Swimming Pool Rules

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Swimming Pool Rules:

  • Children under the age of 10 are not allowed in the pool without the supervision of a parent or guardian age 16 or older.
  • All children must pass a swim test before they are allowed beyond five feet of water.
  • Only US Coast Guard-approved life vests are allowed in the pool. All other floatation devices (floaties, pool rings, balls, noodles, etc.) are prohibited.
  • All swimmers must wear swimsuits that are specifically made for swimming or are made of athletic material. Jeans, cut-offs, sweat pants, street clothes, etc. are not allowed in the pool.
  • Please shower before entering the pool.
  • No running.
  • No boisterous or rough play.
  • No diving allowed in areas of the pool less than five feet deep or in pools not approved for diving.
  • Adults should not swim alone.
  • No person under the influence of alcohol or drugs may enter the pool area. 
  • No person with skin, eye, ear or nasal infections is allowed in the pool.
  • No person with a communicable disease is allowed in the pool.
  • No animals or pets are allowed in the pool or on the deck. Service animals are welcome but may not enter the water.
  • No glass is allowed in the pool area.
  • All persons using the pool do so at their own risk. Owners and management are not responsible for accidents or injuries.
  • The emergency phone and First Aid kit are located in the lifeguard office.
  • No smoking inside of pool gates. Smoking is only allowed in the designated area.
  • Stay off lane lines, marker lines, buoys and fences.
  • No food on the pool deck. Food and drinks are permitted in the picnic area only.
  • Keep legs and arms out of skimmers.
  • No gum or candy while in pool.
  • No diapers in the pool. Only swim diapers are allowed.
  • Everyone who enters the pool area must pay the admittance fee.
  • Patrons who leave the pool and want to return the same day must get their hand stamped.
  • To provide a family atmosphere for all, abusive/profane language and excessive public displays of affection will not be allowed.
  • Distracting the attention of the lifeguard is prohibited. Lifeguards are on duty to enforce rules for everyone's safety and to respond to emergencies. Please obey their requests.
  • Management reserves the right to deny use of the pool to anyone at any time.


The City of Greensboro swimming facilities are governed by the Guilford County Health Department. Other rules and guidelines not listed on this site may be found in the swimming pool policy manual, located at the Greensboro Park and Recreation administrative office and each pool office.

Special Situations

Pool Capacity Limits
- Each pool allows a specific number of swimmers into the pool and that is determined by the number of lifeguards on duty. When the pool reaches its bather capacity, no other new swimmers are allowed to pay and go into the pool area until any current swimmers leave the pool.

Inclement Weather Policy - For detailed information on any facility, please call directly to that facility. If thunder and lightning is spotted, lifeguards will require swimmers to get out of the pool. If there is no thunder and lightning for 30 minutes following the last occurrence, swimmers are allowed back into the pool.

Bodily Fluids
- If bodily fluids or bodily waste get into the pool, Guilford County Health Department guidelines require the pool to shut down so staff can treat the pool water and filter the pool water before reopening.