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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.

  • 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.