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Aquatics Aquatics General Information Aquatics Policies Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The adult must pay admission, be wearing a swimsuit, and be actively participating in the water with the child. Clothing appropriate for swimming is required. No cutoffs or thongs will be allowed in any pool. T-shirts are allowed, but they must be white. All patrons are required to shower before entering any pool. Diapers or plastic pants with elastic around the legs are required to be worn by all individuals who do not have bowel and/or bladder control. Patrons recreationally swimming before or after a class or private lesson must pay the drop-in fee. Locker rooms will close 15 minutes after the pool closes. Parents must have children picked up when locker rooms are closed. Children 6 and older are required to use the appropriate locker room, or they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the family locker room. Please bring a lock; the City of Fort Collins is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Lockers are for use while utilizing the facility. Anything left overnight in the locker room will be removed and locks left on will be cut. To teach private lessons, coach or provide pool therapy in any aquatic facility, an application form must be completed and approved, and the requirements for teaching/therapy/coaching must be met. Group Rates for Swimming Reduced swim admissions are available for groups. A group must schedule at least 48 hours in advance by calling the appropriate facility. It is preferable that payment be made by one individual check/credit card. In an effort to provide a safe pool experience, we require adult supervision for children under 8* according to the following ratios: # of in-water # of children adult supervisors 1–6 1 7–12 2 13–18 3 19–24 4 *Children ages 8 and older that cannot swim or touch the bottom of the pool should be included in count for ages under 8. Groups not complying with above ratio will not be allowed to swim. Drop-in Swim Test Swim testing allows swim staff to evaluate your child (age 6+) on their swimming ability for proper swim level placement. Mulberry Pool, Wednesday, 4:00–5:00 PM EPIC, Saturday, Noon–5:00 PM Prior to registration, we encourage you to have your child tested for proper placement (see schedule above) If the class you wish to register for is filled, you may place your name on a paid waiting list no later than one week prior to the start of the class. Every attempt is made to accommodate the demand for swim lessons. Parents are allowed on the pool deck for the last day of class only. Progress cards that are not picked up on the last day of class will be held for only one week at the lesson facility. At the discretion of the lesson manager, if it is evident that a child is not water ready by the third lesson, the manager will contact the parent. A full refund will be issued for the class. Patrons recreationally swimming before or after a class must pay the drop-in fee. Make-up lessons are NOT available. Class maximums are based on American Red Cross guidelines to ensure a safe learn-to-swim experience. Class Class Maximum Guppy-Tadfish 10 Preschool 1–3 6 Levels 1–3 6 Level 4 8 Levels 5–6 10 Diving 8 Minimum for all classes based on cost efficiency is 4. Learn-To-Swim Policies The Learn-to-Swim program is based on the guidelines set up by the American Red Cross. We have grouped the ages for the classes based upon our knowledge of abilities of young swimmers. Although your child may have passed all of the preschool classes, they will not be allowed into the higher Level classes until age 6. One of the many differences in skills between Preschool and Level classes is distance/ endurance and stroke development. Most preschoolers are not able to swim the required distances in the Level classes. We suggest that even though your child has completed the Preschool classes, he/she should continue to take the highest Level class or work on your own with them to increase endurance/distance in the various strokes. Requirements for Preschool distance is 5 yards and the distance for the Level classes is 15 yards. Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC), 1801 Riverside Mulberry Pool (MP), 424 West Mulberry Recreator Winter 2014 27

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Recreator - Winter 2014
From Recreation Director
Registration Information
Facility Profiles
Adaptive Recreation
Alternative Programs
Low Intensity
Aqua Fitness
Medium Intensity
High Intensity
Lifeguard Training
Arts & Crafts
Dance & Movement
Early Learning
Parent with Child
Education & Enrichment
The Farm
Gardens on Spring Creek
Ice Skating
Speed Skating
Youth Hockey
Outdoor Recreation
Special Events
Youth Team Sports
50 Plus
Clubs & Organizations
Social Opportunities
Trips & Travel
Age Index

Recreator - Winter 2014