Area Pools Available During Wiggins Center Pool Upgrade

The Down East Family YMCA’s Wiggins Center pool is getting a much-needed facelift. The air handler system will be upgraded and ventilation improved to enhance the swimming experience at The Wiggins Center. The pool will be closed starting Saturday August 15th for several weeks and is slated to reopen around Monday September 14th.

During the pool closure DEF YMCA members are encouraged to check out these other great swimming options.

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  • The Bucksport town pool is open until September 4th. Although the pool does not have swimming lanes for lap swim, the pool is open for public swim. The pool is open from 11:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday – Saturday.
  • The pool at the Mount Desert Island YMCA is also available for DEF YMCA members. Although national membership reciprocity is currently suspended, reciprocity between YMCA’s within the same county continues. Here are the details for lap swimming at the MDI YMCA.
    • Reservations can be made up to one month in advance by calling the MDI YMCA at 288-3511 during business hours of 6:00am-7:00pm, Monday – Friday and 8:00am-12:00pm on Saturdays.
    • Masks are required and there are temperature checks and screening questions each visit at check-in. An MDI YMCA specific COVID-19 waiver must be signed at the first visit.
    • Time slots are in 45 minute increments and are during the morning hours only.
    • Locker rooms and restrooms are available for use during your visit.
    • One swimmer is permitted in each lane at a time.
    • The pool schedule and other information can be found at the Mount Desert Island YMCA website at:
  • The Bangor YMCA is allowing DEF YMCA members to use their pool.
    • Bangor YMCA hours are Monday – Friday, 5:30am-7:30pm
    • The Bangor YCMA has two pools, the Aloupis Pool is kept at 77-79° and the Means pool between 84-87°.
    • One swimmer is permitted in each lane at a time.
    • Both pools are available to DEFY members by calling the Bangor YMCA the day before the desired swim at 941-2808, reservations are required and first preference will be given to Bangor YMCA members.
    • Locker rooms are open.
    • Face coverings are required and social distancing is expected. Please expect a temperature check and to be asked screening questions upon arrival.
    • Entrance to the pool(s) is from the lobby and exit is straight outside.