Aquatics at the Carondelet Park Rec Complex are designed to teach personal water safety, stroke development, water sports and games, rescue and personal growth skills. The YMCA of the USA is the number one provider of youth swimming lessons and water safety! Our indoor pool boasts a list of amenities for you to enjoy! Our indoor pool members can start with an invigorating aquatics class, continue a work out in our lap lanes and wind down with some relaxing time in the hot tub, sauna or steam room! Our kids love the lazy river, the vortex (above), the 2.5 story water slide and the pre-school splash park!
Annual Pool Closing
The Indoor Pool will be closed August 26th - September 2nd for our annual cleaning and maintenance. All YMCA members are welcome to use any other YMCA of Greater St. Louis branch during this time. For all branch cleaning dates, click here.
2013 Lifeguard Swim Tests
Our swim test evaluations are held each Saturday at 12:15pm February, March and April. The evaluation tests the following skills:
100 Front Crawl, face in water
Tread Water for 2 minutes
50 Front Crawl, face out
50 Side Stroke
50 Bread Stroke, face in
50 Breast Stroke, head out
50 Elementary Back Stroke (hands on chest)
Feet first surface dive then swim under water 15 feet
Front Crawl Sprint, arm-over-arm surface dive, grab dive ring, tread 1 minute legs only, replace object, then swim to edge and hoist yourself out
National YMCA Aquatics programs are designed to teach personal water safety, stroke development, water sports & games, rescue and personal growth skills to children. Our program is divided by age and by skill levels. Advancing to the next level is dependent on the child's completion of required skills. Children learn at their own pace. Session length does not guarantee that all children will advance to the next level. Check out our swimming lesson schedule here!
- Pre-Pike, Pike & Pike Plus
- Polliwog & Polliwog Plus
- Fish/Flying Fish
All instructors are trained to work with children. A minimum number of students must be registered for the class to take place.
Ages 4 through adult. Receive six 30-minute lessons per session.
Ages 4 through adult. Two participants receive six 30-minute lessons per session.
Both participants must be full members.
Blue Dolphin Swim Team
The objective of this club is to have fun and introduce your child to competitive swimming! Emphasis is on stroke technique and form. Child must be able to swim one length of the pool without flotation. Program meets 3 times a week for 6 - 15 year olds.
Adult Aquatics Programs
Adult Swim Lessons
Patient instruction is provided for non-swimming adults with an emphasis on basic swim skills and personal safety skills.
Adult Aquatic Exercise
Enjoy the benefits of this mild to medium cardio workout using the properties of water held in the shallow section of the pool.
Click here for the Adult Aquatic Exercise schedule.
Family Rec Swim Times
The pool schedule with rec swim times and minimum lap lanes is available on the schedules tab or click here.
Pool Usage Policies
Please shower before entering pool, whirlpool, steamroom or sauna. Walk when on pool deck. Trained lifeguards have final authority when enforcing pool and safety rules. Safety is our first priority, and we reserve the right to clear the pool for inclement weather. We close the pool when lightning is overhead and for 30 minutes after its last strike. Lap swimming is available for ages 13 and up and swim team members. Lap swim may be limited or unavailable at times.
For additional pool rules, click here.