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Leisure/Therapeutic Pool

Warm water shallow pool for fun, relaxation and therapeutic use.  Capacity is twenty-seven (27) persons.

 Competition/Recreation Pool

25-yard, 8-lane recreational pool for lap swimming, water aerobics classes and recreational activities such as water basketball, inner tube water polo and competitive swim meets.  Capacity is one hundred (100) persons.

 Sanitation Requirements

  • All swimmers must have appropriate swim attire
  • A shower is required before entering the pool
  • No one with sores, open wounds, bandages or other infections may enter the water


Safety Requirements

  • Enter the water only when a lifeguard is on duty and is present on the pool deck in the guard stand
  • No running is allowed on the pool deck
  • No tennis shoes, street shoes, dress shoes, etc. allowed on pool deck
  • No riding or standing on shoulders
  • No hanging or dunking on water basketball rim
  • It is recommended that weak or non-swimmers stay behind the black shallow depth marker and wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation device.  The WRC does not provide such equipment.  Individuals must bring their own
  • Personal inflatable devices will not be allowed in the pool
  • Kickboards, pull buoys, and running belts are allowed in the pool but the lifeguard may limit their use if the pool is crowded or they are not being used for its intended purpose
  • Use non-breakable plastic containers - NO GLASS- no food/gum allowed on deck
  • Cell phones and other electronics are not allowed in the pools, or when participating in any aquatics activity.
  • Smoking is not permitted on the premises and must remain in Designate Smoking areas
  • Horseplay or inappropriate equipment usage in the pool will not be tolerated
  • No hanging or sitting on the lane lines
  • *Staff are responsible for the safety of the pool and reserve the right to ask any patron to leave if they feel it necessary

Weather Restrictions

  • The Associate Director of Aquatics reserves the right to close the pool due to inclement weather


Lap Swim

  • Please be considerate of other swimmers in the lanes
  • Circle swim when necessary


Water Aerobics

  • Aerobic classes take precedence over the area of the pool they are utilizing. Please be considerate of the classes while they are in progress


1 Meter Diving Board and Patron Responsibility

  • One person allowed on the board at a time
  • Divers may take only one bounce on the board
  • Divers must dive or jump straight off the end of the board (no backward dives, etc). Forward dives, front flips and jumps only
  • Divers must exit the water by swimming as far away from the board as possible and then swim to the side of the pool where exit by ladder is accessible, unless otherwise instructed by the lifeguards
  • No flotation devices, masks, goggles, or other equipment allowed when on the boards
  • Absolutely no inward dives
  • Divers are not permitted to change the fulcrum settings



  • Experienced swimmers only
  • Only one climber per wall at a time on the AquaClimb
  • There should be no swimmers in the drop zone while climbing
  • No diving. Feet first entries only
  • Flotation devices are not permitted


Thunder/Lightening Policy

According to the National Lightning Safety Institute (NLSI) and the American Red Cross, indoor facilities are connected to a much larger surface area through underground water pipes, gas lines, and electric and telephone wiring. According to the NLSI, if lighting strikes the ground anywhere on this metallic network it may induce shocks elsewhere.


The NLSI recommends waiting at least 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder/sight of lightning before resuming activities. For example, if thunder is heard or lightning is seen at 11:00 a.m., the pool will close until 11:30 a.m. If lightning is seen or thunder heard at 11:15 a.m. during the initial activity cease the time resets to open at 11:45 a.m.


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