Pool Rules – Campus Recreation - Montclair State University
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Pool Rules

General Policies
  • A valid Montclair StateID/Membership is required for access to the facility.
  • Faculty/Staff and Alumni must purchase a membership or can purchase a day pass with a sponsor.
  • A member can sponsor up to two guests at a time.
  • A guest must be sponsored by a current active member of the Student Recreation Center.
  • All guests must have a valid state government issued ID with a picture and date of birth to receive a guest pass.
  • A guest of a member must be at least 16 years of age to use all areas other than the pool.
  • Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.
  • Montclair students are allowed to use two free guest pass credits during each semester.
  • A guest must be in the presence of the sponsor at all times when using the facility.
  • Paid fitness instruction services of any kind that are not provided by a certified Campus Recreation Personal Trainer are strictly prohibited.
  • No photography or videotaping is allowed inside the Student Recreation Center unless prior written permission is granted.
  • Hand towels are required in all activity areas.
  • Coats and bags are to be placed in the locker room or designated cubbies and be removed daily.
  • Lockers are for day use only. Rental lockers are available for purchase in the main office.
  • Proper athletic attire is to be worn in all activity areas. No bare midriffs allowed.
  • Cell phone use, food and carbonated beverages are permitted in lounge areas only.
  • Montclair State Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items in the Recreation Center.
  • Failure to comply with the above policies could result in immediate removal from the Recreation Center and/or a loss of membership privileges.
Pool Policies
  • All persons using the pool must be at least five years old, toilet trained, and all guests must remain with the member while in the building.
  • Fitness instruction services of any kind that are not provided by Campus Recreation Instructors are strictly prohibited.
  • All persons must shower before entering the water.
  • All patrons must abide by the swim attire code (bathing suit/board shorts: gym and jean shorts are strictly prohibited).
  • The lifeguard reserves the right to decide who shall and shall not be permitted to use the pool. All lifeguards are trained and instructed to abide by all Campus Recreation policies and procedures.
  • Persons suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be prohibited from entering the water.
  • Running, pushing, throwing into the pool, use of profanity, or behavior causing annoyance, danger, or abuse is prohibited and will result in suspension from using the pool and/or all Campus Recreation Facilities.
  • U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices only.
  • The pool will be evacuated in the event of lightning and will remain closed until 30 minutes after the last evidence of lightning or thunder is present.
  • Emergency Pool Procedures:
    • If the lifeguard blows his/her whistle, look for further instruction.
    • In case of evacuation: please stay with the group and follow the lifeguard’s directions.

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