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Amenities include two, 28-foot tall water slides, a “zero-depth” entry area, diving well and interactive water toys.


Monday  6 a.m.-7 a.m. (Morning Lap Swim)  12 p.m.- 8 p.m. (Lap Swim/Open Swim)

Tuesday 6 a.m.-7 a.m. (Morning Lap Swim) 12 p.m.- 8 p.m. (Lap Swim/Open Swim)

Wednesday 6 a.m.-7 a.m. (Morning Lap Swim) 12 p.m.- 8 p.m. (Lap Swim/Open Swim)

Thursday 6 a.m.- 7 a.m. (Morning Lap Swim) 12 p.m.- 8 p.m. (Lap Swim/Open Swim)

Friday  6 a.m.- 7 a.m. (Morning Lap Swim) 12 p.m.- 8 p.m. (Lap Swim/Open Swim)

Saturday 12 p.m.- 7 p.m. (Lap Swim/Open Swim)

Sunday 12 p.m.- 7 p.m. (Lap Swim/Open Swim)

*During family swim, children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Family Swim is Monday-Sunday after 6 p.m.

Special Events and Holiday Hours

  • Darts Swim Meet - (Lap Pool and Diving Well Closed) - June 19th
    – 2:45pm– 9pm
  • Mingoman Triathlon - June 23rd -1pm—7pm
  • Darts Swim Meet - (Lap Pool and Diving Well Closed) - July 2–
    2:45pm– 9pm
  • Fourth of July - July 4th– 12pm - 4pm
  • Darts Swim Meet - (Lap Pool and Diving Well Closed) - July 10th
    – 2:45pm– 9pm
  • Darts Swim Meet - (Lap Pool and Diving Well Closed) - July 12–
  • Darts Swim Meet - (Lap Pool and Diving Well Closed) - July 13th
    – 8am– 3pm
  • Darts Swim Meet - (Lap Pool and Diving Well Closed) - July 14th
    – 4:45pm– 7pm
  • Delaware Ironman - July 28th— CLOSED
  • Last Day of Regular Season - August 13th
  • Post Season (Open on the Weekends Only) -
    August 17th- August 31st
  • Last Day of the Season - Labor Day–
    September 2nd - 12pm– 7pm



Jack Florance Pool Memberships will go on sale April 9th. Enjoy 15% off an early bird special starting on April 9th through May 15th when you purchase a membership.

Delaware Community Center YMCA members also include access to the Jack Florance Pool! 

 Early Registration Rates 15% Off

                 Resident    Non-Resident


Youth                 $89.25     $114.75

Adult                  $93.50     $119

Senior (62+)     $51          $76.50

                 Resident    Non-Resident


2               $106.25        $131.75

3               $123.25        $148.75

4               $140.25        $165.75

5               $157.25         $182.75                     

             Standard Rates

                 Resident    Non-Resident


Youth                $105         $135

Adult                 $110         $140

Senior (62+)    $60           $90

             Resident    Non-Resident


2              $125         $155

3              $145         $175

4              $165         $195

5              $185         $215

Sign up for Group/Private Swim Lessons

Summer Session:  Tuesday, May 28th through Thursday, August 1st

Member registration: – April 27th 

Non-Member registration: May 2nd

View more schedules

DARTS Swimming and Diving

Register at Mingo Park

Click here to register!

Lap Pool will be closed for Swim Meets:

June 8th
June 19th
July 2nd
July 12th-13


EFFECTIVE SUMMER OF 2015: In order to provide for a pleasant swimming experience the Jack Florance Pool staff will have a “Zero Tolerance” rule with regard to language and behavior.  If you, a family member or a guest is reported as using foul language or acting inappropriately to a member of the Jack Florance staff, that person will be asked to leave for at least the remainder of the day or for the length of time that the staff member feels appropriate.  If  the inappropriate behavior continues once the person is permitted back in the pool, that person will be banned from the pool for the balance of the season and no refund will be given.  If you feel that any member of your family cannot abide by this new policy, we respectfully encourage you not to purchase a membership.

Weather Inclement: We reserve the right to close Jack Florance Swimming Pool due to inclement weather. Refunds are not availible

Swim Safely

  • All participants will need to complete and sign code of conduct and waiver to utilize the Jack Florance Pool.  If participant is under the age of 18 a parent/guardian must sign the waiver for him/her.
  • Youth must be at least 12 years of age to be left at the pool without a parent/guardian
  • YMCA Lifeguards may test the swimming competency of any swimmer
  • Non-Swimmers of any age are not permitted in the deep end of the pool
  • No diving.  Enter the water facing forward. 
  • Any swimmer under the age of 16 must successfully completed the deep water test to swim in the deep end of the pools.

EFFECTIVE SUMMER OF 2015 - Lap Pool Shallow-end: Any swimmer under the height of 5 ft. must sucessfully complete the deep water test or be accompanied by an adult. 

  • Everyone must be 48" or taller to use the slides (no exceptions).  
  • Breath holding activities are not permitted in YMCA pools. 
  • Masks, fins, and snorkels are not permitted. 
  • Infants / toddlers not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper in the water.  
  • The lifeguard's word is final

Watch Your Kids

  • Children (age 5 and under) must be accompanied by an adult (age 18 and over) in the water and remain within arms reach.  
  • Children (age 6-11) must be actively supervised by an adult in the pool area. 

Play Safely

  • Children who require assistance or a flotation device must have an adult with them in the water. 
  • Flotation devices must be U.S. Coast Guard approved. No inflatables.
  • No running or horseplay. 
  • YMCA equipment and starting blocks are reserved for YMCA programs only. 

Dive Safely

  • All swimmers under the age of 16 must successfully complete a deep water test.
  • All guests must wait at the bottom of the ladder until the last driver leaves the diving area.
  • Divers must walk up ladder and dive or jump off board. Hands must enter water first on all headfirst dives.
  • Only one person may use a diving board at a time.
  • Only 1 bounce allowed on the board.
  • Exit immediately at nearest ladder after each entry.
  • Any flips, dives or jumps must be forward facing and away from diving board.
  • No hanging, jumps, gainers or dives angled toward the side or other board.
  • No goggles on boards.

Respect Others

  • Swimmers who are currently experiencing the following:  open sores, infections or diarrhea are not permitted in the water.  
  • Shower before entering the water. 
  • Proper swim attire must be worn at all times, no cut-off's or denim shorts.  
  • Patrons may bring food and / or beverages into the pool on a restricted basis.Coolers / beverage carriers are prohibited.                       
  • Items must fit in 11" x 8" brown bag or lunch sack (single serving /snack foods)              
  • Beverages are not to exceed 24oz.                       
  • No alcohol or glass containers are permitted.   

Please ask for a complete copy of the pool rules at the Welcome Center desk.

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