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The Pool Rules and Regulations are part of the City's continuing effort to provide a safe recreational environment.

Please review these rules before visiting the Prairie Village Pool.  Violations of pool rules may result in loss of pool privileges.  We recommend you download a copy of the pool rules to review with all members of your family.  If you have any questions about any of these rules, please contact the Pool Manager on duty.

A complete list of pool rules and regulations will be provided to persons purchasing pool memberships and swim cards. Rules will also be posted at the pool.

General Rules

The following rules apply to all areas of the Prairie Village Pool:

  • Be courteous to staff and fellow visitors.
  • Each patron over the age of one year must have a pool membership ID card, a swim card, or pay a daily entrance fee for admission to the Prairie Village Pool.
  • Membership ID cards must be presented by pool patrons each time they enter the pool complex.
  • A responsible party must supervise patrons under the age of nine at all times. A responsible party is defined as a person fourteen years of age or older who has the ability to swim. Supervision is defined as having the child who is less than nine years old within arm's reach at all times while at the Prairie Village Pool. Patrons age nine and older are permitted in the Prairie Village Pool without supervision, but are subject to removal by the Pool Manager on duty if they create a health or safety risk.
  • All swimmers are required to wear a swim suit:
    • No bras, sports bras, or shorts that do not stay around the waist.
    • String and thong swimsuits are prohibited.
    • Swim wear that becomes see through when wet is not allowed and considered indecent. 
    • Swimmers wanting to use a t-shirt in the pool must wear a clean t-shirt and proper swim wear underneath.
    • No street clothes will be allowed in the pool.
    • Swim diapers are required for children who are not bathroom trained and a swimsuit must be worn over swim diapers.
    • Guests with improper or indecent swim wear will be asked to change or leave the facility.
    • Infants are required to wear plastic pants or swim diapers in the pools.
  • Any patron in water deeper than the patron's armpits may be required to demonstrate to the lifeguard or Pool Manager on duty that he or she is capable of swimming the width of the pool in that depth. If the patron is unable to do so, he or she must remain in water that is below his or her armpits.
  • Distracting conversation with lifeguards or operations attendants on duty is not permitted. 
  • No alcohol allowed.
  • No abusive, offensive or profane language shall be permitted. 
  • No smoking including electronic cigarettes within the pool complex.
  • Small toys will be permitted in the Leisure Pool at the discretion of the Pool Manager. Management shall have the authority to restrict usage of permitted toys during crowded conditions or if they become a nuisance. 
  • The following items or activities are prohibited at the Prairie Village Pool:
    • Toys or play items not approved by management including: noodles, large beach balls, etc. 
    • Flotation devices are not permitted unless they are Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Devices.
    • Diving from pool decks.
    • Outside food or drink, except plastic bottles with water – food from the concession is not allowed on the pool deck.
    • Radios, CD players, TV's, and tape recorders (unless used with personal headphones).
    • Animals, other than service animals.
    • No skateboard riding is allowed in the complex.
    • Any other item or activity that creates a hazard to patrons or to the maintenance and operation of the Prairie Village Pool.
  • Persons wishing to take pictures inside the pool area must obtain permission from the Pool Manager. 
  • The City of Prairie Village assumes no liability for the loss or theft of a patron's personal belongings. Lockers are provided to secure personal belongings. Patrons may bring locks for use on lockers. All locks must be removed from the locker at the end of the day or they will be removed. Items left in lockers after the end of the day will be placed in the pool's lost and found area.
  • The Pool Manager on duty may close the entire pool complex, or any portions of the pool complex, for any safety or maintenance reason.
  • The Pool Manager on duty has the authority to enforce these rules and may remove from the Prairie Village Pool area any patron who violates these rules.

Water Slide/Plunge Pool Rules

  • Swimmers must be at least 48 inches tall to use the water slide.
  • One person will be allowed on the slide at a time.
  • Swimmers must go down the slide only when instructed by the lifeguard in charge. Swimmers must wait until the previous swimmer has reached the exit of the plunge pool before going down the slide.
  • Swimmers must go down the slide feet first on their backs only.
  • Swimmers must immediately exit the plunge pool once they have exited the water slide.

Wading Pool

  • The Wading Pool is for use by patrons six years of age and under. A responsible party, who is always within arm's reach of the child, must supervise such patrons.

Meter/Lap Pool

  • The Lap Pool is reserved between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. for lap swimming, organized fitness programs, and scheduled lessons.
  • Kick boards are permitted in the Lap Pool.

Adult Pool

  • The Adult Pool is reserved for patrons 18 years of age and over.
  • Kick boards, rafts, and noodles are permitted in the Adult Pool. 

Diving Well

Any patron wishing to use the diving boards at the Prairie Village Pool must adhere to the following rules:

  • Divers using the 3-meter high dive or slide must be at least 48 inches tall.
  • Divers must wait for the person ahead of them to reach the pool ladder prior to diving off the board.
  • Divers may not do sit-drop or inward dives.
  • Divers may only make one approach and one bounce per dive.
  • Divers may not wear eye wear or goggles when diving.

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