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What to bring to the pool

Bring these items

  • Flip-flops, sandals or other pool/shower shoes
  • Light, nutritious snacks if your local Y pool has a designated picnic area
  • For young children or those who have not passed the YMCA swim test—a Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device (the Y provides a life jacket if you do not have one).
  • For children who are not potty-trained—swim diapers
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and/or hats
  • Towels
  • Drinking water
  • Shower items
  • Pool toys

Leave these at home

  • Large floatation devices, such as inflatable pool chairs
  • Water guns or Nerf-style guns
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Glass of any kind (such as glass food or drink containers)
  • Weapons, hazardous materials or dangerous objects of any kind
  • Your camera—we ask that pictures are not taken by the pool for your child's safety

More questions?

Contact the Aquatics department at your local Y if you have additional questions about what you can bring during your next visit.

YMCA of Middle Tennessee

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1000 Church St.
Nashville, TN 37203
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