WORLAND AQUATIC CENTER RULES

GENERAL 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.
  • Kick boards and pull buoys are for lap swimming and swim lessons only.
  • Flippers are used for swim programs only. Patrons are allowed to bring in their own flippers for recreational use.
  • Mermaid tails are not allowed.
  • Lifejackets and puddle jumpers must be properly fitted according to weight and height. Please ask WAC staff for assistance.
  • Children in lifejackets must be within arms reach of a supervising adult and not off floating around.
  • If outside flotation devices are brought in, please as WAC staff for permission to use in the pool.
  • Patrons wearing lifejackets must ride with a responsible patron 15 years of age or older. Do not ride on the slide independently with a flotation device.
  • When large inflatables are placed in the pools, read all posted rules.
  • Do not throw items into the buckets in the activity pool.

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.

* No private/semi-private/group swim lessons shall be held for profit by outside sources.  WAC encourages patron’s to schedule private/semi-private/group swim lessons with the facility itself. Our swim instructor’s are trained and directed under WSI certification.

WHISTLES

Should you hear staff blow a whistle there are variations:  Here are what each blowing of whistle means:

  • One long whistle-clear the pool, 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 & DIVE TANK GUIDELINES

  • Only one person on the diving board and ladder at a time.
  • No running and only one bounce is permitted on the board.
  • Only forward dives, front flips or jumping straight off the end of the board. (Variance: Swim teams with dive coach present).
  • Trying to catch someone jumping from the diving board is prohibited.
  • No one over 250 lbs. allowed to jump off the diving board.
  • No back dives, front or back flips from the edge of the pool.
  • No flotation devices (lifejackets, inner tubes, puddle jumpers) in diving well.
  • Swimmers may be requested to pass a swim test prior to going off the diving board if swimming skills are in question.
  • Failure to follow our guidelines regarding use of diving board and dive tank may result in suspension or permanent removal of privileges.

(On-duty lifeguards have the discretion to refuse a patron’s access to any of the above pools/features for the patron’s safety)

SPA GUIDELINES

  • Only 10 patrons are allowed in spa. Please keep your head above the water.
  • Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
  • Children 5 and under may only have their feet in the water.
  • Must be 12 years of age to be in the spa independently.
  • No horse playing or putting your head under water.
  • Limit use to 15 minutes or less.
  • No toys, inflatable, or lifejackets allowed 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 guidelines regarding use of spa may result in suspension or permanent removal of privileges.

WATER SLIDE GUIDELINES

  • Must be at least 48 inches to ride down the slide alone.
  • Warning: Water depth is 3 ft. 6 in. at the base of the slide.
  • If less than 48 inches, patrons must ride with a responsible party of at least 15 years or older. May use a puddle jumper or lifejacket while sitting on lap.
  • No “catching” patrons at the base of the slide. May wait on the edge, out of the pool, and assist if needed. (Variance: Special Olympics)
  • Maximum rider weight is 300 lbs.
  • No glasses or goggles allowed on the slide.
  • Riders must enter the slide in a sitting position and not propel themselves on the slide.
  • Only one rider at a time, no trains. One rider is allowed in starter tub.
  • Feet first, lying down with arms crossed or sitting.
  • No running, standing, kneeling, or twisting. Hands must always remain inside the flume.
  • Lifeguard or attendant will give command to go down slide.
  • No combs, foreign objects, or exposed metal are allowed on slide. No cutoff jeans with rivets allowed. Only approved swimsuits allowed.
  • Do not use this slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Exit the slide quickly at the stairs, not underneath the lane rope or at the wall.
  • Patrons with health conditions or who are pregnant should not use the slide.
  • Riders must be in good health. Riders should consult their physician if there are health concerns.
  • Riders assume all risk of injury due to misuse of the slide or failure to follow established guidelines.
  • Failure to follow our guidelines regarding use of slide may result in suspension or permanent removal of privileges.
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