The Destin YMCA Aquatic Center, located at 4345 Commons Drive West in Destin, has recently extended the hours of operation for their outdoor lap pool.

The Destin YMCA Aquatic Center usually reduces their operating hours during the winter months but due to an increase in activity and demand to use the lap pool they decided to open the Aquatic Center during the afternoon hours three days a week to provide more time for members to use the lap pool.

The response they received was overwhelmingly positive, according to a press release from the YMCA.

“A few of our members were asking to use the lap pool during their lunch break so we decided to try it out and see what kind of response we got,” says Michael Rojas, the President/CEO of the YMCA of Florida's Emerald Coast. Rojas said, “We got such a positive response we decided to keep the lap pool open three afternoons a week until we resume our full time hours in the spring.”

The current operating hours for the Destin YMCA Aquatic Center are:

Monday – Wednesday – Friday from 11:00AM until 1:00PM

Monday through Friday from 3:00PM until 8:00PM

Saturday from 8:00AM until Noon

Members can also take advantage of the indoor pools at either the Niceville Family YMCA, located at 1031 E John C Sims Parkway or the Fort Walton Family YMCA, located at 1127 Hospital Road. The YMCA is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility with a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.