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Recreational Services

Pool Facility Rules

Alcoholic beverages/tobacco products

Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products are prohibited in this facility.

8-lane pool

Only guide dogs are allowed in pool areas.


The definition of a dependent is someone who receives their support from the ID holder and is claimed as a dependent on the ID holder's tax return. ONLY dependents under 14 years of age will be admitted to the facilities at no charge and must be accompanied and directly supervised by their cardholding parent. An adult member may sponsor a total of three individuals, whether dependents and/or guests. Note: A parent bringing dependents to use facilities must present a membership key tag which identifies themselves -- not their spouse. Dependents who are 14 years of age or older may be sponsored by their cardholding parent to pay guest fees, remembering that all guests must remain in the company of their sponsoring host while using facilities. If dependents who are 14-22 years of age wish to use facilities without parental supervision, the card holding parent must purchase memberships for those dependents. Dependent members may not bring in siblings under the age of 14. Please note that some areas and equipment have age restrictions.

Dependents (17 and under) 
Children under 18 years old must be under constant and strict supervision. Infants in diapers should wear an approved swim diaper. Parents must be in the water with children who are not water competent.

Food and drink

Food (including gum) and drink are restricted to the observation deck. Water in closed, plastic containers is the only liquid beverage allowed on the pool deck.


Guest fees will apply to guests of all ages. All adult guests will sign in and show photo ID. A student or adult facility member must be "host" to the guest(s). All sponsored guests must be supervised by their host while in the building. An adult member may host a total of three individuals, whether dependents and/or guests. Guests are required to remain in the company of their host. Guest passes may be purchased at the check-in desk. Adults are  $3 and $1.50 for children. Guest pass fees include sales tax. Bills larger than $10 are not accepted.


Persons known to have diarrhea within the last 48 hours should not use the pools. Patrons with open wounds/infected areas will not be allowed in pools. Bandages are also prohibited.


Although the pools are indoors, they must be treated as outdoor pools and evacuated when lightning and thunderstorms occur. The pools will reopen 30 minutes after the last lightning strike or sound of thunder. If within 30 minutes of Rec Services closing time, the pools will not reopen until the next shift.

Locker rental

Locker rentals are available through the LIFE office located in the Ahearn Complex. Call 785-532-0704 for information.

Organized activities

There will be no organized activities in the facilities during Recreational Services use times except those sponsored by and/or approved by Recreational Services. This includes athletic teams, academic classes, instructional activities, sport clubs, camps, and parties. Special arrangements may be can be made through the Recreational Services office.

Personal belongings

Individuals are responsible for their personal belongings. Staff will not store or monitor articles for you. Belongings may be stored in daily use lockers. Lockers in the locker rooms may be rented monthly or annually. Locker users assume all responsibility for stolen or damaged materials.

Personal training and private instruction

Personal training and private instruction are restricted to only those individuals who have been specifically employed by Recreational Services for the purpose of being a personal trainer. Any participant who is observed to be conducting or suspected of conducting any portion of personal training or instruction with a patron who is not a Recreational Services staff personal trainer will be asked to cease the activity and may have membership privileges revoked. An individual may be approached and questioned regarding unauthorized personal training if he/she appears to be exhibiting any of the following (but not limited to), or related behaviors:

  • Writing and/or designing a fitness or workout program for a patron.
  • Explaining and providing exercise directions to a patron or group of patrons.
  • Assisting a patron with technique, or any specific instruction, but not exercising with that individual during all portions of the workout.
  • Directing exercise order or duration for a patron.
  • Assisting a patron with equipment and adjustments. 


A full refund will be granted if made within five business days of purchase. No membership refund will be given for months when any part of that month has been used, and no refund will be made for any amount under $25.


Showers are required for pool entry.


All fully clothed spectators must stay in observation deck area.

Sponsored Programs

Recreational Services programs take priority over the priority use schedule.

Water accessories

At the discretion of the lifeguards, items such as face masks and snorkels may be permitted. No scuba tanks will be allowed. Jogging belts are for adults for exercise purposes only.

Water competency

All users must show water competency to be allowed in the diving well.