City Pool Rules

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General Patron Pool Rules

1.    Follow Lifeguard instructions at all times, especially in case of emergency. Patron failure to follow the rules may result in loss of pool use privileges.

2.    Bathers shall take a soap and water shower before entering pool as per NMED regulations.

3.    Hands-off policy enforced. This means no horseplay, pushing, and wrestling, grabbing head or neck, dunking, and riding on another's shoulders.

4.    No inappropriate public displays of affection.

5.    No running allowed.

6.    No drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, weapons, glass, food or pets allowed in pool area. Use of a service animal is allowed.

7.    Children eight years old and younger must always be accompanied by a responsible adult or legal guardian (18 yrs and older) physically in the water with the children within arm's reach. No more than two children 8 and under to one adult. Organization or Agency attending in groups will adhere to the following:

a.    1-10 clients: at least one supervisor required and actively supervising in water.

b.    11-20 clients: at least 2 supervisors required with one actively supervising in water.

c.    21-30 clients: at least one supervisor to 10 clients required actively supervising in water

8.    Personal flotation devices, whether solid or inflatable, must be Coast Guard approved and the certified seal must be displayed on the flotation device.

9.    City equipment is to be used only during instructional classes. City kickboards and pull buoys may be used by lap swimmers with the Pool Manager’s permission.

10.    The City of Las Cruces is not responsible for missing or stolen personal property.

11.    Individuals with open wounds are not allowed in pool.

12.    Patrons must wear regulation bathing suits, with liner, in pool. The following are not appropriate swim attire:

a.    T-shirts (colored), sports bras, basketball shorts, cut off jeans, or other cotton materials, shorts/cover-ups worn over swimwear that are not made of swim suit material, underwear or jock straps worn under swim suits, board shorts without a liner, thong bikinis or suits that are deemed too revealing for a family environment.

13.    All customers, swimming or not, must pay to enter the facility. No in-and-out privileges.

14.    Please use locker rooms for changing clothing and diapers.

15.    Staff will contact police to retrieve any children 17 years and under left on site 15 minutes after pool facility closes.

16.    No sitting or hanging on lane lines, ropes or ladders.

17.    Please follow any additional rules posted in other parts of the pool facility.

City personnel have the right to ask patrons to exit the pool and

surrounding premises if a health or safety issue arises.