Aquatic Center Guidelines

Aquatic Center Guidelines

•All patrons entering the Aquatic Center, including swimmers, non-swimmers and spectators, during open swim times are required to pay the facility admission fee or swipe their membership card at the front desk.

•Children less than 48” tall must be within arms-reach of a responsible party over the age of 18 at all times.

•Children 7 years old and younger must be actively supervised by a responsible party over the age of 18 at all times including in the water, on the deck, and in the restroom.

•Children between the ages of 8 and 11 must have a responsible party over the age of 18 present at all times in the Aquatic Center.

•Persons who appear to be under the influence of a controlled substance will be denied admission.

•Acceptable swim attire must be worn by patrons in the water. Patrons may wear clean, covering garments that do not interfere with their safety in the water. Clothing such as cut-offs, attire with exposed metal, and underwear are not permitted as swimwear. Swimwear should not have been worn for exercising immediately prior to pool use and must be colorfast and of a lightweight material suitable for swimwear, such as lycra, spandex, or nylon.

•Patrons may be required to cover up inappropriate or offensive body art.

•All patrons are required to shower with soap before entering the pool.

•Children who are not toilet-trained must wear a swim diaper and swim suit. Cloth or disposable diapers are not accepted.

•Walk; don’t run in and around the Aquatic Center.

•No prolonged underwater swimming for time and/or distance.  Competitive and/or repetitive breath holding can be deadly and is not permitted. Hyperventilation is absolutely not permitted.

•Animals are not allowed in the building or pool area, with the exception of service animals. Service animals are allowed on deck but not in the water.

•Food and beverage is not allowed except in designated areas provided for eating and drinking. No glass items, chewing gum, or smoking is permitted anywhere in the facility.

•Use of any flotation devices must be approved by the Aquatic Coordinator.

•Toys may be allowed but must be of soft material. Acceptable toys will be left to the discretion of the lifeguard on duty.

•Persons with communicable diseases, skin lesions, sore or inflamed eyes are not permitted in the pool.

•Diving in water less than 9 feet deep, back dives, and/or somersaults from the side of the pool are not permitted.

•Spitting, spouting, or nose-blowing in the pool is strictly prohibited.

•Patrons must not climb, sit, or jump from railings.

•Horse-play is not permitted. 

•Only appropriate displays of affection will be tolerated.

•Emergency procedures must be observed. Swimmers must leave the pool area immediately upon the signal or request of the lifeguard on duty.

•Foul or abusive language will not be tolerated.

•The Aquatic Center may be closed due to weather, mechanical breakdown, water quality, or special events.

Lap Pool Guidelines

•Diving is only allowed in water 9 feet or deeper.

•The starting blocks are off limits except during swim team practice, under a coach’s direct supervision.

•A minimum of two lap lanes are available during open swim for lap swimmers.

•If you are joining a lane with one or more people in it, announce your presence to help avoid collision.

•Circle swimming and/or lane splitting is encouraged during lap swim.

•Kick boards, fins, and pull buoys are for lap swimming only, children may use equipment ONLY if they are swimming laps and using the equipment properly.

Hot Tub Guidelines

•Maximum capacity is 10 people.

•Maximum use is 10 minutes.

•Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the hot tub.

•Guests under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible party over the age of 18.

•Pregnant women and guests with health related illnesses should consult their physician before using the hot tub.

•Guests with communicable diseases, skin lesions, sore or inflamed eyes are not permitted in the hot tub.

•Keep your head above the water at all times.

Diving Board Guidelines

•Only one bounce is allowed. No excessive bouncing on diving board.

•Dive or jump straight off the end of the board.

•No back or inward dives/flips, handstands, cartwheels, twists permitted.

•Divers must wait until the preceding diver surfaces and reaches the wall of the pool before jumping.

•Do not swim directly under the board.

•Hanging from the diving board is not permitted.

•Goggles, masks, and fins may not be worn when jumping or diving off the board.

•Jumping off the diving board into the arms of another swimmer is not permitted.

•The diving area may be used for swimming or aqua jogging at the discretion of the lifeguard when the diving board is not in use.

Water Slide Guidelines

•All riders must be at least 48" tall in order to ride the waterslide.

•All riders must ride feet first while lying on their back and arms crossed across their chest and legs crossed at the ankles.

•Arms and hands must remain inside the slide.

•No stopping on the slide.

•Riders must exit the slide landing zone after each ride.

•Riders must wait until all riders have cleared the landing/splash area, before heading up the stairs.

•No tubes, mats, life jackets or other floatation devices are permitted on the waterslide.

•Metal objects, eyeglasses, keys, metal snaps, jewelry, etc. are not allowed on the water slides.

•Pregnant women or individuals with heart or back conditions should not use this slide.

Kayak Safety Guidelines

•Only individual kayakers are allowed during open kayak sessions. Classes, kayak instruction organizations, etc. are not allowed during open kayak sessions but are welcome to arrange scheduling.

•Kayaks may be used only on designated days and times.

•Kayakers must check in at the front desk and obtain the daily wristband before entering the Aquatic Center.

•All kayakers must follow the pool rules.

•Kayaks must be clean before they enter the pool. The Aquatic Center will provide an area to hose off kayaks.

•No swimming is allowed in the designated kayaking area while kayaks are present.

News & Happenings

The Community Center will be having periodic closures over the next few months in order to complete some much needed maintenance projects. Here is what to expect coming up…

During the month of October, parts of our Aquatic Center will be intermittently under construction. Once finished, guests can expect a smooth floor in the Activity pool and a clean and slip-resistant deck all around.