Adult Swim breaks take place the last 15 minutes of each hour when a lifeguard is on duty, unless otherwise specified in the Hours of Operation.
During Adult Swim, only adults 18 years and older are permitted in the pool, with the exception of infants and young toddlers held by an adult.
Adult swim is a long-standing practice at our facility and many other swimming pools. The purpose of these swimming breaks is to reduce the risk of drowning incidents by giving both lifeguards and swimmers a break from the pool. Lifeguarding takes a tremendous amount of concentration as they are constantly scanning the water looking for any signs of struggling swimmers, and therefore need regularly scheduled breaks to refresh their attention span. Lifeguards also use this time to attend to other important duties, including checking chlorine and pH levels in the pools to ensure the water is safe for swimming. Allowing for these scheduled breaks each hour also has numerous important benefits for children and their families, as well as water quality and safety. Many children and parents do not always recognize their children are tired, so these breaks give them an opportunity to check-in so they can be reminded to use the restroom, rehydrate, have a snack, and reapply sunscreen so they are ready for another round of swimming.