The Student Activity & Academic Center asks that all patrons cooperate with these policies & procedures at all times to ensure safety in the facility.
Thunder & Lightning - Rules & Regulations:
- The occurrence of either thunder and/or lightning is not subject to interpretation or discussion. Thunder is thunder and lightning is lightning. If thunder and/or lightning is observed, all outdoor activities will be suspended immediately. Patrons shall wait a minimum of 30 minutes from the last occurrence of either thunder and/or lightning before the lifeguards determine it is safe to enter the pool.
50m Pool & Lap/Teaching Pool - Rules & Regulations:
Swimming is permitted only when lifeguard(s) are present.
- Clean and proper swimming attire is required. Cutoff shorts are not permitted.
- Swim diapers or plastic pants are required for children who wear diapers.
- Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Children swimming or non-swimming must be within arm's reach at all times.
- Swimming is prohibited if you have an infectious or communicable disease.
- Spitting, spouting of water or blowing the nose in the pool is prohibited.
- Prolonged underwater swimming (for more than 15 seconds) is prohibited.
- Glass, alcohol, drugs, or tobacco products are prohibited.
- Pets are prohibited inside of the facility or on the recreation field.
- Only appropriate sport drinks or water are permitted on the pool deck. Gum, food, or other drinks are prohibited on the pool deck.
- Hanging or swimming across lane lines are prohibited.
- Starting blocks are permitted only for competitive and instructional swimming.
- Inflatable pool toys, mattresses or tire inner tubes are not permitted.
- Professional staff will provide assistance with the chair lift upon request.
- The Student Activity & Academic Center is not responsible for valuables or personal property brought to the facility.
- Lifeguard(s) have final authority.
Baby Pool - Rules & Regulations:
- Warning - No Lifeguard on Duty
- Children are prohibited to use the pool without the supervision of an adult over the age of 18.
- Unattended solo bathing is prohibited.
- Children in diapers must wear swim diapers or plastic pants with elastic gathers over their diapers when using the pools. If a child under your care has diarrhea or loose stool, please do not allow the child to use the pools.
- Swimmers over the age of 5 are not allowed in the baby pool.
Diving Well - Rules & Regulations:
- Divers must be able to swim unassisted in deep water to use the diving boards.
- Only one bounce on the diving board at a time.
- Only one person on the diving board at a time.
- Check to see that no one is under or around the board before you dive.
- Dive straight off the diving board.
- Exit the water immediately after you dive.
- Do not swim in the diving area or directly under the diving board.
- Hanging on the diving board is not permitted.
- Diving is allowed only in designated areas.
- Divers are not allowed to wear personal flotation devices.
- Recreational diving is permitted during posted hours only.
- Lifeguard(s) have the ability to prohibit any unsafe diving activity.
Lap Swim Etiquette:
- Expect to share a lane. If there are 2 or more swimmers, please circle swim.
- Try to swim with others of your own pace.
- Swim in a counterclockwise direction staying on the right side of the lane.
- Pass only when the passing lane (middle of lane) is clear.
- Avoid congregating at then end of swim walls. Please move to the extreme right corners of the lane if stopping to rest.
- Be considerate of others and their individual workouts.
Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI):
- Swimming is a fun, active, and healthy way to spend leisure time. However, in the past two
decades the Center for Disease Control has seen an increase in the number of Recreational Water Illness (RWI)
outbreaks associated with swimming pools, water parks, hot tubs, lakes, rivers, and oceans.
The CDC's Healthy Swimming Program offers information and resources to raise awareness
about RWIs and how to prevent them by practicing healthy swimming behaviors.
- We ask that all patrons take a few moments to review the information and literature provided by the CDC. It can be viewed at CDC: Recreational Water Illnesses.