WORLAND AQUATIC CENTER RULES
Please read all postings in locker rooms, changing rooms, on door ways and on pool deck for your safety.
Children 4 and under must have an adult with them in the water at all times-this is a state guideline.
Children under the age of 8 must have an adult with them supervising from the pool deck or may be in the water as well.
Again, all rules posted in the facility are for health and safety purposes. Lifeguards and WAC staff will enforce all guidelines. We appreciate your observance and adherence in this matter.
WHISTLING AT THE POOL
Should you hear staff blow a whistle there are variations: Here are what each blowing of whistle means:
- One long whistle-clear the pool area and relocate to deck area and wait for further instructions. It will also mean a lifeguard is entering the water to rescue an active patron.
- One short whistle-means patrons are being warned to follow a rule or guideline that has been broken
- Two short whistles-means WAC staff are communicating to each other
- Three short whistles-clear the pool and the WAC Emergency Action Plan is into place, most likely 911 is being called and awaiting EMS to arrive.
DIVING BOARD AND DEEP AREA RULES
- Only one person on the diving board at a time.
- Only one bounce on the board.
- Make sure area is clear under diving board before jumping.
- Jump straight off the end of the board and swim to the nearest ladder.
- No flotation devices in diving well.
- Non swimmers are not allowed in deep area.
- No tossing objects to patrons jumping off the diving board.
- Failure to follow our guidelines regarding use of diving board and deep area may result in suspension or permanent removal of privileges.
- Swimmers 8 years old or younger must complete a Water Competency Sequence (Swim Test) prior to using the lap pool, dive tank, or diving board.
*Swim test will be comprised of the following:
- Entering the water and completely submerging.
- Recover to the surface and remain for at least 1 minute.
- Rotate 360 degrees and orient to the exit.
- Level off and propel oneself on front or back through the water for at least 25 yards.
- Exit from the water.
(On-duty lifeguards have the discretion to refuse a patron’s access to any of the above pools/features for the patron’s safety)
- Must be at least 48 inches to ride down the slide alone.
- If less than 48 inches they must ride with a responsible party of 15 years old or with an adult.
- No lifejackets, flotation devices or metal on swimsuits.
- No goggles.
- Must go down the slide feet first sitting or on their backs.
- Lifeguard or attendant will give command to go down slide.
- Exit at stairs.
- Patrons with health conditions or who are pregnant should not use the slide.
- Failure to follow our guidelines regarding use of slide may result in suspension or permanent removal of privileges.
- Only 10 patrons are allowed in spa.
- Children 5 years of age and under are not allowed in the spa.
- Children 6-11 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
- No horse playing or putting head under water.
- Limit use to 15 minutes or less.
- No flotation devices or toys in spa.
- Individuals with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, respiratory problems and those who are pregnant should avoid the use of spa.
- Failure to follow our guidelines regarding use of spa may result in suspension or permanent removal of privileges.