The Sheerr Pool is open for recreational swim during posted hours. It is recommended to check the Department of Recreation website on a regular basis for updated information in regards to altered pool hours. The following guidelines apply while using the pool:
- Lifeguards have final authority on all matters in the pool area.
- Recreational swimmers should only enter the water feet first; no diving is permitted in any part of the pool. Make sure you are aware of the water depth and others swimming while entering or exiting the pool.
- Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied to the pool and be directly supervised by an adult parent/guardian at all times. If the child can swim, the adult parent/guardian must be at the pool side. If the child cannot swim, the adult parent/guardian must be in the water with his or her child.
- The use of the Sheerr Pool and on-deck sauna is prohibited unless supervised by a Department of Recreation lifeguard; no one under the age of 18 may use the sauna without a parent/guardian. Pouring water on the sauna rocks and tampering with the heat sensor is strictly prohibited.
- Patrons are required by Pennsylvania state law to shower before entering the pool. This also helps reduce the amount of chlorine our facility uses to clean the water.
- Children that are not potty-trained must wear waterproof diapers, such as Swimmers.
- All swimmers must wear appropriate bathing attire; no see through articles and women must have a top and a bottom.
- The pool temperature will be maintained between 79 – 82 ºF, depending on the facility, patron and program needs.
- Circle swimming is required when more than two swimmers are in lane. Circle swimming in a lap lane is similar to driving a car; you need to stay on the right side of the lanes at all times and swim in a counterclockwise direction.
- Lanes in Sheerr Pool are designated for slow (1 & 6), medium (2 & 5), and fast-paced swimmers (3 & 4). Know who you are and what you are capable of doing as a swimmer; please choose a lane where fellow swimmers are at a similar skill level as yours. If you are unsure of which lane to use, please feel free to ask the lifeguard.
- Please do not hang on the lane lines between sets or after workouts; if you need to change lanes please go under the lane lines and not over them.
- Individual and group lessons are offered in the pool at various times of the day and night; these lessons will be in the outside lanes (either lane 1 or 6) and it may be possible that patrons are asked by the lifeguard to clear those lanes to accommodate for the lessons.
- Teaching swimming lessons is prohibited except by Department of Recreation employees.