Group Use Policy for Aquatics Facility
POOL RULES FOR PATRONS
Pool staff interpretation of rules shall be final.
- Entrance is denied to:
- Children under 7, unless accompanied by an adult on a one-to-one ratio,
- Children under the age of four (4) without an approved “swim diaper” or plastic pants with elastic around the waist and legs,
- Persons under the influence of alcohol or narcotics,
- Persons with colds, coughs, nasal or eye discharges, skin eruptions, open wounds, opensores or bandages,
- Please check all your valuables with the clerk.
- Personal property not permitted in the swimming pool or deck area includes:
- Street clothes and shoes,
- Floating apparatus, glass objects or containers of any kind,
- Sports or swim equipment; electronic equipment,
- Wheeled vehicles (roller blades, bicycles, skateboards, etc.) or toys (Exception fordepartmental aquatic programs)
- Showers must be taken before entering the pool area.
- Smoking is prohibited.
- Eating and/or drinking is allowed only in designated areas.
- Foul or abusive language will not be tolerated.
- For the safety of the public there is no
- Running on the pool deck,
- Climbing, sitting on or jumping from fences or guard structures,
- Diving into shallow waters,
- Swimming in the diving area,
- Horse-playing on the deck or in pool at any time,
- Double-bouncing off of or crowding diving structures,
- Snapping towels,
- Participating in other dangerous practices as determined by lifesaving staff.
- Hypoxic training or prolonged underwater swimming is not allowed.
- Do not interfere with a lifeguard rescue or call for help unless in distress.
In addition to the above rules, please adhere to the following:
- Proper swim attire is as follows:
- Men must wear swim trunks with a liner AND a drawstring, board shorts are acceptable,
- Females must wear a bathing suit, may be a one-piece or two-piece.
- Inappropriate swim attire is as follows:
- No cut-offs, bike shorts, basketball shorts, or street shorts,
- No white t-shirts or white rash guards or shirts of any kind,
- Swimsuit must cover the buttocks, no thongs,
- No bodysuits or leotards.
***Failure to follow the pool rules and guidelines will result in non-admittance or expulsion from the pool grounds.***
Water Slide Rules
- All riders must be at least 48 inches tall or have prior approval from management in order to ride the water slide.
- No combs or foreign objects are allowed in pockets and no jewelry can be worn while riding the slide. No cut-off jeans – only swim suits allowed.
- Riders must enter the slide in a sitting position and wait for instruction from the lifeguard stationed at the slide starter tub.
- All riders must ride feet first while lying on their back. Absolutely no riding on stomach or head first is permitted.
- Riders should lie on their backs with arms crossed across their chest or hands clasped behind their head with their legs crossed at the ankles.
- Only one rider at a time. Absolutely no trains or chains or riders permitted.
- Not tubes, mats, or life jackets are permitted on water slide.
- The line should form on the deck with one rider on each landing and one rider in the starter tub.
- Riders must be in good health. Pregnant women or individuals with poor heart or poor back conditions should not use this ride.
- Do not use the slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Follow the instructions of the slide attendant.
- No running, standing, kneeling, rotating, tumbling, or stopping in the flume. Arms and hands must remain inside the flume at all times.
- No diving from the flume.
- Leave the landing area promptly after entering.
Play Structure Rules
- No overcrowding around an attraction or floating structure.
- No swimming underneath structures
- Play must be safe and orderly.
- Parent/guardian must accompany their child while on the play structure
Swim Testing & Identification System
All participants of a group are required to take a swim test prior to recreational swimming. Swim Tests are used to determine if a person has the minimum level of swimming ability to participate safely in activities, such as swimming in deep water or riding a slide that empties into deep water.
Color-coded wrist bands will be given out to the participants that clearly define non-swimmers from swimmers. It is the responsibility of the counselors to maintain order and make sure all participants remain in the sections of the pool that they are assigned based on their swim tests.
Buddy System & Buddy Checks – Best Practices
Buddy System: Campers may swim in buddy pairs and are to inform a lifeguard if a buddy experiences difficulty or if he or she becomes separated from his or her buddy.
Buddy Checks: Periodic buddy checks are important to allow repeated confirmation of the number of campers known to be in the water. They are NOT a substitute for normal surveillance.