Be Sure You Have Your Wheatlands Key to Summer-Time Fun!
If you haven’t yet picked up your Pool Fob to enjoy the Fabulous Wheatlands Metro Clubhouse and Pool you will need to fill out the Card Request Form. Once you have completed your form, you can pick up your Pool Key Fob at the District Management office for the YMCA (located at the YMCA Youth Center at Southlands) or it can be mailed to your home.
Residents with Key Fobs can access the pool each season by registering online.
It’s important to know that should your Pool Key Fob be lost or stolen, there is a small fee to replace your Pool Key Fob.
2020 POOL HOURS
May 23 – August 9 : 10AM – 8PM Every Day
Swim Meets – June 6th & June 20th : Lap pool opens at 2pm
July 4th: 10AM-5PM (closes early for the holiday)
August 10 – September 7: The pool transitions to school hours Monday – Friday Swim at your Own Risk from 10AM – 4PM; Lifeguards on Duty from 4 – 8PM and on duty Saturday and Sunday 10AM – 8PM
September 8 – 20: Extended Season hours Monday – Friday Swim at own Risk from 10-5pm. Saturday and Sunday Lifeguards on Duty 10-5pm.
The Wheatlands Pool opens for the season Memorial Day weekend. The pool hours are Monday through Sunday 10am-8pm. The Wheatlands Sharks will host 2 home meets that are listed above and on the calendar of events. During these meets the lap pool will be in use however the zero entry pool is still open for residents to use.
The feels like temperature outside must be 60 degrees or higher for our pool to open. If lightning or inclement weather is spotted the pool will close for safety and reopen when the weather has passed. The pool and pool deck will be cleared when either of the following is occurring:
- Cloud to ground lightning is observed and less than 30 seconds pass from seeing the lightning and hearing the thunder from the flash.
- In cloud lightning is occurring directly overhead.
Storms do not have to be severe to contain large numbers of cloud to ground flashes in order to be considered dangerous. The pool can be considered safe to re-occupy 30 minutes after the last lightening is seen.
In order for children to swim in the lap pool without an adult they are required to pass a swim safety test. The test consists of 2 parts:
- Tread water for one minute
- Swim the length of the pool
Once the child passes the swim test their name will be added to a list at the lifeguard stand and they will be given a wrist band to swim in the pool. They only need to pass the test once per summer; the next time you go to the pool just check in at the lifeguard stand to get your wristband.
For the safety of our swimmers, we have regular safety breaks scheduled at the pool. The breaks occur 15 minutes before the hour beginning at 11:45. Adults are allowed to swim in the lap pool during these safety breaks. Children must remain out of the pool until the safety break is over.
We welcome pool floats and toys at the pool however we ask that if the pool gets overly crowded, please remove large flotation devices. We need the guards to be able to see all the levels of the water: bottom, middle and top. These devices can obstruct the view of these areas of the water. Please keep mermaid tales or mono-fin toys at home. These are not safe as children cannot recover to stand while wearing these. The Lifeguards ask that you please use Puddle Jumpers instead of water wings. Puddle Jumpers are US Coast Guard approved lifejackets for young children and have the chest support as well as the arm support. Water Wings are a toy and do not assist the child’s body to stay afloat.
Pool Rental Agreement
Want to have a summer gathering at the pool? Residents of Wheatlands can rent the pool for their summer get togethers. Please note that the pool needs to be reserved 14 days prior to the event and rental fees are due 7 days prior. Download the Wheatlands Pool Rental Application to view all the details.
The YMCA offers group swim lessons and private swim lessons at our pool for Wheatlands Residents. To sign up for summer swim lessons click here.
Wheatlands Sharks Swim Team
The Wheatlands Sharks Swim Team is open to all swimmers in the Wheatlands Community. To find out more about the swim team and how to join, visit their website here. Go Sharks!