Cannon Memorial YMCA
A-Z Directory
Cannon YMCA

Policies and Guidelines

  • The lifeguard has the authority to enforce any rule necessary to ensure a safe pool environment.
  • All persons using the swimming pool must take a soap shower before entering the pool.
  • Please keep noise level down.  Screaming and yelling are discouraged.
  • A parent or responsible adult supervisor must accompany all children under 10.
  • Non-toilet trained children must wear rubber pants or swim diaper.  Regular diapers are not allowed.
  • Coast Guard approved swimming devices only.  Inflatable devices are not allowed.
  • A responsible adult within arm’s reach must accompany all children who are non-swimmers or using Coast Guard approved flotation devices.
  • Swim attire must be appropriate and suitable for a YMCA family atmosphere.
  • Any person having an infectious or communicable disease is prohibited from using the pools.
  • Persons having open blisters, cuts, sores, etc. are not allowed to use the pools.
  • Please remove bandages before entering the water.
  • Spitting, spouting water, blowing nose or discharging body waste in the pool is strictly prohibited.
  • Please walk in the pool area.
  • Please dispose of food, drink and gum before swimming.
  • Diving is not allowed.
  • Glass is not allowed in the pool area.
  • Hair longer than 3” must be tied back or secured with a swim cap.
  • Horseplay, dunking, pushing and jumping toward side of the pool are not permitted.
  • Noodles, weights, barbells and other YMCA pool equipment are for exercise and instructional classes only.
  • Lap lanes, kickboards and leg buoys are for swimmers only.
  • If 2 or more swimmers are in a lap lane, please circle swim.
  • Diving blocks are for swim teams and instructional use only.
  • Please stay off of lane lines and lifelines.
  • Emergency telephone is located on pool wall.
  • The Sauna is co-ed.
  • Swim suits must be worn at all times.
  • If you have medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, respiratory problems, or are pregnant, you should consult a physician for information on how exposure to high heat might affect you.
  • Remove contact lenses before entering sauna room.
  • Jewelry should not be worn in sauna room due to extreme heat factor.
  • Use of sauna increases pulse rate, increases body temperature and changes blood pressure.  The individual effects are unpredictable and could be physically hazardous.  See your physician prior to using these facilities.
  • Use the emergency button on the wall if you need assistance.
  • Patrons 15 years and under are not permitted in the sauna.
  • Observe a 10 minute time limit in the sauna.
  • Do not spray water on or place a towel or clothing over sensor or heating element.
  • Everyone must shower before using.
  • The following items are prohibited in the sauna:
    - Newspapers, magazines or other ready materials
    - Contact lenses
    - Jewelry
    - Electronic equipment
    - Scented oils, balms or perfumes
  • Emergency telephone is located on pool wall.
  • The Steam Room is co-ed.
  • Swim suits must be worn at all times.
  • If you have medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, respiratory problems, or are pregnant, you should consult a physician for information on how exposure to high heat and humidity might affect you.
  • Remove contact lenses before entering steam room.
  • Jewelry should not be worn in steam room due to extreme heat factor.
  • Use of steam rooms increases pulse rate, increases body temperature and changes blood pressure.  The individual effects are unpredictable and could be physically hazardous.  See your physician prior to using these facilities.
  • Use the emergency button on the wall if you need assistance.
  • Patrons 15 years and under are not permitted in the steam room.
  • Observe a 10 minute time limit in the steam room.
  • Do not spray water on or place a towel or clothing over sensor.
  • Everyone must shower before using.
  • The following items are prohibited in the steam room:
    - Newspapers, magazines or other ready materials
    - Contact lenses
    - Jewelry
    - Electronic equipment
    - Scented oils, balms or perfumes
  • Emergency telephone is located on pool wall.
  • Must be over the age of 10 or able to successfully pass swim test to ride this slide.
  • Form line on pool deck, not on slide stairwell.
  • No tubes, mats, or life jackets permitted in the flume.
  • Only 1 rider at a time.  No doubles, trains or chains.
  • Wait for lifeguard’s starting instructions before riding.
  • Enter slide in sitting position.
  • Ride slide feet first either in sitting or lying down on back.
  • Keep arms and feet inside flume.
  • No running, standing, kneeling, rotating, tumbling or stopping in flume.
  • No diving from flume.
  • Exit splashdown pool area immediately.
  • WARNING – Pregnant women and riders with heart and/or back conditions should not use this ride.
  • WARNING – Do not use this ride while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • WARNING – Failure to follow safety rules can result in serious injury to yourself or others and loss of your privilege to use this ride.
  • Emergency telephone is located on pool wall.
  • Elderly persons, pregnant women and those with health conditions requiring medical car should contact a physician before entering a spa or hot tub.
  • Not to be used by children under the age of 13.
  • Hot water immersion while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, drugs or medicines may lead to serious consequences and is not recommended.
  • Do not use alone.
  • Long exposure may result in nausea, dizziness, or fainting.
  • Whirlpool capacity is 10.
  • Please refrain from exposure in excess of 10 consecutive minutes.
  • Please wear appropriate swim attire.
  • Use is at your own risk.
  • Shower before use.
  • Emergency telephone is located on pool wall.