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The Kernersville Family YMCA outdoor pools will open up on May 25, 2024 and remain open until September 8, 2024! 


Saturday, May 25 10:00am-5:30pm
Sunday, May 26 1:00-5:30pm
Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) 8:00am-3:30pm

May 28-June 9, 2024
Monday-Friday 4:00-7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:30pm
Sunday 1:00-5:30pm

June 10-August 11, 2024
Monday-Friday 11:00am-7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:30pm
Sunday 1:00-5:30pm


August 12-September 2, 2024
Monday-Friday 4:00-7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:30pm
Sunday 1:00-5:30pm

September 2 (LABOR DAY) 

Last chance to swim! 
September 7: 10:00am-5:30pm and September 8: 1:00-5:30pm

Outdoor Pool Guest Policies

We welcome guests of members at our outdoor pools. YMCA guest fees and general policies can be found HERE.

  • We highly encourage guest passes to be purchased online (click here) or purchased at our main Membership Desk at the Kernersville Family YMCA during normal operating hours.
  • All guests, 18 years and older, must present a valid ID at the pool, and sign our liability waivers and Code of Conduct.
  • All guest fees & pre-paid guest passes are non-refundable.
  • Rainchecks will not be issued for guest passes.

Swim Band Policy

We use swim bands to easily identify swimmers of different skill levels. If children in grades 8 and younger want to use designated areas of the pool and ride the slides, they need to earn a Green, Yellow or Red swim band. Specific swim assessment proficiencies can be found HERE.

Upcoming Community Swim Test Dates

We highly encourage everyone to get their swim tests prior to opening day to improve your experience on your first visit with us! Swim tests are required for everyone 8th grade and younger who would like to use any of our outdoor pools without a lifejacket or the accompaniment of an adult. Only Green Band swimmers are permitted to use the slides.

  • We will be raffling off one free session of swim lessons OR one free month membership to the Kernersville Family YMCA. Must attend one of the below swim test dates to enter to win.

Swim tests held in our Community Pool

  • Thursday, May 16, 2024: 4:30-6:30pm
  • Saturday, May 18, 2024: 10:30am-12:30pm

Inclement Weather Procedures

All YMCA indoor and outdoor pools will close during inclement weather and remain closed for 30 minutes after the last occurrence of thunder or lightning. All members and guests must leave the pool deck. Outdoor pool members and guests must leave the pool deck and wait in vehicles when an outdoor pool is closed for thunder or lightning.

For updated communication on our outdoor pools, please follow us on our Kernersville Family YMCA Facebook and Instagram pages. We encourage you to check those pages if you are concerned about the weather prior to coming out.

Safety Guidelines

Please observe all rules posted at YMCA pools. The top six rules to know before you come are:

  • We will have pool breaks the last 10 minutes of every hour - no swimmers allowed in the pools during this time.
  • Leave all glass, alcohol, tobacco/nicotine products, and pets at home.
  • Inflatable items, such as water wings, inner tubes and rafts, are prohibited. NO outside sports equipment allowed in the pool area.
  • Children who have not completed Middle School Orientation and Red Band swimmers must be supervised by an adult age 18 and older at all times.
  • Active supervision means being within arm's length of a Red Band swimmer in the water (i.e. a child in elementary or middle school who has not passed the YMCA swim assessment) at all times.
  • The Y reserves the right to deny access to anyone at any time for reasonable causes. The lifeguard is in charge of all pool activities.
  • Large gatherings and celebrations such as birthday parties are not permitted at the outdoor pools.

Upcoming Events and Vendors/Food Trucks


May 25 (1:00-4:00pm) - Kona Ice of Kernersville


Swirlz Italian Water Ice & Ice Cream - 12:00-5:00pm
June 10-August 11


July 4th (INDEPENDENCE DAY), (TIME, TBD) - Splash by the Blast event by The Way Fellowship of the Triad Church

11:30am-3:30pm - Kona Ice of Kernersville 

Our Mission: "Helping all people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body."