It is our goal at Cascade Swim Center that everyone enjoys a safe water experience and has fun. Please take some time to review these rules and share them with your children. If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact our staff. CSC or RAPRD is not responsible for lost or stolen items. We strongly recommend that you secure your belongings in a locked locker or take them with you. Click here for information on water safety. The swim center is an alcohol and tobacco free facility.
- Do not enter the pool deck area unless a lifeguard is present. No one will be permitted to be on deck or in the water without a lifeguard on duty.
- Do not enter the deck area until the start of the program you are attending.
- Do not use the pool or spa if you have a disease communicable via water or have had diarrhea in the past two weeks.
- Persons with compromised immune systems should exhibit caution when using a public pool or spa.
- No person under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs may use the pool or spa. Cascade Swim Center is a tobacco free facility.
- No animals will be permitted in the pool area without express permission from authorized staff.
- All toys and flotation devices must be approved by the lifeguard staff before they may be used in the pool. No toy or flotation device that limits survelliance or otherwise poses a risk shall be permitted. US Coast Guard approved flotation devices shall be permitted for use in the shallow end only. Approval is at the discretion of CSC staff.
- The use of fins, pool buoys, swim paddles, kick boards and aqua aerobics equipment are not allowed during recreation swims.
- Racing blocks are not open to the public except for approved use for competitive events, swim lessons and swim team practices.
- Diving permitted only in designated areas. No somersaults, cartwheels, back flips or jumping off backwards from the deck.
- No breath holding activities or hyperventilation.
- Do not allow children to play on or near pool stairs or on ADA lift.
- Behavior in the facility must be appropriate for a family setting, no gratuitous PDA.
- Promptly report the presence of any bio-hazardous (blood, urine, fecal) material to CSC staff.
- Promptly notify CSC staff of any sudden illness or injury that occurs at the facility, we are here to help.
- Children under 7 years old must be accompanied at all times by a responsible person 16 years of age or older.
- Children must be at least 42" from the chin down or must be accompanied by a responsible person 16 years of age or older.
- Infants under the age of 6 months are prohibited from entering the water of the main pool due to the lower temperature (84 degrees).
- Infants under the age of 6 months are permitted to use the wading pool which is kept at a higher temperature (90+ degrees).
- Our Aquatic staff of American Red Cross certified lifeguards strives to maintain the highest standards in emergency training. Our goal is to provide our patrons with a safe, clean atmosphere in which families can enjoy themselves in a recreational environment. The purpose of the aquatic staff, clean atmosphere in which families can enjoy themselves in a recreational environment. The purpose of the aquatic staff is not to supervise your child but to prevent accidents from happening. Therefore, parents are expected to closely supervise their children and assist in enforcing the policies for safety and enjoyment of all patrons.
Here at the Cascade Swim Center we want your time to be fun, safe and enjoyable. We expect all people using the facility to:
- Respect the rules
- Respect the staff
- Respect the facility
- Respect each other
Protect Our Water
- Shower your child and yourself - take a cleansing show before entering the pool or spa after using the toilet.
- Please do not use the pool or spa if you have had diarrhea in the past two weeks or a disease communicable by water.
- Children less than 3 years of age or swimmers who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper, disposable swim diapers must be covered by a swim suit or swim diaper cover.
Deep Water Swimming
- Swimmers must be able to demonstrate the ability to swim 2 widths of the pool before they may use the diving boards or enter the deep-end.
- Diving from the deck will be allowed from designated areas and times only.
- No somersaults, cartwheels, back flips or rough play.
- Recreational use of the starting platforms is not allowed.
Diving Board Rules
- Diving board users must be able to demonstrate the ability to easily swim at least 2 widths of the pool.
- Diving boards may only be used during approved times, as indicated by the guard on duty.
- While diving boards are open, the deep end must be clear of swimmers.
- Only one person permitted on a diving board at a time.
- Wait until the previous diver has reached the wall before leaving the board.
- Do not swing from, or play on, the diving board rails.
- No running on the board and one bounce only.
- Swim directly to the nearest side after a dive or jump.
- Jump or dive directly off the end of the board, never toward the side or from the middle. Also, be aware that there is a gradual slope from the shallow end to the diving well, do not angle your dives toward the shallow end.
- Wearing goggles or large jewelry while using the boards is not advised.
- No life jackets or flotation devices allowed in the deep end or on the diving boards.
- Once on high dive ladder or board you must proceed, you will not be allowed to decend the ladder unaccompanied by a lifeguard. If you decide not to jump, notify the lifeguard who will assist you back down.
- People 16 years or older can use the hot tub for 15 minutes at a time. (ID is required)
- Everyone must take a cleansing shower before entering the hot tub.
- No young children or babies are allowed in the spa area.
- No more than four patrons may use the spa at one time.
- Consult a doctor first if:
- You are elderly or pregnant
- Taking prescription drugs
- Have diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease
- Do not use the spa if:
- You have a communicable disease
- Open wound bandages
- Recently used drugs or alcohol
Wading Pool Use
- The wading pool is an outdoor pool that is usually opened around Memorial Day weekend and remains open throughout the summer depending upon the weather.
- The wading pool is for children under 5 years old. The only exceptions is non-swimmers who are less than 42" from the chin down.
- Approved toys and balls are allowed in the wading pool. Flotation devices which a child could be harmed from are not allowed.
- If the lifeguards near thunder the children's pool and deck will be cleared.
- All other pool rules apply.
Locker Room Rules
- Children 5 years and over must use the locker room of their same gender. If this presents a difficulty there are public bathrooms in the front lobby. Please contact a lifeguard if assistance is required.
- Towel snapping or other anti-social behavior is not allowed in the locker room.
- No horseplay, climbing on or hanging from bars.
- Running and/or rough play is not allowed in the locker room or on deck.
- No profanity, please keep volume at a reasonable level.
- Do not stand on the benches or allow children to do so.
- No glass, food or drinks are allowed in the locker room.
- Please keep showers brief when others are waiting.
- Cell phone or photo device use is not permited in the locker room.
- Lockers are provided for day use only, please remove your lock and personal items at the end of your visit.
- RAPRD is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Los and found items are kept for 30 days and then are taken to the local Goodwill.
- Please limit the use of scented hygiene products.
- Please notify CSC staff if the locker room requires attention.
Food & Drink
- No food or drink is permitted in the pool area. NO CHEWING GUM!
- No glass or plastic that can shatter allowed.
- Candy and gum are not permitted in the pool area.
Are you interested in coming to the swimming pool, but concerned about negotiating the ladder or transferring from a wheelchair? The pool at the Cascade Swim Center is equipped with portable stairs, as well as a mechanical lift. Our staff has been trained to aid all individuals who need assistance. Come in and enjoy the facilities, the water is great!
Red Cap Drill
Periodically, here at the Cascade Swim Center, we run life saving drills to sharpen our lifeguarding skills so that we are best prepared in the event of an emergency. The Red Cap Drill is one of those life saving drills that you, as a patron, may witness. If you are here during a drill you may experience a whistle blast, a guard entering the water and some mock care being given to a prearranged accident "victim". We will post notice, at the front desk that a drill week is in process so that you are aware that lifeguard practice may be possible anytime during that particular week. If you have any questions please feel free to call Jessica Rowan, Aquatic Director at 541-548-7275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The parking lot at CSC has limited space. To make parking available and safe for everyone please observe the CSC parking etiquette:
- Please keep your speed below 10 MPH
- Striped area at the north end of the building is an emergency access zone (NO PARKING).
- Overflow parking is available in the high school parking lot.
- In the drop off/pick up zone, please keep traffic moving. Do not park there.
- Parking space is reserved for CSC patrons only. Field and baseball use please park in the high school parking lot.
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