GENERAL POOL RULES
OPEN SWIM: All members may participate in activities in the pool during open swim. All children (under 15) will be swim tested. Children (under 10) must be accompanied by an adult on the pool deck. Children who do not pass the Yellow or Blue swim test must be accompanied by an adult in the water.
LAP SWIM: There is always one lane available for lap swimming for members. Children who pass the blue test are permitted in the lap lanes and must be swimming laps. Swimmers in the lap lanes must swim continuous laps without stopping so as to not interfere with others sharing the lap lane.
SWIM TEST POLICY
Children under 15 years of age will be swim tested by the guard on duty and will be required to wear the appropriate wristband for the duration of their visit. Testing MUST be done with every visit.
Blue and yellow swimmers under 10 years of age MUST have at least one supervising parent in the pool area at all times.
It is recommended that Red Swimmers shorter than 4 feet, 6 inches wear a Coast Guard Approved floatation device, and be supervised by a parent in the water at a ratio of one adult to every three children.
BLUE WRISTBAND TEST
Blue swimmers must be able to jump in the deep end, tread water for 10 seconds and swim to the shallow end of the pool using a horizontal swim stroke without stopping or having assistance. Blue wristband swimmers are permitted to swim in the shallow and deep ends of the pool.
YELLOW WRISTBAND TEST
Yellow swimmers will be asked to jump into the pool at the guard chair and swim to the shallow end of the pool using a horizontal swim stroke without stopping or having assistance. Yellow wristband swimmers are not permitted past the 5 foot marker. The Yellow Test must be done without a life jacket.
RED WRISTBAND TEST
All swimmers under 15 years of age who do not pass Blue or Yellow Swim Tests will be issued a Red Wristband. Red Swimmers are not permitted past the 4 foot marker.
PLEASE NOTE: Lifeguards may not always be able to give swim tests during busier times.
LIGHTNING AND THUNDER POLICY
The pool and pool deck will be closed and cleared of all members in the event of lightning or thunder, and shall remain closed until 30 minutes after the last sighting.