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The Colorado Health Department requires all guests using the swimming pool wear lined swim suits. Lined swim suits are more sanitary than regular clothing. Wearing lined swim suits helps in protecting guests from debris and contaminants that may be on regular clothing. In addition, t-shirts or pants restrict a guest’s ability to effectively move through the water.
The Aquatic Center staff also recommends that small children wear thermal swim suits or swim suits that cover more body area. Since the body mass is drastically different than adults or older children heat loss is greater. We suggest that your child wear a hat to prevent heat loss. Before and after your child swims, we recommend keeping them warm with a hooded terry cloth robe or towel. For more information, contact us at 970-384-6301.
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The Colorado Health Department requires that all guests using the Aquatic Center take a head to toe soap shower before entering swimming pools. This helps reduce contaminates in the pool water from sweat, body oils, lotions, etc. For more information, contact us at 970-384-6301.
The Glenwood Springs Aquatic Center requires all guests who are incontinent and/or not toilet trained to wear a swim diaper and tight fitting plastic or rubber pants. When regular diapers become immersed in water the gel used to absorb urine and fecal matter. A swim diaper is designed not to disintegrate while swimming like a regular diaper but does not prevent urine or fecal matter from entering the water. When the swim diaper is combined with tight fitting plastic or rubber pants the fecal matter is contained and is less likely to contaminate the swimming pool water with the bacteria that can cause several illnesses such as Pseudomonas, Hepatitis, Giardia, Legionella, Staphylococci, or Cryptosporidium. For more information, contact us at 970-384-6301.
The water slide manufacturer requires that all users of the water slide be a minimum height of 48 inches to prevent the guest from being seriously injured. In addition, the splash down area of the leisure pool is three feet six inches or 42 inches deep. A person under 48 inches cannot comfortably keep their airway above the water when exiting, due to the extreme force of the water from the slides water. For more information, contact us at 970-384-6301.
The water slide manufacturer requires that all guests use the slide one person at a time, feet first on the back. This prevents the potential injury to the neck or back. When a guest uses the slide with a child on their lap, it increases the risk of the guest to have a neck or back injury in addition to the child potentially slipping off the person and becoming severely injured. The flow of the water slide also increases the potential of injury when more than one guest uses the slide at a time and can result in multiple guests becoming injured. For more information, contact us at 970-384-6301.
The Aquatic Center has safety guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all our guests. We strive to maintain a clean, healthy and safe aquatic environment. Safety guidelines are posted and strictly enforced to keep our guests and their families safe when visiting the Aquatic Center. For more information, contact us at 970-384-6301.
The child needs to be 10 years old and have completed a swim test to be in the Aquatic Center by themselves. Any child between the ages 8 and 9 can be in the pool by themselves but a guardian must be on the Aquatic Center deck. Any child 7 years and younger must be accompanied by a guardian who is in the water with the child and within arms reach of the child at all times. For more information contact us at 970-384-6301.