Pool use rules are posted in two places along the pool deck, on the west and south walls. These rules must be followed at all times.
Every bather must shower thoroughly with soap and warm water prior to entering the pool (Reg. 565).
If you do not wish to wet your hair, you must cover it with a bathing/shower cap.
Long hair must be tied back.
Do not use oils, creams, or make-up prior to entering the pool.
Food is not permitted on deck. Glass is not permitted anywhere in the pool area. No exceptions.
Outdoor footwear may not be worn on the lower pool deck (Reg. 565).
Equipment may be used at the discretion of the lifeguard on duty.
Children 7 years of age and younger must be accompanied in the water by a guardian 16 years of age or older and be within arm's reach of that guardian at all times. Children 8 – 11 years of age can be admitted into the pool without a guardian, provided that a guardian 16 years of age or older is in the pool area. The ratio of children accompanying a guardian must be no greater than 3 to 1, regardless of age.
All children under 12 years of age must pass a deep end test to go into the deep end.
Deep End Test - One length of the pool with a recognizable stroke and one minute of treading water. Please see the lifeguard on duty to complete the test.
Pool fouling can occur and may cause pool closures. The pool may also be shut down for periodic maintenance.
Lane Swim Etiquette
Choose the appropriate lane for your pace: Fast, Medium or Slow.
Lifeguards have the responsibility and authority to ask you to move to a specific lane.
When entering a lane, give swimmers the right of way and notify them that you are entering.
Parallel swimming can be done UNTIL a third person enters the lane. Circle swimming will commence in a counter clock-wise direction when all swimmers have been notified and are ready.
Allow faster swimmers to pass you once you have reached the end of the pool. If you are consistently being passed, please move to a slower lane.
When pausing at the end of the pool, move to the corner of the lane in order to allow other swimmers to continue swimming laps.
Walking, aqua-jogging and stationary exercises can ONLY be done in the Slow or Rec Swim lane. These activities CANNOT be accommodated during Lap Swim Only times.
The lanes can be crowded at times. Please bring your patience along with your goggles.