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pool hygiene

Thank you for making the JCC Pool a healthy place.

Street shoes are not permitted on the pool deck.

Rinse off completely in one of our facility showers before entering the pool.

Wear a swim cap at all times while in the pool (shaved heads excepted).

Remove all bandages before entering the pool.

Persons with inflamed eyes, nasal or ear discharges, boils or other evident skin or bodily infections, including cuts, sores or abrasions, will be excluded from the pool.

Pollution of the swimming pool is prohibited: no urinating, defecating or expectorating from the mouth or nose.

Appropriate swim attire is required.

In the event of lightning everyone must immediately exit the pool area. The pool will reopen 20 minutes after the last flash of lightning.


Swimmer Rules and Etiquette

To ensure the safety and comfort of all.

Circle swim required at all times. Stay to the right and swim in a counterclockwise direction.

Swim in a lane that accommodates your speed. Lane marker speeds are relative. Ask a lifeguard for assistance if necessary.

Be prepared to change lanes if your stroke speed changes and/or when directed by a lifeguard.

"Toe-tapping" is recommended as passing etiquette. To pass someone, lightly tap them on the foot, then pass at the wall.

Allow faster swimmers to pass even without a toe-tap.

All passing should occur at the wall. Passing in the middle of the lane is unsafe.

Be aware of the gap behind you and the next swimmer. Use extreme caution when doing flip turns.

Swimmers paused at the wall should stay to the far side of the lane, away from oncoming swimmers.

Respect others' personal space.

Water exercise and walking are permitted in the slow lane closest to the stairs. When this lane is unavailable, the slow lane on the far side of the pool may be used.

Please return any equipment used during your swim.


Pool Safety

Thank you for making the JCC Pool a healthy place.

No one is permitted on the pool deck or in the pool when a lifeguard is not on duty.

No food or drink on the pool deck, except water in a non-breakable container.

No running on the pool deck.

No diving.

No person under the influence of alcohol or exhibiting erratic behavior will be allowed on the pool deck or in the pool.

Keep gutter covers clear of equipment.

Children under 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Depending on the child's swim level and the lifeguards' discretion, an adult may be required to be in the water.

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