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General Guidelines

  1. No one may enter the facility without a staff member present.
  2. Children under the age of 5 must have a parent or guardian (18 years or older) with them in the water at all times.
  3. Lifeguards have the discretionary authority to require a parent or guardian to be in the water with a child over the age of 5 whom they judge to be a weak swimmer or the child will be given a lifejacket for daily use and require it to be worn.
  4. Children under the age of 12 must have a parent or guardian onsite.
  5. Lap swimmers are required to circle swim when lane use exceeds 2 patrons.
  6. All phones, radios and MP3 players are restricted to private listening (headphones).
  7. All tobacco, vape, dip, alcohol and gum products are prohibited in the facility.
  8. Food and drink are allowed in the facility in restricted areas.
  9. The Natatorium area may be closed or have restricted use due to competitive events, special events, or rentals.
  10. Personal items are to be stored safely in the lockers provided. Do not ask lifeguards to keep your personal items, or valuables.
  11. Lifeguards have the responsibility to enforce regulations and have the authority to remove anyone from the pool for unsafe or inappropriate behavior.

Health Rules

  1. Admission to the facility will be refused to anyone appearing to have a contagious or infectious condition, including but not limited to, the flu, athlete’s foot, ringworm, boils, and other skin infections.
  2. Band-Aides are prohibited from in the water activity.
  3. Spitting, blowing the nose, or urinating in the pools is forbidden.
  4. Swimwear must be appropriate attire, conducive to effective movement in the water, covering the buttocks, breasts, and pelvic region.
  5. Do not swim when you have diarrhea. This is especially important for children in diapers. Germs can potentially spread in the water and make other people sick.
  6. Do not swallow pool water. For best practices avoid getting pool water in your mouth.
  7. Take a shower before swimming to reduce soap and oil residue in the pools.
  8. Take your child on bathroom breaks or check diapers often. Waiting to hear “I have to go” may mean it is too late.
  9. Change diapers in the bathroom and not at poolside. Germs can spread to surfaces and objects in and around the pool and spread illness.
  10. Young children, infants, and others not in control of bodily functions must wear appropriate swim diapers designed specifically for pool use.
  11. Apply sunscreen for protection, follow manufacturers directions and allow 15 minutes for drying before entering the water.

Safety Rules

  1. A long whistle blast may signal an emergency. Exit the pool immediately and look to the lifeguard for further instruction.
  2. Do not converse with or distract the lifeguards while they are actively engaged in their duties.
  3. Use walking speed on all concrete or tiled surfaces.
  4. Patrons under the influence of alcohol or other drugs that alter awareness are restricted from the facility.
  5. You may be asked by a lifeguard to show an ability to swim before using a pool or pool equipment.
  6. Glass is prohibited in the facility.
  7. Headfirst entries are restricted to areas of water depth greater than Five feet. These areas have been specifically marked at the edge of the pool indicating a safe water depth for head first entry.
  8. Do not hang on ropes or lanelines.
  9. Horseplay is not tolerated. Running, pushing, dunking, water fighting, chicken fights, etc/ are dangerous and prohibited.
  10. Hyperventilation or holding of one’s breath underwater for an extended period of time can be extremely dangerous and therefore is prohibited.
  11. U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation devices are permitted under direct supervision of an adult 18 years or older. Floatation devices such as inflatable water wings are not U.S. Coast Guard approved and therefore prohibited.
  12. Floats are allowed in a single pool. The ideal pool for floats is the North pool, if the North pool is not open than floats are permitted in the Middle pool. Floats larger than 3’ x 6’ are prohibited.
  13. Water toys are to be used with care and any toy deemed unsafe by a lifeguard or supervisor is prohibited. Toypedos are prohibited for recreational use.
  14. All training and fitness equipment is to be used in the manner for which it is designed.
  15. Use of the starting platforms is restricted to organized competitive practice or competition.
  16. Water slide use is restricted to one person at a time riding in a seated, forward facing position. The junior water slide is reserved for 7 year olds and under.

Diving Area Rules

  1. Swimming in the diving well is prohibited when the diving boards are in use.
  2. Do not wear goggles, earplugs, or contact lenses while diving.
  3. When diving, springboards are for recreational use:
    1. Use is restricted to competent, unassisted swimmers.
    2. All jumps and dives are to be from a standing position with the head directed away from the board. NO inwards or gainers off the boards.
    3. No handstands, cartwheels, or seat drops are permitted.
    4. Only one person is permitted on the ladder or the board at a time.
    5. Do not jump or dive until the diver before you reaches the ladder.
    6. One spring per dive or jump is permitted.
    7. Swim directly to the nearest ladder or straight out under the rope.
  4. Moving a springboard fulcrum increases its spring, but decreases your control. The fulcrum is not to be moved from the No. 1 position (fully forward) during recreational diving.
  5. Diving or jumping deemed unsafe, in the judgement of the lifeguard, will be prohibited.

Thank you for your compliance with and understanding of our rules and regulations, which help us ensure a safe and healthy experience. These reflect current aquatic industry standards and are reviewed annually. Your feedback is welcome and accepted via email to lori.ave@worthingtonpools.com

What Level Should Should My Child Be In?

How Old is Your Child? 18 Months to 5 Years 3 to 6 Years 6 to 17 Years

18 Months to 5 Years 3 to 6 Years 6 to 17 Years

Turtle Eggs

Parent/Child Class

Parents and children (ages 18 months up to 5 years) learn together to increase a child's comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg movements and breath control. Class is taught using guided discovery methods along with songs and games.


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Can your child glide on their front for 2 body lengths with their face in the water? No Yes

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Level 1

Introduction to Water Skills: helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. This is the basic beginner level for those as young as 3. Instructors utilize flotation aides to allow the child to develop better swimming habits.


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Can your child swim, using combined arm & leg actions for 3–6 body lengths? No Yes

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Level 2

Fundamental Aquatic Skills: gives students success with fundamental skills and learn to float without support. Learn basic self-help rescue skills.
Pre-Requisite: The student must be able to do 3 bobs in a row, with their whole head submerged for seconds. The student must be able to do a front and back float, with support, for 5 seconds. Ages 4 and over.

 

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Can your child push off from the wall & swim using combined arm & leg actions for 5–10 body lengths? No Yes

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Level 2.5

Building Aquatic Skills: Gives continued support of basic swim and floating skills while increasing endurance for greater swim distances.
Pre-Requisite: The student must be able to float unsupported on their front and back for 5 seconds. The student must be able to demonstrate swimming on their front and back with any combination of arms, legs, and breathing, without support, for 15 ft. The student must be able to tread water, with support, for 15 seconds. Ages 4 and over.

 

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Level 3

Stroke Development: builds on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice. Students learn to coordinate front and back crawl. Introduce elementary backstroke and the fundamentals of treading water.
Pre-Requisite: The student must be able to swim on their front and back, with any combination of arms, legs, and breathing, without support, for 25 ft. The student must be able to tread water for 15 seconds. Ages 5 and over. Goggles recommended.

 

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Can your child glide on his/her front for 2 body lengths with his/her face in the water? No Yes

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Level 1

Description

 

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Can your child swim, using combined arm & leg actions for 3–6 body lengths? No Yes

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Level 2

Fundamental Aquatic Skills: gives students success with fundamental skills and learn to float without support. Learn basic self-help rescue skills.
Pre-Requisite: The student must be able to do 3 bobs in a row, with their whole head submerged for seconds. The student must be able to do a front and back float, with support, for 5 seconds. Ages 4 and over.

 

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Can your child push off from the wall, swim using combined arm & leg actions for 5–10 body lengths? No Yes

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Level 2.5

Building Aquatic Skills: Gives continued support of basic swim and floating skills while increasing endurance for greater swim distances.
Pre-Requisite: The student must be able to float unsupported on their front and back for 5 seconds. The student must be able to demonstrate swimming on their front and back with any combination of arms, legs, and breathing, without support, for 15 ft. The student must be able to tread water, with support, for 15 seconds. Ages 4 and over.

 

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Can your child push off from the wall, swim front crawl for 15yrds & elementary backstroke for 15yrds? No Yes

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Level 3

Stroke Development: builds on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice. Students learn to coordinate front and back crawl. Introduce elementary backstroke and the fundamentals of treading water.
Pre-Requisite: The student must be able to swim on their front and back, with any combination of arms, legs, and breathing, without support, for 25 ft. The student must be able to tread water for 15 seconds. Ages 5 and over. Goggles recommended.

 

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Can your child swim: 25yrds front crawl, 25yrds elementary backstroke, 15yrds breaststroke & 15yrds backstroke? No Yes

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Level 4

Stroke Improvement: develops confidence in the strokes learned and to improve other aquatic skills. Introduces breaststroke, sidestroke and wall turns.
Pre-Requisite: The student must be able to swim front crawl with rotary breathing and elementary backstroke for 15 yards per stroke to the level 3 standard. The student must be able to tread water for 30 seconds. Ages 6 and over. Goggles recommended.

 

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Can your child swim: 50yrds front crawl, 50yrds elementary backstroke, 25yrds breaststroke & 25yrds backstroke in good form? No Yes

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Level 5

Stroke Refinement: provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Introduce the butterfly, open turns, feet-first surface dives. Increase swim distances.
Pre-Requisite: The student must be able to swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 25 yards per stroke to the level 4 standards as well as the breaststroke and back crawl for 15 yards per stroke also to the level 4 standards. The student must be able to tread water for 2 minutes. Ages 6 and over. Goggles recommended.

 

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Level 6

See Pre-Competitive Swimming Below
 
 

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