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Swim Admission Policy

Children 8 years and younger (regardless of swimming ability):
Must always be accompanied within arms reach in the water by a parent / guardian who is at least 13 years of age at all times. The ratio of guardians to swimmers is 1:2, unless the swimmers are wearing lifejackets, in which case the ratio is 1 guardian to 4 swimmers.

Children 9-12 years:
Must have a parent on the pool deck or complete a swim test (administered by a lifeguard) to be able to swim without a parent in the water. We do however encourage children to swim with a buddy. We reserve the right to ask that any child be accompanied within arms reach by a parent or guardian while swimming in the facility.
Parents/ guardians must remain in the building in the event of an emergency. Children that are between the ages of 9-12 years are not considered an appropriate guardian for a child who is 8 years old or younger.


Pool Rules

  1. Please walk. The floor is slippery when wet.
  2. No diving except from the deep end wall of the lap pool.
  3. Outdoor footwear is not permitted on the pool deck.
  4. Please do not bring food or drinks on the deck. Water bottles and sports drinks are encouraged.
  5. Please do not use your cell phone or electronic device  in the change rooms.
  6. Please shower before swimming.
  7. Please tell the lifeguard about any medical concerns (epilepsy, heart conditions, diabetes etc.)
  8. All members under 8 need to have a parent or guardian (13 years of age or older) in the pool within arms reach regardless of swimming ability.
  9. Any strong swimmer who is 9-12 who would like to swim without a parent or guardian needs to take a swim test administered by a lifeguard and must have a parent or guardian in the building at all times.
  10. No person infected with a communicable disease or having open sores on his or her body shall enter the pool,
  11. No person shall bring a glass container onto the deck or into the pool,
  12. No person shall pollute the water in the pool in any manner and spitting, spouting of water and blowing your nose in the pool or on the deck are prohibited,
  13. No person shall engage in boisterous play in or about the pool,
  14. The maximum number of bathers permitted on the deck and in the pool at any time is 283.

Our lap pool has a full length ramp.  We have a water wheelchair that can access the pool via the ramp.  There is also a portable electric lift capable of assisting participants into either the lap or the Family pool at any point of entry.

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