Rules

Our goal is to provide a safe and fun environment with extraordinary customer service for every guest.

Staff reserves the right to enforce other rules which may not be listed to maintain a safe and healthy aquatic environment. Please help us achieve this goal by adhering to the following policies:

General Aquatic Facility Policies
  • For your safety, American Red Cross certified lifeguards are on duty at all times.
  • Please obey lifeguards at all times.
  • Staff reserves the right to ask patrons to discontinue use of the facility for safety reasons.
  • Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied at all times by a responsible person age 15 or older.
  • Children over the age of 5 are not permitted in opposite-gender locker rooms.
  • United States Coast Guard-approved life jackets are the only acceptable outside floatation device. No arm floatations or built-in life jackets allowed.
  • Persons with an open wound, rash or infectious communicable disease will not be admitted into the pool.
  • Anyone who has experienced a stomach or intestinal illness within the past two weeks should not enter the water.
  • Swim diapers under swimsuits are required for those who are diaper dependent. Baby swim diapers are available for purchase at the Front Desk.
  • Diapers must be changed in the bathroom.
  • In the event of fecal matter in the pool, the facility will close for cleaning and sanitizing for 30 minutes to 24 hours or longer.
  • Please shower before using the pool.
  • No hanging or sliding on stair railings.
  • No pushing, shoving or running allowed.
  • Proper swimsuit attire is required.
  • No roughhousing, horseplay or running.
  • No alcohol permitted in pool area.
  • Food and drink are permitted in concession areas only.
  • Glass is not permitted. 
  • During periods of low attendance the pool may close at any time.
  • Swimmers may be asked to pass a swimming test to use the diving board or slide.
Slide Rules
  • Must be 36 inches to ride the slide or pass swim test.
  • Only one person on the slide at a time. Lifeguard will signal riders to enter and ride feet first in a seated position.
  • Goggles, fins, metal watches, jewelry, shoes, swimsuits with metal or plastic zippers, buckles, rivets, buttons or metal plastic ornamentation, flotation devices and loose fitting clothing are not permitted on the slide.
  • No standing, running, climbing, pushing, shoving, kneeling, rolling, rotating or stopping down slide.
  • Adults who are watching small children must stand to the side of the slide exit. Catching sliders is not permitted.
  • Sliders must be able to independently swim.
Diving Board
  • One diver at a time is permitted on the board.
  • The diving board is the only entrance to the diving area in the pool.
  • One bounce permitted during Open Swim Hours.
  • Only jumping or diving straight off the end of the board is permitted.
  • All divers must look before and wait until the area in the pool is clear before diving.
  • No running, handstands, or sitting is permitted on boards
  • Immediately after diving, the diver surfaces and swims clear of the diving area.
  • Only Aquatics personnel will adjust equipment.
  • Any activities deemed unsafe by the Aquatics personnel are not permitted.
Wading Pool
  • Only children 45 inches or shorter allowed
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • No pushing, shoving or running allowed.
  • Deck furniture is not permitted in the wading pool.
  • Swim diapers under swimsuits are required for those who are diaper dependent.
  • Diapers must be changed in the bathroom.
Locker Rooms
  • Running, horseplay and excessive noise are not permitted.
  • Tanning oils, food, drink and glass containers are not permitted.
  • Swimmers should use the restroom and shower before using the pools.
  • The City of Monona is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Please do not leave valuables unattended.