Bathing Rules and Use of Swimming and Bathing Area

Rules governing admission, bathing, and conduct of patrons shall be conspicuously

posted and shall include at a minimum the following provisions verbatim:


  1. Any person showing evidence of any communicable disease, sore or inflamed eyes, cold, nasal or ear discharges, or any other communicable disease shall be denied admission, as well as any person with excessive sunburn, open blisters, cuts, or bandages
  2. Do not enter the water if you are experiencing or recovering from diarrhea or have had any signs or symptoms of a gastrointestinal (stomach) disease in the past seven days.
  3. All children in diapers must wear plastic pants with snug fitting elastic waist and leg bands. Do not wash out soiled diapers in bathing water.
  4. Children should be encouraged to use the restroom before entering the water. Immediately report and “accidents” observed in the bathing waters to the lifeguard.
  5. No animals, except service animals, shall be allowed in the bathing area, dressing rooms, or other parts of the enclosure.
  6. Glass containers shall be prohibited in food and drink areas.
  7. Conduct which endangers the safety and comfort of others shall be prohibited.
  8. Outdoor bathing shall be prohibited during an electrical storm.
  9. Persons suspected of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol shall be prohibited from entering the water.
  10. No motorized vehicles, except emergency and maintenance vehicles, shall be permitted in the bathing area during its use.
  11. No boating, water skiing, sail boating, windsurfing, scuba diving, or surfboarding shall be permitted in the swimming and bathing area while in use.
  12. Rope drops shall not be permitted except those licensed and expected by the Department of Community Affairs pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:3-3.1 through 55.
  13. Use of water toys and floating devices are at the discretion of the lifeguards in order to provide a safe bathing environment.