Northwest Cary YMCA Pool Information


The pools are closed for 30 minutes when lightning is seen or thunder is heard. The 30-minute closing period begins again each time lightning or thunder occurs. This page is NOT updated for thunder and/or lightning delays, however, you can call the pool desk at 984-255-2409 or join our Facebook group for the latest information.

Click here to read more about the Y's severe weather procedures and steps our swimmers can take to keep our pools as safe as possible.

For information on YMCA of the Triangle swim programming, click here.


Pool Hours

The outdoor entrance to the pool will be open from 4 - 7 p.m. each day. Swimmers wishing to swim earlier will need to enter through the main YMCA entrance.

Extended Season (Begins Monday, Aug. 27)
M - F 
Lap Swim: 6 - 10 a.m.; 4 - 6 p.m.
Family Swim: 4 - 6 p.m.

Saturday
Lap Swim 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Family Swim: 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday
Lap and Family Swim 2 - 6 p.m.

Please check our online schedule for more information. Posted schedules are subject to change due to unforeseen mechanical, chemical or weather related issues. All attempts will be made to update posted schedules as soon as possible, but there is occasionally a delay in confirming online schedules.

Pool Guest Policy

Sundays and Holidays at the pool are reserved for member usage. Beyond those busiest pool days, guests are welcome in accordance with the Y’s guest policies. Please see any of our welcome desk staff for details.

Lane Availability

For lap swim lane availability, please visit our Group Fitness Schedule 

Pool Rules and Guidelines

View the Northwest Cary Y pool rules and guidelines.