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

  • Read and obey all posted signs.
  • Persons must be 48 inches (1.22 m) tall to ride the slide.
  • No pushing, shoving or cutting in line.
  • Eyeglasses/Goggles must be securely affixed to rider with head straps.
  • Swim wear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets or metal ornamentation is not permitted. Cut-offs are not permitted.
  • Wait behind the line at the top of the stairs until the attendant directs you to a slide.
  • Only one rider may enter the slide at a time.
  • Must ride slide feet first lying on your back or in a sitting position (sit up to go slower, lie down to go faster).
  • Keep arms and hands inside the slide at all times.
  • DO NOT run, dive, stand, kneel, rotate or stop in the slide.
  • At the end of the slide, obey all instructions by the pool attendant and exit quickly by moving under the safety rope and avoiding the path of other slides.
  • Do NOT block the end of the slide.
  • CAUTION: For safety reasons, pregnant women and persons with heart conditions or back trouble should not ride these slides.
  • Ride at your own risk.

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


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 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 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: 

The person is given a private verbal warning, notified of the action that caused the warning, and told what the pool expectations of them are. They will be asked to sit out of the pool for 15 minutes. An incident report is filed and signed by both the staff and the person. The person is notified of what will happen with the next offense.

Second Offense: 

The person is given a verbal warning and asked to sit out until his/her parents arrive (or walk home if parents desire) as the child will be suspended from the facility for that day. The person is notified what action led to this discipline and what the pool expectations are. The person will then call their parents from the pool phone and notify them of why they are being disciplined. An incident report is completed and signed by both the staff and the person. The person is notified of what will happen with the next offense.

Third Offense: 

The person is given a verbal warning and asked to sit out until his/her parents arrive (or walk home if the parents desire) as the child will be suspended from the pool for two weeks. The person is notified what action led to this discipline and what the pool expectations are. The person will then call their parents from the pool phone and notify them of why they are being disciplined. Their incident report is completed and signed by both the staff and the person. The pool manager will call the parents as well as send a follow up letter stating the previous actions that led to their child’s suspension.


If discipline problems continue the issue will be brought before the pool board for determination of future actions. Each staff member is expected to carry out this procedure in a friendly and professional manner.


NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED FOR A SECOND OR THIRD OFFENSE RESULTING IN SUSPENSION!