Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. We offer swim lessons for all ages, family swim, private lessons, competitive swimming and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.

Thunder and Lightening Policy

The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our members and program participants. The YMCA maintains a safe environment by closing swimming pools when there is lightning and thunder. Thunder is the sound of lightning, which is a warning that lightning is either present or will soon be visibly present. The YMCA of the USA, FEMA, the American Red Cross, NOAA, and the National Lightning Safety Institute all advise to not use plumbing of any kind during thunder and lightning and to stay clear of windows. For these reasons, our YMCA pools will close if there is lightning and thunder within 10 miles of the branch’s location. Greater Monmouth County YMCA staff will use the Weather Bug app to monitor lightning strikes. Pools will remain closed until 30 minutes after the last lighting strike.

Swim lessons may be canceled in advance of an anticipated storm. We recommend calling the branch directly whenever you hear thunder or see lightning before heading over to the branch. Please understand that weather is unpredictable and pool status can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information on pool closings, download our mobile app by searching “Daxko” in your app store.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding of our Thunder and Lightning Policy.
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