Rules & Regulations

Child on SlideTo ensure the safety of our patrons and avoid damage to the facility, all guests & staff shall observe the following rules.

Admission Regulations
  • Daily users must pay the appropriate admission fee.
  • An adult (eighteen years and older) must accompany youth under the age of 12, within the Family Aquatic Center.
  • Infants and toddlers under the age of 2 will be admitted free with a paying adult.
General Rules
  • No person shall be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while in the facility. Alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited within the facility.
  • Smoking and use of smokeless tobacco is only permitted outside the facility.
  • Glass containers are not permitted.
  • Animals of any kind are not permitted in the facility, except for working dogs.
  • Abusive or inappropriate language will not be permitted at any time.
  • Radios must be restricted to personal sound devices with headphones.
  • The Parks & Recreation Facilities Department is not responsible for personal property.
  • Please secure items left in a locker with a lock. Items found on deck will be left at the office in the "lost and found."
  • Guests with special needs are welcome; staff is pleased to provide assistance when requested.
  • All aquatic personnel are responsible for the enforcement of all Michigan Department of Health "Public Swimming Pool Rules."
  • All infants must be changed in the restrooms and diapers must be disposed of in the proper containers.
  • The Parks & Recreation Facilities Department reserves the right to limit admissions due to safety considerations.
  • Admission to the pool may be refused to any person having a contagious, infectious condition or communicable disease; including open blisters, cuts, sores, wounds, etc. These guests will not be allowed in the pool.
  • Every effort will be made to accommodate large groups. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please call Guest Services at (517) 332-4420 for more information.
  • No skateboards, roller blades / skates, or bikes are allowed inside of the Family Aquatic Center.
  • The public address system is for official use only. There will be absolutely no personal paging.
  • Please direct any problems, concerns, or questions to the Manager in charge.
Pool Rules
  • Only proper swim attire will be permitted in the pool and activities. No jean shorts, under garments, t-shirts or cut-offs will be allowed due to health code violation.
  • Rubber or plastic pants with elastic at the legs and waist must be worn over all diapers, with the exception of swim diapers.
  • Showers are required before entering a pool or activity.
  • Guests are responsible for providing their own towels.
  • Spitting, spouting water, blowing of the nose or discharging bodily waste in the pool is strictly prohibited.
  • Only U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation devices are permitted in the pool. The Family Aquatic Center has a limited number of approved flotation devices. Flotation equipment may be used in designated areas only.
  • No Swimmies, Water Wings, Floaties, rafts, body boards, or inflatables are permitted in the pool.
  • No snorkeling or SCUBA equipment is allowed, including masks with a nose piece. Guests may use goggles.
  • Diving is ONLY permitted off the diving board.
  • Flipping, throwing, sitting on the shoulders, piggyback rides, and other unsafe activities are not permitted.
  • Holding, standing or hanging on the pool lane lines, ladders, and rope is prohibited.
  • Use only the designated pool entrance/exit.
  • Height restrictions are noted at each activity.
  • No food, gum or drinks are permitted on pool deck or in pool area.
  • Lifeguards have the right to stop any play which they deem dangerous.
  • Guest must obey lifeguards instructions at all times. Please direct any problems, concerns, or questions to the staff in charge.
Slide Rules
  • Arms and hands must be inside the slide at all times.
  • All persons must be OVER 48 inches tall to ride the slide. All persons using the FROG slide must be UNDER 48 inches tall. See Features.
  • ONLY slide in a sitting position with feet forward or on the back.
  • No diving from the end of slide.
  • Do not attempt to stop on the slide.
  • WARNING: Plunge area for Drop Slide is 12'6" deep.
  • Plunge pool must be clear of all swimmers when slides are in use. Leave plunge area immediately after using the slide. Swimmers may not catch slide users.
  • Use designated ladder to exit the plunge area.
  • Non-swimmers are not permitted.
  • Skipping in line and rowdy play are prohibited.
  • Life jackets or other floatation devices are prohibited.
  • Dress Code: proper swim attire is required. No metal objects, locker keys, jewelry, goggles, metal snaps, watches, etc. are permitted on slide. These objects can damage equipment.
  • Stopping, changing position, and forming "chains" are prohibited.
  • Lifeguards have the authority to restrict use due to safety concerns. Obey lifeguard instructions at all time. They are here to insure your safety.
  • Tube slide: Riders must stay on their tubes at all times. Going down the slide backwards is prohibited. The depth of the plunge pool is 3'6".'
Restrooms/Locker Rooms
  • Eating, drinking or smoking will not be permitted in these areas.
  • Loitering is prohibited.
  • Lockers may be used on a single visit basis only.
  • Guests using the facility must shower and enter the pool through the provided entrance through the showers.
  • Guests may not occupy a locker over night.
  • The Family Aquatic Center and its staff are not responsible for any items which are lost, damaged, stolen, and left in the lockers or pool area.
Family Changing Rooms
  • Guest may use these rooms to change and shower on a single use basis. No guest shall keep belongings in the family changing rooms.
The Family Aquatic Center staff reserve the right to restrict any activity and/or use of equipment that may be deemed as dangerous. The staff also reserves the right to restrict use to any person who is misusing or disrupting said activity or equipment.