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Facility Rules

For everyone’s benefit, we ask you to observe the following rules.

Failure to do so may result in ejection from the facility without refund.


No person will be permitted in the pool having signs and symptoms of illness: respiratory symptoms, skin lesions, sores, or inflamed eyes, mouth, nose or ear discharge, carrying communicable disease or having any type of bandage, adhesive tape, etc., on their body.*If you are not feeling well, please do not participate.

Swimmers must present ID with payment of a daily usage fee OR show a valid membership and be signed in at the table upon entry.  Preferred forms of ID are driver's licenses, Deer Park library cards, and school ID cards showing grade level for students age 13 and over. No entry into the pool building outside of the advertised public swim and swim program schedules.

 A responsible adult who will supervise behavior on deck and in the locker areas must accompany children under age 13. Any person who requires assistance in the water must be accompanied IN THE WATER by an adult who should be within arm’s reach. Use discretion when choosing a locker area. Management of this facility recommends that swimmers aged 6 and over use the most appropriate locker area for the privacy of all participants. For changing outside the locker rooms, use provided curtains.


Face coverings are permitted whenever you are NOT in the water but MUST be removed prior to entering the water. Proper bathing attire is required; bathing suits, rash guards, board shorts appropriate for the pool; NOT gym shorts, tee shirts or other regular clothing / pajamas; nothing that prohibits movement. Bathing caps and goggles are optional. We do not allow masks that cover the nose during lessons because they prohibit correct breathing technique. Jewelry, metal hair clips and apparel / items that could become entangled and are not allowed in the pool..


The New York State Department of Health advises a cleansing shower prior to the use of any public bathing facility. DO NOT wear Face coverings in the showers. 


 Pollution of the pool by any bodily fluids strictly prohibited. Nose blowing and expectorating while in the pool not allowed. No urinating or defecating in the pools.


NO SMOKING of any kind on school grounds.  Additionally, we will ask any person who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol to leave the facility.


  Food and drink prohibited from the entire pool area. Plastic or metal water bottles allowed. Please dispose of all single use containers properly.


 General safety rules are in effect at all times, including

               No Running anywhere in the building.

               No Diving in shallow water

               No loud voices, no foul or offensive language

               No outdoor type rough play


  Lap lanes are for lap swimming ONLY. Open areas are NOT for lap swimming.  Please follow the directions of lifeguards.


  Use of facility owned pool toys and equipment allowed when appropriate.  Equipment use will be restricted when contraindicated by public health and /or safety. You may bring and use your own but please DO NOT SHARE ANY EQUIPMENT.  Please follow directions of lifeguards.


  Water competency test conducted before deep-water access granted by lifeguards. Children under age 13 years, swimmers using floatation devices and those not meeting water competency standard will be restricted to shallow water areas at the discretion of lifeguards on duty for everyone’s safety.  


 Hyperventilation, extreme hypoxic training, and static apnea are NOT ALLOWED at this facility. You will be asked to leave if you participate in these dangerous behaviors.


  Diving Board AND Diving tank CLOSED except for approved training.


For questions concerning pool information, please check our web pages at by putting your mouse on Athletics and clicking on Aquatic Center Online in the drop down menu. Follow us on Twitter “@DPHSAquaticCtr for timely weather and operational status updates or call the deck line for status 631-274-4187

Jeanne-Marie Kavanagh, Aquatic Director

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