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Nir Family YMCA 6-Lane Pool Upgrades

We will be closing the 6-Lane Pool to make some much needed improvements August 25 - September 15

Published 08.13.19 9:00 am


We would like to inform our members that in order to better serve you and your swimming needs, we will be closing the 6-lane pool area to make some much needed improvements. 
The following are the improvements we will be making: 
  • Painting of the 6 lane pool
  • Painting of hot tub
  • Staining deck
  • General maintenance to the area
Dates for Pool Closure 
August 25th - September 15th 
This re-open date is tentative. We will be sure to keep you posted with plenty of advance time if the re-open date changes. 

Where to Swim in the Meantime
2815 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC
(910) 799-6820
Please see their website for operating hours. 
*Bring your YMCA Membership Card for entry
CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE DORIAN-Click here for updates on more places to swim!
401 S. 10th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 341-7864
Monday-Friday 6:45 AM- 3:30 PM 
Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
Sunday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Lap Swimming
There will be lap lanes available during the above hours. 
Water Aerobics
All shallow water aerobics will remain at the Nir Family YMCA. Deep water aerobics at the Robert Strange Pool during the following times:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM
Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 PM
Masters Swim
The hours for Master's Swim will be as follows: 
Tuesday/Thursday 6:45-7:40 AM with Perry
Tuesday/Thursday 12:00-1:00 PM with Scott
Swim Lessons: 
ALL group and private swim lessons will remain at the Nir Family YMCA for the month of September. 
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why this date? 
A: We knew we would have additional access to Robert Strange for outdoor swimming and thanks to partnering with the YWCA, we will also have indoor swimming access. 

Q: What is the temperature of the Robert Strange pool?
A: The average temperature for the outdoor pool should be between 84-87 degrees depending on rain fall. If the temperature should drop below this range, we will post on our Facebook page. 
Or you can call the pool during operation hours: (910)341-7864

Q: Why does it have to be shut down for so long?
A: We need time to complete our process-drain the pool, paint it, let it dry, apply a second coat of paint, let it dry, and repeat for the last coat. The drying time is the lengthy part of the process and we need this time to make sure it dries completely. 
Q: When do you need to paint it again? 
A: With us taking the time to do additional coats during this shut down week, this process should last 7-10 years. 
Q: Why is Robert Strange only open for those specific hours Monday-Friday?
A: This is when the sun rises and set's during this time of year. Also, we need to allot time for the swim team to practice Monday-Saturday.
Q: What about lap lanes and pool equipment at Robert Strange pool? 
A: We will have lap lane lines set up and move over our pool equipment over for use.   
Shannon Berg, Branch Director
Nir Family YMCA
910-251-9622 x227
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