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Policies & Procedures

Preston Center Natatorium

Policies & Procedures

All members must enter and exit the natatorium from the locker rooms only. No one is to enter or exit through the emergency exit doors or glass doors leading to the gymnasium.

Admission is refused to all persons having any contagious disease(s), open wounds, or any other infectious condition or illness, and those under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, or exhibiting erratic behavior.

Personal conduct within the facility shall assure that the safety of self and others is not jeopardized. No running and no boisterous or rough play (except supervised water sports) are permitted.

All swimmers must shower before entering the natatorium.

No diving in the shallow water.

Caution shall be exercised in the use of diving boards.

Hyooxic training is Prohibited!

Animals shall be excluded from the facility area.

Spitting, spouting of water, blowing the nose, or otherwise introducing contaminants into the facility water is not permitted.

Glass, soap, or other material which might create hazardous conditions or interfere with efficient operation of the facility shall not be permitted in facility or on deck.

An adult must accompany children under the age of fourteen. The approved ratio will be one adult for each child. An exception may be allowed for children under the age of fourteen who display the ability to swim without the help of another person or a flotation device, and can successfully complete a swim test (full 25m swim without stopping or using the wall). This policy only applies when the child’s guardian remains in the Preston Center. Under no circumstances are guardians to leave the Preston Center while children under the age of fourteen remain inside the facility. If a child cannot pass the above described swim test, then the parent must be in the pool water with the child. If a question should arise from a user regarding this policy, then contact a facility supervisor on duty.

No food, drink, gum, tobacco, or personal items allowed in the natatorium.

Users may bring their towels and leave them on the bleachers. All other items are to be placed in the lockers in the locker rooms.

Proper swimming attire must be worn at all times; swimsuits or equivalent. Cutoffs and gym shorts are not allowed!

No street shoes are to be worn on the natatorium deck, unless given permission by the facility supervisor on duty. (Flip flops & sandals are permitted).

Unsupervised solo bathing shall be strictly prohibited.

The starting blocks are to be used for swim team practices and swim meets only.

Diving boardsshallow end hoops

Questions? Concerns?

Contact the IM Rec Office 


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 Last Modified 1/13/16