PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING THEIR CHILDREN
The Aquatic Director or lifeguards
on duty have the authority to enforce these rules and regulations and may
remove or suspend any member/guest who violates these rules and regulations.
YMCA OF GLOUCESTER COUNTY
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
SUPERVISING THEIR CHILDREN
The Aquatic Director or lifeguards on duty have the authority to
enforce these rules and regulations and may remove or suspend any member/guest
who violates these rules and regulations.
All Videotaping is prohibited in the pool area
NO ONE MAY SWIM UNLESS THERE IS A LIFEGUARD ON DUTY
full members have access to the pool during open and lap swimming.
person showing evidence of skin disease, any discharge, communicable
disease, open wounds shall be refused admission.
- Do not enter the water
if you are experiencing or recovering from diarrhea or have had any signs
or symptoms of a gastrointestinal (stomach) disease in the past seven (7)
suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol shall be
children who require wearing a diaper must wear a "swimming"
diaper in the pool.
persons must take a soap shower AT THE YMCA prior
to entering the water (NJ State Law).
length hair and longer must be tied back or wear a bathing cap.
end swimming is limited to those who have passed the Deep End Swim Test
and have a swim band which is administered by the lifeguard on duty. Once
the member passes the deep end test, they will be given a green band that
must be worn at all times while utilizing the deep end of the pool.
child ages 6 years to 12 years old must pass a swim test to swim
un-assisted from parents and or guardians in both ends of the pool. Once a
swimmer has passed the shallow end test they will receive an orange band
that must be worn at all times while utilizing the pool.
6-12 years old who do not pass our Deep End swim test must take the
Shallow End swim test.
ages 6 to 12 years old who do not pass the Shallow End test, must wear
a LIFE JACKET.
- If a
child is required to wear a life jacket, an adult MUST be in the water
WITHIN arm's reach of the child at all times.
5 years and younger MUST be accompanied by an adult (18 and
older) in the water. Children must be within arm's reach of adult while
swimming. No more than 2 children per adult.
food, drink or gum in the pool area. No glass containers in the pool area.
ask that there be no Street shoes on the pool deck. Running is not
permitted on the pool deck.
hanging on lifeline or lane lines.
diving in shallow end of the pool. Diving is allowed in the 10 foot
spins, flips or back dives.
hand bars and all equipment are for YMCA programming only. Starting blocks
are for Swim Team/Supervised YMCA lessons only.
toys and inflatable equipment in the pool (water wings, tubes, floats,
"swimmies", etc.) at any time. U.S. Coast
Guard flotation devices (PFD) are approved, but the lifeguard
may ask to see the symbol on the piece of equipment.
swimmers are to swim continuously within the lap lanes only.
equipment, such as kickboards, fins, or paddles, are only permitted for
lap swimmers only. No fins in open swim.
YMCA staff is authorized to teach swimming and or water aerobics classes.
No activity for private gain is permitted at any time in the pool area.
extended underwater breath holding or hyperventilating before underwater
with or distracting the lifeguards is prohibited.
- No video
recording (camera or phone) of any kind are permitted in the pool area, please use discretion
when photographing and make sure only YOUR children are being captured in
marked "For Adults Only" is for adults only.
NEW Band Policy For Swimming (September 2015)
children 12 years and under must wear a "band" to swim in the
6 years and under must have an adult IN the water at ALL time.
under the age of 12 MUST have an adult present on the deck at ALL
12 years and under will be swim tested to determine swim ability.
over the age 6 years old, who pass the deep end test will receive a Green
band and can swim in the deep end and shallow end without an adult in the
who pass the shallow water swim test will receive an orange band, and will
be required to stay in the shallow end.
Orange Band test will require the swimmer to jump in at the 5 feet and
return to the 3 feet on their front without stopping or grabbing onto the
Green band test will require the swimmer to jump in at the 10 feet, swim
to the 5 feet, reverse direction and return on their back to the 10 feet,
followed by 2 minutes of treading water. This must be completed without
a child cannot pass the Orange band test, they will require a LIFEJACKET.
ALL children who require a lifejacket MUST have an adult in the water
WITHIN arm's reach. (swim bubbles will NOT constitute as a lifejacket)
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