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Pool Policies

LIFEGUARDS ON DECK HAVE FINAL AUTHORITY OVER THE POOL.

USER POLICIES:

Children MUST be at least 13 years of age to be in the Recreation Center with out an adult present in the building!

Adult = 16 and over

Children 12 and under Policies
 Children who are 5 and under, an adult must be in the water at all times***
 Children who are 6-8 who CANNOT* swim, an adult must be in the water at all times***
 Children who are 6-8 who CAN** swim, an adult must be in the pool area at all times.
 Children who are 9-12 who CANNOT* swim, an adult must be in the pool area at all times.
 Children who are 9-12 who CAN** swim, an adult must be in the building at all times.

     Patrons Age 12 & over must pass the swim test to use the deep end of the pool
     Patrons Age 12 & over who require assistance to enter the pool must have an adult/care giver remain in the pool area at all times.

*Children who “CANNOT” swim simply means that they did not pass the deep end swim test, which consist of swimming one full length of the pool without stopping and immediately treading water for 60 seconds without stopping. 

**Children who “CAN” swim are able to pass the deep end swim test.

***Adults required to be in the water may not swim laps until the child exits the pool or another adult takes over supervision.


DEEP END POLICIES

  • Children 12 and under must take the deep end swim test (one length of the pool without stopping followed immediately by treading water for 60 seconds)
  •  Non-test passing children must stay in shallow water where they can touch.
  •  Non-testing passing children may go in the deep end with an adult present in the deep end at all times.


OPEN SWIM POLICIES

  • Adults and children may use the pool* for various activities during open swim hours.
  • During open swim the lifeguards will supply toys for participants to use in the pool. All toys must be used properly.
  • Kickboards are not toys. They can only be used by open swim participants if they use them properly.
  • The blue mats are not allowed in the pool as floats.
  • The family fun night toys will not be taken out during open swim.
  • During open swim the pool will be divided into deep and shallow swim areas.
  • Depending on the number of users and their interest, either one or two lap lanes will remain available for lap swimming.
  • Private swim lessons are permitted for any student during open swim hours.
  • No inflatables are permitted in the pool at any given time.
  • Swimmers can only use US Coastguard approved lifejackets. We have a small supply of lifejackets that participants can borrow when swimming.


LAP SWIM POLICIES

  • Swimmers must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Swim in the most appropriate lane. Lanes are marked according to speed. (SLOW or FAST).
  • Lap swimmers have precedence in any lane during lap swim hours. Floaters may participate during lap swim times so long as there is room in the pool. Once the pool becomes crowded enough where lap swimmers will have to swim around a floater the floater must begin swimming laps or exit the pool.
  • All 4 lanes will be set up during lap swim hours.
  • Private swim lessons are permitted during lap swim hours so long as the student is at least 14 years of age. And swimming laps.


ALL AGE LAP SWIM POLICIES

  • There is no specific age limit during all age lap swim. However, all participants are required to at least be able to swim one entire length of the pool without stopping.
  • Private swim lessons are permitted during all age lap swim. They must be taught from the deck. Therefore, any student being taught a private swim lesson must be able to swim independently (their instructor cannot be in the water providing support to the student as they swim).
  • Private swim lessons cannot be taught in the half circle.
  • Students waiting for private swim lessons are allowed to SIT and WAIT in the half circle until their lesson starts. This is not a time for play, all children waiting for swim lessons must behave appropriately or they will be asked to wait on the deck until their lesson begins.
  • No toys will be out during all age lap swim.
  • All 4 lanes will be set up for lap swim.
  • Swim in the most appropriate lane. Lanes are marked according to speed. (SLOW or FAST).
  • Lap swimmers have precedence in any lane during lap swim hours. Floaters may participate during lap swim times so long as there is room in the pool. Once the pool becomes crowded enough where lap swimmers will have to swim around a floater the floater must begin swimming laps or exit the pool.

 
PRIVATE SWIM LESSON POLICIES

  • During Private swim lessons instructors are not allowed to teach more than 2 students at a time.
  • Private swim lessons must be taught during the appropriate swim time according to skill level of the student. For example, any student unable to complete a length of the pool may only be taught during open swim times.
  • Private swim instructors must be on the board and approved by the superintendent with an appropriate facility pass before any instruction can occur.

 
SWIM LESSON POLICIES

  • No parents will be allowed to watch swim classes from the pool deck.  They must watch from the observation window upstairs.  This eliminates distraction from the lifeguards, swim instructors and children participating in the class.
    o Exception—the first and last class of the session parents may watch children from the pool deck but may not interfere in any way with the class.
  • No shoes on deck.  Parents (during the first and last class) will be asked to remove their shoes before entering the pool area.
  • Arrive 10 minutes early for class to allow for changing, bathroom usage and sign in.
  • DO NOT change children in the pool area.  Please use the locker rooms.
  • Children 6 years and older need to use their gender appropriate locker room.  If the parents are not comfortable with this, they may use the assisted care/family locker room located upstairs.
  • All participants are only allowed in the water during class time.  To be courteous to the other participants, children must wait for the class to start before getting in the water and must exit the pool when their class is over.
  • Meet children promptly at the end of class.  DO NOT allow children to be unsupervised at any time before or after class.

 

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