Lakeview Swimming Pool Rules
- No smoking, use of tobacco products, or “vaping” or use of similar products on pool property.
- No use of any drugs or alcohol — No person under the influence of drugs or alcohol may use the pool.
- No glass containers allowed anywhere on pool property.
- No gum on pool property.
- No running on the deck/apron (concrete pool surround).
- No profane or disrespectful language.
- No playing or hanging on lane lines, boundary ropes, ladders, or other pool fixtures.
- No horseplay, including sitting/standing on shoulders, on the pool grounds.
- Protect our water — Please do not use the pool if you have had diarrhea in the past two weeks, or a disease communicable by water.
- Shower your child and yourself — Take a cleansing shower before entering the pool or after using the toilet.
- No street clothes, only appropriate swim attire is allowed.
- Swimmers who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper.
- Immuno-compromised individuals should use caution when using a public pool.
- No glass or plastic that will shatter.
- No food or drink in the pool
- No diving, except in designated diving areas.
- No animals in the pool or pool area.
Supervision must be by an adult (18 years or older), authorized babysitter aged 13 or older. Authorized babysitter must be able to swim!
Swimming ability, defined as:
- Swimmer – Child under the age of 13 who has passed a Swimming Test or been certified by a swimming instructor.
- Non-swimmer – Child under the age of 13 who has not passed a Swimming Test, been certified by a swimming instructor, or who requires or wears a life jacket.
- Non-swimmers and children under 13 years of age need responsible supervision as defined above.
- All children 5 years of age and under must have CLOSE supervision by an authorized adult at all times. Adult must be 18 years of age or older. No further than an arm’s-reach away from the child.
- All children 6-to-9 years of age must have DIRECT supervision by an authorized babysitter or adult.
- All children 10-to-12 years of age must have INDIRECT supervision by an authorized babysitter or adult.
- Non-swimmers aged 13 or under must be accompanied by an adult within arm’s-reach at all times while in the pool.
- No non-swimmers in the deep end (across the boundary rope). No life jackets in the deep end. Swimmers must pass a test to swim in the deep end. Ask a lifeguard if you would like to be tested.
Lifeguards are not babysitters
The lifeguards are there to make sure swimmers follow the safety rules and to help if anyone is in danger, but in a crowded pool even the best lifeguards can miss things. Watching your child is your responsibility. The state requires one lifeguard for every 40 patrons in the pool, or fraction thereof, shall be provided. We always have one lifeguard for every 20-25 patrons.
Making sure kids stay hydrated or have snacks isn’t the responsibility of the lifeguard. Neither is it their job to work out problems between quarreling siblings or give a pep talk to a youngster having a bad day. If parents aren’t available to respond to these and similar needs, it can be a distraction to the lifeguard(s) when they’re supposed to be scanning or attending to other responsibilities.
A child can drown in less than two minutes in two inches of water. While most parents will stick close to their non-swimming kids, we want to remind parents that leaving your child unattended can be dangerous, even in kiddie pool. As a parent. Make sure you remain within arm’s reach of non-swimming children and of kids who are still getting the hang of swimming.
When parents are attentive, the lifeguards can devote more of their attention to scanning, rather than monitoring children who require one-on-one attention in the pool.
Reminder: Pool Passes
All pool passes are sold at Town Hall Monday – Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. In the case that Town Hall is closed, they are also available at Tall Town Bike & Camp Friday through Sunday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (Fridays open until 6:00pm).