Pool Rules

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Supervision Requirements

  • Children 15 and under must be accompanied in the facility by an adult 18 years or older. 
  • At least 1 adult (18+) per 3 children. 
  • Children 5 years and younger must have an adult (18+) in the water with them, within arms reach, at all times.
  • Max 2 children per adult. Any person wearing a safety vest must have an adult (18+) in the water with them, within arms reach. Max 2 people per adult.

Pool & Facility Rules

These pool rules apply to all Burlington aquatics facilities under normal operating conditions. Covid-19 restrictions supersede these rules where applicable. Please obey the lifeguards.

  • A proper swimsuit is required. Street clothing (i.e. gym shorts, denim, undergarments, etc.) is not allowed. No cotton. 
  • Swim diapers must be worn by those not potty-trained. No regular disposable or cloth diapers.
  • Swim tests are required for those wanting to swim in water above shoulders when standing. Swim tests at beginning of the session only. 
  • Swim vests must be COAST GUARD APPROVED. Inflatables and mono-fins are not permitted. 
  • All patrons must shower before entering the pool. 
  • No profanity, running, pushing, dunking, spitting, excessive splashing, horseplay, or swinging on rails and ladders.
  • No gum, band-aids, open wounds or pets (service animals allowed, but cannot enter pool or showers). 
  • Twirling jumps, flips, back dives and backward entries off the wall into the water are not allowed. 
  • Extended underwater breath-holding is not allowed. 
  • Diving is permitted only in the diving board area. 
  • No sitting or standing on the shoulders of others. 
  • No hanging allowed on the lane lines or safety ropes. 
  • No hard balls or water guns. 
  • Our equipment is for lap swim, water exercise and lesson use only. 
  • Starting blocks are for competitive or class use only.
  • Lap lanes are for lap/fitness swimming only. 
  • Food and drinks in table areas only. No glass.
  • Lock up all valuables or leave them at home. Facility/staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items. 
  • Alcoholic beverages, smoking, vaping, and tobacco use are not allowed on the premises. 
  • Failure to comply with rules may result in loss of swim privileges. No refund.

Diving Board Rules

  • The diving area must be clear before diving. 
  • One person at a time is allowed on the diving board.
  •  One bounce only. 
  • Jump/dive straight from the front end of the board. 
  • Divers must swim directly to the nearest ladder and leave the diving area. 
  • No back dives, back flips, cartwheels, handstands, or hanging off the diving board. 
  • No goggles or masks on the diving board. 
  • Must pass the swim test to use the diving board.

Slide Rules 

  • One person at a time. 
  • Slide feet first, sitting on bottom. 
  • Upon landing, move away from slide. 
  • Persons taller than top of rail should not use slide. 

Swim Test

American Red Cross Swim Competency Test. No goggles allowed.

  1. Step or jump into water over your head. 
  2. Float or tread water for one minute. 
  3. Turn around in a full circle. 
  4. Swim 25 yards to the exit without stopping. 
  5. Exit the water without using the steps or a ladder. 

Lifeguards reserve the right to swim test anyone prior to allowing them to swim in deep water.