Pool Rules

UPDATES, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES.

SHOWER AND CHANGE:

Per State mandate, all swimmers are required to complete a quick rinse before entering the pool.

PERSONAL ITEMS:

Even though locker rooms and locker are available we ask you still come ready for your swim. Bring no personal items except a water bottle, keys, swim cap, goggles, towel, and after swim change of clothes into the facility. 

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE?

Use of kick-boards, pool buoys, pool noodles, and aqua belts provided by the Center will be allowed for 18+. Ask a lifeguard for desired equipment. Members will be required to disinfect equipment after use. Staff will complete additional disinfecting between uses.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/POLICIES:

Mansfield Community Center
General Pool Rules

All patrons must shower before entering the pools.

• All children who are not potty trained must wear appropriate swim diapers. There are NO exceptions.

• Children 5 years and under must be accompanied into the water by an adult (18 years or older) who is within arm’s reach.

• Children 6 – 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older) into the pool area if they have passed a swim test.

• Life jackets and life vests (including swimsuits with foam inserts) are permitted during general swim times and family use times ONLY and in designated areas of the pool. Any child wearing a life jacket or life vest must be accompanied into the water by an adult 18 years or older and must be within arm’s reach. No inflatables allowed. Other flotation devices are considered at the discretion of the Aquatic Director or Manager on Duty.

• No one wearing a lifejacket will be permitted in the deep end of the pool

• Questionable swimmers may be asked to take a swim test 

• Running and rough-play are prohibited

• Appropriate swimming attire is required

• Diving is permitted in the deep end of the lanes and off the diving board ONLY.

• Kickboards are allowed in both pools by adults, only for proper use. You may not use a kickboard as a floatation device. 

• Glass bottles and food are NOT permitted on the pool deck. Water in a plastic/ metal bottle is permitted. 

• Proper bathing attire is required. No street clothes are allowed in the pool.

• Patrons are prohibited from the filter room and guard room.

• Please place litter in barrels.

• Barbells, noodles, and aqua belts are for aquatic exercise and aquatic therapy ONLY.

• Masks, fins, and snorkels are prohibited during Open Swim. Masks and snorkels are allowed for Lap Swim Times for adults ONLY.

• The pool will be cleared in the event of lightning or thunder.

• Toys are permitted at the discretion of the Aquatic Director or Senior Guards.

• Patrons must keep a Membership Badge with them on the pool deck.

• The Aquatic Director/MOD reserves the right to eject anyone preventing another patron from enjoying our facilities.

• Do not distract the guard on duty, refer all questions to a staff member not sitting in the guard chair. 

• Lane-sharing is required during times when more members are swimming than there are lanes available. 

• Any other related rule that the person in charge deems necessary to ensure the safety of all patrons.

 

MCC Diving Board Rules:

• No Swimming in the diving area

• When diving wait until the previous diver reaches the ladder before stepping on board

• Only dive in designated areas 

• All dives must be made forward straight off the edge of the board with a single bounce. No backward dives or flips allowed or swimmers will not be allowed to use the diving board

• Adults may not catch children off the end of the board or assist them on the board

• Non-swimmers/persons wearing lifejackets or life vests will NOT be allowed off boards or inflatable slides.


Therapy Pool Rules:

• Boisterous or rough play is NOT permitted in the therapy pool

• Diving and jumping is NOT permitted

• Flotation devices are NOT permitted unless intended for therapeutic use and approved by the Aquatic Director 

• This pool is not a whirlpool or kiddie pool

• Please be respectful of others while using the therapy pool

• Children 5 years and under must be accompanied into the water by an adult (18 years or older) who is within arm’s reach.

• Children 6 – 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older) into the pool area if they have passed a swim test.

• At times this pool is available for specific USE. Please see the pool schedule