Pool Rules

Monthly Reminders (9/9/19)

  • Summer Season ends 9/15/19
  • Noon Lap Swim has returned to 11am-2pm
  • Swimmers must wear bathing suits. No cut-offs, Jean Shorts. Cotton T-Shirts are not permitted. 

 

Pool Rules

  • All patrons purchasing a pass (daily, month or season) will be required to sign the University's Waiver of Liability upon entrance to the pool.  All minors (17 and under) will need to have a parent/guardian present to sign the waiver for them.     
  • Patrons 13 years and under must be accompanied by a responsible person 15 years or older (waivers still need to be signed by parent/guardian).
  • No swimming allowed when a lifeguard is not present.
  • The rules and requests made by lifesaving personnel must always be followed.
  • Foul or abusive language will not be tolerated.
  • No prolonged breath holding or underwater swimming. Attempting to swim the length of the pool is not allowed.
  • No running, pushing, or shoving.
  • No rough play, shoulder rides or chicken fights.
  • Backward jumps, flips and twists are not allowed from the side of the pool.
  • No glass, food or drink in pool areas.
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises.
  • Flotation Devices must be Coast Guard approved.
  • Please do not hang on Basketball hoops, Volleyball nets or lane lines.
  • Guards have the authority to enforce all pool rules. Patrons who repeatedly violate these rules may face ejection by a staff member.
  • Swimmers must wear bathing suits. No cut-offs, Jean Shorts. Cotton T-Shirts are not permitted. 
  • No PDA [Public Display of Affection] that is inappropriate for a family environment.
  • Backward jumps, flips and twists are not allowed from the side of the pool.
  • Non-swimmers must be within arms reach of a responsible person 15 years or older.
  • Food, gum, sunscreen and drinks must stay on the grass or in the Picnic Area.
  • No pets.
  • Any action deemed inappropriate may result in immediate dismissal.

Diving Board Rules

  • Wait on the concrete until the patron in front of you is off the end of the diving board.
  • Do not jump until the diving area is completely clear.
  • No handstands, cartwheels or seat bounces.
  • One bounce only. Go straight off the end of the board.
  • Swim to the nearest ladder, without crossing the path of the other diving board.
  • Do not swim under the diving boards.
  • No running on the diving boards.
  • No jumping onto flotation devices or inner tubes.
  • No jumping off of boards while wearing a flotation device or inner tube.
  • You must be able to pass a deep water swim test to use the diving boards.
  • Any activity judged unsafe by a lifeguard will not be allowed.

Lap Lane Rules

  • Lanes with three or more swimmers are required to circle swim. Please keep to the far right hand side of the lane. The traffic pattern in the lap lanes is the same as the traffic pattern for cars.
  • Please pass quickly and courteously. If you are being passed, please move to the far right side of the lane to allow room for passing. If you are being followed closely, it is courteous to wait and let the faster swimmer pass at the wall.
  • No stopping. If you want to stop, please move to the corner of the lane, so you do not block the black "T" on the pool wall.
  • The south lane is the fast lane. The fast lane is the lane on the deep side of the pool (towards the diving boards). If you are being consistently passed, please move out of the fast lane.
  • If you have questions about lap swimming etiquette, please ask the lifeguard on duty or stop by the Rec Pool office.

Picnic Area Rules

  • Glass containers, alcoholic beverages and smoking are not allowed.
  • Food, gum, sunscreen and drinks must stay on the grass or in the Picnic Area.
  • Please pick up your trash at the end of your picnic.
  • Picnic tables are first come, first serve.

Deep Water Swim Test

  • Any patron wishing to swim on the deep side of the lap lanes must, when asked, be able to pass the deep water swim test. The deep water swim test consists of swimming two widths of the dive area using an effective stroke, and treading water for 20 seconds.