Swim Lessons-Home Activities

The Y is “America’s Swim Instructor” and the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming.

During this time of closure and not having the ability to offer Swim Lesson…LET’S GET SOME HOME PRACTICE! Check on the many different skills that can be practiced at home.

YMCA of the Northwoods Pool & Whirlpool Facts:

Our Whirlpool will be available, starting June 22nd in Phase 2 reopening. Must have a RESERVATION for the whirlpool. Call the Welcome Center to reserve your spot. Click here for more Phase 1 & 2 reopening guidelines.
  • Pool average water temperature: 82.5 degrees F.*
  • Pool length: 25 yards. 66 lengths = 1 mile.
  • Pool depth in lap lanes: 3 1/2 – 5 feet.
  • Pool depth in the mushroom area: 2 – 3 1/2 feet.
  • Whirlpool average water temperature: 103 degrees F.*

* At the Y, we work hard to accommodate all who use the pool and whirlpool. Please keep in mind the temperature will fluctuate due to patron load, humidity level, and air temperature. We do our best to maintain this but depending on these external factors, there will always be some variance in temperature.

A lifeguard is always on duty for your safety.

Pool Rules:
  • PLEASE CALL TO RESERVE YOUR LANE/WELL AREA!
  • CLICK HERE for more information about our Pool during Phase I of our reopening plan.
  • A shower is required before entering the pool or hot tub.
  • Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the hot tub.
  • No diving in the pool.
  • 5 and under must have a parent/guardian in the water within arm’s length.
  • 6 and 7 must have a parent/guardian in the water.
  • 8 and 9 may be unattended for up to 2 hours, must have a parent/guardian in the facility, swim test required.
  • 10 and 11 swim test required, parent/guardian not required in the facility.
  • 12 and up adult rules apply.
  • Balls, water toys, and life jackets are available for all ages.
    • These items are available upon request.
  • Water dumbbells and flippers are currently available.
  • Goggles and swim diapers are available to purchase at the Pro Shop.
  • The pool features a mushroom, waterslide, and basketball hoop.

Please call Aquatics, 715-362-9622, ext. 111 to set up a free swim assessment.

Waterslide: (Currently Unavailable)
  • Riders must be a minimum of 48″ tall and a good swimmer.
  • No life jackets or goggles allowed on the slide.
  • No double riders on the slide.
  • Maximum weight limit is 250 pounds.
  • No standing in the drop zone.