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Pool Policies


  • Please see Swim Lessons Policies and Procedures section for further information.
  • Pool use rules are posted in two places along the pool deck, on the west and south walls. These rules must be followed at all times.
  • Every bather must shower thoroughly with soap and warm water prior to entering the pool (Reg. 565).
  • If you do not wish to wet your hair, you must cover it with a bathing/shower cap.
  • Long hair must be tied back.
  • Do not use oils, creams, or make-up prior to entering the pool.
  • Food is not permitted on deck. Glass is not permitted anywhere in the pool area. No exceptions.
  • Outdoor footwear may not be worn on the lower pool deck (Reg. 565).
  • Equipment may be used at the discretion of the lifeguard on duty.
  • Children 7 years of age and younger must be accompanied in the water by a guardian 16 years of age or older and be within arm's reach of that guardian at all times. Children 8 – 11 years of age can be admitted into the pool without a guardian, provided that a guardian 16 years of age or older is in the pool area. The ratio of children accompanying a guardian must be no greater than 3 to 1, regardless of age.
  • All children under 12 years of age must pass a deep end test to go into the deep end.
  • Deep End Test - One length of the pool with a recognizable stroke and one minute of treading water. Please see the lifeguard on duty to complete the test.
  • Pool fouling can occur and may cause pool closures. The pool may also be shut down for periodic maintenance.

Lane Swim Etiquette

  • Choose the appropriate lane for your pace: Fast, Medium or Slow.
  • Lifeguards have the responsibility and authority to ask you to move to a specific lane.
  • When entering a lane, give swimmers the right of way and notify them that you are entering.
  • Parallel swimming can be done UNTIL a third person enters the lane. Circle swimming will commence in a counter clock-wise direction when all swimmers have been notified and are ready.
  • Allow faster swimmers to pass you once you have reached the end of the pool. If you are consistently being passed, please move to a slower lane.
  • When pausing at the end of the pool, move to the corner of the lane in order to allow other swimmers to continue swimming laps.
  • Walking, aqua-jogging and stationary exercises can ONLY be done in the Slow or Rec Swim lane. These activities CANNOT be accommodated during Lap Swim Only times.
  • The lanes can be crowded at times. Please bring your patience along with your goggles.
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