Wray Aquatic Center Facility Rules

General Rules

  • No running, pushing, dunking or excessive horseplay.
  • No diving except in designated areas.
  • Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a responsible person 16 years of age or older at all times.
  • All swimmers under 48 inches tall must complete a swimming deep end test before entering deep water. This includes use of the diving board and lily pads.
  • Patrons under 48 inches tall are not allowed on the large slides. No exceptions.
  • Absolutely no cutoffs or shorts with exposed metal allowed in the pools or on the slides. All patrons must be properly attired at all times.
  • No breakable objects in or around the pool. No glass allowed inside pool area.
  • Do not sit or hang on lifelines, ladders or starting blocks.
  • All toys, balls and flotation devices must be approved by the staff.
  • No food or drink allowed in the pool. No coolers are allowed inside the pool area.
  • No refunds are given due to weather conditions.
  • No smoking, tobacco, alcohol or drugs of any kind are allowed on the premises.
  • No pets allowed inside pool area.
  • Swim diapers are required for all swimmers who are not toilet trained.
  • The staff may waive or enforce any rule deemed necessary.
  • Management reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or eject from the pool premises, any persons failing to comply with any health and safety regulations or with the directions of the Wray Aquatic Center staff.

* WARNING: Failure to follow rules can result in serious injury.*


Slide Rules

  • Only one person is allowed to ride at a time. 
  • No food or drinks allowed on ride. 
  • Patrons must be 48 inches (1.22 m) tall to ride.
  • No pushing, shoving or cutting in line. 
  • Proper swim wear is required (exposed zippers, buckles, rivets, cutoffs, or metal ornamentation is not permitted)
  • Swimming or flotation devices are not permitted on the ride.
  • Eyewear must be securely affixed to riders with head straps
  • Slide must be ridden feet first lying on your back or in a sitting position only
  • Keep arms and hands inside the slide at all times
  • Do not run, dive, stand, kneel, rotate or stop in the slide
  • Riders must stay behind the line while waiting to ride. 
  • Riders must wait for the attendants start signal before riding. 
  • At the end of the ride, exit quickly by moving under the safety rope and avoiding the path of the other slide. Do not linger in the catch pool. 
  • Do not block the end of the slide.
  • Patrons must obey slide attendant and lifeguard at all times.
  • In case of an emergency, riders should exit using the stairs. 
  • Ride at your own risk
  • Maximum weight limit: 300 lbs

CAUTION: For safety reasons, riders should be free of medical conditions, including by not limited to pregnancy and heart, back or musculoskeletal problems. 

WARNING: This ride produces forces that can aggravate physical conditions such as heart conditions, pregnancy, neck and back conditions. Failure to follow these rules can result in serious injury. Use at your own risk!


Lap Swim/Aerobics Rules

  • Non-Swimmers must stay under the roof in the picnic area only.
  • No food allowed.
  • Disruptive behavior, including leaving the designated area, will receive a warning. Only one warning is allowed per session.
  • No instruction allowed during lap swimming.

* WARNING: Failure to follow rules can result in serious injury.*


Diving Board Rules

  • Read and obey all posted signs.
  • No pushing, shoving or cutting in line.
  • You must pass a deep end water test to use the diving board.
  • Eyeglasses/Goggles must be securely affixed to diver with head straps.
  • Wait at the top of the ladder until the attendant directs you to dive and the person before you has cleared the diving area.
  • Only one person on the board at a time.
  • Dive or jump only to the center of the pool, not to the sides.
  • NO back flips.
  • After diving, exit quickly to the nearest ladder to avoid the path of other divers.
  • Obey all instructions by the pool attendant.
  • Lifeguards have the authority to stop any dangerous activity on the diving board.
  • CAUTION: For safety reasons, pregnant women and persons with heart conditions or back trouble should not use the diving board.
  • Dive at your own risk.

*WARNING: Failure to follow rules can result in serious injury.*


Lily Pad Rules

  • Read and obey all posted signs.
  • No pushing, shoving or cutting in line.
  • Eyeglasses/Goggles must be securely affixed to swimmer with head straps.
  • You must pass a deep end water test to use the Lily Pads.
  • Only one person allowed on a Lily Pad at a time.
  • Leave an empty Lily Pad between you and the person in front of you.
  • NO SWIMMING UNDER THE LILY PADS.
  • Lily Pads may only be used from west to east.
  • If you fall off the Lily Pads, you must exit the Lily Pad area by swimming to the nearest side.
  • You must exit the Lily Pads if asked to do so by pool staff.
  • Hanging on the ropes is not allowed.
  • No pushing, shoving, rocking, or trying to knock a person off the Lily Pads.
  • No running across the Lily Pads.
  • Maximum weight limit: 250 lbs.
  • CAUTION: For safety reasons, pregnant women and persons with heart conditions or back trouble should not use the Lily Pads.
  • Play at your own risk.

*WARNING: Failure to follow rules can result in serious injury.*


Youth Discipline Policy

The following steps will be taken, in order, when any inappropriate action is witnessed by or reported to a staff member:

First Offense: 

  • For a first infraction, a patron will be given a verbal warning, notified of the action that caused the warning and told what the pool expectations are. 
  • They will be asked to sit out of the pool for 15 minutes. 
  • A Patron Discipline Report is filed and signed by the staff and the patron. 
  • The patron is notified of what will happen with another offense. 
  • If the patron is under the age of 18, their parents will be contacted. 

Second Offense: 

  • For a second infraction, a patron will be given a verbal warning, notified of the action that caused the warning and told what the pool expectations are. 
  • They will be asked to sit out of the pool for 30 minutes. 
  • A Patron Discipline Report is filed and signed by the staff and the patron. 
  • The patron is notified of what will happen with another offense. 
  • If the patron is under the age of 18, their parents will be contacted. 

Third Offense: 

  • For a third infraction, a patron is given a verbal warning and must sit out until a parent arrives (or may walk home at parent request) as the patron is suspended from the facility for that day. 
  • The patron is notified of what action led to this discipline and what the pool expectations are. 
  • The patron will call their parent from the pool phone and notify the parent of why they are being disciplined. 
  • A Patron Discipline Report is completed and signed by both the staff and patron. 
  • The patron is notified of what will happen with the next offense.

Fourth Offense:

  • For a fourth infraction, a verbal warning is given and the patron must sit out until a parent arrives (or may walk home at parent request) as the patron is suspended from the facility for 3 days. 
  • The patron is notified of what action led to the discipline and what pool expectations are. 
  • The patron will call a parent from the pool phone and notify the parent of why the they are being disciplined. 
  • A Patron Discipline Report is completed and signed by the staff and patron. 
  • The on-duty pool management will call the parents stating all previous actions that led to the 3-day suspension.

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*Management reserves the right to skip the first and second offense and go straight to the third offense dependent on infraction. 

**After the fourth offense, if discipline issues continue, it will be reported to City Hall staff for further consideration. Longer suspensions will be left to the discretion of management, Director of Community Services and City Manager. Continued issues can lead to week-long suspensions up to possible suspension for the entire summer season.

***Refunds are not issued for a third, fourth or beyond offenses that result in suspensions from the Wray Aquatic Center facility.