Aquatics Facility

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Faith Academy Aquatics Center features a 25-meter, 6 lane pool with a 3’ diving board and a maximum depth of 11.5’. Covered seating for 200 spans the length of the pool for parents and other spectators. A sheltered pool (7.1m x 10.6m) with a three-foot maximum depth is also available for younger children to enjoy. The Aquatics Center includes full locker rooms with showers.

Faith Academy owns scuba equipment, which the Faith community can use in the pool under supervision. Hundred of students have gone through pre-open water diving training with master divers on staff at Faith.

Faith Academy welcomes all members of the Faith community to enjoy the Aquatics Center during open swim times. Please check the weekly schedule for times.

 

Aquatics Facility Policies and Procedures


Weather

Heavy Rain – During a heavy rain, if the clarity of the water is such that you cannot see people at the bottom of the pool, then all swimmers are to be out of the deep end of pool until such time that the clarity has improved to acceptable conditions.

Typhoon – The aquatics facility will be closed during a signal two or higher.

Lightening – If lightning is visible, then the aquatic facility is to be cleared until there has been no close by thunder or visible lightening for a minimum of 20 minutes.

 

Other Hazards:

Policy on Conjunctivitis is: If your eye is weeping, or there is a discharge from your eyes, then you are not allowed in the Aquatics Facility. Conjunctivitis is very contagious and can be passed to others if you touch railings and doorknobs. If you no longer have discharge, then you may swim, but only with your own goggles.

Fecal Matter – If fecal matter is identified in the pool, then everyone shall clear the pool until the water can be cleaned and tested. No one is allowed back into the water until the testing shows that minimum purity is achieved (usually around 12 -24 hours).

Medical Emergency:

If a medical emergency occurs during a school day from 7:15am-2:30pm, the lifeguard will contact Health Services by calling extension 752/753. The lifeguard will give the nurse the important information so that the nurse can bring the appropriate equipment to the pool.

If a medical emergency occurs on a school day from 2:30-4:30 pm, then the lifeguard will ask an adult at the pool to call dorms or front guard gate to get help. At all other times, if a medical emergency occurs, the lifeguard will follow standard rescue procedures and will contact the appropriate personnel while giving aid and arranging transportation for the patient as need.

Lifeguard Procedures:

  • One long whistle blast means everyone must clear the pools.
  • Three short whistle blasts means the lifeguard is leaving his/her post to help a swimmer.

Aquatics Facility Rules of Conduct

  • Shower before entering the pool.
  • Running, pushing, and horseplay are not permitted.
  • Diving is allowed only in designated areas.
  • No glass containers are permitted within the pool area.
  • Alcoholic beverages, drugs or similar substance are not allowed.
  • Profanity, improper behavior, and intoxication are not allowed.
  • Changing clothes is allowed only in locker rooms.
  • Swimming when the facility is closed is not allowed.
  • No eating or drinking within the pool deck area, with the exception of water in plastic containers.
  • Children under the age of eight must be under direct adult supervision at all times. (Direct supervision means that the adult is wearing a swimsuit and in the water or ready to jump to child)
  • Persons with open sores or rashes are not allowed in the facility.
  • Spitting, urinating, spouting water, or blowing one’s nose in the water are not allowed.
  • Chewing gum is not allowed within the facility.
  • Pets are not allowed in the facility.
  • Swimmers must comply with stated rules as well as lifeguard instruction. Failure to comply will result in removal from the pool and/or suspension of swimming privileges.
  • Use of the facility is at your own risk.

Guidelines for Use of Equipment

  • Only one person at a time on a ladder.
  • No sitting or hanging on the lifelines floats /lanelines.
  • No climbing on the towers or stands.
  • Emergency equipment is to be used only by authorized personnel.
  • Only one person is allowed on the diving board at a time; diver must wait for previous diver to move to the side; only one bounce permitted; diver must dive off the end of the board; no hanging on the board.
  • Artificial floatation devices such as inflatable air mattresses, rubber balls or water wings are acceptable but should be designed for water use and used at the lifeguard’s discretion.
  • Use of swimming fins are only allowed during lap swim or instructional time.

Following these rules will help us keep a safer, cleaner facility and make community use of the pool a pleasure for all.