You will need to bring your activated key fob to enter the pool.
Go to Pool | Wheatlands Metropolitan District to activate your key fob and sign your waivers
In order to have your key fobs activated to access to the pool, all current Wheatland’s residents will need to fill out NEW Disclaimer of Liability/User Release forms for the 2023 pool season. This is a yearly waiver and must be completed for you to have access to the pool. Your dues must be in good standing in order to have your key fob activated.
If you are new to the neighborhood and need a key fob, please stop by the Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands during regular business hours and the front desk staff can help you. Please bring your ID and closing documents with you.
Replacement key fobs are $25. If you need a new key fob or a replacement you will need to visit the Aurora Family YMCA at Wheatlands. Renters can get a key fob from their landlord or purchase one for $25 (credit card only).
May 27th – August 13: Summer Hours
The pool is open every day from 10AM-8PM for residents to enjoy (weather permitting) except for 3 Saturdays in which the Wheatlands Sharks swim team hosts their swim meets. July 4th Hours are 10am – 5pm
Swim Meets 2023
The swim meets are scheduled for June 3rd and June 10th and July 8th are from 7am-2pm. Residents may enjoy the pool from 2pm-8pm on days of the meets.
2023 Pool Rules
All Pool rules are posted on the pool gate upon entry and must be followed by residents and staff.
August 14th to September 5th – Back to School Hours:
Monday – Friday 12pm- 4pm *Swim at Your Own Risk*
4pm-8pm Lifeguards on Duty
*During swim at your own risk we will not have any lifeguards in the stands during this time.
All children under the age of 18, need to be accompanied by their parents or guardians to participate in the Swim at Your Own Risk hours.
Saturdays & Sundays Lifeguards on Duty 10am-8pm
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 wristband 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. A lifeguard can retest you at any point if they think you are struggling.
For the safety of our swimmers, we have regular safety breaks scheduled at the pool. The breaks occur 10 minutes before the hour beginning at 11:50. Adults are allowed to lap swim during these safety breaks. Children must remain out of the pool until the safety break is over. During the safety break, the baby pool will be closed as well.
Safety breaks will be at the following times:
The lifeguards are responsible for the aquatic safety of our residents and to prevent drowning. Please help them and follow the rules so we can have an enjoyable and safe summer at the pool.
Your Pool Team
Zeke Evens, our Aquatic Manager, and Isabell Rodau, our Senior HOA manager from the YMCA will help us maintain and manage the pool this summer. Thank you, Zeke and Isabell! If you have any questions or comments regarding the lifeguard staff or the pool management, please reach out to Zeke at [email protected] or Isabell at [email protected]
The lifeguards are here for you! They want to ensure we have a safe and fun swimming environment.
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 to be considered dangerous. The pool can be considered safe to re-occupy 30 minutes after the last lightning is seen.
Notes from our Lifeguards about the weather policy:
- We use the Weather Bug app for all weather information. We specifically use Legacy stadium at Cherokee Trail as our closest station.
- We will stay open if it is just raining if we can see the bottom of the pool.
- We close when lightning is 10 miles away from us.
- If the weather looks bad to the point we will not reopen within an hour, we put all staff on call. This means when it is safe to open, we can call the staff back to reopen and let everyone in. This also means at least two guards must be on site to open due to CPR protocol.
- The YMCA will be offering private and semi-private lessons to Wheatlands residents, based on staff availability
- Contact Zeke Evens at [email protected] to make swim lesson arrangements through the YMCA by purchasing the swim lesson packages.
NO one besides YMCA staff is permitted to teach swim lessons at the Wheatlands pool due to liability reasons.
Entering The Pool
We ask that you enter the pool by the gate located near the playground on the west side. This allows our lifeguards to get a count of how many people are at the pool and give out wristbands for those who have passed the swim test.
- Located at the lifeguard hut, the snack shack will be available to purchase ice cream treats, snacks and drinks.
- Snack Shack – Credit Cards Only – We are going cashless at the snack shack! The Metropolitan District has purchased a square register and will now be accepting credit card payments only for all snacks and drinks. You can tap, swipe or dip your card for use at the snack shack. We will accept VISA, Discover, American Express, MasterCard and Apple Pay and Google Pay. All snacks will be $1.00 except for Otter Pops which are $0.25. We will no longer be handling or accepting cash, so remember to bring your credit card to the pool.
- Feel free to bring in your own food and drink as well and please dispose of your trash in the provided trash cans.
- We have a Borrow Bucket that is filled with pool noodles, balls and diving toys for residents to borrow while at the pool. When you are finished using the items you borrow you simply return them back to the bucket for the next resident to use. These items are owned by the Metro District and are there to enhance your pool experience and make it more enjoyable.
- Residents are allowed to bring in 5 guests per household.
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.
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!
Thank you for being great neighbors and helping us make the pool a fun and safe place this summer!