Aquatics Rules & Policies

Violations of the general rules or any conduct, which many endanger or impair the safety of anyone, may be cause for permanent removal from the Aquatics Facility. The Lifeguards, Student Supervisors, and or professional staff reserves the right to remove patrons for any other violations not listed.

 

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS - POOL

 

  1. Proper Swim Attire Only
  2. Swim ONLY when a lifeguard is on duty
  3. Patrons must obey lifeguards at all times
  4. A supervising adult must be present at all times
  5. No running, pushing or horseplay
  6. No t-shirts, shorts diapers or thongs
  7. No talking to lifeguards on duty
  8. No diving
  9. Groups must stay together while using facility
  10. No street shoes on deck
  11. No food or drink in pool area
  12. No glass containers
  13. No spitting of water or blowing nose or otherwise introducing contaminants into the water.
  14. Approved floatation devices only
  15. Public display of affection is prohibited
  16. US Coast Guard approved floatation devices only
  17. Please be considerate of other swimmers in the lanes. If multiple swimmers to a lane, please circle swim (counter clockwise)

  18. For the safety of our patrons, only U.S. Coast Guard approved lifejackets will be allowed in the pool.

    The following types of suits and flotation devices are NOT permitted due to safety concerns.

 

SANITATION REQUIREMENTS

 

1. All swimmers must have appropriate swim attire.
2. A shower is recommended before and after pool usage.
3. Normally diapered individuals must have a swim diaper on when using the facility.
4. Individuals with skin lesions; mouth nose or ear discharges; or any communicable disease may not enter pool without written permission from a medical professional.
 

 

WEATER RESTRICTIONS

 

  • Staff reserves the right to close the pool due to inclement weather.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 

 

1. All camera usage must be approved by a member of the Promotion’s staff or by an Manager.
2. Proper forms for camera usage must be completed prior to taking pictures.

 

ETIQUETTE

 

  1.  When lap swimming in a lane with 2 or more people, please “circle”swim in a counterclockwise direction.
  2. Select a lane consisting of swimmers whose speeds are comparable to yours.
  3. When entering an occupied lane, please let the swimmer know before you begin swimming.
  4. If you must rest at the end of the lane, please stand at the side corner by the lane line as to not impede another swimmer’s turn.
  5. Please be courteous to other swimmers.

 

JACUZZI RULES

 

 

  1.  All users must shower before entering.
  2. Please enter and exit slowly and cautiously.
  3. Long exposure to hot tubs may result in nausea, dizziness or fainting.
  4. There will be a 15 minute time limit.
  5. Individuals cannot completely submerge themselves in the spa.
  6. The spa is not advised for individuals with heart disease, abnormal blood pressure, epilepsy or emotional disorders.
  7. Pregnant women are advised against using the hot tub.
  8. Children 16 years and under are not allowed to use the Jacuzzi.
  9. Do not use the hot tub while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  10. People with open wounds or infectious diseases are not permitted in the hot tub.

 

 

SAUNA RULES

 

  1. Bathing suits are required
  2. Individuals must shower before using sauna.
  3. Shower after using sauna and before entering pool.
  4. No newspapers, magazines or paper products are permitted in sauna.
  5. Wear or sit on a towel to protect wood from perspiration.
  6. People with open wounds or infectious diseases are not permitted in the sauna.
  7. Do not put water on the sauna heater.
  8. Children16 years and under are not allowed to use the sauna.
  9. Long exposure to the sauna may result in nausea, dizziness or fainting. There will be a 15 minute limit while in use.

For your safety in the Sauna The Falcon Center staff recommends you:

  1. Allow a 5-minute cool down period following exercise and before entering sauna.
  2. Limit your exposure to 10 minutes per sitting.
  3. Allow a 5-minute cool down period after exiting sauna.
  4. Drink plenty of water before and after using sauna.
  5. Remove all jewelry.

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