Dive into fitness at the YMCA! For splash-around fun, swim lessons, lap swimming or effective, joint-friendly exercise, the Y is the place to be! We help people of all ages explore a new environment, learn to swim, build self-confidence or get a wet and wonderful workout! Lap swimming and open swim available in the 8-Lane 25-Yard Lap Pool, and the Warm Water Instructional Pool is open at various times throughout the day; see pool schedule.


  1. Please shower before entering the pool.
  2. Proper swim attire must be worn at all times. Cotton damages pool filters.
  3. Breath-holding activities are not permitted in YMCA pools.
  4. Running on the deck, in the locker rooms, showers, or hallways is not permitted.
  5. Food, soda, gum, or candy are not permitted in the pool area.
  6. Horseplay of any kind is not permitted.
  7. YMCA equipment is reserved for instructor use only.
  8. Hanging on the float lines, starting blocks, or lap lines is not permitted.
  9. Starting blocks are only for YMCA coaches and instructors.
  10. Enter the water facing forward.
  11. Persons with bandages, open cuts, and wounds are not allowed in the pool.
  12. Children 5 & under are required to be in arms reach of an adult. They must be accompanied in the water.
  13. Children 6-10 are required to have an adult in the pool area. The adult must be in the water if the child cannot pass the deep end test or stand in the pool
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Our aquatic staff of American Red Cross certified lifeguards strive to maintain the highest standards possible. The goal is to provide patrons with a safe, clean atmosphere in which families can enjoy aquatic fitness and recreation. The purpose of the aquatic staff is not to supervise your child, but to ensure the safety of all facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies. Therefore, parents are expected to closely supervise their children and assist in enforcing the policies for the safety and enjoyment of all patrons. A parent or guardian must directly supervise children 9 & under at all times unless your child is a participant in a Y supervised program. Direct supervision means an adult is required to be in a swimsuit and in the water with the child at all times.
Parents of children between the ages of 10 and 12 are not required to directly supervise their child given that their child successfully completes a swim test. A swim test consists of swimming in good form, one pool length and is given by the lifeguard on duty; a child may be required to test each time they visit. However, the parent or guardian must remain in the facility.

In the interest of public health and safety, and in compliance with all local and state laws, only appropriate clean swimwear may be worn when swimming at the Kenosha YMCA Kueny Aquatic Center. Guardians must also be in proper swimsuit attire, so that if necessary, they can enter the pool to assist the patrons for whom they are responsible. Appropriate swimsuit attire is defined as clothing specifically designed for use in the water. They are designed to be quick drying and are generally made from smooth, nylon material. Examples of appropriate swimwear include: swimsuits with a lining, rash guard shirts, board shorts, and swim trunks with an affixed/sewn inner lining. Some examples of inappropriate attire include (but are not limited to) basketball shorts, underwear and/or boxer shorts, sports bras, cotton clothing items of any kind, and lifeguard gear (due to liability issues). Please help us keep our water clean! We pride ourselves on maintaining an exceptionally high standard of water quality. Our patrons can help us with this by wearing appropriate, clean swimwear and by showering prior to pool entry. Inappropriate attire can damage our pumps and off-set our chemical levels.

Flotation devices and pool toys are welcome at our aquatic facility under the following guidelines

  • Children under the age of 10 may only use flotation devices with an adult or guardian in the water, supervising the child.
  • Any flotation device or pool toy must be clean and free of any debris (i.e. sand and beach water residue)
  • Flotation devices and/or pool toys will be allowed at the lifeguard’s discretion.
  • Water wings are strongly discouraged for use as flotation devices.
  • The YMCA recommends only US Coast Guard approved flotation devices