Aquatic Center Guidlines
Aquatic Center Guidlines
- All patrons entering the facility during Recreational/Lap Swim times are required to pay the facility admission fee, including swimmers, non swimmers and spectators, except those seated in the spectator area in the gym.
- The rules and requests made by lifesaving personnel must always be followed.
- Walk; don’t run in and around the pool facility.
- Children under eight years old must be activity supervised by an adult in a swim suit, at all times including in the water, on the deck and in the restroom.
- Children between the ages of eight and eleven must have an adult at all times in the aquatic facility.
- Children who are not toilet-trained will be allowed in the pool only if they wear a swimsuit diaper or plastic pants and a swim suit. Cloth or disposable diapers are not accepted.
- Acceptable swim attire must be worn by patrons in the water. Patrons may wear clean, covering garments that do not interfere with their safety in the water. Clothing such as cut-offs, attire with exposed metal, and underwear is not permitted as swimwear. Swimwear should not have been worn for exercising immediately prior to pool use and must be colorfast and of a lightweight material suitable for swimwear, such as Lycra, Spandex, or nylon.
- Patrons may be required to cover up inappropriate or offensive body art.
- No prolonged underwater swimming for time and/or distance. Competitive and/or repetitive breath holding can be deadly and is not permitted. Hyperventilation is absolutely not permitted.
- Animals are not allowed in the building or pool area, with the exception of guide dogs. Guide dogs are allowed on deck, but not in the water.
- Persons who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or narcotics will be denied admission.
- Candy, food or beverages are not allowed except in designated areas provided for eating and drinking. No glass items, chewing gum or smoking is permitted anywhere in the facility.
- Use of any flotation devices must be approved by the Pool Manager.
- Toys may be allowed but must be of soft material. Acceptable toys will be left to the discretion of the lifeguard on duty.
- All patrons are encouraged to shower with soap before entering the pool. Persons with open cuts, sores, bandages, colds, coughs or infected eyes are not permitted in the pool.
- No one should engage the lifeguard in unnecessary conversation.
- Diving in water less than nine feet deep, back dives, somersaults, "cannon balls" from the side of the pool or any other unsafe activities are not permitted.
- Spitting, spouting or nose-blowing in the pool is strictly prohibited.
- Dangerous practices are prohibited. Patrons must not run on decks; climb, sit or jump from railings; dive in shallow water (less than 9 feet deep); swim in the diving areas; double bounce or crowd diving boards; or dunk, push, pull or unnecessarily splash swimmers.
- Only appropriate displays of affection will be tolerated.
- Emergency procedures must be observed. Swimmers must leave the pool area immediately upon the signal or request of the Pool Manager.
- Foul or abusive language will not be tolerated.
- The aquatics facility may be closed due to weather, mechanical breakdown, water quality, or special events.
Lap Pool Guidelines
- Lanes are divided into slow, medium, and fast. When entering the pool, take note of the lane speed and place yourself in the appropriate lane according to your speed.
- Diving is only allowed in designated areas.
- The starting blocks are off limits except during swim team practice, under a coach’s direct supervision.
- If you are joining a lane with one or more people in it, announce your presence to help avoid collision.
- Allow faster swimmers the opportunity to pass you if necessary, preferably at either end of the lane.
- Lap swimmers should maintain the flow of the lap lanes.
- At busy times lap swimmers should remain courteous to other users.
- Kick boards, fins, and pullbouys are for lap swimming only, children may use equipment ONLY if they are swimming laps and using the equipment properly.
- Circle swimming is strictly enforced during lap swim.
- Staff reserves the right to move a swimmer to another lane if he or she is not swimming at the appropriate speed.
Hot Tub Guidelines
- All Patrons must be 12 years of age, or under the direct supervision of an adult.
- Guests should limit their soak for no more than twelve minutes.
- The maximum bather load for the Hot Tub is 12 people. Entrance to the Hot Tub may be restricted if the Hot Tub reaches capacity.
- All Hot Tub users must have their heads above the water at all times.
- Any Patron with any medical condition should consult a physician before entering the Hot Tub.
- Persons having infectious diseases, open sores, and bandages are not permitted in the Hot Tub or pool area.
Diving Board Guidelines
- Only one bounce is allowed. No excessive bouncing on diving boards.
- Dive or jump straight off the end of the board.
- No back or inward dives/flips, handstands, cartwheels, twists permitted.
- Divers must wait until the preceding diver surfaces and clears the area, and reaches the wall of the pool.
- Do not swim directly under the board.
- Hanging from the diving board is not permitted.
- Floatation devices are not allowed on the diving board.
- Goggles/masks/fins, etc., are prohibited and may not be worn when jumping or diving off the board.
- Jumping off the diving board into the arms of another swimmer is not permitted.
- The diving pool maybe used for swimming or aqua jogging at the discretion of the lifeguard when the diving board is not in use.
Water Slide Guidelines
- All riders must be at least 48" tall in order to ride the waterslide.
- All riders must ride feet first while lying on their back and arms crossed across their chest or hands clasped behind their head and legs crossed at the ankles and then exit the slide landing zone after each slide.
- Riders must wait until all riders have cleared the landing/splash area, before heading up the stairs.
- No tubes, mats, life jackets or other floatation devices are permitted on the waterslide.
- Metal objects, eyeglasses, keys, metal snaps, jewelry, etc. are not allowed on the water slides.
- Pregnant women, or individuals with heart or back conditions should not use this slide. Do not use this slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- No stopping in the flume. Arms and hands must remain inside the flume.
Kayak Safety Guidelines
- Only individual kayakers are allowed during open kayak sessions. I.e. classes, kayak instruction organizations, etc., are not allowed.
- Kayaks may be used only on designated days & times.
- Kayakers must sign-in before entering pool, pay the fee at the front desk and obtain the daily wristband.
- All kayakers must follow the pool rules.
- Kayaks must be clean before they enter the pool. The Aquatic Center will provide an area to hose off kayaks.
- No swimming is allowed in the designated kayaking area while kayaks are present.