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Pool Rules



  • Appropriate swim wear required, no cut-offs or denim
  • State law prohibits street shoes on deck
  • State law requires a cleansing shower before entering the pool
  • Children under the age of 7 years must be accompanied and supervised by an adult or guardian in water
  • A parent or guardian must be able to touch pool bottom with a non-swimming child in the big pool.  No more than 2 non-swimming children per supervising adult
  • Kickboards are not permitted during public swim
  • Any person under the influence of drugs or alcohol may not use the pool
  • Any person with a communicable disease is not permitted to use the pool
  • Food, gum and drinks are prohibited on pool deck and dressing rooms
  • Glass containers are not allowed in the pool facility
  • Babies must wear swim diapers in the pool


  • Please walk on pool decks and adjacent areas
  • Diving permitted from the far edge of pool in 9 feet of water or deeper
  • No pushing or pulling anyone in or out of the pool
  • Roughhousing or fighting is prohibited
  • Face forward when jumping or diving from the edge of the pool
  • Don’t hang on the lane lines
  • To use the big pool, a swimmer must swim 15-yards front crawl with face in the water, rhythmic breathing and arms clearing the surface of the water. Then swim 15-yards on their back keeping horizontal.
  • Children wearing lifejackets must be with-in arms reach an adult.
  • Private lessons may only be taught by an authorized GSHAD employee where fees are accepted through Eisenschmidt Pool.


  • A swimmer must be able to pass the swim test to use the spring board
  • Feet must land first, no diving
  • Only 1 person permitted on the spring board at a time
  • Only 1 bounce
  • Wait until person in front reaches the wall before jumping
  • Go directly off the front of the board, not the side
  • Swim directly to the wall
  • No spins off the spring board


  • Mats and tubes must be kept away from the sides of the pool and lane lines
  • Mats must remain flat on water
  • Standing on mats and tubes is prohibited


  • No dunking
  • No hanging on the rim or net


  • Feet first, on your back only
  • One person at a time
  • Swim directly to the wall
  • No goggles, jewelry or other metal permitted on the slide
  • Wait for lifeguard to signal to go down the slide


  • One person at a time on the wall
  • Enter feet first, no spinning or diving when dropping from the wall
  • Wait behind cone or rope for a turn to climb the wall
  • Immediately swim to ladder after your turn
  • Do not hang out in the drop zone under the wall
  • No goggles or fins permitted on the wall