The current protocol and plan recommended and facilitated by the YMCA of Denver as follows:
While monitoring and following state and local guidelines, the YMCA and your Operations Board have approved COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our community this coming pool season. At this time, reservations will not be required to utilize the Venture Center pools, but rather families will be put on a waitlist and notified when it’s their turn if the pool is at capacity per bather to lifeguard ratios. The YMCA will closely monitor the use and demand for the pool, and potentially implement a reservation system if the waitlist is not effective and demand exceeds capacity.
|Pool Opening Day – May 29th
Please read the below information for a fun-filled summer! Residents can bring their guests! Residents are allowed to bring in guests this pool season. Guests must be accompanied by a resident. You may use your 10 free guest passes (per household) that are tracked on your YMCA account. Once your household guest passes are used, you may purchase another round of 10 passes for $45 or pay to bring your guest in for $5 (youth 5-17 and seniors 60+) or $10 for adults (18+). We don’t accept cash, so please bring a credit card for your purchases. No outside users (non-residents) will be allowed to purchase passes unless they are coming as a guest with a resident of the community.
Capacity details: While there is no capacity requirements per COVID-19 regulations, the YMCA still requires an in pool capacity for bathers to lifeguard ratios. Please read below for the current guidelines for the 2021 pool season:
Monday – Friday:
Effective Monday, June 21st there will be a 150 person capacity within the pool area with 4 lifeguards on duty and in rotation resulting in a 100 person pool bathing capacity, limit per ratio.
A 10 minute safety break will be implemented at the top of each hour the pool is open.
Saturday & Sunday:
Effective Saturday, June 19th there will be a 165 capacity in the pool area during the hours of 10:00am to 8:00pm with 125 person pool bathing capacity with 5 lifeguards on duty and in rotation. See Wristband Policy Below.
A ten minute safety break will be implemented at the top of each hour.
Wristband Policy: Weekends & Busy Days
Effective Saturday June 19th, wristbands will be provided to each resident and maybe implemented on weekdays to help with over crowding. The pool area capacity would stay at 165 and 125 bathing capacity, from the hours of 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Three bathing groups will be established, a time limit of three-hours per group:
First group of bathers – 10:00am to 1:00pm,
Second group – 1:30pm to 4:30pm,
Third group – 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Once residents 3 hour time limit is up, we are asking pool goers to you pack up their space and leave for the day to allow other residents to enjoy the pool in a safe manor.
Masks policy updated! Masks are no longer required indoors for those that are 100% vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated yet, it is recommended to continue wearing your mask while indoors. Masks are not required outdoors.
Pool furniture will be available for use! You are still welcome to bring your own chairs as the grassy areas of the pool will be strongly encouraged for use to allow a 100 person capacity within the pool deck. The patio gated area will be open as well for additional spacing. Please respect the spacing and placement of your pool furniture and reframe from moving items. Snack shack will not be available this season. No pool rentals for the 2021 season due to resident high usage and current contracted lifeguards on duty.
Opening Day, Saturday May 29th
Closing Day, Labor Day – Monday September 6th
May 26th – August 9th – Summer Operating Hours:
Monday – Sunday 10:00am – 7:30pm
August 9th – September 6th – End of Season Hours:
Tuesday-Friday, 4:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 10:00am – 7:30pm
|Pool Programming Details: The splash pad will be open and available, but we ask parents to monitor your children in this play area. Private swim lessons will be available upon instructor availability, anticipated for mid-June. Email the firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on a contact list for when this program is available. Currently, there will be no early morning lap swim available, but a lane will be available for lap swim throughout the day. The pool closes for the season on Labor Day (September 6th) but may have extended weekend hours upon staff availability and Operations Board approval.
Inclement Weather Details: The pool will remain closed if the air temperature is 59 degrees or below until the air temperature reaches 60 degrees and climbs. Lifeguards clear the pool when lightning is within 10-15 miles, but residents are welcome to stay on the pool deck. If lightning is within 9 or fewer miles then lifeguards will clear the pool deck and encourage patrons to seek shelter. Lifeguards monitor WeatherBug for Colorado storms. Check out the website for more pool rule details.