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Facility Notice: Consistent with the governor’s executive order to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19, YWCA Minneapolis will extend through at least June 1 temporary closures we implemented for our fitness centers, a few of our Early Childhood Education centers and Girls and Youth programming. Learn More

Group Fitness

200+ Free Classes Each Week!

Group fitness classes provide opportunities to train your body, learn new skills and engage with members of your community — all at once! These courses cover a wide range of activities and fitness levels, which allow you to choose the best experience for your interests and health goals.

YWCA Minneapolis members have access to over 200 free group fitness classes each week. Our seasoned instructors offer sessions on cycling, group yoga, dance and much more. Best of all, we tailor these courses around different fitness levels to accommodate beginners and experts alike. Whether you are looking for high-intensity workouts or a more mellow experience, you are sure to find something that suits you.

Featured Class: Yoga

YWCA provides a range of yoga classes ranging from entry-level to advanced. Elevate your mind, mood and body through lessons focused on yoga and other simple physical movements. Focus on moving your body with attention to the breath allowing greater relaxation, restoration and renewal. Classes are designed to create a feeling of steadiness, comfort and ease throughout body, breath and mind. Intensity levels 0-3.

YWCA Fitness Classes for Groups

Want a little guidance on the different types of group fitness classes we offer — or which ones you should look into? Here’s a short rundown on the different kinds of group courses we offer:

Mind/Body Courses

Elevate your mind, mood and body through lessons focused on yoga, meditation, Pilates and other simple physical movements. These courses can accommodate members across a range of fitness and experience levels.

Water Fitness

Add water resistance to your workouts for a new level of challenge and excitement. These courses employ different types of equipment and techniques to build strength, coordination and endurance.

Dance

Embrace new styles of music and fitness through our dance-based courses. With a wide selection of music genres and dance types to choose from — including Latin, hip-hop and Zumba — we are sure to have something you’ll want to move to.

Cardio

Get your blood moving with cardiovascular exercises focused on building strength, speed and agility. From running and cycling to MAX interval training, these courses encompass a wide range of fun techniques for different fitness levels.

Strength Training

Build muscle, endurance and confidence with intuitive training focused on strength and power. These courses include low- to non-impact aerobics, resistance work, weight training and much more.

Core

Reach a new level of fitness with these simple yet effective core workouts. These group exercise classes focus on developing abdominal, oblique and lower back muscles to help you achieve a better state of mental and physical health.

Stretch

Find new flexibility and fitness with our revitalizing stretch courses. These classes focus on building agility, improving blood circulation, promoting better posture and providing welcome relief from stress.

Seniors & SilverSneakers

Revitalize, reduce stress and improve your overall health with our senior-focused courses. These classes are a fantastic way for seniors and other active adults to boost cardiovascular endurance, improve strength and improve mental well-being.

Explore below for our full list of group fitness classes

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Adaptive Stretch

This class is paced for those with chronic illness concerns, primarily those with Multiple Sclerosis or other autoimmune diseases, including mobility limitations or the need to work slowly or those engaged in injury rehabilitation. This class is endorsed by the Minnesota MS Society.

Type Mind/Body
Class Length 55 mins

Adaptive Yoga/Stretch

This class is paced for those with chronic illness concerns, primarily those with Multiple Sclerosis or other autoimmune diseases, including mobility limitations or the need to work slowly or those engaged in injury rehabilitation. This class is endorsed by the Minnesota MS Society.

Type Mind/Body
Class Length 55 mins

Aqua Blast H2O

This class will challenge your endurance, strength and coordination by optimizing the challenge that water can add to movement. Participants should be experienced exercisers and comfortable in the water. Intensity level 3

Type Cardio
Class Length 55 mins

Aqua Intervals

Interval training consists of alternating segments of work and rest. This format of training has been proven to burn more calories while strengthening your cardiovascular system. Class consists of 30 minutes of intervals, stretching and core work.

Type Water Fitness
Class Length 55 mins

Ballet Barre Plus

Reshape, stretch and strengthen your body while you improve your posture and body awareness. Many of the exercises in this class utilize the ballet barre and are based in ballet technique. For beginners and non-dancers as well as advanced exercisers.

Type Dance
Class Length 75 mins

Beatz n Chill Yoga

This high volume class kicks off with 45 minutes of upbeat, core-focused Vinyasa flow to build heat and prep your body for a deep stretch and meditation. Intensity level 2.

Type Mind/Body
Class Length 75 mins

Cardio Dance

Let a wide variety of music inspire your workout. This class is designed to encourage participants to put their own energy level, ability style and moves into the moves in a non-intimidating and fun environment. All fitness levels are welcome

Type Cardio/Dance
Class Length 55 mins

Cardio Dance: Hip-Hop

This dance-based class is filled with hip-hop style moves and music. High energy and intensely fun! Don't let the name scare you off — come as you are, do what you can and have a great time. All fitness levels are welcome!

Type Cardio/Dance
Class Length 55 mins

Upcoming Group Fitness Classes

Friday, October 30, 2020
6:00am-8:00am Downtown Workout Reservation
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6:00am-8:00am Uptown Workout Reservation
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6:00am-8:00am Midtown Workout Reservation
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6:00am-6:35am Midtown Pool Reservation
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6:00am-6:30am Downtown Pool Reservation
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6:30am-7:00am Downtown Pool Reservation
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6:35am-7:10am Midtown Pool Reservation
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7:00am-7:45am YWCA Live! Virtual Workout
YWCA Live! Power Barre Pat M.

Feel the power of merging Fitness Barre with HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)! We take the micro-movements of Barre that sculpt, tone and strengthen your body, and add cardio bursts to make the most of your time and your workout. You'll feel the burn and raise your metabolism. Elevate your fitness in a class that fits most levels.

7:00am-7:30am Uptown Pool Reservation
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7:00am-7:30am Downtown Pool Reservation
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7:10am-7:45am Midtown Pool Reservation
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8:30am-10:30am Downtown Workout Reservation
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8:30am-10:00am Uptown Workout Reservation
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8:30am-9:25am Uptown Group Fitness Class Reservation
SGT: 55+ - Silver Strength $ Bonnie O.

This total-body workout combines aerobic, flexibility and resistance training to increase flexibility, balance, coordination, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Designed for active older adults and seniors this dynamic class will challenge you mentally and physical in a safe and fun environment. This is a fee-based class and requires a program pass to attend. Learn more.

 

8:30am-9:00am Uptown Pool Reservation
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8:30am-9:00am Downtown Pool Reservation
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8:30am-10:30am Midtown Workout Reservation
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8:30am-9:05am Midtown Pool Reservation
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9:00am-9:30am Downtown Pool Reservation
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9:05am-9:40am Midtown Pool Reservation
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9:30am-10:15am YWCA Live! Virtual Workout
YWCA Live! Cardio Plus Theresa C.

Give your heart and lungs a boost with this livestream steady state cardio class! Enjoy a good mix of old school aerobics and simple movement patterns designed for all levels. PLUS we'll add strength, core or balance for a full workout. 

 

9:30am-10:00am Downtown Pool Reservation
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9:40am-10:15am Midtown Pool Reservation
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10:30am-12:00pm Uptown Workout Reservation
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11:00am-12:30pm Downtown Workout Reservation
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11:00am-11:30am Uptown Pool Reservation
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11:00am-11:30am Downtown Pool Reservation
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11:00am-1:00pm Midtown Workout Reservation
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11:00am-11:35am Midtown Pool Reservation
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11:30am-12:00pm Downtown Pool Reservation
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11:35am-12:10pm Midtown Pool Reservation
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12:00pm-12:45pm YWCA Live! Virtual Workout
YWCA Live! Chisel Plus Tara D.

Weight training and resistance work are a must to lose fat, burn calories, and build muscle. All fitness levels are welcome. Dumbbells are optional or get creative with other household items! 

12:10pm-12:45pm Midtown Pool Reservation
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12:15pm-1:10pm Downtown Group Fitness Class Reservation
SGT: Boot Camp - Variety $ Andrew H.

This full body workout runs through a series of cardio, stability, strength and core-training exercises. Challenge your fitness with this intense class. This is a fee-based class and requires a program pass to attend. Learn more.

1:00pm-2:30pm Downtown Workout Reservation
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1:00pm-2:30pm Uptown Workout Reservation
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1:00pm-1:30pm Uptown Pool Reservation
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1:30pm-2:00pm Uptown Pool Reservation
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1:30pm-3:30pm Midtown Workout Reservation
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3:00pm-4:30pm Downtown Workout Reservation
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3:00pm-4:30pm Uptown Workout Reservation
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3:00pm-3:30pm Uptown Pool Reservation
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3:00pm-3:30pm Downtown Pool Reservation
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3:30pm-4:00pm Uptown Pool Reservation
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3:30pm-4:00pm Downtown Pool Reservation
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4:00pm-6:00pm Midtown Workout Reservation
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4:00pm-4:45pm Midtown Pool Reservation
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4:10pm-4:55pm Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown POD Swim -Leisure Pool Staff

One reservation spot allows for up to 4 swimmers from one household in the leisure (play) pool.

A Parent/Guardian must be in the pool area the entire time for children under age 15.  A youth 15 or older my sub as the in water adult for children under 48 inches.  Adult must remain in the pool area at assigned seating.

4:45pm-5:30pm Midtown Pool Reservation
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5:00pm-7:00pm Downtown Workout Reservation
Downtown Workout Reservation Staff
5:00pm-7:00pm Uptown Workout Reservation
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5:00pm-5:30pm Uptown Pool Reservation
Uptown Pool Reservation Staff
5:00pm-5:30pm Downtown Pool Reservation
Downtown Pool Reservation Staff
5:00pm-5:45pm Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown POD Swim -Leisure Pool Staff

One reservation spot allows for up to 4 swimmers from one household in the leisure (play) pool.

A Parent/Guardian must be in the pool area the entire time for children under age 15.  A youth 15 or older my sub as the in water adult for children under 48 inches.  Adult must remain in the pool area at assigned seating.

5:30pm-6:00pm Uptown Pool Reservation
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5:30pm-6:00pm Downtown Pool Reservation
Downtown Pool Reservation Staff
5:40pm-6:25pm Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown Lap Pool Reservation Staff
5:50pm-6:35pm Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown POD Swim -Leisure Pool Staff

One reservation spot allows for up to 4 swimmers from one household in the leisure (play) pool.

A Parent/Guardian must be in the pool area the entire time for children under age 15.  A youth 15 or older my sub as the in water adult for children under 48 inches.  Adult must remain in the pool area at assigned seating.

6:00pm-6:30pm Downtown Pool Reservation
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6:00pm-6:30pm Uptown Pool Reservation
Uptown Pool Reservation Staff
6:30pm-7:30pm Midtown Workout Reservation
Midtown Workout Reservation Staff
6:30pm-7:15pm Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown Lap Pool Reservation Staff
6:40pm-7:25pm Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown POD Swim -Leisure Pool Staff

One reservation spot allows for up to 4 swimmers from one household in the leisure (play) pool.

A Parent/Guardian must be in the pool area the entire time for children under age 15.  A youth 15 or older my sub as the in water adult for children under 48 inches.  Adult must remain in the pool area at assigned seating.

Saturday, October 31, 2020
8:00am-8:55am Midtown Group Fitness Class Reservation
SGT: Boot Camp $ Jojo L.

This full body workout runs through a series of cardio, stability, strength and core-training exercises. Challenge your fitness with this intense class. This is a fee-based class and requires a program pass to attend. Learn more.

 

8:30am-10:30am Midtown Workout Reservation
Midtown Workout Reservation Staff
8:30am-9:05am Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown Lap Pool Reservation Staff
9:00am-10:30am Downtown Workout Reservation
Downtown Workout Reservation Staff
9:00am-10:30am Uptown Workout Reservation
Uptown Workout Reservation Staff
9:00am-9:45am Midtown Group Fitness Class Reservation
R.I.P.P.E.D. Stephanie W.

Experience this total body “plateau proof fitness formula” workout, utilizing free weights, resistance and body weight. This class masterfully combines Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, and Diet components, challenging participants fitness and endurance levels! Intensity level 3 Please bring your own mat. We do not have mats available for member use at this time.

9:00am-10:00am YWCA Live! Virtual Workout
YWCA Live! Circuit EG N.

Stations utilizing strength, balance, agility and power are set up in the classroom and combined with cardio intervals for an efficient and intense workout. Multiple levels. Intensity level 3

9:00am-9:30am Uptown Pool Reservation
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9:00am-9:30am Downtown Pool Reservation
Downtown Pool Reservation Staff
9:05am-9:40am Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown Lap Pool Reservation Staff
9:15am-10:00am Uptown Group Fitness Class Reservation
Pumped! Kim K.

This barbell class is designed for all fitness levels. It uses free weights, motivational music, and trained instructors to help you add strength and define muscles. Initially equiment will be limited to dumbbells and steps but you'll still feel pumped when you're done! Please bring your own mat. We do not have mats available for member use at this time.

9:30am-10:00am Uptown Pool Reservation
Uptown Pool Reservation Staff
9:30am-10:00am Downtown Pool Reservation
Downtown Pool Reservation Staff
9:40am-10:15am Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown Lap Pool Reservation Staff
10:00am-10:30am Uptown Pool Reservation
Uptown Pool Reservation Staff
10:30am-11:30am YWCA Live! Virtual Workout
YWCA Live! Vinyasa Yoga Rikyrah S.

Vinyasa means breath-synchronized movement. Improve strength, balance and flexibility flowing through postures in a class that can challenge your body and calm your mind. Connecting breath and movement can mindfully invoke a deeper sense of compassion.  

11:00am-12:30pm Downtown Workout Reservation
Downtown Workout Reservation Staff
11:00am-12:30pm Uptown Workout Reservation
Uptown Workout Reservation Staff
11:00am-11:30am Uptown Pool Reservation
Uptown Pool Reservation Staff
11:00am-11:30am Downtown Pool Reservation
Downtown Pool Reservation Staff
11:00am-1:00pm Midtown Workout Reservation
Midtown Workout Reservation Staff
11:00am-11:35am Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown Lap Pool Reservation Staff
11:15am-12:00pm Uptown Group Fitness Class Reservation
INSANITY Regina A.

Forget everything you think you know about high-intensity workouts, because Insanity will redefine your mind and body! With Insanity, you work flat out in 3- to 5-minute blocks, take breaks only long enough to gulp some air and get right back to work. It’s called Max Interval Training. We keep your body working at maximum capacity through the entire workout, while you keep pushing your body’s limits, requiring it to adapt. Intensity level 3 Please bring your own mat. We do not have mats available for member use at this time.

11:30am-12:00pm Uptown Pool Reservation
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11:30am-12:00pm Downtown Pool Reservation
Downtown Pool Reservation Staff
11:35am-12:10pm Midtown Pool Reservation
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12:00pm-12:30pm Uptown Pool Reservation
Uptown Pool Reservation Staff
12:00pm-1:00pm YWCA Live! Virtual Workout
YWCA Live! Mat Pilates Bethann B.

This basic Mat Pilates class accomodates multiple levels of experience.  Feel free to add the props you enjoy or elevate your practice according to your personal fitness level and needs. 

 

12:10pm-12:45pm Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown Lap Pool Reservation Staff
Sunday, November 1, 2020
8:30am-10:30am Midtown Workout Reservation
Midtown Workout Reservation Staff
8:30am-9:05am Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown Lap Pool Reservation Staff
9:00am-10:30am Uptown Workout Reservation
Uptown Workout Reservation Staff
9:00am-10:00am YWCA Live! Virtual Workout
YWCA Live! Vinyasa Yoga Judy A.

Vinyasa means breath-synchronized movement. Improve strength, balance and flexibility flowing through postures in a class that can challenge your body and calm your mind. Connecting breath and movement can mindfully invoke a deeper sense of compassion.  

9:00am-9:30am Uptown Pool Reservation
Uptown Pool Reservation Staff
9:00am-10:30am Downtown Workout Reservation
Downtown Workout Reservation Staff
9:00am-9:45am Midtown Group Fitness Class Reservation
Pumped! Diana P.

This barbell class is designed for all fitness levels. It uses free weights, motivational music, and trained instructors to help you add strength and define muscles. Initially equiment will be limited to dumbbells and steps but you'll still feel pumped when you're done! Please bring your own mat. We do not have mats available for member use at this time.

9:00am-9:30am Downtown Pool Reservation
Downtown Pool Reservation Staff
9:05am-9:40am Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown Lap Pool Reservation Staff
9:30am-10:00am Uptown Pool Reservation
Uptown Pool Reservation Staff
9:30am-10:00am Downtown Pool Reservation
Downtown Pool Reservation Staff
9:40am-10:15am Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown Lap Pool Reservation Staff
10:00am-10:30am Uptown Pool Reservation
Uptown Pool Reservation Staff
10:10am-10:55am Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown POD Swim -Leisure Pool Staff

One reservation spot allows for up to 4 swimmers from one household in the leisure (play) pool.

A Parent/Guardian must be in the pool area the entire time for children under age 15.  A youth 15 or older my sub as the in water adult for children under 48 inches.  Adult must remain in the pool area at assigned seating.

10:20am-11:05am Midtown Group Fitness Class Reservation
Water Fitness Patty M.

Water Fitness is back! Make a splash with a mix of safe, effective training methods and tools that use the water's resistance to build strength and improve cardio. Instructors guide each workout with a healthy dose of fun and options so you can find a challenge that's right for you. Expect opportunities for deep and shallow work.  Locker rooms and changing rooms are not available before class at this time. Please arrive prepared to take a full shower on deck. We will have a spot for you to leave your things. Locker rooms are available after class. Please bring your own towel and note that hair dryers are not allowed.

10:30am-11:30am YWCA Live! Virtual Workout
YWCA Live! Cardio Kick Stephanie W.

Become a total knockout with the ultimate cardio kickboxing party! Cardio kickboxing and body-sculpting moves are choreographed with the hottest music mixes. With high intensity intervals placed throughout the routine, you’ll get lean and toned. Plus, you’ll have a blast doing it. It’s high intensity, fast-paced and totally addicting!

11:00am-12:30pm Downtown Workout Reservation
Downtown Workout Reservation Staff
11:00am-12:30pm Uptown Workout Reservation
Uptown Workout Reservation Staff
11:00am-11:30am Uptown Pool Reservation
Uptown Pool Reservation Staff
11:00am-11:30am Downtown Pool Reservation
Downtown Pool Reservation Staff
11:00am-1:00pm Midtown Workout Reservation
Midtown Workout Reservation Staff
11:10am-11:55am Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown POD Swim -Leisure Pool Staff

One reservation spot allows for up to 4 swimmers from one household in the leisure (play) pool.

A Parent/Guardian must be in the pool area the entire time for children under age 15.  A youth 15 or older my sub as the in water adult for children under 48 inches.  Adult must remain in the pool area at assigned seating.

11:30am-12:00pm Uptown Pool Reservation
Uptown Pool Reservation Staff
11:30am-12:00pm Downtown Pool Reservation
Downtown Pool Reservation Staff
11:35am-12:10pm Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown Lap Pool Reservation Staff
12:00pm-12:30pm Uptown Pool Reservation
Uptown Pool Reservation Staff
12:00pm-12:45pm Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown POD Swim -Leisure Pool Staff

One reservation spot allows for up to 4 swimmers from one household in the leisure (play) pool.

A Parent/Guardian must be in the pool area the entire time for children under age 15.  A youth 15 or older my sub as the in water adult for children under 48 inches.  Adult must remain in the pool area at assigned seating.

12:10pm-12:45pm Midtown Pool Reservation
Midtown Lap Pool Reservation Staff