Q: What age do you have to be to come to the pool unsupervised?

A: There are several circumstances:

If you are 11, you may come to the pool unsupervised if you can swim 15 yards and can pass a swim test.  This permission is granted by Pool Management, Swim TLC, and may be revoked at any time.  At age 11 and older, if you can swim 15 yards, pass a swim test, and have completed both the Red Cross Babysitting Certification test AND have a current CPR certification, you may supervise persons under the age of 12. 

If you are 12 or older, you may come to the pool without supervision, so long as you can swim 15 yards independently.

If you are 16 years or older, you may come to the pool and supervise children or others persons who require supervision, so long as you assume full and complete responsibility for the safety of the persons who require supervision.  You must accompany and remain with persons who require supervision at all times while such persons are in the water or otherwise within the enclosed pool area.

Q: Can I bring food to the pool?

A: You may bring your own food to the pool.  There is a concession stand available, as well. Alcohol is not allowed at the MNC pools.

Q: Why is the pool closed and it is not raining?

A: The Meadows Staff and Swim TLC take your safety very seriously.  Swim TLC staff watches closely for lighting.  They use the motto "If you can see it, flee it.  If you can hear it, clear it."   Swimming pool are connected to a much larger surface area via underground pipes, etc.  A lightning strike many miles away may induce shocks elsewhere.

If a Swim TLC staff member spots lightning in the distance, the MNC pools will immediately be cleared and will re-open after 30 minutes without lighting being spotted.  If within that 20 minutes, lightning is spotted again, the 30 minute closure starts over.  This conservative approach is recommended by the National Lightning Safety Institute for swimming pool safety.

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Q: What is the purpose of safety breaks?

A: Safety breaks are taken every hour, on the hour, for 15 minutes.  Safety breaks encourage bathroom breaks, getting water and snacks, and are a great time for re-applying sunscreen.

Lap swimming is still permitted during safety breaks.  Lifeguards will be on still be on duty to monitor lap swimming.

The sprayground is also available to keep the little ones occupied during safety breaks.