Why don’t you allow my child to wear flotation devices?
We believe, as do most public pools, that children are most safe in the water under the close supervision of their parent or other responsible adult. When a child is wearing a flotation device, we believe that parents develop a false sense of security and do not supervise their child as closely as they otherwise would. In addition, children may feel more confident in the water than they should. Although our pool has shallow enough areas that everyone can stand up, that does not mean that they are safe. When children lose their balance, even in very shallow water, it is very difficult for them to regain it. We have taught thousands of children and adults how to swim without the aid of flotation devices; if anything flotation devices teach poor body position and unwarranted confidence in an environment where caution should always be exercised.

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1. Is the pool an indoor or an outdoor pool?
2. How big are the pools?
3. How many laps are in a mile?
4. Do I need to be a member?
5. What types of chemicals are in the water?
6. Do you have lockers?
7. Are my belongings safe at the Swim Center?
8. How old is a senior? How old is a child?
9. How old do you have to be to participate in lap swim?
10. Why do nonresidents pay more than residents?
11. Who is considered a resident?
12. It’s hot outside today. Can I come swimming?
13. It’s raining and cold. Is the pool still open or are swimming lessons still happening?
14. What is the difference between family swim and recreation swim?
15. Why don’t you allow my child to wear flotation devices?
16. What temperature are your swimming pools?
17. Why do you have so many rules?