Recreation Center Pool Area Rules

Pool Rules

  • Instructions from the lifeguards must be followed at all times.
  • The pool is closed when there are no lifeguards on duty.
  • All children under 7 years of age must be supervised by a paying adult (18+) and be directly supervised at all times. Children who cannot swim must be accompanied in the water by a paying adult (18+) within arm's reach at all times.
  • Walk in the pool area.
  • No excessive splashing or rough play.
  • No throwing balls, objects, or children.
  • Appropriate swim attire must be worn at all times. No street clothes are permitted. If you need help finding appropriate swim attire that meets your needs, please contact us at 303-655-2212 for assistance.
  • Swim diapers are required and are available for purchase at the front desk.
  • Water wings and pool floats are not permitted. All floatation aids must be Coast Guard approved. We provide PFD's and encourage their use. PFD's are not a substitute for parental supervision.
  • A complete soapy shower is required before entering any pool.
  • Use of the starting block is only allowed with a City of Brighton employed swim instructor or coach.
  • All entries into the water must be facing the water. No turns or flips. Diving is only permitted in water at least 9 feet deep.
  • No public displays of affection.
  • No spitting, cursing, or other rude behavior.
  • No gum, food, or glass is allowed.
  • No excessive breath holding.

Heated Amenity Rules

(Steam Room, Sauna, Hot Tub)

  • You must be at least 17 years old to use the steam room, sauna, or hot tub. Be prepared to show ID if requested.
  • The sauna is a dry sauna with an electric heating element. Do not pour water on the rocks.
  • A complete soapy shower is required before entering the heated amenities.
  • Patrons must wear appropriate swim attire. No street attire, shoes, trash bags, or sauna suits may be worn.
  • Do not spit, shave, blow your nose, or use pumice stones in the heated amenities.
  • The use of your own sprays or oils is not permitted. Ask the lifeguards to spray eucalyptus and please notify staff if you are allergic to eucalyptus.
  • Pregnant women, people with health problems, and people using alcohol, narcotics, or other drugs that cause drowsiness or changes in blood pressure should not use heated amenities without first consulting a doctor.
  • Maximum use at one time is 15 minutes.

Large Slide Rules

  • All riders must be at least 7 years of age or have passed the swim test. The lifeguard can withhold use of the slide for safety reasons at their own discretion.
  • Please exit the splash down area as soon as you enter. You may not catch your child or wait for them. They must be able to swim on their own to go down the slide independently.
  • Wait for the rider in front of you to enter the splash down before going.
  • All riders must ride feet first on their back.
  • Children in life vests may NOT ride alone, but are permitted to ride on a trusted adult's lap.
  • An adult may ride the slide with one small child.
  • Slide weight limit is 300 lbs.
  • You must be wearing appropriate swim attire that does not have zippers, metal eyelets, or any abrasive features to ride the slide.
  • Please report any safety concerns to the aquatics team.

General Rules

  • No food, drink, glass, or pets in the pool or on the pool deck. Service animals are welcome on the pool deck.
  • Do not climb up the slides on the play structure.
  • All play structure slide riders must ride feet first on their back.
  • Climbing on the outside of the play structure is not permitted.
  • Lane splitting or circle swimming is required when needed.
  • Provided swim equipment is only for use as designed (aqua aerobics, lap swimming) and is not for play.
  • Stilettos or other shoes with sharp soles are not allowed in the pool area to protect our foam flooring.
  • The City of Brighton is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Unauthorized personnel are not allowed in the mechanical room or chemical storage.
  • Anyone engaging in fighting or violent acts will be immediately removed from the pool and recreation center.
  • Guests with contagious or infectious conditions, open wounds, sores, infected eyes or bandages may not enter the water.
  • All guests must take a full body shower before entering the water.
  • Aquatics staff may remove a person from the pool or pool area who is violating pool rules or is jeopardizing the safety or enjoyment of others.