Pool Reopening Guidelines

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Effective November 20, 2020: The State of Illinois is moving to Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigation.

  • Face masks are required at ALL TIMES when using the Student Recreation Center facilities, even while exercising. Masks are required on the pool deck; however, you may remove your mask upon entry to the water. When you exit the water, you must put your mask back on. If you are not wearing a mask you will be asked to leave.
  • ALL locker rooms will be closed and only used for pool access

Guest Code of Conduct  

  • Masks are required on the pool deck; however, you may remove your mask upon entry to the water. When you exit the water, you must put your mask back on. If you are not wearing a mask you will be asked to leave.
  • Gear/towel/bags may be stored on blue bench along south wall 
  • Please limit swim work out time to 60 min 

RSS Staff

  • Masks are required
  • Staff will be screened to enter through the Student Health Center, after attesting to health questions and getting their temperature checked 
  • Must maintain 6’ social distance with co-workers and swimmers on deck. 
  • Gloves are required when cleaning equipment and all touched surfaces (benches, rails, lifeguard stands, doors) 
  • Staff will enforce guest code of conduct 

What is Available:

  • Open for lap swimming only. No diving board access. 
  • 22 short-course lanes (alternate entry points) 
  • Locker rooms open – please adhere to social distance signage in locker rooms 

Capacity :

  • No one under 16 permitted in pool area during open swim times. 
  • 25 people on deck maximum including Lifeguard staff (22 lanes available - one person per lane) 
This venue will follow Illinois Department of Public Health Guidelines and will update as guidelines change. 

What is NOT Available: 

  • Effective 11/20/20:  Locker Rooms will not  be available for services, only to gain access to the pool and pool deck
  • No towel service will be offered, please bring your own 
  • No pool equipment will be available for use (kickboards, pull buoys etc), please bring your own 
  • Diving boards will remain closed 
  • Drinking fountains will be covered for your safety – Bring your own water bottle for touchless bottle filling stations 
  • Pool entry at each lane will be staggered to opposite sides. Do not enter lane at ORANGE CONE side 
  • Deck seating will be available on blue bench along south wall with grid lines on bench to ensure social distancing. 
  • Saunas closed