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Parks & Recreation

Swim Center Rules


  1. Follow the lifeguards’ instructions at all times.
  2. Patrons must exit the facility promptly at the end of the session.
  3. Persons with infections or diseases that may be transmitted by the pool water are prohibited (28 Pa. Code §18.53).
  4. Balls, squirt guns and other potentially dangerous or disruptive water toys are not permitted. Small, soft, toddler toys may be permitted at the discretion of the lifeguards.
  5. Only properly fitting U.S. Coast Guard approved floatation devices are permitted. Any child wearing a floatation device must be accompanied in the water by an adult who is within arm’s reach of the child.
  6. Leak-proof swim diapers are required for children who are not toilet trained.
  7. No glass containers may be brought within the pool area.
  8. No food, drinks, coolers, or picnic baskets may be brought into the pool area.
  9. Due to respiratory risks, aerosol and spray-on sunscreens are not permitted. Please do not apply sunscreen to wet skin as it will rinse into the pool.
  10. No Smoking or alcoholic beverages. This includes all areas inside and outside the pool area.
  11. Chewing gum is prohibited in all areas of the facility.
  12. No roughness, rowdiness, profanity, or other conduct affecting the safety and comfort of others.
  13. No running, running dives or diving in shallow areas (areas where water is 5 ft. deep or less).
  14. No pets or animals (except service animals for persons with disabilities).
  15. No beach umbrellas, tents, or the like may be brought into the pool area.
  16. Bicycles are not permitted in the pool bathhouse or on the deck area.
  17. Lounge chairs may be brought into the pool area. A limited quantity of chairs is available for use on a first come first served basis.
  18. Radios, stereos, etc. are not permitted in the pool area unless headphones are used.
  19. Unlawful entry or usage will result in prosecution.
  20. Appropriate swimming attire is required. Rivets, zippers and buttons are not permitted on the slides.
  21. Management has the authority to clear the pool any time weather conditions are inclement. Patrons must collect their belongings, leave the facility, and seek shelter in the recreation center (if available) or in vehicles.
  22. There will be no refund on paid admissions for weather related closings. Rain checks will be available with the pool cashier when the pool is closed and patrons are not able to swim for at least 2 hours.
  23. A violation of any rule, or failure to follow the instructions of recreation staff, may result in a suspension of pool privileges.
  24. All rules and policies, as well as the schedule, are subject to change without notice.
  25. Additional rules may be posted throughout the facility.


  1. Admission is by season pass or a daily admission fee. No re-entry without pass or additional paid admission.
  2. Members will enter by swiping a member QR code, or entering their member ID number on the keypad.
  3. Children 3 years of age and older (as of Jan. 1) must obtain membership or pay daily admission.
  4. Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  5. Children 6 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times throughout the facility.
  6. All gender and family changing rooms are available for your convenience.
  7. No one under 18 will be permitted inside the facility during adult lap swim (excluding participants and siblings enrolled in approved programs).
  8. Members may swim at no additional charge during all regular season adult lap and open swim sessions (special pre or post season lap swims are subject to an additional fee).
  9. Falsifying or using another’s membership or day pass will result in the voiding of the membership or pass and loss of pool privileges.
  10. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.


  1. Lifeguard must be on duty.
  2. You must have adequate swimming skills to use the AquaClimb. A swim test may be required at the lifeguard’s discretion.
  3. Only one person at a time on the AquaClimb.
  4. No one shall enter the drop zone until the climber has exited the pool.
  5. No diving, flips or twists from the AquaClimb. Feet first entries only.
  6. Floatation devices are not permitted.
  7. Climbers must start from in the water not the pool deck.
  8. If others are waiting, climbers get one attempt to climb. Once you fall, you must exit the drop zone.
  9. Do not hang from or grab the glass panel at the top of the wall.
  10. No swimming in the drop zone.
  11. Enter drop zone from the north side of the pool. Wait until the previous person has exited the water.
  12. Exit the drop zone using the ladder at the south side of the pool.
  13. Climbing time is limited to a maximum of 45 seconds during heavy use.


  1. Vandalism including throwing wet paper towels or toilet paper will result in suspension from the pool.
  2. Valuables should be locked in a locker. Management is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  3. Locks are not permitted on lockers overnight. Locks left on lockers after closing time will be cut and removed.
  4. All gender and family changing rooms are available for your convenience.


  1. A parent or guardian must supervise children.
  2. Lock the doors while using these areas.
  3. Limit your time in these areas, as others may be waiting.
  4. Do not store any personal belongings in these areas.


  1. No handstand, seat, gainer or inward dives are permitted.
  2. Only one person at a time is allowed on the board or ladder.
  3. Maximum weight per user is 250 pounds.
  4. Only one bounce is permitted on the board.
  5. Diving is not permitted until the previous person has exited the diving area.
  6. No diving from the side of the board.
  7. Swimmers must leave the diving area immediately at the completion of their dives.
  8. You must have adequate swimming skills to use the diving board. A swim test may be required at the lifeguard’s discretion.


  1. Obey the instructions given by the lifeguards, who have the authority to prevent any unsafe activity.
  2. Riders must be a minimum of 44” tall.
  3. You must have adequate swimming skills to use the slide. A swim test may be required at the lifeguard’s discretion.
  4. Maximum weight per user is 250 pounds.
  5. Form a single file line up the stairs. Do not cut in line, wait your turn.
  6. Do not use the slide when under the influence of alcohol or impairing drugs.
  7. Wait for the lifeguard’s signal before beginning to slide. Slide only when splashdown area is cleared.
  8. Mats, inflatable tubes, and life jackets are not permitted on the slide.
  9. Proper bathing attire is required. No sharp or hard objects, such as rivets or buttons, which may damage the slide. No jackets or loose clothing.
  10. Only one rider at a time is permitted. Absolutely no trains or chains of riders are allowed.
  11. Enter the slide feet first, on your back or seated. Do not run or dive when starting off.
  12. All riders must ride feet first. No head first entry, or traveling head first down the slide.
  13. No diving, running, standing, kneeling, rotating, tumbling or stopping in flume or tunnel.
  14. Riders must keep all parts of the body within the flume.
  15. After exiting the slide riders must exit the splash area immediately via the nearest ladder. Do not cut in front of the other slide.
  16. Swimming, diving, or jumping into the splash area is not allowed.
  17. Riders should be in good health. Pregnant women or individuals with a heart condition should not use the slide.
  18. Playing or climbing on or around the slide structure is not permitted.
  19. Failure to follow these rules is grounds for immediate ejection from the swim center and loss of swimming privileges.


  1. Do not cut under or through the lap lanes. This is extremely dangerous!
  2. Lap lanes are for continuous lap swimming only.
  3. Do not hang on lane lines.
  4. Share lanes as needed.
  5. To enter an occupied lane, stand in the corner of the lane until all other swimmers are aware of your presence.
  6. Split the lane when there are two swimmers per lane- one swimmer on the right and one on the left. (Two swimmers may circle swim if they both agree).
  7. Circle swim when there are 3 or more swimmers per lane- swim on the right side of the lane in a counter clockwise motion staying near the lane line.
  8. Ask staff for assistance if needed.


  1. Children 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  2. Do not climb, hang or sit on the spray features.
  3. No running or horseplay.
  4. Do not hang or play on ramp or railings.