Policies

In order to provide a positive experience for all guests, we ask that you follow the simple rules and guidelines that have been implemented for your safety.  Campus Recreation Services (CRS) reserves the right to implement any of the following rules or guidelines in order to protect the health, safety, experience, and well-being of all Eccles Student Life Center (ESLC) guests:Individuals are encouraged to have a physical examination and obtain adequate health and accident insurance prior to participating in Campus Recreation Services activities.  Individuals participate in Campus Recreation Services programs and use facilities at their own risk. GENERAL GUEST GUIDELINES AND POLICIES

  • All currently enrolled UU students and CRS members must present their valid ID to enter ESLC.  We do this to keep you and your identity safe.  Double check to make sure you have your ID before you leave and put it back in the same place every time so you never have to miss a workout.
  • The UCard holder is responsible to maintain adequate security related to use of services associated with the UCard.  The rights and privileges associated with the UCard are not transferable.  ID’s used to gain illegal entrance into CRS facilities or programs will be considered misconduct and theft of services.  Misuse of UCard privileges will result in:
  • First Offense:  ID will be confiscated and a $15 fine assessed.  The ID will be returned when fine is paid.
  • Second Offense:  ID will be confiscated at a $20 fine assessed.  The ID will be returned when the fine is paid.  CRS privileges will be suspended for 90 days during either enrollment and/or membership.
  • Campus Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  Please secure personal items in lockers or cubbies and do not leave unattended in the ESLC.
  • Lost and Found is located at Gear Central, lower level.  All items will be held for two weeks, after which point they will be taken to University Surplus.  Personal items such as soap, razors, underwear, and washcloths will be disposed of immediately due to sanitary health reasons.
  • Unless placed in lockers or cubbies, backpacks, duffel bags or other personal items left unattended by guests will be considered abandoned and taken to Lost and Found.
  • Clean, non-marking, textured sole, closed-toed shoes are required in all activity spaces throughout the ESLC.  Tap and high heeled shoes are not allowed on any of the wood floors.  Cleats are not allowed in the facility.  Shower shoes are recommended in the locker room and pool areas.
  • For sanitation and safety reasons, and to protect the equipment, participants are required to wear clothing appropriate to activity area at all times.  Shirts, shorts/pants, and clean, closed-toes shoes are required.  Please see individual area requirements.
  • Due to the potential for electronics to be used as a photographic devise, their use is prohibited in all locker rooms and restrooms.
  • Jeans, zippers, belts, snaps, metal studs, and other materials on clothing that may damage equipment, upholstery, or flooring is not permitted.
  • Appropriate dress attire is mandatory at all times.  Shirts, shorts, pants, and closed-toe athletic shoes are required.  Shirts must cover the sides, torso, and midriff.  If the sleeves of a shirt are cut off, the hole may hang no lower than 4 inches, or a fist width, from the armpit.  CRS reserves the right to deem any item of clothing unacceptable in accordance with health and safety standards.
  • No pets other than service animals are allowed in the ESLC.
  • Any filming, photography or postings in the ESLC must be pre-approved by the Associate Director, Operations.
  • No recreational activities are allowed in lobbies or hallways.
  • Modification of equipment is not permitted.
  • Only personal entertainment items are allowed.
  • Moving furniture is prohibited.
  • Children over the age of 3 are not allowed in opposite sex locker rooms.  Please use the Universal Change Rooms, located on the lower level.
  • Spitting on the floors and walls is prohibited and will result in loss of privilege in CRS programs and facilities.  Please use trash cans located throughout the ESLC.
  • No food, drink (other than water) or glass containers are allowed past the turnstiles.  Water must be kept in a spill-proof container.
  • Chewing gum is not permitted in the ESLC.  It is a health and safety risk.
  • Please report any facility, equipment, and/or injuries to the CRS staff immediately.
  • Soliciting to gain access to the ESLC is prohibited.
  • CRS reserves the right to refuse admittance to or to request individuals to leave the facility.
  • Strollers are restricted to public hallways and restrooms and are not allowed in activity areas.  Exception:  family designed times.
  • Personal transportation items such as bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, in-line skates are prohibited within the ESLC.  Racks are located outside the facility to secure items.  Personal transportation items are not allowed to be parked/locked on railings, signs, or benches.
  • Due to the potential for cell phones to be used as a photographic device, their use is prohibited in all restrooms and locker room areas.
  • As a courtesy to other guests, cell phones should only be used in common areas such as lobbies and hallways.
  • All CRS facilities and equipment will be used for official departmental programs and not for business or personal gain.  No individual (faculty, staff, student or non-university related personal) shall sell any item or service in the ESLC.
  • Organized programs have priority over self-directed recreation.
  • The Associate Director has responsibility for scheduling facilities.  Unauthorized, nonscheduled or nonconforming uses will not be permitted.  The use must be appropriate to the nature and purpose of facility.
  • Any member, department, or organization within or outside the University may file a request to rent facilities.  Please see Rental page for further information.
  • Small groups wishing to use a single area (i.e. track) may do so when participation is low.  The Associate Director will make the decision.
  • Use of the Disc Golf Course is first come, first served.  Unauthorized, nonscheduled or nonconforming uses will not be permitted.  Temporary restrooms facilities are seasonally available.  Please visit the Disc Golf Course web page for further information and guidelines.
  • Good sporting behavior is the participant’s responsibility.  Participant is responsible to monitor the safety level of your playing.  Self-control must be maintained.  One warning will be issued for unsportsmanlike behavior.  If your play reaches harmful levels, Campus Police will be called.  Disruptive behavior may lead to the suspension of CRS privileges.
  • Membership(s) may be terminated for violations of CRS policies/procedures or for failure to comply with reasonable direction and requests of CRS personnel.

PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBILITY

Acts of inappropriate behavior are not permitted.  These include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Failure to comply with posted guidelines for all individual areas, including those located on the CRS web site.
  • Furnishing false or misleading information to any CRS staff member.
  • Failure to comply with reasonable directions and requests of CRS personnel
  • Forgery, alteration or misuse of any CRS document, record, fund or University ID.  This includes utilizing another ID for entrance into CRS programs or facilities.
  • Any person in violation of the Student Code of Conduct and/or University policies, rules or regulations.
  • Intentional disruption or obstruction of CRS activities.
  • Use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverage o any type in CRS facilities except as permitted by law and University regulations.
  • Physical or verbal assault, sexual harassment(1), hazing, threats, intimidation, coercion or any other behavior which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any member of the university community or any other person while on CRS premises, at CRS activities, or on premises over which the University has supervisory responsibility pursuant to state statute or local ordinance.
  • Attempted or actual theft, damage or misuse of CRS property or resources.
  • Violation of published University policies, rules or regulations.
  • Unauthorized or improper use of any CRS property, equipment, facilities, or resources, including unauthorized entry into any CRS area, building or premises.
  • Use, possession or distribution of any narcotic or other controlled substance on CRS premises, at CRS activities, or on premises over which the University has supervisory responsibility pursuant to state statute or local ordinance, except as permitted by law and University regulations.
  • Violation of federal, state or local civil or criminal laws on University premises, while participating in University activities, or on premises over which the University has supervisory responsibility pursuant to state statute or local ordinance.
  • Violation of published University policies, rules or regulations.
  • Violation of any of the above may result in any or all of the following:
  1. Suspension from CRS facilities and programs and/or revocation of membership
  2. Referral to the Dean of Students Office
  3. Referral to the Student Disciplinary Committee
  4. Referral to Campus Police
  5. Referral to the Academic Senate
  6. Referral to Human Resources


MEMBERSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY

For reasons of equity, safety, and security, the following guidelines assure that only eligible individuals use facilities and programs.  Eligible participants include the following:

Students

Matriculated students paying the Recreation Fee with tuition are eligible to participate in all CRS programs.

Faculty and Staff

All faculty and staff may purchase either a six-month or annual membership.  Part-time employees are not eligible for payroll deduction.  Payment may be made by cash, check, credit/ debit card, or payroll deduction.

Extension Students

Students who were matriculated (i.e. paid the Recreation Fee) the previous semester.  Must present documentation from previous semester enrollment.

Correspondence Study Students

Current enrollment documentation required.

Fort Douglas

Fort Douglas must be active duty or personnel permanently assigned.  Must present documentation of employment.

Alumni

Current members are allowed to renew their current membership, but may not add additional members.  No new Alumni memberships are available, but they can pay the guest fee upon verification of their Alumni status.

Significant Other

Requires proof of cohabitation.  Primary member must have current CRS membership.  Eligible members include:  students paying the recreation fee, staff, faculty, alumni (renewal only), Fort Douglas, retirees/emeritus, and President’s Club.

Children

Children of matriculated students, under the age of 18 and living at home, are eligible to purchase a membership.

Faculty and Staff may renew a current Children’s membership but new memberships are not available.  Please refer to Children’s Policy for all other guidelines.

Workshop/conference

Must present written verification from the sponsoring department.  This includes individuals living in residence halls for short periods of time, providing short term service and/or employment at the University.

Guest Pass

See guidelines below.

Donor Club members

Selected levels of donors are eligible to purchase membership after presentation of required documentation.

Retirees/Emeritus

Individuals must provide a UU ID which lists status as Emeritus/Retiree.


MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES

A valid University identification card or CRS membership card must be presented to CRS personnel when entering a facility, participating in an activity, or renting equipment.  Exception:  Outdoor Adventures.  University identification and CRS passes are nontransferable.

Please refer to General Policies for guidelines.

Children

Children of matriculated students, under the age of 18 and living at home, are eligible to purchase a membership.  Please refer to Children’s Policy for all other guidelines.

Guests

Guests are considered an individual who has not paid the activity fees or purchased a CRS membership or who does not have proper identification.

Students, faculty, and staff may sponsor brothers, sisters, children, significant others, parents and grandchildren by paying the guest fee and adhering to policies.

Guest may not participate in Intramural Sport programs or activities.

The primary cardholder (sponsor) must be in the facility and participating with guests at all times.  Sponsors are responsible for the actions, behavior and any damage caused by their guests.

Guests must follow all rules and policies as posted, printed, or directed by the CRS staff.

Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

Eligible users who forget their identification must pay the guest fee to use CRS facilities.  This fee is refundable within the next two business days upon presenting valid identification.

Faculty, Staff, and Alumni who have not paid membership fees, may pay the guest fee to use CRS facilities.

Eligible dates

Memberships

For memberships purchased with cash, check, or credit card, effective membership dates are as follows:

Purchased 1st through the 15th                           Membership expires on the 15th

Purchased 15th through end of month             Membership expires on last day of month

Memberships on payroll deduction will continue until CRS is notified that member would like to cancel membership.  Cancellation may be completed via email to eday@crs.utah.edu.  Request forms are available at Membership Services or on the CRS web site.  There is a $25 cancelation fee for any membership canceled within 30 days from date of purchase.


LOCKER ROOM GUIDELINES 

Campus Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items. It is highly recommended that you rent a day-use or long term locker to store your valuables.

Locker rental is available at both Gear Central and Membership Services.

All lockers are available for long term rental the first day of classes on a first-come, first serve basis.

Lockers must be cleared and checked-out or renewed at Gear Central or Membership Services before the last day of finals or contract rental date.

Items left in lockers at the end of the rental contract period or after the last day of finals will be held in Lost and Found for two weeks and then sent to University Surplus/Lost and Found. Personal items such as soap, razors, underwear, washcloths will be disposed of due to sanitary reasons. A $10 clearing fee will be charged to the locker holder.

Always remember to double check your locker when showering or leaving locker area.

If bringing a child with you who is of the opposite sex and 3+ years old, please use the Family Changing Rooms located on the lower level.

Please use discretion when bringing young children of the opposite sex into the locker room.  Children must be under the direct supervision of an adult at all times.

All children under the age of 18 must be supervised in the locker room at all times.

For the privacy of our guests, use of any electronic device with photo and/or filming capabilities of any kind is prohibited in the locker rooms.

Please do not leave your belongings unattended.  Clothing or equipment must be placed in cubbies or stored in a locker.  Any items left in the locker rooms will be taken to Lost and Found for reclaiming.  Campus Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items. An incidents report should be filed at Gear Central in the event of loss or theft.

Please do not hang wet items inside the lockers.  Instead, use the suit dryer located in each locker room.

No sitting on countertops.

Food, gum, and beverages, other than water, are not allowed in locker rooms.

Please report any maintenance problems or the presence of suspicious individuals in the locker room to any Crew member.

Lockers are the property of Campus Recreation Services.  A fee will be assessed for locker damage caused by negligence or abuse.

Caution: Wet floors in the locker room may be slippery. Please watch your step.

Campus Recreation reserves the right to check lockers for safety/security concerns.  Members will be notified should this occur.

LOCKER/TOWEL SERVICE GUIDELINES

 Campus Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  It is highly recommended that you rent a day-use or long term locker to store your valuables.

Student Semester locker rental, day use locker rental, & towel purchase is available at Gear Central.

Faculty/Staff Annual locker rentals are assigned at the Membership Services Desk.

All lockers are available for rent on a first-come, first served basis.

Personal items left in lockers at the end of the rental contract period are held in Lost and Found for two weeks.  After two weeks, items will be sent to University Surplus.

Lockers must be renewed or cleared by the last day of the rental contract or a $10 clearing fee is charged to locker holder.

Personal items cleared such as soap, razors, underwear, and washcloths will be disposed of immediately due to sanitary health reasons.

Do not leave your personal belongings in activity or public access areas such as floors, benches, or ledges.

Day use lockers must be cleared by the end of business hours.  Items left in day-use lockers will be removed and placed in Lost and Found for two weeks.

Participants must bring their own towels.  Towels are only available for purchase, not rental.

Student Lockers are available for rental the first day of classes each semester on a first come first served basis.  Students must be currently enrolled in credit classes to be eligible.

Students with a current rental locker, must renew their locker for the next semester (if eligible) by the last day of finals.


FITNESS CENTER AND EQUIPMENT GUIDELINES

 Users must be 18 years of age or older to access the Fitness Center or any cardiovascular or weight equipment.

Guests are responsible for using the fitness equipment as it was intended to be used.  Failure to comply may result in suspension or loss of privileges.

Please be courteous to other guests using equipment by immediately returning all weights, dumbbells, mats, and bars to their proper areas.  Never rest any weights against walls, mirrors, on floor, or on top of benches.

Weights must not be dropped.  Always maintain control when exercising.  Olympic lifts are allowed only if the weight can be managed and set on floor under control.

The use of chalk or any other lifting substance is prohibited.

Limit the use of cardio equipment to 30 minutes during peak usage times.

Please notify Fitness Center Staff of faulty or potentially unsafe equipment; never attempt to repair a machine yourself.

It is each guest’s responsibility to wipe off all strength and cardio equipment after each use.

Do not alter fitness center layout (i.e. moving benches, rearranging weight trees, etc.).  Equipment must remain in designated areas.

Benches may not be elevated, propped, or inclined separate from design.

Use clamps or weight collars each time free weights are used in order to prevent injuries.

We recommend spotters when excessive weight is lifted over the body.

Please use caution when using free weights; use of a partner is recommended.

No open drinks or food allowed.  Water is permitted if contained in a plastic sports bottle with a secured top.

Personal items such as workout bags, purses, pocketbooks, laptop cases, backpacks and books are to be secured in cubbies or in a day use locker.  CRS is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  No bags are allowed are allowed on the floor or on person while in the Fitness Center.

No outside personal training and/or instruction is allowed.  Only a CRS staff member may provide these services.  Providing these services may result in dismissal from the SLC and loss of privileges.

Please allow others waiting for the machine to work into your rotation.

Any activity that may damage the facility/equipment or is deemed unsafe by CRS Staff must be stopped immediately.

Weight belts are not allowed on exercise equipment if the buckle makes contact with the upholstery.

Plyometric boxes may not be stacked in any manner.

Personal head phone music only.

All equipment must remain in appropriate area.  Do not remove any equipment from The Core fitness center.

Appropriate dress attire is mandatory at all times while using workout equipment.  Shirts, shorts, pants, and closed-toe athletic shoes are required.  Shirts must cover the sides, torso, and midriff.  If the sleeves of a shirt are cut off, the hole may hang no lower than 4 inches, or a fist width, from the armpit.  We consider appropriate footwear to include a sole, have all the toes enclosed together and secure to the foot via laces or Velcro.  The following list of attire is strictly prohibited:

  1. Open-toe shoes
  2. Toe shoes/five finger shoes, boat shoes, canvas or “toms” type shoes
  3. Crocs or other shoes with no heel or little support
  4. Flip flops
  5. Dress/work shoes
  6. Boots
  7. Khaki material pants
  8. Swim trunks
  9. Jeans
  10. Pants with zippers
  11. Pants with pockets/cargo pants
  12. Pants with rivets
  13. Belts
  14. Sport bras worn as shirt
  15. Shirts cut with large arm holes
  16. Short tank tops

 

Only clean, dry shoes may be worn in The Core fitness center.

Cell phone use is prohibited except in cases of emergency.  Please respect your fellow guests.

THE CANYON STUDIOS GUIDELINES

CRS classes and programs have priority for Studios.  Use of Studios by non-CRS organizations requires rental and/or staff supervision fee.

Appropriate class attire is required at all times, including shirts, shorts/pants, and closed-toed, non-marking, shoes.  Please note that some activities do not require shoes.

Equipment located in the Studios is only available when authorized by CRS.  All equipment must remain in designated room.

Mats will be available for Mind + Body classes, but it is recommended that you bring your own. For your health and safety, please spray/wipe your mat after class.

Storage access, stereo/microphones, televisions, and all equipment are limited to current instructors.

While participating, handle all equipment properly. Clean and return items to designated storage space after class.

No food, gum, or beverages allowed in Canyon Studios. Only water, in closed, non-spill plastic containers.

No cell phones may be used inside of studios during class instruction. Please set your cell phones to silent while classes are in session. iPods, mp3s, and other listening devices are not allowed to be used during class.

Activities which could damage mirrors, windows, walls, or ceiling tiles are strictly prohibited.  Patrons should not lean on or put hands on mirrors.

Personal items such as workout bags, purses, backpacks and books are to be secured on coat racks, in cubbies, or in a day use locker.  CRS is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  No personal items are allowed on the studio floors.

For participant safety, all classes close 10 minutes after class time begins.

Feel free to work at your own pace and skill level. However, it is discourteous and distracting to do your own routine during a class.

Always wait for the preceding class to end before entering the room. There are usually 10 minutes allotted between class times.

Instructors will be available 5 minutes before and after class. Let them know before class begins of any injuries, limitations, or health issues they should be aware of.

COMBAT/THE VAULT GUIDELINES

For safety and injury prevention, CRS strongly recommends use of wrap or gloves when using either the speed or heavy bags.  These are available at Gear Central.

No street shoes.  Only clean, non-marking shoes are allowed.

Absolutely no hanging on or from bags or platforms.

Bags may not be removed from room.

No sparring of any kind.

Shirts and shorts must be worn at all times.  Exception:  you may remove shoes when kicking the large bag.

Individuals with skin infections, open lesions, or open cuts are not allowed to use equipment.

Individuals are responsible for wiping equipment after use.

Personal items, such as backpacks, are not allowed on the floor, and must be stored in lockers or cubbies.

CRIMSON LAGOON (AQUATIC) GUIDELINES

GENERAL

Lifeguards have final authority on all matters in the Eccles Student Life Center pools.

The Emergency Alert System is one long whistle blast.  All patrons must leave the pool immediately.

The use of any part of aquatic facilities is prohibited unless supervised by a CRS lifeguard or other certified CRS aquatic staff person(s).

A 3 whistle blast or horn will be blown and an announcement made to notify patrons that there is 5, 10, 20 minutes left in recreational swimming.  After the 5 minutes has passed and it is therefore time to close, a long whistle horn will be blown and an announcement will be made.  At that time patrons must exit the pool

Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied and directly supervised by a parent or supervising adult of at least 18 years of age.

When children 12 years of age and younger are in the water an adult must be in the water within an arm’s reach of them at all times.

Admission to the pool may be denied for any of the following reasons:

When an individual is apparently unable to care for their self

Intoxication

Evidence of contagious disease

Open sores/wounds

Excessively revealing swim suits

Any condition or evidence, which in the opinion of the CRS staff will jeopardize the health and safety of the general public.

Band-Aid to cover an open (unhealed) wound will not be permitted in the pool.

Any adult or child who is experiencing even a mild case of diarrhea may not use the pool. Persons with diarrhea should wait two weeks after symptoms end before returning to the pool. Pathogens of concern may still be shed up to two weeks following the end of symptoms.

Showers are required of all patrons before entering pools or whirlpool.  The lifeguard staff has the authorization to request anyone to take a cleansing shower before entering pool or whirlpool.

Suntan oils may not be used by sunbathers or swimmers. The use of sunscreen is encouraged; however, patrons must shower before re-entering the pool.

Nude sun bathing is prohibited.

Only CRS staff are authorized to teach swimming lessons within our facilities. No activity for private gain is permitted at any time. Parents, in order to assist us in offering a quality program for your child, we ask that you do not remain at water’s edge during the class unless specifically requested by an instructor (e.g. Parent/Child lessons). Experience has shown that children are easily distracted by their parents due to their short attention spans.

Kickboards are for kicking laps in the designated lap lanes only.  No other use is allowed. They should not be for any other use that they are not intended.

Clean and proper swimming attire is required at all times.  No cut-offs, gym shorts, compression shorts or other attire is allowed.

Changing clothes on the deck is prohibited.

No glass containers, food, or drink (except water in plastic, re-sealable water bottles) are permitted in the pool areas. Gum chewing is not permitted anywhere in the pool area for health and safety reasons.

Only towels, deck footwear, and items necessary for swimming are allowed on deck areas.  All other personal items must be stored in a locker.

Infants are required to wear plastic pants or swim diapers in the pool.  These can be purchased at Gear Central.

Non swimmers will not be permitted in water deeper than their shoulders.

The lifeguard staff may require a person to demonstrate their swimming ability.

Coast Guard approved and labeled lifejackets designed to provide vertical support may be worn. Water wings (“swimmies”) may not be worn. No back floats, bubbles, rings (including those built into bathing

suits) or one-sided floatation devices are permitted.

Face masks are not allowed for children or recommended for anyone as they block an airway.  Adults may use face masks or goggles with non-breakable lenses are permitted for adults provided they are properly used.

Headphones/earbuds must be worn when listening to musical entertainment devices.

Running, boisterous or rough play, pushing, acrobatics, dunking, wrestling, offensive or disruptive splashing or yelling, diving or jumping without care and caution, snapping of towels, improper conduct causing undue disturbances on or about the pool area or any acts which would endanger any patron are prohibited.

Soft Nerf/foam toys may be used in the leisure pool only during non-peak hours (determined by lifeguard staff.)  These toys must be used in a safe manner and not endanger any swimmer.  Tennis balls, footballs, squirt guns, etc. are not allowed.

Spitting, spouting water, blowing nose, urinating or defecating in the pool is prohibited. Avoid swallowing pool water or even getting it in your mouth.

Do not hang or sit on accessible lifts when they are not in operation.

Organized groups must follow CRS policies and must be directly supervised at poolside by an adult in swim attire. All groups must schedule their visits in advance.

Employees are the only persons allowed in staff rooms, filter room, chemical storage areas and offices.

Smoking is not permitted indoors or within the fenced in area at the outdoor pool.

Recreational Swim hours will be affected for home football game days, special events and national holidays.

Do not engage the lifeguard in unnecessary conversation.

Emergency procedures must be observed. Swimmers must leave the pool area immediately upon the signal or request of the Lifeguard or CRS staff member.

INDOOR/OUTDOOR LIGHTNING POLICY

Lightning’s behavior is random and unpredictable. Water must be cleared of all swimmers at the first clap of thunder or lightning, or any other dangerous weather condition.  The pool must remain cleared for 30 minutes after the last clap or sign of thunder or lightening. Patrons must remain out of the water and inside the pool area building (not outside), if the weather worsens, the pool area must be vacated.

While closing a pool for any reason is an inconvenience, keeping you safe should never come secondary and is always our priority.

50 METER POOL

50 meter pool maximum bather load: 315 persons

Lap lanes are to be used only by a person swimming laps or water walking.

Lanes with three or more swimmers are required to circle swim. Please keep to the far right hand side of the lane. The traffic pattern in the lap lanes is the same as the traffic pattern for cars. Please pass quickly and courteously. If you are being passed, please move to the far right side of the lane to allow room for passing. If you are being followed closely, it is courteous to wait and let the faster swimmer pass at the wall. Lifeguards may ask to move you to another lane to more closely match your swimming pace. Please comply as this will make everyone’s swim more enjoyable.

Children may participate in the appropriate lane and follow the circle swim pattern. Children under the age of 18 are only allowed to swim during designated family swim hours in the family swim area, unless they are a strong enough swimmer to participate in continual lap swimming.  Lifeguards will issue a swim test to determine eligibility, if required.  Criteria: child must be able to swim 2 continuous lengths of the pool using the freestyle stroke with a strong kick and rhythmic breathing.

No diving is any of the pools.  All individuals must use a feet first entrance in all other areas.

Swimming under the bulkhead or between lanes is strictly prohibited.

Patrons are not allowed to walk across the bulkhead.

Do not hang on the lane lines.

No extended breath holding allowed. Swimming longer than (20 yards) roughly 1/3 of the 50m pool underwater is not permitted. Competitive or repetitive breath holding can be deadly and is not permitted. Hyperventilation is absolutely not permitted.

ACTIVITY AND OUTDOOR POOLS

Outdoor maximum bather load: 57 persons

Activity Pool maximum bather load: 82 persons

Diving and jumping into the water is not allowed.

Children are only allowed during Family Swim hours.

Please do not hang on volleyball net or basketball hoops when used.

Rain can make it difficult to see the bottom of a pool or beneath the surface. If rain causes bottom obstruction, pools will be cleared and halted until the rain lets up. Wind can also cause safety hazards. If wind is observably strong or gusty and causes bottom obstruction due to rippling, swimmers will be cleared from pools until the bottom is visible.

During periods of cool weather, the outdoor pool will not open when the air temperature is below 65˚F.

If the temperature falls below 75˚F the pool will stay open at the discretion of the supervisor on duty.

SPA

Use of the spa is only permitted for those 14 years or older.

Patrons are recommended to limit their use of the spa to no more than 15 minutes.

Patrons should not submerge their heads in the spa due to the extreme water temperature.

Exercise is not allowed in the spa

Please do not submerge to bottom of spa. Swimming underwater in the spa is prohibited. Spa drains can suck hair in, trapping someone underwater

Spa maximum bather load is 33 people.

Walking on or jumping over the Spa is prohibited.

Individuals with pre-existing health problems, such as obesity, heart disease, high or low blood pressure, circulatory problems or diabetes should consult their physician before using the Spa.

Patrons who are or may be pregnant should consult a physician before using the Spa and should limit their time in the Spa.

Patrons taking medications should consult a physician before using the Spa.

The Spa should not be used immediately after strenuous exercise.

Use pump cutoff switch in case of an emergency only.

Public displays of affection are not allowed in the spa.  This includes any touching in a romantic or sexual way.

SPORT COURT GUIDELINES

Only clean, non-marking shoes are allowed in the High Courts, Legacy Gym, and racquetball courts.

Shirts must be worn at all times.

During open recreation, all games are on a challenge court system and self-monitored.  Good sporting behavior and proper conduct are expected at all times.

Clothing or equipment must be placed in cubbies or stored in a locker.  Items placed under the goals, on the floor, or in the hallway will be taken to lost and found for reclaiming.  CRS is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Only basketball, volleyball, and badminton are allowed on the High Courts.  All other activities will be played in the Legacy Gym.

Players under the age of 18 must be playing with or directly supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian.

Due to safety and maintenance concerns, the following activities are prohibited:

  • Spitting
  • Dunking, grabbing, hanging from the rim or nets, or hand in the cylinder
  • Kicking or throwing of a basketball and/or other sports equipment toward the ceiling, track, or
  • scoreboards
  • Abuse of property
  • Aggressive behavior and/or fighting

 

Violators will be asked to leave the facility immediately and further disciplinary action may be given, including suspension from the ESLC and financial reimbursement for damages.

Verbal and/or physical abuse of any CRS staff or ESLC participants will result in immediate suspension from the ESLC, with a possible one-year suspension from all CRS activities, expulsion from the University and/or legal charges filed.

Organized activities such as Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, or special events have priority over open recreation.

Volleyball, badminton, and table tennis will be set-up during specified times.  Please visit our web site for a list of the drop-in times.

Guests are not permitted to alter or modify volleyball or badminton net set-up.  Please ask a CRS staff member for assistance.

Indoor soccer balls only, no rubber/vinyl outdoor balls are allowed for indoor play.

BASKETBALL/VOLLEYBALL/TABLE TENNIS/BADMINTON CHALLENGE COURT GUIDELINES

  • To challenge, a team or individual must verbally note that challenge has been issued.
  • No one presently playing may call next game.
  • The challenging person or team must remain courtside and ready to play.
  • The challenging individual determines make-up of his/her team.
  • The losing team must vacate the court.
  • Upon winning three consecutive games, the winning team must exit the court if other players are waiting.

 

BASKETBALL GAME RULES

FULL-COURT VS HALF-COURT

Full-court games take priority at all times.  Half court games must yield to full-court game when two

5-player teams are ready and no other courts are available.  The half-court game must be allowed to finish prior to full-court play.

Rules are self-governed.

All games, full court and half court, are to be played to 11 baskets, win by 1 basket.

VOLLEYBALL GAME RULES

Games are played with rally scoring to 21 points, win by 2 points.

SOCCER GAME RULES

Games are played to 4 goals, win by 1 goal.

BADMINTON GAME RULES

Games are to be played to 15 points, win by 1 point.

TABLE TENNIS

Matches are played best 2-of-3 games.  Games are played to 11 win by 2 points.


RACQUETBALL COURT POLICIES AND RESERVATIONS

All racquets must have protective non-marking guards.

Only non-marking balls are permitted.

It is strongly recommended that protective eye guards be worn.

RESERVATIONS

  • Must be an eligible facility participant to reserve a court.
  • Courts may be reserved up to 2 days in advance by calling Gear Central at (801) 587-7253.  The individual making the reservation must give his/her name and phone number.
  • Reservations are 55 minutes, with the exception of the closing hour, in which court reservation is 45 minutes.  All equipment must be returned to Gear Central 10 minutes prior to closing.
  • Courts may only be reserved for one hour per day.
    • Back-to-back reservations are prohibited.  An individual may only play for one hour per day, even if the partner/opponent changes.
    • If the court is available after a reservation ends, the players must check-in again at the front desk to reserve the court for the next hour.
    • A 10 minute courtesy rule is in effect.  After 10 minutes, the reservation is voided and the court becomes available for self-directed recreation.

CHILDREN/FAMILY HOURS GUIDELINES

All Campus Recreation Services (CRS) facilities and programs are primarily intended for use by adults; therefore, for the safety and well-being of all guests, the following guidelines are in effect for children.

Children of matriculated students, under age 18 and living with parents or legal guardians, may purchase a membership and/or daily guest pass.

The parent/legal guardian will be held responsible for the actions and behavior of their children and all other CRS policies apply to children and during Family Hours.  The rights and privileges associated with a Children’s Membership are not transferable.  Failure of the parent/legal guardian to adhere to all policies will result in the following:

  1. Suspension from CRS facilities and programs and/or revocation of Children’s Membership
  2. Referral to the Dean of Students Office
  3. Referral to the Student Disciplinary Committee

Children are allowed in ESLC during scheduled Family Hours.

Children must be participating with and directly supervised by their parent or legal guardian while using areas designated for children’s use.

Students, faculty, and staff may sponsor brothers, sisters, children, significant others, parents and grandchildren by paying the guest fee and adhering to policies for children.

If bringing a child with you who is of the opposite gender and 3+ years old, please use the Universal Change Rooms located on the lower level.

May only participate in non-contact, non-competitive sports such as badminton, racquetball, wally ball, and non-competitive basketball, soccer or volleyball.

Available activities and activity areas for children include:

Indoor Pool                                                  Racquetball Courts

High Courts                                                  Legacy Gym

Outdoor Pool                                              Running Track

The Summit

Children under 18 years of age are not allowed access to the following: free weights, cardio equipment, Sport Clubs, equipment and/or locker rental, Intramural Sports, Fitness Program classes, Outdoor Adventure Trips,

Personal Training, and massage.

FAMILY SWIM GUIDELINES

  • Please follow and comply with all general pool rules, guidelines and lifeguard instructions.
  • Children must be 6 months or older to participate.
  • Children 14 years and younger may not use the spa.  This includes children sitting on the edge and/or dangling their feet in the water.
  • Swim diapers are required for children who are not potty trained. Infants are required to wear plastic pants or swim diapers in the pool.  These items can be purchased at Gear Central.
  • If a child is not able to move in the water without feet touching the bottom or needs to wear a life-jacket, the child is considered a non-swimmer.
  • Non-swimmers of any age under 18 must be within an arm’s reach and assisted at all times by an adult (18+).
  • While in the Rec Pool children age 7 and younger must have an adult (18+) in the water with them. Children age 5 and younger must have an adult at no less then arm’s length distance. One (1) adult may only supervise up to two (2) children ages 5 and younger.
  • For those children who are swimmers 8 years and older the ratio is 4 children per adult. The adult (18+) must be able to directly observe the children.
  • Children under the age of 18 may participate in lap swimming if they are a strong enough swimmer to participate in continual lap swimming.  Lifeguards will issue a swim test to determine eligibility.  Criteria: child must be able to swim 2 continuous lengths of the pool using the freestyle stroke with a strong kick and rhythmic breathing.
  • Coast Guard approved and labeled lifejackets designed to provide vertical support may be worn. Water wings (“swimmies”) may not be worn. No back floats, bubbles, rings (including those built into bathing suits) or one-sided floatation devices are permitted.
  • Please do not dress or change children’s diapers in the pool area. Please use the universal locker room.

 

FAMILY CLIMBING WALL POLICIES

All policies and procedures of The Summit still apply to the Family Climbing Sessions

Children (Age 5 – 13)

  • Must be at least 5 years old to participate.
  • Must be with a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Are not allowed to belay.
  • Must be under direct supervision by their parent/guardian at all times (within arms reach).
  • Lead climbing is not allowed.

Youths (Age 14 – 17)

  • Able to top rope or lead belay upon successful completion of The Summit belay qualification(s).
    • Weight and qualifying restrictions apply
  • May lead climb upon successful completion of lead belay qualifications.

Parents/Guardians

  • Must pass The Summit’s top rope or lead belay qualifications to belay for other family members.
  • Must belay for other family members unless members have passed the belay qualifications and meet all belay qualification expectations and policies.
  • Must supervise family members age 13 and under.
  • Only two family members ages 13 and under can be supervised per parent/guardian.

Bouldering

  • Is open for all family members ages 5 and older during family climbing hours.
  • Spotting is not required, but it is highly encouraged.
  • Belay qualifications do not apply to bouldering.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES POLICIES AND GUIDELINES

Equipment Rentals

Current University of Utah students and faculty and staff with Campus Recreation Services membership are eligible to rent equipment and receive a 20% discount from the published rates.  You must present your valid U Card in order to receive the discounted rate.  Please remember to bring your University ID when you reserve or check out equipment.

Non-Members may rent equipment with a Driver’s License and are asked to pay with a credit card.

For information on becoming a CRS member visit the CRS homepage.

Equipment Reservations

Equipment may be reserved beginning Monday of the week of check-out by paying the full rental fee.

Boat and Bike reservations for any time during the summer season may be made beginning on the last Monday of March. To reserve boats or bikes two days rental fees, plus tax, must be paid. The balance is due one week prior to equipment pick-up.

Reservations are possible only for rental periods of two days or longer.  Reservations for one day are not possible.

Cancellations

Equipment cancelled the day of pick up will result in a loss of all fees paid.  Other cancelled reservations are subject to a 10% cancellation fee, or a renter may opt for a 100% shop credit for future rental instead of the 90% refund. Boats and bikes have a more specific cancellation policy. See the supplemental contract for details.

Returns

General equipment is due by no later than 1 hour before closing time on the return date. Bike and Boats are due 2 hours before closing on the return date. Equipment returned late may be charged a $2.00 service fee plus the additional day or days rental fee for each day late.

Equipment returned soiled or damaged will be assessed a cleaning and/or damage fee. It is the responsibility of the renter to check the condition of the equipment at the time of check out.

Cooperative Adventure Trips

Only current U of Utah students, faculty or staff are permitted on Outdoor Adventure Trips.  Each valid participant may bring one guest along on the trip.  Guests must be at least 18 years of age to participate.

In compliance with University of Utah policies, no firearms, alcohol or controlled substances are permitted on Cooperative Adventure Trips.

Participant Responsibility

Acts of inappropriate behavior including but not limited to the following:

1. Furnishing false or misleading information to any Campus Recreation Services (CRS) employee.

2. Forgery, alteration or misuse of any CRS document, record, fund or University ID. This includes utilizing another ID for entrance into CRS programs or facilities.

3. Intentional disruption or obstruction of CRS activities.

4. Physical or verbal assault, sexual harassment(1), hazing, threats, intimidation, coercion or any other behavior which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any member of the university community or any other person while on CRS premises, at CRS activities, or on premises over which the University has supervisory responsibility pursuant to state statute or local ordinance.

5. Attempted or actual theft, damage or misuse of CRS property or resources.

6. Unauthorized or improper use of any CRS property, equipment, facilities, or resources, including unauthorized entry into any CRS area, building or premises.

7. Possession or use on CRS premises or at CRS activities of any firearm or other dangerous weapon, incendiary device, explosive or chemical, unless such possession or use has been authorized by the State or University.

8. Use, possession or distribution of any narcotic or other controlled substance on CRS premises, at CRS activities, or on premises over which the University has supervisory responsibility pursuant to state statute or local ordinance, except as permitted by law and University regulations.

9. Use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages of any type in CRS facilities except as permitted by law and University regulations.

10. Violation of published University policies, rules or regulations.

11. Violation of federal, state or local civil or criminal laws on University premises, while participating in University activities, or on premises over which the University has supervisory responsibility pursuant to state statute or local ordinance.

12. Sportsmanship is the participant’s responsibility. You are responsible to monitor the safety level of your playing. Self-control must be maintained. One warning will be issued for unsportsmanlike behavior. If your play reaches harmful levels, Campus Police will be called. Disruptive behavior may lead to the suspension of Campus Recreation Services privileges.

13. Membership(s) may be terminated for violations of CRS policies/procedures or for failure to comply with reasonable directions and requests of CRS personnel.

Results

Violation of any of the above may result in any or all of the following:

  • Suspension from CRS facilities and programs and/or revocation of membership.
  • Referral to the Dean of Students Office.
  • Referral to the Student Disciplinary Committee.
  • Referral to Academic Affairs

 

THE SUMMIT CLIMBING FACILITY GUIDELINES  

Use of The Summit is restricted to only current University of Utah students, staff or faculty with a Campus Recreation Services Membership.  Guests are allowed when participating with one of the above users and after paying the Campus Recreation Services Guest Fee.

Participants must check in with the Climbing Wall Specialist Desk Attendant prior to use of The Summit Climbing Facility for roped climbing. You will be given a Belayer ID Card that is appropriate to your certification level.  You will return your Belayer ID Card after each session. There is no need to receive a Belayer ID Card for bouldering.

Belayers must identify their certification level while in The Summit as a Top Rope Belayer or Lead Belayer by wearing the appropriate Belayer ID Card on the backside of the climbing harness.  No Belayer ID Cards are issued for boulderers.

Bouldering is only allowed in the bouldering area, not on the climbing wall.

Spotters are not required for bouldering, but it is highly encouraged.

Climbing is not allowed without proper protection unless bouldering.

If a participant desires to Top Rope Belay or Lead Belay they MUST pass the skills verification test with a climbing partner.  Belay qualifications expire every calendar year.

Belayer ID Cards are obtained by passing the Top Rope Belay skills verification test or Lead Belay skills verification test clinic or testing session.

Lead climbers must provide their own UIAA approved single dynamic rope with a diameter between 9.5mm – 11mm and a minimum of 40 meters in length.

The bouldering section of The Summit may be used when the Student Life Center is open.  Top Rope and Lead Climbing in The Summit is only permissible during scheduled hours.

Participants are allowed to use personal climbing gear including rope, harness, climbing shoes, belay devices and chalk bags.  Climbing Wall Specialists hold the right to prohibit the use of personal equipment.

No climbing or bouldering is allowed in any footwear other than rock climbing shoes.

Clothing, including shirts, must be worn at all times.  Baggy clothing is discouraged.  The following clothing items are prohibited:

  • Sports bras used as a shirt
  • Shorts that do not extend adequately beyond the bottom of the harness’ leg loops.

Participants age 16 and under MUST be accompanied and directly supervised by a parent or guardian in the climbing facility with the exception of special events.

Full body harnesses are required for youths ages 5-10.

No food or drink is permitted in The Summit except water in a re-sealable plastic container.

Only Climbing Wall Specialists are allowed to set routes, adjust or rearrange climbing holds.

Only Climbing Wall Specialists may deliver training, testing and instruction.  Participants providing these services may be asked to leave the facility.

Please be courteous and respectful to other participants and bystanders.

Please notify Climbing Wall Specialists of faulty or potentially unsafe equipment or fixtures.

Personal items not related to climbing activities need to be secured in cubbies or in a day use lockers.  Campus Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

The use of ALL DIGITAL EQUIPMENT is prohibited in The Summit if you are climbing, belaying or receiving instruction.

Campus Recreation Services reserves the right to suspend climbing privileges to any participant permanently or for a designated period of time for violating policies or for any conduct that is viewed as unsafe, inappropriate or in violation of the policy and procedures.


SHORELINE (TRACK) GUIDELINES

Track spikes are prohibited.  Only clean, non-marking shoes are allowed on the track.

Spitting on the indoor track is strictly prohibited.  Violations will result in removal from the building and suspension of ESLC access privileges.

For the safety of guests, no strollers are allowed on the track.

No standing or loitering allowed on the track.

Be cautious to on-coming traffic when entering or crossing the track.

Appropriate attire is required at all times.  Shirts, pants/shorts and closed toed-shoes are required during activity.

Stretching and warm-up exercises are not allowed on the track and should occur in the stretching areas.

Clothing or equipment must be placed in cubbies or stored in a locker.  Items placed on the track or stretching areas will be taken to lost and found for reclaiming.  Campus Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

All equipment must remain in appropriate areas.  Do not remove any equipment from The Core Fitness Center to use on the track.

Follow posted directional signage.

Stay in correct lane for your appropriate speed and do not interfere with other guests.

Running and jogging is allowed on the inside lanes, walking on the outside lane.

Walk and run in single file only.

Side by side racing, sprinting, or general misbehavior is not allowed on the track.

Children under 18 are NOT permitted on cardio equipment located next to track, even if accompanied by an adult.

Equipment from other areas of the ESLC may not be moved to the track or stretching areas.

THE HUB GUIDELINES

The Hub will always be set “classroom” arrangement.

Rental groups may move the desks and chairs to better accommodate activity function.

Rental groups are responsible for repositioning furniture back into classroom arrangement.

Lights are turned on and off automatically.

The Hub is equipped with a projector, screen, whiteboard and whiteboard markers.  Groups must use markers provided in room.

Only water is allowed in The Hub.   Food is only allowed if pre-approved.

Groups must clean up after use and report any damage or incidents.

 

 

 

 

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