New Rochelle YMCA
New Rochelle, NY, UNITED STATES
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Updated April 14, 2020.
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The pool has double-width lanes for circle swimming, but so many swimmers have become so frustrated with management that the prior numbers have so far never returned. Therefore, circle swimming is rarely needed. Just as well, because pool etiquette (except in fast lane) is rarely observed and certainly never enforced by inattentive lifeguards. Lifeguards worry more about swimmers' wearing swim caps than their showering before pool entry or their following swim etiquette in the lanes. Lifeguards never do anything to re-sort swimmer according to speeds, when this gets mixed up by the swimmers themselves.
The overall management of this YMCA is abysmal. Always hand-waving and excuses for everything. Custodial cleaning is poorly supervised, if at all; and even the "renovated" locker rooms are already showing decline from poor maintenance and cleaning.
I have had a membership here since 1994 or 1995, but The ONLY reason for using this Y's pool is its geographic convenience. On a more positive note, they do seem to have resurrected a solid kids' swim team program ("Sailfish").