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Aquatic Policies & Procedures

The following rules and procedures will be enforced and followed in both the Indoor and Outdoor Aquatic Complexes. If you have questions about any of our aquatic procedures, please call the Aquatics Department at (402) 334-6473 or Member Services at (402) 334-6426.


Pool Rules

All Members and Non Members must abide by the following pool rules when using our facilities. Lifeguard(s) on duty have the final say regarding all pool rules, pool regulations and pool situations. Pool management will back lifeguard(s).

1. Proper bathing suits are required. No underwear, cut-off jeans/pants or colored t-shirts are allowed in the pool.

2. Infants and toddlers who are not potty-trained are required to wear a specially made swim diaper, i.e. little swimmers. No disposable diapers or rubber pants are permitted in the pool.

3. Children, ages 8 and under, who are in or near the water must be actively supervised by an adult guardian who is within arm’s reach. Children, age 11 and under, must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
 
4. Children, age 11 and under, must take a 25 meter swim test to determine their swim ability. Tests will be administered by a lifeguard. Children will issued a wristband based on their results.

5. Children, age 11 and under, must wear their designated swim level wrist band at all times. Bands are issued to children after the completion of their swim test.

6. The following items are NOT allowed in our aquatic facilities:
• Outside food and/or drink
• Glass containers
• Drugs, alcohol or tobacco

7. The following behavior policies will be enforced at all times:
 • No pushing or throwing persons into the pool.
 • No horseplay. No running, dunking, jumping on one another, spitting or riding on shoulders.
• No hitting, kicking, or violence of any sort
• No prolonged under water swimming or breath holding is allowed.

8. Hanging on pool equipment such as ropes and ladders, is not allowed. Improper use of water features is not allowed.

9. Outside inflatables (balls, rafts, water wings etc.) are not permitted in the pool facility. Individuals requiring flotation assistance may use US Coast-Guard approved PFDs (life vests) only.

10. Diving is only permitted in water deeper than 9 feet. Be aware of what (or who) may be beneath you when entering the pool.

11. The JCC is not responsible for your personal property.


Policy for Inclement Weather

We follow the National Weather Service policy for inclement weather. In the event of  weather involving lightning and thunder, the following policies and procedures will be observed in both the outdoor and indoor pools. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we follow these policies to ensure your safety and well-being.

Thunder: When thunder is heard, the pools  will close for 30 minutes, meaning no one is allowed in either body of water.

Lightning: When lightning is spotted, the pools will be closed. Pools will re-open 30 minutes post storm or when deemed appropriate by staff.


Youth Swim Testing Policy

As with all JCC programming, your safety is our top priority. Whether you are  at the indoor  pool or outdoor pool, our trained lifeguards will be on duty to supervise the waters to ensure everyone is safe. In addition, any youth ages 11 years old and under (or swimmers  that, at the discretion of the Aquatics Staff, appear to be struggling) will be swim tested. A colored wrist band will be issued dependent upon the swim test results. All youth ages 11 years and younger must wear this wrist band every time they swim, regardless of whether they are with an adult or not. For full details, please contact the Aquatics Department at (402) 334-6473.