- For your safety, swimming is NOT permitted unless there is a lifeguard on duty.
- Please shower before entering the pool to remove deodorants, perfumes, make-up etc. which will help keep our pool clean.
- It is important to enter/exit ONLY thru locker rooms, so that outside contaminants are not tracked in.
- Obey lifeguards at all times. They are here for your safety, and have full authority to remove any uncooperative or unsafe individuals from the pool area. Running, pushing, dunking or horseplay is not permitted at anytime. Jumping or diving in the shallow end of the pool is never permitted.
- Gum, food, drinks, smoking or glass containers are not permitted in the pool area and/or locker rooms.
- The pool will close during thunderstorms, and remain closed until the threat has passed. *Please review the inclement weather policy.
- Children must be at least 9 years old AND must pass a swim test before they can be dropped off at the pool without an adult chaperone (at least 18 years old) for a maximum of 2 hours.
- To swim in the deep end, individuals under 18 years old must pass a swim test.
- Children between the ages of 6 and 8 are only permitted in the pool without a parent after passing a swim test, and a parent or guardian must be present on the pool deck.
- One adult (minimum age 18) is required in the pool per every two children age five years old and under.
- Kick boards, pull buoys and noodles are available for instruction, swim team, and lap swimmers only. They are not US Coast Guard certified personal floatation devices (PFD). All children wearing a personal flotation device must have an adult in the water within arms reach at all times. Inflatable floats of any kind will not be permitted.
- Please be courteous to other swimmers when using lap lanes, and share lanes when necessary. Lap lanes are for continuous lap swimming ONLY.
- Males must wear swim suits with netting, and an appropriate one or two piece bathing suit is required for females. No low cut or revealing swim suits will be permitted. Remember children and youth are present. Swim shirts and rash guards may be worn.
- Infants or young children that wear diapers MUST wear disposable swim pants/diapers covered by a swimsuit.
- Starting blocks are for use by swim team, and swim lesson participants ONLY under the supervision of the appropriate coach and/or instructor.
Pool Inclement Weather Policy & Pool Closing Policy
When the Milford School District is closed due to inclement weather the Club including the pool will close at 6 p.m. In the event that the Club closes early for any reason the pool will be included in that closure. All programs affected as a result of the closure will be re-scheduled by the Aquatics Director.
Upon witnessing lightening and/or hearing thunder the pool must be evacuated immediately. All patrons must relocate out of the pool area. The pool will remain closed for thirty (30) minutes after the last sign of thunder and/or lightening. All programs affected as a result of the closure will be re-scheduled by the Aquatics Director.
In the event that a power outage occurs all patrons will be asked to calmly exit the pool and carefully enter the locker rooms. No patrons will be allowed on the pool deck until power is returned, and all pool equipment is inspected and found functioning properly. All programs affected as a result of the closure will be re-scheduled by the Aquatics Director.
Lap Swimming Etiquette
Entering the Swimming Pool If you do not see an empty lane when you arrive, it is best to find one that has the fewest swimmers, or one with swimmers that are swimming at a pace that you feel most comfortable. If there is only one other person in the lane, it is acceptable to split the lane so you each have your own side. It is courteous to catch the attention of the swimmer before you enter the lane, and ask her/him to split the lane. If you cannot catch the attention of the other swimmer get in the pool on one side of the lane, and make sure the other swimmer notices you in the lane before you start swimming. The other swimmer, if she / he practices good lap lane etiquette, will stay to one side. If you are the only swimmer in the lane while another swimmer enters, it is polite to choose your side of the lane and stay on it.
If there are more than two of you swimming per lane then you should circle swim, which means you will always be swimming on your right hand side of the lane. With circle swimming, it is even more important to choose a lane with swimmers of equal ability. It can be dangerous for a weaker swimmer to enter a lane with experienced swimmers and it can be a detriment to an experienced swimmer’s workout to get in a lane with weaker swimmers.
Even when choosing a lane with similar ability swimmers, there may be occasion to pass them. To do this, tap the lead swimmer’s foot lightly one time. This will alert the swimmer to stop at the next wall and allow you quickly pass. If you are the swimmer being passed, please make sure you stop at the next wall, not in the middle of the lane, and let the other swimmer pass.
Whether you are circle swimming or split lane swimming, it is important to stay to the side of the lane and not swim too far in the center. If you are too far in the center, it is difficult for other swimmers sharing your lane. Swimming down the center of the lane can also be hazardous – it increases your chances of hitting arms with, kicking, or being kicked by another swimmer. If you would like to aqua jog, please use an area of the pool that is not designated for lap swimming.
Ask a lifeguard if you have any questions about which lane is appropriate for you or for help negotiating shared space. For more information on lap lane swimming etiquette, visit Lap Lane Swimming Etiquette 101.