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Dedmon Center Pool Policies


Dedmon Center pool

  • The pool may be used by Radford University students, faculty, staff and members only.
  • All people using the pool must show I.D. upon entrance into the pool area.  Guards—keep cards in file box.
  • No alcoholic beverages or persons consuming alcohol are permitted in the pool or outside deck area.
  • No smoking in the pool area or on outside pool deck.
  • No glass bottles.   
  • Remove all Band-Aids, hairpins, etc. before entering the water.
  • Shower before entering the pool.  You must re-shower if you have been on the patio and want to re-use the pool.
  • Do not dive off the starting blocks (Starting blocks are for swim team use only)
  • Do not throw objects into the pool for diving retrieval.
  • No flotation devices in the pool.  Exception: Water wings may be used with direct parent supervision.
  • No excessive talking to or distraction of lifeguard on duty.
  • A child under 18 years of age may attend a dependent swim only when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The parent or guardian must remain in the pool area at all times when a child is using the pool. A non-swimming child must have a parent with them in the water at all times.
  • No rough play, shoving or general horseplay.
    No running on the pool deck.
  • Swimmers are not to hang or play on the lane lines in the pool.
  • No persons will be permitted to swim having skin lesions, discharges, sores, or inflamed eyes, mouth, nose, or ear discharges.
  • Profane language or any type or behavior annoying other swimmers is prohibited.
  • No responsibility is assumed for lost articles.  For your safety, use a locker and a lock.
  • Patrons are to refrain from petting or necking when in the pool and pool area.
  • No prolong breath holding permitted.
  • The lifeguard is in complete authority, must be obeyed at all times, and has the authority to suspend individuals or organizations from the Dedmon Center swimming pool.
  • Diving Rules                                                                                        
    • One person at a time on the diving board.
    • One bounce prior to diving.
    • The 3-meter diving board is for intercollegiate divers and instructional use only.
    • No swimming in the diving area unless you have permission from the lifeguards.
    • No stunt dives allowed off the boards or pool sides.
    • Do not dive until previous diver has reached pool side or bulkhead.

The pool and/or locker rooms will be closed for home basketball and volleyball games, as well as swim meets. Check the bulletin board for changes in schedule.

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