Pool Use Rules

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

PCC Aquatic Rules:

The main pool is open for lap and recreational swimming at certain times throughout

the day and availability varies throughout the year. The current swim availability

schedule is available on our Reservations page and on our Member Portal. Some scheduled workouts use all the lanes for a period of time. Please check the schedule for the current pool availability times.


In accordance with California law, persons under 14 years of age will not be permitted

to swim unless under the direct supervision of another person 18 years of age or older.


  • Direct supervision is defined as the supervising adult being no more than 15 feet away from the child(ren), actively enforcing PCC rules, and in the same vicinity as the child(ren).

  • The same vicinity means that no gates or barriers stand in the way of the supervising adult’s visible and physical path to the swimming child(ren).

  • Note: Children 15 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult on the Center campus, 18 years of age or older, at the Center.

  • No running.

  • No glass containers.

  • Coast guard approved life vests ONLY. ANY CHILD WEARING A COAST GUARD APPROVED LIFE VEST MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT IN THE WATER.

  • No siting on or hanging on lane lines.

  • No diving.

  • No dunking, spiting, or horseplay.

  • Kickboards, fins, snorkels, and water fitness equipment are for lap swimming and fitness classes only.

  • No inflatable toys, squirt guns, and hard balls (dive toys and soft balls okay).

  • The Center staff has final authority on lane usage and may use 1-2 lanes and the deep end at any time for instructional and training purposes.

  • Children who are not toilet-trained must wear a disposable swim diaper with a reusable swim diaper over to prevent accidental fecal release in the water. Even still, if a child has a fecal release, they will need to be removed from the water immediately.

  • Only PCC employees may teach swim lessons at the Center

Baby Pool Rules:

  • The baby pool is only to be used by children 5 years of age and under. Children must be under the direct supervision of a person 18 years of age or older.

  • Floating devices are not permitted. However, pool toys are permitted. Center toys and equipment are reserved for our aquatics programs only.

Diving Board Rules:

  • Only one person on the board at a time.

  • Forward entrance into the water only. No reverse or inward jumps or flips.

  • A swimmer must go directly to the ladder after going off the board.

  • Swimmer on board must wait until the person in front of him/her has reached the ladder before jumping.

  • One bounce only.

  • No running on the board.

  • Use board at your own risk.

  • The diving board may be closed by any PCC employee if the rules are not being followed.

Island Rules:

  • Children under 14 years must take a swim test BEFORE using the Island.

  • Do not use the Island until signaled by a Lifeguard to do so.

  • Do not jump or dive onto the island. This may cause the Island to pop and be shut down.

  • People who fall off the Island must swim to the nearest wall and exit. There is no climbing back on once fallen off.

  • No hanging on the ropes that attach the island to the lane lines.

Hot Tub Rules:

  • Anyone under 14 years of age must be supervised by an adult in the hot tub area.

  • When the hot tub is crowded, please limit use to 5 minutes. The first to enter the hot tub will be the first to exit.

  • Maintain a calm environment. No horseplay (spiting, splashing, swallowing water, wrestling, sliding down handrails, swimming underwater)

  • Children must be toilet trained in order to use the hot tub. No diapers of any kind allowed.

  • No glass containers in the hot tub area.

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