Open Swim Rules

UNC Campus Recreation Pool Rules:
*The following rules will be strictly enforced during all recreation swim hours by UNC Campus Recreation lifeguards and staff.  Continuous violation and disregard of the rules may result in expulsion of the Campus Recreation pool.  UNC Campus Recreation lifeguards and staff reserve the right to adjust pool rules at their discretion in order to keep patrons safe. *

  • Recreation swimming is allowed ONLY during Campus Recreation open swim hours when a lifeguard is on duty
  • Patrons must enter through the Recreation Center doors, patrons entering through Butler Hancock will be asked to leave and enter through the proper doors
  • Patrons must rinse off or shower before entering the pool
  • Swimsuits must be worn at all times, no street clothes allowed
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Infants and toddlers must have a swimsuit or plastic pants over a proper swim diaper
  • NO DIVING in the lap pool or using the diving blocks
  • NO running, shoving, pushing,  or horseplay of any kind
  • NO hanging on the lane lines
  • NO spitting in the pool
  • NO food or glass bottles in the pool area
  • Foul language will not be tolerated
  • Swimming underwater without breathing for more than 25 yards at a time will not be allowed

Diving Well
*UNC Campus Recreation lifeguards reserve the right to swim test, and/or revoke use of the diving well for weak swimmers. UNC Campus Recreation lifeguards and staff reserve the right to adjust diving well rules at their discretion in order to keep patrons safe.*

  • A patron must be able to swim 25 yards and tread water for 2 minutes in order to safely use the diving well
  • When only one guard is present the diving well is closed
  • Patrons are only permitted to use the 1-meter diving board
  • Only one bounce per jump is allowed
  • Patrons must jump straight off the board
  • NO hanging on the diving board
  • NO inverted dives (EX. Gainers), will be allowed
  • Only 1 person may be on the board at a time, next person must wait on the ground