SDC Pool - WIBIT

WIBIT at the SDC Pool  Fall Events

MTU Students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month), come make a splash with our new inflatable pool obstacle course called the WIBIT!

Events will be held this fall for current MTU Students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month).
You can test your individual skills on the course or challenge your friend to a race across the obstacles.
The course is set up in the deep water and requires users to be able to pass our swim test. Please see the WIBIT rules and swim test content below for more information. 

There are many different pieces of the WIBIT and each event will have a featured combination.
Potential featured pieces include:

  • ”The Step” - This piece allows users to climb up onto the course.
  • ”The Base” - Users must make their way across a horizontal surface. Be careful how fast you move as it can get slippery!
  • ”The Cliff” - Users must navigate either side of a slope using the handles and their balancing skills.
  • ”V-Connect” - Users must use limited footing space to navigate across the horizontal structure.
  • ”The Bridge” - Users must navigate up and over an arched structure without falling through.
  • ”The Slope” - Users must climb up a 6 foot wall that leads to a slide into the pool water below!

Come visit us at the pool to try out your skills! 

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Events

All events are for current MTU Students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month). Student/Access ID is required to be presented upon entry into the pool area. 

For all events, the WIBIT will be set up across the width of the lap pool. There will be open swim areas in the shallow ends of the lap pool. The dive tank will be open for swim testing and open swim. There will be no lane lines for lap swimming in the pool during event times.

Wibit Wednesdays

Times:

5pm-7pm: Current SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month)
7:30pm-9:30pm: Current MTU Students 

Dates:

Wednesday, September 28
Wednesday, October 26
Wednesday, November 30

Featured Combinations:

09/28/22: Step/Base/Cliff/Slope
10/26/22: Step/V-Connect/Cliff/Slope
11/30/22: Step/Bridge/Cliff/Slope

Saturday Splash!

Times:

12pm-4pm: Current MTU Students & Current SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month)

Dates:

Saturday, October 22
Saturday, December 10

Featured Combinations:

10/22/22: Step/V-Connect/Cliff/Slope
12/10/22: Step/Bridge/Cliff/Slope 


WIBIT Rules:

  • All participants must pass the swim test in order to access the WIBIT.
    • Participants who pass the swim test will receive a GREEN wristband and may access the WIBIT without a life jacket.
    • Participants who are 12+ years old and pass the swim test with a life jacket on will receive a YELLOW wristband and may only access the WIBIT with a life jacket.
    • Participants who are under 12 years old and pass the swim test with a life jacket on will receive a RED wristband and may only access the WIBIT with a life jacket and must be followed by a guardian (age 18+).
    • Participants who do not pass the swim test or do not take the test cannot access the WIBIT.
  • Enter the WIBIT using the STEP side only. The lifeguard will give permission for users to go onto the inflatable.
  • Users must continue forward progress from the STEP to the SLOPE unless signaled to stop or the user has fallen off.
  • Move away from the inflatable after exiting.
  • Move away from the inflatable after falling. Do not attempt to climb back onto the structure. Swim to the nearest wall and exit the water to go back to the starting point.
  • No swimming under the inflatables.
  • No diving allowed.
  • No jumping off of or onto the WIBIT.
  • No recklessness or horseplay with other users on the inflatable.
  • Head first entries off of the end section of the Wibit will result in immediate removal of wristband for the day.
  • Remove all glasses, loose jewelry, or any other sharp objects before use.
  • No climbing/hanging on inflatables from the water unless entering the Wibit using the STEP.
  • Follow Lifeguard instructions. If a whistle is blown, you must stop forward progress to receive directions.
  • More than one infraction will result in WIBIT usage privileges being revoked.
  • All rules are subject to the lifeguard’s discretion.

Please see SDC Pool Rules for the pool area’s general rules and patron expectations. 


Swim Test:

  • All participants must pass the swim test in order to access the WIBIT.
    • Participants who pass the swim test will receive a GREEN wristband and may access the WIBIT without a life jacket.
    • Participants who are 12+ years old and pass the swim test with a life jacket on will receive a YELLOW wristband and may only access the WIBIT with a lifejacket.
    • Participants who are under 12 years old and pass the swim test with a life jacket on will receive a RED wristband and may only access the WIBIT with a life jacket and must be followed by a guardian (age 18+).
  • Swim Test
    • Without Life Jacket:
      • Enter water feet first, by jumping in, and fully submerge.
      • Return to the surface and tread water for 45 seconds.
      • Swim 20-25 yards continuously showing control and comfort in the water.
      • Exit the water without using the ladder.
    • With a Life Jacket:
      • Enter the water feet first, by jumping in.
      • Tread water for 45 seconds.
      • Swim 20-25 yards continuously showing control and comfort in the water.
      • Find an exit point and exit the pool without assistance (may use a ladder).
    • Successful completion of the swim test is subject to the lifeguard’s discretion. All lifeguards are subject to retest participants at any time. 

Questions? 

Contact Annie Bengry, Aquatics Manager, at (906)487-2995 or email ambengry@mtu.edu.