Pool and Aquatic Program Policy

  1. Everyone must shower before entering the water.
  2. Running is not permitted on the pool deck.
  3. Conduct endangering the safety and comfort of others is prohibited including use of profanity, horseplay, and carelessly throwing objects.
  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 under instructor supervision.
  7. Fins may only be worn in the water.
  8. Proper swimming attire is required.
  9. People showing evidence of communicable disease, inflamed eyes, nasal or ear discharges shall be denied admission.
  10. People with excessive sunburn, open blisters, cuts, band aids, or bandages shall be denied admission.
  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. 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. Encourage children to use the restroom before entering the water. Immediately report any “contaminants” you see in the pool to a lifeguard.
  14. Only service animals shall be allowed in the pool area
  15. Diving:
  • Diving is prohibited in less than five feet of water
  • Diving is only permitted in designated areas
  • Head-first diving entries during swim meets and practices are permitted in less than five feet of water, provided that the pool where starting blocks are located is at least four feet.
  • Only the forward start, is used and swimmers must be under the direct supervision of the team swim coach
  • Diving from blocks is not permitted by any untrained swimmer or by the general public.
  1. Lap swimmers 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 causing frustration for the swimmers.  These guidelines will help establish friendly lap swimming:

  • Expect to share a lane and circle swim when there are more than 2 people in a lane
  • Try to swim with others of your own pace
  • Do not dive into the lanes
  • Swim in a COUNTERCLOCKWISE direction staying to the right of the lane
  • Pass only when the passing lane is clear
  • Move to the extreme right corners of the lane if stopping for a moment
  • Avoid congregating at the end walls or hanging on the lane lines
  • Be considerate of others particularly when using hand paddles, or fins to avoid injury to other swimmers