Upenn Recreation

Pool Policies

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:

Use of pool is voluntary and should be done at your own risk.

  • Swim only when lifeguards are on duty
  • Shower before entering the pool or Sauna
  • Wear clean, appropriate swim wear
    • No see through materials
    • Infants are required to wear swim diapers
    • No long sleeved shirts or long pants permitted
    • The use of swim caps is preferred
  • Dive only in designated areas (on the south side deep end)
  • Be considerate of others and share the pool space
  • Do not hang on lane lanes. Pass under lane lines to exit pool or change lanes
  • Use only US Coast Guard approved lifejackets
  • Clear the pool immediately when an emergency signal is given
  • Children must be supervised.
    • Children under the age of 6 must be supervised from in the water.
    • Children under the age of 16 must be supervised from on the pool deck
  • Inflatable floatation devices, including inner tubes, life jackets, and water wings are NOT permitted.
  • Food and drink should be kept off the pool deck. One unbreakable (non-glass) container is permitted for liquids)
  • Do not chew gum in or around the pool
  • Use of diving board and starting blocks is NOT permitted
  • No flipping or diving backwards from the side of the pool
  • Do not use the pool if you have open sores, a rash, or have experienced diarrhea in the past two weeks
  • No aggressive play or roughhousing
  • No spitting
  • No public displays of affection
  • No underwater breath holding activities are permitted
  • Diaper changing and/or changing clothes on the pool deck are NOT permitted
  • Individual or group swim instruction will be offered in the pool
    • Swim instruction by anyone who is not employed as a Campus Recreation Swim Instructor is prohibited
    • Swim lessons should take place in lanes 1 or 6 and patrons may be asked to accommodate these lessons.
  • Patrons under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs are not permitted.

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To join the list-serve email Katie Gold with the following:

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