Aquatic Center Rules and Etiquette

At the Aquatic Center, we take pride in providing a safe, clean, and well-supervised pool facility for all pool users. When using our facility, please keep the following rules and guidelines in mind.

 

Aquatic Center Rules

  1. Do not enter the pool if you have a communicable disease or open cut.
  2. Do not bring food, drink, gum or tobacco into the pool.
  3. Shower before entering the pool and after use of toilet facilities.
  4. Do not run or engage in rough play in the pool area.
  5. Do not bring animals into the pool area.
  6. Diaper changing on the pool deck is prohibited.
  7. Glass and shatterable items are prohibited in the pool area.
  8. Swim diapers are required for all non-toilet trained children.
  9. No jumping or diving in warm water/rehab pool.
  10. Diving only allowed in designated area of lap pool.
  11. Maximum capacity is 60 patrons when one lifeguard is on duty.
  12. Patrons purchasing a pass must be able to enter and exit the pool independently. Those patrons requiring assistance must provide their own qualified attendant.
  13. Children under the age of 13 will be allowed to swim on weekends and after 5pm on weekdays.
  14. Every child under the age of 6 must have an adult/guardian in the water with them within arms reach at all times. There must be a 1:1 adult to child ratio.
  15. The Aquatic Center staff have final authority regarding safety policies and rules.

Warm Water Therapy Pool Etiquette

  1. Physical therapy patients have priority Monday through Friday from 7:30am-5:00pm
  2. Only registered class participants may use the warm water pool during class times.
  3. This is a shared space for multiple uses. Please be mindful of other people's needs.
  4. Please walk on the pool deck and ramps.
  5. Enter and exit using the designated ramp, lift or ladders only.
  6. No jumping or diving in warm water/rehab pool. Avoid splashing patrons.
  7. Do not block ramp, lift, ladders or walkways with equipment, personal items or yourself.
  8. Please be courteous and responsive to Aquatic Center staff.
  9. If assistance is needed, please speak with the lifeguard/pool supervisor.

Lap Pool Etiquette

  1. Physical therapy patients have priority in the pool Monday through Friday from 7:30am-5:00pm
  2. This is a shared space for multiple uses. Please be mindful of other people's needs.
  3. Swimmers must share lanes. Choose the lane that best fits your ability before entering the lane. Lifeguards may make lane adjustments to accommodate all swimmers.
  4. Lane sharing:
    1. Two swimmers may choose to split the lane or circle swim.
    2. Three or more swimmers must circle swim keeping to the right side of the lane.
  5. Entering a lane: The arriving swimmer will notify the current swimmer(s) of their presence by sitting with their legs in the water or standing in the left corner of the lane until the current swimmer is aware of the arriving swimmer.
  6. When resting on the wall, please move to the corners of the lane to allow other swimmers room to easily turn at the wall.
  7. When passing another swimmer, wait until you reach the wall to avoid mid-lane collisions. Tap the foot of the swimmer ahead of you indicating you wish to pass. The swimmer being passed should wait at the wall for the passing swimmer to turn.
  8. Please be courteous and responsive if you are asked to move lanes by the lifeguards. The lifeguard on duty has the final say in the capacity and sharing of lanes.
  9. The lap pool will be closed every day at 5pm for swim teams. (Please see monthly calendars.)
  10. Contact the aquatic supervisors at (608) 440-6496 if you have any questions or concerns.