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Swim Test Policies

All children up to 9 years old

  • Swim test consists of jumping into 8’ of water AND treading 30-seconds without touching wall or lane line AND 15-yard or 25-yard swim
  • Those who choose not to take the test and those who do not pass will receive a RED wristband
  • Those who pass the jump, tread and 15-yard swim will receive a YELLOW wristband and may swim on the zero-immersion area of the Family Pool and use Water Slide
  • Those who pass the jump, tread and 25-yard swim will receive a GREEN wristband and may swim in any open pool area and use Water Slide

Wristbands

  • Green wristband = passed the jump, tread and 25-yard swim test
  • Yellow wristband = passed the jump, tread and 15-yard swim test
  • Red wristband = non swimmer or did not pass test

Policies

  • Lifeguards will administer swim tests in Lap Pool
  • To ensure the safety of our patrons, lifeguard may retest and child as deemed necessary
  • Swimmers that forget swim band will be retested
  • Swimmers with Red wristband must have a parent or responsible adult in the water with them at all times within arm’s reach
  • Swimmers with Yellow wristband must have a parent or responsible adult on the pool deck
  • Swimmers with a Green wristband may be signed into pool area, parents must not leave facility.