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Pool Rules & Policies | Club Fit Aquatics Jefferson ValleyPool Rules & Policies

General Pool Rules

  • Showers are required before entering any pool.
  • Pool availability is outlined on the schedule. Using the pool outside of posted hours is strictly prohibited.
  • No one is allowed to enter the water unless a lifeguard is on duty.
  • Lifeguards have the right to tell any uncooperative swimmer to leave the pool.
  • No diving or jumping.
  • Running or engaging in unsafe activities or horseplay in the pool area is prohibited.
  • Club supplied flotation devices only.
  • No food, beverages or gum allowed in the pool area.
  • Do not drink the pool water.
  • Children under the age of 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult in Aquatic Center unless they pass the junior swim test or are in an Aquatics program.
  • Only class participants are allowed in the program pool area when a class is going on.
  • Swimsuits only (no cut jeans, sweats, cotton, underwear etc.)
  • Pollution of the swimming pools are prohibited. Urinating, discharge of fecal matter, expectorating or blowing of the nose in any swimming pool is prohibited.
  • All children ages 4 and under are required to wear 2 Reusable Finis Cloth Liners when using the pools. They are available for purchase at the Reception Desk.
  • Please do not use the pools if you or your child are showing any signs of gastrointestinal illness.

Lap Pool Rules

  • Children under the age of 14 may lap swim upon completion of a lap swim evaluation.
  • The use of starting blocks is prohibited, except during competitive swimming or swimmer-training activities.
  • When other patrons are waiting, please limit your workout to 30 minutes.
  • Lanes 2, 3 and 4 - unless otherwise indicated by signs, are intended for 2 swimmers at a time. Lane 1 is intended for the purpose of circle swim.
    Circle Swim: When more than two members are in the lane, the lane starts to create a continuous circular swimming pattern. Maximum participation in circle swim lane should not exceed 4 people.
  • You must stay in the lane you choose unless you are given permission to move by a lifeguard. This also pertains to the circle lane.  If you commit to the circle lane at the start of your workout, this is the lane you are committed to complete your workout in, unless you have obtained
    permission from the lifeguard to move to another lane.
  • If you are joining a lane where there is already a swimmer, give them a heads up that you will be joining them, and work out who will be on which side of the lane, respectfully.
  • Aqua-jogging is prohibited in the circle swim lane. 

Spa Pool Rules

  • Showers are required before entering any pool.
  • Elderly persons and those suffering from heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure should be prohibited from using the spa pool.
  • Persons using the spa must be 18 years of age and older.
  • Unsupervised use by children is prohibited.
  • Do not use while under the influence of alcohol, anticoagulants, antihistamines, vasoconstrictors, vasodilators, stimulants, hypnotics, narcotics or tranquilizers.
  • Pregnant women should consult with their physician before using the spa pool.
  • Observe a reasonable time limit (e.g. 15 minutes), then shower, cool down and if you wish, return for another brief stay. Long exposure may result in nausea, dizziness or fainting.
  • Running or engaging in unsafe activities or horseplay in or around the spa is prohibited.

Water Safety Rules

All children ages 9 & under must be accompanied by an adult (at least 18 years of age) in the Aquatics Center. The adult must be within an arm’s reach of child, unless the child has passed the Program Pool Swim Test. Children who have passed the swim test still must have an adult supervising from the pool deck.

Children that are 10 - 11 years old who have not passed the Program Pool Swim Test must have an adult with them in the Aquatics Center. Children that are 11 years old and have passed the Program Pool Swim Test do not require an adult on the pool deck, however they must have an adult supervisor in the building.

Children ages 12+ have regular member access to the Aquatics Center Program Pool. If they cannot demonstrate an ability to swim safely, they will be asked to wear appropriate safety vests. Children still must have an adult supervising from the pool deck.

Program Pool Swim Test

Program Pool Swim Test will be administered by a lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor (WSI). The names of those who have passed the swim test are written down and kept on record on the pool deck. The Program Pool Swim Test consists of:

  • Swim two freestyle lengths of the Program Pool, demonstrating the child's ability to put their face in and out of the water while swimming.
  • Tread water for 30 seconds.
  • Retrieve a dive ring from 4 1/2 feet of water.

Lap Pool Swim Test

Children under the age of 14 years old may swim in the Lap Pool if they have passed the Lap Pool Swim Test. The Lap Pool Swim Test consists of:

  • Swim 50 yards freestyle or breaststroke, demonstrating rhythmic breathing.
  • Tread water for 1 minute.
  • Retrieve a dive ring from 7 feet of water (at 7 ft marker of the lap pool).

Aquatic Exercise Classes

While Aquatic Exercise classes are in session, we ask that you, please walk around the class and not behind the instructor teaching the class, as it distracts participants in the class. For this reason, you will notice signs on the pool deck during class.

Approved Aquatic Equipment Only

Club Fit provides equipment for member use, and we encourage you to utilize it, as we only permit the use of US Coast Guard approved equipment. Fins are only permitted for use in our lap pool, or in the lap swimming section of our program pool. We do not permit the use of mermaid fins, and inflatables are not allowed, as they pose a risk of popping. 

Rinsing Showers

Please rinse off before entering either of the pools or whirlpool. This helps maintain ideal chemical balance in our pools. When perfumes, soaps, residues and dyes from clothes and skin react with the pool water, chemical reactions occur that can cause imbalance.


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