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YMCA of the Triangle opening 10 outdoor pools

Posted May 29, 2020 5:02 a.m. EDT
Updated May 29, 2020 10:49 a.m. EDT

The YMCA of the Triangle will open several outdoor pools on Friday.

The pools will be required to follow strict guidelines as part of Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order.

All lifeguards and staff will wear face masks and count each person who enters the pool area to make sure the space stays at 50% capacity.

Staff will also space out deck chairs to socially distance members and will ask people to wipe down their own chair before and after use.

People who want to swim laps or use lanes for water fitness will need to make reservations.

The YMCA asks members to be patient with the changes so pool season can be as safe as possible.

“Just come be prepared and give us grace, as we are implementing a lot of new procedures," said Susan Pettengill. "Please do limit your time to two hours so we can serve as many families as possible, and please don’t come to the pool if you have a fever or someone in your family is not well.”

The Hope Valley Farms YMCA Pool in Durham opens June 1. Locations and hours of pools opening Friday include:

A.E. Finley YMCA Pool - Raleigh
Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Kerr Family YMCA Pool - Raleigh
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 7 p.m.

Kraft Family YMCA Pool - Cary
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m., family swim begins at 10 a.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., family swim begins at 10 a.m.
Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m.

YMCA at Knightdale Station Pool
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 7 p.m.

YMCA at Meadowmont Pool - Chapel Hill
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7:50 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 6:45 p.m.

Northwest Cary YMCA Pool
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 6 p.m.

Poole Family YMCA Pool - Garner
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 6 p.m.

Southeast Raleigh YMCA Pool
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

Taylor Family YMCA Pool - Cary
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 7 p.m.

More programs

Some YMCA locations are offering outdoor fitness classes that will be capped at 25 participants. Some YMCA camps start Monday, also at reduced capacity.

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