The Sweet Pool (the cool pool) at the Downtown Branch remains closed for necessary maintenance work. Our contractors are working hard to complete necessary renovations.

The renovations will include:

  • New pump and filtration
  • Complete replacement of all pipes and plumbing, including two new main drains
  • New ladders
  • Regrouting of the pool tank.

All of this work is funded through our capital budget and grants the Y has received to conduct critical facility projects.

Due to the extensive nature of these renovations, we expect to have an extended closure of the pool until the work is complete. Currently, we expect the pool to reopen the first week of March.

In the meantime, we encourage you to use our Balfour Pool at the Downtown Branch or our pool at the Pleasant Street Branch. We’ve updated our pool schedules to reflect certain programs that have been relocated due to the closing. You can access all of our schedules at

We apologize as we understand that this unexpected project is an inconvenience for many of our Members. However, we appreciate your patience, as this project is absolutely necessary to provide a more consistent and pleasant aquatics environment for all of our swimmers.

During this time, the Tsunami Swim Team will move their practices to the Pleasant Street Branch.

Lap swimming is available at the Pleasant Street Branch (please see the Pleasant Street Pool Schedule) and in the warmer Balfour Pool at the Downtown Branch.

The Aqua Tabata class will resume its regular times once the work is complete on the Sweet Pool.

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we complete this work. We will continue to post updates with timelines when that information becomes available.