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Hartland Consolidated Schools

Pool Rules


  • Children age 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water who stays within arms’ length at all times. If the child cannot pass a swim test, they must wear a USCG approved life jacket or be one-on-one with a supervising adult. No adult can supervise more than 3 life jacketed swimmers.
  • Children older than age 5 who can pass a swim test are not required to have an adult in the water. If they can’t pass a swim test they are required to wear a USCG approved lifejacket AT ALL TIMES.
  • No flotation devices allowed except USCG approved life jackets.
  • Any swimmer in distress that requires a lifeguard to enter the water must wear a life jacket for the remainder of the swim.
  • Swim diapers must be worn by swimmers not in full control of bodily functions.  Swim diapers must be covered by another garment.
  • Appropriate swimming attire is required.
  • Everyone must shower before entering the pool.
  • No horseplay. No food or drink allowed. No street shoes on pool deck.
  • No hanging on lane lines. Swim under the lane lines, not over.
  • Only feet first and front dives allowed from pool deck. No flips or back dives from deck. All dives must take place in appropriately deep water.
  • Lifeguards may require any swimmer to take a swim test if they observe anything which suggests they may not be able keep themselves afloat.
  • Parts of the facility may be opened or closed at lifeguard’s discretion.
Slide Rules
  • Non-swimmers under 54” not allowed on slide.
  • No life jackets allowed.
  • One person at a time on the slide.
  • Riders must wait for slide attendant’s signal before starting.
  • Ride slide feet first lying on back or in a sitting position.
  • Keep arms and hands inside flumes at all times
  • Do not run, dive, stand, kneel, rotate or stop on the slide.
  • At the bottom swim immediately away from the slide.
  • Maximum load is one person no more than 300 pounds.
  • Pregnant women or anyone with heart conditions or back trouble should not ride the slide.
Diving Board Rules
  • One person allowed on diving board at a time.
  • Only one bounce allowed at end of the board
  • No running, handstands, back dives, inwards or cartwheels allowed
  • Dive straight off board and swim out of area immediately
  • No adjustment of the fulcrum allowed
  • No swimming in diving board area while the diving board is open
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