The following rules and policies have been established for the benefit of all users of the Fairfield Aquatic Center to assure the safe operation of the pool facility and to provide enjoyable recreation for all. Patrons are requested to cooperate in observing these rules and to obey the instructions of the Fairfield Aquatic Center staff. Patrons violating swimming rules are subject to the revocation of their swimming privileges.
The Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to refuse admittance into the Fairfield Aquatic Center when the capacity of the pool has been reached or when otherwise deemed necessary for the health, welfare or safety of the patrons.
The Pool Supervisor and designated assistants are responsible for the operation of the pool. Their instruction must be followed at all times. Should disagreement arise, patrons are advised to contact the Operations Coordinator.
GENERAL RULES / ADMISSION
No one will be allowed in the swimming area unless the pool is officially open and lifeguards are on duty. Entering the pool facility when it is not open to the public is trespassing and subject to police arrest.
All persons entering the pool facility must pay the appropriate admission fee or present proof of a valid season pass or program registration.
Children under 8 years of age entering the pool facility must be accompanied by someone 13 or over.
Cash register receipts are not valid for re-entry. Patrons leaving the pool facility and wishing to return that day must have their hand stamped.
All sales are final. No refunds will be given for admission or merchandise.
Lifeguards have authority to enforce all pool rules. Patrons who repeatedly violate the rules may be ejected by the Supervisor.
Food and drinks are not permitted on the pool decks.
Food or refreshments purchased at the concession stand may be consumed only at the snack bar or other designated areas. All refuse and waste papers must be deposited in designated receptacles. Please recycle.
Glass containers, alcoholic beverages and drugs are not permitted on the pool grounds or within the facility.
Coolers and picnic baskets are not allowed inside the facility. All food and beverages must be purchased from the concession stand. Water, medical supplies, and baby food is the only exception.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the pool facility or within 50 feet of it.
Pool furniture is not allowed within 15 feet of the pool side.
Lifeguards are the only persons allowed on/in the guard chairs.
Employees are the only persons allowed in the staff room, mechanical rooms, and offices.
The office telephone and public address equipment may be used only to deliver messages of an emergency nature or facility information to persons and the pool.
Pool break or adult swim goes from :00 after to :15 of every hour during open swim. Only those patrons 18 and over are allowed in at this time. Infants under 2 years of age are also allowed in if escorted by an adult. If pool break is lengthened due to mandatory training or staffing shortages it will be up to the discretion of the supervisor on deck as to whether the next adult swim will be called off. Patrons under 18 are permitted to sit on the first step during pool breaks.
Sitting on the gutter not permitted.
A customer found with any type of weapon or drugs on them will be suspended from the pool for the rest of the year. The police will be called and an arrest may be made.
Pool users must wear swimming suits or swimming trunks upon entry into the pool. Clothing such as cut-offs, gym shorts, board shorts, and underwear is not permitted as swimwear. Swimwear should not have been worn for exercising prior to pool use. Swimming suits and trunks must have a liner.
Clean T-shirts may be worn for modesty or medical reasons but must be tied or tucked into swim suits.
Sun bathers swim suit straps must remain tied at all times.
Children 6 years of age or older must change in the appropriate locker room or see Pool Supervisor for special arrangements.
Leave valuables at home. The Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department is not responsible for personal property or valuables at any time. Lost & Found will be disposed of weekly. Lockers are available at the pool. Valuables may not be checked with the cashier or pool staff.
Food is not permitted in locker rooms.
Use of cameras, video cameras or any device containing camera equipment of any kind is prohibited in all locker rooms and bathrooms.
Patrons are not permitted to leave locks on lockers overnight. Locks will be cut off and locker contents will be placed into Lost & Found.
Use of locker rooms is limited to patrons for the purpose of changing.
Socializing with or distracting the pool staff is prohibited.
No person within the pool grounds shall behave in such a manner as to jeopardize the safety and health of self and others. Such behavior, including abusive or profane language, shall be ground for expulsion.
Loitering will not be permitted on the pool grounds or within the facility.
Running, boisterous or rough play, pushing, acrobatics, dunking, wrestling, splashing, yelling, diving or jumping hazardly, snapping of towels, improper conduct causing undue disturbances on or about the pool area or any acts which would endanger any patron are prohibited.
Spitting, spouting water, blowing nose, urinating, or defecating in the pool is prohibited.
No prolonged underwater swimming for time and or distance. Competitive and/or repetitive breath holding can be deadly and is not permitted. Hyperventilation is absolutely not permitted.
Gum chewing is not permitted anywhere in the pool facility for health and safety reasons.
Hanging or jumping from the bridge is prohibited. Swimmers jumping from the deck into the pool within 3 feet of the bridge should exercise caution as to not strike the bridge.
Please leave all ropes, buoy lines, and lane lines alone. The preferred method of transit is around or under them, not over.
Displays of affection should be kept to a minimum.
HEALTH / SAFETY POLICIES
Admission can be refused to all persons having any skin disease, sore, inflamed eyes, cold, nasal, or ear discharge, or any communicable disease. Persons with excessive sunburn, open sores, or bandages of any kind will not be permitted in the pool.
All swimmers must take a shower prior to entering the swimming pool.
Infants/children who are not toilet trained and adults who are incontinent, which wish to enter the pool must wear a clean diaper or disposable swim diaper covered by separate rubber/vinyl pants, all of which must fit snugly around the legs and waist. If the diaper becomes soiled, this person must leave the pool immediately, and may not return until he/she has taken or been given a soap shower and has been recovered by a new diaper with clean rubber/vinyl pants.
Patrons that come to the pool intoxicated or become intoxicated will be escorted from the pool by the police and/or ranger staff.
Fecal matter related accidents may cause the pool to close for up to one hour or until the pool can be sanitized to the requisite standard. This may include the whole pool or just the region in which it occurred. Those involved in the incident may be ejected from the pool for the day.
The City of Fairfield or members of the pool staff are not responsible for any injuries incurred while on the premises.
EQUIPMENT / TOYS
As a safety measure, only US Coast Guard approved Type I, Type II or Type III Personal Flotation Devices are allowed and an adult must accompany the child in the water.
No toys, floats, balls, rafts, etc. are permitted in the main pool.
Snorkels and fins are permitted in the main pool. Fins are not to be worn while walking on deck.
Kickboards and fins may be used in the lap lane for fitness swim.
Protective headwear such as hats and visors are allowed if they remain above the water.
Sunglasses and corrective lenses are allowed. It is not recommended that contact lenses be used in the water.
RULES FOR SWIMMERS
All novice swimmers must be able to pass a swim test by the guard to swim in the deep end. The bather must be able to swim the width of the pool and tread water for 1 minute to swim in the deep end.
If a swimmer has a properly fitted lifejacket and can swim to the side, they are permitted to swim in the deep end.
Swimmers are not allowed in an area that is not visible to a lifeguard.
RULES FOR DIVERS
One bounce and one person on the board.
No competitive dives.
Divers must jump out in the direction of the board, not to the side.
No one is allowed in the diving area in an attempt to catch a jumper or diver.
No swimming in the diving well. This is the area roped off under the diving boards.
To exit the diving well, divers must swim to the available wall on their left. They are not to use the back wall.
The Baby Pool is restricted to children six years of age and under.
All children using the Baby Pool must be accompanied and supervised by a parent.
Toys that do not pose a choking hazard are allowed in the baby pool.
Toy floats are allowed in the baby pool as long as the parent is within arm’s reach.
Do not crowd or block exits such as the slide run outs and steps.
Must be 48 inches tall.
No life jackets.
Patrons are to go feet first, laying on their backs and one at a time down the slide. Failure to do so may result in an ejection from the slide area.
Goggles are not to be worn while riding down the slide. They should be held and not used as a toy.
Riders must exit the slide catch as quickly as possible and are not to wait on or attempt to catch another rider.
One climber at a time on the aquaclimb wall and drop zone. Climb at your own risk.
No diving. Feet first entry only into the drop zone.
No life jackets.
Experienced swimmers only.
Do not use or grab onto the medal sides of the wall.
Bathers must slide on their back, feet first and one at a time down the play structure slide.
No pushing or rough housing on or around the play structure.
No toys are allowed on the brown splash grounds concrete area.
Do not attempt to climb or scale the play structure features.
In the event of lightning, patrons will be removed from the pool deck for 30 minutes from the last time lightning was visible.
In the event of thunder, patrons will be removed from the pool for 20 minutes from the last time thunder was heard.
If the Fairfield Aquatic Center closes due to inclement weather after 5:00 PM, the facility will not reopen that day. One Day Passes will be issued only with a valid cash register receipt and the Fairfield Aquatic Center being closed within an hour of the patron’s visit.
The Fairfield Aquatic Center may close if the air temperature drops below 68 degrees or due to lack of patrons.