Recreational Swimming

Recreational Swimming – 2014 Summer Hours

The City of Davis strives to make its pools a fun and safe place for families to cool off in the summer. Come enjoy the new spray park feature at Manor Pool as well as the slides (at both Manor & Arroyo Pool). Reminder, as per Cal/OSHA regulations, all riders must be at least 48 inches tall to ride the waterslides. Also, please remember that active in-water supervision is required for all non-swimmers.

All pool schedules are subject to change.


Arroyo Pool

Closed until Summer 2015


Manor Pool

August 25 through September 1

Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day: 1:00pm-5:00pm


Family Fun Nights

Cool off with "Family Fun Nights" at the pools this summer, from 7:15 — 9:00 p.m.!

Aquatics staff will host this family event and play music & trivia for all! Regular Recreation Swim admission (or a Season Pass) will get you in the door. Don't miss out on the fun! Summer aquatic passes honored.

Arroyo Pool  
Tuesday & Thursday – June 24-August 14   7:15-9:00pm                          
Manor Pool   
Monday & Wednesday – June 23-August 13 7:15-9:00pm



Recreational Swimming Fees

Daily Fees

Age 0 - 2 year

Free

Ages 3 - 17 years

$4.00

Ages 18 & older

$4.25

Swim passes may be purchased in person at the Community Services front office beginning April 21. Beginning May 27 passes will be sold at Manor Pool and May 31 at Arroyo Pool. All passes are valid until the pools close for the season in September. With a season pass, patrons have access to afternoon and evening recreational swim. NO REFUNDS GIVEN ON SEASON PASSES.

Season Pass Renewal
Season Passes may be renewed online if you saved your key fob. If you did not save your key fob, you may come to the Community Services office in City Hall to renew your pass in person beginning April 21 (you will be issued a new key fob). You may also renew your pass in person at the pools when swim pass sales begin at the pools (see above). We will re-issue one key fob per season at no cost. A fee of $5.00 will be charged to replace additional lost or damaged key fobs.

Season Pass Fee

Type

Dates

Fee

Family Pass (up to 4*)

May 27 - Sept. 1, 2014

$203*

Youth Pass (3-17 years)

May 27 - Sept. 1, 2014

$65

Adult Pass (18 years & up)

May 27 - Sept. 1, 2014

$70

  • * $45 each additional immediate family member in household.
  • A family is defined as individuals residing at the same residency. Proof of residency may be required.
  • Non residents living within the Davis school district add $7/person.
  • Non-residents living outside the Davis school district add $13/person.
  • Refunds are not available for season passes.
  • Fees charged during our Recreation Swimming program are paid to enter the aquatics facility. The state requires that the City provide a certain level of medical response and care for all patrons in our facility whether they are swimming or not. Fees charged to the public help us re-coup the costs associated with training, supervision, supplies, and certification in meeting this standard of care.

For Your Information:

  • Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by a guardian age 14 or older, including in the water.
  • Active in-water supervision is required for all non-swimmers.
  • Waterslide riders must be at least 48 inches tall.
  • We provide US Coast Guard approved life vests at no charge. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No other flotation devices (water wings, air mattresses, etc.) are allowed at City pools.
  • Infants must wear waterproof diapers with fitted elastic around each leg. Waterproof diapers are available for purchase at the pools. No disposable diapers.
  • We feature snack bars at our pools that provide a wide variety of snacks, foods, and beverages to purchase. Glass bottles/containers are not permitted in City pools. No alcohol.
  • Smoking is not permitted at City pools.

Pool Closure Policy

The City will close a pool complex if any of the following conditions exist:

  • Thunder and/or lightning.
  • Mechanical failure or environmental hazard.
  • The Recreation Swim program will be cancelled for the day if, before the pool complex is scheduled to open, there is inclement weather such as rain and/or a temperature below 70 degrees.
  • If the pool complex is open for Recreation Swim, inclement weather occurs, and the patronage drops below 15, one or all of the pools may be closed.

Recreational Swimming Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to pay to enter if I am not swimming?
Once a patron has entered the facility, they are under our liability and will be provided with care in the event of an emergency. Lifeguard to patron vigilance ratios apply to everyone on the pool deck, including spectators and infants, therefore additional lifeguards will be required to be present for patrons both in and out of the swimming pools.

Why are certain items not allowed at the pool?
We do not allow items that either obstruct the lifeguard's view of the pool or may create safety hazards in and around the pool.

Why do I have to wear a bathing suit to go into the pool?
Under the Health and Safety Code we are required to follow, patrons must either wear a bathing suit or a change of appropriate clothing that constitutes swim wear. The clothing worn upon entry is not suitable to wear in the water. Denim, undergarments, or see-through clothing that may be exposing is not allowed as swim wear.

Why do I have to be a certain height to use the water slide?
We follow the designated manufacturer’s requirements for the water slide. Regardless of the patron's swimming ability we are required to follow these guidelines. Patrons must be at least 48 inches tall.

Why can’t I catch my child at the bottom of the water slide or go down with them?
The manufacturer's rules allow only one patron to go down the slide at a time. Likewise, these rules only allow one person in the plunge pool at a time.

What temperature is the Pool?
Both Arroyo and Manor Pool are heated and are generally kept at around 80-81 degrees Fahrenheit.


If you have any questions regarding the pool schedule, fees, or policies, please call Community Services at (530) 757-5626 during normal business hours, or call the pool directly.

Wheelchair Lift Available

Wheelchair lifts are available at all City pools for those who have difficulty entering a pool. Manor Pool features a "zero entry" pool that gently slopes from ground level into the water. Contact our office for more information about the lifts or about our Inclusive Recreation program.

General Rules for All Pools

  1. Ages 6 and Under: Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult (over age 14) on the premises at all times, including in the water. A maximum of 3 children, age 6 and under, may be accompanied by one adult.
  2. Bathing suits are required to be worn in the pools.
  3. Any swimmer who is not toilet-trained must wear a snug fitting swim diaper while swimming in addition to the swim suit.
  4. No running on the pool deck.
  5. No alcohol, smoking/tobacco, gum, glass bottles are permitted in the pool complex.
  6. Masks and snorkels are not allowed. Goggles are permitted.
  7. Children cannot be thrown into the pool or up into the air while in the pool.
  8. Belly flops, cannon balls, can-openers or back dives are not allowed from the side of the pool.
  9. Only swim aids that are coast guard approved are allowed.
  10. Children must pass a swim test prior to using the lap pool.
  11. A swim test may be required of any patron.
  12. Kickboards are for lap swimming only.
  13. Fees charged during our Recreation Swimming program are paid to enter the aquatics facility. The state requires that the City provide a certain level of medical response and care for all patrons in our facility whether they are swimming or not. Fees charged to the public help us re-coup the costs associated with training, supervision, supplies, and certification in meeting this standard of care.
  14. If the pool complex reaches maximum capacity, and you choose to utilize "in & out privileges", you will need to wait until space becomes available to re-enter the pool complex.

Diving Rules for All Pools

  1. Only one guest is allowed on the diving board at a time.
  2. No t-shirts allowed.
  3. Swimmers must be able to swim 2 widths of the pool.
  4. Only one bounce on the board.
  5. Guests must wait on board until the previous diver has reached to the side of the pool.
  6. Guests who change their mind about diving when already on the board must be helped down by a city employee.
  7. Dive straight off the board.
  8. No inward or reverse dives from diving boards
  9. Do not move the fulcrum.

Water Slide Rules for All Pools

  1. Riders must enter the slide in a sitting position and wait for instructions from the lifeguard stationed at the slide starter tub.
  2. All riders must be 48” tall.
  3. Maximum rider weight is 300 pounds.
  4. Riders must lie on their backs at all times. Do not sit up while riding the slide.
  5. Do not pull or propel yourself into the ride.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Only one rider at any time. Absolutely no trains or chains of riders are permitted.
  10. No tubes, mats, or life jackets are permitted on the waterslide.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Do not use this slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  14. No diving from slide.
  15. Leave the plunge pool promptly after entering.
  16. Non-swimmers are not permitted.
  17. Warning: Water depth is 3 feet 6 inches.
  18. Rider assumes all risk of injury due to misuse of this slide or failure to follow those rules

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

Arroyo and Manor Pools

Recreational Pool

  1. No diving or cannon balls off the side of the pool.
  2. No hanging on lane line.
  3. No rough-housing

Lap Pool

  1. No hanging on the lane lines
  2. Lap lanes are for swimming laps only. Guests younger than 15 must pass a swim test prior to using the lanes.
  3. Kickboards are for lap swimming only.
  4. No flips, back dives, inwards, cannon balls, or jack knifes from the pool side
  5. No lifejackets allowed
  6. No t-shirts allowed.

If you have any questions regarding pool rules, call the Community Services Department at (530) 757-5626 during normal business hours, or call the pool directly. City pool facility addresses and their telephone numbers are listed on the Aquatics Program home page.

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