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Pool information and policies

Recreation Swim

Recreation swim is open to all ages. Lap lanes are not available during this time.

Swim Tests

Swim Tests are required for swimmers under the age of 12 who want to swim in the deep end or use the Mighty Medley, which is only open during the summer. We may request swim tests of anyone over the age of 12 who may appear to need additional support in the water. The swim test can consist of swimming a minimum of 25 yards of the pool demonstrating comfort in the water and strength enough to swim the entire distance without stopping. Swimmers do not need to have perfect form but must be able to demonstrate rotary breathing.

Pool Closure Due to Maximum Capacity

To ensure public safety, we may reduce attendance due to a shortage of staff or when reaching maximum capacity on hot days. We staff the facility based on a guard to swimmer ratio. If it is a hot day or high attendance might be expected, please call the pool ahead to check for capacity closure.


Only Coast Guard-approved lifejackets are allowed for use in the pool. Children wearing lifejackets must be within arm’s reach of a parent or guardian. Anyone in a lifejacket may not swim alone or in deep water. Pool Noodles and swim toys are not allowed in the main pool.

Lap Swim/Water Walking

Swimmers who are a minimum of 12 years of age and can swim independently may lap swim and/or water walk. Swimmers either divide the lane or circle swim, depending on demand and skill level. Two swimmers will divide the lane but when a third swimmer enters the lane, circle swimming is required. During lap swim, you may also choose to relax pool side and not swim. Those who wish to water walk, may use an open lane or water walk in the shallow area when swim lessons are not scheduled.

Shared Space

Classes/Programs may be in session during Lap/Recreation swim times.

Tot Pool

The tot pool is open for non-swimmers under the age of 6. Supervision by an adult or caretaker who is at least 15 years of age is required. Lifejackets are not allowed in the tot pool.

Swim Diapers

Children who are not potty trained are required to wear an approved re-usable swim diaper. A diaper or a disposable swim diaper may not be worn alone. A re-usable swim diaper can be worn alone or over a disposable swim diaper.

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