Caveman Pool

Caveman Pool has been part of our community for over 50 years!

2021  - Open June 17 - August 27th

Closed for Independence Day.

Caveman Pool is operated by the YMCA under contract to the City of Grants Pass. The pool is available for private parties when not scheduled for other activities.

Pool Schedule

Times scheduled for different pool activities
Sunday - Saturday Time
Swimming Lessons (M-Th) 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Laps 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Open Swim 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pool Rentals Available  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Summer 2021 

Daily Admission Fees

3 years and under with paid adult FREE
Youth (through age 17)** $3.00
Adult (18+ years) $4.50
Family of 4* $9.00 *Additional guests pays regular admission

Season Passes (purchased at the YMCA)

Youth $61.75
Adult $96.25

** Children 6 years and younger, and all non-swimmers must be accompanied in the water by an ADULT (18+). All swimmers in life jackets must be accompanied by an ADULT in the water.

YMCA Group Lessons

YMCA Group Lessons FEE: $70
Mon-Thurs: every 2 weeks, starting July 5th

Registrations can be completed in person at the YMCA or online at

Stage 1 Water Acclimation 

This class is for first time swimmers. Goal is to increase comfort in the water through underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills that are performed with assistance.

Stage 2 Water Movement

This class encourages forward movement in the water and basic self-rescue skills that are performed independently

Stage 3 Water Stamina

This class develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than previous stages.

Private/Semi Private Swim Lessons

Provides one-on-one attention for those ranging from the competitor wanting to fine tune their form and strategy, to those that are just beginning and/or wish to get over their fear of the water. Contact Susan McCann to schedule lessons,

5 – 30 min Lessons: $80 (Private)
5 – 30 min Lessons: $45 (Semi-Private)

Please note
The YMCA reserves the right to combine or cancel classes when necessary.
Class fees are non-refundable once the session begins.

Pool Rental

Make a SPLASH this summer and rent Caveman Pool for your private party or special event!

Available for private parties or groups starting at $150/hour for the first 75 guests. Additional guests must pay the regular admission price.

All party/event registrations must be paid a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Please contact Brock Willis to schedule your group/party.

Contact Us

  1. Caveman Pool

    Caveman Pool

    801 NE 9th Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97529
    Ph: 541-479-2569


    Ph: 541-474-0001

    YMCA Office Hours

    1000 Redwood Ave,
    Grants Pass, OR 97527

    M-F 5:00 AM-7:00 PM
    SAT 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    SUN Closed

    Park Surveys

    Go to the Parks Survey page.

2021 Hours, Fees, and Schedule