At the Downtown Orlando YMCA, we are proud to serve the community with a variety of programs and amenities to help everyone grow strong in mind, body, and spirit. In an effort to improve your overall experience, our indoor and outdoor pools will soon get a makeover!
We are excited to announce that the indoor pool will be resurfaced and tiles in both the indoor and outdoor pools will be replaced. The pool decks will get a fresh coat of paint, and crews will make some mechanical improvements as well.
In order to complete this work, both pools will close on Monday, October 3 for about 6-8 weeks. Crews estimate renovations to be completed by the end of November.
Your YMCA membership gives you access to all of our YMCA of Central Florida family centers. Here is a list of the closest locations to the Downtown Orlando YMCA that have pools available for you to enjoy while our pools are closed for renovations. Click here to view current pool hours.
- Winter Park YMCA: Heated Outdoor pool available for lap swimming
- Dr. P. Phillips YMCA: Heated Outdoor pool available for lap swimming
- Lake Nona YMCA: Heated Outdoor pool available for lap swimming
- Blanchard Park YMCA: NOT Heated Outdoor pool available for lap swimming*
*Pool is seasonal and will close at the end of October
We're looking forward to sharing updates and progress pictures, so we encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and check our News & Blog section on our website! You can even add your name to our list; we'll be contacting members to let them know when the pools have officially reopened.
In the meantime, we invite you to take advantage of all the other classes and amenities that the Downtown Orlando YMCA has to offer, including a wide variety of group exercise classes, a functional training room, a sauna, a steam room, and a wellness center. You also have exclusive access to YMCA360, our virtual platform complete with livestream and on-demand fitness classes, nutrition demos, meditation, and more. Login to YMCA360 now.
Please review our FAQs, and contact the Downtown Orlando YMCA team if you have any additional questions regarding this update.
Where can I go if I want to use a pool?
If you have a Community Impact membership, you're able to access all YMCA of Central Florida locations and amenities! Here is a list of the closest locations to the Downtown Orlando YMCA that will continue to offer aquatic group exercise classes, recreational, and lap swimming.
- Winter Park YMCA | View Group Exercise Schedule
- Dr. P. Phillips YMCA | View Group Exercise Schedule
- Lake Nona YMCA | View Group Exercise Schedule
- Blanchard Park YMCA | View Group Exercise Schedule
Do I need to make a reservation for lap swimming at another YMCA?
No, lap swim reservations are no longer needed. Lap swimmers will be sharing lanes.
Will there be any dry-land classes at the Downtown Orlando YMCA?
Yes, our instructor will teach a dry-land class on Fridays at 9:30 am in the gymnasium. Chairs will be available for those who need assistance.
Will I need to make reservations for any of the classes?
Yes, you will find them in the same app where you reserve your water aerobics classes. For classes at a different Y location, you will change the location on the home page of the app. Our membership services staff team can help show you if you have questions.
Will there be a youth swim team?
Coach Abraham and our swim team will move to the Winter Park YMCA while our pool is closed. Fees will be continuous and uninterrupted. The practice times are as follows:
- Ages 5-7: Mon & Wed 5:00 - 6:00 pm
- Ages 8+: Tues & Thurs 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Will there be group swim lessons?
No. Our last session of swim lessons ends September 18. Swim lessons will resume in January 2023.
Will there be private swimming lessons?
Those who are already enrolled in private swim lessons will be scheduled at another location with their instructor. Please contact your instructor for details. We will not be taking any new private swim lesson participants until January 2023.
My child is enrolled in the Arnold Palmer Water Therapy program, will that be canceled?
The water therapy program is moving to the Winter Park YMCA while our pool is closed. Please reach out to your therapist for details.
How will I know when the pool is re-opened?
There are several places you can check for updates and progress pictures!