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We are happy to offer Lap Swim at this time. Our continued operation will rely on you doing your part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:



  • All patrons will be required to submit to a temperature screening and wellness survey every time they enter the facility.

  • Face masks will be required at all times until immediately before you enter the water and must be on immediately after exiting the water.

  • Please observe distance markers and maintain 6 ft between you and others at all times.

  • To prevent topical transmission, benches and other seating will not be available.

  • We will close the locker rooms at specific times for cleaning. Please plan ahead to give yourself enough time after your exercise.

  • Lap swimmers will fill lanes 1 per person first, then 2 to a lane, and up to a total of 3 persons in a lane. Lap swimmers may not remain on the same wall as their lane-mates.

  • We will close the locker rooms at specific times for cleaning. Please plan ahead to give yourself enough time after your exercise.

  • Per health department guidance we are unable to allow any water aerobics, even independent, until further notice.

  • Covid-19 Lap Swim Schedule
    Monday - Friday ONLY

    To better prevent the spread of Covid-19 and maintain compliance with state and local guidelines, we are only offering Lap Swim during weekdays at this time. Use of the warm water pool may be limited.

    All patrons must exit the water and leave the locker rooms at the prescribed times to comply with State, and local guidelines concerning cleaning requirements and to prevent potential transmission between patron groups.

    5:00 AM

    - LOCKER ROOMS OPEN / LAP SWIM STARTS

    7:00 AM

    - LAP SWIM ENDS

    7:15 AM

    - LOCKER ROOMS MUST BE EMPTY

     

     

    10:25 AM

    - LOCKER ROOMS OPEN

    10:30 AM

    - LAP SWIM STARTS

    11:45 AM

    - LAP SWIM ENDS

    12:00 PM

    - LOCKER ROOMS MUST BE EMPTY

    Rates

     

    Resident

    Non-Resident

    Adult

    Ages 18 - 59

    $3

    $4

    Student

    Ages 5 - 17

    $2

    $3

    Senior

    Ages 60+

    $2

    $3

    Youth

    Ages 2 - 4

    $1

    $1

    Baby

    Ages 0 - 2

    Free

    Free

    Residencey determined by the borders of Kentwood Public Schools District.
    Youth and Baby only admitted with paying adult.








    Competition Schedule


    Rules

    All rules will be enforced at all times with no exceptions. Please remember the rules are for your safety! Failure to follow rules may lead to removal from the pool.


    1. Lifeguards are meant to save lives, not to baby-sit.

    2. Follow the lifeguard’s instructions at all times. Patrons who are not following the rules and fail to correct their behavior will be asked to leave the pool to ensure the safety of themselves, other patrons, and our staff.

    3. Children age 4 year and younger or any child requiring a flotation device MUST be kept with arm’s length of an adult in the water. Young children may be allowed to not wander away from their parent.

    4. Children 11 years and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian in the pool area at all times.

    5. Every swimmer must independently be able to complete a 25 yard length before entering the Deep Water Pool. A swim test may be required.

    6. NO INDEPENDENT INSTRUCTION, LESSONS, or COACHING allowed during open and lap swim. KPS Aquatics Center offers a variety of programs to suit your instructional needs please take advantage of our programs.

    7. No diving in the Shallow Water Pool. Diving is only allowed in the Deep Water Pool.

    8. No pushing, throwing, dunking or other unsafe behavior is allowed.

    9. No running. Walk on the pool deck at all times.

    10. No street shoes on the pool deck.

    1. All swimmers must shower before entering the pool.

    2. Infants and young children who require diapers must wear swim diapers and tight rubber swim diaper covers. Standard diapers leak and are not permitted.

    3. Only US Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices (PFDs) are permitted. PFDs are permitted in the Warm Water Pool Only.

    4. Starting blocks are for competition and practice use only and are closed for Open/Lap Swim.

    5. Do not sit on or climb over lane lines.

    6. No eating, drinking, or chewing gum in the pool area.

    7. No smoking on the premises.

    8. Diving board rules:
      • One bounce only
      • Dive or jump straight off the front end of the board
      • Front flips only; no back dives
      • No inward dives
      • One person on the board at a time
      • Look before you leap
      • After you jump, swim to the nearest ladder
      • No swimming in the diving area when the boards are open
    9. We do not issue refunds if you have already entered the water or if you are asked to leave for misbehavior. Patrons asked to leave the water in the event of lightning are welcome to stay until 30 min after the last strike.

    Weather Policy

    lightning
    The pool will be cleared of all participants if lightning is seen. We will not close, but will wait 30 minutes after every strike before allowing people reenter the water.
    tornado
    We CLOSE the pool during a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING or TORNADO WATCH. Patrons will be encouraged to shelter in place during a TORNADO WARNING
    snowing
    SCHOOL CLOSURES due to winter weather, etc. - if either the district website or the WOOD TV 8 scroll shows that Kentwood Public Schools are closed, the pool is also Closed.


    6230 Kalamazoo Ave. SE.
    Kentwood, MI 49508

    Phone: 616 - 698 - 6700 ext. 42236
    Fax: 616 - 698 - 3013

    Office Hours

    Weekdays
    7:30 am - 12 pm
    4 pm - 9 pm

    Sat & Sun
    12 pm - 3pm

    (subject to special events, activities, etc.)