Aquatics FAQ - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Aquatics FAQ

We are here to answer any questions that you may have about swimming at the Y.  Some of the most frequently asked questions are listed below for your convenience. Simply rollover a question to reveal its answer.  For questions not listed below, please email Heather Polley at our Ascension St. Vincent YMCA or Mikaela Scheu at our Dunigan YMCA.

How do I know which level of swim lessons is appropriate for my child(ren)?
Since our lessons are skill based, this Lesson Selector can help guide you to the appropriate class level.
Does my baby need a swim diaper?
Until your child is fully potty trained, he/she must wear a swim diaper at all times in the pool.
Is my child old enough to swim on their own?
To make our pools safe for everyone, anyone 9 years or younger must have an adult with them. Anyone 10 and 11 years old will need an adult to check them in, stay in the building, and the child may swim alone. Anyone 12 or older may swim alone. If any child 12 or under wants to swim in the deep end (over 5′ of water), aquatics staff will issue a swim test to ensure the child is capable to swim safely. If they pass the test, they will be issued a green neck band when visiting. The results of these tests are recorded in your account.  View our age policies here >>
Are flotation devices allowed?
All flotation devices must be coast guard approved to be used in both facilities. Please note that mermaid tails are not permitted in our pools due to safety.
When are the inside Splash features at the Dunigan pool available?
The Aquatics staff would be happy to turn on the inner water features anytime we are not having water fitness classes or swim lessons. Simply ask the lifeguard if those features can be turned on. Water Features will not be available during Sensory Friendly Swim Hour. 
When is the outside Splash Pad at Dunigan open?
Our Dunigan location has a Splash Pad outside for children to use during the summer months when weather permits.  The Splash Pad officially opens on Memorial Day.  During the summer season, the Splash Pad is open Mon-Fri 11:30AM-5:30PM, Sat 11:30AM-4:00PM and Sunday 12:30PM-4:00PM.  In the fall after school has started, the Splash Pad will have modified hours as long as it is 72° or warmer. The Splash Pad closes for the season after Labor Day.
Can I Learn to SCUBA at the Y?
Yes, the Y offers SCUBA lessons in conjunction with Aquatech Scuba Center. Weeknight and weekend classes are offered all year around. To register or for questions about class schedule and times call 479-5764.

St. Vincent
Days & Times Vary
$345 (YM) / $395 (NM)