Pool Deck Etiquette

Your safety is our top priority. Please follow our pool deck etiquette to ensure a good environment for all pool-goers.

Midtown Lifeguards and Aquatic Associates are tasked with firmly, fairly, and consistently enforcing pool regulations for the safety of all Members and Guests. The following rules and etiquette are not meant to be exclusive and are subject to change. Any questions about the following rules should be brought to the attention of the Aquatics Manager or a Manager on Duty. 

Additional state, local, and Club pool and spa rules and regulations regarding bather health and safety must be followed at all times. 

  • Immediate attention must be given at the sound of the lifeguard’s whistle. 
  • No running on deck. 
  • Ladders are for exiting the pool. Do not sit, swing, or hang on the railings, ladders, or separation walls. 
  • Do not hang on the lane lines or safety ropes. 
  • Local health code restricts usage of hot tubs for children. Please refer to your Club's Youth Area Code for more details.  
  • Parents or guardians are responsible for and must supervise their children as stated in the Midtown Youth Area Code. 
  • No jumping backward, spinning or flips off the side of the pools, lifeguard chairs or diving blocks. Diving from a block is only permitted during competitive events, lessons, or practice. 
  • Only properly fitting U.S. Coast Guard approved floatation devices will be permitted for non-independent swimmers. Inflatable floats, rafts, or water wings are not permitted. 
  • Swim diapers are required for all children who are not potty trained. No diaper hanging anywhere on the pool deck. 
  • Ball playing is allowed only at the lifeguard’s discretion. During busy time periods, ball play is not permitted. 
  • Bathers are expected to shower before entering pools or hot tubs. 
  • Adults have priority for the use of lounge chairs. When the pool deck is nearing capacity you will be asked to limit chair usage depending on age.  
  • Lounge chairs may not be reserved for members who are not present.  
  • Appropriate swimming attire is required to enter the pool. Shoes and clothing are required to enter the Club; please refer to our Club Etiquette for details. 
  • Patrons who appear to be under the influence will not be allowed in or near the pools. 
  • Adult-only swim times may be offered during peak hours. All children ages 15 and under must exit the pool during these times. 
  • Be considerate of other Members when using cell phones. 
  • Wear personal listening devices while listening to your own music. 
  • Lap lanes are for lap swimming only unless approved by lifeguard on duty. 
  • Group exercise classes are held here regularly; our group exercise classes build our Midtown community and take precedence over individual workouts. 
  • Return all Aquatics Equipment to proper location when finished with your workout. 
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed at our pools. No coolers. No outside alcohol. Food and beverages are not permitted in or around the immediate vicinity of the pool. All glass containers are prohibited. 
  • Midtown is a non-smoking facility. This applies to all outdoor areas as well. 
  • The use of the pool will be denied to any person having evidence of contagious disease or illness. 
  • On occasion, a chemical re-balance may be necessary. This would remove all swimmers from the pool for a minimum of 30 minutes. 
  • In consideration of other members, please dispose of trash and return your towels upon your departure. 
  • All times and schedules are subject to change. 


The pool will close immediately due to inclement weather such as lightning, thunder, or tornados. In such cases, the pool will reopen at the discretion of the Aquatics Supervisor after a minimum of 30 minutes.