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We all share the water we swim in, and each of us needs to do our part to help keep ourselves, our families, and our friends safe and healthy. To help protect yourself and other swimmers from germs or injury, here are some common rules all swimmers must follow each time we swim in a public pool:
- Non-swimmers and kids age 5 years and under must enter the swimming pool under the supervision of a responsible adult 18 years old or older. Poolside supervision is acceptable at wading/children’s pools.
- Make sure not to jeopardize yours as well as other safety and health. Avoid behaviors such as rough play, running, pushing, wrestling, splashing, profanity, diving or jumping haphazardly, acrobatics, and rough playing in the swimming pool. Such disturbances in or about the pool area are grounds for removal.
- Blowing your nose, spitting, urinating, spouting, defecating, or swallowing of water in the pool is strictly prohibited. Stay out of the water if you have diarrhea.
- Contact the swimming pool facility and make reservations if you’re in a group of 10 or more. Groups without a reservation are at risk of being turned away. Single groups shall not monopolize a particular area of the pool and thereby limit its use, or intimidate other patrons. Swimming pool facilities serve people on first come, first served policy.
- Don’t loiter in or outside the swimming pool. If you do so, facility management has the right to contact park police for violation of this policy.
- Make sure to wear appropriate attire (swimming suits and/or trunks) for swimming. Your swimsuit must be colorfast, opaque when wet and of a lightweight material suitable for swimming such as Lycra, Spandex, or Nylon. Clothing such as cut-off pants, basketball/athletic shorts, and underwear are not permitted as swim attire. You can wear clean, colorfast t-shirts on top of swimsuits for modesty or medical reasons. Don’t wear swim attire for exercising before pool use to maintain hygiene. Thong bathing suits are prohibited.
- Make sure that you’ve cleared a swimming test to swim in the deep water (water level higher than chest-deep) and to use deep water features (slides and climbing walls, etc.)
- 48% swimmers have reported that they never shower before swimming. Make sure to take a cleansing shower before entering the deck area and swimming pool to maintain hygiene. You should shower every time before entering the water.
- General public areas are first-come, first-served, and are available at the discretion of facility management.
- If there are water slides in the swimming pool, you must be at least 48 inches in height to ride the large water slides at GDSP/RCSP/PGSLC. No exceptions. Children may not ride with or on the lap of parents or guardians.
- Check for a lifeguard – A lifeguard should be focused on swimmers’ safety, not distracted. If a lifeguard is not available, check safety equipment such as a rescue ring or pole, which is available or not. Socializing with or distracting pool staff, including lifeguards, is prohibited.
- Stay out of the water if you have an open wound (for example, from surgery or a piercing) that is not covered with a waterproof bandage.
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