Safety is our #1 priority here at the J. Lifeguards are always on duty when the pools are open. Lifeguards are an important safety feature, but are not intended to replace the close supervision of parents or caregivers. Children must always be supervised by parents or caregivers when in the aquatic area. Please watch your child at all times and remember that the safety of your child is your responsibility.

Aquatics Facility Rules & Regulations

To ensure the comfort and safety of all members, please observe the following policies:

  • The aquatic facility is open only when lifeguards are on duty. 
  • In case of an emergency call 9-911 using an emergency phone located in the gray box on the wall.
  • Children should not use the pool without adult supervision. Parents/guardians must accompany and closely supervise their children at all times. Non-swimmers must always remain within arms reach of an adult. 
  • No pets are allowed in the pool area.
  • No person with skin abrasions, open sores, cuts, skin diseases, eye diseases, nasal or ear discharge, or communicable diseases is allowed in the pool.
  • Diving is permitted in designated areas only. 
  • No person shall alter or remove safety equipment from the pool except in an actual emergency.
  • Please lock all valuables in a locker. The J is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Changing clothes or diapers on the pool deck is prohibited. Germs can spread to surfaces and objects in and around the pool. Please use the restrooms or locker rooms. 
  • Swim diapers designed for pools are required for children who are not toilet trained, regular diapers are prohibited. The swim diaper must be covered by a swimsuit at all times. 
  • Children twelve (12) and under will be required to complete a swim test to access certain areas of the pool or pool features.
  • The health code requires swimmers to take a soap shower before entering the pool.
  • Running, dunking, pushing, riding on shoulders, fighting, profanity, or roughhousing in and around the pool desk is strictly prohibited and is grounds for dismissal from the J property.
  • Only Coast guard approved personal flotation devices are permitted. Arm floaties, rafts, etc. are prohibited. 
  • Alteration or removal of safety equipment is prohibited except in an actual emergency. 
  • Kosher dietary laws are observed at the J. Please respect this policy when bringing food into the J. 

Splash Pad Rules

  • No lifeguard will be on duty at the Splash Pad. Children must always be supervised by an adult.
  • Proper swim attire is required. Toddlers must wear swim diapers. No street clothing permitted.
  • Water shoes are recommended to prevent slipping on the wet surface.
  • No food, drinks, or glass containers on or around the splash pad.
  • No climbing, hanging, swinging, or pulling on the equipment.
  • Do not drink the splash pad water.

Water Slide Rules

  • All riders must be at least 48″ tall
  • Maximum rider weight is 300 pounds
  • WARNING: Water depth is 3 feet 6 inches
  • Non-swimmers are not permitted
  • All riders must ride feet first while lying on their back with arms crossed across their chest. Do not go down the slide head first. Do not sit up while riding the slide
  • Riders must enter the slide in a sitting position and wait for instructions from the lifeguard stationed at the slide starter tub
  • Do not propel yourself into the ride
  • Only one rider at a time. Absolutely no trains or chains of riders are permitted
  • No running, standing, kneeling, rotating, tumbling or stopping in the flume. Arms and hands must remain inside the flume at all times. Riders should remain in proper riding position until forward movement is terminated. At no time should the rider attempt to stand up while on the slide or prior to coming to a complete stop in the splash out area
  • No tubes, mats, or life jackets are permitted on the waterslide
  • No combs or foreign objects are allowed in pockets and no jewelry can be worn while riding the slide. No cut off jeans or swim wear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets or metal ornamentation; only approved swim suits allowed
  • The line should form on the deck with one rider on each landing and one rider in the starter tub. Wait until landing area is clear before entering
  • Riders must be in good health. Elderly persons, those suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, or persons using prescription medication should consult their physician before using this slide. Individuals with medical conditions including, but not limited to, pregnancy, heart, or back problems should not ride
  • Do not use this slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • No diving from the slide
  • Leave the plunge pool promptly after entering

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

Admission to the pools may be denied for any of the following reasons:

  • Suspicion that the guest is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Evidence that the guest has a contagious disease.
  • Evidence of open wounds or communicable disease.
  • Guest not having the proper swim attire.

Inclement Weather

  • At the first sign of thunder or lightning, or if lightning is tracked within 10 miles, outdoor pools will be cleared and remain closed for 30 minutes after the last strike of lightning or clap of thunder. The outdoor deck will be kept clear for the duration of the weather closure.
  • In the event of heavy rain, wind, or thick fog, the pools may be temporarily closed if the bottom cannot be clearly seen.

Violation of these policies may result in suspension of membership from the J.

Management reserves the right to change these rules at any time to ensure the pool is operated in the safest and most efficient manner.

The facility may close at any time without warning due to water quality or weather conditions.

Safe Swimmer Policy - Effective: June 12, 2023

  • If a swimmer becomes vertical in the water, stops, or cannot continue, then the swimmer does not pass the test. Swimmers may only attempt the swim test once per day. Swim test administration and results are at the discretion of the JCC aquatics staff.
  •  The swim test policy applies to ages 0-12. Ages 13 and up can swim at the pool without adult supervision.
  • Swimmers in the LKSA program can follow the equivalencies provided or parents may request for their child to be additionally swim tested.
  •  An adult at the pool is defined as an individual 16 years of age or older. Adults are always responsible for direct supervision of their children at the pool.
  • JCC US Coast Guard Approved life vests are available and recommended for use by non-swimmers.

For more information, please contact Sam Neckar at sneckar@jccdallas.org or 214-239-7179.