Outdoor Pools - Closed for 2018 Season

Outdoor Pools - Closed for 2018 Season

Outdoor Pool Locations/Schedules

  • Cooper YMCA
  • Copple Family YMCA
  • Fallbrook YMCA

Throughout the summer, the outdoor pool may be closed due to inclement weather. Call your Y for information.

Lap Swim/Adult Only Swim

Minimum of 3 lap lanes available. Members must be at least 19 years old or older to use outdoor pool during this time.

Recreational Swim

Open to members of the Lincoln YMCA who hold Young Adult, Adult, Senior or Family/Household memberships. 

Youth Usage Policy

The outdoor pool will be available to those members with Young Adult, Adult, Senior or Family/Household memberships. If you currently hold a Youth membership, you may complete a membership change request form for a Young Adult membership to gain access to the Outdoor Pools. 

Age 9 and over are invited to use the full outdoor facility during regular designated hours of operation.

Age 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at least 16 years of age or older at all times.

Age 5 and under must be within arm's reach of their parent or guardian at least 16 years of age.

Summer Pool Reminders

  • A swim test will be administered for anyone wanting to go down the slide or be in the deep end.
  • Diapers designed for swimming must be worn under a bathing suit for young children who are not fully potty trained.
  • Safety breaks will be called every hour for 10 minutes. Please use this time to get out of the sun, use the restroom and drink water. Please refrain from using the indoor pools during break times. Adults may swim during safety breaks.
  • A complete list of pool rules will be posted inside the pool area. It is the responsibility of each member to read and understand those rules.

Guest Usage Policy

A non-member may utilize the Outdoor Pool on Guest Days when accompanied by a Lincoln Y member (age 19+). Outdoor Pool Guest Days are offered every day during Recreational Swim (weather permitting). The ratio of non-members to members in the party must be 1:1. Non-members will need to pay a $5 outdoor pool guest day fee. Lincoln Y members, please bring your guest to the Front Desk for check-in. 

Special Events

Family Nights

Family Nights will have age-appropriate activities and games. A Y staff member will also be available to catch kids off the slide during this time only. Family Nights are open to Young Adult, Adult, Senior or Family/Household Lincoln Y members.

Family Nights vary by location. Please view the location schedules at the top of the page or contact your Y's Front Desk to inquire. 

Member Events

Member events have been planned throughout the summer. These events are open to Young Adult, Adult, Senior or Family/Household members.

Community Events

These events are open to anyone in the community. Watch our Facebook pages or events calendars for details. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When will the swimming pool open?

Memorial Day Weekend (weather permitting)

2. Do I need to be a member to use the outdoor pool?

Yes. Young Adult, Adult, Senior or Family/Household members of any Lincoln YMCA may use the outdoor pool. Due to limited space, those with a Youth membership will need to upgrade to a Young Adult or Family Membership to use the outdoor pool. YMCA Members from out-of-town may use only the indoor pools.

3. Will my membership dues go up if I use the outdoor pool?

No. Membership fees are reviewed annually and regular increases can occur. However, no increase as a direct result of the pool will occur. 

5. Are flotation devices allowed in the outdoor pool?

Only flotation devices that are U.S. Coast Guard-approved will be allowed in the outdoor pool. No rafts, water wings or other flotation devices will be allowed in the swimming pool. These guidelines are the same for the YMCA indoor pools.

6. If I am not a member, can I pay the Day Fee to use the outdoor pool?

Due to limited space, it is only available to Lincoln Y members. This Guest Policy is to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone. We encourage members to bring guests through the $5 Guest Days during Recreational/Open Swim times when the pool is staffed and prepared for extra swimmers and activities.

7. Can I use the YMCA white towels at the outdoor pool?

Please bring a towel from home to use at our outdoor pool. YMCA towels are not allowed outside.

8. Will I be able to rent the outdoor pool for special events?

Rentals will be scheduled in the evenings for the months of June, July and August. You can register starting April 1.