Tawasentha Pool Information

Tawasentha Pool

Tawasentha Pool is currently closed.

Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis, we are unsure of when the pool will be able to open for the summer.  The pool opening date is dependent on the Department of Health - Our facility must be inspected and certified to operate by the County Health Department in order to open.  The DOH may have requirements that facilities must meet to be open, and Tawasentha Pool may have different hours and new rules in order to follow those requirements.  These decisions have not been made by the DOH yet - Please check back for any updates.

The pool is open to Town of Guilderland residents and Non-residents 12pm - 7:00 pm Monday - Friday and 11:30 - 7:00 pm on weekends. (WEATHER PERMITTING)

The fees for residents are $3 for adults, and $1.00 for children 5-14.  Seniors over 60 and children under 5 years are free.  Please bring an ID with proof of residency. 

Non-resident fees are $5 for adults, $3.00 for children 5-14 and Seniors over 60 and children under 5 are $1.00.

Adult Lap Swim is Monday - Thursday 11am - 12pm and Saturday - Sunday 10 - 11:30am.  The cost of lap swim is $1.00.

Residents can purchase daily passes or season passes for the pool (with some form of proof of residency) at the pool building at Tawasentha Park.   Pool season passes are available to residents only:  $100.00 for a family and $60.00 for an individual.  The phone number for the pool and lost and found is 518-456-4446.


Pool Rules

Listen to and obey the instructions of the lifeguards at all times.

All persons entering the pool area must pay the appropriate fee.

Expectorating, spouting water, blowing of the nose, or discharging bodily waste in the pool is strictly prohibited.

No diving into the shallow end of the pool.

Children under the age of 5, non-swimmers, or children in a lifejacket must be accompanied by a supervising adult within arm’s reach in the pool.

The pool will be closed for 30 minutes in cases of bad weather (thunder, lightning strikes, tornado warnings, etc.)

Pool toys and inflatables are not permitted in main pool.

Only Coast Guard approved life jackets may be worn in the pool.

Smoking, controlled substances, alcohol, weapons and glass are prohibited in or around the facility.

No running on the pool deck.

No pushing, shoving, horseplay, or inappropriate behavior is allowed.

Snorkels and facemasks are not allowed at this facility.

Appropriate swim attire is required to swim in the pool.

Please report any injuries or equipment problems immediately to the lifeguards.

Patrons known or suspected of having diarrhea, a communicable or skin disease, open wounds, inflamed eyes, nasal discharge, are not allowed in the pool.

Swim Test Policy

All camps/outside groups will have any child looking to go into the diving area take a swim test.  A lifeguard on the ground will administer the test – child must jump in the shallow area and swim to the other side of the pool without touching the bottom.  Once a child completes the test, the lifeguard will let them and the camp directors know if they are able to swim in the diving area or not.

Pool Attire Policy

All patrons using the pool must be attired in swimming apparel.  No street clothes are allowed in the pool. 

Swimwear should not have been worn for exercising immediately prior to pool use as soiled clothing can create an unhealthy swimming environment.

All clothing must be colorfast and lightweight material suitable for swimwear, such as Lycra, Spandex, Burkinis or nylom.

T-Shirts and cotton clothing (including those for modesty or sun protection) are not permitted.

Cotton and some other materials can hold detergents, germs, and bacteria in them, which can be released into the water. This can cause swimmers to get sick and even affect the water chemistry and clarity. Cotton also tends to absorb a lot of water and pool chemicals, requiring the pool to use more disinfectant. Cotton breaks down in the water, which clogs the pool filter system. 

Additionally, when the cotton absorbs the pool water, it can become heavy, which can weigh down swimmers and make swimming more difficult.  Loose cotton shirts can increase your risk of underwater entrapment.