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Aquatics Center Rules & Guidelines

  • According to NYS all swimmers must shower before entering the pool area. This is head to toe!
  • All patrons must wear proper swimming attire: no t-shirts, cut-offs, basketball shorts, underwear etc.
  • Preschoolers (not entering kindergarten) must be accompanied in the water and within arm’s reach by a participating adult (18 years of age or at least 16 years of age with a current lifeguard training certificate). One (1) adult may accompany a maximum of two (2) preschoolers in the water (e.g. one child for each hand).
  • Non-swimmers (kindergarten-15 years) may use the therapy pool with a lifejacket or be accompanied in the water and within arm’s reach by a participating adult (18 years of age or at least 16 years of age with a current lifeguard training certificate).
  • Swimmers (kindergarten-15 years old) must pass the swim test to swim without an adult in the aquatic center/the deep areas of the pools.
  • No running in the aquatics area (deck, balcony, locker rooms or pool activity room).
  • Spectators for all activities must be on the balcony.
  • No street shoes on deck.
  • No diving is allowed in the teaching/therapy pool or lap pool (unless for competitive swimming with a certified coach).
  • No pushing, shoving or general horseplay allowed in the aquatics area (locker rooms, pool activity room, deck, etc.).
  • Long hair must be tied back or in a swimming cap.
  • Chewing gum, and loose Band-Aids are prohibited.
  • All swimmers must use the appropriate locker rooms to change, the pool deck, balcony and hallways are not changing rooms. We have family changing rooms available to parents with small children and the physically disabled.
  • No food or drink or glass containers are allowed in Aquatics area including the balcony areas (food and drink allowed in pool activity room for special events: i.e. pool parties)
  • Patrons must follow all of the Aquatic Center rules posted in the Aquatic Center area and all other directions of the Lifeguards on duty.
  • Lifeguards will enforce the above rules and may suspend violators.