Aquatics Information & Policies


Membership - Adults

  • Adult members (18 or older) may swim during any scheduled Recreation Swim Time. Please be aware there will occasionally be restricted pool areas or lanes for organized activities too.

Membership - Minors (17 & under)

  • Children ages 12-17 may swim during any scheduled Recreation Swim Time. Please be aware there will occasionally be restricted pool areas or lanes for organized activities. 
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (18 or older) in the swim center at all times. 
  • Children under the age 6 must be accompanied in the water by an adult (18 or older) in the same pool lane/area at all times. 
  • Infants and toddlers who are not potty-trained must wear swim diapers at all times.

General Pool Rules

  • No person shall be permitted in the pool with open sores, or wounds. 
  • Eating and drinking will not be permitted anywhere on the pool deck at any time. (Water bottles containing water or hydration liquids are allowed) 
  • Appropriate swim attire must be worn at all times when on the pool deck. Lifeguards reserve the right to enforce a swim-suit-only policy for all Recreation swimmers.
  • Running, pushing, and horseplay will not be tolerated. 
  • Please consult a lifeguard before swimming in an unused area of the pool. 
  • Animals are not permitted in the pool area unless for service usage. Please inform the Welcome Center Specialist upon arriving to the building with a service animal. 
  • Refrain from hanging or swimming over the lane lines and safety ropes. 
  • Refrain from swimming or playing under the bulkheads. 
  • Coolers and glass containers are not permitted in the pool area. 
  • Shirt and shorts are allowed to be worn into the pool provided that they are clean, neat, and display no offensive language or symbols. 
  • Alcoholic beverages or persons under the influence are not allowed. 
  • Please refrain from talking extensively to the lifeguards "in the chair".

Floatation Devices & Pool Equipment

  • No "wearable" flotation devices allowed in the pool, including water wings, with the exception of Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's). 
  • Aqua joggers, pull-buoys, fins, noodles, kickboards and other swim training equipment maybe used for their intended purposes and at the discretion of the lifeguard. 
  • The diving equipment on deck is a restricted to Varsity Diving and planned Diving Programs only.

Severe Weather

  • Due to the extensive grounding and bonding of the new swim center, the pool will NOT close due to thunder and lightning.

Diving Boards

  • The diving boards and platforms are restricted areas, unless directly supervised by an approved diving coach. 
  • The diving equipment on deck is a restricted area and for Varsity Diving and planned Diving Programs only.

Additional Information

  • Please see the 'Pool Rental' tab for group usage and/or pool event rentals.

Contact

 recreation_membership@brown.edu | (401) 863 5100