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Safety Regulations

Lightning and Thunder:

If the VRWC staff hears thunder, sees lightning, or is notified of a lightning warning:

  • The pool is immediately cleared and closed.
  • Pool access is suspended for 30 mins after the last observation of lightning/thunder.
  • VRWC staff monitors the 30 min window.
  • Each time lightning/thunder are heard or seen, the 30 mins restarts.

After 30 mins free of lightning/thunder, VRWC staff will reopen the pool.

 

Tornado:

Watch: Conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms including tornadoes. Stay alert.

Warning: A tornado or storm capable of producing a tornado is impacting campus.

Alert VU and a warning siren will sound.

Move to your closest designated areas in VRWC.

  • East Corridor
  • East Corridor Men's and Women's Locker-rooms
  • Field House Corridor
  • Men's and Women's Field House Corridor Restrooms

Do not leave the tornado shelter location until you have received the "all clear" from Alert VU or the VRWC staff.

 

Pool:

  1. No running on the deck.
  2. No pushing, shoving, horseplay, or inappropriate behavior is allowed.
  3. No diving into the shallow end of the pool.
  4. No hanging on lane ropes or hand rails.
  5. Breath holding training/drills/exercises are strictly PROHIBITED.
  6. Backward dives and flips are strictly prohibited.
  7. Gum and band-aids must be deposited in the trash cans BEFORE entering the water.
  8. Glass containers are prohibited in the aquatic facility and on the outside patio.
  9. Food and drink are not allowed in the aquatic facility. (Plastic water bottles are permitted with WATER only).
  10. No animals are permitted in the pool area, with the exception of service animals
  11. All patrons must shower before entering the pool and after use of lavatories.
  12. Proper swim attire is required. Street clothes, denim shorts, or thong bathing suits are not permitted in the pool area.
  13. Tennessee State Department of Health requires children under 2 years of age and those who are not toilet trained, to wear swim diapers.
  14. Diaper changing on the pool deck is prohibited.
  15. The Aquatics Staff provides complimentary life jackets upon request.
  16. Children under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. When in the pool area, a ratio of one parent / guardian per four children 13 years of age and under must be present. Children who cannot swim must be within an arm's reach of a parent/guardian in the shallow end at all times. There must be one parent/guardian per child who cannot swim.
  17. Individuals who cannot swim are only allowed in the shallow end of the pool.
  18. Coaching, teaching, instruction, and personal training for personal financial gain is prohibited.
  19. Guards may ask patrons to take a 25 yard swim test, before entering the deep end.
  20. Patrons must listen to the lifeguards and aquatic staff at all times. They are present to help.
  21. Rude or disrespectful behavior to any Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, or VRWC staff member will not be tolerated. Violators will be asked to leave the Aquatic Facility.
  22. During peak hours or periods of high occupancy, pool patrons must share lanes. Patrons must use circle swimming method (see diagram in pool area).
  23. VRWC Management reserves the right to ask any patron to leave for non-compliance with the above policies.
  24. If VRWC staff hears thunder, sees lightning, or is notified of a lightning warning: the pool is immediately cleared and closed. Pool access is suspended for 30 mins after the last observation of lightning/thunder. The VRWC staff monitors the 30 min window. Each time lightning/thunder are heard or seen, the 30 mins restarts. After 30 mins free of lightning/thunder, the VRWC staff will reopen the pool.

Locker Room

  1. ONLY children under 4 years of age, of the opposite gender, may enter locker rooms and shower areas.
  2. Use of any Electronic Devices inside the locker room are STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
  3. Lockers located in the locker room are for day use only. Overnight use is not allowed.
  4. Lockers in corridor are for rental use only.
  5. Day use combo lock is available at equipment services for. $.50 (non-refundable rental). Day use combo locks are for locker room lockers only.
  6. The VRWC is not responsible for items left in lockers when locks are removed.