Desert Foothills YMCA

Scottsdale, AZ, UNITED STATES

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Desert Foothills YMCA
Address
34250 North 60th Street, Cave Creek
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
UNITED STATES
Telephone
(480) 596-9622

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
$10.00. [May, 2017]
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Affiliate
YMCA: Call.

Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m, 3 lanes , outdoors , heated , 82ºF (28ºC)

Location

County/Region
Maricopa County
GPS
33.79621, -111.952457

Teams That Use This Facility

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Facility Notes

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Facility Reviews

I've only been here once, but I would not recommend it as a choice for lap swimming, especially if you want to do anything fast. While the facility was nice and new, I was surprised at both how cloudy the water was and dirty the bottom was. The lap lanes are shallow (4'6"), with no gutters and a wall separating the third lap lane from the 'beach' area. While on the face of it, that sounds like a good idea as it separates the 'play' area from the 'real swimming' area, the walls with no gutters and only three lanes means that you get a LOT of wave action while swimming. That wave action is exacerbated by loose lane ropes that attach about 4-6" under the water. If there's nothing else open and this is your only option, by all means swim here. If, however, you have the opportunity to go to one of the relatively nearby City of Scottsdale pools at either McDowell Mountain Ranch or Cactus Aquatic Center, you'll have a much better experience.
[December, 2013]
Bring a towel. Friendly staff and swimmers. I haven't tried the facilities mentioned by the other reviewer but they are a good 20 minutes away.
[February, 2014]