Tallyn's Reach Pool Information

Swimming Pool Information & Forms

The Tallyn's Reach Authority Board of Directors has selected the YMCA as your pool and lifeguard service provider for the 2023 pool season. The YMCA is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the pool and will be providing lifeguards during pool hours along with maintaining the facility, monitoring and checking homeowners for access cards (including unattended minors), as well as monitoring compliance with the rules and regulations. Please make sure you bring your access cards for entrance into the facility. Please also familiarize yourself with the Rules and Regulations in this PDF and the the rules stated below.

Please remember you need to be in good standing with the Tallyn’s Reach Metropolitan District to use the amenities. If your Tallyn’s Reach Metropolitan District account becomes delinquent at any time, access to the amenities will be revoked and your access cards will be deactivated.

2023 Pool Information

You will need to bring your activated pool card to enter the pool.

In order to have your key fobs activated to access to the pool, all current Tallyn's Reach Resident will need to fill out NEW Disclaimer of Liability/User Release forms for the 2023 pool season. This is a yearly waiver and must be completed for you to have access to the pool. You can find the form on the website.

If you need a pool access card, email tallynsreach@denverymca.org and arrange for your key card pick up.

Replacement cards are $25. Renters can get a card from their landlord or purchase one for $25 (credit card only)

2023 Pool Hours

May 27th to August 13: Summer Hours

The pool is open every day from 10AM-8PM for residents to enjoy (weather permitting) except for two Saturdays and one Wednesday in which the Tallyn’s Reach Sharks swim team hosts their swim meets. July 4th the pool is open from 10am-5pm.

Pool hours are subject to change without notice.

Swim Meets 2023

TThe swim meets are scheduled for June 24th, July 8th and July 12th and are from 8am-2pm. Residents may enjoy the pool from 2pm-8pm on days of the meets.

Teen Center Hours

Monday 9am-3pm
Tuesday 9am-3pm
Wednesday 1pm-5pm
Thursday 1pm-5pm

2023 Pool Rules

All Pool rules are posted on the pool gate upon entry and must be followed by residents and staff.

August 14th to September 5th: Back to School Hours

Monday – Friday 12pm- 4pm *Swim at Your Own Risk*
4pm-8pm Lifeguards on Duty

*During Swim at Your Own Risk we will not have any lifeguards in the stands during this time.
All children under the age of 18, need to be accompanied by their parents or guardians to participate in the Swim at Your Own Risk hours.

Saturdays & Sundays Lifeguards on Duty 10am-8pm

Swim Test

In order for children to swim in the lap pool without an adult they are required to pass a swim safety test. The test consists of 2 parts:

  1. Tread water for one minute
  2. Swim the length of the pool
Once the child passes the swim test their name will be added to a list at the lifeguard stand and they will be given a wrist band to swim in the pool. They only need to pass the test once per summer; the next time you go to the pool just check in at the lifeguard stand to get your wristband. A lifeguard can retest you at any point if they think you are struggling.

Safety Breaks

For the safety of our swimmers, we have regular safety breaks scheduled at the pool. The breaks occur 10 minutes before the hour beginning at 11:50. Adults are allowed to lap swim during these safety breaks. Children must remain out of the pool until the safety break is over. During the safety break, the baby pool will be closed as well.

Safety breaks will be at the following times:

  • 11:50-12:00

Pool Safety

The lifeguards are responsible for the aquatic safety of our residents and to prevent drowning. Please help them and follow the rules so we can have an enjoyable and safe summer at the pool.

Your Pool Team

Zeke Evens, our Aquatic Manager and Isabell Rodau, our Senior HOA manager from the YMCA will help us maintain and manage the pool this summer. Thank you, Zeke and Isabell! If you have any questions or comments regarding the lifeguard staff or the pool management, please reach out to Zeke at EEvens@denverymca.org or Isabell at irodau@denverymca.org

The lifeguards are here for you! They want to ensure we have a safe and fun swim environment.

Swim Lessons

  1. The YMCA will be offering private and semi-private lessons to Tallyn’s Reach residents, based on staff availability
  2. Contact Zeke Evens at EEvens@denverymca.org to make swim lesson arrangements through the YMCA by purchasing the swim lesson packages.

NO one besides YMCA staff is permitted to teach swim lessons at the Tallyn’s Reach pool due to liability reasons

Weather Policy

The feels like temperature outside must be 60 degrees or higher for our pool to open. If lightning or inclement weather is spotted the pool will close for safety and reopen when the weather has passed. The pool and pool deck will be cleared when either of the following is occurring:

  1. Cloud to ground lightning is observed and less than 30 seconds pass from seeing the lightning and hearing the thunder from the flash.
  2. In cloud lightning is occurring directly overhead.
Storms do not have to be severe to contain large numbers of cloud to ground flashes in order to be considered dangerous. The pool can be considered safe to re-occupy 30 minutes after the last lightening is seen.

Notes from our Lifeguards about the weather policy:

  • We use the Weather Bug app for all weather information. We specifically use Legacy stadium at Cherokee Trail as our closest station.
  • We will stay open if it is just raining if we can see the bottom of the pool.
  • We close when lightening is 10 miles away from us.
  • If the weather looks bad to the point we will not reopen within an hour, we put all staff on call. This means when it is safe to open we can call the staff back to reopen and let everyone in. This also means at least two guards must be on site to open due to CPR protocol.

See more detailed weather and lightening information below.

Pool Rules and Regulations

  1. Homeowner’s must have their key card to enter into the pool area.
  2. Sign in on the sign in sheet as you enter the pool area.
  3. No running.
  4. No glass containers.
  5. No diving in shallow areas.
  6. No hanging on lane lines or depth dividers.
  7. Obey the lifeguards at all times.
  8. No pushing or dunking.
  9. Children not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper while in the pools. NO PLASTIC DIAPERS are permitted.
  10. Floating toys, rafts, rings, tubes, and boards are allowed if not detrimental to safety and may be prohibited at the discretion of the lifeguards.
  11. Children of non-swimming ability must be in direct contact with an adult in the water when using flotation devices.
  12. Hard balls, such as tennis balls and footballs, are not permitted in the pool area.
  13. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult, 16 or older, to enter the pool area.
  14. Animals are not allowed in the pool area or to be left tethered unattended at any time.
  15. Proper swim attire required – swimsuits only.
  16. Foul, abusive, or excessively loud language will not be permitted.
  17. Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, etc., are not permitted in the pool area. Roller blades must be removed before entering the pool area.
  18. Food is not permitted in or near the swimming pools – only at the tables supplied. Trash must be disposed of in waste receptacles.
  19. No gum is permitted in the pool area.
  20. Smoking and/or tobacco products are not permitted in the pool area.
  21. During pool hours, the pool will be cleared every hour for a 10-minute period. Residents will be permitted to swim in the lap lane only during the safety break, otherwise they will not be allowed in the pool during the safety break.
  22. All users of the pool shall be responsible for damage to the property of the Association caused by their family and/or guests.
  23. A Swim test will be conducted on all children that will not be within arm's length of a parent or Guardian.
  24. Children who pass the swim test will be marked appropriately.


  1. The baby pool is for use by children 6 years and under only.


  1. Residents are permitted to bring 2 guests per day to the facility using their guest pass card.
  2. Special arrangements for 10 or more guests must be made through the YMCA please call 720-724-5759.
  3. If you are planning a Birthday party with less than 10 children, the YMCA must be notified at 720-724-5759.
  4. There will only be one party with 10 or less guest at one time.


The staff is not responsible for any loss or theft of personal belongings.

Proper attire must be worn. Swimsuits only. No shorts of any type will be permitted.
Swim diapers only will be permitted in the pools.

Swimmers are to supply their own towels and swimwear.

The toddler wading pool is for children 6 and under, and each child must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or other adult over 18 years of age.

Each resident will be permitted 2 guests per day. Any group of ten or more requires pre-approval of the pool management company. Please call 720-724-5759 a minimum of 14 days in advance.

The pool will be closed when air temperature is 60 degrees Fahrenheit and below, or when lightning is spotted. (Please see weather and lightning information below).

All attendants reserve the right to remove anyone from the pool area who does not comply with the pool rules and regulations.

Pets are not allowed in the pool area or left unattended outside of the pool area.

Food and drink are permitted only at the supplied tables. No glass containers allowed in or around the pool area. Users must clean up after themselves.

No running, showing off, dunking, rough play, or excessive noise is allowed in the pool or locker room area.

The only balls allowed in the pool shall be Nerf-type balls and inflatable plastic beach balls. Floating devices and water guns may be removed at discretion of attendants.

No hanging on lane/pool dividers is permitted.

No one under 10 years of age is allowed in the pool area unless accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or other adult over 16 years of age (with proper paperwork).

No bicycles, roller blades, or scooters are allowed in the pool area. Smoking and use of illegal drugs is not allowed. Please observe the directions and instructions of attendant(s) at all times.

Failure to abide by these rules will result in suspension/revocation of pool privileges.

YMCA Outdoor Pool Lightning Closure Policy

When using a digital real-time lightning locator, such as that contained in the “Weather Bug” app, outdoor pools should be closed when lightning is detected within 10 miles of the pool.

Background information justifying the policy:

American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council:

It is best to follow the conservative option of removing bathers from all aquatic facilities during thunderstorms, following the AMS (2002) 30-30 recommendation (i.e., take cover when the time between lightning flash and thunder is 30 seconds or less and remain under cover until 30 minutes after the last lightning is seen or thunder heard; avoiding plumbing and electrical circuits), until such time as research is available that alters this optional advisory recommendation.

The National Lightning Safety Institute recommends the following swimming pool safety procedures:

1. Designate a responsible person as the weather safety lookout. That person should keep an eye on the weather. Use a "weather radio" or the Weather Channel or other program to obtain good localized advanced weather information.

2. When thunder and/or lightning are first noticed, use the Flash-To-Bang (F-B) method to determine its’ rough distance and speed. This technique measures the time from seeing lightning to hearing associated thunder. For each five seconds from F-B, lightning is one mile away. Thus, a F-B of 10 = 2 miles; 15 = 3 miles; 20 = 4 miles; etc. At a F-B count of thirty, the pool should be evacuated. People should be directed to safe shelter nearby.

3. Pool activities should remain suspended until thirty minutes after the last thunder is heard. The distance from Strike A to Strike B to Strike C can be some 5-8 miles away. And it can strike much farther away. Why take a chance with lightning?

YMCA Lightning Safety Guidelines:

Avoid unnecessary exposure to the lightning threat during thunderstorm activity. Teachers, camp counselors, coaches, lifeguards, and other adults must take responsibility for the safety of children in their care. A weather radio, lightning detector, and the use of weather reports can help to warn and inform program leaders. A pre-established and practiced written emergency plan is the best way to manage the risk of lightning strikes. If lightning occurs in the area, then outdoor pools, whirlpools, steam rooms, saunas, and showers should be vacated. Lightning is in the area when one or more of the following occurs:

  1. Lightning is seen
  2. Thunder is heard
  3. A severe thunderstorm or tornado warning has been issued for the local area
  4. Notification from a lightning detection network are detected within a few miles or appear to be approaching the local area

The National Weather service recommends using the 30/30 rule when considering the suspension ofactivities or the evacuation of wet areas and pools.

The "30/30" lightning safety rule is defined as the following:

  1. It is strongly recommended that you should seek safe shelter when you first hear thunder, observe lightning, or see dark threatening clouds developing overhead. You should already be in a safe location when the time between the lightning flash and the rumble of thunder is 30 second or less.
  2. You should not resume activities until after 30 minutes after the last audible thunder.