Pool Rules

All rules are in place in order to ensure all patrons have a safe, enjoyable time when they visit our beautiful facilities. If you have any questions or concerns regarding policies and rules, please contact the Zeeland Recreation aquatics coordinator, Kris Ferry, at 616.748.3213 or kferry@zps.org.

CITYSIDE POOL RULES
1. Showers are required before entering the pool
2. Please remove all street shoes before entering the pool area
3. Swim diapers or tight-fitting rubber pants are required for children who are not toilet trained
4. No food is allowed in the locker rooms or pool area
5. All children who are 42” tall or under (3’ 6”) must be accompanied in the water within an arm’s reach by a responsible person 16 years of age +
6. All children 11 years old or under must be accompanied in the pool area by a responsible person 16 years of age +
7. All children 12 years old + can be at open swim without a parent/guardian
8. In order to swim in the deep end, non-swimmers must wear Coast Guard approved lifejackets and be accompanied in the water within an arm’s reach by a responsible person 16 years of age +
9. Clean, proper swim attire is required in the pool
10. Running, horseplay, splashing, dunking, spitting or pushing is not allowed
11. When a whistle is blown, stop whatever you are doing and listen for instructions from the lifeguard 12. Zeeland Recreation reserves the right to deny swimming privileges to anyone who continually break pool rules

SWIMMER ABILITY TESTING
Zeeland Recreation Aquatics Staff reserve the right to test any swimmers’ ability before allowing them to swim in the deep end of the pool. All participants, regardless of age, will be required to swim 25 yards without touching the bottom or side of the pool. All participants who pass the swim test successfully will receive a wrist band that must be worn throughout the swim time.

YOUTH SLIDE RULES
1. The slide is in intended for children under 48” tall
2. One person is allowed on the stairs at a time
3. Only feet-first, seated entries are allowed

DIVING BOARD RULES
1. One person is allowed on the diving board at a time
2. One bounce is allowed on the diving board
3. Walk to the end of the diving board before jumping or diving straight off the end of the board
4. Flipping, twisting, backward and inward entries are not allowed of the diving board or side of the pool