Pool Policies and Procedures

Safety is our #1 priority to ensure summer fun

JCC Facility Policies and Procedures state that “member children ages 13 and older are permitted to be unaccompanied in the JCC facilities without parental or adult supervision.” This rule extends to the pool deck, as long as supervising lifeguard is notified during each visit by the parent and an emergency contact form is on file in the aquatic office.

Pool Girl

The following rules and regulations have been deemed necessary for the continued safe operation of our pool area:

  • Member children under 10 years of age will NOT be allowed on the pool deck unless accompanied by a responsible parent/guardian AT ALL TIMES
    • The only exception is for children ages 6-9 who are in a supervised program (i.e. swim team, swim class, etc.) — during these programs, the parent/guardian must be on JCC premises, but does not have to remain on the pool deck
    • Member children who are 5 and under must have a responsible parent/guardian on the pool deck at all times, even if the child is in a supervised program
  • All individuals under 14 years of age must be swim tested
  • Patrons must be re-tested at the beginning of EVERY pool season
  • JCC members may bring guests to the Aquatic Facility according to the membership guest policy
  • No one is allowed in the pool or pool area unless a JCC lifeguard is on duty
  • For safety reasons, conversations with the lifeguards who are actively watching the swimming pools must be kept brief
  • Please walk at all times when on the pool deck
  • Food and drink are allowed. Food must be kept at least four feet away from the pool
  • Gum is not allowed in the swimming pools
  • NO glass containers or potentially dangerous objects may be brought on the pool deck
  • Alcoholic beverages, drugs, gambling or tobacco will not be allowed on the pool deck
  • Pets are not permitted in the pool area
  • Horse play and foul language is not permitted in the pool area
    • Offenses such as excessive running, horseplay, profane language, pushing, fighting, backtalk and dunking will be subject to disciplinary action
  • Swimmers must shower before entering the water
  • All band-aids must be removed and discarded prior to swimming
  • Swim diapers AND vinyl pants are to be worn by children who are not toilet trained
  • Water guns and large squirt toys are not allowed in the play pool