Madison Community Pool

Deep Water Test

For safety reasons, all children under the age of 13 must pass a Deep Water Test to prove to MCP management that they can swim well enough to be permitted in water over their heads. Swimmers using the Loop Slide, the Drop Slide and the Diving Board enter the pool where its' depth is over 10 feet. Only children who have passed the Deep Water Test are permitted to use these features.

A child who is proficient in Swim Lesson Level 3 is prepared to pass the Deep Water Test. A child who fails the Deep Water Test twice will be directed to take a lesson before taking the test again. A child who passes the Deep Water Test in the last two weeks of the season, must take the Deep Water Test again the following year.

Deep Water Tests are given at the first life guard stand at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 pm daily. A child may take the Deep Water Test twice per day.

The managers of the pool have the discretion of determining the rules for the deep water test. A copy of the current rules are maintained at the front desk.


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