Pool Rules

  1. All patrons must sign in at the desk before entering pool.
  2. Children under 12 must have an adult present at pool & fitness center.
  3. Children under 6 must have an adult in the water with them. Lifeguard can make exceptions to allow parent poolside if safety permits.
  4. Lifeguard/supervisor has responsibility and authority to remove swimmers or patrons from pool area for failure to follow rules.
  5. A complete shower is required before entering pool.
  6. No swimmers will enter water until person in charge has given permission.
  7. No gum chewing or wearing jewelry.
  8. No jumping off shallow end or sides of pool. Jumping allowed only at deep end when diving lanes are not in use.
  9. No hanging on pool lane lines.
  10. No 2 piece bathing suits.
  11. Bathing suits required. No cut offs or t-shirts.
  12. No swimmies (arm flotation devices) allowed.
  13. No equipment, balls, mats or recreation equipment unless approved by lifeguard.
  14. Respect the rights of other swimmers.
  15. Respect the property of other swimmers. THCSD is not responsible for any items lost or damaged.
  16. Lanes designated for lap swimming must be used accordingly.
  17. Children must pass the water safety test before entering deep water.
  18. No running, pushing, dunking, splashing or horseplay.
  19. Glass containers are not allowed in the pool complex.
  20. Smoking or alcohol is not permitted anywhere on school grounds.
  21. Persons appearing under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or have used alcohol or drugs, or not alert are not permitted to swim.
  22. Persons with open wounds or infectious skin conditions must check with the lifeguard.
  23. No band aids are permitted in the pool.
  24. No urinating, discharge of fecal matter, spitting, expectorant or blowing your nose in the pool.
  25. Shoes are not permitted on pool deck.
  26. No diving off starting blocks except during swim meets and practices.
  27. All patrons must comply with community and private rental agreements.

Life Guard commands:

     2 Short Blasts with whistle:  Guard wants swimmers attention
     1 Long Blast with whistle: Guard wants everyone out of pool immediately

Rules for Parents of Young Children:

  1. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult while they are at the pool.
  2. Children under 5 must have an adult in the pool with them.
  3. Children need to take a swim test in order to go in the deep end each time.
  4. Female Children/Adults over the age of nine must wear a one piece bathing suit in the pool.
  5. Parents with young children over the age of two may use a separate location to change their child.
  6. Women cannot bring in boys over the age of two in the girl's locker room.
  7. Men cannot bring in girls over the age of two in the men's locker room.
  8. The pool will be cleared about 10 to 15 minutes before closing so people can change.
  9. Everyone must clearly print/write their name on the sign in sheet.  This is for safety reasons.
  10. No pool toys.
  11. No jumping or diving in the shallow end of the pool.

Patrons interested in Reserving the Pool Please provide a copy of the rules to your guest; this ensures a safe and prepared experience.

Any question, and or special accommodations required please feel free to contact the Aquatic Director/Athletic Director.  

Thank you,

Taconic Hills Central School District’s Aquatic Center


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