Pool Activities


POOL ACTIVITIES / RULES AND REGULATIONS

2019-2020 School Year

Pool activities are not held when school is not in session.

 ACS Offering Lifeguard Training Course (information located after pool rules)  

POOL ACTIVITIES: 

*AM Lap Swim -  Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 6:15 am – 7:15 am. The fee is $2.00 per session. NOTE: All swimmers must be out of the locker rooms by  7:30 am for the start of PE classes. 

*Adult Aqua Zumba - Monday & Wednesday - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  The fee is $5.00 per session to be paid at the beginning of each class.  (Must be 18 years of age or older & out of school.)

*Adult Water Aerobics -  Tuesday & Thursday - 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm.  The fee is $3.00 per session to be paid at the beginning of each class.  (Must be 18 years of age or older & out of school.)

*Adult Lap Swim - Tuesday & Thursday from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm.  The fee is $2.00 per session.

*Public Open Swim - Tuesday &  Thursday  from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. The fee per session is $2.00 per adult and $1.00 per student. Everyone is welcome. First grade and under must be accompanied by an adult. Also, please note that small children (kindergarten and under) must have an adult in the water with them. Girls must wear a one-piece bathing suit, and boys must wear a bathing suit, not gym shorts.

For more information on Adult Water Aerobics and/or Adult Aqua Zumba, please contact June White, Adult and Continuing Education, at 639-2811.

For more information on Open Swim and/or Lap Swim, call Director, Cathy Decker at 639-8236 between 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

POOL PARTIES: 

Day/Time:   Fridays – Time is based upon request and dependent upon the availability of adult and student guards.  The block of time will be for 90 minutes; 70 minutes of swim time, 10 minutes for locker rooms before swim time and 10 minutes for locker rooms after swim time.  Example:  If your pool party is from 7:00-8:30, the locker rooms are open from 7:00-7:10, swim time is 7:10-8:20, and locker rooms are open again from 8:20-8:30.

Requests should be made out at least two weeks in advance of desired date. 

Fees Each group must guarantee a fee of $80.00 for the first 25 swimmers.  An additional lifeguard is required for over 25 swimmers at a cost of $23.00. 

Hair:   Long hair is defined as hair that falls below the base of the neck.  Long hair needs to be tied up, braided or put in a ponytail.   

Parking:  Parking is provided in the lot at the front of the school or in the Court Street parking lot.  Please use the Main Entrance to enter the building.

Rules:  A full list of rules and regulations will be given to group leaders when they arrive at the pool and must be read to the entire group before they will be admitted to the pool.

Bathing Suits:  Bathing suits are the required attire for swimming in the pool.  Girls should wear 1-piece bathing suits.  2-piece bathing suits that cover the midriff are acceptable.

Grade Requirement:  Those attending swim sessions who are in any grade below second grade must have an adult with them.  If the child can swim, the adult need only sit in the spectator area and watch.  If the child cannot swim, the adult must accompany the child in the water.  Pre-K children and younger must swim with an adult.  A high school age older brother or sister is acceptable in this instance.

THE ADULT LIFEGUARD WILL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO

REFUSE TO LET ANYONE SWIM WHO DOES NOT

CONFORM TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS



     AFTON POOL RULES AND REGULATIONS

1.    No jewelry, gum or unauthorized swimming equipment allowed.

2.    Food is not allowed in the pool area.

3.    No running or pushing in the pool area.

4.    No dives, back dives, twists or somersaults from the side of the pool.

5.    No diving in the shallow end of the pool.

6.     Make sure the diving area is clear before you attempt to dive from the deep end of the pool.

7.    No jumping or diving from the starting blocks.

8.    No standing or sitting on the pool gutters.

9.    Bathing suits are the required attire for swimming in the pool.  Girls should wear 1-piece bathing suits.  2-piece bathing suits that cover the midriff are acceptable.

10.  Long hair is defined as hair that falls below the base of the neck.  Long hair needs to be tied up, braided or put in a ponytail.   

11.   When playing basketball, do not stand around the basket while on the deck and keep hands away from the rim and net at all times.

12.   Do not sit or hang on to the dividing rope at the deep end of the pool.

13.    No sitting on other swimmers’ shoulders.

14.    Swimmers need to keep their hands to themselves.

15.    No walking with flippers on.

16.    Spectators should remain in the spectator area.

17.    No shoes allowed on the pool deck swimming area.

18.     School masks and snorkels will not be available for use for pool parties/open swim.  You  may bring your own goggles or mask.  School flippers are available upon request.  Snorkels are not permitted for use during pool parties/open swim.

19.    All equipment must be put away when swimmers are done with it.

20.     OBEY ALL AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL IN THE POOL AREA.

Red Cross Lifeguard and Waterfront Lifeguard Course
 
Afton Central School’s Adult and Continuing Education program will offer Red Cross Lifeguarding and Waterfront Lifeguarding courses beginning February 10th, continuing until March 5th (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday), from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  There may be one class during the week of February 17 at an offsite location to cover some classroom items, depending on the makeup of the group.  Makeup classes will be March 11 and 12, if needed.
 
This is a full instructor-led course including First Aid, CPR/AED, blood borne pathogen safety, lifeguard and waterfront skills.  Participants must be 15 years of age to take this course.  The fee is $225.00, which includes the Red Cross fee, hand-outs, a universal CPR mask, whistle and fanny pack.  Make check payable to Afton Central School.
 
ALL persons must attend the evening of February 10 to receive orientation material and complete a pre-requisite swimming test which includes swim 200 yards for pool lifeguards, 550 yards for waterfront lifeguard, without stopping, swimming the crawl stroke and breast stroke.
 
All candidates must be in good enough health to complete theswimming components of the course as well as the CPR and First Aid skills section.
 
To register, please call June White at Afton Central School’s Adult and Continuing Education program at 607 639-2811.   Any questions regarding the course, please call or text Lila Harris, 607-624-5824 or Sue Shove, 607-821-8137.
Pool Parties
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