Swim

The perfect time for you and your family to relax and play in the water is offered every week. An open area in the pool will include shallow and deep ends.

All kids 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult family member during Open Swim.

Swim Testing

Helping your family enjoy water safely is our priority. To assure the comfort and swimming confidence in shallow and/or deep water all children 14 years and under will wear a Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD or Lifejacket) unless:

1) tested for Shallow Water skills (Red wristband)
2) Deep water skills (Blue wristband), or
3) of adequate height.

Adults weak in swimming skills may be asked to take a Deep Water Test to swim in deep area.

SHALLOW TEST: FLOAT on front, stand up; FLOAT on back, stand up; swim with forward progress for 15 feet.

DEEP TEST: Jump in feet first by deep end ladder, swim on the surface on your front toward the shallow end, turn around and swim back to deep end, stop before wall and tread water for 15 seconds, without touching walls, bottom, or ropes. Testing will be done every visit.

Michiana Family YMCA

1201 Northside Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46615

Phone: (574) 287-9622
Fax: (574) 282-3752
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The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
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