Make a Splash

During the summer months, the Dale Turner Family YMCA operates the Yost outdoor pool, located at 9535 Bowdoin Way, in partnership with the city of Edmonds. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please read answers to frequently asked questions about Yost Pool below or learn more about our outdoor pools, safety protocols, and more here.

Where is the Yost Pool located and what are the hours?

Yost Pool is located at 9535 Bowdoin Way in Edmonds. Map location >

Operating Hours:  

Pre-Season: June 14–24

  • Monday to Thursday, 7:00–11:00 am & 4:00–8:00 pm
  • Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Summer Season: June 28–August 21

  • Monday to Saturday, 7:00–11:00 am & 1:00–8:00 pm
  • Closed on Sunday
What is lap swim?
  • Lap swim reservations include a shared lane with two swimmers maximum per lane.
  • Reservations are 60 minutes long. You may make reservations back to back, if desired.
  • The lap lanes are set up in meter distance.

Fees per reservation:

  • $5.00 Y member and City of Edmonds resident 
  • $7.00 non-resident or community member
What is water walking?
  • Water walking will take place in the shallow end of the pool.
  • There is no deep end water walking available.
  • You may make reservations back to back, if desired.

Fees per reservation:

  • $5.00 Y member and City of Edmonds resident
  • $7.00 non-resident or community member
What is open swim?

Open swim allows individuals to swim and play in the whole pool.

  • Reservations required for each person within a household. Household groups will maintain a six-foot physical distance from each other.
  • Swimmers may bring their own towels, folding chairs, toys, and Coast Guard approved flotation devices. Air-filled toys are not permitted.
  • Swimmers under 14 years of age may be asked to take a swim test before using the pool without a parent or guardian.
  • All participants in open swim, including spectators, must have a separate reservation. Reserving as a family is not available for open swim sessions. 

Fees per reservation, per person:

  • $5.00 Y member and City of Edmonds resident
  • $7.00 non-resident or community member
What is family recreational swim?

Family recreational swim allows families to swim and play in their own portion of the shallow end of the pool as a group.

  • Reservations are required and processed as a family group with one reservation for all members in one family, up to five participants, to reserve a portion of the shallow end of the pool.
  • Perfect for young swimmers to practice their skills or just play and have fun.
  • Swimmers under 14 years of age may be asked to take a swim test before using the pool without a parent or guardian.
  • Recreational swim will take place in the shallow end of the pool. No deep areas will be available for these swim sessions. 

Fees per reservation, per family:

  • $15.00 Y member and City of Edmonds resident family
  • $20.00  non-resident or community member family
What is the difference between open swim & family recreational swim?

Family recreational swim is a dedicated space in the shallow end of the pool for a family reservation of up to five people. Open swim is reserved for individual swimmers and allows use of the whole pool area while maintaining social distance.

Are there any age restrictions for family recreational swim or open swim?

People of all ages can participate in a family recreational swim or open swim reservation under these guidelines:

  • All participants must live in the same household for family recreational swim.
  • There must someone 18 years old or older on the reservation to supervise any participants under the age of 14.
  • Any swimmers who are 13 years old or younger pass must pass a brief swim test. A test won't be required if the child or teen will be within arm’s reach of someone 14 years old or older for the entirety of the time they are in the water.
Can I use the pool if I am not a City of Edmonds resident?

Yes, you will pay the non-resident fee. City of Edmonds resident and YMCA of Greater Seattle member fees are discounted.

What is the refund policy for pool reservations?
  • There will be no refunds issued for missed or cancelled reservations.
  • If the pool is closed due to weather or a maintenance incident, pre-paid fees will be refunded to the payment method used at the time of the  reservation.
Can locker rooms or showers be used for swimmers?
  • Swimmers will have full access to locker rooms but some amenities will be unavailable.
  • There are no family changing areas available at the Yost Pool.
Why are you not offering pool rentals, birthday parties, swim team, or water polo this year?

Safety is our highest priority. We are slowly bringing back programming based on guidance from the Governor’s office and our ability to appropriately staff them. Thank you for your patience as we gradually reintroduce programs.

Can I join the Cascade Swim Team?

The Cascade Swim Team is renting pool space from the Dale Turner Family YMCA this summer. At this time Cascade is not able to add any new swimmers to their team as they are at capacity based on the guidelines for swim teams.

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