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DEEP & SHALLOW WATER SAFETY POLICIES

DEEP WATER SAFETY POLICY  

  1. Only swim instructors will be allowed to catch children as the jump off of the diving board.
  2. In order to swim in the deep end unsupervised, at the lifeguard's discretion, swimmers must pass the deep water pool test (swim 25 yard without stopping, tread water for one minute).
  3. At the lifeguard's discretion, in order to use the diving board, swimmers must: a) pass the pool deep water pool test, b) demonstrate they can jump off the diving board and swim independently to the side of the pool.

SHALLOW WATER SAFETY POLICY  

Guards will have the discretion to require a shallow water test if they have concerns about swimmer safety. The test will consist of swimming across the shallow end of the pool without stopping.  If they swimmer cannot complete the test, in-water supervision will be required.