Aquatics Program

Aquatic Facility & Spa Rules & Regulations

Those using the Aquatic Facility and Spa must adhere to the following rules and regulations:

Pool Rules

Unsupervised Swimming
Swimming is permitted only while lifeguards are on duty.

Lifeguard Directives
Members are required to follow the directions of lifeguards and SRC staff members. Do not distract lifeguards. Upon a whistle blast signal from lifeguards ― stop what you are doing and follow the lifeguard’s directive.

Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, the SRC Staff may close sections or the entire pool due to visual and safety limitations. SRC Aquatics Staff maintains the right to refuse or revoke admittance as a safety precaution.

Pre-Swim Showering
All pool users are required to shower prior to entering the pool or spa. Users must also shower after using the sauna or spa before re-entering the pool. If it is not apparent that users have showered (e.g., hair is not wet), lifeguards will ask that they shower again.

The use of abusive and/or profane language is prohibited.

Running, pushing, dunking, water fighting, chicken fights, hanging on the backs of other swimmers, breath-holding contests, hypoxic breathing, etc. are prohibited in the water, on the deck and around the building.

Diving from the pool side is permitted in the deep end of the pool at the discretion of the lifeguards. Only approved swimmers under the supervision of a coach/UCR lifeguard may dive or jump off the starting blocks.

Floatation Devices
U.S.-Coast-Guard-approved personal flotation devices are permitted.

Training Equipment
Training equipment that is provided by the SRC is prohibited from leaving the aquatic areas. Equipment should be used in the manner in which it was designed for and returned to the proper location following use. To ensure safety, all outside equipment must be approved by the lifeguard on duty. Water polo and swim team equipment may only be used by the specified teams, during scheduled practice time and under the supervision of a coach.

Emergency Equipment
Emergency equipment, such as (but not limited to): lifesaving equipment, first aid supplies, aquatics telephone, etc. are to be used by authorized personnel only.

Bodily Fluids
Spitting, blowing the nose or urinating in the pool is prohibited.

Contagious or Infectious Conditions
Use of the pool may be refused to anyone appearing to have a contagious or infectious condition, such as a cold, athlete’s foot, ringworm, boils or other skin infections.

Stomach Illness
Swimming is discouraged if members are experiencing or have experienced stomach illness within the past two weeks.

Required Swimwear
For females, appropriate swimwear is that which covers breasts, buttocks, genitals and the pubic region. For males, appropriate swimwear is that which covers the buttocks, genitals and the pubic region. Street clothes, cut-off jeans, shorts below the knees, thongs and see-through swimwear are prohibited. Shirts that are worn in the pool must be clean and white, or apparel designed for aquatic use. Members with concerns regarding modesty may wear clean, covering garments that do not interfere with their safety in the water within these guidelines.

Slip and Fall Protection
For your safety and the safety of others, members should dry off before entering the facility locker rooms.

Pool users must use the appropriate locker room to change into/out of swim attire. Deck changing is not allowed.

Personal Items
The SRC is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Personal items must be kept in designated storage areas and secured.

Swimming Ability
Anyone who does not demonstrate the ability to swim safely in deep water will be required to pass a swim test before use of the lap pool. The swim test consists of a one length (25 yard) swim demonstrating controlled breathing and forward momentum on the surface of the water.

Eyewear and Goggles
Eyeglasses worn in the pool should be worn with a safety strap. All goggles and masks must be well fitted and have tempered glass.

Fins of any size are only permitted in designated lap swimming areas unless otherwise permitted by the lifeguard.

Unauthorized Areas
Members’ belongings are prohibited from being in the aquatic offices, storage rooms, or maintenance areas, and on or under the lifeguard towers.

Lane Lines
Hanging and sitting on the lane lines is prohibited.

It is recommended that members wear shoes/footwear to and from the pool area.

Glass Containers
Glass containers are prohibited in the aquatic facilities.

Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs
Alcohol, tobacco products and illegal drugs are strictly prohibited from the aquatics facility. Use of the pool or spa while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, illegal drugs or medicines is prohibited.

Pets are prohibited in the aquatic facilities, unless they are service animals with the proper identification card.

Recording of Images
Using electronic or other means to make a video or photographic record is strictly prohibited without explicit permission from UCR Recreation. The storing, sharing and/or distributing of such unauthorized records by any means is also prohibited.

Additional Assistance
If additional assistance is needed, please notify the aquatics staff.

Spa Rules

A maximum of 20 people may use the spa at a time. No one under the age of 16 is allowed to use the spa.

Elderly persons, pregnant women, infants and those with health conditions requiring medical care should consult with a physician before entering a spa.

Time Limits
Spa users should observe a reasonable time limit (15 minutes). Prolonged exposure may result in nausea, dizziness or fainting.




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