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  Aquatics Center Policies  

Lifeguards on duty shall enforce all aquatics center rules and have the authority to suspend pool privileges if rules are violated


General Aquatics Center Policies

  • Children under the age of four(4) are prohibited from using the pools
  • Children ages 4-15 must be closely supervised by an adult at all times
  • All swimmers must wear proper swimwear to enter pool; no street clothes allowed in pools
  • No changing on deck; please use locker rooms
  • Please shower before entering the water; shower facilities provided on deck
  • Food, drink, chewing gum, and glass containers are prohibited in the pool area
  • No running, jumping, or pushing while on deck
  • No scuba/snorkeling equipment allowed on deck or in the water
  • Prolonged underwater breath-holding is prohibited
  • No flotation devices permitted (tubes, mattresses, toys, etc…) unless provided by RIT
  • No open cuts/sores allowed in the water
  • Pollution of pool is prohibited (urination, fecal matter, blowing nose, etc...)
  • No spectators allowed on deck
  • Areas of the Aquatics Center will be opened/closed at the discretion of the Head Lifeguard on duty
  • Obey all lifeguard requests
  • Obey all posted signage
  • Participation at own risk

Competition Pool Policies

  • Due to the variable depths of the competition pool, weaker swimmers should be monitored at all times
  • Absolutely NO swimming under the bulkhead
  • Starting block use is prohibited during recreation swim times
  • No diving in shallow (east) end
  • Circle swimming only in lap area
    • When more than two people utilize a lane, swimmers must swim laps in counter-clockwise circles
    • Choose a lane with swimmers that look approximate to your pace and join them

Diving Area Policies

  • One diver on the board at a time
  • Diving area must be clear of all swimmers before diving
  • Double bouncing on diving board is prohibited
  • Divers must go straight off diving board
  • After completing a dive, exit the pool using the nearest ladder
  • Swimming under the diving boards while in use is prohibited
  • Lifeguards can prohibit someone from attempting a dangerous dive
  • Diving boards can be closed/opened at the discreation of the lifeguard
  • Due to the variable depths of the diving well, weaker swimmers should be monitored at all times

Recreation Pool Policies

  • NO DIVING at any time
  • Enter pool by use of the stairs or ladder
  • Current Channel and Vortex will be controlled by lifeguard
  • No more than five(5) people in the Vortex at a time
  • When using the Vortex, your head must remain above water at all times
  • No running, dunking, horseplay, or hanging off pool equipment
  • Water basketball/volleyball will be made available at the discretion of the lifeguard
  • No sitting, standing, climbing, etc...on the island
  • Recreation Pool can be closed/opened at the discretion of the lifeguard

Hot Tub Policies

  • Chlidren under the age of 16 are not permitted
  • Elderly persons and those diagnosed with a heart condition, diabetes, or high/low blood pressure, are prohibited from using the hot tub
  • Do not use while under the influence of alcohol, anticoagulants, antihistamines, vasoconstrictors, stimulants, hypnotics, narcotics or tranquilizers
  • Women who are pregnant are recommended not to use the hot tub
  • Limit time in hot tub to 15-minutes maximum. Long exposure may result in nausea, dizziness or fainting
  • Keep your head above water at all times
  • Do not use alone
  • Help can be obtained by contacting a lifeguard or using the telephone
  • No diving