Requirements for Entry

  • Lap swim (all lane lines in lap pool) and Open/lap swim (the lap pool is divided with 5 lanes for lap swimmers and an open area in the lap pool and diving well for family pool time, personal workouts, or walking) are currently being offered.
  • All children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian (age 18+) in the pool area.
    • Any child under 12 who is unable to pass the swim test must be accompanied by a guardian (age 18+) in the water. 
    • Life jackets must be worn by any child under 12 who is not being held by the guardian (age 18+) in the water.
    • The accompanying guardian must remain within a close enough distance in the water to assist and control the child if needed. 
    • Swim Test: Jump into deep water and fully submerge, tread water for 45 seconds, swim 25 yards and exit pool. 
  • A valid Michigan Tech Student ID or SDC Access Pass ID or SDC Action Pass (wristband) or SDC Day Pass (wristband) is needed upon entry into the pool area. 
    • Action pass holders will stop at the SDC Ticket Office (during business hours) to get their pass punched and receive a dated wristband to present to the pool attendant.
    • SDC Day Pass transactions will take place at the SDC Ticket Office (during business hours) to receive a dated wristband to present to the pool attendant.
    • During non-open hours, proceed directly to the Pool. Present Action Pass to the attendant to get punched or cash to purchase a Day Pass and receive a dated wristband.
  • Showering is required before entering the water.
  • Check-in at the pool ID desk to tap ID or present dated wristband for verification.

Patron Expectations

  • Lifeguards may administer a swim test at any time to any age patron using the pool. If unable to pass the swim test, the life jacket policy will be enforced.
  • All patrons are expected to follow the pool rules. Failure to follow pool rules may result in dismissal from the facility.
  • Towels will not be available. 

GENERAL POOL RULES

  • All rules are subject to the lifeguard’s discretion
  • Patrons must show proper I.D.
  • Showering is required before entering the water
  • No street shoes on deck
  • Patrons are not to enter the water until a guard is on duty
  • No Band-aids, rashes, or open sores
  • No dangerous horseplay
  • Hypoxic/breath-holding training is prohibited
  • No running on the pool deck-surface 
  • No food, gum, drink, or glass containers
  • Proper swim attire must be worn
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a guardian in the pool area. Any child unable to pass the swim test must be accompanied by a guardian in the water. Life jackets must be worn by any child who is not being held by the guardian in the water.  
  • No foul language or gestures
  • No abuse or removal of pool property
  • Lifesaving equipment is for emergency use only
  • Kickboards and pull buoys are used for lap swimming only
  • No inflatable pool toys
  • Patrons wishing to enter deep water may be required to demonstrate their swimming ability

LAP POOL RULES

  • No diving in this pool
  • No swimming or hanging on the lane lines
  • Lanes are for lap swimmers only
  • No slam dunking or hanging on the net of the basketball hoop
  • Follow posted swimming etiquette rules

DIVE TANK RULES

  • Forward jumps/dives only from the deck
  • No diving from the ladders or gutters
  • No swimming under the boards (DIVING BOARDS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
  • Use the ladder to mount boards (DIVING BOARDS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
  • One person at a time on a board (DIVING BOARDS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
  • Check to be sure the area in front of the board is clear (DIVING BOARDS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
  • One bounce only (DIVING BOARDS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
  • Forward jumps/dives/flips only from boards (DIVING BOARDS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
  • Swim immediately away, avoiding adjacent diving areas (DIVING BOARDS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
  • Sitting or handstand dives are prohibited (DIVING BOARDS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
  • No hanging off boards (DIVING BOARDS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
  • No diving off the platform—feet first entries only. Keep legs together and arms crossed or at your sides (PLATFORM CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
  • No running on boards/platform (DIVING BOARDS/PLATFORM CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)