Pool and Aquatic Program Policy

  1. All persons shall shower before entering the water.
  2. Running is not permitted on the pool deck.
  3. Conduct which endangers the safety and comfort of others is prohibited including use of profanity, horseplay, frisbees, tennis balls, or hard balls.
  4. Throwing of bathers, allowing them to dive from shoulders or knees, dunking and chicken fighting are not permitted.  Patrons may not have others sitting on their shoulders.
  5. Food or chewing gum is not permitted except in viewing areas.
  6. Scuba diving equipment use is only permitted during recreation programming.
  7. Fins may only be worn in the water.
  8. Proper swimming attire is required.  
  9. Any person showing evidence of any communicable skin disease, sore or inflamed eyes, cold, nasal or ear discharges, or any other communicable disease shall be denied admission.
  10. Any person with excessive sunburn, open blisters, cuts, or bandages shall be denied admission.  Band aids are to be removed before entering the pool.
  11. Do not enter the water if you are experiencing or recovering from diarrhea or have had any signs or symptoms of a gastrointestinal (stomach) disease in the past seven days.
  12. All children in diapers must wear plastic pants with snug fitting elastic waist and leg bands. Do not wash out soiled diapers in the bathing water.  
  13. Children should be encouraged to use the restroom before entering the water. Immediately report any “accidents” you observe in the bathing waters to a lifeguard.
  14. No Animals, except service animals shall be allowed in the pool area
  15. Diving:
    1. Diving is prohibited in water depths five feet or less.
    2. Diving is only permitted in designated areas
    3. Head-first diving entries during competitive swim meets and swim practices are permitted in less than five feet of water, provided the following standards are met. The water depth of the pool where starting blocks are located is at least four feet.  Only the “flat dive,” also known as a “forward start,” is used and swimmers must be under the direct supervision of the team swim coach
    4. Diving from blocks is not permitted by any untrained swimmer or by the general public.
  16. Lap swimmers are expected to follow lap swim etiquette

Lap Swimming Etiquette – Most patrons come to the recreation center to swim laps.  During peak hours the swimming lanes get crowded.  This causes frustration for the patrons and lifeguards.  Here are some guidelines to help the lifeguard establish friendly lap swimming:      – list on aquatics page

  1. Expect to share a lane and circle swim when there are more than 2 people in a lane
  2. Try to swim with others of your own pace
  3. No diving into the lanes
  4. Swim in a COUNTERCLOCKWISE direction staying to the right of the lane
  5. Pass only when the passing lane is clear
  6. Move to the extreme right corners of the lane if stopping for a moment           
  7.   Avoid congregating at the end walls
  8. No hanging on the lane lines
  9. Be considerate of others and their individual workouts

9. Be extra cautious when using hand paddles, fins, etc. to avoid injury to other swimmers