Facility & Pool Rules

Ventura Aquatic Center Facility & Pool Rules

  1. Showers are required for all guests entering any pools.
  2. Active in-water supervision, within arms reach, is required for all non-swimmers; including those wearing approved floatation devices.
  3. No diving in shallow pools.
  4. No excessive breath holding.
  5. Appropriate swimwear must be worn: no cut-off jeans, shorts below the knees, t-shirts, tank tops or athletic wear. No swimsuits with metal or plastic rivets are allowed on the slides. Infants must wear swim diapers or rubber pants.
  6. Everyone entering the facility must pay entrance fee, including swimmers & non-swimmers.
  7. In order to ride waterslides, you must be 42” tall.
  8. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible person 18 years of age or older.
  9. Only Coast Guard approved floatation devices may be worn in the pool.
  10. No running, pushing, roughhousing or hanging on the back of other swimmers.
  11. The use of fins, snorkels and toys are prohibited during recreational swim times.
  12. All persons having open wounds, diarrhea, vomiting, or any other condition that has the appearance of being infectious shall be refused admittance to the pools.
  13. The City of Ventura is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.
  14. All food and drink must remain inside picnic areas. No glass containers or alcohol is allowed.

The following are prohibited when using the facility:

Possession of weapons, use of alcohol, narcotics or smoking, persons under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, animals, glass bottles, bicycles, skateboards, roller blades and loud radios.

Diving Board Rules:

  1. Children under 12 years of age, or anyone who does not demonstrate the ability to swim safely, must pass a deep-water swim test before entering the competition pool.
  2. Only one person at a time is permitted on the diving board.
  3. Before diving, make sure the water surrounding the board is clear of all swimmers.
  4. Only one bounce per dive is permitted.
  5. Dives must be directed straight off the front of the board.
  6. Only forward dives or forward somersaults may be attempted.
  7. After diving, swim immediately to the ladder and exit the pool.
  8. Any diver who is acting in an unsafe manner, or is disobeying the rules, will be prohibited from use of the diving board and may be dismissed from the facility.
  9. The following dives are not permitted during open dive times: INWARD, REVERSE, TWISTING, SITTING, HANDSTAND, or BACK.

Waterslide Rules:

  1. Riders must be at least 42” inches tall to ride the waterslide.
  2. Only one patron on the slide is permitted at a time.
  3. Riding position is lying on the back with feet first or sitting facing forward.
  4. Do not stand up, stop, slow down, spin around or form a chain of riders on slide at any time.
  5. No swimsuits with rivets, lifejackets, eyeglasses, sunglasses or goggles may be worn on the slide.
  6. Riders must wait for the lifeguard’s signal to enter and go down the waterslide.
  7. Riders must promptly exit the slide and move away from the area.
  8. No running, roughhousing or horseplay at any time.
  9. Maximum individual rider weight limit is 300 lbs.
  10. Those who are pregnant or have a heart condition should not ride.