Swimming Pool, Spa, Water Slide, and Sauna


General

  • A Campus Recreation lifeguard must be present before entering the water.
  • Lifeguards have the responsibility to enforce regulations and have the authority to remove anyone for unsafe or inappropriate behavior.
  • Proficient swimming ability is required in deep water areas. You may be asked by a lifeguard to show an ability to swim before using a pool or pool equipment.
  • No personal displays of affection are allowed in the aquatics areas.
  • No diving in shallow areas and where marked ‘NO DIVING.’
  • Glass containers are prohibited. Water and sports drinks in sealed plastic containers are allowed. Food is not permitted in aquatics areas.
  • Lap swimmers may be required to circle swim when lane use exceeds two persons.
  • The aquatic facilities may be closed or have restricted use due to competitive events, special events, or rentals.
  • Unauthorized use of facilities for instructing/coaching is prohibited, including swimming or diving instruction.
  • All state bathing codes apply to this facility.
  • Unauthorized use of video recording devices and photography is prohibited.


Health & Safety

  • No running or rough play is permitted in the pool, deck area, diving boards, on platforms, or in the hallway nearest the pools.
  • Patrons under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted to be on the pool deck.
  • Persons appearing to have a contagious or infectious condition that could potentially cause harm or discomfort to others shall refrain from using the pool.
    • Examples of said conditions include a cold, open wound, athlete’s foot, ringworm, boils, a skin eruption, or eye inflammatory.
  • Bandages are prohibited in pools.
  • No backpack, handbag, purse, or any personal bag that is not see through is not permitted to be brought to the outdoor pool deck.
  • Spitting, spouting of water, blowing the nose and regurgitating pool water is prohibited.
  • State law encourages all persons to shower before entering the pool area to reduce organic compounds introduced to the pool and react with chlorine.
  • Do not swim when you have diarrhea or for two weeks after the last incidence of diarrheal symptoms. Research has shown that Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI’s), such as cryptosporidium, can remain present in stool for up to two weeks past the last symptom of diarrhea.
  • Animals are prohibited on the pool deck.
  • All attire worn into the pool must be clean, and persons may not exercise or use the sauna immediately in advance of using the pool.
  • No extended underwater breath holding, hyperventilation, or hypoxic training. (An extended period is 20+ seconds or a distance of 25 yards.)


Proper Swimwear

  • All patrons and guests within the pool area must comply with our dress code that is focused on providing patron safety, operating efficiency, and maintaining a family- friendly image.
  • Only swimwear that is clean, designed specifically for in-water use, and non-restrictive to appropriate bodily movements is permitted for access into our swimming pool.
    • Males: Must comply in wearing swimwear that covers the buttocks, genitals, and pubic region.
      • Any swimwear that is see-through is not allowed.
    • Females: Must comply in wearing swimwear that covers the breasts, buttocks, genitals, and pubic region.
      • Any swimwear that is see-through is not allowed
  • Swimwear attire must be colorfast and lightweight material designed for swimming, such as nylon, spandex, polyester, and high tech trunks. Swim trunks must have a mesh or nylon liner. Swim briefs are also acceptable.
  • Religious and modest swimwear is permitted so long as the attire is designed for in-water use and complies with coverage guidelines mentioned above
  • All street clothes are prohibited from being worn in the pool.
    • Clothing items such as: t-shirts (including those intended to be worn for modesy purposes and/or sun protection), cut-offs, compression shirts/shorts, athletic shorts, jeans, pants, casual shorts, leotards, dresses, sarongs, sports bras, undergarments, revealing swimwear, socks, sandals, and shoes (exception for aqua footwear) are all examples of non-permissible swimwear.
    • We will permit streetwear and cover-ups to be worn on the pool deck but will encourage the use of storing these items in secured locations (i.e. locker rooms or daily use lockers).
      • Please note that having proper footwear available is a must to move throughout the facility in areas outside of the immediate pool and deck area.
  • Rash guards and thermal rash guards are acceptable to be worn and are encouraged for individuals seeking sun-protection or a layer of warmth.


Children

  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied and directly supervised in the pool area by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult (age 18 or over).
  • Children age 5 or under, or any non-swimmer who may also be wearing an approved flotation device must be directly supervised in the water by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult (age 18 or over) and within arm’s reach at all times.
  • Lifeguards have the discretion to require a parent, guardian, or responsible adult (age 18 or over) to be in the water with a child over five years old whom they judge a weak or non-swimmer.
  • All diaper-aged children must wear swim diapers.
  • Do not change diapers at poolside.


Circle Swimming Etiquette

  • Circle swimming procedures must be followed at any time there are three or more persons occupying a single lap lane. If there are two swimmers occupying a single lane, either circle swimming or sharing halves is permitted if properly communicated and agreed upon between swimmers
    • Circle swimming requires swimmers to follow a circular pattern, swimming on the right-hand side of the lane at all times except to pass. Passing should not be done near the wall.

Diving Board

  • Head-first entries may only be conducted in the diving well area. Diving in the lap swimming areas and all other areas of the pool is strictly prohibited.
  • Only one person is allowed on the board at a time.
  • One single jump is permissible. Multiple bounces are not allowed.
  • Users must jump or straightforwardly leave the board. Diving is not allowed to either side of the board.
  • After dive takes place, the diver must swim straight back to the nearest wall and then exit the pool.
  • Divers may not wear goggles, flotation devices, or use toys while diving.

Water Slide

  • Riders must be at least 36” tall and be able to demonstrate the ability to swim the width of the catch-pool area to use the slide.
    • Riders who do not meet this requirement may not use the slide or be accompanied by another rider.
  • Only one rider at a time while using the slide. All riders must enter, maintain, and exit the flume in feet-first fashion and may not stop or restrict water flow for any reason.
  • All riders must keep hands inside the flume and enter the catch pool area feet-first.
  • Once in the catch-pool, riders must swim and exit the area immediately before the next rider may be sent.
  • No riders are permitted to the slide or staircase area without the presence of a lifeguard.
  • No objects which may cause injury may be worn or accompany slide users.
    • Riders may not be accompanied with flotation devices, goggles, aqua shoes, or any items that may cause a stoppage on the slide.
  • Parents, guardians, and responsible adults (age 18 or over) of children under the age of 18 are strongly encouraged to observe activity prior to determining whether to allow the child to participate or not.
  • Pregnant women are not encouraged to use the water slide.

Spa

  • The spa has a capacity of 12 persons (must be at least 16 years old to use spa).
  • Use of the spa is limited to 15 minutes which begins when any body part enters the water. **Exposure greater than 15 minutes may result in drowsiness, nausea, or fainting.
    • A 15 minute cool down before reusing the spa is strongly endorsed by Campus Recreation.
  • Submerging your head in the hot tub is not recommended due to high water temperature.
  • The spa is not recommended for use immediately following strenuous or high-intensity workouts.
  • Additional spa products such as face masks, skin lotions, and oils are not permitted for use in the spa.
  • Pregnant women, small children, or persons with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or low blood pressure should not enter the spa without medical consultation.
  • No personal displays of affection are allowed in the aquatics areas.
    Individuals not in compliance with this policy may be asked to exit the aquatics area.

Sauna

  • Sauna capacity is 35 persons.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age to use the sauna.
  • Constrictive or excessive clothing may not be worn.
  • Exercising or conducting physical activity in the sauna is not allowed.
  • A five minute cool down period from high-intensity workouts is strongly encouraged before entering the sauna.
  • Jewelry in the sauna is not advised as metal objects may become hot and could potentially cause burns.
  • No closed-toed shoes may be worn in the sauna.
  • Use of the sauna is limited to 15 minutes or less. **Exposure greater than 15 minutes may cause drowsiness, nausea, fainting, or heat exhaustion.
  • Do not place items on the heater or pour any liquids onto the sauna heater.
  • Glass containers and all food items are strictly prohibited. Water and sports drinks in sealed plastic containers are allowed.
  • No personal displays of affection are allowed in the aquatics areas.
    Individuals not in compliance with this policy may be asked to exit the sauna area.
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