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pool rules

To make the swimming pool fun and safe for everyone, we ask everyone to abide by the following rules:

  • Swimming is prohibited unless a lifeguard is on duty.
  • A shower is required before entering the pool.
  • Body lotions and cosmetics are to be washed off before entering the pool.
  • All participants must possess a valid pool pass.
  • Anyone under the influence of alcohol or any other substance impairing their judgment or ability will be prohibited from entering the pool and locker room area.
  • Swim suits shall be worn; jeans or cut-offs are not allowed, but T-shirts are allowed.
  • Diapers are not permitted in the pool. Plastic/rubber pants with elastic waist and legs should be worn under swimsuits.
  • Excretion of body fluids and other debris in the pool is prohibited.\
  • Persons with open cuts, skin rashes and/or infections will not be allowed in the pool.
  • Hair longer than 6 inches must be securely tied back or a swim cap must be used.
  • Due to possible loss, jewelry is not permitted; emergency medical tags are exempt.
  • Gum, food, beverages, glass and other breakable objects are prohibited in the pool area and locker rooms.
  • Street footwear is prohibited on the deck except in designated areas.
  • Participants will be admitted on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • Children preschool through eighth grade must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Beginner and weak swimmers are to remain in the shallow area.
  • Personal flotation devices are permitted in the shallow area only and the user must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Feet first entries in the shallow areas only. Diving in water less then five (5) feet deep is prohibited.
  • Running, horseplay or other inappropriate conduct that endangers the safety of patrons utilizing the pool is not allowed.
  • The Bulkhead is off-limits to all patrons.
  • Use of the starting blocks is prohibited except during practice and swim meets.
  • All participants must obey the directives of the lifeguard at all times.
  • Be considerate of others at all times.
  • Failure to abide by any and all pool rules may result in ejection from the community swim program.

Questions? Call Athletics Director Larry Gillooley at (518) 382-2511, Ext. 21760.