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The Peoria  YMCA’s outdoor pool is the largest in the area! There is something for everyone with a 6-lane, 50 meter pool; two 1-meter diving boards; and wading pool.  The pool is open through Labor Day.

USA Swimming Foundation:

The Peoria YMCA was chosen as one of the 69 youth programs across 25 states from the USA Swimming Foundation’s nationwide network of swim lesson providers to receive grant money in early 2023. The grant award will go toward Safety Around Water’s continued efforts to provide free or reduced cost swim lessons.

To learn more, visit:

YMCA Summer Pool Hours

**The last day the pool will be open for 2023 is September 15th.**

If you have any questions, please contact:

Adam Wasson
Aquatics Director
Email –
Phone – 309-692-7631

  • No outside food or drink.
  • Coast Guard approved flotation devices ONLY. **more information below.**
  • No gum in pool area.
  • Swimsuits are required; Proper cover is required in the Greater Peoria Family YMCA indoor facility.
  • No alcohol/smoking on the Peoria YMCA property.
  • Children 10 and under must be directly supervised by an adult (18+).
  • All food must be consumed in the snack bar patio. All drinks must be behind the white line.
  • WEATHER: If the facility closes due to weather conditions, visitors who paid (via guest pass, check, cash, or credit card) within 30 minutes of closing will be refunded in the form of a guest pass. Please watch weather conditions before entering. The Peoria YMCA will be closed for 30 minutes after the last detection of thunder or lightning. The Peoria YMCA refers to for all inclement-weather closings, and closes at an air temperature of 70° or below to members. Programs still operate when it is below 70°.

*Additional policies apply — please see an Aquatics Manager

**Cost Guard Approved Flotation Devices:

  • Coast Guard approved flotation devices state: “U.S. COAST GUARD APPROVAL NUMBER” on the flotation device and have the approved “Marine Listed” “UL” logo.
  • If the device is not coast guard approved, it will read – “This product is not a life saving device. NEVER leave child unattended while in use.”
  • If you have any questions or concerns about our flotation device rule, please call 309-692-7631. Thank you.

Person/Persons wanting to use the YMCA diving well/diving boards must receive a yellow wristband from the pool manager.

To receive a wrist band, you must either:

  • Be over the age of 21 years old and not have any saves on your record.
  • If under the age of 21, you must pass a swim test supervised by a lifeguard and pool manager.

Swim tests will be conducted every hour during the adult-only swim time. Two lifeguards will conduct the swim test – one guard standing at the south end of the diving well and one guard at the north end. Those who pass the test will receive a wristband. Swimmers with a wristband may be subject to retesting for any reason.

Swim Test Components: 

  • Jump into the diving well from the far side. 
  • Recover to vertical at the surface. 
  • Swim across the diving well. 
  • Tread water for 1 minute. 
  • Return, swimming across the diving well. 
  • Exit the pool using the ladder. 

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