Pool Facility Rules
Please note: The following list is inclusive of most rules. The lifeguards on duty have the authority to stop anything they deem to be unsafe or inappropriate.
- Maximum swimmer occupancy is 183.
- Children 7 and older must use the locker room of their gender.
- Lifeguards must be on duty before swimmers are allowed in the water.
- The Lake Stevens High School Pool reserves the right to prohibit or eject any person who may endanger the safety of others or self or cause offense to others.
- Smoking is not allowed on school property and/or smoking devices.
- Food and drinks are not allowed in the locker rooms or within 4 feet of the pools.
- Glass or ceramic containers are not allowed in the facility.
- Cameras and cell phones with cameras are not to be used in the locker rooms.
- The Lake Stevens High School Pool is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- Persons with infections or open wounds are not allowed in the pool.
- Persons with a communicable disease or anyone who has been ill with vomiting or diarrhea within the last 2 weeks are not allowed in the pool.
- Every person must take a warm, soapy shower before entering the pools.
- Appropriate swimwear must be worn.
- Plastic pants with a cloth diaper or swim diapers must be worn by patrons needing protection in the pools. Disposable diapers are not allowed.
- Diapers must be changed in the locker rooms. Changing tables are provided.
- Only service animals are allowed in the facility and may not be in the water
- Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not allowed in the facility.
- Children 7 years and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water within arm’s reach at all times regardless of swimming ability.
- Persons with seizure, heart, or circulatory problems are encouraged to swim with a buddy.
- In case of an emergency, the nearest telephone and first aid kit are located in the pool office.
- Kickboards may not be used as a bat, sat on, or stood on.
- Lifejackets are available at any swim.
- Starting blocks are for swim team use. Upper level lesson instructors may have their classes use them for learning specific skills.
- Children wearing lifejackets must have an adult within arm’s reach or stay in the shallow half of the instructional pool. Adults wearing lifejackets must stay in chest deep water where they can touch. Lifejackets are not allowed in the deep end of the pool.
- Inflatable equipment will be restricted to the shallow end.
- Standing on, jumping on, or diving on/into the inner tubes or other inflatable equipment will not be allowed. Inflatable equipment must be put in the pool and then gotten on and not gotten on from the side.
- If people bring their own toys, they may use them. Toys left unattended may be removed. Squirt guns may be used as long as they are used responsibly.
- Stacking of inner tubes and/or mats is allowed as long as the swimmer’s face can been seen by the lifeguards.
- When diving from the board, leave only forward from the end of the board. Patrons must leave the board in a standing position.
- No swimming in the roped off area below the diving board when the diving board is in operation.
- Patrons must be able to swim from the lifeguard chair to the wall at the shallow end of the pool if they wish to go off the diving board or swim in the deep end.
- Only one person on the diving board at a time. This includes the ladder to the diving board.
- Each patron on the diving board must wait until the previous patron has reached the pool ladder and is climbing out of the pool before going off the board.
- Only one bounce allowed on the diving board.
- Patrons must dive or jump straight off the end of the diving board.
- Patrons must swim in a safe and quick manner to the closest pool ladder and climb out of the pool immediately.
- Children cannot be caught or assisted in the water when using the diving board.
- Distracting, splashing or disobeying the lifeguards is not allowed.
- No hanging or sitting on the lane lines or buoy lines.
- Non-swimmers must stay in shallow water of less than chest depth or with an adult who is in water of less than chest depth. Anyone wearing a lifejacket is assumed to be a non-swimmer.
- Patron’s floats and toys are allowed during swims and must be clean and approved by the supervisor before entering the pool.
- All floatation devices including mats, inner tubes, and lifejackets must remain in the shallow section of the pool.
- No standing on mats or inner tubes, both must be kept at least 2' from the pool edge.
- Soft, inflatable balls and toys may be used at the lifeguards' discretion.
- No running or horseplay in the facility.
- No chicken fights or shoulder rides.
- Patrons engaging in profane or abusive language, fighting, or other offensive behavior will be asked to leave the facility.
- Dunking, pushing, spitting or other forms of horseplay are not allowed in the facility.
- Only forward, feet first jumps from the deck are allowed in shallow water. Forward feet first jumps and dives are allowed in the 12' area. Front flips, back flips, and/or back dives are not permitted from the side of the pool.
- Swimmers who do not appear to be competent in the water must take a swim test (swim from the lifeguard chair to the wall at the shallow end of the pool) before entering water more than chest deep.