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Guidelines/Safety Policies

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Aquatic Facility Rules

Please obey all lifeguard instructions; failure to do so may result in patron being asked to leave.

Proper swim attire is required. No street clothes, cut offs, denim shorts, or thong bathing suits are permitted in the pool area, unless deemed appropriate for religious purposes.

Children under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent /guardian at all times. All children under 13 years of age must be accompanied in the water by a parent/guardian at a ratio of one parent/guardian to four children. Children who cannot swim must be within an arm’s reach of a parent /guardian and remain in the shallow end.  There must be one parent /guardian per each child who cannot swim.

Only service animals permitted in Aquatic Facility, all other pets are not allowed.

Inner tubes and rings are not allowed for use by non-swimmers. The Aquatic Staff will provide a complimentary certified lifejacket to anyone who requests one.

Glass containers are not allowed in the Aquatic Facility or on the outside patio.

Food and drink are not allowed in the aquatic facility, except for water in unbreakable containers.

No running on the deck.

No pushing, shoving, horseplay, or inappropriate behavior is allowed.

No diving into the shallow end of the pool.

Backward dives and flips are not allowed.

No hanging on lane lines, ropes, or rails.

Children, who are not toilet trained, must wear swim diapers.

Individuals who cannot swim are only allowed in the shallow end.

During peak hours, pool patrons must share lanes and circle swim.

The pool will be closed for 30 minutes in cases of bad weather (thunder, lightning strikes, tornado warnings, etc).

Swim lessons / personal training by authorized OCR personnel or by authorized groups only.

Gum and Band-Aids must be deposited in the trash cans before entering the water.

*Health Department Rules and Regulations

All patrons or swimmers having a communicable disease or displaying signs and symptoms of a communicable disease which can be transmitted through normal swimming pool use shall be excluded. No person having a communicable disease or displaying signs and symptoms of a communicable disease shall work at any type pool in a function in which there is a likelihood that they would transmit the disease to any other person.

Starting blocks shall not be used for any purpose other than for competitive swimming.

Glass, sharp objects, or any other items which might cause injury or accidents shall not be allowed in the pool or pool area.

Spitting, spouting water, blowing the nose, or discharging bodily waste in the pool is strictly prohibited.

All persons using the swimming pool must take a shower before entering the pool enclosure.

Persons having open blisters, cuts, etc… are advised not to use the pool.