Pool Rules – State Gym Pool & Spa

General Policies

  • DO NOT enter the pool area unless a lifeguard or qualified instructor is present.
  • Swimsuits must be worn; street clothing is not allowed in the water (t-shirts are allowable).
  • Please shower before entering the pool.
  • No food or beverage allowed (NO GUM).
  • No diving into the shallow areas (lanes, vortex or spa) or in other areas marked “NO DIVING.”
  • Jumping from the deck to the play area is not allowed.
  • No running on the deck or pool enclosure area.
  • No rough play in or around the swimming pool.
  • Swimming lessons are prohibited in the pool unless scheduled
  • Use of the swimming pool by anyone with a contagious disease or open sore is prohibited.
  • Please remove all band-aids before entering the water.
  • Do not swim after the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Lane lines, handicap chair, time clock, radio, television and other pool equipment are to be handled only by the lifeguard staff.
  • Hanging on the backboard, rim (dunking) or volleyball nets prohibited.
  • Non-Coast Guard approved flotation devices are prohibited.
  • Recreation Services is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property.
  • Decisions rendered by the lifeguard staff are final.


3 Meter Platform Policies

  • One person at a time – next diver must wait on the pool deck until the person has gone off the platform.
  • No handstands, back flips or cartwheels are allowed.
  • Go straight off the board and exit the water immediately (stairs located on the east side of diving well).
  • The use of goggles or masks while diving is prohibited (can be placed on the wrist while diving).


Spa Policies

  • Persons with a medical condition, including pregnancy, should not use the spa without first consulting with a physician.
  • Anyone having a contagious disease shall not use the spa.
  • Persons shall not use the spa immediately following exercise or while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or other drugs.
  • Persons shall not use the spa alone or without supervision.
  • Children shall be accompanied by an adult.
  • Persons shall not use the spa longer than ten minutes.
  • No one shall dive or jump into the spa.
  • A maximum of 25 people are allowed in the Spa at one time.


Lap Swimming Etiquette

For the Health and Enjoyment of all swimmers, please abide by the following:

  • Expect to share a lane. If there are 3 or more swimmers, you must circle swim.
  • Try to swim with others of your own pace.
  • Swim in a counterclockwise direction staying on the right side of the lane.
  • Pass only when the passing lane (middle of lane) is clear.
  • Avoid congregating at the end walls. Please move to the extreme right corners of the lane if stopping for a moment.
  • Be considerate of others and their individual workouts.