JCC Pool Rules & Behavior Guidelines
These rules and guidelines are created to ensure the safety and enjoyment of members and staff. Anyone who fails to comply with the following may be asked to leave the premises.
For information about safety guidelines and modifications to the JCC Aquatics Center during COVID-19, please see this link.
Pool Membership: At this time. Due to high volume of use. All pool membership sales are no longer available until after Labor Day 2022
- Any person with a current, annual JCC membership is entitled to join the JCC pool. JCC annual memberships are $75 per adult and $50 per child. (Households with more than 4 children will not be charged for more than 4 children.)
- Once becoming a member of the JCC. The JCC pool membership options for purchase include a summer season only membership, a year-round membership, or a 10 punch pass . Refer to current rates for details of pricing.
- Individual pool memberships are available for any JCC member age 13 or older.
- Members must accompany their guests at all times, and register them upon arrival.
- An adult member is required to sign in guests who are under the age of 16.
- A guest may attend the JCC pool for a maximum of two visits per guest per month. Out-of-town guests may receive prior approval from the JCC’s aquatics office to exceed the two visit limit.
- A member may bring up to 2 guest per day. Additional guests may be permitted with prior arrangements through the JCC’s aquatics office.
- Guest fees are $10 per guest or $8 for children under age 18.
- One non-member caregiver (babysitter/nanny) is permitted to attend the pool at no charge in order to supervise pool member children when there is no pool member parent present. Please inform the JCC’s Aquatics staff in advance regarding any non-member caregiver that is authorized to supervise your child(ren) at the pool, and this will be added as a note to your membership record. When a member parent is present, there is a $10 guest fee required for the additional caregiver to come to the pool.
Children & Teens:
- Children under the age of 13 must be supervised at all times by a responsible person who is at least 16 years of age when in pool area and locker rooms
- Parents if your child is wearing a life jacket, puddle jumper, or water wings or any other type of flotation device, then it is mandatory that they remain in the shallow side of the pool regardless if a parent is present.
- Unless swimming with an instructor, all swimmers under the age of 12 must pass a swimming test and wear an identifying bracelet when swimming in the deep end. Novice and younger swimmers who complete the deep end test will be assigned a different color wrist band. This will help lifeguards to identify those who are new to the deep-end experience. If at any point a lifeguard notices signs of fatigue in a novice swimmer and/or an increase in deep-end activity overall, then lifeguards reserve the right to ask novice swimmers to take a 30-minute break (or longer, depending on the number of swimmers in the pool) from the deep end.
- Pool noodles are to remain in the shallow side. The only exception is for adults who are using a noodle for exercise purposes and they must remain at the mid-line of the pool. Members who cannot abide by this rule will be asked to move back to the shallow end. You must stay out of the diving board area. There are to be no children on noodles in the deep end.
- Mermaid tails and mono-fins must only be used in the shallow end of the pool, and only by swimmers who have passed the deep-end test. The deep-end wrist band must be visible on the wrist of the swimmer.
- Pool noodles are provided for guest use. Please refrain from excessive slapping the pool waters with the noodles.
- No water guns allowed.
JCC Aquatics Swim Diaper Policy
- In order to keep the JCC pools sanitary and open for everyone to enjoy, all children under the age of 4 years old who are not reliably potty trained, must wear a properly fitted swim diaper to swim in the main pool. PLEASE no everyday diapers in the pool. Not only do they not properly contain any bodily fluids or fecal matter, they become a very serious drowning hazard when they absorb water and weight the child down. Lastly the material of a regular diaper disintergrates in the pool water after prolonged exposure.
- Properly fitted swim diapers must be snug around the waist and thighs.
- We recommend iPlay, which is a local company. iPlay diapers are available for purchase at the JCC Aquatics Center front desk, through the iPlay website (iplaybaby.com) or on Amazon.com.
- NO LIFEGUARD IS ON DUTY AT THE BABY POOL
- Children in the baby pool must be directly supervised by an adult at all times.
- Children over the age of  are not allowed in the baby pool. Unless they are playing in a low key manner.
- There is to be absolutely no rough housing in the baby pool area. Older siblings are welcomed as long as they are respectful and avoid rough house play.
- Parents/guardians will be held solely responsible for the safety of their children in the baby pool area.
- Diving is only permitted in the deep end.
- Diving blocks are for swim team and instructional use only.
- The weight limit for use of the diving board is 250 pounds.
- Only one person at a time on the diving board.
- No scuba face masks are allowed while jumping from the diving board.
- No running on the diving board.
- No double bounces on the board (unless you are in a diving class with your instructor). ONE bounce
- Adjustments of the diving board fulcrum may be made only at the discretion of the aquatic staff.
- No Inward/cut away, reverse/gainer dives or flips that propel the diver toward the board are allowed (unless you are in a diving class with your instructor).
- Dive straight off the end of the board, not to the side.
- Wait until the previous diver has cleared the landing area before you dive.
- Swim immediately to the ladder or side of the pool after diving. Do not swim under the diving board.
- Divers must be able to swim to the ladder and exit the pool unassisted.
- NOTE: Individuals may be banned from the diving board if they continually violate the diving board rules or do not follow a safety restriction imposed by a life guard (e.g., a life guard may prohibit a diver from doing a back flip if the diver repeatedly comes too close to the diving board).
- JCC management and pool staff have the full authority to immediately suspend pool privileges and/or to ask any member or guest to leave who engages in actions which are unlawful or, in staff’s opinion, have the potential to be dangerous to the health, well-being, or enjoyment of the pool by other members, including individuals that appear to be intoxicated or under the influence of substances. Suspended pool privileges may be restored at the discretion of the JCC Executive Director and Aquatic Director.
- Running, horseplay, dunking, putting adults or small children on shoulders, pushing or throwing persons into pool is not permitted.
- Sitting or hanging onto lane lines or ropes is not permitted.
- Please follow lifeguards’ instructions at all times.
- Cell phone use is strictly forbidden in the locker rooms.
- No smoking on the premises.
- No fireworks are allowed on the premises.
- No pets are permitted on the premises. Service dogs are permitted.
Food and Drink:
- No glass containers are permitted in the pool area or locker rooms. This includes: any and all glass bottles, cups, pyrex dishes, food jars.
- No gum, food or beverages are permitted in the pool. There will be our traditional holiday soda drop that occurs on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day and once the cans are collected they are to be consumed outside of the waters.
- The pool and baby pool may be closed at any time during normal hours of operation due to contamination in the pool, or if an accident or injury requires the pool to be cleared.
- The JCC adheres to the National Lightening Safety Institute’s advised safety procedures in the event of lightning. Members and guests will be asked to clear the pool for 30 minutes in the event of thunder, and will be asked to clear the pool deck for 30 minutes in the event of lightning. Locker rooms are not considered a safe environment during lightning. They must also be cleared during lightning.
- Shower before entering the water. Wait 20 minutes after applying sunscreen to enter pool.
- Proper swimwear is required. Shirts and shoes must be worn in the JCC lobby and indoor areas.
- Persons with open sores or skin-related illness may not go into a pool.
- Floats including blow up arm wings, are not permitted, although parent-supervised swim aides for young children or kick boards for swimming lessons are permitted. The ONLY exception for floats is during supervised summer camp activities and/or JCC scheduled special events or holidays.
- Please report all accidents or injuries to the pool staff immediately.
- The JCC is not responsible for the loss of or damage to any valuables or other personal property.
- Lost and found bins will be cleaned out weekly at the end of every Sunday. Unclaimed items will be given away or repurposed by the JCC.
- The pool pavilion may be rented for parties during normal hours of operation. The entire pool area may be rented for parties outside of normal pool hours. Contact Wendy Lawrence to make arrangements.
- During the summer pool season, the dome enclosure will remain open during all hours of operation, except when:
- JCC Management decides to close the dome in order to maintain scheduled aquatics programming when sustained rainfall is forecast for a significant portion of the day.