YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina

Robert Strange Pool

The YMCA of Southeastern NC is partnering again with the City of Wilmington in operating Legion Stadium and Robert Strange Pools this summer. Along with the traditional opportunity for public swim, the Y will be providing swim lessons, water aerobics, and a number of other aquatics programs to the community.

Robert Strange Pool, located at 401 S. 10th Street, is one of the city's three city pools that are now managed by the YMCA. The city pools will be open to the public on weekends beginning May 25 - June 16. Once school lets out, they will be open every day from June 17 - August 25. 

Become a Lifeguard - Gain Leadership Skills - Have Fun!

A summer-long leadership and lifeguard training program specifically for teens who live within walking/biking distance to the Robert Strange city swimming pool. Spend the summer becoming a stronger swimmer, learning lifesaving skills, mentoring younger swimmers, going on field trips and having fun while gaining a life long skill and employment opportunity! 

At the end of the program, successful graduates will receive the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (a $250 value!) and will be eligible for employment as a lifeguard.  In addition to field trips, instruction and certification, participants will receive a lifeguard hip pack,   t-shirt and whistle.

Requirements to participate in the program:

  • Must be 14—17 years old
  • Must be able to pass the deep end swim test (swim one length of the pool)
  • Must be willing to work hard and have fun
  • Must be able to attend all 21 classes with no more than 3 absences


July 1—August 17, 2019    Tuesdays & Thursdays 530-730pm

Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm @ Robert Strange Swimming Pool

Wednesday or Saturday (Classroom Time/TBA)

Thursdays 5:30– 7:30pm @ Robert Strange Pool


All interested participants must complete a program application and an interview. 

Program applications due to Cierra Stone by Friday, June 23rd.

Contact Cierra Stone for more information or if you have any additional questions.

Daily Entrance Fee
Adults: $2.00 / Day
Children: $1.00 / Day
Y Members: Free
The Blue Ribbon Commission will be providing limited transportation for area youth to the city’s other pools and operating hours have been extended at both Legion Stadium and Robert Strange pools. The BRC can be reached at 910-341-4633 for more information on the pool transportation.
Pool Rules
  • Running, pushing, rough-housing, or any behavior that compromises the safety or well-being of self or others is prohibite
  • Children under 10 years of age MUST be accompanied by an adult, defined as 16 years of age or older, who will accept the responsibility for the safety, and conduct of the child. This adult is responsible for the direct supervision of the child at all times.
  • Management reserves the right to close the pool to control crowded conditions or in the event of inclement weather.
  • Every pool user must have a signed waiver on file.
  • Only Coast Guard Approved Floatation Devices may be utilized in the pool. No inflatables or noodles will be permitted.
  • No masks, fins, or snorkels will be permitted in the pool.
  • A swim test is required by anyone under 18, who wishes to use the deep end or slide.
  • Everyone must shower before entering the pool.
  • Swimmers must wear proper swimming attire. Cutoffs are not allowed. Only non-cotton shirts may be worn over swimwear. No basketball shorts, or gym shorts may be worn in the pool.
  • Children who are not toilet trained MUST wear a properly fitting swim diaper, a bathing suit must be worn in addition to the diaper.
  • NO profane, crude, or obscene language will be permitted.
  • NO smoking, alcohol, weapons, or drugs will be permitted.
  • No flips allowed. Dives allowed only in designated areas.
  • Food/Beverages only allowed in designated areas. NO glass is permitted on the pool deck. Pool users are expected to clean up any trash they may accumulate.
  • The City of Wilmington and the YMCA of Southeastern NC are not responsible for any valuables or personal property brought into the pool area.
  • Animals are not permitted in the pool area, unless they are service animals with proper identification.
  • Aquatics management and lifeguards reserve the right to enforce any rule they deem necessary to ensure the safety of the aquatics facility and our members and guests.