Southwestern Schools’ Swimming Pool Rules
  • Swimmers must be free of colds and other contagious diseases.
  • No hairpins, barrettes, jewelry or glasses.
  • No food, drink, or gum anywhere on deck.
  • No recreational equipment unless authorized by a lifeguard.
  • All must shower before using pool.
  • No spitting or blowing nose in the pool.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No running, pushing, dunking, or rough play in pool area, showers, or locker rooms.
  • No diving in shallow end.
  • Do not stand, play, or jump off ladders or railings.
  • Stay clear of handicap ramp and railings at all times.
  • Starting blocks are only used by school athletic teams, not recreational use.
  • Non-swimmers must stay in the bleachers section of the pool area.
  • All injuries must be reported to the lifeguard on duty.
  • All swimmers must pass a “deep end test” by the lifeguard before attempting to swim in the deep end or using the diving board.
  • All must wear a bathing cap if hair is beyond collar length.
  • Always enter the water forward without flipping. 
Diving Rules*:
  • One diver on board at a time (all others must be on pool deck). 
  • Diving area must be clear before diving.
  • Dive or jump straight off board.
  • After diving immediately swim to clearance.
  • No cross pool swimming in diving area.
 *Note: No diving during community lap swim.  All swimmers must pass the “Deep End Test” before using diving board.