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Pool Rules

*All pool rules will be enforced by Briarcliff Pool staff at all times for the safety of our patrons.


1.       All persons must observe all health and sanitation rules regarding shower, bandages, spitting on the deck, etc.

2.       Running is not allowed on the pool deck.

3.       Diving is NOT ALLOWED anywhere in the shallow pool. (Unless it is being used under supervision of a swim team coach during practice and swim meets. Lifeguards that are trained may use a shallow dive to rescue a swimmer.) Beaver dive is acceptable in the shallow end. Diving is permitted in the deep pool only.

4.     Dangerous “horse-play” is not allowed at any time.

5.     Patrons are not allowed to put their arms around another patron’s neck.

6.     Persons must obey the lifeguards at all times.

7.     Street shoes are not allowed on the pool deck.

8.     Persons may not swim alone unless a lifeguard is on duty.

9.     Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs may not use the pool.

10.   Persons with a communicable disease will not be allowed to enter the pool.

11.   No cart wheels will be allowed on the deck or diving board.

12.   Keep your hands and feet to yourself. (No pushing or dunking)

13.   No flips or backward jumps off the side of the pool.

14.   Keep discussions with lifeguard to a minimum.

15.   One person on the diving board and slide at a time.

16.   When going off the diving board or slide, wait until the lifeguard tells you to go. Before going off the board make sure the swimmer in front of you is to the side before going off the end of the diving board.

17.   Jump straight off the end of the board, jumping to the side could result in a collision with the wall or another swimmer.

18.   One bounce on the diving board.

19.   Keep splashing games under control.

20.   When lane lines are in, refrain from hanging on them.

21.   Please keep the mats away from the sides of the pool and flat on the water.

22.   Do not stand on the mats near the edge of the pool.

23.   Balls are not to be thrown at a swimmers head.

24.   Keep off of the handicap chair.

25.   Do not jump from the yellow ladder.

26.   No Gum.

27.   Please face the pool when jumping/diving from the edge. Jumping in backwards, flips or other gymnastic stunts from the side are dangerous.

28.   Kick boards may be used for swimming lessons and lap swimmers. Kick boards are not allowed during free time. Purposefully sinking or standing on them is unsafe.

29.   No fighting.

30.   No use of profanity.

Locker Room Rules

1.       Do not leave valuables unattended.

2.       Walk in locker room.

3.       No standing on the benches.

4.       Turn off the showers when you are finished.

5.       Smoking or chewing is not allowed.

6.       No gum.

7.       Towel snapping is not allowed.

8.       No dressing in bathroom stalls.


28168 Old Rainier Road | Rainer, OR 97048 | PH: 503-556-3777 | FX: 503-556-3778