POOL RULES

Swimmer safety and pool cleanliness are our first priorities.  Pool rules are intended to ensure that everyone stays safe and the water stays clean. Thank you for understanding!

● Please shower before entering the pool.
● No running on the pool deck.
● No glass or alcohol on the pool deck.
● Let other swimmers know when you are entering a lane.
● Follow all lap swim etiquette rules.
● Children under age 4 MUST follow the “double up” policy. Disposable swim diapers and reusable swim diapers are required. No exceptions.
● Lifeguards do not watch the kiddie pool. You must supervise your children.
● No deck changing or diaper changing on deck.
● Long hair should be tied back or in a swim cap.
● Remove band-aids before entering the pool.
● Do not swim (or let your child swim) if you have had diarrhea within the last 72 hours.
● Enjoy safe play, no horseplay or otherwise unsafe behavior.
● Only Coast Guard approved floatation devices are allowed in the pool.
● Children in flotation devices in Lap pool must have parents within arm’s reach.
● All APJCC swimming equipment (kickboards, buoys, barbells, toys) are used for lap swimming and programs only. They may not be used during recreational swim.
● Swimmers are not allowed to throw objects in the pool.
● Proper swimming attire required to enter the water.
● This is a family environment. Please be cautious of the content of your conversations and actions.
● Lifeguards and management have the authority to enforce any unwritten rules as deemed necessary.
● If patrons do not follow the rules, they may be asked to exit the pool, or the facility.

COVID-19 and Swimming

Please take these small steps to ensure everyone’s safety at the pool :

• Wear a mask when you’re not in the water.
• Stay 6 feet apart from others, in and out of the water.
• Cover those coughs, do not spit in the water, and breathe away from others while in the water.
• Sanitize surfaces that are touched or shared frequently.
• Bring your own goggles, towel, water, and any other aquatics workout equipment you may need. Don’t share goggles and other gear.

Here’s what we are doing to keep the pool area safe and clean:

• All staff and participants are required to get their temperature taken and answer a health questionnaire before entering the facility.
• All lap swim, swim team, and aqua fit programs will have a 15 minute sanitizing time in between appointments.
• We ask all members to exit the pool at :45 and be off deck for cleaning by :50. Staff will wipe down all commonly touched surfaces between session times and prepare for the next group to arrive.
• No lounging or sunbathing on the pool deck.
• Please maintain 6 feet of distance between individuals who are not in the same household at all times.
• Gatherings on the pool deck are strictly prohibited.
• Please wear a face mask covering your nose and mouth at all times, except when showering or in the pool.
• Locker area is currently closed because our county is in the Purple Tier.
• All swim lessons will have 5 minutes in between lessons for replacement and cleaning of equipment.
• Teachers will wear face shields during lessons and wash hands between each lesson.
• Swim team will be limited to the same 12 participants each day with cleaning time in between all groups.

All policies and restrictions are per CDC guidelines.

Diaper Policy

Bringing a baby or small child to the pool?
Please note, the JCC’s “double swim diaper” policy requires that all children under the age of 4 wear two swim diapers, a disposable swim diaper AND a re-usable swim diaper. We know this may seem overly zealous (and we have received many lectures on the unfairness of this policy from indignant three-year-olds), but state law requires us to  close the entire pool for cleaning if a child has an “accident,” and we do not want to spoil your fun or the fun of other swimmers!

Swim Test Policy

Any child under 18 wishing to swim in the deeper areas of the pool must pass the swim test. The swim test consists of 25 yards of safe/strong swimming across the pool, and 30 seconds of treading water. Anyone who does not pass the swim test must remain in the shallow area. Children ages 7 and under who have not passed the swim test must have a parent in the water with them, within arm’s reach, at all times.