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Tufts Pool Rules


Tufts Pool Rules and Regulations

Please listen to the Recreation Staff. The Aquatics Manager on duty has the authority to interpret or enforce additional rules listed below.

Safety:
  • Swimming is only allowed when a lifeguard is present and on the pool deck.
  • Children under the age of 7 or under 4.5 feet tall must have a parent in the water with them at all times and be within arms reach.
  • Children under the age of 12 must have adult supervision.
  • Only Coast Guard Approved Lifejackets, Type I-III or Puddle Jumpers are allowed in the pool. Flotation Devices including swim bubbles, inner tubes, water wings, or inflatables are not permitted.
  • If you hear two long whistle blasts, please exit the pool immediately.
  • Prolonged underwater breath holding, hypoxic training, or “lung busters” is not permitted.
  • No glass is permitted on the pool deck or locker rooms.
  • Food and drink is permitted on the pool deck but not in the pool or at the water’s edge.
  • Chairs and sun bathing is permitted but must be away from the water’s edge and not interfere with patrons or staff moving around the pool deck.
  • Wading pool is restricted to children under 7 years of age. Children must be monitored by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • Dangerous behavior including running on the pool deck, diving in shallow water, jumping in the pool close to other swimmers, pushing, pulling, or dunking other swimmers is not permitted.
  • Radios and music must be played from headphones.
  • Cursing or inappropriate behavior around young children is prohibited.
  • Patrons under the influence of alcohol or narcotics will not be admitted.

Board of Health:
  • All patrons must shower before entering the pool.
  • Patrons with open cuts, sores, bandages, colds, coughs or infected eyes will not be permitted to use the pool.
  • All infants and toddlers not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper or plastic pants. No cloth or disposable diapers are allowed.
  • Bathing suits must be worn while in the pool.