General Guidelines

  • No one shall enter the pool without a lifeguard present. 
  • Members are responsible for reading and adhering to the pool schedule in order to determine availability for lap swimming, classes and other recreational use of the pool. 
  • It is highly recommended that all patrons shower before entering the pool for health, maintenance, and safety reasons. 
  • A lifeguard may require individuals of any age who appear to lack adequate swimming skills to pass a skills test to enter the pool.  Proper swimwear is required at all times. Men’s swimwear trunks must be lined; basketball shorts are NOT allowed. Patrons wearing transparent or see-thru swimwear will be asked to change. 
  • Lifejackets are recommended for children or adults that cannot swim and are available on the pool deck. 
  • Personal lifejackets must be inspected and approved by the lifeguard on duty. 
  • Street shoes must be free of debris and dirt. 
  • No running or horseplay allowed. Examples include: 
    • No dunking 
    • No flips 
    • No spinning jumps, jumping in backwards or cannonball jumps 
    • No climbing on back or shoulders of other swim user 
  • Excessive splashing near other customers
  • Use the pool equipment for its intended use only 
  • Do not stand on the kickboards (holding them under the water) 
  • No throwing of children into or above the surface of the water 
  • Diving is only allowed from the east side, into the deep well of the pool only when approved by the lifeguard. 
  • A person under the influence of alcohol or exhibiting erratic behavior shall not be permitted in the pool area. 
  • Pool equipment is available for members/guests. Please ask the lifeguard for assistance or questions regarding available equipment. 
  • Members should enter and exit cautiously using the stairs and the handrail to prevent slipping, for those who need assistance entering/exiting the pool there is an ADA approved ramp.
  • Glass and sharp metal objects are prohibited in the pool area, on the pool deck, locker rooms or family changing area. 
  • Food, gum, spitting or urinating is prohibited. Beverages are allowed in non-glass, closed, spill-proof containers. 
  • Hanging on the lane lines and any railings is prohibited. 
  • Walking or sitting on the Handicapped Accessible wall is prohibited. 
  • The lifeguard is available for questions; if there is one lifeguard on duty, please keep the conversation brief. This will ensure minimal distraction from his/her primary responsibility of observing and maintaining the safety of the aquatic area and patrons. 
  • One long whistle blast is an alert from the lifeguard initiating the emergency action plan. Immediate evacuation of the pool must commence when the lifeguard blows his/her whistle. One short blast of the whistle is used by the lifeguard to get the attention of a patron i.e someone not following proper policy. 
  • Admission to the pool shall be refused to all persons having any contagious disease; any infectious conditions such as colds, fever, ringworm, foot infections, skin lesions, carbuncles, boils, diarrhea, vomiting, inflamed eyes, ear discharges; or any other condition that has the appearance of being infectious. 
  • All Pool Staff reserve the right to remove any Member or Guest from the pool if he/she exhibits behavior or uses equipment that is believed to be unsafe or inappropriate. Any user who elects to ignore staff requests regarding pool regulations will be subject to expulsion from the facility. 
  • The pool will close 30 minutes prior to the facility closing. 
  • The use of cell phones on the pool deck is prohibited without prior consent from FitRec staff. 
  • Prolonged underwater swimming and/or breath holding is not allowed.

Children Guidelines

  • Children 13 years of age and under, or 14 & 15 year olds that have not participated in a FitRec orientation, must be directly supervised by a parent/guardian/family member over the age of 18 at all times regardless of swimming ability. 13, 14 & 15 year olds that have completed a FitRec orientation may be in the pool without a parent/guardian/family member. 
  • If the child cannot swim, is a weak swimmer, and/or is using an approved flotation device, the adult member must be in the water and within arm’s reach of the child at all times. 
  • A lifeguard may require individuals of any age who appear to lack adequate swimming skills to pass a skill test to enter the pool. 
  • Child to parent/guardian/family member ratio should not exceed 3 children to 1 parent/guardian/family member for safety reasons.
  • Children 15 and under can swim laps at the discretion of the lifeguard and must abide by all lap swimming policies. 
  • Children requiring the use of diapers during their normal daily activities must wear a FitRec approved swim diaper; which includes a diaper with tight elastic opening, or a disposable diaper, with a plastic covering, while using the pool. Approved swim diapers are available in the Pro Shop. 
  • Children 3 years or older are required to have their own membership or a purchased guest pass to use the pool, and are required to have a membership to receive member pricing on instructional programs. Children 6 mos. – 2 years old are able to use the pool under their parents’ membership or purchased guest pass. 
  • Parents that would like to take pictures or videos of their children swimming will be limited to instructional programs and birthday parties with the approval of the instructor/coach/lifeguard.

Pool Etiquette/Lap Swimming

  • Lanes must be shared when necessary. A member may not refuse to share a lane with another member with similar swimming skills, if asked to move by pool staff. 
  • When two swimmers share a lane, either side-by-side or circular swimming can occur. 
  • When three or more swimmers share a lane, they must swim in a circular manner. 
  • Lifeguards may ask swimmers to move to help encourage proper lane and maximize usage during lap swim times. 
  • In order to accommodate all members, swimmers may be asked to end their lap swimming after 60 minutes of use. 
  • If you are interested in sharing a lane with an existing swimmer, put a kickboard in the water to obtain their attention (prior to entering lane). 
  • Swimmers resting or otherwise waiting at the wall should stay far to one side of the lane, so the other swimmer can tag or flip at the wall. 
  • Kickboards and pull buoys are available on the swim deck. Additional swim equipment is available for purchase in the Pro Shop.

Aquatic Classes

  • It is highly recommended that participants stay for the entire Aquatic Fitness class to ensure participation in the proper cool-down phase of class. If not possible, please consult with the instructor. 
  • Be respectful to the instructor and other class participants by keeping social conversations to a minimum while the class is in session.
  • Be respectful of other participants’ personal space and always be prepared to share. 
  • Aqua shoes are recommended for all aquatic classes. 
  • Minimum class participation age is 16, unless 13-15 year old has completed a FitRec Orientation Session with a FitRec staff member, 13 year olds are allowed only during designated times. 13-15 year old must be wearing FitRec wristband. No participation allowed for any persons 12 years of age and under, unless in an instructional program designed for kids

Whirlpool Guidelines

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter or have any part of body submerged in the whirlpool. 
  • Shower with soap before using the whirlpool. Not showering can affect pH and Chlorine levels which can result in more frequent shut-downs of the whirlpool. 
  • Elderly persons, pregnant women, persons using prescription medications, and persons suffering from heart disease, diabetes or high low blood pressure, seizures, epilepsy, or other serious medical conditions are not recommended to use the whirlpool, but if desired, please consult a physician before use. 
  • Whirlpool capacity is 9. 
  • Whirlpool temperature is set at 103 degrees and is not adjustable. 
  • No one shall enter when the whirlpool is not open or a lifeguard is not present. 
  • Enter and exit cautiously. 
  • Persons should not spend more than 15 minutes in the whirlpool at any one session. 
  • Whirlpool will be closed every Thursday from 5:30am until approximately 1pm for regular maintenance and cleaning. However, the whirlpool may be closed periodically without notice for additional necessary maintenance or cleaning. 
  • No prolonged public display of affections allowed.

Steam Room

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. 
  • Elderly persons, pregnant women, persons using prescription medications, and persons suffering from heart disease, diabetes or high low blood pressure, seizures, epilepsy, or other serious medical conditions are not recommended to use the steam room, but if desired, please consult a physician before use. 
  • Steam room capacity is 15. 
  • A shower is recommended before use. 
  • Must have a barrier (clothing or a towel) between skin and surface of the steam room. 
  • Persons should not spend more than 15 minutes in one session, as excessive exposure can be harmful. 
  • Temperature is set between 105 and 108 degrees Fahrenheit and is not adjustable by members or FitRec staff. 
  • No prolonged public displays of affection allowed. 
  • For health reasons, exercise and grooming is not permitted in the steam room. 
  • Notify FitRec staff members immediately with safety concerns. 
  • The Steam Room may be closed periodically without notice for necessary cleaning.